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Updated 2019-06-18 04:18
Industrial IoT, fog computing consortia wed to bolster industry influence
Looking to hasten the adoption of all things edge computing, fog and Industrial Internet of Things , the OpenFog Consortium and the Industrial Internet Consortium are combining forces. The IIC membership, which includes Cisco, Juniper and Microsoft looks to transform business and society by accelerating the Industrial Internet of Things, while the OFC addresses fog computing and the bandwidth, latency and communications challenges associated with IoT, 5G and AI applications.
Safety from the sky: Shark spotting drones rolled out across Australia
What do you do when you become the killer shark capital of the world, have to ban residents and visitors from even entering the water and your tourism industry goes into freefall? SharkSpotter is a world-leading artificial intelligence technology developed by the University of Technology Sydney and operated by the Ripper Group which owns the drones. The technology was used on the French island near Madagascar this year to help identify bull sharks terrorising surfers and swimmers.
Room for Improvement? New Hotelier Tests an Algorithmic Pricing System
Life House aims to set and shift rates based on customer preferences and spending habits; the value of an Instagram influencer While hotel operators typically organize their pricing around room inventory, the new hotelier, Life House, is experimenting with a pricing system that uses an algorithm to set a different room rate and tailor promotions for each guest based on a variety of personal information. Elon Musk took a breather from his electric-car company and rocket maker to showcase his grand vision for a network of tunnels that can shuttle electric cars underground at high speeds.
Artificial intelligence and the future of war
President John F. Kennedy faced just such a moment during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 and, after envisioning the catastrophic outcome of a U.S.-Soviet nuclear exchange, he came to the conclusion that the atomic powers should impose tough barriers on the precipitous use of such weaponry. Among the measures he and other global leaders adopted were guidelines requiring that senior officials, not just military personnel, have a role in any nuclear-launch decision.
Predictions for Artificial Intelligence in 2019
From issues such as privacy and data bias regulation to model training and self-service AI, you can expect a broad range of key advances in the artificial intelligence space. Artificial intelligence was far and away the core tech mania of 2018.
Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing the workplace, but it's also dominated by men
Only 30% of U.S. professionals with AI skills are women, according to a World Economic Forum report released this week. The U.S. is ranked No.
5 Ways Artificial Intelligence May Affect Health Care in the Near Future and What That Means for You
Technology is changing fast, and the world is changing with it. Concepts that were mere science fiction only a couple of decades ago -- like artificial intelligence -- are quickly becoming commonplace.
Social media and misinformation: It's a game of whack-a-mole
Social media companies are fighting an expensive and increasingly complex battle against Russian trolls who are using catchy memes, bots and fake accounts to influence elections and sow discord in the U.S. and beyond. This week, two reports released by the Senate Intelligence Committee gave strong evidence that Moscow's sweeping online disinformation campaign was more far-reaching than originally thought, with agents working to divide Americans by race, religion and ideology and erode trust in U.S. institutions.
Artificial intelligence meets materials science
A Texas A&M engineering research team harnesses the power of machine learning and artificial intelligence to develop a system that autonomously discovers new materials. IMAGE: A Texas A&M Engineering research team harnesses the power of machine learning and artificial intelligence to create an open source software package that autonomously discovers new materials.
Dona t let computers make decisions for us
Computers can tell us the square root of any number, the capital of any country, directions to the nearest Starbucks. Computers can defeat the best humanity has to offer in Jeopardy, chess and countless other games.
Trump accuses Twitter of making it difficult for people to follow him
Donald Trump has once again called out social networks and internet giants for allegedly giving less prominence to him and fellow Republicans. Facebook, Twitter and Google are so biased toward the Dems it is ridiculous! Twitter, in fact, has made it much more difficult for people to join @realDonaldTrump .
Is Artificial Intelligence Good, Evil, or Both?
AI may help make the roads safer, reduce waste, improve accessibility, stem the spread of misinformation, and more. On the scary side, though, many fear the technology may be used to create more targeted cyberattacks, aid government surveillance, and power killer drones.
