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How Realistic Is an Artificially Intelligent Robot Like ‘Chappie’?

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by Angela Guess Tanya Lewis of Live Science recently wrote, “The new film “Chappie” features an artificially intelligent robot that becomes sentient and must learn to navigate the competing forces of kindness and corruption in a human world. Directed by Neill Blomkamp, whose previous work includes ‘District 9’ and ‘Elysium,’ the film takes place in…

Bringing the Semantic Web and Linked Data to All

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by Jennifer Zaino The Semantic Web and Linked Data promise so much to so many in the world. They provide the foundation for identifying and classifying content, while exposing, sharing, and connecting pieces of data on the Web via the W3C’s Resource Description Framework (RDF) protocol. The vision revolves around increasing the Web’s usefulness and people’s access to…

IBM Acquires AlchemyAPI, Bringing in Some New Smarts for Watson

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by Angela Guess Doug Henschen recently reported for Information Week, “IBM on Wednesday announced it has acquired AlchemyAPI, a provider of natural-language processing and image-analysis services and technologies. IBM said the deal will expand the IBM Watson community and accelerate the development of new cognitive computing applications. AlchemyAPI provides application program interface (API) services that…

Google’s Efforts to Aid Drug Discovery with Big Data & Machine Learning

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by Angela Guess VentureBeat contributor Paul Sawers recently wrote, “From answering heath-related questions in its search results to a fitness data platform for developers, Google is becoming increasingly ingrained in the fabric of our daily health-and-wellbeing habits. But behind the scenes, the Internet giant is also working to expedite the discovery of drugs that could…

Qualcomm Uses Cognitive Computing to Improve How Computers Understand Us

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Patrick Moorhead recently wrote, “Cognitive computing and machine learning are some of the hottest topics in all of high tech. Many companies in the semiconductor industry have been looking for ways to improve how computers interact with us and more importantly, understand our behavior and needs. Because without understanding humans…

How the Internet of Things & Big Data Tie Together

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by Angela Guess Teena Hammond recently wrote for ZDnet, “The Internet of Things, or IoT, is projected to undergo massive growth with 4.9 billion IoT-connected devices in 2015 and more than 25 billion predicted to be in use by 2020, according to Gartner. The IoT appeals across a broad base of industry sectors and fields…

Starting Small with Big Data

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by Jelani Harper The inhibitors of Big Data initiatives are abundant and include: Upfront capital: There is a general perception that the infrastructure to apply Big Data and options for advanced analytics are costly, and that such initiatives are widely reserved for large organizations instead of small- and mid-sized ones. Technological gaps: Costs notwithstanding, many…

Artificial Intelligence Developments Merit Caution, Not Fear

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by Angela Guess Cecilia Tilli recently wrote in Slate, “In January, I joined Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, Lord Martin Rees, and other artificial intelligence researchers, policymakers, and entrepreneurs in signing an open letter asking for a change in A.I. research priorities. The letter was the product of a four-day conference (held in Puerto Rico in…

How Deep Learning, Voice Recognition Will Change the Internet

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by Angela Guess Writing for Wall Street Cheat Sheet, Jess Bolluyt recently opined, “In a few years, the Internet could look like a very different place than it is today. We’ll be able to complete searches by voice, more efficiently search for images by the people or objects they contain, or use video analysis tools…