Element AI Joins Partnership on AI to Shape and Design Best Practices


MONTREAL--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Element AI, an artificial intelligence company that delivers groundbreaking AI solutions, today announced it has joined the Partnership on AI (PAI) to design best practices and principles that will promote fairness, safety, transparency, and positive social impact. PAI's goals are to study and formulate best practices on the development, testing, and fielding of AI technologies while advancing the public's understanding of AI. Its mission is to serve as an open platform for discussion and engagement about AI and its influences on people and society as well as identifying and fostering aspirational efforts in AI for socially beneficial purposes. Amazon, Apple, Google/DeepMind, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft founded the partnership to bring different, valuable perspectives to its efforts through the inclusion of innovative companies like Element AI. According to a statement released by the Partnership on AI, "We actively designed the Partnership on AI to bring together a diverse range of voices from for-profit and non-profit, all of whom share our belief in the tenets and are committed to collaboration and open dialogue on the many opportunities and rising challenges around AI." In addition to Element AI, another world renown company to join PAI is Element AI Series A investor NVIDIA along with other prestigious companies including: Accenture, Association for Computer Machinery, AI Now, Amnesty International, Article 19, Berkeley CHAI, doteveryone, Fraunhofer IAO, Future of Life Institute, Hastings Center at Yale University, Hong Kong University Electronic & Computer Engineering, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Omidyar Network, Oxford Internet Institute and Tufts HRI Lab.

Martin Brossman Addresses Artificial Intelligence and Your Future in Science Talk at St. Andrews University - Press Release - Digital Journal


A basic understanding of how it is affecting our culture is critical for business, students, sales representatives and professionals. It is a topic that inspires St. Andrews alumnus Martin Brossman to gather big-picture insights which he will share in his presentation at noon on Friday, October 20 in LA104 on the Laurinburg campus. "There has never been any other time in life when so many aspects of our world are focused on advancing artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning as today," Martin Brossman said, "I believe students and professionals need a basic understanding of how Machine Learning and AI are progressing today because its influence on our life is growing rapidly. As our world gets more automated and AI gains greater dominance in our society, working on enhancing our best human qualities will give us a competitive advantage." About the Friday Science Series "Friday Science at St. Andrews seminar series consists of a seminar most Friday's of each semester.

Pornhub is using machine learning to automatically tag its 5 million videos


Artificial intelligence has proven to be a dab hand at recognizing what's going on in photos and videos, but the datasets it's usually trained on are pretty genteel. Not so for Pornhub, which announced today that it's using machine learning to automatically catalog its videos. The site is starting small, deploying facial recognition software that will detect 10,000 individual porn stars and tag them in footage. It plans to scan all 5 million of its videos "within the next year," and then move onto more complicated territory: using the software to identify the specific categories videos belong to, like "public" and "blonde." In a press statement, Pornhub VP Corey Price said the company was joining the trend of firms using AI to "expedite antiquated processes."

The Global Service Robotics Market


The Global Service Robotics Market is a strategy report from Berg Insight analysing the latest developments on this market covering floor cleaning robots, robot lawn mowers, milking robots, humanoid robots, telepresence robots, powered human exoskeletons, surgical robots, AGVs, AMRs and UAVs. This strategic research report from Berg Insight provides you with 240 pages of unique business intelligence including 5-year industry forecasts and expert commentary on which to base your business decisions. The future is here: Service robotics will change our lives Robots are now being increasingly adopted for service applications, both by consumers and professionals. The service robot market comprises many different types of robots, most of which can be used for applications in multiple industries. At a consumer level service robots are commonly used for tedious and repetitive tasks such as domestic chores, or for leisure and entertainment purposes.

If you own a Ford pickup truck, it probably just got recalled


Ford has issued a recall of approximately 1.3 million of its vehicles. SEE ALSO: A futurist and innovations expert explains what is and isn't real about AI in movies Ford announced today that the recalled models lack a shield to protect their side doors' latches from water. This is a problem because water can severely damage a door's latch or actuation cable, the cable that facilitates the opening and closing of the door. If a cable or latch is damaged by water or freezes, it can stop the door from being able to open or close. It could also make your car door unable to fully close, putting it at risk of flying open while you're driving.

Frost & Sullivan Names IntelliVision the 2017 Entrepreneurial Company


IntelliVision, a pioneer and leader in AI/Deep Learning video analytics software for smart cameras, announced today that it has been named the 2017 Entrepreneurial Company of the Year for Security Intelligence and Video Analytics by leading analyst firm Frost & Sullivan. "Video analytics and intelligence functions will remain the most in-demand security technology segment for customers looking to modernize their security operations and increase overall efficiency," said Danielle VanZandt, security industry analyst with Frost & Sullivan. "IntelliVision's advanced analytics and intelligence technologies, coupled with its ability to deploy inside the camera, on-premise servers, or on the cloud put it well ahead of its competition in this field." "We are honored to receive this award from Frost & Sullivan," said Vaidhi Nathan, IntelliVision's CEO. "It is a vindication of our many years of research, development and customer service in the growing field of AI-based video analytics for smart cameras."

Canada is officially testing driverless cars on public streets


Canada is celebrating a technological milestone after its first official self-driving car test on public roads last week. The street test was conducted in Ottawa's west end using technology developed by Blackberry. The city of Ottawa announced a partnership with Blackberry's QNX team, the operating system arm of the company which is developing self-driving vehicle software. "With support from BlackBerry QNX and its Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Center and by working closely with all our partners, we are facilitating smart initiatives and research, and fuelling innovation and job creation in Ottawa," said the city's mayor, Jim Watson in a press release. The test was not run in real-life conditions as the roads were closed during the demonstration.

SAS continues to innovate, delivering AI capabilities on its modern, in-memory platform


Analytics leader SAS is helping customers gain more value from data with SAS Viya products, extending the value from the SAS Platform. These newest advances, such as embedded artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, will further address the needs of organisations that are making analytics core to their business. A variety of industries, countries and organisation sizes have embraced SAS Viya products. With SAS, data scientists, analysts, developers, IT, domain experts and executives can all generate data-driven insights – from the same, consistent data, fostering greater collaboration and driving innovations faster. SAS continues to deliver new capabilities, such as image recognition, deep learning and natural language understanding into the SAS Platform.

IBM's Watson is key to new artificial intelligence-powered ETF


As if active portfolio managers didn't have enough challenges from computer-driven passive investing strategies, now machines are directly horning in on their territory. San Francisco-based EquBot LLC is launching the first ever exchange-traded fund to use artificial intelligence, according to a company statement on Tuesday. Employing International Business Machines Corp.'s Watson platform, the AI Powered Equity ETF, ticker AIEQ, will attempt to mimic an army of equity research analysts working around the clock, according to Art Amador, co-founder of EquBot. "There has been an explosion of information," Amador said by phone. "AI provides a more informed way of investing."

AI In The Creative Industries


If you're working in the creative industries and wondering whether artificial intelligence is going to affect your world – even take your job – you could do worse than talk to Chris Chong. He's one of that feted breed, the serial entrepreneur and that of course means failure as well as success. "The creativity of entrepreneurship is always trying to stand on the edge of madness and innovation," he told Spikes Asia 2017. That meant "trying to see where the world will be in two to three years, and trying to position a company so that it takes advantage of those emerging trends." Chong's latest project is SumoStory, built upon the emerging trend of AI capabilities, plus the frustrations that he has personally encountered as an entrepreneur.