MACHINE INTELLIGENCE

Hacking Happiness with Brain-Machine-Interfaces?

The Right to (Digital) Happiness?

June 12, 2017

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...

Google Excited About Machine Learning, So Are We

May 29, 2017

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...

Testing with Self-learning and Self-exploring Testing Tools

March 30, 2017

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

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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:

September 2, 2015 by

Hi there! In my previous two posts, I spoke at length about the convergence between robotics-and-biology and robotics-and-the-Internet of Things. In the concluding post of this series, I take a close look at the ethics and challenges surrounding robotics. RoBIo-Tics – The ethics challenge  Robots could rapidly be part of our everyday’s life. But this...

August 31, 2015 by

Hi! I am back again with the transcript of a new episode of Capgemini’s “Data and The Hunch” podcast series. I am a Principal Analyst for VINT, the Sogeti Trend Lab, and work on anything Analytics related to the Connected Service Experience. My Twitter handle is @BLO2M – B-L-O-Numeric2-M – so if you like, feel free...

August 25, 2015 by

Take a bunch of Google Street View photo’s and apply deep learning. The outcome is “a video” and something that’s called Deep Stereo. It’s and end-to-end trained system that fills in the gaps between the pictures and make you feel as if you can walk in the scene like 3D. Deep networks have recently enjoyed enormous...

August 19, 2015 by

Hi! If you’ve missed the first episode of Capgemini’s “Data and The Hunch” podcast series, here’s the transcript. I am a Principal Analyst for VINT, the Sogeti Trend Lab, and work on anything Analytics related to the Connected Service Experience. This first episode talks about how machine intelligence has the potential to take your Big Data analytics...

August 11, 2015 by

The Internet of Things (IoT) in Retail has been redefining the buying and selling experience for decades.  Remember when bar code scanners first arrived in our local stores speeding the checkout process? Or the first time we entered a credit card number into our browser to make an online purchase? Or the moment we became...

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