The newsroom is unrecognisable from those of 10 years ago. Machine learning and other forms of technology falling within the artificial intelligence (AI) umbrella are being used by news organisations to increase efficiency, as well as profitability. How the LA Times used machine learning to interrogate statistics In a report found on Medium.com, Freia Nahser, innovation reporter and editor of Global Editors Network, explains how the Los Angeles Times used machine learning algorithms to show how the city's police department misclassified 14 000 serious assaults as minor offences between 2005 and 2012. This statistical change effectively lowered the city's crime rate, when the reality was somewhat different.
A team of Microsoft researchers said March 14 that they believe they have created the first machine translation system that can translate sentences of news articles from Chinese to English with the same quality and accuracy as a person. Researchers in the company's Asia and US labs said that their system achieved human parity on a commonly used test set of news stories, called newstest2017, which was developed by a group of industry and academic partners and released at a research conference called WMT17 last year. To ensure the results were both accurate and on par with what people would have done, the team hired external bilingual human evaluators, who compared Microsoft's results to two independently produced human reference translations. Xuedong Huang (pix, above), a technical fellow in charge of Microsoft's speech, natural language and machine translation efforts, called it a major milestone in one of the most challenging natural language processing tasks. "Hitting human parity in a machine translation task is a dream that all of us have had," Huang said.
They tell BBC News about their own technology use, how Olivia perfected her US accent and why they haven't discussed their pay. The core message of Ready Player One may well take audiences by surprise. Steven Spielberg's sci-fi film tells the story of a society where people escape from their daily lives to the virtual-reality world of the "Oasis". There, they compete as avatars to find an "Easter egg", which has been hidden somewhere in the expansive universe by its creator. But for a visually mesmerising and high-tech movie, made using motion-capture equipment, one of Ready Player One's main takeaways is that society should not push ahead with new technology at the expense of real-life human connections.
CARMEL, Ind., March 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TradeRev, a digital platform that facilitates live, dealer-to-dealer vehicle auctions, announced they will unveil H, the company's newest suite of artificial intelligence capabilities at next week's National Auto Dealers Association (NADA) Show 2018 in Las Vegas. TradeRev is a business unit of global remarketing and technology solutions provider KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE:KAR). H leverages data and technology from across the KAR platform and uses TradeRev's machine learning and proprietary algorithms to deliver clear, easy, actionable intelligence to dealers. At NADA, TradeRev will demo H's AI-driven automated condition report visualization tool and several recently released data and predictive analytics capabilities.
The annual SXSW Conference in Austin is a notorious hotbed of new tech innovations and trends for business, and PR and marketing communications is often bountifully served. This year's event has certainly been no exception. Artificial intelligence has particularly gotten loads of attention, both is the form of tech-advancing insights and burgeoning conspiracy theories--but despite Elon Musk's dire warning of AI's imminent danger, where he declared that "AI is far more dangerous than nukes," plenty of useful info was presented. David Meerman Scott, who pioneered the practice, wants to give you the lowdown on how to inject your ideas into a breaking news story to get the coverage you want. One big topic was AI-powered assistants, and the way they are redefining home life as well as things like retail, travel and all-around convenience.
Ther is as many frustrations with the whole "Alexa" product as their are benefits. Not specifically related to this echo dot version of it. The dot is the best way to open yourself to this world of IoT and voice enabled home, cheap and cheerful the tech is awesome, but it is let down by the company vying to gain market share along with its competitors. Remember when Silicon valley was run by dreamers and open source ideals like in the fist season of "Halt and catch fire!" if your a techie over 40...watch it! The echo for example, wont play from your Apple Itunes library because of business rivalry.
Pop artist Taryn Southern, who appeared on American Idol in 2004, created the lyrics and melodies for "I AM AI" but left most of the other work to software programs. The album's first song "Break Free," which was released on Monday, was developed with the help of startup Amper Music. Amper is one of several AI music services Southern is working with on the album, which will debut later this year. Southern has only basic piano skills, so she turned to the program to deliver the instrumental part of the song. The AI developed the harmonies, chords and sequences.