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Machine Learning Is A Key Component In Managing Mobile Advertising

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The large number of mobile devices, the volume of apps on each phone, and the basic mobility of the devices all mean there is a lot of information being creating in the mobile world. Managing that large volume of information is impossible in a reasonable timeframe using older technologies. Machine learning (ML) is critical to mobile advertising in a number of ways. Advertising is complex even in the older channels of print and broadcast. Cable increased the need for better data to more finely segment the audiences.


2020 candidate Andrew Yang defends $1,000 a month program, slams Dems for wanting to abolish Electoral College

FOX News

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang appeared on "Fox and Friends" Friday morning to defend his campaign's key proposal of giving $12,000 to each American adult every year and criticized Democrats for their newfound support for the abolition of the Electoral College. Yang, former ambassador of global entrepreneurship in the Obama administration and a long-shot candidate for the party's nomination, was grilled by the show hosts and the audience about his universal basic income program, dubbed "Freedom Dividend," and his other views. "You have to look up who are going to be the biggest winners from artificial intelligence and self-driving cars and trucks and new technologies. The American people are gonna see very little of the gains in the innovation," said Yang. "The American people are gonna see very little of the gains in the innovation." He added that due to an increasing automation, "most of us" won't work at Amazon or other companies, leaving the rest of the people at a disadvantage because their source of income will disappear.


Towards an Inclusive Future in AI

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Mr Eduardo Belinchon de la Banda (Digital Innovation Manager, foraus - Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy) briefly introduced foraus, its goals and activities. Foraus is a Swiss think-tank on foreign policy. He explained that the main goal of the session would be to discuss means of developing inclusive Artificial Intelligence (AI). He highlighted the large scale and intensity with which AI might change modern society in comparison to other disrupting technologies. According to him, many countries have developed strategies, principles and guidelines for the ethical development of AI and nearly all included provisions on the matter of inclusion in AI.


Chet Faliszek: 'You've got to make video games for smart, social people'

The Guardian

'I donate to the Guardian, so I'm paying you." So begins Chet Faliszek as we sit down to lunch in one of the San Francisco hotels that satellite around the Game Developers Conference. One of the industry's most respected comedy writers and lead developers, the 53-year-old is here to recruit developers to his new studio Stray Bombay, named after his pet cat Boris. With Riot Games veteran and AI expert Dr Kimberly Voll, he is leading a studio that will focus on smart cooperative video games, made for (they say) smart cooperative players. It quickly becomes clear just how much cooperation has been a vital part of Faliszek's life, from pivotal relationships growing up in Parma, Cleveland, to a comedy writing double-act at infamous early-internet website Old Man Murray, to his run of successful collaborations at a behemoth developer, Valve. With every key moment in his life, he cites the generosity of another person, a pattern which appears to have informed his entire approach to games development, and the sorts of games he wants to make. At 17, in the early 80s, Faliszek had dropped out of a computer-science college course. "I was taking a course in [programming language] Fortran," he explains, "and one time I tripped and dropped my punchcards.


This teenager started playing video games 18 hours a day. Now he makes more money than most adults.

Washington Post

Griffin Spikoski spends as much as 18 hours a day glued to his computer screen playing the wildly popular, multi-player video game Fortnite. His YouTube channel -- where he regularly uploads videos of himself playing the online game -- has nearly 1.2 million subscribers and more than 71 million views; figures that have netted him advertisers, sponsorships and a steady stream of income. Last year, that income totaled nearly $200,000. The healthy sum -- more than enough to comfortably raise a family in most American cities -- is all the more impressive considering Spikoski is 14 years old. Still, he approaches video games the way an elite student athlete would approach a sport like football or basketball: when he's not playing, Spikoski, who goes by the name "Sceptic" on YouTube, completes school work online.


AI, Machine Learning, Data Science: What Enterprises Are Doing - InformationWeek

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IT organizations are adjusting their plans about how and when to implement artificial intelligence and machine learning initiatives. Moving into production is taking longer than IT leaders may have expected. CIOs have identified artificial intelligence and machine learning as the number one way to achieve "game-changing transformation." That's according to Gartner research VP Svetlana Sicular, who provided a perspective on where the industry is right now in terms of implementation, where we are going, and how soon we might be getting there. Sicular offered her take during a session, The Future of Data Science, Machine Learning, and AI, during the recent Gartner Data and Analytics Summit in Orlando, Florida.


Implementing AI into Your eCommerce Website

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It's pretty obvious that many e-commerce websites are incorporating some kind of artificial intelligence and/or machine learning to help with ROI and improve customers experiences. The entire buying and selling process has drastically changed for the better. Companies are increasing their profits while customers are receiving better customer service and a much easier time finding the products they really want. How does this all come about though? How do you as a new or older e-commerce company integrate this into your business?


The Future of Content Marketing Infused with Artificial Intelligence - ReadWrite

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One of the terms that we seem to be hearing about a lot these days is AI (Artificial intelligence). The revenues gained from the use of AI in technology is massive, and this is evident from how little things like even the smartphone apps are changing. These advancements show us the type and scale of technology we can look forward to in the future. In regards to AI in marketing, it's evident that it's currently at an infant stage, and hence we're just beginning to see artificial intelligence being used in content marketing. Artificial intelligence is intelligence demonstrated by machines which in contrast is to mimic the natural intelligence displayed by humans.


Lego Spike Prime Lets Kids Build Robots--and Confidence

WIRED

Memories of middle school likely conjure up all sorts of thoughts and emotions. "Productive STEM learning" is probably low on the list. But on Tuesday, Lego is introducing a new coding and robotics set called Spike Prime that it hopes will break through with a notoriously distracted audience. Lego has already dabbled in this world with its Lego Mindstorms line. But those kits can potentially intimidate at the 11- to 14-year-old level, both in complexity and design.


The Complex Quest to Write a Robocar Driving Test

WIRED

"Self-driving cars are here," Dmitri Dolgov told the audience at MIT Technology Review's EmTech Digital event this week. It's a matter of how fast we can grow and how fast we can scale this technology in a responsible manner." Waymo's CTO is right: The outfit that started off as Google's self-driving car project is running a limited robotaxi service in the Phoenix metro area. Dolgov also told the audience that the company has tech yet to crack.) GM Cruise plans to launch a service this year. Uber is testing in Pittsburgh. Lyft and Aptiv have a limited self-driving service in Las Vegas. Nuro's delivery bots are hauling groceries around Texas and Arizona. May Mobility is running robo-shuttles in Detroit. So for the public sharing the roads with these things, a few long lurking questions are now more pressing than ever: How do we know these things are safe? And how can the companies that promise they are prove it to us? One thing is for sure: The way we certify human drivers ain't going ...