It’s a decentralized, open market for AIs in the cloud so anyone who develops an AI can put it into the SingularityNET, wrap it in our cryptocurrency-based smart contract and then the AI they put there can help to serve the intelligence of robots like Sophia or any other robots or any software programs that need AI.
Bernard Marr has written a great piece on how the company relies on a solid data-driven strategy to inform business decisions at a strategic level. Greg Chambers, global director of digital innovation, has said. “AI is the foundation for everything we do. We create intelligent experiences. AI is the kernel that powers that experience.”
The article describes the impact of AI on their product development (e.g. collecting/analysing data from vending machines), producing healthier options, social media mining to look into public opinion at scale, and more.
CTO Larry Ellison said on Oracle’s fiscal first quarter conference call that the company will deliver a next-gen database by the end of the year and it will be fully autonomous. Oracle will announce the database and more details on 1 October at its OpenWorld conference.
We will be authoring public cloud SLAs, service level agreements, for the Oracle Database that guarantee 99.995 percent systems availability time; 99.995 percent availability means less than 30 minutes of planned or unplanned downtime per year,” said Ellison. “To achieve that level of reliability, Oracle has to automatically tune, patch and upgrade itself while the system is running. AWS can’t do any of this stuff.
DeepLearni.ng works with enterprises to build and deploy AI systems. In a blog post, the company explained how it would use the funding. The plan is to invest in product development of Frontiers, its machine learning platform that works to accelerate AI deployment.
In this season’s NSFW opener of South Park, Cartman has some good fun with Alexa (and by extension, the viewer’s). If someone watched that episode of South Park in the same room as an Echo, their Amazon shopping list was filled with random, gross items. Check it out.
OpenAI has released an algorithm which accounts for the fact that other agents are learning too, and discovers self-interested yet collaborative strategies like tit-for-tat in the iterated prisoner’s dilemma. This algorithm, Learning with Opponent-Learning Awareness (LOLA), is a small step towards agents that model other minds.
LOLA lets an RL agent take account of the learning of others when updating its own strategy. Each LOLA agent adjusts its policy in order to shape the learning of the other agents in a way that is advantageous. This is possible since the learning of the other agents depends on the rewards and observations occurring in the environment, which in turn can be influenced by the agent.
In its first year, the Post has produced around 850 articles using Heliograf. That included 500 articles around the election that generated more than 500,000 clicks — not a ton in the scheme of things, but most of these were stories the Post wasn’t going to dedicate staff to anyway. For the 2012 election, for example, the Post did just 15 percent of what it generated in 2016.
Media outlets using AI say it’s meant to enable journalists to do more high-value work,
not take their jobs. The AP estimated that it’s freed up 20 percent of reporters’ time spent covering corporate earnings and that AI is also moving the needle on accuracy. “In the case of automated financial news coverage by AP, the error rate in the copy decreased even as the volume of the output increased more than tenfold,” said Francesco Marconi, AP’s strategy manager and AI co-lead.
Speaking with Axios on the sidelines of an AI conference in Toronto on Wednesday, Geoffrey Hinton, a professor emeritus at the University of Toronto and a Google researcher, said he is now “deeply suspicious” of back-propagation, the workhorse method that underlies most of the advances we are seeing in the AI field today, including the capacity to sort through photos and talk to Siri. “My view is throw it all away and start again,” he said.
Other scientists at the conference said back-propagation still has a core role in AI’s future. But Hinton said that, to push materially ahead, entirely new methods will probably have to be invented. “Max Planck said, ‘Science progresses one funeral at a time.’ The future depends on some graduate student who is deeply suspicious of everything I have said.”
Most bot tutorials are for people who can code, so if you don’t have developers or staff with extra time on their hands your custom needs may not be met. Building a bot requires technical resources, such as servers to run the logic, storage to store data points and developers, well, to code. Until now. In this tutorial, Rakuten shows how you can build a survey bot right from a Google Sheet.