↳ SiliconRepublic.com

Diversity deemed top trend shaping the future of recruitment

Diversity is regarded as “the biggest game-changer” for hiring processes in 2018, a new report conducted by LinkedIn Talent Solutions has revealed.

LinkedIn surveyed close to 9,000 talent acquisition professionals from 39 different countries, asking them about the current state of hiring and the key recruitment trends to watch out for in the coming year.

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↳ CIO

7 steps to become an AI-enabled enterprise

Finding your artificial intelligence enterprise strategy.

After two decades, platform companies are still collecting tons of data, filling their databases with information of everyone’s knowledge, opinions, recommendations, locations, movements, buying behavior, relation status, lifestyle, etc. This is not a secret and nothing new. And speaking of artificial intelligence (AI), the platform companies are fully embracing and heavily investing into AI.

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↳ Entrepreneur.com

How Marketing and Advertising Are Bound to Change In 2018

Ad blockers, live video and AI present opportunities as well as challenges.

Digital marketing hasn’t seen any major shifts in a while. Sure, we had to optimize our websites for mobile user experience, tweak SEO a little as the algorithm gods required and make a few other minor changes. Social media has been booming, too — but nothing very thought-provoking.

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↳ MIT News

Engineers design artificial synapse for “brain-on-a-chip” hardware

When it comes to processing power, the human brain just can’t be beaten.

Packed within the squishy, football-sized organ are somewhere around 100 billion neurons. At any given moment, a single neuron can relay instructions to thousands of other neurons via synapses — the spaces between neurons, across which neurotransmitters are exchanged. There are more than 100 trillion synapses that mediate neuron signaling in the brain, strengthening some connections while pruning others, in a process that enables the brain to recognize patterns, remember facts, and carry out other learning tasks, at lightning speeds.

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↳ NVIDIA's Blog

Getting to the Heart of Arrhythmia with GPU-Powered AI

Artificial intelligence is quickly evolving into a lifesaver.

Two separate efforts in the commercial and academic arenas have inched us closer to taking a bite out of heart disease — the world’s no. 1 killer. A Stanford University team led by Andrew Ng and a Silicon Valley startup are tapping the power of AI to improve detection of abnormalities and increase the accuracy of diagnoses.

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↳ The Guardian

If we’re spooked by a ‘shopbot’, we’re definitely not ready for NHS droids | Stuart Heritage

Customers have been unnerved by a robot assistant – so why does the government think we will trust helpline automatons when we’re sick?

In news that will come as absolutely no surprise to anyone at all, robots are terrifying and definitely not to be trusted. Yes, all robots. Officially, there is no job in the world menial enough to stop robots from giving people the heebie-jeebies.

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↳ TechCrunch

Facebook expands ‘Community Boost’ digital skills training program to Europe

Facebook has announced it’s expanding a free training program that teaches Internet-skills, media literacy and online safety to Europe. It says its “ambition” is to train 300,000 people across six EU countries by 2020 — specifically in the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Poland.

It also says it will be opening “digital learning centers” in three of the countries — Spain, Italy, and Poland — as part of the program (though it’s not yet clear where exactly the three centers will be located).

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↳ The Next Web

I trained an AI to copy my voice and it scared me silly

Over the past year, I wrote about a bunch of companies working on voice synthesis technology. They were very much in the early stages of development, and only had some pre-made samples to show off. Now, researchers hailing from the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms at the Universite de Montreal have a tool you can try out for yourself.

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↳ Computer World

Those military guys always get the hot technology!

This IT pilot fish is working for a defense contractor in the 1980s, but the gig isn’t exactly a shiny job in a gleaming glass-and-steel environment.”This was a classified project, so we were in a hanger away from the nice buildings,” says fish.

“One Monday morning I arrived at work at my usual 0600 hours — a time when you can get a lot of work done with no one to disturb you.

