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Why AI Is Here to Help Accountants – Not Replace Them

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With artificial intelligence (AI) technology maturing, there are many other roles and jobs that are set to be replaced. For example, AI can pick up trends in massive data sets that a human being would be unable to match. So, are accountants going to be replaced by AI? (Hint: we don't think so.) Those arguing for the replacement of accountants by AI have misunderstood some key elements of the two. Their argument, simply put, is that as the world gets digitized, computers will take care of any manual work previously done by humans – including accounting.


Remote Cloud network Engineer openings in Austin, United States on August 15, 2022 – Cloud Tech Jobs

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Required Skills/Abilities/Profile: • Mandatory 3 years of demonstrated hands-on experience designing and implementing AWS core infrastructure components including expert level CLI experience with IAM, S3, EC2, VPC, ELB, Route 53, DynamoDB, RDS, Elasticache, and other core AWS products.


Last Week in AI #174: Cerebras sets record for largest AI model on one device, open source large language model, robotaxis paralyzed, and more!

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Cerebras Systems, with its latest WSE-2 chip, has set the record for the largest AI model ever trained on a single device. The chip, which has 850k cores and 2.6 trillion transistors, is much larger than the largest GPUs. It has 123x more cores, 1k times more memory, and 12k times more bandwidth than the largest GPU. This allowed Cerebras to train a 20 billion parameter neural network model on a single chip. Doing so with GPUs would require complex compute cluster engineering and management, which could be much more expensive and only doable at large tech companies.


Google Search Will Now Be Better, New AI Model Launched

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Google has announced the expansion of content advisory for searches where its AI (Artificial Intelligence) system does not have high confidence in the overall quality of the results available for search. Google Search Vice President Pandu Nayak said that this does not mean that there is no useful information available or that a particular result is of low quality. "These notices provide context about the full set of results on the page, and you can always see the results of your query, even if the advice is present," he said in a blog post. Nayak also said in a blog post that Google has invested deeply in both information quality and information literacy for Search and News, and today we have some new developments regarding this important task. Google has also introduced the latest AI model called Multitask Unified Model (MUM) to improve search result quality in'snippets' that are shown at the top of the page for search.


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The BMW Group continues to follow global developments in terms of both technological innovations and regulatory and ethical issues. Together with other companies and organisations, the BMW Group is involved in shaping and developing a set of rules for working with AI, and the company has taken an active role in the European Commission's ongoing consultation process. Building on the fundamental requirements formulated by the EU for trustworthy AI, the BMW Group has worked out seven basic principles covering the use of AI within the company. These will be continuously refined and adapted as required according to the multi-layered application of AI across all areas of the company. In this way, the BMW Group will pave the way for extending the use of AI and increase awareness among its employees of the need for sensitivity when working with AI technologies.


These snake-like robots could be used in surgery to save lives

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When it comes to robotics, it seems engineers take a lot of inspiration from snakes. In the past, we have brought you snake robots that fix pipelines on the ocean floor, snake-inspired machines that burrow through sand and soil, and snake-like robotics that could even be used in emergencies. Now, a team led by Jessica Burgner-Kahrs, the director of the Continuum Robotics Lab at the University of Toronto Mississauga, is building very slender, flexible, and extensible robots that could be used by doctors to save lives, according to a press release by the institution. They do this by accessing difficult-to-reach places.


Artificial Intelligence and Algorithms in the Next Congress

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Policymakers and candidates of both parties have increased their focus on how technology is changing society, including by blaming platforms and other participants in the tech ecosystem for a range of social ills even while recognizing them as significant contributors to U.S. economic success globally. Republicans and Democrats have significant interparty--and intraparty--differences in the form of their grievances and on many of the remedial measures to combat the purported harms. Nonetheless, the growing inclination to do more on tech has apparently driven one key congressional committee to have compromised on previously intractable issues involving data privacy. Rules around the use of algorithms and artificial intelligence, which have attracted numerous legislative proposals in recent years, may be the next area of convergence. While influential members of both parties have pointed to the promise and peril of the increasing role of algorithms and artificial intelligence in American life, they have tended to raise different concerns.


How Artificial Intelligence could influence Zimbabwe's 2023 elections

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Image by Commonwealth Secretariat on Flickr, used under a CC BY-NC 2.0 license. Following years of citizen mistrust of election management bodies and perceived lack of transparency, the use of biometric technology such as people's physical and behavioural characteristics in political processes has swept across Africa. As Zimbabwe heads for general elections, constitutionally due in 2023, the campaign season will soon be in full swing. The country held by elections on March 26, 2022, which saw the opposition party Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) bagging 22 out of the 28 National Assembly seats. Although these by elections were a litmus test of the main election set for next year, what role is artificial intelligence expected to play in shaping political outcomes?


Automation vs hyperautomation: Which one is right for your business?

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Automation and hyperautomation are cut from the same cloth. Each solution gives businesses exactly what they crave: Technology that yields faster and more financially responsible processes that are freer of error. That said, hyperautomation takes automation one step further. With it comes additional layers of advanced technologies that cultivate end-to-end automation processes, streamlining workflows and enabling teams to remove some tedious day-to-day tasks. Their unique components allow them to build off one another, and each on its own could be the right call for your business process optimization efforts.


AI-generated digital artwork may not be copyright protected

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Generative models capable of automatically producing paragraphs of text or digital art are becoming increasingly accessible. People are using them to write fantasy novels, marketing copy, and to create memes and magazine covers. Content automatically created by software is poised to flood the internet for better or worse as AI technology is commercialized. Take Cosmopolitan's recent and "world's first artificially intelligent magazine cover," for instance: the image of a giant astronaut walking on the surface of a planet against a dark sky splattered with what looks like stars and gas as produced by OpenAI's DALL-E 2 model. Karen Cheng, a creative director, described trying various text prompts to guide DALL-E 2 in producing the perfect picture.