Google announces its plan to make artificial intelligence more ‘human’

#google announces its plan to make artificial intelligence more ‘human’

  • As AI technology grows rapidly, Google wants to make sure that it’s accessible and inclusive, developed with people in mind.
  • Called the People + AI Research Initiative or the PAIR, this newly-announced team within the Google Brain division will “study and redesign the ways people interact with AI systems” so that we build systems with “people in mind at the start of the process.”
  • The PAIR will examine the relationship between users and technology, the vast array of applications that AI will facilitate, and how to make everything accessible and broadly inclusive.
  • The PAIR team is led by Google Brain researchers Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg, and the 12 other team members will work with researchers from Harvard University and MIT to focus on three areas of user needs:

    The PAIR won’t necessarily answer all the concerns out there.

  • Compounded by other intersectional factors, the Fourth Industrial Revolution certainly isn’t going to be an easy process, but with Google’s new initiative, we are definitely taking one step further in the right direction: the hope is that as the PAIR team grows and as its work expands, we will see its impact across Google’s apps and services as well as see similar efforts from other companies.

As AI technology grows rapidly, Google wants to make sure that it’s accessible and inclusive, developed with people in mind. That’s where the PAIR comes in.
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AI Revolution

#AI revolution: 20 key business findings #CIO #CMO

  • To better understand the AI revolution in business, Salesforce Research compiled insights from previous studies, capturing input from 10,800 respondents from sales, services and marketing leaders and 7,000 consumers and business buyers around the globe.
  • AI steps into the business strategy spotlight: while a minority of businesses currently use AI, interest in the technology (machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, smart data discovery, etc) is pervasive and planned adoption is strong.
  • AI use cases span sales, service, and marketing: AI has the potential to become as ubiquitous as electricity or cloud computing.
  • All lines of business are starting to view AI as technology that can improve customer engagement, improve employee productivity and ultimately accelerate digital transformation and business growth (revenue).
  • The power of AI is the ability to gain more knowledge from data, and to augment sales, service and marketing intelligence to help accelerate and bolster a company’s ability to improve stakeholder (employees, partners and customers) performance and experience.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) could double annual economic growth rates by 2035. – Accenture
According to Accenture, In five years, more than half …
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As many as 48 million accounts on Twitter are actually bots, study finds

As many as 48 million accounts on #Twitter are actually #Bots, study finds #AI

  • In February, Twitter announced it had 319 million monthly active users worldwide, or just slightly under the number of every person in the United States.But of those 319 million, as many as 48 million aren’t actually real, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Southern California: They’re just software programs, designed to do everything a normal person on Twitter would do, including following other accounts and liking and retweeting certain messages.Those accounts, called “bots,” can range from accounts dedicated to alerting their followers about emergencies to political advocates intended to boost the numbers of a programmer’s preferred candidate.
  • “Many bot accounts are extremely beneficial, like those that automatically alert people of natural disasters … or from customer service points of view,” a Twitter spokesperson told CNBC.However, there are also plenty of fake accounts.
  • Because a person’s number of Twitter followers is often seen as indicative of how popular and powerful that person is, there are services that allow people to buy followers, and quite often those services use bots as part of their service.Twitter has acknowledged the existence of bots in the past and has attempted to crack down on them, suspending accounts they believe are not human.
  • However, as CNBC reports, the USC study goes far beyond what Twitter itself has claimed about the number of bots on its platform.
  • In February, Twitter estimated in a SEC filing that up to 8.5 percent of its users were not human, while the USC study’s authors say even its estimate of 15 percent is “conservative.”

The study, from researchers at the University of Southern California, found that anywhere between nine and 15 percent of active users on the social media site are automated software that can like, retweet and follow just like accounts managed by humans.
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Application Delivery Controller

  • It is a necessity to have the concept of a collection of back-end destinations.
  • We asked our Anexia experts.
  • Cloud computing software is eating the world, and each day is bringing new developments in this world.
  • Yesterday’s debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy.
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Application Delivery Controller

Application Delivery Controller | @CloudExpo #SDN #VM #AI #Virtualization  #tech

  • It is a necessity to have the concept of a collection of back-end destinations.
  • Cloud computing software is eating the world, and each day is bringing new developments in this world.
  • Yesterday’s debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy.
  • General Session | Trends, Challenges, and Solutions to Protect the Cloud
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A Little HistoryApplication Delivery got its start in the form of network-based load balancing hardware. It is the essential foundation on which Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) operate. The second iteration of purpose-built load balancing (following application-based proprietary systems) materialized in the form of network-based appliances. These are the true founding fathers of today’s ADCs. Because these devices were application-neutral and resided outside of the application servers themselves, they could load balance using straightforward network techniques. In essence, these devices would present a “virtual server” address to the outside world, and when users attempted to connect, they would forward the connection to the most appropriate real server doing bi-directional network address translation (NAT).
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Google+ using machine learning to display high-resolution images w/ 75% less bandwidth

Google+ using machine learning to display high-resolution images w/ 75% less bandwidth

  • Back in November, Google showed off a machine learning technique that enhances low-res and blurry images.
  • Apps & Updates Google Plus Machine learning
  • A 100kb 1000 x 1500 image is replaced by a 25kb file that ends up having the original resolution after RAISR.
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  • 1 billion images per week have already taken advantage of RAISR, with total user bandwidth reduced by a third.

Back in November, Google showed off a machine learning technique that enhances low-res and blurry images. The RAISR technique is now being used in Google+ to display high-resolution photos while using an impressive 75% less bandwidth.
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BMW signs on to develop in-car AI and IoT services with IBM’s Watson

#BMW signs on to develop in-car #AI and #IoT services with IBM’s Watson

  • BMW signs on to develop in-car AI and IoT services with IBM’s Watson
  • (And as a matter of fact, I’d say IBM is not actually all that keen on full-out autonomous cars. “
  • IBM demos an employee hack for gathering live video data via drone
  • Description IBM Watson, a cognitive system that enables a new partnership between people and computers that enhances and scales human expertise.
  • To be clear, although there are a lot of efforts underway right now in the industry to built autonomous (self-driving) cars, this is not exactly about that.

As BMW continues to weld a position for itself in the next generation of connected and autonomous car technology, it’s signed up for one more partnership..
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