Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Roundup #18

1. NGA official: Artificial intelligence is changing everything, ‘We need a different mentality’

NGA Deputy Director Justin Poole: “Relevance is now a matter of speed.

“Relevance is now a matter of speed,” NGA Deputy Director Justin Poole told a C4ISRNET conference last week in Arlington, Va. ‘We must adapt rapidly,” Poole said. Read More

2. Artificial Intelligence facing large skills shortage: Microsoft

WASHINGTON: The fast-emerging field of Artificial Intelligence which has suddenly caught the attention of the IT industry and the governments across the world, is facing a large skills shortage, a top Microsoft official has said.

The Artificial Intelligence (AI) is also facing the challenge of appropriate use of data, group programme manager of Microsoft Learning Matt Winkler

“There is a pretty large skills shortage.

“How do you get the data in the right shape. Read More

3. Will Artificial Intelligence Bring Karl Marx’s Ideas to Life?

AI could prove itself to be most effective when used in conditions of a planned economy, not in a free market system as previously thought, according to participants of a conference on artificial intelligence that was recently held in Beijing.

Speaking at the conference, Jack Ma, the CEO of China’s number one tech company Alibaba, said that within the next few decades, Big Data will be able to revive the panned economy which will become highly efficient.

This opinion was fully echoed by Professor Feng Xiang, who believes that AI and Big Data must not be allowed to end up in private hands. Read More

4. Machine learning algorithm is claimed to predict which students will drop out

A machine learning algorithm which predicts the likelihood a student will drop out of university is being trialled in New Zealand and Australia. The team applied various machine learning algorithms to the data, which included information such as students’ grade point average, age, distance of residence from campus, enrolment history, ethnicity, and how they pay for their studies.

After testing and refining the algorithms in multiple iterations, the team found the model to be 92 per cent accurate, said Eduard Liebenberger, head of digital at Jade. Read More

5. Google microscope uses AI and AR for cancer detection

At present the microscope exits as a prototype, pending further trials.

These real-time data are analysed using machine learning algorithms.

The augmented reality microscope developed by Google can be can be retrofitted onto many existing light microscopes. Read More

6. How the tech behind the creepy ads that follow you around the internet works

Companies drop pixels or cookies to track you, Adweek’s Josh Sternberg told TechRepublic’s Dan Patterson. “It’s seeing web history, your interests, based on what you’re searching for on search engines or the sites that you visit or the links that you click on.

Patterson: What about the creepy ads. Read More

7. Could a Stranger Hijack Your Smart Home?

In a way, there was something almost quaint about the news this week that Amazon is doubling down on its smart-home endeavors by creating a line of model smart homes, in partnership with homebuilder Lennar, which it is calling “Amazon Experience Centers. ” The immersive homes will be powered by its Amazon’s artificial-intelligence, voice-activated Alexa assistant, which can be paired with smart lightbulbs, smart plugs, and all the other accoutrements of Black Mirror-inspired living. (Apple has already done something similar, teaming up with homebuilders to make model homes full of HomeKit-ready devices that can be installed with Siri or from an iPad or iPhone. Read More

8. In Self-Driving-Car Road Test, We Are the Guinea Pigs

Most of the more than 200,000 Teslas on the road have Autopilot, including this Model S P100D, shown at the MobilityX self-driving conference May 8 in Dublin—and all are part of a road test of AI and self-driving technology. This makes drivers, and anyone encountering these cars on the road, guinea pigs who are helping to train the artificial intelligence Tesla ultimately hopes to use for a fully autonomous driving system. Subsequently, Uber suspended its self-driving-car program. Read More

9. Studio71’s Context Uses AI To Avoid YouTube Mishaps: Crowley – Beet.TV

How can brands opt out of advertising in the next PewDiePie before a controversy kicks up. After the scandal in which one of the world’s biggest video stars unwisely broadcast Nazi content, YouTube is hiring 10,000 moderators, as the brand safety concern rumbles on.

Called Context, the system uses humans on top of algorithms to measure videos for brand safety, labelling each piece of content as either safe or unsafe…

Text screening – Algorithms examine the text data around videos (including closed captions, title tags, and descriptions) for flagged keywords including profanity, slang, intolerance, racial slurs, hate speech, violence, sexual activities or controversial topics like extreme religious and political views. Read More

10. Nvidia’s Jensen Huang on the White House’s AI initiative

Donald Trump isn’t the sort of person you’d expect to be up to speed on artificial intelligence technology. tech companies made a pilgrimage to the White House last week to tell somebody that it’s important. The summit on AI policy called for a combination of industry, academia, and government collaboration to compete with other nations in AI. Read More

11. New Google Duplex AI sounds exactly like a human voice

This appears to mean that whatever final shape the system takes it will give some type of verbal announcement that it is a robot or at least AI software. Given how human the voice sounds the person on the other end may be sceptical. Sundar Pichai Google CEO introduced it onstage last Tuesday at a Google developer conference only as a pre-recorded phone call. Read More

12. How Can AI Help with Budgeting and Capital Allocation?

How Can AI Help with Budgeting and Capital Allocation. 1 percent higher than the previous year.

