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AI in IT

Artificial intelligence could revolutionize the IT help desk, reports Tech Republic. 

As a system administrator working in technology for more than 25 years, I've provided some measure of IT support. While it's rewarding to help people, sometimes the monotony in doing so can lead to feeling unfulfilled, especially when there are better and more promising tasks afoot—if you can just find time to work on them


Setting Artificial Intelligence Standards In Legal Applications

According to Science Friday, artificial technology is creeping into law enforcement applications and it is time to set clear standards about what is fair and legal.

Facial recognition technology is all around us—it’s at concerts, airports, and apartment buildings. But its use by law enforcement agencies and courtrooms raises particular concerns about privacy, fairness, and bias, according to Jennifer Lynch, the Surveillance Litigation Director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.


AI Filmmaking

Artificial intelligence is helping filmmakers create films, but will that lead to the end of artistic freedom, reports Yahoo Entertainment. 

Artificial intelligence is everywhere: It can drive a car, chat with customers, or help patients with neuronal damage to recover their potential. But if data-assisted moviemaking can help predict a movie’s outcome, what room is there left for artistic freedom?


The New US Department of AI

According to, the United States has created a Department of Artificial Intelligence. The office will coordinate all the AI project the Department of Energy is involved in. 

Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced the establishment of the DOE Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office (AITO).


Pentagon Looks for AI Ethicist

The Pentagon wants to find someone to oversee the artifical intelligence program to keep it ethical, reports the Guardian.

Wanted: military “ethicist”. Skills: data crunching, machine learning, killer robots. Must have: cool head, moral compass and the will to say no to generals, scientists and even presidents


AI Will Cause Workers to Need Retraining

A new study by IBM’s Institute for Business Value believes that artificial intelligence will mean 120 million workers will have to be retrained, reports CNet. 

Artificial Intelligence is apparently ready to get to work. Over the next three years, as many as 120 million workers from the world's 12 largest economies may need to be retrained.


Why Do Businesses Invest in AI

Enterprises are investing in artificial intelligence, reports ZD Net.They are acquiring AI mainly for automation of tasks. 

Why do enterprises buy into artificial intelligence systems? Where are they investing the most?


AI in Call Centers

As companies deploy more AI in call centers to save money, jobs will be lost, reports Fortune. 

People who call companies to ask questions about their cable bills or complain about their Internet service being out are increasingly talking to artificial intelligence. 


Making AI More Human

AI developers are employing screenwriters and authors to help their AI be more personable, reports Forbes.

Scott Ganz, who is the Principal Content Designer at Intuit, did not get in the tech game the typical way. Keep in mind that he was a screenwriter, such as for Wordgirl (winning an Emmy for his work) and The Muppets.


Elon Musk Thinks AI Will Take Jobs

According to CNBC, Elon Musk believes that AI will eliminate jobs.

Elon Musk may be a strong proponent of all things tech. But he’s far from positive on its implications for the jobs market.


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