By Ethan Baron | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: March 18, 2019 at 2:58 pm | UPDATED: March 18, 2019 at 2:58 pm Stanford University’s new artificial intelligence center should educate government about the technology to ensure social good, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said during the keynote speech Monday at the facility’s opening on the school campus. “These AI technologies are completely done by universities and private companies, with the private companies being somewhat ahead,” Gates told the audience. “Hopefully things like your institute will bring in legislators and executive-branch people, maybe even a few judges, to get up to speed on these things because the pace and the global nature of it and the fact that it’s really outside of government hands does make it particularly challenging.” Gates said AI can speed up scientific progress. “It’s a chance — whether it’s governance, … [Read more...] about Bill Gates wants Stanford University to teach government about artificial intelligence
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By Doug Cameron WSJ Tues., Feb. 12, 2019 The Pentagon said it is using its push into artificial intelligence to analyze reams of data gathered by drones to improve how wildfires are fought. A program to monitor and fight wildfires in California and other parts of the country is one of two pilot projects the Pentagon unveiled on Tuesday. Defense officials said both efforts reflect the government’s new artificial-intelligence strategy that aims to work with academia and industry to fast-track adoption of advanced data-management techniques. The Pentagon is focusing on tackling natural disasters after previously struggling to convince some artificial-intelligence companies to use their technology in military applications. Under pressure from employees last year, Alphabet Inc.’s Google unit opted not to renew its contract for the Pentagon’s Project Maven, which used artificial intelligence to review video images to identify potential drone targets. … [Read more...] about Pentagon Drafts Artificial Intelligence to Fight Wildfires
GENEVA (Reuters) - China and the United States are ahead of the global competition to dominate artificial intelligence (AI), according to a study by the U.N. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) published on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: A customer takes a picture as robotic arms collect pre-packaged dishes from a cold storage, done according to the diners' orders, at Haidilao's new artificial intelligence hotpot restaurant in Beijing, China, November 14, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee The study found U.S. tech giant IBM had by far the biggest AI patent portfolio, with 8,920 patents, ahead of Microsoft with 5,930 and a group of mainly Japanese tech conglomerates. China accounted for 17 of the top 20 academic institutions involved in patenting AI and was particularly strong in the fast growing area of “deep learning” - a machine-learning technique that includes speech recognition systems. “The U.S. and China obviously have stolen a lead. They’re out in … [Read more...] about U.S., China take the lead in race for artificial intelligence: U.N.
By Lyndon Conrad Bell, MOTOR MATTERS Published 12:00 am CST, Saturday, December 1, 2018 In the looks department, you’ll recognize the 2019 Ford Edge ST by its all-black mesh grille, squared off exhaust tips, and absence of chrome trim. (Motor Matters photo) In the looks department, you’ll recognize the 2019 Ford Edge ST by its all-black mesh grille, squared off exhaust tips, and absence of chrome trim. (Motor Matters photo) Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 In the looks department, you’ll recognize the 2019 Ford Edge ST by its all-black mesh grille, squared off exhaust tips, and absence of chrome trim. (Motor Matters photo) In the looks department, you’ll recognize the 2019 Ford Edge ST by its all-black mesh grille, squared off exhaust tips, and absence of chrome trim. (Motor Matters photo) Ford brings artificial intelligence to Edge AWD 1 / 5 … [Read more...] about Ford brings artificial intelligence to Edge AWD
Networking and building relationships are key to growing just about any business and now a Canadian company has deployed artificial intelligence to see how some Utah technology firms are doing. Nudge.ai, based in Toronto, has generated a list of the Salt Lake City area’s most connected and networked tech companies, drawn from a machine learning analysis of their communications through email and social media and other data. Applying what it calls “relationship intelligence,” Nudge.ai then ranked area technology and startup firms based on the number of work relationships each of its employees had and the strength of those bonds, along with the number of different companies touched by those relationships. Also highly placed are several of Utah’s so-called “unicorns,” as in, companies worth more than $1 billion, including Domo, Pluralsight and InsideSales. “Relationships are the key factor to building a successful modern … [Read more...] about Some of Utah’s most successful tech firms are also ‘the most connected,’ according to a new artificial intelligence ranking