Search engines are leveraging artificial intelligence to create more relevant responses to search queries. Chris Porteous Published 8:00 pm, Thursday, May 3, 2018 Photo: Mucahiddin | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Mucahiddin | Getty Images Add SEO to the List of Everything Being Transformed by Artificial Intelligence 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Understanding SEO is the first rule for being able to optimize your site and its content so that would-be customers can actually find your company online. When your SEO is on point, you are more likely appear in search engine results when someone looks for the type of products or services you sell. However, to be able to truly understand SEO, you need to comprehend how modern search engines work -- and that means understanding artificial intelligence, or … [Read more...] about Add SEO to the List of Everything Being Transformed by Artificial Intelligence
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You probably didn't consider basing your Kentucky Derby bets on artificial intelligence -- but maybe you should have. The artificial intelligence company Unanimous tested its new software platform, UNU, on last weekend's Kentucky Derby, as reported by TechRepublic. Twenty participants, convened by the company, first used the software to narrow the field of 20 horses down to four top picks. The participants then used UNU to predict the winning order -- and it turned out to be 100 percent correct. 1. Nyquist 2. Exaggerator 3. Gun Runner 4. Mohaymen "I placed my $1 bet on the race at the Derby on Saturday and made $542.10 -- the odds of winning the superfecta [the top 4 finishers in order] were 540-1," TechRepublic reporter Hope Reese wrote. For comparison, none of the experts at Churchill Downs predicted the top four horses, let alone the top four horses in the correct order. In a statement, Unanimous' chief information officer David Baltaxe said the whole process took the company's AI … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Artificial intelligence: Key to Kentucky Derby betting?
What if the scariest thing about AI is the vocabulary test? Sure, some people worry about machines putting an end to humanity as we know it, but that may be no more likely than a Mayan-predicted apocalypse. Artificial intelligence, though, may actually bring us lots of things we'll like: self-driving cars, caregivers for the sick, personal assistants that know exactly what you need, when you need it. Yes, there is math and science, and a lot of it, behind the current boom in AI research, products and services. But you don't have to have a Ph.D. to get a handle on the basic ideas. Here's a quick rundown of some notions you should know. agent Software that reacts to things happening around it without the direct instruction of a user. A step beyond conventional software programs because they're always on and work by themselves, agents generally perform a single, specialized task, such as assembling news feeds or ordering email in terms of importance. algorithm A formula or step-by-step … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo A brief glossary of the ideas behind artificial intelligence
Good help is hard to find, but artificial intelligence is making it easy to build your own dream team. Scott Sandland Published 12:30 pm, Friday, March 9, 2018 Photo: Peter Cade | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Peter Cade | Getty Images Your Human Virtual Assistant Will Soon Be an AI-Driven Digital Assistant 1 / 1 Back to Gallery A common problem for any scaling business is bringing on the right help at the right time. Small-business owners often find that the people they can afford don't have the skills or experience to do the job well, and the people they want cost too much relative to the business's current cash flow. Most of the work is labor intensive, repetitive, boring and must be done correctly. As luck would have it, that's exactly the kind of tasks we build computers … [Read more...] about Your Human Virtual Assistant Will Soon Be an AI-Driven Digital Assistant
Elon Musk took to Twitter this week to bemoan comments, made by Harvard professor Steven Pinker, that were dismissive of Musk’s many warnings about the dangers of artificial intelligence.Wow, if even Pinker doesn’t understand the difference between functional/narrow AI (eg. car) and general AI, when the latter *literally* has a million times more compute power and an open-ended utility function, humanity is in deep trouble — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 27, 2018Musk’s smackdown came in response to statements Pinker made on a Wired podcast released a few days prior. At one point Pinker said that “if Elon Musk was really serious about the AI threat he’d stop building those self-driving cars, which are the first kind of advanced AI that we’re going to see.” He then pointed out that Musk isn’t worried about his cars deciding to “make a beeline across sidewalks and parks, mowing people down”.Pinker’s statement was … [Read more...] about Elon Musk blasts Harvard’s Steven Pinker over comments dismissing the threat of artificial intelligence