National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence issues report on how to maintain U.S. dominance

National Security Commission AI

The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence today released its report today with dozens of recommendations for President Joe Biden, Congress, and business and government leaders. China, the group said, represents the first challenge to U.S. technological dominance that threatens economic and military power for the first time since the end of World War II. The 15-member commission calls a $40 billion investment…

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AWS DeepRacer League’s 2021 season launches with New Open and Pro Divisions

AWS Deep Racer

As a developer, I have been hearing a lot of stories lately about how companies have solved their business problems using machine learning (ML), so one of my goals for 2021 is to learn more about it. For the last few years I have been using artificial intelligence (AI) services such as, Amazon Rekognition, Amazon […]

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Robotics startup extends factory automation with AI

Factory Automation

The modern factory floor is increasingly automated, but manufacturers are looking for ways to make industrial robots more flexible. To that end, a Bay Area startup is unveiling an AI-based platform that allows robots to learn, adapt and execute new assembly tasks. Symbio Robotics emerged last week, announcing partnerships with automakers …

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Texas A&M Reinforcement Learning Algorithm automates Oil and Gas reserve forecasting

Oil and Gas

Oil and gas extraction is a messy business, not least because much of the initial discovery process relies on educated guesswork that often proves fruitless. O&G companies are always searching for ways to reduce these false positives and thereby the costs of their discovery operations – and now, a team of researchers at Texas A&M University have produced a new algorithm that automates prediction of oil and gas reserves.

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Way beyond AlphaZero: Berkeley and Google work shows robotics may be the deepest machine learning of all

The vast majority of artificial intelligence has been developed in an idealized environment: a computer simulation that dodges the bumps of the real world. Be it DeepMind’s MuZero program for Go and chess and Atari or OpenAI’s GPT-3 for language generation, the most sophisticated deep learning programs have all benefitted from a pruned set of constraints by which software is improved.

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Python AI: Why Python is Better for Machine Learning and AI

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Today, most companies are using Python for AI and Machine Learning. With predictive analytics and pattern recognition becoming more popular than every, Python development services are a priority for high-scale enterprises and startups. Python developers are in high-demand – mostly because of what they can achieve with the language. AI programming languages need to be powerful, scalable, and readable. Python code delivers on all three.

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Panel on Artificial Intelligence urges US to boost tech skills amid China’s rise

Eric E. Schmidt

An artificial intelligence commission led by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt is urging the U.S. to boost its AI skills to counter China, including by pursuing “AI-enabled” weapons – something that Google itself has shied away from on ethical grounds. Schmidt and current executives from Google, Microsoft, Oracle and Amazon are among the 15 members of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, which released its final report to Congress on Monday.

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Knowing John McCarthy: The Father of Artificial Intelligence

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After playing a significant role in defining the area devoted to the creation of intelligent machines, John McCarthy, an American computer scientist pioneer and inventor, was called the “Father of Artificial Intelligence.” In his 1955 proposal for the 1956 Dartmouth Conference, the first artificial intelligence conference, the cognitive scientist coined the term. “Every aspect of learning or any other feature of intelligence can, in principle, be described so precisely that a machine can be made to simulate it,” he claimed.

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