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Collaborative Intelligence: Humans and AI Are Joining Forces


Artificial intelligence is becoming good at many "human" jobs--diagnosing disease, translating languages, providing customer service--and it's improving fast. This is raising reasonable fears that AI will ultimately replace human workers throughout the economy. Never before have digital tools been so responsive to us, nor we to our tools. While AI will radically alter how work gets done and who does it, the technology's larger impact will be in complementing and augmenting human capabilities, not replacing them. Certainly, many companies have used AI to automate processes, but those that deploy it mainly to displace employees will see only short-term productivity gains. In our research involving 1,500 companies, we found that firms achieve the most significant performance improvements when humans and machines work together. Through such collaborative intelligence, humans and AI actively enhance each other's complementary strengths: the leadership, teamwork, creativity, and social skills of the former, and the speed, scalability, and quantitative capabilities of the latter. What comes naturally to people (making a joke, for example) can be tricky for machines, and what's straightforward for machines (analyzing gigabytes of data) remains virtually impossible for humans.

Industry Tech Outlook Magazine


If intelligence and consciousness can indeed be reduced to series of mathematical models then carbon based human beings are a much better deployment vehicle than computers, their silica based counterparts. Carbon based systems have actually been perfected over millions of years through slow-but-steady Darwinian evolutionary approach, while their silica based counterparts have evolved over last 70 years by human beings themselves. Who will excel whom, and at what point of time, is the debate which has been raging since past several decades but never before it had been so cued towards artificial intelligence (AI). One way to think about AI is in terms of Descriptive, Predictive, and Prescriptive analytics, with the next step leading to Autonomous AI. Descriptive explains the data through visualization and basic statistics, predictive helps one predict future events, while prescriptive prescribes an action to a human as a response to a future event.

What is AI? Everything you need to know about Artificial Intelligence


The presence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming more and more ubiquitous as large companies like Netflix, Amazon, Spotify, etc. are continually deploying Artificial Intelligence related solutions that interact with users every day. When properly applied to business problems, these Artificial Intelligence related solutions can provide unique solutions that create a significant impact for businesses and users. Artificial Intelligence, the name itself explains its definition. Natural Intelligence is intelligence displayed by humans and animals. Artificial Intelligence is intelligence displayed by machines, which is not natural.

[2021 Update] Trends in AI and Machine Learning


Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are buzzwords that nearly everyone has heard these days. But, even those who aren't familiar with them encounter these new technologies almost every day. Research shows that 77% of the devices that we currently use have AI built into them. From a bevy of "smart" devices to Netflix recommendations to products like Amazon's Alexa and Google Home, AI is the force behind many modern technological comforts that are now part of our day-to-day lives. Besides, there are tons of innovative uses for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

AI & ML Are Not Same. Here's Why


The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us. Human evolution has entered a new phase on the back of breathtaking technology advances. Professor Klaus Schwab, in his seminal book, The Fourth Industrial Revolution, talks about the blurring of the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres. The Fourth Industrial Revolution deals with how technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning and the internet of things change the way we live and interact with the world and each other. Terms like AI and ML are thrown around a lot and are sometimes used alternatively.

eCommerce, Delivery And The Gig Economy Create Opportunities For Both Fraud And The Artificial Intelligence To Detect It


The first area most people think of with fraud is finance. That extends past scammers and includes a wide range of attacks including banking and trades. There has been much discussion on how artificial intelligence (AI) is being used to address wider areas of fraud, such as in pharmaceutical prescription fraud. Last year saw a phenomenal growth in the use of online marketplaces and delivery services. The growth of fraud in those areas also increased.

How to Kickstart an AI Venture Without Proprietary Data


A few years ago, I learned about the billions of dollars banks lose to credit card fraud on an annual basis. Better detection or prediction of fraud would be incredibly valuable. And so I considered the possibility of convincing a bank to share their transactional data in the hope of building a better fraud detection algorithm. The catch, unsurprisingly, was that no major bank is willing to share such data. They feel they're better off hiring a team of data scientists to work on the problem internally. My startup idea died a quick death.

A Complete Recommender System From Scratch in Python: Step by Step


Nowadays, we see recommendation systems everywhere. When you buy something in an online marketplace like Amazon, eBay, or any other place, they suggest similar products. On Netflix or youtube, you see the suggestions on your homepage similar to your previous activities or searches. They all follow this one idea. That is they take data from your previous activities and run a similarity analysis.

Natural Language Processing


Chapter 5 of this free 15 chapter AI handbook provides an overview of natural language processing.

Player-AI Interaction: What Neural Network Games Reveal About AI as Play Artificial Intelligence

The advent of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) bring human-AI interaction to the forefront of HCI research. This paper argues that games are an ideal domain for studying and experimenting with how humans interact with AI. Through a systematic survey of neural network games (n = 38), we identified the dominant interaction metaphors and AI interaction patterns in these games. In addition, we applied existing human-AI interaction guidelines to further shed light on player-AI interaction in the context of AI-infused systems. Our core finding is that AI as play can expand current notions of human-AI interaction, which are predominantly productivity-based. In particular, our work suggests that game and UX designers should consider flow to structure the learning curve of human-AI interaction, incorporate discovery-based learning to play around with the AI and observe the consequences, and offer users an invitation to play to explore new forms of human-AI interaction.