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Benefits and Risks in AI

SOWMI 07/18/2017

WHAT IS AIFrom SIRI to self-driving cars, artificial intelligence AI is progressing rapidly. While science fiction often portrays AI as robots with human-like characteristics, AI can encompass anything from Google’s search algorithms to IBM’s Watson to autonomous weapons.Artificial intelligence today is properly known as narrow AI or weak AI in that it is designed to perform a narrow task e.g. only facial recognition or only internet searches or only driving a car. However, the long-term goal of many researchers is to create general AI AGI or sstrong AI)While narrow AI may outperform humans at whatever its specific task is, like playing chess or solving equations, AGI would outperform humans at nearly every cognitive task.WHY RESEARCH AI SAFETYIn the near term, the goal of keeping AI’s impact on society beneficial motivates research in many areas, from economics and law to technical terms such as verification, validity, security and control. Whereas it may be little more than a minor nuisance if your laptop crashes or gets hacked, it becomes all the more important that an AI system does what you want it to do if it controls your car, your airplane, your pacemaker, your automated trading system or your power grid.In the long term,... Read More

Breaking down the 3Vs of big data

Amala 07/14/2017

Big data is an evolving term that describes any voluminous amount of structured, semistructured and unstructured data that has the potential to be mined for information.Big data is often characterized by 3Vs: the extreme volume of data, the wide variety of data types and the velocity at which the data must be processed. Although big data doesn't equate to any specific volume of data, the term is often used to describe terabytes, petabytesand even exabytes of data captured over time.Breaking down the 3Vs of big dataSuch voluminous data can come from myriad different sources, such as business sales records, the collected results of scientific experiments or real-time sensors used in the internet of things. Data may be raw or preprocessed using separate software tools before analytics are applied.Data may also exist in a wide variety of file types, including structured data, such as SQLdatabase stores; unstructured data, such as document files; or streaming data from sensors. Further, big data may involve multiple, simultaneous data sources, which may not otherwise be integrated. For example, a big data analytics project may attempt to gauge a product's success and future sales by correlating past sales data, return data and online ... Read More

WHY THE CLOUD AND IT TREND SKYROCKETED?

KEERTHANA 07/12/2017

Cloud computing is not a new topic or trend in corporate. Enterprises want an easy and more connected way of keeping themselves and their business together so as they can access anything on the go. It has given birth to a new era of connectivity with the trend of cloud computing touching distinct domains. Education, banking, corporate nothing is left untouched from the impact of cloud computing. But what is making it that much popular and pursued?Cloud computing offers several benefits both in terms of financial and user experience. Where you don’t need to keep everything organized manually, you can access or update anything on the go, automated updates have brought a new level of flexibility into account. This has just transformed the overall perspective of business and management.This transformation is easily understandable as cloud computing offers a wide range of virtual resources which are not easy to afford in real environment. For IT enterprises where the development requirements keep on changing, the companies can’t afford to re-assemble their infrastructure every time. This is where cloud computing and shared virtual resources help them. With a minimal cost, the companies can have dynamic access to all the resources and i... Read More