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US Intelligence director: "AI will replace 75 percent of spies"

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The annual conference, hosted by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, brings together technologists, soldiers, and intelligence professionals to discuss national security threats, changes in technology, and data collection and processing. The message he's sending to workers at the agency is that the goal of automation "isn't to get rid of you -- it's there to elevate you.… In Cardillo's eyes, the profession of geospatial intelligence – monitoring and exploiting commercial and proprietary video and imagery feeds, such as those available from global satellite surveillance company Planet – is on the precipice of a data explosion similar to when the internet took off. At that point, the National Security Agency (NSA), which is responsible for collecting and analysing digital communications, had to figure out ways to vacuum up and glean specific conclusions from an explosion of communications traveling back and forth on the web. RELATED: Promising'Genetic Chainsaw in a pill' could solve the world's antibiotic crisis NGA is responsible for tracking potential threats, such as military testing sites in North Korea.


Automation will create new needs, new jobs, says Luciano Floridi

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Is AI a threat to human jobs? AI scores over humans not just in obviously data-based jobs, like accountancy, but also in any job that can be transformed into tasks that can then be performed handling data. The more we device ways of translating activities requiring intelligence if a human were to perform them into tasks that require no intelligence but rather the right sort of data, sophisticated algorithms and engineering artefacts like robot arms, the more such jobs will be replaced by AI solutions. The possibilities of monitoring and profiling people will increase, it is how we handle them that will make the difference.


The Age of Artificial Intelligence in Fintech

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AI, as most people now know, has several applications in health technologies, marketing & sales, business analysis and financial services. Artificial intelligence is about replacing human decision making with more sophisticated technologies. Most recently, the California-based robo-advisor, Wealthfront, has added artificial intelligence capabilities to track account activity on its own product and other integrated services such as Venmo, to analyze and understand how account holders are spending, investing and making their financial decisions, in an effort to provide more customized advice to their customers. Sentient Technologies, which has offices in both California and Hong Kong, is using artificial intelligence to continually analyze data and improve investment strategies.


Why We Automate: Observations from billions of customer interactions - TechEvents Online

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From machine learning to natural language processing to artificial intelligence, brands can invest in an open space of technologies and scale marketing efforts like never before. Yet while automation enables marketers to move faster, think bigger, and dive deeper, we should take a moment to remember the why and the who. Vicky Ge shares her observations on innovations in automation, marketing at scale, and the human on the other side of the inbox.


The Strange Loop in Deep Learning – Intuition Machine – Medium

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My first recollection of an effective Deep Learning system that used feedback loops where in "Ladder Networks". In an architecture developed by Stanford called "Feedback Networks", the researchers explored a different kind of network that feeds back into itself and develops the internal representation incrementally: In an even more recently published research (March 2017) from UC Berkeley have created astonishingly capable image to image translations using GANs and a novel kind of regularization. The major difficulty of training Deep Learning systems has been the lack of labeled data. So the next time you see some mind boggling Deep Learning results, seek to find the strange loops that are embedded in the method.


The role of the data scientist in accountancy

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What part does machine learning play? By learning from past experiences, machine learning algorithms mimic how we prioritise jobs and calculate our reasoning. This could be in the form of filing tax returns, reading thousands of pages of contracts and summarising them, based on what you tell the algorithm is important, or the valuation of assets. Once they've devised an algorithm, they'll have to compare machine capabilities with human performance, to see if it is feasible to use this type of technology to help with collecting data from contracts or filing tax returns, for example.


The Rise Of Machines And Automation

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The growth of Artificial Intelligence is helped by growth in computer power, storage, cloud computing which allows computing power and storage to be shared, Big data which allows efficient search in large sets of data stored in different formats, advancement in statistical techniques etc. As per World Bank's website's data for 2010, only 3 per cent of High Income countries' working population worked in this sector as compared to 45 per cent of Low and Middle Income countries. As per World Bank's website's data for 2010, 74 per cent of High Income countries' working population worked in this sector as compared to 34 per cent in Low and Middle Income countries. But they would slowly but steadily displace humans from variety of roles that humans perform today creating massive disruption in employment.


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All of this information would be impossible to manage or process without machines capable of learning and making decisions about data on a large scale. So far, humans have only been able to create machines that can grasp information, make decisions and act as the machines are told. Consider the fact that the IRS has been letting consumers file taxes electronically for nearly 30 years. Because tax filing takes much less time and effort than buying a house – for most of us, anyway – I find it unlikely that most borrowers will trust their home purchase to a website any time in the near future.


AI & Machine Learning Black Boxes: The Need for Transparency and Accountability

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The black box in Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Machine Learning programs1 has taken on the opposite meaning. These Machine Learning systems typically process data in two explicit areas as described by Rayid Ghani, Director of the Data Science for Social Good Fellowship, who indicated that4: "the power of data science is typically harnessed in a spectrum with the following two extremes: However, it has been well documented5 that the design and build of these Machine Learning black boxes can lead to bias, unfairness, and discrimination through programmer and data choices. Governance of the systems should incorporate systematic ways to formalize hidden assumptions (inside a black box) and ensure accountability, auditability, and transparency of internal Machine Learning system workings. Furthermore, a greater emphasis on introducing stricter checks on the selection and robustness of open source Machine Learning algorithms and training data should be uppermost in developers and management's mind.


Artificial Intelligence in Enterprise - Robo-Management Consulting is a Reality

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Using principles of Meta-Vision and Bionic Fusion, an AI system can automate much of the mentally-intensive work a management consultant performs. This enables data scientists to predict outcomes with present data – a strategic benefit driving the adoption of machine learning across many enterprises. Machine learning models may recognize a decline, but will miss the underlying reasons driving that change – critical insights for executives managing a turnaround or competitors looking for a weakness to exploit. Through this process, our supporting fact model is transformed into a propositional causation model that corroborates the premises using business intelligence from our data lake.