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Google’s plan to make search more sentient
On Tuesday, Google announced artificial intelligence improvements that could change how we use the search engine. These advancements show Google increasingly trying to build AI-powered tools that seem more sentient and that are better at perceiving how humans actually communicate and think.
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Use Of Artificial Intelligence in Cyber Security
Organization can utilize AI to develop and update network security by understanding and reporting the network traffic patterns. It extracts and observes metadata via concerned cloud events and logs for the purpose of detecting real time automated attack, AI-assisted threat...
How Artificial Intelligence Is Helping Musicians Unlock Their Creativity
Let’s look at some of the newest ways artificial intelligence is transforming the music industry from top to bottom. Creating New Songs with the Help of AI For 30 years, musician and composer David Cope has been working on Experiments in Musical Intelligence (EMI).
Applied use cases
Google launches fully managed cloud ML platform Vertex AI
Google Cloud has launched Vertex AI, a fully managed cloud platform that simplifies the deployment and maintenance of machine learning models. It takes a supportive infrastructure capable of unifying the user experience, plying AI itself as a supportive guide, and putting data at the very heart of...
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Drive the Future of Supply Chain Logistics
Tools reduce costs, increase revenue McKinsey research reveals that 61% of executives report decreased costs and 53% report increased revenues as a direct result of introducing AI into their supply chains. For the trucking industry and other freight carriers, AI is being effectively applied to...
Truth, Lies, and Automation
In 2020, the company OpenAI unveiled GPT-3, a powerful artificial intelligence system that generates text based on a prompt from human operators. In light of this breakthrough, we consider a simple but important question: can automation generate content for disinformation campaigns? If GPT-3 can...
The Chief AI Ethics Officer: A Champion or a PR Stunt?
Many organizations have attempted to stay relevant and keep up with the developments in AI Ethics by introducing the role of a Chief AI Ethics Officer (CAIEO), which has other titles including AI Ethicist, Ethical AI Lead and Trust and Safety Policy Advisor, to name a few.
Employee Monitoring as a Form of Imprisonment – Jeevan Hariharan and Hadassa Noorda
This does not mean that every practice of monitoring is similar to imprisonment, but in extreme cases, monitoring can restrict an individual’s liberty, such that the monitoring practice can potentially constitute a form of imprisonment. Monitoring versus requirements to be physically present in...
Too much of a good thing can be a very bad thing: Technology’s Future
Right here, right now we are at the take-off point for many of the foundational sciences and technologies of the 21st century, from artificial intelligence and deep learning to human genome editing to geo-engineering, longevity and human enhancement – our entire framework is about to change – not...
Peter Chen on building brains for robots in the real world The Robot Brains Podcast
In episode seven of The Robot Brains Podcast, our guest is Covariant CEO and co-founder Peter Chen. Peter is one of Pieter Abbeel's closest collaborators for the past five years, with Peter having studied for his PhD in Pieter's lab in Berkley before then working together at OpenAI.
Does a Robot Get to Be the Boss of Me?
support request: I’m disturbed by the fact that law enforcement agencies are increasingly using robots for neutralizing threats, surveillance, and hostage situations. As the White House noted in a 2016 report on algorithms and civil rights, new technologies have the potential to “help law...
Interesting things in robotics this week - Issue #9
Our last startup workshop on pitching with FounderSuite CEO/Founder Nathan Beckford was great and he’s let me share the slides (see attached). I’m doing a lot of work around Inclusive Robotics - both robots that are inclusive and robotics companies that are inclusive - working on a whitepaper in...
Parental Acceptance of Children’s Storytelling Robots: A Projection of the Uncanny Valley of AI
Methods To explore parental acceptance of children’s storytelling robots, we conducted a qualitative study employing design fiction, which is a form of speculative design that opens up discussions on the use of emerging technologies and their ethical and social implications (Dunne and Raby, 2013;...
Post-Digital Transformation: Intellectual Debt
at Cambridge Senior Management Programme, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge on May 17, 2021 [jupyter][google colab][reveal] Post-Digital Transformation: Intellectual Debt 2021-05-17 Cambridge Senior Management Programme, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge Abstract Digital...
Papers with Code Newsletter #9
In this edition, we cover: simplified alternative architectures for competitive image classification, effective invertible architectures with smaller memory footprint, a diffusion model for state-of-the-art image synthesis, our latest collaboration with arXiv to support links to datasets, the latest...