How Conversational AI Will Change Customer Service


Thanks to NLP's integration into messaging apps, conversational commerce can help businesses drive sales. ING is catapulting open banking by investing in "conversational banking" technologies to improve banking experiences for its customers and to stay competitive. With all of the benefits that conversational AI brings to businesses, conversational AI will change customer service in a variety of ways. Enterprise leaders should consider incorporating technologies that leverage conversational AI within their AI strategies to stay competitive and provide an enhanced customer experience.

Machine Learning at HPC User Forum: Drilling into Specific Use Cases


Dr. Weng-Keen Wong from the NSF echoed much the same distinction between the specific and general case algorithm during his talk "Research in Deep Learning: A Perspective From NSF" and was also mentioned by Nvidia's Dale Southard during the disruptive technology panel. Tim Barr's (Cray) "Perspectives on HPC-Enabled AI" showed how Cray's HPC technologies can be leveraged for Machine and Deep Learning for vision, speech and language. Fresh off their integration of SGI technology into their technology stack, the talk not only highlighted the newer software platforms which the learning systems leverage, but demonstrated that HPE's portfolio of systems and experience in both HPC and hyper scale environments is impressive indeed. Stand-alone image recognition is really cool, but as expounded upon above, the true benefit from deep learning is having an integrated workflow where data sources are ingested by a general purpose deep learning platform with outcomes that benefit business, industry and academia.

How machine learning APIs are impacting businesses?


Image and Face Recognition: It understands the content of the image, classifies the image into various categories, detects individual objects and faces, detects labels and logos from the images. Text /Sentiment Analytics using NLP: With the rise of Social Media, consumers easily express and share their opinions about companies, products, services, events etc. Image and Face Recognition: It understands the content of the image, classifies the image into various categories, detects individual objects and faces, detects labels and logos from the images. Text /Sentiment Analytics using NLP: With the rise of Social Media, consumers easily express and share their opinions about companies, products, services, events etc.

IBM is teaching AI to behave more like the human brain


What's more, the human mind is especially adept at performing relational reasoning, which relies on logic to build connections between past experiences to help provide insight into new situations on the fly. Statistical AI (ie machine learning) is capable of mimicking the brain's pattern recognition skills but is garbage at applying logic. But what if we could combine the best features of the human brain's computational flexibility with AI's massive processing capability? IBM's attention algorithm essentially informs the neural network as to which inputs provide the highest reward.

Machine-learning cloud platforms get to work


"ML" platforms from vendors like Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, and others can automate business processes on a previously impossible scale and free up employees for more creative, thought-intensive work. For example, the Cloud Machine Learning platform Google opened for business last year provides image-recognition services--not too different from what Google Photos does for your phone's pictures--that allow Airbus to correct satellite imagery to distinguish between snow and clouds. Box, for example, first signed up with Google to use its Google Cloud Machine Learning Engine to automate image recognition. "So when we looked at what problem we could solve first with machine learning, it made natural sense to start with providing an image recognition service through our partnership with Google Cloud."

Unleash Deep Learning: Begin Visually with Caffe and DIGITS


Learn the basics of Deep Learning with hands on exercises using the Caffe deep learning framework and the DIGITS visual interface. Caffe framework is free, open sourced, continuously improved, has good documentation and even has an entire zoo of pre trained deep neural network models for image classification and other computer vision tasks. DIGITS is NVIDIA's tool to help improve the process of designing, debugging and visualizing the inner workings of a deep neural network and works perfectly with Caffe. Students completing the course will have the knowledge and courage to experiment and create amazing, useful and functional Convolutional Deep Learning Networks.

The AI Glossary: A Data Scientist's No-Fluff Explanations for Key AI Concepts


But the term "artificial intelligence" today can still refer to either the strong or weak versions, making "machine learning" a subset of "artificial intelligence" work. A subset of artificial intelligence work, machine learning is more narrowly focused on computer systems optimized to perform specific tasks, fed by large amounts of example data to "learn" from, using methods from computational statistics and probability theory. A form of machine learning in which there are no pre-existing labels or outputs defined on the input training data, and the system instead "learns" whatever patterns, clusters, or regularities it can extract from the training data. For example, if we are studying the mean temperature across some region of the Earth over time, and we have measured this mean temperature at some finite number of times, we can create a regression model of temperature as a function of time based on these data points to predict what the temperature might be between two of our measurements ("interpolation") or what the temperature might be at future times ("extrapolation").

How the Financial Sector is Preparing for its AI-led Future


As traditional banks grapple with the challenges posed by FinTechs, legacy constraints and traditional operational models, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is emerging as the savior. Businesses in the business of wealth are sparing no efforts to start to tap the potential of AI by experimenting and prototyping: intelligent digital assistants to amplify service, data-models to automate smart lending decisions, fraud detection through pattern recognition, and speech & face recognition. According to recent research, Amplifying Human Potential: Towards Purposeful Artificial Intelligence, conducted by Infosys which assessed the impact of AI and current levels of AI maturity in enterprises, adoption is rising smartly, creating the expectation that worldwide by 2020, companies will see AI contributing a 39 percent average increase in revenue and a 37 percent average cut in operating costs. In credit risk management, banks are leveraging smarter algorithms produced by Machine Learning and prescriptive analytics to understand repayment patterns, identify tardy debtors, and predict default.

Nest's outdoor Cam IQ brings facial recognition to your backyard


It's introducing the Nest Cam IQ outdoor, a rugged take on the regular IQ that's designed to watch over your yard. As you might guess, it applies the same facial recognition technology to a weather-resistant (IP66-rated) and tamper-resistant body that's always plugged in. You're paying a slight premium over the already fairly expensive IQ: the outdoor variant will cost $350 when it ships in November. That may be a tough sell given how imperfect Nest's face detection has been, but few outdoor cameras offer facial recognition in the first place.