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The current state of Artificial Intelligence 7wData

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General AI (Artificial Intelligence) is coming closer thanks to combining neural networks, narrow AI and symbolic AI. Yves Mulkers, Data strategist and founder of 7wData talked to Wouter Denayer, Chief Technology Officer at IBM Belgium, to share his enlightening insights on where we are and where we are going with Artificial Intelligence. Join us in our chat with Wouter. Yves Mulkers Hi and welcome, today we're together with Wouter Denayer, Chief Technology Officer at IBM. Wouter, you're kind of authority in Belgium and I think outside the borders of Belgium as well on artificial intelligence. Can you tell me a bit more about what you're doing at IBM and What keeps you busy?


Language Processing Tools Improve Care Delivery for Providers

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But advances in natural language processing, or NLP, a branch of artificial intelligence that allows computers to understand spoken or typed remarks, are prompting healthcare organizations to leverage that field. In areas such as voice-activated assistants and speech recognition platforms, NLP is creating better experiences by expanding patient access to information, cutting transcription costs and delays, and improving the quality of health records. Providers also report the tools can lower stress and allow more face time during appointments. That's because speech offers unique distinction. "It's more detailed and nuanced, and it's the more natural way to convey what you're thinking," says Dr. Genevieve Melton-Meaux, a professor of surgery and health informatics at the University of Minnesota.


The Difference Between Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning

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After all, it's been a popular focus in movies such as The Terminator, The Matrix, and Ex Machina (a personal favorite of mine). But you may have recently been hearing about other terms like "Machine Learning" and "Deep Learning," sometimes used interchangeably with artificial intelligence. As a result, the difference between artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning can be very unclear. AI means getting a computer to mimic human behavior in some way. Those descriptions are correct, but they are a little concise.


Sony partners with Microsoft to achieve its AI powered image sensor ambitions

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Luckily, Sony is aware of these concerns, and one of the foundational pieces of their sensors is the ability to process data and transmit information while respecting our privacy. Instead of generating actual images, Sony's AI chip can analyze the video it sees and provide just metadata about what's in front of it -- saying instead of showing what's in its frame of vision. Because no data is sent to remote servers, opportunities for hackers to intercept sensitive images or video are dramatically reduced, which should help allay privacy fears. The ability for these chipsets to process data locally means we may finally begin to see meaningful advancements in autonomous driving that go beyond the highway. Like humans, an autonomous car has to be capable of driving whenever, wherever, in any condition, and cannot be reliant on cloud computing to analyze, process, and respond to the world around it.


Artificial Intelligence : Best Human Practices and Uses SaveDelete

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Artificial Intelligence …. world's tech giants from Amazon to Alibaba, are in a race to become the world's leaders. The companies are AI trailblazers, embracing AI to next-level products and services. Here are some of the best examples of how these companies are using artificial intelligence in practice. Alphabet, Google's parent company and Waymo, self-driving technology division, started as a project at Google. Waymo wishes to bring self-driving technology to the world, today, to move people around and reduce accidents and crashes.


A Cautionary Tale on Ambitious Feats of AI: The Strategic Computing Program - War on the Rocks

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Machine intelligence has been a military research goal for decades, but is it even worth it? Artificial intelligence research reaches toward long-held visions of human-machine symbiosis, and all the benefits this would have for military might. Even if scientists fall short of these lofty ambitions, or even if they prove impossible to fully achieve, aiming for them may move humanity further along the path of scientific progress -- but are small increments of progress worth billions of taxpayer dollars? Such ambitions for generic AI systems have fueled research programs across the defense landscape since the late 1960s. The Strategic Computing Program grew out of the context of the early 1980s --an optimism about the ability of computers to solve military problems coupled with the Reagan administration's Cold War push to bolster the United States through technology advancement and big defense budgets.


Artificial eye that 'sees' like a human could transform robotics

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Scientists have developed an artificial eye that could provide vision for humanoid robots, or even function as a bionic eye for visually impaired people in the future. Researchers from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology built the ElectroChemical Eye – dubbed EC-Eye – to resemble the size and shape of a biological eye, but with vastly greater potential. The eye mimics the human iris and retina using a lens to focus light onto a dense arrays of light-sensitive nanowires. Information is then passed through the wires, which act like the brain's visual cortex, to a computer for processing. During tests, the computer was able to recognise the letters'E', 'I' and'Y' when they were projected onto the lens.


World's fastest internet speed sees download speeds 1 million-times faster than current broadband

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Researchers in Australia have achieved a world record internet speed of 44.2 terabits per second, allowing users to download 1,000 HD movies in a single second. A team from Monash, Swinburne and RMIT universities used a'micro-comb' optical chip containing hundreds of infrared lasers to transfer data across existing communications infrastructure in Melbourne. The highest commercial internet speed anywhere in the world is currently in Singapore, where the average download speed is 197.3 megabits per second (mbps). In Australia, the average download speed is 43.4 mbps – one million-times slower than the speeds achieved in the latest test. "There's a bit of a global race on at the moment to get this technology to a commercial stage, as the'micro-comb' at its heart is useful in a really broad range of existing technologies," Dr Bill Corcoran from Monash University, told The Independent.


The Art of Enabling the Disabled - techENT

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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI and ML) technologies have come a long way since its first inception. Who would have thought that we would have a working model of actual computer-based assistants that can do things like manage our schedules? Who would have thought that we could even use these assistants to manage our homes? These things can even be used to diagnose cancer patients, something impossible without doctors even five years ago. AWS is at the forefront of AI and ML technology.


5 of the best artificial intelligence books you must read

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is the process of teaching a computer to carry out tasks that typically only a human brain could do, but there is much more to it that trying to crunch numbers on a computer. Artificial intelligence is everywhere, from the robots manufacturing cars in factories to the smartphone in your pocket, and understanding what AI actually is will give you a better understanding of the technology that surrounds us. Professor Mark Lee is a computer scientist at Aberystwyth University. His new book, How to Grow a Robot, is all about how to design robots and artificial intelligence so that they are more social, more friendly, more playful – more human. Whether you're a beginner or deep into all things AI, as an expert in artificial intelligence, Mark's pick of science books about machine learning and intelligent algorithms will have you thinking in ones and zeros in no time.