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Ministers have agreed a technology tie-up with Emmanuel Macron's government that will see the UK unite with France in areas such as artificial intelligence and cyber security. Matt Hancock, the culture Secretary, will this morning announce the two countries plan to work together to pool industry and ...
The spy operation, revealed on Thursday, is among dozens around the world uncovered by human rights groups and technical organizations in recent years as governments and intelligence agencies have started relying more on mobile and desktop spyware than on traditional forms of cloak-and-dagger ...

QCon.ai, the second of the two AI/ML conferences, is the first annual machine learning and artificial intelligence conference produced by InfoQ. QCon.ai has the tagline Applied AI for Developers. Designed as a conference for SWEs who know they need to apply machine learning and AI in their day-to-day ...
artificial intelligence (AI) is the new technological frontier over which companies and countries are vying for control. According to a recent report from McKinsey, Alphabet invested roughly $30 billion in developing AI technologies. Baidu, which is the Chinese equivalent of Alphabet, invested $20 billion in AI ...
artificial intelligence (AI) is already impacting our lives in many ways. From intelligent video curation on Alphabet's (Nasdaq:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) YouTube and Google web search to Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) Siri personal assistant, AI is already making our lives easier. AI can also help Corporations ...
The House spending bill released Wednesday would allow President Trump, or people under him, to secretly shift money to fund intelligence programs, a break with 70 years of governing tradition. Since 1947, section 504 of the National Security Act has mandated that the administration inform Congress if ...

The United States military must embrace artificial intelligence, robotics and other emerging technologies soon to maintain its edge on the battlefield, because other nations are already doing so, the army's chief of staff has said. "Whether we like it or not, artificial intelligence is coming," General Mark Milley ...
When? This is probably the question that futurists, AI experts, and even people with a keen interest in technology dread the most. It has proved famously difficult to predict when new developments in AI will take place. The scientists at the Dartmouth Summer Research Project on artificial intelligence in 1956 ...
As artificial intelligence is rapidly becoming both more sophisticated and more integrated into our lives, Microsoft is positioning itself at the forefront of artificial intelligence research. Business Insider spoke with Microsoft president and CLO Brad Smith and EVP of AI and Research Harry Shum about their new book, "The ...
That surge of excitement wasn't because Crawford (or investors) suddenly got smarter--it was because of significant advances in alternative intelligence. "In 2015, for the first time ever, computers got better at object recognition than humans," Crawford has explained. AI can learn to recognize a tree or ship ...
This is the first in a series of blog posts BSR will publish in 2018 exploring the intersection of disruptive technologies and Sustainability. artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly advancing, thanks to ever-more-powerful computing, massive growth in the availability of digital data and increasingly sophisticated ...
artificial intelligence laboratories have been cropping up with increasing frequency on campuses in recent years. ... in computer science or electrical engineering buildings, providing a space for researchers and graduate students to develop computer algorithms that can learn or exhibit intelligent behavior.
If someone were to say to you that you've spent all day interacting with artificial intelligence, you'd probably stop and try to recount any instances of accidentally running into a robot. Despite what's ... E. & J. Gallo Winery recently looked to Watson to develop an intelligent irrigation system. Watson monitors ...
In October 2017, researchers at Google DeepMind published a paper on an artificial intelligence (AI) program called AlphaGo Zero. Unlike previous incarnations of AlphaGo, this updated version mastered the game of Go through self-play alone. Talking about the achievement, lead researcher David Silver ...
As the founder of the artificial intelligence Caucus, I've been working to start a new dialogue on Capitol Hill that is focused on the future. Recently, I introduced the House version of the FUTURE of AI Act that would create a formal process for both Congress and the Executive Branch to start looking at AI ...
A neural network model created by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba beat its flesh-and-blood competition on a 100,000-question Stanford University test that's considered the world's top measure of machine reading. The model, developed by Alibaba's Institute of Data science of Technologies, scored ...
Inundated with more data than humans can analyze, the U.S. military and Intelligence Community are banking on machine learning and advanced computing technologies to separate the wheat from the chaff. The Defense Department operates more than 11,000 drones that collect hundreds of thousands of ...

