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Open-sourcing AI Habitat, an advanced simulation platform for embodied AI research

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From a robot asked to "grab my phone from the desk upstairs" to a device that helps its visually impaired wearer navigate an unfamiliar subway system, the next generation of AI-powered assistants will need to demonstrate a broad range of abilities. Many researchers believe the most effective way to develop these skills is to focus on embodied AI, which uses interactive environments to ground systems' training in the real world, rather than relying on static data sets. To accelerate progress in this space, we're sharing AI Habitat, a new simulation platform created by Facebook AI that's designed to train embodied agents (such as virtual robots) in photo-realistic 3D environments. Our goal in sharing AI Habitat is to provide the most universal simulator to date for embodied research, with an open, modular design that's both powerful and flexible enough to bring reproducibility and standardized benchmarks to this subfield. To illustrate the benefits of this new platform, we're also sharing Replica, a data set of hyperrealistic 3D reconstructions of a staged apartment, retail store, and other indoor spaces that were generated by a group of scientists within Facebook Reality Labs (FRL).


3 Top Artificial Intelligence Stocks to Watch in June

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For technology investors, artificial intelligence (AI) is the next frontier. And for good reason, as Accenture finds investments in AI will turbocharge the economy, boosting productivity in the U.S. by more than a third and nearly doubling GDP growth rates. Early-stage AI investors are in a key position for multidecade returns. We asked a trio of our Motley Fool contributors to highlight three companies well poised to take advantage of AI's growth. Anders Bylund (IBM): With $78.7 billion of trailing revenues and $17.7 billion in EBITDA profits, IBM is an instant giant in pretty much any niche it decides to address.


The Boston Dynamics Robot's Revenge!!!

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I love all those real life robot videos out there from Boston Dynamics, they are simply a marvel to behold. The technology these days involved in robotics is stunning and even a bit creepy but one thing is for certain these robots aren't going away anytime soon! One thing that that I always found funny are the videos where the humans are fucking with the robots to test their durability and balance, pushing them over and just basically making them look like complete fools. Well this latest video from the Youtube channel "Corridor" sure does hit the spot when we get a glimpse of a robot who's just plain had enuff!! The VFX wizards behind this video have got people out there seeing the rise of robots in our modern culture in a whole new way- check this amazing shit out!!


Automation Anywhere is looking for a great Key Account Manager (Netherlands).

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Ready to make an impact on the global automation revolution? McKinsey Global Institute ranked "automation of knowledge" work as #2 in their top 12 disruptive technologies that will transform life, business, and the global economy. Automation Anywhere is the market leader in driving the adoption of robotic process automation technology across leading Fortune 1000 and other companies across more than 90 countries. At Automation Anywhere, we are passionate in our belief that Digital Colleagues will free people to create, think, discover, and ultimately build great companies. As a Key Account Manager, you have a proven sales record of successful software sales to the largest Enterprises.


Robot Writers AI - How artificial intelligence is automating writing

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Researchers at the University of Washington plan to release their AI algorithm – GROVER -- that they say can generate extremely convincing, text-based fake news. The system is also able to write in the style of highly respected publications like The New York Times, The Washington Post and Wired. Researchers say their motivation for releasing the algorithm is to alert the public that such technology can be easily created and deployed. Data journalists formulate the appropriate story templates, and human editors review each story, according to Jason Hwang, head of partnerships, Hoodline. Essentially, they want AI-generated writing to be more human.


AI Plus Human Intelligence Is The Future Of Work

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We are living in interesting times, where digital assistants schedule meetings, chatbots work alongside humans as teaching assistants, and your suitcase can now become self driving luggage as showcased at CES, 2018. The implications are just starting to be felt in the workplace. In 2017, I wrote about how The Employee Experience is the Future of Work. Now, as we enter 2018, the next journey for HR leaders will be to leverage artificial intelligence combined with human intelligence and create a more personalized employee experience. As we increase our personal usage of chatbots (defined as software which provides an automated, yet personalized, conversation between itself and human users), employees will soon interact with them in the workplace as well.


5 Top AI Trends

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Here are 5 significant artificial intelligence trends to look forward to that will affect myriad industries on an international scale led by giant tech companies that are now investing huge sums in artificial intelligence research. Last year, implementations of AI rose significantly in so many platforms, tools and applications around the world, impacting healthcare, education and other industries as more and more people are opting for e-solutions based on AI and machine learning. Then there's the automotive industry with self-driving cars, the agricultural sector opting for intelligent robots to tackle the sowing as well as insecticide spraying on crops; the list goes on. As tech industry giants, including Google, Facebook and Amazon, invest billions now in AI and machine learning research, let's explore how 2019 is unfolding on this front. Major chip manufacturers including Intel, Nvidia, AMD and ARM aim to produce AI-powered chips to speed up the operations of applications that run on AI.


HR Process Automation - Customization and Management of HR Processes from Beginning to End

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The global robotic process automation (RPA) market size is expected to reach USD 3.11 billion by 2025. The global market is estimated to expand at a CAGR of 31.1% between 2018 – 2025. Different organizations in different sectors are increasingly challenged by the growing market competition due to shift in technology and changing consumer preferences. All these challenges in today's professional life means one thing: constant movement. Which means today's organizations are required to comply with complex administrative procedures.


Boston Dynamics: New Robots Now Fight Back

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DISCLAIMER This video is a comedic parody and is not in anyway associated with the actual Boston Dynamics Robotics Company.


Here come the robots to do our job?

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In the slew of stories and news on the transformation that technology is likely to make to our lives there has been a strong flavour of fear, or at least foreboding, about how robotics could cut a swathe through traditional jobs – mostly unskilled. More recently this has focused on the possible threat to established professions – could Artificial Intelligence (AI) mean that many professional, skilled jobs now be under threat? Indeed, a recent book by a father and son team (the Susskinds) called the "Future of the professions"- subtitled "how technology will transform the work of human experts" sets out two scenarios – one in which technology delivers a more efficient version of today, and the other more apocalyptic, which envisages capable systems replacing people in a number of traditional professions and their traditional'expertise'. Whether you view this as negative or not will depend on your sector, your perspective and to a certain extent your age. Interestingly the young are optimistic about technology despite being in the immediate firing line.