If you’re a podcast junky like we are, check out this morning’s episode of You Are Not So Smart, in which they explore how machine learning can be biased, sexist, racist, and prejudiced and look into how we can rectify these grave problems.
I’ll also be at the BBC today discussing this topic.
At its most ambitious, AI’s promise is to serve as a framework for improving human welfare to make the world more educated, more interesting and full of possibility, more meaningful, and more safe. But once we overcome some technical problems that are more likely than not to get easier to deal with every day, we’re in for more than just a world of change and evolution. We’re in for some discussion of what it means to be human. And we will soon confront big questions that will drive the well-being of our kids and their kids.
In this post, Joe Hanson discusses a number of different chat application types and looks at the different platform options for powering and delivering messaging apps. He also discusses challenges that can arise from making certain decisions throughout the development cycle, like scalability, time to market, and other differentiators.
Choosing a chat service provider
Questions to ask yourself when choosing your chat service provider
Choosing your chat service provider: open-source vs. hosted
“Consumers are hugely empowered. There is no room for mediocre,” said Keith Weed, Unilever’s Chief Marketing Officer at this week’s European Forbes CMO Summit. “We now have the opportunity to understand people on a one-to-one basis – to get down to that individual engagement.”
Unilever’s Keith Weed suggests that it wouldn’t be unbelievable for video ads you receive in the near future to feature your own village or town in them as part of the ad. “We have been experimenting with hyper-personalised video advertising to the extent that there are 150,000 permutations of the same video and within the first few seconds of the customer starting the video, we would know what you’re interested in and would be able to deliver you the permutation that was most in line with your interests.”
The Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence will hear evidence on how AI is already being used in healthcare, its potential future uses, whether the NHS has the capacity to take advantage of AI technology, and what ethical standards may be required in the development and deployment of AI in the UK. Witnesses will include:
Microsoft’s Seeing AI app, which helps blind and partially sighted people by narrating the world around them, has been released in the UK. The free program uses artificial intelligence to recognise objects, people and text via a phone or tablet’s camera and describes them to the user.
Saqib Shaikh, who is himself visually impaired and led the development of Seeing AI from Microsoft’s offices in UK, said he was excited at the possibilities the technology can offer people.“Since launching Seeing AI, it’s been amazing to see how people with visual impairments have been using the app to increase their independence, and we are excited to bring the app to the UK – my home country.”
The UK’s biggest car manufacturer, Jaguar Land Rover has been testing driverless cars on public roads. The trials have been underway for several weeks on a half-mile route in Coventry city centre.
JLR and Ford are part of the £20m UK Autodrive project, which also includes local authorities and insurers and is government funded. Nick Rogers, the firm’s executive director for product engineering said: “Testing this self-driving project on public roads is so exciting, as the complexity of the environment allows us to find robust ways to increase road safety in the future.”