If you are looking for an answer to the question What is Artificial Intelligence? and you only have a minute, then here's the definition the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence offers on its home page: "the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines."
However, if you are fortunate enough to have more than a minute, then please get ready to embark upon an exciting journey exploring AI (but beware, it could last a lifetime) …
Here is something we all love: tech buzz words and the grand promise of new technologies. You know it's right, because me, you and the person pitching the sales deck use them all the time. "The Internet Of Things will connect everything," "Blockchain will democratize everything," and "AI will solve all of our problems." AI specifically is high on the buzz word list: from traffic jams to climate change, there is a solution, and it is the new breed of machines that can think and act like us. Most of everything that was once plain "digital" is becoming "AI-enabled."
Here is something we all love: tech buzz words and the grand promise of new technologies. You know its right, because me, you and the person pitching the sales deck, we use them all the time. "The Internet Of Things will connect everything," "blockchain will democratize everything," and "AI will solve all of our problems." AI specifically is high on the buzz word list: from traffic jams to climate change, there is a solution, and it is the new breed of machines that can think and act like us. Most of everything that was once plain "digital" is becoming "AI-enabled."
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The Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) in partnership with Intel has announced the launch of a new phase of the Intel Innovation Center in the integrated free zone technology park. The new phase will be hosted by Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus (Dtec), DSOA's wholly owned tech incubation center. Moreover, the Intel Innovation Center's new phase will directly be aligned with "Project Mustakbal", an Intel initiative that seeks to accelerate the Middle East's digital transformation. The Centre set to become a hub for future technological development in the region that will feature artificial intelligence (AI), Blockchain, Video analytics and Autonomous Driving. Muammar Al Katheeri, Executive Vice President of Engineering and Smart City at DSOA, said in a statement, "Four years ago, we launched with Intel the region's first Internet of Things (IoT) ignition lab that has already added significant value to tech start-ups and entrepreneurs in the UAE. Today we celebrate our partnership with Intel as we step forward together into a new milestone through the inauguration of the Intel Innovation Center that has found an ideal home at DSO. With its dynamic mix of business partners and boasting an environment that fosters the entrepreneurial spirit, DSO continues to push the boundaries of technological innovation."
Employees toil at lines, doing the same task, repeatedly, in order to assemble a final product. A line stoppage or bottleneck can cost a fortune. What if the manufacturer could see what was going on, in real time, and fix any issues before they become real problems? Or come up with ways to make the process run smoother and more efficiently? That's the basic idea behind Drishti Technologies, a four-year-old startup cofounded by Prasad Akella, a 57-year-old Indian entrepreneur who's best known for leading the General Motors team that developed collaborative robots in the 1990s.
As one of the world's leading artificial intelligence entrepreneurs, Dr Catriona Wallace is urging Sydney to adopt AI infrastructure and the Internet of Things to prepare the city for the future. Wallace, like all the visionaries profiled in this story, is Sydney-based, so she has a truly local perspective. She is part of a large cohort of entrepreneurs committed to making Sydney an innovative city. "That's the greatest opportunity the city has," the founder and executive director of the ASX-listed Flamingo AI says. "AI can improve liveability, work stability and sustainability through things like autonomous vehicles, a distributed energy grid, a smarter food system, next generation weather predictions, smart disaster response and connected homes. So there's lots of different opportunities to use technology to improve quality of life."
Although adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) for the enterprise is still in the early days, the technology has matured enough for entrepreneurs to start gathering inspiration and evaluating opportunities for potential applications. Every day, processing capabilities for neural networks increase, as does accessibility to off-the-shelf APIs from big tech and academic institutions that help speed up innovation. Entrepreneurs have also learned the wisdom of targeting AI applications toward specific, well-defined business problems, rather than trying to sell generalized toolkits to business users or get bogged down in custom software consulting engagements that solve nonrepeatable use cases. There are more opportunities today for entrepreneurs to focus on solving vertical problems than creating horizontal solutions. It is in the ethos of established tech companies to build generic solutions for customers across industries.
Studies have shown that AI can outperform human doctors at identifying breast cancer from ... [ ] mammograms. Here, a clinician interprets a mammogram in a hospital in France. There has been increased hand-wringing across the AI community in recent months about the limitations of deep learning. It was a dominant theme a few months ago at NeurIPS, the world's premier AI conference. In December, deep learning pioneer Yoshua Bengio and AI researcher Gary Marcus engaged in a high-profile televised debate about whether deep learning was the right path forward for AI.