Artificial Intelligence News for August 02 2017

How Might Artificial Intelligence Come About? David Brin @ The AI Conference

David Brin presenting on Artificial Intelligence the The AI Conference in San Francisco: How Might Artificial Intelligence Come About? Different Approaches and …

A day where shoppers don’t even have to think about what they need to purchase – let alone push a button – is quickly approaching, Chieh Huang, Boxed co-founder and CEO, said Tuesday on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”. Boxed, started in 2013, is a bulk-items e-retailer currently working on rolling out new features that are primarily being tested in a business-to-business capacity, for now. The website has more than 1,400 SKUs, ranging from Pepsi products to paper towels to General Mills’ Cheerios. Similar to Amazon’s Dash Button, Boxed is working on its own, easy reorder system. The company has been playing with artificial intelligence to take the idea to the next level – where no “Push of a button” is required, Huang said. Amazon’s Dash Button, with one click, will send Prime Members their favorite, most-used products – ranging from Pampers diapers and Bounce detergent, to Gatorade and Cheez-Its. Boxed is learning to determine when customers are going to run out of items, and when they will want more. A pilot test called Boxed Concierge automatically fulfills shoppers’ items in bulk, shipping them without even asking for approval on the receiving end. It seems like a risk, but Huang said Boxed hasn’t received any returns or complaints, thus far. It’s easier shipping items automatically in a business-to-business relationship, he said, but business-to-consumer becomes tricky and still requires a little bit of interaction. “You tell us ‘snooze,’ you don’t like the item, you don’t like the price … we learn more about you,” he said. Boxed brings in more than $100 million in annual revenue, and about 80 percent of its shoppers fall between the ages of 25 and 44. Should Boxed’s pilot test prove successful, it threatens to encroach on brick-and-mortar wholesale retailers’ businesses. Huang said he envisions a world where people don’t need to visit warehouse clubs anymore.
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A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001) – Movie | Moviefone

A.I.: Artificial Intelligence – A robotic boy, the first programmed to love, David (Haley Joel Osment) is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee…
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How Companies Are Benefiting from “Lite” Artificial …

Artificial intelligence is hot, but also daunting. The latest advances – known variously as cognitive computing, machine learning, and deep learning – sound …
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15 Top Open Source Artificial Intelligence Tools – Datamation

Short for Computational Network Toolkit, CNTK is one of Microsoft’s open source artificial intelligence tools. It boasts outstanding performance whether it is running …
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Artificial Intelligence

This replacement of intelligence by something that doesn’t seem to be quite intelligent is a recurring theme in the history of AI. So in a sense the Watt governor does do a job that otherwise needs intelligence – it is an example of an early “Servo” mechanism and the simplest example of what you might call “Weak AI”. You will discover that there are two very general reasons why people get involved in AI. Some take the engineering approach and simply want to create mechanisms that do what humans do – play chess, read addresses, drive cars, recognise speech and so on. Of course good game players not only consider their next move but their opponent’s best response and so on. Of course, in practice game playing programs use additional techniques such as a list of opening “Book” moves but look ahead MiniMax search is the main reason they win! So is a game-playing program an example of AI? Well it has to be an example of “Weak” AI but there is no way you can imagine that it thinks, or even plays in the same way as a human. Human players even claim that they can tell the difference between a real human player and a machine even if this is sometime phrased as being down to a strange personality.
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