“A recent study by McAfee found that 43% of all data loss was due to “internal actors”, and half of those were accidental. And unlike Snowden — which most, I’d say, see as a case of whistleblowing — the malicious ones aren’t as altruistic. 62% of that data stolen is private or personal information of customers, which is far more valuable these days than a simple credit card number.”
A computer program, developed by the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (Ai2), shows how machines determine, how objects filmed by a camera will most likely behave. In order to progress in robotics, machines have to be able to understand and predict physical events.
“Children quickly learn to predict what will happen if they turn a cup filled with juice upside down. Robots, on the other hand, don’t have a clue.”
This is the 2nd part of a series of articles on becoming a data scientist, which was written by a recruiter in the data science field. He talks about the importance of Kaggle, Continual Learning and answers questions such as “Should you do a PhD?”.
The worldwide IT revenues are expected to rise to $2.7 trillion in 2020, with an annual growth rate of 3.3% from $2.4 trillion in 2016. The growth can be mainly attributed to investments in cloud, mobility and big data, especially in industries such as financial services and manufacturing.
Now we are seeing an AI arms race between the US, Russia and China. A study published by the Defense Science Board claims that the US should take “immediate action” to figure out how to defeat new AI-enabled operations, stressing the fact that AI in academic setting is moving faster than the military can keep up.