The human cumulusArtificial intelligence will create new kinds of work

  • To take one example, more and more people are supplying digital services online via what is sometimes dubbed the “human cloud”.
  • But consumers and companies will also expect ever-smarter AI services: digital assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana will have to answer more complex questions.
  • Accordingly, Ms Gray and Siddharth Suri, her collaborator at Microsoft Research, see services such as UpWork and Mechanical Turk as early signs of things to come.
  • A travel agency, for instance, might use AI to deal with routine tasks (such as booking a flight), but direct the more complicated ones (a request to create a customised city tour, say) to humans.
  • Mark Graham of the University of Oxford concludes that platforms for online work do indeed offer new sources of income for many, particularly in poor countries, but that these services also drive down wages.

WHEN the first printed books with illustrations started to appear in the 1470s in the German city of Augsburg, wood engravers rose up in protest. Worried about their jobs, they literally stopped the presses. In fact, their skills turned out to be in higher demand than before: somebody had to illustrate the growing number of books.
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Capitalism is ending because it has made itself obsolete, former Greek finance minister Yannis Varoufakis says

Capitalism is ending 'because it has made itself obsolete'

  • Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has claimed capitalism is coming to an end because it is making itself obsolete.
  • Mr Varoufakis, who took on EU institutions over Greek debt repayments in 2015, said companies such as Google and Facebook, for the first time ever, are having their capital bought and produced by consumers.
  • “Firstly the technologies were funded by some government grant; secondly every time you search for something on Google, you contribute to Google’s capital,” he said.
  • Describing the present economic situation as “unsustainable” and fearing the rise of “toxic nationalism”, Mr Varoufakis said governments needed to prepare for post-capitalism by policies.
  • Mr Varoufakis came to prominence during the Greek sovereign debt crisis when he led Greece’s negotiating team seeking a resolution with its international creditors.

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has claimed capitalism is coming to an end because it is making itself obsolete.   The former economics professor told an audience at University College London that the rise of giant technology corporations and artificial intelligence will cause the current economic system to undermine itself. 
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This app uses artificial intelligence to turn design mockups into source code

This app uses artificial intelligence to turn design mockups into source code

  • While traditionally it has been the task of front-end developers to transform the work of designers from raw graphical user interface mockups to actual source code, this trend might soon be a thing of the past – courtesy of artificial startup UIzard Technologies has leveraged the latest developments in the field of machine learning to…
  • What is particularly intriguing is that the so-called Pix2Code model has the capacity to produce code for three different platforms, including Android and iOS as well as other web-based technologies.
  • As UIzard founder Tony Beltramelli explains in his research, the novel approach could potentially “end the need for manually-programmed” user interfaces altogether.
  • At present, the method generates code from screenshots with an impressive accuracy of over 77 percent, but the consistency of the algorithm is likely to improve in the future.
  • Watch this brief video demonstration to see the AI-powered app in action: – – While UIzard has already shared some of the principles behind the technology powering its software, the company notes that the source code for the actual app will become available later this year.

Designers might no longer have to rely on front-end developers to turn their user interface mockups into source code – courtesy of artificial intelligence.
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Blockchain May Play Crucial Role in Artificial Intelligence Development, Regulation

#Blockchain May Play Crucial Role in Artificial Intelligence Development, Regulation
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  • In today’s rush to adopt machine learning and AI techniques to gain a competitive advantage, there is a real danger that the technology will be deployed in an unsuitable field.
  • One option to consider is Blockchain, which has a crucial role to play in the regulation of machine learning and AI technologies.
  • Blockchain can also enable access control for any autonomous AI entity based on the reputation of that autonomous agent.
  • So, if we imagine a future where standards are defined around what AI has to write to the Blockchain and the access control mechanism that essentially looks at the “reputation” of the autonomous AI entity, then we have a mechanism that can create a control that is impossible to circumvent…
  • Enabling an AI leviathan that can enforce identification and reporting by AI autonomous agents to a Blockchain.

Artificial intelligence must be carefully designed and well-regulated; Blockchain could make that possible.
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Vacation with IBM Watson and Discover a Whole New World

#ICYMI: Planning your next trip? #AI can help you travel like a local. Learn more:

  • Tapping into the power of artificial intelligence (AI), the app provides these services while factoring in variables like weather, local context and user preferences.
  • Walk and Explore uses IBM Watson services to customize experiences, considering factors like the user’s age, gender and travel interests.
  • If you’re a family traveling with children, the app will cater to your travel experience differently than, for example, it would for three female college-student travelers.
  • The result is more engaging and customized travel experiences for tourists, and a new means by which tourism service providers can reach their target audience.
  • Artificial intelligence makes our app, and the travel experiences it helps plan, personalized and unique.

Walk and Explore is a smart mobile application using IBM Watson services to help travelers customize experiences, based on their age, gender and interests.
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TensorFlow or Keras? Which one should I learn? – Imploding Gradients – Medium

#TensorFlow or #Keras? Which one should I learn?

  • With plenty of libraries out there for deep learning, one thing that confuses a beginner in this field the most is which library to choose.Deep Learning libraries/frameworks as per popularity(Source : Google)In this blog post, I am only going to focus on Tensorflow and Keras.
  • And if Keras is more user-friendly, why should I ever use TF for building deep learning models?
  • You can tweak TF much more as compared to Keras.FunctionalityAlthough Keras provides all the general purpose functionalities for building Deep learning models, it doesn’t provide as much as TF.
  • Absolutely, check the example below:Playing with gradients in TensorFlow (Credits : CS 20SI: TensorFlow for Deep Learning Research)Conclusion (TL;DR)if you are not doing some research purpose work or developing some special kind of neural network, then go for Keras (trust me, I am a Keras fan!!)
  • But as we all know that Keras is going to be integrated in TF, it is wiser to build your network using tf.contrib.Keras and insert anything you want in the network using pure TensorFlow.

Deep learning is everywhere. 2016 was the year where we saw some huge advancements in the field of Deep Learning and 2017 is all set to see many more advanced use cases. With plenty of libraries out…
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An Introduction to Implementing Neural Networks using TensorFlow

An Introduction to Implementing Neural Networks using TensorFlow

  • This article on an introduction to implementing neural networks using TensorFlow, was posted by Faizan Shaikh.
  • If you have been following Data Science / Machine Learning, you just can’t miss the buzz around Deep Learning and Neural Networks.
  • Organizations are looking for people with Deep Learning skills wherever they can.
  • Starting with this article, I will write a series of articles on deep learning covering the popular Deep Learning libraries and their hands-on implementation.
  • After reading this article you will be able to understand application of neural networks and use TensorFlow to solve a real life problem.

This article on an introduction to implementing neural networks using TensorFlow, was posted by Faizan Shaikh. Faizan is a Data Science enthusiast and a Deep l…
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