Long known to be a bit of a cynic in regards to artificial intelligence, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk decided to do what he does best and put his wealth to good use.Along with Y Combinator president Sam Altman, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, and Musk’s PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, Musk hopes that this donation will to allow OpenAI to function freely without worrying about generating a financial return.In the company’s eyes, this fact alone is paramount to it prioritizing a “good outcome” over its own “self-interest.”“As a non-profit, our aim is to build value for everyone rather than shareholders,” OpenAI representatives said in a press release.“Researchers will be strongly encouraged to publish their work, whether as papers, blog posts, or code, and our patents (if any) will be shared with the world.We’ll freely collaborate with others across many institutions and expect to work with companies to research and deploy new technologies.”Despite the $1 billion pledge and celebrity affiliation, it isn’t completely obvious exactly how OpenAI intends to build value or collaborate outside of just plain research.“It’s hard to fathom how much human-level AI could benefit society, and it’s equally hard to imagine how much it could damage society if built or used incorrectly.”In addition to the founders, OpenAI plans on initially functioning with nine world-class research engineers and scientists, headlined by research director and Google Brain Team alum Ilya Sutskever.
Ten years ago, I was in the early stages of the PhD programme in robotics at Carnegie Mellon University.The potential of these technologies was incredible, but up to that point, the focus had been overwhelmingly on applications in areas such as defence, space, manufacturing or pure research.Then, top autonomous driving research was funded almost exclusively by Darpa and other government agencies, and although large-scale autonomous cars have always been one of the dreams of robotics researchers, we would have all been shocked to see what is happening today: dozens of the biggest companies in the world led by a search-engine company , as well as highly funded startups, are collectively investing billions of dollars at the pursuit of the commercial autonomous car.Now there is a sense of inevitability to autonomous cars being a staple of our daily lives within a decade or sooner , with the only questions being the pace at which they will take over, and which of the companies chasing this prize will pull away from the pack.These developments in transportation are a great template for how robotics can disrupt even the most entrenched industries, and highlights a few themes that we will begin to see more frequently:• Incumbents will rarely be the ones that disrupt their own spaces.
Similarly, in the B2B world, artificial intelligence (AI) and predictive technologies represent a disruptive shift that’s forcing companies to reimagine how they operate.With that in mind, here are eight questions everyone is asking about self-driving cars, each of which has an important parallel that helps frame AI’s impact on business and society at large.Google’s self-driving cars have already driven 1,210,676 miles yet, as of July this year, there had only been 14 accidents — all caused by human error, not by the software.Given the fact that around 33,000 people die in traffic accidents in the U.S. every year, and much of blame falls to distracted drivers, there is a huge opportunity to make our roads safer.In the B2B world, very few of our decisions are life or death, but there is still important revenue at stake.When the models are live, someone needs to monitor the impact of any changes and watch for drift in performance to ensure continued accuracy.
Finnish Dispelix has risen to as high as 50 most promising startups in the crowd as the only Finnish companies.the Company produced a new generation of virtual displays.a Us data analysis company Quid list of 50 most promising startup companies.the Top 50 was formed 50 000 startups among the artificial intelligence assisted.Quid drew attention, in particular, are the founders of the company worked together in the past, whether the industry as such, to which also many other company focuses on and whether the company collected the money quickly.the most Promising enterprises 50 juokon Quid screened 50 000 companies in the artificial intelligence.
Google Home will be released later this yearGoogle has unveiled a voice-controlled, AI-powered robot assistant that can be ordered to turn the lights down, play music or order a taxi.Google Home, a pint-sized speaker and microphone combination, is designed to sit in a room and respond to its owner's every command, from answering questions to checking the weather.Google's Mario Queiroz unveils HomeThe device is similar to the Amazon Echo, which was released in the US in 2014.By always listening, Google Home can respond to any queries just by users saying "OK Google" and issuing a command, rather than having to type a phrase into a search engine or check emails to dig out flight details."Computing is evolving beyond phones, and people are using it in context across many scenarios, be it in their television, be it in their car, be it something they wear on their wrist or even something much more immersive," Google's chief executive Sundar Pichai said.Google, which unveiled Home at I/O, its annual developer conference, said it would be released later in the year.
As FindFace has shown, image recognition has made incredible strides over the past few years.Neural networks are brain-like computer systems designed to pick out and create patterns based on inputs.These less-than-accurate representations, be it on purpose or due to lack of drawing skills, often leads to dramatized proportions and missing elements that might not prevent humans from recognizing the image, but causes problems for computers.Using more than 600 individuals, scientists displayed a random image for only two seconds and asked the participant to sketch the pictured object from memory.In the initial testing phase, the program was able to match the doodles up to their original image 37 percent of the time.From a more commercial standpoint, one of the most useful features of this technology would be to help police identify criminals by comparing sketch artists renderings to mugshot databases.
