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Our duty to connect technology and humanity – Rohan Rajiv – Medium

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Great human feats are generally accomplished by diverse groups of humans working together. The early days of the technology industry in the "Silicon Valley" were built around rebellion and a desire to be the anti-thesis of the East Coast. And, smart pattern matchers that they were, these early venture capitalists invested in folks who fit their success patterns -- white, male nerds from prestigious universities. There were many stories about inebriated bankers in strip clubs post the crash of 2008 and, more recently, we've heard many a sexual assault story around media men like Roger Ailes and a certain real estate mogul and TV show creator we've all come to know well in the past year.


AI Helps Manufacturers Identify Product Defects – NVIDIA Developer News Center

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A California-based startup called Instrumental developed an intelligent AI inspection system to help manufactures identify product defects on the assembly line. Instrumental makes a hardware box that goes on the assembly line and takes a photo of every device that passes through and they recently announced their deep learning software called Detect which highlights units that appear defective or anomalous, giving our customers a significant edge in discovering and resolving product issues. Using TITAN X GPUs and cuDNN with the TensorFlow deep learning framework, they are able to process hundreds of units in seconds and identify the most interesting units to review. According to their blog, an engineer using Detect remotely caught an assembly process issue still in progress on the line and was able to inform the factory to correct it right away.


How Going From Mobile-First to AI-First Is Changing Everything

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From its search platform to mobile device hardware and accompanying technology, the focus has been on giving users consistent access to the internet, regardless of whether they're on a desktop computer in their office or sitting in an airport with their smartphone. Features, which now work with iPhone, include music control, navigation, smart home controls, and conversational search that is surprisingly responsive. Google is also very much interested in developing smart home technology to compete with the likes of Amazon and other major tech players. With the right talent acquisition model, an investment in consumer education, and an appropriate rollout of new AI technologies, the only thing stopping Google from becoming the machine learning leader of the world is Google itself.


Instagram Favorites: New feature aims to recreate intimacy of group chats

The Independent

Instagram now lets users create lists of their best friends. 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. Japan's On-Art Corp's CEO Kazuya Kanemaru poses with his company's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot'TRX03' and other ...


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Snap Map lets you share your real-time location, which your friends can view on an interactive map that's precise enough to show not only which street you're on, but whereabouts you are on that street too. 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.


'Thousands' of MPs and police officers hit by password hack linked to Russia

The Independent

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. Japan's On-Art Corp's CEO Kazuya Kanemaru poses with his company's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot'TRX03' and other robots during a demonstration in Tokyo, Japan Japan's On-Art ...


As Uber Flails, Its Self-Driving Car Research Rolls On

WIRED

Last month, Uber fired Anthony Levandowski, its self-driving car lead who allegedly brought that IP over from Google. In the past year, it has lost talented employees to competitors like Ford's Argo AI and Aurora, a startup run by former Google autonomous vehicle head Chris Urmson. But researchers, roboticists, and entrepreneurs in the small automation community say Uber remains stuffed with smart, hardworking people, and that the research is going forward at Uber's Advanced Technologies Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Peter Rander, one of those poached CMU roboticists who became engineering lead at the ATG, founded Argo AI, joined by autonomous vehicle engineer Brett Browning.


Facebook launches initiative with husband of murdered MP Jo Cox to challenge hate speech

The Independent

Facebook is encouraging users to counter hate speech online, with the UK launch of its Online Civil Courage Initiative (OCCI) in the UK. Japan's On-Art Corp's CEO Kazuya Kanemaru poses with his company's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot'TRX03' and other robots during a demonstration in Tokyo, Japan Japan's On-Art Corp's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot'TRX03' performs during its unveiling in Tokyo, Japan Singulato Motors co-founder and CEO Shen Haiyin poses in his company's concept car Tigercar P0 at a workshop in Beijing, China A picture shows Singulato Motors' concept car Tigercar P0 at a workshop in Beijing, China Connected company president Shigeki Tomoyama addresses a press briefing as he elaborates on Toyota's "connected strategy" in Tokyo. A Toyota Motors employee demonstrates a smartphone app with the company's pocket plug-in hybrid (PHV) service on the cockpit of the latest Prius hybrid vehicle during Toyota's "connected strategy" press briefing in Tokyo An employee shows a Samsung Electronics' Gear S3 Classic during Korea Electronics Show 2016 in Seoul, South Korea Visitors experience Samsung Electronics' Gear VR during the Korea Electronics Grand Fair at an exhibition hall in Seoul, South Korea Amy Rimmer, Research Engineer at Jaguar Land Rover, demonstrates the car manufacturer's Advanced Highway Assist in a Range Rover, which drives the vehicle, overtakes and can detect vehicles in the blind spot, during the first demonstrations of the UK Autodrive Project at HORIBA MIRA Proving Ground in Nuneaton, Warwickshire Chris Burbridge, Autonomous Driving Software Engineer for Tata Motors European Technical Centre, demonstrates the car manufacturer's GLOSA V2X functionality, which is connected to the traffic lights and shares information with the driver, during the first demonstrations of the UK Autodrive Project at HORIBA MIRA Proving Ground in Nuneaton, Warwickshire In its facilities, JAXA develop satellites and analyse their observation data, train astronauts for utilization in the Japanese Experiment Module'Kibo' of the International Space Station (ISS) and develop launch vehicles The robot developed by Seed Solutions sings and dances to the music during the Japan Robot Week 2016 at Tokyo Big Sight. "The UK Online Civil Courage Initiative will support [non-governmental organisations (NGOs)] and community groups who work across the UK to challenge the extremist narratives that cause such harm.


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How can we anticipate and manage trends in AI, and will creative and analytical skills really be the key to job success in an AI world? The progression and extensive testing of these vehicles presents a problem that cannot be easily fixed, meaning there'll be a gap between the smart cruise control phase and the introduction of a truly autonomous vehicle. That's not to say that autonomous vehicles won't be amazing. This next generation will become amazing at controlling and training the bots that manage their life.


Machine Learning and the Future of IT Ops – Sam Charrington – Medium

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While ITOA & monitoring isn't my core focus, when I dug into what they were doing, I found a few of areas of overlap that piqued my interest, namely the machine learning, big data, open source and multi-cloud angles. I spend the bulk of my time now tracking the machine learning & AI space, but coming from a focus on cloud for many years -- and from the telecom industry many years before that -- I'm keenly interested in how these technologies can be used to facilitate the delivery of applications as well as data center and network services. Well, as is often the case, Google's past is the enterprise's future… Over the next few years ML and AI will make its way to every area of the IT stack from the network and infrastructure itself, to infrastructure management, to service delivery & customer service, and to application platforms and the apps themselves. Basically, ITOA 1.0 represents the landscape of tools used by IT orgs to manage the IT estate and includes products/systems for network monitoring and management, infrastructure (server) monitoring and management, application & app performance management, log analysis, security and incident management and response, and more.