Four Weekly Tech Newsletter – May 23

A round up of the latest tech stories, curated for you weekly, by Four.

Lead articles from May 23

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Nobel Prize Winner: Artificial Intelligence will crush humans

It’s common knowledge, at this point, that artificial intelligence will soon be capable of outworking humans — if not entirely outmoding them — in plenty of areas. How much we’ll be outworked and outmoded, and on what scale, is still up for debate. But in a new interview published by The Guardian over the weekend, Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman had a fairly hot take on the matter: In the battle between AI and humans, he said, it’s going to be an absolute blowout — and humans are going to get creamed.

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Are you staffing your AI teams right?

Here’s a guide to staff your Artificial intelligence – seems like there is no stopping it. The word echoes in the tech industry with more companies embracing this disruptive technology. There are millions of articles on the web and many on our website which talk in-depth about how revolutionary AI is. The sheer diversity and complexity of AI projects at times like now where rapid production is required to meet the pandemic demands are creating a need to identify key AI roles and finding the right personnel.

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Violin-making meets Artificial Intelligence

How to predict the sound produced by a tonewood block once carved into the shape of a violin plate? What is the best shape for the best sound? AI offers answers to these questions. These are the conclusions that researchers of the Musical Acoustics Lab of Politecnico di Milano presented in a study that was recently published in Scientific Reports. In the article “A Data-Driven Approach to Violinmaking,” the Chilean physicist and luthier Sebastian Gonzalez and the professional mandolin player Davide Salvi show how a simple and effective neural network is able to predict the vibrational be-havior of violin plates.

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Digital twins bringing AI to engineering

Digital Twins are increasing in usage but are often used in multiple contexts and in a simplified manner. Most references to the Digital Twin actually refer to a Digital shadow i.e. maintaining a digital copy of a physical object that is updated periodically. In a more complete sense, the Digital Twin concept relates to simulation and interaction of complex, multiple physical objects in a digital environment (typically for Engineering and Construction)

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AI gets the glory but ML is quietly making fortunes

When we think about the future of data science, it’s easy to get carried away. For a couple of decades now, if you believe the hype, we’ve been on the verge of a revolution. A revolution in which “Artificial Intelligence” – as a vaguely defined but enormously powerful force – is always on the verge of solving the world’s problems. Or at least make data analysis easier.The reality is, of course, more nuanced. Truly “intelligent” systems are still a few years off, no matter how one defines the term. And though the future of many industries is likely to include advanced, adaptive computer systems, these will not be AIs, except in the most limited sense of the term.

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How AI is making senior care more human

When it comes to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) in particular and long-term care in general, a human-centered and empathetic approach is not only necessary, it’s obligatory. Putting the needs, constraints, and perspectives of patients first enhances the level of care we’re able to provide. Perhaps ironically, it is the integration and adaptation of artificial intelligence (AI) that has demonstrated the biggest potential in improving empathy and compassion in the industry.