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Applied AI Conference 2017 Insights


5 things everyone gets wrong about artificial intelligence and what it means for our future

In June, Alibaba founder Jack Ma said AI is not only a massive threat to jobs but could also spark World War III. Because of AI, he told CNBC, in 30 years we’ll work only 4 hours a day, 4 days a week. Read more.

8 Ways Machine Learning Is Improving Companies’ Work Processes

Corporate investment in artificial intelligence is predicted to triple in 2017, becoming a $100 billion market by 2025. Last year alone saw $5 billion in machine learning venture investment. Read more.

What to Expect From Artificial Intelligence

To understand how advances in artificial intelligence are likely to change the workplace — and the work of managers — you need to know where AI delivers the most value. Read more.

How artificial intelligence fits into cybersecurity

Artificial intelligence, more commonly known under AI acronym, has become a very hot topic these days. Forrester Research forecasts a 300 percent growth of AI investment this year. Read more.

Towards a Code of Ethics in Artificial Intelligence with Paula Boddington

AI promises a smarter world – a world where finance algorithms analyze data better than humans, self-driving cars save millions of lives from accidents, and medical robots eradicate disease. But machines aren’t perfect. Read more.

The limitations of deep learning

The most surprising thing about deep learning is how simple it is. Ten years ago, no one expected that we would achieve such amazing results on machine perception problems by using simple parametric models trained with gradient descent. Read more.

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Apple is now publishing a ‘journal’ with its cutting-edge machine learning research

Apple launched a new blog on Wednesday where it plans to publish academic-style papers looking at new applications and techniques in machine learning. Read more.

The Business of Artificial Intelligence

For more than 250 years the fundamental drivers of economic growth have been technological innovations. Read more.

The Robots Will Make the Best Fake News

Imagine that tomorrow, some smart kid invented a technology that let people or physical goods pass through walls, and posted instructions for how to build it cheaply from common household materials. How would the world change? Read more.

Experts to address AI, Blockchain, ransomware and executive leadership at Healthcare Security Forum

Cybersecurity is the most pressing issue in healthcare right now and, by many accounts, the market segment is on the verge of disruption. Read more.

Why Emotional Intelligence Is Far More Valuable Than Artificial Intelligence

Texting and chatting have become so ingrained in our daily lives that, these days, most people get genuinely upset when they receive phone calls. Read more.

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Ask the AI experts: What advice would you give to executives about AI?

As executives consider where artificial intelligence can unlock business value, they’ll need to cut through the hype and find talent with both technical and business acumen. Read more.

Robo Advisers Are Gaining Traction as Insurance Salesmen: Chart

While traditional intermediaries still dominate in distributing insurance, the advance in artificial intelligence means that so-called robo advisers have gained traction in recent years, according to Swiss Re. Read more.

Artificial Intelligence, As Artificial As We Think?

Mobile technological innovations such as Siri, the iPhone’s digital assistant, Google’s latest Google Home product, or, Alexa, the smart home hub introduced by Amazon, are, to most people, the limits of today’s Artificial Intelligence (AI). Read more.

AI in Pharma and Biomedicine – Analysis of the Top 5 Global Drug Companies

The applications of AI in pharma are building momentum, but we wanted to look beyond the hype and find the underlying trends that matter in business. Read more.

Google seeks to make artificial intelligence more people-friendly

Google is grappling with how to make sure artificial intelligence benefits humans more than it hinders them, as the powerful new technology starts to permeate all of its services. Read more.

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Why artificial intelligence is different from previous technology waves

I’ve been around computing since my older brother got a Commodore 64 for Christmas in 1983. I took my first “business machines” class in high school in 1991 … Read more.

From not working to neural networking

How has artificial intelligence, associated with hubris and disappointment since its earliest days, suddenly become the hottest field in technology? Read more.

Surprise: Samsung is building a Bixby-powered AI speaker

Samsung is developing its own voice-activated smart speaker incorporating its Bixby virtual assistant, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. Read more.

Google’s TensorFlow Bet May Be Starting To Pay Off (GOOGL)

TensorFlow is Google’s open source software library that makes it easier for coders and developers to design, build, train and execute neural networks and deep learning models. Read more.

Rise of the machines: How artificial intelligence will reshape our lives

This latest round is characterized by intelligent robots and machine learning and PricewaterhouseCoopers economist Jeremy Thorpe said it’s going to completely reshape the Australian jobs market. Read more.

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The Real Threat of Artificial Intelligence

Too often the answer to this question resembles the plot of a sci-fi thriller. People worry that developments in A.I. will bring about the “singularity” — that point in history when A.I. … read more.

What We Need—and Don’t Need—From Government in the Robot Age

Capitalism has brought opportunity to billions of people around the world and reduced poverty and disease on a monumental scale. Read more.

Carnegie Mellon Solidifies Leadership Role in Artificial Intelligence

“For AI to reach greater levels of sophistication, experts in each aspect of AI, such as how computers understand the way people talk or how computers can learn and improve with experience … read more.

Volkswagen partners with NVIDIA to expand deep learning competence

For future-oriented digital topics, the Volkswagen Group remains committed to artificial intelligence (AI). Read more.

Adopting AI in the enterprise: General Electric

As artificial intelligence technology has advanced, nearly every company has begun to respond to the promise—or threat—of AI in its industry. Read more.

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Where Artificial Intelligence Will Pay Off Most in Health Care

Of all the places where artificial intelligence is gaining a foothold, nowhere is the impact likely to be as great—at least in the near term—as in healthcare. Read more.

53% of Marketers Plan To Adopt Artificial Intelligence In Two Years

These and many other insights are from the Salesforce Fourth Annual State of Marketing – Marketing Embraces the AI Revolution published last week. Read more.

