Cognitive Science


Must-Have Skills In The New World Of Automation and AI

International Business Times

Artificial intelligence is steadily taking up activities and jobs performed by humans these days. Unlike previous industrial ages, which forced humans to use their brains more instead of performing physical labor, the AI-based industrial age that is slowly but definitely gaining momentum might actually ease the pressure on the human brain. According to the World Bank Group, human skill sets such as ones socio-emotional interactions, higher-order cognition, basic cognition skills and technical ones might put employees in high demand. Are we looking into investing more into skills like teaching and nursing and shaping emotional intelligence better?


Creative Robots? Google's DeepMind Artificial Intelligence Is Getting Imagination

International Business Times

Artificial intelligence is gaining momentum and is being increasingly used across industries, but more importantly, the lines between artificial and human intelligence are getting blurred. Google is blurring them even further by endowing artificial intelligence with imagination. Google owned AI lab and DeepMind is working on endowing AI with imagination which would open vast possibilities for the technology -- AI would be able to reason through decisions, make plans for the future, and even dream. It is developing a skill set to navigate complex situations and increase adaptability.


--gata Lapedriza: "There are emotion recognition apps with many positive uses"

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In particular, my thesis was on computer vision, which is the branch that attempts to simulate the human visual system: we try to make machines that can have visual perception, that can understand visual information, images and videos. At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in Boston, there is a very good scene recognition and interpretation group. As I said, the most advanced technology in relation to recognition of emotions is facial expression analysis. What we posit in this project is that although it is very good to analyse the expression of the face, which transmits a great deal of information, the context is fundamental to accurately understand people's emotional states.


28 Best Quotes About Artificial Intelligence

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When it comes to the possibilities and possible perils of artificial intelligence (AI), learning and reasoning by machines without the intervention of humans, there are lots of opinions out there. "Anything that could give rise to smarter-than-human intelligence--in the form of Artificial Intelligence, brain-computer interfaces, or neuroscience-based human intelligence enhancement - wins hands down beyond contest as doing the most to change the world. Follow that out further to, say, 2045, we will have multiplied the intelligence, the human biological machine intelligence of our civilization a billion-fold." It's really an attempt to understand human intelligence and human cognition."


Managing Your Hybrid Cloud @CloudExpo #AI #ML #Cloud #Cognitive Computing

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Runaway cloud computing cost may be causing an information technology industry crisis. Expanding requirements, extended transition schedules and misleading marketplace hype have made "Transformation" a dirty word. Questions about how to manage cost variances and deviations with assets and cost across different suppliers abound. A recent Cloud Tech article explained that while public cloud offers considerable cost savings in comparison to private or on-premises based alternatives, there may also be significant hidden costs. Operational features like auto-scaling can cause costs to soar in line with demand for resources, making predicting costs difficult and budgeting even harder. There is also an acute need for a holistic and heterogeneous system that can track the costs of cloud services from the point of consumption (e.g., an application or business unit) down to the resources involved (e.g., storage or compute service). Sitting at the apex of all of these issues is the CFO or ...


3 ways cognitive computing can transform banking

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However, if cognitive capabilities such as artificial intelligence and natural language processing are deployed together, deploying a chat bot or voice bot could potentially mimic the interactions you'd have with a wealth manager much better. IBM did research into a European bank whose sales teams follow detailed approval processes to fully vet potential trades for complex transactions involving institutional clients. Utilizing a cognitive system can speed up information digestion of the policies and regulatory documents, enabling more opportune trade recommendations based on the latest information and market conditions. Consumers can expect benefits to quality of information, products and services and speed of service if the banks choose to utilize AI enhanced digital services like bots.


The Artificial Intelligence Revolution: Part 1 - Wait But Why

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So here's how it actually feels to stand there: Imagine taking a time machine back to 1750--a time when the world was in a permanent power outage, long-distance communication meant either yelling loudly or firing a cannon in the air, and all transportation ran on hay. In order for someone to be transported into the future and die from the level of shock they'd experience, they have to go enough years ahead that a "die level of progress," or a Die Progress Unit (DPU) has been achieved. Kurzweil suggests that the progress of the entire 20th century would have been achieved in only 20 years at the rate of advancement in the year 2000--in other words, by 2000, the rate of progress was five times faster than the average rate of progress during the 20th century. All in all, because of the Law of Accelerating Returns, Kurzweil believes that the 21st century will achieve 1,000 times the progress of the 20th century.2 If Kurzweil and others who agree with him are correct, then we may be as blown away by 2030 as our 1750 guy was by 2015--i.e.


A Quick Introduction to AI

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Rather than being just devices that perform tasks that the programmer tells them to do, AI enables computers to perform tasks (autonomously) that normally require human intelligence: visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages. Artificial Intelligence is all about training computer systems to learn, analyze, think and make decisions like humans at a greater speed. Machine Learning: Machine learning is the new paradigm where computer systems and machines use algorithms to analyze massive (big) data sets and learn from the data to solve problems on their own rather than using traditional functional programming. Natural Language Processing (NLP): NLP is the computer's ability to recognize and understand human speech as it is spoken.


American Institute of Artificial Intelligence Hires Tiffany Harrison Parker as Chief Operating Officer – American Institute of Artificial Intelligence

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American Institute of Artificial Intelligence (AiAi), the education and research focused institute that prepares business and strategy leaders for the artificial intelligence economy, is announcing the hiring of Tiffany Harrison Parker as its Chief Operating Officer. AiAi is the world's only institute that is devoted to developing business and government leaders to shape and lead the artificial intelligence revolution. Through outstanding research, education, and practice, AiAi creates aspiring leaders who specialize in artificial intelligence centric business strategy and management, who inspire innovation and push the boundaries of possibilities, and who do it ethically and responsibly. Drawing knowledge base from multiple emerging fields (neuroscience, cognitive science, computer science, psychology, mathematics, complex systems, philosophy, management science, robotics, governance, and leadership) AiAi offers numerous business and policy centric courses including: AI in Marketing, AI in Finance, AI in Supply Chain/Procurement, AI and Corporate Strategy, AI and Sales, AI and HR, and AI & Governance/Ethics.


Lasers reactivate 'lost' memories in mice with Alzheimer's

New Scientist

They genetically engineered mice with neurons that glow yellow when activated during memory storage, and red when activated during memory recall. But in the Alzheimer's mice, different cells glowed red during recall, suggesting that they were calling up the wrong memories. Using a genetic engineering technique called optogenetics, Denny's team went on to reactivate the lemon-shock memory in the Alzheimer's mice. The next step will be to confirm that the same memory storage and retrieval mechanisms exist in people with Alzheimer's disease, because mouse models do not perfectly reflect the condition in humans, says Martins.