News not Noise #12

by | Aug 22, 2018 | Artificial Intelligence, Business, Innovation, News not Noise

This week we start with the new Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies. If you are working in the IT Industry or are responsible for IT projects you will know Gartner and their hype cycle. The 2018 version was just released and it focuses on 5 key emerging technology trends. One is Democratized AI. Gartner believes that AI will become more widely available due to cloud computing, open source and the “maker” community. Always interesting to see which technologies are on the hype cycle. Interesting side note: Deep neural networks (Deep learning) is at the peak of inflated expectations.

Business and innovation

Google Strategy Teardown: Google Is Turning Itself Into An AI Company As It Seeks To Win New Markets Like Cloud And Transportation | cbinsights
Very detailed report on Google’s strategy and main priorities, detailing the initiatives, investments, and acquisitions across its subsidiaries.

AI and the Future of Work | wired
How AI Could Grow Jobs: Inventing New Ones, Empowering Existing Ones

Facebook’s chief AI scientist says that Silicon Valley needs to work more closely with academia to build the future of artificial intelligence | businessinsider
Yann LeCun says that letting AI experts split their time between academia and industry is helping drive innovation.

Network-Based Businesses Will Disrupt All Sectors of the Economy | fortune
Mike Maples is convinced that Software-defined networks will be the most valuable businesses, displacing traditional corporations as central actors.

Why Even AI-Powered Factories Will Have Jobs for Humans | HBR
Interesting case studies from Tesla, Adidas. Key finding:  the greatest performance gains are achieved not when machines are used to replace employees, but when they are deployed to work alongside them

AI and Ethics

Keeping artificial intelligence accountable to humans |
Osonde Osoba writes about the need for experts and regulators to think more deeply not only about what AI can do, but what it should do—and then teach it how. Great read.

AI Can Help Create a Better World—If We Build it Right |
Ben Goertzel on the need to open-source and democratize the way we create AI.

Drones driven by AI will track illegal fishing in African waters | CNN
Moroccan technology startup is developing artificial intelligence to guide autonomous drones so they can scan large areas for “environmental crimes” like illegal fishing, poaching or deforestation.