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) …
Take smart people, add the most disruptive new technology of our time, and inject money. Welcome to NVIDIA's AI startup challenge. Of the 12 semi-finalists who gave their pitches -- live before an audience of investors and press at NVIDIA's Silicon Valley campus -- six were selected to go on to the finals, to be held on March 27 at GTC, our annual GPU developers conference. There, the two finalists in three categories -- autonomous systems, enterprise and healthcare -- will get winnowed down to a single winner, who will get $330,000. Kicking off the event NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang said: ""AI is enjoying a revolution: software that writes software, machines that learn by themselves, solving problems that human software engineers had no possibility of addressing until now have finally hit the scene.
Prithivi Pradeep, Appen VP of Business Development, and I recently attended Conversational Interaction in San Jose, CA. Conversational interfaces are a major part of that trend. The conference highlighted an exciting, dynamic technology space. The rise of in-home speech technology, for example, has seen a huge boost recently. Alexa Skills in particular have inspired and facilitated lots of development.
On May 20, 2017, Tom Haak of the HR Trend Institute, gave a presentation at the HR Innovation Day 2017, in Leipzig. The title of his presentation was: "Artificial Intelligence: threat or opportunity for HRM". His presentation was recorded, and the video can be found here. Tom Haak is the founder and director of The HR Trend Institute. Prior to founding the HR Trend Institute in 2014, Tom held senior HR positions in companies as Arcadis, Aon, KPMG and Philips.
Building a system to get value from the Internet of Things (IoT) or Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a complex process involving a number of very distinct components. We need an Architecture for IoT to define the components which are necessary and sufficient for the system to deliver value. An IoT system only delivers value if - by implementing an Information Value Chain - it causes real-world action to take place in response to the data it collects. This is what the 5D Architecture does. Luckily, every IoT or IIoT system needs to perform the same 5 core functions in order to deliver value, and therefore the architecture of all these systems is -- pleasingly -- the same!
Dr. Athanasios (Thanos) Gentimis, Assistant Professor of Math and Analytics at Florida Polytechnic University sees the future of analytics as a team effort, where subject matter experts (SMEs) collaborate in teams with Data Scientists and each team member plays to his or her strengths. He also sees a reliance on Deep Learning for creation of relevant questions and answers about data.