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#MyAI, Your AI: Thoughts from our TWIML Community on Consumer AI

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#MyAI, Your AI A few weeks back, following my visit to CES, I asked you to share your thoughts on AI in our personal lives. We’ve seen some insightful responses so far and, as the contest comes to an end, I thought I’d share some of them. As a reminder, we asked listeners to record…

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Bits & Bytes – 2.16.18

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Bits & Bytes Nest returns to the Google nest in AI push. Google is bringing device maker Nest back under its control as it fights Amazon and Apple for a foothold in the AI-enabled smart home market. Your smart watch could one day detect diabetes. A recent clinical study demonstrated that the Apple Watch, using its heart rate sensor paired with…

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The Importance of Diversity in AI

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Hi there! The Importance of Diversity in AI Many have explored the link between corporate diversity and performance, notably including 2015 and 2017 studies by McKinsey. These studies, which looked at 366 and 1,000 public companies, respectively, across a range of countries and industries, found that gender, ethnic, and cultural diversity correlate to greater company profitability. Now, I’m not aware…

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Bits and Bytes – 2.8.18

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Bits and Bytes Google used ML to help block 700K bad apps on the Play Store. Thin on details but an interesting use case example, this blog post focuses on Google’s use of new machine learning models for identifying violent or hateful language in app store submissions and then flagging them for human review. NVIDIA brings V100 to…

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Thoughts on Home and Personal AI

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Hi there! I wrote about my key takeaways from CES in one of last month’s newsletters. But something’s been gnawing at me ever since. Beyond the initial kid-in-a-candy-store feeling of exploring three giant buildings filled with new toys, I was left a bit disillusioned about the state of AI in our personal lives. Let me explain. On the…

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TWIML Presents: Black in AI

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In this series, Sam speaks with members of the group Black in AI about their research.

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TWIML Presents: AI in Consumer Electronics 2018

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Sam speaks with a bunch of folks applying AI in the Consumer Electronics industry at CES 2018 in Las Vegas!

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Bits and Bytes – 1.25.18

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Bits and Bytes Interesting tidbits from recent news: Microsoft develops AI powered sketch artist. The new bot, based on recent GAN research, is capable of generating “drawings” from caption-like text descriptions. Applications for this technology include the arts, design, and perhaps at some point, police sketches. Overall very cool. IBM and Salesforce announce Watson + Einstein collaboration.The…

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Google Cloud AutoML: What you need to Know & Broader implications

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Hey there! This week’s main article is a bit longer than usual, but I hope you’ll find it both interesting and thought provoking.   Google’s New Cloud AutoML: What is it and broader implications Developing machine learning systems is an inherently iterative process and one which can be, as a result, tedious, time consuming and…

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Bits & Bytes – 1.18.18

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Bits and Bytes Microsoft and Adaptive Biotechnologies want to decode the human immune system. The partners aim to create individual disease diagnostics, and ultimately a universal diagnostic, from a simple blood test using immunosequencing and machine learning. In other Microsoft news, the company is launching a $33 million AI hub in Taiwan. Microsoft will collaborate on AI research with a…

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