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Tess Posner, CEO of AI4All AI4ALL Humans are naturally prone to having bias. External factors, opinions and feelings all help influence the decisions we make. Machine learning forms the core of modern AI systems, with deep learning algorithms being particularly popular. These algorithms are very data-hungry. Specifically, what makes these systems effective is a large quantity of good training data that is relevant to the area in which you’re trying to achieve some machine-learning objective. However, the…

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Are we headed for another AI winter? PIXABAY Artificial intelligence has been around since 1956 when the term was first coined. Those in the industry know that there has been previous hype and then disillusionment around AI. The period of decline of interest in AI is known in the industry as an AI winter and has happened twice before. An AI winter is a point at which research, investment and funding for AI goes into a period of decline and it’s hard to get funding for research or other projects that have…

3 weeks ago
KUMAR SRIVASTAVA Insights into AI in Finance This article is based on a podcast interview from 2018. Many banks and financial firms are investing in AI and seeing a positive return from applying AI throughout their operations. AI-based systems are helping to make more informed, safer and profitable decisions. However, with any technology that's used in a heavily regulated industry, there are challenges and pushbacks to adoption. Bringing AI Innovation to Financial Services Kumar Srivastava, former VP…

1 month ago
Artificial intelligence has a broad range of ways in which it can be applied — from chatbots to predictive analytics, from recognition systems to autonomous vehicles, and many other patterns. However, there is also the big overarching goal of AI: to make a machine intelligent enough that it can handle any general cognitive task in any setting, just like our human brains. The general AI ecosystem classifies these AI efforts into two major buckets: weak (narrow) AI that is focused on one particular problem…

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Eliza chatbot ELIZA CHATBOT Language and conversation is part of what it is to be human. A large part of human brain function is devoted to processing, creating and understanding communication in both verbal and nonverbal forms. It’s no surprise then that we find it easier to communicate through natural language rather than typing, swing, and clicking. However, the natural language of humans is not the language of computers. Artificial intelligence is helping bridge the gap between humans and machines…

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The Seven Patterns of AI COGNILYITCA From autonomous vehicles, predictive analytics applications, facial recognition, to chatbots, virtual assistants, cognitive automation and fraud detection, the use cases for AI are many. However, regardless of the application of AI, there is a commonality to all these applications. Those who have implemented hundreds or even thousands of AI projects realize that despite all this diversity in application, AI use cases fall into one or more of seven common patterns. …

2 months ago
Nowadays just about everyone understands the importance of data. And when it comes to AI, the more data the better. Data can be an incredibly valuable and powerful tool and it’s growing at an exponential rate. In just the past two years, 90% of the world’s data was created and companies need to store more data than ever before. Questions about privacy, security, and data governance including access are being asked by organizations.  For many years the traditional formula for service on the internet was,…

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Taryn Southern TARYN SOUTHERN Nothing is more human than creativity. Humans have the ability to think, process and create original and beautiful poetry, literature, works of art and music. In particular, music is a powerful art that is as core to the human experience as communicating. However, recently, artificial intelligence has increasingly been making headway into some of the more creative pursuits, and music in particular. While currently humans are only capable to create music from scratch, it’s…

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A few years ago, ING Bank saw the power that AI can bring to various parts of their organization. In particular, visionary technology leaders at ING saw the power that AI could bring to bond trading, allowing them to make faster and sharper pricing decisions. Sharing his insights on an AI Today podcast interview, Santiago Braje, Head of Credit Trading at ING, explained more about how ING sees AI in the context of bond trading, and the vision behind its Katana platform. Predictive Analytics Pattern to…

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When it comes to addressing the future of the artificial intelligence industry, few people are caught in the middle of every change and shift than academics pushing forward leading research at universities. Steve Kuyan of NYU and FutureLabs is at the crossroads of the future of academic research in AI is well as the business implementation side. He recently shared his unique insights and perspectives on what we might expect from the industry going forward. As AI continues to gain popularity due to its…

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In February of this year, President Trump signed an executive order promoting Artificial Intelligence. This order was meant to spur interest, development and regulation of AI. It’s true that the United States is a world leader in artificial intelligence (AI), but this is mostly because of companies in the U.S., especially the large tech companies that are AI forward. That’s not to say though that the U.S. Federal Government does not see the strategic advantage AI can offer. As a result, many leaders and…

