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) …
Which is the technology recently targeting people for replacement by robots? Automotive players face a self-driving car disruption driven to a great extent by the tech industry, and the related buzz has numerous customers anticipating that their next cars should be completely encouraged by autonomous driving. Autonomous car technology will without a doubt introduce another era for transportation, yet the industry actually needs to defeat a few difficulties before autonomous driving can be a standard. We have effectively seen ADAS solutions facilitate the weights of driving and make it more secure. However now and again, the technology has likewise created issues.
In this special guest feature, Akshay Sharma, Executive Vice President of Artificial Intelligence (AI) at Sharecare, highlights advancements and impact of federated AI and edge computing for the healthcare sector as it ensures data privacy and expands the breadth of individual, organizational, and clinical knowledge. Sharma joined Sharecare in 2021 as part of its acquisition of doc.ai, the Silicon Valley-based company that accelerated digital transformation in healthcare. Sharma previously held various leadership positions including CTO, and vice president of engineering, a role in which he developed several key technologies that power mobile-based privacy products in healthcare. In addition to his role at Sharecare, Sharma serves as CTO of TEDxSanFrancisco and also is involved in initiatives to decentralize clinical trials. Sharma holds bachelor's degrees in engineering and engineering in information science from Visvesvaraya Technological University.
Everything has smart home features these days, from light bulbs to air fryers. However, what about older devices that still work great, but were made before the smart home revolution? These smart plugs can't grant total smart home access to devices, but can add some great smart features to make life a little easier. EZVIZ sent over two different models of smart plug to review, the T30-10A and the T30-10B. The plugs are almost identical when it comes to use, with the biggest difference being the shape of the plugs.
Arm said Tuesday that ray tracing and variable rate shading will migrate from the PC to Arm-powered smartphones and tablets as part of Armv9, the next-generation CPU architecture that the company expects will power the next decade of Arm devices. Chips based upon the v9 architecture will be released in 2021, providing an estimated 30-percent improvement in performance over the next two Arm chip generations and the devices that run them. Arm's v9 will also add SVE2, new AI-specific instructions that will probably be used for the AI image processing used on smartphones, such as portrait mode. Arm v9 will also include what Arm is calling Realms, a hardware container of sorts specifically designed to protect virtual machines and secure applications. As an intellectual-property licensing company, Arm enjoys a unique position in the computing industry.
This interview has been condensed and lightly edited for clarity. Andrew Ng: I usually say, "Don't do that." If I go to a team and say, "Hey, everyone, please be AI-first," that tends to focus the team on technology, which might be great for a research lab. But in terms of how I execute the business, I tend to be customer-led or mission-led, almost never technology-led. After heading the AI teams at Google and Baidu, I realized that AI has transformed software consumer internet, like web search and online advertising.
Yesterday, while watching Intel's new CEO lay out his plan for the company's future, I started thinking back on the last 15 years of tech. In 2005 I owned a smartphone powered by an Intel processor. The HTC Magician was, like every smartphone in 2005, not great, but it was fully functional, well-received and powered by an XScale ARM chip. A year after I bought the Magician, Intel sold its XScale business for $600 million, believing it would have an ultra-efficient (0.5W!) x86 CPU capable of running Windows Vista by 2010. ARM-based chips were sold inside phones, laptops, games consoles and thousands of IoT devices.
Researchers from the University of Waterloo in Canada are working on developing prosthetic legs equipped with computer vision and deep-learning AI. The technologies thus employed will help legs function similar to an able-bodied person and adjust their motion by observing the surroundings. This is a case of yet another AI-powered wearable innovation with the potential to bring cheers for many. According to a report, the AI wearable market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 30% and expected to reach a valuation of more than $180 billion by 2025. Further, the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) is soon planning to extend the PLI scheme for smart wearables, IoT, and VR products.
Riva Health, founded by scientist Tuhin Sinha and Siri co-founder Dag Kittlaus, wants to help people measure their blood pressure in a clinically approved way. Blood pressure can help indicate at-risk patients before they are actually at risk, showing early signs of heart disease. While other hardware solutions on the market promise the same end goal, Riva wants to be a purely software solution that integrates with hardware that it thinks its end user has anyway: their smartphone. The company, launching out of stealth today, has raised $15.5 million in seed funding in a round led by Menlo Ventures, with participation from True Ventures. Greg Yap of Menlo, who talked to Sinha for three years before investing, will be joining the board.
Six months after the Trump administration dealt a crushing blow to Huawei Technologies Co.'s smartphone business, the Chinese telecommunications giant is turning to less glamorous alternatives that may eventually offset the decline of its biggest revenue contributor. Among its newest customers is a fish farm in eastern China that's twice the size of New York's Central Park. The farm is covered with tens of thousands of solar panels outfitted with Huawei's inverters to shield its fish from excessive sunlight while generating power. About 370 miles to the west in coal-rich Shanxi province, wireless sensors and cameras deep beneath the earth monitor oxygen levels and potential machine malfunctions in mine pit -- all supplied by the tech titan. And next month, a shiny new electric car featuring its lidar sensor will debut at China's largest auto show.
MIT researchers have developed a way to produce holograms almost instantly. They say the deep learning-based method is so efficient that it could run on a smartphone. A new method called tensor holography could enable the creation of holograms for virtual reality, 3D printing, medical imaging, and more -- and it can run on a smartphone. Despite years of hype, virtual reality headsets have yet to topple TV or computer screens as the go-to devices for video viewing. One reason: VR can make users feel sick.