past few year

Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Paid Advertising


Perhaps no advancement over the past decade has had more of an impact on paid advertising, especially with Google AdWords and Facebook PPC than Artificial Intelligence (AI). In other words, it is the gathering of information on the personal habits of the potential customer so that paid advertising can be better directed at the right audience. By not only addressing your actions, it also considers your vulnerabilities which means that paid advertising in places like Google AdWords and Facebook PPC becomes more potent in its effects. This is not to say that paid advertising has replaced organic SEO in terms of marketing strategy, but there is no doubt that it has offered a positive impact which makes Google AdWords and Facebook PPC more effective in reaching the desired customer base.

Are you really an AI startup?


Having a vision that grand is a huge gamble -- one that can only succeed if it's backed up by a solid business model, has a clear market that it targets, and is built on a clear foundation of targets and KPIs. While the solution is a highly technical, research-heavy one, it can only generate real value if it aligns with what our business team needs, how our photography team works, and how our product team wants to translate those needs and workflows. While significant statistical jumps in accuracy still require larger algorithmic improvements, a lot of gains can be made by iterative work (training with larger data sets, for example). You fix your precision, optimize for recall to solve search, fix your recall, optimize for precision for keywording individual photos -- it's a vicious cycle.

Recap from International Robotics Week


Last week, we were able to show the whole world what RoboValley has built in the past years and what RoboValley stands for: connecting robots and people worldwide. Constantijn also visited the RoboValley pavilion, where various start-ups were gathered together: Delft Robotics, CropZoomer, Clear Flight Solutions, SeaDrone, Robot Care Systems, Robot Security Systems, Robot Engineered Systems, Vectioneer. "Over the past few years, we have built a global platform for organisations and people involved in robotics" RoboValley Platform RoboValley's Managing Director, Arthur de Crook, thanked everyone at the end of the IRW. "Over the past few years, we have built a global platform for organisations, researchers and governments involved in robotics.

Microsoft Is Betting Big on Artificial Intelligence


As per the latest report from Synergy Research Group, Amazon (AMZN) holds the leading position in the public cloud market with approximately 40% worldwide revenue market share, significantly greater than Microsoft (MSFT), IBM (IBM) and Google (GOOGL) combined. In comparison, Microsoft's cloud platform displayed huge signs of positive growth and is projected to grow at an even stronger rate in the coming years. Microsoft also recently publicized the launch of the Connected Vehicle Platform grounded on Azure in an effort to gain a healthy portion of the continuously growing connected cars market. The company has also made a smart move by launching Connected Vehicle Platform, as it will further strengthen its Azure platform.

Can we ever create a truly ethical artificial intelligence?


Every Google search, every video suggested on YouTube and every Siri recommendation is built on machine learning algorithms designed to learn everything about your online habits, in a bid to offer targeted content that you might like. Anecdotal examples over the past few years from computer scientists and policymakers have shown that this is far from the case. As we previously discussed with Prof Barry O'Sullivan, deputy president of the European Association for Artificial Intelligence (EAAI), algorithms that decide what content we see will legally have to explain how the AI came to that conclusion. Looking back on the UK government – now in the process of leaving the EU but still signed up to GDPR – a suggested code of conduct proposed to the government offers one potential solution to the murky issue of accountability for algorithms.

Blockchain & Artificial Intelligence: Money of the Future? -


Both artificial intelligence and blockchain technology have made major advances in the past few years. These companies use artificial intelligence in different ways, including making predictions, voice recognition and image recognition. Instead of requiring ID/Passport Verification like most Bitcoin exchanges, the aim is to simply verify a user's identity using artificial intelligence. Voice and Image Recognition technology powered by artificial intelligence would then be able to quickly confirm their identity without any hassle or delay.

Know how to program robots? CEO says now's a great time to learn ZDNet

AITopics Original Links

This is a guest post by Open Source Robotics Foundation CEO Brian Gerkey. We're especially excited to see how brand new startups have been taking advantage of the open source nature of ROS to help them develop useful, reliable robots that are creating entirely new markets.

The Next Wave of Cloud Computing: Artificial Intelligence? »


In a market that is primarily dominated by four major companies – Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and IBM – AI could possibly disrupt the current dynamic. The current AI-cloud landscape can essentially be categorized into two groups: AI cloud services and cloud machine learning platforms. Example of AI cloud services involve technologies such as Microsoft Cognitive Services, Google Cloud Vision, and IBM Watson. Azure Machine Learning and AWS Machine Learning are examples of cloud machine learning platforms.

Uber's Pittsburgh Project Is a Crucial Test for Self-Driving Cars

MIT Technology Review

The company has been developing the technology for the past year and has been testing it on the streets of Pittsburgh. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is currently investigating that accident (see "Tesla Crash Will Shape the Future of Automated Cars"). RajunathanRajkumar, a professor at CMU who is collaborating with General Motors on automated vehicle technology, says the Pittsburgh experiment will raise public awareness about how driverless systems work. But Rajkumar cautions that both the Singapore and Pittsburgh trials may highlight the remaining challenges for automated vehicles.