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Increasingly law enforcement has turned to artificial intelligence to augment their officers and agencies. AI is said to be an essential factor in law enforcement because it can assist in many areas as well as enhance efficiency. AI technologies are keeping a watchful eye on crowd control and surveillance, being increasingly used for facial identification, and scanning video footage for anomalies. If the primary goal of law enforcement is to help deter and solve crimes while providing society an element…

4 months ago
Agriculture is one of the oldest and most important professions in the world. Humanity has come a long way over the millennia in how we farm and grow crops with the introduction of various technologies. As the world population continues to grow and land becomes scarcer, people have needed to get creative and become more efficient about how we farm, using less land to produce more crops and increasing the productivity and yield of those farmed acres. Worldwide, agriculture is a $5 trillion industry, and…

4 months ago
Customer experience should always be a top focus for any business. Keeping existing customers happy gives businesses a much better return than having to constantly find new customers. Continual advancements in technology are giving companies additional tools and resources to transform customer service interactions, providing better response times and increased quality of interaction. Increasingly, artificial intelligence is helping companies improve customer service, improve customer loyalty and brand…

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Have you ever wondered about a future where fully autonomous cars dominate the roads, and how this will impact your life? How will the way we live, work, interact socially, and care for the needy, disabled and elderly change when we expect vehicles to be able to drive themselves safely from point to point and be beckoned at any time? A machine performing intelligent actions without human supervision is one of the long-time dreams for AI and is rapidly becoming closer to reality. Understanding the Levels…

5 months 3 weeks ago
Many governments are seeing strategic value in artificial intelligence and are looking to incorporate machine learning and cognitive technologies to help deliver effective citizen services. Both local and national governments see AI as an economic driver but it will also have an impact on the workforce. With governments can leverage advanced intelligent technologies to enhance government services many current struggles of governments, such as budget and resource contracts, can be addressed. Public Sector…

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  A few months ago, research firm Cognilytica wrote about the current state of the global AI race. (Disclosure: I am a principal analyst at Cognilytica) Many countries such as China, South Korea, France, Japan and Germany have lofty ambitions to gain a stronghold on AI technologies. About a year ago, China released a three-step program outlining its goal to become a world leader in AI by 2030. Almost half of all worldwide patents on autonomous driving come from German car companies or their suppliers.…

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Kathleen Walch is Co-Founder and Senior Analyst at Cognilytica Many companies are increasing their focus on AI as they incorporate machine learning and cognitive technologies into their current offerings. Industries ranging from pharmaceutical, finance, healthcare, automotive, retail, and so many others are all trying to deploy and scale enterprise AI systems while reducing their risk. Going to online or in person events can be a great way to explore a wide range of technologies and meet experts in a…

1 year 3 months ago
By Kathleen Walch  |  August 20, 2018 Kathleen Walch is Co-Founder and Senior Analyst at Cognilytica If you’ve been following coverage of artificial intelligence (AI) in the news, you might have noticed that industries ranging from pharmaceutical to banking to insurance to real estate are being impacted by the range of machine learning and AI technologies that can broadly be called cognitive technologies. These cognitive technologies change how businesses approach their customers and manage their…

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By Kathleen Walch  |  August 10, 2018 Kathleen Walch is Co-Founder and Senior Analyst at Cognilytica Artificial Intelligence is seen by many as a great transformative tech and the possibilities seem almost limitless to what it can eventually do. Will AI systems one day drive us around? Do our laundry? Mow our lawn? Raise our kids? Fight wars? Kill humans? These questions make people shift from thinking purely about the functional capabilities to the ethics behind creating such powerful and potentially…

1 year 4 months ago
Real-World, Industry and Adoption focused Market Research and Intelligence on AI.

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By Kathleen Walch  |  May 21, 2018 Kathleen Walch is Co-Founder and Senior Analyst at Cognilytica Have you ever dreamed of the day where your car could drive for itself freeing you to do other things, such as reading, catching up on emails, watching a movie, or sleeping rather than focusing on the road while in the car? Automotive manufacturers and transportation technology vendors are rapidly progressing us to that goal. Indeed, we discuss that “Autonomous Everything” is one of the four key parts of…

1 year 6 months ago
By Kathleen Walch  |  April 19, 2018 As Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to become a focus for an increasing number of enterprises, these organizations are realizing how important it is to have the right people and skills in place. In particular, we have seen a significant increase in demand for data scientists in organization as AI, various applications of machine learning (ML),  non-ML predictive analytics, and other so-called “big data” approaches continue to gain traction in the enterprise. In…