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One of the largest jobs companies in the world reveals how robots are going to change employment forever

ManpowerGroup, one of the world’s largest jobs companies, released a report detailing how the technological revolution is going to change the employment market forever. Read more.

 

Driverless electric shuttle being tested in downtown Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — There’s a new thrill on the streets of downtown Las Vegas, where high- and low-rollers alike are climbing aboard what officials call the first driverless electric shuttle operating on a public U.S. street. Read more.

 

Why IoT needs AI

At one of my recent talks in New York about AI in the supply chain, one of the key questions that came up was “Are you talking about robots?” Read more.

 

Putting the “intelligent” machine in its place

Recent issues around machine learning biases and ethics make it clear that math and data can only take us so far. Read more.

 

At Davos, IBM Chief Predicts Artificial Intelligence Won’t Be a Job Killer

Advances in artificial intelligence will lead to job losses, but new forms of employment will take their place, International Business Machines Corp. Chief Executive Ginni Rometty said Tuesday. Read more.

 

Versace Family Member Wants To Succeed In Artificial Intelligence, Not Fashion

Versace may be linked to high-fashion, but one family member wants the name to also be associated with artificial intelligence and robots. Read more.

 

Applied AI Digest Review 2016

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U.S. workers beware: Japanese insurer to replace humans with A.I.

A Japanese insurance company reportedly is replacing 34 workers with an artificial intelligence system, and industry analysts say the same could start happening in the U.S. this year. Read more.

 

New $27 million fund backs research into artificial intelligence for the public interest

LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman and Omidyar Network anchor a newly formed $27 million fund to support research into the social impacts of artificial intelligence. Read more.

 

AI’s move from academic curiosity to mainstream tech

Mary Treseler chats with Giles Colborne, managing director of cxpartners talk about the transformative effects of AI on design, designing for natural language interactions, and why designers need to nurture the ability to reinvent themselves. Read more.

 

Applied AI Digest Review 2016

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10 Powerful Examples Of Artificial Intelligence In Use Today

From voice-powered personal assistants like Siri and Alexa, to more underlying and fundamental technologies such as behavioral algorithms, suggestive searches and autonomously-powered self-driving vehicles… read more.

 

Mercedes-Benz preps vehicle powered by artificial intelligence

LAS VEGAS — Mercedes-Benz plans to introduce a production car powered by artificial intelligence in the next year as part of a collaboration with chip-maker Nvidia. Read more.

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Virtual assistants, chatbots poised for mass adoption in 2017

Experimentation with voice-activated assistants and text-triggered chatbots blossomed in 2016, enabling users to order from Taco Bell using Slack’s messaging interface, check the status of UPS packages and order office supplies from Staples. Read more.

 

2017 Will Be the Year of AI

Greetings from the end of the relative calm of the tweener holiday week, or what we in the technology industry like to call the calm before the storm. CES, the huge annual gadget and consumer tech conference, begins next week in Las Vegas. Read more.

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Automated Assistants Will Soon Make a Bid for Your Finances

In the classic science fiction series that began with “Ender’s Game,” the character Jane begins by using her artificial intelligence to prepare taxes for the hero Ender, but soon takes over management of his entire financial life. Read more.

 

The rise of artificial intelligence risks making us all redundant

At the start of a new year, what is there to look forward to? According to predictions from think tanks and tech experts, advances in automation and artificial intelligence will threaten the jobs of millions of workers. Read more.

 

2017 Guide for Deep Learning Business Applications

We are witnessing a historic moment for technology advancement. Today we can pull together the best hardware, affordable infrastructure and vast amounts of data to fundamentally transform the way we conduct business. Read more.

 

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See the most impactful artificial intelligence news of 2016. Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Open.ai all launched major initiatives and so much more happened.. read it all here. The 4th Industrial revolution has begun! Read more.

 

 

World’s largest hedge fund to replace managers with artificial intelligence

The world’s largest hedge fund is building a piece of software to automate the day-to-day management of the firm, including hiring, firing and other strategic decision-making. Read more.

 

White House Says That AI Will Grow The Economy – But Lots Of Jobs Will Be Lost On The Way

There are lots of economic opportunities coming thanks to gains in artificial intelligence, the White House said in a report today, but that same report warns that millions of jobs could be displaced while the technology improves. Read more.

