machine learning

Q&A: Why business leaders should -- yes -- ask questions

MIT News

Should business leaders spend more time asking questions? Hal Gregersen has a firm answer to that: Yes. Gregersen, the executive director of the MIT Leadership Center and a senior lecturer on leadership and innovation at the MIT Sloan School of Management, has been studying executives for decades. Time and again, he has noticed, the most successful managers are among the most inquisitive people in business. Now Gregersen has synthesized his observations on the subject in a new book, "Questions Are the Answer: A Breakthrough Approach to Your Most Vexing Problems at Work and in Life," published by HarperCollins.

Creepy AI can now create '100 per cent lifelike' human faces from scratch

Daily Mail

Can you tell who is real and who is not? Artificial Intelligence is now able to create lifelike human faces from scratch. Researchers at NVIDIA have been working on creating realistic looking human faces from only a few source photos for years. For many people it's difficult to tell the difference between one of the faces generated below and an actual human face, can you spot which is which? The source image - the top row - are the only legitimate photographs of real people, the rest have been computer generated.

RL -- Deep Reinforcement Learning (Learn effectively like a human)


With the brute force of GPUs and the better understanding of AI, we beat the GO champions and Face ID comes with every new iPhone. But in the robotic world, training a robot to peel lettuce makes the news. Even with an unfair advantage over computation speed, a computer still cannot manage tasks that we take it for granted. The dilemma is AI does not learn as effectively as the human. We may be just a couple of papers away from another breakthrough or we need to learn more effectively.

Machine learning-detected signal predicts time to earthquake


Machine-learning research published in two related papers today in Nature Geoscience reports the detection of seismic signals accurately predicting the Cascadia fault's slow slippage, a type of failure observed to precede large earthquakes in other subduction zones. Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers applied machine learning to analyze Cascadia data and discovered the megathrust broadcasts a constant tremor, a fingerprint of the fault's displacement. More importantly, they found a direct parallel between the loudness of the fault's acoustic signal and its physical changes. Cascadia's groans, previously discounted as meaningless noise, foretold its fragility. "Cascadia's behavior was buried in the data. Until machine learning revealed precise patterns, we all discarded the continuous signal as noise, but it was full of rich information. We discovered a highly predictable sound pattern that indicates slippage and fault failure," said Los Alamos scientist Paul Johnson. "We also found a precise link between the fragility of the fault and the signal's strength, which can help us more accurately predict a megaquake."

Microsoft calls on companies to adopt a facial recognition code of conduct


The new letter finds Microsoft frustrated at regulatory foot-dragging, instead placing the burden on tech regulation on the companies themselves. "We believe that the only way to protect against this race to the bottom is to build a floor of responsibility that supports healthy market competition," writes Smith. "And a solid floor requires that we ensure that this technology, and the organizations that develop and use it, are governed by the rule of law."

Machine Learning Basics Machine Learning Algorithm


Machine Learning is the field of study that gives computers the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed – This is the term coined by Arthur Lee Samuel in 1959 which is currently playing an important role in the industry. Every organization is expecting their machine to do the job for them without being programmed this results in more number of expectations for a Machine Learning programmer. To make the things simple and easy here in this tutorial lets discuss about ML and their important details. Machine Learning is very easy and interesting to learn every beginner and working professionals. The prerequisites of Ml are Knowledge of anyone the programming language such as C or Python and then you need to know Mathematics concepts such as Liner algebra, Statistics, and Probability are the most important concepts you need to learn Machine Learning.

The opportunities of Artificial Intelligence


Dr. Ralf Herbrich is Director of Amazon Machine Learning in Berlin Amazon The answer that she came back with was "the inventor of the hairbrush". So may we ask you directly? Ralf Herbrich was born in East Germany, grew up on a farm, was always interested in mathematics and studied computer science at the time when things were really getting going with the Internet. What exactly are you doing today at Amazon? To put it in simple terms: Already at the time of the first search engines, it was becoming clear that anything that was digital could also be analyzed.

How Fast Is Artificial Intelligence Growing? Look At The Key Bellwethers


One can intuitively surmise artificial intelligence (AI) has gained significant traction in businesses, academia and government in recent years. Now, there is data that documents growth across many indicators, including startups, venture capital, job openings and academic programs. These bellwethers were captured in the AI Index, produced under the auspices of was conceived within Stanford University's Human-Centered AI Institute and the One Hundred Year Study on AI (AI100). One key measure of AI development is startups and venture capital funding. From January 2015 to January 2018, active AI startups increased 2.1x, while all active startups increased 1.3x, the report states.

Computer chip will sniff your armpits and tell you when you have BO

New Scientist

It is an embarrassing problem we have all had to deal with. A run for the bus or a hot meeting room can leave you trying to check your armpit without anyone noticing. Luckily, AI is here to help. UK chip-maker Arm, better known for developing the hardware that powers most smartphones, is working on a new generation of smart chips that embed artificial intelligence inside devices. One of these chips is being taught to smell.

How a global media agency overcame AI silos


This year, we've had the chance to chat in depth high up the data scientist totem pole on how to operationalize AI projects. We've found that data science is the fundamental building block. We've also found that, while data and insight are the fuel, collaboration and agility are lubricants that grease the skids. Ultimately, that places a premium on the people and process sides of AI projects. The spotlight might be on the skills, the access to powerful GPUs, and the frameworks for developing the algorithms.