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ODI Paper Asks, Who Owns Our Data Infrastructure?

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by Angela Guess The Open Data Institute (ODI) yesterday wrote, “Our data infrastructure is as important as our physical infrastructure. A strong data infrastructure will increase interoperability and collaboration, efficiency and productivity in public and private sectors, nationally and internationally. Having the right conditions for data will benefit everyone. It will reduce transaction costs, grow…

Artificial Intelligence and ‘Thought Vectors’

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by Angela Guess Aaron Krumins recently wrote for Extreme Tech, “Last week, the British high priest of artificial intelligence Professor Geoffrey Hinton, who was snapped up by Google two years back during its massive acquisition of AI experts, revealed that his employer may have found a means of breaking the AI deadlock that has persisted…

Artificial Intelligence in Weapons Systems: The Ethical Dilemmas

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by Angela Guess A recent article in Nature.com reports, “The artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics communities face an important ethical decision: whether to support or oppose the development of lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS). Technologies have reached a point at which the deployment of such systems is — practically if not legally — feasible within…

Deep Learning Lives and Dies By Dimensionality Reduction

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by James Kobielus We don’t live in a simple binary world or one where everything of interest can be calculated on our fingers and toes. Hence, humans have invented the higher mathematics to bridge between the numbers we understand organically and the complex numerical relationships too abstract to explain in simple terms. In other words,…

Berkeley’s Robot BRETT Uses Deep Learning to Learn From Its Mistakes

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by Angela Guess Yesterday, Manish Singh wrote for Beta News, “Humans understand feedback and they seek improvement over numerous trials and errors. Robots, on the other hand, don’t. Robots only understand what’s hardcoded in their algorithms, essentially making them useless without getting direct input from humans. But recent advances are offering a major shift to…

Giving Meaning to Your Data with Semantic Technology

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by Angela Guess Information Management contributor Tom Endyke recently wrote, “While organizations realize the potential of effectively incorporating data into multiple facets of their business, many are unsure as to how to best take action upon this insight. Consider the amount of data generated on an on-going basis in the financial services space alone; there…

Spotify Working on the Next Generation of Music Delivery and Discovery

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by Angela Guess Dan Rowinski recently wrote for ARC, “Spotify is taking all of the trends developed in the age of context and is poised to deliver a truly unique listening experience that—finally—brings the experience of music delivery and discovery into the next generation. Earlier this week, Spotify greatly expanded it product portfolio. Spotify has…

Nokia Said to Be Launching Its Own Personal Digital Assistant

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by Angela Guess Softpedia recently wrote, “The battle for the best personal digital assistant is about to get fiercer, as Nokia is said to be working at such a feature for its Z Launcher application included in the N1 tablet. The intelligent virtual assistant for the Z Launcher will be based on Desti’s technology, a…