Weekly Top 10 Automation Articles

1. Intel Offers AI Breakthrough In Quantum Computing

We don't know why deep learning forms of neural networks achieve great success on many tasks; the discipline has a paucity of theory to explain its empirical successes. As Facebook's Yann LeCun has said, deep learning is like the steam engine, which preceded the underlying theory of thermodynamics by many years. But some deep thinkers have been plugging away at the matter of theory for several years now.

Author: Tiernan Ray

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2. Artificial Intelligence Creates a New Generation of Machine Learning

Headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Shanghai and Hangzhou in China, R2.ai Inc. is growing rapidly. We sat down with the company's Founder and CEO to talk about AI that creates AI, and how automation is going to affect jobs in the future. Originally a chemist, Yiwen Huang, PhD, ended up working in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) 23 years ago when doing research using AI to identify molecular structures in chemicals. "I found the world of machine learning and computing so fascinating that I decided to switch into computer science. Since then, I've worked for 20 years in this space with data and data management, machine learning, and enterprise software development," he tells Interesting Engineering

Author: Susan Fourtané

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3. Machine Learning Engineer Is The Best Job In The U.S. According To Indeed

Machine Learning Engineer job openings grew 344% between 2015 to 2018, and have an average base salary of $146,085. At $158,303, Computer Vision Engineers earn among the highest salaries in tech The average base salary of the 25 best jobs in the U.S. according to Indeed is $104,825, and the median base salary is $99,007. Agile Coach is the highest paying job with an average base salary of $161,377. 9 of the top 25 jobs in the U.S. this year are in tech fields according to Indeed. Five jobs are heavily dependent on applicants’ Artificial Intelligence (AI) skills and expertise.

Author: Louis Columbus

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4. Can Technology Cause Anxiety And Depression?

Can technology cause anxiety and depression? You probably have your own view on this, but let's have a look.

To answer this question we first need to understand what anxiety actually is. 

The American Psychological Association (APA) defines anxiety as "an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure."

Whilst most people will have these feelings from time to time, it can lead to anxiety disorder which can be crippling to sufferers. This usually requires medical intervention to treat the condition, but not always.

Author: Christopher McFadden

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5. How To Develop An Artificial Intelligence Strategy: 9 Things Every Business Must Include

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to transform every business – in the same way (and possibly more) as the internet has utterly transformed the way we do business. From smarter products and services to better business decisions and optimised (or even automated) business processes, AI has the power to change almost everything. Those businesses that don’t capitalise on the transformative power of AI risk being left behind.

Author: Bernard Marr

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6. Human Surgeons Are “Barely Trained” On Operating Room Robots

In a new paper, social scientist Matthew Beane found a troubling trend: doctors were “barely trained” in how to operate robots in the operating room, Axios reports. The use of surgeon robots in hospitals has become a growing trend — but not without growing pains.

Beane, a professor from the University of California in Santa Barbara, examined the knowledge of those who were officially licensed to use robots like the Da Vinci —a high-tech robotic system that allows surgeons to perform operations through tiny incisions.

Author: Victor Tangermann

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7. HR Departments Turn to AI-Enabled Recruiting in Race for Talent

Artificial intelligence is helping companies across industries answer human resources-related questions, automate some HR tasks and suggest jobs to prospective candidates. In the future, the technology will become even more common in hiring and recruiting, executives say.

Author: Sara Castellanos

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8. Fei-Fei Li Wants AI To Care More About Humans

FEI-FEI LI HEARD the crackle of a cat’s brain cells a couple of decades ago and has never forgotten it. Researchers had inserted electrodes into the animal’s brain and connected them to a loudspeaker, filling a lab at Princeton with the eerie sound of firing neurons. “They played the symphony of a mammalian visual system,” she told an audience Monday at Stanford, where she is now a professor.

Author: Tom Simonite

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9. Big Data AI Startup Noble.AI Raises A Second Seed Round From A Chemical Giant

Noble.AI, an SF/French AI company that claims to accelerate decision making in R&D, has raised a new round of funding from Solvay Ventures, the VC arm of a large chemical company, Solvay SA. Although the round was undisclosed, TechCrunch understands it to be a second seed round, and we know the company has closed a total of $8.6 million to date.

Author: Mike Butcher

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10. Data Sheet—Intel's A.I. Plan Vs. Donald Trump's

A month ago Donald Trump issued an executive order designed to maintain America’s greatness on artificial intelligence. I reviewed it unfavorably for its lack of specifics, absence of funding details, and preponderance of management-consultant fluff.

About a month later the semiconductor giant Intel offered its own A.I. plan, a 13-page whitepaperof its own recommendations for a U.S. strategy on A.I. Intel sites the work of many management consultants, and it uses (in an accompanying fact sheet) some interestingly diplomatic language, like grouping together China, India, Japan, and the European Union as “global neighbors” to the U.S. (One president’s adversaries are a multinational corporation’s neighbors.)

Author: Adam Lashinsky & Jonathan Vanian

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