Artificial intelligence is fundamental to every company now.

AI & Data Centers

How is AI Used in Data Centers?

Artificial intelligence uses in data centers are also expected to increase. AI can help data centers reduce energy consumption and operating costs while improving uptime and maintaining high levels of performance. Today’s data center owners and operators can take advantage of artificial intelligence uses in many different ways. For example, AI is already being used to:

· Optimize server compute and storage systems,· Improve uptime,· Optimize cooling capacity,· Reduce energy use,· Optimize allocation of technical personnel,· Reduce equipment hotspots,· Support predictive analytics,· Reduce risk

According to Siemens, there are specific artificial intelligence uses that are expected to grow between 2019 and 2024:

· Autonomous robots (self-driving cars): 31%· Digital assistants (Siri-like automated online assistants): 30%· Neurocomputers (machines that recognize patterns and relationships): 22%· Embedded systems (machine monitoring and control): 19%· Expert systems (medical diagnosis and the smart grid): 12%

http://www.belden.com/blog/datacenters/artificial-intelligence-uses-in-data-centers.cfm

Why Tech Companies Are Pumping Money Into Artificial Intelligence

They are looking forward to new opportunities in AI to transform their daily operations

Artificial intelligence is drawing major investments this year with many Indian start-ups and tech giants betting big on this technology to break into the market.Tech companies are looking forward to new opportunities in AI to transform their daily operations. With the ongoing global competition in AI and companies racing for it, there’s much hype around this technology. This year the tech industry has witnessed significant push for AI with investments in this technology related start-ups and companies reaching to new heights.

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/295272

Artificial Intelligence and the Enterprise

The exceptional opportunity of AI makes it imperative for enterprises to plan for change.

Artificial intelligence (AI) technology promises to solve problems organizations could not before because it delivers benefits that no humans could legitimately perform.

AI offers the means to maintain optimum efficiency and proficiency to meet customer demands. CIOs, chief data officers (CDOs), application development leaders and enterprise architects, among others, must be willing to explore, experiment with, and implement, AI capabilities to pursue new value generating opportunities.

What Tim Cook told the graduating class of MIT about artificial intelligence

(CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) — Science is worthless if it isn’t motivated by basic human values and the desire to help people, Apple CEO Tim Cook told graduates of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Friday, urging them to use their powers for good.

In a commencement address, Cook — who as Apple’s chief executive since 2011 has overseen the rollout of the iPhone 7 and the Apple Watch — said the company is constantly looking for ways to combine tech with a sense of humanity and compassion. “Whatever you do in your life, and whatever we do at Apple, we must infuse it with the humanity that we are born with,” said Cook, who previously served as chief operating officer and headed the Macintosh division.

“That responsibility is immense. But so is the opportunity,” he said.

Cook said Apple wants to make products that help people. As examples, he cited iPhone technology that can help a blind athlete run a marathon and an iPad that connects an autistic child to the world around them.

“When you keep people at the center of what you do, it can impact,” he said.

Cook said he isn’t worried about artificial intelligence giving computers the ability to think like humans.

“I’m more concerned about people thinking like computers without values or compassion or concern for the consequences,” he said. “That is what we need you to help us guard against. Because if science is a search in the darkness, then the humanities are a candle that shows us where we have been and the danger that lies ahead.”

China’s bid to beat the world’s artificial intelligence revolution

China believes artificial intelligence is the way to power its economy forward, and is investing big in nationwide research, especially in the area of ‘machine-learning’ where programs use brain-like networks to teach themselves.The country is hoping to use the technology to transform a variety of industries, including manufacturing, health and transport.

Hundreds of gadgets and must-have electronic devices were on display at Shanghai’s Consumer Electronic Show, or CES Asia.Among them was a driverless car powered by Baidu’s Project Apollo self-driving car platform. The tech giant is using machine-learning, a new step in artificial intelligence, to develop the technology. Machine-learning allows computers to learn without being explicitly programmed. The advance has gotten the attention of the Chinese government, which is spending big in AI. Some Chinese cities are pledging more than $2 billion dollars towards research and development. Zha Hongbin is an AI researcher and professor at Beijing’s Peking University. He says machine learning has been the focus of many computer labs across China.

AI at Cannes Lions, Why firms are piling into artificial intelligence.

