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Researchers Rank These Artificial Intelligence Labs As The Best In World

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Artificial intelligence is one of the most revolutionary technologies of our time, which is advancing as each day goes by. AI labs contribute to these advancements by housing scientists and researchers under one roof to study this disruptive technology for further developments. While there are quite a few AI labs across the globe, artificial intelligence researchers go perplexed when people ask them to rate the top labs in the world. And rightfully so, because they're all unique in the way they work. While every lab focuses on different domains of artificial intelligence, commercial AI labs like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft, the U.S Big Tech, have set up dedicated AI labs too.


Facebook will now let you export posts directly to Google Docs and WordPress

Mashable

Ever wish you could easily export all your Facebook posts and notes onto a completely different platform? On Monday, Facebook announced a few new data portability options that allow you to seamlessly transition the content you've written on the social network onto platforms made for writing. Specifically, Facebook has built in an option to transfer your posts and notes into Google Docs as well as two popular blogging platforms, WordPress.com To give people more control and choice over their data, today we're announcing that Facebook posts and notes can be directly transferred to @GoogleDocs, @Blogger and @WordPress via our Transfer Your Information tool:https://t.co/ksHO0oeYq5 Facebook already offers options to export your data to your local hard drive.


Bid Ops hosts virtual event with insight into the role of artificial intelligence in procurement sourcing

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Among the many trends happening in procurement today, artificial intelligence and machine learning are two of the biggest topics. A recent industry conference, Bid Ops' Optimal AI event, brought professionals together to discuss the often confusing, but definitely complementary, role that AI can play in a procurement process. Bid Ops combines sourcing and artificial intelligence under one umbrella solution. By inviting hundreds of thought leaders, professionals and executives to attend the daylong virtual conference, event attendees learned about AI, sourcing and how digital transformation is taking hold in procurement today. On the other hand, there's strong data showing that AI is being rapidly adopted across the procurement industry," Edmund Zagorin, Founder and CEO of Bid Ops, said in an email to Spend Matters. "So it's confusing for a lot of procurement professionals -- is AI a meaningless buzzword or is it critical for businesses to'do more with less' and manage volatility and change?


Edgardo Temporetti on LinkedIn: #CNNs #images #AutoML

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Understanding #CNNs are tough as it uses various filters/kernels to extracts various features from the #images, uses pooling for down scalling, uses flatten layer to convert into 1D array and uses Fully connect layer for feed forward and back-propogation.... Here's how CNN extracts the features from the images and classify the object. Check out how #AI can meet you with your forefathers and make you cry after watching them live in front of you.


Facebook Employs AI Tech To Combat Illnesses

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Facebook said it is rolling out artificial intelligence (AI) tools aimed at predicting the best combination of pharmaceuticals to combat complex illnesses, VentureBeat reported. The social media behemoth said it is launching the first AI solution that is able to predict the effects of drug combinations and the timing of doses for the best outcome. The tool will also suggest additional interventions that might help a person's condition, such as gene deletion. The tools are being launched in collaboration with Helmholtz Zentrum München, and Facebook said it thinks the solutions will be a boon to the identification of drug interactions and will be able to offer up the best combination of therapies and medications to combat complex diseases. Repurposing existing pharmaceuticals has already changed the way doctors and clinicians prescribe drugs and the different combinations have been found to fight deadly conditions that were not indicated by the suggested use of a particular drug.


Microsoft Moves Into AI Speech Tech With Latest Acquisition

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A big part of Microsoft's strategy after its brief risk of fading into obscurity in the late 2000s has involved major acquisitions. The acquisition of LinkedIn allowed Microsoft to move into social media, and the platform has thrived under Microsoft ownership. With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that Microsoft is not stopping there. The latest acquisition made by the tech giant is second only to LinkedIn in terms of overall cost to the company, and it involves a completely different sector of the tech industry. The latest firm that has been acquired by Microsoft is called Nuance, and it specializes in AI based speech tech with an emphasis on voice recognition.


Twitter Unveils Algorithmic Fairness Initiative to Offer More Transparency

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Twitter said Wednesday it was launching an initiative on "responsible machine learning" that will include reviews of algorithmic fairness on the social media platform. The California messaging service said the plan aims to offer more transparency in its artificial intelligence and tackle "the potential harmful effects of algorithmic decisions." The move comes amid heightened concerns over algorithms used by online services, which some say can promote violence or extremist content or reinforce racial or gender bias. "Responsible technological use includes studying the effects it can have over time," said a blog post by Jutta Williams and Rumman Chowdhury of Twitter's ethics and transparency team. "When Twitter uses (machine learning), it can impact hundreds of millions of tweets per day and sometimes, the way a system was designed to help could start to behave differently than was intended."


Israel's first digital bank begins operations, heralding 'artificial intelligence revolution'

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The digital bank founded by Prof. Amnon Shashua, among the founders of the self-driving auto-tech company Mobileye, officially began operations on Sunday, promising to shake up the Israeli banking sector and inject badly needed competition. First Digital Bank, Israel's first new banking institution in 43 years, aims to use artificial intelligence and other technology to create a personal ambiance without the actual human contact that comes with neighborhood branches. "Netflix killed off Blockbuster, Spotify disrupted the music industry and Tesla has left Ford and Mitsubishi in the dust. Banking is one of the few industries that hasn't undergone a revolution. Big, long-standing names control the market with too little competition and offer exactly the same products," said First Digital Bank's CEO, Gal Bar-Dea.


Twitter is taking a closer look at its own algorithms in a bid to reduce bias

ZDNet

In an effort to address mounting concerns about algorithmic harms, Twitter has announced a new initiative that will subject some of the company's machine-learning systems to more scrutiny and pave the way for changes to any problematic AI models. Dubbed'Responsible ML', the initiative is designed not only to increase the transparency of the AI systems used by Twitter, but also to improve the fairness of the algorithms, and to provide users with "algorithmic choice" when it comes to the technologies that might affect them. Twitter has pledged to take responsibility for the platform's algorithmic decisions, and has appointed a Responsible ML working group to lead the initiative. This group, whose members are drawn from across the company, will be managed by Twitter's existing ML Ethics, Transparency and Accountability (META) team. With almost 200 million people using Twitter daily, the platform relies on machine-learning models for a many tasks, ranging from organizing content by relevance to identifying posts that violate terms of service.


Facebook is testing new video speed dating app called 'Sparked'

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Facebook is testing a new video speed dating app called Sparked which emphasises'kindness' and a'positive dating experience' between users. Developed by the social media giant's New Product Experimentation (NPE) team, the app requires users to have a Facebook profile, The Verge reported. The app requires users to type out what makes them a kind dater when signing up, and these responses will reportedly be "reviewed by a human at Sparked" before people can go on the video dates. The social media giant noted that Sparked would not contain any public profiles, or swiping, or DMs, and is likely to be free to use. Users also have to choose whether they want to date men, women, or nonbinary people, according to The Verge which reportedly accessed the app's website.