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IBM Is Using Watson To Psychoanalyze People From Their Tweets

IBM Is Using Watson To Psychoanalyze People From Their Tweets | IT News | Scoop.it
This is why IBM is investing $1 billion into Watson.

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Besides winning "Jeopardy" and helping "put a permanent end to leukemia," IBM has found another use for its Watson supercomputer: psychoanalyzing people.

Watson is a computer that understands human language. Simply by looking at the language used when posting on social media sites, it can understand your personality and even predict major events likely to happen in your life.

Amazingly, this tech doesn't even  have to know a company's customer's social media accounts beforehand. It can figure them out on its own by sifting through what people post online with information in a company database.

The first use that comes to mind for this is marketing. The Watson tech tries to figure out what's happening in a person's life from social media to predict when to send you offers. As Fast Co. Design's John Brownlee writes:

"It can even predict major life-events: if you changed your Facebook status to "Married" a year ago, for example, a company might infer that it was about time to start approaching you about products and services for your first child."


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And this is only the start Wait unitl complete psycho analyse can be done based on everything one does on internet. And I predict this will and shall be used in employee selection.

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paul babicki's curator insight, February 5, 2014 7:19 PM

http://netiquetteiq.blogspot.com #email #netiquette iq

David Williams's curator insight, February 6, 2014 4:24 AM

Social Profiling coming of age. Businesses will need to be careful how they use this, Relevance is great and desired, stalking isn't!

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Maersk, IBM Announce Global Shipping Blockchain | PYMNTS.com

Maersk, IBM Announce Global Shipping Blockchain | PYMNTS.com | IT News | Scoop.it
Maersk and IBM created an industry-wide trading platform using blockchain. They say it can accelerate global trade and save billions of dollars in the process.
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Seems logical

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The next AI frontier – software that writes software

The next AI frontier – software that writes software | IT News | Scoop.it
Progress is curiously slow in one field ripe for AI adoption – the software industry itself
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Technology is the future, but it’s also a barrier

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How can we build machines that care like humans?

How can we build machines that care like humans? | IT News | Scoop.it
Machine learning algorithms work blindly but it is vital that they also behave ethically.
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Time for an 'ethics-engineer'.

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Ada Mucha's curator insight, January 19, 5:28 PM
Building ethical decision making algorithms.
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AI has entered its golden age, and it will change every industry

AI has entered its golden age, and it will change every industry | IT News | Scoop.it
With advances in computing power and scale, AI is making big strides today like never before.
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We already use it on large scale.

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This Google AI created a ‘child’ AI to help it solve problems

This Google AI created a ‘child’ AI to help it solve problems | IT News | Scoop.it
Google's AutoML project, designed to make AI build other AIs, has now developed a computer vision system that vastly outperforms state-of-the-art-models.
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When AI can create AI children, and those children on their turn are able to create children, we only need 2 AIs creating 2 children each second to be completely overtaken by AIs before we even realize it...

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Hackers don't care who you are — but they will sell your identity on the Dark Web

Hackers don't care who you are — but they will sell your identity on the Dark Web | IT News | Scoop.it
N one is coming after your information specifically, but you may still suffer the consequences as criminals go after information generally.
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Protect your identity before someone has taken it.

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The next step in information governance

The next step in information governance | IT News | Scoop.it

Many organizations looking to implement and information governance programs rely on a "center of excellence” model, where a handful of high-level managers set enterprise-wide data policies and a group of assigned data stewards enforce those policies. 


Via Yves Mulkers
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Data stewards, one of the new jobs in the information age.

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The History of Wireless Everything

The History of Wireless Everything | IT News | Scoop.it

Halfway between Brooklyn and Montauk, a steel cupola propped up on wooden legs once looked out over the Long Island Sound and beyond the horizon. Built in the first years of the 20th century, Wardenclyffe Tower served as the centerpiece of a real-life mad scientist’s laboratory. Lever pulling, lightning bolts, maniacal laughter—this is where that sort of thing was supposed to happen. And it almost did.

