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) …
A new institute dedicated to teaching Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications to university students has been launched in Abu Dhabi on Monday (July 15). This is the first-of-its-kind-institute in the UAE will also train government and industries in AI science and applications. With a Dh160 million five-year-fund for AI projects, Khalifa University of Science and Technology launched the Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Systems Institute (AI Institute) which will focus on AI, data science, robotics, next generation networks, semiconductor technologies and cybersecurity. The AI Institute will bring all the university's research in robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), cyber-security, data science and information and communication technologies under a single umbrella. "Khalifa University's AI Institute, a single umbrella that gathers activities of six research centres, reflects our commitment to research in next generation digital technologies that are priority areas for the UAE's economy," Dr Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, executive vice-president of Khalifa University of Science and Technology said during the launch of the AI Institute.
Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have demonstrated the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in obtaining valuable insights to the operation of photonic nanostructures, which manipulate light for applications such as signal processing, communications, and computing. The study was recently published in the journal Advanced Intelligent Systems. By proper selection of the geometrical features of these nanoelements, a large range of system-level functionalities (e.g., filtering, lensing, frequency conversion) can be achieved. While most reports on using AI techniques in the field of nanophotonics are focused on the design and optimization of nanostructures, such as finding the geometrical features of meta-atoms, the new approach seeks to use the "intelligence" aspects of AI to understand the physics of these nanostructures, for example, in assessing the feasibility of a response from a given nanostructure. This new approach is implemented in two steps: in the first step, the relation between input and output of the nanostructure is highly simplified by dimensionality reduction.
Finnish technology firm Reaktor and the University of Helsinki joined forces to educate people on AI for free. The institutions combined to develop an online course to teach the basics of AI to anyone interested in the technology. Reaktor and the University also challenged organizations to train their staff in AI, so far over 200 organisations have pledged to do so – including banks, telecoms, and healthcare organizations. Almost 90 000 students have signed up for the course since it began in May. While popular with Finns, the course is already seeing strong demand globally, attracting students from over 80 different countries.
Plagiarism software is used to make academic papers plagiarism free. Online sites to check plagiarism are available to detect duplicate content. The basic definition of plagiarism is using a person's work without permission and acknowledgment. It is akin to stealing the authorship of a text. The task of writing a research paper involves literature review and reference work.
Artificial intelligence (AI) has become a part of life so quickly and seamlessly that many of us are still unaware of how deeply it has impacted society. AI analytics has increased the productivity and efficiency of a range of industries ranging from manufacturing to retail. In the coming year, it's likely that AI will make even more substantial strides, causing positive changes to specific industries and adapting how they function at an elementary level. Below, 11 members of Forbes Technology Council touch on the sectors that may benefit the most from AI in the coming year and why the technology is so crucial to those fields. No, robots are not going to take over customer service.
San Francisco (CNN)College career centers used to prepare students for job interviews by helping them learn how to dress appropriately or write a standout cover letter. These days, they're also trying to brace students for a stark new reality: They may be vetted for jobs in part by artificial intelligence. What worries me about AI is AI can't tell the heart of a person and the drive a person has. "Once I understood the AI interview process, I definitely started thinking about it as a game and how I could optimize for certain qualities or gestures."
For most students, an upcoming math assignment or test is a source of anxiety. What if we told you that learning math can be as simple as clicking a photograph from your smartphone? Meet Microsoft Math Solver, an all-in-one app that helps with a wide range of mathematical concepts–from elementary arithmetic and quadratic equations to calculus and statistics. All you need to do is use your smartphone camera to click a photo of a math problem to solve it–be it handwritten or printed. You can also type or scribble the math problem on your smartphone or tablet's display as you would do on paper.
Through play children (and adults) learn how to use their imaginations, to experiment with different ways of doing things. This might seem like it has relevance only for their self-development, but it's also through imagination and experimentation that the human race as a collective arrives at the solutions to its problems. As such, it's vital that we encourage children and people more generally to use their imaginations and to experiment, and it's to this end that LEGO, of all things, has an important role to play in nurturing the next generation of engineers, scientists and problem solvers. And we're not just talking about informal play with LEGO here, since one organization in particular has taken it upon itself to incorporate the famous Danish toy in competitions and workshops, all of which aim to instil a love for science and engineering in children. This organization is FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a not-for-profit public charity based in New Hampshire that works to inspire young people to pursue careers and education in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects.
The teaching profession is under siege. Working hours for teachers are increasing as student needs become more complex and administrative and paperwork burdens increase. According to a recent McKinsey survey, conducted in a research partnership with Microsoft, teachers are working an average of 50 hours a week 1 1. While most teachers report enjoying their work, they do not report enjoying the late nights marking papers, preparing lesson plans, or filling out endless paperwork. Burnout and high attrition rates are testaments to the very real pressures on teachers.
There is a laboratory deep within University College London (UCL) that looks like a cross between a rebel base in Star Wars and a scene imagined by Jules Verne. Hidden within the miles of cables, blinking electronic equipment and screens is a gold-coloured contraption known as a dilution refrigerator. Its job is to chill the highly sensitive equipment needed to build a quantum computer to close to absolute zero, the coldest temperature in the known universe. Standing around the refrigerator are students from Germany, Spain and China, who are studying to become members of an elite profession that has never existed before: quantum engineering. These scientists take the developments in quantum mechanics over the past century and turn them into revolutionary real-world applications in, for example, artificial intelligence, self-driving vehicles, cryptography and medicine.