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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI)


Artificial Intelligence in here and now.


Today, even as automation is prevalent across industries, we have quickly moved to the age of robotics and artificial intelligence


Vanitha Narayanan MINT 10TH JULY 2017


The paradox of automation says the more efficient the automated systems, the more critical is the human contribution.


If I got a dollar every time Artificial Intelligence (AI) came up in a conversation around jobs, I would be very rich by now.


I want to spend a few minutes on the potential of AI—the way I see it. And let me tell you, it’s not in the future, it’s here and now. There is no point being an ostrich and burying our heads in the sand.


Automation has been part of our fabric since 1771, with the advent of the first fully automated spinning mill, and continues to be an integral part of every manufacturing process. Today, even as automation is prevalent across industries, we have quickly moved to the age of robotics and AI. Interestingly, the paradox of automation says the more efficient the automated systems, the more critical is the human contribution.


Human contribution is the crux of the conversation. When AI is spoken in the same breath as humans, it implies the evolution of ‘thinking’ rather than just ‘doing’. In a world where information is needed for decisions, a third of all decisions are optimal, a third are acceptable and the rest are just not right.


When AI is infused with ‘cognitive’ systems—next-generation systems that work side by side with humans, accelerating our ability to create, learn, make decisions and think—it then transcends barriers of scale, speed, scope and standards, providing a broad set of capabilities that can help make optimal decisions.


Cognitive systems help make sense of the structured and unstructured data available—including video and images, providing us much better insights and helping us make well-informed decisions faster.


Today’s economy, of which nearly 70% is service-oriented, stands to gain from the benefits of disruptive technology. This is a man, woman, child and machine story.


Take, for instance, a Bank that has multiple products and services. By leveraging cognitive solutions, a call centre rep with average skills can now handle a complex portfolio of products and services, delivering a far better and more effective customer experience and perform a role which may have been above their skill level. This is just one example.


To explore other areas where the power of cognitive can move the needle in a big way, let’s look at healthcare and education. In both these areas, the demand far outstrips supply, and experts are scarce. The shortage of expertise and the issue of accessibility is what we need to urgently focus on.


To ensure that we can live in a world where there is rich exchange of talent, ideas, technology and capability, there is also an urgent need to look at security—both physical and digital. In this digital world where we are subject to cyber-attacks, cognitive allows us to address and anticipate this.


There is no security analyst today who can keep up with the billions of security events occurring in a day. Cognitive can help shorten cyber security investigations from weeks and days, to minutes.


This, to me, is the promise and potential of a cognitive era, causing a huge shift in how organizations engage and transform, bringing a whole generation of young Indians into the middle class. I believe it will result in a fairer, better, more secure, healthier world and more.


In the digital era, as AI becomes pervasive across industries—such as healthcare, financial services, agriculture, retail and education—the attention moves to personalized experiences. Doctors can change how they interact with patients. With medical knowledge at their fingertips, they can dedicate more of their energy to understanding the patient as a person, and not just to diagnosing it medically.


AI is helping doctors, farmers, teachers, bankers, students and security experts take better informed, relevant and faster decisions.


The thoughtful use of AI allows us as humans to be more human. It shows us a world that is less task-oriented and more relationship-oriented. In a world racing towards automation and technology, the maturity of AI and the discernment of a cognitive world allow us to retain our compassion, curiosity and conscience.


As machine learning gives us access to the collective knowledge of the world in an instant, it’s time to redesign our thinking, our processes and our educational systems so we can leverage these technologies. It’s time we got to be more humane.


About the Author:


Vanitha Narayanan is Chairman of IBM India Pvt. Ltd.


COMPILED BY J S BROCA , JULY 10 2017 / RECOMPILED 16TH SEPTEMBER 2020

Using AI To Track Birds Migrating At Night

Using AI To Track Birds Migrating At Night


By Brooks Hays


It’s difficult to track birds flying across the sky in the dark of night, but every fall and spring, millions of birds migrate through the night. Weather radar can offer a spotty view of the phenomenon, but to track nighttime migrations with greater accuracy and reliability, a group of researchers turned to artificial intelligence.


