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Artificial intelligence and machine learning are touching our everyday lives in more-and-more ways. There's an endless supply of industries and applications that machine learning can make more efficient and intelligent. This course introduces you to one of the prominent modelling families of Unsupervised Machine Learning called Association Rule Learning. Association rule mining helps find exciting connections and linkages among large data items. The association rule learning is employed in Market Basket analysis, Web usage mining, Continuous production, Customer analytics, Catalogue design, Shop layout, Recommender systems etc. Association rules are critical in data mining for analyzing and forecasting consumer behaviour.

What is AI Winter? Definition, History and Timeline


The trajectory of AI has been marked by several winters since its inception in 1955 in a formal proposal made by computer scientist and AI researcher Marvin Minksy and several others. Between 1956 and 1974, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) funded AI research with few requirements for developing functional projects. After the initial hype generated by these AI projects, a quiet decade followed where interest and support gradually tapered off. In 1969, Minsky and another AI researcher, Seymour Papert, published a book called Perceptrons, which pointed out the flaws and limitations of neural networks. This publication influenced DARPA to withdraw its previous funding of AI projects.

Artificial intelligence makes project planning better


Artificial intelligence explained: This article describes and explains the concepts and terminology behind what is today being termed as artificial intelligence. Further, it illustrates how these concepts relate to the field of project management, offering opportunity for better, more effective project planning and control. There are many definitions of artificial intelligence or AI. One of the funniest definitions I have run across is "AI is whatever hasn't been done yet" -- now there's a vague and unhelpful answer! One of the more useful definitions I have found is "AI is the ability of a computer program or a machine to think and learn. In general use, the term "artificial intelligence" means a machine which mimics human cognition."

Improving "entity linking" between texts and knowledge bases


Entity linking (EL) is the process of automatically linking entity mentions in text to the corresponding entries in a knowledge base (a database of facts that relate entities), such as Wikidata. For example, in the diagram below, we would aim to link the mention "England" to the entity "England Football Team" as opposed to the entity "England" the country. Entity linking is a common first step in natural-language-processing (NLP) applications such as question answering, information extraction, and natural-language understanding. It is critical for bridging unstructured text with knowledge bases, which enables access to vast amounts of curated data. Current EL systems exhibit great performance on standard datasets, but they have several limitations when deployed in real-world applications.

Investment Portfolios As A Set Of Rules Rather Than A Set Of Numbers


Within asset management particularly, modern-day computational modelling can identify trends and ... [ ] collect data points in the stock market within seconds, meaning traders can map out parameters for a more objective approach to trading. Family offices know better than most that we are in the throes of a technological revolution across the entire industry. Within asset management particularly, modern-day computational modelling and portfolio management software can identify trends and collect data points in the stock market within seconds, meaning traders can map out parameters for a more objective approach to trading. These parameters help define the rules guiding an entire portfolio's operation, in sharp contrast to traditional, reactive investing which largely uses numbers to quantify an asset's performance in a portfolio. More first-time investors are taking an interest in understanding portfolio management, and while it might sound like the robots have taken over, there's still very much a place for IRL thinking here.

Heyday lands $6M to build a knowledge base from the services you already use – TechCrunch


Ever spend much too long trying -- and failing -- to rediscover articles you've partially read? This reporter's been there, and it seems I'm not the only one. According to 2021 Carnegie Mellon study on browser tab usage, many participants admitted to feeling overwhelmed by the amount of tabs they kept open but were compelled not to close them out of fear of missing out on valuable information. Samiur Rahman is familiar with the feeling -- so much so that he co-created a product, Heyday, to alleviate it. Launched in 2021, Heyday is designed to automatically save web pages and pull in content from cloud apps, resurfacing the content alongside search engine results and curating it into a knowledge base. Investors include Spark Capital, which led a $6.5 million seed round in the company that closed today.

The Role of Symbolic AI and Machine Learning in Robotics


Robotics is a multi-disciplinary field in computer science dedicated to the design and manufacture of robots, with applications in industries such as manufacturing, space exploration and defence. While the field has existed for over 50 years, recent advances such as the Spot and Atlas robots from Boston Dynamics are truly capturing the public's imagination as science fiction becomes reality. Traditionally, robotics has relied on machine learning/deep learning techniques such as object recognition. While this has led to huge advancements, the next frontier in robotics is to enable robots to operate in the real world autonomously, with as little human interaction as possible. Such autonomous robots differ to non-autonomous ones as they operate in an open world, with undefined rules, uncertain real-world observations, and an environment -- the real world -- which is constantly changing.

Supreme Court shoots down NY rule that set high bar for concealed handgun licenses

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Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on The Supreme Court Thursday ruled 6-3 that New York's regulations that made it difficult to obtain a license to carry a concealed handgun were unconstitutionally restrictive, and that it should be easier to obtain such a license. The existing standard required an applicant to show "proper cause" for seeking a license, and allowed New York officials to exercise discretion in determining whether a person has shown a good enough reason for needing to carry a firearm. Stating that one wished to protect themselves or their property was not enough.

Why Symbolic AI Is Extremely Critical for Business Operations?


Even as many businesses experiment with AI using rudimentary machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL) models, a new sort of AI called symbolic AI is emerging from the lab, with the potential to transform both AI's function and its relationship with its human overseers. There are two groups in AI history: symbolic AI and non-symbolic AI, each of which takes a distinct approach to build an intelligent system. The symbolic method tried to create an intelligent system with explainable actions based on rules and knowledge, whereas the non-symbolic method aimed to create a computational system modeled after the human brain. The ultimate objective of computer science is to create an AI system capable of thinking, logic, and learning. Most AI systems today, on the other hand, only have one of the two abilities: learning or reasoning.

AI in Healthcare Industry


Artificial Intelligence is proving its prominence in every industry out there and the healthcare industry is no different. From patient care to Administrative processes AI has huge potential in the healthcare industry. There are many research studies suggesting that AI can perform as well as or better than humans at key healthcare tasks. We have seen robots performing surgeries or assisting doctors with more precision and flexibility. Algorithms are outperforming radiologists in detecting dangerous tumors and advising researchers on how to build cohorts for expensive clinical trials.