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Google’s DeepMind can predict wind patterns a day in advance

March 3rd, 2019 at 12:04 pm » Comments Off

DeepMind knows which way the wind blows Wind power has become increasingly popular, but its success is limited by the fact that wind comes and goes as it pleases, making it hard for power grids to count on the renewable energy and less likely to fully embrace it. While we can’t control the wind, Google […]

AI transforming the world

March 1st, 2019 at 12:08 pm » Comments Off

The world is fast evolving, with Artificial intelligence (AI) at the forefront in changing the world and the way we live. This article is Part 1 of a 2 part series. An important question: What is AI? For many people, it remains unclear what this technology is all about, so this is a good place […]

The Big Apple is getting tough on biased AI

February 27th, 2019 at 12:18 pm » Comments Off

New York City has a new law on the books demanding “algorithmic accountability,” and AI researchers want to help make it work. Background: At the end of 2017, the city’s council passed the country’s first bill to ban algorithmic discrimination in city government. It calls for a task force to study how city agencies use […]

Very risky business: the pros and cons of insurance companies embracing artificial intelligence

February 25th, 2019 at 12:05 pm » Comments Off

  The enabling technology for insurers to use AI is the ‘ecosystem’ of sensors known as the internet of things. It’s a new day not very far in the future. You wake up; your wristwatch has recorded how long you’ve slept, and monitored your heartbeat and breathing. You drive to work; car sensors track your […]

Here’s when machines will take your job, as predicted by A.I. gurus

February 25th, 2019 at 11:59 am » Comments Off

  An MIT study predicts when artificial intelligence will take over for humans in different occupations. While technology develops at exponential speed, transforming how we go about our everyday tasks and extending our lives, it also offers much to worry about. In particular, many top minds think that automation will cost humans their employment, with […]

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