… leave the kids alone?

… leave the kids alone?

There is a belief that children nowadays are natural, “Digital Natives”, and that we adults ...

Real-Time Streaming Data Analysis with SaaS

In a recent Technology Convergence Conference, Dean Nelson, Vice President, Global Foundation Services (GFS), eBay, said something like the following. People embrace cloud computing, the digital world, and e-commerce, but they seldom pay much attention to the infrastructure that makes them possible. Yes, many people think applications and clouds are available out of nowhere. It [...]

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Where Are All These Areas of AI, NLP, ML, DL, and ANN Going? Part 2

This is a continuation of Part 1. Machine Learning (ML) Hype AI includes a wide variety of subfields, but recently the terms ML and/or deep learning (DL) have been used interchangeably with AI. In our interview, Dr. Kunio Matsui mentioned that a boom for ML comes every 15 years. Back around the year 2000, ML [...]

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Where Are All These Areas of AI, NLP, ML, DL, and ANN Going? Part 1

When you learn a new subject, the first thing you need to do is pick up a set of terms and acronyms for it. To save space, I won’t define each term here. You can easily look it up by following the link: AI = Artificial Intelligence NLP = Natural Language Processing ML = Machine [...]

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Disrupt Me.

Disruption for many people generates discomfort, shakes the status quo and breaks routines. We all have an emotional response to this process: for some hesitation, doubt, confusion, fear, anger, bewilderment, and for others excitement, rejuvenation, inspiration, motivation and energizing or a combination of the above. The Digital Disruption Has Already Happened” image on twitter challenged [...]

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MY Recent Blogs on AI

The following is a list of my recent blogs on AI. AI Research in Japanese Enterprises — NEC AI Research in Japanese Enterprises – Fujitsu AI Research in Japanese Enterprises – NTT Group AI Research in Japanese Enterprises – Hitachi AI Research in Japanese Enterprises – Toshiba and Mitsubishi IBM Watson Meetup—Part1 (Overview) IBM Watson [...]

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IBM Watson Meetup—Part 4: Machine Learning

When I studied artificial intelligence as part of my computer science degree program, I did not have the opportunity to study machine learning (ML). Yes, it was way back and I did not learn ML formally. I once started to watch Professor Andrew Ng’s online course at Stanford University but gave it up. It is [...]

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IBM Watson Meetup—Part 3 (Personality Insights)

This is a continuation from Part 2. Personal Insights The third speaker of the meetup was Rama Akkiraju, Distinguished Engineer, Personality Insights (hereinafter, PI), IBM Watson. The talk was on one area of Watson applications. Rama Akkiraju According to IBM’s site, Personality Insights: extracts and analyzes a spectrum of personality attributes to help discover actionable [...]

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IBM Watson Meetup—Part 2 (Cognitive Computing)

This is a continuation from Part 1. Cognitive Computing Following Robert High’s Watson overview, Dr. Jeffrey Kreulen, responsible for the cognitive systems architecture for IBM Watson Group, took the stage to talk about cognitive computing. The meetup was intended to be an introduction to IBM Watson at a level that is a little more detailed [...]

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IBM Watson Meetup—Part1 (Overview)

Recently I attended a meetup at the IBM Silicon Valley Labs in South San Jose. The title of the meetup was IBM Watson to enable new generation of apps to solve business/social problems. Because it was a good source of information, I’ve summarized it briefly. Also, take a look at this, which gives more information [...]

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AI Research in Japanese Enterprises – Toshiba and Mitsubishi

Toshiba As the other usual suspects in Japan are moving towards the artificial intelligence market, Toshiba is not sitting idle. Like other large companies in Japan, it has many subsidiaries and related companies. Toshiba Solutions (hereinafter, Toshiba-Sol) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. Toshiba Solutions Logo Dialogue System for Inheritance Advice Several companies [...]

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