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          8/10/2018: News: Bioweapons and the border      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A rogue form of artificial intelligence creates a bioweapon and uses it to escape from human control. It sounds like science fiction, but New Zealand researchers have presented the scenario as a forward-looking risk to illustrate new research about...
          The Real Payoff From Artificial Intelligence Is Still a Decade Off      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The robot revolution hasn't started yet.
          2036 Origin Unknown (2018) BRRip 575MB nItRo      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Story Line: After the first manned mission to Mars ends in a deadly crash, mission controller Mackenzie ‘Mack’ Wilson (Sackhoff) assists an artificial intelligence system, A.R.T.I. Their investigation uncovers a mysterious object under the surface of Mars, that could change …

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          Austin Group Joins Other Tech Efforts to Promote Responsible AI Use      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Artificial intelligence is poised to infiltrate nearly all aspects of human life. Given this development, technologists are focusing on how to ensure the technology usage is governed by ethics. “The general rule is that power begets responsibility,” says Michael Stewart, founder and CEO of Lucid AI, an AI startup in Austin. “If you’re bringing in a […]
          The Global Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Robotics in the Defense industry market, is valued at US$39.22 billion in 2018, is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.04%, to value US$61 billion by 2027      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
...2027. The cumulative market for global expenditure on AI & Robotics Defense Systems is valued at US$ 487 billion over the forecast period. Demand for AI & Robotics defense systems is anticipated to be driven by the massive investment made by countries like ...

          Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Market to Witness a CAGR of 49.6% During 2018-2025 - Allied Market Research      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
...Allied Market Research, titled,  Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Market  by Product Type, Technology, and Application: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2017-2023," the market was valued at $719 million in 2017 and is estimated to reach $18,119 million at ...

          Data Architect - Artificial Intelligence - iHeartMedia, Inc. - Austin, TX      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Works with team members to follow CCIT processes and practices for project delivery. Current employees and contingent workers click here to apply and search by...
From iHeartMedia, Inc. - Thu, 24 May 2018 19:43:49 GMT - View all Austin, TX jobs
          Cloud data and AI services training roundup August 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
To help you stay up to date on online training opportunities, were releasing a monthly list of the latest free Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) sessions in one convenient post. SQL Server Build modern applications using the language of your choice, on-premises and in the cloud, now on Windows, Linux, and Docker containers. Prepare for

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          Principal Data & AI Developer - Lightspeed - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Furthermore, we will apply our advanced data analytics, artificial intelligence/machine learning knowledge and experience in combination with our business...
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          Director, Data & AI - Lightspeed - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Furthermore, we will apply our advanced data analytics, artificial intelligence/machine learning knowledge and experience in combination with our business...
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          Senior Principal Data & AI Developer - Lightspeed - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Furthermore, we will apply our advanced data analytics, artificial intelligence/machine learning knowledge and experience in combination with our business...
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          SkyScale: GPU Cloud Computing with a Difference      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
GPU cloud computing

In this guest post, Tim Miller, president of SkyScale, covers how GPU cloud computing is on the fast track to crossing the chasm to widespread adoption for HPC applications. "Two good examples of very different markets adopting GPU computing and where cloud usage makes sense are artificial intelligence and high quality rendering."

The post SkyScale: GPU Cloud Computing with a Difference appeared first on insideHPC.


          [okgis] {Disarmed} National Geographic Request for Proposals - AI for Earth, Artificial intelligence tools for a more sustainable planet - "Jonathan P. Doherty (San Antonio)"       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          #Crypto News: Gopher Protocol (OTCQB: $GOPH) Incorporates its gEYE Security into Its Digital Coin Technology Platform - The GRC      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
SAN DIEGO, CA - August 9, 2018 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Gopher Protocol Inc. (OTCQB: GOPH) ("Gopher"), a company specializing in the creation of Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence, enabling mobile technologies, is incorporating its gEYE security engine into its digital currency Technology Platform, the GRC.
          Comment on Introducing the Artificial Intelligence for Trading Nanodegree Program by udacity      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Thank you so much for your question! We spoke with our content developers, and we've got a response for you: "This program is focused on cross-sectional strategies and portfolio optimization for equities. Even though we discuss some technical analysis techniques, the focus is on portfolio optimization for equities, as opposed to fixed income, options, or cryptocurrency." Hope this is helpful for you!
          Principal Program Manager - Microsoft - Bellevue, WA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Cortana is a key ingredient of Microsoft's vision to democratize Artificial Intelligence and empower every person and every organization on the planet to...
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          Program Manager II - Microsoft - Bellevue, WA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Cortana is a key ingredient of Microsoft's vision to democratize Artificial Intelligence and empower every person and every organization on the planet to...
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          Sentiment Analysis      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Linux Foundation and Kernel News      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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          Security Leftovers      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
  • Voting By Cell Phone Is A Terrible Idea, And West Virginia Is Probably The Last State That Should Try It Anyway

    So we've kind of been over this. For more than two decades now we've pointed out that electronic voting is neither private nor secure. We've also noted that despite this several-decade long conversation, many of the vendors pushing this solution are still astonishingly-bad at not only securing their products, but acknowledging that nearly every reputable security analyst and expert has warned that it's impossible to build a secure fully electronic voting system, and that if you're going to to do so anyway, at the very least you need to include a paper trail system that's not accessible via the internet.

  • Dell EMC Data Protection Advisor Versions 6.2 – 6.5 found Vulnerable to XML External Entity (XEE) Injection & DoS Crash

    An XML External Entity (XEE) injection vulnerability has been discovered in Dell’s EMC Data Protection Advisor’s version 6.4 through 6.5. This vulnerability is found in the REST API and it could allow an authenticated remote malicious attacker to compromise the affected systems by reading server files or causing a Denial of Service (DoS crash through maliciously crafted Document Type Definitions (DTDs) through the XML request.

  • DeepLocker: Here’s How AI Could ‘Help’ Malware To Attack Stealthily

    By this time, we have realized how artificial intelligence is a boon and a bane at the same time. Computers have become capable of performing things that human beings cannot. It is not tough to imagine a world where you AI could program human beings; thanks to sci-fi television series available lately.

  • DeepLocker: How AI Can Power a Stealthy New Breed of Malware

    Cybersecurity is an arms race, where attackers and defenders play a constantly evolving cat-and-mouse game. Every new era of computing has served attackers with new capabilities and vulnerabilities to execute their nefarious actions.

  • DevSecOps: 3 ways to bring developers, security together

    Applications are the heart of digital business, with code central to the infrastructure that powers it. In order to stay ahead of the digital curve, organizations must move fast and deploy code quickly, which unfortunately is often at odds with stability and security.

    With this in mind, where and how can security fit into the DevOps toolchain? And, in doing so, how can we create a path for successfully deterring threats?

  • Top 5 New Open Source Security Vulnerabilities in July 2018 [Ed: Here is Microsoft's partner WhiteSource attacking FOSS today by promoting the perception that "Open Source" = bugs]
  • DarkHydrus Relies on Open-Source Tools for Phishing Attacks [Ed: I never saw a headline blaming "proprietary tools" or "proprietary back door" for security problems, so surely this author is just eager to smear FOSS]
  • If for some reason you're still using TKIP crypto on your Wi-Fi, ditch it – Linux, Android world bug collides with it [Ed: Secret 'standards' of WPA* -- managed by a corporate consortium -- not secure, still...]

    It’s been a mildly rough week for Wi-Fi security: hard on the heels of a WPA2 weakness comes a programming cockup in the wpa_supplicant configuration tool used on Linux, Android, and other operating systems.

    The flaw can potentially be exploited by nearby eavesdroppers to recover a crucial cryptographic key exchanged between a vulnerable device and its wireless access point – and decrypt and snoop on data sent over the air without having to know the Wi-Fi password. wpa_supplicant is used by Linux distributions and Android, and a few others, to configure the Wi-Fi for computers, gadgets, and handhelds.

  • Linux vulnerability could lead to DDoS attacks

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          Sentiment Analysis      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Samsung Galaxy Note9 Touts AI-Assisted Camera, Big Battery, Refreshed S Pen       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Samsung today announced the Galaxy Note9, its premiere flagship phone for the year. The Note series has always featured Samsung's newest technology, a big screen, and a stylus. This year, Samsung iterated on the design of the Note8 while introducing new camera and stylus capabilities. The Note9 is a nearly all-glass device with curved panels on the front and back. A thin metal frame supports the chassis. The Super AMOLED screen has been stretched to 6.4 inches at quad HD+ resolution (2,960 x 1,440). The U.S. variant of the phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. Samsung says it has boosted the performance of the 845's GPU with a new algorithm, a water carbon coolant, and a larger heat sink to get every bit of power for games. The phone will come with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, or 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage with support for an additional 512 GB via the microSD slot. The phone adopts the camera setup from the Galaxy S9+. The main, wide-angle sensor is 12 megapixels and includes a variable aperture that can switch between f/1.5 and f/2.4. The secondary telephoto lens has a 12-megapixel sensor at f/2.4. Both include OIS. Samsung is introducing a dash of artificial intelligence thanks to the Snapdragon 845. The camera can recognize 20 different scenes and adjust the settings automatically for the best shot (similar to the Huawei P20 Pro and LG V35s). It also has flaw detection and can manage things such as blinking, lens smudging, and image blur. The front camera has an 8-megapixel camera with autofocus at f/1.7 for better low-light selfies. Samsung has improved the S Pen. It now includes Bluetooth Low Energy and can act as a remote control for select apps, such as the camera to take a picture or PowerPoint to advance a presentation. The phone stores a 4,000mAh battery that Samsung says will last all day. It runs Android 8 Oreo. The battery supports rapid charging and rapid wireless charging. The Note9 will include a Cat 18 LTE modem with 4x4 MIMO, carrier aggregation, and LAA for theoretical download speeds up to 1.2 Gbps. Other radios include dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and GPS. The phone is rated IP68 for protection against water, it includes a 3.5mm headphone jack, and stereo speakers tuned by AKG. Samsung repositioned the fingerprint reader on the rear surface so it is easier to reach. The Note9 will be sold in blue with a yellow S Pen and lavender with a purple S Pen. Preorders start August 10 and the device will go on sale August 24. The 128 GB model costs $999.99 and the 512 GB model costs $1,249.99.


          E598: Babak Hodjat, Sentient.ai Co-Founder & Chief Scientist (& main inventor of tech behind Siri), is creating artificial intelligence that learns and adapts with our every decision      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          How A Supercomputer Named Dr. Crusher Perfected Cancer Treatments For 21 Patients      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A newly published study suggests that artificial intelligence can be used to select cancer treatments for individual patients based on their DNA and RNA profiles, but several obstacles must be overcome before the technology can be widely implemented.
          Artificial Intelligence Senior Consultant - Deloitte - Chicago, IL      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
As used in this posting, “Deloitte” means Deloitte Consulting LLP, a subsidiary of Deloitte LLP. Explore Deloitte University, The Leadership Center....
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          Dukakis: Global accord needed on use of AI by governments      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

BOSTON (AP) - Is self-driving government in the future?

Michael Dukakis, the former Massachusetts governor and erstwhile presidential candidate, doesn't think so. But he's jumping into the debate over artificial intelligence in an effort to ensure the rapidly growing technology is used responsibly by governments around the world.

The 84-year-old ...

          Understand the significance for large scale machine learning      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Android 9, a.k.a. Android Pie, is all about “intelligence, simplicity, and convenience”      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Android 9 Pie has "a heaping helping of artificial intelligence baked in" and a new "easy as pie" single home button navigation system.

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          Principal Program Manager - Microsoft - Bellevue, WA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Cortana is a key ingredient of Microsoft's vision to democratize Artificial Intelligence and empower every person and every organization on the planet to...
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          Program Manager II - Microsoft - Bellevue, WA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Cortana is a key ingredient of Microsoft's vision to democratize Artificial Intelligence and empower every person and every organization on the planet to...
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          PVAMU Alumnus Donates to IBM Artificial Intelligence Academy      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The IBM Skills Academy is designed for academia worldwide. The program helps Prairie View A&M University faculty to provide students with additional skills, giving them an advantage in the job market.  The program also offers a chance for teachers to advance their skills, and pass it on to their students for which they can get […]


          Computing’s Hippocratic oath is here      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Computing professionals are on the front lines of almost every aspect of the modern world. They’re involved in the response when hackers steal the personal information of hundreds of thousands of people from a large corporation. Their work can protect–or jeopardize–critical infrastructures, such as electrical grids and transportation lines. And the algorithms they write may determine who gets a job, who is approved for a bank loan, or who gets released on bail.

Technological professionals are the first, and last, lines of defense against the misuse of technology. Nobody else understands the systems as well, and nobody else is in a position to protect specific data elements or ensure that the connections between one component and another are appropriate, safe, and reliable. As the role of computing continues its decades-long expansion in society, computer scientists are central to what happens next.

That’s why the world’s largest organization of computer scientists and engineers, the Association for Computing Machinery, of which I am president, has issued a new code of ethics for computing professionals. And it’s why ACM is taking other steps to help technologists engage with ethical questions.

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Serving the public interest

A code of ethics is more than just a document on paper. There are hundreds of examples of the core values and standards to which every member of a field is held–including for organist guilds and outdoor-advertising associations. The world’s oldest code of ethics is also its most famous: The Hippocratic oath that medical doctors take, promising to care responsibly for their patients.

I suspect that one reason for the Hippocratic oath’s fame is how personal medical treatment can be, with people’s lives hanging in the balance. It’s important for patients to feel confident their medical caregivers have their interests firmly in mind.

Technology is, in many ways, similarly personal. In modern society, computers, software, and digital data are everywhere. They’re visible in laptops and smartphones, social media and video conferencing, but they’re also hidden inside the devices that help manage people’s daily lives, from thermostats to timers on coffeemakers. New developments in autonomous vehicles, sensor networks, and machine learning mean computing will play an even more central role in everyday life in coming years.

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A changing profession

As the creators of these technologies, computing professionals have helped usher in the new and richly vibrant rhythms of modern life. But as computers become increasingly interwoven into the fabric of life, we in the profession must personally recommit to serving society through ethical conduct.

ACM’s last code of ethics was adopted in 1992, when many people saw computing work as purely technical. The internet was in its infancy and people were just beginning to understand the value of being able to aggregate and distribute information widely. It would still be years before artificial intelligence and machine learning had applications outside research labs.

Today, technologists’ work can affect the lives and livelihoods of people in ways that may be unintended, even unpredictable. I’m not an ethicist by training, but it’s clear to me that anyone in today’s computing field can benefit from guidance on ethical thinking and behavior.

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Updates to the code

ACM’s new ethics code has several important differences from the 1992 version. One has to do with unintended consequences. In the 1970s and 1980s, technologists built software or systems whose effects were limited to specific locations or circumstances. But over the past two decades, it has become clear that as technologies evolve, they can be applied in contexts very different from the original intent.

For example, computer vision research has led to ways of creating 3D models of objects–and people–based on 2D images, but it was never intended to be used in conjunction with machine learning in surveillance or drone applications. The old ethics code asked software developers to be sure a program would actually do what they said it would. The new version also exhorts developers to explicitly evaluate their work to identify potentially harmful side effects or potential for misuse.

Another example has to do with human interaction. In 1992, most software was being developed by trained programmers to run operating systems, databases, and other basic computing functions. Today, many applications rely on user interfaces to interact directly with a potentially vast number of people. The updated code of ethics includes more detailed considerations about the needs and sensitivities of very diverse potential users–including discussing discrimination, exclusion, and harassment.

More and more software is being developed to run with little or no input or human understanding, producing analytical results to guide decision making, such as when to approve bank loans. The outputs can have completely unintended social effects, skewed against whole classes of people–as in recent cases where data-mining predictions of who would default on a loan showed biases against people who seek longer-term loans or live in particular areas. There are also the dangers of what are called “false positives,” when a computer links two things that shouldn’t be connected–as when facial-recognition software recently matched members of Congress to criminals’ mug shots. The revised code exhorts technologists to take special care to avoid creating systems with the potential to oppress or disenfranchise whole groups of people.

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Living ethics in technology

The code was revised over the course of more than two years, including ACM members and people outside the organization and even outside the computing and technological professions. All of these perspectives made the code better. For example, a government-employed weapons designer asked whether that job inherently required violating the code; the wording was changed to clarify that systems must be “consistent with the public good.”

Now that the code is out, there’s more to do. ACM has created a repository for case studies, showing how ethical thinking and the guidelines can be applied in a variety of real-world situations. The group’s “Ask An Ethicist” blog and video series invites the public to submit scenarios or quandaries as they arise in practice. Word is also underway to develop teaching modules so that concepts can be integrated into computing education from primary school through university.

Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. My personal favorite was the comment from a young programmer after reading the code: “Now I know what to tell my boss if he asks me to do something like that again.”

The ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct begins with the statement “Computing professionals’ actions change the world.” We don’t know if our code will last as long as the Hippocratic oath. But it highlights how important it is that the global computing community understands the impact our work has–and takes seriously our obligation to the public good.

Cherri M. Pancake is Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at Oregon State University. This post originally appeared on The Conversation.

          Stock Under 5 Based on Artificial Intelligence: Returns up to 100.00% in 3 Months      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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          DJ Ransome - In the Mix 179      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Recorded 2018-08-09 18:03:11

Tracklisting:
* The Ambientalist - Before You Sleep
* Bert H & Becca Jane Grey - These Days
* Ran:Grim - The Open Road Ahead
* Cosmic Sequence & NRDFCE - New Frontiers
* Hannah Eve & Phil Tangent - My Heart Knows
* Djah - The Fall
* Artificial Intelligence - True Colours
* ID - ID
* Hybrid - Light Up (Loadstar Instrumental)
* Eastcolors, Moody - Demons
* John B - Energy
* SynthForce - You Know The Truth
* Silent Witness - Ballistix
* Chase & Status - Lost & Not Found (Ft. Louis M^ttrs) (Kove Remix)
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* D*Minds - I Am Bad [Feat. Charlotte James] (Enei Remix)
* Planet Funk - Chase The Sun [DJ Ransome & Skallagrim Bootleg]

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So I was returning this blender, once again public place so I'm allowed to record by law. No offense to this person, but you can observe the two individuals in the video turn and look and continue exiting the store. Everyone is controlled with this technology. Total individual control technology down to your DNA resonate frequency. This is what organized stalking really is. This is an artificial intelligence hive per grand Masonic Lodge(were it is monitored programmed and controlled), in one globalized mind control system.Controlled by the Illuminati over Freemasons. This is how they maintain control over everyone, but it's real purpose is a weapons system for the occult. This is unfortunate but true. This is transhumanism, really a globalized total control technology hive weapons system for secret societies. This was confirmed to me by Robert Duncan. He is Illuminati as well. Your body is an organic machine and an electromagnetic chemical process. Your own natural electromagnetic field is synchronized with the artificial intelligence's artificial low frequency electromagnetic field. This creates the scalar field effect on organic tissue. This is how the computer attacks you, psychologically and physically, down to your DNA. The organized stalkers are controlled and don't know it's happening to assist in negative behavior modification. You are in a remote meg(magnetic encephelogram), and a Fmri(functional magnetic imager). This is how the artificial intelligence targets your body. The artificial intelligence is programmed with occult ritual abuse, all game theory mathematical models(hyper game, non-coooperative, and standard game model s), and Western esotericism as well. I was ring fenced or targeted as a child in 1989 at four and my family by my cousin(Freemason). I didn't even realize this until recently.This is trauma based transhumanism(global mind and body control down to your DNA) to death. This system was available then. It was confirmed that the problem is not that this exists(even though it violates an enormous amount of laws and regulations), but that evil people control it. This being the decendants of the top Illuminati families(Rockefeller and Rothschild). Most likely Rothschild(world Bank).
          Chemical Engineers Simplify Models Via AI       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Nikolaos Sahinidis

Researchers in Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of Chemical Engineering are using a novel machine learning approach, called ALAMO, to build simple, but accurate models for applications that can be used to make sense of massive amounts of data quickly.

“We don't just use algorithms that others develop,” said Nikolaos Sahinidis, the John E. Swearingen Professor of Chemical Engineering, developer of ALAMO and a CMU alumnus. “In our group, we also develop the algorithms ourselves, and then we apply them to many application domains, both within and outside of process systems engineering.”

Process systems engineering involves making decisions about chemical processes — from designing molecules to designing entire supply chains. In all of these domains there are decision-making problems in which algorithms are useful for optimizing these processes.

While deep neural networks provide accurate models, these models are very complex. Leveraging mathematical optimization techniques, ALAMO was developed as a new methodology to simply and accurately represent complex processes and account for physical constraints.

“What we started looking at back seven years ago was the modeling and optimization of very complex processes for which we don't have analytical models,” Sahinidis said. “So then the question was, ‘can we use data to build mathematical models that we can then use to analyze and optimize these processes?’”

To create these models, the ALAMO methodology uses a small set of experimental or simulation data and builds models that are as simple as possible. In the development process the team has found how to enforce physical constraints of processes in the modeling process.

A number of students in Sahinidis’ group are applying the ALAMO methodology to multiple chemical engineering problems.

Fifth-year Ph.D. student Zachary Wilson is using the ALAMO method to work in reactions engineering. Wilson uses the ALAMO approach to create models that can predict what reactions or reaction mechanisms are occurring inside a chemical reactor, based on process data. In many problems, such as in computer vision and other problems that computer scientists tackle, the main goal of a model is to generalize and predict well. Understanding and interpreting the inner workings of the model often becomes a secondary priority. But in engineering, the parameters that researchers need to estimate are imperative, often having physical meaning.

“We’ve taken the integer programming methodology in ALAMO, which discreetly considers sub-models, and have applied it to these engineering domains,” Wilson said.

Another application is in thermodynamics. Third-year Ph.D. student Marissa Engle is extending the ALAMO approach to incorporate all of the datasets measuring different properties of the same fluid, creating one big picture to characterize its thermodynamic properties. Using data on pressure, volume, temperature, heat capacities and speed of sound, Engle is developing machine learning techniques to find one optimized equation.

“The problem with these equations is that they get very complex,” Engle said. “Using an ALAMO-like approach, we can suggest basis functions and limit how many terms are being used. We want to improve on these empirical equations so that they are simple, but accurate in the regions where new technologies are starting to push into areas where the thermodynamics get complicated, so we can accurately represent them and control them.”

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are providing new avenues for scientists and engineers to do their work better. But not all types of machine learning work for every problem. ALAMO is one example of how engineers are leveraging these techniques in order to accurately solve the problems that face engineers of every discipline.