That mad scientist’s name was Nikola Tesla whose mission was to create a way to send wireless electricity as far as London. Thanks to funding from Wall Street luminaries like JP Morgan, the lab itself could have been the birthplace for our wireless future. The only problem? The cupola and its ambitions were destroyed due to a few poor business decisions and a lot of bad luck, long before Tesla could realize his dreams.

The early days of wireless technology were marked by struggle and confusion but also glory and Earth-shattering instances of scientific achievement. Wireless technology is brutally difficult. Progress from the first theories of electromagnetic waves to the first telegraph signal didn’t happen in a matter of years. It took decades. Advancing from sending little chirps across a waterway to connecting vast networks of computers over the air took well over a century.


But innovation tends to snowball. In the past few years, we’ve seen rapid advances in everything from cellular communications to wireless power and ideas as wild as using lasers to beam internet down to Earth from space. To understand what’s next, however, you have to understand how we got here.




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Just for fun reading. #Tesla

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The short crazy history of Bitcoin in 2017

The short crazy history of Bitcoin in 2017 | IT News | Scoop.it
Bitcoin has had an interesting year, so should we now take it seriously?

Via Graham Watson, Bruce Fellowes, massimo facchinetti
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I already did take it very seriously. 

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Graham Watson's curator insight, December 28, 2017 2:44 AM
The year in Bitcoin - note the remarkable rise in the value of Bitcoin. But is it really a viable currency yet?
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Do we no longer need managers?

Do we no longer need managers? | IT News | Scoop.it
Traditional hierarchies are giving way to more open and creative workplace cultures.
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For me, it's no mmatter of 'no longer', In my lifetime, we never needed them. And now's a good time to stop managing.

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Will artificial intelligence become conscious?

Will artificial intelligence become conscious? | IT News | Scoop.it
Here's the impact that AI gaining conciousness would have on the human race.
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It all depends on what consciousness is. And for now, I don't think it will.

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Introduction to Blockchain and What It Means for Big Data | 7wData

Introduction to Blockchain and What It Means for Big Data | 7wData | IT News | Scoop.it

Arguably the most significant development in information technology over the past few years, blockchain has the potential to change the way that the world approaches big data, with enhanced security and data quality just two of the benefits afforded to businesses using Satoshi Nakamoto’s landmark technology.

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Good article on #blockchain and the way it can be used.

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Wikipedia co-founder wants to put the world’s knowledge on the blockchain

Wikipedia co-founder wants to put the world’s knowledge on the blockchain | IT News | Scoop.it
Wikipedia co-founder Dr. Larry Sanger today announced he was joining Everipedia and its efforts to put the world's largest online encyclopedia on blockchain
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Another blockchain use. 

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Bank Of America Leads in Blockchain Patents

Bank Of America Leads in Blockchain Patents | IT News | Scoop.it

Bank of America ranks at the top of a list of companies investing in blockchain, applying for or securing around 43 patents for the distributed ledger technology. Bank of America holds the largest number of blockchain patents when compared to other big banks, and even technology companies. Tied for second are IBM and Mastercard, which have applied for 27 blockchain patents each.


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4 Innovative Use Cases For Blockchain

4 Innovative Use Cases For Blockchain | IT News | Scoop.it
Blockchain has quickly become one of the most dominant and promising technologies of the past year. With digital assets soaring and fledgling.
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As said before: blockchain will change everything.

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Inside an AI 'brain' - What does machine learning look like?  | #SNA #MachineLearning #AI

Inside an AI 'brain' - What does machine learning look like?  | #SNA #MachineLearning #AI | IT News | Scoop.it

Graphcore Poplar software framework images of machine learning executed as a graph on the IPU Intelligent Processing Unit. Graph computing explained visually.


