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ImportPython Weekly Newsletter Issue - 124

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Tomas is blogging an algorithm / data structure a day. As of today, the Python development and Data Science and Analytical Applications workloads are stable and ready for production use. It turns possible correlated features into a set of linearly uncorrelated ones called'Principle Components'. They are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join their development team (who work alongside the Data Science Team) to experience exciting projects.


Latin American Herald Tribune - Google Backs AI Despite Concern It Might Dominate Man

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Experts from Google, a technology company that firmly supports the development of artificial intelligence (AI), discussed in China on Wednesday the future of the technology that fascinates and terrifies human beings simultaneously. Demis Hassabis, founder of DeepMind -- one of Google--s main AI labs --, and Jeff Dean, of Google Brain, attended the forum that was kept low-key given Google--s complicated relationship with the country, where its popular search engine is banned. At the forum held in Wuzhen, participants expressed optimism that AI, which is being promoted by firms such as Google, Apple or Chinese companies including Baidu and Tencent, will usher in unimaginable benefits. Hassabis -- who heads Google--s AI project AlphaGo -- also said it is important that the technology develops in an ethical and responsible manner.


Raging With (Not Against) The Machine

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But a doomsday demise of the human workforce isn't in the cards just yet. We are seeing many low-impact use cases where machine learning and AI are being used as augmentation tools, improving the efficiency of everyday jobs, enhancing tasks, providing new or unique alternatives, or helping to find better processes and procedures to meet end goals. It's an issue we are experiencing firsthand at SAP, because we use our own technology in-house, including machine learning and AI, to help bridge connected products, assets, infrastructure, and people – which of course has a direct impact on internal roles. While it's the job of technology to make us more efficient, it's the job of employers to develop and adapt the skills of their workforce in the context of this new augmented environment.


AI for Good Global Summit

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A number of distinguished speakers and organizations have committed to participating in the Summit, including: Rupert Stadler CEO and Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG Margaret Chan Director-General of World Health Organization (WHO) Peter Norvig Director of Research at Google Professor at University of Padova, and Research Scientist at IBM Watson Corporate Vice President of Microsoft AI and Research Head of Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (MILA), and Canada Research Chair in Statistical Learning Algorithms Fei-Fei Li Director of Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab (SAIL), and Chieft Scientist of AI at Google Cloud Professor in Computer Science and Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University, and Former President of AAAI Vicki Hanson President of ACM, and Distinguished Professor of Computing at the Rochester Institute of Technology Salil Shetty Secretary General of Amnesty International Pedro Domingos Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at University of Washington Gary Marcus Professor of Psychology and Neural Science at James Martin Research Fellow, Future of Humanity Institute, at University of Oxford Director of United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) Jü rgen Schmidhuber Scientific Director, Swiss AI Lab, IDSIA; Professor of AI, USI & SUPSI, Switzerland; President of NNAISENSE Eric Horvitz (Remote) Technical Fellow and Managing Director of Microsoft Research Founder and CEO of Hanson Robotics Stuart Russell Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC-Berkeley, and Adjunct Professor of Neurological Surgery at UC-San Francisco Click here for full list The event will convene representatives of government, industry, UN agencies, civil society and the AI research community to explore the latest developments in AI and their implications for regulation, ethics and security and privacy. Breakout sessions will invite participants to collaborate and propose strategies for the development of AI applications and systems to promote sustainable living, reduce poverty and deliver citizen-centric public services. The event will convene representatives of government, industry, UN agencies, civil society and the AI research community to explore the latest developments in AI and their implications for regulation, ethics and security and privacy. Breakout sessions will invite participants to collaborate and propose strategies for the development of AI applications and systems to promote sustainable living, reduce poverty and deliver citizen-centric public services.


Working with Azure Data using Machine Learning

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Industry 4.0 and the legal challenges, digital business, autonomous systems.

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This transformation is based on the convergence of the real (analog) world and the virtual (digital) world by means of machineto- machine (M2M) communication, autonomous systems (for example, robotics) and the Internet of Things (IoT). But the enormous amounts of data (big data) generated by M2M communication and analyzed by the latest software and the newest generations of Industry 4.0 computers and the challenging capabilities of autonomous systems and machines are something more than the stuff of business executives' dreams. Major issues being discussed include data ownership (and, of course, data privacy and protection), regulatory issues concerning new Industry 4.0 products and liability questions regarding the actions of autonomous machines and devices. With regard to the protection of investments made by Industry 4.0 and digital business companies, these companies will have to work with their legal advisors to protect their innovations and inventions by means of intellectual property rights, for example, copyrights for software or patent rights for inventions.


Partners HealthCare launches 10-year project to boost AI use

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Boston-based Partners HealthCare on Wednesday said it plans to integrate deep learning technology from GE Healthcare across its network. The initial focus will be on the development of applications aimed at improving clinician productivity and patient outcomes in diagnostic imaging. "This is an important moment for medicine," David Torchiana, MD, CEO of Partners HealthCare, said in a statement. "'This is about creating digital tools that will have a profound impact on medicine," GE Healthcare CEO John Flannery said in a statement.


Technical Perspective: Low-depth Arithmetic Circuits

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The computations of polynomials (over a field, which we shall throughout assume is of zero or large enough characteristic) using arithmetic operations of addition and multiplication (and possibly division) are of course as natural as the computation of Boolean functions via logical gates, and capture many natural important tasks including Fourier transforms, linear algebra, matrix computations and more generally symbolic algebraic computations arising in many settings. Arithmetic circuits are the natural computational model for understanding the computational complexity of such tasks just like Boolean circuits are for Boolean functions. The presence of algebraic structure and mathematical tools supplied by centuries of work in algebra were a source of hope that understanding arithmetic circuits will be much faster and easier than their Boolean siblings. And while we generally know more about arithmetic circuits, their power is far from understood, and in particular, the arithmetic analog VP vs. VNP of the Boolean P vs. NP problem as formulated by Valiant8 is wide open.


CollabNet "Bronze Sponsor" of @CloudExpo @CollabNet #AI #DX #DevOps

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With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @CloudExpo @ThingsExpo, June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA. Join Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo conference chair Roger Strukhoff (@IoT2040), June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA for three days of intense Enterprise Cloud and'Digital Transformation' discussion and focus, including Big Data's indispensable role in IoT, Smart Grids and (IIoT) Industrial Internet of Things, Wearables and Consumer IoT, as well as (new) Digital Transformation in Vertical Markets. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 20th Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA will find fresh new content in a new track called FinTech, which will incorporate machine learning, artificial intelligence, deep learning, and blockchain into one track. The upcoming 20th International @CloudExpo @ThingsExpo, June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA announces that its Call For Papers for speaking opportunities is open.


Opinion: Clever banking with artificial intelligence Access AI

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As banking organisations, financial services providers and brands predict and plan for the way consumers will manage their money in the future, artificial intelligence (AI) is high on the business development strategy for 2017 and beyond. Santander announced it is to provide secure transactions using voice recognition via its banking app, while Royal Bank of Scotland has trialled'Luvo' AI customer service assistance to interact with staff and potentially serve customers in the future. Mizuho Financial Group Inc bank in Japan introduced Pepper to its flagship branch in Tokyo in summer 2015 to deal with customer enquiries, while Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group trialled'Nao', humanoid robot to interact with customers, also designed and developed by Aldebaran. While AI can improve customer experiences, machines will not simply replace human customer service staff – many consumers will still want to speak with a person for more complex queries and so the key for banks will be delivering a service that gets the balance right between machine and human, ensuring human intervention at the necessary points.