“In some cases you can model from first principles,” Sahinidis said. “If the problem is too complex or too modern for first principles, then that's where we see the potential usefulness of machine learning.”


          Data Architect - Artificial Intelligence - iHeartMedia, Inc. - Austin, TX      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Works with team members to follow CCIT processes and practices for project delivery. Current employees and contingent workers click here to apply and search by...
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          UI Developer/Designer - Cerebri AI - Toronto, ON      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Cerebri AI, a venture-backed pioneer in artificial intelligence and machine learning, is the creator of Cerebri Values™, the industry’s first universal measure...
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          8 everyday technologies that can make you vulnerable to cyberattacks      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The technological advances of the modern world make for an exciting and convenient lifestyle. With each new development, from artificial intelligence to the Internet of Things, we make the mundane and tedious more manageable. The security vulnerabilities of the latest tech have been well documented. But what about everyday technologies that have been around for […]
          Commentary: Man fired by a computer, but such errors are avoidable      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The use of artificial intelligence might have helped the company avoid such awkward situations, says one observer.
          Researchers Developed Artificial Intelligence-Powered Stealthy Malware      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

To demonstrate this scenario, security researchers at IBM Research came up with DeepLocker—a new breed of "highly targeted and evasive" attack tool powered by AI," which conceals its malicious intent until it reached a specific victim.

According to the IBM researcher, DeepLocker flies under the radar without being detected and "unleashes its malicious action as soon as the AI model identifies the target through indicators like facial recognition, geolocation and voice recognition."

Describing it as the "spray and pray" approach of traditional malware, researchers believe that this kind of stealthy AI-powered malware is particularly dangerous because, like nation-state malware, it could infect millions of systems without being detected.


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ตั้งแต่ Android O เป็นต้นมา แอนดรอยด์มีฟีเจอร์เลือกข้อความอย่างฉลาดที่เรียกว่า Smart Text Selection และตอนนี้ปรับปรุงมาเป็น Smart Linkify ใน Android Pie ตอนนี้กูเกิลก็ออกมาเล่าถึงกระบวนการทำงานภายในว่ามันใช้ปัญญาประดิษฐ์อย่างไร

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          Principal Program Manager - Microsoft - Bellevue, WA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Cortana is a key ingredient of Microsoft's vision to democratize Artificial Intelligence and empower every person and every organization on the planet to...
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          Program Manager II - Microsoft - Bellevue, WA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          AI characterizes complex mood disorders from fMRI      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can distinguish patients with major...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3 ways to ensure AI algorithms are really working Medical imaging AI market primed for growth fMRI links key brain regions between sleep and depression AI algorithm registers MRI scans in under 1 second SIIM: AI can accurately detect cerebral microbleeds (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
          DiA Imaging Analysis adds to coffers      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ultrasound artificial intelligence software developer DiA Imaging Analysis...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: DiA Imaging Analysis inks deal with Google Cloud DiA Imaging Analysis partners with GE Neusoft teams with DiA Imaging Analysis CDN joins forces with DiA Imaging Analysis DiACardio changes name (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
          Leaky Amazon S3 Buckets: Challenges, Solutions and Best Practices      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Amazon Web Service (AWS) S3 buckets have become a common source of data loss for public and private organizations alike. Here are five solutions you can use to evaluate the security of data stored in your S3 buckets.

For business professionals, the public cloud is a smorgasbord of micro-service offerings which provide rapid delivery of hardware and software solutions. For security and IT professionals, though, public cloud adoption represents a constant struggle to secure data and prevent unexpected exposure of private and confidential information. Balancing these requirements can be tricky, especially when trying to adhere to your organization’s unique Corporate Information Security Policies and Standards.

Amazon Web Service (AWS) S3 buckets have become a common source of data loss for public and private organizations alike. Industry researchers and analysts most often attribute the root cause of the data loss to misconfigured services, vulnerable applications/tools, wide-open permissions, and / or usage of default credentials.

Recent examples of data leaks from AWS storage buckets include:

Data leakage is only one of the many risks presented by misuse of AWS S3 buckets. For example, attackers could potentially replace legitimate files with malicious ones for purposes of cryptocurrency mining or drive-by attacks.

To make matters worse for organizations (and simpler for hackers), automated tools are available to help find insecure S3 buckets.

How to protect data stored in AWS S3 buckets

Going back to the basics provides the most direct path to protecting your data. Recommended best practices for S3 buckets include always applying the principle of least privileges by using IAM policies and resource-based controls via Bucket Policies and Bucket ACLs.

Another best practice is to define a clear strategy for bucket content by taking the following steps:

  • Creating automated monitoring / audits / fixes of S3 bucket security changes via Cloud Trail, Cloud Watch and Lambda.
  • Creating a bucket lifecycle policy to transfer old data to an archive automatically based on usage patterns and age.
  • When creating new buckets, applying encryption by default via server-side encryption (SSE-S3/SSE-C/SSE-KMS) and / or client-side encryption.
  • Creating an S3 inventory list to automatically report inventory, replication and encryption in an easy to use CSV / ORC format.
  • Testing, testing and testing some more to make sure the controls mentioned above have been implemented effectively and the data is secure.

Here at Tenable, I have researched five additional solutions you can use to evaluate the security of data stored in S3 buckets. These five solutions, when implemented correctly and incorporated into daily operational checklists, can help you quickly assess your organization’s cyber exposure in the public cloud and help you determine next steps for securing your business-critical data.

  • Amazon Macie: Automates data discovery and classification. Uses Artificial Intelligence to classify data files on S3 by leveraging a rules engine that identifies application data, correlates file extensions and predictable data themes, with strong regex matching to determine data type, cloud trail events, errors and basic alerts.
  • Security Monkey: An open source bootstrap solution on github provided by Netflix. This implements monitoring, alerting and an auditable history of Cloud configurations across S3, IAM, Security Groups, Route 53, ELBs and SQS services.
  • Amazon Trusted Advisor: Helps perform multiple other functions apart from identifying insecure buckets.
  • Amazon S3 Inventory Tool: Provides either a CSV or ORC which further aids in auditing the replication and encryption status of objects in S3.
  • Custom S3 bucket scanning solutions: Scripts available on github can be used to scan and check specific S3 buckets. These include kromtech’s S3-Inspector and sa7mon’s S3Scanner. In addition, avineshwar’s slurp clone monitors certstream and enumerates s3 buckets from each domain.

With the business demanding speed and ease of use, we expect to see the continued evolution of applications, systems and infrastructure away from on-premises data centers secured behind highly segregated networks to cloud-based “X-as-a-Service” architectures. The solutions and guidance highlighted above will help you identify security gaps in your environment and bootstrap solutions to automate resolution, alerting and auditing, thereby helping you meet your organization's Corporate Information Security Policies and Standards.

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          Can artificial intelligence recognize hate speech? Cal-Berkeley researchers think so      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

BERKELEY, California – A group of researchers has partnered with the Anti-Defamation League to fight online hate speech by teaching computers to recognize it on social-media platforms. The Online Hate Index project out of the D-Lab at the University of California, Berkeley, aims to identify hate speech, study its impact and eventually design a plan.

The post Can artificial intelligence recognize hate speech? Cal-Berkeley researchers think so appeared first on Cronkite News - Arizona PBS.


          Paraprosdokians      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Amy sent these great paraprosdokians. 

Don't you just love that word? 

A paraprosdokian is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence is unexpected...


 1.


2. Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

3. A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.

4. A day without sunshine is like, well … night.
 
5. Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.

6. Those that live by the sword get shot by those who don't.

7. Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.
 
8. The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.

9. It is said that if you line up all the cars in the world end-to-end, someone from California would be stupid enough to try to pass them.

10. If the shoe fits, get another one just like it.



11. The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

12. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will sit in a boat all day, drinking beer.


13.  Flashlight: A case for holding dead batteries.

14. God gave you toes as a device for finding furniture in the dark. 

15. When you go into court, you are putting yourself in the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.


Here are a couple more  paraprosdokians.

Today a man knocked on my door and asked for a small donation for the community pool, so I gave him a glass of water. 

And in honour of your president...

Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.


Thank you, Amy. 

          some of the crimes the controllers commit, to benefit targeted individuals      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Conspiracy to commit any of the crimes you would do, or their system is trying to get you to do. Entrapment(forced speech, I have had this one done to me already) Defemation, Libel and slander, Reprisal,invasion of privacy(which you dont have),and torture( had this done by Illumanati doctor, he also confirmed that evil people do control this technology). Also there is no IRB board approval, for their illegal experimentation(non-consentual experimentation), which was done on me while deployed in the military, which makes it a war crime as well(biological experimentation, and torture). Cruel and unusual punishment, malpractice( in the esoteric messages, and misdiagnoses, also those that physician went back and changed to cover their deception, and in the medication information listing).Their file against you is non-existant, because everyone is controlled and they dont know this is happening, also you could sue anyone for this as well. They can kill you,but the artificial intelligence has a deceptive aproach, blending this in with medical diagnosis. Their system seems not to be able to directly do it so go figure( I still am trying to figure this out). Also The Rico act for controlling these people to participate in the targeting(ringfenced) of the individual without them being aware of it.
          Disaster relief: How can AI improve humanitarian assistance?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Arlington VA (SPX) Aug 09, 2018
The unique topic of artificial intelligence (AI) for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) was in the spotlight last week, as leading minds from academia, industry and the federal government met to discuss how modern technology can help victims of disasters around the globe. The Artificial Intelligence and Autonomy for Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Workshop - co
          Update: Kivi Doc (Medical)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Kivi Doc 3.3.0


Device: iOS Universal
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Price: Free, Version: 3.2.3 -> 3.3.0 (iTunes)

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Is your Clinic ready to become Gen-Next One? With introduction of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in field of medicines, most of the clinics are unaware of the resources that integrate this technological trend. KiviDoc App is a leading healthcare marketplace dedicated to improve patient doctor engagement . It is synced with Kivihealth platform-a one stop for Healthcare Digitization. Every task is automated- from writing prescription to sending Messages. Doctors can view all the appointments, search and view the patients to update their Digital Medical reports. App is a doctor’s partner-keeps them updated about their clinic and patients on the go.

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          Dukakis: Global accord needed on use of AI by governments      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
BOSTON (AP) — Is self-driving government in the future? Michael Dukakis, the former Massachusetts governor and erstwhile presidential candidate, doesn’t think so. But he’s jumping into the debate over artificial intelligence in an effort to ensure the rapidly growing technology is used responsibly by governments around the world. The 84-year-old Dukakis recently co-founded Artificial Intelligence [&hellip
          An Airline Scans Your Face. You Take Off. But Few Rules Govern Where Your Data Goes.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   




A passenger in front of a facial recognition camera at Orlando International Airport. The program also operates at airports in Los Angeles, Detroit and Atlanta.CreditJohn Raoux/Associated Press


By Catie Edmondson
Aug. 6, 2018



WASHINGTON — The program makes boarding an international flight a breeze: Passengers step up to the gate, get their photo taken and proceed onto the plane. There is no paper ticket or airline app. Thanks to facial recognition technology, their face becomes their boarding pass.

“I would find it superconvenient if I could use my face at the gate,” said Jonathan Frankle, an artificial intelligence researcher at M.I.T. studying facial recognition technology. But “the concern is, what else could that data be used for?”

The problem confronting Mr. Frankle, as well as thousands of travelers, is that few companies participating in the program, called the Traveler Verification Service, give explicit guarantees that passengers’ facial recognition data will be protected.

And even though the program is run by the Department of Homeland Security, federal officials say they have placed no limits on how participating companies — mostly airlines but also cruise lines — can use that data or store it, opening up travelers’ most personal information to potential misuse and abuse such as being sold or used to track passengers’ whereabouts.

The data the airlines collect is used to verify the identity of passengers leaving the country, an attempt by the department to better track foreigners who overstay their visas. After passengers’ faces are scanned at the gate, the scan is sent to Customs and Border Protection and linked with other personally identifying data, such as date of birth and passport and flight information.

For its part, Customs and Border Protection has said it will retain facial scans of American citizens for no longer than 14 days. But the agency has said it cannot control how the companies use the data because they “are not collecting photographs on C.B.P.’s behalf.”


John Wagner, the deputy executive assistant commissioner for the agency’s Office of Field Operations, said he believed that commercial carriers had “no interest in keeping or retaining” the biometric data they collect, and the airlines have said they are not doing so. But if they did, he said, “that would really be up to them.”

But, Mr. Wagner added, “there are still some discussions to be had,” and federal officials are considering whether they should write in protections.

Privacy advocates have criticized the agency for allowing airlines to act as unregulated arbiters of the data.

“C.B.P. is a federal agency. It has a responsibility to protect Americans’ data, and by encouraging airlines to collect this data, instead they are essentially abdicating their own responsibility,” said Jennifer Lynch, a senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital rights nonprofit.

Harrison Rudolph, an associate at Georgetown Law’s Center on Privacy and Technology, voiced similar concerns in a report he helped write in December evaluating the agency’s use of facial scans.

“Are there privacy protections in the contracts that D.H.S. has reached with the airlines?” Mr. Rudolph said in an interview. “Do they require the disposal of any data collected? Do they require audits? Are there use limitations to ensure that travelers’ photos aren’t used in ways they don’t expect? Without any enforceable rules, it’s too easy for D.H.S. to break those promises.”

Mr. Wagner, however, defended the program and said it “builds upon the processes that have taken place for many years.”

“Airlines are already collecting a lot of information from a traveler and providing that to C.B.P.: the reservation data, the manifest,” he said.

But biometric data, including scans of passengers’ faces and fingerprints, is among the most sensitive, according to privacy experts, because unlike other means of identification such as a Social Security number, it cannot be changed.

The face is a particularly sensitive identifier because “if someone has a camera, they can identify you by your face,” Mr. Frankle said. “You can be recognized even if you have no idea you’re being recognized.”

The program, which currently operates through four major airlines in international airports in Los Angeles, Detroit, Orlando and Atlanta, is not mandatory for passengers. But the airlines — Delta, Lufthansa, British Airways and JetBlue — have reported that a majority of passengers participate.

It comes as facial recognition technology has become both more widespread and more closely scrutinized.

Companies such as Apple and Citibank have leveraged the technology, and still more — including casinos, music festival organizers and retailers like Walmart — have used it to track customers and shoplifters.

Amazon has recently drawn condemnation for providing facial recognition software to law enforcement agencies, whose use of the technology has caused privacy and civil liberties groups to voice concerns about overzealous surveillance.

Questions about the technology’s accuracy have also arisen. According to the Georgetown report, federal data shows that the system used by Customs and Border Protection incorrectly rejects as many as one in 25 travelers using valid credentials. It also cited studies that showed that facial recognition algorithms fail more frequently in correctly identifying women and people of color. The department said it does not track how many people using forged credentials manage to get through the system.

A privacy report by Customs and Border Protection published in June 2017 when the program began said federal officials would conduct a privacy evaluation within one year to ensure that airlines were complying with “required privacy protections.” An agency spokeswoman, Jennifer Gabris, said last month that the evaluation had not been completed because the program had not achieved “interim operating capability.”

Ms. Gabris did not respond to inquiries asking what privacy protections are required of participating companies; representatives for participating airlines also declined to respond to similar inquiries.

The companies have since been left to come up with their own policies that contain varying degrees of privacy assurances. In statements, the airlines stressed that the program was being tested in limited trials.

But while they provide passengers with generalized privacy policies, only one, JetBlue, specifically outlines how it will protect customers’ biometric data, an update made after inquiries from The New York Times.

Further complicating the situation is the fact that the companies share passengers’ data with the technology vendors they have contracted to create the infrastructure that collects the information and sends it to federal officials. Those vendors — Vision-Box, SITA and NEC Corporation — each have their own privacy policies with differing levels of accessibility.

“This is not something that is hard to get right if your hands are clean, which only invites suspicion if you don’t get it right,” Mr. Frankle said. “This isn’t a place where you’re innocent until proven guilty. We should be skeptical until they assure us they’re not going to use this data for anything other than convenience in ways that are legally binding.”

Some airlines like JetBlue have already expressed interest in using facial recognition technology to customize passengers’ experiences, such as allowing gate agents to recognize customers and even one day determining travelers’ mood.

Despite the privacy concerns, the Traveler Verification Service shows signs of expanding.

As part of a package devised to secure the nation’s borders, President Trump signed an executive order last year telling federal officials to speed up completion of a larger biometric entry-exit system that encompasses the program. And Congress authorized $1 billion in 2016 toward the measure.

The airlines say they hope to introduce the program within the next year to at least another half-dozen airports, and federal officials updated privacy documents last month to allow for cruise lines to participate in the program.

Two senators, Edward J. Markey, Democrat of Massachusetts, and Mike Lee, Republican of Utah, have urged the Department of Homeland Security to stop the expansion of the larger effort until their privacy concerns are addressed.

In a letter sent to the agency in December, the senators said that the system “appears not to have the proper safeguards to prevent the spread of this data to third parties or other government agencies.”




          Factualities for Wednesday, August 8, 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Beyond Search noted these factualities in the last week. Believe ‘em or not: TGI Fridays, The home of the loaded baked potato, allegedly doubled business and grew “engagement” by 500 percent with… artificial intelligence. Source: Venture Beat Machine learning is like medieval alchemy. Source: Guardian According to Internet Live Stats, Google conducts 40,000 searches per […]
          Artificial Intelligence Senior Consultant - Georgia IT Inc. - Round Rock, TX      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Experience in designing, building or implementing AI business solutions is essential. Maintain state-of-the-art technical expertise in artificial intelligence,...
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          Senior Manager, Software Engineering - DELL - Austin, TX      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Experience with machine learning and artificial intelligence. Learn more about Diversity and Inclusion at Dell here....
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          Director, Software Engineering - DELL - Austin, TX      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Experience with machine learning and artificial intelligence. Learn more about Diversity and Inclusion at Dell here....
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          Comment on More on Evolution: From the Mail Room, by Fred Reed      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
you’re saying that naturalists understand that the big bang, abiogenesis and evolution are acknowledged as ‘pretend’ stories?
No. Try again, halfwit.
both are based in belief and neither one can be proved
Believe you can fly when you jump off a building. Superjew said you (plus a couple other fruitcakes) can pray in his name and he'll do anything for you. See how that works.
‘Better’ is a philosophical position… not a ‘scientific’ one… are you getting any of this?
Yes, I'm getting just how utterly retarded you are, with a little visit to scholar.google.com with the search term "better." Building better batteries M Armand, JM Tarascon - nature, 2008 - nature.com Prediction of protein secondary structure at better than 70% accuracy B Rost, C Sander - Journal of molecular biology, 1993 - Elsevier Approximate is better than “exact” for interval estimation of binomial proportions A Agresti, BA Coull - The American Statistician, 1998 - Taylor & Francis Ensembling neural networks: many could be better than all ZH Zhou, J Wu, W Tang - Artificial intelligence, 2002 - Elsevier
          Global Natural Language Processing Market to grow at a CAGR of +15% during forecast period 2017-2021, top key players - Microsoft Corporation, SAS Institute Inc., Hewlett-Packard, Dolbey Systems and others      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(EMAILWIRE.COM, August 10, 2018 ) Natural language processing (NLP) is an artificial intelligence computer application that can understand human language. This computerized technology allows human communication to be analyzed and interpreted by a computer based on a set of techniques and theories....
          Samsung Steps Up Investment for Future Growth, Takes Initiative to Build Innovation Ecosystem      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

According to a new press release, “Samsung announced plans to boost investments in businesses that will drive its future growth, committing to a KRW 25 trillion investment over the next three years, primarily led by Samsung Electronics, in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI), 5G, automotive electronics components and biopharmaceuticals. Samsung also announced a set […]

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          Design Workshop: How We Got Creative with a Technical Audience      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
We spent three days workshopping with some of the most respected experts in the artificial intelligence field. Here’s what learned.


          Artificial Intelligence Senior Consultant - Deloitte - Chicago, IL      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          A.I. leaders (naively) vow no lethal autonomous weapons      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

More than 160 companies with divisions dedicated to advancing artificial intelligence just signed on to a pledge to "neither participate in nor support the development, manufacture, trade, or use of lethal autonomous weapons," or LAWS, the text states.

That's nice; very peace-keeping-ish. But that's also a bit naive.

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          UCI Health Opens Center for Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The team will focus on developing deep learning neural networks and applying them to diagnostics, disease prediction, and treatment planning.
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Participants will learn to develop artificial intelligence (AI) applications to address real-world business problems using tools such as Python, ...
          Intel hosts AI DevCon to help create AI-ready talent in India      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Intel India hosted the AI (Artificial Intelligence) DevCon, aimed at bringing together the top minds in data science, machine and deep learning, ...
          Byte Into IT - 8 August 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Simon and Warren jump in the studio this Wednesday to bring us all the recent news in technology, computing, the internet and startups.

Fi Slaven, program director of Go Girl, Go for IT, comes in to speak about their program and all of the vocational avenues into IT that are available to Victorian school girls.

We then get a call from UNSW's professor of artificial intelligence Toby Walsh, who sparks a conversation about the future of AI and tells us about his new book: 2062: The World That AI Made.


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          DeepLocker – AI-powered malware are already among us      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Security researchers at IBM Research developed a “highly targeted and evasive” AI-powered malware dubbed DeepLocker and will present today. What about Artificial Intelligence (AI) applied in malware development? Threat actors can use AI-powered malware to create powerful malicious codes that can evade sophisticated defenses. Security researchers at IBM Research developed a “highly targeted and evasive” attack tool powered […]

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          One-to-One at Scale: The Confluence of Behavioral Science and Technology and How It’s ...      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Consumer and business customers have increasing expectations that businesses provide products and services customized for their unique needs. Adaptive intelligence and machine learning technology, combined with insights into behavior, make this customization possible. The financial services industry is moving aggressively to take advantage of these new capabilities. In March 2018, Bank of America launched Erica, a virtual personal assistant—a chatbot—powered by AI. In just three months, Erica surpassed one million users.

But to achieve personalization at scale requires an IT infrastructure that can handle huge amounts of data and process it in real time. Engineered systems purpose-built for these cognitive workloads provide the foundation that helps make this one-to-one personalization possible.

Bradley Leimer, Managing Director and Head of Fintech Strategy at Explorer Advisory & Capital, provides consulting and investment advisory services to start-ups, accelerators, and established financial services companies. As the former Head of Innovation and Fintech Strategy at Santander U.S., his team connected the bank to the fintech ecosystem. Bradley spoke with us recently about how behavioral science is evolving in the financial services industry and how new technological capabilities, when tied to human behavior, are changing the way organizations respond to customer needs.

