If you are looking for an answer to the question What is Artificial Intelligence? and you only have a minute, then here's the definition the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence offers on its home page: "the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines."
However, if you are fortunate enough to have more than a minute, then please get ready to embark upon an exciting journey exploring AI (but beware, it could last a lifetime) …
It is a truth universally acknowledged that there is huge potential for public services to be transformed by artificial intelligence (AI). We are living longer and healthier lives and the population growth is slowing down. The working age population is shrinking and with that comes a reduced capacity to deliver public services. At the same time the demands and needs for public services are increasing and the pressure on efficiency of public services has never been larger. We need to do more with less.
Upstream Security has secured $9 million in a Series A funding round and plans to use the investment to expand further in the US and Europe. On Wednesday, the company said in a statement that the funding round, led by Charles River Ventures (CRV), includes cash injections from Israeli-based Glilot Capital Partners and Maniv Mobility. The funding builds on a successful seed funding round in June which secured $2 million. Israel-based Upstream Security offers cloud-based security solutions for connected cars to automakers which need to outsource the security aspect of such technologies. The firm uses Big Data, analytics, and machine learning to provide non-intrusive defense against cyberattacks and to detect anomalies which may be malicious behavior.
I recently sat down with Bob Rogers. Bob is Intel's Chief Data Scientist for Analytics and AI. I sought out answers to the some of the most popular questions related to artificial and augmented intelligence. The entire interview was illuminating, and shed some light on aspects that many people wouldn't know about. So what is AI? Artificial intelligence is human-like intelligence that works in a similar way to our brains--though not quite, of course.
The global retail analytics market is expected to grow by $5.1 billion by 2022 to an estimated $8.64 billion. This extraordinary growth will largely be driven by the use of data science in disrupting the retail sector -- changing the way retailers do business online and offline, from the way stores organise their layout to hyper-targeted and optimised pricing and offers. In the UK alone, the retail sector is worth more than £368bn, employs 2.3 million people and accounts for 1/3 of all consumer spending. Retail generates huge amounts of highly valuable data that businesses are only recently starting to utilise. However, recent reports suggest that the sector is struggling, due to changing spending habits and shifting shopping trends.
If you follow technology news and trends long enough, a few statistics pop up again and again. One oft-quoted stat goes something like this: About 90 percent of the data in the world has been created in the last two years. Now, we've been hearing this factoid for years, so it's possibly time for some underemployed MBA to redo the math. However, the bottom line: There is a isht-ton of data out there today, and more and more companies are developing ways to corral and coax that information into valuable insights for a price. Combining these big data sets with artificial intelligence, specifically machine learning, has given birth to an entire industry of predictive analytics.
The United States' largest military contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. announced Wednesday it will start using artificial intelligence software from NEC to analyze data collected by sensors in space. Intelligent machines are taking the technology world by storm, and have started to move to outer space. One of the most advantageous uses of smart software is to analyze data, and increasingly governments and industries see AI as the answer to the big-data deluge, much of it coming from space. "AI can revolutionize how we use information from space, both in orbit and on deep space missions, including crewed missions to Mars and beyond," said Carl Marchetto, vice president of new ventures at Lockheed Martin Space, based in Denver, Colorado. NEC Corporation is a global information technology firm headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
Nand Kishor is the Product Manager of House of Bots. After finishing his studies in computer science, he ideated & re-launched Real Estate Business Intelligence Tool, where he created one of the leading Business Intelligence Tool for property price analysis in 2012. He also writes, research and sharing knowledge about Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Data Science, Big Data, Python Language etc... ... Nand Kishor is the Product Manager of House of Bots. After finishing his studies in computer science, he ideated & re-launched Real Estate Business Intelligence Tool, where he created one of the leading Business Intelligence Tool for property price analysis in 2012. He also writes, research and sharing knowledge about Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Data Science, Big Data, Python Language etc... Will 2018 be the big year for machine learning?
It seems that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not in the list of 2018 for healthcare organizations; neither it is coming as early as it was expected. More than two-third healthcare organizations are taking Artificial Intelligence as a matter of less priority for the year of 2018. A survey has reported that AI is not coming as fast as many were hoping and foretelling about its arrival. Healthcare organizations are focusing more on developing technologies, cyber security protection and making medicine accuracy by leveraging prognostic analytics than working on artificial intelligence and machine learning. If we imagine the world after implementation of the revolutions like artificial intelligence and machine learning it will ultimately make things easier and better for the healthcare as well as these technologies will be the next driving force of many of these organizations for the things they are working on.
I had a working, short script that took 3 1/2 minutes to run. While this may be fine if you only need to run it once, I needed to run it hundreds of time for simulations. My first attempt to do so ended about four hours after I started the code, with 400 simulations left to go, and I knew I needed to get some help. This post documents the iterative process of improving the performance of the function, culminating in a runtime of .64 seconds for 10,000 iterations, a speed-up of more than 100,000x. At Etsy I work a lot on our A/B Testing system.
This movement has been a long time coming, as artificial intelligence (AI) is moving ever-farther into real-world business applications where once it was too expensive (or too conceptual) to embrace. Through improving technology and decreasing costs, AI and Big Data are now combining to help firms in the financial sector prevent payments fraud. A recent whitepaper by data science company Feedzai, "The Dawn of Machine Learning for Banking and Payments," offered up some food for thought (and points to consider) when delving into fraud and risk protection aided by machines. It wasn't too long ago that AI was confined to academia, theory and tinkering from multi-billion dollar companies -- firms that could afford to sink millions into its research and development. But now, AI has become more attainable as a tool that companies can tailor to their own operations.