 

The Tesla Advantage: 1.3 Billion Miles of Data

There was, in hindsight, a clear element of risk to Tesla Motors Inc.’s decision to install Autopilot hardware in every car coming off the production line since October 2014. Read more.

 

How AI Can Become a “Third Hemisphere” of Our Brains

While artificial intelligence may replace truck drivers and beat us at chess, it also has much to offer: it can free up our minds and responsibilities for the tasks and social interactions we humans are best suited for. Read more.

 

How Artificial Intelligence Will Usher in the Next Stage of E-Government

Since the earliest days of the Internet, most government agencies have eagerly explored how to use technology to better deliver services to citizens, businesses and other public-sector organizations. Read more.


 

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The Great A.I. Awakening

How Google used artificial intelligence to transform Google Translate, one of its more popular services and how machine learning is poised to reinvent computing itself. Read more.

 

Mark Zuckerberg out-robots his AI robot in saccharine holiday video

Zuckerberg’s dead-eyed delivery during a two-minute humblebrag about his artificial intelligence tool Jarvis makes you question who the real robot is. Read more.

 

Artificial Intelligence Is More Artificial Than Intelligent

DEEPMIND HAS SURPASSED the human mind on the Go board. Watson has crushed America’s trivia gods on Jeopardy. Read more.

 

Automation Is Coming for SEO Content Farmers

A small company in Ohio called AI Writer has created a neural net that can churn out the search engine optimization (SEO) filler currently being created by content mills in places like India and the Philippines.  Read more.

 

IBM, Quanta Top Ideas at Morgan Stanley, but VR, A.I. Is Next

Morgan Stanley hardware analyst Katy Huberty today writes that three themes are going to be most influential in 2017, including Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone, cloud computing, Artificial Intelligence and virtual reality. Read more.

 

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Apple is finally going to start publishing its AI research

Artificial intelligence researchers at Apple are going to start publishing some of their work and engaging more with the wider academic community. Read more.

 

How Pinterest Uses Machine Learning To Keep Its Users Pinned

Pinterest is no exception, with 30% of engagement tied to personalized real-time suggestions. Here’s how Pinterest engineers are leveraging artificial intelligence to keep the website’s 150 million–plus users pinning and sharing. Read more.

 

5 unexpected sources of bias in artificial intelligence

We tend to think of machines, in particular smart machines, as somehow cold, calculating and unbiased. Read more.

 

Mall of America gets an IBM Watson-powered bot for holiday shopping

Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. covers 5.6 million square feet, making it the largest retail space in the U.S. The Experiential List Formulator (E.L.F.) can now help guests manage their options by suggesting ways to spend time at the mall’s more than 500 stores and theme parks. Read more.

 

Microsoft Starts New Venture Fund With Investment in Bengio’s Element AI

Microsoft Corp.’s venture arm started an artificial intelligence-focused fund, kicking it off with an investment in a startup by a luminary in the field. Read more.

 

Artificial Intelligence Can Predict How Scenes Will Play Out

A new artificial intelligence system can take still images and generate short videos that simulate what happens next similar to how humans can visually imagine how a scene will evolve, according to a new study. Read more.


 

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Facebook developing artificial intelligence to flag offensive live videos

Facebook is working on automatically flagging offensive material in live video streams, building on a growing effort to use artificial intelligence to monitor content, said Joaquin Candela, the company’s director of applied machine learning. Read more.

 

Uber launches AI lab with new acquisition

Uber has launched an artificial intelligence lab and acquired Geometric Intelligence, an AI start-up, as it seeks to use the technology to improve its driverless cars and delivery routes. Read more.

 

What Is The Difference Between Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning?

They are not quite the same thing, but the perception that they are can sometimes lead to some confusion. So I thought it would be worth writing a piece to explain the difference. Read more.

 

Humanity and AI will be inseparable

By 2021, everyday software will be vastly more intelligent and powerful, replacing humans in more and more tasks. How will we keep up? Read more.

 

The Brain Tech to Merge Humans and AI Is Already Being Developed

Are you scared of artificial intelligence (AI)?

Do you believe the warnings from folks like Prof. Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and others? Read more.

 

A Whole New Universe: OpenAI Just Opened a School for AI

OpenAI, an artificial intelligence research center based in San Fransisco, has released an open source software platform that virtually tests and trains AI. Read more.

