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Machine Learning vs. Artificial Intelligence: Which Is the Future of Data Science? - Dataconomy


When we imagine the future of AI, we may think of the fiction we see in cinema: highly advanced robots that can mimic humans so well as to be indistinguishable from them. It is true that the ability to quickly learn, process, and analyze information to make decisions is a key feature of artificial intelligence. But what most of us have come to know as AI actually belongs to a subdiscipline called machine learning. Artificial intelligence has become a catch-all term for several algorithmic fields of mathematics and computer science. There are some key differences between them that are important to understand to maximize their advancement potential.

Agencies struggle to find the right AI solutions -- GCN


Three-quarters of government decision-makers struggle to select the right artificial intelligence solutions for their projects, a new report found. Still, 61% of respondents to a KPGM survey said AI is moderately to fully functional in their organization, according to "Thriving in an AI World," a report the professional services firm released March 9. And in the next two years, respondents said they plan to use AI to improve process automation (48%) and analytics (40%). To determine the best AI solutions, agencies must first define their use case, said Rob Dwyer, KPMG advisory principal specializing in technology in government. Robotic process automation is a common entry point to AI in the public sector because vendors in that area are well established, and it's relatively easy to earn small wins that can drive support for other AI efforts, he said.

NASA releases video and audio of Ingenuity flying on Mars as the helicopter sets off on its own Friday

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Jose Hernandez joins'Fox News Live' to discuss NASA's historic feat and Blue Origin's latest successful launch, return. NASA's Mars Ingenuity helicopter took off on its fifth test flight Friday, but it won't be returning to the Perseverance rover this time. The helicopter took flight around 3:30 p.m. ET from Wright Brothers Field, where it has performed its previous test flights, with the plan this time to head south 423 feet and land in a new area for the first time. Data from the light will transmit back to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory around 7:30 p.m. on Friday. NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter can be seen hovering over Jezero Crater.

Chinese rocket debris photographed in space

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FOX News' Phil Keating reports pieces of the vessel that don't burn in the atmosphere could splash down in the ocean or land in inhabited areas An Italian astrophysicist has captured the almost 100-foot Chinese rocket core that is expected to make an uncontrolled reentry into Earth's atmosphere over the weekend. Gianluca Masi, who runs the online Virtual Telescope Project, took a 0.5-second exposure photo of the fast-moving Long March 5B rocket from Italy using the "Elena" 17-inch Paramount robotic telescope. "At the imaging time, the rocket stage was at about 700 km from our telescope, while the sun was just a few degrees below the horizon, so the sky was incredibly bright: these conditions made the imaging quite extreme, but our robotic telescope succeeded in capturing this huge debris," Masi wrote in a release. In addition, he noted the "typical CCD blooming effect" -- when shooting a bright light source that appears as a halo or line defects -- due to the extreme brightness of the debris. Masi said he would attempt to photograph the core again.

Machine learning can help keep the global supply chain moving


TechRepublic's Karen Roby spoke with Noel Calhoun, CTO of Interos, an artificial intelligence supply chain solution, about AI in the supply chain. The following is an edited transcript of their conversation. Karen Roby: Noel, we're going to talk a little bit about AI today in our supply chain. You spent many years in the public and the private sectors, working with the CIA. When we talk about our supply chain, I mean, never before has the light been put on it as much as it is right now.

USPS gets ahead of missing packages with AI edge computing


The Postal Service is rolling out artificial intelligence tools across 195 of its processing centers to give the agency greater visibility into the terabytes of data it already captures from incoming packages each day. USPS uses the algorithms to categorize packages and to troubleshoot anomalies with packages in its delivery network. AI algorithms can also cut the time to locate missing packages down from several days to a few hours. Todd Schimmel, USPS's manager of letter mail technology, oversaw the agency's partnership with NVIDIA to stand up its Edge Computing Infrastructure Program (ECIP). Each of the four edge servers that are part of the program handles 20 terabytes of package images.

Portable drone hangar gets military certification


A provider of drone-in-a-box systems for applications like inspection and monitoring received a new certification that will make it easier to provide solutions to the defense sector. Easy Aerial recently announced its Easy Guard ground station--essentially a portable hangar for a drone--has received its certification of Military Standard Specification MIL-STD 810G, a standard and broadly recognized defense-industry certification that designates technology as field-ready military equipment. This is significant because it underlines the growing crossover between UAV solutions developed for commercial applications like inspection and pursuits like surveillance and situational awareness that are used by police and military customers. A number of providers now move fluidly between commercial industries and public security & defense, making some privacy advocates uncomfortable. But for a sector that's growing but still trying to catch its footing as the regulatory environment evolves, UAV developers are keen to take advantage of the broad applicability of rugged and task-agnostic hardware, and defense and security, which are embracing drones, represent a market with deep pockets.

AI consumes a lot of energy. Hackers could make it consume more.


The news: A new type of attack could increase the energy consumption of AI systems. In the same way a denial-of-service attack on the internet seeks to clog up a network and make it unusable, the new attack forces a deep neural network to tie up more computational resources than necessary and slow down its "thinking" process. The target: In recent years, growing concern over the costly energy consumption of large AI models has led researchers to design more efficient neural networks. One category, known as input-adaptive multi-exit architectures, works by splitting up tasks according to how hard they are to solve. It then spends the minimum amount of computational resources needed to solve each. Say you have a picture of a lion looking straight at the camera with perfect lighting and a picture of a lion crouching in a complex landscape, partly hidden from view.

Navigating The Ethical Perils And Promises Of Artificial Intelligence


The Biden administration announced Wednesday a new website dedicated to artificial intelligence, a place where people can stay up-to-date on the federal government's developments in artificial intelligence. This news comes as Dr. Peter Hershock from the East-West Center prepares for a virtual discussion on the subject Thursday. Dr. Peter Hershock is the director of the center's Asian Studies Development Program and recently released a book about artificial intelligence, "Buddhism and Intelligent Technology: Toward a More Humane Future." Hershock says our development of artificial intelligence will eventually lead to the ethical singularity, "a point at which evaluating competing value systems and conceptions of humane intelligence take on infinite value/significance." In his book, he looks back at historic schools of thought such as Confucianism, Buddhism and Socrates to find insight, to help navigate the conflicting values of artificial intelligence.

Massachusetts Pioneers Rules For Police Use Of Facial Recognition Tech

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Surveillance cameras, like the one here in Boston, are used throughout Massachusetts. The state now regulates how police use facial recognition technology. Surveillance cameras, like the one here in Boston, are used throughout Massachusetts. The state now regulates how police use facial recognition technology. Massachusetts lawmakers passed one of the first state-wide restrictions of facial recognition as part of a sweeping police reform law.