Artificial Intelligence Is Booming—So Is Its Carbon Footprint

Artificial intelligence has become the tech industry’s shiny new toy, with expectations it’ll revolutionize trillion-dollar industries from retail to medicine. But the creation of every new chatbot and image generator requires a lot of electricity, which means the technology may be responsible for a massive and growing amount of planet-warming carbon emissions.

How AI and video are redefining talent recruitment

Whereas there’s an enormous quantity of knowledge obtainable for HR and expertise analytics in the present day, most organizations are nonetheless not reaping the advantages of their analytics investments. Gartner reports that solely 21% of HR leaders agree that their organizations are successfully utilizing expertise information to form expertise acquisition and recruiting methods, enhance worker engagement and inform different enterprise selections.

DeepMind claims AI has aided new discoveries and insights in mathematics.

DeepMind, the AI research laboratory funded by Google’s parent company, Alphabet, today published the results of a collaboration between it and mathematicians to apply AI toward discovering new insights in areas of mathematics. DeepMind claims that its AI technology helped to uncover a new formula for a previously-unsolved conjecture, as well as a connection between different areas of mathematics elucidated by studying the structure of knots.

Spotify open-sources Klio, a framework for AI audio research.

This week at the 2020 International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, Spotify open-sourced Klio, an ecosystem that allows data scientists to process audio files (or any binary files) easily and at scale. It was built to run Spotify’s large-scale audio intelligence systems and is leveraged by the company’s engineers and audio scientists to help develop and deploy next-generation audio algorithms.

Salesforce acquires Tel Aviv-based conversational AI startup Bonobo for a reported $50 million.

Software company Inc. is acquiring Tel Aviv-based conversational AI startup Bonobo, incorporated as Bonobot Technologies Ltd., the company announced Thursday. The company did not disclose the financial terms of the deal, but one person familiar with the matter who spoke to Calcalist on condition of anonymity put it at $50 million.

WIPO patent data reveals future industrial applications of AI.

An analysis by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) shows many sectors and industries are exploring the commercial exploitation of artificial intelligence. In addition to specific techniques and applications, the WIPO analysis identified 20 application fields that were mentioned in 62 per cent of all its AI patents.  


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