The following are some of the stories we are tracking in the world of AI:
The AI revolution has spawned a new chips arms race
No doubt that artificial intelligence is the future. In its wake, AI and machine learning have spawned a new chips arms race involving tech giants and a plethora of chip development startups. While there's no x86 in the AI chip market yet—"People see a gold rush; there's no doubt." For years, the semiconductor world seemed to have settled but now the AI has spawned a new race which will see the success of the fittest. Source: Ars Technica.
Self-driving cars are headed toward an AI roadblock
While there are many who say driverless travel is the future, some AI experts have a totally different opinion. They feel that the AI-driven fully autonomous cars may be further away than expected and that it may be years before self-driving systems can reliably avoid accidents. While Google and other driverless carmakers promised AI cars could be only months away. For example, Elon Musk had predicted a fully autonomous Tesla by 2018 in 2015; so did Google but both are nowhere close to the final commercial model. Read more about why self-driving cars may take a while to actually get on roads on The Verge. Also see Ronald Schmlezer's report at: How Autonomous Vehicles Fit into our AI-Enabled Future
How Artificial Intelligence Could Prevent Natural Disasters
Catchy title in this Wired piece. Of course they are not talking about preventing earthquakes, fires, floods. But they are talking about mitigating losses. While AI has been talked about helping tech companies no one looks at the human aspect of it. AI can be really effective in predicting hurricanes and earthquakes. Bill Gourgey takes look at how Microsoft and Allenby are working closely by using AI to predict natural disasters and save human lives on Wired. This is a hot topic, horrible natural disasters will always be with us but as we can keep improving our ability to predict and respond. Also see this tweet from Rich Sorkin:
Looks like #Japan may be spared worst impact of #TyphoonMaria but with already severe flooding and millions evacuated #flooding #Japanflood could get even worse. @JupiterIntel carefully monitoring for our customers. https://t.co/M6JnEFypIX
— Rich Sorkin (@RichSorkin) July 8, 2018
What are the 5 biggest problems artificial intelligence will solve in the public sector?
Government organizations are often heralded as the epitome of corruption and red-tapism. But AI could solve all these problems should governments around the world embrace AI and machine learning. People could increasingly expect those experiences to meet a higher standard of quality than they once did. Nick Ismail takes a look at what are the five biggest problems that AI could solve in public sector enterprises on Information Age.
Silicon Valley’s Giants Take Their Talent Hunt to Cambridge
Tech is expanding and so is AI but where is the cyber talent required for the expansion? The Silicone Valley biggies have found a solution in Cambridge. A new outpost in England called “Silicon Fen,” just outskirts of Cambridge seems to be the answer all tech companies are looking for. The name which combines Silicone Valley and Fenlands has already attracted Microsoft, Amazon, and host of tech biggies. Read how a once sleepy outpost has become a serious contender for cyber talent on NY Times.