Facebook, Amazon, Disney Practice AI and GE, DBS, BNY Mellon Do Digital Transformation

Searching recently for evidence of artificial intelligence taking over our jobs, lives, and everything else, Tom Davenport came up empty. “Nary a robot overlord to be found,” he declared at the 14th  MIT Sloan CIO Symposium. A day later, at the 3rd  RE•WORK Deep Learning Summit, I found many humans who are successfully lording over robots, telling […]

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Advanced Vision Algorithm Helps Robots Learn to See in 3D

Abstract Researchers from Brown University and Duke University introduced a new object representation that allows the robots to identify three-dimensional objects with partially obscured geometry. They claimed that this method, called the Bayesian Eigenobjects (BEOs), was the first technique which could perform joint classification, pose estimation, and 3D geometric completion. In addition, BEOs outperformed extremely […]

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Robots Determined the Outcome of the 2016 Election. Or Maybe Not.

Brookings: “…the map makes clear that while industrial robots are by no means everywhere, they are clustered heavily in a short list of Midwestern and Southern manufacturing states, especially the upper Midwest… It is telling that the robot incidence in red states that voted for President Trump in November is more than twice that in the […]

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The AI and Automation Buzz

CB Insights: Media buzz around AI, robotics, and automation increased significantly towards the end of 2016. JP Gownder, Forrester: The forward march of automation technologies — which include hardware (e.g. robots, digital kiosks), software (e.g. AI), and customer self-service (e.g. mobile ordering) — continues to reshape the world economy. Automation has already begun to reshape […]

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Robots Inspired by Animals and Rodney Brooks’ Inspiration

Machine Man: Rodney Brooks, Boston Magazine, November 2014: After getting bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics from Flinders University, in Adelaide, by 1977, [Rodney Brooks, former director of the Artificial Intelligence Lab at MIT and founder of iRobots and Rethink Robotics] left Australia for the first time, and in 1981 earned a Ph.D. in computer […]

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