7 AI trends to watch in 2017

Seven Artificial Intelligence trends to watch in 2017 - #AI

  • A recent Forrester survey of business and technology professionals found that 58% of them are researching AI, but only 12% are using AI systems.
  • Concerns about AI stealing jobs are nothing new but we anticipate deeper, more nuanced conversations on what AI will mean economically.
  • Expect to hear (a little) less about malevolent AI taking over the world and more about the economic impacts of AI.
  • Most AI systems are black boxes -and immensely complex.
  • Watch highlights covering artificial intelligence, machine learning, intelligence engineering, and more.

From tools, to research, to ethics, Ben Lorica looks at what’s in store for artificial intelligence in 2017.
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Elon Musk’s nonprofit is working with Microsoft to help make sure robots don’t take over the world

Elon Musk’s nonprofit is working with Microsoft to keep robots from taking over the world

  • Open AI will use thousands of Microsoft’s virtual machines.
  • Open AI plans to use “thousands to tens of thousands” of Microsoft’s virtual machines, the nonprofit wrote in a blogpost today.
  • Elon Musk has spoken extensively on his fear that artifical intelligence is “potentially more dangerous than nukes” and has described the search for artifical intelligence as “summoning the demon.
  • The company wants to use AI to simplify your work conversations.
  • Microsoft Azure supports open source technologies, which is a crucial part of Open AI’s mission.

Open AI will use thousands of Microsoft’s virtual machines.
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Advancing our ambition to democratize artificial intelligence

Microsoft + OpenAI partner to bring AI to everyone

  • The week at Microsoft Ignite, we showed how we are infusing artificial intelligence (AI) broadly Read more >
  • On Wednesday, Microsoft shared its aspiration to empower a new Read more >
  • With the new service, developers can accelerate the development of bots with the Microsoft Bot Framework and easily deploy and manage them in a serverless environment on Azure.
  • Microsoft has released an updated version of Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit, Read more >
  • Newly updated Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit can help speed advances in deep learning Photo of Frank Seide standing at the top of a stairway at Microsoft

Harry Shum, Microsoft AI and Research Group executive vice president, and Sam Altman, co-chair of OpenAI. (Photo by Brian Smale)
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Expanding and democratizing artificial intelligence, transforming businesses at Ignite — Weekend Reading: Sept. 30 edition

Expanding and democratizing #AI #MachineLearning #DeepLearning transforming businesses

  • Microsoft has released an updated version of Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit, Read more >
  • On Wednesday, Microsoft shared its aspiration to empower a new Read more >
  • Adobe and Microsoft announced a strategic partnership to strengthen customer engagement with the help of Microsoft Azure, Adobe Marketing Cloud and Microsoft Dynamics 365.
  • To see webcasts, photos and more news from Microsoft Ignite 2016 , go to the conference’s news site.
  • Newly updated Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit can help speed advances in deep learning Photo of Frank Seide standing at the top of a stairway at Microsoft

This week delivered plenty of powerful news from Microsoft, from game-changing announcements about artificial intelligence to new avenues for business transformation demonstrated at Microsoft Ignite 2016 in Atlanta. Here’s the highlights.
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UK TechDays Online September 2016

From 2pm and onwards, #TechDays is tackling #MachineLearning, #Xamarin and #Web! Join us:

  • · Monday, 12 September: Explore the world of Data Platform and BOTs
  • Join our Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVP) to understand how DevOps actually works in practice.
  • Data Intelligence is a hot topic of the moment and on 12th September, our experts will share how intelligence is being applied to data, conversations and our perception of the World.
  • Join our Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVP) live and online for a ‘tech fest’ of applied intelligence.
  • An overview of intelligence in organisations, Why Bots are important and how they will help an organisation.

Please ask any questions #TechDays. Speakers and technical experts are waiting to hear from you! From 12th September, the MVP led TechDays Online we will be broadcasting live from the Microsoft Campu
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  • Cloud computing software is eating the world, and each day is bringing new developments in this world.
  • Cloud Expo Power Panel | Cloud Computing: We Now Live in an API World
  • Day 3 Keynote at 16th Cloud Expo | Rodney Rogers, CEO of Virtustream
  • The company’s internationally recognized brands include among others Cloud Expo ® ( @CloudExpo ), Big Data Expo ® ( @BigDataExpo ), DevOps Summit ( @DevOpsSummit ), @ThingsExpo ® ( @ThingsExpo ), Containers Expo ( @ContainersExpo ) and Microservices Expo ( @MicroservicesE ).

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TechDays Online September 2016 (led by MVPs) Tickets, Mon, 12 Sep 2016 at 09:30

Hot off the press - #TechDays Online is back! Training on #Data, #Office365, #AI, and more:

  • · Friday, 16 September: Find out more about Artificial Intelligence
  • Join our Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVP) to understand how DevOps actually works in practice.
  • · Monday, 12 September: Explore the world of Data Platform and BOTs
  • Join our Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVP) for an update on the World of Azure.
  • TechDays Online September 2016 (led by MVPs)

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