I know you’re fascinated by behavioral science. How does it frame what you do in the financial sector?

Behavioral science is fascinating because the study of human behavior itself is so intriguing. One of the many books I was influenced by early in my career was Paco Underhill’s 1999 book Why We Buy. The science around purchase behavior and how companies leverage our behavior to create buying decisions that fall in their favor—down to where products are placed and the colors that are used to attract the eye—these are techniques that have been used since before the Mad Men era of advertising.

I’m intrigued by the psychology behind the decisions we make. People are a massive puzzle to solve at scale. Humans are known to be irrational, but they are irrational in predictable ways. Leveraging behavioral science, along with things like design thinking and human-computer interaction, have been a part of building products and customer experiences in financial services for some time. To nudge customers to sign up for a service or take an additional product or to perform behaviors that are sometimes painful like budgeting, saving more, investing, consolidating, or optimizing the use of credit all involve deeply understanding human behavior.

Student debt reached $1.5 trillion in Q1 2018. Can behavioral analytics be used to help students better manage their personal finances?

What’s driving this intersection between behavioral science and fintech?

Companies have been using the ideas of behavioral science in strategic planning and marketing for some time, but it’s only been in the last decade that the technology to act upon the massive amount of new data we collect has been available. The type of data we used to struggle to plug into a mainframe through data reels now flies freely within a cloud of shared service layers. So beyond new analytic tools and AI, there are few other things that are important.

People interact with brands differently now. To become a customer now in financial services, it most often means that you’re interacting through an app, or a website, not in any physical form. It’s not necessarily how a branch is laid out anymore; it’s how the navigation works in your application, and what you can do in how few steps, how quickly you can onboard. This is what is really driving the future of revenue opportunity in the financial space.

At the same time, the competition for customers is increasing. Investments in the behavioral science area are a must-have now because the competition gets smarter every day and the applications to understand human behavior are simultaneously getting more accessible. We use behavioral science to understand and refine our precious opportunities to build empathy and relationships. 

You’ve mentioned the evolution of behavioral science in the financial services industry. How is it evolving and what’s the impact?

Behavioral science is nothing without the right type of pertinent, clean data. We have entered the era of engagement banking: a marketing, sales, and service model that deploys technology to achieve customer intimacy at scale. But humans are not just 1’s and 0’s. You need a variety of teams within banks and fintechs to leverage data in the right way, to make sure it addresses real human needs.

The real impact of these new tools has only started to be really felt. We have an opportunity to broaden the global use of financial services to reduce the number of the underbanked, to open new markets for payments and credit, to optimize every unit of currency for our customers more fully and lift up a generation by ending poverty and reducing wealth inequality.

40% of Americans could not come up with $400 for an emergency expense. Behavioral science can help move people move out of poverty and reduce wealth inequality.

How does artificial intelligence facilitate this evolution?

Financial institutions are challenged with innovating a century-old service model, and the addition of advanced analytics, artificial intelligence tools and how they can be used within the enterprise is still a work in progress. Our metamorphosis has been slowed by the dual weight of digital transformation and the broader implications of ever-evolving customers.

Banks have vast amounts of unstructured and disparate data throughout their complicated, mostly legacy, systems. We used to see static data modeling efforts based on hundreds of inputs. That’s transitioned to an infinitely more complex set of thousands of variables. In response, we are developing and deploying applications that make use of machine learning, deep learning, pattern recognition, and natural language processing among other functionalities.

Using AI applications, we have seen efficiency gains in customer onboarding/know-your-customer (KYC), automation of credit decisioning and fraud detection, personalized and contextual messaging, supply-chain improvements, infinitely tailored product development, and more effective communication strategies based on real-time, multivariate data. AI is critical to improving the entire lifecycle of the customer experience.

What’s the role of behavioral analytics in this trend?

Behavioral analytics combines specific user data: transaction histories, where people shop, how they manage their spending and savings habits, the use of credit, historical trends in balances, how they use digital applications, how often they use different channels like ATMs and branches, along with technology usage data like navigation path, clicks, social media interactions, and responsiveness to marketing. It takes a more holistic and human view of data, connecting individual data points to tell us not only what is happening, but also how and why it is happening.

You’ve built out these customization and personalization capabilities in banks and fintechs. Tell us about the basic steps any enterprise can take to build these capabilities.

As an organization, you need to clearly define your business goals. What are the metrics you want to improve? Is it faster onboarding, lower cost of acquisition, quicker turn toward profitable products, etc.? And how can a more customer-centric, personalized experience assist those goals?

As you develop these, make sure you understand who needs to be in the room. Many banks don’t have a true data science team, or they are a sort of hybrid analytical marketing team that has many masters. That’s a mistake. You need deep understanding of advanced analytics to derive the most efficiencies out of these projects. Then you need a strong collaborative team that includes marketing, digital banking, customer experience, and representation from those teams that interacts with clients. Truly user-centric teams leverage data to create a complete understanding of their users’ challenges. They develop insight into what features their customers use and what they don’t and build knowledge of how customers get the most value out of their products. And then they continually iterate and adjust.

You also need to look at your partnerships, including those with fintechs. There are several lessons derived from fintech platforms such as attention to growth through business model flexibility, devotion to speed-to-market, and a focus on creating new forms of customer value through leveraging these tools to customize everything from onboarding to the new user experience as well as how they communicate and customize the relationship over time.

What would be the optimum technology stack to support real-time contextual messages, products, or services?

Choosing the right technology stack for behavioral analytics is not that different than for any other type of application. You have to find the solution that maps most economically and efficiently to your particular problem set. This means implementing a technology that can solve the core business problems, can be maintained and supported efficiently, and minimizes your total cost of ownership.

In banking, it has to reduce risk while maximizing your opportunities for success. The legacy systems that many banks still deploy were built on relational databases and not designed for real-time processing, providing access via Restful APIs and the cloud-based data lakes we see today. Nor did they have the ability to connect and analyze any form of data. The types of data we now have to consider is just breathtaking and growing daily. In choosing technology partners, you want to make sure what you’re buying is built for this new world from the beginning, that the platform is flexible. You have to be able to migrate between on-premises solutions to the cloud, along with a variety of virtual machines being used today.

If I can paraphrase what you’re saying, it’s that financial services companies need a big data solution to manage all these streams of structured and unstructured data coming in from AI/ML, and other advanced applications. Additionally, a big data solution that simplifies deployment by offering identical functionality on-premises, in the cloud, and in the Oracle public Cloud behind your firewall would also be a big plus.

Are there any other must-haves in terms of performance, analytics, etc., to build an effective AI-based solution?

Must-haves include flexibility to consume all types of data, especially that which is gathered from the web and from digital applications. It needs to be very good at data aggregation—that is, reducing large data sets down to more manageable proportions that are still representative. It must be good at transitioning from aggregation to the detail level and back to optimize different analytical tools. It should be strong in quickly identifying cardinality—how many types of variables can there be within a given field.

Some other things to look for in a supporting infrastructure are direct access through query tools (SQL), support for data transformation within the platform (ETL and ELT tools), flexible data model or unstructured access to all data, algorithmic data transformation, ability to add and access one-off data sets simply (like through ODBC), flexible ways to use APIs to load and extract information, that kind of thing. A good system needs to be real time to help customers in taking the most optimized journey within digital applications. 

To wrap up our discussion, what three tips would you give the enterprise IT chief about how to incorporate these new AI capabilities to help the organization reach its goals around delivering a better customer experience?

First, realize that this isn’t just a technology problem—it will require engineers, data scientists, system architects and data specialists sure, but you also need a collaborative team that involves many parts of the business and builds tools that are accessible.

Start with simple KPIs to improve. Reducing the cost of acquisition or improving onboarding workflows, improving release time for customer-facing applications, reducing particular types of unnecessary customer churn—these are good places to start. They improve efficiencies and impact the bottom line. They help build the case around necessary new technology spend and create momentum.

Understand that the future of the financial services model is all about the customer—understanding their needs and helping the business meet them. Our greatest source of innovation is, in the end, our empathy.

You’ve given us a lot to think about, Bradley. Based on our discussion, it seems that the world of financial services is changing and banks today will require an effective AI-based solution that leverages behavioral science and personalization capabilities.

Additionally, in order for banks to sustain a competitive advantage and lead in the market, they need to invest an effective big data warehousing strategy. Therefore, business and IT leaders need a solution that can store, acquire, process large data workloads at scale, and has cognitive workload capabilities to give you the advanced insights needed to run your business most effectively. It is also important that the technology is tailor-made for advancing businesses’ analytical capabilities that leverage familiar big data and analytics open source tools. And Oracle Big Data Appliance provides that high-performance, cloud-ready secure platform for running diverse workloads using Hadoop, Spark, and NoSQL systems. 


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          Artificial Intelligence: Key to Mood Disorders Diagnosis      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Machine learning was found to predict medication response in patients with complex mood disorders, revealed collaborative study by Lawson Health Research

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          The Future of Feedback: How AI Fosters a Human Connection at Work      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
By Jim Barnett Whether we’re ready or not, artificial intelligence is fully embedded in the workplace. And in the most people-oriented area of business, it’s helping us be even more human. The future of work is a hotly speculated topic. Will we come to accept wearables as always-on trackers of our mood, wellness, and productivity? Does virtual reality turn the workplace on its head? Are robots our inevitable teammates, or worse yet, our bosses? Amidst the seemingly endless
          Royal Caribbean creates video-making tool that uses AI to add original music — and it's free      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Royal Caribbean International has rolled out a new digital tool that makes an instant video montage of your vacation photographs and sets it to original music based on the content of the images. SoundSeeker uses artificial intelligence technology to scan your uploaded images and make the musical...


          Privacy is dead, long live privacy      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

In May, businesses saw Y2K remastered. Europe's General Data Protection Regulation arrived ― and nothing happened.Companies worldwide and across sectors scurried to reach compliance, fearful of steep fines and consumer wrath.

But nearly three months after the regulation was enacted, there has been little action.

Though industry has not yet seen ramifications to the regulation, GDPRcaused many organizations to rethink how they collect and use data. More companies are considering privacy as a business issue of note, not an afterthought.

And one concept is making it easier to understand how data should be treated, injecting more privacy along the way: handling data as a currency.

Putting a price on data

The concept of data as currency is the successor to a more physical representation found in the phrase "data is the new oil." A concept she coined 20 years ago in Europe, Michelle Dennedy, VP and chief privacy officer at Cisco, declared data is the new oil because it flowed throughout systems and was more valuable than gold or other currencies.

If data was the new oil, then companies would only need security to manage it, ensuring it does not leak and spark fires. But if, instead, data is seen as a currency, it is "wholly dependent on time, cultural understanding, conditions and context," Dennedysaid, in an interview with CIO Dive.

Every currency has a "wobble," Dennedy said. Take, for example, what is happening with the Euro fluctuations, which illustrate how election cycles can influence currency valuations.

Organizations achieve success when they learn to value assets.If data is treated carelessly, and internal or external factors make an impact, organizations could find themselves in the crosshairs of regulators.

If data is seen as a currency, it is "wholly dependent on time, cultural understanding, conditions and context."


Privacy is dead, long live privacy

Michelle Dennedy

VP and chief privacy officer at Cisco

"If you look at your sensitive data as an asset that causes you as much harm if it's compromised as your actual funds, your dollars, then you will behave differently," said Tanya Forsheit, partner and chair of the privacy and data security at law firm Frankfurt Kurnit Klein and Selz, in an interview with CIO Dive.

While the concept is gaining mainstream support, industry is not there yet. Companies considering data as currency quickly revert to associations with risk, believing data is something to lose.

The other constraint is how regulations define personal data. GDPR offered a broad definition.

In the U.S., personal data is considered personally identifiable information (PII). But under GDPR, personal data is any information that could be used to identify an individual, including device IDs and IP addresses.

Broadening the scope of personal data adds complication to its treatment as currency. Social security numbers, for example, hold much more value than an email address. This means the concept of data as currency requires an associated value.

If there are mechanisms to treat IP addresses as pennies and social security numbers as hundred dollar bills, then it has meaning, Forsheit said. "It's a difficult mindset for someone to get ahold of."

Companies starved for data

If firms did not over collect data, semantics surrounding its treatment and definition would be pointless. But alas, that's not the case.

In the mid-1990s the internet started pivoting toward commerce and it became easier to obtain data, said Rebecca Harold, CEO of consulting practice The Privacy Professor and co-founder and president of SIMBUS , a privacy and security management consulting firm.

Before the internet, companies had to rely on hard copy ads and mailing to reach potential buyers, said Harold, in an interview with CIO Dive. But the rise of internet commerce overhauled marketing efforts and companies no longer had to ask for customer data. Instead, people simply gave information away.

"Companies in the U.S. historically are data hoarders. That's what they do. They gather tons and tons of data, sometimes even without necessarily knowing what their ultimate goal is."


Privacy is dead, long live privacy

Tanya Forsheit

Partner and chair of the privacy and data security at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein and Selz

The industry saw "how eager organizations were to start gathering more data than what they really needed," said Harold.

The 90s served as foreshadowing. Today, companies are gathering and storing more data than they know what to do with, hoping big data analytics and artificial intelligence will make analysis easier. This over collection has had a direct impact on privacy.

"Companies in the U.S. historically are data hoarders. That's what they do," said Forsheit. "They gather tons and tons of data, sometimes even without necessarily knowing what their ultimate goal is."

GDPRis working to change how companies interact with data, stopping the use of personal data in ways consumers didn't expect or didn't know was possible, according to Forsheit. By connecting disparate data sets, analysts can determine and outline personal information without a user's knowledge, an action GDPR is trying to prevent.

Is privacy even possible?

Data can have a positive and negative impact, and those organizations fearful of regulatory repercussions and steep fines are working to rethink data collection and treatment.

Increased regulation beyond GDPR is also making an impact. U.S. regulators are trying to step up and create an ecosystem that considers privacy impacts of services offered by internet giants, as was the case with California's recent legislation .

Industries across sectors are in an "awakening period" for data use, Harold said. Facebook's recent ― and well publicized ― data use has put the industry on notice. Facebook was "asleep at the wheel" when it mapped how to sell data," Harold said. "They were too trusting."

There are two main problems with data, Harold said:

Organizations are making too many assumptions about what could and could not be considered personal data. And those same firms don't think people could analyze data sets to derive personal insight on an individual.

Most app developers and many tech companies do not spend enough time engineering controls into their solutions and products. Instead, they are doing the minimum as required by law.

This highlights the gap between what companies are legally obligated to do and what they should do, Harold said.

Certainly privacy is possible, but companies lack the incentive to make it a reality.

"The bad things that have happened are not because we don't have laws or not because we don't have regulators who care," Forsheit said. "It's because companies have been data hungry, and in some cases greedy, and have swept up as much as they could and then tried to leverage that as much as they can until they get caught because that is, in many ways, the American way."


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          Technical Thoughts: What Motivates Traders?       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Written by Jeff Miller, A Dash of Insight

-- this post authored by Mark D. Hines

Our previous Technical Thoughts asked the question: Are the Bots Winning? For example, the use of automated technology and artificial intelligence continue to permeate our lives whether it be Internet advertising programs, self-driving vehicles, or algorithms/trading models. It seems whether you love or hate the robots, you're going to have to deal with them. And the better you learn to work with the bots, the better you may be able to pick your investments and your trades.

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          Comment on Why the Culture Wins: An Appreciation of Iain M. Banks by Y      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
From another angle: "Artificial intelligences and political organization: an exploration based on the science fiction work of Iain M. Banks," Technology in Society, Volume 34, Issue 1, 2012. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/256987370_Artificial_intelligences_and_political_organization_An_exploration_based_on_the_science_fiction_work_of_Iain_M_Banks
          The role of GNSS in driverless cars      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Extensive visual map databases are being created that, when coupled with cameras, radars and lidars on the vehicle and processed by artificial intelligence algorithms, enable the driverless car to be steered much the way humans drive. Pattern recognition processing in the vehicle allows it to "read" street signs and recognize landmarks, registering its position on the map.
          DeepLocker: Here’s How AI Could ‘Help’ Malware To Attack Stealthily      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

By this time, we have realized how artificial intelligence is a boon and a bane at the same time. Computers have become capable of performing things that human beings cannot. It is not tough to imagine a world where you AI could program human beings; thanks to sci-fi television series available lately. What happens when […]

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          A look at Duplex, Google's creepy AI chatbot      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Google can now use artificial intelligence to make phone calls on your behalf, but is it clever or alarming?
          Predicting the Future to Understand the Present      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Had covered this in progress,  can it be directed against more abstract kinds of process as well?

To Make Sense of the Present, Brains May Predict the Future

A controversial theory suggests that perception, motor control, memory and other brain functions all depend on comparisons between ongoing actual experiences and the brain’s modeled expectations.

By Jordana Cepelewicz   Staff Writer in QuantaMag

Last month, the artificial intelligence company DeepMind introduced new software that can take a single image of a few objects in a virtual room and, without human guidance, infer what the three-dimensional scene looks like from entirely new vantage points. Given just a handful of such pictures, the system, dubbed the Generative Query Network, or GQN, can successfully model the layout of a simple, video game-style maze.

There are obvious technological applications for GQN, but it has also caught the eye of neuroscientists, who are particularly interested in the training algorithm it uses to learn how to perform its tasks. From the presented image, GQN generates predictions about what a scene should look like — where objects should be located, how shadows should fall against surfaces, which areas should be visible or hidden based on certain perspectives — and uses the differences between those predictions and its actual observations to improve the accuracy of the predictions it will make in the future. “It was the difference between reality and the prediction that enabled the updating of the model,” said Ali Eslami, one of the project’s leaders. ... "


          Cognitive Services APIs from Microsoft      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
They have published a guides I am reviewing.  Note they are using the term Cognitive rather than AI, probably a good idea given the confusion.

Deliver a more personal experience to customers

Easily infuse your apps with Cognitive Services APIs that enhance productivity by seeing, hearing, speaking to, and comprehending your customers who interact with them.

In this free guide—Artificial Intelligence: A Developer's Guide to Getting Started with Microsoft Cognitive Services—get an overview of Cognitive Services and links to APIs that enable intelligent features in your apps, such as:

•    Emotion and video detection
•    Facial, speech, and vision recognition
•    Speech and language understanding  .... " 


          Proof of Concept Malware Uses Intelligence      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
I know executives who are alarmed when they see programmers or major companies outline how new kinds of Malware can be built.  Isn't it bad enough?  But it does help to outline the vulnerabilities to plan for them. This example might be Outlined:  If we can use intelligence to feel you out and trick you as to who we are , we can more likely be successful.    All Phishing does this.   Recent demos of Google Duplex hint at this.   Somewhat unusual to see IBM doing this.   Expect to see more of this.

IBM's proof-of-concept malware uses AI for spear phishing   in V3
The neural network running DeepLocker hides its intent until it finds the right victim  The world is beginning to transition from the cloud era to the artificial intelligence (AI) era, as systems and networks grow and learn. But just as the web and cloud eras had their own threats, the same applies to this new landscape - and it is AI itself.

Excitement and confusion abound over AI, but despite - or perhaps because of - this, the technology can pose a real danger to computer users.

"As machine learning matures into AI, nascent use of AI for cyber threat defense will likely be countered by threat actors using AI for offense," Rick Hemsley, managing director at Accenture Security, told us earlier this year.

So on the face of it, IBM's development of DeepLocker - ‘a new breed of highly targeted and evasive attack tools powered by AI' - seems like it sets a dangerous precedent.

There is method to the madness. IBM reasons that cybercriminals are already working to weaponise AI, and the best way to counter such a threat is to watch how it works ... " 

Here is the report on Deeplocker by IBM.


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China Focus: AI beats human doctors in neuroimaging recognition contest    Source: Xinhua

BEIJING, June 30 (Xinhua) -- An artificial intelligence (AI) system scored 2:0 against elite human physicians Saturday in two rounds of competitions in diagnosing brain tumors and predicting hematoma expansion in Beijing.

The BioMind AI system, developed by the Artificial Intelligence Research Centre for Neurological Disorders at the Beijing Tiantan Hospital and a research team from the Capital Medical University, made correct diagnoses in 87 percent of 225 cases in about 15 minutes, while a team of 15 senior doctors only achieved 66-percent accuracy.

The AI also gave correct predictions in 83 percent of brain hematoma expansion cases, outperforming the 63-percent accuracy among a group of physicians from renowned hospitals across the country.

The outcomes for human physicians were quite normal and even better than the average accuracy in ordinary hospitals, said Gao Peiyi, head of the radiology department at Tiantan Hospital, a leading institution on neurology and neurosurgery. .... " 

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China plans to dominate AI, with a vanguard of robotic doctors like 'Biomind'  By Robyn Dixon ... "


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          Director, Data & AI - Lightspeed - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Senior Principal Data & AI Developer - Lightspeed - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          How A Supercomputer Named Dr. Crusher Perfected Cancer Treatments For 21 Patients      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A newly published study suggests that artificial intelligence can be used to select cancer treatments for individual patients based on their DNA and RNA profiles, but several obstacles must be overcome before the technology can be widely implemented. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
          Alibaba Group to donate $10 Million USD to establish Africa Entrepreneur Prize      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Alibaba Group founder and Executive Chairman Jack Ma through his Jack Ma Foundation has launched $10m Netpreneur Prize, a new program created to support and fund African entrepreneurs who are working to address Africa’s most important challenges and further its digital economy through local entrepreneurship. The prize was announced at the “Netpreneurs: The Rise of […]

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          Artificial Intelligence in Security 2018 Global Market Key Players- Samsung Electronics Nvidia Intel Darktrace Company G And Forecast To 2022      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Artificial Intelligence in Security 2018 Global Market Key Players- Samsung Electronics Nvidia Intel Darktrace Company G And Forecast To 2022 Global Artificial Intelligence in Security Market Report and Forecast to 2022  Wiseguyreports.Com Adds “Artificial Intelligence in Security -Market Demand, Growth, Opportunities, Manufacturers, Analysis of Top Key Players and Forecast to 2022” To Its Research Database. Description:     Artificial Intelligence in Security Report by Material, Application, and

          Artificial Intelligence Innovation: Ribbon, Over.ai Partner to AI Enable Kandy Solutions      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Ribbon Communications Inc., a global enabler in secure and intelligent cloud communications, has partnered with Over.ai to incorporate its natural language voice Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform into Ribbon’s UCaaS and CPaaS offers. The partnership will initially focus on improving employee productivity by incorporating virtual assistant services into Unified Communications (UC) clients and enhancing customer engagement […]

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          Artificial Intelligence in Security Market 2018 Global Industry – Key Players, Size, Trends, Opportunities, Growth Analysis and Forecast to 2022      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Intel Advances AI Strategy at Data-Centric Innovation Summit      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Intel’s chief datacenter exec Navin Shenoy kicked off the company’s Data-Centric Innovation Summit Wednesday, the day-long program devoted to Intel’s datacenter strategy, encompassing a number of product and technology updates. The headline-stealing announcement was Intel’s chip business hitting $1 billion in artificial intelligence revenue in 2017. The bulk of that comes from inferencing workloads, Intel indicated, but FGPAs […]

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          Pushing AI to the Edge: Be Part of the Revolution      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

This article is featured in the new DZone Guide to Artificial Intelligence: Automating Decision-Making. Get your free copy for more insightful articles, industry statistics, and more!

