AI

Will Robots Replace Me? Why You Shouldn’t Fear AI in the Workplace

It’s been an issue since the Industrial Revolution: technology moves quickly and, sometimes, it’s hard to keep up. Today, as artificial intelligence (AI) becomes ubiquitous in the workplace, it’s easy to wonder,
Will robots replace me?
The short answer is, “no, robots won’t replace employees” — at least, not in our lifetimes. But why is this the case? How can we trust this to remain so, with technology growing more advanced every day?

Sustainability

What You Should Know about AI and Sustainability

Technology is an essential tool for business in the modern, digital world. However, it often demands huge amounts of energy and resources, which adds up to a not-insignificant expense. By helping to design and run energy-efficient products and systems, AI allows companies to benefit not only the environment but also their profit margins. 

A Context-Aware Approach to Entity Linking

A technical paper by Veselin Stoyanov and James Mayfield; Tan Xu and Douglas W. Oard; Dawn Lawrie; Tim Oates and Tim Finin. Entity linking refers to the task of assigning mentions in documents to their corresponding knowledge base entities. Entity linking is a central step in knowledge base population. Current entity linking systems do not explicitly model the discourse context in which the communication occurs.

Artificial intelligence

Why Artificial Intelligence Isn’t as Scary as You Think

Danger, Will Robinson. Maybe you saw The Matrix? How about The Terminator, Battlestar Galactica, Westworld, or Lost in Space? These stories all share a dystopian future, roguish anti-heroes, and — significantly — a villain in the form of artificial intelligence (AI) gone bad. SciFi writers from Asimov to Daniel Wilson have long been fascinated by…

Sustainability

Emotion AI: Hey, Siri, How Am I Feeling Today?

Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, and Microsoft’s Cortana use natural language processing and other artificial intelligence (AI) models to receive, interpret, and answer commands and queries. They even adapt and respond to user vocalizations. This begs the question: can Siri also recognize tone, body language, and emotions? To the disappointment of sci-fi fans everywhere, the answer is no. Siri cannot recognize…

Connecting Deep Neural Networks with Symbolic Knowledge

Arjun Kumar and Tim Oates Abstract—Neural networks have attracted significant interest in recent years due to their exceptional performance in various domains ranging from natural language processing to image identification and classification. Modern deep neural networks demonstrate state-of-the-art results in complex tasks such as epileptic seizure detection [1] and time series classification [2]. The internal…

Researchers and AI Practitioners Team Up to Mine Public COVID-19 Information

Information has the potential to impact policy decisions, research directions, and personal decisions alike. Information-overload challenges informed and timely decision-making by increasing the chance of error and confounds decision-making. The key is to ensure relevant, actionable, and precise information is available concisely in near real-time. To help, we formed a team of researchers and AI…

Implementing Feedback for Programming by Demonstration

Karan K. Budhraja and Tim Oates Abstract—Agent-based modeling is a paradigm of modeling dynamic systems of interacting agents that are individually governed by specified behavioral rules. Training a model of such agents to produce an emergent behavior by specification of the emergent (as opposed to agent) behavior is easier from a demonstration perspective. Without the…