In Ten Years: The Future of AI and ML – Foursquare – Medium


When you take a minute to stop and look around, the technological advancements of today could be perceived as something out of a futuristic novel. Cars are learning to drive, hands-free devices can turn on your lights or toast your bread, and flying drones are circling the skies. While the manifestation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) haven't been realized, impressive progress has certainly been made. As a location technology platform, we at Foursquare understand the power that something like AI and ML can have on the way people live and move throughout the world. Take for instance, our own Pilgrim SDK technology, the most sophisticated contextual awareness engine.

Four fundamentals of workplace automation


As the automation of physical and knowledge work advances, many jobs will be redefined rather than eliminated--at least in the short term. The potential of artificial intelligence and advanced robotics to perform tasks once reserved for humans is no longer reserved for spectacular demonstrations by the likes of IBM's Watson, Rethink Robotics' Baxter, DeepMind, or Google's driverless car. Just head to an airport: automated check-in kiosks now dominate many airlines' ticketing areas. Pilots actively steer aircraft for just three to seven minutes of many flights, with autopilot guiding the rest of the journey. Passport-control processes at some airports can place more emphasis on scanning document bar codes than on observing incoming passengers.

Do We Want Artificial Intelligence Running Hollywood?


When you go to the movies, how do you decide what you want to see? Maybe you're more likely to purchase a ticket if a movie is part of an established franchise in which you are already invested. Maybe a beloved actor or the buzz of awards-season brings you to the big screen. Or maybe a friend hasn't stopped raving about a recent release and you just have to check it out for yourself. Whichever reason brings you to the movies, the question has now become whether artificial intelligence (AI) can predict what you're most likely to see.

4 Components of AI That Can Help Further Develop Creativity


Design outputs made by AI are real. Artificial intelligence is not a foreboding future, it is already the present, and resistance is embarrassing. Advertising is facing an existential crisis fueled by denial and intransigence, and traditional agency CEOs generally regard the machinery around them as alien technology capable of an extinction event. Like every business sector, advertising has been haunted by robots rampaging through departments, decimating jobs, lives and ultimately the life force of the industry: creativity. A therapist might call this catastrophizing, but I'd call it something stronger.

12 Ways Diversity Makes A Difference In Tech

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If you have a homogenous team, then you're going to build a product that serves that team. In order to build a product that serves everyone, you need voices and input from all types of people.

AI 'passes Turing test' and produces 20,000 lines of copy per second


Chinese retail giant Alibaba claims to have created an artificial intelligence capable of beating the Turing test - and writing 20,000 lines of advertisement copy in a single second. Using deep learning and natural language processing technology, the system has been taught to produce copy by being shown millions of examples of human-written descriptions of products sold online. Produced by Alimama, a marketing division of Alibaba, the AI is currently being offered to vendors on Tmall and Taobao, Alibaba's e-commerce platforms, as a speedy alternative to writing their own copy. When listing an item for sale, vendors can click a button marked'Produce Smart Copy' and instantly see multiple copy ideas. Although Alibaba has not provided any proof of its AI passing the Turing test, this is a sizeable claim.

We need to take 'black box' out of AI to increase diversity, says panel


People developing artificial intelligence (AI) technologies should consider the front end of these systems as well as the back end, says a panel. Explore the different types of skills that are needed for technology roles, as well as the increasing importance of soft skills, creativity and diverse thought in developing the technology teams of the future. You forgot to provide an Email Address. This email address doesn't appear to be valid. This email address is already registered.

Alibaba's Artificial Intelligence copywriter could write listings for you


Fed up with writing listings and then editing them for email marketing, banner ads and other places that you need copy for? If you're like most people you spend hours cribbing from competitor listings and manufacturer's sites for ideas to produce your own unique copy, but now Alibaba might have the solution with their Artificial Intelligence copywriter tool from Alimama. Tapping the huge pool of content on Alibaba's ecommerce sites Tmall and Taobao, the Artificial Intelligence copywriter uses deep learning and natural language processing technologies learn from millions of top-quality existing samples to generate copy for products. Brands and advertisers can insert a link to any product page, and click the "Produce Smart Copy" button to see multiple copy ideas. Currently, the Artificial Intelligence copywriter technology has passed the Turing test (i.e. is indistinguishable from human generated copy) and is capable of producing 20,000 lines of copy in a second.

The Limitations of Machine Learning


Machine learning is one of the newest technologies that is poised to make significant changes in the way companies conduct their business. Machine learning refers to computer technology that relays intelligent output based on algorithmic decisions made after processing a user's input. While still in its infancy, machine learning has already started being rolled out to consumers through different applications, such as Apple's Siri, Amazon's Alexa, and Microsoft's Cortana, among others. Apart from voice, the technology is used to process image data (e.g. Various reports indicate that advanced machine learning systems will leave translators out of work in the near future.

Eight ways that AI will create more opportunities for work


There is a lot of talk about how artificial intelligence (AI) will eliminate jobs for workers. However, there is another side that says AI will create more than it will take away. We asked members of the Young Entrepreneur Council what that might look like. Despite the many concerns that AI will take away jobs, it's not all doom and gloom for workers. What is a lesser known way in which AI is actually creating opportunities in the workplace?