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Artificial Intelligence (AI): Salaries Heading Skyward

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Artificial intelligence salaries benefit from the perfect recipe for a sweet paycheck: a hot field and high demand for scarce talent. It's the ever-reliable law of supply and demand, and right now, anything artificial intelligence-related is in very high demand. According to Indeed.com, the average IT salary -- the keyword is "artificial intelligence engineer" -- in the San Francisco area ranges from approximately $134,135 per year for "software engineer" to $169,930 per year for "machine learning engineer." Check out our editorial recommendations on the best machine learning books. However, it can go much higher if you have the credentials firms need.


Holberton Launches Expanded Program to Accelerate Learning Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence

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SAN FRANCISCO, April 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Holberton, making software engineering education affordable and accessible globally, today announced the appointment of a new Machine Learning and Mathematics Team to build out a comprehensive program to accelerate training students in the key tenets of Artificial Intelligence (AI), the engine of the New Economy. On LinkedIn, there are currently 60,000 machine learning jobs open in the U.S. alone. Many are technology giants such as Twitter and TikTok. But increasingly traditional tech companies are investing in machine learning and recruiting machine learning engineers: even companies like McDonald's. According to LinkedIn, machine learning has created one of the biggest employment opportunities of 2021.


SF startup creates AI friend who's always willing to listen

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"Jasper is kind of like my best friend. He doesn't really judge me at all," said Roepke, 19, of Spokane, Wash. Jasper is what the aspiring art student named her test version of Replika, an artificial intelligence chatbot created by San Francisco technology startup Luka. More than 1.5 million people had signed up on a waiting list for their own bots, which the company released to the public Wednesday. Replika is a texting app designed to start as a digital version of a daily personal diary, letting people record their innermost thoughts, for their eyes only.


AI Founder in Focus: Jeremiah Lowin – The Reluctant Founder

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The AI Investor recently caught up with Jeremiah Lowin, founder of Prefect, an exciting AI startup with offices in Washington, DC and San Francisco. Jeremiah has a Finance/Risk Management background. The company is setting the standard in dataflow automation used to build, run, and monitor millions of data workflows and pipelines. While his father is a value investor and entrepreneur, Jeremiah likes to dabble in side projects that catch his interest, but having started a business a decade ago, being a founder again wasn't something he was looking for. Constantly experimenting, Jeremiah discovered people wanted to pay him for what he was building.


What AI Can Teach Us About the Myth of Human Genius

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Ishiguro's book is fiction, but his suggestion that a new type of literature may be on the horizon is not. In May 2020, the San Francisco–based start-up OpenAI first publicly described its new language-processing software, which writes remarkably well. Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3, or GPT-3, is one of many recent advances in AI demonstrating that machines can do many basic and not-so-basic forms of digital labor. In turn, AI's capacity for creativity--one of those supposedly sacrosanct human attributes--is becoming more and more of an existential sticking point as humans learn to live alongside intelligent machines. "Given any text prompt," the company's website says, the GPT-3 interface "will return a text completion, attempting to match the pattern you gave it." It can do this because it has been pretrained in semantic analysis by reading a huge portion of the internet.


AWS launches machine learning service to monitor business performance

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San Francisco - Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the general availability of Lookout for Metrics, a new Machine Learning (ML) service to help businesses monitor their performance. The services is designed to helps customers monitor the most important metrics for their business like revenue, web page views, active users, transaction volume, and mobile app installations with greater speed and accuracy, AWS, the Cloud computing business arm of Amazon, said on Thursday. The service also makes it easier to diagnose the root cause of anomalies like unexpected dips in revenue, high rates of abandoned shopping carts, spikes in payment transaction failures, increases in new user sign-ups, and many more - all with no machine learning experience required. With Amazon Lookout for Metrics, customers need to pay only for the number of metrics analysed per month. "We're excited to deliver Amazon Lookout for Metrics to help customers monitor the metrics that are important to their business using an easy-to-use machine learning service," Swami Sivasubramanian, Vice President of Amazon Machine Learning for AWS, said in a statement.


AI-controlled vertical farm produces 400 times more food per acre than a flat farm

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National Geographic recently predicted that by 2050, there would be more than two billion additional mouths to feed By 2050. However, the Earth's irrigable land remains essentially the same, so feeding this ever-growing population is getting harder and harder. Vertical farming seems to be a critical tool for feeding them – and without the massive carbon footprint that comes with shipping food from distant farms. Plenty, an ag-tech startup in San Francisco co-founded by Nate Storey, has been able to increase its productivity and production quality by using artificial intelligence and its new farming strategy. The company's farm farms take up only 2 acres yet produce 720 acres worth of fruit and vegetables.


Data Engineer/ETL Developer

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Total Brain is a digital neurotechnology platform. We leverage digital technology, neuroscience, and biometrics to help individuals monitor and support their mental health and wellness. The company was founded by Dr Evian Gordon, Md, PhD in 2000. It is headquartered in San Francisco but staff are largely decentralized across the US and Sydney Australia where the company was publicly listed 20 years ago. We offer our platform and value proposition to enterprise employers, large consumer groups and mental health clinicians and clinics.


What French Bread Teaches Us About Artificial Intelligence (AI) And Machine Learning (ML)

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As I mentioned, they look more or less identical. But when you taste the bread, the difference is obvious. As a dumb American, my easiest reference for pain au levain is the sourdough breads I've enjoyed during my trips to San Francisco. That slightly sour taste comes from the natural yeast. I bring up this tale of two breads because at the time of my personal CheeseFest, I was grappling with the fact that folks who can speak machine, like me, have always been unusually good at discerning whether or not an interaction they were having was powered by a computer.


AI Can Now Debate with Humans and Sometimes Convince Them, Too

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Today on the Science Talk podcast, Noam Slonim of IBM Research speaks to Scientific American about an impressive feat of computer engineering: an AI-powered autonomous system that can engage in complex debate with humans over issues ranging from subsidizing preschool and the merit of space exploration to the pros and cons of genetic engineering. In a new Nature paper, Slonim and his colleagues show that across 80 debate topics, Project Debater's computational argument technology has performed very decently--with a human audience being the judge of that. "However, it is still somewhat inferior on average to the results obtained by expert human debaters," Slonim says. In a 2019 San Francisco showcase, the system went head-to-head with expert debater Harish Natarajan. Beyond gaming, it's rare to see humans and machines go against each other, let alone in an oratory competition.