Artificial Intelligence

How to prepare for employment in the age of artificial intelligence

For centuries, humans have been fretting over “technological unemployment” or the loss of jobs caused by technological change. Never has this sentiment been accentuated more than it is today, at the cusp of the next industrial revolution.<p>With developments in artificial intelligence continuing at a …

Computer Science

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 …

Chatbots

A Live Interview with Noory Bechor, CEO of Lawgeex, The Company Bringing Artificial Intelligence to the Legal World

As Noory explains in the video, Lawgeex is not aiming to replace lawyers. In fact, if Lawgeex has its way, Lawyers will be a whole lot happier …

Computer Science

'Black box' technique may lead to more powerful AI

It's not easy to train a neural network. Even if they're not difficult to implement, it can take hours to get them ready no matter how much computing power you can use. OpenAI researchers may have a better solution: forgetting many of the usual rules. They've developed an evolution strategy (no, it …

Machine Learning

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

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 semi-automatic pistol, once awoken, will fire as fast as the shooter can twitch …

Machine Learning

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 …

Social Media

High-level personal studio of an artificial intelligence company in a hollow old factory building - CAANdesign | Architecture and home design blog

Architects: Wanjing studio<br>Location: Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China<br>Year: 2016<br>Area: 6.458 ft²/ 600 m²<br>Photo courtesy: Shen Qiang<br>Description:<p>“The project is a …

Computer Science

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 …

IBM

The Impact of AI Will Be Felt Far Beyond Your Workplace

When you think of AI, chances are excellent that you think of jobs that might be lost to automation. However, although AI is likely to change the …

Computer Science

IA Summit 2017: Designing for Humans

The first day of the 2017 IA Summit overwhelmed me in the best way possible. I attended a variety of sessions, talks and discussions about how …

UX Design

Why this shopping bot won the SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event

Many high-end celebrities and fashion models use personal shopping assistants or stylists to help them find the best clothes for them.<p>For many women, however, that’s not really an option. We often rely on friends or family to give a thumbs up or thumbs down on potential clothing purchases, and …

Chatbots

Microsoft Pushes Azure Cloud To Conquer In-car Services

Microsoft is out to make headway in the realm of connected cars. The markets for cloud-based solutions are only set to rise for the foreseeable …

Microsoft

Meet Nadia, the scarily ‘human’ chatbot who can read your emotions

Have you ever dreamt of gazing into the eyes of chatbot while explaining your frustration with a service? If so, that would be oddly specific, but you’d also be in luck, thanks to an ambitious New Zealand startup.<p>The company, which has the eerie name of Soul Machines, has created a virtual chatbot …

Chatbots

4 basic problems cause all the cognitive biases that screw up our judgment

<i>Four months ago I attempted to synthesize Wikipedia's crazy list of cognitive biases, and after banging my head against the wall for weeks, came up with this</i> <i>Cognitive Bias Cheat Sheet</i> <i>which</i> <i>John Manoogian III,</i> <i>beautifully organized into the above poster. Since then, I've started working on a book</i> …

Computer Science

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning and How they Differ from One Another

These are three terms that are heard all the time now, but often people still get confused about what each one really entails. Below is a quick …

Machine Learning

Matroid can watch videos and detect anything within them

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth that times the frame rate. Matroid, a computer vision startup launching out of stealth today, enables anyone to take advantage of the information inherently embedded in video. You can build your own detector within the company’s intuitive, …

Machine Perception

One Big Question: Why is artificial intelligence still kind of dumb?

<i>Once the domain of science-fiction authors and script writers, artificial intelligence is steadily marching into the real world. Recently we've seen</i> …

Computer Science

A Chatbot Maker's Expert Tips to Create a Bot for Your Brand

Chatbots, already capable of customer service work, can be integrated with ecommerce platforms to monetize your social media accounts and instant messaging profiles.<p>There is a lot of hype surrounding chatbots, and they are quickly becoming a standard part of any digital marketing strategy. Chatbots …

Chatbots

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 …

Singularity

Designing Chatbot Conversations

The hardest part on designing a bot is conversation flow. Your users have a specific task to complete using your bot, but there are many paths that …

Chatbots

How To Build Great Bots

We’re in the middle of a revolution. An evolution. A mass extinction. Apps are dying, and chatbots are taking over.<p>Why? Three simple …

Chatbots

What convolutional neural networks look at when they see nudity

<i>Warning & Disclaimer: This post contains visualizations of nudity for scientific purposes. We ask that you read no further if you are under the age</i> …

Machine Perception

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says job-stealing AI is 'so far in the future' that it's 'not even on my radar screen' — here's why he's wrong

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says artificial intelligence is "so far in the future" that it's "not even on my radar screen." He says we won't have to worry about how it affects the workforce for "50 or 100 more years."<p>Mnuchin made his remarks to Mike Allen of Axios, in a moment caught on video …

Computer Science

Intel’s Student Ambassador Program: Artificial Intelligence for College Students

Are you a college student interested in machine learning, deep learning, and artificial intelligence? If yes, you have an opportunity to engage with …

Computer Science

THE BEADY EYE ASKS: HOW LONG UNTIL COMPUTERS HAVE THE SAME POWER AS A HUMAN BRAIN?

( A six-minute <i>evolutionary</i> read)<p>It took billions of years to go from the first tiny DNA replicators to Homo Sapiens.<p><i>It hit you pretty quickly that</i> …

Computer Science

Trump's Treasury Sec: AI won't supplant US jobs for another 50 to 100 years

The Obama administration said AI could threaten anywhere from 9 percent to 47 percent of jobs over the next decade or two, but Steve Mnuchin said …

Computer Science

Tech community "dumbfounded" by Mnuchin's dismissal of AI impact on jobs

when radar has cobwebs, it is hard to see - Mnuchin: Losing human jobs to AI "not even on our radar screen" https://t.co/SzrJCtVVX3<br>— chetansharma …

Secretary of the Treasury

'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Rips Off Elon Musk's Neural Lace Idea

Like many science fiction titles, the central conflict in BioWare’s <i>Mass Effect: Andromeda</i> is the relationship between man and machine. But <i>Mass …

Elon Musk

Steve Mnuchin Is 'Not Worried at All' About Machines Displacing American Workers

Few would agree with him.<p>On Friday, during a conversation with Mike Allen of <i>Axios</i>, the newly minted Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that there was no need to worry about artificial intelligence taking over U.S. jobs anytime soon. “It's not even on our radar screen,” he told Allen. When …

Machine Learning

Recapping Google NEXT 2017: Deep Learning As A Service

Deep learning has become the technology du jour of late and few companies have advanced the field as much across as many areas or integrated the …

Machine Learning