As the rumours predicted, Google used the opening presentation of its annual developer conference, I/O, to reveal a new personal assistant aimed at the home.Called Google Home and voice-activated with the entire power of Google s search engine built into it, Home is set to launch later this year.The device connects to your home WiFi network and can also sync with Chromecast devices, meaning it can control TVs as well as other connected devices including speakers and smart appliances.The device has a striking similarity function-wise to Amazon s Echo, which launched last year – something even Google CEO Sundar Pichai referenced when announcing the device.At the heart of Home is the updated and supposedly more intelligent Google app software and the new Google Assistant.This is said to be better at understanding context and able to offer better proactive suggestions to users as a result.
To learn more and subscribe, please click here.Consulting firm Accenture has announced a partnership with artificial intelligence software company, IPsoft, aimed at spurring the use of AI in the enterprise, ZDNet reports.The deal will see Accenture integrate IPsoft's AI program, Amelia, into a new business unit called Accenture Amelia.Amelia will act as a virtual agent to businesses within the insurance, banking, and travel industries.Companies can enlist its help to automate a wide variety of service desk roles, such as helping customers open new bank accounts or process insurance claims.The company recently built a new R lab in Dublin, Ireland, where Accenture s head office is.The lab will focus on the development and integration of AI systems into Accenture Operations, including customer support, procurement, supply chain, and warranty services.The global market for content analytics, discovery and cognitive systems software is projected to reach $9.2 billion by 2019, according to IDC.
Benjamin Stahl Photographer: Fredrik Karlsson Swedish industry has a good position when it comes to robotics. But it required a serious effort to retain the position, according to a new report. In 2015 there were 1.5 million industrial roots in use worldwide compared to one million in 2009, an increase of 50 percent in five years. The rapid development of sensors have influenced and robots have become smarter, smaller, easier to use - and yet cheaper. - But the development has not been driven by the traditional robot suppliers but rather by large companies like Google, Amazon and Apple actually been more interested in artificial intelligence, says Benjamin Stahl, research director at Blue institute with the recent report robots century. But now growing faster robot use in other countries - particularly in Asia.
Microsoft says it has a long history with the UK and hints future investment could be affected if country votes to leave the EUMicrosoft says it wants the UK to vote to remain in the European Union In the upcoming referendum on 23 June, suggesting it would be less likely to invest in the event of a Brexit .Read More: Michael Van der Bel s IT LifeMicrosoft in the EUmichle van der belMicrosoft opened its first international office in the UK in 1982 and now has 5,000 employees working in support, marketing, gaming, communications, cybersecurity and computer science research and recently opened a global centre of excellence for artificial intelligence.At key moments in our international growth we have specifically chosen to invest in our capabilities here in the UK.Indeed, one third have no plan in place to cope with a Brexit, which could cause compliance and recruitment issues.The majority support the UK s membership because it makes the country more attractive to international investment, makes the UK more globally competitive and gives it a more favourable trading relationship with other members.A vote to remain is a vote to ensure the UK voice is at the heart of policies that support the UK s most innovative sector to continue to grow and create jobs.
It s based on existing technology, including Google Now.The assistant will power Google s upcoming Amazon Echo competitor, Google Home.Speaking at the beginning of the keynote at the Google I/O developer conference in Mountain View, California, Google chief executive Sundar Pichai described the technology as a conversational assistant that can carry on an ongoing two-way dialogue.We want to be there for our users asking them, How can I help?'Pichai said.The technology is voice-activated and available across devices, but the interface is packaged up inside of a chatbot — something like, say, Facebook Messenger s M. We are getting ready to launch something later this year, Pichai said.The Google Assistant is built into the Allo mobile messaging app, which is also being introduced today.Over the years Google has amassed a whole lot of AI talent and technology.And the systems are regularly improving — last year at I/O Google chief executive Sundar Pichai said Google s speech recognition technology was down to an 8 percent word error rate.Indeed, today Pichai said that 1 in every 5 Google search queries on Android in the U.S. is a voice query.But even though Google s AI technology represents value for the company internally, in the past year Google has shared some of that technology with the rest of the world as open source code.Now it s clear that Google is a few steps ahead of Apple.Earlier this week The Information reported that Google would give third-party developers access to speech recognition, some aspects of the Google Now personal digital assistant, and Android s Google Now On Tap feature for recognizing known entities mentioned in text onscreen and providing explanations and relevant links.While the world s biggest technology companies have been fixated on chatbots lately, the whole idea itself is not new.Voice-activated assistants like the Alexa-powered Amazon Echo speaker are another emerging medium, but currently bots seem more likely to be adopted by the masses.
According to the New York Times named Google's standalone Virtual Assistant Home. The publication says that the device will be introduced already tonight, the developer conference, Google I / O. Home is said does not land on the market until the autumn. Just as we heard earlier, the unit should function as Amazon Echo - that is, an artificial intelligence that always listens and can answer questions and perform various commands. AI will play a central role in Google's future as CEO Sundar Pichai. If the rumor is true, we may see Google Home 19:00 tonight Swedish time.
