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Army researchers develop A.I. tech that helps U.S. soldiers learn 13x faster than conventional methods

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A Phys.org article states that Army researchers are making huge strides in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) that can support U.S. soldiers on the battlefield. Their latest development is an affordable yet capable AI assistant that can reportedly help human troops learn more than 13 times faster than normal training methods. Featuring vastly improved machine learning capabilities, the AI will be installed upon the Army's future ground combat vehicles. It is intended to help a human soldier spot important clues, recognize the developing situation, and come up with a solution to the problem on the fly. The AI would reportedly help preserve American lives during the chaos of combat.


Three Impacts Of Artificial Intelligence On Society

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Over the next five years, we are about to witness the world we live in entirely disrupted by improvements in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. Children today are growing up with AI assistants in their homes (Google Assistant, Siri and Alexa) -- to the point that you might consider their mere presence an extension of co-parenting. As voice and facial recognition continue to evolve, machine learning algorithms are getting smarter. More and more industries are being influenced by AI, and our society as we know it is transforming. The transportation industry looks like it will be the first to be completely disrupted by artificial intelligence.


Three Impacts Of Artificial Intelligence On Society

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Over the next five years, we are about to witness the world we live in entirely disrupted by improvements in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. Children today are growing up with AI assistants in their homes (Google Assistant, Siri and Alexa) -- to the point that you might consider their mere presence an extension of co-parenting. As voice and facial recognition continue to evolve, machine learning algorithms are getting smarter. More and more industries are being influenced by AI, and our society as we know it is transforming. The transportation industry looks like it will be the first to be completely disrupted by artificial intelligence.


Inside AI: Technology Landscape of Artificial Intelligence

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AI Clouds: Lego blocking cloud based services with developer kits, large general purpose AI companies are enabling developers to deploy algorithms via SDKs within their cloud hosted platforms. From Microsoft Azure AI platform all the way to Amazon's AWS AI Offerings, these organizations provide pre-trained models, GPUs and storage that are necessary for more effective continuous deployment, testing and quality assurance (QA). AI Languages: Beyond software applications to onboard users onto AI platforms, companies are standardizing new languages to familiarize developers to continually build using their libraries. Uber's AI Labs, for example, released their own probabilistic python offshoot programming language, Pyro. Wit.ai is another language for developers to build cross device applications.


Are you talking to me? Voice technology and AI at CES 2018

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There's no question as to who the real technology star is now: it's you. Your voice is what hundreds of companies are vying to attract, with thousands of new products calling out for you to talk to them. Voice-activated technology has erupted over the last 12 months since Amazon's Alexa was informally crowned breakout technology champion of the CES 2017 consumer tech show. Seemingly by stealth, Amazon had snuck Alexa into a dizzying array of products and everywhere you turned, there she was. Alexa was the name on everyone's lips – literally – and Amazon had achieved this near-ubiquitous name- recognition without even having a stand at the gargantuan annual gadget-fest in Las Vegas.


Deep Learning for Recommender Systems – eBay Tech Berlin

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Finding a car that fits your preferences can be a very time-consuming task and may drive you crazy. On the other hand, with approximately 1.5 million cars on our platform, vehicle descriptions that are constantly changing and users that are still exploring may also drive us as the solution provider crazy. Under these circumstances, matching cars with users' preferences is challenging and by the time you've found a match, your perfect car might be gone.


The Amazing Ways Microsoft Uses AI To Drive Business Success

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The adoption of AI in business and society is being spurred on by tech giants with resources to design, build and roll out services affordable and simple enough for everyday use. Microsoft is one of those at the forefront. This year, the words "artificial intelligence" appeared in a vision statement for the first time, reaffirming that smart, learning machines are considered central to everything they do. While it may only just be beginning to shout about it, Microsoft has been building intelligent functionality into many of its products and services for some time. If you regularly use Skype, Office 365, Cortana or Bing, you have probably come across them.


New Google Street View Cameras Will Fuel AI Assistants

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Everyone's favorite creepy Google tool is about to help Google get even creepier. Wired reports that the cameras Google uses to create imagery on its Street View service have gotten their first upgrade in eight years. Now, the vehicles use eight cameras to capture sharper images of the roads, a rig better suited to 2017 than 2009. But perhaps the most important cameras on the vehicles are the two high-definition units facing perpendicular to the direction of travel. Those units record images of stores, road signs, and other objects at the side of the road in incredible detail--and information gleaned from the data will feed Google's ever-hungry machine-learning algorithms.


10 Powerful Examples Of Artificial Intelligence In Use Today

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The machines haven't taken over. However, they are seeping their way into our lives, affecting how we live, work and entertain ourselves. From voice-powered personal assistants like Siri and Alexa, to more underlying and fundamental technologies such as behavioral algorithms, suggestive searches and autonomously-powered self-driving vehicles boasting powerful predictive capabilities, there are several examples and applications of artificial intellgience in use today. However, the technology is still in its infancy. What many companies are calling A.I. today, aren't necessarily so.


Is government ready for AI? -- FCW

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Artificial intelligence is helping the Army keep its Stryker armored vehicles in fighting shape. Army officials are using IBM's Watson AI system in combination with onboard sensor data, repair manuals and 15 years of maintenance data to predict mechanical problems before they happen. IBM and the Army's Redstone Arsenal post in Alabama demonstrated Watson's abilities on 350 Stryker vehicles during a field test that began in mid-2016. The Army is now reviewing the results of that test to evaluate Watson's ability to assist human mechanics, and the early insights are encouraging. The Watson AI enabled the pilot program's leaders to create the equivalent of a "personalized medicine" plan for each of the vehicles tested, said Sam Gordy, general manager of IBM U.S. Federal.