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Intelligence Is The Red-Herring Of AI

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One of the most contentious aspects of AI is the meaning of'intelligence.' No one debates the meaning of the word'strength,' or belittles the idea that machines can be stronger than humans, or even tries to re-define mechanical strength to mean some mysterious physico-spiritual capability that is unique to humans. The debate around the meaning of intelligence when it crops up in any conversation on AI is extremely baffling - until we take into account the fragile psychology of humans. Somehow, we've convinced ourselves that cognitive abilities are the sole province of the human brain, while we grudgingly cede the physical realm to the machines. Every encroachment on human cognitive abilities is fiercely contested.


Intelligence is the Red-Herring of AI

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One of the most contentious aspects of AI is the meaning of'intelligence.' No one debates the meaning of the word'strength,' or belittles the idea that machines can be stronger than humans, or even tries to re-define mechanical strength to mean some mysterious physico-spiritual capability that is unique to humans. The debate around the meaning of intelligence when it crops up in any conversation on AI is extremely baffling - until we take into account the fragile psychology of humans. Somehow, we've convinced ourselves that cognitive abilities are the sole province of the human brain, while we grudgingly cede the physical realm to the machines. Every encroachment on human cognitive abilities is fiercely contested.


The Future is Here: Artificial Intelligence is Saving Wildlife

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Strategically placed recycled cell phones are combating deforestation by sending notifications to rangers when chainsaw noises are recorded. Algorithms similar to those used by Homeland Security are being developed to provide effective routes for ranger patrols in their battle against poaching. And drones are delivering sylvatic plague vaccines to prairie dog populations in an effort to save the Black Footed Ferret, a highly endangered predator of prairie dogs, from extinction. What happens when wildlife biologists join forces with computer scientists? A new era in wildlife conservation is born!


Artificial Intelligence could one day determine which films get made - Tech News The Star Online

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LOS ANGELES: According to the founder of artificial intelligence outfit ScriptBook, Sony Pictures could have saved a fortune from 2015 to 2017 by using the company's algorithms instead of human beings to reject or greenlight movies. In a presentation at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, ScriptBook founder Nadira Azermai said that by analysing screenplays, ScriptBook retroactively identified as box-office failures 22 out of the 32 Sony movies that lost money in that period, during which Sony released a total of 62 movies. "If Sony had used our system they could have eliminated 22 movies that failed financially," said Azermai. Welcome to the brave new world of AI and machine learning as it applies to Hollywood. Many see in ScriptBook and similar AI systems the potential to destroy a major part of the film production and distribution ecosystem, displacing script readers and saving much of the money studios spend on test screenings, focus groups and market research.


Artificial Intelligence Is Ruining Music

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Scott Cohen, co-founder of the large digital distribution company The Orchard, recently said that "there will be a number one song that's 100% AI-written." Which is a scary thought, not only because it will displace millions of people from work, but because it removes the creativity and humanism from music. It's not unthinkable that decades from now much of the music that we listen to will be created using advanced software that figures out the optimum beats and lyrics for record sales. Is that a world that we want to live in? Technology is great, it's awesome, and it's saving lives at a rapid pace, but to create music with it is a completely different situation.


Artificial Intelligence Could One Day Determine Which Films Get Made

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According to the founder of artificial intelligence outfit ScriptBook, Sony Pictures could have saved a fortune from 2015 to 2017 by using the company's algorithms instead of human beings to reject or greenlight movies. In a presentation at the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival, ScriptBook founder Nadira Azermai said that by analyzing screenplays, ScriptBook retroactively identified as box-office failures 22 out of the 32 Sony movies that lost money in that period, during which Sony released a total of 62 movies. "If Sony had used our system they could have eliminated 22 movies that failed financially," said Azermai. Welcome to the brave new world of AI and machine learning as it applies to Hollywood.


Coders From Spotify, Klarna And Candy Crush's King Have Flocked To This AI Startup

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A never-ending debate over artificial intelligence is whether this exciting, deeply-complicated software can really boost a company's bottom line. One way to find out: build a quick-and-easy neural network and plug it into your legacy system. In Sweden, engineers who once built the "fruit-accounting" mechanics to support hundreds of millions of Candy Crush users, have joined a startup that's claims it's cracked the problem. Senior engineers from a raft of other Swedish tech unicorns - Spotify, Klarna and Truecaller - have joined too, says their CEO, Luka Crnkovic-Friis. When it comes to attracting talent in the Nordics, "no one comes close," he says.


Artificial Intelligence in Supply Chain Market Worth 10,110.2 Million USD by 2025

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According to the new research report "Artificial Intelligence in Supply Chain Market by Offering, Technology, Application (Fleet Management, Supply Chain Planning, Warehouse Management, Virtual Assistant, Freight Brokerage), End-User Industry, and Geography - Global Forecast to 2025", published by MarketsandMarkets, the market is expected to grow from USD 730.6 million in 2018 to USD 10,110.2 million by 2025, at a CAGR of 45.55% between 2018 and 2025. Major drivers for the market are the growth of big data, demand for greater visibility and transparency into supply chain data and processes, and adoption of AI for improving consumer services and their satisfaction. The major restraint for the market is the limited number of the artificial intelligent technology experts. Browse 64 market data Tables and 44 Figures spread through 176 Pages and in-depth TOC on "Artificial Intelligence in Supply Chain Market - Global Forecast to 2025" The software market is expected to grow at the highest CAGR for artificial intelligence in supply chain by 2025. The adoption of AI-based software solutions is increasing as it has beginning to apply machine learning capabilities that can automatically detect errors and make course corrections while processing real-time data streams.


Artificial Intelligence to fend off social bots and fake news - Observer TeCH - observerbd.com

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"We have the opportunity in this election in Brazil for the first time, here and around the world, to be very prepared to deal with the pitfalls of technology, such as fake news, social bots and macro-targets," said Rodrigo Helcer, CEO of Stilingue, a technology company specialized in artificial intelligence, during the talk "AI and Elections in Brazil" at the Path Festival in S--o Paulo. Stilingue was created to monitor social media posts and the media in Portuguese using artificial intelligence (AI). During the elections, marketing and advertising companies will use Stilingue technology to promote candidates and to help manage politicians' reputations. "AI brings politics closer to voters. Voters will be listened to, more protected and closer to their candidates," Helcer said.


Adobe is using AI to catch Photoshopped images

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While picture editors have tweaked images for decades, modern tools like Adobe Photoshop let them alter photos to the point of complete fabrication. Think of sharks swimming in the streets of New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy, or someone flying a "where's my damn dinner?" banner over a women's march. Those images were fake, but clever manipulation can trick news outlets and social media users into thinking they're real. By the time we figure out that they're phony, bombastic pictures can go viral and it's nearly impossible to let everyone know the image they shared is a sham. Adobe, certainly aware of how complicit its software is in the creation of fake news images, is working on artificial intelligence that can spot the markers of phony photos.