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‪AI Read of the Week recommendations

Here is a selection of Non Stop News UK’s recommended reads on #AI and #MachineLearning .

Good discussion and thinking points for managers and communications practitioners for their CPD. Points can also be used to help dispel myths on the technology and its uses.‬ Getting practical about AI by Kirk Borne.

AI and game playing

If it has an algorithm then let’s build an AI version!

AI and the Rubik’s Cube

The traditional way to solve a Rubik’s Cube showing how algorithms play a part (Lifehacks, Pinterest)

There are now almost daily challenges appearing across the world on ho to solve this challenge using automation. Worth a read is Dan Maloney’s article on the Self-solving Rubik’s Cube (Sept 24, 2018).

University of California’s Irvine algorithm beats human record for solving Rubik’s Cube. 1.2seconds, 20 moves. (July 17, 2019). The University programmed DeepCubeA, a deep reinforcement learning algorithm. It said the algorithm “can find the solution in a fraction of a second, without any specific domain knowledge or in-game coaching from humans. This is no simple task considering that the cube has completion paths numbering in the billions but only one goal state – each of six sides displaying a solid color – which apparently can’t be found through random moves.”

Senior author Pierre Baldi, UC Irvine distinguished professor of computer science, said on the University website: “The solution to the Rubik’s Cube involves more symbolic, mathematical and abstract thinking, so a deep learning machine that can crack such a puzzle is getting closer to becoming a system that can think, reason, plan and make decisions.”

Google and its so described ‘super human’ game playing AI (Nova, Dec 6, 2018)

Internet of Things

An article often recommended to clients and workshop attendees by Non Stop Business Support to better understand the Internet of Things (#IOT). What is IOT (Wired)

AI assistants

Nov 2018. How AI is being used to help digitise 5 million historical photographs for The New York Times.

Nov 2018. Alexa, Amazon’s AI personal assistant, is now available on Windows 10 computers. You can already use the Alexa app on Android, mobile ios and the range of Echo units produced by Amazon.

Earlier in the year, the integration plans for Alex and Cortana were announced.

AI in health

How AI and robotics are changing healthcare (American Medical Association July 7, 2019)

AI #algorithm that claims to beat the human brain (The Express)

Sept 2018. Correcting the mistakes of robots using only brain and muscle signals. (BBC)

AI in the media and research

Sept 2018. AI transcription – examples include GoToMeetings. A useful review article https://www.techemergence.com/ai-for-voice-transcription/

https://www.gotomeeting.com/features/meeting-transcriptions

AI talks and workshops

‪Hear the panel discussion from @TheAITalks on #ArtificialInteligence and Creativity on https://youtu.be/bsN2yNDQmFk Can #AI learn to be creative? An opportunity to look at #MachineLearning style professional development! #algorithms #AIinPR

7 Dec 2018 Humans still needed in PR, according to an analysis of skills and tools in public relations published by the CIPR​. Jean Valin led this project for the #AIinPR panel to help understand the impact of technology, specifically artificial intelligence, on skills in the profession. https://www.cipr.co.uk/sites/default/files/11497_CIPR_AIinPR_A4_v7.pdf

An #AI app that recommends pivotal tables and charts in Zoho’s new tools https://www.itworld.com/article/3340129/software-productivity/zoho-brings-zia-ai-assistant-to-its-office-apps.html

AI in sport

An AI which can dribble a basketball!

Voice shopping

Sept 2018. Voice shopping by High Street chain Argos using Google Home

Another useful article on how voice technology and its effect on business. (Computerworld)