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Microsoft's plan to stop thieves stealing laptops revealed by patent

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The document describes functionality that would bring the devices in line with smartphones, which users can remotely disable and wipe, in order to prevent thieves from re-selling them. The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar.


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Dictate, a new project from Microsoft's experimental R&D group, Microsoft Garage, is launching today to offer a way to type using your voice in Office programs including Outlook, Word and PowerPoint. Available as an add-in for Microsoft's software, Dictate is powered by the same speech recognition technology that Cortana uses in order to convert your speech to text. An introductory video posted this morning to YouTube offers a preview of how the software works in Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. It also at launch supports more than 20 languages for dictation, and can translate in real-time into 60 languages.


Artificial Intelligence Software Is Booming. But Why Now?

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"I think I know -- it's in helping people do the things that people are good at, and turning more things over to machines."


Why 2017 Will Be The Rise of Synthetic Intelligence

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With this more collaborative approach to the evolution of AI, we may finally begin to see the personalization of artificial intelligence, and a great proliferation of new AI programs with idiosyncratic personalities, temperaments, and even intellectual outlooks. Such extraordinary capabilities will be the natural sequel to the new advances in machine learning, natural language processing, and pattern recognition that will finally beget more empathic and intuitive AI programs. And in 2017, we can expect even greater strides in machine learning, as massive upgrades to parallel processing power enable the networks to crunch ever-larger blocks of data. Harry Shrum, Executive Vice President of Microsoft's AI and Research Group, is cheerfully optimistic about AI's outlook in the coming year: "In 2017 we'll see increased acceleration in the democratization of AI for every person and every organization.


Five 'Strong Buy' Artificial Intelligence Stocks - TipRanks Blog

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Nvidia (NVDA) has a moderate buy analyst consensus rating while both Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Tesla (TSLA) have hold ratings. To find less risky AI investing opportunities we looked for stocks with a strong buy consensus rating from the Street's best performing analysts. It offers a number of unique stock filters, including'best analyst consensus' which can automatically pull up stocks with a strong buy analyst consensus rating from top analysts. So now we know how to find strong buy rated stocks- let's delve in and find the hottest AI stocks in the market right now: According to CRM: "Einstein Analytics adds a layer of artificial intelligence to the entire analytics workflow…[to] improve customer service and optimize marketing campaigns."


Artificial Intelligence Tech Will Arrive in Three Waves

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Modria, which specializes in the creation of smart justice systems, took the job and devised an automated system that relies on the knowledge of lawyers and divorce experts. First wave AI systems are usually based on clear and logical rules. Well, it turns out that even'primitive' software like Modria's justice system and Google Maps are fine examples for AI. One year later, when DARPA opened Grand Challenge 2005, five groups successfully made it to the end of the track.


Birth Of An Industry: Early Investing Hot Spots In Artificial Intelligence

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Though its biggest business is still PC graphics and gaming, Nvidia sells AI processors to internet and tech companies engaged in cloud computing. They include enterprise software providers like Salesforce.com (CRM), internet giant Facebook, tech consultancy Accenture (ACN), Alphabet's (GOOGL) Google, Microsoft and lesser known names like Splunk (SPLK). Steven Milunovich, analyst at UBS, says web-connected devices, generally called the "Internet of Things," will require AI to process real-world data gathered from sensor networks, suggesting a very large market. Salesforce.com is in the early stages of embedding AI tools in existing cloud products to make them more predictive, analysts say.


How AI is Transforming the Contact Center

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In theory, virtual assistants will greatly improve the customer experience, because AI bots can store endless amounts of data and access relevant information at the right time to give customers exactly what they want. AI bots can also help organizations boost efficiencies and reduce costs, because organizations will no longer have to operate contact centers staffed 24/7 by employees around the globe. Perhaps you remember Microsoft's Tay bot disaster of 2016, when it took Twitter users less than 24 hours to turn Microsoft Tay from an innocent chatbot modeled to speak like a teenage girl to misogynistic, racist monster. However, those responsible for implementing AI and bots into their contact center would be wise to remember, when there is only one human on the line and that is the customer, there is nobody to hear them scream.


Windows 10's Narrator uses artificial intelligence to automatically write photo captions - MSPoweruser

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When you open a photo, Narrator will read the alternative text available for the photo. As you know, most of the photos doesn't include an alternative text making it difficult for visually impaired to consume the photos. Narrator will use artificial intelligence to generate descriptions for images that does not include an alternative text. This feature will change the way visually impaired people consume photos on their PCs.


The inextricable link between IoT and machine learning

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Train a machine learning model with images of cats and not cats and a trained model will recognize cats with accuracy in the high 90th percentile. Installing a fraction of the sensors in some of the fields would provide the ground truth drone images for training the model to recognize optimally watered crops. Like so many medical imaging use cases such as diagnosing diabetic retinopathy that can be diagnosed with the same or better accuracy than an ophthalmologist with a machine learning model, the NDVI images could be diagnosed with a highly accurate model. In addition to saving the time and cost of deploying IoT devices and networks to interconnect them, machine learning could be a separate path to confirm an IoT system is working.