The new app will be available later this summer.On stage at the Google I/O developer conference, Erik Kay explained how assistive technology can make messaging more productive and expressive.Messaging isn t just about text; smart replies have stickers and emojis too, Kay said.Another interesting aspect of Allo is when you send people photos through the app.During a demo on stage, a picture of a Burmese dog was shown and Allo displayed three options.You could either say awww, or perhaps cute dog, or get more specific.You can also use Google Assistant to play games such as guessing movies based on emojis, finding out sports scores, and more.Think about it as being Google s counter to Facebook s M assistant, which is available to a limited few through Facebook Messenger.And Google isn t done consolidating all the features from other messaging services, including end-to-end encryption, private notifications, and more, likely alleviating security and privacy concerns people have in light of Edward Snowden and the FBI/Apple case.Reports first surfaced at the end of last year with sources telling The Wall Street Journal that Google was building a mobile-messaging service that taps its artificial intelligence know-how and so-called chatbot technology.The move probably should not be surprising, especially as applications like Line, WeChat, Skype, Slack, and Facebook Messenger have gotten into the bot market.Signs of development were furthered during this year s Mobile World Congress, where the company formed a partnership with multiple mobile operators such as Orange, Sprint, Deutsche Telekom, America Movil, Vodafone, and the wireless standards body GSMA to roll out the Rich Communication Services for Android.
Every year, Google shows off its latest efforts at Google I/O.The annual developer s conference is the place where the public first hears about the next version of Android, new features of Google s platform and services, new VR stuff, new artificial intelligence products… actually, you can expect just about anything, given the company s penchant for the weird and the surprising.Years past, I/O has been held in San Francisco s Moscone Center, a typical indoor conference space—the same room where Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone.This year, Google has moved its big show to Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California.The same stage that s hosted Lollapalooza, Bridge School, Ozzfest, The Grateful Dead, and Phish will this week host Google execs and product managers as they show off their exploits.Watch right here, and follow our liveblog.
Other inventions NASA science has created include the pacemaker, scratch-resistant lenses and the solar panel.As we enter the transhumanist age — the era of bionic limbs, brain implants and artificial intelligence — space exploration might once again dramatically lead us forward in discovering the most our species can become.The hope, of course, is that within the next 10-15 years, astronauts will be stepping foot upon the red planet, too.That may sound low, but it also adds up when extrapolated to century-scale.Experts say it will soon be possible to mine asteroids from space — some that are worth billions of dollars each.This type of thinking should be a priority for whoever ends up in Congress and the White House come 2017.
On Wednesday at the 10th annual Google I/O developer conference, Google introduced Allo and Duo, which will arrive for both Android and iOS later this summer.It suggests automatic replies to incoming messages—even if someone sends a photo.In addition to emojis and stickers, there is a whisper and shout feature that lets you use a slider to make text giant or tiny.If you type @google, it will run a search query inside the app.Anything you can find on Google.com shows up in the app, including weather, sports scores and even YouTube videos.All chats will be encrypted, but a special incognito mode will have an end-to-end encryption, and expiring chats that are permanently deleted once you leave them.
Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai revealed new products and services that use smarter software to make decisions rather than follow instructions, part of a major push into artificial intelligence that he said would define the tech giant over the next decade.Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc., said it would soon start selling a device called Home that will answer users questions and complete tasks for them, like scheduling appointments, playing music and sending emails.We think of it as a conversational assistant, Mr. Pichai told attendees at Google s annual developers conference, held at an outdoor concert venue near its Mountain View, Calif., headquarters.Google also said it would launch a new messaging app, called Allo, that would incorporate some of the same underlying technology as Home to create smarter conversations.Google has invested heavily in artificial intelligence in recent years to strengthen its existing products and spawn new ones.Researchers increasingly use one branch of artificial intelligence, called machine learning, to enable computers to teach themselves new skills by reviewing huge data sets.
The chip sped up the Go-playing software, allowing it to plot moves in the time-limited match and look further ahead in the game.Google, a division of Alphabet Inc., GOOGL 0.22 % has been using it for more than a year to accelerate artificial intelligence applications as the software techniques known as machine learning become increasingly important to its core businesses.Overall the chip, known as the Tensor Processing Unit, is 10 times faster than alternatives Google considered for this work, the company said.Whether it s a ton less than we would have otherwise, I can t say.It allows the company to process all the text stored in its massive collection of StreetView images—things such as street signs and address numbers attached to the sides of houses—in just five days, much faster than previous methods, Mr. Jouppi said.The chip also is used in Google search ranking, photo processing, speech recognition, and language translation.
Slated for a late summer release, key new features in Android N include split-screen mode, so more than one app can be run simultaneously, or picture-in-picture mode so you can watch a video on the corner of the screen while browsing the web or checking email.Some of these features are already available on some handsets today but bringing them to the core of the Android experience means they can be unified and extended across all phones running the operating system.A new software JIT compiler will make app installs 75% faster and the compiled code size will be reduced by 50%, according to Google.As good as this sounds, unfortunately has nothing to do or bound to help with Android's fragmentation issue and slow updates from carriers and manufacturers.Instead of acting like a search box that can interpret your voice commands, the new Assistant works on a more conversational mode and can infere from context, not unlike Amazon's Alexa and Microsoft's Cortana.As with all beta releases, we only recommend these to early adopters and tinkerers that can live with some bugs.
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