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Night of the Test(Automation)Busters

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Then we internals took over and tried to add new features, while not breaking the existing ones… …today the monolith is still in place, but most of its functionality has been replaced by micro services communicating via asynchronous messaging and deliver their own frontends. In this session we will talk about challenges we faced over the past three years, about the "best practices" that failed while scaling up from 0 to 40 teams and the new challenges we are facing today. In BDD the formalized examples use a natural language-based DSL driven by the Given/When/Then keywords. At the same time, property-based testing (PBT) uses abstract (mathematical) formulas to declare expectations for the output values given some constraints on the input. The PBT tools try to disproof that the application fulfills these requirements by taking samples from the valid input value space.


Why robots could replace teachers as soon as 2027

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Classrooms could be equipped with language processors, speech and gesture recognition technology, eye-tracking, and other physiological sensors to collect and analyze information about each student, Luckin writes. Instead of waiting for a test or a raised hand for a student to display her understanding of the material, teachers could access real-time information that could show them why the student might not be learning at full capacity. They'd know which students weren't getting enough sleep, if they had inadequate diets, if they were suffering from emotional stress -- information that can affect a student's performance but that can be difficult to tease out in the classroom.


Could AI help to create a meat-free world?

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Remember the last burger you really enjoyed – try to summon up its rich, juicy taste in your mind and its chewy, firm-yet-soft-yet-crunchy texture. Try to recall how the taste filled your mouth with flavour as you bit into it. Remember how satisfying it was. Now think about how it might have tasted without any meat in it. Farming the meat for beef burgers takes a hefty toll on the environment around the world.


Nasdaq vice chairman: AI business sector will come from future tech

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Without a doubt, artificial intelligence (AI) is changing how we do things. From today's iterations that power apps in your smartphone, to promises of super-intelligent AI in the next few decades, more companies are pushing for integrating AI technology into what they do. All of this means that there could soon be a new AI business sector thanks to an explosion of innovation, according to Bruce Aust, vice chairman of the U.S. stock exchange Nasdaq. Speaking to CNBC at the ongoing Web Summit conference in Lisbon, Portugal, Aust predicts that AI could lead to the creation of completely new industries or sectors. "I think AI is really going to be the technology behind a lot of these great companies that provide the innovations that will be a new sector we probably don't know about yet," the Nasdaq chief said.


AI: How we arrived at the 4th industrial revolution

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You could be forgiven for wondering why AI is so big all of a sudden. Hasn't humankind been dreaming about human-like robots for a long time? The first Star Wars film (with crowd-pleasing'droids' R2D2, C-3PO) was released in 1977; Terminator (starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as a cyborg assassin) was a massive success in the mid -1980s, a few years after Blade Runner (starring synthetic – or not? The idea of an intelligent machine is not exactly a new one, yet our ability to create something with Artificial Intelligence has increased dramatically in the last decade or so. There is now scope to use AI to make legal assessments, create games, predict purchases, navigate through traffic, translate words into different languages and diagnose diseases.


Artificial Intelligence -- A glimpse into the building block of the future

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It is 1955, and in the corridors of RAND (Research and Development) Corporation, America's non-profit global policy think-tank, a printer is printing out a map using punctuation marks and symbols. Maybe, but it was also the moment that inspired the development of a phenomenon that is touted be the fundamental determinant of future societies - Artificial Intelligence. Herbert A. Simon, a political scientist, Allen Newell, a researcher in computer science and cognitive psychology and Cliff Shaw, a programmer par excellence, came together after that fateful moment of observing the printer. Simon realized a machine's manipulative capabilities that could simulate decision making, akin to the process of human thought. Thus began their journey to create the Logic Theorist, a program engineered to mimic the problem-solving skills of a human being which are also revered as'the first artificial intelligence program.'


Artificial Intelligence Just Discovered New Planets

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The Kepler space telescope, which launched in 2009, has produced more than 30,000 signals measuring light from stars to search for possible planets in distant parts of the galaxy. Sifting through that and other telescope data, astronomers have found more than 3,500 planets, up from 329 known before the Kepler mission. Now artificial intelligence is helping to find even more. On Thursday, researchers from Google and University of Texas at Austin announced that a machine-learning algorithm had discovered two new planets, Kepler 80g and Kepler 90i. Kepler 90i is a particularly special discovery--it's the eighth planet orbiting its star, marking the first system outside our own known to have eight planets.


Is machine learning the future of marketing?

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Will it be entirely automated by smart AIs that fully understand human nuance? Will it be entirely manual and managed only by individual people without the aid of technology? As we'll discuss shortly, the top influencers in marketing put their heads together on this very topic, and the results may surprise you. In any case, it's safe to say that marketing probably isn't going back to the old days of billboards, newspapers, and radio spots. The numbers don't lie: the future of marketing is definitely digital.


Google's Artificial Intelligence Builds Its Own AI 'Child'

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It seems that the beginning of an era in which artificial intelligence (AI) systems can build other systems of artificial intelligence has arrived. As recently, the tech giant Google's Artificial Intelligence (AI) has built its own AI (Artificial Intelligence) child. The day has come when machines make other machines. To be more concrete, it is the beginning of an era in which artificial intelligence systems can build other systems of artificial intelligence. An advance that has made the tech giant Google's AutoML project a reality by designing a computer vision system that far exceeds the most cutting-edge models.


Trusting AI, bitcoin and the future media – Hacker Noon

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Between emojis, I write about the delicate dance between exponential technologies and our society. DeepMind's new AlphaZero can teach itself to become super-human in a variety of different games in a matter of hours. Analysis on Chess.com is particularly good, pointing to a different quality to AlphaZeros' tactical and positional play. This more efficient method of searching the probability space seems to be important. Many real-world applications involve far too many degrees of freedom to be'brute forced'.