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) …
Penn State is officially becoming a member of the robot community. So, what exactly does this mean? The 63rd ranked university in the country is adding artificial intelligence (A.I.) to it's list of programs. The AI program will be offered online through their world Campus and it will be a 33 credit program. Penn State's AI program will be the first of it's kind in Penn State's history.
Robotics has opened a plethora of job opportunities in the field of science from eminent organizations with lucrative salary packages. It is one of the highly demanding professions in these recent years. Though there is a controversy that robots will take over human jobs but it is guaranteed that robotics is the future of the industries. RPA has transformed the work environment by boosting productivity and assisting human employees in factories or hazardous environments. RPA has created new professions such as robotics engineer, robotics technician, sales engineer, software developer, robotics operator and many more. Reputed companies require experienced professionals to work with RPA efficiently and effectively.
If you have seen the Terminator movies, you have probably wondered whether your smart refrigerator will one day become self-aware and plot a world takeover with other artificial intelligence-powered tech. But Ayesha Khanna, co-founder and CEO of artificial intelligence solutions firm ADDO AI, does not see AI that way. Instead, she sees the possibilities in applying AI to make people's lives better, particularly in building smart cities that are people-focused in terms of giving everyone access to basic services and goods. "More than anything else, AI has the potential to democratize access and make growth inclusive," she said in her keynote during the Southeast Asia Development Symposium 2021 organized by the Asian Development Bank in March. Countries need to make sure their cities are livable since each second, five people join the ranks of the middle class, most of them through migration to cities, said Khanna.
Long interested in the interactions between robots and humans, researchers in the Creative Machines Lab at Columbia Engineering have been working for five years to create EVA, a new autonomous robot with a soft and expressive face that responds to match the expressions of nearby humans. The research will be presented at the ICRA conference on May 30, 2021, and the robot blueprints are open-sourced on Hardware-X (April 2021). "The idea for EVA took shape a few years ago, when my students and I began to notice that the robots in our lab were staring back at us through plastic, googly eyes," said Hod Lipson, James and Sally Scapa Professor of Innovation (Mechanical Engineering) and director of the Creative Machines Lab. Lipson observed a similar trend in the grocery store, where he encountered restocking robots wearing name badges, and in one case, decked out in a cozy, hand-knit cap. "People seemed to be humanizing their robotic colleagues by giving them eyes, an identity, or a name," he said. "This made us wonder, if eyes and clothing work, why not make a robot that has a super-expressive and responsive human face?"
The Institute of Coding (IoC) is launching its Industrial Masters programme for Artificial Intelligence (IMAI) for a third year, announced Matt Warman, minister for digital infrastructure, at the CogX Festival earlier this week (14 June). The IoC, a national consortium of industry, educators and outreach providers, led by the University of Bath, hopes the course will help to address the UK's skills shortage by instilling students with employer-led, industry-informed digital knowledge and expertise. Through the IMAI programme, the IoC is working alongside the government's Office for Artificial Intelligence to advance its work on a nationwide programme of industry-funded postgraduate degrees and work placements. The studentships and placements use higher education as a platform to help people build careers in AI. "Through our bold new National AI Strategy we will lead the charge in harnessing the power of AI to tackle some of the biggest challenges of our time…" – Matt Warman, minister for digital infrastructure The IMAI team has successfully paired students with industry partners since March 2019, increasing skills and diversity within the professional field. The initiative has seen the creation of new AI Masters places at UK universities funded by corporations such as DeepMind, QuantumBlack, Cisco and BAE Systems, backed by the UK government.
A career in technology should be taught from the lower level of education. Once the students feel attracted to the influence of artificial intelligence and its innovations, they take up tech-based courses to quest their thirst. That is what Indian Institute of Technology colleges in India do. First set up in 1951 in Kharagpur, IITs are now located at 23 places across the country. Indian Institute of Technology colleges are educating students with practical knowledge by taking up artificial intelligence initiatives.
Machine learning and statistics have many applications in business and the social sciences. However, the theory is often intimidating and not easily understood. In this series of articles, I aim to demystify the concepts behind the common tools used in data science and machine learning, starting with linear regression. Linear regression is a statistical method that allows us to describe relationships between variables (distinct things that can be measured or recorded, such as height, weight, and hair colour). It is an extension of the General Linear Model, a framework to describe how a variable of interest can be modelled using other predictor variables. In simple linear regression (SLR), we focus on the relationship between two continuous variables, x and y (hence, simple).
As part of our continuing series on assessing 2021 IT trends, this article will move on to the education industry and evaluate the most significant changes those within this sector can expect this year. As was the case with the healthcare industry, plenty of technologies that have long been on the cusp of mainstream acceptance have been thrust into the limelight due to the pandemic. IT innovations such as 5G connectivity, IoT, and blockchain are all starting to play considerable roles within the educational environment. So, without any further delay, let's examine the top seven IT trends and how they are set to make an impression this year. Despite the feeling that the pandemic is slowly drawing toward its conclusion with the onset of effective vaccines, online learning (often referred to as e-learning) is here to stay.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming our world in powerful ways, from improving medical care and changing the retail landscape to enabling convenient features on our smartphones. But as AI increasingly underpins our daily lives, important questions about its application – and potential misuse – will continue to arise. A new cohort of students will soon be poised to tackle these crucial questions head on, thanks to a fellowship and award program being established at McGill University through a generous $2-million donation to the Faculty of Science from BMO Financial Group. The fellowship program, open to graduate students, and the award program, open to undergraduate students from across the University, aims to train the next generation of professionals in the important ethical considerations surrounding the use of AI. The program will equip not just computer scientists and software developers, but also future industry leaders and policy makers with the necessary grounding and skills in the responsible and ethical use of AI, while attracting a diverse group of voices to the field.
Geospatial data science is a subset of data science that focuses on spatial data and its unique techniques. In this, we are going to perform spatial analysis and trying to find insights from spatial data. In this course, we lay the foundation for a career in Geospatial Data Science. You will get hands-on Geopy, Plotly etc.. the workhorse of Geospatial data science Python libraries. The topics covered in this course widely touch on some of the most used spatial technique in Geospatial data science.