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Q&A: Solving connected car challenges with edge AI (Includes interview)

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Over 72.5 million connected car units are estimated to be sold by 2023, enabling nearly 70% of all passenger vehicles to actively exchange data with external sources. The amount of data resulting from these smart vehicles will be overwhelming for traditional data processing solutions to gather and analyze, as well as the associated latency of processing this data-- leading to potential life-or-death scenarios, according to Ramya Ravichandar, from Foghorn. We speak with Ravichandar, about how connected car manufacturers are implementing edge AI solutions for real-time video recognition, multi-factor authentication, and other innovative capabilities to decrease network latency and optimize data gathering, analyzing and security. Digital Journal: What are the current trends with autonomous and connected cars? Ramya Ravichandar: Automotive companies are looking to improve real-time functionalities and accelerate autonomous operations of passenger vehicles.


On Quantum Computing and Artificial Intelligence

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Mixing quantum computing and Artificial Intelligence (AI) may sound like a new buzzword. However, since quantum computing advances are hinting at profound changes in the very notions of computation, it is natural to reexamine various branches of computer science in the light of these disruptions. As usual, before entering the quantum realm, it is important to get an overview of the classical world. Artificial Intelligence is difficult to define. Probably because intelligence, by itself, is difficult to define.


A guide to healthy skepticism of artificial intelligence and coronavirus

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The COVID-19 outbreak has spurred considerable news coverage about the ways artificial intelligence (AI) can combat the pandemic's spread. Unfortunately, much of it has failed to be appropriately skeptical about the claims of AI's value. Like many tools, AI has a role to play, but its effect on the outbreak is probably small. While this may change in the future, technologies like data reporting, telemedicine, and conventional diagnostic tools are currently far more impactful than AI. Still, various news articles have dramatized the role AI is playing in the pandemic by overstating what tasks it can perform, inflating its effectiveness and scale, neglecting the level of human involvement, and being careless in consideration of related risks. In fact, the COVID-19 AI-hype has been diverse enough to cover the greatest hits of exaggerated claims around AI.


Automotive DevOps: Rules of the Road Ahead

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The Indian automotive industry is on the edge of disruption due to increasing automation, new business models and digitization. This disruption is also through innovation and transformational change as industry players are adapting to shifting preferences on car ownership and new technological developments such as Autonomous Vehicles (AVs), IoT, cloud and proliferation electric and connected vehicles. Apart from electric and connected vehicles, the auto industry is also adopting technologies like cloud and IoT to improve the driving experience. From design and operation to servicing, cloud technology will be increasingly used at every stage to reduce costs and eliminate any scope for wastage. Cloud computing enables better vehicle engineering and thanks to advanced analytic capabilities, design teams can deliver exactly what customers want.


RSNA COVID-19 Imaging Data Sharing Survey

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The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has received numerous inquiries seeking access to COVID-19 related imaging data, both from radiology sites interested in sharing such data for use in research and education and from researchers. RSNA is committed to accelerating open source collaborative research on the uses of medical imaging in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, including the use of new tools like artificial intelligence (AI). This form will enable institutions with COVID-19 data to express interest in participating in a planned open data repository for international COVID-19 imaging research and education efforts. Please complete this form if your institution has COVID-19 data that you may be willing and able to share for research purposes. Completing this brief survey does not represent a final commitment to collaborate with us or to share your data.


Do Millennials prefer talking to Bots over Humans? - Engati Blog

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The direction of technology for the next 15 years is going to be determined by the current generation of millennials. As the first generation to truly grow up with the Internet, there is an ingrained understanding of how technology will help solve problems that were previously considered unsolvable. There is no concept of learning through human interaction or a manual. With millennials preferring to interact with a non-human bot that instantly answers their questions while providing a familiar user-interface. By 2020, consumers will handle 85% of their engagement with businesses without ever interacting with another human being.


Machine Learning Framework Algorithm to recognise handwriting

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Manually transcribing large amounts of handwritten data is an arduous process that's bound to be fraught with errors. Automated handwriting recognition can drastically cut down on the time required to transcribe large volumes of text, and also serve as a framework for developing future applications of machine learning. Handwritten character recognition is an ongoing field of research encompassing artificial intelligence, computer vision, and pattern recognition. An algorithm that performs handwriting recognition can acquire and detect characteristics from pictures, touch-screen devices and convert them to a machine-readable form. There are two basic types of handwriting recognition systems – online and offline.


Uber details Fiber, a framework for distributed AI model training

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A preprint paper coauthored by Uber AI scientists and Jeff Clune, a research team leader at San Francisco startup OpenAI, describes Fiber, an AI development and distributed training platform for methods including reinforcement learning (which spurs AI agents to complete goals via rewards) and population-based learning. The team says that Fiber expands the accessibility of large-scale parallel computation without the need for specialized hardware or equipment, enabling non-experts to reap the benefits of genetic algorithms in which populations of agents evolve rather than individual members. Fiber -- which was developed to power large-scale parallel scientific computation projects like POET -- is available in open source as of this week, on Github. It supports Linux systems running Python 3.6 and up and Kubernetes running on public cloud environments like Google Cloud, and the research team says that it can scale to hundreds or even thousands of machines. As the researchers point out, increasing computation underlies many recent advances in machine learning, with more and more algorithms relying on distributed training for processing an enormous amount of data.



Text and Data Quality Mining in CRIS

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Different research institutions use research information for different purposes. Data analyses and reports based on current research information systems (CRIS) provide information about the research activities and their results. As a rule, management and controlling utilize the research information from the CRIS for reporting. For example, trend analysis helps with business strategy decisions or rapid ad-hoc analysis to respond effectively to short-term moves. Ultimately, the analysis results and the resulting interpretations and decisions depend directly on the quality of the data.