MACHINE INTELLIGENCE

IOTFRIDAY E11 | Not Using The Digital Twin

#IoTFriday E09 | Artificial Intelligence Edition

October 27, 2017

  Tom and Steven discuss the position of Artificial Intelligence within the IoT domain. On the World Summit AI 2017 held in Amsterdam a wide variety of topics with respect to AI. Other terms like machine learning or other intelligent behaviour are shown. It was the first edition of the AI summit. A lot of...

IoTFriday: Digital Happiness and IoT

September 29, 2017

Today we are discussing Digital Happiness with Thijs Pepping. The three topics for this #IoTFriday are: – The quantified self – Generative design – A philosophical note Together with Thijs, I discuss the trend towards a focus on happiness and well-being. It began in the field of positive psychology, (happiness) economics, and now emerges in...

Chatbots and Humans Working Together

August 28, 2017

Cognitive services like machine learning and chatbots can make humans and machines work better together by complementing each other. It’s about understanding that humans and machines are better at different things. Humans are very good at handling unpredicted situations with their common sense, and machines are very good at

July 19, 2017 by

  Digital Happiness The degree in which someone judges positively on the contribution of digital technology to the experience of positive emotions, getting in a state of flow, or having the feeling to live a meaningful life. My earlier call for companies to Pursuit Digital Happiness is meant as a wake-up call. Customer centricity is...

June 26, 2017 by

“If the human brain were so simple that we could understand it, we would be so simple that we couldn’t.” Emerson W. Pugh, Research engineer and scientist In a famous experiment rats were given the choice between some tasty food or pressing a pedal. Normal rats would choose the food instantly, but the rats in...

June 12, 2017 by

Since Homo Sapiens created fire it is entangled with technology. We used it to battle predators, diseases, and each other. While constantly picking the fruits of our newest inventions, we kept improving our technology and build a technology advanced, and technology depended, society. In his book Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow history Professor...

May 29, 2017 by

If we do a quick word search on the opening keynote session of the recently held Google’s developer conference Google I/O 2017, the most frequently used words invariably by all speakers were “Machine Learning” and “excited”, very much in line with this year’s focus area for SogetiLabs’s Research –the Machine Intelligence, and we are excited...

March 30, 2017 by

Testing with self-learning and self-exploring testing tools By Rik Marselis and Sander Mol Introduction In what way will machine intelligence assist us as testers in the future? While we were discussing this matter for a while, we thought of the concept of self-learning and self-exploring testing tools. Below we sketch our ideas. And at the...

February 23, 2017 by

To save you some valuable time I shortened an amazing psychological theory back to 10 lines (based on the book ‘Nudge’ from prof. R. Thaler & C. R. Sunstein). You are not a robot. A lot of your behaviour is based on emotions. Emotion was our primary interface for many years during our evolution; through...

January 20, 2017 by

In the wake of the 2016 US Presidential elections, many news organizations and at least one political party heavily criticized the dissemination of “fake news” and the impact it had on the election. Fake news can be defined as “deliberately publish[ed] hoaxes, propaganda, and disinformation, [and] using social media to drive web traffic and amplify...

January 5, 2017 by

So this is a conference about unorganizations. How many of you are working in an organization..? [Everybody raises their hand] So you are all part of an organization. I would assume that you are depressed or devastated of what you have heard today. You are all in organizations, as particular in a classical industrial sense:...

December 12, 2016 by

Regarding Fear and Artificial Intelligence (AI), one question often comes up:‘Will we be killed by a Terminator Doppelganger?’ I don’t know if this will happen eventually, but I do know that we already have robots fighting our wars. This century is therefore, the first time in human history that we engage in Unmanned Warfare. What is the...

November 16, 2016 by

Artificial Intelligence expert David Levis, author of the book ‘Love and Sex with Robots’, thinks it’s as good as certain we will have advanced sex robots in the near future. We have known for quite some years that the demand for artificial partners exists: the simplified predecessor, the RealDoll, is already 20 years old. Levis...

November 10, 2016 by

Have you ever thought of controlling AI? Neuroscientist and philosopher Sam Harris explores fears regarding Artificial Intelligence (AI). We should be scared says Harris; we are creating an incredible technology which will have the power to destroy us. It is non-argumantative, to say that ‘We shouldn’t worry, because we have still 10, 50 or 100 years to go before...

July 6, 2016 by

Isn’t it surprising how people think about robotics? The debates about robotics have lasted since the 19th century with Frankenstein’s monster, through the 20th century with Karel Capek and Isaac Asimov. All along the way, we always hear and read the same arguments again and again. Will robots reduce or increase employment? Do we want...

June 22, 2016 by

During the F8 developers’ congress on 12 April 2016, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, disclosed that he was routinely using ‘bots’ – smart software applications – on Facebook Messenger. According to Zuckerberg Messenger is now sizeable enough to embed it in a new ecosystem. Apart from friends and family, we can now also use this...

March 22, 2016 by

Our world as we know it is running on artificial intelligence. Siri manages our calendars. Facebook suggests our friends. Computers trade our stocks. We have cars that park themselves, and air traffic control is almost fully automated. Virtually every field has benefited from advances in artificial intelligence, from the military to medicine to manufacturing. However,...

February 23, 2016 by

    Quoted from SogetiLabs report: [Machine Intelligence], 2016  DONWLOAD the Report: http://labs.sogeti.com/downloads/

January 26, 2016 by

In my last blog, I wrote about “How to build a doctor“.  The premise of the blog, is that experts (such as Doctors), can be replaced by Big Data, Machine Intelligence and an Interface.  While this is absolutely true, is there anything that can stop us all from being replaced by machines? Approximately two decades ago,...

January 22, 2016 by

Many years ago I read the sci-fi-classic “the hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy” by Douglas Adams. I was intrigued by the scene of the elevator that could see in the future. The Sirius Cybernetics Corporation Happy Vertical People Transporter has the capacity to see dimly into the immediate future, which enables the elevator to be...

January 14, 2016 by

Supercomputing (aka High Performance Computing, aka HPC) is no longer a tool for engineers and scientists, but has become a part of the new infrastructure for more and more companies. One example is financial services that use HPC, linked with big data analysis to create new solutions for their employees and customers. This alliance coins...

December 17, 2015 by

It’s that time of the year when we look back and celebrate some of the best contributions throughout the year. Here’s the No.9 Blog of the year! By late 2014, Shivon Zilis took the semantic bull by the horns. She explains: “MI is a unifying term for what others call Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence...

December 1, 2015 by

Iot (Internet of Things) is full of initiatives that could lead to incompatible or antagonism solutions and standards. The last IDF (Intel developer Forum) this year provided a 360° vision of what could be a future IoT ecosystem. IoT initiatives could be categorized in 3 different development streams:

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