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'Big day for automation' as Canada launches AI supplier framework

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The Government of Canada has announced an approved supplier list of companies able to provide the state with artificial intelligence (AI) services and products. Chief information officer Alex Benay said it was a "big day for automation of Government of Canada services and overall modernisation of our institutions." The list of AI vendors, published on January 15, includes large tech companies such as Amazon, McKinsey & Company and Palantir, alongside smaller businesses such as Dessa, which has only been in operation since 2016. The web page announcing the pre-qualified suppliers list said each of the companies selected "met all of the mandatory criteria to provide Canada with responsible and effective AI services, solutions and products." The successful companies were banded into three groups, depending on the size of the contracts they could work on.


101 Data science interview questions and answers - 2019

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If you want to succeed in as data scientist, you need to have knowledge on statistics, linear algebra, data science, machine learning. You want to be be expert you learn about deep learning, Natural language processing, Computer vision and more. How many Types of statistics are there?


7 Core Qubit Technologies for Quantum Computing - Amit Ray

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Here we discussed the advantages and limitations of seven key qubit technologies for designing efficient quantum computing systems. The seven qubit types are: Superconducting qubits, Quantum dots qubits, Trapped Ion Qubits, Photonic qubits, Defect-based qubits, Topological Qubits, and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) . They are the seven pathways for designing effective quantum computing systems. Each one of them have their own limitations and advantages. We have also discussed the hierarchies of qubit types.


AI policy is tricky. From around the world, they came to hash it out

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Hal Abelson, an MIT computer scientist, talks to senior policymakers from countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Hal Abelson, an MIT computer scientist, talks to senior policymakers from countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Hal Abelson, an MIT computer scientist, talks to senior policymakers from countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The subject was artificial intelligence, and his students last week were mainly senior policymakers from countries in the 36-nation Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Abelson began with a brisk history of machine learning, starting in the 1950s.


Warehouse Robots Pave Way for More AI Logistics PYMNTS.com

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Robots have taken their place inside eCommerce and other commerce-related warehouses, and will in the coming years take even larger roles in fulfillment, according to estimates. Hot on their trail are machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) technology -- the software and algorithms promising to reduce the risks of overstocking and understocking, and providing other benefits that can boost retailers' revenue. Overstocking costs retailers about $470 billion annually, according to one of the most recent estimates, this one from IHL Group. Understocking is even more expensive -- about $630 billion in global annual costs. Algorithms -- most notably, the ones used by Amazon -- already help assuage both problems by predicting consumer demand "for hundreds of millions of products it sells, often as much as 18 months ahead," according to The Economist.


What's Coming: Tech Hiring Predictions For 2019

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From the further advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to the increased reliance on data analytics and data science, this past year has been significant for all things tech as it relates to business needs. As executives and finance departments look to strategize for 2019, here's a look at some of my core tech hiring predictions for 2019 -- based on my observations as the CEO of a digital media and tech staffing firm for short- and long-term talent -- to help ensure your business remains informed and capable of attracting (and retaining) the most in-demand talent. According to Gartner's April 2018 forecast, worldwide IT spending is projected to reach about $3.85 trillion in 2019, up 2.8% from 2018. Despite the various pieces of negative press big tech has received, the business advancements and benefits provided through the adoption of AI, ML, cloud technologies and tools in the workplace have led to a continued investment in IT departments. Almost half of the respondents to the 2018 Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey reported an IT budget increase, and 48% expected a budget increase within the next year.


Lessons From The Man Who Has Revolutionized The Grocery Business - AI Trends

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As Ocado Chief Technology Officer Paul Clarke notes, the company has become a hardware company, as well, for example developing robots that pick the groceries for customers. The company has been able to use some of those profits to invest substantially in research and development. Ocado began life competing with traditional grocery business. Clarke describes the company's fascinating innovation journey herein. You are the Chief Technology Officer of Ocado Technology.


The AI Arms Race Means We Need AI Ethics

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Artificial Intelligence talent is this generation's atomic weapon . There is huge economic power in data; Artificial Intelligence is the key to unlocking it and this is driving an AI arms race to amass talent and become the next superpower. The AI community is so enthralled by the science in this age of discovery that it hasn't properly stopped to examine the risks from who controls the power and what they do with it. It is easy to write off the dangers as the dystopian delusions of a science-fiction obsessed Skynet or WestWorld fanatic, and while those may be far-fetched, there are more likely scenarios where the absence of clear ethics and regulations in Artificial Intelligence can create tiered societies, powerful monopolies, unaccountable governments and abuses of power. The biggest multinational companies and governments are realising long-term strategies to control more AI talent than their competitors.


Mathematics for Data Science – Towards Data Science

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Learning the theoretical background for data science or machine learning can be a daunting experience, as it involves multiple fields of mathematics, and a long list of online resources. In this piece, my goal is to suggest resources to build the mathematical background necessary to get up and running in data science practical/research work. These suggestions are derived from my own experience in the data science field, and following up with the latest resources suggested by the community. However, if you are a beginner in machine learning and looking to get a job in industry, I don't recommend studying all the math before starting to do actual practical work, this bottom up approach is counter-productive and you'll get discouraged, as you started with the theory (dull?) before the practice (fun!). My advice is to do it the other way around (top down approach), learn how to code, learn how to use the PyData stack (Pandas, sklearn, Keras, etc..), get your hands dirty building real world projects, use libraries documentations and YouTube/Medium tutorials.


AI Outperforms Doctors in Cervical Cancer Detection

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Recently, a new study revealed that a computer algorithm was not only able to accurately analyze digital images drawn from cervical screenings but also detect precancerous changes that required more medical follow-up. The new technique dubbed automated visual evaluation boasts the ability to transform point-of-care cervical screening. "Our findings show that a deep learning algorithm can use images collected during routine cervical cancer screening to identify precancerous changes that, if left untreated, may develop into cancer," Mark Schiffman, MD, MPH, of the National Cancer Institute's Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, and senior author of the study said in a press release. "In fact, the computer analysis of the images was better at identifying precancer than a human expert reviewer of Pap tests under the microscope (cytology)." SEE MORE: UK's National Health Service Trialing AI Software for Diagnosing Cancer The release also showed that the artificial intelligence-based approach is easy to perform.