Here’s Today’s Tech & AI News & Picks For Saturday, November 10, 2017
The rise of AI-driven hiring: How robots can help overcome our labour market challenges | ITProPortal
By Raj Mukherjee 2017-11-13 The internet and Artificial Intelligence (AI) have started to fundamentally change all aspects of our personal and professional lives – and we’re only scratching the surface.
The UK government recently published a major review of the UK’s AI industry to better understand the scale of the future possibilities. The report, Growing the Artificial Intelligence Industry, looked at how AI can bring major social and economic benef…More at https://www.itproportal.com
Kasparov: complacency, not AI, will destroy humanity
“I’ve been saying that artificial intelligence machines will not make us obsolete, but complacence might,” Kasparov told journalists at a press briefing at Web Summit last week which he was attending in his capacity as Avast security ambassador.
Humanity has pursued technological advance for better lives, for productivity, entertainment, joy and benefits. But, he said, we have gradually reached a point where risk reduction has become our greatest priority.
“We have been losing this delicate balance of risk and rewards. We don’t want risk but we want rewards which means we end up printing money. Because there is no other way to come up with disruptive technology in a free market if you want risk to be eliminated,” Kasparov said…More at https://www.campaignlive.co.uk
Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 review: Photo editor gets into the AI spirit with a solid grip on emerging tech | Macworld
The Photoshop CC 2018 update has plenty to look forward to beyond the typical annual upgrade of Adobe’s subscription desktop photo/graphic design app. It integrates support for emerging technologies like 360-degree spherical panoramas and the HEIF (High Efficiency Image Format) image file format adopted by Apple…More at https://www.macworld.com
I enlisted a free AI to troll email scammers – it was hilariously effective
Email scammers are the scum of the earth and deserve forever itchy butts. I’ve always wondered if there was something I could do beyond just wishing them ill, and I’m happy to report I’ve now found a way to give them a dose of their own medicine.
Rescam is an AI bot that sends authentic-sounding automated replies to phishers’ messages, tying them up in the process of chasing a lead. It works with Nigerian princes, deceased dukes, philanthropic trusts, and even lotteries you haven’t entered – and it doesn’t cost you a dime…More at https://thenextweb.com
Infographic: Staying Ahead of the Game with Artificial Intelligence
Machine learning as an effective means to achieve artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer just hype, but an emerging reality. The insatiable demand for higher levels of convenience and efficiency is driving digital innovations of all kinds, which have converged on a few maturing technologies — including AI.
This IDC Infographic takes a closer look at the global AI landscape and how organizations are increasingly embracing AI to positively transform their business…More at https://www.datarobot.com
Three Predictions for AI in 2018 | Multichannel
We’re at an exciting time in society where revolutionary technology like artificial intelligence is beginning to find its way into nearly every industry. There is both a buzz about the positive benefits as well as voices of concern, but the truth is, the future of AI is a long road that we’ll all continue to walk.
As we begin to wrap up 2017, what does the near future look like for consumers and companies in the world of media and advertising? Here are three predictions…More at http://www.multichannel.com
How Nexus A.I. Is Helping Companies Discover Untapped Talent
Nexus A.I. is a Chicago, Illinois-based company that has developed an artificial intelligence platform to help enterprises find skilled teams. Nexus A.I. can recommend the best employees or teams for any project in seconds. Nexus utilizes data analytics to curate employee skills and experiences to determine how well they would fit with projects and teams.
The results become better over time and managers can view available employees and make staffing requests from a central dashboard. Nexus …More at https://www.forbes.com
Android security: Google cracks down on apps that want to use accessibility services | ZDNet
Google has told Android developers that they won’t be able to publish their applications on the Google Play store if the app uses accessibility services for anything other than its intended purpose.
Officially, accessibility services is an Android API designed to help people with disabilities use their smartphone by running in the background and aiding the user by carrying out tasks such as automatically filling out forms, overlaying content or switching between applications…More at http://www.zdnet.com
China beats US in Top500 supercomputer list – CNET
Don’t show this again China doesn’t just have the single fastest supercomputer in the world. It now dominates the list of the 500 fastest.
For years, China has claimed the top spot on a list of the 500 fastest supercomputers. Now it dominates the overall list, too, pushing the United States into second place. For the first time, China has the most systems on the Top500 list, 202, up from 159 six months ago. The US dropped from 169 to 144. And in terms …More at https://www.cnet.com