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Rajant Introduces Jon Lederman as Vice President of Artificial Intelligence – MyChesCo

rajant introduces jon lederman as vice president of artificial intelligence – mychesco

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MALVERN, PA — Rajant Corporation, the provider of Kinetic Mesh® wireless networks, announced Jon Lederman joined the team as Vice President of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

In this newly created position, Mr. Lederman will enable new applications and capabilities for Rajant’s Kinetic Mesh partners and end customers to enhance their productivity further using machine learning (ML). Target markets include warehouse automation, robotics, energy, transportation, public safety, military, and mining.
“Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and advanced analytics will unleash even greater potential within the industrial network Rajant has created, making it future-ready for the complexity of next-generation applications,” said Rajant CEO Robert Schena. “Jon’s know-how and entrepreneurial work ethic are the right fit for Rajant’s strategic roadmap of innovation.”
Shared Mr. Lederman, “Advances in AI, machine learning and computing resources are revolutionizing many aspects of the world economy as well as enterprise and consumer products. Reliable access to real-time data is critical for AI to be effective, and Rajant’s low latency layer 2 machine to machine communication is the ideal platform to realize these new applications. I’m excited to lead AI innovation and execution at Rajant with the aim of both enhancing Rajant’s cutting-edge wireless networking products and …

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Global Collaboration Required to Stop Artificial Intelligence Friction Between Countries, Regarding COVID-19 Tracing Apps, Warns the Institute of AI

global collaboration required to stop artificial intelligence friction between countries, regarding covid-19 tracing apps, warns the institute of ai

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LONDON, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Institute of AI is calling for greater international cooperation regarding the regulation of COVID-19 tracing mobile applications and their potential continued use in countries after the pandemic is under control.
The call follows a series of high-level roundtables, hosted by the Institute of AI, with politicians from across the world, including the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Australia and the USA.
Darren Jones MP, Chairman of the Institute of AI, said:
“The global threat posed by COVID-19 means each country is adopting new technologies and applying artificial intelligence in different ways: improving public health responses, tracing infections and advancing vaccine research and development. While many of these developments are welcome, some will have been put into place at speed without proper legislative oversight. At the Institute of AI, our global network of legislators wish to learn from each other about the approaches taken in different parts of the world and ensure appropriate measures are in place in our countries for the future.”
Emma Wright, Director of the Institute of AI, commented:
“The development of COVID-19 tracing mobile applications, and the use of artificial intelligence, raises multiple questions around efficacy, privacy and discrimination. As we …

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Robotics & Artificial Intelligence ETF (BOTZ) at 52-Week High

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For investors looking for momentum, Global X Robotics & Artificial Intelligence ETF BOTZ is probably a suitable pick. The fund just hit a 52-week high and is up 57.4% from its 52-week low price of $14.77/share.Let’s take a look at the fund and its near-term outlook to gain an insight into where it might be headed:BOTZ in FocusThis ETF seeks to invest in companies that potentially stand to benefit from increased adoption and utilization of robotics and AI, including those involved with industrial robotics and automation, non-industrial robots, and autonomous vehicles. It has AUM of $1.41 billion and charges 68 basis points (bps) in annual fees.Why the Move?Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the robotics market is flooded with opportunities as robots are being used for jobs such as sanitizing hospitals, homes and workplaces along with monitoring, surveying, handling, and delivering food and medicines. The current conditions seem favorable for the robotic markets in government applications such as health, security and defense. Also, with the reopening of the U.S. economy, it is believed that robots will see increased usage in industrial, manufacturing, healthcare, logistics, inspection and maintenance, automotive, electronics, and food and beverage areas. This is making funds like …

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US technology chief warns China ‘twisting’ artificial intelligence to target critics, as America joins global pact

us technology chief warns china ‘twisting’ artificial intelligence to target critics, as america joins global pact

