Tarek Sabbagh

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Why Self-Taught Artificial Intelligence Has Trouble With the Real World

The latest artificial intelligence systems start from zero knowledge of a game and grow to world-beating in a matter of hours. But researchers are …

Artificial Intelligence

Deep Reinforcement Learning Doesn't Work Yet

<i>This mostly cites papers from Berkeley, Google Brain, DeepMind, and OpenAI from the past few years, because that work is most visible to me. I’m</i> …

Machine Learning

MIT has a new chip to make AI faster and more efficient on smartphones

Just one day after MIT revealed that some of its researchers had created a super low-power chip to handle encryption, the institute is back with a neural network chip that reduces power consumption by 95 percent. This feature makes them ideal for battery-powered gadgets like mobile phones and …

Deep Learning

A new AI detected 17 times more earthquakes than traditional methods

Detecting Earthquakes<p>Earthquakes are a lot more common than people may think. Each year, Southern California alone experiences roughly 10,000 …

Geology

Superfast 5G promises to be a game-changer for humanity

What has been your experience of wireless internet? I would guess you rate WiFi as “sometimes OK” and mobile data as “OK-ish”.<p>Wireless services are, …

Internet of Things

Machine Learning Explained: Understanding Supervised, Unsupervised, and Reinforcement Learning

Once we start delving into the concepts behind Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), we come across copious amounts of jargon …

Machine Learning

A Beginner's Guide to Deep Reinforcement Learning - Deeplearning4j: Open-source, Distributed Deep Learning for the JVM

A Beginner’s Guide to Deep Reinforcement Learning<p>Contents<p>Reinforcement Learning Definitions<br>• Domain Selection for Reinforcement Learning<br>• State-Action …

Machine Learning

Like a child teaching itself to recognize dangerous animals: Machine learning and fraud prevention

Describing how his company’s fraud prediction system is like an unaccompanied child visiting a zoo, is when Wally Wang becomes the most animated… and …

Machine Learning

Introducing CEDEX - Bringing Blockchain Technology to the Diamond Industry

Introducing CEDEX – Bringing Blockchain Technology to the Diamond Industry<p><i>CEDEX is the first ever certified blockchain based diamond exchange. The</i> …

Blockchain

DeepMind develops AI to diagnose eye diseases

Google’s DeepMind has developed artificial intelligence to diagnose diseases by analysing medical images, in what could be the first significant …

Medical Technology

10 Questions To Ask About The Data Analytics In That Report

A report just came in. It draws some dazzling conclusions based on new data. The question is – should you believe it?<p>It’s easy to trust research when the conclusions align with the impressions you already have, and just as easy to reject it when they don’t. But we’d make better decisions if we …

Big Data

Blockchain: A Very Short History Of Ethereum Everyone Should Read

Even those who are not familiar with blockchain are likely to have heard about Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency and payment system that uses the technology. Another platform called Ethereum, that also uses blockchain, is predicted by some experts to overtake Bitcoin this year.<p><b>What is Ethereum?</b><p>Ethereum …

Cryptocurrency

Analytics, Crypto Gear Up For IoT Data Deluge

With all of the hype surrounding blockchain and cryptocurrencies over the course of 2017, there seems to be less chatter surrounding the Internet of things (IoT) lately.<p>Despite the comparative lack of buzz, IoT actually had quite a year. Improvements in sensor and connectivity technologies have …

Internet of Things

A Collection of 10 Data Visualizations You Must See

Introduction<p>Writing codes is fun. Creating models with them is even more intriguing. But things start getting tricky when it comes to presenting our …

Data Visualization

Can big data revolutionise policymaking by governments?

When Alberto Cavallo was a child growing up in Argentina in the late 1980s, the Latin American country was suffering one of its occasional crises. …

Economics

DroNet's neural network teaches UAVs to navigate city streets

Scientists from ETH Zurich are training drones how to navigate city streets by having them study things that already know how: cars and bicycles. The software being used is called DroNet, and it's a convolutional neural network. Meaning, it learns to fly and navigate by flying and navigating. The …

Drones

The construction industry is short on human workers and ripe for a robotic takeover

Construction is one of the least-digitized industries in the world, and its productivity is suffering.<p>Construction is a $10 trillion global industry. It’s also mired by waste, severe worker shortages and weak productivity growth — all of which mean the business of building is ripe for a robotic …

Andreessen Horowitz

Five IT capabilities to transport smart cities in 2018 - Information Age

The public transportation of the future will be built around commuters who expect little-to-no waiting time, smart ticketing, real-time information, …

Urban Design

Artificial intelligence gets smarter at predicting what's coming next

Large-scale data gathering and quantum leaps in processing power have set the table for major advancement in artificial intelligence. Yet there’s a …

Artificial Intelligence

Internet users are taking back control as Steemit and Datawallet monetize data

Recent studies, from even as far back as 2012, show that the global data economy is growing exponentially, much faster than previously anticipated. The information that internet users output in their day to day use of the web has rapidly built an industry which is manufacturing and marketing a new …

The Return of the Chatbots: Experiment, Engage, and Be Genuine

<i>Melina Ex, Managing Director, East Coast, Fetch</i><p>Chatbots are technically not a new invention. Simple forms of intelligent digital assistants have been around for some time now. Remember the Microsoft Office Assistant ‘Clippy’? He was first introduced in November 1996 to help Microsoft users when …

Chatbots

10 Data Science, Machine Learning and AI Podcasts You Must Listen To

With the rapid pace at which technology is driving innovation in machine learning and artificial intelligence, it has become immensely important to …

Data Science

Building Smart Cities

Can IoT transform urban environments into efficient, interactive smart cities? Yes—as long as governments put the right infrastructure in place.<p>With populations growing faster than their public infrastructure can handle, many cities are getting smart about how they support their citizens. They’re …

Smart Cities

Singapore is a test bed for innovation

Singapore has a reputation as a free-trading entrepôt, beloved of buccaneering Brexiters. But the island state also boasts a long history of state …

10 Artificial Intelligence Trends to Watch in 2018

Companies aren't the only ones investing time, money and energy into advancing AI technology -- a recent article in <i>The New Yorker</i> reported that the …

I trained an AI to copy my voice and it scared me silly

Over the past year, I wrote about a bunch of companies working on voice synthesis technology. They were very much in the early stages of development, and only had some pre-made samples to show off. Now, researchers hailing from the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms at the Universite de …

In defense of skepticism about deep learning

“All truth passes through three stages: First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as self-evident.”<p>— Often …

What's the difference between data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence?

When I introduce myself as a data scientist, I often get questions like “What’s the difference between that and machine learning?” or “Does that mean …

How Big Data and Digital Transformation are Forcing Top Business Schools to Re-Engineer the Business Programs | In Focus: Relevance of MBA and MS Business Analytics Programs for Job Market

With the demand for big data and analytics talent, several business schools are now offering Masters in Business Analytics. The growing popularity of …

Digital Transformation