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True AI doesn't exist yet...it's augmented intelligence 7wData

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While many companies claim to provide "AI-driven" solutions, in reality they're leveraging machine learning techniques at best, developing what Ganzarski refers to as augmented intelligence. In an interview with Information Age, Ganzarski's discussed how he thinks this gap from augmented intelligence to Artificial Intelligence will be bridged, how long that will take and what the future of AI holds. Instead, tech companies claiming to do'AI' are actually providing what I would define as augmented intelligence – very sophisticated, fast decision processing or decision supporting software based on real-time scenarios. In the simplest of language, AI is a computer (software, robot, call it whatever you will) that has the ability to do things only a human can do, and use the same level of logic and reasoning that a human would.


Fear of the self-driving car: Is it warranted?

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Intel's research found that drivers are unclear about when a machine will talk and when it will listen; which gauges will be used and what they mean; and, perhaps most importantly, how much the driver has to pay attention in self-driving car mode. One of the major benefits, according to the Intel study, is that a computer making judgments about traffic and road conditions won't second-guess a decision. So how will drivers learn to trust autonomous cars? "Trust in autonomous vehicles will reach the first major milestone when the key car manufacturers complete testing on public roads under various environment conditions and will be able to share some positive results in terms of safe driving benchmarks," Ponomarev says.


Google X's online course teaches you to build flying cars

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'Our students will develop the software skills and conceptual understanding necessary to build a flight system for an autonomous flight vehicle that can reliably complete complex missions in urban environments,' the firm said. 'Our students will develop the software skills and conceptual understanding necessary to build a flight system for an autonomous flight vehicle that can reliably complete complex missions in urban environments,' the firm wrote. Thrun, who used to work at Google before leaving to set up his flying-vehicle firm, Kitty Hawk, said he envisions a world where he can fly the 34-mile (55 km) journey from Palo Alto to San Francisco in just ten minutes. Thrun, who used to work at Google before leaving to set up his flying-vehicle firm, Kitty Hawk, said he envisions a world where he can fly the 34-mile (55 km) journey from Palo Alto to San Francisco in just ten minutes.


Study suggests risks vary widely in drone-human impact

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The study is important because many of the most promising applications for these aircraft - including package delivery, public safety and traffic management - entail flights over people and raise the chance, however unlikely, of an impact between a drone and a human. So researchers with Virginia Tech's injury biomechanics group took advantage of their FAA-approved drone test site to obtain more data on the subject, releasing the first peer-reviewed study to offer numerical data on injury risk associated with drone collisions. Studying human-drone impact's is important because many of the most promising applications for these aircraft - including package delivery, public safety and traffic management - entail flights over people and raise the chance, however unlikely, an impact'In some instances it was low, and in some instances it was high, and there are lessons we can take away from that to reduce injury risk in a deliberate way through product design.' Researchers with Virginia Tech's injury biomechanics group took advantage of their FAA-approved drone test site to obtain data, releasing the first peer-reviewed study to offer numerical data on injury risk associated with drone collisions Injury risk was also reduced when the aircraft deformed upon impact or when pieces broke off, because those deformations absorb some of the energy of the crash and offer another route for risk mitigation.


Appvance Launches AI-Driven Test Automation

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By modeling human testers, including manual and test automation tasks such as scripting, Appvance has developed algorithms and expert systems to take on those tasks, similar to how driverless vehicle software models what a human driver does. The Appvance AI technology learns from various existing data sources, including learning to map an application fully on its own, various server logs, Splunk or Sumo Logic production data, form input data, valid headers and requests, expected responses, changes in each build and others. The resulting test execution represented real user flows, data driven, with near 100% code coverage. Built from the ground up with DevOps, agile and cloud services in mind, Appvance offers true beginning-to-end data-driven functional, performance, compatibility, security and synthetic APM test automation and execution, enabling dev and QA teams to quickly identify issues in a fraction of the time of other test automation products.


Deep Learning for Object Detection: A Comprehensive Review

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In addition, instead of training many different SVM's to classify each object class, there is a single softmax layer that outputs the class probabilities directly. Remember how Fast R-CNN improved on the original's detection speed by sharing a single CNN computation across all region proposals? On the other hand, when performing detection of the object, we want to learn location variance: if the cat is in the top left-hand corner, we want to draw a box in the top left-hand corner. With this setup, R-FCN is able to simultaneously address location variance by proposing different object regions, and location invariance by having each region proposal refer back to the same bank of score maps.


An Introduction to Statistical Learning - with Applications in R Gareth James Springer

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An Introduction to Statistical Learning provides an accessible overview of the field of statistical learning, an essential toolset for making sense of the vast and complex data sets that have emerged in fields ranging from biology to finance to marketing to astrophysics in the past twenty years. Topics include linear regression, classification, resampling methods, shrinkage approaches, tree-based methods, support vector machines, clustering, and more. Since the goal of this textbook is to facilitate the use of these statistical learning techniques by practitioners in science, industry, and other fields, each chapter contains a tutorial on implementing the analyses and methods presented in R, an extremely popular open source statistical software platform. This book is targeted at statisticians and non-statisticians alike who wish to use cutting-edge statistical learning techniques to analyze their data.


Organizations Deploying Artificial Intelligence Are Creating Jobs and Increasing Sales Press release

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New research from Capgemini's Digital Transformation Institute shows that four out of five companies implementing AI have created new jobs as a result of AI technology Paris, September 7, 2017 – Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing services, has today announced the findings of "Turning AI into concrete value: the successful implementers' toolkit", a study of nearly 1,000 organizations with revenues of more than $500m that are implementing artificial intelligence (AI), either as a pilot or at scale[1]. Capgemini's Digital Transformation Institute research provides insights on the opportunities and benefits of artificial intelligence for organizations. A global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing services, the Group reported 2016 global revenues of EUR 12.5 billion. Capgemini Consulting is the global strategy and transformation consulting organization of the Capgemini Group, specializing in advising and supporting enterprises in significant transformation, from innovative strategy to execution and with an unstinting focus on results.


Labor criticises NBN rollout as ramping up too quickly without considering consumers

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Under Labor's original fibre-to-the-premises (FttP) plan, Rowland said the NBN would have reached 27,000 premises each week and maintained that level until its 2021 completion, while the current NBN plan sees the number of premises connected each week top 70,000. Rowland defended the contentious NBN pricing model created by Labor that sees retail service providers (RSPs) charged to access the network and then further charged for bandwidth under the connectivity virtual circuit (CVC) charge, saying it was well suited for an FttP network. In many of these cases, poor wiring caused download speeds to degrade by more than 50 percent," NBN acting CTO Carolyn Phiddian said. "Thankfully, there can be a relatively simple fix for homes suffering from speed degradation caused by poor wiring," she said.


Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning: A Primer for Investors @themotleyfool #stocks $GOOGL, $NVDA, $GOOG

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Instead of preprogramming software to complete a specific task, as narrow AI does, machine learning uses algorithms that allow a computer to learn from the vast amounts of data it receives so it can complete a task on its own. International Business Machines uses deep learning powered by NVIDIA's graphics processing units (GPUs) to comb through medical images to find cancer cells. The company makes the graphics processors that are integral in AI, machine learning, and deep learning, and lots of companies already look to NVIDIA's hardware to make their AI software a reality. The Motley Fool owns shares of and recommends Alphabet (A shares), Alphabet (C shares), Amazon, Facebook, and Nvidia.