AI Revolution

#AI revolution: 20 key business findings #CIO #CMO

  • To better understand the AI revolution in business, Salesforce Research compiled insights from previous studies, capturing input from 10,800 respondents from sales, services and marketing leaders and 7,000 consumers and business buyers around the globe.
  • AI steps into the business strategy spotlight: while a minority of businesses currently use AI, interest in the technology (machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, smart data discovery, etc) is pervasive and planned adoption is strong.
  • AI use cases span sales, service, and marketing: AI has the potential to become as ubiquitous as electricity or cloud computing.
  • All lines of business are starting to view AI as technology that can improve customer engagement, improve employee productivity and ultimately accelerate digital transformation and business growth (revenue).
  • The power of AI is the ability to gain more knowledge from data, and to augment sales, service and marketing intelligence to help accelerate and bolster a company’s ability to improve stakeholder (employees, partners and customers) performance and experience.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) could double annual economic growth rates by 2035. – Accenture
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Could an AI Ever Be Elected President?

  • With a higher capacity for unbiased, constructive problem solving, an AI president could potentially prove to be a better leader than our human ones.
  • Others have pushed the idea of an AI president before, with one group even fighting for Watson, IBM’s AI, to run for the position in 2016.
  • The president could be programmed to follow conservative or liberal agendas, or instead of electing an AI designed to reflect one political party or another, we could just vote on various issues that would then be considered by our unbiased AI leader.
  • As AI systems take on tasks traditionally held by human doctors, lawyers, and even songwriters, considering an AI president isn’t so far-fetched.
  • AI can now even be used to create better AI, so it might be time for us to consider a future in which our political leaders are smarter, fairer, and, well, less human.

Some think we might be better off with an AI president than a human one.
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Google’s latest platform play is artificial intelligence, and it’s already winning

Google’s latest platform play is artificial intelligence, and it’s already winning

  • It wants to wield influence in the wider AI ecosystem, and to do so has put together an impressive stack of machine learning tools — from software to servers — that mean you can build an AI product from the ground up without ever leaving the Google playpen.
  • The heart of this offering is Google’s machine learning software TensorFlow.
  • They attract talent to Google and help make the company’s in-house software the standard for machine learning.
  • “There are technical differences between [different AI frameworks], but machine learning communities live off community support and forums, and in that regard Google is winning,” he tells The Verge.
  • Yesterday, for example, Google announced that Android now has a staggering two billion monthly active users, and to keep the software’s edge, the company is honing it with machine learning.

Google has always used its annual I/O conference to connect to developers in its sprawling empire. It announces new tools and initiatives, sprinkles in a little hype, and then tells those watching:…
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Different Types of Artificial Intelligence and the Names to Watch in 2017

Different types of Artificial Intelligence and the names to watch in 2017
 #AI #NGAHR

  • This ability to have better training and adjustments can let AI write code to improve other AI.
  • Speaking of murky ethical areas, discussion about AI laws will also be a hot topic of 2017.
  • Systems of law will have to figure out who will be responsible for these AI actions, such as the previously discussed autonomous cars and self-learning machines.
  • Hot topics will include lethal autonomous weapons, job losses and how fair those AI algorithms really are.
  • 2017 is going to be a game-changer for AI, and thus a game-changer for the world.

Artificial intelligence is on the rise. Take a look at the chart above and you’ll see that even in a niche corner of the technological world, there is already the makings of a huge industry. Read on to find out some of our predictions for 2017, because this frontier industry will shape our futures and the world as we know it.
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AI Is So Hot, Even Freelancers Are in Demand — ADTmag

#AI Is So Hot, Even Freelancers Are in Demand -- ADTmag

  • One might not normally equate AI development — which can involve complicated, cutting-edge technologies such as cognitive computing, machine learning, deep learning and so on in long-term initiatives — as something suitable for freelance projects, but news from freelancing firm Upwork indicates that’s the case.
  • Upwork, which matches employers with freelancers, published data from its Web site that showed AI was the second-fastest-growing in-demand skill in the first quarter of the year.
  • But, among development-related skills, AI is No. 1, followed by skills such as natural language processing, C++ development, Swift development and others, with the AI-related machine learning skill also making the top 20 list.
  • “With artificial intelligence (AI) at the forefront of the conversation around what the future of work holds, it’s no surprise it is the fastest-growing tech skill and the second fastest-growing skill overall,” Upwork said in a statement last week.
  • Perhaps surprisingly, that pervasiveness didn’t show up in Upwork’s previous listing of in-demand skills for the third quarter of 2016, in which AI didn’t even place in the top 20 (though machine learning was No. 1):

Artificial intelligence is such a hot topic in software development that companies are even seeking freelancers to help out, making it the No 1. sought-after tech skill in Upwork’s latest quarterly report.
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AI Is the Future of Cybersecurity, for Better and for Worse

#AI Is the Future of #Cybersecurity, for Better and for Worse on @harvardbiz

  • In the near future, as Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems become more capable, we will begin to see more automated and increasingly sophisticated social engineering attacks.
  • In the near future, as artificial intelligence (AI) systems become more capable, we will begin to see more automated and increasingly sophisticated social engineering attacks.
  • In particular, I am researching how we can protect AI systems from bad actors, as well as how we can protect people from failed or malevolent AI.
  • Even today, AI can be used to defend and to attack cyber infrastructure, as well as to increase the attack surface that hackers can target, that is, the number of ways for hackers to get into a system.
  • Hiring a dedicated AI safety expert may be an important next step, as most cybersecurity experts are not trained in anticipating or preventing attacks against intelligent systems.

It will become the problem and the solution.
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Different Types of Artificial Intelligence and the Names to Watch in 2017

Different types of Artificial Intelligence and the names to watch in 2017
 #AI #NGAHR

  • This ability to have better training and adjustments can let AI write code to improve other AI.
  • Speaking of murky ethical areas, discussion about AI laws will also be a hot topic of 2017.
  • Systems of law will have to figure out who will be responsible for these AI actions, such as the previously discussed autonomous cars and self-learning machines.
  • Hot topics will include lethal autonomous weapons, job losses and how fair those AI algorithms really are.
  • 2017 is going to be a game-changer for AI, and thus a game-changer for the world.

Artificial intelligence is on the rise. Take a look at the chart above and you’ll see that even in a niche corner of the technological world, there is already the makings of a huge industry. Read on to find out some of our predictions for 2017, because this frontier industry will shape our futures and the world as we know it.
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