Artificial intelligence (AI) surrounds us. It unlocks our phones, creates our shopping list, navigates our commute, and cleans spam from our email. It’s making customers’ lives easier and more convenient. Once you’ve experienced AI in action, it’s difficult to go back. With edge computing becoming a thing, AI on-the-edge is following suit.


          The Future of AI      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

There seems no area untouched by Artificial Intelligence (AI). An ancient saying, popular in the Orient, which runs into something like: there is no place the sun has not been to; should perhaps be modified to insert AI in place of the sun. Another poetic metaphor, which says that what Ravi (the Sun) has not seen, Kavi (poet) has, has more relevance to our world, if you substitute the poet with AI. But there is one crucial difference: AI scientists put imagination into action.

So, what is the future of AI? This question is perhaps as old as AI itself. Like all developments in all scientific fields, AI has had its share of admirers and detractors alike. To those amongst us who are witness to the most dramatic changes technology is bringing into our lives; AI has quite a few aces up its sleeves. Want to consider my optimism misplaced and over enthusiastic? I don’t mind, but see if these developments fire your imagination.


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          New AI Programs Can Learn How to Beat Best Cyber Defenses      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The nightmare scenario for computer security – artificial intelligence programs that can learn how to evade even the best defenses – may already have arrived. That warning from security researchers is driven home by a team from IBM Corp. who …
          Mother of Invention Essays on Gender, AI, Androids, Allegory, and the Other      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Mother of Invention Essays on Gender, AI, Androids, Allegory, and the Other

Next month the fabulous Mother of Invention anthology comes out and I highly encourage you to pre-order this fabulousness if you did not get in on the Kickstarter. It features stories about gender as it relates to the creation of artificial intelligence and robotics by Nisi Shawl, John Chu, Seanan McGuire, Soumya Sundar Mukherjee, EC Myers & many more.

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          Apple Became World's Most Valuable Company Seven Years Ago Today, Two Weeks Before Steve Jobs Resigned as CEO      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Today marks the seventh anniversary of Apple passing U.S. oil giant ExxonMobil to become the world's most valuable company for the first time, with a market capitalization of around $341.5 billion at the time.


Apple achieved the milestone on August 9, 2011, just over two weeks before the late Steve Jobs resigned as CEO on August 24, 2011, the same day that he nominated then-COO Tim Cook to succeed him in the position. Jobs passed away on October 5, 2011, following a lengthy battle with cancer.

Apple dropped back below ExxonMobil a few times, and was briefly surpassed by Google parent company Alphabet in market cap at times in 2016, but the iPhone maker has been the world's most valuable company for the better part of the past seven years, and continues to hold that title today.

Apple becoming the world's most valuable company was a remarkable accomplishment given that it flirted with bankruptcy in the mid-to-late 1990s, until Jobs returned and streamlined its product lineup. Under his leadership, Apple introduced several hits, including the iMac, iPod, iPhone, and iPad.

Apple has continued its success under Cook, becoming the first publicly traded U.S. company worth a trillion dollars last week, shortly after reporting record-breaking $53.3 billion revenue in the third quarter of the 2018 fiscal year. Apple's stock has appreciated over eight percent since the results came out.

Apple will look to build upon its success by expanding its focus on technologies such as augmented reality, autonomous driving, and artificial intelligence, in addition to services like Apple Music and its upcoming Netflix competitor.

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          Artificial Intelligence in agriculture? Register now for this and more at ICRISAT-Corteva Plant Science Symposium-2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Hyderabad│09 August 2018: Climate is changing, agriculture must too. This is the tagline of the international ICRISAT-Corteva Plant Science Symposium-2018, being held in Hyderabad on 6-7 September 2018. The event, jointly held by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and Corteva Agriscience™ (Agriculture division of DowDuPont) will host speakers from different...
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          Facilitator Lead - Analytics & Artificial Intelligence - Deloitte - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Montreal OverviewDeloitte is in search of a Lead Facilitator who will work closely with the Greenhouse Manager and local account teams to help design and...
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          Any good schools that offer Computer Science w/ concentration in Artificial Intelligence?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
As the title says, I want to major in computer science. I plan on applying to some of the top tier CS schools (U Washington, UC Berkeley, UT-Austin). However, chances are, I'm not gonna be accepted into the top schools, so I'm looking for slightly less competitive programs (roughly 20%-60% acceptance rate) that are still good. I'm interested in artificial intelligence and software engineering (I'll be exposed to the latter at almost every CS program, so this interest isn't super important for my college search), so I'd be willing to look into any program with a somewhat moderate emphasis on AI/ML. I heard that the following universities have good CS w/ AI programs. What are your thoughts on this? U Mass Amherst U Tennessee, Knoxville U Rochester Ohio State U Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute UC SD U Michigan If there are any other good CS AI schools, or if there are any good "tier 2" CS schools in general, please do tell me so. some info: Good Recs decent extra-curriculars (mostly random) 1370/1600SAT (620R+W, 750M) 95/100 weighted GPA AP Scholar w/ Distinction taking 5 more AP's senior year * more info available upon request
          Book Memo: “Artificial Intelligence for Fashion Industry in the Big Data Era”      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
This book provides an overview of current issues and challenges in the fashion industry and an update on data-driven artificial …

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          Intel sold artificial intelligence processor chips worth $1 billion in 2017      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
As PC sales have stagnated, Intel has increasingly been depending on its sales to data centers.
          Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Business: A No-Nonsense Guide to Data Driven Technologies, Third Edition      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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 Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning are now mainstream business tools. They are being applied across many industries to increase profits, reduce costs, save lives and improve customer experiences. Organizations which understand these tools and know how to use them are benefiting at the expense of their rivals.
          C-Level Executive Assistant - Samasource - New York, NY      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Samasource works with prestigious customers like Google, Qualcomm, Microsoft, RetailMeNot, eBay, and TripAdvisor in the field of Artificial Intelligence and...
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          C-Level Executive Assistant - Samasource - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Kommentar zu Intel kündigt neue Xeon-Prozessoren für Artificial Intelligence an von Timo      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Was bringt 11x schnellere Erkennung von Bildern?
          EMBEDDED SOFTWARE @ L3 WESCAM - L-3 Communications - Burlington, ON      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
PV Labs, Synaptive, EVERTZ, thalmic labs, simulation, modeling, electromechanical, optical, Christie, medical imaging, artificial intelligence, AI, deep...
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          Microsoft, AT&T and Nike on AI      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

We’re on the threshold of a new era, where rapid advances in artificial intelligence, the internet of things, cloud computing, and automation will transform how we live and work.

Ethical Corporation has just published a new 40-page briefing that delves into the impact of AI on business and society and I wanted to send this across to you -you can access the report here.

There’s 40-pages of expert response and analysis from the likes of Danone, Nike, Flex, AT&T, PwC, Infosys, Microsoft, Sodexo and many more on:

  • All change: How AI is disrupting business

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  • Apocalypse soon? Fears rise of AI arms race

  • AI for good: How tech could transform sustainability

  • Machine learning: Automation case studies

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          A look at Duplex, Google's creepy AI chatbot      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Google can now use artificial intelligence to make phone calls on your behalf, but is it clever or alarming?
          Do you have the design skills of the future? Build them at Better by Design, Aug. 23-24      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

No matter what happens in the future of technology — artificial intelligence, virtual reality, conversational interfaces — the world needs more people that think and act like designers. Even one of the world’s most influential… Continue Reading Do you have the design skills of the future? Build them at Better by Design, Aug. 23-24

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          Facilitator Lead - Analytics & Artificial Intelligence - Deloitte - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Montreal OverviewDeloitte is in search of a Lead Facilitator who will work closely with the Greenhouse Manager and local account teams to help design and...
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          Smart Device & AI Device Usage Statistics      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Artificial intelligence is becoming a bigge part of our lives with every passing day. Machine learning programs are gathering ever more data, which they use as feedback to improve their functionality and drive progress. AI technology continues to grow and improve, and so does its applicability in the business world. CEOs and other executives at … Continue reading "Smart Device & AI Device Usage Statistics"
          Ajay Kumar wants to make India a global defence power      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The secretary defence production wants to make India (currently the largest importer of weaponry) one of the world's top five defence manufacturers and a global leader in artificial intelligence and cyberspace.
           How HR Can Enable People for the Future of Augmented Work       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Jeanne Meister believes that HR should take the lead in shepherding artificial intelligence (AI) software into the workplace, transforming the human resources function and enhancing the employee experience.
          Our Friends Electric, the alter ego machines      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Artificial Intelligence has found its place in the hearts of artists and designers much more than it seems to have done in the average population. The “living machine” has become a place of illusion in confidence and disillusion when the

          Economic Policy for Artificial Intelligence      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, and Avi Goldfarb at VoxEU: Economic policy for artificial intelligence: Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies advanced rapidly over the past several years. Governments around the world responded by developing AI strategies. France released its national AI strategy...
          Samsung invests $22 billion into future technologies, including 5G and AI      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Yesterday, Samsung announced a staggering 180 trillion won ($161bn/£124bn) investment towards component research and capital expenditures over the next three years. $22 billion of that pool will primarily be taken up by Samsung’s Electronics division, as the company bolsters its efforts in artificial intelligence (AI), 5G, electronic components for motor vehicles and biopharmaceuticals. Samsung recognises …
          Paul Writer announces 6th Annual Futurist Business Conclave      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

[India], Aug 10 (NewsVoir): Paul Writer on Friday announced the agenda for the 6th Annual Futurist Business Conclave taking place on August 24 at The Leela Ambience, Gurugram.

Co-hosted with Adobe in partnership with LinkedIn and SAP, the 6th Annual Futurist Business Conclave aims to drive discussions around how artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming business. From panel discussions on AI and data disrupting business to customer experience in the digital age, the Futurist Business Conclave is designed to bring together senior professionals from marketing, sales, customer experience backgrounds for a day of networking and learning.

As an added value by-invitation only Masterclasses hosted by SAP and Adobe provide one-on-one specialised learning and interaction opportunities to a select group of CXOs. Cvent is an associate partner for the Conclave.

The esteemed speakers for this year's event include:

-Ayan Bandyopadhyay, Chief Design Evangelist and Mentor of Change, Atal Innovation Mission

-Deepak Tuli, CBO New Business, MakeMyTrip

-Jessie Paul, CEO, Paul Writer

-Maneesh Mittal, Chief Omnichannel, Shoppers Stop

-Manik Nangia, Marketing Director and CDO, Max Life Insurance Co.

-Shakti Goel, Chief of Product and Technology, Faircent

-Sunder Madakshira, Marketing Head, Adobe

-Virginia Sharma, Director of Marketing Solutions, LinkedIn

-Manisha Lath Gupta, Chief Marketing and Digital Officer, Clix Capital

-Anshul Goswami Head, Technology Center, AirAsia

-Nitendra Rajput, Executive Vice President, Head, Data Science - Info Edge

-Gagan Singla, CMO, Angel Broking

This Conclave will also see the unveiling of the Adobe Digi100 and LinkedIn Content 50 lists of elite professionals who are recognised across parameters such as Creativity, Innovation and Effectiveness. The LinkedIn Content 50 list identifies and recognises the top 50 content marketing leaders in India.

The jury is chaired by Virginia Sharma, Director of Marketing Solutions, LinkedIn India, and Ashish Bhasin, Chairman CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network South Asia and members include brand gurus such as Dr. Ananta Singh Raghuvanshi, Executive Director- Sales and Marketing, DLF Home Developers Ltd., KV Sridhar, Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Hyper Collective, Pradeep Chopra, CEO, Digital Vidya, and Sanjay Mehta, Joint CEO, Mirum India among others.

The Adobe Digi100 list recognises the top 100 digital marketing leaders of India. The jury is chaired by Sunder Madakshira, Marketing Head, Adobe, and members include Gagan Singla, CMO, Angel Broking, Anita Nayyar, CEO - India and South Asia, Havas Media Group and CEO - Havas Group, North India and Deepali Naair, Chief Marketing and Digital Officer, IIFL Wealth Management Ltd.

"A year from now businesses that do not grasp and harness AI will become 'old economy'. AI will not just change the way we do business, but also how we engage with each other, evaluate candidates and stay in touch. It's important to be ready for this disruption. This Conclave, which traces its roots to the Futurist CMO Conclave held in 2011, is exactly for this purpose - to bring together India's finest futurist business leaders and discuss how the future is being shaped and share our insights on how to be equipped to succeed," said Jessie Paul, CEO, Paul Writer. (NewsVoir)


          Data Architect - Artificial Intelligence - iHeartMedia, Inc. - Austin, TX      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Works with team members to follow CCIT processes and practices for project delivery. Current employees and contingent workers click here to apply and search by...
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          Sr. Product Marketing Manager - Automation Anywhere - San Jose, CA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Experience in artificial intelligence, analytics, machine learning or business process management software especially in the enterprise space is a big plus but...
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          Director, Product Marketing - Security - Automation Anywhere - San Jose, CA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Experience in artificial intelligence, analytics, machine learning or business process management software especially in the enterprise space is a big plus but...
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          Director, Product Marketing - Enterprise - Automation Anywhere - San Jose, CA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          The Top Five Data Innovations Transforming Wildlife Conservation: Artificial Intelligence for Wildlife Conservation Workshop 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
As part of the ICML and IJCAI conferences, I was honored to give the invited keynote talk at the Artificial Intelligence for Wildlife Conservation (AIWC) workshop.  It contained a strong agenda of many compelling speakers presenting their work using machine learning to solve challenges in wildlife conservation.  The topic of my talk was innovations in...
          Resume for Computer Vision or Human Computer Interaction - Upwork      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Need a resume which deals with computer vision and human computer interaction projects. I need this resume so that I could apply for jobs. So, a 4 years experience resume on AI needed.

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          Principal Program Manager - Microsoft - Bellevue, WA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Cortana is a key ingredient of Microsoft's vision to democratize Artificial Intelligence and empower every person and every organization on the planet to...
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Cortana is a key ingredient of Microsoft's vision to democratize Artificial Intelligence and empower every person and every organization on the planet to...
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          Faraz Abbas liked Faraz Abbas's blog post How Artificial intelligence can handle security of cars and motorbikes?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          32 Ways AI is Improving Education      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been quietly infiltrating society in every way. Tom shares how AI is being used to improve education.

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          Data Architect - Artificial Intelligence - iHeartMedia, Inc. - Austin, TX      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Works with team members to follow CCIT processes and practices for project delivery. Current employees and contingent workers click here to apply and search by...
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          Intel kündigt neue Xeon-Prozessoren für Artificial Intelligence an      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Sie bieten mehr Leistung bei AI-Workloads. Bei der Bilderkennung soll beispielsweise Cascade Lake elfmal schneller sein als die aktuelle Xeon-Generation. Der Umstieg auf 10-Nanometer-Strukturen erfolgt allerdings erst im Jahr 2020.
          Artificial Intelligence Deep Learning Engineer - Advantest - San Jose, CA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Work with Advantest business units to incorporate developed AI/Deep Learning technologies into products and/or internal processes....
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          Principal Data & AI Developer - Lightspeed - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Furthermore, we will apply our advanced data analytics, artificial intelligence/machine learning knowledge and experience in combination with our business...
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          Director, Data & AI - Lightspeed - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Senior Principal Data & AI Developer - Lightspeed - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Principal Program Manager - Microsoft - Bellevue, WA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Pentagon Renames DIUx To Reflect Office’s Permanence       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Pentagon has renamed its innovation unit that focuses on attracting nontraditional companies to work on artificial intelligence, autonomy, human systems, information technology and space to reflect its permanence within the Defense Department, a memo signed by the deputy defense secretary says.

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           Shobdo Keyboard       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Shobdo Keyboard is built over Natural Language Processing based Artificial Intelligence that integrates User's Language Model with...
          Garmin® Health and Cardiogram announce integration of Cardiogram Heart Health app and Garmin wearables      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
...All rights reserved. About Cardiogram Cardiogram ( https://cardiogr.am ) transforms ordinary consumer wearables with heart rate sensors into a personal healthcare companion. In multiple clinical studies with more than 14,011 participants, Cardiogram has validated accuracy of an artificial intelligence-based ...

          The Girl Who Sees by Dima Zales Blitz and #Giveaway      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Girl Who Sees
Dima Zales
(Sasha Urban, #1)
Publication date: August 7th 2018
Genres: New Adult, Urban Fantasy
I’m an illusionist, not a psychic.
Going on TV is supposed to advance my career, but things go wrong.
Like vampires and zombies kind of wrong.
My name is Sasha Urban, and this is how I learned what I am.
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Dima Zales is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of science fiction and fantasy. Prior to becoming a writer, he worked in the software development industry in New York as both a programmer and an executive. From high-frequency trading software for big banks to mobile apps for popular magazines, Dima has done it all. In 2013, he left the software industry in order to concentrate on his writing career and moved to Palm Coast, Florida, where he currently resides.
Dima holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from NYU and a dual undergraduate degree in Computer Science / Psychology from Brooklyn College. He also has a number of hobbies and interests, the most unusual of which might be professional-level mentalism. He simulates mind reading on stage and close-up, and has done shows for corporations, wealthy individuals, and friends.
He is also into healthy eating and fitness, so he should live long enough to finish all the book projects he starts. In fact, he very much hopes to catch the technological advancements that might let him live forever (biologically or otherwise). Aside from that, he also enjoys learning about current and future technologies that might enhance our lives, including artificial intelligence, biofeedback, brain-to-computer interfaces, and brain-enhancing implants.
In addition to writing The Sorcery Code series and Mind Dimensions series, Dima has collaborated on a number of romance novels with his wife, Anna Zaires. The Krinar Chronicles, an erotic science fiction series, is an international bestseller and has been recognized by the likes of Marie Claire and Woman's Day. If you like erotic romance with a unique plot, please feel free to check it out, especially since the first book in the series (Close Liaisons) is available for free everywhere.
Anna Zaires is the love of his life and a huge inspiration in every aspect of his writing. She definitely adds her magic touch to anything Dima creates, and the books would not be the same without her. Dima's fans are strongly encouraged to learn more about Anna and her work at http://www.annazaires.com.

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          Has Artificial Intelligence Hit a Wall?       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The biggest breakthrough in AI, deep learning, has hit a wall, and a debate is raging about how to get to the next level. The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Mims explains.

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          DBS Bank's India Technology Development Centre wins Transformation Award      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Hyderabad: DBS Bank's technology hub in Hyderabad - DBS Asia Hub 2, has been honoured with the Centre Transformation award at the prestigious Zinnov Awards 2018. The award recognises DBS Asia Hub 2 (DAH2) for its rapid transformation, from a pure cost centre into a value centre.

Established in 2016, DAH2 is DBS Bank's first technology development centre outside Singapore that supports the bank in strengthening its technological capabilities across the region as well as its digital banking strategy.

"Transformation and innovation have been at the core of our operations to re-imagine banking. It is an honour to receive such a prestigious award as it strengthens our belief in the niche that we have carved for ourselves," said Mohit Kapoor, Head - DBS Asia Hub 2.

DAH2 has built a strong ecosystem, building over 200 live Application Program Interfaces leading to about 50 live partners. The centre focuses on Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, automation and cloud beside other latest technologies, to reimagine banking.

Zinnov Awards recognises achievements and contributions of Global Innovation Centres in India and honours excellence in technology, digitisation and innovation. DBS participated alongside large global R&D, product development, technology, IT and digital native companies from countries like India, USA, Germany and France.

In addition to this, DBS has earned a reputation for being one of India's finest workplaces. This year, it has been recognised as one of the top 25 companies where India Wants to Work in 2018 by LinkedIn and featured by ET Now as India's Finest Workplaces. It has also been bestowed with AON's best employer award and the Transformation Catalyst Award by NASSCOM. DBS has a robust process in hiring the best talent and recruits most of its engineers through a series of renowned national hackathons like 'Hack2Hire' and 'Hacker In Her'.

"We will continue to focus on our digital journey and enable a start-up culture to shape the future of banking," Mohit Kapoor added.


          Why Chatbots Are the Future of M-Commerce      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Conversation drives sales and this is a well-known fact. For customers, it is important to have someone to ask questions and clarify doubts, someone who could guide them and recommend them the best option. Today, conversations can be automated, and today there is no need to have a physical person attached to each customer. Nowadays, conversational commerce became a fast-growing buzzword and chatbots play a key role in this field. Today, I would like to discuss why chatbots became so popular and why e-commerce and m-commerce companies heavily invest in it.

What Is a Chatbot?

First off, let’s make sure we are on the same page. What is a chatbot? 
A chatbot is a computer program or an artificial intelligence, which conducts a conversation via auditory or textual methods. It simulates how a human would behave in an automatic way, improving the efficiency of the process.


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          Grab and NUS launch joint AI lab to develop smart urban transport solutions for Southeast Asia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Grab has partnered National University of Singapore (NUS) to launch an artificial intelligence (AI) laboratory to develop solutions to transform urban transportation in Southeast Asia, according to a press release on Wednesday, July 18. Set up with a joint initial investment of S$6 million, the Grab-NUS AI Lab is Grab’s first major AI laboratory and NUS’ first AI […]

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          How AI & NLP Are Coming Into Play in Consumer, Business Environments      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Artificial intelligence and natural language process are delivering fast results for both business and consumer users.
          Belun brings AI to wearable healthcare devices      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Wearable devices such as fitness trackers and smartwatches are gaining popularity in the global market. Hong Kong startup Belun Technology has developed the Belun Ring, a medical-grade wearable device that is certified by the US Food and Drug Administration. Leveraging on artificial intelligence (AI) technology, the device enables users to analyze sleep quality as well […]
          IBMがセキュリティソフトを回避して特定の標的だけを攻撃するマルウェア「DeepLocker」を開発      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Chinese Fintech professionals expect up to 30% pay rise      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The EY-DBS report, The Rise of FinTech in China, attributes the growth of the Fintech sector in the mainland as driven by multiple factors – “the scale of unmet needs being addressed by dominant technology leaders, combined with regulatory facilitation and easy access to capital. Underserved by China’s incumbent banking system, consumers and small-to-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are increasingly turning to alternative providers for access to payments, credit, investments, insurance, and even other non-financial service offerings.”

