AI & Automation

By David Smith GFF | Sources for tweets and retweets in 2016

In the era of fake news and broken politics, should we let computers decide how to rule the world?

The world economy has had sluggish growth for years. Cities are congested like never before. Man-made fake news pollutes citizens’ thinking. And our political systems seem to crack under pressure. Are people no longer able to solve the most complex problems themselves? We may find out soon enough, …

Democracy

We chat with deep learning company, Skymind, about the future of AI

As AI integration becomes more prominent, one can’t help but to think about just how intelligent deep learning technology will be in the future. One of the first place many of our minds go is to AI becoming <i>too</i> intelligent and taking matters into its own virtual hands.<p><i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i> delves …

Artificial Intelligence

World’s largest hedge fund to replace managers with artificial intelligence

Bridgewater Associates has a team of engineers working on a project to automate decision-making to save time and eliminate human emotional volatility<p>The world’s largest hedge fund is building a piece of software to automate the day-to-day management of the firm, including hiring, firing and other …

Artificial Intelligence

The future of robotics: 10 predictions for 2017 and beyond

IDC shares predictions for the coming year and beyond.<p>What does the future hold for robotics? It's hard to say, given the rapid pace of change in the …

Robots

Our Automated Future – definitive must-read on the future of work (via The New Yorker)

“Google offers a vivid illustration of how new technologies create new opportunities. Two computer-science students at Stanford go looking for a …

The Future

The Work Ahead | Digital Future

Paul Roehrig, Ph.D.<p>Global Managing Director, Center for the Future of Work<p>Ben Pring<p>VP, Co-Director, Center for the Future of Work<p>Kevin Benedict<p>Senior …

Robots are expected to replace five million jobs by 2020

2020 is shaping up to be a big year for us: the U.S. Census Bureau estimates that “more than half of the nation’s children are expected to be part of a <i>minority</i> race or ethnic group;” LG plans to have tripled its solar panel production by then; there’ll be another Olympic Games; and, oh yeah, robots …

Robots

From AI To Robotics, 2016 Will Be The Year When The Machines Start Taking Over

For the past century, the price and performance of computing has been on an exponential curve. And, as futurist Ray Kurzweil observed, once any technology becomes an information technology, its development follows the same curve, so we are seeing exponential advances in technologies such as …

Artificial Intelligence

What does the future hold for artificial intelligence?

In the past two decades, we've seen chess grandmasters and the best <i>Jeopardy</i> players in the world alike fall in competition to computers. Heads-up …

Artificial Intelligence

Deep Learning in 2016: Tech Giants Move to Share Data

Deep Learning is one of the key parts of data science. As data becomes increasingly important and accessible, today’s biggest companies are rapidly …

Automated programming: The future of enterprise apps

When people think of automation in the enterprise sector, they think mainly about the data centre, in which tools like Ansible allow you to manage an …

Automation

A Japanese Company Is Building the World's First Autonomous Farm

Get ready for the robot farmers.<p>All those farmers out there: you might want to think about switching careers (or looking forward to retirement), …

Robots

Companies Are Reimagining Business Processes with Algorithms

In the early 1990s, executives and managers welcomed information technology — databases, PC workstations, and automated systems — into their offices. They saw the potential for significant business gains. Computers wouldn’t just speed up processes or automate certain tasks — they could upset nearly …

Machine Learning

Mercedes is replacing robots with people on the assembly line

Robots might be better at driving than people. They might also be better at solving a Rubik's Cube. Turns out, though, there's still one place in the world where humans still outshine robots: a Mercedes-Benz assembly plant.<p>According to <i>Bloomberg</i>, the intricate options offered on the new S-Class — …

Robots

IDC Forecasts Worldwide Spending on Robotics to Reach $135 Billion in 2019 Driven by Strong Spending Growth in Manufacturing and Healthcare

In the new Worldwide Commercial Robotics Spending Guide , IDC forecasts global spending on robotics and related services to grow at a compound annual …

Innovation

It's No More BRICs as Usual

The era of unbridled growth for emerging markets may be over, but that doesn't mean the opportunities are gone.

Emerging Markets

Managers hail intelligent machines but have doubts about their own skills - Talent & Organization Blog for Financial Services

Most managers believe intelligent machines will make them more effective and make their work more interesting. However, many of them are uncertain …

Automation

Three Ways Google Predicts Your Smartphone Will Change The Future Of Work | Fast Company | The Future Of Business

Imagine your phone senses that you’re running late for a meeting, so it calls a ride for you and pings your colleagues with an updated ETA.<p>Even if it isn’t that you’ll never be late or disorganized again, you’ll never have as good an excuse to be.<p>Smartphones will be an order of magnitude more …

Innovation

IBM Watson is Working to Bring AI to the Blockchain

IBM is currently attempting to merge artificial intelligence and the blockchain into a single, powerful prototype.<p>With blockchain tech's promise of …

Thinking machines

Frank Rizzo, KPMG<p>According to Gartner, by 2023, a third of all the work done by specialist lawyers, doctors, traders and professors will be done by …

Analytics

Why machine learning is the new BI

Business intelligence has gone from static reports that tell you what happened, to interactive dashboards where you can drill into information to try …

Analytics
Robots

Artificial Intelligence News Updates: 5 AI Uses That Could Revolutionize The World

Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer just a part of fictional films today. As a matter of fact, AI has become ubiquitous in almost all fields of …

AI to Surpass Human Perception in 5 to 10 Years, Zuckerberg Says

Machine learning-powered artificial intelligence will match and exceed human capabilities in the areas of computer vision and speech recognition …

Artificial Intelligence

Measuring economies: The trouble with GDP

Measuring economiesThe trouble with GDP<p>Gross domestic product (GDP) is increasingly a poor measure of prosperity. It is not even a reliable gauge of …

Economics

Machine learning accelerates the discovery of new materials

Researchers recently demonstrated how an informatics-based adaptive design strategy, tightly coupled to experiments, can accelerate the discovery of …

Chemistry

The future of machine learning: 5 trends to watch around algorithms, cloud, IoT, and big data

Algorithms. Cloud. Internet of Things. Data.<p>No one can predict the future of technology with 100 percent accuracy. But these four pillars are …

Big Data