Cloud Computing For Small Businesses: What You Need To Know
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Wave Computing sets MIPS free
Wave Computing, the new owner of the MIPS instruction set architecture, has announced it plans to compete with increasingly-popular open alternative RISC-V in the only logical way: by opening MIPS up to all. RISC-V, pronounced 'risk five,' has been making waves of late: Designed to scale from low-power embedded systems all the way up to supercomputers, the open instruction set architecture is free for anyone to adopt, build upon, modify, and commercially exploit without the restrictions and high costs associated with commercial equivalents like Arm and x86.
Artificial Intelligence: Could robots take over your job?
If you have used a computer, smart phone or browsed the web before, you have probably interfaced with Artificial Intelligence more than you think you have. AI is simply the term used to describe technology that 'thinks' and 'learns'; also termed as acting humanly.
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Business enthusiasm for AI continues unabated. IDC's latest predictions say worldwide business spending on cognitive and AI systems - from chatbots to deep learning, plus the infrastructure to power them - will more than triple from the $24 billion forecast for this year to $77.6 billion in 2022.
Canada has fifth biggest AI workforce, but still lacks diversity: study
Canada has the globe's fifth largest artificial intelligence workforce, but is still far from closing the gender gap in the sector, according to new rankings from the World Economic Forum. The international organization used LinkedIn data to find the size of Canada's AI workforce is lagging behind the U.S., India, Germany and Switzerland, but beating dozens of countries including France, Spain, Singapore and Sweden.
Artificial Intelligence holds a potential to add USD 957 billion to the Indian Economy
New Delhi , Dec 17 : While speaking at the AI & IoT India 2018 International Conference held in New Delhi recently, Mr. Ajay Prakash Sawhney, IAS, Secretary, Minstry of Electronics & IT said that India is expected to soon have data protection legislation and framework in place. According to him, data is a primary resource for anything to do with analytics, with machine learning and with artificial intelligence.
One of the world's most famous computer scientists reveals his...
Dr. Andrew Ng, one of the most famous computer scientists in the world, revealed his "playbook" for helping all businesses adopt AI. Ng is best-known for his time at Google and his stint as chief scientist at Chinese tech giant Baidu, though he's also affiliated with Stanford and cofounded Coursera.
Scientists design new material to harness power of light
Scientists have long known that synthetic materials - called metamaterials - can manipulate electromagnetic waves such as visible light to make them behave in ways that cannot be found in nature. That has led to breakthroughs such as super-high resolution imaging.
Toward Brain-Like Computing: New Memristor Better Mimics Synapses
A new electronic device can developed at the University of Michigan can directly model the behaviors of a synapse, which is a connection between two neurons. For the first time, the way that neurons share or compete for resources can be explored in hardware without the need for complicated circuits.
New computer chip vulnerabilities discovered
New York, Dec 17 : Researchers have found significant and previously unknown vulnerabilities in high-performance computer chips that could damage the communications systems. The team from the Washington State University found that deliberately adding malicious workload can shorten the lifetime of the whole computer chip significantly.
Ambarella Introduces CV22AQ Automotive Camera SoC for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
Ambarella, Inc. , a leading developer of high-resolution video processing and computer vision semiconductors, today introduced the CV22AQ automotive camera System-on-Chip , featuring the Ambarella CVflow computer vision architecture for powerful Deep Neural Network processing. applications include front ADAS cameras, electronic mirrors with Blind Spot Detection , interior driver and cabin monitoring cameras, and Around View Monitors with parking assist.
Algorand Appoints Pablo Azar as Chief Economist
Dec 17, 2018-- Algorand , a foundational blockchain and cryptocurrency company, announced today that it has named Pablo Azar as Chief Economist. Given Algorand's focus on creating sustainable value in a decentralized economy, Mr. Azar will be responsible for guiding Algorand's economic policies.
Massey University launches a real-time GDP tracker
Massey University's Knowledge Exchange Hub has launched a new tool aimed at providing a real time measure of GDP. The tracker harnesses data from a wide range of sources including KiwiRail, the New Zealand Transport Agency, Port of Tauranga and other ports, Paymark, Statistics New Zealand and the Reserve Bank and uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to produce an up-to-the-minute measure of activity.