Most of what businesses are paying for with consulting services is data analysis and presentation. Read More

13. Sergei Chernev: “Artificial intelligence knows more than human doctors.”

Sergei Chernev: “Artificial intelligence knows more than human doctors. He spoke to us about artificial intelligence, reasons to trust it, and the impact of blockchain in health care. I would have more confidence in AI, because no matter how qualified and talented, no human specialist can store and process as much data in their mind as a computer. Read More

14. Well done for succinctly capturing a balanced response to these so called AIs.

Well done for succinctly capturing a balanced response to these so called AIs.

They increasingly seem to me to be better refered to as, ‘MimicBots’, since this describes the nature of the AI’s purpose. Read More

15. How To Make The Tech Education In Afghanistan Affordable?

How To Make The Tech Education In Afghanistan Affordable.
Robotex to launch a robotics program in Afghanistan.
A team that has only been able to afford all this travelling thanks to the support given by Roya Mahboob. Read More

16. Top Artificial Intelligence Influencers to Follow in 2018

Top Artificial Intelligence Influencers to Follow in 2018

1. He is the founder, CEO, and lead designer of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla, Inc. Andrew Ng: Andrew Ng is VP & Chief Scientist of Baidu; Co-Chairman and Co-Founder of Coursera; and an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University. Read More

17. How AI is Turning the Voice of the Consumer into Marketing Analytics Gold

How AI is Turning the Voice of the Consumer into Marketing Analytics Gold

Artificial intelligence (AI) holds tremendous promise for marketers, but the true value of AI has yet to be fully harnessed. Marketers can position themselves as leaders of the AI revolution within their companies by applying AI to better understand and evangelize the voice of the customer says, Alain Stephan, SVP, DialogTech

Let’s start with the numbers.

The Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt of Artificial Intelligence

A lot of the blame for this lack of clarity is unfortunately on the shoulders of the very companies trying to sell you AI. Read More

18. Reconstructing Customer Experience through Artificial Intelligence

When you watch videos on Youtube, do SNS activities in Facebook, did you notice that the contents you receive are closely relevant to your personal interest.
When you buy stuff from internet companies such as Amazon, you receive information on how the item you are willing to buy were bought by previous customers.

These customer behavior analysis (in other words consumer analytics) are done through the recommendation systems. Read More

19. Marketing in the Age of Alexa – John Clements Lookingglass –

Marketing in the Age of Alexa

by Niraj Dawar

Over the next decade, as artificially intelligent assistants like Alexa and Siri become the main channel through which people get information, goods, and services, the way companies acquire, serve, and retain customers will radically change. Because the bots will have deep knowledge about individuals’ habits and preferences, they’ll be able to anticipate a consumer’s needs even better than the consumer herself can. And the more AI assistants satisfy consumers, the more trust in them will replace trust in brands. Read More

20. Should we be afraid of the future of AI? – Gadget Flow –

Should we be afraid of the future of AI.
Stone age relics like primitive tools and cave paintings aren’t just fascinating.

Benign starting point

Sage is a company that offers HR and accounting software for small and medium-sized businesses. Read More

21. AI Mind responds to: what do you think – A.T. Murray –

AI Mind responds to: what do you think

We would like our JavaScript Artificial Intelligence (JSAI) to be able to answer queries in the format of “What do you think?” or “What do you know?” We begin in the InStantiate() module by zeroing out the input of a 781=WHAT concept by adding a line of code borrowed from the ghost. However, when we input “what do you think” or “what do you know”, the AI does not respond with “I THINK…” or “I KNOW…”. Therefore we need to make use of the Indicative() module to generate a compound sentence to be conjoined with the conjunction “THAT”. Read More

22. Sex in Theory vs. Sex in Practice: Remaining Human through Technological Booms

As technology increases, people are starting to become less human. While older generations see the effects of the technology increase as well, I am more worried that “using a tablet or smartphone to divert a child’s attention could be detrimental to their social-emotional development” (Walters). Technology like Amazon’s Alexa tries to imitate human actions like speech and listening, but it will never be able to connect to a person on the emotional level that another human is capable of. Read More

23. Smart drones and deep learning deliver low-cost precision agriculture for Aussie farmers

Developed by the University of South Australia with the Plant Accelerator at the University of Adelaide and LongReach Plant Breeders, the drone senses a vegetation index—signifying the crop health, moisture and nutrient content, making it easier and more efficient for farmers to manage agricultural land and for breeders to generate new varieties.

