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What Execs Should Know About Deep Learning - InformationWeek

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Simply put, machine learning uses algorithms to find patterns in data fed to it by humans. Traditional machine learning requires humans to provide context for data -- something called feature engineering -- so a machine can make better predictions. Deep learning is great for video, speech or images. Traditional machine learning models can't make heads-or-tails of complex images, for example.


Autonomous Vehicles Will Choose Who Lives and Dies -- What Are We Going To Do About It?

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It's true a significant amount of labor will be displaced, but second order effects will create a net increase in new jobs. It's true that the auto did displace pre-auto transportation jobs, but it also paved the way for entirely new industries -- three big beneficiaries come to mind. Second, consumer industries; the actual businesses that lived in these newly constructed complexes needed labor after all. It's the precise reason why every tech company and auto company is strategizing on how they will navigate the space.


[session] AI: Is Winter Coming? @CloudExpo @GHuff #AI #ML #DX #ArtificialIntelligence

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With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend 21st Cloud Expo, October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @CloudExpo @ThingsExpo, October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-4, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation. Join Cloud Expo @ThingsExpo conference chair Roger Strukhoff (@IoT2040), October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, 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 21st Cloud Expo @ThingsExpo October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, 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.


Careers at A9

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To see what kind of talent we are currently looking for and submit your resume, please visit: https://a9.com/careers/ We are always looking for talented people with backgrounds in: · Computer Vision · Machine Learning · Natural Language Processing · Backend Infrastructure / Systems Software Development · Analytics Data Mining · Pattern Recognition · Artificial Intelligence · Optical Character Recognition · Server Infrastructure · Augmented Reality · DevOps / Operations Engineer · Software Developer in Test A9 solves some of the biggest challenges in search and advertising. We design, develop, and deploy high performance, fault-tolerant distributed search systems used by millions of Amazon customers every day. A9 advertising drives the publisher products for Amazon's ad programs. To see all of our current openings, please visit: https://a9.com/careers/ To see all of our current openings, please visit: https://a9.com/careers/


Chatbot Tracker: Speaking To Cars Via Smartcar PYMNTS.com

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Through the use of advanced artificial intelligence, Hasselhoff was able to have conversations with KITT. Although the intelligent connected car platform app is still just three years old, it has recently gained two significant partnerships: Tesla and Hyundai. While the TeslaBot is likely serving as the pilot for what's possible with chatbot car integration, Katta shared what's currently possible. The voice aspect may come in a similar format to how Facebook Messenger's chatbot offering has operated over the past year.


The future of drone delivery depends on predicting the weather

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And it's becoming clear that delivery drones themselves will play an increasingly important role in collecting weather conditions on their journeys through the sky, relaying that information to computer weather models and perhaps back to fleets of drones following behind. Weather reports for drones will rely on multilayered systems of ground-based weather gauges, sensors on the drones themselves, and data from national weather services, all feeding computer models, said Marcus Johnson, a research aerospace engineer at the NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, California. It just comes down to cost," said Tarleton, whose company makes the weather balloons the National Weather Service sets loose each day to compile the national forecast. SEE ALSO: The only company this activist investor isn't taking on is his dad's BNSF Railway Co.--the only company in the U.S. flying drones long distances, a project it's undertaken as part of an FAA study--has called back flights or kept them grounded because of the elements, said Todd Graetz, director of BNSF's drone program.


Artificial Intelligence in Finance: AI is the New Electricity

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By 2020, Intel predicts Knights Crest will improve Intel's AI technology performance by a factor of 100. RBS and NatWest are also testing an AI customer service chatbot dubber Assist. Another principal application of AI in the banking industry is wealth management and advice. In February, Wells Fargo created an AI team to provide more personalized services to its customers.



IoT Data Marketplaces Could Be A Boon For AI Developers

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AI-driven technologies are an essential tool in helping organizations make sense of and, perhaps more importantly, make decisions from the ever-increasing torrent of data flowing from connected devices. As the noted Stanford University AI researcher Andrew Ng said, "AI is open….Privileged access to data is more important than algorithms." In fact, it can be argued that without AI, much of this data will not be useful, so certainly AI developers working for companies with access to this data will be working with it. There is a trend that may help AI researchers access IoT data, at least for those whose organizations have the cash to pay for it.


Chatbots, a Game Changer for Banking & Healthcare

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The new research, Chatbots: Retail, eCommerce, Banking & Healthcare 2017-2022, forecasts that chatbots will be responsible for cost savings of over $8 billion per annum by 2022, up from $20 million this year. Juniper expects dramatic cost savings to be made in the healthcare and banking sectors, as enquiry resolution times are reduced and cost savings boosted. Research author Lauren Foye explained: "We believe that healthcare and banking providers using bots can expect average time savings of just over 4 minutes per enquiry, equating to average cost savings in the range of $0.50-$0.70 per interaction. In the banking sector, Juniper expects this to reach over 90% in 2022.