Regulator, SK Telecom team up to fight phone scams
The financial watchdog said Monday it has signed a deal with SK Telecom Co., the nation's biggest wireless operator, to jointly develop an artificial intelligence platform to combat telephone scams. Under the deal, the Financial Supervisory Service will provide voices of phone scammers to SK Telecom, which develops algorithms that automatically analyze possible phone scams.
Artificial Intelligence Composes New Christmas Songs
One of the most common uses of neural networks is the generation of new content, given certain constraints. A neural network is created, then trained on source content - ideally with as much reference material as possible.
Oracle, Amazon spar over Pentagon cloud-computing contract
Global tech giants Oracle and Amazon have fired off early salvos in what is likely to become a protracted court battle over how the Pentagon should build advanced cloud-computing technology into its operations, the latest turn in a long-running dispute over the one of the biggest military IT procurements in years. In a bid protest filed recently in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Oracle argued the Defense Department's $10 billion cloud-computing contract, known as the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or "JEDI" for short, has improperly favored Amazon Web Services, the cloud-computing unit of Amazon.com.
How Brian Kemp turned warning of Georgia's election system vulnerability against Democrats
It was Nov. 3, a Saturday, 72 hours to Election Day. Virtually tied in the polls with Democrat Stacey Abrams, Kemp was in danger of becoming the first Georgia Republican to lose a statewide election since 2006.
Artificial intelligence's rise exposes gaping gender gap
The challenges of making the technology industry a more welcoming place for women are numerous, especially in the booming field of artificial intelligence. To get a sense of just how monumental a task the tech community faces, look no further than the marquee gathering for AI's top scientists.
How China Is Dominating Artificial Intelligence
China is widening their lead in AI globally by concentrating on a core set of best practices that energize entire industries to pilot and adopt AI for unique use cases. Thanks to its thriving start-up landscape, the United States is in second place when ranked by share of active players.
Can Algorithms Run Things Better Than Humans?
Police in Orlando, Florida, are using a powerful new tool to identify and track folks in real time. Video streams from four cameras located at police headquarters, three in the city's downtown area, and one outside of a recreation center will be processed through Amazon's Rekognition technology, which has been developed through deep learning algorithms trained using millions of images to identify and sort faces.
Online daters navigate algorithms that drive apps
Online dating takes a lot of nerve, and the 68-year-old retired marine geologist was working up her courage. She's dabbled on dating websites and apps, and even asked for a subscription to dating site Match for Christmas.
Does AI Truly Learn And Why We Need to Stop Overhyping Deep Learning
AI today is described in breathless terms as computer algorithms that use silicon incarnations of our organic brains to learn and reason about the world, intelligent superhumans rapidly making their creators obsolete. The reality could not be further from the truth.
Reviewing Bureau Veritas
Bureau Veritas and IQE are both business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, valuation, earnings and dividends. Bureau Veritas has a beta of 0.88, indicating that its share price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Vulnerabilities Discovered in High-Performance Computer Chips
Washington State University researchers have made a notable discovery. They've exposed high-performance computer chip weaknesses that can ultimately cause modern electronics to fail.
JPMorgan's Top Macro Quant Expert Talks Algorithmic Trading
Marko Kolanovic is one of the best-known and well respected macro forecasters in business today. He has built a fearsome reputation for predictive power as the chief of macro quantitative and derivatives research at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Ambient computing is in the air
But with all this chatter comes confusion. People disagree on what ambient computing is, how it works and what it's for.
This woman's open letter highlights everything wrong with algorithms
Gillian Brockell's post on how Facebook, Instagram and Twitter algorithms insisted on showing her ads for baby products, even after her stillbirth, highlights all that is wrong with social media algorithms Gillian Brockell's post on how Facebook, Instagram, Twitter insistence on showing advertisements around baby products, despite her announcement of a stillbirth, shows the problem of algorithms on social media networks. On social media platforms, the algorithm is king.
