Applied AI Digest 71

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.

Applied AI Digest 70

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.

Applied AI Digest 69

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.

Applied AI Digest 67

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.

Applied AI Digest 64

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Automation Jobs Will Put 10,000 Humans to Work, Study Says

It’s going to take a lot of humans to create the kind of artificial intelligence that could replace truckers, financial analysts, and customer service representatives with robots. Read more.


How Close Are We Really To Connecting Human Minds To Artificial Intelligence?

Brain-computer interfacing is a hot topic in the tech world, with Elon Musk’s announcement of his new Neuralink startup. Read more.


Should your next big hire be a chief A.I. officer?

As companies increasingly turn to artificial intelligence to communicate with customers, make sense of big data and find answers to vexing questions, some say it’s time to think about hiring a chief A.I. officer. Read more.



Even Ikea Is Studying AI Now

Ikea makes furniture and household goods, not technology. And yet, the Swedish company’s external innovation lab, Space10, is launching a global survey meant to gauge people’s thoughts about artificial intelligence. Read more.


What Does it Take to Improve Marketing Results with AI?

AI is changing how business is done in marketing and how companies relate to and interact with their customers. From real-time, personalized push notifications, to personalized email content for an individual user… read more.


AI startups are ready to take on Fortune 500

For a long time now, big corporations have held most of the cards. Their capital, brand recognition, large staffs, and access to data have dwarfed the resources and capabilities of small businesses. Read more.Register Now

Applied AI Digest Review 2016

See the most impactful artificial intelligence news of 2016. Read more.


About Focus & making your marketing cut through the noise

Anybody building a startup or marketing or selling something should listen to this piece when Steve Jobs talks about marketing.

The piece about focus is kind of important too, well worth 16 minutes of your time!