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The AIoT Revolution: How AI and IoT Are Transforming Our World
The AIoT has the potential to transform industries and society, and it is already starting to have an impact. This article will explore the principles of AIoT, its benefits, and its current use.
AIoT and Edge Analytics: A Powerful Combination
In many cases of AI integration, activities need to occur locally to act fast. For example, if the AI system receives an alert about a machine fault, the AI system may make the decision to stop the machine to avoid product damage. By integrating the AI system at the edge instead of in the cloud, latency issues can be avoided, meaning the machine is switched off more quickly and fewer products are damaged.
AI Models Can Now Continually Learn From New Data on Intelligent Edge Devices Like Smartphones and Sensors
Microcontrollers, miniature computers that can run simple commands, are the basis for billions of connected devices, from internet-of-things (IoT) devices to sensors in automobiles. But cheap, low-power microcontrollers have extremely limited memory and no operating system, making it challenging to train artificial intelligence models on "edge devices" that work independently from central computing resources.
The White House Just Moved to Hold AI More Accountable
The white house has unveiled a new AI bill of rights. It outlines five protections Americans should have in the age of AI accountability. Critics say the plan lacks teeth and the US needs tougher regulation. The OSTP’s AI bill of rights is “impressive,” says Marc Rotenberg. It is a very good starting point to move the US to a place where it can carry forward on that commitment. A new bill will allow consumers to sue companies for damages.
Google’s New AI Can Hear a Snippet of Song - and Then Keep on Playing
AudioLM generates natural-sounding sounds without the need for human annotation. The technique shows promise for speeding up the process of training AI to generate audio. It could eventually be used to auto-generate music to accompany videos. AudioLM is trained to learn what types of sound snippets occur frequently together. It also has the advantage of being able to learn the pauses and exclamations that are inherent in spoken languages but not easily translated into text. Audio-generated music could be used to provide more natural-sounding background soundtracks for videos and slideshows.
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New Hires Won’t Fix the AI Skills Gap
Hiring talent is a terrible place to start en route to fulfilling AI aspirations. A hiring-first approach to talent sourcing can introduce a difficult work dynamic. The investments come at a time when the data center industry booms and the office market struggles to welcome back employees.
Simply hiring talent is a terrible place to start en route to fulfilling AI aspirations, according to Sreekar Krishna, head of AI for KPMG US. “An institution cannot become an AI company just by going and hiring data scientists,” Krishna said. “Worst strategy ever.”
Regie Secures $10M to Generate Marketing Copy Using AI
Rege.AI, a startup using openai’s gpt-3 text-generating system, raises $10 million. The new investment comes as VCs see a growing opportunity in copy-generating adtech companies. Regie is a more vertical platform that caters to go-to-market teams in the enterprise while combining text, images, and workflows into a single glass pane. The company currently has more than 70 software-as-a-service customers.
Can Artificial Intelligence Help Identify Best Treatments for Cancers? LSU Researchers Say Yes
Canceromicsnet is a new drug discovery engine run by Artificial Intelligence. It can predict how specific cancer responds to a particular drug. A team of researchers from the school of veterinary medicine and the Center for Computation & Technology created the engine. Canceromicsnet can help scientists match cancer cell lines with the drugs likely to be the most toxic to their growth and genetic profile. The ultimate goal, he said, is to expand their research to potentially apply it in clinical settings.
Why Is It So Hard To Deploy AI?
The definition of AI hints at one of the reasons: it is “goal-directed adaptive behavior”. The third category of AI deployment is humanization, which means using technologies like deepfakes and natural language models to mimic the behavior of humans. The sad fact is that implementing AI is not easy. Most projects fail because of under-investment or because of misunderstanding about what it is actually capable of.