Systems Oncology Announces Pipeline of Innovative Drugs Emerging from the Use of Artificial Intelligence
Dec 14, 2018--Dr. Spyro Mousses, CEO of Systems Oncology, LLC, announced Systems Oncology's diversified pipeline of innovative oncology programs discovered with the help of Artificial Intelligence at the AIMed North America Conference in Dana Point, California. Systems Oncology, an AI-based biopharmaceutical company, utilizes computational tools and machine learning methods that go beyond the limited capacity of the human mind in order to transform drug discovery and development.
Should lawmakers be required to understand technology?
With revelations that our cell phones are constantly tracking and sharing our location , social media is consistently manipulating the information we are given, and that screens could be quickly degrading the brains of children , it seems like there are many important questions for tech companies to answer. However, when Congress hauled the Google CEO Sundar Pichai in for a hearing recently, many lawmakers seemed to only be able to ask questions about why rude things came up when they searched their names.
Google lauded, Amazon slammed for approach to facial recognition
Thursday, Google said it would hold off on releasing facial recognition technology as part of its commitment to the responsible use of artificial intelligence. "Unlike some other companies, Google Cloud has chosen not to offer general-purpose facial recognition APIs before working through important technology and policy questions," said Kent Walker, Google's senior vice president of global affairs, in a blog post about Google's AI efforts in Asia.
UK journalists too influenced by the tech industry when reporting on artificial intelligence
New research by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism found that UK media coverage of artificial intelligence is dominated by industry products and announcements, while journalists and commentators rarely acknowledge ongoing debates concerning AI's potential effects. An Industry-Led Debate: How UK Media Cover Artificial Intelligence , found AI is often positioned as a good solution to a range of problems from publishing content at local news outlets to faster coffee delivery, but outlets rarely question if the technology is the best solution for problems, or just how effective it will be.
The Amazing Ways How Unilever Uses Artificial Intelligence To Recruit & Train Thousands Of Employees
With so many processes to coordinate and manage, artificial intelligence is quickly becoming essential for organizations of its scale. This applies to both research and development as well as the huge support infrastructure needed for a business with 170,000 employees.
The 'father of the internet' says that Google employee backlash to...
The 'father of the internet' says that Google employee backlash to its defense work was just 'a lot of misunderstanding' Vint Cerf, one of the fathers of the internet, this week defended Google's work on Project Maven - its controversial pilot program with the Pentagon. Employee objections to the work, which involved developing artificial-intelligence technologies for use by the Defense Department, were based on a misunderstanding of the nature of the work, said Cerf, who is Google's chief internet evangelist.
SHU adds space for outside entrepreneurs to classroom building
The Fairfield-based university announced Wednesday that it's partnering with Verizon and Alley to develop a new co-working space at its new west campus at 3135 Easton Turnpike. The space will offer private office space, hot desks, meeting and conference room space, events, recruiting services, marketing services and programming services to students and the start-up community - local entrepreneurs, corporations and other organizations.
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Driverless car firm in Oxford analysing drivers' behaviour
Five AI has taken 2,600sq ft on the first floor of 59 St Aldate's on a five-year lease, after moving from a nearby building. The building has recently been refurbished by owners Vantage Asset Management, ensuring the character and original features were retained, with modern facilities sympathetically installed.
Fears about artificial intelligence are - very legitimate,' Google CEO says
Google CEO Sundar Pichai, head of one of the world's leading artificial intelligence companies, said in an interview this week that concerns about harmful applications of the technology are "very legitimate" - but the tech industry should be trusted to responsibly regulate its use. Speaking with The Washington Post on Tuesday afternoon, Pichai said that new AI tools - the backbone of innovations such as driverless cars and disease-detecting algorithms - require companies to set ethical guardrails and think through how the technology can be abused.
Artificial intelligence's rise exposes gaping gender gap
In this July 12, 2004, file photo, a woman holds a hearing aid that uses artificial intelligence in Somerset, N.J. The challenges of making the technology industry a more welcoming place for women are numerous, especially in the booming field of artificial intelligence. FILE - In this July 12, 2004, file photo, a woman holds a hearing aid that uses artificial intelligence in Somerset, N.J. The challenges of making the technology industry a more welcoming place for women are numerous, especially in the booming field of artificial intelligence.