Lead researcher, Dr. Zohaib Khan from UniSA’s Phenomics and Bioinformatics Research Centre, says the new technology is a welcome development for the annual $5 billion+ Australian wheat sector. Read More

24. Machine learning picks up chemistry from molecules

‘It’s an art and a science,’ explains Joshua Staker, a senior scientist at the US software company Schrodinger. He’s referring to deep learning – a branch of computer science that looks set to transform how chemists screen molecules and explore chemical behaviour. But if a machine can learn the rules of a game by playing itself, it can learn the rules of chemistry just by analysing chemical data. Read More

25. How to Assess an Artificial Intelligence Product or Solution for Non-Experts

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26. Iceland could one day be the data capital of the world

Digital societies run on information and organisations are having to think carefully about powering their data requirements.

Iceland is a real contender for a future hub, boasting a favourable climate and low-cost, renewable energy.

Life: Connected is a video series from BBC Future focusing on how digital culture and technologies pervade everything we do. Read More

27. US Marines want armored robot recon by 2023

The US Marines want an armored robotic scout vehicle that can launch a UAS (Unmanned Aerial System), scout deep, and then use precision fires and electronic warfare.

* the ability to operate for extended periods with minimal resupply, part of the emerging Army and Marine Corps focus on “distributed operations” where units disperse and keep on the move to avoid presenting easy targets for precision strikes. 30 mm) for lightly armored targets, anti-armor firepower for heavy tanks, long-range missiles (the Israeli Spike) or kamikaze drones (Switchblade) for targets over the horizon, and some means to shoot down enemy drones. Read More

28. On the threshold of a major jump in AI technology that can adapt to new circumstances

Machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) systems have significantly advanced in recent years. DARPA’s Lifelong Learning Machines (L2M) program, drawing inspiration from biological systems, seeks to develop fundamentally new ML approaches that allow systems to adapt continually to new circumstances without forgetting previous learning.

The L2M research teams are now focusing their diverse expertise on understanding how a computational system can adapt to new circumstances in real time and without losing its previous knowledge. Read More

29. Stephen Hawking Service: Possibility of Time Travellers ‘Can’t Be Excluded’ – Slashdot

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30. New DNA forensics are helping police find out who definitely didn’t do it

It’s been a big month for DNA profiling.

A few weeks ago, after over 30 years, the American police finally arrested the “Golden State Killer. “Skin color, hair color, the color of someone’ eyes. Read More

31. How data will build the factories of the future


Data Centre

With the continuing rise of robotics and automation on the factory floor, it’s not just UK manufacturing that needs to get to grips with these technological advances. 0 could boost UK manufacturing by £455 billion and create 175,000 jobs whilst cutting CO2 emissions by 4.

Combine this constant flow of data with intelligent, real-time analysis and insight, and the outcome is obvious. Read More

32. It’s time to embrace China’s mixed reality market

2016 was a rocky year for the VR/AR industry worldwide as consumer adoption failed to live up to what turned out to be inflated forecasts. China, in particular, seemed to go through a rude awakening with 90 percent of its hardware startups going bust.

Beyond the hype

Ryan Wang, a founding partner at Outpost Capital, a Silicon Valley based venture capital fund that focuses on VR/AR and frontier technology (and has a strong presence in China) says that the hype for mixed reality in China is in fact gone and that the emerging tech is no longer a “hot topic”. Read More

33. The Japanese Space Bots That Could Build ‘Moon Valley’

On March 11, 2011, Kazuya Yoshida’s lab at Tohoku University in Japan started shaking. The space that citizens had known had turned suddenly dangerous, alien. Today, that robot has evolved into flight-ready form, and the team has formed a company called ispace. Read More

34. Tech Addiction and the Business of Mindfulness

I’m totally fine with this. “If you’re someone who believes in the woo-woo, as I do-do,” she says, “amethyst is supposed to be one of the crystals that neutralizes technology, so a lot of people will people will put it on their phones or on their laptop. ” So begins Sustenance Sunday, a workshop designed to teach us about authentic communication, mindful use of technology, and, because we live in the modern world, “awakened social posting. Read More

35. Boston Dynamics will start selling its dog-like SpotMini robot in 2019

After 26 years, Boston Dynamics is finally getting ready to start selling some robots. Founder Marc Raibert says that the company’s dog-like SpotMini robot is in pre-production and preparing for commercial availability in 2019. While the company has often showcased advanced demos of its emerging projects, SpotMini has seemed uniquely productized from the start. Read More

36. Inside Google, A Debate Rages: Should It Sell Artificial Intelligence to the Military?

Last July, 13 U. military commanders and technology executives met at the Pentagon’s Silicon Valley outpost, two miles from Google headquarters. Almost 4,000 Google employees, out of an Alphabet total of 85,000, signed a letter asking Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai to nix the Project Maven contract and halt all work in “the business of war. Read More

37. Whose Team Is Artificial Intelligence On: The Corporations or Hackers?

The mantra of modern technology is to improve and innovate continuously. It makes sense as we strive to look for more improved ways to get processes, actions and activities done. In regards to AI, for example, do we open up the gates to potentially more dangerous and common attacks. Read More