Humans-in-the-Loop? Which Humans? Which Loop?


For people working in Artificial Intelligence, the term "Human-in-the-Loop" is familiar i.e. a human in the process to validate and improve the AI. There are many situations where it applies, as many as there are AI applications. Let's take for example the automation of a contact center. A customer submits a ticket which is fielded by a Helpdesk Agent who triages and routes the ticket to the appropriate department where a Case Handler resolves the query and passes back to the Customer to close off the ticket. For products or services which don't require specialist case handlers, this situation reduces to the Helpdesk Agent and Case Handler being the same person and looking after both tasks e.g. in a retail bank or airline where the Agent would do almost all the tasks apart from escalations and complaints.

Digital Controllership: Finance and Accounting Robotic Process Automation a Priority


In a recent Deloitte Center for Controllership poll of more than 1,700 finance, accounting and other professionals, 52.8 percent say their organizations plan digital controllership improvements--leveraging process automation, analytics and other technologies for financial and accounting processes--in the year ahead. Using finance and accounting robotic process automation (RPA) to increase efficiency and internal controls is the top priority for such efforts (34.7 percent). "Finance and accounting process automation can really run the gamut. Simpler, enhanced finance automation can address common, industry agnostic accounting issues. RPA can build momentum by performing repetitive, manual financial and accounting processes.

Stanford NLP and Java 9: Creating an Email Spam Filter - DZone AI


In this article, I would like to illustrate how Stanford's Natural Language Processing and Java 9 can be used to create a spam filter for an email account. The goal is for all incoming messages to be scanned, and if they contain any spam information, they will be moved to a spam folder. Next, we create a project called EmailSpamFilter in Eclipse Oxygen. This is similar to the MVC pattern but instead of a model and view, we have EmailListener and MessageNLP. In the source code below, the class that represents MessageNLP is EmailTextClassifier.

Here's why Apple built a recycling robot that rips apart 200 iPhones per hour


Apple has announced the creation of Daisy, a robot specifically designed to quickly disassemble several different iPhone models and recycle parts that can be used again, the company detailed in a Thursday press release. Daisy is actually a bit of a composite itself--the robot is made up of parts from another recycling robot, Liam, that was created in 2016, the release said. Daisy will be used first in the US and Europe and then expand worldwide. According to Apple's release, Daisy will be able take apart nearly 200 iPhones per hour, pushing the company closer to its goal of ending its reliance on mining for vital smartphone materials like cobalt. From every 100,000 iPhones Daisy disassembles, the release said, Apple will be able to harness about 1 kg of gold, 7.5kg of silver, almost two tons of aluminum, and 11kg worth of certain rare-earth elements and minerals like cobalt, palladium, tungsten, tantalum, and tin.

Bovines online: Farmers are using b AI /b to help monitor cows


No time to ruminate on that because the moment has arrived, thanks to a Dutch company that has married two technologies -- motion sensors and AI -- with the aim of bringing the barnyard into the 21st century. The company, Connecterra, has brought its IDA system, or "The Intelligent Dairy Farmer's … Read more: Bovines online: Farmers are using AI to help monitor cows

GRCC Will Be Offering Two Drone Courses – DEEP AERO DRONES – Medium


Farmers, construction industry, inspection, survey, search and rescue are some of the areas where drones are majorly being used. Colleges are also showing an interest in the drone technology, and Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) will be offering two drone courses that will increase people's skill set and offer more economic opportunities. Topics such as use of navigational charts, aviation weather sources and emergency procedures will also be discussed. Julie Parks, the executive director of workforce training, mentioned, "GRCC President Bill Pink has emphasized the need for the college to have a relevant and responsive curriculum to meet current and future labour demands."

AI Geniuses Are Being Paid Over $1 Million At Elon Musk's OpenAI


Elon Musk's OpenAI is paying big money for the world's best AI researchers. There's been a lot of speculation in the last couple of years about how much money technology firms are paying the world's top artificial intelligence (AI) experts but concrete numbers have been hard to come by. That changed this week when Cade Metz, a journalist for The New York Times, revealed that he had stumbled upon a tax filing from OpenAI -- an AI research lab set up by Tesla CEO Elon Musk -- that included staff salaries and bonuses. The numbers are high, especially when you consider the fact that Open AI is a non-profit organisation. The company, which says it is working to ensure AI benefits all of humanity, was founded in San Francisco in 2015.

Seven Artificial Intelligence Advances Expected This Year


Artificial intelligence (AI) has had a variety of targeted uses in the past several years, including self-driving cars. Recently, California changed the law that required driverless cars to have a safety driver. Now that AI is getting better and able to work more independently, what's next? We asked seven technology experts from the Forbes Technology Council their thoughts on the advances and implementations in AI that they expect to see in the year ahead. All the responses touched on how AI can help humans now, instead of much further down the road.

Artificial Intelligence. Our Salvation or Destruction - The Vale of Reality


The Joey P Podject begins it's Arrogance of Man series with a look at the Pro's and Con's of Artificial Intelligence. Will A.I. be our greatest achievement or our worst Nightmare. Come take a journey with Joey P as he discusses the good and bad that can come with Man's greatest invention. We will be able to control something far superior to us? This episode is the first step in a long journey into the Arrogance of Man? Buckle up and enjoy .

A robotic path lined with cybersecurity bumps


Robots and AI have been the talk of town in recent years. Many organizations, such as Foxconn, Amazon, and Siemens, have taken to deploying industrial robots in the workforce for very specific tasks, such as product packaging, assembly, supply chain operations, and so on, automating the manual work traditionally done by the human workers. A survey conducted by the International Federation of Robotics forecasted that by 2018, up to 1.3 million robots will be in service worldwide, with China accounting for more than one-third of all installed. In addition to industrial robots, many other technology giants also made headway building personal robot assistants that we will likely welcome into our homes in the near future. However, with more robots working and living among people and taking more responsibilities in the business environment, we ought to ask ourselves – are these robots adequately secured?