New AI Can Write and Rewrite Its Own Code to Increase Its Intelligence

This new #AI can rewrite its own code to get even smarter  via @futurism

  • This form of probabilistic programming — a code that uses probabilities instead of specific variables — requires fewer examples to make a determination, such as, for example, that the sky is blue with patches of white clouds.
  • Gamalon CEO and cofounder Ben Vigoda showed MIT Technology Review a demo drawing app that uses their new method.
  • However, unlike Google’s version, which relied on sketches it had previously seen to make predictions, Gamalon’s app relies on probabilistic programming to identify an object’s key features.
  • One product, the Gamalon Structure, using Bayesian program synthesis to recognize concepts from raw text, and it does so more efficiently than what’s normally possible.
  • For example, if equipped with a Beysian model of machine learning, smartphones or laptops wouldn’t need to share personal data with large companies to determine user interests; the calculations could be done effectively within the device.

Teaching machines could be much easier using this tech.
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A Short History of Programming – Part 3

A Short History of Programming – Part 3 | @DevOpsSummit #AI #ML #DevOps #FinTech #Blockchain

  • SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloud Academy will exhibit at SYS-CON’s 20th International Cloud Expo�, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Cloud Academy is the industry’s most innovative, vendor-neutral cloud technology training platform.
  • In the next four years, you can expect there to be 35 ZB of data created by devices, with 28 ZB managed by enterprises.
  • As cloud adoption continues to transform business, today’s global enterprises are challenged with managing a growing amount of information living outside of the data center.
  • In terms of the data most sought after by hackers, healthcare businesses registered slightly more attacks than even those in the financial industry.
  • By the end of last year there were 7.9 ZB of data generated and 6.3 ZB were under management by enterprises.

By Jyoti Bansal Article Rating: January 20, 2017 12:39 PM EST   Programming for Commerce, Banking, and FinTech Look at how far we’ve come. Just seven decades ago, the word “computer” referred to someone in an office with a pile of charts and a slide rule.
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3 Reasons Why You Should Try Home Automation

Why You Should Try Home Automation

#AI #smarthome #Robots #Sustainability #fintech

  • 3 Reasons Why You Should Try Home Automation
  • A learning thermostat makes life more comfortable, as does coming home to a kettle that has only just whistled.
  • Home automation empowers us to be green without having to change our behavior.
  • And even now when most of us are familiar with the Nest thermostat and plug-and-play smart lighting, the phrase “home automation” can conjure up futuristic visions of helper robots and talking tea kettles.
  • One of the most obvious green benefits of smart home technology is that it compensates for human error.

The phrase “smart home” can conjure up futuristic visions of helper robots and talking tea kettles, but you should try home automation.
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The Future of General Insurance Report 2016

Great report from @MarketforceBM on the future of insurance. #InsurTech #AI #blockchain

  • The opportunities are just some of the reasons why the Chartered Insurance Institute is delighted to support this research into the challenges facing the insurance community as it looks to ensure it remains relevant to the changing needs of a changing society.
  • The brave new world is right now, and throwing up opportunities for insurance to demonstrate its value to customers – in both personal and commercial lines – embracing on-demand, lifestyle solutions and new emerging risks.
  • And an opportunity to be more transparent with customers to explain how insurance works – both key to improving customer trust in the insurance profession.
  • Insurance companies need to show increased readiness to partner with challengers in order to accelerate their own digital transformation.
  • Our survey finds an industry with a growing appetite for innovation and a window of opportunity in which to leverage data flows from the Internet of Things combined with the power of artificial intelligence and the security of blockchain to deliver its own game-changing disruption.

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Are Robots the Future of Customer Engagement?

Are #Robots the Future of Customer Engagement?
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[#AI #CX #Marketing]

  • 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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Google’s DeepMind AI gives robots the ability to dream

#Google's #DeepMind #AI gives robots the ability to dream ▷

  • DeepMind is using dreams in a parallel fashion, accelerating the rate at which an AI learns by focusing on the negative or challenging content of a situation within a game.
  • A snapshot of the method published by the DeepMind researchers to enable AI “dreams”.
  • You might ask why AI “dreams” are necessary given that robots can already dominate humans in most games such as Chess and Go.
  • Google’s DeepMind AI gives robots the ability to dream
  • One of the primary discoveries scientists made when seeking to understand the role of dreams from a neuroscientific perspective was that the content of dreams is primarily negative or threatening.

Thanks to Google’s DeepMind AI, Robots can now dream, significantly increasing the speed at which they can learn and ultimately …
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Google’s DeepMind AI Is Now Capable Of Self-Teaching New Things – The Merkle

.@Google DeepMind #AI Capable Of Self-Teaching New Things |   /@DeepLearn007 @themerklenews

  • Google, who developed DeepMind, recently bolstered their AI solution to make it learn new tricks faster.
  • Artificial intelligence capable of teaching itself new things can be seen as a troublesome development.
  • Google’s DeepMind AI Is Now Capable Of Self-Teaching New Things
  • Increasing the performance of this AI solution is of the utmost importance, even though its track record speaks for itself.
  • One of the primary selling points of artificial intelligence is how this technology can learn over time.

One of the primary selling points of artificial intelligence is how this technology can learn over time. Google, who developed DeepMind, recently bolstered their AI solution to make it learn new tricks faster. According to tests, DeepMind is now capable of learning close to 87% of expert human performance in games. This is an exciting development, although its real life use cases remain to be determined.
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