artificial intelligence News for August 29 2017

Michael Littman – Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence Symposium

May 1, 2017 – In less than a decade, the field of “artificial intelligence” or “AI” has been jolted by the extraordinary and unexpected success of a set of techniques …

The University of Edinburgh

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in informatics, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, computer science, electrical engineering, linguistics, mathematics, philosophy, physics or psychology, plus experience in computer programming. During your degree you must have completed the equivalent to 60 credits of mathematics that have typically covered the following subjects/topics: Calculus, Linear Algebra, Discrete Mathematics and Mathematical reasoning, and Probability. Degrees taught and assessed in English must be no more than two and a half years old at the beginning of your degree programme. Language tests must be no more than two years old at the beginning of your degree programme.
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Artificial Intelligence Nanodegree

A Nanodegree program is an innovative curriculum path that is outcome-based and career-oriented. Every program has a clear end-goal, and the ideal path to get you there. Courses are built with industry leaders like Google, AT&T, and Facebook, and are taught by leading subject matter experts. Students benefit from personalized mentoring and project-review throughout, and have regular access to instructors and course managers through moderated forums. Graduates earn an industry-recognized credential and benefit from extensive career support. The ultimate goal of a Nanodegree program is to teach the skills you need, for the career you want, so you can build the life you deserve.
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What is Artificial Intelligence Exactly? – YouTube

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Intel, While Pivoting to Artificial Intelligence, Tries to Protect Lead

Big Intel customers like Google, Microsoft and Amazon are also working on chip designs. AMD and ARM, which make central processing chips like Intel, are edging into the data-center market, too. To counter some of these trends, Intel is expected on Tuesday to provide details about the performance and uses of its new chips and its plans for the future. Intel disputes that characterization, saying that artificial intelligence is an emerging technology in which the company is making major investments. In a blog post last fall, Brian Krzanich, Intel’s chief executive, wrote that it was “Uniquely capable of enabling and accelerating the promise of A.I.”. Intel has been working in several ways to respond to the competition in data-center chips. In March, Intel created an A.I. group, headed by Naveen G. Rao, a founder and former chief executive of Nervana. The Nervana technology, Intel has said, is being folded into its product road map. Intel has also said it is working to integrate Nervana technology into a future Xeon processor, code-named Knight’s Crest. Intel’s challenge, analysts said, is a classic one of adapting an extraordinarily successful business to a fundamental shift in the marketplace. As the dominant data-center chip maker, used by a wide array of customers with different needs, Intel has loaded more capabilities into its central processors. A more diverse set of chips does not mean the need for Intel’s central processor disappears. Mr. Gwennap, the independent analyst, said, “Intel has a very good read on data centers and what those customers want.” Still, the question remains whether knowing what the customers want translates into giving them what they want, if that path presents a threat to Intel’s business model and profit margins.
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Examples of Artificial Intelligence

video game bot : Video game bot is the easy way of using the Artificial Intelligence in real life. This application, wildly used in First Person Shooters (FPS), makes …
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Artificial Intelligence – YouTube

Should we be scared of artificial intelligence and all it will bring us? Not so long as we remember to make sure to build artificial emotional intelligence …
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O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference

From bots to IoT, learn how to apply artificial intelligence engineering in real-world projects.
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Artificial Intelligence

In fictional works, AI most usually refers to artificial general intelligence – a sapient, self-aware computer system capable of independent thought and reason, something which in reality is still a long way from accomplishing. As the popular conception of computers evolved from intimidatingly enormous and unsympathetic mainframes to the small, useful, blazing-fast PCs ubiquitous today, so too did the popular conception of artificial intelligence lose the frightening cachet of the giant machine gone awry; it’s increasingly rare these days, even in video games, to run into a piece of new science fiction which depicts AIs behaving malevolently for no good reason at all. A.I.: Artificial Intelligence focuses on a Child Robot who was programmed with an experimental program that, once activated, would give it full curiosity, survival instincts, and the ability to virtually feel love instead of just appropriately mimicing humans. Another real-life computer system which is often mistaken for a type of artificial intelligence was IBM’s Deep Thought, named after a world-girdling supercomputer AI from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy; while its chess game was highly competent in practice, this was accomplished largely by the technique of parallelism; that is, Deep Thought simultaneously evaluated up to half a billion potential moves per turn, allowing it to look ahead six or more moves from every possible board position, then selected the one which would result in the most advantageous situation for its next turn. While very complex and impressive from a technological standpoint, this is a relatively simple process based on human-provided information about which chess moves are better than others, and it was largely the difference in speed between human reasoning and Deep Thought’s processing that gave the impression of artificial intelligence; Blondie 24 actually serves as a better example of what might in the real world be known as “AI”. Let’s say that whether or not things like Deep Thought are examples of “True” AI is an issue of contention even amongst researchers in the field and leave it at that.
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