What's in the Works for AI Technology in 2017

April 18, 2017

2017 is shaping up to be a key pivot point for technologies surrounding Artificial Intelligence (AI). From virtual assistants and facial recognition, to robots and autonomous automobiles, machine learning, neural networks and more, AI-related technologies are transforming industries and empowering individuals like never before. Here is a list of some of our favorite articles from Q1!

Amazon neural network learns to gauge sentiment unsupervised by first learning to predict the next character in Amazon reviews
https://futurism.com/ai-learns-to-read-sentiment-without-being-trained-to-do-so/

Can IBM's Watson Do It All?
https://www.fastcompany.com/3065339/mind-and-machine/can-ibms-watson-do-it-all

7 Artificial Intelligence Startups to Watch in 2017
http://www.inc.com/lisa-calhoun/7-artificial-intelligence-startups-to-watch-in-2017.html

KFC is now using facial recognition to guess what you’ll like
http://bgr.com/2017/01/20/facial-recognition-kfc-china/

Generative Models
https://openai.com/blog/generative-models/

Google Open Sources Deep Mind Lab
https://deepmind.com/blog/open-sourcing-deepmind-lab/

Ai in the Workplace in 2017
https://www.fastcompany.com/3066620/the-future-of-work/this-is-how-ai-will-change-your-work-in-2017

Google using Ai to Up-Sample Low Res Images
https://www.slrlounge.com/google-raisr-image-resolution-enhancement-straight-out-of-csi/
https://research.googleblog.com/2016/11/enhance-raisr-sharp-images-with-machine.html

Google Quick Draw uses Ai to recognize Doodles
https://quickdraw.withgoogle.com

Google Ai Experiments
https://aiexperiments.withgoogle.com

When robots take routine middle-class jobs, those workers drop out of the workforce
https://boingboing.net/2017/01/04/when-robots-take-routine-middl.html

How artificial intelligence drives PPC automation
http://searchengineland.com/artificial-intelligence-drives-ppc-automation-267561

Twitter pays up to $150M for Magic Pony Technology, which uses neural networks to improve images
https://techcrunch.com/2016/06/20/twitter-is-buying-magic-pony-technology-which-uses-neural-networks-to-improve-images/

Twitter has bought a machine learning startup that can sharpen real-time video - The Verge
http://www.theverge.com/2016/6/20/11975894/twitter-machine-learning-magic-pony-acquisition

A Starter Guide to AI in Marketing
http://www.hugeinc.com/ideas/perspective/a-starter-guide-to-ai-in-marketing?_lrsc=907b0061-33e3-4809-9ea8-37f34cc739a3

How To Write Your Very First Powerful Artificial Intelligence
https://hackernoon.com/how-to-write-your-very-first-powerful-artificial-intelligence-s-440895442c03#.njvdbvd4f

Understanding Machine Learning
http://www.7wdata.be/data-analysis/understanding-machine-learning/

CrowdAI sells artificial-intelligence-as-a-service
https://techcrunch.com/2017/01/05/crowdai/

Algorithms: AI’s creepy control must be open to inspection
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/01/algorithms-ai-artificial-intelligence-facebook-accountability

Adobe Sense Ai
http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-adobe-sensei-20161206-story.htmlArtificial

Intelligence and Virtual Reality Are About to Transform Business. Here's How to Be Prepared.
http://www.inc.com/this-way-up/artificial-intelligence-and-virtual-reality-are-about-to-transform-business-here.html

For IBM’s CTO for Watson, not a lot of value in replicating the human mind
https://www.engadget.com/2017/03/01/epic-games-project-raven-augmented-reality/

Amazon Mechanical Turk + Machine Learning CrowdFlow Research paper
http://hcil2.cs.umd.edu/trs/2010-09/2010-09.pdf

Cloud Video Intelligence - Video Content Analysis
https://cloud.google.com/video-intelligence/

Research Blog: Supercharging Style Transfer
https://research.googleblog.com/2016/10/supercharging-style-transfer.html

Jeff Bezos sums up modern machine learning as technology that finally allows us to automate tasks where describing the precise rules is much harder
http://www.businessinsider.com/jeff-bezos-shareholder-letter-on-ai-and-machine-learning-2017-4
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