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The chief technology officer of the United States on Thursday warned that China is “twisting” artificial intelligence (AI) in order to target government critics amid the coronavirus pandemic, as he explained the Trump administration’s decision this week to join a global organization devoted to “upholding American values” in AI.U.S. Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios, in an interview with Fox News, cited the use of AI by China and other adversaries in a way that is in “dramatic conflict” with Western values.He explained this was part of the reason the U.S. decided to join the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence — a pact led by G-7 countries focused on ensuring that technology serves democratic interests, not authoritarian ones.HOW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS SHAPING THE FUTURE OF SOCIETYThe U.S. is the last of the G-7 nations to join the pact, which Kratsios said was due to the administration’s “first duty” — “the American people.”“Like everything else we pursue on the international stage, we’re thoughtful,” Kratsios told Fox News. “Through years of negotiation, we are at a place where we’re comfortable moving ahead with this.”The Trump administration was initially hesitant to join …

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US joins G7 artificial intelligence group to counter China’s record of ‘twisting technology’

us joins g7 artificial intelligence group to counter china’s record of ‘twisting technology’

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. has joined an international panel for setting ethical guidelines for the use of artificial intelligence. The Trump administration had earlier dismissed the idea.
The White House’s chief technology officer, Michael Kratsios, told The Associated Press on Thursday it is important to establish shared democratic principles as a counter to China’s record of “twisting technology” in ways that threaten civil liberties.
“Chinese technology companies are attempting to shape international standards on facial recognition and surveillance at the United Nations,” he said.
The Trump administration had been the lone holdout among leaders of the Group of Seven — the world’s wealthiest democracies — in setting up the Global Partnership on AI.
The partnership launched Thursday after a virtual meeting between national technology ministers. It was nearly two years after the leaders of Canada and France announced they were forming a group to guide the responsible adoption of AI based on shared principles of “human rights, inclusion, diversity, innovation and economic growth.”
The Trump administration objected to that approach, arguing that too much focus on regulation would hamper U.S. innovation. But negotiations over the past year and changes to the group’s scope led the U.S. …

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U.S. joins G7 artificial intelligence group to counter China

u.s. joins g7 artificial intelligence group to counter china

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The U.S. has joined an international panel for setting ethical guidelines for the use of artificial intelligence. The Trump administration had earlier dismissed the idea.

The White House’s chief technology officer, Michael Kratsios, told The Associated Press on Thursday it is important to establish shared democratic principles as a counter to China’s record of “twisting technology” in ways that threaten civil liberties.

“Chinese technology companies are attempting to shape international standards on facial recognition and surveillance at the United Nations,” he said.

The Trump administration had been the lone holdout among leaders of the Group of Seven — the world’s wealthiest democracies — in setting up the Global Partnership on AI.

The partnership launched Thursday after a virtual meeting between national technology ministers. It was nearly two years after the leaders of Canada and France announced they were forming a group to guide the responsible adoption of AI based on shared principles of “human rights, inclusion, diversity, innovation and economic growth.”

The Trump administration objected to that approach, arguing that too much focus on regulation would hamper U.S. innovation. But negotiations over the past year and changes to the group’s scope led the U.S. to join, Kratsios said.

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How Army Futures Command plans to grow soldiers’ artificial intelligence skills

how army futures command plans to grow soldiers’ artificial intelligence skills

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WASHINGTON — With artificial intelligence expected to form the backbone of the U.S. military in the coming decades, the Army is launching a trio of new efforts to ensure it doesn’t get left behind, according to the head of Army Futures Command. While speaking at an event Wednesday hosted by the Defense Writers Group, Gen. Mike Murray was asked about areas that need more attention as his command works to modernize the force. Murray pointed to a change in how the service does long-term planning, as well as two personnel efforts that could pay off in the long run. The first is something Murray has dubbed “Team Ignite,” which he described as “ad hoc, right now,” with a hope to formalize the process in the future. In essence, this means bringing in the teams that write the concept of operations for the military and having them work next to the technologists driving research and development efforts so that everything is incorporated early. “It has occurred to me for a long time that when we prepare concepts about how we will fight in the future, they are usually not informed by scientists and what is potentially out there in terms …

