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Reports of the Workshops Held at the 2021 AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence

Interactive AI Magazine

The Workshop Program of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence's Thirty-Fifth Conference on Artificial Intelligence was held virtually from February 8-9, 2021. There were twenty-six workshops in the program: Affective Content Analysis, AI for Behavior Change, AI for Urban Mobility, Artificial Intelligence Safety, Combating Online Hostile Posts in Regional Languages during Emergency Situations, Commonsense Knowledge Graphs, Content Authoring and Design, Deep Learning on Graphs: Methods and Applications, Designing AI for Telehealth, 9th Dialog System Technology Challenge, Explainable Agency in Artificial Intelligence, Graphs and More Complex Structures for Learning and Reasoning, 5th International Workshop on Health Intelligence, Hybrid Artificial Intelligence, Imagining Post-COVID Education with AI, Knowledge Discovery from Unstructured Data in Financial Services, Learning Network Architecture During Training, Meta-Learning and Co-Hosted Competition, ...


Becoming Future Flexible - 4 Key Tech Investments for Retail Banking in 2021

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These are the 3 pillars behind the 4 key technology investments that can catalyse retail banking today – and in so doing, provide the foundation to build for digital agility well into the future. This piece considers the role of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Cyber Security, 5G and Edge Computing (MEC) and Safety Technology. And the integrative array of benefits afforded is vast, including real-time personalised consumer insights, 360 degree data visibility, embedded zero trust security, enhanced organisational and network efficiency, and enhanced safety. As a result, this builds consumer (and employee) trust, confidence, experience and loyalty. But what has sparked the need for transformation?


20 AI Influencers You NEED To Be Following - The AI Journal

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Rachel earned her math PhD at Duke University. She is a popular writer and keynote speaker, on topics of data ethics, AI accessibility, and bias in machine learning. Her writing has been read by nearly a million people; has been translated into Chinese, Spanish, Korean, & Portuguese; and has made the front page of Hacker News 9x.


Women's Lives in Code

Communications of the ACM

This work was funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation)--Project-ID 262513311--SFB 1187 Media of Cooperation.


10 Best Examples of Artificial Intelligence in Everyday Life

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It is considered one of the best examples of AI in everyday life with improvements that increase the quality of the platform as well as the customer experience. Notice how you can type in "Red Bags" and get a list of red-colored bags instantly? It is made possible by the underlying AI algorithms, regularly categorizing product searches for efficient indexing.


Trustworthy AI: A Computational Perspective

arXiv.org Artificial Intelligence

In the past few decades, artificial intelligence (AI) technology has experienced swift developments, changing everyone's daily life and profoundly altering the course of human society. The intention of developing AI is to benefit humans, by reducing human labor, bringing everyday convenience to human lives, and promoting social good. However, recent research and AI applications show that AI can cause unintentional harm to humans, such as making unreliable decisions in safety-critical scenarios or undermining fairness by inadvertently discriminating against one group. Thus, trustworthy AI has attracted immense attention recently, which requires careful consideration to avoid the adverse effects that AI may bring to humans, so that humans can fully trust and live in harmony with AI technologies. Recent years have witnessed a tremendous amount of research on trustworthy AI. In this survey, we present a comprehensive survey of trustworthy AI from a computational perspective, to help readers understand the latest technologies for achieving trustworthy AI. Trustworthy AI is a large and complex area, involving various dimensions. In this work, we focus on six of the most crucial dimensions in achieving trustworthy AI: (i) Safety & Robustness, (ii) Non-discrimination & Fairness, (iii) Explainability, (iv) Privacy, (v) Accountability & Auditability, and (vi) Environmental Well-Being. For each dimension, we review the recent related technologies according to a taxonomy and summarize their applications in real-world systems. We also discuss the accordant and conflicting interactions among different dimensions and discuss potential aspects for trustworthy AI to investigate in the future.


Gupshup nabs $240M to power messaging channels

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All the sessions from Transform 2021 are available on-demand now. Conversational messaging platform Gupshup today announced that it raised $240 million led by Tiger Global Management, with participation from Fidelity Management, Think Investments, Malabar Investments, Harbor Spring Capital, and others. The tranche, which values the company at $1.64 billion, will be used to build new tools, infrastructure, and services while expanding Gupshup's global reach, CEO Beerud Sheth said. The pandemic has accelerated digital transformation for enterprises, in some cases driving the need for messaging services. Offline businesses are moving online while online businesses are offering more products, and both are looking for tools to better engage customers.


Harnessing the benefits of AI

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Google search, Facebook news feed, Amazon product recommendations are obvious examples of digital services used by billions of consumers everyday that successfully leverage Machine Learning (ML)¹. In fact you could say that the stellar growth these companies have experienced over the last decade or more just would not be possible without it. The internet giants have each conquered specific segments of consumers' daily digital lives and are now an ever-present habit for billions of people around the world. Google enables people to discover knowledge and information about products, places and things. Facebook enables people to engage with friends who have similar interests and stories.


The World of Reality, Causality and Real Artificial Intelligence: Exposing the Great Unknown Unknowns

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"All men by nature desire to know." - Aristotle "He who does not know what the world is does not know where he is." - Marcus Aurelius "If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." "The universe is a giant causal machine. The world is "at the bottom" governed by causal algorithms. Our bodies are causal machines. Our brains and minds are causal AI computers". The 3 biggest unknown unknowns are described and analyzed in terms of human intelligence and machine intelligence. A deep understanding of reality and its causality is to revolutionize the world, its science and technology, AI machines including. The content is the intro of Real AI Project Confidential Report: How to Engineer Man-Machine Superintelligence 2025: AI for Everything and Everyone (AI4EE). It is all a power set of {known, unknown; known unknown}, known knowns, known unknowns, unknown knowns, and unknown unknowns, like as the material universe's material parts: about 4.6% of baryonic matter, about 26.8% of dark matter, and about 68.3% of dark energy. There are a big number of sciences, all sorts and kinds, hard sciences and soft sciences. But what we are still missing is the science of all sciences, the Science of the World as a Whole, thus making it the biggest unknown unknowns. It is what man/AI does not know what it does not know, neither understand, nor aware of its scope and scale, sense and extent. "the universe consists of objects having various qualities and standing in various relationships" (Whitehead, Russell), "the world is the totality of states of affairs" (D. "World of physical objects and events, including, in particular, biological beings; World of mental objects and events; World of objective contents of thought" (K. How the world is still an unknown unknown one could see from the most popular lexical ontology, WordNet,see supplement. The construct of the world is typically missing its essential meaning, "the world as a whole", the world of reality, the ultimate totality of all worlds, universes, and realities, beings, things, and entities, the unified totalities. The world or reality or being or existence is "all that is, has been and will be". Of which the physical universe and cosmos is a key part, as "the totality of space and times and matter and energy, with all causative fundamental interactions".


How artificial intelligence is driving the future of consumer experience

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AI tools are set to transform the future of consumer experience. The technology is already ubiquitous. You can notice its presence throughout the customers' buying journey. Consider this scenario of an e-commerce purchase. When the consumer is wading through a limitless marketplace, AI lends a helping hand.