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Can the EU become another AI superpower?

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ANGELA MERKEL, Germany's chancellor, has a reputation for being dour. But if she wants to, she can be quite funny. When asked at a recent conference organised by Ada, a new quarterly publication for technophiles, whether robots should have rights, she dead-panned: "What do you mean? The interview was also striking for a different reason. Mrs Merkel showed herself preoccupied by artificial intelligence (AI) and its geopolitics.


Can the EU become another AI superpower?

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ANGELA MERKEL, Germany's chancellor, has a reputation for being dour. But if she wants to, she can be quite funny. When asked at a recent conference organised by Ada, a new quarterly publication for technophiles, whether robots should have rights, she dead-panned: "What do you mean? The interview was also striking for a different reason. Mrs Merkel showed herself preoccupied by artificial intelligence (AI) and its geopolitics.


The 10 most popular machine learning frameworks used by data scientists

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Data science jobs are among the most coveted careers in America, taking the no. 1 spot on Glassdoor's Best Jobs in America list for the past three years, and boasting high average salaries for those with the right skill set. These professionals report high job satisfaction as well, according to a recent report from Figure Eight: 89% of data scientists said they love their job, up from 67% in 2015. Demand for data scientists remains high, the report found: 49% of the 240 data scientists surveyed said they get contacted at least once per week for a new job. Part of the reason for this is more companies are expanding their collection and use of data, and need a professional who can parse through it to drive business insights and apply it to new technologies like machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI). Some 90% of data scientists say that some of their work informs AI and machine learning projects, the report found.


Do the benefits of artificial intelligence outweigh the risks?

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This essay is the winner of The Economist's Open Future essay competition in the category of Open Progress, responding to the question: "Do the benefits of artificial intelligence outweigh the risks?" The winner is Frank L. Ruta, 24 years old, from America. Upgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and Editor's Picks. Towards the end of the second world war, a group of scientists in America working to develop an atomic bomb for the Manhattan Project warned that using the weapon would inevitably lead to a geopolitical landscape characterised by a nuclear arms race. This would force America, they said, to outpace other nations in building up nuclear armaments.


Race to develop artificial intelligence is one between Chinese authoritarianism and U.S. democracy

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"In two years, China will be ahead of the United States in AI (artificial intelligence)," states Denis Barrier, CEO of global venture firm Cathay Innovation. If so, China will largely determine how this technology transforms the world. Today's contest is more than a race for dominance in a new technology -- it's one between authoritarianism and democracy. "AI is the world's next big inflection point," says Ajeet Singh, CEO of ThoughtSpot in Palo Alto. Artificial intelligence is machine learning, which self-learns programmed tasks, using data, and the more it gets, the more learned it becomes.


Getting Creative on Solving the Data Scientist Crunch - insideBIGDATA

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In this special guest feature, Ashok Reddy, Group General Manager for DevOps at CA, discusses the data scientist talent gap and how in this high-demand market for data scientists, companies need to think differently about the position, and how it relates to other parts of the organization. Ashok is completing a MS degree in CS with specialization in Interactive Intelligence, Machine Learning at Georgia Tech. It doesn't take a data scientist to figure out that data scientists are in very high- demand. "America's hottest job!" screams a Bloomberg headline. "Best job in America," says Glassdoor two years in a row, citing a number of job openings, high salaries and high job satisfaction rates.


3.5 Million Jobs Are on the Verge of Extinction. Here's How Entrepreneurs Can Save the Future.

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Imagine what would happen if all 55,000 of America's hard-working coal miners were laid off tomorrow. The American workforce would suffer a tragic blow. Wall-to-wall 24-hour news coverage would ensue. Whole swaths of the American Southeast would be economically devasted. Now imagine something even worse -- 3.5 million people being laid off.


Sony's Aibo Robot Dog Is Coming to America

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This past November, Sony announced that it was reviving its robot dog Aibo. The iconic robotic pet, introduced in 1999, won a lot of fans all over the world but had been discontinued for over a decade. The company said the new Aibo, with more advanced mechatronics and AI, would be available for purchase early this year, but only in Japan. Now Sony is announcing that, after selling 20,000 new Aibos to Japanese consumers, it is making the robot canine available also in the United States. At an event at its U.S. headquarters in New York City, the company said it will be offering a "limited first litter edition" bundle starting next month, with expected delivery before the holidays.


Sony's revamped Aibo heads to the US for $2,899

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We got a brief glimpse at Sony's sixth-generation Aibo back at CES -- but we couldn't touch it, no matter how adorable it looked, and we didn't know when it would be hitting America. We just knew it wouldn't be cheap, since it landed in Japan last fall for $1,800. At a small press event in New York City today, Sony revealed it's releasing a "first litter" of Aibo for $2,899 in September, with delivery expected before the holidays. That steep price gets you the robot dog, a bunch of accessories and a three-year subscription to Sony's AI Cloud, which will house Aibo's memories and help it learn over time. But it's one that can learn to recognize your family (including your real life pets) and gain a personality over time.


The future of Artificial Intelligence in Dentistry – Healthcare in America

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Some of us remember Will Robinson's loyal robotic pal in the "Lost in Space" series of the 1960s. Others will trace the sci-fi vision of intelligent autonomous machines to the day Skynet became self-aware and turned on humanity in the "Terminator" films. The term artificial intelligence (AI) and the official pursuit of intelligent machines in the scientific community actually dates to a 1956 conference of researchers from Dartmouth and IBM. Today's AI is invading our everyday lives, albeit in more subtle ways, such as digital assistants like Alexa and Siri. And now, Artificial Intelligence in dentistry has arrived!