Earlier than Apr-20-2017


Uber Redeploys Its Self-Driving Cars After a Wreck in Arizona

WIRED

At the intersection of Don Carlos Drive, the other car, a silver Ford Edge, turned left, striking the Uber Volvo, which had the right of way. After the crash, Uber grounded its fleets, which are also running in Pittsburgh and San Francisco. The Tempe takedown points to the promise of putting computers behind the wheel: Risk-averse and incapable of getting tired, drunk, distracted, or angry, they should avoid the vast majority of mistakes human drivers make all the time, along with their deadly consequences. The ridesharing giant already faces a Google lawsuit alleging it stole its autonomous driving tech.


Uber resumes self-driving car program after crash

Daily Mail

The company had also grounded self-driving cars in San Francisco over the weekend but they resumed operating earlier on Monday. The company had also grounded self-driving cars in San Francisco over the weekend but they resumed operating earlier on Monday. The fleet of automated cars in Phoenix, Pittsburgh and San Francisco were pulled off streets by Saturday. Last year, Waymo reported 13 accidents involving its fleet in the state of California, which requires companies testing autonomous vehicles to report any accidents.


Uber resumes self-driving-vehicle program after Arizona accident Reuters

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Driverless vehicles operated by Uber Technologies Inc will be back on the road in Tempe and Pittsburgh on Monday after one of its self-driving cars crashed in Arizona, the ride-hailing company said.


Silicon Valley's Quest to Live Forever

The New Yorker

" (In the book, the author, Yuval Noah Harari, discusses Google's anti-aging research, and writes that the company "probably won't solve death in time to make Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin immortal.") A few years ago, there was great excitement about telomeres, Liz Blackburn's specialty--DNA buffers that protect the ends of chromosomes just as plastic tips protect the ends of shoelaces. But it turns out that animals with long telomeres, such as lab mice, don't necessarily have long lives--and that telomerase, the enzyme that promotes telomere growth, is also activated in the vast majority of cancer cells. Aubrey de Grey likes to compare the body to a car: a mechanic can fix an engine without necessarily understanding the physics of combustion, and assiduously restored antique cars run just fine.


Azure Machine Learning Part 1: Introduction

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In this series, I will talk about Microsoft cloud machine learning: Azure ML. Azure ML is a cloud machine learning platform. Azure ML make the process of creating predictive, descriptive and prescriptive analysis much more easier. Azure ML is in "Machine Learning and Analytics" part of Cortana.


Fraud management, AI and machine learning: A primer - Business Reporter

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Let's consider what factors are driving artificial intelligence applications for payments and transaction processing: Digital banking and ecommerce channels are growing exponentially as more and more people use apps and mobile connectivity for transactions. Fraudsters have elevated their game by targeting payment fraud, account opening fraud and application fraud, just to name a few examples. Organisations that want to defend themselves against these risks must be able to react in real time to thwart modern fraud attacks. In this risky environment, machine learning (ML) offers real solutions for fraud management.


Pushing the boundaries of Face Recognition systems

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Facial recognition (FR) technology has come a long way in recent years in terms of applicability. They may range from the method accuracy and performance, requirement of specific setups to ease integration and mobile support. With the latest release of our facial recognition API (frAPI) version 5.0 we aim to addressed all those problems together such that our clients can be up and running their FR system within fifteen minutes. Our previous frAPI technology was based on a method not based on Deep Learning, yet with good accuracy and low computational requirements, which allowed us to process a video stream with up to 40 frames per second.


Why the Rise of AI Makes Human Intelligence More Valuable Than Ever

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Human workers are adapting to Fourth Wave production environments powered with smart devices and machine tools. Humans determine whether machine learning capabilities are used for good or ill. An AI can sift through data to help improve workplace safety and aid efficiency. People already provide enormous amounts of that data through apps and cloud services, including social media, so perhaps we develop a "work" model based on generating data for intelligent algorithms. "Democratization in AI" is more than enterprise access to skills and data; it must include access to the contexts and training that strengthen human imagination.


Elon Musk's Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

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Demis Hassabis, a leading creator of advanced artificial intelligence, was chatting with Elon Musk, a leading doomsayer, about the perils of artificial intelligence. Hassabis replied that, in fact, he was working on the most important project in the world: developing artificial super-intelligence. Some in Silicon Valley were intrigued to learn that Hassabis, a skilled chess player and former video-game designer, once came up with a game called Evil Genius, featuring a malevolent scientist who creates a doomsday device to achieve world domination. Peter Thiel, the billionaire venture capitalist and Donald Trump adviser who co-founded PayPal with Musk and others--and who in December helped gather skeptical Silicon Valley titans, including Musk, for a meeting with the president-elect--told me a story about an investor in DeepMind who joked as he left a meeting that he ought to shoot Hassabis on the spot, because it was the last chance to save the human race.


[session] How Do You Eat a Whale? By @Skytap @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Docker #Containers

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With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @CloudExpo @ThingsExpo, June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA. Join Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo conference chair Roger Strukhoff (@IoT2040), June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA for three days of intense Enterprise Cloud and'Digital Transformation' discussion and focus, including Big Data's indispensable role in IoT, Smart Grids and (IIoT) Industrial Internet of Things, Wearables and Consumer IoT, as well as (new) Digital Transformation in Vertical Markets. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 20th Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA will find fresh new content in a new track called FinTech, which will incorporate machine learning, artificial intelligence, deep learning, and blockchain into one track. The upcoming 20th International @CloudExpo @ThingsExpo, June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA announces that its Call For Papers for speaking opportunities is open.