AI) is today’s great obsession in Silicon Valley and at Cannes Lions this year. Last year technology companies spent $8.5 billion on deals and investments in artificial intelligence, four times more than in 2010. Nearly all of the world’s technology giants, including Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon and Baidu, are competing fiercely to hire the best AI experts, snap up start-ups and pour money into research. What accounts for the tech elite’s sudden AI-phoria?

The technology has not always been so popular. The field was largely ignored and underfunded during the “AI winter” of the 1980s and 1990s. At that time AI research conducted at universities proved to be disappointingly slow and irrelevant to companies’ bottom lines. Now, however, the chill is gone. Progress in AI is accelerating. Recently Google generated lots of headlines when DeepMind, a start-up it acquired in 2014, helped train a computer to repeatedly beat the world champion at Go, a board game. This has sparked both fear and hope for the future of AI: hope for fat profits and improving people’s lives through technology; fear about how society will cope with the dislocation AI could bring.

Giving Robots a Sense of Touch

Eight years ago, Ted Adelson’s research group at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) unveiled a new sensor technology, called GelSight, that uses physical contact with an object to provide a remarkably detailed 3-D map of its surface. Now, by mounting GelSight sensors on the grippers of robotic arms, two MIT teams have given robots greater sensitivity and dexterity. The researchers presented their work in two papers at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation last week. In one paper, Adelson’s group uses the data from the GelSight sensor to enable a robot to judge the hardness of surfaces it touches — a crucial ability if household robots are to handle everyday objects.

https://www.csail.mit.edu/giving_robots_a_sense_of_touch

AI & Civilian Drones

Most drones today are either cheap toys or expensive weapons. But interesting commercial uses are emerging in the middle, says Tom Standage. STARTING a riot at a football match. Revealing an unknown monument in the desert near Petra. Performing at the Super Bowl. Sneaking drugs and mobile phones into prisons. Herding elephants in Tanzania. What links this astonishing range of activities? They are all things that have been done by small flying robots, better known as drones.To most people a drone is one of two very different kinds of pilotless aircraft: a toy or a weapon. It is either a small, insect-like device that can sometimes be seen buzzing around in parks or on beaches, or a large military aircraft that deals death from the skies, allowing operators in Nevada to fire missiles at terrorist suspects in Syria. The first category, recreational drones aimed at consumers, are the more numerous by far; around 2m were sold around the world last year. The second category, military drones, account for the vast majority (nearly 90%) of worldwide spending on drones. But after a pivotal year for the civilian drone industry, an interesting space is now opening up in the middle as drones start to be put to a range of commercial uses.

AI & Robotics Can Help The Elderly

Engineering students, this can help you beat slowdown in IT industry. Chintu, the robot, slowly sat down on the floor, with both hands resting on its knees. Then, on command, it stood up, using one hand for support. The 58-centimetre-tall robot, manufactured by Softbank Robotics of France and owned by Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT), Pune, was one of the attractions of IBM Cloud Forum, a jamboree of companies using IBM’s cloud and machine learning (ML) solutions in the last week of May in Mumbai.
Alongside Chintu were its guardians — Astitva Shah and Krishnamohan M, final-year engineering students from MIT, Pune. The duo have been working on a project to develop Chintu as an assistant for elderly people who are living alone

AI & Collaborative Cooperative Engagement (CCOE)

ON APRIL 7th a salvo of missiles fired by American warships in the Mediterranean scored direct hits on several Syrian aircraft shelters from hundreds of miles away, demonstrating once more the effectiveness of precision, or “smart”, weapons. At $1.3m apiece such missiles are usually reserved for important targets like parked aircraft. They are too pricey to be expended on lightly armed insurgents. (As George Bush junior once memorably put it, he was not prepared to “fire a $2m missile at a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt”.) Frank Fresconi, who works at the Army Research Laboratory’s Aeromechanics and Flight Control Group, in Maryland, hopes to change that. He is working on something called the Collaborative Cooperative Engagement (CCOE) programme, which hopes to provide the advantages of smart weapons at a fraction of the cost. A new generation of cut-price precision munitions could change the way America’s army wages war, for despite being the world’s most technologically advanced and generously funded force, it still employs a great deal of cheap, dumb, unguided weapons.

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