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↳ TechCrunch

Korea’s Kakao eyes overseas acquisitions following $1 billion raise

Korea’s Kakao, the internet giant behind the country’s top messaging app, is actively seeking overseas investment opportunities after it raised $1 billion via a placement.

Kakao is valued at over $7 billion and its services are used by more than 40 million people. The company, which counts Tencent as an early investor, now appears to be making good on its long-standing plan to venture overseas.

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↳ Neuroscience News

Let’s Make a Deal: Could AI Compromise Better than Humans?

Brigham Young University researchers developed an algorithm that teaches machines not just to win games, but to cooperate and compromise — and sometimes do a little trash-talking too.

Since Alan Turing envisioned artificial intelligence, technical progress has often been measured by the ability to defeat humans in zero-sum encounters (e.g., Chess, Poker, or Go).

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↳ Artificial-Intelligence Blog

Microsoft Researchers Build a Bot that Draws

If you’re handed a note that asks you to draw a picture of a bird with a yellow body, black wings and a short beak, chances are you’ll start with a rough outline of a bird, then glance back at the note, see the yellow part and reach for a yellow pen to fill in the body, read the note again and reach for a black pen to draw the wings and, after a final check, shorten the beak and define it with a reflective glint.

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↳ Machine Learning Mastery

How to Run Deep Learning Experiments on a Linux Server

After you write your code, you must run your deep learning experiments on large computers with lots of RAM, CPU, and GPU resources, often a Linux server in the cloud.

Recently, I was asked the question: “How do you run your deep learning experiments?”

This is a good nuts-and-bolts question that I love answering.

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↳ The Guardian

As technology develops, so must journalists’ codes of ethics | Paul Chadwick

AI is sure to bring many benefits but concerns over its ability to make decisions mean human journalists’ input remains vital

Journalism is largely collaboration: reporters with sources, writers and editors, lawyers advising publishers, producers with distributors, and audiences feeding back their knowledge. Rapid development of artificial intelligence means journalists are likely to collaborate more and more with machines that think.

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↳ The Futurism

The AI That Prepared Astronauts for Space Could Now Help Fight Crime

AI Assistance

What do the International Space Station (ISS) and the Belgian police force have in common? If you said integrated approaches to machine learning, you’d be correct! Artificial intelligence (AI) systems that were developed to prepare astronauts for space are now being employed to solve crimes. European law enforcement agents believe the technology has the potential to help them more efficiently sift through data, recreate crime scenes, and identify leads.

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↳ INDEPENDENT

Toothpaste ingredient may help curb drug-resistant malaria, finds AI-powered robot

A laboratory robot powered by artificial intelligence (AI) has discovered that a compound commonly found in toothpaste could be used to combat drug-resistant malaria parasites.

Triclosan could be deployed against strains of plasmodium malaria parasites that have evolved resistance to the widely used drug pyrimethamine, according to the University of Cambridge.

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↳ Artificial-Intelligence Blog

What Can Scientists Learn from AI?

In October 2017, researchers at Google DeepMind published a paper on an artificial intelligence (AI) program called AlphaGo Zero. Unlike previous incarnations of AlphaGo, this updated version mastered the game of Go through self-play alone. Talking about the achievement, lead researcher David Silver explained that AlphaGo Zero had invented “its own variants which humans don’t even know about or play at the moment.” And it’s here that a new and exciting use for AI comes to light.

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↳ Navin Manaswi

Learning TensorFlow has never been so easy

Why TensorFlow?

You must be wondering if we need to know TensorFlow. You must seek reasons to accept and adopt Tensorflow. Here is the answer.  Since the world is focusing on Artificial Intelligence in some way or other, Deep Learning as the best component of Artificial Intelligence is going to take the centre stage.

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↳ VentureBeat

A candid take on the future of AI and job automation

As automation and AI continue to transform businesses across the globe, the tech industry is in the process of building a world that will look very different from the one we know today. This implies profound changes in how business leaders will structure their companies and suggests a shift in the skills required for success.

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