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AI could help your boss track your performance, for better or for worse


GUEST:

It’s likely you have multiple interactions with AI on a daily basis that you aren’t even aware of. Artificial intelligence has embedded itself in some of the most widely-used consumer technologies on the planet without many consumers even noticing. That being said, it should come as no surprise artificial intelligence is infusing modern office spaces with enhanced capabilities as well.

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↳ The Futurism

The United Nations is Considering a Possible Ban on “Killer Robots”

Still in Charge

Representatives from countries around the world met on Nov. 18 to discuss weapons systems at the United Nations’ Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW). One point of particular interest at the meeting was a call by 22 nations to place an outright ban on the development and utilization of automated weapons, also known as “killer robots.”

Leading up to the convention, hundreds of experts in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics joined in sending letters to world leaders, urging them to support a ban on autonomous weapons.

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↳ The Next Web

How much autonomy is too much for AI?

AI has the power to make decisions on our behalf and the world is getting excited. But there’s always that nagging question: Who will be the servant and who will be the master? Should we approach AI from a completely different angle? Should we actually hand over control at all and let the AI make its own decisions?

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Counterpoint: The case against an AI god

We’d previously written an opinion piece titled “The case for an artificially intelligent god.” This is our counterpoint to that. It’s a strange time to be a technology journalist. Somehow artificial intelligence has grown from buzzword to a religion, literally. For tech enthusiasts, it can often be more comfortable to wrap our heads around ideas like algorithms and neural networks than religion and faith.

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5 reasons businesses are struggling with large-scale AI integration


GUEST:

Artificial intelligence is an important vehicle for companies looking to automate processes, reduce the cost of operation, or fuel innovation. Despite the positive influence AI-supported activities have on business, a successful implementation won’t happen overnight. First you need a complete understanding of your business goals, technology needs, and the impact AI will have on customers and employees.

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↳ The Futurism

Way of the Future: A New Church Worships an AI God

Anthony Levandowski, the former Google and Uber executive currently at the center of a bombshell lawsuit filed by Waymo, says he’s serious about starting a religion centered around super-smart artificial intelligence.

Image credit: UC Berkeley Events/YouTube

In a rare interview with Wired, his first public interview since the Waymo lawsuit, Levandowski shed more light on his new church, “Way of the Future.” Here are some highlights:

  • The “Way of the Future” church will have its own gospel called “The Manual,” public worship ceremonies, and probably a physical place of worship.

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Neuroscience Is Helping Us Build a Machine With Consciousness

Machines with Consciousness

Conscious robots with the capabilities of human beings are one of the oldest sci-fi tropes; a threatening blend of human and machine that could turn from friend to foe at a moment’s notice. With recent developments in artificial intelligence (AI) systems, there are many who both hope and worry that we will advance this technology far enough to actually create a machine with consciousness.

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↳ NVIDIA's Blog

AI Devices that Walk, Roll and Fly — and Tacos — Draw Developers to NVIDIA HQ

At an event that spanned everything from robots to the software and semiconductors that power them, our team in charge of autonomous machines hosted Thursday the first public meetup at NVIDIA’s new headquarters building.

The evening event drew hundreds of developers to the heart of Silicon Valley to nosh on tacos, network and listen to talks on NVIDIA’s Jetson embedded computing platform, our new TensoRT 3 inferencing software and the Redtail AI framework for autonomous mobile robotics.

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↳ CIO

IDG Contributor Network: Improve workplace productivity by focusing on AI-enabled conversational experiences

I have spoken to business leaders and enterprise representatives from companies all over the world, and the general theme or concern has been, how can we improve productivity and positively impact both employee and customer experiences? At the heart of workplace productivity and user experience are conversations and a dynamic conversational flow that drives and weaves together work processes and workflows.

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↳ The Next Web

Amazon joins Facebook and Microsoft in support of open-source AI platform

Amazon yesterday announced its ONNX-MXNet package to import Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX) deep learning models into Apache MXNet, signifying the company is on-board with Facebook and Microsoft in efforts to open-source AI. With the ONNX-MXNet Python package, developers running models based on open-source ONNX will be able to run them on Apache MXNet. Basically, this allows AI developers to keep models but switch networks, as opposed to starting from scratch.

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↳ Data Robot

An Easy Way to Get your Company Started on Data Science and Machine Learning

This blog is for leaders that hear about data science and machine learning often these days, plan on bringing this technology to their company, but don’t know where to start. By the time you finish reading this article, you will learn how simple it is for you to get your company initiated on machine learning […]

The post An Easy Way to Get your Company Started on Data Science and Machine Learning appeared first on DataRobot.

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↳ Google's Blog

An AI Resident at work: Suhani Vora and her work on genomics

Suhani Vora is a bioengineer, aspiring (and self-taught) machine learning expert, SNES Super Mario World ninja, and Google AI Resident. This means that she’s part of a 12-month research training program designed to jumpstart a career in machine learning. Residents, who are paired with Google AI mentors to work on research projects according to their interests, apply machine learning to their expertise in various backgrounds—from computer science to epidemiology.

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↳ VentureBeat

Apple delays HomePod until 2018, surrendering the smart speaker holiday market to Amazon and Google

This is a picture of the Apple HomePod


Apple today announced that the HomePod smart speaker will no longer be made available this year, but rather in early 2018. Missing the holidays could be a major setback for the smart speaker, which will compete with Amazon’s Echo series, Google’s Home series, and other several other smart speakers on the market.

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↳ SiliconRepublic.com

Survey shows Irish IT leaders are eager to embrace digital transformation

Digital transformation is taking hold around the globe, but what about here in Ireland?

Today (17 November), a survey of 133 Irish IT leaders commissioned by Comtrade Digital Services and carried out by TechPro, was released, and it unveiled some fascinating insights from experts.

IoT and Ireland

According to the survey, leaders are confident in the continued growth of IoT in Ireland.

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↳ Data Robot

The Japan AI Experience and Why Japan is the Fastest Growing Adopter of AI

According to IDC Research, Japan has the highest projected growth of artificial intelligence (AI) at 74% (5-year CAGR). DataRobot, pioneers of automated machine learning and a visionary principle of the 4th Industrial Revolution, saw this firsthand at last week’s AI Experience conference in Tokyo. Attended by some 800 business executives and data scientists, the event […]

The post The Japan AI Experience and Why Japan is the Fastest Growing Adopter of AI appeared first on DataRobot.

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IDG Contributor Network: AI – hype or here today?

Gartner has a tool known as the “hype cycle.” It shows where a technology stands on a curve that represents the lifecycle of that technology — including the peak of its “hype,” or inflated expectations, followed by the low point of missed expectations, or the “trough of disillusionment.” The lifecycle finally ends as the technology achieves what they refer to as the “plateau of productivity.” 

AI is currently at the top of this hype cycle, discussed in every tech news cycle and mentioned with predictions of dire consequences from some of the greatest minds today.

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Small businesses reap the benefit of AI and QuickBooks’ far-reaching product vision


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Presented by Intuit


Major advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning have dominated headlines over the past year. It is obvious why large corporations, with their huge customer bases and vast data warehouses, are excited. It’s been less clear how this technology will impact small businesses and the self-employed though.

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