mai 2017

It’s make or break time for artificial intelligence. Here’s how we can make it work

  Artificial Intelligence is the next technological frontier, and it has the potential to make or break the world order. The AI revolution could pull the “bottom billion” out of poverty and transform dysfunctional institutions, or it could entrench injustice and increase inequality. The outcome will...

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Data scientists compete to create cancer-detection algorithms

Data scientists are using machine learning to tackle lung cancer detection. Beginning in January, nearly 10,000 data scientists around the world competed in the Data Science Bowl to develop the most effective algorithm to help medical professionals detect lung cancer earlier and with better accuracy. In...

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Which deep learning network is best for you?

In “Big data – a road map for smarter data,” I describe a set of machine learning architectures that will provide advanced capabilities to include image, handwriting, video, and speech recognition, natural language processing and object recognition. There is no perfect deep learning network that...

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Is there a new Nordic trend in urban planning?

Foodies around the world have over the past years enjoyed cabbage, herbs and even ants as part of a growing Nordic food trend. Others have been entertained by the Nordic Noir televisions series “The Bridge”, “The Killing” and “Borgen”. The next wave in Nordic innovation...

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China is about to get its first vertical forest

They could be the breath of fresh air that pollution-choked cities desperately need. Vertical forests – high-rise buildings covered with trees and plants – absorb carbon dioxide, filter dust from pollution and produce oxygen. They’re also an ingenious way of planting more trees and creating...

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Your smartphone could soon translate your thoughts into text

  Breakthrough A new system developed by a team of researchers from Japan’s Toyohashi University of Technology can read people’s minds using brainwaves. To test the technology, participants in a study of the system were asked to say numbers out loud and used a robot to guess what...

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How the disruptive power of Blockchain could impact the digital economy

Throughout time, the single greatest creator of wealth in human history has been global trade, and market friction has been the greatest inhibitor to create wealth. Over the years, as businesses and processes have evolved and become more automated, the industry has overcome many different...

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Self-driving cars or predictive policing: what scares you most about AI?

  People in Britain are more scared of the artificial intelligence embedded in household devices and self-driving cars than in systems used for predictive policing or diagnosing diseases. That’s according to a survey commissioned by the Royal Society, which is billed as the first in-depth look...

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Digital disruption is coming but most businesses don’t have a plan

  Most business leaders agree that digital transformation — a wave of business innovation fueled by technology — is disrupting their business or soon will be, but fewer than half have enacted a digital strategy, according to a new report by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services. The...

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Maplight data analytics helps ‘follow the money’ in politics.

“Follow the money - and it’ll lead you to the truth”. That’s the advice given to reporters investigating the Watergate scandal in the movie All The President’s Men. The advice still applies, though it’s much harder to track money flow in politics today. How do you track...

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