However much your IT operation is using artificial intelligence today, expect to be doing more with it in 2018. Even if you have never dabbled in AI projects, this may be the year talk turns into action, says David Schatsky, managing director at Deloitte. "The number of companies doing something with AI is on ...
From Amazon's Alexa on more than 10 million countertops and Siri in every iPhone to GM implementing IBM's Watson into OnStar and Tesla's autopilot using cloud-based learning, artificial intelligence, in various forms, is reaching a point of cultural ubiquity. This tipping point has provoked a range of ...
The U.S. suspended nearly $2 billion in military aid to Pakistan this month following President Trump's tweet criticizing the country for being a "safe haven to terrorist." Pakistan in turn halted military and intelligence cooperation with the U.S. Arshad Mohammed, a reporter with Reuters, joins Hari ...
Over the course of the last few years, the world has embarked on a transformation that is the result of artificial intelligence (AI). These changes have come about primarily because of advances in the AI technique of deep learning, which processes mass quantities of information and is able to establish ...
XIAMEN, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- On the National sports Industry Conference held in Xiamen, Zhao Yong, deputy director of China's General Administration of Sport, announced that China is going to hold the first-ever International intelligent Sports Conference this year. Zhao had high expectations for intelligent ...
When attending CES, you never entirely get used to seeing technology concepts come to life, which once were only envisioned in science fiction books or movies. One of the hottest topics is that of artificial intelligence (A.I.) as we are now at crossroads of development that makes the advancements more ...
WHEN the electronics industry meets in Las Vegas at CES, its main trade show, buzzwords abound. But rarely has one been as pervasive as this week. "artificial intelligence" or variations on the theme ("AI-driven", "AI-powered" and so on) were slapped across most new products--although often the ...
4 Ways IBM Watson's artificial intelligence Is Changing healthcare. Future, shmuture. IBM's presentation at the J. P. Morgan Healthcare Conference showed that artificial intelligence is changing healthcare today. Keith Speights. (TMFFishBiz). Jan 12, 2018 at 6:04AM. Some say that artificial intelligence (AI) will radically ...
Can a computer write a great novel or a script for a movie? artificial intelligence (AI) is manna from heaven for sci-fi writers. We've seen a sentient computer called HAL wreak quiet havoc in 2001: A Space Odyssey. We've watched a robot girl's will to survive in 2015's Ex Machina. Most recently we've seen ...
artificial intelligence is fast encroaching into every area of our digital lives, picking the social media stories we see, identifying our friends and pets in ... It's machine learning but designed to be even more intelligent, with more nuance and more layers, and intended to work more like the human brain does.
Many great ideas in artificial intelligence languish in textbooks for decades because we don't have the computational power to apply them. That's what happened with neural networks, a technique inspired by our brains' wiring that has recently succeeded in translating languages and driving cars. Now ...
One of the largest advertising firms, Criteo, announced in December that intelligent Tracking Prevention could have a 22 percent net negative impact on its 2018 revenue projections. Other advertising firms could see similar losses, according to Dennis Buchheim of the Interactive Advertising Bureau.
The proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) is changing everything about the way we live, shop and communicate. From Amazon's incredibly helpful recommendation engine, and Target's startlingly accurate pregnancy predictor, to the diagnosis and prediction of medical conditions, we've become ...
With climatologists looking towards the Arctic to examine the link between climate change and the recent bout of extremely cold weather, Arctic ice mapping has become crucial. The Danish Meteorological Institute - or DMI - is working on a radical new plan to improve its sea ice reports: artificial intelligence that can train ...
The phrase "artificial intelligence" can stir up a lot of panic at some federal agencies, and can give rise to the idea of intelligent machines putting some employees out of work. However, some federal agencies are embracing the idea of artificial intelligence, and in those test cases, adopting machine learning ...
Chinese education start-up Liulishuo has developed what it calls the world's first artificial intelligence English teacher. After years ... Wang, a former Google product manager, says Liulishuo will eventually move on to other languages as it looks to build "the most intelligent and efficient AI language teacher.".
