Data science startups focus on AI-enabled efficiency

#DataScience #startups focus on #AI-enabled efficiency 
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  • In the ‘90s it was the Web, followed quickly by SaaS, mobility, clouds, data, and now AI.
  • Big data gave clouds something to do.
  • And AI is a set of algorithms that make sense of that big data, teasing threads of gold from the digital hay.
  • From a field of applicants, our panel winnowed the list down to 10 finalists, and then a combination of on-site judges and audience voting helped us pick the winners:

    These four companies underscore the unbroken link between on-demand computing, big data, and machine learning.

  • Full disclosure: Alistair Croll is a board member of Repable; he recused himself from the voting and selection process involving the company during the showcase.

Recapping winners of the Strata San Jose Startup Showcase.
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Vatican weighs in on power, limits of artificial intelligence :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Vatican weighs in on power, limits of artificial intelligence  #ai

  • In terms of how this technology might transform the way we live, LeCun said that within the next few years or even decades, “there will be transformative applications” of artificial intelligence visible and accessible to everyone.
  • Artificial intelligence “is a very powerful technology,” he said, explaining that while he believes technologies in and of themselves are neutral, “it depends on what you end up using that technology for.
  • Artificial intelligence “would be a crucial key technology to facilitate communication between people,” he said, since the company’s main focus “is connecting people and we think that artificial intelligence has a big role to play there.”
  • As far as the discussion on artificial intelligence is concerned, Arber said it’s important to understand current developments, which include increasing dialogue as to whether research done on natural sciences can then be applied to the field of machinery and robotics.
  • A new conference at the Vatican drew experts in various fields of science and technology for a two-day dialogue on the “Power and Limits of Artificial Intelligence,” hosted by the Pontifical Academy for Sciences.

This week the Vatican hosted a high-level discussion in the world of science, gathering experts to discuss the progress, benefits and limits of advances in artificial intelligence.
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Veteran Pilot Loses Simulated Dogfight to Impressive Artificial Intelligence

Veteran pilot loses simulated dogfight to impressive artificial intelligence

  • Veteran Pilot Loses Simulated Dogfight to Impressive Artificial Intelligence
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  • Fighter pilots undergo extensive specialized training to be able to outwit opponents in battle, and that professional experience seems like it would be hard, even impossible, to replicate.
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Veteran Pilot Loses Simulated Dogfight to Impressive Artificial Intelligence