June 21, 2023


MC Systems Insight

Lead Article -Security

ChatGPT-4: Fear and Loathing of Lost Wages, AI-Style

Although there have already been plenty of concerns about how AI as a technology will cause seismic changes in numerous fields, OpenAI’s recent release of ChatGPT-4 has pushed many observers to a premature tipping point of existential panic.

By John Ghrist

Since the late 1960s, science fiction thrillers have gleefully anticipated the day when inventing a tool as clever as AI would come back to bite us. HAL 9000, Skynet, and similar silicon-based villains have all along seemed destined to usher in the fall of our species as soon as humans got stupid enough to make computers that are smart enough. Suddenly this spring, ChatGPT-4’s release seems to have become the “red sky at morning” of which sailors of digital seas must take warning. With apologies to Hunter S. Thompson, a review of the bidding may be in order.

Feature Article - Analytics & Cognitive

Artificial Intelligence, Part 5: Deep Learning

Next in our series on Artificial Intelligence fundamentals, we examine the workhorse of deep learning – Neural networks.

If you missed them, Read Part 1, Understanding Data, Part 2: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning, Part 3: Data Preparation and Model Tuning and Part 4: Machine Learning Methods here.

By Roger Sanders

Neural networks are the workhorses of deep learning (DL). Modeled loosely after the neuronal structure of the cerebral cortex in the human brain, neural networks are computing systems that learn to perform tasks by analyzing examples. For example, in image recognition, a neural network can learn to identify images that contain cats by analyzing images that have been manually labeled as "cat" or "not cat" and automatically generating identifying characteristics such as fur, tails, whiskers, and pointed ears that can then be used to identify cats in other images. The concept of neural networks was inspired by the way neurons in the human brain function together to understand inputs from the five senses (touch, sight, hearing, smell, and taste). And, while neural networks may seem…

Featured Article - Analytics & Cognitive

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Use Cases: Computer Services and Legal

Because the Information Technology (IT) sector is all about computer hardware, software, and data, there is a relatively important role artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and deep learning (DL) can play in this domain. Some areas where AI, ML, and DL can be used to improve the IT (or computer services) industry include:

By Roger Sanders

  • Building secure systems: Public and private organizations, as well as governments store huge volumes of customer, strategic, and confidential data. And much of that data must be kept secure at all times. AI, ML, and DL can be used to help identify potential threats and data breaches, as well as provide solutions to prevent confidential data from being exposed.
  • Automating processes: The benefit of process automation is that mundane tasks that are typically done by hand can be done without human intervention. ML and DL algorithms can help automate backend processes, which in turn can reduce overall costs and the need for extra human resources.
  • Improving productivity: AI applications are already available that provide coding suggestions which, when used, can increase…
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