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Sky announces women in STEM scholarships.

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#WomenInSTEM #AI #digital #WomenInTech

  • The Women in Technology Scholars programme is the latest grass roots initiative that Sky has launched to help encourage more women to pursue careers in technology.
  • The scheme runs on a one-year rotation, with up to three scholars supported this year.
  • The selection of female technology scholars will be based on those who have set their sights on realising their potential within the tech industry.
  • Their interest can be across any field of technology e.g. digital, innovation, AI, robotics, broadcast engineering, software development, etc, with relevance to the Media and Entertainment industry and relatable to Sky’s business.

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Artificial Intelligence must be for all

#AI must be for all, including developing countries. Our CEO @ollybuston's latest blog:

  • Around the world individual researchers and small teams are working on AI solutions to deliver services where currently they are absent or inadequate.
  • We’ve all read the stories about machines taking over our jobs, and the World Bank says that jobs in developing countries are even more at risk of automation.
  • As algorithms become cheaper than people, manufacturing and low-skilled service jobs that are carried out by workers in low and middle income countries may be ‘reshored’ and replaced by work done by machines in rich countries.
  • The answer to the question “Will AI be more of an opportunity or more of a risk for developing countries?”
  • It is time to start laying the foundations for a truly global approach to AI development that maximises the opportunities and minimises the risks for everyone.

The list of tech failures in development is long.  Whether it be drone
pilots getting in the way of emergency relief in Nepal, or computers
gathering dust in Indian schools because teachers don’t know how to use
them, the outcome is rarely positive when techies fall in love with their
preferred solutions rather than taking  time to understand real problems
faced by real people.
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Facebook launches artificial intelligence research lab in Montreal

Facebook launches artificial intelligence research lab in Montreal

  • Facebook has become the latest technology company to dig into Montreal’s burgeoning artificial intelligence sector, announcing the opening of a research lab in the city Friday.
  • “For many years, I’ve seen a steady stream of talented AI researchers … leaving my lab but also leaving our country,” Pineau told dignitaries, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
  • That would put it on par with three other Facebook hubs currently based in New York City, Paris and Menlo Park, Calif., and serve as recognition that Montreal has quickly developed a concentration of expertise in the area of artificial intelligence.
  • Apart from the lab, Facebook said it intends to invest $7 million in the city’s AI community to fund research and students.
  • Yoshua Bengio, a computer science professor at Université de Montréal and an AI researcher, says Facebook is not just applying artificial intelligence, but is also creating new science.

Facebook has become the latest technology company to dig into Montreal’s burgeoning artificial intelligence sector, announcing the opening of a research lab in the city Friday.
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Facebook to Open New Artificial Intelligence Lab in Montreal

Facebook is opening its first artificial intelligence research lab in Canada

  • Facebook to Open New Artificial Intelligence Lab in Montreal

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    September 15, 2017, 11:56 AM EDT

    Facebook Inc. is opening its first artificial intelligence research lab in Canada and has chosen Montreal to house the project.

  • This is Facebook’s first research and development investment in Canada and its fourth AI research lab.
  • The company was attracted to Montreal because of the students and professors in surrounding universities, the strong startup culture and favorable government policies, Facebook Chief AI Scientist Yann LeCun said in a statement.
  • Facebook is investing more than C$7 million ($5.7 million) in Montreal’s AI scene.
  • Joelle Pineau, a professor at the McGill School of Computer Science, will head the new lab, FAIR Montreal, which will start with 10 researchers and aims to grow to more than 30 researchers in the coming year.

Facebook Inc. is opening its first artificial intelligence research lab in Canada and has chosen Montreal to house the project.
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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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Semester begins for China’s first group of AI graduate students

Semester begins for China's first group of #AI graduate students

  • BEIJING, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) — More than 120 graduate students at Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, known as Beihang University, began attending classes on artificial intelligence (AI) Thursday.
  • As China’s first group of graduate students majoring in AI, they will receive joint training from both the university and AI-related companies.
  • Students are also required to intern and take part in project research and development for at least one year in one of the participating companies.
  • According to the university, 30 percent of the teachers are leading industry experts, and another 30 percent are renowned scholars.
  • Over 90 percent of the teachers have overseas work or education experience related to AI.

BEIJING, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) — More than 120 graduate students at Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, known as Beihang University, began attending classes on artificial intelligence (AI) Thursday.
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The Rise of Artificial Intelligence in Cyber Defense  #infosec #cybersecurity #tech

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