A graph is simply the best way to describe the models you create in a machine learning system. These computational graphs are made up of vertices (think neurons) for the compute elements, connected by edges (think synapses), which describe the communication paths between vertices.


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Has the time come for a quantum revolution in economics? – David Orrell | Aeon Essays

Has the time come for a quantum revolution in economics? – David Orrell | Aeon Essays | IT News | Scoop.it
Money and brains are both quantum phenomena – so it's not surprising that economics is overdue for a quantum revolution
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Can #"quantummechanics help us to get a better understanding of #economics? And should we redefine economics based on what we know from quantummechanics? Interesting thought.

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Machine Learning Is Making Unstructured Data Accessible

Machine Learning Is Making Unstructured Data Accessible | IT News | Scoop.it
Thanks to the development of machine learning, unstructured data that was almost impossible to mine, can now become some of the most valuable in any company
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One of the advantages of AI.

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If you think AI is terrifying wait until it has a quantum computer brain

If you think AI is terrifying wait until it has a quantum computer brain | IT News | Scoop.it
The next major advancement in quantum computing is, of course, artificial intelligence. A startup recently created a quantum machine learning algorithm.
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The overtake of machines.

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AI, machine learning, and deep learning: What they are and how they differ

AI, machine learning, and deep learning: What they are and how they differ | IT News | Scoop.it


Artificial intelligence is no longer the stuff of science fiction flicks. It’s a reality, and chances are you’re interacting and being impacted by AI technology-powered applications every day. AI seems to be the phrase on everybody’s lips these days, right from makers of autonomous trucks that can travel thousands of miles without requiring human intervention to truck drivers who fear they’ll be out of a job if these AI-powered trucks make it to the roads. In 2016, Google’s DeepMind AlphaGo program competed against Lee Se-dol, South Korean master of the board game Go, the program emerged victorious. Media coverage used terms such as AI, machine learning, and deep learning interchangeably as if they all meant the same thing. The truth is, they don’t. Of course, all three technologies were responsible for AlphaGo’s victory in their own way, but they are all different. And probably if it were an AI-powered press release writer program, this mistake might not have happened!

To make sure that you can make sense of the latest revolutions from the world of technology, it’s crucial that you understand the nuances that separate AI, machine learning, and deep learning. So read on.

AI: Technology that makes machines behave like intelligent humans


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For all who wants to know the differences.

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The doctors of tomorrow will be supercomputers

The doctors of tomorrow will be supercomputers | IT News | Scoop.it
Researchers pitted IBM's Watson AI against cancer experts to see if the AI could sort through data and identify relevant studies better than humans.

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If it's a good development I still don't know.

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Blockchain Technology Is the New Form of Net Neutrality

Blockchain Technology Is the New Form of Net Neutrality | IT News | Scoop.it
If you're an internet user, then you've probably heard that the FCC recently voted to dismantle net neutrality.
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It is. Just as it is the new internet protocol. The successor of TCP and HTML. While TCP provided connectivity, HTML provided webservices, Blockchain provides  private and unmodifyable transactions of any kind.

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Blockchain Is Changing the Way We Protect and Track Our Identities

Blockchain Is Changing the Way We Protect and Track Our Identities | IT News | Scoop.it
Although we are very much still in the early stages, blockchain technology is already beginning to show signs of its truly massive potential
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True. However one thing remains: how does a human keep track of its unique private key? A 1024 byte long string cannot be remembered. 

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Still don't understand blockchain? 

Still don't understand blockchain?  | IT News | Scoop.it
If you don't know your Ether from your ledger, your 'consensus protocol' from your 'proof of work' – this explainer is for you.
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Usefull and readable explanation of #blockchain. Worth reading.

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Who owns the work that AI creates?

Who owns the work that AI creates? | IT News | Scoop.it
What if a piece of art, music, literature, photography or other product were not created by a human mind at all, but by a machine embedded with artificial intelligence?
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Indeed an interesting question. Can #AI have the same rights as people?

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