Artificial intelligence (AI) has become a part of everyday conversation and our lives. It is considered as the new electricity that is revolutionizing the world. AI is heavily invested in both industry and academy. However, there is also a lot of hype in the current AI debate. AI based on so-called deep learning has achieved impressive results in many problems, but its limits are already visible. AI has been under research since the 1940s, and the industry has seen many ups and downs due to over-expectations and related disappointments that have followed. The purpose of this book is to give a realistic picture of AI, its history, its potential and limitations. We believe that AI is a helper, not a ruler of humans. We begin by describing what AI is and how it has evolved over the decades. After fundamentals, we explain the importance of massive data for the current mainstream of artificial intelligence. The most common representations for AI, methods, and machine learning are covered. In addition, the main application areas are introduced. Computer vision has been central to the development of AI. The book provides a general introduction to computer vision, and includes an exposure to the results and applications of our own research. Emotions are central to human intelligence, but little use has been made in AI. We present the basics of emotional intelligence and our own research on the topic. We discuss super-intelligence that transcends human understanding, explaining why such achievement seems impossible on the basis of present knowledge,and how AI could be improved. Finally, a summary is made of the current state of AI and what to do in the future. In the appendix, we look at the development of AI education, especially from the perspective of contents at our own university.
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There is mounting public concern over the influence that AI based systems has in our society. Coalitions in all sectors are acting worldwide to resist hamful applications of AI. From indigenous people addressing the lack of reliable data, to smart city stakeholders, to students protesting the academic relationships with sex trafficker and MIT donor Jeffery Epstein, the questionable ethics and values of those heavily investing in and profiting from AI are under global scrutiny. There are biased, wrongful, and disturbing assumptions embedded in AI algorithms that could get locked in without intervention. Our best human judgment is needed to contain AI's harmful impact. Perhaps one of the greatest contributions of AI will be to make us ultimately understand how important human wisdom truly is in life on earth.
Alphabet is using its dominance in the search and advertising spaces -- and its massive size -- to find its next billion-dollar business. From healthcare to smart cities to banking, here are 10 industries the tech giant is targeting. With growing threats from its big tech peers Microsoft, Apple, and Amazon, Alphabet's drive to disrupt has become more urgent than ever before. The conglomerate is leveraging the power of its first moats -- search and advertising -- and its massive scale to find its next billion-dollar businesses. To protect its current profits and grow more broadly, Alphabet is edging its way into industries adjacent to the ones where it has already found success and entering new spaces entirely to find opportunities for disruption. Evidence of Alphabet's efforts is showing up in several major industries. For example, the company is using artificial intelligence to understand the causes of diseases like diabetes and cancer and how to treat them. Those learnings feed into community health projects that serve the public, and also help Alphabet's effort to build smart cities. Elsewhere, Alphabet is using its scale to build a better virtual assistant and own the consumer electronics software layer. It's also leveraging that scale to build a new kind of Google Pay-operated checking account. In this report, we examine how Alphabet and its subsidiaries are currently working to disrupt 10 major industries -- from electronics to healthcare to transportation to banking -- and what else might be on the horizon. Within the world of consumer electronics, Alphabet has already found dominance with one product: Android. Mobile operating system market share globally is controlled by the Linux-based OS that Google acquired in 2005 to fend off Microsoft and Windows Mobile. Today, however, Alphabet's consumer electronics strategy is being driven by its work in artificial intelligence. Google is building some of its own hardware under the Made by Google line -- including the Pixel smartphone, the Chromebook, and the Google Home -- but the company is doing more important work on hardware-agnostic software products like Google Assistant (which is even available on iOS).
The world never changes quite the way you expect. But at The Verge, we've had a front-row seat while technology has permeated every aspect of our lives over the past decade. Some of the resulting moments -- and gadgets -- arguably defined the decade and the world we live in now. But others we ate up with popcorn in hand, marveling at just how incredibly hard they flopped. This is the decade we learned that crowdfunded gadgets can be utter disasters, even if they don't outright steal your hard-earned cash. It's the decade of wearables, tablets, drones and burning batteries, and of ridiculous valuations for companies that were really good at hiding how little they actually had to offer. Here are 84 things that died hard, often hilariously, to bring us where we are today. Everyone was confused by Google's Nexus Q when it debuted in 2012, including The Verge -- which is probably why the bowling ball of a media streamer crashed and burned before it even came to market.
The tiny Smart car was meant to be a revolutionary new idea in urban mobility. But more than 20 years after its creation, the Smart car pulled out of the U.S. after years of increasingly dismal sales. Now, its parent company, Daimler, is looking in a new direction. About CNBC: From'Wall Street' to'Main Street' to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more.
The Internet of Things is changing so many aspects of our daily lives that's it's almost hard to keep up. While many of these changes seem small, when you take them all together, it becomes clear that we are on the verge of a monumental shift in how we work, play, and manage simple, everyday tasks. In fact, thanks to technology and the IoT, it won't be long before many of the items that we use on a regular basis will become obsolete. Consider these items that are not too far away from going the way of the dinosaur. In fact, according to a Gallup poll, only about 24 percent of Americans use cash to make most or all of their purchases.
Tesla's latest software update has a'Car-aoke' function and lets you stream your favorite shows and movies directly to the vehicle's display. Users can access Netflix, Hulu, YouTube Spotify and the new feature'Car-aoke' that lets them host a karaoke show to stay occupied on long trips. Software Version 10.0 also lets users summon their car - as long as they can see it. Software Version 10.0 – our biggest software update ever,' Tesla shared in an announcement. 'We're raising the bar for what people have come to expect from their cars with new entertainment, gaming, music, and convenience features designed to make your car much more capable, as well as making time spent in your car more fun.'
Since the dawn of futuristic TV shows like "The Jetsons" and robot-centric movies such as "The Terminator" and "I, Robot," society has largely become enthralled by advanced technologies. Self-driving cars, robotic engineering, and more commonly, artificial intelligence, have become the most highlighted product that companies pitch to consumers and investors. "AI-powered," "driven by AI," and "employing AI technology" are all taglines attached to products in the tech sector, and increasingly so, over the past five years. In fact, according to a study by PitchBook, the number of venture capital deals in AI and machine learning in 2017 was 12 times the amount in 2008. The value of the 643 investment deals amounted to roughly $6 billion in 2017, compared to just $250 million in 2008.
Tesla cars will be able to stream Netflix and YouTube according to CEO, Elon Musk who announced the addition in a recent tweet. Musk said that the services will be coming to the company's line of electric vehicles'soon,' albeit with one major caveat -- the apps may only be used when the car is fully stopped. 'Ability to stream YouTube & Netflix when car is stopped coming to your Tesla soon!,' Musk wrote in a tweet over the weekend. 'Has an amazingly immersive, cinematic feel due to the comfy seats & surround sound audio.' Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that cars will'soon' be able to stream videos from Netflix and YouTube when the car is stopped'When full self-driving is approved by regulators, we will enable video while moving,' said Musk in an additional tweet. In anticipation of full autonomy, Tesla already started to add several features to its breed of semi-autonomous cars which include high-profile video games like Mario Kart and, more recently, indie favorites like Cuphead.