Two High School Students Fight Fire with Machine Learning

 

Aditya Shah is a student at Monta Vista High School. In 2017, towering trees in California were being turned into ashes by wildfires. She decided to develop a device that could identify and predict areas in a forest that are susceptible to wildfires, providing an early warning to fire departments. Available tools measure most of the factors responsible for wildfires like wind speed, wind direction, humidity, temperature. However, biomass, which is created by years of falling branches and trees, is challenging to estimate and measure. Using TensorFlow, Google’s open source machine learning tool, she analyzed images of biomass and estimating their moisture content and size to determine the amount of dead fuel.

Click on the image to be directed to the page that provides additional background about Aditya’s work or click on this link to go directly to a 51 second video summary that has been viewed almost 200,000 times.

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27 Incredible Examples Of AI And Machine Learning In Practice

 

There are so many amazing ways artificial intelligence and machine learning are used behind the scenes to impact our everyday lives and inform business decisions and optimize operations for some of the world’s leading companies! Here are 27 amazing practical examples of AI and machine learning. Bernard Marr, a contributor at Forbes Magazine discusses how AI and ML impact consumer goods, creative arts, energy, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, media, retail, service, and social media.  To read this article, click on this link:    https://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2018/04/30/27-incredible-examples-of-ai-and-machine-learning-in-practice/#71537cb47502

Read more about Bernard Marr by clicking on this link: https://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/#cbf079030c8c

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CNBC: Interview With The Lifelike Hot Robot Named Sophia

 

CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin interviews Sophia, a humanoid robot, about the future of artificial intelligence at a Future Investment Institute panel in this video that has been viewed more than 7,000,000 times. Listen to a conversation with Sophia by clicking on the image or this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5t6K9iwcdw

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What is Artificial Intelligence? In 5 minutes.

 

Raj Ramesh does an excellent job providing a high level overview that explains what artificial intelligence is, and in just over five minutes.  Mr. Ramesh produced this video because he felt that there was so much discussion and confusion about AI, and because people talk about deep learning and computer vision without context. This video has around 500,000 views  and can be viewed by clicking on the image or this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ePf9rue1Ao  

Other of Mr. Ramesh’s videos can be viewed at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbojg-FJgI1L6iLWUzgcsww  We especially liked “How to prepare yourself and your children for 2030”, “How to protect your job from AI,” and “How to be Ready for Jobs in an Artificial Intelligence Driven World.”

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Google: Using AI for social good

 

Google offers a guide to help nonprofits and social enterprises lean how to apply artificial intelligence and machine learning to social, humanitarian and environmental challenges.  This site helps organizations understand the types of problems that can be solved with machine learning, learn how to identify and prepare data sources and review guidelines on how to develop and utilize machine learning responsibility. To learn more by visiting this website, either click on the image or this link: https://ai.google/education/social-good-guide/

The guides includes:

  • Introduction to AI and machine learning
  • Examples of what AI and ML can do
  • Introduction to machine learning problem framing
  • Data sources
  • Using AI responsibly
  • Accessing the right skill set
  • Getting started with machine learning.

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One student’s quest to track endangered whales with machine learning

 

When a young music lover follows the call of whales, he finds his own path. Google’s docuseries ‘Search On’ tells the stories of people on a quest for better answers and the magic that happens at the intersection of tech and humanity. Learn about one student’s quest to track endangered whales with machine learning by reading about Daniel DeLeon, a student at California Polytechnic State University. Click on the image to read about the details that explain how music began the genesis of Daniel’s journey towards artificial intelligence or click on the link to watch a 5:39 video that has been viewed about 8,000,000 times to go directly to Daniel’s story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=11&v=GyCv_S42Tak

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TEDx: AI & The Future of Work

 

AI & The Future of Work is a TEDxManchester video by Volker Hirsch, has been viewed over 300,000 times, and can be viewed by clicking on the image or this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRw4d2Si8LA.

Volker Hirsch has championed mobile and games for more than 15 years as an angel investor, founder, and advisor. He helped launch the world’s first mobile music services, published games on tiny black and white mobile phones and – damningly – used the term “gamification” as early as 2006. Today his focus is on education, Internet of Things (IoT) and – still – games. Blackberry’s former Global Head of Business Development is now a founder of several companies, including software development house Blue Beck, and IoT venture programme builder Quantified Ventures. He is also a venture partner at leading EdTech accelerator Emerge Education, and the chairman of knowledge content recommendation system Bibblio. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. You can learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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Myths and Facts About Superintelligent AI

 

Will artificial intelligence ever replace humans? It’s a hotly debated question these days! Some people claim that supercomputers will be gain super intelligence some day and outperform humans on any task and destroy humanity. Other people say don’t worry, AI will be just another tool that we can use and control like our current computers.  Physicist and research Max Tegmark shares the collective takeaways at a conference he organized and will help separate AI myths from AI facts. This video, which has been viewed almost 900,000 times and is 4:13 long can be watched by clicking on the image or this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Om9ssTm194 

This video was based on Max’s book “Life 3.0”, which you can find at: http://amzn.to/2iEwe6w

 

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A.I. Experiments: Making it easier for anyone to explore A.I.

 

For those of us who have heard and read about artificial intelligence, are curious about it and want to understand how it works with some hands on experimentation, then Google has created a site called A.I. Experiments that was meant for you! It’s a showcase for simple hands on experiments that show how elearning can make sense of whole lot of things, like sound, language, music, videos, and much more.  For each experiment, there’s a simple video explainer, links to open source code to make it easier for others to make new experiments, and people can submit what they make.   Watch the video by clicking on the image or this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=oOwfiYnRi5c

And then check out https://g.co/aiexperiments to learn more.

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AI vs art: Can the machine be creative?

 

Ahmed Elgammal presents an algorithm that he proposes using to define the creativity level in art works. In this video, he also tries to answer the question whether AI can replace the artist in the future. This video is included to promote a thoughtful conversation about what AI is – and isn’t.

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Dr. Ahmed Elgammal is a professor at the Department of Computer Science and Executive Council Faculty at the Center for Cognitive Science at Rutgers University. He is the founder and director of the Art and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at Rutgers. Dr. Elgammal is also the founder and CEO of Artrendex, a startup that builds innovative AI technology for the creative domain. Prof. Elgammal published over 160 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, and books in the fields of computer vision, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. His research on knowledge discovery in art history and AI art generation, received wide international media attention, including reports on the Washington Post, New York Times, NBC News, the Daily Telegraph, Science News, New Scientist, and many others. In 2017, an Artsy editorial acclaimed his work on AI generated art as “the biggest artistic achievement of the year”. In 2016, a TV segment about his research, produced for PBS, has won an Emmy award. He received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2006. Dr. Elgammal received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2000 and 2002, respectively.

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