Cognitive Computing increasingly will be put to work in practical, real-world applications. The industries that are adopting it are not all operating at the same maturity levels; there remain some challenges to conquer. The wheels are very much in motion to make cognitive-driven Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications a key piece of enterprise toolsets.
The journey to foster the adoption of Cognitive Computing for business applications was a focus of the panel discussion, Cognitive Computing 201 – Incorporating the Technology, held at the recent DATAVERSITY® Smart Data 2015 Conference in San Jose. Reflecting the progress in the AI area to date, Tech Pro Research recently published the results of a survey it conducted in July that revealed that 63% of respondents believe AI will be good for their businesses. That said, only 17% are actively using the technology now, and 49% have no plans for any use of AI at this point.
A machine named Giraffe taught itself to play chess and reached a level of skill on par with master chess players in just three days, according to The Independent. Matthew Lai, the Cornell University researcher who built the machine, implemented a “neural network” into it to allow it to utilize information and situations from real games of chess and simulate human thought-processes, although it was never explicitly told the rules.
A crucial breakthrough has been achieved at the International Motor Show (IAA) in establishing the legal framework of piloted driving and parking. Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt presented his national strategy for this key technology on Wednesday in Frankfurt. He also welcomed EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc and the transport ministers of the other G7 nations. Using the new Audi A4 and the concept car “Jack,” he presented the current state of driver assist systems to the visitors. The Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, Prof. Rupert Stadler, advocated “seizing this unique chance to save 900,000 lives per year, since more than 90% of all traffic accidents are caused by human error.”
As advancements in robot technology and artificial intelligence achieve a milestone every day, sex toy industry is not spared from the trend. Recently a New Jersey-based company True Companion announced that it will soon launch the world’s first sex robot called Roxxxy, which has artificial intelligence.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hosted a Q&A session from the company’s California headquarters on September 15, Tuesday. He announced that the social network is testing a “dislike” button that will build on its iconic Like feature. He also revealed his optimism about artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality (VR), alluding to content filters, the Oculus VR Rift headset, and a new VR mobile app.
Step aside “Terminator” — moviemakers looking to make accurate dystopian movies should instead take cues from “The Grapes of Wrath.”
That’s because robots won’t take our lives — they’re more likely to take our livelihoods.
And it’s looking more and more likely that these artificially intelligent programs will even take over the job of making themselves — some researchers think it’s likely that software engineers will one day be supplanted by intelligent software that can copy, write, and improve programs itself.
More and more, financial firms are turning to machines to do the job humans have done for decades.
Last spring, wealth management firm Charles Schwab launched a new service called Schwab Intelligent Portfolios. The service is unique in that it’s not a person who decides where to invest your money, it’s an algorithm – lines of code programmed into a computer.
Artificial intelligence has a checkered past. It has gone through multiple waves of huge expectations followed by incredible disappointments. We have seen the rise and fall of expert systems, neural networks, logic (hard and fuzzy) and the use of statistical models for determining reasoning.
We seem to be, once again, in an era of heightened expectations regarding A.I. We now have Siri, IBM Watson, self-driving cars and the proliferation of machine learning, data mining and predictive systems that promise an unprecedented, even frightening, level of machine intelligence.
Eric Schmidt is all in on artificial intelligence. In an op-ed for the BBC, the highly opinionated Google — and soon to be Alphabet — chairman wrote that we’re closer than ever before to true artificial intelligence, and that continued research into its development will have positive side effects that will benefit the public.
Technology firms are waging war over the lucrative artificial intelligence market.
Some of the technology industry’s biggest companies are waging a war over the way you interact with digital devices.
According to Reuters, Apple AAPL0.96% is planning to hire at least 86 full-time artificial intelligence experts. The move is part of a broader effort among the technology industry’s elite to one-up each other by giving users what they want before they even know they need it.