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William Vorhies's Blog – November 2016 Archive (5)

Has AI Gone Too Far? - Automated Inference of Criminality Using Face Images

Summary:  This new study claims to be able to identify criminals based on their facial characteristics.  Even if the data science is good has AI pushed too far into areas of societal taboos?  This isn’t the first time data science has been restricted in favor of social goals, but this study may be a trip wire that starts a long and difficult discussion about the role of AI.

 

Has AI gone too far? This might seem like a nonsensical question to data…

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Added by William Vorhies on November 29, 2016 at 10:28am — No Comments

30 Fun Ideas for Starting New AI Businesses and Services with Watson

Summary:  Watson is a remarkably flexible and complete AI development platform.  To understand how you might build new services for your current employer or imagine your own Watson-based startup, look at these 30 companies that are leading the way.

 

 

In our recent reviews of…

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Added by William Vorhies on November 21, 2016 at 10:22am — No Comments

What Can Modern Watson Do?

Summary:  IBM’s Watson as it exists today is as close as we’ve come to a single integrated platform for AI.  It contains all the capabilities for image and video, natural language speech and text input and output, and the most comprehensive knowledge recovery module yet combined together.  If you want to exploit the advances we’ve made in AI you need to understand where Watson is today and where it’s heading.

 

Recently we wrote about how the…

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Added by William Vorhies on November 15, 2016 at 8:47am — No Comments

What Exactly is Watson?

Summary:  Next time you bring up Artificial Intelligence and your non-data scientist friends all say “Watson” here’s some perspective you can offer.  Their understanding of AI and Watson is very likely to be inaccurate.  Here’s what you need to know to set them straight.

 

When conversation with my non-data scientist friends turns to AI it’s almost inevitable that at least one will remark on the wonders of Watson.  To many of the uninformed, Watson is…

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Added by William Vorhies on November 8, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

Two Hot Growth Areas for IoT

Summary:  If you want to capitalize on all the amazing advancements in data science take a look at these two hot growth areas for IoT.  It's likely that these will be where a lot of venture capital is invested over the next year or two.

A lot of well deserved attention is being directed at speech, image, and text processing.  The tools in this area are the CNNs and RNNs we've reviewed in recent articles.  We'll continue to exploit and refine these capabilities probably…

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Added by William Vorhies on November 1, 2016 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

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