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Top AI Trends of 2020

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A report by research firm IDC in September said global spending for AI systems will reach $97.9 billion in 2023, a staggering increase from the projected $37.5 billion that will be spent this year. That means the annual growth rate will be 28.4 percent over the next several years. That's not surprising as BigTech is primed to increase their monopoly status in the 2020s with AI leadership that will boost GDP via machine learning with the emergence of an automation economy. Over the last few years, we have seen an exponential upthrust in the number of platforms, applications, and tools based on machine learning and AI technologies. We are seeing greater mainstream impact of algorithms, and machine learning in regular jobs across a variety of industries.


How is Artificial Intelligence Disrupting Industries Across the World? Futurist.com: Glen Hiemstra

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See below for contact information.] Many innovative technologies have taken the world by storm, and one of the most exciting ones is artificial intelligence (AI). The adoption of AI is no longer a futuristic concept, and this technology is powering many tech solutions that we use on a regular basis. Without even realizing it, we've become dependent on these solutions that were created to make our lives easier. The growth of AI will continue to accelerate in the future.


Ray Kurzweil (USA) at Ci2019 - The Future of Intelligence, Artificial and Natural

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Called "the restless genius" by The Wall Street Journal and "the ultimate thinking machine" by Forbes magazine, he was selected as one of the top entrepreneurs by Inc. magazine, which described him as the "rightful heir to Thomas Edison." PBS selected him as one of the "sixteen revolutionaries who made America." Ray was the principal inventor of the first CCD flat-bed scanner, the first omni-font optical character recognition, the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, the first text-to-speech synthesizer, the first music synthesizer capable of recreating the grand piano and other orchestral instruments, and the first commercially marketed large-vocabulary speech recognition. Among Ray's many honors, he received a Grammy Award for outstanding achievements in music technology; he is the recipient of the National Medal of Technology, was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, holds twenty-one honorary Doctorates, and honors from three U.S. presidents. Ray has written five national best-selling books, including New York Times best sellers The Singularity Is Near (2005) and How To Create A Mind (2012). He is Co-Founder and Chancellor of Singularity University and a Director of Engineering at Google heading up a team developing machine intelligence and natural language understanding.


Why futurists are (almost) always wrong ZDNet

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What is AI? Everything you need to know about Artificial Intelligence Professionals are familiar with economies of scale and learning curves. These concepts were codified in the 1940s. But the scale changes we're talking about are exponential, not linear. Humans are poor at estimating the effect of exponential growth. Scale changes on the order of 10x are exponential and therefore, fall into the human cognitive abyss.


Artificial Intelligence: Mind-Boggling Future Predictions in 2019

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In the next 10 minutes, you'll possibly be amazed, amused, blown away, frightened, or lost in thought. As this is the beginning of a new year and we'd all rather feel joyful โ€“ let's focus on the amusing part. Here are 8 mind-boggling technology acceleration outcomes awaiting for us in the (near) future. Artificial Intelligence (AI) by definition is an artificially created ability of a digital computer or computer-controlled robot to perform tasks commonly associated with intelligent beings. AI could carry out a complete simulation of the human brain and even exceed it.


How Artificial Intelligence Is Being Weaponized

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I cover AI and future trends for a living. One overreaching theme I've noticed is how AI is being used not to augment people, but to weaponize their data against them. Businesses across almost every industry deploy artificial intelligence to make jobs simpler for staff and tasks easier for consumers. But that doesn't tell the whole story. Indeed unbridled adoption of AI won't just result in job losses, but data purgatory, and an internet that feels more like slavery than education and freedom.


Why AI is Becoming Dangerous to Global Order

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I cover AI and future trends for a living. One overreaching theme I've noticed is how AI is being used not to augment people, but to weaponize their data against them. This is going to be a long read, and it's because I feel a bit passionate about this topic. The debate over free-speech this week related to the Hong Kong protests signals no trade war resolution will take place since a cold tech war also is about information wars and basic freedom of speech. As companies with billion-dollar market caps like Microsoft, Apple and Google cave into creating censorship products, we all lose and begin to enter a potential data-based Neo-Fascism era of control and surveillance.


Data Driven Investor: In the Digital Economy You are For Sale

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My article in Data Driven Investor published 29th of September 2019. Data Driven Investor: In the Digital Economy You are For Sale. I can get anywhere by plane within a few hours. Flight has never been so accessible and affordable. Think how much data needs to be sent, received and processed to make my journey easy.


This new airplane model will know when you've unbuckled your seatbelt

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Travelers know there is very little privacy when it comes to air travel. Before passengers are even allowed to board an aircraft, they have to shed their jackets, take off their shoes, and walk through an X-ray contraption that scans their entire bodies. As flyers settle into their (usually rigid and uncomfortable) seats, the active surveillance seems to end there. But in a few years, Airbus's latest "connected cabin" aircraft experience might change that. The innovation, which was revealed in September, will let flight attendants survey the cabin more closely by employing sensors in the lavatory and cabin, Time reported.


Voices in AI โ€“ Episode 94: A Conversation with Amy Webb

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Today's leading minds talk AI with host Byron Reese Episode 94 of Voices in AI features Byron speaking with fellow futurist and author Amy Webb on the nature of artificial intelligence and the morality and ethics tied to its study. Listen to this episode or read the full transcript at www.VoicesinAI.com Byron Reese: This is Voices in AI brought to you by Gigaom, and I'm Byron Reese. My guest is Amy Webb. She is a quantitative futurist.