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Amazon Commits to an AI-Enabled Future through Amazon Web Services

06 November 2018

Amazon Commits to an AI-Enabled Future through Amazon Web Services
Prebuilt AI APIs are important tools for cloud platforms to attract and retain customers. Amazon's evolving AI cloud tools will drive the delivery of new use cases for their customers.

In early 2014, Srikanth Thirumalai met with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Thirumalai, a computer scientist who’d left IBM in 2005 to head Amazon’s recommendations team, had come to propose a new plan for incorporating the latest advances in artificial intelligence into his division. Amazon’s product recommendations had been built around AI since the company’s very early days,. Amazon also applied AI in its shipping schedules and the robots moving around product in their warehouses.

Debunking the Artificial Intelligence SkyNet Fallacies

27 October 2018

Debunking the Artificial Intelligence SkyNet Fallacies
By the end of the century, AI will touch and remake everything in our lives.

There is a fear among many people that AI Systems will become so much smarter than humans, take all of our jobs, and humans may even lose their dominance at the top of the food chain.

Their worry seems to originate from experts who are asking themselves the same question— e.g. Elon Musk, Max Tegmark, Sam Harris, and Bill Gates.

Underlying the scenario of an AI world takeover are five misconceptions that are not based in evidence.

The next wave of AI tools are self-learning

15 October 2018

The next wave of AI tools are self-learning
Automating the training of machine-learning systems will make AI more accessible.

Training your AI systems efficiently will require a large dataset.

When thinking of powerful AI it is critical to initially concentrate on the data collection required to drive the Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing.

The more data you can collect from the user and send to a well-structured database, the more information your Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning will have to create a world-class AI experience.

The SETI Institute Applies Artificial Intelligence Technology to Detect Fast Radio Bursts; A Marker of Extra-Terrestrial Life

05 October 2018

The SETI Institute Applies Artificial Intelligence Technology to Detect Fast Radio Bursts; A Marker of Extra-Terrestrial Life
The SETI Institute has been using IBM Cloud and AI algorithms to analyze over 20 million signals captured by the ATA radio telescopes.

Machine learning techniques are now being used to directly detect fast radio bust (FRB) that may be one of the signatures of intelligent life in the universe. Applying machine learning for signal detection promises to open up new avenues for identifying signals from extraterrestrial intelligence.

Comparing Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, and Google chatbots to get a read of where the industry is heading

27 September 2018

Comparing Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, and Google chatbots to get a read of where the industry is heading
Amazon’s AI philosophy is to make it easier for non-machine-learning experts to apply AI to solve business problems quickly and affordably.

Siri and Alexa have now become household names in North America, Xiaoice has become a digital friend to million Chinese, and the term “chatbot” has been an overused buzzword for more than two years.

I'll take ca closer look at the chatbot roadmaps of Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Amazon to explore following questions: 

  • What are the potential business implications of conversational interfaces or “chatbots”?
  • What are the biggest announcements and initiatives of the “big 4” for conversational interfaces?
  • What does the state of the chatbot world today mean for business leaders across industries?
  • Why are these companies betting on this emerging technology?

A first look at AI tools available in Amazon Web Services: Cost and Ease of Setup

26 September 2018

A first look at AI tools available in Amazon Web Services: Cost and Ease of Setup
Amazon’s AI philosophy is to make it easier for non-machine-learning experts to apply AI to solve business problems quickly and affordably.

Amazon Machine Learning (AML) offers easy and highly-scalable on-ramp for interpreting data. 

AML offers visual aids and easy-to-access analytics to make machine learning accessible to developers without a data science background, using the same technology fuelling Amazon's internal algorithms.

 

The Future of Artificial intelligence and Cybersecurity

19 September 2018

The Future of Artificial intelligence and Cybersecurity
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can offer IT security professionals a way to enforce good cybersecurity practices and shrink the attack surface instead of constantly chasing after malicious activity.

While security as a percentage of IT spend continues to grow at a robust rate, the cost of security breaches is growing even faster.

Organizations are spending close to $100 billion on a dizzying array of security products. In fact, it is not uncommon for CISO organizations to have 30 to 40 security products in their environment. However, if you ask chief information security officers how they feel about their security risk, they will express concerns over being highly exposed and vulnerable.

Three New Amazon Web Services (AWS) AI Technologies: Lex, Polly and Rekognition

10 September 2018

Three New Amazon Web Services (AWS) AI Technologies: Lex, Polly and Rekognition
Amazon offers three artificial intelligence services on Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Amazon offers three artificial intelligence services on Amazon Web Services (AWS); Lex, Polly and Rekognition. These new services give developers more tools to engage with customers. 

Technology advancements have made these services possible through a combination of better algorithms and broad access to massive amounts of data and cost-effective computing power.

2018's Top AI Trends

03 September 2018

2018's Top AI Trends
CBInsights has prepared a list of the major AI trends to follow in 2018.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is fundamentally changing how businesses operate across all sectors, including manufacturing, healthcare, IT, and transportation.

Advancements in AI over the last decade are presenting opportunities for companies to automate business processes, transform customer experiences, and differentiate products offerings.

Google Assistant Adds New Voices and a Colourful UX

29 August 2018

Google Assistant Adds New Voices and a Colourful UX
The new Google Assistant UX arrived for some markets in early-July 2018.

Google added 6 new voices to Google Assistant after Google I/O 2017 but the UX that came with it was functional but not elegant. This new UX will arrive for some markets in early-July 2018.