Tag Archive for artificial intelligence

Can Berg Cure Cancer with Artificial Intelligence?

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by Angela Guess Writing for Fortune, Cyrus Sanati recently asked, “Could we be just two or three years away from curing cancer? Niven Narain, the president of Berg, a small Boston-based biotech firm, says that may very well be the case. With funding from billionaire real-estate tycoon Carl Berg as well as from Mitch Gray,…

Snapchat Reportedly Planning to Use Deep Learning to Analyze User Snaps

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by Angela Guess Jordan Novet recently wrote for VentureBeat, “Snapchat, that well-funded Los Angeles startup providing a popular ephemeral-mobile-messaging app, has been slowly developing a research arm to run sophisticated algorithms on user data like images and videos, VentureBeat has learned. Snapchat is especially interested in a trendy type of artificial intelligence called deep learning,…

Why You Don’t Need to Fear Artificial Intelligence

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by Angela Guess Tim Oates recently wrote in Tech Crunch, “As yet another tech pioneer with no connection to artificial intelligence steps out to voice his fears about AI being catastrophic for the human race, I feel the need respond. While I respect Steve Wozniak’s technological contributions to our culture, I fear that he, like…

Is Your Business Ready to Incorporate AI?

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by Angela Guess Brennan White of the Young Entrepreneur Council recently wrote in Forbes, “Technology is finally catching up to science fiction — but business leaders who wait until humanoid robots are walking around to begin implementing AI in their business will have missed the boat and let their competitors eat their lunch. With so…

The Jobs Getting Replaced by Artificial Intelligence First

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by Angela Guess New Scientist contributor Hal Hodson recently wrote, “Forget Skynet. Hypothetical world-ending artificial intelligence makes headlines, but the hype ignores what’s happening right under our noses. Cheap, fast AI is already taking our jobs, we just haven’t noticed. This isn’t dumb automation that can rapidly repeat identical tasks. It’s software that can learn…

Facebook’s New Artificial Intelligence Software Can Read Text and Answer Questions About It

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by Angela Guess Rachel Metz recently wrote in the MIT Technology Review, “Facebook is working on artificial intelligence software that can process text and then answer questions about it. The effort could eventually lead to anything from better search on Facebook itself to more accurate and useful personal assistant software. The social network’s chief technology…

Is Artificial Intelligence Ready for Business Applications?

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by Angela Guess Writing for the Harvard Business Review, Brad Power recently commented, “Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an idea that has oscillated through many hype cycles over many years, as scientists and sci-fi visionaries have declared the imminent arrival of thinking machines. But it seems we’re now at an actual tipping point. AI, expert systems,…

Artificial Intelligence as Auto-Suggest for Your Life

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by Angela Guess Rafe Needleman, the Editorial Director of Yahoo Tech recently wrote, “‘The future of artificial intelligence is autocorrect,’ Ben Medlock, the co-founder at SwiftKey was saying. We were at a dinner during South by Southwest, hosted by SwiftKey and Evernote, and the discussion had turned to the standard nerd debate: When will we…

How “Little AI” Can Enrich Our Lives Now

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by Angela Guess Anthony Sarris, Founder and Principal of N2Semantics recently wrote, “I work in the field of semantic technologies, which includes artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive computing, primarily in the social and Web content spaces. These days it seems almost everyone working on AI is hell-bent on creating human-like intelligence using deep learning, neural…

Artificial Intelligence Could Create a Tsunami in the Retail World

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by Angela Guess Matthew Chapman, writing for Retail Week, recently commented, “Speaking at a panel session at Retail Week Live 2015, Straw, Thomas Cook’s digital advisory board chairman, warned that retailers must start planning for the disruption that will caused by artificial intelligence. He said: ‘The next wave, a tsunami, is artificial intelligence and that…