In the EXPONENTIAL MINDS’ The Future of AI – Facebook-Intel Love we see Intel and FacEbook collaborating, 9 companies influencing how we work, UK’s advice on investment, Internet of Things and AI, and the U.S. pushes forward with self-driving cars.
Intel and Facebook Are Collaborating on Artificial Intelligence Technology
Intel is ready to ship its long awaited computer chip used to power artificial intelligence projects by the end of the year.
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich explained the chip-maker’s foray into the red-hot field of artificial intelligence Tuesday and said that Facebook (FB, +0.89%) has assisted the company in prelude to its new chip’s debut.
“We are thrilled to have Facebook in close collaboration sharing its technical insights as we bring this new generation of AI hardware to market,” Krzanich wrote. An Intel spokesperson wrote to Fortune in an email that while the two companies are collaborating, they do not have a formal partnership.
The genesis of the Intel Nervana Neural Network Processor comes from Intel’s acquisition of the chip startup Nervana Systems in 2016. That acquisition was intended to help Intel create its own semiconductor technology tailored for tasks like deep learning that require a lot of heavy computer processing to create software that can spot and react to patterns in enormous quantities of data.
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How These 9 AI Companies Are Impacting The Way We Work
Keep Calm and … Massively Increase Investment in Artificial Intelligence
The technology “can be integrated into existing processes, improving them, scaling them, and reducing their costs, by making or suggesting more accurate decisions through better use of information,” it adds. And this could add a whopping $814 billion to the U.K. economy by 2035.
To benefit from the AI boom, it says, the U.K. should develop “data trusts” so that data can be shared more easily and securely, and it should make research data more accessible to machines. The report also suggests that the U.K. invest heavily in AI education by creating new university and vocational courses, and by creating an AI fellowship program to encourage people from other countries to study in Britain. Here’s the full report (pdf).
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Is Artificial Intelligence The Catalyst To Unlock The Power Of IoT?
Alongside development of the capability to process massive amounts of data in innovative ways, there exists another technical revolution whose time has also most definitely come — the internet of things (IoT). In fact, I strongly believe that these two foundational changes in the way we use information technology are tightly coupled, perhaps far more tightly than is readily apparent today.
If AI offers the promise of processing immense quantities of data in ways that we can’t, then IoT provides the very tangible mechanism for generating that raw data in ways we might not expect. The deep integration of smart devices in our society, our workplaces and our bodies will not only create business and social insight, it will offer the understanding of complex behaviors in ways that quite possibly only AI machines will be able to comprehend.
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A Unanimous Vote Just Approved Legislation to Allow Self-Driving Cars in the U.S.
Today, inside the halls of the U.S. Senate, a committee unanimously approved legislation which secures a future for self-driving cars in the country — or at least lets carmakers test their autonomous driving systems with little to no hindrance from state governments. Dubbed the American Vision for Safer Transportation through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies (AV START) Act, the bi-partisan bill has moved forward with today’s vote.
Originally, as it was drafted by Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) and U.S. senator Gary Peters (D-Mich.), the bill contained a provision that allows car makers to field test 100,000 vehicles per year that are exempt from current safety standards. The number of vehicles comes from a similar bill that’s already been passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. The provision that the Senate committee approved today, which was introduced by Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), reduces the number to 80,000.
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