Category Archives: Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence Loses Some Of Its Edginess, But Is Poised To Take Off

Joe McKendrick in Forbes – More than a decade ago, Nicholas Carr, in his work Does IT Matter, suggested that the widespread availability and low prices of technology made it more of a utility like electricity or water, versus a competitive differentiator.  This … Continue reading

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The AI 50: America’s Most Promising Artificial Intelligence Companies

Alan Ohnsman and Kenrick Cai of Forbes – Artificial intelligence is beginning to be usefully deployed in almost every industry from customer call centers and finance to drug research. Yet the field is also plagued by relentless hype, opaque jargon … Continue reading

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A debate between AI experts shows a battle over the technology’s future

Karen Hao in MIT Technology Review – Since the 1950s, artificial intelligence has repeatedly overpromised and underdelivered. While recent years have seen incredible leaps thanks to deep learning, AI today is still narrow: it’s fragile in the face of attacks, can’t generalize to … Continue reading

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Artificial intelligence may be pandemic lifesaver … one day

Rob Lever with Julie Jammot of AFP (French language article translated to English on Yahoo News) – Artificial intelligence systems picked up early clues about the coronavirus outbreak by scanning news images and social media posts from a market in … Continue reading

Posted in Artificial Intelligence, China, United States

UK police are using AI to predict who could become violent criminals

Thomas Macaulay in The Next Web – Police in the UK are using AI to identify future criminals in a pilot of a system that the government wants to roll out nationwide. The system uses a machine learning algorithm to … Continue reading

Posted in Artificial Intelligence, Crime, United Kingdom