New $27 million fund backs research into artificial intelligence for the public interest

New $27 million fund backs research into #artificialintelligence for the public interest  #AI

  • Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence , whose motto is “AI for the common good.”
  • New $27 million fund backs research into artificial intelligence for the public interest
  • Amazon gives out 5,000 bananas a day in Seattle
  • The fund’s backers said they would collaborate with existing AI research efforts, including an “AI Now” symposium scheduled for July 10 at MIT Media Lab.
  • Amazon falls behind Disney, but beats Netflix, in study ranking millennials’ intimacy with brands

LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman and Omidyar Network are anchoring a newly formed $27 million fund to support research into the social impacts of AI.
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Cortana’s coming to robots and smart devices via Windows 10 for the Internet of Things

  • Microsoft is bringing the features to Windows IoT Core that you’d need for a Cortana-powered speaker.
  • Windows IoT Core can sometimes lag a little behind Windows 10 PC releases so it’s not clear when the IoT version will roll out.
  • Microsoft hopes to see the first Cortana-powered IoT devices roll out in late 2017 around the back-to-school or holiday shopping seasons.
  • Microsoft doesn’t appear to have any interest in making its own smart speaker.
  • If Microsoft and its device partners hit that target we could see Cortana-powered devices show up as early as Computex 2017 next May.

Cortana is coming to your coffee maker courtesy of Windows IoT Core and the Windows 10 Creators Update.
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Are Robots the Future of Customer Engagement?

Are #Robots the Future of Customer Engagement?
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  • Most brands are smarter than Microsoft to publicly release their bots before all the kinks are worked out, but this shows that brands are pushing to use this new technology.
  • Chatbots, better known as bots , are computer programs that conduct a conversation with auditory and/or textual methods.
  • Bots that operate with rules have limited capabilities and can only respond to specific commands, meaning if you venture into a topic outside the guidelines they won’t know how to respond.
  • As Bots allow consumers to instantly interact with the world around them through conversation, the day will soon come when people will want to engage with a brand’s bot.
  • Jeff Lesser, Twitter’s Head of Social Customer Service, at the recent Corporate Social Media Summit New York said that customer service is the top reason why people follow brands on Twitter.


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Amazon Rekognition Is An Image Recognition Service By Amazon

Amazon Rekognition Is An Image Recognition Service By Amazon  #aws #Reinvent #machinelearning

  • Amazon Rekognition Is An Image Recognition Service By Amazon
  • According to Amazon’s CTO Werner Vogels, “Amazon Rekognition democratizes the application of deep learning technique for detecting objects, scenes, concepts, and faces in your images, comparing faces between two images, and performing search functionality across millions of facial feature vectors that your business can store with Amazon Rekognition.”
  • Now it seems that Amazon wants in as well as they have announced Amazon Rekognition .
  • As to who might be taking advantage of Amazon’s Rekognition service remains to be seen, as well as the various applications that it might be used for.
  • 2016-11-28 Amazon To Start Cracking Down Harder On Counterfeit Products

One of the basic features of artificial intelligence (AI) is the ability to recognize images and process them. Companies like Microsoft and Google…
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Stephen Hawking says artificial intelligence could be humanity’s greatest disaster

  • Stephen Hawking says artificial intelligence could be humanity’s greatest disaster
  • Stephen Hawking says artificial intelligence could be humanity’s greatest disaster Play!
  • Professor Hawking has been one of the most high-profile sceptics about AI.
  • H is comments come amid breakthroughs in artificial intelligence that are being achieved faster than many predicted.
  • We do not know which,” the British physicist said.

The invention of artificial intelligence could be the biggest disaster in humanity’
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This Smart Radio Highlights The Key UX Challenge For Artificial Intelligence

This smart radio highlights the key UX challenge for artificial intelligence

  • The Emotional Radio shows the very first ways that AI might make its way into familiar objects whose capabilities can be rethought.
  • The Emotional Radio is a good example of the mime problem, wherein something “smart” simply mirrors us instead of becoming a true partner worth talking or interacting with.
  • By matching up the two data sets, the radio finds something to play.
  • The moods are then cross-referenced with Spotify’s data set about the emotional valence of all the music in its catalog.
  • When you come home, you hang up your clothes, look at your radio again.

Do you want music for your mood, or something that counters it? AI needs to figure that out.
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Microsoft will ‘solve’ cancer within the next 10 years by treating it like a computer virus, company says

Microsoft will completely 'solve' cancer in the next 10 years

  • Overall, diet causes only slightly fewer cancer deaths than sun exposure in Australia, at 7,000 a year
  • 13 ways to help prevent cancer
  • Cutting back on drinks could reduce the risk of cancers caused by alcohol – such as liver cancer, bowel cancer, breast cancer and mouth cancer – that are leading to 3,208 deaths a year
  • Dying of a cancer caused by infection also comes in highly, linked to 3,421 cancer deaths a year.
  • It did prevent 52 cases of colorectal cancers

Microsoft says it is going to “solve” cancer in the next 10 years. The company is working at treating the disease like a computer virus, that invades and corrupts the body’s cells. Once it is able to do so, it will be able to monitor for them and even potentially reprogramme them to be healthy again, experts working for Microsoft have said. The company has built a “biological computation” unit that says its ultimate aim is to make cells into living computers. As such, they could be programmed and reprogrammed to treat any diseases, such as cancer.
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