Many fear Artificial Intelligence as the road to robots taking over the world -- are they right?

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Disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and encryption hold the promise of solving some of the world's most pressing issues. Future innovations relying on their use are endless: creating remote health care for the elderly and people with disabilities, for instance, or protecting our privacy and creating smart cities that can reduce waste and ease congestion. But some people look at these innovations with a deep sense of fear, envisioning a future where robots take over our jobs and eventually eclipse us. It's an understandable fear – and one that's long been popularized by the movies and the media. It's even become a polarizing battle within the tech industry itself, with Elon Musk warning about the possible misuse and militarization of AI, while tech execs, including Google's Eric Schmidt and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, call Musk's views misleading and alarmist.

French tech firm Atos launches AI suite to accelerate app development


French technology consulting firm Atos has launched an artificial intelligence (AI) software suite for businesses across the world, which intends to make it simpler for teams to build AI-based applications using a combination of intellectual properties, a report said. Called Atos Codex AI Suite, the software package also intends to make it easier for teams of developers and data scientists to collaborate on the development and training of AI models, The Economic Times reported. The report also added that, with the help of the suite, the apps can be deployed and relocated across multiple environments like public cloud, on-premises or edge computing. "Atos Codex AI Suite tackles new enterprise, scientific and industry challenges, such as precision medicine, advanced prescriptive maintenance and prescriptive security, with a new generation of cognitive applications," said Arnaud Bertrand, senior vice-president, strategy and innovation BDS (Big Data and cybersecurity), Atos. Atos Codex AI Suite can either be purchased as a standalone software platform or together with a server infrastructure, the company added.

Smarter mobile chipsets key to democratization of Artificial Intelligence


New Delhi: Artificial Intelligence (AI) may be a hot topic in tech circles, but its real benefits will be served when it has been truly democratized, making it available for each individuals. While we are not so distant from a personal AI butler, tech firms are already making efforts in that direction. The first and critical aspect of the rollout is deepening the AI integration to the core of mobile phones. From Samsung Electronics Co., LG Electronics Inc., Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd to Xiaomi Inc., a number of old and new smartphone players are leveraging Artificial Intelligence in their newer phones in one way or another. And then, we have companies like Google (Alphabet Inc.) and Microsoft Corp., which are incorporating AI in their software to deliver smarter products like Google Photos and Windows OS.

Microsoft Azure CTO: AI and machine learning "are going to transform every industry"


Now that the basic appeal of cloud computing has been established -- compute and storage resources managed by your vendor instead of your employees -- those cloud vendors are looking at higher-level services. Artificial intelligence remains one of the most promising, according to Microsoft Azure CTO Mark Russinovich. Speaking at our GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit last week, Russinovich outlined several areas where Microsoft's cloud division is making bets, including blockchain technology and edge computing. But, like competitors Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud, Russinovich and Azure think machine-learning services will allow application developers to build things we can't yet conceive of that will seem obvious in five years. "We think it's going to transform every industry," Russinovich said.

What is AI? Everything you need to know


Far from being the stuff of science-fiction, artificial intelligence, or AI, is becoming an increasingly common sight in today's world. Combining the latest powerful software with top-of-the-range hardware, AI tools are being used to transform many areas of everyday life, from healthcare to traffic problems. But what is AI, and how is it being used today? Here is our guide to everything you need to know, and some of the most innovative and interesting use cases around today. For years, it was thought that computers would never be more powerful than the human brain, but as development has accelerated in modern times, this has proven to be not the case.

Nebula-AI (NBAI): The convergence of AI and Blockchain


The blockchain space is full of projects without a clear use case and clear value, but, as we'll see, there are also projects which are quite the opposite. Nebula-AI (NBAI) is creating a decentralized AI computing platform which will make AI DAPPS (which they call DAI Apps) a reality. The first product and demo that they released is Quant-AI: A cutting-edge trading price prediction tool. In this article, we'll dive into the specifics of this project and take a look at Quant AI and the broader concept of DAI Apps. Thanks to the use of GPUs and parallel computing for algorithms like machine learning (ML) AI has finally become widely viable.

AI's Ultimate Impact on Jobs is in Limbo and the Quantum Quandary


Welcome to the club if you are still behind the artificial intelligence curve. This is the last chapter of my AI series, and I hope it has shed a humble light upon the linchpin of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). Included below are links to previous installments. You do not want to miss the mini-documentary in part 3. Keep the following quotes in mind as I prognosticate today on AI jobs for the near-term. "I have all the tools and gadgets. I tell my son, who is a producer.

Are autonomous data centers on the horizon?


At some point in the not-too-distant future, artificial intelligence (AI) will drive our cars, write our programming code, and optimize how we do business. Data centers, too, will be unable to escape this trend. Thanks to machine learning technology, companies and data center operators will be able to coordinate and manage increasingly complex machines, infrastructures, and data more effectively than ever before, even as their numbers and data volumes continue to rise. Are completely autonomous, self-repairing data centers on the horizon? The data center is the backbone of the digital revolution.

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The first networked electronic mail message was sent by Ray Tomlinson of Bolt Beranek and Newman in 1971. This year, according to market research firm Radicati Group, 3.8 billion email users worldwide will send 281 billion messages every day. You may feel like a substantial number of them end up in your inbox. And yet, some observers say email is dying. It's so'last century', they say, compared to social media messaging, texting, and powerful new collaboration tools.

Here's How Microsoft Is Investing in AI


Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is in the middle of a massive transition right now, but you may not have noticed. That's because the company is moving effortlessly into the burgeoning artificial intelligence (AI) market -- and it's bringing its legacy products and services along with it. Over the past few years, Microsoft has successfully been building new features into its Office products and launching new AI-powered tools through its Azure cloud-computing service as the company looks beyond its Windows products to the fast-growing AI market. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said recently that AI is the "defining technology of our times," and he's probably right. AI has the capability to alter how we drive our cars, it will help automate our factories, it will both create and kill jobs, it can be used in warfare, and it's already being used to help improve our healthcare.