I am regularly asked to summarize my many posts. I thought it would be a good idea to publish on this blog, every Monday, some of the most relevant articles that I have already shared with you on my social networks.
Today I will share some of the most relevant articles about Artificial Intelligence and in what form you can find it in today’s life. I will also comment on the articles.
The U.S. Has AI Competition All Wrong. Computing Power, Not Data, Is the Secret to Tech Dominance. The development of artificial intelligence was once a largely technical issue, confined to the halls of academia and the labs of the private sector. Today, it is an arena of geopolitical competition. The United States and China each invest billions every year in growing their AI industries, increasing the autonomy and power of futuristic weapons systems, and pushing the frontiers of possibility. Fears of an AI arms race between the two countries abound—and although the rhetoric often outpaces the technological reality, rising political tensions mean that both countries increasingly view AI as a zero-sum game.
Is AI the future of IT help desk? Artificial intelligence is one of the biggest markets for growth within the field of technology today. In fact, AI is rapidly empowering us to make major changes to various fields within the realm of technology. Help desk is no stranger to the idea that there is room for improvement within this niche of technology. Businesses use help desk software to manage a variety of different types of information. From customers’ questions and concerns to employee computer repair requests, help desk is a solution for organizing, responding to, and gathering results from each of those individual tickets that are completed.
The next frontier of human-robot relationships is building trust. The challenging step is to move from ‘I trust the robot to do X’ to ‘I trust the robot.’ Artificial intelligence is entering our lives in many ways – on our smartphones, in our homes, in our cars. These systems can help people make appointments, drive and even diagnose illnesses. But as it continues to serve important and collaborative roles in people’s lives, a natural question is: Can I trust them? How do I know they will do what I expect?
An artificial intelligence programme designed to predict serious violence has been scrapped after its findings were found to be wildly inaccurate. The predictive programme, piloted by West Midlands and West Yorkshire police, was claimed to be up to 75 per cent accurate in pinpointing those likely to commit knife and gun offences.
Searchspring — a portfolio company of San Antonio-based venture capital firm Scaleworks Associates — has acquired Portland, Oregon-based 4-Tell, which uses artificial intelligence to help e-commerce sites personalize each customer’s experience. 4-Tell developed its technology for personalization in 2009 and placed in the top 1.5% among more than 40,000 entries in the Netflix Prize, a competition designed to accurately predict how much a viewer would enjoy a selection based on preference, according to a news release. Searchspring plans to launch integrated personalization services by October.
Blue River Technology Uses Facebook AI For Weed Control.
With crop prices in the dumpster and the world’s population growing among a changing climate, artificial intelligence is becoming a life-saving measure for many farmers. From automated planting and harvesting to unmanned vehicles for cultivation and soil sampling, AI has begun to make it more cost efficient for producers to do their job.
Imagine buying a dress online because a piece of code sold you on its ‘flattering, feminine flair’ — or convinced you ‘romantic floral details’ would outline your figure with ‘timeless style’. The very same day your friend buy the same dress from the same website but she’s sold on a description of ‘vibrant tones’, ‘fresh cotton feel’ and ‘statement sleeves’. This is not a detail from a sci-fi short story but the reality and big picture vision of Hypotenuse AI, a YC-backed startup that’s using computer vision and machine learning to automate product descriptions for e-commerce.