API’s and AI Self-Driving Cars – AI Trends

By Lance Eliot, the AI Trends Insider API’s have become the darling of the high-tech software world. There are conferences devoted to the topic of API’s. Non-tech business-oriented magazines and journals gush about the importance of API’s. Anyone that makes a software package nowadays is…

With its Academics, Culture of Collaboration, Access to Capital, Concern with Social Impact, Montreal Poised to be AI Startup Hotbed – AI Trends

With its confluence of academics, international accessibility, culture of collaboration, many startups and access to capital, Montreal may be poised to become the next Silicon Valley. This might be especially true given the current America political climate hostile to the international cooperation on which research…

Overcome the Inertia That Keeps Businesses From Deploying AI – Here is How – AI Trends

By Harry Kabadaian, CEO of Fancy Lab, a digital marketing agency Artificial intelligence (AI) isn’t merely “important” to innovation and basic processes at the organization of the future, it’s indispensable. To thrive in that future, businesses already are in early-stage explorations to transform into AI-driven workplaces. But…

Here are the Top 5 Languages for Machine Learning, Data Science

Careers in data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and related technologies are considered among the best choices to pursue in an uncertain future economy where many jobs may end up automated and performed by robots and AI. Yet in spite of the likely strong and…

Solving Sparse-Reward Tasks with Curiosity – AI Trends

Agent trained with Unity PPO+Curiosity moving to pyramid after interacting with the switch. By Arthur Juliani, Senior Software Engineer, Machine Learning, Unity Technologies Now there is an easy way to encourage agents to explore the environment more effectively when the rewards are infrequent and sparsely…

Egocentric Design and AI Self-Driving Cars – AI Trends

By Lance Eliot, the AI Trends Insider You might find of interest the social psychology aspect known as the actor-observer effect. Before I explain what it is, allow me to provide you with a small story of something that happened the other day. I was…

Facebook Poaches Head of Chip Development From Google – AI Trends

Facebook Inc. has sent another signal that it’s serious about building its own semiconductors, joining Apple Inc., Alphabet Inc.’s Google, and Amazon.com Inc. in trying to make its own custom chips. The social-networking giant this month hired Shahriar Rabii to be a vice president and its…

What Machine Learning Practitioners Actually Do, by Rachel Thomas, fast.ai – AI Trends

Dealing with messy and inconsistent data is necessary By Rachel Thomas, founder, fast.ai and Asst. Professor, Data Institute, University of San Francisco There are frequent media headlines about both the scarcity of machine learning talent and about the promises of companies claiming their products automate machine learning and eliminate…

3 Companies Using AI to Forge New Advances in Healthcare – AI Trends

ExcelsiusGPS arm When you think of artificial intelligence (AI), you might not immediately think of the healthcare sector. However, that would be a mistake. AI has the potential to do everything from predicting readmissions, cutting human error and managing epidemics to assisting surgeons to carry…

Fintech: Sector Can Benefit From Up To $512 Billion via Intelligent Automation – AI Trends

A new report from Capgemini’s Digital Transformation Institute reveals that, by 2020, the financial services industry could reap up to $512 billion in new global revenues through intelligent automation. The report, Growth in the Machine, demonstrates the advantages of applying the right combination of robotic process automation (RPA),…