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Artificial intelligence startup dives into COVID-19 contact tracing, t

artificial intelligence startup dives into covid-19 contact tracing, t

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RALEIGH – Believing that artificial intelligence can improve so-called “contact tracing” and also protect people’s privacy in the battle against COVID-19, Raleigh-based startup Diveplane is rolling out a program called “Aware.”
Crucial to the program is the use of Diveplane-developed “Geminai” which the venture capital-backed company “creates a verifiable synthetic ‘twin’ dataset with the same statistical properties of the original data, but without including the real-world confidential or personal information.” (Diveplane recently won first place in Technology Enablement at the UBS 2019 Future of Finance Challenge for Geminai.)
The use of Geminai, Diveplane says, addresses a key concern about contact tracing: Personal privacy. Diveplane also has partnered with another company, Iron Bow Technologies, to further protected gathered data.

“Accurate but secure contact tracing is foundational for reducing the spread of disease,” says Diveplane about the method of tracking exposure to diseases, a technique that dates back decades.
Butcontact tracing through modern technology via smartphone apps has raised concerns about data privacy and security.
Diveplane, founded by former Epic Games CEO, wins kudos for its AI platform GEMINAI

“Concerned citizens have been eyeing the tradeoff between controlling outbreaks using apps and intrusions on privacy,” the Associated Press reported earlier this week. “Civil …

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Artificial Intelligence Startup Accern Raises $13 Million In Series A To Help Enterprises Adopt AI More Easily

artificial intelligence startup accern raises $13 million in series a to help enterprises adopt ai more easily

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Accern cofounders (L to R): Anshul Vikram Pandey (CTO) and Kumesh Aroomoogan (CEO)

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When Kumesh Aroomoogan was working in the public finance department at Citigroup, he spent hours looking at financial statements, copying and pasting from one document to the next, arranging and rearranging his Excel sheet, and performing a lot of repeated manual tasks. 
“They were scaling on labor versus technology,” Aroomoogan says. “I thought there has to be a better way to automate this entire process.” 
So in 2014, Aroomoogan, who had an idea for a product, teamed up with Anshul Vikram Pandey, a data visualization PhD student at NYU at the time, and the two started working in Aroomoogan’s basement in Queens, NY. 
What came out of the effort of the two entrepreneurs is Accern, an enterprise whose AI Platform contains ready-made solutions for the financial service industry.

Today, the six-year old startup announced that it has closed a $13 million Series A funding round led by Fusion Fund. Mighty Capital, Allianz Life Ventures, Vectr Fintech Partners and Viaduct Ventures also participated, along with two angel investors from a previous round.
According to Aroomoogan, who serves as the company’s CEO, Accern will use the funds to …

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NCSU researchers aim to improve prosthetics with new software, artific

ncsu researchers aim to improve prosthetics with new software, artific

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RALEIGH – Researchers have developed new software that can be integrated with existing hardware to enable people using robotic prosthetics or exoskeletons to walk in a safer, more natural manner on different types of terrain. The new framework incorporates computer vision into prosthetic leg control, and includes robust artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that allow the software to better account for uncertainty.
“Lower-limb robotic prosthetics need to execute different behaviors based on the terrain users are walking on,” says Edgar Lobaton, co-author of a paper on the work and an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at North Carolina State University. “The framework we’ve created allows the AI in robotic prostheses to predict the type of terrain users will be stepping on, quantify the uncertainties associated with that prediction, and then incorporate that uncertainty into its decision-making.”
Edgar Lobaton
The researchers focused on distinguishing between six different terrains that require adjustments in a robotic prosthetic’s behavior: tile, brick, concrete, grass, “upstairs” and “downstairs.”

“If the degree of uncertainty is too high, the AI isn’t forced to make a questionable decision – it could instead notify the user that it doesn’t have enough confidence in its prediction to act, …

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