Is the US losing the artificial intelligence arms race? | #TpromoCom #AI #ArtificialIntelligence #War | The U.S. government, long a proponent of advancing technology for military purposes, sees artificial intelligence as key to the next generation of fighting tools.
The U.S. defense community is coming to understand that AI will significantly transform, if not completely reinvent, the world’s military power balance. The concern is more than military. As Chinese and Russian technologies become more sophisticated, they threaten U.S. domination of technological innovation and development, as well as global economic power and influence.
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Personal Perspective:The issue of AI in military hands is a frightening one in that once you open that bottle and the Genie jumps out, you’re NOT going to put him back. Elon Musk has been very vocal on this right from the start, especially since he works with AI in his engineering work.
A number of years ago when AI engineers began working on AI tech, I read a number of comments made by them. Most common, ordinary people would be just as concerned as I was, and still am with what I read. The brunt of it is, “We know there’s a potential for annihilation by our own contrived, mechanized children, but they will embody the essence of humanity by virtue of the fact that we made them.”
I’m not sure about you, but that kind of statement by the creators of the first AI prototypes is disconcerting. Here’s another report released over the past few daze that should also cause you some concern: Click Here! –Al Colombo
Artificial Intelligence Research Needs Responsible Publication Norms | #TpromoCom #AI #ArtificialIntelligence #RulesofEngagement | After nearly a year of suspense and controversy, any day now the team of artificial intelligence (AI) researchers at OpenAI will release the full and final version of GPT-2, a language model that can “generate coherent paragraphs and perform rudimentary reading comprehension, machine translation, question answering, and summarization—all without task-specific training.”
When OpenAI first unveiled the program in February, it was capable of impressive feats: Given a two-sentence prompt about unicorns living in the Andes Mountains, for example, the program produced a coherent nine-paragraph news article. At the time, the technical achievement was newsworthy—but it was how OpenAI chose to release the new technology that really caused a firestorm.
OpenAI was cautious with this release to limit the extent to which it could go in the creation of written copy. The reason, for those who follow today’s political issues, involved the fear that many have concerning the ability of such an expanded AI program to create fake and inaccurate news articles.
“In light of the political climate today, and considering how many of today’s popular news organizations do manufacturer news–rather than simply report it–this fear appears to be warranted.
“Projecting this fear out a bit, let’s consider the fact that a true AI-based platform must be able to re-write it’s own programming in order to truly ‘learn’ new things. I may not be an expert on AI tech, but I think it’s safe to say that this is going to be an issue one day, where true AI programs could be programmed with a mission that is contrary to what society deems as acceptable. The worry that many people in that industry have is that it could one day develop to the point where it could have and act on its own agenda–not ours.” –Al Colombo, Senior Design Specialist with TpromoCom of Canton, Ohio.
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6 Design Principles for Artificial Intelligence in Digital Business | #TpromoCom #AI #ArtificialIntelligence #Marketing | CIOs can make the most of artificial intelligence by applying it to strategic digital business objectives.
Artificial intelligence (AI) can augment or automate decisions and tasks today performed by humans, making it indispensable for digital business transformation. With AI, organizations can reduce labor costs, generate new business models, and improve processes or customer service. However, most AI technologies remain immature.
“To overcome this hurdle, CIOs must ensure that applications intended to serve a strategic business purpose, such as increasing revenue or scaling services, are designed for strategic plans,” says Jorge Lopez, Distinguished Vice President Analyst, Gartner.
“AI generates insights that lead directly to business execution”
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New Integrator RMR Opportunities with an Outdoor Video Surveillance System that Thinks and Acts Like a Human | #TpromoCom #Memoreyes #Security #Integrators | New Opportunities for Qualified Integrators to Participate in a National Dealer Program.
ATLANTA (April 10, 2019) — MemoreyesTM, the developer of a smart, first-of-its-kind, revolutionary outdoor video surveillance system, is looking for qualified integrators to participate in its national dealer program.
The company will provide
integrators with training that centers on its patent-pending,
Megapixel/HD–quality, pan-tilt-zoom camera system with machine
learning. Memoreyes’ unique video offering provides an
unprecedented set of advanced, almost human-like capabilities.
“Integrators are a key part of our business plan,” says Memoreyes Founder and CEO John Collings. “Our Model 360 goes far beyond traditional outdoor cameras and opens up new opportunities for them with an entirely new commercial customer base and an entirely new category of managed services.”
Using thermal, sound, and radar sensors, the system analyzes 360-degree target data and focuses on situational awareness for personal and property protection. The system directs cameras to an event and ensures that the system identifies, tracks, and records any unusual behavioral patterns, accidents, altercations, or loud noises such as a gunshot.
Thanks to this new
technology, the Memoreyes system can quickly differentiate between
authorized individuals and potentially hostile targets. Through
machine learning, it also intuitively anticipates potential risks and
automatically responds to evolving situations using light, sound, and
voice messaging. Over time the system learns the habits and trends
associated with each camera within each specific setting, enabling it
to quickly identify departures from the norm.
