If you are looking for an answer to the question What is Artificial Intelligence? and you only have a minute, then here's the definition the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence offers on its home page: "the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines."
However, if you are fortunate enough to have more than a minute, then please get ready to embark upon an exciting journey exploring AI (but beware, it could last a lifetime) …
President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping leave a business leaders event at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The great rivalry of the 20th century, at least from the America perspective, was between the United States and the Soviet Union. Geopolitical chroniclers see the great rivalry of the 21st century as between the U.S. and China. In the nine months between his inauguration and 9/11, President George W. Bush advanced the idea of China as America's peer competitor. President Barack Obama executed the "pivot to Asia," based on the argument that, while the U.S. was mired in the Middle East, the most important global shifts were taking place in Asia.
In July 2017, China's government published an ambitious policy paper, outlining how the country would become the world leader in AI by the year 2030. But by some measures China has already succeeded in this goal -- a decade ahead of schedule. A new study shows that China's output of influential AI research papers will soon overtake that of the US, the world's current number one in AI research. The finding suggests that China's plan to expand its AI capabilities with the help of generous government investment in both educational facilities and private industry is paying off. In terms of sheer volume of AI papers published each year, China surpassed America back in 2006, but critics have pointed out that quantity does not necessarily equal quality.
Machine learning engineer is the best job of 2019, according to an Indeed report released Thursday. With an average base salary of $146,085 and an impressive 344% growth in job postings, machine learning engineers are expected to continue on this growth track in the coming years, the report found, as more companies begin to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning into everyday processes. The report determined the top 25 jobs of 2019 by analyzing jobs with a base salary of at least $75,000, at least 20 job postings per 1 million total postings, and the growth in share of listings from 2015 to 2018. This list indicates that the best jobs aren't confined to one industry, but are spread through a wide array of fields. SEE: Free machine learning courses from Google, Amazon, and Microsoft: What do they offer?
The great rivalry of the 20th century, at least from the America perspective, was between the United States and the Soviet Union. Geopolitical chroniclers see the great rivalry of the 21st century as between the United States and China. In the nine months between his inauguration and 9/11, President George W. Bush advanced the idea of China as America's peer competitor. President Barack Obama executed the "pivot to Asia," based on the argument that while the U.S. was mired in the Middle East, the most important global shifts were taking place in Asia. Today, the U.S. and China are increasingly rival superpowers, albeit deeply interdependent frenemies.
Silicon Valley is pouring billions into robot cars. Soon – although the time scale keeps shifting – tech manufacturers say driverless cars will replace their traditional counterparts, car parks will become parks again and road fatalities will plummet. People have argued over ethical concerns surrounding the technology, the ensuing job losses and the public's antipathy to this robot revolution. But the biggest obstacle may well be money. We have been taking a deep look at the economics of driverless technology.
Dr. Topol believes that A.I. can do more than enhance diagnoses and treatments. It can also save doctors from doing tasks like taking notes and reading scans, allowing them to spend more time connecting with their patients. Recently, we caught up with Dr. Topol to discuss his thoughts on where A.I. has the most potential to improve health care, where it might stumble, and how it could protect doctors from things like burnout and depression. Here are edited excerpts from our interview. Q. Can A.I. help to lower America's soaring health care costs?
Q. Can A.I. help to lower America's soaring health care costs? The No. 1 line item of health care cost in America is human resources, which has recently grown -- as of December 2017 towering over retail -- to be the leading job source for our economy. By augmenting human performance, A.I. has the potential to markedly improve productivity, efficiency, work flow, accuracy and speed, both for doctors and for patients. Q. Can you talk about the area of medicine where A.I. shows the most promise? A. There are a few key areas. One is machine pattern recognition to promote the rapid and accurate reading of medical scans, slides, skin lesions, the pickup of small polyps during colonoscopy, and much more.
From surveillance capitalism to the future of the surveillance state, the future of AI and machine intelligence is the churning of data. If data is the new oil so many things are coming to pass including the possibility of that artificial intelligence regulation may be impossible. We live in an era of AI hype so unparalleled that it sounds almost like the crypto fraud. Come to think of it, 40% of AI startups might not even be using real AI at all. Humanity though likely will be faced by an automation crisis of the disruption of jobs.
Making sure plant floor machines remain up and running is a priority for manufacturers. As such, OEMs are beginning to bundle in remote management software from technology suppliers so that they can monitor machines, troubleshoot and even repair issues from afar before they impact productivity. While avoiding downtime is the overall goal of remote management, not everyone is sold on the idea. Specifically, the information technology (IT) department, which is responsible for keeping the enterprise secure. Having an access point that connects a machine to the cloud to apply analytics is a potential "open door" that could inadvertently allow a bad actor onto the network.
Ren Zhengfei, the reclusive founder and CEO of China's embattled tech giant, Huawei, is defiant about American efforts to impede his company with lawsuits and restrictions. "There is no way the US can crush us," Ren said in a rare recent interview with international media. "The world cannot leave us because we are more advanced." It might sound like bluff and bluster, but these words carry a measure of truth. Huawei's technology road map, especially in the field of artificial intelligence, points to a company that is progressing more rapidly--and on more technology fronts--than any other business in the world.