 

 

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The Simple Economics of Machine Intelligence

The year 1995 was heralded as the beginning of the “New Economy”.  Digital communication was set to upend markets and change everything. But economists by and large didn’t buy into the hype. Read more.

 

Can Microsoft get back in the game with AI?

Microsoft is about to face its next big disruption. The world’s biggest software company has come up against a series of threats over the past two decades. Read more.

 

This scary artificial intelligence has learned how to pick out criminals by their faces

With the advent of photography, a tiny fraction of 19th-century scientists believed they could develop methods of accurately identifying criminals by their facial features. Read more.

 

Relax, artificial intelligence isn’t coming for your job

While it may seem like every software engineer in Silicon Valley is trying to create the perfect algorithm to replace human workers, many are simply trying to find ways to make you a better employee by… read more.

 

Understanding the Four Types of Artificial Intelligence

The common, and recurring, view of the latest breakthroughs in artificial intelligence research is that sentient and intelligent machines are just on the horizon. Read more.

 

Retailers look to artificial intelligence to bag sales

In recent years online retail has followed the same formula – prettier websites, smoother checkout and easier access to credit card info. But this holiday shopping season a growing number of retailers are deploying a new tactic to help boost sales… read more.

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Microsoft chief Satya Nadella reveals government’s artificial intelligence plans

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella has revealed the Australian government will be among the first in the world to deploy artificial intelligence “bots” to deal with inquiries from citizens. Read more.

 

Google, Facebook, and Microsoft Are Remaking Themselves Around AI

Google is not alone in this rapid re-orientation. Amazon is building a similar group cloud computing group for AI. Facebook and Twitter have created internal groups akin to Google Brain, read more…

 

AI Has Beaten Humans at Lip-reading

Lip-reading is notoriously difficult, depending as much on context and knowledge of language as it does on visual clues. But researchers are showing that machine learning can be used to discern speech from silent video clips more effectively than professional lip-readers can. Read more.

 

What Neural Networks, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning Actually Do

When an app claims to be powered by “artificial intelligence” it feels like you’re in the future. What does that really mean, though? We’re taking a look at what buzzwords like AI, machine learning, and neural networks really mean and whether they actually help improve your apps. Read more.

 

Siri vs. Alexa vs. Cortana vs. Google Assistant: It’s Battle of the AI Systems

The machines are rising. They are planning our days, making our reservations, ordering our cars. We talk to Alexa, Siri, Cortana and Google like we would a human assistant.

But how do these AI systems compare? Read more.

 

The current state of machine intelligence 2.0

Despite the noisy hype, which sometimes distracts, machine intelligence is already being used in several valuable ways. Machine intelligence already helps us get the important business information we need more quickly, monitors critical systems, feeds our population more efficiently… read more.

 

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At Sundar Pichai’s Google, AI Is Everything And Everywhere

We think of the Assistant as of an evolution of Google search,” says John Giannandrea, who, as senior VP of search, research, and machine intelligence is responsible for the technologies that power both Google search in its classic form and the Assistant. Read more.

Artificial intelligence, human brain to merge in 2030s, says futurist Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil, Google’s director of engineering and a noted futurist and inventor, envisions a more co-operative future. He says the human brain will soon merge with computer networks to form a hybrid artificial intelligence. Read more.

The Value of Artificial Intelligence

How rapidly are the market demand and opportunity for AI growing?
In a recent report, IDC forecasts that adoption of cognitive systems and artificial intelligence (AI) across a broad range of industries will drive global revenues from nearly $8.0 billion in 2016 to more… read more.

Advancing our ambition to democratize artificial intelligence

Today, we’re excited to announce a new partnership with OpenAI focused on making significant contributions to advance the field of AI, while also furthering our mutual goal of using AI to tackle some of the world’s most challenging problems. Read more.

What Artificial Intelligence Can and Can’t Do Right Now

Many executives ask me what artificial intelligence can do. They want to know how it will disrupt their industry and how they can use it to reinvent their own companies. Read more.

Over 10 Million Self-Driving Cars to Be on the Road by 2020

Brands like Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Tesla have released, or are about to roll out, cars equipped with some level of autonomy. Even tech companies, such as Google, are working toward putting their own self-driving cars on the road. Read more.

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