The AI aspiration gap: How to hook AI into actual business results (VB Live)


Getting your AI deployment right takes five steps: assessing your data strategy, aligning stakeholders, assessing tech feasibility, and a coordinated approach to ethics. To learn more about the five fundamentals of AI readiness, and ensure you get it right at every step, catch up on this VB Live event. AI is a roughly $8 billion market today, but expected to exceed $106 billion within just a couple of years, says Jessica Groopman, industry analyst and founding partner of Kaleido Insights. And with so many products on the market, it's incredibly difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff, and make sense of what's worth pursuing and what's just another bright, shiny hyped-up object rolling by. AI is driving commercial applications and igniting tremendous change around traditional customer experience, as well change in how marketers, sales agents, and business analysts are using data.

Everything You Need to Know About – Reinforcement Learning Vinod Sharma's Blog


It learn from interaction with environment to achieve a goal or simply learns from reward and punishments. This learning is inspired by behaviourist phycology. From the best research I got the answer as it got termed in 1980's while some research study was conducted on animals behaviour. Especially how some new born baby animals learns to stand, run, and survive in the given environment. Rewards is a survival from learning and punishment can be compared with being eaten by others.

Today's Deep Learning "AI" Is Machine Learning Not Magic


To the general public, today's "AI" technologies are nothing short of magic. Algorithms that can eerily understand video, images, speech, and text, translate between languages with uncanny accuracy, drive cars, play video games, find cancer and even best humans at complex strategy games by developing novel moves that no human had ever devised. Groundbreaking new milestones are crossed almost daily. Computer science programs are flooded with students eager to become AI experts and companies can't hire enough AI programmers. It would seem the era of AI has truly arrived.

Five Ways Machine Learning Will Transform Data Center Management


Data center operators deploying tools that rely on machine learning today are benefiting from initial gains in efficiency and reliability, but they've only started to scratch the surface of the full impact machine learning will have on data center management. Machine learning, a subset of Artificial Intelligence, is expected to optimize every facet of future data center operations, including planning and design, managing IT workloads, ensuring uptime, and controlling costs. By 2022, IDC predicts that 50 percent of IT assets in data centers will be able to run autonomously because of embedded AI functionality. "This is the future of data center management, but we are still in the early stages," Rhonda Ascierto, VP of research at Uptime Institute, said. Creating smarter data centers becomes increasingly important as more companies adopt a hybrid environment that includes the cloud, colocation facilities, and in-house data centers and will increasingly include edge sites, Jennifer Cooke, research director of IDC's Cloud to Edge Datacenter Trends service, said.

Introduction to PyTorch for Deep Learning


In this tutorial, you'll get an introduction to deep learning using the PyTorch framework, and by its conclusion, you'll be comfortable applying it to your deep learning models. Facebook launched PyTorch 1.0 early this year with integrations for Google Cloud, AWS, and Azure Machine Learning. In this tutorial, I assume that you're already familiar with Scikit-learn, Pandas, NumPy, and SciPy. These packages are important prerequisites for this tutorial. Deep learning is a subfield of machine learning with algorithms inspired by the working of the human brain.

We are moving towards the 'AI of everything'


AI is a hotly debated topic in every conversation, so much so that we have moved from saying'there is an app for that' to'there is an AI for that'. Oliver Schabenberger, chief operating officer and chief technology officer at SAS, observes how AI has permeated everyday discourse in recent years. Yet, AI has not always been talked about this way. An overhype of the technology led to'AI winter' in the 1980s, he says in his keynote at the Analytics Experience conference this week in Milan. During cocktail gatherings, saying one worked in AI could kill a conversation.

Tempted to expense a strip club as a work dinner? AI is watching


One employee traveling for work checked his dog into a kennel and billed it to his boss as a hotel expense. Another charged yoga classes to the corporate credit card as client entertainment. A third, after racking up a small fortune at a strip club, submitted the expense as a steakhouse business dinner. These bogus expenses, which occurred recently at major U.S. companies, have one thing in common: All were exposed by artificial intelligence algorithms that can in a matter of seconds sniff out fraudulent claims and forged receipts that are often undetectable to human auditors--certainly not without hours of tedious labor. AppZen, an 18-month-old AI accounting startup, has already signed up several big companies, including Inc., International Business Machine Corp.,

Google gets a firmer hold on NHS patient data by absorbing its DeepMind AI lab

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Google looks to be getting a firmer hold on NHS patient data by absorbing its DeepMind Health AI lab - a leading UK health technology developer. The news has raised concerns about the privacy of NHS patient's data which is used by DeepMind and could now be commercialised by Google. DeepMind was bought by Google's parent company Alphabet for £400 million ($520m) in 2014 and up until now has maintained independence. Now the London-based lab will be sharing operations with the US-based Google Health unit. It was created after Google bought University College London spinout, DeepMind, for £400 million in 2014.

Space Communication with Neural Network Resource Allocation


Space may be the final frontier, but it continues to pose myriad technical challenges as commercial and government-driven space investment continues. One of those challenges is developing more effective space-based communication systems for the increasing number of satellites and spacecrafts that need to interact with one another in the void. A team of researchers has developed an algorithm to enable cognitive radio functions on satellite communications systems to adapt themselves autonomously. Current space communication systems deploy radio-resource selection algorithms, but they are rudimentary and work with a pre-programmed look-up table. Furthermore, they have little flexibility regarding the various parameters for the performance goals the system needs to achieve.

How machine learning systems sometimes surprise us


This simple spreadsheet of machine learning foibles may not look like much but it's a fascinating exploration of how machines "think." The list, compiled by researcher Victoria Krakovna, describes various situations in which robots followed the spirit and the letter of the law at the same time. For example, in the video below a machine learning algorithm learned that it could rack up points not by taking part in a boat race but by flipping around in a circle to get points. In another simulation "where survival required energy but giving birth had no energy cost, one species evolved a sedentary lifestyle that consisted mostly of mating in order to produce new children which could be eaten (or used as mates to produce more edible children)." This led to what Krakovna called "indolent cannibals."