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Machine learning set to revolutionise the role of machine vision - Smart Cities - Osborne Clarke

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Machine vision technology helps factory computers recognise objects with greater accuracy and reliability, and in many cases has replaced quality inspection performed by humans. But that's not the end of the story, because advanced automation technologies like machine vision can be further enhanced with the addition of machine learning, according to a report by technology market research firm ARC Advisory Group. Machine vision systems provide object recognition capabilities and have demonstrated their cost effectiveness in inspection, measurement, scanning and object detection in manufacturing by improving consistency, productivity and overall quality. However, an underlying limitation is that these systems are generally developed to handle a limited number of cases and they do not have the ability to train when an unexpected variation occurs, explained report author Anju Ajaykumar, analyst at ARC Advisory Group. Machine learning can help solve that problem and is already being used to build greater adaptability into machine vision systems, enabling them to understand and respond appropriately to manufacturing variations.


' Westworld ', artificial intelligence shoots first

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Westworld is a series of complex plots, which requires concentration. It's not until end of your seasons when you understand certain things. That's how it's thought, not that y've done it wrong. It is a story that progresses slowly and in which are emerging riddles that feed of ories social networks. "We have answers for almost all unknowns," says Jonathan Nolan, creator of HBO's fiction with Lisa Joy.


Introducing Max: Custodian Investment Plc launches Nigeria's first ever insurance chatbot Nairametrics

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Custodian Investment Plc – leading insurance company in Nigeria – has launched Nigeria's first ever Artificial Intelligence (AI) Chatbot in the insurance sector, leveraging technology to deploy enhanced personalized services to its customers. Max is available to interact with customers 24/7 via three platforms; Facebook messenger, Telegram and Web messenger. On Telegram, simply search for'Custodian Max', to chat with Max. Max was officially launched on Thursday 21st June, 2018. In the words of Mr. Oladele Akinsanya, Head of Service Delivery, Custodian Investment PLC, "Customer service is at the heart of what we do at Custodian.


This app uses Google's machine learning platform to detect plant diseases

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Among the various companies, non-profits and researchers using tech company Google's TensorFlow platform, one application that has caught the attention of developers at the internet giant is PlantMD. Created by high school students Shaza Mehdi and Nile Ravenell, the app can detect diseases in plants. The duo, who showcased the app at Google's I/O annual developer conference this year, built it based on the Internet company's open-source machine learning library for data programming--TensorFlow. "PlantMD's machine learning model was inspired by a dataset from PlantVillage, a research and development unit at Penn State University. PlantVillage created an app called Nuru, Swahili for'light', to assist farmers to grow better cassava, a crop in Africa that provides food for over half a billion people daily," Fred Alcober, a member of Google's TensorFlow team, wrote in a blog post. Cassava plants, wrote Alcober, though very tolerant of harsh weather conditions, is susceptible to pests and diseases.


Utility of artificial intelligence in cardiology

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Kahneman, D., et al. (2016) How to overcome the high, hidden cost of inconsistent decision making. Shah, SJ., et al. (2015) Phenomapping for novel classi- fication of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction Circulation.


XL Innovate leads $17m financing for AI-driven Cape Analytics

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Property data analytics provider Cape Analytics has raised $17 million in new financing, led by re/insurer XL Catlin-backed insurtech venture fund XL Innovate. The fresh round of funding will be used by Cape Analytics to expand its sales and AI-centric product development teams. The company said in the future it will also look at expanding its footprint to new geographies and other applications within the insurance vertical, where significant opportunity exists to improve data quality being used by insurers to make critical decisions about their business. Cape Analytics uses computer vision and machine learning to turn current geospatial imagery into an accurate structured database of property information in the US. Insurers can access data on over 70 million buildings across the country, allowing them to instantly pull property information at the time of quote, choose better risks, and price policies more accurately.


Can Siri and Co. Replace Your Sales Reps? – Scolvo

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The sudden takeover of voice assistants is another milestone of digital transformation and, for many, it is yet another wake-up call. Humans are not alone anymore in any game, so why would sales be any different? However, can robots replace your sales reps? Also, the next question: is it good or bad? Humans love to have their voices heard – you can see the proof in the ever-growing popularity of voice-enabled digital assistants or VEDAs.


Artificial Intelligence, Computing Power and Geopolitics (2)

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This article focuses on the political and geopolitical consequences of the feedback relationship linking Artificial Intelligence (AI) in its Deep Learning component and computing power – hardware – or rather high performance computing power (HPC). It builds on a first part where we explained and detailed this connection. There we underlined notably three typical phases where computation is required: creation of the AI program, training, and inference or production (usage). We showed that a quest for improvement across phases, and the overwhelming and determining importance of architecture design – which takes place during the creation phase – generates a crucial need for ever more powerful computing power. Meanwhile, we identified a feedback spiral between AI-DL and computing power, where more computing power allows for advances in terms of AI and where new AI and the need to optimize it demand more computing power.


Artificial Intelligence Will Redesign Healthcare

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Artificial intelligence has an unimaginable potential. Within the next couple of years, it will revolutionize every area of our life, including medicine. I am fully convinced that it will redesign healthcare completely – and for the better. Let's take a look at the promising solutions it offers. There are various thought leaders who believe that we are experiencing the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which is characterized by a range of new technologies that are fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, impacting all disciplines, economies and industries, and even challenging ideas about what it means to be human.


Adobe's new AI can identify altered images

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The line between real and fake is rapidly being harder to distinguish, but it is vitally important that some kind of ability to track the veracity of an image is available to all. There is no word from Adobe on whether a photo analysis algorithm utilizing this technology will be incorporated into the company's products in the future, but at the very least it is helpful to know the company is aware of the dangerous world its products are creating.