Collings, the original designer and founder of Uplink cellular service, says that one of the company’s biggest hurdles was to create a facility-wide WiFi system that would reliably work in an outside environment. With that solved, strategically positioned cameras now work in tandem to provide 360-degree tracking of residents, visitors, and vehicles on the property on an as-need basis. This means that the system can cover large outdoor areas with a handful of cameras as opposed to traditional systems that often require dozens or even hundreds to do the same job.
While the primary
objective of the Memoreyes Model 360 system is to deter crime, a
second benefit is the documentation of data collected before, during,
and after an event has taken place. With its high-definition video,law enforcement can rely on this data for
arrest purposes and a conviction in a court of law.
“We don’t rely on
standard pixel-following methodology. Our sophisticated software is
continually sampling the environment, analyzing visual and auditory
inputs against known patterns,” explains Memoreyes Co-Founder and
CTO David Tattersall. “At the same time, we have adopted
comprehensive privacy policies, which protects owners, property
managers, and residents alike.”
The complete system also
includes an Entry/Exit Monitoring System that provides video of all
oncoming, passing, and departing vehicles. This includes clear and
concise license plate reading, even at night or in bad weather.
Beyond the revolutionary
technology is the price point. Because the system can cover large
outdoor areas with only a handful of cameras, the cost savings can be
substantial, as much as 75 percent less than alternative systems. The
company offers an affordable leasing program which will save end
users money in both the short and long term.
Memoreyes was founded
by John Collings and David Tattersall in 2014 to provide an
innovative and revolutionary outdoor video surveillance system that
would improve safety and deter criminal activity at multi-family
housing, hospitals, campuses, office complexes, malls, and retail
outlets. The concept grew
from a multi-family housing owner’s request to make their
surveillance cameras do more to deliver better
security for residents. By utilizing machine learning along with
advanced sensor technology that makes the camera think and act like a
human being, the new system is transforming outdoor security.
Comprehensive and affordable, Memoreyes offers unprecedented
situational awareness for personal and property protection and is
local installation and support technicians.
The company is based in Atlanta, Ga.
Department of Energy Announces $20 Million to Develop Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Tools | #TpromoCom #ArtificialIntelligence #DOE #MachineLearning | The Design Intelligence for Formidable Energy Reduction Engendering Numerous Totally Impactful Advanced Technology Enhancements program seeks to enhance energy innovation by incorporating artificial intelligence and machine learning into energy technology development.
“Artificial intelligence and machine learning has the potential to literally transform every aspect of the world as we know it, and accelerating this technology is crucial to strengthening our country’s economic and national security,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry. “DOE-fueled artificial intelligence is being utilized across all sectors, from strengthening cybersecurity and national security, increasing energy efficiency, optimizing grid security and resiliency, and developing innovative health solutions. The DIFFERENTIATE program is the latest example of DOE paving the way towards the New American Energy Era.”
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The global impact of artificial intelligence | #TpromoCom #AI #ArtificialIntelligence #Global | As artificial intelligence becomes a bigger part of our lives, people across the globe are working to use the technology in ways that will have the most positive impact. In this edition of the Global Goalscast, hosts Edie Lush and Claudia Romo Edelman take a look at what AI means for sustainable development.
To understand how AI is being used across the globe, it’s important to get outside Silicon Valley. So Lush met with two experts in Africa to get their perspective. Nathalie Munyampenda is managing director of the Next Einstein Forum, an international science group that believes the next Einstein will be from Africa. They are doing everything they can through education and training to make that happen. She introduced Lush to Abdigani Diriye, who works at the IBM research lab in Nairobi. He captured the difference between how AI is often talked about in the global north and south.
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Artificial intelligence in Australia needs to get ethical, so we have a plan | #TpromoCom #AI #ArtificialIntelligence #Ethics | New AI-enabled medical technologies are being developed to improve patient care. There are persuasive indications that autonomous vehicles will improve safety and reduce the road toll. Machine learning and automation are streamlining workflows and allowing us to work smarter.
Around the world, AI-enabled technology is increasingly being adopted by individuals, governments, organisations and institutions. But along with the vast potential to improve our quality of life, comes a risk to our basic human rights and freedoms.
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Underestimated Risk & Overestimated Security: When All You Do Is React, it May Be Too Late | #TpromoCom #AI #Webinar #Security | For decades, IT professionals have been fighting malware, hackers, and other threats. Data protection, confidentiality, integrity and availability have long been threatened not only by amateur hackers, but by profit-oriented, well-organised criminals. Victims can usually only react because many of the usual methods for detecting malware require knowledge about specific attack techniques, about the behavior or about signatures of specific malware families.
Artificial intelligence (AI) in cyber security shows how things can be done differently – predictively and preventively. In this webcast, Jan Tietze of Cylance explains how you can stay one step ahead of attackers and protect yourself against tomorrow’s threats. Watch to learn more about:
What makes security solutions with AI so special;
What the mathematical approach in security tools is all about;
How to detect attackers and automate your response;
Why your company in particular can benefit from AI security.