Scientists designed a machine-learning algorithm to analyze weather radar images and differentiate migrating birds from precipitation. The algorithm replicates the power of neural networks to analyze and classify radar images.


Researchers used the new artificial intelligence program to survey decades-long radar data sets, revealing seasonal and continent-wide migration patterns.


Scientists tested their system against multiple observational studies to verify its accuracy. The new technology — which scientists hope to eventually integrate with other technologies, like eBird, animal tracking devices, and earth observation instruments — could help researchers identify important stopping points for migrating species, information that could be used to plan more effective conservation efforts.


SHIMPOO 25TH JUNE 2020


LINK:


https://www.pioneeringminds.com/ai-track-birds-migrating-night/



Meet Antara Mehta, Maharashtra’s First-Ever Woman Fighter Pilot

Meet Antara Mehta, Maharashtra’s First-Ever Woman Fighter Pilot


Geetika Sachdev•23 June 2020


Nagpur-based Antara Mehta, a flying officer with the Indian Air Force (IAF), has become the first-ever woman from Maharashtra to become a fighter pilot.


An engineer and national-level basketball player, she had harboured the dream of joining the IAF, ever since she was a child.


Today, she is the 10th woman fighter pilot in India. That’s not all – she is the first one from her family as well.


Antara graduated last week from the Air Force Academy in Hyderabad, and is the only woman officer from her batch, who has been selected for this stream.


Her advanced training will continue at the Air Force Station in Bidar and Kalaikunda.


Regional Public Relations Officer, Nagpur Region, Directorate of Public Relations congratulated Antara on her achievement


Flying Officer Antara Mehta, daughter of Ravi & Poonam Mehta becomes the first women Fighter Pilot frm #Nagpur & #Maharashtra at Combined Graduation Parade at Air Force Academy on 20 June 20.


She is the only women officer in her batch selected for Fighter Stream.


Antara had her share of hardships. She struggled to clear the Services Selection Board (SSB) exam twice, but didn’t give up, and the third time, she cracked it.


Looking back : In 2015, the then Indian Defence Minister Late Manohar Parrikar had issued an approval to induct women as fighter pilots in the IAF. Bhawana Kanth, Mohana Singh, and Avani Chaturvedi were the first women to be inducted as women fighter pilots in the IAF. While six women received training for this position, only three could qualify for advanced levels. Manohar Parrikar called it a ‘Red Letter Day’, when the three women pilots were inducted into the fighter stream, promoting avenues for more women to be a part of this wing. Out of the three, Flight Lieutenant Bhawana Kanth became the first woman fighter pilot to undertake a mission during the daytime.


COMPILED BY J S BROCA 24.06.2020


LINK:


https://in.makers.yahoo.com/meet-antara-mehta-maharashtras-first-ever-woman-fighter-pilot-121110029.html

ARTHUR’S LIMERICKS ON NURSERY RHYMES..

ARTHUR’S LIMERICKS ON NURSERY RHYMES..


From my old collection of 2006 ie 14 years ago…ENJOY…


1. JACK SPRATT


JACK SPRATT WAS ALLERGIC TO FAT,


THERE ARE MANY AROUND JUST LIKE THAT.


BECAUSE OF THIS STATE


AND YET HAVE A CLEAN PLATE,


FAT WAS EATEN BY HIS WIFE, MRS. SPRATT.


2. LITTLE MISS MUFFET


I’LL TELL YOU ABOUT YOUNG MISS MUFFET,


EATING CURDS AND WHEY WHILE ON A TUFFET.


A LARGE SPIDER CAME DOWN


WHICH CAUSED HER TO FROWN


AND TO THINK SHOULD SHE / SHOULDN’T SHE SNUFF IT!!


3. THE GRAND OLD DUKE OF YORK


THE DUKE OF YORK WAS A LEADER OF MEN,


HE MARCHED THEM UPHILL AND THEN DOWN AGAIN.


HALF WAY UP ON THE CLIMB


THEY WERECOVERED IN GRIME,


THEY KNEW NOT FOR WHY, WHEREFORE OR WHEN!


4. OLD MOTHER HUBBARD


MOTHER HUBBARD LIVED ALONE WITH HER DOG,


WELL FED, HE WAS AS FAT AS A HOG.