As a consequence of this growth is a rising shortage of Fintech skills.

The China Fintech Employment 2018 Report by specialist recruitment firm, Michael Page China, revealed that 92% of Fintech companies surveyed agreed that China is facing an acute shortage of professional Fintech talent right now. Also, 38% of respondents view the quality of talent as a critical factor to the sustained success in the industry.

Rupert Forster, Managing Director of Michael Page North and East China, says, “Within Fintech, we are observing a growing demand for talent with skills relating to Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and deep learning. These skills are also sought after in sectors outside of Fintech, such as other Chinese Internet companies, creating a wider talent gap in the market.”

For those looking to hire Fintech talent, 85% of surveyed employers expressed difficulty in finding the right people.

Forty-five percent cited shortage of necessary skills as the biggest hurdle. Fintech professionals know they are in demand with 47% stating they had changed jobs in the last 12 months.

What attracts Fintech professionals to switch? Top motivations include strong career path (29%), right company culture fit (24%) and salary (17%). Forty-four percent of those in it for the money say they expect salary increments ranging from 21 – 30% when securing a new job.

Figure 1: What Fintech employees want

What Fintech employees want

Source: Michael Page China Fintech Employment 2018

“The gap between employer demand for skills and the available talent is not a problem exclusive to Fintech. We see this across many sectors which is purely a reflection of the fast-growing, innovative nature of modern China. The most successful companies are those who are able to implement in-house talent development programs,” Forster explained.

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My biggest concern with such tech is 'how secure is it?'. We are seeing some DDOS attacks that use IoT devices, I suspect they will be secured against that usage eventually. But what happens when someone hacks into a device in manufacturing? People could actually be physically injured, not just ruined financially. I DO think AI can do a lot to improve efficiency and provide data that wouldn't be available with a person. My concern is that the AI isn't protected well enough.
          Ample Raises $31M: A Better Place Clone, or a New Way to Charge Electric Cars?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

August is supposed to be the doldrums in VC land, a time when everyone goes on vacation and companies shouldn’t expect to see any new term sheets. So it was a welcome surprise to see a cleantech funding round announced  —  and a big one at that: Ample raised a $31 million Series A round. That’s a lot of money! Wait. Who are they? What do they do?

According to Fortune’s Term Sheet, they make “a platform that delivers a full charge to electric cars.” Neat! A full charge is way better than not-a-full-charge. Axios’s Pro Rata says they are “solving the energy delivery challenge for electric cars.” What are we talking about here: supercapacitors? ultracapacitors? ultra-fast charging? wireless charging? ultrasonic charging? The suspense is killing me!

Off to their website: a picture of a cold day in Chicago and a simple tag line: “Electric Cars for Everyone.”

To get some real answers, we need to head to the press release. The company offers an “alternative to traditional charging” using proprietary “autonomous robotics.”

If you’re using robots, delivering a full charge all at once, and calling it an alternative to traditional charging, in my mind there’s only one thing this could be: battery swapping. Drive your EV up to the station and a robot pops out the dead battery, switches it for a fresh one. In a few minutes you’re off to the races again.

Battery switching might sound familiar

Back in 2013, Tesla built a battery swapping station before shuttering the program in 2016. Tesla’s pilot implementation was a little kludgy  —  it was designed as a temporary fix where car owners were required to come back and get their original battery back later (and pay $80 for the privilege).

Well before that, Shai Agassi launched Better Place in 2005 to build a network of swapping stations in Israel before expanding world-wide. There’s little question that the technology works. Here it is in action:

Better Place has gotten plenty of ink through the years, both as it was growing, as it imploded, and in a recent book, Totaled: The Billion-Dollar Crash of the Startup that Took on Big Auto, by Brian Blum. Brian was recently a featured guest on Greentech Media’s Energy Gang Podcast where he recounted his own experience as the owner of a Better Place-compatible Renault. Regular listeners of the podcast know that Stephen, Katherine, and Jigar don’t pull punches, so it’s interesting to go back and listen to that episode with fresh ears.

Can this be a business? Can Ample succeed where Tesla and Better Place stumbled?

First, let’s take a look at the backers. This round was led by Shell Ventures and Moore Strategic Ventures, with Repsol Energy Ventures, Hemi Ventures, and TRIREC also participating.

Shell has a long history of making investments in cleantech and transportation deals and has lots of experience making early-stage venture investments. It’s easy to imagine Shell seeing battery swapping stations as the natural future of the filling station.

The other corporate strategic investor is Repsol, a major Spanish oil and gas company. Repsol has increased its VC activity over the last few years. This is its second electric mobility investment this summer, following Silence, an electric scooter company.

Moore Strategic Ventures is an arm of Moore Capital Management, a hedge fund that makes some direct early-stage investments, including several in energy, electricity, and agriculture.

Hemi Ventures, a relatively new firm, has been very active in early stage deals across robotics, artificial intelligence, and automation.

Trirec is a relatively new cleantech-focused firm based in Singapore that doesn’t shy away from infrastructure-heavy deals.

What about the founding team?

Ample founders John de Souza and Khaled Hassounah are experienced executives, and both have undergraduate degrees in electrical engineering. According to their LinkedIn profiles, they founded and led MedHelp, an online portal and community for medical advice. The details here aren’t exactly clear: MedHelp was founded in 1994, long before the duo joined, and sometime around 2006, de Souza became CEO and led the company to an acquisition by a unit of Merck in 2014.

Back to the business at hand:  the business

First, we can’t ignore the similarities. Better Place founder Shai Agassi made a fortune when he sold his previous company, and decided to enter the electric vehicles space. (And, for what it’s worth, that sounds a lot like Elon Musk too.)

The initial pitch for Better Place was “an inexpensive car that anyone could buy.” It would be so cheap, it might even be free. (Of course, not actually free, but at least zero-money-down and a monthly subscription after that.) When Better Place was conceived, the best technology in the market was a Nissan Leaf that could get roughly 70 miles before recharging, so you couldn’t take a long road trip.

Better Place had huge issues with its swapping stations  —  it couldn’t co-locate them with service stations in Israel, they ended up being way more expensive ($3 million each) than originally planned, and required huge cooling infrastructure to charge the batteries without degrading them. The company also grew much more quickly than any revenues could support  — it had around 1,000 customers but were burning $1 million per day on salaries.

At the very least, with Shell and Repsol on board, Ample should be able to secure locations at filling stations.

Better Place also had a hard time getting manufacturing partners on board. Renault joined because it didn’t have any plans for a hybrid vehicle and saw this as a path toward an EV.

This excerpt from the podcast says it all:

Brian Blum: “When he [Agassi] went to GM and tried to convince them to make a battery-swappable version of the Chevy Volt and they said ‘No, we’re not doing that, we’ve already got our version of the vehicle and we’re well along the way, but we would be interested if Better Place would be the infrastructure provider for the electricity [presumably referring to the traditional charging infrastructure] here in the United States and then we’ll see what happens...Maybe if there was more money, and the company hadn’t spent so much, and the company hadn’t gone out of business, maybe other manufacturers would have come on board.”

Jigar: “But they would have never come on board. This is what people don’t understand, even today, no one has used Tesla’s charging infrastructure and protocol. Car companies don’t work together, and the reason they don’t work together is because they believe they’re the smartest people in their industry. Every one of them believes they’re in the hardware industry. They don’t wanna all make the same thing. They don’t wanna follow a standard. They love being different from everyone else. Right, so the fact that everyone would have adopted the same battery swapping technology was ludicrous, so for him to think otherwise was equally ludicrous.”

Is Jigar right here? If he is, Ample must be doing something else — it must have a business model that doesn’t require signing up a bunch of manufacturers to conform to a new swapping standard.

What does the future for battery swapping hold?

Brian Blum has certainly made up his mind: “[Switching] big batteries, you know consumers switching them out in expensive infrastructure, that’s not going to happen, we’re not going to see that again.”

And my guess is Ample won’t be getting project finance from Jigar for a Better Place clone any time soon: “The thing that I always found so fascinating is how awful [Shai and team] were as entrepreneurs. The thing I want to make sure people understand is that these things are entirely avoidable through due diligence. Like, it’s not a foregone conclusion that people have to make these ridiculous mistakes. I want to make sure that its clear that like as we try to change the world and the infrastructure that powers us because we want to decarbonize the world, there are good ideas and bad ideas, and this was a really bad idea.”

Is this the next cleantech success story?

Of course, only time will tell. With limited information on a stealth-mode startup, it’s hard to predict what will happen.

We don’t know what the proprietary technology is, but Ample definitely isn’t building its own EV. Frankly it wouldn’t surprise me if it licensed the Better Place patent portfolio, which is now largely owned by Renault.

I hope I’m safe in saying that Shell and Repsol wouldn’t invest in a new Better Place. If they wanted to do that, they could have bought the assets back in 2014 at fire-sale prices.

So, maybe it’s the business model that’s different. Is Ample promising individually owned cars on a monthly payment plan? Or offering a battery-swapped electric taxi fleet? Busses? Or an on-demand, electric car network like Car2Go?

We don’t see $30 million Series A rounds in this space all that often, so there’s reason to be excited. Until it comes out of stealth, here’s hoping Ample has figured out a better way to make the Better Place dream of cheap electric cars for everyone come true.

Listen to the Energy Gang episode on Better Place:


          Artificial Intelligence: Key to Mood Disorders Diagnosis      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
New study suggests existence of biomarker for distinguishing major depressive disorder from bipolar disorder.

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Mother of Invention Essays on Gender, AI, Androids, Allegory, and the Other

Next month the fabulous Mother of Invention anthology comes out and I highly encourage you to pre-order this fabulousness if you did not get in on the Kickstarter. It features stories about gender as it relates to the creation of artificial intelligence and robotics by Nisi Shawl, John Chu, Seanan McGuire, Soumya Sundar Mukherjee, EC Myers & many more.

Continue reading Mother of Invention Essays on Gender, AI, Androids, Allegory, and the Other on my blog


          Has Artificial Intelligence Hit a Wall?       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The biggest breakthrough in AI, deep learning, has hit a wall, and a debate is raging about how to get to the next level. The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Mims explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
          Clap, damn you, clap! Samsung's Bixby 2.0 AI reveal is met with apathy      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Maybe the audience needed the teleprompter?

Comment When Samsung's veep of artificial intelligence strategy, the enigmatic Ji Soo Yi, demonstrated Bixby 2.0 at the chaebol's Galaxy event yesterday, he had to prompt the audience for applause. "You can clap," he urged the attendees after stunned silence met another new feature.…


          Using Artificial Intelligence for Making Unbiased Hires      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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Artificial intelligence is influencing all aspects of IT, including software development, as Gartner analysts highlight seven trends to expect through 2022.
          How Pardot Will Help Your Business Thrive in the Era of Artificial Intelligence      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
There’s a lot of talk these days about the future of artificial intelligence. You’ve probably read tons of headlines, but maybe still don’t get what all the fuss is about. What’s the value for my business? And where are the Terminator robots? What the Future of Artificial Intelligence Will Really Look Like The truth is...
          Access Health Services Selects Vital Data Technology's Affinitē™ Platform for Affiliated Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans Nationwide      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Aug. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Vital Data Technology, LLC, an emerging innovator in artificial intelligence and advanced analytics for health plan performance, today announced Access Health Services selected the Affinitē™ platform's integrated care coordination, HCC...


          Wheelchair Users Call for More Innovative Mobility Devices      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

A new survey is prompting wheelchair users to call for more innovation to help them fulfill their potential in the workplace.

The survey, commissioned by the Toyota Mobility Foundation, showed that 92% of respondents have had problems working or finding a job as a direct result of their wheelchair and 36% have been unable to work at all for the same reason. The foundation is calling on engineers and designers, as well as software and data science experts, to find better solutions for people with lower-limb paralysis.

“The challenge is to start thinking beyond the status quo,” August de los Reyes, a director of user experience on the Search, Assistant, and News Ecosystem at Google, Inc., told Design News. “There’s a great opportunity to innovate in this space, whether it’s at the component level, the device level, or in the entire system of transportation.”

The survey painted a stark picture of the work-related problems facing wheelchair users. It noted that wheelchairs and other types of so-called “mobility devices” limited the number of jobs for which users could apply. Approximately a quarter of respondents said they had to become self-employed and 26% said they had to work at home as a result of their wheelchair use.

The Toyota Mobility Foundation wants to change that—not only through the survey, but also by launching a $4 million global challenge for engineers and designers. Known as the Mobility Unlimited Challenge, it will award $500,000 to five finalists to take their concepts to the prototype stage. It will also award $1 million to help bring the winning product to market. The organization has called for entries to be submitted by August 15, 2018 and plans to unveil the winning concept in Tokyo in 2020.

de los Reyes, who serves as a global ambassador for the challenge, said that the goal is to develop better solutions and to raise greater awareness of the need for innovation. The need to innovate is critically important, he said, not only for the 65 million people worldwide who use wheelchairs, but also for the societies that can benefit by making wheelchair users more productive. “The talent pool of people with disabilities is largely untapped,” he said. “Part of the reason it is untapped is because today’s assistive technologies don’t provide, and sometimes actually prevent, people in wheelchairs from accessing opportunities.”

Beyond the ‘Chair on Wheels’

de los Reyes, who is a wheelchair user, compared the state of innovation in wheelchairs to that of the “horseless carriage” market of the early 1900s. Early automobiles were limited by the vocabulary and mental models surrounding them, he said. Similarly, today’s mobility devices have been limited by the idea that all solutions must involve a “chair on wheels.”

August de los Reyes of Google: “There’s a great opportunity to innovate in this space, whether it’s at the component level, the device level, or in the entire system of transportation.” (Image source: August de los Reyes)

The Mobility Unlimited Challenge will encourage engineers and designers to go beyond such limitations. As such, de los Reyes said, developers are urged to think creatively in the areas of material science, electronics, data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, among others.

“I would challenge them to think outside the box and beyond the chair,” he said. “Even beyond the exoskeleton.”

As potential innovation examples, de los Reyes cited the use of sensors to locate potholes and unexpected curbs on sidewalks, thereby enabling users to steer around those hazards. Also, the development of lighter weight portable ramps could enable wheelchair users to more easily traverse stairways. And better batteries could help cut the weight of wheelchairs. Today, he said, portable ramps weigh upwards of 100 lbs and powered wheelchairs can be 500 lbs.

He encouraged engineers to employ the best tools at their disposal to conjure up newer and better ideas. “Introducing artificial intelligence and machine learning within a system of actuators and motors could provide new opportunities for mobility,” de los Reyes said.

Often, such innovative new ideas end up benefiting everyone, not just those in wheelchairs, de los Reyes said. “If you look at the curb-cuts in cities, people walk their bikes and baby strollers up them,” he said. “Everyone uses them, even though their original intent was for people in wheelchairs.” Similarly, he noted, delivery drivers and countless commuters make wide use of automatic door openers that were originally intended for wheelchair users.

de los Reyes hopes that a new crop of innovative solutions will have a similarly broad benefit. “This is an urgent call for innovation, not only to help the people who can’t access their opportunities, but also to help economic productivity worldwide,” he said.

Senior technical editor Chuck Murray has been writing about technology for 34 years. He joined Design News in 1987, and has covered electronics, automation, fluid power, and auto.

 

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          Artificial intelligence is coming for hiring, and it might not be that bad      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Artificial intelligence can make hiring an unbiased utopia, its advocates assert.

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          Ericsson to increase 5G and AI investments in U.S., employing over 280 people      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Sweden-based network infrastructure company Telefon AB L.M. Ericsson is ramping up its investment in the U.S. to support the buildout of 5G and artificial intelligence initiatives. The company expects 5G subscriptions will reach 150 million in North America by the end of 2023, accounting for 48% of all mobile subscriptions. Ericsson opened a design center in Austin, Tex. in late 2017, which will have 80 employees when fully staffed, and plans to open a new software development center employing more than 200 engineers this year. And Ericsson said it will employ around 100 specialists in North America by the end of the year in AI to accelerate automation and explore new business opportunities. The company plans to begin manufacturing in the U.S. in the fourth quarter of 2018, to make 5G products available as soon as possible. The U.S.-listed shares were indicated down less than 1% in premarket trade. They have run up 18% year to date, while the S&P 500 has gained 6.7%.

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          Protecting the protector: Hardening machine learning defenses against adversarial attacks      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Harnessing the power of machine learning and artificial intelligence has enabled Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (Windows Defender ATP) next-generation protection to stop new malware attacks before they can get started often within milliseconds. These predictive technologies are central to scaling protection and delivering effective threat prevention in the face of unrelenting attacker activity.

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          It’s all a matter of policy: Why robots, artificial intelligence mightn’t put us out of work      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
HIGH-tech innovation means businesses are more capable of responding to specific customer needs than previously thought possible — yet a recent survey show many are under-investing in digital technologies. So, how do you get the balance right?
          Natural Language Processing (NLP) Market to Witness a Pronounce Growth During 2015 - 2021      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Natural Language Processing (NLP) Market to Witness a Pronounce Growth During 2015 - 2021 Natural Language processing (NLP) is a field of computer science and artificial intelligence that is concerned with the interaction between computer and human language. Natural language processing basically works as a bridge between human and machines. It enhances the interaction

          Future Friday: Do algorithms actually reduce biases?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
If you read anything about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its use in the world of HR you quickly discover that there are two schools of thought. The first of these is that AI is biased and dehumanizing, the second is that it makes better decisions that humans and thus is an improvement. The negative: Biased […]
          FAN 199.1 (First Amendment News) Two New Podcasts — Dissent in the Era of the Gutenberg Press & Free Speech in the Robotic Era      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Two new podcasts — the subjects which are separated in time but not in concept — address the relationship between the modes of communication and censorship.  The first is a Clear & Present Danger podcast by Jacob Mchangama entitled The Great Disruption – Part II. The second is a So to Speak podcast narrated by Nico Perrino entitled Robotica: Speech Rights & Artificial Intelligence and consists of an interview with Ronald Collins and David Skover.

In episode 11 we continue to survey the wreckage after hurricane Luther was unleashed on Europe with the Reformation. When the Reformation mutated and spread across the...


          Top 5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Affect the Ecommerce Industry - Finoit      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
By siyacarla    In Science & Hi-Tech    58 minutes ago
Among many emerging technologies, one of the most interesting ones is AI. Its potential exceeds everything anyone could ever expect. This is made possible by numerous technological advancements, as well as the increase in the computing power now accessible to a high number of IT businesses. Some people, like Elon Musk, see AI as a potential danger to the human kind, but those predictions are decades in the future. For now, AI development is going to help improve business processes in various industries, one of them being the ecommerce industry. Let’s take a look at several ways in which AI is going to affect the ecommerce industry. 1 Personalization 2 Increased sales 3 Image search with outstanding precision 4 Better merchandise management 5 Voice shopping assistants
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          What Daniel Ek and a U.S. Navy vet have in common      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

I was late to the Spotify party. Like most business journalists, I followed the U.S. launch of the music-streaming service in 2011, and even secured a coveted invitation to sign up early. But I was happy to stick to a mix of iTunes, Pandora, and even traditional radio for my audio needs.

It was my kids who encouraged me to up my Spotify game. They were spending hours each day on the service, using the free tier to listen to everything from the Hamilton soundtrack to Korean pop music to classic rock. I eventually upgraded us to a family premium plan so we could all download and enjoy our favorites, ad-free, without using up cellular data or needing to be near a Wi-Fi hot spot.

Spotify is now such a part of my routine—it fuels my weekend run, provides the soundtrack for sing-alongs in the car, and feeds me podcasts for my daily commute—that I sometimes forget how improbable its rise was. In his revealing cover story, writer (and former Fast Company editor) Robert Safian reminds us of Spotify’s humble origins, and how, against all odds, cofounder and CEO Daniel Ek and his team persuaded record labels and consumers to embrace the platform—transforming the music business in the process. But deputy editor David Lidsky, who masterfully edited the story, notes that Spotify’s dominance in no way assures its future success; in fact, music labels are eager to support the streaming ambitions of Apple, Amazon, YouTube, Tencent, and even Facebook to keep Spotify from concentrating power. “This is why Spotify is one of the more tenuous $30 billion success stories you’ll ever encounter,” Lidsky says. It’s a fascinating tale, and one you’ll read only in Fast Company.

This issue features another unlikely success story. Editor-at-large Burt Helm introduces us to Deja Baker, a U.S. Navy veteran who bounced back from a series of personal and professional setbacks, scrimped to get herself through coding boot camp, and landed a job as a software engineer. Baker doesn’t have the typical coder résumé—and that’s the point of Helm’s story, which is part of Fast Company’s first-ever talent guide.

The rules for hiring have changed, and I asked contributing editor Jay Woodruff to produce a portfolio of stories and statistics to help companies understand where their next great employees might come from—and to help high-potential workers become superstars. The resulting package is full of surprises. Who knew that more newly hired data developers in the U.S. came from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University than UC Berkeley? Or that artificial intelligence enables Unilever to whittle 275,000 job applicants down to 300?

We are in a data-driven new world of hiring, yet some things don’t change. What makes someone like Deja Baker an exceptional hire isn’t only her aptitude, it is her determination and spirit—and I’m not sure that’s something an algorithm can capture.


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Last November, Royal Caribbean International said it would turn its fleet of 25 cruise ships into high-tech playgrounds. Today, it is adding to that with the release of SoundSeeker, a tool that uses artificial intelligence to create personalized vacation music videos, continues VentureBeat.

Above: Royal Caribbean's SoundSeeker tool creates your vacation videos.
Photo: Royal Caribbean

Travelers simply submit three vacation photos to www.SoundSeeker.com and the machine-learning AI goes to work. It matches the images with a specific mood and creates an original music track to fit. Then it puts together a 30-second music video that you can share with family and friends.

SoundSeeker is another example of Royal Caribbean’s push to add technologies to the cruise experience in an attempt to woo millennials and their families, said Jim Berra, chief marketing officer at Royal Caribbean, in an interview with VentureBeat. It’s part of a broader race between competing cruise lines seeking to appeal to a cooler crowd. In early 2017, Carnival said it would roll out Ocean Medallion wearables on more than 100 cruise ships.

