Your AI Friday - 11000

Welcome to the weekly selection of links compiled by PAC's AI team. This week, we offer you some good reads connected to this new world in the making. Please note that we, the A(I) Team, will take a little break over the summer months and see you back in 2 months – in case we haven't been replaced by AI til then... Enjoy reading! 





#AIInInsurance #AgainstFraud #BetterFaster

The fight against fraud in the financial sector and above all in insurance is a major challenge for companies. Big data and machine learning have already been used in this context and led to substantial savings. Artificial intelligence could now lift this approach to the next level.

"Using artificial intelligence to pick out inconsistencies and unusual patterns has quickly become standard for insurance companies, whether they’re looking for sophisticated rings of fraudsters rigging auto accidents or just individuals embellishing how much their damaged property was worth."

Insurers turn to artificial intelligence in war on fraud - Steven Melendez


#AIImprovement #PeriodicTable #TuringTest

That an unsupervised artificial intelligence succeeds in recreating the periodic table of elements is already quite impressive. It could become even more fascinating if this new program developed by a team of scientists at Stanford University could be used to identify a potential replacement to the Turing test. We definitely recommend reading on.

"We want to see if we can design an AI that can beat humans in discovering a new law of nature. But in order to do that, we first have to test whether our AI can make some of the greatest discoveries already made by humans," he said. By recreating the periodic table of elements, Atom2Vec has achieved this secondary goal, Zhang said."

Artificial Intelligence now capable of recreating periodic table of elements within hours
Source: economictimes


#OneMoreTime #ChinaUSAagain #AInationalism

In our last blog letter before the summer break, we would like to talk about a topic already addressed last week but one that plays an essential role for the future of AI, a technology evolving at an incredibly high pace: the dominant position of two extremely nationalist powers, China and the United States. China is investing in AI the way it is in everything else, at high speed and without worrying about regulation. And the US, too, is not really a country to look up to for guidance when it comes to legislation in that area. As for good old – and excessively slow-moving – Europe, it remains to be seen whether the GDPR will turn out as the cornerstones of a fortress defending the right to your own data or rather of a mausoleum remembering a good idea insufficiently exploited.

“They know how to prioritize their own programs. Rather than waste time discussing the dangers of AI with the UN, or crafting global policy, the two countries have become AI nationalists.”

Expert predicts ‘AI nationalism’ will change geopolitical landscape - Tristan Green




AI in all its facets: ads, videos, partnerships, computer graphics... to read, see and listen to this week.

#FromRustToRobot - From rust belt to robot belt: Turning AI into jobs in the US heartland -

#SarcasmInaBox - Detecting Sarcasm with Deep Convolutional Neural Networks -

#AIdansLaPRAIRIE - Microsoft and Inria strengthen their partnership to accelerate the adoption of Artificial Intelligence in France -




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