If you are looking for an answer to the question What is Artificial Intelligence? and you only have a minute, then here's the definition the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence offers on its home page: "the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines."
However, if you are fortunate enough to have more than a minute, then please get ready to embark upon an exciting journey exploring AI (but beware, it could last a lifetime) …
We are excited to be talking with Future of Work thought leaders about remote work and on-demand talent in our Uprisor podcast series. Clinton Bonner, VP at Topcoder, recently spoke with Davar Ardalan, the founder and storyteller in chief at IVOW AI (IVOW stands for Intelligent Voices of Wisdom). In this episode, Clinton and Davar discuss the evolution of artificial intelligence and Ardalan's work of shaping AI with cultural intelligence. Enjoy the conversation and check out highlights below. As a tech entrepreneur and storyteller, Davar is dedicated to improving the future of automation by shaping it with the important element of cultural intelligence.
Geoffroy Didier (FR, EPP) is a vice-chair of Parliament's Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age While AI technologies are beneficial and deserve to be encouraged at the European level, they must nevertheless be regulated to remain trustworthy. AI must be a tool for humans, mastered by, and at the service of, humans. As rapporteur for the EPP Group, I campaigned for, and obtained from all the political groups, a commitment that the European Parliament officially advocates for a fair balance between technological progress and human respect. We have convinced all political groups of the need to regulate only high-risk technologies so as not to hinder economic innovation, particularly among SMEs. While some technologies, such as facial recognition, are significant and clearly deserve to be controlled, others - such as leisure applications on a cell phone - should in no way be subject to the same normative constraints.
The world is a gigantic landfill! Everyday tons of waste are generated from various households, hospitals, industries, construction and demolition sites and more. While today we have numerous ways to get rid of the accumulated waste, it still ends up affecting the safety and sustainability of the ecological system. Therefore, the best alternative is to reuse and recycle as much waste as possible. And offering an extra pair of hand in this are waste sorting and recycling robots.
Researchers at Google have developed a new AI tool called Chimera Painter that turns doodles into unusual creatures. This tool uses machine learning to create representation based on the user's rough sketches. Before this, Nvidia has used a similar concept with landscapes, and MIT and IBM have produced a similar idea with buildings. A high level of technical knowledge and artistic creativity is required to create art for digital video games. Game artists need to promptly iterate on ideas and develop many assets to meet tight deadlines.
In this event, you will learn about real-life challenges and solutions regarding the use of artificial intelligence. You will also get acquainted with the newly published open online course Ethics of AI, where you can enhance your own skills in addressing these issues. You will also hear more about the challenges and possibilities of using artificial intelligence in public services in the cities of Helsinki, London and Amsterdam and the Ministry of Finance of Finland. Our keynotes are Jan Vapaavuori, Mayor of Helsinki and Pekka Ala-Pietilä, chair of the EU commission High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence. The host of the event is Santeri Räisänen.
The Azerbaijan defense ministry has released videos it claims to show drone attacks on the Armenian military in the Nagorno-Karabakh region earlier this month. The videos of the drone strikes have been posted on the Azerbaijan's defense ministry website and social media every day. Since September, Azerbaijan has deployed several different types of missile-firing drones in the conflict with Armenia. Missile-firing drones are now produced in many countries and have been used in battles including a U.S. drone strike that killed Iran's top general Qassem Soleimani at Baghdad airport last January. Following the September 11 terrorist attacks, unmanned combat weapons of various types have been increasingly used by the U.S. military in its war on terror.
Waiting 72 hours to receive COVID-19 test results can feel like forever. To speed up that process for urgent, priority patients, eHealth NSW has partnered with Microsoft to use cloud technology and artificial intelligence to reduce the waiting period to three hours. NSW Health Pathology, which has been charged with overseeing COVID-19 testing clinics, has deployed rapid testing for COVID-19 to 35 portable point-of-care devices, so patients can be tested anywhere before their data is uploaded to Azure cloud via 4G connectivity and is reviewed by a clinician -- no matter their location -- in near real-time. "I think with remote monitoring and remote testing you can start to change service models so you can have self-service in communities. That's how you're improving the quality of care, not just the availability of care," NSW Health Pathology CIO James Patterson said.