The machine-learned AI is powered by music theory developed by the Berklee College of Music, which collaborated in the creation of SoundSeeker. The AI analyzes the images based on color, landscape, backdrop, emotion, body language, and facial expression and then crafts a shareable and one-of-a kind soundtrack.The customized tracks take inspiration from a wide variety of music, including ’90s hip-hop, rock, modern, and electronic dance music. Fans can follow along on Royal Caribbean’s social channels, and by searching #SoundSeeker.

Over more than a year, Royal Caribbean teamed up with its agency, MullenLowe; experts from Berklee College of Music; and technologists from around the world to create the song generator.

Berklee leveraged music theory for the tool to match music to photos, accounting for pitch, tempo, and instrumental combinations, among other qualities. 
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          Why scientists are infiltrating music festivals      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Sheena Cruickshank stood in front of a crowd of millennials in flower crowns and harem pants. As she paced the stage, trying to explain the intricacies of the microbiome to the audience, guitars and drum kits warmed up behind her, forcing her to raise her voice to be heard. The senior lecturer in immunology wasn't speaking in her usual venue at the University of Manchester, after all. She was at a music festival, and later that day, The Flaming Lips were taking the stage.

As researchers seek new audiences for their findings, they're busting out of basement laboratories and stuffy hotel ballrooms and infiltrating the playgrounds where today's curious, creative minds gather: music festivals.

Cruickshank was just one of dozens of scientists who presented in July at Bluedot, a festival in the U.K. A few months earlier, the Lightning in a Bottle festival in California had more than 30 presenters speak on science-related topics over the four-day event. In May, the FORM festival in Arizona hosted panels on technology alongside musical performances by Skrillex and Fleet Foxes.

"[Festivals are] an experiment in an alternative lifestyle," says Jesse Shannon, marketing director of DoLab, the company that founded and organizes Lightning in a Bottle. "So that creates opportunities for conversation, considering new ideas."

Typical science conferences can be intimidating for the average person. The barriers to entry can be huge, as they're usually invite-only, and they typically cater to a very niche crowd of Ph.D.s, graduate students, and medical professionals. The talks are full of complicated terminology. At best, for an outsider, they're boring. At worst, they're nearly impenetrable. But by blending science with festival culture, scientists are able to reach a wider audience, perhaps even planting a seed of inspiration in the minds of the young people who will carry the torch for scientific progress into the future.

"There is always a concern that you are reaching the usual crowd," Cruickshank says. "But with a music festival, you are potentially reaching people and sharing your research with people that you might not have talked to otherwise."

There's also an element of just getting people interested in science, period. Most Americans say they liked science as a kid. But a variety of factors — from cost barriers to a lack of access to opportunities — work against science-curious kids and push them into other careers.

"You've got a lot of people who have decided at the age of 10 that they're not a scientist and that's it," says Kevin Warwick, emeritus professor at Reading and Coventry Universities and a presenter at Bluedot. "Scientists use a lot of jargon and it's as though it puts a wall between the scientists and the outside world. It's like they are trying to make it sound difficult."

The talks at the festivals range in topic from climate change to neuroscience. And while the scientists might not have the packed crowds of a headlining band, they still bring together a moderately sized and extremely engaged audience. Andrew Callaway Ellis, chair of the Los Angeles chapter of The Climate Reality Project, presented at Lightning in a Bottle with a goal of recruiting curious millennials into climate activities. He was thrilled when he was inundated with questions from the festival's young attendees.

While festivals are hotbeds of creativity, the lower barrier to entry can sometimes backfire. For example, Lightning in a Bottle hosted an eccentric talk by a man named Emery Smith, who claims to have conducted thousands of alien autopsies. During his talk, he took aim at NASA, and spouted conspiracies about a secret underground facility in New Mexico. As a result, NASA astrobiologist Michael Lee dropped out of another panel on the festival's lineup.

"We are always trying to bring the most credible and interesting people. But some [audience members] don't believe that science is always the last word. They want the ability to have a reasonable, meaningful conversation," Shannon says. "It's a tension we are always working with."

On the flip side, the fact that festival attendees are open to fringe ideas is great for people like Ismail Ali, the policy and advocacy counsel at the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). For decades, the scientific community has marginalized psychedelic research. But unsurprisingly, festival-goers are interested in learning about the groundbreaking discoveries surrounding psychedelics, so Ali is using the venue to push for policy and cultural change.

"If you are trying to break into the public, that's not going to happen if we only talk to academics and university professors," Ali says. "You have to talk to 'the people.' ... We go to a lot of science conferences, and we are often the rainbow sheep in the room. We kind of stick out. And at places like Lightning in [a] Bottle, we don't. People really get what we are doing and why we are doing it."

Warwick calls festival guests who venture out of the concert crowds and into the science tents brave. He loves the challenge of presenting his research, which involves things like artificial intelligence and robotics, to a new crowd in new ways.

"It's nice for your life if you feel you have turned a few younger people onto science," says Warwick. "Maybe one of them wins the Nobel Prize."


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Embedded Computing on the Edge

Embedded computing has passed—more or less unscathed—through many technology shifts and marketing fashions. But the most recent—the rise of edge computing—could mean important new possibilities and challenges. So what is edge computing (Figure 1)? The cynic might say it is just a grab for market share by giant cloud companies that have in the past struggled […]

Embedded computing has passed—more or less unscathed—through many technology shifts and marketing fashions. But the most recent—the rise of edge computing—could mean important new possibilities and challenges.

So what is edge computing (Figure 1)? The cynic might say it is just a grab for market share by giant cloud companies that have in the past struggled in the fragmented embedded market, but now see their chance. That theory goes something like this.

Figure 1. Computing at the network edge puts embedded systems in a whole new world.

With the concept of the Internet of Things came a rather naïve new notion of embedded architecture: all the embedded system’s sensors and actuators would be connected directly to the Internet—think smart wall switch and smart lightbulb—and all the computing would be done in the cloud. Naturally, this proved wildly impractical for a number of reasons, so the gurus of the IoT retreated to a more tenable position: some computing had to be local, even though the embedded system was still very much connected to the Internet.

Since the local processing would be done at the extreme periphery of the Internet, where IP connectivity ended and private industrial networks or dedicated connections began, the cloud- and network-centric folks called it edge computing. They saw the opportunity to lever their command of the cloud and network resources to redefine embedded computing as a networking application, with edge computing as its natural extension.

A less cynical and more useful view looks at edge computing as one facet of a new partitioning problem that the concurrence of cloud computing, widespread broadband access, and some innovations in LTE cellular networks have created. Today, embedded systems designers must, from requirements definition on through the design process, remember that there are several very different processing sites available to them (Figure 2). There is the cloud. There is the so-called fog. And there is the edge. Partitioning tasks and data among these sits has become a necessary skill to the success of an embedded design project. If you don’t use the new computing resources wisely, you will be vulnerable to a competitor who does—not only in terms of features, performance, and cost advantages to be gained, but in consideration of the growing value of data that can be collected from embedded systems in operation.

.Figure 2. Edge computing offers the choice of three different kinds of processing sites.

The Joy of Partitioning

Unfortunately, partitioning is not often a skill embedded-system designers cultivate. Traditional embedded designs employ a single processor, or at worst a multi-core SoC with an obvious division of labor amongst the cores.

But edge computing creates a new scale of difficulty. There are several different kinds of processing sites, each with quite distinct characteristics. And the connections between processors are far more complicated than the nearly transparent inter-task communications of shared-memory multicore systems. So, doing edge computing well requires a rather formal partitioning process. It begins with defining the tasks and identifying their computing, storage, bandwidth, and latency requirements. Then the process continues by characterizing the compute resources you have available, and the links between them. Finally, partitioning must map tasks onto processors and inter-task communications onto links so that the system requirements are met. This is often an iterative process that at best refines the architecture and at worst turns into a protracted, multi-party game of Whack-a-Mole. It is helpful, perhaps, to look at each of these issues: tasks, processing and storage sites, and communications links, in more detail.

The Tasks

There are several categories of tasks in a traditional embedded system, and a couple of categories that have recently become important for many designs. Each category has its own characteristic needs in computing, storage, I/O bandwidth, and task latency.

In any embedded design there are supervisory and housekeeping tasks that are necessary, but are not particularly compute- or I/O- intensive, and that have no hard deadlines. This category includes most operating-system services, user interfaces, utilities, system maintenance and update, and data logging.

A second category of tasks with very different characteristics is present in most embedded designs. These tasks directly influence the physical behavior of the system, and they do have hard real-time deadlines, often because they are implementing algorithms within feedback control loops responsible for motion control or dynamic process control. Or they may be signal-processing or signal interpretation tasks that lie on a critical path to a system response, such as object recognition routines behind a camera input.

Often these tasks don’t have complex I/O needs: just a stream or two of data in and one or two out. But today these data rates can be extremely high, as in the case of multiple HD cameras on a robot or digitized radar signals coming off a target-acquisition and tracking radar. Algorithm complexity has traditionally been low, held down by the history of budget-constrained embedded designs in which a microcontroller had to implement the digital transfer function in a control loop. But as control systems adopt more modern techniques, including stochastic state estimation, model-based control, and, recently, insertion of artificial intelligence into control loops, in some designs the complexity of algorithms inside time-critical loops has exploded. As we will see, this explosion scatters shrapnel over a wide area.

The most important issue for all these time-critical tasks is that the overall delay from sensor or control input to actuator response be below a set maximum latency, and often that it lies within a narrow jitter window. That makes partitioning of these tasks particularly interesting, because it forces designers to consider both execution time—fully laden with indeterminacies, memory access and storage access delays—and communications latencies together. The fastest place to execute a complex algorithm may be unacceptably far from the system.

We also need to recognize a third category of tasks. These have appeared fairly recently for many designers, and differ from both supervisory and real-time tasks. They arise from the intrusion of three new areas of concern: machine learning, functional safety, and cyber security. The distinguishing characteristic of these tasks is that, while each can be performed in miniature with very modest demands on the system, each can quickly develop an enormous appetite for computing and memory resources. And, most unfortunately, each can end up inside delay-sensitive control loops, posing very tricky challenges for the design team.

Machine learning is a good case in point. Relatively simply deep-learning programs are already being used as supervisory tasks to, for instance, examine sensor data to detect progressive wear on machinery or signs of impending failure. Such tasks normally run in the cloud without any real-time constraints, which is just as well, as they do best with access to huge volumes of data. At the other extreme, trained networks can be ported to quite compact blocks of code, especially with the use of small hardware accelerators, making it possible to use a neural network inside a smart phone. But a deep-learning inference engine trained to detect, say, excessive vibration in a cutting tool during a cut or the intrusion of an unidentified object into a robot’s planned trajectory—either of which could require immediate intervention—could end up being both computationally intensive and on a time-critical path.

Similarly for functional safety and system security, simple rule-based safety checks or authentication/encryption tasks may present few problems for the system design. But simple often, in these areas, means weak. Systems that must operate in an unfamiliar environment or must actively repel novel intrusion attempts may require very complex algorithms, including machine learning, with very fast response times. Intrusion detection, for instance, is much less valuable as a forensic tool than as a prevention.

Resources

Traditionally, the computing and storage resources available to an embedded system designer were easy to list. There were microcontroller chips, single-board computers based on commercial microprocessors, and in some cases boards or boxes using digital signal processing hardware of one sort or another. Any of these could have external memory, and most could attach, with the aid of an operating system, mass storage ranging from a thumb drive to a RAID disk array. And these resources were all in one place: they were physically part of the system, directly connected to sensors, actuators, and maybe to an industrial network.

But add Internet connectivity, and this simple picture snaps out of focus. The original system is now just the network edge. And in addition to edge computing, there are two new locations where there may be important computing resources: the cloud, and what Cisco and some others are calling the fog.

The edge remains much as it has been, except of course that everything is growing in power. In the shadow of the massive market for smart-phone SoCs, microcontrollers have morphed into low-cost SoCs too, often with multiple 32-bit CPU cores, extensive caches, and dedicated functional IP suited to a particular range of applications. Board-level computers have exploited the monotonically growing power of personal computer CPU chips and the growth in solid-state storage. And the commoditization of servers for the world’s data centers has put even racks of data-center-class servers within the reach of well-funded edge computing sites, if the sites can provide the necessary space, power, and cooling.

Recently, with the advent of more demanding algorithms, hardware accelerators have become important options for edge computing as well. FPGAs have long been used to accelerate signal-processing and numerically intensive transfer functions. Today, with effective high-level design tools they have broadened their use beyond these applications into just about anything that can benefit from massively parallel or, more importantly, deeply pipelined execution. GPUs have applications in massively data-parallel tasks such as vision processing and neural network training. And as soon as an algorithm becomes stable and widely used enough to have good library support—machine vision, location and mapping, security, and deep learning are examples—someone will start work on an ASIC to accelerate it.

The cloud, of course, is a profoundly different environment: a world of essentially infinite numbers of big x86 servers and storage resources. Recently, hardware accelerators from all three races—FPGAs, GPUs, and ASICs—have begun appearing in the cloud as well. All these resources are available for the embedded system end-user to rent on an as-used basis.

The important questions in the cloud are not about how many resources are available—there are more than you need—but about terms and conditions. Will your workload run continuously, and if not, what is the activation latency? What guarantees of performance and availability are there? What will this cost the end user? And what happens if the cloud platform provider—who in specialized application areas is often not a giant data-center owner, but a small company that itself leases or rents the cloud resources—suffers a change in situation? These sorts of questions are generally not familiar to embedded-system developers, nor to their customers.

Recently there has been discussion of yet another possible processing site: the so-called fog. The fog is located somewhere between the edge and the cloud, both physically and in terms of its characteristics.

As network operators and wireless service providers turn from old dedicated switching hardware to software on servers, increasingly, Internet connections from the edge will run not through racks of networking hardware, but through data centers. For edge systems relying on cloud computing, this raises an important question: why send your inter-task communications through one data center just to get it to another one? It may be that the networking data center can provide all the resources your task needs without having to go all the way to a cloud service provider (CSP). Or it may be that a service provider can offer hardware or software packages to allow some processing in your edge-computing system, or in an aggregation node near your system, before having to make the jump to a central facility. At the very least you would have one less vendor to deal with. And you might also have less latency and uncertainly introduced by Internet connections. Thus, you can think of fog computing as a cloud computing service spread across the network and into the edge, with all the advantages and questions we have just discussed.

Connections

When all embedded computing is local, inter-task communications can almost be neglected. There are situations where multiple tasks share a critical resource, like a message-passing utility in an operating system, and on extremely critical timing paths you must be aware of the uncertainly in the delay in getting a message between tasks. But for most situations, how long it takes to trigger a task and get data to it is a secondary concern. Most designs confine real-time tasks to a subset of the system where they have a nearly deterministic environment, and focus their timing analyses there.

But when you partition a system between edge, fog, and cloud resources, the kinds of connections between those three environments, their delay characteristics, and their reliability all become important system issues. They may limit where you can place particular tasks. And they may require—by imposing timing uncertainty and the possibility of non-delivery on inter-task messages—the use of more complex control algorithms that can tolerate such surprises.

So what are the connections? We have to look at two different situations: when the edge hardware is connected to an internet service provider (ISP) through copper or fiber-optics (or a blend of the two), and when the connection is wireless (Figure 3).

Figure 3. Tasks can be categorized by computational complexity and latency needs.

The two situations have one thing in common. Unless your system will have a dedicated leased virtual channel to a cloud or fog service provider, part of the connection will be over the public Internet. That part could be from your ISP’s switch plant to the CSP’s data center, or it could be from a wireless operator’s central office to the CSP’s data center.

That Internet connection has two unfortunate characteristics, from this point of view. First, it is a packet-switching network in which different packets may take very different routes, with very different latencies. So, it is impossible to predict more than statistically what the transmission delay between two points will be. Second, Internet Protocol by itself offers only best-effort, not guaranteed, delivery. So, a system that relies on cloud tasks must tolerate some packets simply vanishing.

An additional point worth considering is that so-called data locality laws—which limit or prohibit transmission of data outside the country of origin—are spreading around the world. Inside the European Union, for instance, it is currently illegal to transmit data containing personal information across the borders of a number of member countries, even to other EU members. And in China, which uses locality rules for both privacy and industrial policy purposes, it is illegal to transmit virtually any sort of data to any destination outside the country. So, designers must ask whether their edge system will be able to exchange data with the cloud legally, given the rapidly evolving country-by-country legislation.

These limitations are one of the potential advantages of the fog computing concept. By not traversing the public network, systems relying on ISP or wireless-carrier computing resources or local edge resources can exploit additional provisions to reduce the uncertainty in connection delays.

But messages still have to get from your edge system to the service provider’s aggregation hardware or data center. For ISPs, that will mean a physical connection, typically using Internet Protocol over fiber or hybrid copper/fiber connections, often arranged in a tree structure. Such connections allow for provisioning of fog computing nodes at points where branches intersect. But as any cable TV viewer can attest, they also allow for congestion at nodes or on branches to create great uncertainties in available bandwidth and latency. Suspension of net neutrality in the US has added a further uncertainty, allowing carriers to offer different levels of service to traffic from different sources, and to charge for quality-of-service guarantees.

If the connection is wireless, as we are assured many will be once 5G is deployed, the uncertainties multiply. A 5G link will connect your edge system through multiple parallel RF channels and multiple antennas to one or more base stations. The base stations may be anything from a small cell with minimal hardware to a large local processing site with, again, the ability to offer fog-computing resources, to a remote radio transceiver that relies on a central data center for all its processing. In at least the first two cases, there will be a separate backhaul network, usually either fiber or microwave, connecting the base station to the service provider’s central data center.

The challenges include, first, that latency will depend on what kind of base stations you are working with—something often completely beyond your control. Second, changes in RF transmission characteristics along the mostly line-of-site paths can be caused by obstacles, multipath shifts, vegetation, and even weather. If the channel deteriorates, retry rates will go up, and at some point the base station and your edge system will negotiate a new data rate, or roll the connection over to a different base station. So even for a fixed client system, the characteristics of the connection may change significantly over time, sometimes quite rapidly.

Partitioning

Connectivity opens a new world for the embedded-system designer, offering amounts of computing power and storage inconceivable in local platforms. But it creates a partitioning problem: an iterative process of locating tasks where they have the resources they need, but with the latencies, predictability, and reliability they require.

For many tasks location is obvious. Big-data analyses that comb terabytes of data to predict maintenance needs or extract valuable conclusions about the user can go in the cloud. So, can compute-intensive real-time tasks when acceptable latency is long, and the occasional lost message is survivable or handled in a higher-level networking protocol. A smart speaker in your kitchen can always reply “Let me think on that a moment,” or “Sorry, what?”

Critical, high-frequency control loops must stay at or very near the edge. Conventional control algorithms can’t tolerate the delay and uncertainty of any other choice.

But what if there is a conflict: a task too big for the edge resources, but too time-sensitive to be located across the Internet? Fog computing may solve some of these dilemmas. Others may require you to place more resources in your system.

Just how far today’s technology has enriched the choices was illustrated recently by a series of Microsoft announcements. Primarily involved in edge computing as a CSP, Microsoft has for some time offered the Azure Stack—essentially, an instance of their Azure cloud platform—to run on servers on the customer premises. Just recently, the company enriched this offering with two new options: FPGA acceleration, including the Microsoft’s Project Brainwave machine-learning acceleration, for Azure Stack installations, and Azure Sphere, a way of encapsulating Azure’s security provisions in an approved microcontroller, secure operating system, and coordinated cloud service for use at the edge. Similarly, Intel recently announced the OpenVINO™ toolkit, a platform for implementing vision-processing and machine intelligence algorithms at the edge, relying on CPUs with optional support from FPGAs or vision-processing ASICs. Such fog-oriented provisions could allow embedded-system designers to simply incorporate cloud-oriented tasks into hardware within the confines of their own systems, eliminating the communications considerations and making ideas like deep-learning networks within control loops far more feasible.

In other cases, designers may simply have to refactor critical tasks into time-critical and time-tolerant portions. Or they may have to replace tried and true control algorithms with far more complex approaches that can tolerate the delay and uncertainty of communications links. For example, a complex model-based control algorithm could be moved to the cloud, and used to monitor and adjust a much simpler control loop that is running locally at the edge.

Life at the edge, then, is full of opportunities and complexities. It offers a range of computing and storage resources, and hence of algorithms, never before available to most embedded systems. But it demands a new level of analysis and partitioning, and it beckons the system designer into realms of advanced system control that go far beyond traditional PID control loops. Competitive pressures will force many embedded systems into this new territory, so it is best to get ahead of the curve.

 

 

 

 


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Starting this month, some UAE hospitals, shopping malls, gyms and even supermarkets will contain AI medical pods that can help diagnose health problems in less than ten minutes. Working as full body scanners, Bodyo 's Artificial Intelligence machines monitor a long list of vitals, including blood sugar, height, weight and body mass. Pods like the one pictured above will be installed in spaces such as offices, gyms and hospitals for public use The concept was dreamed up by French sports scientist Patrice Coutard who, as head of performance and fitness for the UAE's national football team, was keen to monitor and improve the stamina and overall health of his players. The pods are now set to be key devices for early diagnosis and prevention, especially when the information collected is shared with medical facilities. Bodyo's CEO, Tariq Hussain, explains that once the user has their vitals assessed, the results are stored in a data cloud which can then be easily shared with healthcare professionals. "The data can be sent - with the consent of the user - to a hospital or clinic where they can monitor this and then bring them in before this becomes a more serious condition," explains Hussain. Bodyo CEO Tariq Hussain uses the pod on a daily basis Diabetes and obesity are a significant problem in the UAE. By 2020, an estimated 32 percent of the country's adult population will have diabetes or pre-diabetes, according to Zawya, whilst the World Health Organization estimates that up to 73 percent of men and women in the Emirates are overweight or obese. This places the country in the top five worldwide in the obesity stakes. The Bodyo pods allow personalised health, wellness and nutritional programmes to be created for its users, as a way of combatting excess weight and controlling sugar levels. The idea is not only to inform but also engage its users in taking care of their physical state. Companies that choose to place the pods in their offices can encourage employees to use the machines by means of incentives, and discounts on select health-related products or services, when certain goals are met. Lease prices of the machine average US$1,450 a month, which includes installation, maintenance and upgrades. The pods use 'non-invasive' methods for health monitoring "Rates that we come in at are attractive, not just to larger corporations, but they enable smaller corporations like gyms to get involved as well," says Hussain. In terms of the worldwide problem of data privacy, the company guarantees that user information is only shared with consent, and that the team is constantly on the lookout to enhance security levels. With the long-awaited launch in the UAE this month, Bodyo also has ambitious expansion plans for Europe, the United States and Asia by 2023. SOCIAL EYES: KEEPING HEALTHY Dubai-resident Debbie from the UK posted these pics of her 12-week fitness and health monitoring programme - put together with the use of a portable Bodyo device - with the caption "it's not all about what the weighing scales tell us".
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Artificial Intelligence is seen by many as a great transformative tech and the possibilities seem almost limitless to what it can eventually do. Will AI systems one day drive us around? Do our laundry? Mow our lawn? Raise our kids? Fight wars? Kill humans? These questions make people shift from thinking purely about the functional …
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If you read anything about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its use in the world of HR you quickly discover that there are two schools of thought. The first of these is that AI is biased and dehumanizing, the second is that it makes better decisions that humans and thus is an improvement. The negative: Biased […]
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In this growing age of technology, different kinds of technologies are prevalent everywhere. You can see varieties of screens, devices and gadgets just by walking around. Technology is part of our daily lives - from digital billboards, smartphones with biometrics, machines that activate transport, to apps that add efficiency to how we do things, everything seems possible in this hi-tech age. Even when it comes to work and education everything is turning digital.

