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This past month I attended the AI for Finance show in New York where I was the host for a one-hour “tech talk” on the subject of AutoML in the world of financial services. With over 150 people in attendance, the audience was able to provide some pointed input on the topic of AI in Financial Services, and especially around the need for AutoML solutions in the space. The results were both surprising and exciting. A Diverse Audience Let's start with who was in attendance. While this may not have been a…

2 months 1 week ago
Usually, the economy of scale, size, and reputation win the day, but this spunky and highly adaptive ad agency competes with AI plus better processes to put more pressure on the large ad agencies. I think this will be a trend in many industries with the upstarts starting to scare the incumbent “big dogs.” The Challenge The hourly agency model favors longer times and complex hierarchies to create more billable hours, and as a result, more clients are bringing this work in-house. This proves to be an…

3 months 1 week ago
As artificial intelligence becomes an increasing part of our daily lives, from the image and facial recognition systems popping up in all manner of applications to machine learning-powered predictive analytics, conversational applications, autonomous machines and hyperpersonalized systems, we are finding that they need to trust these AI-based systems with all manner of decision making and predictions is paramount. AI is finding its way into a broad range of industries such as education, construction,…

3 months 3 weeks ago
Stop the Presses! In a recent story, the BBC reported on how Pearsons, one of the largest textbook publishing companies in the world, is getting out of the print business. This is very much like Ford Motor Company announcing recently that they will stop producing cars. While the jury is still out on whether the latter is a good idea, in many respects. The decision by Pearsons has been inevitable for a while. It is a matter of economics. Most people tend to see publishers as being focused primarily on…

3 months 3 weeks ago
As long as humans have started to wear clothes, we would have the desire to express our individuality, and one way to achieve that is through fashion. The fashion industry is one of the biggest in the world, estimated at 3 trillion dollars as of 2018, representing 2 percent of global GDP. Much of brick-and-mortar traditional retail as well as online e-commerce is dedicated to the sale of clothing and fashion items. So much so that Amazon acquired shoe retailer Zappos for $1 Billion in 2010, and major…

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By Praful Krishna, Coseer   Tactical Cognitive Computing brings the advanced sciences of cognitive computing to general purpose day-to-day applications without prohibitive costs. Cognitive computing is the latest buzzword in the tech industry. Bellwethers like IBM, Microsoft, Salesforce and others are investing billions in the area. The industry promises a human-like thought using Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing and other techniques to process and learn from unstructured data.…