Prince Harry interviewed Demis Hassabis (DeepMind) on BBC4 about the impact that technology such as AI is having in helping solve important problems. Hassabis explained that AI
“will be one of the most beneficial technologies ever for humanity. Especially in the ways that we will be able to leverage it to make these advances in science and medicine…for things like helping with climate change to solving Alzheimer’s.”
They also spoke about why technology companies must take their corporate social responsibility seriously and why many people are nervous about the role new technology will play.
In a bid to speed up the release of new products equipped with the latest technology, LG Electronics on Tuesday said that it has distributed its AI development platform, DeepThinq 1.0, to all business divisions.
“Products based on the “DeepThinQ” platform will transmit various kinds of information to cloud servers, and will become smarter as time passes, as they can educate themselves,” the company said in a statement.
The holiday shopping season is finally over and that means Amazon has some shopping data for us. This holiday season, Amazon’s Echo Dot was the top-selling Amazon device, as well as the top-selling product available from any manufacturer across all categories on Amazon.com, with millions sold.
Amazon’s Alexa app also topped the charts for Apple and Google Play on Christmas day, suggesting an influx of new customers setting up their devices. In total, Amazon said it sold “tens of millions” of Alexa-enabled devices worldwide.
As Michael Krigsman talked with the many guests on CXOTalk, an interview discussion forum that brings together the most innovative thinkers in the world, three key business aspects of artificial intelligence emerged. The bottom line for enterprise buyers: learn the tech, question your vendors, and plan for AI by developing data science talent in-house
now. Talent scarcity is a big issue today.
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Amazon confirmed the acquisition in an email to The Verge, saying, “As one of [Blink’s] distributors, we already know customers love their home security cameras and monitoring systems. We’re excited to welcome their team and invent together on behalf of customers.”
The University of Surrey has been awarded £230K from the Department for Transport through Innovate UK to create an onward journey planning assistant which would learn a user’s needs to enable it to offer tailored real-time alternative routes in the event of a delay to a journey.
‘Individual rail passengers have different needs: some want to arrive exactly on time, some want a stress-free journey, and some are more cost-conscious than others’, said Dr Sotiris Moschoyiannis of the university’s Department of Computer Science. ‘Our research will bring this data together with real-time status of onward modes of transport and station facilities to offer a proactive concierge-like service’.
Researchers from the University of Dundee in the UK have shown how AI can be used to extract data from Twitter and crowdsourced information from mobile phone apps to build up hyper-resolution monitoring of urban flooding.
Researchers set about trying to solve this problem by exploring how the latest AI technology can be used to mine social media and apps for the data that users provide. They found that social media and crowdsourcing can be used to complement datasets based on traditional remote sensing and witness