Yanny vs. Laurel: Sensory Illusions and AI Self-Driving Cars – AI Trends

By Lance Eliot, AI Trends Insider Are you a Yanny or a Laurel? Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you likely know about the recent craze over an audio clip that has created a social media frenzy and sparked a debate among both friends…

Alibaba and SenseTime Team to Make Hong Kong a Global AI Hub – AI Trends

Alibaba  is teaming up with SenseTime,  the world’s highest-valued AI startup, to launch a not-for-profit artificial intelligence lab in Hong Kong in a bid to make the city a global hub for artificial intelligence. Alibaba, which is SenseTime’s largest single investor thanks to a recent $600 million round at…

Updating the Definition of ‘Data Scientist’ as Machine Learning Evolves – AI Trends

By Bernardo Lustosa, Partner, cofounder, and COO at ClearSale In the early days of machine learning, hiring good statisticians was the key challenge for AI projects. Now, machine learning has evolved from its early focus on statistics to more emphasis on computation. As the process of…

Executive Interview: Dr. William Mark, SRI International – AI Trends

Operators of an Abundant Robotics apple-picking robot harvester. Mullinax/Good Fruit Grower) R&D Mission Spawned Siri, Now Pursuing AI Innovations to Address Challenges from an Aging Population to Picking Apples   Dr. William Mark is president of SRI International’s Information and Computing Sciences Division, which conducts…

Federated Machine Learning for AI Self-Driving Cars – AI Trends

By Lance Eliot, the AI Trends Insider Machine Learning (ML) is essential for the advent and further progress of AI self-driving cars. The nature of how Machine Learning is being undertaken today for AI self-driving cars will undoubtedly evolve and become more sophisticated over time….

Beware of AI’s Dark Side, Warns Google Cofounder Sergey Brin – AI Trends

Artificial Intelligence is a recurring theme in recent remarks by top executives at Alphabet. The company’s latest Founders’ Letter, penned by Sergey Brin, is no exception—but he also finds time to namecheck possible downsides around safety, jobs, and fairness. The company has issued a Founders’ Letter—usually penned…

High School Grads: Now You Can Major in AI and Become a Very Hot Job Candidate – AI Trends

Group of Diverse International Students Celebrating Graduation It’s a college major that sounds straight out of science fiction: Starting this fall, at least two U.S. schools are offering degrees focused on artificial intelligence. Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh announced on May 10 that the school will launch a bachelor of science program in artificial…

Executive Interview: Richard Soley, CEO of OMG – AI Trends

Industrial Internet Consortium Members “Invent the Future” by Anticipating Disruptions from AI, Pursue Standard Testbeds to Accelerate Adoption Dr. Richard Soley is Chairman and CEO of the Object Management Group (OMG) and Executive Director of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC). In a career in the…