Your essential weekly guide to Artificial Intelligence – July 17

Stay updated with the Artificial Intelligence breakthroughs, applications, and advancements across the globe.  

How La Liga is Using AI to Make Business Decisions 

In a very interesting interview, Sergi Torrents of LaLiga explains a calendar tool that the league uses to make decisions on what the kick-off time for matches should be. The calendar selector decides kick-off time with highest match audience. La Liga also uses sunlight planner to optimize the match schedule. Watch the video here!

Skilling Millennials in Disruptive Tech Will Take India to USD 5 Trillion Mark

To make India a $5 trillion economy by 2024-2025, the country urgently requires a renewed focus on skilling the youth in advanced technologies like robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), 3D printing, data analytics and quantum computing. According to policy think-tank, Broadband India Forum (BIF), IoT and AI-based applications will create over 28 lakh jobs in rural India over 8 to 10 years with an annual value of Rs 60,000 crore.

This New Poker Bot Can Beat Multiple Pros – At Once

The 32-year-old Darren Elias is the only person to have won four World Poker Tour titles and has earned more than $7 million at tournaments. Despite his expertise, he learned something new this spring from an artificial intelligence bot. Poker has long been seen as a grand challenge for AI researchers, with properties similar to many real-world situations. Unlike in chess, poker players must choose actions without knowing what cards their opponents hold and Pluribus is doing a great job at beating elite poker professionals.

Now Artificial Intelligence Algorithm to Help Predict Storms, Cyclones

Using Artificial Intelligence (AI), researchers have developed an algorithm to detect cloud formations that lead to storms, hurricanes and cyclones. The study, published in the journal IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, shows a model that can help forecasters recognise potential severe storms more quickly and accurately.

Alberta Researchers Use AI to Detect Depression in Voices

PhD student Mashrura Tasnim and professor Eleni Stroulia developed a methodology that combines several machine-learning algorithms to more accurately detect depression using acoustic cues. A realistic scenario is to have people use an app that will collect voice samples as they speak naturally. The app, running on the user’s phone, will recognize and track indicators of mood, such as depression, over time.

A Chinese AI Startup is Tracking Lost Dogs Using Their Nose Prints

Megvii, a Chinese AI startup that supplies facial recognition software for the Chinese government’s surveillance program, is expanding its technology beyond humans to recognize different faces of pets. Megvii says it has an accuracy rate of 95 per cent and has reunited 15,000 pets with their owners through the app. Read how they do it!
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