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We want to democratise artificial intelligence: Google exec Fei-Fei Li - ETtech

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Google, a pioneer in AI, has been focusing on four key components - computing, algorithms, data and expertise -- to organise all the data and make it accessible. Google as a company has always been at the forefront of computing AI," Fei-Fei Li, Chief Scientist of Google Cloud AI and ML, told reporters during a press briefing. Earlier this year, Google announced the second-generation Tensor Processing Units (TPUs) (now called the Cloud TPU) at the annual Google I/O event in the US. The company offers computing power including graphics processing unit (GPUs), central processing units (CPUs) and tensor processing units (TPUs) to power machine learning.


We want to democratise artificial intelligence: Google exec Fei-Fei Li - ETtech

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Google, a pioneer in AI, has been focusing on four key components - computing, algorithms, data and expertise -- to organise all the data and make it accessible. Google as a company has always been at the forefront of computing AI," Fei-Fei Li, Chief Scientist of Google Cloud AI and ML, told reporters during a press briefing. Earlier this year, Google announced the second-generation Tensor Processing Units (TPUs) (now called the Cloud TPU) at the annual Google I/O event in the US. The company offers computing power including graphics processing unit (GPUs), central processing units (CPUs) and tensor processing units (TPUs) to power machine learning.


We're All cyborgs, and AI Assistants Will Make Us More Human

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The debate between artificial intelligence (AI) and intelligence augmentation (IA) has been raging for decades. Will computer systems replace humans with a faster, smarter form of intelligence (AI) or will they augment our existing human intelligence and work alongside us (IA)? The current trajectory of AI suggests that while some jobs will undoubtedly be taken by machines, the advances we're making in AI will, by and large, augment us, not replace us. By handing things like scheduling meetings, booking travel, finding trends in large data sets, and reviewing legal documents over to autonomous agents, we're freeing up massive amounts of time for humans to focus on the things we're best at.


Artificial Intelligence, FinTech, Millennials PYMNTS.com

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"AI can enable banks to deliver a more personal, engaging and richer customer experience that replaces the physical world of branches into a digital world that becomes proactive and personalized in the way it forges relationships with customers, custom-building solutions for them." Given these figures, and varying degrees of purchasing power, and interest in trying out new technologies in everyday settings, millennials seem to have the upper hand. As such, the move to integrate more technology into everyday banking efforts will help manage the financial health for today's millennial and hopefully enable future generations to enjoy the same level of comfort as the baby boomer age group. In AI news this week, AI tech startup ThoughtSpot shared news that it had completed its $120-million round of funding with the final $60 million piece.


Machine learning and biometrics: financial services market in the middle of a revolution

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The European Commission's revised Payment Service Directive (PSD2) represents a broad sweep of financial services sector regulations that will come into force next year. And when Gemalto conducted a recent survey of 11,000 digital and mobile banking consumers across 14 markets, we found that 44% would switch banks if theirs was breached. Using machine learning to create personalised authentication scenarios – Machine learning and artificial intelligence routines can be used to develop personalized authentication profiles for individuals. Open banking: unlocking fintech innovation This is where the opportunity for innovation in the sector lies.


The Future of AI: Smart Machines Will Save Us, Not Destroy Us - Business Intelligence Info

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Then in Terminator, we were introduced to Skynet, a neural network based AI, which raised an army of robots for self-preservation. These would lead to saving of millions of lives across the globe each year, and improve quality of medical outcomes dramatically. The trucks will run continuously on the road, reducing the time and cost and making things cheaper. We expect that in the next 10 years, the AI capabilities of FICO can dramatically reduce the threat of cyberattacks on computer networks and connected IoT devices by identifying even the most subtle forms of intrusions and isolating vulnerabilities.


Emerging Technologies & Social Media Analytics

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Emerging technologies will fundamentally impact the quality of PR measurement. The technologies driving this include machine learning, AI, and video and image recognition. These technologies will transform how computers process content – understanding sarcasm and nuance with far greater accuracy than today's natural language processing algorithms, recognizing specific images of products, spokespeople, brand logos. In the video below, Taylor Insights & Analytics Lead, Ben Russell, discusses how these technologies will impact social analytics, the evolving ability of software to learn the nuances of language, and how consumers hold discussions online.


Robot bears are coming for your grandparents

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Indeed, some 13 percent of the American population is now 65 or older, though a recent report from the Pew Research Center suggests that figure will nearly double by midcentury. Last year, the company introduced a "self-reliance support robot" -- essentially a smart walker that recognizes when the user's weight shifts, enabling it to support and guide her as she stands or sits. It's a heavy-lift robot designed to gently scoop elderly folks from their beds and deposit them into a wheelchair. The unfortunately acronym-ed HAL (hybrid assistive limb) system from the dubiously named Cyberdyne Corp., on the other hand, is already being tested at Haneda airport in Tokyo.



Why GPS Spoofing Is a Threat to Companies, Countries

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In the bowels of the ship, Todd Humphreys, an associate professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Texas at Austin, worked with his team to feed the super-yacht's crew false navigation data using a few thousand dollars worth of hardware and software. The protocol, called the TESLA signature, is designed to complement location data with a cryptographic "signature," so Galileo's satellites would send both navigation data and the cryptographic signature to the receiving client. Humphreys also points to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's recent document on anti-spoofing, "Improving the Operation and Development of Global Positioning System (GPS) Equipment Used by Critical Infrastructure," as a sign that the right parties are taking GPS spoofing seriously. U.S. Department of Homeland Security, National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center, National Coordinating Center for Communications Improving the Operation and Development of Global Positioning System (GPS) Equipment Used by Critical Infrastructure, http://bit.ly/2oZewfz Logan Kugler is a freelance technology writer based in Tampa, FL.