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Are you really an AI startup?

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Having a vision that grand is a huge gamble -- one that can only succeed if it's backed up by a solid business model, has a clear market that it targets, and is built on a clear foundation of targets and KPIs. While the solution is a highly technical, research-heavy one, it can only generate real value if it aligns with what our business team needs, how our photography team works, and how our product team wants to translate those needs and workflows. While significant statistical jumps in accuracy still require larger algorithmic improvements, a lot of gains can be made by iterative work (training with larger data sets, for example). You fix your precision, optimize for recall to solve search, fix your recall, optimize for precision for keywording individual photos -- it's a vicious cycle.


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.


MIT aims to pry open 'black box' of machine learning systems

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The conference was a joint effort between the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council and MIT to bring industry and academic experts together to discuss advances in artificial intelligence (AI). The computer science and artificial intelligence laboratory, aka CSAIL, at MIT wants to shed light on the black box of today's machine learning systems with a new initiative, SystemsThatLearn@CSAIL. In its quest to shed light on machine learning's black box, SystemsThatLearn@CSAIL had to break down some academic barriers. The program joins the research teams that develop algorithms at MIT with the research teams that develop the large-scale systems the algorithms run on.


Container Considerations on Your #DevOps Journey @DevOpsSummit #AI #Docker #Serverless

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With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend 21st Cloud Expo, October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @CloudExpo @ThingsExpo, October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-4, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation. Join Cloud Expo @ThingsExpo conference chair Roger Strukhoff (@IoT2040), October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, for three days of intense Enterprise Cloud and'Digital Transformation' discussion and focus, including Big Data's indispensable role in IoT, Smart Grids and (IIoT) Industrial Internet of Things, Wearables and Consumer IoT, as well as (new) Digital Transformation in Vertical Markets. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 21st Cloud Expo @ThingsExpo October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will find fresh new content in a new track called FinTech, which will incorporate machine learning, artificial intelligence, deep learning, and blockchain into one track.


SAP Forum 2017: Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and 25th Anniversary Celebrations - Czech & Slovak Leaders

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'Technological evolution is transforming the concept of human work and opening up new opportunities. Representatives of major Czech companies, start-ups and partners built on these concepts through a panel discussion on the topic'Tomorrow is already here'. The panel discussion was followed by DEMO JAM with specific demonstrations of solutions developed on SAP's S/4HANA platform. SAP's implementation partner demonstrated how technology has transformed customer business.


Video Friday: Self-Driving Potato, NASA at Mars, and Autonomous Sumo Robots

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This biologically inspired approach, they hope, could help robots navigate dynamic environments without requiring advanced, costly sensors and computationally intensive algorithms. More specifically, we propose a new methodology that enables the first demonstration of high-resolution 3D through-wall imaging of completely unknown areas, using only WiFi signals and unmanned aerial vehicles. From this point cloud, the garment is segmented and a custom Wrinkleness Local Descriptor (WiLD) is computed to determine the location of the present wrinkles. If you haven't seen this 1911 film featuring a humanoid robot driving a car, you've been missing out on learning about all of the potential self-driving car catastrophies that could happen to you: Did you know that if you let a robot drive your car, you could end up in space?



Machine Learning, Planetary Defense and More!

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Each team included two data scientists and two planetary astronomers, and were mentored by SETI Institute scientists Michael Busch, Peter Jenniskens and Franck Marchis. To deepen and diversify each group's scientific and technological work, experts from the fields of planetary science, machine learning and deep thinking, drone technology, space-based technology, and space-mission design and operation were also asked to guide the three groups. Participants engaged in an intense program focused on planetary defense, specifically, asteroids. Since the end of last summer's program, the FDL teams have continued to work together and have presented their work at numerous planetary science conferences, including Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Division for Planetary Sciences and American Geophysical Union.


Jack Ma warns about dangers of artificial intelligence

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"Artificial intelligence may take a lot of jobs away. If we don't give simple and easy technology products for small businesses, most of them can't survive in 10 years. If small businesses can't survive, we can't survive," said Ma, speaking in Detroit at the Gateway 17 conference for entrepreneurs. According to Goldman Sachs, professions like truckers, secretaries, cashiers, bank tellers, waiters and real estate agents could be replaced by artificial intelligence in the near-term.


Infiniteconf 2017 - the conference on Big Data and Fast Data 6th - 7th Jul 2017

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Big data is transforming almost every aspect of science and the humanities, driven by the emergence of a data society. Join us at Infiniteconf and learn how to use the amazing technologies, practical tools and methods available to data scientists and engineering teams in three days packed with talks, discussions and practical workshops. We're now ready to unveil the line-up of speakers and experts who will make InfiniteConf 2017 the go-to Big Data and Data Science conference! Want to stay in the loop with the latest developments within the data community?