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) …
Google has an update that might make you hate your alarm a little bit less: a new feature lets it automatically change up what your alarm plays based on the time of day and the weather, theoretically playing something slightly more appropriate than the same awful song you hear day in and out. At least, it'll be nice as long as you're okay with waking up to AI-generated piano. The feature is confined to a single device for now: Lenovo's Smart Clock, a small smart display that basically has the functionality of a Google Home Mini paired with a screen that can show the time and weather. Google says this feature -- which it calls "Impromptu" -- is part of Google Assistant, though, which suggests it should reach other smart displays, and perhaps even phones, in the future. The announcement doesn't say when or whether it'll expand, however.
We hear about new smart technology all the time, from smart speakers to smart watches and even smart refrigerators. While smart products promise to make our lives better, how do we make them truly complement our lives? Beyond just personal and consumer devices, we now have more connected devices in our factories and businesses producing vast amounts of data from a burgeoning number of IoT devices. Such devices, including sensors, cameras, and wearables could be the key to making our workplaces "smarter." However, we must carefully leverage and interpret the vast amounts of data--if not, we risk data becoming a cost burden, adding more noise instead of providing insight and order.
"We are pleased to see that the AI detection engine in SparkCognition's DeepArmor solution is so effective, with the product detecting 99.9% of threats in our Malware Protection Test," said Andreas Clementi, Founder & CEO at independent testing company AV-Comparatives. "We are proud to partner with the number one PC manufacturer in the world," said Vijay Doradla, Chief Business Officer at SparkCognition. "The collaboration will offer Lenovo's existing and future SMB customers access to next-generation cybersecurity, and demonstrates Lenovo's commitment to their customers and clients–in businesses of all sizes." Lenovo Intelligent Devices Group's Global Director of Cybersecurity Solutions, Nima Baiati, will speak at SparkCognition's annual AI and future tech summit, Time Machine, November 13 and 14 at the Palmer Events Center in Austin, Texas. Registration for the two-day summit is available online.
A few weeks ago a friend of mine asked me: "What do you do with AI at Lenovo?" Well, the truth is a lot of things but one of the more exciting projects we've been working on is a machine learning platform for the enterprise and HPC (High Performance Computing, also known as supercomputing). This platform really simplifies the AI and machine learning workflow and enables many users at an organization to utilize a shared computing resource, whether it's a single machine or a scale-out cluster of servers. GPU resources are in big demand today and can be very costly to rent by the hour in the public cloud. The Lenovo LiCO solution lets organizations share these resources with anyone who needs access and the result is a much more cost-effective way to train AI and ML models. My colleague at Lenovo, David Ellison, did a great write-up on the features of the LiCO software and I'd like to share it with you here: Lenovo Intelligent Computing Orchestration (LiCO) is a software solution that simplifies the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) projects on High Performance Computing (HPC) systems, along with running traditional HPC workloads.
Researchers at the University of North Carolina's Center for Geospatial Analytics (CGA) are using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to help farmers better adapt their crops to changing climates. Speaking to ZDNet, CGA associate director Ranga Raju Vatsavai said his team of researchers has been working in partnership with Lenovo for the last two years to develop AI and ML solutions to help farmers preemptively identify ways to best optimise water and energy -- and ultimately address the threats to food insecurity. "Our area of research is to extract actionable knowledge from the datasets. Food, energy, and water are a good application because the population is going to reach 10 billion by 2050. Right now, we are utilising 70% of fresh water for agriculture," he said.
Why has AI become one of the most popular topics among marketers? Because it makes our lives easier. And then there's the next question: How can it help? We're facing an invasive amount of information, and we need to be able to process the huge chunks of data now available to us and make the best use of them. Yet, in most cases, we are at a loss, and the only easy way is to go by intuition alone.
BERLIN, September 5, 2019 – Today, at the company's annual Tech Life event, Lenovo unveiled an array of new smarter home, laptop, AR and mobile devices, designed to provide'Smarter Technology for All'. Smart is used to signify innovation, breaking the rules and pushing boundaries but instead has become a byword for connectivity. As a result, Lenovo is focused on an ongoing vision and commitment to develop technologies that are not only smarter, but are available, accessible and benefit everyone. As a global technology leader Lenovo believes its duty is to develop world-changing technologies that can create a more inclusive, trustworthy and sustainable digital society – for everyone, everywhere. Premium Yoga PCs from Lenovo are known for their computing power, first-rate craftsmanship, and immersive entertainment.
Position Description: Lenovo is venturing out into many new emerging businesses to position for growth into the future. We are looking to hire an Engineering Manager for the ML/AI Development team based out of Lenovo's Morrisville, NC HQ. We're looking for highly motivated individuals with passion for software development management to drive the next generation in technology, including information retrieval, data management, distributed computing, large-scale system design, and data storage, artificial intelligence; the list goes on and is growing every day. You will help build learning algorithms leveraging data sets consisting of user actions, collected from millions of PCs and other computing devices, per day to model, analyze, and predict user behaviors. While some of our algorithms run on client devices, others require large clusters on our cloud infrastructure.