Weekly #AI Digest: From Human AI to Creative #AI

Here are some quick links to some of the key news and events for AI in the last one week.

“Over time I think we will probably see a closer merger of biological intelligence and digital intelligence,” – Elon Musk, Founder for Neuralink

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To keep Human Being relevant as AI grows, Elon Musk has started giving more details about Neuralink, the new startup he has launched. He further says that it is inspired by Skynet and cyborgs kind of scenario. One needs Consensual Telepathy to achieve the goals that we set out for AI. There is a need to merge the ‘Biological Intelligence’ with ‘Digital Intelligence’.

Biological Intelligence Needs to Merge with Digital Intelligence

This means in our lifetime we are going to see an emergence of machines like was seen in Terminator movie series.

While, what happens next remains unknown, AI has made further inroads into the creative world.  With Font Map, IDEO used neural networks to build a new way to identify the right font based on the creative work to be done. This way, the engineers there circumvented the creative mind’s bias towards the Serif, Sans Serif and other popular fonts from their past.

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Learn more about the work done by IDEO team at the link below:

IDEO Team uses NN to identify the right font map for their work.

Closing AI video pick for this week is below. Happy Reading 🙂

Would Bahubali spill Blood on D-Street? This Probabilistic Model says so…

Indian Movie Industry(combination of Bollywood, Tollywood, Mollywood and few other woods) is among the most vibrant content creator industries serving to a very smart and astute customer. The Indian movie fans take the movie business very seriously. Its a very competitive field both for the artists and actors as well as the production houses, the directors and cinema halls. With a very short shelf life, movies are a very interesting and extremely fast paced product. Of course this makes movies a market of choice for lot of studies and when mega events happen, we watch them closely.

One such event is happening on April 28th with release of the concluding part of the 2015 mega period blockbuster movie Bahubali.

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Ever since its release in 2015, the word Baahubali (meaning the liberated soul with strong arms) is used in everyday conversation to emphasize greatness. It is a classic David vs. Goliath story. There are even a number of jokes and whatsapp forwards going around over why Katappa, one of the loyal slaves of the protagonist Bahubali kill his master as was left shown – but reason untold – in the first version. The conclusion part will answer this question.  When such events happen, the whole society is on a lookout.

Now stock markets are no exception to such events. After all, behind all the algorithms and terminals, it is the human being operating them. People feel good when there are such mega events happening, just as sorrow and fear grips the markets when any bad news arrives. There is euphoria with what we call as the ‘Adrenaline Rush’.

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April Mid-week AI News Roundup

Last week’s round up on the AI news. Some key announcements:

  1. Jeff Bezos told the investors about Day 1 and how Amazon.com is bracing AI to bring it more closer to the customer every day. Here is a link to his letter to the shareholders.
  2. Infosys announced its plan to further sharpen its focus on automation and machine learning.  Read more here.
  3. There is a growing concern that the AI algorithms can be deflected and influenced by racial and gender biases. In the two articles below, Science Magazine and BBC Tech group explore more.

‘The advent of automation, increasingly powered by machine-learning software, has also prompted clients to ask that their orders be fulfilled with fewer human staff, hitting the IT companies’ revenues based on time spent and number of people employed to fulfil the orders.’ – Vishal Sikka, CEO, Infosys

Video pick for the week: