Des salariés de Google démissionnent pour protester contre le Projet Maven

Deux mois après la révélation d'une collaboration entre Google et le Pentagone autour d'un projet militaire, la colère des salariés de l'entreprise tech s'intensifie. Souvenez-vous, en mars dernier, Google confirmait l’existence du Projet Maven : une mission à plus de 7 millions de dollars qui vise à...

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Une IA de DeepMind navigue dans un espace virtuel labyrinthique

En entraînant un système d'intelligence artificielle à se mouvoir dans un espace virtuel, les chercheurs de DeepMind, une filiale de Google, ont réussi à simuler, puis à dépasser, les capacités d'orientation des mammifères. DeepMind, la start-up rachetée par Google et spécialisée dans l’intelligence artificielle, connue du...

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Blockchain needs innovators and risk managers working together

When it comes to blockchain, companies still have a lot to figure out. Many CIOs and technologists I speak with admit they’re still on the hunt for the right use case. Is there a killer application for blockchain beyond cryptocurrency? Analysts sure think so: Gartner...

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Retail innovation: Words to the wise

The last few years have hit the retail industry hard, from social and economic upsets to the huge impact of ecommerce and the proliferation of consumer technology. The playing field is no longer level, the playbook has been rewritten and the rules redefined. Nowhere is this...

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We need a new Operating System for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Society’s operating system needs an upgrade. The model we have been using is simply not up to the challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. A new era is unfolding at breakneck speed. It has huge potential to address some of the world’s most critical challenges, from...

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How to use AI for strategic decisions

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is quickly becoming an important buzzword in business today. Just like other technologies like Cloud and Blockchain, it is spoken of often and frequently with little true understanding of uses and applications. However, unlike many other buzzy technologies, AI actually has a...

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This is why leaders should focus on long-term growth

Pressure from Wall Street often compels CEOs to focus on the next quarter so that they can meet short-term expectations. But while it is important to meet short-term goals, it is equally – if not more – important to emphasize longer-term objectives. CEOs who adopt...

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Video games could be serious tools for historical research

One of the extraordinary consequences of computer modeling techniques is that they make it possible to simulate various real-world phenomena in fantastic detail. Computer fluid dynamics, for example, has largely replaced the use of wind tunnels in many applications. Social-network simulations have changed the way we...

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India is using facial-recognition to reunite missing children with their families

The 2017 Oscar-nominated film Lion tells the story of Saroo Brierley, who at age five was separated from his family. One dark night, while searching for his brother at a train station in the Indian city of Burhanpur, near his rural home, Saroo accidentally ended up...

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Comment l’intelligence artificielle se (la) raconte depuis « 2001, l’Odyssée de l’espace »

Les accidents ou des catastrophes dus à une IA défaillante ou malveillante sont légion dans les récits issus de l’imagination des artistes et des scientifiques. Tout le monde connaît l’histoire de HAL 9000, le supercalculateur tueur de "2001, l’Odyssée de l’espace", film culte de Stanley Kubrick...

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