Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning explained

Up until the last 10 years or so, artificial intelligence was the stuff of science fiction: machines that could learn from a variety of interactions to make decisions and take actions that would normally require a human to execute. Because of that science fiction, there are those who fear AI as the beginning of the rise of intelligent robots. So, ethical development of AI has become an important issue in the IT community.

Artificial intelligence is having a big impact on application development. Today, we see AI in many different computing environments. It is also popping up in customer service call centers, in dialog boxes on websites, in the Industrial Internet of Things, as well as in our children’s toys, our homes and businesses. When coupled with automated processes, machines can take over many of the more mundane tasks businesses have to complete on a daily basis.

Of course, applications of AI are much broader and more sophisticated. AI can be found in automotive controls, such as applying the brake when your car is quickly approaching the one ahead. It’s found in data analytics, processing and management, where AI can learn to spot anomalies in data and trigger alerts and actions to remediate the issue.

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SD Times news digest: Brave 1.0, Testim’s new development kit for AI-based testing, and Snyk releases new container security solution

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Microsoft announces updates to development tools at Microsoft Ignite

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Machine learning library Apache SINGA now a top-level project

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Misty II platform robot brings developer code to life

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Red Hat Process Automation adds predictive modeling in latest release

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Google brings TensorFlow to the enterprise

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OMG to develop new AI standards

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Gartner’s top 10 technology trends for 2020

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SD Times news digest: Topcoder’s new data science and AI features, Microsoft’s bug bounty program for ElectionGuard and Samsung’s Linux on DeX removed in Android 10

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Captum in PyTorch 1.3 shows computed feature attributions

PyTorch 1.3 introduces named tensors and mobile model deployment

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