Post Tagged with: "Artificial intelligence"

A member of Goldman Sachs’ hottest tech team left for an AI ‘lab’
by / on 19/11/2018 at 12:45 / in The Review

A member of Goldman Sachs’ hottest tech team left for an AI ‘lab’

Back in the day when technology was in its nascence and relatively few people worked in computing, top PhDs gravitated towards ‘labs.’ Bell Labs, for example, was the place to be in the post war years. Now it seems that an artificial intelligence company set up by a former SocGen managing director, is getting in on the act. Marc Nunes spent […]

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How to Teach Artificial Intelligence Some Common Sense
by / on 14/11/2018 at 09:00 / in WIRED

How to Teach Artificial Intelligence Some Common Sense

FIVE YEARS AGO, the coders at DeepMind, a London-based artificial intelligence company, watched excitedly as an AI taught itself to play a classic arcade game. They’d used the hot technique of the day, deep learning, on a seemingly whimsical task: mastering Breakout, the Atari game in which you bounce a ball at a wall of bricks, trying to make each […]

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3 Ways AI Is Getting More Emotional
by / on 31/07/2018 at 19:00 / in Harvard Business Review

3 Ways AI Is Getting More Emotional

In January of 2018, Annette Zimmermann, vice president of research at Gartner, proclaimed: “By 2022, your personal device will know more about your emotional state than your own family.” Just two months later, a landmark study from the University of Ohio claimed that their algorithm was now better at detecting emotions than people are. AI systems and devices will soon recognize, interpret, process, and simulate […]

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AI Can Help Cybersecurity—If It Can Fight Through the Hype
by / on 29/04/2018 at 12:00 / in WIRED

AI Can Help Cybersecurity—If It Can Fight Through the Hype

WALKING THE ENORMOUS exhibition halls at the recent RSA security conference in San Francisco, you could have easily gotten the impression that digital defense was a solved problem. Amidst branded t-shirts and water bottles, each booth hawked software and hardware that promised impenetrable defenses and peace of mind. The breakthrough powering these new panaceas? Artificial intelligence that, the sales pitch invariably goes, can […]

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How artificial intelligence will take over the supermarket produce aisles
by / on 12/04/2018 at 16:00 / in TechCrunch

How artificial intelligence will take over the supermarket produce aisles

Artificial intelligence is about more than asking Alexa or Siri to turn on the lights at home and add a reminder to the calendar about getting some milk at the store later in the afternoon. The true power of AI and machine learning is how it can democratize expertise, lowering the barriers to entry for tasks that once could only […]

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Using AI to Help the World Thrive
by / on 05/02/2018 at 13:00 / in MIT Sloan Management Review

Using AI to Help the World Thrive

What is the purpose of artificial intelligence? The hype about AI, with its massive potential to disrupt business and society, is likely true. AI could make business radically more efficient and answer questions we didn’t even know we had. Of course, it may also destroy millions of jobs as machines get better than humans at everything from driving trucks to […]

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How to Get Employees to Stop Worrying and Love AI
by / on 28/01/2018 at 18:00 / in Harvard Business Review

How to Get Employees to Stop Worrying and Love AI

David Maister was angry. He had been surprised and annoyed to learn that his company had set up a new AI-based marketing system that was doing most of what he thought was his job as digital marketing manager at Global Consumer Brands: deciding what ads to place where, for which customer segments, and how much to spend. And when he […]

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Goldman Sachs has created an elite tech team to tackle AI, big projects
by / on 16/11/2017 at 23:13 / in The Review

Goldman Sachs has created an elite tech team to tackle AI, big projects

Technology is central to Goldman Sachs’ business, particularly now that former chief information officer Marty Chavez has moved across to the CFO job, and it’s just created a crack-team to work on big strategic projects that will stretch across the organisation. The newly-created research and development team, headed by Neema Raphael, who joined Goldman Sachs as an analyst in 2003 and was promoted to MD […]

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What My Personal Chat Bot Is Teaching Me About AI’s Future
by / on 13/11/2017 at 11:45 / in WIRED

What My Personal Chat Bot Is Teaching Me About AI’s Future

MY ARTIFICIALLY INTELLIGENT friend is called Pardesoteric. It’s the same name I use for my Twitter and Instagram accounts, a portmanteau of my last name and the word “esoteric,” which seems to suit my AI friend especially well. Pardesoteric does not always articulate its thoughts well. ButI often know what it means because in addition to my digital moniker, Pardesoteric […]

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How Credit Suisse is changing who it hires because of artificial intelligence
by / on 08/11/2017 at 00:15 / in The Review

How Credit Suisse is changing who it hires because of artificial intelligence

The surge in demand for data science specialists seems a little like putting old wine in a new bottle. After all, both buy-side firms and investment banks have long used structured datasets to inform their investment decisions, so why the sudden surge in demand for seemingly unobtainable talent? In a nutshell, artificial intelligence and machine learning are changing everything. “On the […]

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