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Intel launches AI-enabled anti-money laundering advisor

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Leveraging the technology it gained via its 2015 acquisition of Saffron, Intel on Wednesday launched the Saffron anti-money laundering (AML) Advisor -- the first product on the market, Intel says, to use "associative memory" AI for the financial services sector. Intel Saffron's associative memory AI mimics the way the human brain learns and creates new associations, and then recalls connected information. It can surface patterns from that data and transparently explain how the connections were identified, helping organizations catch money launderers. Because AML Advisor surfaces patterns in a transparent way, it helps financial services organizations comply with regulatory standards by explaining the rationale behind recommendations.


The Biggest Challenges Facing Artificial Intelligence (AI) In Business And Society

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The problem here is that "naturally" intelligent organisms like humans are capable of taking into consideration learning and data from tasks other than the one we are currently working on. This ability to draw on resources other than those which are immediately apparent, in order to tackle a problem, is known by clichés such as "out-of-the-box" or "blue-sky" thinking and is an element of human problem-solving and ingenuity that today's focused, single-minded and often obsessive AIs are unlikely to emulate in the near future.


[Discussion] Solving a Rubik's Cube using a Simple ConvNet • r/MachineLearning

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Plenty of efficient algorithms exist to solve a rubik's cube. I was curious to find out if a neural net could learn how to solve a cube in the most "efficient" way, by solving the cube in less than 20 moves, i.e god's number. I used a 2 layer neural net: 1 convnet layer and 1 feedforward layer. For the training set, I generated games at random during training for games of 10 moves or less from solved with the corresponding solutions as label.


Watch as this man attempts to solve a Rubik's cube in one day

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I gave myself 24 hours using nothing but online tutorials with the hopes of solving a Rubik's cube. Comment below and let us know what you want us to learn on the next episode of In A Day! Subscribe to Watercool and watch more videos here. 'The Blacklist' Season 5 has all the father-daughter drama we've been waiting for


Expert reveals four simple steps to improve your maths

Daily Mail

Perhaps you think about x's and y's, intractable fractions, or nonsensical word problems. Perhaps you think about x's and y's, intractable fractions, or nonsensical word problems. A man, let's call him John, is making ¾ of a recipe that calls for 2/3 cup of cottage cheese. An example of a problem: 'A man, let's call him John, is making ¾ of a recipe that calls for 2/3 cup of cottage cheese.


Are you a hyper-organized control freak? Time for a career change.

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To be a great project manager, you must be inspiring, communicative, comfortable with change and complexity, and a human Swiss Army knife of problem-solving techniques. You'll feel comfortable communicating information to colleagues of all stripes, from entry level to CEO. Employers around the world will need 87.7 million new people working in project management roles by the year 2027. You don't need to take out student loans to enroll in the Project Management Bundle's courses.


Cost Based Optimizer in Apache Spark 2.2 - The Databricks Blog

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In this blog, we'll take a deep dive into Spark's Cost Based Optimizer (CBO) and discuss how Spark collects and stores these statistics, optimizes queries, and show its performance impact on TPC-DS benchmark queries. Spark implements this query using a hash join by choosing the smaller join relation as the build side (to build a hash table) and the larger relation as the probe side 1. With the correct size/cardinality information for both sides, Spark 2.2 would choose the left side as the build side resulting in significant query speedups. In order to improve the quality of query execution plans, we enhanced the Spark SQL optimizer with detailed statistics information.


Rubik's Cube Maker Sues Duncan Toys, Toys 'R' Us Over Knock-Off Cube

U.S. News

"Consumers who expect to receive plaintiff's Rubik's Cube puzzle, for which plaintiff has developed a national and international reputation, will be disappointed when using defendants' imitation," which causes "irreparable harm" to Rubik's Brand's reputation and goodwill, the complaint said.


More than ML: Guide to the Components of AI

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But while machine learning is a core component for artificial intelligence, AI is in fact more than just ML. Natural Language Processing allows a machine to communicate and receive information in an organic human form, rather than as unwieldy lines of code. As the lesser-known components of AI, Knowledge Representation and Automated Reasoning aren't as commonly spoken about in the press but nonetheless play a key role in the creation of intelligent systems. So when tasked with the question of finding out in what country Dom Perignon is made, the system would be capable of automatically inferring that it is in France.


Artificial Intelligence

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This course includes interactive demonstrations which are intended to stimulate interest and to help students gain intuition about how artificial intelligence methods work under a variety of circumstances. This course introduces students to the basic knowledge representation, problem solving, and learning methods of artificial intelligence. Upon completion of 6.034, students should be able to develop intelligent systems by assembling solutions to concrete computational problems; understand the role of knowledge representation, problem solving, and learning in intelligent-system engineering; and appreciate the role of problem solving, vision, and language in understanding human intelligence from a computational perspective.