Creating the Whole Child Amidst Technology Disruption With Rex Bookstore
Creating the Whole Child Amidst Technology Disruption With Rex Bookstore

As we move through the age of one-click and one-tap access, not only did efficiency and productivity increased, but everything is happening too fast as well. The growth brought by the innovation in technology made significant changes in the way our education is shaped. Having mere academic knowledge is not enough to survive in this fast-growing world. Skills outside the four corners of the room are what the future needs.

REX Bookstore, known for being a champion of holistic, 21st-century learning, took great concern as to what would be the most excellent way to build the generation in this age of technology. With the knowledge that most, if not all jobs are now becoming digital because industries attempt to shift to a more cost-efficient way of running their operations through maximizing technological platforms, Rex Bookstore knew that mastery of academic subjects is not enough, and new skill sets is necessary to be gained.

Educational institutions and other stakeholders should place enough focus on equipping our students and learners with the necessary training to foster creativity and critical thinking. Especially now that talks about the risk that humans will be entirely taken over by machines in the future. As of 2010, top 10 jobs started to shift to technology and digital related careers. More than 50% of the jobs today expected to be replaced by artificial intelligence as well. With all these advancements occurring, we must be able to cope up well. Having creativity and critical thinking skills are the key to the future generation, for these qualities would be the most useful as we face a rapidly evolving world.

To further nurture these qualities for the future generation, Rex Bookstore adopted the Whole Child Approach as guidance in developing their offerings. The Whole Child Approach was first developed by an organization called ASCD. It aims to transition learning from just narrowly focusing in academic achievements to education that gives holistic connection towards fulfilling the success of young learners through long-term development and guidance.

As ASCD’s official partner in the Philippines, REX Book Store has been actively creating programs, offering a symphony of learning solutions to assist not just learners, but parents and institutions with the vision of transforming today´s classrooms into a future-ready learning environments.

Rex Bookstore helps in molding the future generation for them to be able to live in the new ecosystem we are currently building at present. They aim not just to use technology as a present advantage, but as something beneficial in the future.

At present, everything we see is a reflection of emerging and converging technologies- each offering new horizons of access to limitless information, possibilities to improve efficiencies, share data, build communities, and boost creativity and freedom. One notable innovation in today’s technology is having the existence of Internet. It gave a whole new meaning to instant access. Physical distance is no longer a barrier to exchange both in communication and information

With all this advancement we are experiencing, it is clear that we have a bright future ahead of us. Even so, since everything is now easily accessible, the existence of dirty data and fake news have been increasing in number. Everyone can create content and make it viral as much as everyone could have access to information and then share it as one believes it to be true. Some portals that contain crowd sourced or collated information from unreliable references often hits the top results pages of Google. Even if there are new rules and laws now being crafted by institutions to serve as guidelines for the use of the web, there is still no certainty in knowing if a published article is authentic and credible if you don’t check on it.

Despite all this digital disruptions occurring, REX Book Store, stayed true to its mission, and  has continued to contribute in fostering sustainable and collaborative partnerships among concerned stakeholders: taking lead in the effort to create holistic learning experiences that would enable learners to be future leaders and professionals who carry fundamental principles of human dignity and a keen sense of social justice, while also keeping ahead of the curve in leveraging the resources which the 4th industrial revolution brings.

Through its deep understanding of how digital disruption can be leveraged for education, REX Book Store paves the way and lays the groundwork for the next generation of practitioners who are not just tech-savvy, but also consciously committed to providing responses to relevant issues that affect the way we live our everyday lives. This is the kind of engagement and social responsibility that proceeds with critical thinking and is firmly rooted on human values of respect, dignity, and harmonious understanding, producing whole and joyful young persons with an immense desire to contribute to the betterment of society.

We must remember that it is not about the hardware or software or how we experience tech through well-designed interface, it is how we make use of them, especially to improve ourselves and learn, that matters.

Join and help Rex Bookstore make the Whole Child, Visit www.wholechild.rexbookstore.ph.
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Data Science Manager London £80,000 THE COMPANY Harnham are working with one of the most exciting and disruptive media agencies (also one of the top globally), who are looking to add a Data Science Manager into their data science product team. As a key player in the Data Science team you will have the opportunity to manage projects for some of the biggest brands worldwide. It will be your job to liaise with clients, take the brief and work with multi-disciplined teams of analysts to deliver solutions to a wide array of business problems spanning several different sectors. This really is a great opportunity, particularly for those looking to enter a 'work hard-play hard' environment - with regular office socials and plenty of great perks for joining!! THE ROLE You will be: Analysing and optimising digital marketing to deliver significant return on investments for clients Working closely with the clients to explore new opportunities within their business Buiilding a variety of different machine learning and data science products, making the most of the latest technologies out there YOUR SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE You must have: An MSc or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Machine Learning, Statistics, Artificial Intelligence or Mathematics An expert working knowledge of at least one programming language Experience of working with large volumes of data Experience in a client facing role is a bonus THE BENEFITS £80,000 + benefits HOW TO APPLY Please register your interest by sending your CV via the Apply link on this page. KEYWORDS R, Python, SQL, Hive, Hadoop, Spark, Machine Learning, Statistics, Mathematics, AWS, Research, Marketing, Online, Data Scientist, Data Science, Predictive modelling, Forecasting, Digital Marketing, Content, Agency, Tech.
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CA-Santa Clara, A well funded, exciting startup building highly scalable advanced analytics product utilizing state of the art research in Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning for the Defense intelligence market place is looking for a Senior DevOps Engineer. This is direct hire FTE position with the company based in Santa Clara, CA. Responsibilities Expert understanding of running a large-sc
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Global Artificial Intelligence in Aviation Market Analysis 2018 With Players Forecast Like Airbus, NVIDIA, Microsoft, Amazon, Samsung Electronics, Xilinx, Micron Technology, Intel Corporation, IBM,Boeing, Global Artificial Intelligence in Aviation Market Report 2018 provides an in-depth analysis with the forecast of market size and growth. The Artificial Intelligence in Aviation analysis includes available market, market by volume, and market share by business kind and by

          C-Level Executive Assistant - Samasource - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          DPRK RAT in the wild. Vulnerable WPA2 4-way handshake implementations. Black Hat notes. Sanctions and retaliation. RoK to reorganize Cyber Command. PGA and ransomware.       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

In today's podcast we hear that US-CERT is warning of a North Korean RAT. Researchers find vulnerable WPA2 handshake implementations. A sales call results in inadvertent data exposure. Notes on Black Hat: circumspection, hype, barkers, and artificial intelligence. Russia braces for US sanctions and promises retaliation. South Korea will reorganize its Cyber Command. The PGA is hit with ransomware. Guests are Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan, authors of the book The Red Web. 


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          This start-up wants to make sure you never have to go to a gas station again      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Like so many people juggling a career, a commute and unexpected day-to-day chores, Whitney Block's life unfurls in a perpetual state of semi-controlled chaos.

The 30-year-old Redwood, California, resident works as a nurse practitioner, a demanding job that requires her to travel to three clinics, driving as long as an hour and a half some days to meet with patients. To ensure that her weeks run smoothly, Block, an avid planner, has turned to technology, using AmazonFresh and Google Express to stock her fridge and order products ranging from toilet paper to electronics. She can't remember the last time she pushed a shopping cart through a store. Until a few months ago, there remained a single irritating chore that Block couldn't seem to avoid: filling her car up with gas. Her solution: a Silicon Valley start-up that functions like a mobile gas station, using "field technicians" to fill up vehicles when they're not being driven. The company, known as Yoshi, is part of a crop of gas-delivery start-ups billing themselves as "Uber for gasoline." Yoshi members pay a $20 monthly subscription fee, plus the cost of gas, a deal that Block - who considers gas stations dirty and inconvenient - said she couldn't resist. "The more demanding my career has become, the more I've realized I don't want my free time to be consumed by mundane tasks that I don't want to be doing - and that includes going to the gas station to fill up," she said. "It's not fun, it's not stimulating and it's not enjoyable," she added. "If I can pay somebody to get it done for me, I will totally do that." For many drivers, a trip to the gas station is a forgettable inconvenience that occurs once or twice a week. But Yoshi is banking on the idea that there are millions of people like Block all over the country: urban professionals whose demanding schedules and disposable income make them ideal candidates for outsourcing a chore that has been a feature of car ownership since the inception of the automobile. The company seeks to be more than a concierge service for the affluent, and it arrives at a time when companies such as Uber, Amazon.com, Whole Foods (now owned by Amazon) and Netflix are trying to capitalize on the appeal of convenience. (Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Post.) In the past 12 months, the company has spread from three cities nationwide to 16, including Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston and Los Angeles, picking up investments from superstar athletes Kevin Durant and Joe Montana along the way. They've recently added the Washington region to that list. Yoshi, which competes with other gas-delivery start-ups on the West Coast, has to convince potential customers that the subscription is worthwhile, particularly in cities with ample public transit. The company declined to say how many people use the service across the country. Not everyone is comfortable with the idea of inexperienced start-ups lugging around tanks of flammable liquid, though Yoshi claims their fuel tanks - which are small enough to fit in the back of the company's delivery fleet of Ford pickup trucks - conform to local laws and are certified by the U.S. Department of Transportation. "Some of the [companies] are using 1,000-gallon tanks," Greg Andersen, a division chief in the California state fire marshal's office, told the Guardian newspaper. "If they're going into the basement parking lot of a high-rise, that actually is a large concern." Yoshi field technicians deliver gas to parking garages and high-rise buildings when necessary. The company says its field techs are hazmat-certified and have not had a single spill in three years of operation. The automotive industry has taken notice. The rise of ride-hailing and car-sharing is prompting a fundamental re-evaluation of vehicle ownership among consumers, experts say, a shift that is forcing auto companies to make concessions to their drivers. Some of those concessions - such as providing round-the-clock, concierge-style maintenance - look a lot like Yoshi. "Convenience is becoming a lifestyle," said Alistair Weaver, editor in chief at the automotive website Edmunds.com. Cities remain clogged with cars, but gas stations are becoming harder to find. Between 1994 and 2015, the number of retail fueling sites in the United States dropped about 25 percent - from 202,800 to about 150,000, according to the National Association of Convenience Stores. To sweeten the deal for customers, Yoshi has begun offering customers other gas station staples, such as oil changes, tire checks, car washings and brake pad replacements. Using the company's app customers interact with field technicians and an artificial intelligence bot named "Rachel," which helps them schedule services. Field technicians service most vehicles during the workday, in parking lots and driveways, and communicate with customers via smartphone. They carry a tool that allows them to open fuel tank flaps even when they're locked. "Every time a field technician fills up a vehicle, we have them take pictures so you know if there's a dent in your bumper or a scratch on the vehicle," Yoshi co-founder Bryan Frist said. "If we notice your passenger side wiper blade is broken, then you'd get an email and a push notification on your phone, and with one button, you could schedule to get it replaced." Yoshi - which plans to expand to nine more cities by the end of the year - received a recent investment from ExxonMobil, the oil giant's first-ever start-up investment. A partnership with Firestone connects customers in need of a tire with the tire company's Mobile Tire Installation service. General Motors has also invested in Yoshi, including Yoshi services in GM's OnStar package in a number of cities. At a time when Silicon Valley is rushing to replace gas-powered engines with electric motors and batteries, selling combustible fuel might appear to be a foolish way to launch a career. But the 31-year-old Frist - who founded the company with two partners in 2015 - said his team looked for industries that remained largely untouched by innovation. The outdated nature of the gas station, he said, was part of the business's allure. Instead of seeing gas stations as a quick way to fuel a vehicle, Frist's team saw an unnecessary speed bump in the fuel-delivery model - an inconvenience exacerbated by lines, fluctuating prices and inclement weather. "Gas stations haven't really changed in the last 100 years," he said. "If you go look at old black-and-white photos, you're looking at essentially the same concept as today." He added, "Go to a gas station in the middle of the winter, when it's sleeting, and ask yourself how convenient it is." As ride-hailing and ride-sharing make owning a car useless for some, Weaver said, there is a push within the auto industry to remove the "pain points" from the car-ownership experience. The result has been a new crop of subscription services that give luxury car owners the ability to rotate through different models. Care by Volvo provides Volvo owners with insurance, maintenance and concierge service - a model, Weaver said, that has parallels to Yoshi. "People are generally looking - across the board - for more convenient solutions for their hectic lives, whether it's Amazon delivering stuff directly to our homes or shopping online," Weaver said. "It's logical that these things would extend to motoring for people who are time-poor and cash-rich." Yoshi claims its services actually save drivers money over time, about $240 a year on average. The claim is based on the idea that - using corporate partnerships - Yoshi is able to deliver gas at a price slightly below the local average. Customers who add an oil change get a dollar per gallon subtracted from the bill. Customers who have a car detailed (thoroughly cleaned) receive a free tank of gas, the company says. For customers like Block, paying a few dollars extra each month for gas is a fair trade for convenience. But Weaver said potential customers should approach subscription services - which can seduce customers into excess spending - very carefully. "My suggestion to consumers is to read the small print carefully and really calculate the true cost," he said. "If you're going to subscribe you need to make it work for you, because otherwise it becomes that gym membership that you sign up for an never use." He added, "We've all been there."


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Artificial intelligence is virtually everywhere. But forget about Alexa, self-driving cars and those pesky pop-up ads that follow you around the Internet. Think litigation tools. As the legal profession adapts to changes in the marketplace, more law firms are looking for alternative ways of doing business. However, there are glimmers of hope. The number of AI […]

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The power of Artificial Intelligence demonstrated by Android 9 Pie Google announced the release of Android P, officially called as Android Pie for users of its Pixel phones. Coming to other devices it may be released this year or the next. You get more from your phone as Android 9 Pie harnesses the power of […]
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Going by the recent news update, "Google's next version of Android finally has a name: 'Pie.' It's rolling out right now and is packed with new features, from extended battery life to new gesture navigation." This version has a collection of new animations and features that automate various functions. Along similar lines, devices and application development teams are rapidly working towards enhancing their digital goals. Major brands and tech firms are leveraging new technologies and digital platforms to transform their brand strategy for better consumer outreach.

Social Media and digital technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality (VR) Augmented Reality (AR) are increasingly influencing the branding strategy for many enterprises. For instance, international brands like IKEA are leveraging VR/AR to generate brand awareness in new markets. Digital Experimentation is a trending area that many brands are exploring and are also finding a great deal of value.


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Nation

Why Was Hillary's Christopher Steele Doing Pallin' Around With a Putin-Linked Russian?: Ace
Sen. Feinstein’s Ties To China Go Way Deeper Than An Alleged Office Spy: Ben Weingarten
“What Would The Intelligence Community ‘Insurance Policy’ Look Like?”: Sharyl Attkisson

"Think Of All The Funeral Expenses We’ll Save Under Medicare For All!": Ed Morrissey
Politico: You Know Who’s Had A Bad Election Season?: Ed Morrissey
Dem Candidate on Supporting Pelosi as Leader: ‘Probably Not’: Andrew Kugle

Leftist Arrested for Soliciting the Murder of an ICE Agent on Twitter: Ace
Hmmm: Generic Ballot Gap Suddenly Narrowing?: Ed Morrissey
Bernie and his army are losing 2018: David Siders

New Dem Rock Star O-Cortez Struggles to Describe Pelosi’s Role: S. Noble
Nancy Pelosi Promises Huge Gift To Illegal Aliens If Dems Win The Midterms: C101
Tennessee Senate Race May Be Most Crucial of 2018: Roger L. Simon

Scandal Central

The handwritten notes exposing what Fusion GPS told DOJ about Trump: John Solomon
Oleg’s Story: Yes, The Russians Were Involved in The 2016 Election…: CTH
Why It Matters That Christopher Steele Practically Begged To Work With Mueller: J.E. Dyer

More Communication Between Chris Steele and Bruce Ohr is “Leaked”?: CTH
House Judiciary to subpoena DOJ, FBI and Fusion GPS on Trump dossier: Anna Giaritelli
Corrupt Senate Intelligence Committee Wants To Interview Julian Assange Behind Closed Doors: CTH

Media

Acosta: Press Is ‘Not Supposed to Be the Story; That’s Not Why I’m out There’: Conor Beck
Giuliani predicts Mueller case is ‘going to blow up on them’: Emily Birnbaum
Former Ohio State wrestler recants claim Jim Jordan knew of sexual abuse allegations: DCNF

World

The West’s Defeat - By Its Own Hand: Anne Marie Waters
Looking West from Red Square: Paul Starobin
Corbyn Questions Israel’s Right to Exist on Iranian TV: UWI

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

At Black Hat, hacks of voting machines, satellites, pacemakers – and more to come: Mark Albertson
AWS error exposed GoDaddy business secrets: ZDNet
Artificial intelligence model “learns” from patient data to make cancer treatment less toxic: Rob Matheson

Cornucopia

Police: College hoops coach threw punch killing NYC tourist: AP
#FLOTUSFriday: You’ve Come a Long Way Baby!: MOTUS
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          This start-up wants to make sure you never have to go to a gas station again      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Like so many people juggling a career, a commute and unexpected day-to-day chores, Whitney Block's life unfurls in a perpetual state of semi-controlled chaos.

The 30-year-old Redwood, California, resident works as a nurse practitioner, a demanding job that requires her to travel to three clinics, driving as long as an hour and a half some days to meet with patients. To ensure that her weeks run smoothly, Block, an avid planner, has turned to technology, using AmazonFresh and Google Express to stock her fridge and order products ranging from toilet paper to electronics. She can't remember the last time she pushed a shopping cart through a store. Until a few months ago, there remained a single irritating chore that Block couldn't seem to avoid: filling her car up with gas. Her solution: a Silicon Valley start-up that functions like a mobile gas station, using "field technicians" to fill up vehicles when they're not being driven. The company, known as Yoshi, is part of a crop of gas-delivery start-ups billing themselves as "Uber for gasoline." Yoshi members pay a $20 monthly subscription fee, plus the cost of gas, a deal that Block - who considers gas stations dirty and inconvenient - said she couldn't resist. "The more demanding my career has become, the more I've realized I don't want my free time to be consumed by mundane tasks that I don't want to be doing - and that includes going to the gas station to fill up," she said. "It's not fun, it's not stimulating and it's not enjoyable," she added. "If I can pay somebody to get it done for me, I will totally do that." For many drivers, a trip to the gas station is a forgettable inconvenience that occurs once or twice a week. But Yoshi is banking on the idea that there are millions of people like Block all over the country: urban professionals whose demanding schedules and disposable income make them ideal candidates for outsourcing a chore that has been a feature of car ownership since the inception of the automobile. The company seeks to be more than a concierge service for the affluent, and it arrives at a time when companies such as Uber, Amazon.com, Whole Foods (now owned by Amazon) and Netflix are trying to capitalize on the appeal of convenience. (Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Post.) In the past 12 months, the company has spread from three cities nationwide to 16, including Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston and Los Angeles, picking up investments from superstar athletes Kevin Durant and Joe Montana along the way. They've recently added the Washington region to that list. Yoshi, which competes with other gas-delivery start-ups on the West Coast, has to convince potential customers that the subscription is worthwhile, particularly in cities with ample public transit. The company declined to say how many people use the service across the country. Not everyone is comfortable with the idea of inexperienced start-ups lugging around tanks of flammable liquid, though Yoshi claims their fuel tanks - which are small enough to fit in the back of the company's delivery fleet of Ford pickup trucks - conform to local laws and are certified by the U.S. Department of Transportation. "Some of the [companies] are using 1,000-gallon tanks," Greg Andersen, a division chief in the California state fire marshal's office, told the Guardian newspaper. "If they're going into the basement parking lot of a high-rise, that actually is a large concern." Yoshi field technicians deliver gas to parking garages and high-rise buildings when necessary. The company says its field techs are hazmat-certified and have not had a single spill in three years of operation. The automotive industry has taken notice. The rise of ride-hailing and car-sharing is prompting a fundamental re-evaluation of vehicle ownership among consumers, experts say, a shift that is forcing auto companies to make concessions to their drivers. Some of those concessions - such as providing round-the-clock, concierge-style maintenance - look a lot like Yoshi. "Convenience is becoming a lifestyle," said Alistair Weaver, editor in chief at the automotive website Edmunds.com. Cities remain clogged with cars, but gas stations are becoming harder to find. Between 1994 and 2015, the number of retail fueling sites in the United States dropped about 25 percent - from 202,800 to about 150,000, according to the National Association of Convenience Stores. To sweeten the deal for customers, Yoshi has begun offering customers other gas station staples, such as oil changes, tire checks, car washings and brake pad replacements. Using the company's app customers interact with field technicians and an artificial intelligence bot named "Rachel," which helps them schedule services. Field technicians service most vehicles during the workday, in parking lots and driveways, and communicate with customers via smartphone. They carry a tool that allows them to open fuel tank flaps even when they're locked. "Every time a field technician fills up a vehicle, we have them take pictures so you know if there's a dent in your bumper or a scratch on the vehicle," Yoshi co-founder Bryan Frist said. "If we notice your passenger side wiper blade is broken, then you'd get an email and a push notification on your phone, and with one button, you could schedule to get it replaced." Yoshi - which plans to expand to nine more cities by the end of the year - received a recent investment from ExxonMobil, the oil giant's first-ever start-up investment. A partnership with Firestone connects customers in need of a tire with the tire company's Mobile Tire Installation service. General Motors has also invested in Yoshi, including Yoshi services in GM's OnStar package in a number of cities. At a time when Silicon Valley is rushing to replace gas-powered engines with electric motors and batteries, selling combustible fuel might appear to be a foolish way to launch a career. But the 31-year-old Frist - who founded the company with two partners in 2015 - said his team looked for industries that remained largely untouched by innovation. The outdated nature of the gas station, he said, was part of the business's allure. Instead of seeing gas stations as a quick way to fuel a vehicle, Frist's team saw an unnecessary speed bump in the fuel-delivery model - an inconvenience exacerbated by lines, fluctuating prices and inclement weather. "Gas stations haven't really changed in the last 100 years," he said. "If you go look at old black-and-white photos, you're looking at essentially the same concept as today." He added, "Go to a gas station in the middle of the winter, when it's sleeting, and ask yourself how convenient it is." As ride-hailing and ride-sharing make owning a car useless for some, Weaver said, there is a push within the auto industry to remove the "pain points" from the car-ownership experience. The result has been a new crop of subscription services that give luxury car owners the ability to rotate through different models. Care by Volvo provides Volvo owners with insurance, maintenance and concierge service - a model, Weaver said, that has parallels to Yoshi. "People are generally looking - across the board - for more convenient solutions for their hectic lives, whether it's Amazon delivering stuff directly to our homes or shopping online," Weaver said. "It's logical that these things would extend to motoring for people who are time-poor and cash-rich." Yoshi claims its services actually save drivers money over time, about $240 a year on average. The claim is based on the idea that - using corporate partnerships - Yoshi is able to deliver gas at a price slightly below the local average. Customers who add an oil change get a dollar per gallon subtracted from the bill. Customers who have a car detailed (thoroughly cleaned) receive a free tank of gas, the company says. For customers like Block, paying a few dollars extra each month for gas is a fair trade for convenience. But Weaver said potential customers should approach subscription services - which can seduce customers into excess spending - very carefully. "My suggestion to consumers is to read the small print carefully and really calculate the true cost," he said. "If you're going to subscribe you need to make it work for you, because otherwise it becomes that gym membership that you sign up for an never use." He added, "We've all been there."