Toronto-Dominion Bank is acquiring artificial intelligence startup Layer 6 AI for an undisclosed amount as Financial Services companies increasingly look to tap the technology's potential. Canada's largest bank by assets has been looking to build up its capabilities in AI for some time, said Michael Rhodes, ...
In an effort to track the progress of this emerging field, a Stanford-led group of leading AI thinkers called the AI100 has launched an index that will provide a comprehensive baseline on the state of artificial intelligence and measure technological progress in the same way the gross domestic product and the ...
technology is a wonderful thing; with those small glimpses of the future from sci-fi films are now realities. We have artificial intelligence (AI) managing our homes and businesses and automation software streamlining every process. In fact, there is a gadget out there that can help with almost every bit of our ...
The rise of powerful artificial intelligence, Professor Stephen Hawking once warned, will be "either the best or the worst thing ever to happen to humanity." Unfortunately, by the time we find out which, it may already be too late--but a new video game simulation may offer clues as to what we might expect.
"But let us note at the outset that however many stops there are between here and human-level machine intelligence, the latter is not the final destination. ... there are some instrumental goals" -- like survival and resource accumulation -- "likely to be pursued by almost any intelligent agent, because there ...
Sound far out? It's now closer to becoming a reality thanks to four scientists at Kyoto University in Kyoto, Japan. In late December, Guohua Shen, Tomoyasu Horikawa, Kei Majima and Yukiyasu Kamitani released the results of their recent research on using artificial intelligence to decode thoughts on the ...
The House Intelligence Committee has obtained Fusion GPS's financial records, ending the monthslong fight by the opposition research firm behind the infamous "Trump dossier" to stymie its bank from sharing the documents with Congress. A report from CNN cited a new court filing and quoted a lawyer for ...
Because of the shifting data science landscape, Pah's Human-Machine intelligence (HMI) course is a key part of the Kellogg Architectures of Collaboration Initiative (KACI), and crucial for any current or prospective MBA student pursuing a career that involves leveraging machine learning, a career type that ...
Take octopuses, for instance, which have proven to be highly intelligent and talented escape artists. Should they -- or AIs that match them in intelligence -- be treated differently because of the way their brains work? And how will companies treat this same question as their research pushes ever closer to ...
"From the beginning of the computer era, it was a belief that Chess could serve as the ultimate test for machine intelligence," Kasparov says. "And the game of chess has always been seen as the nexus for human intelligence. So when a machine faced a human in chess and won this battle ... it could ...
The idea that computers have some amount of "intelligence" is not new, says Haupter, pointing as far back as 1950 when computer pioneer Alan Turing asked whether machines can think. "So it has taken nearly 70 years for the right combination of factors to come together to move AI from concept to an ...
This is the century of artificial intelligence. The scientists and engineers driving artificial intelligence forward will undoubtedly have a greater role in shaping the world of our future than the politicians you will see on TV tonight. In fact, key sectors that make up much of the world economy, from oil & gas, ...
New advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) research made by tech giants and academia have quickly made their way into businesses ... Using rule-based systems like Wordsmith by Automated Insights, media outlets and companies can already turn structured data into intelligent ...
On Dec. 20, the U.K. Parliament's intelligence and Security Committee issued its annual report. Published pursuant to the Justice and Security Act 2013, the document provides a comprehensive overview of the committee's work over the past year as overseer of the U.K. government's intelligence and ...
Chatbot development is one frontier confronting artificial intelligence in CRM, as is better lead scoring and automated data entry into CRM records from outside sources, such as email and ... It became famous for imitating the psychoanalysis process and had some convinced "she" was actually intelligent.
After 25 years of intermittent seriousness, I'm a mediocre tournament Chess player. Grandmasters play at a level that beggars my comprehension. But grandmasters, since the second Clinton administration, have looked like clowns against chess computers. Now AlphaZero, a digital doohickey from ...
Editor's Note: This is the sixth installment of "The Brush Pass," a column by Joshua Rovner (@joshrovner1) on intelligence, strategy, and statecraft. Russia tried to help Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election. Its method was simple: steal emails from prominent Democrats and leak them to the ...


 

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