Tag Archive for artificial intelligence

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…

How Artificial Intelligence is Being Used in Healthcare

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by Angela Guess Stephanie Baum recently discussed four different ways that artificial intelligence and machine learning are being used in healthcare today. She writes, “It’s worth a look at the diverse applications for AI across healthcare including biotech and health IT, since these are some areas where it is having a significant impact from informing…

The Future of Contextual Awareness

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by Angela Guess Oded Lilos of Wired recently wrote, “One of the hallmarks of recent technology is the way it is designed to respond to the people who use it. Easy examples of where we already see that happening are Google Now Cards (or Waze) that follow the user’s travels, notifications of the user’s upcoming…

Deep Learning Can Track Everything From Workouts to Your Emotions

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by Angela Guess Rachel Metz of the MIT Technology Review recently wrote, “Software that roughly mimics the way the brain works could give smartphones new smarts—leading to more accurate and sophisticated apps for tracking everything from workouts to emotions. The software exploits an artificial-intelligence technique known as deep learning, which uses simulated neurons and synapses…

Rigging The Job Hunt with Artificial Intelligence

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by Angela Guess Davey Alba of Wired reports, “Cameron Levy and Dustin Smith, two former MIT students, were particularly interested in finding the right job, not only for themselves but for everyone. ‘Picking your job is among the most decisions that you’ll ever make, and we couldn’t think of a more important problem to work…

Clarifai Uses Deep Learning to Identify Things in Videos

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by Angela Guess Jordan Novet of Venture Beat reports, “Clarifai, one startup with a service for recognizing things in images, today introduced a pretty nifty new capability. Now the startup can quickly point out the things that appear in videos. Startups in this field and even major companies like Baidu and Google have been trying…

The Evolution of Artificial Intelligence

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by Angela Guess Or Shani of Wired recently wrote that Artificial Intelligence “isn’t a new concept; its storytelling roots go as far back as Greek antiquity. However, it was less than a century ago that the technological revolution took off and AI went from fiction to very plausible reality. Alan Turing, British mathematician and WWII…

What Separates Deep Learning from General Artificial Intelligence?

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by Angela Guess Joe Castaldo of Canadian Business recently wrote, “Artificial intelligence is one of those concepts that seems to be perpetually around the corner. The results have been fairly unspectacular and confined to university laboratories—until recently. One branch of AI, known as deep learning, has made huge advances in the past couple of years,…