Tag: artificial intelligence

Why Deep Learning May Not Be So ‘Deep’ After All

Dec 12, 2017 |

Deep learning has given us tremendous new powers to spot patterns hidden in great globs of data. For some challenges, neural networks can even outperform top human experts. However, despite all the progress the new approach represents and the hope that it will lead us to actual artificial intelligence, there are big limits on the practical application of deep learning. Read more…

AI Excels at Detecting Pneumonia in X-Rays

Nov 16, 2017 |

You can add pneumonia detection to the list of things that artificial intelligence is now better at than humans.

A group of researchers at Stanford University’s Machine Learning Group this week published a paper demonstrating how they used a deep learning technique to train a computer to automatically detect instances of pneumonia from X-ray images with a higher degree accuracy than highly trained human radiologists. Read more…

How to Make Deep Learning Easy

Nov 9, 2017 |

Deep learning has emerged as a cutting-edge tool for training computers to automatically perform activities like identifying stop signs, detecting a person’s emotional state, and spotting fraud. However, the level of technological complexity inherent in deep learning is quite daunting. Read more…

AI Spending Set to Skyrocket, So What’s the Holdup?

Nov 8, 2017 |

If your business is investing in artificial intelligence (AI), congratulations — it shows understanding of the potential risks and rewards associated with the emergence of this powerful new technology. While billions of dollars are going into AI, there are still considerable barriers preventing enterprises from getting where they want to be. Read more…

Bots Are Learning Their ABCs, But They’ve Got a Ways To Go

Oct 11, 2017 |

You learned your ABCs long ago in elementary school, and honed your reading and writing skills in the ensuing years. Now chatbots are at a similar stage in their development. Read more…

Machine Learning’s Adoption Gap: Assessing the Consequences

Sep 8, 2017 |

Despite its position as a key element driving big data analytics and artificial intelligence, machine learning is scarcely being adopted by companies at large. That’s the conclusion of a new report on digital transformation conducted by SAP. Read more…

Training Your AI With As Little Manually Labeled Data As Possible

Aug 14, 2017 |

Let’s imagine a future in which developers are creating and deploying artificial intelligence (AI) apps faster than people can consume them.

Please ignore the minor issue of whether the developers in question can make a decent living building stuff that almost nobody is using. Read more…

Why Cracking the ‘Brain Code’ Is Our Best Chance for True AI

Aug 10, 2017 |

Artificial intelligence is all the rage today, and it’s definitely real, we tell ourselves. Without AI, how do you explain recent breakthroughs like cars that drive themselves and software that diagnoses cancer? Read more…

Now Trending: AI Washing

Jul 26, 2017 |

First there was “green washing,” where companies exaggerated the environmental benefits of their products in order to boost sales. Now technology experts are warning us about “AI washing,” an equally questionable tactic pursued by software and technology vendors to boost their artificial intelligence bona fides. Read more…

Exposing AI’s 1% Problem

Jul 25, 2017 |

We see the power of artificial intelligence every day: When Netflix recommends a movie you love, when your bank detects fraud in your account, or when Google routes you around a traffic jam. Read more…