THERE WAS A DOG’S CUPBOARD


USED BY MA HUBBARD,


BUT IT’S EMPTY NOW, NOT EVEN SOME GROG!!


5. DING DONG BELL


BELLS ARE RINGING, THE CAT’S IN THE WELL,


TOM GREEN PUSHED HIM IN, SAYING HE FELL!


JONNY STOUT HEARD HIM MEW,


WHAT ELSE COULD HE DO,


BUT GO IN, GET HIM OUT. WHAT A SMELL!!


COMPILED BY J S BROCA 24TH JUNE 2020


LINK:https://arthurslimericks.com/nursery/a.htm

Come and get it


Limericks about Hope in Times of Coronavirus

Amazon.com: Words in the Sand (9781606720578): Richard Hatfield: Books
Come and get it

The future is coming, approaching as planned
Erasing the present like words in the sand
But remember your dreams
Resolve the extremes
And the wisdom of life shall be at your command

By James Joyce

COMPILED BY J S BROCA 4TH APRIL 2020
LINK: https://kingoflimericks.com/limericks-about-hope-in-times-…/


Vipassana


Limericks about Hope in Times of Coronavirus
How to do Vipassana Meditation | Vipassana for Beginners | Tips ...
Vipassana

Meditation’s a method for clearing the air
A portable practice to take anywhere
Let go of your thought
And all you’ve been taught
As you breathe in the light and dissolve into prayer

By James Joyce

COMPILED BY J S BROCA 3RD APRIL 2020
LINK:
https://kingoflimericks.com/limericks-about-hope-in-times-of-coronavirus/


 

SECRET BEHIND GOOD LIMERICKS

SECRET BEHIND GOOD LIMERICKS

The writing of good limericks you see
requires two parts insanitee – two parts rhythyme
and three parts rhyme.
With that, you’ll master the art completelee.

COMPILED BY J S BROCA 6TH MARCH 2020
LINK: https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/thirty-limericks-on-various-subjects/

Can A Robot Write Poetry

Can A Robot Write Poetry



Microsoft Research Asia develops artificial intelligence ‘poet’


Oct 25, 2018—-Marie Boran


We are told that no matter how advanced artificial intelligence becomes it will most likely never attain human qualities such as pathos, empathy, humour, and the creativity that drives art, cinema and literature. However, AI is created by humans who try to advance it further every day and imbue it with humanlike qualities.


Computer scientists at Microsoft Research Asia are working on designing AI that attempts to mimic the depth and creativity of poetry using images as a source of inspiration. We’ve all looked at a beautiful sunset and some of us have even been inspired to write (good or bad) poems as a result. Can machine learning replicate this? Sure, there is plenty of research into the auto-generation of straight forward descriptive text based on images and this is getting rather accurate but what if we wanted an algorithm to be both correct and poetic? As researchers Bei Liu and Jianlong Fu explain, it is a fairly subjective task. Using more than 8,000 images, Liu and Fu trained their system using both humans and algorithmic agents.


Here’s what this creative AI wrote after “seeing” a typical wintry countryside scene:


“Sun is shining.


The wind moves.


Naked trees.


You dance.”


Go to: https://www.microsoft.com


SHIMPOO 30TH NOVEMBER 2019



LINK:https://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/can-a-robot-write-poetry-1.3669252


POOR FELLOW IN THE LOO..

POOR FELLOW IN THE LOO..

I’m papering walls in the loo,
And quite frankly I haven’t a clue.
For the pattern’s all wrong,
Or the paper’s too long,
And I’m stuck to the toilet with glue.

COMPILED BY J S BROCA
LINK:http://pun.me/pages/funny-limericks.php

Image result for MAN PAPERING WALLS IN HIS LOO CLIPART

A LADY WITH A QUAINT HABIT

A LADY WITH A QUAINT HABIT

There once was a lady named Rose
Who couldn’t stand weight on her toes.
She cut holes in her sheet
And stuck through her feet
But slept poorly because her toes froze.

COMPILED BY J S BROCA
Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/quirks

Image result for A LADY SLEEPING WITH HER TOES OUTSIDE THE BEDSHEET CLIPART