Amazon just acquired a training ground for retail artificial intelligence research

Amazon didn’t acquire an iconic grocery store brand just for the quinoa: Whole Foods operates hundreds of retail data mines, and Amazon just married a world-class artificial intelligence team with one of the best sources of in-store consumer shopping data in the U.S. Read more.

How deep learning is personalizing the Internet

Deep learning is a subfield of machine learning and it comprises several approaches to tackling the single most important goal of AI research: allowing computers to model our world well enough to exhibit something like what we humans call intelligence. Read more.

Tesla hires deep learning expert Andrej Karpathy to lead Autopilot vision

Tesla has hired deep learning and computer vision expert Andrej Karpathy in a key Autopilot role. Karpathy most recently held a role as a researcher at OpenAI, the artificial intelligence nonprofit backed by Elon Musk. Read more.

ITS America Presents, Technology Driving Transportation Executive Summit

Ben Levy, Co-Founder, BootstrapLabs will be on stage during the ITS America Technology Driving Transportation AI/ML panel on June 22 in San Francisco with:

  • Laura Merling, VP of Autonomous Vehicle Solutions, Ford Motor Company
  • Steve Carlin, Chief Strategy Officer, SoftBank Robotics
  • David Knight, Founder & CEO, TERBINE
  • John Rossman, Author & Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal

More information at this link.

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AI in Banking – An Analysis of America’s 7 Top Banks

While tech giants tend to hog the limelight on the cutting-edge of technology, AI in banking and other financial sectors is showing signs of interest and adoption – even among the stodgy banking incumbents. Read more.

The Limits of Artificial Intelligence

Talking about artificial intelligence is in season for Europe’s corporate executives. Just don’t mention its shortcomings. Read more.

Experts Predict When Artificial Intelligence Will Exceed Human Performance

Artificial intelligence is changing the world and doing it at breakneck speed. The promise is that intelligent machines will be able to do every task better and more cheaply than humans. Read more.

AEye Grabs $16 Million for Lidar Tech for Autonomous Vehicles

Navigation and visual technology are a key part of autonomous vehicle makers’ road to a successful debut. Read more.

The Future Of Growth And Economic Development Powered By Human And Artificial Intelligence

The recent technological advancement within Artificial Intelligence, the “Internet of Things”, and Robotics has generated significant impact on traditional businesses. Read more.

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How NATO wants to use artificial intelligence in decision making

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) believes in incorporating artificial intelligence in its decision-making process, a senior official told CNBC. Read more.

Elon Musk (and 350 Experts) Predict Exactly When Artificial Intelligence Will Overtake Human Intelligence

Given the speed at which researchers are advancing artificial intelligence, the question has become not if A.I. will become smarter than its human creators, but when? Read more.

Apple is finally serious about artificial intelligence

As research teams at Google, Microsoft, Facebook, IBM, and even Amazon have broken new ground in artificial intelligence in recent years, Apple always seemed to be the odd man out. Read more.

We Need to Talk About the Power of AI to Manipulate Humans

We have all read about artificial intelligence becoming smarter than us, a future in which we become like pets and can only hope AI will be benevolent. Read more.

Understanding the hype vs. reality around artificial intelligence

With all the attention Artificial Intelligence (AI) attracts these days, a backlash is inevitable – and could even be constructive. Any technology advancing at a fast pace and with such breathless enthusiasm could use a reality check. Read more.

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An AI Robot Learned How to Pick up Objects After Training Only in the Virtual World

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, used a data set of information on more than a thousand objects to successfully train a deep learning system to pick up unfamiliar objects in the “real world.” Read more.

AI and Quantum Computers Are Our Best Weapons Against Cyber Criminals

Major companies like IBM are turning to artificial intelligence and quantum computing to protect against cyber attacks. While these technologies aren’t silver bullets, they are essential tools for cyber security in the age of the Internet of Things. Read more.

Nvidia wants to drive the future of AI

According to Nvidia, the age of Moore’s Law is coming to an end. The solution? We don’t just need to get smaller, we need to get smarter. Read more.

Why Google is betting big on AI

The recent Google I/O conference saw the internet giant unveil is artificial intelligence intentions. From modest machine learning beginnings, Google has unveiled… read more.

How Harley-Davidson Used Artificial Intelligence

It was winter in New York City and Asaf Jacobi’s Harley-Davidson dealership was selling one or two motorcycles a week. It wasn’t enough. Read more.

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Nvidia exec explains how artificial intelligence will change your life

That’s a big boon for Nvidia, Yahoo Finance’s Company of the Year in 2016. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based business, which has seen its stock price triple over the last 12 months, makes the data-crunching parts … read more.

Google’s New Lens Feature Turns Your Smartphone Camera Into a Search Engine

Smartphone cameras have a lot of utility these days: capturing a memory, snapping a selfie, taking notes (far better to photograph a Wi-Fi password than write one down), checking one’s complexion (who needs a mirror?). Read more.

Women in Artificial Intelligence – A Visual Study of Leadership Across Industries

Women in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), or the lack thereof, is not a new topic in media, just as gender equity and disparity in the workplace is not a new subject of research for academics and think tanks. Read more.

Artificial Intelligence Is Changing SEO: Get Ahead Or Fall Behind

The AI revolution is upon us, with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. It seemed like yesterday when things like automated social media posts, blog content, and chatbots were something laughable, not fully able to compete with human intelligence. Read more.

When artificial intelligence botches your medical diagnosis, who’s to blame?

Artificial intelligence is not just creeping into our personal lives and workplaces—it’s also beginning to appear in the doctor’s office. Read more.