12 tips for Designing and Managing an AI-driven product


Here's a question that will keep future Artificial Intelligence (AI) entrepreneurs up at night: How do you manage a product when the software starts writing itself? We're not quite there yet, but as we build smarter, more complex software that has elements driven by AI we're also making less predictable software. We know that AI will bring more capabilities to software, but it will also make software harder to design and manage since it will sometimes behave in unplanned ways. This is just a phenomenon that comes along with making complex systems. And that's where we are going with software.

AI, ML & Deep Learning – Differences Explained by Experts


Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Deep Learning (DL) – these are the three trending buzzwords that have created a great hype over the Internet and other media platforms for some time now. Irrespective of whether people hold a sound knowledge of the data science or not, everyone is actively making their own statements explaining the differences between these technologies, which thereby creating a mysterious situation for the newbies and laymen to understand the true differences between them. To make the things easy, this article will initially explain "what AI, ML, and DL are?", and later discusses the key differences between them. The definition of AI as per Wikipedia is – "the intelligence demonstrated by the In simple words, Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be referred as the'skill for a machine to exhibit its intelligent behavior'. Machine Learning as found in the Wikipedia is "the sub-field of computer science that gives computers the skill to learn without being explicitly programmed".

Dogs Show 'Sad Puppy Face' More Often When Being Watched

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Dogs change their facial expressions when they know people are looking at them--perhaps in an effort to communicate. For instance, canines in the study would make the classic "sad puppy face"--raising their inner eyebrows to make their eyes look larger and more infant-like--when looking into a human's eyes. The discovery adds to scientists' ever-growing understanding of man's best friend, one of our species's longest companions. Humans and dogs have lived side by side by some 30,000 years, and along the way, evolution seems to have sculpted dogs' behavior. Research has shown that dogs constantly monitor humans, intently watch our gestures, and in comparison to hand-reared wolf puppies, tend to look up at human faces more often.

Natural Stupidity is more Dangerous than Artificial Intelligence


Do you know what's more dangerous than artificial intelligence? In this article, I will explore natural stupidity in more detail and show how our current technology (driven by narrow artificial intelligence) is making us collectively dumber. We've all had this experience of using a GPS to guide us around an unfamiliar place only to realize later that we have no recollection or ability to get to that place again without the aid of a GPS. Not only is our directional instinct diminished because of lack of use, but so is our own memories. We've all experienced losing our ability to recall due to our over use of Google.

To Survive the Streets, Self-Driving Cars Have to Start Thinking Like Humans


Next time you're driving down the road or walking down the street, pause to consider how you read your surroundings. How you pay extra attention to the kid kicking a soccer ball around her front lawn and the slightly wobbly, nervous looking cyclist. How you deprioritize the woman striding toward the street, knowing she's heading for the group of friends waving to her from the sidewalk. You make these calls by drawing on a lifetime of social and cultural experience so ingrained you hardly need to think about it. But imagine you're an autonomous car trying to do the same thing, without that accumulated knowledge or the shared humanity that lets you read others' nuanced behavioral cues.

Dogs are more expressive when people are paying attention


Want to see some serious puppy dog eyes? Try spending more time near your pooch. Sure, new toys and food are nice, but research from the University of Portsmouth shows that like most humans, what dogs really crave is attention. In fact, scientists at the university's Dog Cognition Centre recently found that dogs are more likely to show facial expressions if humans are paying attention to them. SEE ALSO: This poop pad will clean up your dog's mess for you In the study -- which was published in Scientific Reports -- dog cognition expert Dr. Juliane Kaminski and a team tested how dogs' facial expressions changed in response to four different factors: a human facing them or turned away from them either with food or without.

Zombies Must Be Dualists - Issue 53: Monsters


David Chalmers, who coined the phrase "Hard Problem of consciousness," is arguably the leading modern advocate for the possibility that physical reality needs to be augmented by some kind of additional ingredient in order to explain consciousness--in particular, to account for the kinds of inner mental experience pinpointed by the Hard Problem. One of his favorite tools has been yet another thought experiment: the philosophical zombie. Unlike undead zombies, which seek out brains and generate movie franchises, philosophical zombies look and behave exactly like ordinary human beings. Indeed, they are perfectly physically identical to non‐zombie people. The difference is that they are lacking in any inner mental experience.

Yes, your dog is making puppy eyes at you

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The problem with dogs is that they're a lot like babies that never grow up. This is both a great strength and a huge annoyance, mostly because they can't talk. Researchers who study infant learning and behavior have to rely on other cues, like how long subjects look at an object, because asking them questions is just a big waste of time. Dogs are the same, and that makes it very difficult to come to definitive conclusions about their behavior and what it means. We know, for example, that humans interpret dog facial expressions as conveying certain emotions, and that doing so affects our behavior.

Online learning: Machine learning's secret for big data


In the field of machine learning, online learning refers to the collection of machine learning methods that learn from a sequence of data provided over time. In online learning, models update continuously as each data point arrives. You often hear online learning described as analyzing "data in motion," because it treats data as a running stream and it learns as the stream flows. Classical offline learning (batch learning) treats data as a static pool, assuming that all data is available at the time of training. Given a dataset, offline learning produces only one final model, with all the data considered simultaneously.

Data Integration and Machine Learning for Deeper Customer Insights - DZone AI


This article is featured in the new DZone Guide to Artificial Intelligence. Get your free copy for more insightful articles, industry statistics, and more! In this big data world, a major goal for businesses is to maximize the value of all their customer data. In this article, I will argue why businesses need to integrate their data silos to build better models and how machine learning can help them uncover those insights. The goal of analytics is to "find patterns" in data.