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The ultimate guide to starting AI – Towards Data Science

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Many teams try to start an applied AI project by diving into algorithms and data before figuring out desired outputs and objectives. Unfortunately, that's like raising a puppy in a New York City apartment for a few years, then being surprised that it can't herd sheep for you. Instead, the first step is for the owner -- that's you! -- to form a clear vision of what you want from your dog (or ML/AI system) and how you'll know you've trained it successfully. My previous article discussed the why, now it's time to dive into how to do this first step for ML/AI, with all its gory little sub-steps. This reference guide is densely-packed and long, so feel free to stick to large fonts and headings for a two-minute crash course. Cast of characters: decision-maker, ethicist, ML/AI engineer, analyst, qualitative expert, economist, psychologist, reliability engineer, AI researcher, domain expert, UX specialist, statistician, AI control theorist. The tasks we're about to tackle are the responsibility of the project's responsible adult. That's whoever calls the shots.


Shaken by Hype, Self-Driving Leaders Adopt New Strategy: Shutting Up

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Systems engineer Prasad Venkiteswaran, left, and software engineer, Erick Fuentes test a Volkswagen Golf equipped with Aurora Innovation's self-driving technology near the company's office in Pittsburgh. Three former executives at Google, Tesla and Uber who once raced to be the first to develop self-driving cars have adopted a new strategy: Slow down.


Secret Google kite project on verge of launching

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A project from Google's secretive X division that uses giant plane-like kites to generate renewable electricity may be about to be launched. Makani Power has been developing airborne wind turbines with the support of the Internet giant's research and development facility founded to pursue "moonshot" ideas. If successful the plan would negate the need for costly construction materials and labour that is required for ground-based wind turbines. But after more than 10 years of development, the kites are yet to be used beyond testing. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph.


Why AI Can't Replace Engagement with Hiring Managers

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AI is the hottest topic in the HR Tech space, but something critical to making the right hires is getting overlooked: Developing approaches to engage with managers so recruiters can influence the decision-making process. The HRTech space is on fire with AI. CRM, HCM, chatbots, screening, video interviewing, job posting – are trying to inject AI with one thing in common: FIND CANDIDATES. Ironically, the industry is missing the boat on where finding a candidate falls on the scale of importance. Recruiters need to be more focused on creating greater engagement with the person with the pain and the purse: THE HIRING MANAGER.


Bankers of the future will have to be both engineers and economists

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The banking industry is becoming a digital rather than a physical system. So what sort of leaders should be running a modern bank? Should they be accountants or engineers -- or both? When I was completing a PhD in artificial intelligence (AI) at the University of Cambridge 20 years ago, many of my engineering classmates went to work for banks, and some of them run large Wall Street financial companies. The fourth industrial revolution is shrinking the world of work at a rapid rate.


Tumblr finds major security bug that could have leaked people's most personal information

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Tumblr has found a major security bug in its platform that could have leaked people's most personal information, it has said. A problem with the innocent looking "recommended blogs" screen could have given up people's email addresses, passwords, old accounts, and where they were. The issue has now been fixed and there is no evidence that it was actually used, Tumblr said. Users don't need to do anything to keep their account secure. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph.


Facebook builds 'war room' to try and stop people interfering in elections

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Facebook has built a "war room" in its California headquarters ahead of upcoming elections. The social network is fighting to stop its platform being used to interfere in elections and promote fake news, after a run of scandals that saw it blamed for promoting false stories and helping boost particular candidates. Now it has built a physical room inside of its Menlo Park campus which will host different experts in election interference and allow them to work together. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph. The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar.


Microsoft and Amazon workers protest firms' military AI contract and 'authoritarian surveillance' tech

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Employees at Amazon and Microsoft have raised concerns about ethical decisions being made at the highest level of their companies. Both tech firms have drawn criticism over their involvement in controversial military and police projects, prompting anonymous workers to write public letters denouncing them. The protests come after Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said that part of his job is to make unpopular decisions, such as choosing to work with the US military or providing tools that enable police surveillance. In response, an Amazon employee wrote in a post published to Medium: "Companies like ours should not be in the business of facilitating authoritarian surveillance. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph.


Apple launches new website devoted to privacy, showing off features of iPhones and Macs

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Apple has launched an entire website devoted to privacy as it attempts to tout the security features of its iPhones. The new site includes the option for anyone to see all of the information that their iPhones, iPads and Macs have collected about them and sent to Apple. The company had already given access to that feature to users in the European Union, in keeping with the GDPR legislation that requires all technology companies to allow people to see data collected about themselves. The feature comes as Apple totes its divergence away from the business strategy espoused by companies like Facebook and Google, which rely on collecting data about their users and making it available to advertisers. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph.


50,000 AI & Data Science Jobs Are Vacant In India, As Candidates Don't Have The Required Skills

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India is among other countries on the forefront of AI development. But according to a recent report, we don't seem to be doing so well at filling the jobs, created by this AI development, with early talent. In a recent report by business analytics firm Great Learning, India has more than 50,000 jobs in both data science and machine learning lying vacant. Apparently, that's because we just don't have enough talent to fill them Apparently, there are twice as many jobs available in these two professions as there are job seekers. Great Learning, in exclusive insight shared with Economic Times, says this is a clear indication that Indian professionals need to upskill.