Friday, November 16, 2018

Google Confronts Shortcomings of Machine Learning

Critics of the current mode of artificial intelligence technology have grown louder in the last couple of years, and this week, Google, one of the biggest commercial beneficiaries of the current vogue, offered a...

MIT to Found AI College

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has announced a $1 billion initiative to reshape how the college operates and make artificial intelligence a part of its curriculum for all students. The shakeup is being...

A Pioneering Scientist Explains ‘Deep Learning’

Buzzwords like “deep learning” and “neural networks” are everywhere, but so much of the popular understanding is misguided, says Terrence Sejnowski, a computational neuroscientist at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. Sejnowski, a pioneer in the...

Stanford U Study Says Hive Mind Can Yield Better Diagnoses

Every year, 50,000 Americans die from pneumonia and 1 million more are hospitalized with the disease. Chest X-rays, one of the most widely-performed imaging procedures in the US, are the best way to diagnose...

DARPA to Grant $2B to AI Projects Over Next Five Years

DARPA stands for “Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency,” but while defense is good and all, what DARPA is really into is that P, for projects. The agency is focused on the development of breakthrough...

Google and Facebook Partnering on Some AI Research

Google and Facebook are teaming up to make each company’s artificial intelligence technologies work better together. The two companies said Tuesday that an unspecified number of engineers are collaborating to make Facebook’s open source machine learning PyTorch framework...

Executive Interview: Michael Ringel, Boston Consulting Group on AI and Pharma

Impacts of AI in Pharma Seen as Potential to Lower Failure Rate for New Drug Testing, and a Redesigned Research Process from Start to Finish Artificial intelligence and machine learning may still be decades away...

Explaining AI: A Quick Guide to Help Understanding

If you keep hearing about artificial intelligence but aren’t quite sure what it means or how it works, you’re not alone. There’s been much confusion among the general public about the term, not helped by dramatic news stories...

SAP Becomes First European Tech Company to Create Ethics Advisory Panel for Artificial Intelligence

SAP has announced its guiding principles for artificial intelligence (AI) and its creation of an external AI ethics advisory panel – the first European technology company to do so. The panel, comprised of experts from academia, politics...

Executive Interview: Norbert Monfort, VP of IT Transformation & Innovation, Assurant

Assurant Implements AI Platform Approach for Operational Efficiency and Improved Customer Experience Norbert Monfort is VP of IT Transformation & Innovation at Assurant, Inc., a global provider of risk management solutions. A 24-year Assurant employee,...






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