Earlier than Jul-16-2017


How IEEE Aims to Instill Ethics in Artificial Intelligence Design - IEEE - The Institute

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Those questions require a deeper look, which is why the IEEE Standards Association formed the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems, for which I serve as vice chair. To do so, our recommendation is to create the position of a chief values officer at such companies to prioritize ethical considerations for AI development. Companies working in AI that don't prioritize ethical considerations risk building products or services that won't match the values of their customers. IEEE Associate Member Kay Firth-Butterfield is a Senior Fellow and Distinguished Scholar at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, University of Texas, Austin, and vice chair of the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems.


CEO Sikka's driverless cart gives glimpse of Infy's future agenda

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BENGALURU/CHENNAI:Cruising his way to the quarterly financial briefing in a self-driven car, Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka set the tone for the IT gaint's future on Friday. Artificial Intelligence and automation -- two crucial technologies behind the driverless car technology -- were the points Sikka stressed on during the briefing as the'future of the company', internally and in the market. "Going Infosys', and the Indian IT sector's, entry into cutting edge product technology is set to be of immense value to India's overall economy, analysts point out. However, the direction Infosys takes is not without challenge.


Competing in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

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But in 1997, Deep Blue, a computer developed by IBM, won the match against the world champion. They did not like that Deep Blue relied heavily on brute force and memory. AlphaGo, developed by DeepMind Technologies, relied on deep learning--a neural network, or computational brain, with multiple layers--to beat a Go world champion. That distinction arguably goes to Ernst Dickmanns, a German computer vision expert who rode 1,785 kilometers in autonomous mode on a German autobahn in 1995, reaching speeds above 175 kilometers an hour.


BIG Data & Analytics, Data Science, Machine Learning - Random Insights!

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We have developed what is known as SYSTEMS Analytics as an effective Machine Learning tracking solution framework to address the dynamics of Retail Commerce. As a guidance for your IA implementations for Retail or other business problems where "dynamics" (tracking solution) is important – A prerequisite for performance at a high level in business is the ability to understand and manage complexity. This is why businesses embrace Predictive Analytics - to manage businesses at a high level of performance at the edge of complexity overload. Syzen Analytics uses a better approach using shopper big data and Machine Learning (ML) to create and identify "segments" for Merchandising.


Accelerating Convolutional Neural Networks on Raspberry Pi

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Computers have achieved near-human level accuracy for most of the tasks. Even if you somehow manage to live with the large size of models, the amount of run-time memory(RAM) required to run these models is way too high and limits their usage. Hence, the current trend is to deploy these models on servers with large graphical processing units(GPU), but issues like data privacy and internet connectivity demand usage of embedded deep learning. So huge efforts from people all around the world are geared towards accelerating the inference run-time of these networks, decreasing the size of the model and decreasing the run-time memory requirement.


How a new wave of machine learning will impact today's enterprise

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First, advances in computing technology (GPU chips and cloud computing, in particular) are enabling engineers to solve problems in ways that weren't possible before. For example, chipmaker NVIDIA has been ramping up production of GPU processors designed specifically to accelerate machine learning, and cloud providers like Microsoft and Google have been using them in their machine learning services. Rather than focus on general intelligence, machine learning algorithms work by improving their ability to perform specific tasks using data. However, rather than hire teams of AI innovators like the first wave of AI tech giants have done, today's technology companies must build their AI capabilities using out-of-the-box machine learning tools from AI-focused platform providers like Microsoft and Google.



Hottest areas in Artificial Intelligence NextBigFuture.com

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IDC sees widespread adoption of cognitive systems and artificial intelligence (AI) across a broad range of industries will drive worldwide revenues from nearly $8.0 billion in 2016 to more than $47 billion in 2020. According to a new Worldwide Semiannual Cognitive/Artificial Intelligence Systems Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC), the market for cognitive/AI solutions will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 55.1% over the 2016-2020 forecast period. Healthcare and discrete manufacturing will deliver the greatest revenue growth over the 2016-2020 forecast period, with CAGRs of 69.3% and 61.4%, respectively. Fluid AI offers machine learning driven decision making for various business operations, and on the other it is creating virtual customer assistance for firms with a physical presence.


GSA calls for blockchain and machine learning to speed acquisition - Fedscoop

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The General Services Administration is looking to speed up acquisition by harnessing innovative machine learning and blockchain technologies. Now, GSA says it has up to $149,999 to offer to contractors for a proof of concept that can further improve FASt Lane processing and proposal review times with distributed ledger technology -- the foundation of blockchain technology, which also forms the basis of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin -- automated machine learning, artificial intelligence based technologies and electronic interchange technology. "The mission is to reduce the amount of human interaction required to review new proposal documents, improve offeror experience during the new offer proposal process, and reduce the review time for new proposal reviews to award," the RFQ reads. The RFQ seeks solutions that are cryptocurrency agnostic, integrate IT systems, operate with open source, open platform and open data, and employ a FedRamp Moderate authorized cloud platform.


Microsoft's 'Seeing AI' narrates the world to blind people

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In a video demonstrating the app's abilities, the app described a young woman with glasses (left) by saying: '28-year-old female, wearing glasses, looking happy' (right) To use the app, the user must point their phone's camera, select a channel and hear a description of their surroundings. To use the app, the user must point their phone's camera, select a channel and then hear a description of what the phone's camera sees. In a video demonstrating the app's abilities, the app described a young woman with glasses by saying: '28-year-old female, wearing glasses, looking happy.' To use the app, the user must point their phone's camera, select a channel and then hear a description of what the phone's camera sees Microsoft's Seeing AI app can be used as a scanner to scan bar codes of products - and, when available, give more information about the product.