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Nvidia leaps forward into AI and Supercomputing

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Most of you are probably familiar with the chip giants like Intel & AMD which command a bigger share of the computing processor market, but this entrant to the chip market in 1993 has solidified its reputation as a big name in the arena. Although most well-known for its graphical processing units (GPUs) -- GeForce is its primary & most popular product line, the company also provides system-on-a-chip units (SoCs) for the mobile computing and automotive market. Since 2014, Nvidia has begun to diversify its business from the niche markets of gaming, automotive electronics, and mobile devices. It is now venturing into the futuristic AI, along with providing parallel processing capabilities to researchers and scientists that allow them to efficiently run high-performance applications. Let's review of some these endeavors.


Hey Google ... what movie should I watch today? How AI can affect our decisions

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Social media algorithms, artificial intelligence and our own genetics are among the factors influencing us beyond our awareness. This raises an ancient question: do we have control over our own lives? This article is part of The Conversation's series on the science of free will. Have you ever used Google Assistant, Apple's Siri or Amazon Alexa to make decisions for you? Perhaps you asked it what new movies have good reviews, or to recommend a cool restaurant in your neighbourhood.


Deep Learning 101 -- Role of Deep Learning in Artificial Intelligence

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Since the last decade or so, the developments in information technology have been propelled by advancements in areas of Artificial intelligence and Machine learning. Recently, there is a healthy debate going on regarding potential advantages and disadvantages of same between two powerhouses -- Elon Musk of Tesla and Mark Zuckerberg. While the media is jumping on the bandwagon, it is important to understand some basic concepts of AI, ML and Deep Learning to get a better sense of What they do and How they can be useful. Refer to the picture below to get a better sense of co-relation between AI, ML and Deep Learning and how do Artificial Neural Networks work. How does Deep Learning work?


AI-related job growth correlates to improved social welfare through economic growth

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Artificial intelligence carries the promise of making industry more efficient and our lives easier. With that promise, however, also comes the fear of job replacement, hollowing out of the middle class, increased income inequality, and overall dissatisfaction. According to the quarterly CNBC/SurveyMonkey Workplace Happiness survey from October last year, 37% of workers between the ages of 18 and 24 are worried about AI eliminating their jobs. But a recent study from two researchers affiliated with the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) challenged this public perception about AI's impact on social welfare. The study found a relationship between AI-related jobs and increases in economic growth, which in return improved the well-being of the society.


Opportunities for Group Insurance Innovation during the Pandemic - Global IQX

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Insurers who invested heavily in innovative technologies like artificial intelligence before the pandemic are now reaping the greatest benefits – but there remains plenty of room to grow. Over the months since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared, the group insurance industry has moved from putting out fires towards a new "business as usual," with remote work, redesigned business processes, and limited face to face meetings or business travel. While most insurers are doing their best to ensure business continuity and maintain pre-pandemic customer-service standards, many were exposed to a sudden shockwave of evolved customer expectations and challenges in transitioning employees to a virtual work environment. Group insurance providers were particularly exposed to the unknown, including a possible reduction in revenues due to business closures, layoffs, and group plan cancellations. On the other hand, there were fewer claims as many insured employees stopped seeing their dentists, doctors, chiropractors, physiotherapists, and so on. While the pandemic has propelled the economic conditions for serious disruption in the group benefits industry, many established insurers have discovered the benefits of innovative technologies in this "new normal."


Defense Official Calls Artificial Intelligence the New Oil

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Artificial intelligence is the new oil, and the governments or the countries that get the best datasets will unquestionably develop the best AI, the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center's chief technology officer said Oct. 15. Speaking on a panel about AI superpowers at the Politico AI Summit, Nand Mulchandani said AI is a very large technology and industry. "It's not a single, monolithic technology," he said. "It's a collection of algorithms, technologies, etc., all cobbled together to call AI." The United States has access to global datasets, and that's why global partnerships are so incredibly important, he said, noting the Defense Department launched the AI partnership for defense at the JAIC recently to have access to global datasets with partners, which gives DOD a natural advantage in building these systems at scale.


Meet L.A.'s firefighting robot. RS3 can battle flames too dangerous for humans – IAM Network

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With its bright-yellow armored body, grippy tank-like treads, plow nose and water cannon, the Los Angeles Fire Department's latest piece of equipment looks more like a Star Wars sidekick than a firefighting assistant. But this mini robot tanker is an inferno buster that pack a powerful punch of water or foam and can go where firefighters otherwise can't. The LAFD on Tuesday became the first fire department in the nation to acquire the Robotics Systems 3, a droid on steroids.LAFD Chief Ralph Terrazas said firefighters put their lives on the line when battling blazes. This year, 11 LAFD crew members were severely injured when a fireball engulfed four downtown buildings after a massive explosion that was ignited by hazardous materials.Now, firefighters can use RS3 as a safer alternative in battling potentially explosive blazes and it allows the department to get inside a burning building when humans could not dare enter safely. "I can afford to lose one of these wonderful machines, I cannot afford to lose a firefighter," Terrazas said, admiring the control pad that remotely operates the firefighting drone.On Tuesday morning, as flames engulfed a pair of industrial textile buildings in downtown L.A., firefighters …


OrionStar Unveils Its Humanoid Robotic Coffee and Tea Master

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The Robotic Coffee Master is designed to complete all steps autonomously, including grabbing the cup and the pot, grinding beans, transferring the grind, pouring and serving.By RTN Staff – 9.29.2020 Is the world ready for a robotic barista? One company is placing big bets that indeed it is. Chinese-based OrionStar has introduced the Robotic Coffee Master, which it describes as "a humanoid robot barista that simulates master-level brewing techniques and guarantees a refined taste in every cup." The robot, which can also prepare and serve tea, reportedly combines dual 6-axis robotic arms and 3,000 hours of AI learning.


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Why "AI" Is a Fraud

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Who will be crowned the world's first trillionaire? Mark Cuban says there's one disruptive trend that'll bring a whole new meaning to the word "rich." You likely know Cuban as a star investor on ABC's Shark Tank. The billionaire also owns the Dallas Mavericks. "The world's first trillionaires are going to come from somebody who masters AI." Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the most hyped up trend on the planet.