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An Artificial Intelligence Developed Its Own Non-Human Language

When Facebook designed chatbots to negotiate with one another, the bots made up their own way of communicating.<p>A buried line in a new Facebook report about chatbots’ conversations with one another offers a remarkable glimpse at the future of language.<p>In the report, researchers at the Facebook …

Artificial Intelligence

Associated Press to pilot Microsoft’s Power BI for data analysis and visualization

The Associated Press will use Microsoft’s Power BI technology to create and share interactive graphics for large-scale data journalism projects under …

Why “skilled in machine learning” should be the new “proficient in Excel” on your resume

It won’t be long before “skilled in machine learning” becomes the new “proficient in Excel” as a standard bullet point on your resume. The only difference? What you bring to table will be more valuable than a pivot tables or color-coded pie charts.<p>The day when any average Joe can train an algorithm …

Splunk: One Alarming Number

After about four months since last writing about <b>Splunk</b> (NASDAQ:SPLK), the stock is right back in the channel from the last three years. The big data …

Investing

Big Data At Citi | Articles | Big Data

The potential for data analytics is being realized across the financial sector. According to the latest Worldwide Semiannual Big Data and Analytics …

Security in the Age of the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is growing fast. Connecting so many devices leads to better decisions, safety, and efficiency. But with this comes new …

11 Interesting Examples of How to Use Chatbots | Inc.com

Want to order pizza, schedule a meeting, or even find your true love?<p>There's a chatbot for that.<p>Just as apps once were the hot new thing that would solve whatever problem you had back in 2009, now we're moving into the age of chatbots.<p>Chatbots make life even easier for consumers. With chatbots, …

Chatbots

The Best Big Data Companies And CEOs To Work For In 2017 Based On Glassdoor

Employees would most recommend ThoughtSpot, Wavefront, Kyvos Insights, Looker, Sisense, Google, Domo, SAP, Qubole and Paxata to their friends looking to work for a business analytics, data management, big data platform, or data protection and security analytics company in 2017. These and other …

Big Data

IDG Contributor Network: 5 ways companies should use AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) was once a topic reserved for high-level computer scientists and futurists. Today, it doesn't come with such daunting …

Someone trained a computer to invent names for paint colors, and it went totally nuts

Are you one of those people who rolls your eyes at the names of paint colors? “Egg shell and cream ARE BOTH WHITE I literally CAN’T TELL THE …

Ray Kurzweil claims singularity will happen by 2045

Predictions by Ray KurzweilRay Kurzweil, a director of engineering at Google, is a well-known futurist with a track record for accurate …

Big Blue’s Big Bet - Alumni - Harvard Business School

One day not long ago, a Japanese woman in her 60s walked into a hospital in Tokyo, worried she might have cancer. Doctors ran tests and ultimately …

Can artificial intelligence make you a better tweeter?

An AI startup called Post Intelligence hopes it can.<p>I‘ve tweeted nearly 5,000 times in my life, which certainly feels like a lot.<p>But last week I did something on Twitter I’ve never done before: I used artificial intelligence to help me decide what to tweet. More specifically, I used a service …

New Machine Learning Program Recognizes Handguns in Even Low-Quality Video

If we can register the gun before it's actually fired, we can regain some control.<p>The handgun is a ballistic extension of the hand itself. It's remarkable for confining vast destruction to a small, subtle instrument. It can be wielded casually, and, until the trigger is pulled, nigh invisibly. A …

21 bot experts make their predictions for 2017

2016 was a huge year for bots, with major platforms like Facebook launching bots for Messenger, and Amazon and Google heavily pushing their digital assistants. Looking forward to 2017, we asked 21 bot experts, entrepreneurs, and executives to share their predictions for how bots will continue to …

Driverless-car bill approved by Colorado Senate, now on the road to House

Colorado’s first proposed law to regulate driverless cars received the Senate’s approval Wednesday and now will wind its way to the House for …

Advertising That’s More Than ‘Hot Air’

<b>Debut of Purifying Eco-Billboard Technology in the U.S. <br>Torrance, Calif.</b> – Toyota Mirai trailblazing customers care about the air – their vehicle …

Sleepless in Seattle as they hunt for smart city program head

Seattle, one of the finalists in the Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge, is on the hunt for a smart city coordinator to oversee the city’s strategy and start dialogues between the city and private partners.<p>The coordinator will also be responsible for making sure smart city programs …

IBM's Watson Is Tackling Healthcare With Artificial Intelligence

The company has been making a splash in AI, and its investments in the healthcare industry are starting to produce results.<p><b>International Business</b> …

These AI bots created their own language to talk to each other

A next step in the development of artificial intelligence.<p>It is now table stakes for artificial intelligence algorithms to “learn” about the world around them. The next level: For AI bots to learn how to talk to each other — and develop their own shared language.<p>New research released last week by …

Meet 'Professor X,' the AI genius who left his lab at Princeton to beat Uber, Google, and Intel at their own game

By the fall of that same year, Xiao, known as something of a risk-taker, had moved himself and his family from New Jersey to Silicon Valley, and raised some modest seed funding for his new startup focused on self-driving cars.<p>His startup, dubbed AutoX, has done its best to stay under the radar to …

New Cloaking System Makes Connected Cars Untrackable

Privacy and location-based services aren't incompatible.<p>A key promise of the car future is that driving will become rational. Traffic will cease to be because all of our cars will be synced together and subject to an all-knowing centralized controller. Traffic will become optimized. Merging into …

Waze and Spotify partner up to bring your music and directions together on the road

If you enjoy listening to music or podcasts while driving, you may be using Android Auto and Google Maps in conjunction with Google Play Music, …

Apps

California DMV to authorize fully driverless vehicles on roads

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has introduced new legislation to legalize fully driverless vehicles in the state. It follows similar legislation passed in Michigan late last year.<p>Automakers and tech firms are required to have a driver in the front-seat at the present time, to …

Visa is testing NFC sunglasses that can pay for stuff

Sunglasses may soon be able to do more than take your picture. At SXSW on Tuesday, Visa revealed a prototype pair that can be used to pay for purchases. A small NFC chip resides in one of the arms and is linked to the user's Visa account. So, rather than swiping a debit card or punching in a pin, …

FinTech

Report: DOJ to issue indictments on Wednesday against suspects involved in Yahoo data breach

According to reports from Bloomberg and Reuters, the U.S. Justice Department plans to announce indictments on Wednesday against suspects involved in one the Yahoo data breaches. The indictments come after Yahoo suffered two massive hacks, one affecting 500 million users and another affecting 1 …

Qualcomm and LG to Test 5G and C-V2X For Connected Cars

Qualcomm is accelerating the pace of the connected car by teaming with LG Electronics to test 5G and cellular vehicle to everything (C-V2X) in cars. …

Satellite train location technology tested in Italy

ERSAT EAV is the first system in Europe to integrate ERTMS with the Galileo satellite navigation and geolocation system and public telecommunications …

Big Data: Why NASA Can Now Visualize Its Lessons Learned

NASA’s Lessons Learned database is a vast, constantly updated collection knowledge and experience from past missions, which it relies on for planning future projects and expeditions into space.<p>With detailed information from every mission going back as far as the 60′s, every record is reviewed and …

Databases

7 Misconceptions About Data Lakes

As big data becomes an increasingly integral part of business operations, companies are looking for ways to make data ingestion and analysis easier …

Big Data