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Artificial Intelligence Amongst Various Industries

We met BPU Holdings at AI Expo Europe and invited them to share a post on our blog. We think you will enjoy it.

By Oh SangGyoon, CEO BPU Holdings

Today, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been widely accepted in our consumer products and is becoming well-adapted into daily communication styles.  The more educated individuals become on the technology, the better we understand and accept that AI is not a viable threat to our lives or our jobs – as Hollywood movies portray.  It becomes apparent that AI taps into many different industries other than technology. Here are a few applications amongst various industries and audiences that AI is advancing:

1. ZimGo Polling – In the 2016 US Presidential election, pollsters were baffled by the winning results of Trump versus Clinton.  In fact, our ZimGo Polling political forecasting tool predicted Trump’s win, way in advance. Introduced in 2017, ZimGo Polling is a state-of-the-art technology that uses Artificial Emotional Intelligence (AEI) and sentiment analysis, NLP, and machine learning to pioneer results in political forecasting.  In 2017, it was applied in the South Korean Presidential elections and proved that our forecast ranking was the fastest amongst competitors with only a 2% margin of error.

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From AI (thinking) to AEI (feeling)

“Emotional intelligence (EI) is the capability of individuals to recognize their own emotions and those of others, discern between different feelings and label them appropriately, use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior, and manage and/or adjust emotions to adapt to environments or achieve one’s goal(s).”

— Colman, Andrew (2008). A Dictionary of Psychology (3 ed.). Oxford University Press. (source: Wikipedia)

Major strides have been made creating Artificial Intelligence (AI). Machines embedded with AI can do a lot, but they lack what is inherent in peopleEmotional Intelligence.

Emotional intelligence allows us recognize our own emotions and those of others and use this information to guide our thinking and behavior. Moving from AI to AEI is a work in progress.

Robot to talk

Image source: KQED

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(VIDEO) NTR LAB Rocks IT In Siberia

Want to rock your startup, but lack IT expertise?

Shortage of qualified developers? No time to build the right team? Have an idea, but aren’t technical? Startup needs been there/done that advice? Speed is everything; to develop fast you need new developers to both start and scale.

We are NTR Lab — a custom software development company. We can help with all the questions above. We offer solutions. We develop our clients’ ideas using our existing teams.

NTR Lab team

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Developers @ DevPRO’18 in Siberia

Last week we shared events from SPRINT ROBOTICS: 2018 Robotics Showcasing and Demonstration Events in California. We hope you found it interesting and that you enjoyed the video.

The second conference we attended was DevPRO’18 in Tomsk, Siberia.

Siberia?

If you think that Siberia is an unwired wilderness full of bears and lacking IT, think again — especially about Tomsk.  

Tomsk is a notable educational and scientific center and one of the largest sources of IT specialists in Russia thanks to its six state universities:

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Nick @ SPRINT ROBOTICS Robotics Showcasing and Demonstration Events

It is part of our company’s culture to take part in IT Conferences around the world. We go for many reasons, as speakers,  to learn about the latest tech and trends, to meet people with the same tech passion, and, last, but not least, to meet companies with which to collaborate.

We attended two conferences in May, the first was the two-day SPRINT ROBOTICS 2018 Robotics Showcasing and Demonstration Events in Richmond and Pittsburg, California. (We’ll tell you about the other next week.)

SPRINT ROBOTICS describes the event this way.

“Using robotics in the domain of technical inspection and maintenance of capital intensive infrastructure is of vital importance because of the urgency to minimize the impact on safety and the environment. Developments in this domain are moving very fast, and we invite you to come and see some of the solutions that the market has to offer!.”

NTR Lab was one of the participants, along with

In the short video below you can see the introductions of different companies and their robotics.

Thanks to Fiori Films for the video.

Watch our CEO Nick Mikhailovsky and our drone at 1:40.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9K4MtyuhIl8

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The Main Elements Of The Navigation Stack

By Leonid Bulyga, Robot Navigation System Developer at NTRLab

To successfully function, a robot needs to know its place in space, in other words, its exact location on the map.

The Navigation Stack, which includes SLAM, allows the robot to build a map, determine its position on it and move around relying on its “feelings.”

Let us consider in more detail what each element of the navigation stack is responsible for.

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Coding Won’t Cut It: How to increase your deep learning skills

One question always pops up during every Artificial Intelligence (AI) related discussion: How do I become Deep Learning Expert? What do I need to learn?

AI related positions are in high demand and extremely well paid. Everyone wants to become an AI expert and every tech company wants AI experts on their team.

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Info From an Indoor Drone Navigation Developer

As you may already know, one of the projects that our developers worked on (the expert AI team at NTR Lab) was a project for drones that can work indoors. NTR Lab created unique, embedded software for UAV autonomous indoor navigation.

The original object of the SLAM method was quite narrow. But more and more, as this technology becomes popular and more applicable on practice, we are moving swiftly towards a future we watched in movies.

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AI implementation trends

AI is the hottest term in tech these days. Media stories predict, and human pundits argue, everything from AI solving all of humanities woes to AI’s subjugating humanity and charting its own course.

What we do know for sure is that AI will significantly transform the way companies function internally, as well as  how they interact with their customers.

Starting today we’ll look at some of the ways AI is disrupting and transforming different industries.

In this first post we will look at leading industry of AI development – IT. And then will see how this progress is applied in more traditional sectors such as banking and insurance. Continue reading AI implementation trends

The dark side of AI

 

There are two sides to everything, including innovation.

Take AI. It can be turned to good, as discussed last week, but it can just as easily be used by the dark side.

The dark side of AI holds consequences for the real world, both socially and personally.

Stuff like dating, which I, as a 22-year-old single woman, take very personally.

An article in Gizmodo describes the Future of Online Dating and that future is brutal. Human relations are usually based on games, emotions, negotiations, etc.

Online dating itself kills some of that; you know both you’re looking and the most of the play is lost from that moment: depending on the app, you know you’re both ready for sex and maybe more — spending time together and even a relationship — otherwise you would never open the app or site, but at lease they offer some space for the fun of maneuvering.

The future of online dating looks more like breed selection when you take 2 dogs of the same breed, with genetic desirability, compatible traits and they give you nice puppies.

How? The AI algorithm will take a look at your social media, reveal a lot of stuff about you (who you are, what you like, friends, family and more; check out article for detail, it’s terrifying and depressing) and give you the perfect match.

Thank you, AI, but I prefer to remain  a messy human, after all.

AI is a big player in enabling sites to addict us to increase their revenue. More and more, AI tells us what to buy (think Amazon suggestions) and, taking a page from game makers, helps online businesses and social media increase the addictiveness of their sites through profiling and data analysis. And Miki also wrote about the dark side in When What You See Ain’t What You Get.

Because my company builds AI software for drones that take on dangerous jobs, so humans don’t have to risk their life, I’ve been talking with many people about the two sides of new technology.  All of us, including the engineers, hope AI will only be used in positive ways.

But none of us are so naïve that we believe that will happen.