What is Artificial Intelligence?

What is Artificial Intelligence? 
  [via @Accenture]
#AI #ML #DL #NLP #Robots
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  • In this series, I will try to provide an overview of what constitutes AI, how it is already being applied to banking, insurance and capital markets today, and how organizations can craft a value-driven AI strategy.
  • We view AI as a collection of multiple technologies that enable machines to sense, comprehend and act—and learn—either on their own or to augment human activities.
  • And unlike conventional capital, thanks to its self-learning capabilities, AI can actually improve over time.
  • Today’s definition of AI refers to multiple technologies that can be combined in different ways to:

    All three capabilities are underpinned by the ability to learn from experience and adapt over time.

  • To learn more, take a look at Accenture’s Top 5 Technology Trends 2017, and at how we envision AI to change the Future of Business.

The pace of change in digital technology is accelerating exponentially, particularly in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). All major technology companies are reorganizing around this red-hot sector, and it dominated discussions and presentations at the recent World Economic Forum 2017 in Davos. In this series, I will try to provide an overview of what constitutes AI, how it is already being applied to banking, insurance and capital markets today, and how organizations can craft a value-driven AI strategy.
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Garry Kasparov: Why the world should embrace AI  #ai

  • Not at all, says chess grandmaster and former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov.
  • Kasparov has direct experience of being humbled by a machine, so it’s perhaps surprising that he has a pro-AI outlook.
  • Since then Kasparov has gone on to become something of an AI authority: his new book, Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins was released last month.
  • The BBC Click team caught up with Kasparov at this year’s Hay Festival in the UK.
  • In the video above, watch what he had to say about the inevitability of AI’s rise – and why it could actually be a revolution that will help humans work even better.

The chess grandmaster, who once saw his skills outstripped by artificial intelligence, explains why it’s time to welcome the era of smart machines.
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Cars are learning to hear like humans and self-diagnose problems

Hear that? Your #car just did - ! 🚗 #iot #ai

  • Just like humans identify whether or not there is a problem with the car by hearing odd sounds coming from the engine or by hearing creaking sounds, cars can identify as well.
  • Their software can give cars the ability to diagnose problems themselves by simply hearing anomalous sounds coming from the car and/or the environment.
  • They are testing the tech by providing it with many sounds that come from their cars.
  • This can be a huge boost as one of the important factors of customer dissatisfaction is odd noises coming from a car and not being able to locate the problem.
  • Other than diagnosing problems, this tech can also be used to help cars in perceiving their environment.

Intelligent machines are not only trying to learn and act like humans, they are beginning to sense their environment like them as well. Latest among them are cars that are getting a sense of hearing that would allow them to enhance their intelligence level by perceiving their environment like humans do.
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Learning to Love Artificial Intelligence

Learning to Love Artificial Intelligence: An #AI blog by @Informatica #CIO @e_graeme

  • To prove this, the experimenters asked the doctors to teach a group software developers how to spot cancer in an MRI image.
  • Of course, you could point out that doctors’ jobs could be put at risk by the rise of intelligent machines — and you would be right.
  • In the future, we may discover that the best and highest value use for humans won’t be in doing repetitive tasks like driving trucks or “practicing” medicine, but in teaching machines how to do them so humans are freed up to innovate.
  • Do a quick Google search and you will see a multitude of stories on how AI and intelligent machines are replacing human (educated) guesswork with super-human precision.
  • So instead of worrying about the threat of Artificial Intelligence, let’s look forward to a more prosperous future created by the amazing things AI makes possible.

Learning to Love Artificial Intelligence
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Rise of artificial intelligence: learning to love machines

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@Kasparov63, who knows a thing or two about being challenged by tech progress:

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It was my blessing and my curse to be the world chess champion when computers finally reached a world championship level of play. When I resigned the final match game against the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue on May 11, 1997, I became the first world champion to be defeated in a classical match by a machine.
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59 impressive things artificial intelligence can do today

59 impressive things artificial intelligence can do today —via @Medium

  • That’s the year in which artificial intelligence will be able to perform any intellectual task a human can perform, according to one survey of experts at a recent AI conference.
  • How close are we to that all-powerful machine intelligence?
  • I wanted to know, but couldn’t find a list of AI’s achievements to date.
  • It’s not comprehensive, but it contains links to some of the most impressive feats of machine intelligence around.
  • Here’s what AI can do:

What can AI do today? What follows is a list that, though not comprehensive, contains links to some of the most impressive feats of machine intelligence…
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Intelligent systems: man or machine?

[#HallOfFame 2016] #AI #ethics: Man or Machine? 
  [via @graphcoreai]

  • We need to think of machines that exhibit intelligence as independent entities, and we should think carefully about what that might actually mean.
  • Because thinking about machine intelligence in this way opens up thoughts about new business models, about liability sharing, about machine intelligence insurance and many other issues.
  • But in a world of machine intelligence, we need to take a different view.
  • It may be appropriate for a person or company that buys an intelligent system to own it and to be fully responsible for it.
  • – A (very) large data set of related information that the machine can learn from;

We need to think of machines that exhibit intelligence as independent beings, and we should think carefully about what that might actually mean.
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