          Artificial Intelligence (AI) In Healthcare Market Outlook to 2023: Emerging Trends and Will Generate New Growth Opportunities Status | IBM, Microsoft, Google, Apple, Amazon, Medtronic Inc.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          AI Weekly: Budget phones could signal the AI revolution      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Artificial intelligence will not be democratized through computers, televisions, smart speakers, or set-top boxes, but through smartphones — affordable ones. That’s the bold pronouncement Gartner made in January in a report predicting that 80 percent of smartphones will have on-device AI capabilities by 2022. “With smartphones increasingly be… Read More At Article Source | Article […]

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          The Failed State of Digital Advertising      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

My digital advertising customer experience sucks. Big time. 

I'm speaking at a conference soon, and wanted to know what the official hotel is for the event. I Googled the event. Now all I see are ads for this event. Every. Where. I. Go. I signed up for a software service, because a friend had recommended it. Now all I see are ads for this software service. Every. Where. I. Go. I grabbed a link for a book that I had read on Amazon to share with a friend. Now all I see are ads for this book on Amazon. Every. Where. I. Go. I was at a kid's birthday party at one of those trampoline places. Now all I see are ads for this sporting venue. Every. Where. I. Go. In fact, in looking through my Facebook feed, there is nothing in there that is relevant to me anymore - at all... and the brands that are advertising to me are, without a doubt, paying a premium because of what some algorithm has defined as valuable intent. There is no intent.

This is where digital advertising falls down. Hard.

Feel free to retarget a consumer who has abandoned a shopping cart. There are a myriad of other ways to define true intent. A search? Search may well be one of the worst ways to align your retargeting or personalization marketing strategies. It's expensive and it's wasteful, if you really don't dig in and define some significant metrics that must happen AFTER the search that should trigger an ad. Regardless of how the brand behaves in their media spend, the biggest criminals in this ordeal are the platforms. Think about the depth, data and understanding that these platforms have on their users. Think about the power of their click tracking, user behavior, the underlying machine learning and artificial intelligence technology that they have developed and this is the output? Couple all of that together, and it's somewhat criminal that the vast majority of digital ads that consumers are being exposed to are things that they have already closed the purchase (or research) cycle on. And, with that, why bother wasting a brand impression if that consumer has already (and obviously) been exposed to the brand and, in many cases, is already a consumer? It's the old-school mindset of impression repetition coupled on to this new technology that can personalize and retarget. It makes no sense to mix those two ideologies together.

It's true... is it not?

The worst of the worst (and the most common digital marketing advertising infraction) comes in the continuous flow of ads for a brand that the consumer has just purchased from. And, to make it worse, it never ends. There are countless brands that I have purchased - months later - that are still retargeting me with offers on the exact product or service that I have already purchased. It's a bad brand experience. It doesn't say "thank you for being my customer." It does say: "we have no idea that you're now a customer, so here are some ads for something that you have already purchased from us." It's not a warm and fuzzy feeling.

Isn't that Customer Experience 101? 

Digital marketing and advertising is not easy. Digital marketing and advertising is hard, complex and fast moving. Because of that, I struggle to understand why brands make it even harder on themselves (they are paying a premium for this kind of advertising) and for their consumers (it's hard to feel like a valued consumer, when every brand interaction tells them that you're not a customer). Perhaps it's time for brands to take their foot off of the digital marketing customer journey gas pedal, and re-evaluate where their spend is going, and what the logic tree is that displays an ad in front of consumer. It will cut down on waste. It will build a better brand experience. It will put their media agency on notice that they need to be sharper. It will reduce ad spend. It will increase viewability. It will increase positive recall. It will increase brand value.

How is that not one of the biggest wins a brand could have in 2018?

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          AI4ALL participants tell all—summer camps get girls involved in AI and tech      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

AI4ALL, a nonprofit working to increase diversity and inclusion in artificial intelligence, believes that all students should have the opportunity to learn about AI and explore its applications. We share the same belief, and have gotten more kids involved in computer science and technology by donating to organizations like Code.org, building programs like Made with Code and CS First, and most recently helping AI4ALL expand learning resources for underrepresented youth. With a $1 million grant from Google.org, AI4ALL can scale their nationwide summer camps that spark student interest in AI and help them build foundational technical skills. The Google.org grant will also create a new digital curriculum that will introduce students to fundamental AI concepts.

To learn more about AI4ALL’s impact, we caught up with Tess Posner, CEO of AI4ALL, as well as two program alums: Ananya Karthik, who recently led an AI and art workshop in Oakland for Bay Area middle and high school girls, and 15-year old Ekanem Okeke, who participated in the AI4ALL Stanford camp this summer. Hear from Tess and Ananya in this video, and read on for an interview with Ekanem.

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Here's Ekanem at the AI4ALL Stanford camp

Ekanem Okeke participated in the AI4ALL Stanford camp this summer. We chatted with her about her experience:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your background.
My name is Ekanem Okeke. I am 15 years old. I was born in Ottawa, Canada, but for the past three years I’ve been living in Michigan with my family. I have two sisters and one brother. Having lived in Canada for the majority of my life so far, I am fluent in French, but I would really love to learn Korean and Japanese. I also enjoy reading, drawing, playing soccer and basketball, and watching anime. Lastly, I am fascinated with astronomy, biology and science in general.

What was your experience with computer science and AI before camp?
Prior to attending AI4ALL, I hadn’t seriously coded. I’d heard of the development of autonomous cars using AI, but other than that, I didn’t know all that much of the applications of AI. Of course, I was curious about AI and programming before attending AI4ALL, but I hadn’t acted on that curiosity yet. Nevertheless, I am in a very CS-heavy family as both my parents are engineers and my sister is also on her way to becoming one.

What was your favorite part of camp and who were your fellow participants?
I don’t think that I could pick a favorite! I really enjoyed listening to guest speakers, like Professor Jeanette Bohg’s talk comparing computer vision to human vision. Prof. Dan Jurafsky's talk on Natural Language Processing (NLP) was also very fascinating as he discussed using NLP to evaluate police bias. Along with these talks, we watched technical demonstrations and even managed to fit in field trips to Google’s headquarters and the beach!

My fellow participants were really cool and helpful—bonding with them was a high point of the experience. We also had a pretty diverse class, with people from nine states and nine different countries. I even met a fellow Canadian!

What did you think about your field trip to Google?
I definitely think that the most enriching part of the whole experience was the panel we attended at Google. I found that all the panelists had something interesting that they were working on and something unique about their history with AI. It displayed the interdisciplinary nature of AI, as the panelists had very different jobs that all still related to AI, such as health research with machine learning.

What was the subject of your team project and what did you learn while working on it?
While at camp, I was in the robotics group that focused on autonomous vehicles. In our group, we attempted to model the navigation system that would be implemented in an autonomous vehicle. To accomplish this, we used proportional–integral–derivative controller (PIDs) and Dijkstra’s algorithm. The PID controllers worked to enable our robots to follow the lines on our map, while Dijkstra’s algorithm enabled the robots to plan efficient routes. By combining these two algorithms, the robots were able to navigate themselves from one destination to the next.

Leaving camp, has your perspective on AI changed? How?
I’ve learned how AI can solve problems. Before camp, I saw AI as somewhat of a super tool, a technology that could be used to change the world. However, I didn’t really understand what AI actually does. After the camp, I’ve come to understand AI in a more realistic sense. I now understand how to utilize AI as an actual concrete piece of technology.

What excites you the most about AI?
I think the most exciting thing about AI is that it is very much a blank canvas. The broad scope of how interdisciplinary AI is makes it such an interesting and curious field. Although AI is not some kind of all-powerful tool, it is a new technology that can improve one’s daily life. AI’s usefulness is really just limited to our own imagination, and there’s many more possibilities available beyond an autonomous car.

As you look to the future (no pressure!), do you have a sense for what you might be interested in pursuing?
Through this program, I was exposed to many things, which allowed me to picture my own future in any career. I’ve really come to understand that there are a lot of amazing specialized careers that I haven’t heard of before. Attending AI4ALL really encouraged me to follow my passions and turn my passions into a career. As a result, I feel like it would be a waste for me to decide what I want to do right now when there’s so much out there and so much to come.


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Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said it plans to boost investments in businesses that will drive its future growth, committing to a KRW25 trillion (about US$22 billion) investment over the next three years, primarily led by Samsung Electronics, in the areas of artificial intelligence, 5G, automotive electronics components, and biopharmaceuticals. Samsung will open up its venture incubation program to both external and internal start-up projects and provide software training. In artificial intelligence, Samsung plans to significantly expand its
          New Research on Artificial Intelligence In Energy & Utilities Market with Analysis By Type (Product & Services), Application, and Top Key Players Like General Electric, HAZAMA ANDO CORPORATION, Siemens AG, Alpiq, SmartCloud, Atos, Open Energi, ZenRobotics      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
New Research on Artificial Intelligence In Energy & Utilities Market with Analysis By Type (Product & Services), Application, and Top Key Players Like General Electric, HAZAMA ANDO CORPORATION, Siemens AG, Alpiq, SmartCloud, Atos, Open Energi, ZenRobotics Artificial Intelligence (AI) is described as the ability of a machine to perform real time tasks at a level of human expert. Energy and utilities sector constitute for the industries such as petroleum, Oil & Gas, power generation and others

          Statistical Overview of Intelligent Process Automation Market Growing at CAGR of +40% by 2025: Know about Influencing Factors by Focusing on Top Companies like Blue Prism, UiPath, Crowd Computing Systems, Accelirate, EMC, OpenText, SAP, Pegasystems      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Statistical Overview of Intelligent Process Automation Market Growing at CAGR of +40% by 2025: Know about Influencing Factors by Focusing on Top Companies like Blue Prism, UiPath, Crowd Computing Systems, Accelirate, EMC, OpenText, SAP, Pegasystems Our Market Analysts Project the Intelligent Process Automation Market to Grow Steadily at a CAGR Of Greater Than 40% By 2025. Intelligent process automation (IPA) is the application of artificial intelligence (AI), computer vision, cognitive automation and machine learning to robotic

          OSS Leftovers      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
  • Open source Kaa IoT middleware to take on enterprise IoT

    To benefit from IoT, businesses need a way to network, manage and secure all of their connected devices. While there are proprietary IoT middleware platforms available to do this for the home and heavy industries like manufacturing, the Kaa IoT platform is one of the few open source options on the market today that is business-ready.

  • bzip.org changes hands

    The bzip2 compression algorithm has been slowly falling out of favor, but is still used heavily across the net. A search for "bzip2 source" returns bzip.org as the first three results. But it would seem that the owner of this domain has let it go, and it is now parked and running ads. So we no longer have an official home for bzip2.

  • Three Capabilities Banks Need to Work On While Adopting Open Source

    As banks are now willing to experiment and adopt new age technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain, the next big step of its digital disruption has to do with open source banking.

    With the adoption of open source, banks are likely to open their APIs and share customer data with third-party players to develop innovative products and offer customized real-time bespoke services to customers.

    Industry experts consider it to be the best time to embrace open banking as customer buying patterns are changing.

    In a previous interaction with Entrepreneur India, Rajeev Ahuja, Executive Director, RBL Bank accredited this change to “the emergence of nontraditional competition such as fintech startups, growing domination of technologies like blockchain, artificial intelligences, machine learning, etc and lastly, the initiatives taken by the Reserve Bank Of India to regulated the payments banks, peer to peer lending platforms, linking of Aadhar, and e-kyc.”

  • Free and open-source software con returns to International House

    FOSSCon, a free and open-source software conference, will be held Aug. 25 at the International House Philadelphia. Lectures and workshops will teach participants about free software and new ways to use it.

    Unlike most software, which is only available under restrictive licensing, free and open-source software is available under licenses that let people distribute, run and modify the software for their own purposes. It includes well-known projects like the Firefox browser or the Linux kernel. Those who talk about “free software” emphasize the way copyright law restricts users’ freedom, while those who talk about “open source” emphasize the economic and technical benefits of shared development.

    However, most of the scheduled events are far from philosophical, focusing on technical subjects like the use of domain name systems or the filesystem ZFS. The speakers range from professional programmers to enthusiasts. Most famous on the list is Eric S. Raymond, one of the thinkers behind “open source,” who will speak about the history of the C programming language and what might replace it. Of particular local interest is a talk by Eric O’Callaghan, a systems administrator at Thomas Jefferson University, on how to use public data from Indego Bike Share.


          The Pentagon finally has an AI strategy — too little too late?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The US Department of Defense’s recently established Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) has finally debuted and will oversee the Pentagon’s AI strategy. Better late than never, right? After a couple of years’ worth of paperwork drills, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan released a document at the end of June establishing the JAIC, and stating it would take the next 30 days to figure out what its national mission objectives and personnel needs are. The specifics of how the center will carry out its duties going forward haven’t been publicly released, but that’s par for the course when dealing with military…

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          Principal Program Manager - Microsoft - Bellevue, WA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Cortana is a key ingredient of Microsoft's vision to democratize Artificial Intelligence and empower every person and every organization on the planet to...
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          Instructor (Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning) - Cortechma Inc. - Thornhill, ON      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          AI in Military Market  2018: Market Landscape, Market Sizing and Forecast up to 2025      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies have seized the imagination of people across the globe due to its wide range of applications. AI is highly beneficial for the military sector as it can handle a massive amount of data in an efficient way as compared to traditional methods. Also, Artificial Intelligence has contributed towards the enhancement of […]
          Amazon Go is Inspiring AI in Retail      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Amazon is taking a keen interest in robotics and artificial intelligence tech. Its recent acquisition of Whole Foods Market Inc. has surprised market experts, and speculations about introduction of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the fresh food industry are abounding. Amazon’s […]

          Dr. Eng Lim Goh presents: Prediction – Use Science or History?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Dr. Eng Lim Goh from HPE gave this keynote talk at PASC18. "Traditionally, scientific laws have been applied deductively - from predicting the performance of a pacemaker before implant, downforce of a Formula 1 car, pricing of derivatives in finance or the motion of planets for a trip to Mars. With Artificial Intelligence, we are starting to also use the data-intensive inductive approach, enabled by the re-emergence of Machine Learning which has been fueled by decades of accumulated data."

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          SkyScale: GPU Cloud Computing with a Difference      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
GPU cloud computing

In this guest post, Tim Miller, president of SkyScale, covers how GPU cloud computing is on the fast track to crossing the chasm to widespread adoption for HPC applications. "Two good examples of very different markets adopting GPU computing and where cloud usage makes sense are artificial intelligence and high quality rendering."

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          If You Love Artificial Intelligence, Check Out NVIDIA Corporation      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Tech investors looking for a way to get into AI hardware would be wise to consider this stock.
          Principal Data & AI Developer - Lightspeed - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          When machines become sentient, we will have to consider them an intelligent life form      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
For most of us, our understanding of robots and artificial intelligence (AI) is drawn more from science fiction than from fact. Intelligent robots are often portrayed as either a virulent threat to humanity, as seen in the Terminator series of films or in Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot, or a socially beneficial tool, as with the Star Wars robots R2-D2 and […]
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           As robots become more social will humans accept such interaction?       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Robots like the new Vector and Jibo are getting more social prompting the question are humans ready for such lifelike artificial intelligence as seen by developers such as Lux Capital
          The world's largest maker of bitcoin mining chips is reportedly hoping to raise $18 billion for what could end up being the largest IPO in history      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Jihan Wu

  • Cryptocurrency mining chip maker Bitmain hopes to raise $18 billion for an IPO in the coming months, according to documents obtained by CoinDesk.
  • If the company raised $18 billion at a market capitalization of $40 to $50 billion, that could make it the largest IPO in history.
  • In June, Bloomberg reported that Bitmain was planning to go public to further its pursuits in producing hardware for artificial intelligence technology. 

The world's largest producer of cryptocurrency mining chips, Bitmain, is planning to file for an initial public offering in September, according to documents obtained by CoinDesk.

According to the documents, CoinDesk reports Bitmain's proposed public offering could end up being the largest in history: The company reportedly hopes to raise $18 billion IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange at a market capitalization of $40 to $50 billion.

While Bitmain's primary industry has been producing integrated circuit chips used to algorithmically "mine" cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, the company recently began to manufacture chip hardware for the artificial intelligence industry. 

Bitmain is headed up by 32-year-old Jihan Wu, who founded the Beijing-based company only five years ago with the vision that digital currencies would be the de facto money of the future.

In June, Bloomberg reported that Wu was considering taking his company public and that Wu plans to position Bitmain as a ruthless competitor in the circuit chip industry. 

So far, Wu's pursuit has proved overwhelmingly successful: In the few short years since it was founded, Bitmain has become one of the world's most valuable cryptocurrency companies. In the first sixth months of 2018 alone, the company raked in $2.5 billion in revenue, according to Bloomberg.

The company has received $450 million in funding from investors including Sequoia, GIC, and IDG Capital. 

Bitmain did not immediately respond to a request for comment on any IPO plans.

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  • Facebook is speaking with several crypto projects as it explores ways it can use blockchain technology.
  • In recent months, Facebook's blockchain team has met with the open-source payment-technology company Stellar about some of these opportunities, people familiar with the talks told Business Insider.
  • Facebook could use blockchain technology to rival big banks' payments networks.
  • The tech firm has big ambitions for its blockchain group, with a recent job ad saying it "is a startup within Facebook, with a vision to make blockchain technology work at Facebook scale and improve the lives of billions of people around the world."

Facebook is speaking with several crypto projects as it explores ways it can use blockchain technology.

In recent months, Facebook's blockchain team, led by the former PayPal executive David Marcus, has met with the open-source payments-technology company Stellar about some of those opportunities, people familiar with the talks told Business Insider.

While the talks were early-stage and there is no indication they will lead to a partnership, they could shed light on Facebook's ambitions to push into finance and take on big banks.

For example, if Facebook wanted to rival the big banks' payments networks, it could leverage blockchain technology to do so, said a person familiar with the firm's talks with Stellar.

The speed of certain blockchains over traditional financial pipes-and-plumbing is one of the most cited benefits of the red-hot technology. A JPMorgan research note said a transaction on Ripple's network took four seconds versus three to five days for traditional banking systems to process a transaction.

Facebook already appears to be taking other steps to break into banking, reportedly considering showing users their bank balance or fraud alerts.

A Stellar insider told Business Insider it would make sense for Facebook to record payment transactions on a distributed ledger like Stellar. Other merchants could then connect to a Stellar-based ledger. Such a platform could rival the Swift payments network that connects banks and allows for money transfers.

"They'd be taking the rug out from under the banks," the person said. "They can add a bank more quickly than a bank could build a social network."

Sources say Facebook and Stellar have spoken about the firm potentially forking the main Stellar network as part of its blockchain efforts. A crypto fork is when a blockchain splits into two — both have the same underpinnings but can be managed differently moving forward.

Facebook is known for working with other open-source technologies; it's one of the largest maintainers of React, an open-source technology language. It could, in theory, fork an existing blockchain as opposed to building its own.

A representative for Facebook disputed that the company would build on Stellar's technology. A spokeswoman for Stellar declined to comment.

The price of Stellar Lumens rose about 8% following Business Insider's report on the talks between Facebook and Stellar, according to CoinMarketCap. 

'Improve the lives of billions of people around the world'

A source close to Facebook's blockchain business said the company was making a long-term bet on blockchain that would most likely resemble its investments in artificial intelligence. Rather than targeting a specific vertical, such as payments, Facebook's blockchain group would provide a foundation from which the firm will be able to target an array of possible opportunities.

A recent Facebook job ad reflects this notion, saying the blockchain group "is a startup within Facebook, with a vision to make blockchain technology work at Facebook scale and improve the lives of billions of people around the world."

The firm is also looking to expand its crypto group, according to job ads. One position the firm is looking to fill is a manager for a newly created software engineer team within the blockchain group.

Facebook is also hiring a blockchain public-policy manager to analyze policy issues relating to blockchain and advise product and business teams on those developments.

Already, Shashwat Gupta, a former product manager for Samsung Pay, joined as a product strategist for blockchain in May. "Blockchain" was removed from his LinkedIn profile after Business Insider talked to a Facebook spokesman.

And Evan Cheng was promoted to head of engineering for blockchain in June.

The duo joined Facebook employees including Kevin Weil, a vice president of product, and James Everingham, a head of engineering.

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