What is Artificial Intelligence?

What is Artificial Intelligence? 
  [via @Accenture]
#AI #ML #DL #NLP #Robots
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  • In this series, I will try to provide an overview of what constitutes AI, how it is already being applied to banking, insurance and capital markets today, and how organizations can craft a value-driven AI strategy.
  • We view AI as a collection of multiple technologies that enable machines to sense, comprehend and act—and learn—either on their own or to augment human activities.
  • And unlike conventional capital, thanks to its self-learning capabilities, AI can actually improve over time.
  • Today’s definition of AI refers to multiple technologies that can be combined in different ways to:

    All three capabilities are underpinned by the ability to learn from experience and adapt over time.

  • To learn more, take a look at Accenture’s Top 5 Technology Trends 2017, and at how we envision AI to change the Future of Business.

The pace of change in digital technology is accelerating exponentially, particularly in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). All major technology companies are reorganizing around this red-hot sector, and it dominated discussions and presentations at the recent World Economic Forum 2017 in Davos. In this series, I will try to provide an overview of what constitutes AI, how it is already being applied to banking, insurance and capital markets today, and how organizations can craft a value-driven AI strategy.
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AI Changing the Game for Insurance

#AI Changing the Game for #Insurance 

#chatbots 
#fintech #Insurtech

  • US insurance company Lemonade are continuing their rise to the top using Artificial Intelligence, after revealing their research which shows they are gaining a large share of the New York market.
  • Their Google Surveys revealed that in less than a year, Lemonade has captured almost 5% of the market share in renters insurance.
  • Their ascent is even more incredible when considering that the average market share for the top 10 homeowners insurance is 6.3%, while being in business for 104 years.
  • Furthermore, Lemonade has truly captured the attention of new entrances into the market, where they boast 27% of the market share.
  • The vast majority of the ‘market’ bought their policy before Lemonade existed, so the more telling number is the share amongst consumers who entered the market since Lemonade did.

Insurance company Lemonade are turning the financial services industry head with their AI processes.
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AI technology essential to business, transformative to companies, says report

67% of IT departments are using #AI to detect #security breaches:

  • According to IT Pro Portal, a new study, “Getting Smarter by the Day: How AI is Elevating the Performance of Global Companies” from a global consulting group says that’s because AI technology is becoming entrenched into businesses worldwide.
  • In the study, Tata Consultancy Services said close to 85 percent of companies around the world view AI as an essential part of being competitive in the marketplace.
  • In addition, 50 percent of companies surveyed view AI technology as having a transformative effect on business.
  • “As companies begin to gain a better understanding of AI’s application for business, they will realize the significant impact of this transformative force,” said TCS CTO K. Ananth Krishnan.
  • “This is reflected in our Global Trend Study, which shows that forward-thinking companies are beginning to make major AI investments.”

Tata Consultancy Services says in a report that 85 percent of companies view AI technology as essential to their operations.
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Britain Banks on Robots, Artificial Intelligence to Boost Growth

Britain is banking on robots and artificial intelligence to boost growth

  • Britain Banks on Robots, Artificial Intelligence to Boost Growth

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    February 25, 2017, 7:01 PM EST

    Britain is betting that the rise of the machines will boost the economy as the country exits the European Union.As part of its strategy to champion specific industries, the U.K. government said in a statement on Sunday that it would invest 17.3 million pounds ($21.6 million) in university research on robotics and artificial intelligence.

  • The government cited an estimate from consultancy Accenture that AI could add 654 billion pounds to the U.K. economy by 2035.
  • “We are already pioneers in today’s artificial intelligence revolution and the digital strategy will build on our strengths to make sure U.K.-based scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs continue to be at the forefront,” Culture Secretary Karen Bradley said in the statement, which referenced AI’s contribution to smartphone voice and touch recognition technologies.
  • The U.K.’s digital strategy proposal, set to be unveiled on Wednesday, also includes a review of AI to determine how the government and industry can provide further support.
  • “Investment in robotics and artificial intelligence will help make our economy more competitive, build on our world-leading reputation in these cutting-edge sectors and help us create new products, develop more innovative services and establish better ways of doing business,” Business Secretary Greg Clark said in the statement.

Britain is betting that the rise of the machines will boost the economy as the country exits the European Union.
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5 Major Artificial Intelligence Hurdles We’re on Track to Overcome by 2020

5 Major Artificial Intelligence Hurdles We're on Track to Overcome by 2020

  • Unless you’re in AI development yourself, you need to start thinking about tech partnerships that could bring AI to your business.
  • We have AI systems that can beat human Go masters, write poetry and pass the Turing test .
  • Right now, most AI systems “learn” new information through a kind of structured force-feeding, relying on information given to those systems by humans.
  • The better prepared you are for the future of AI, the more your business stands to benefit in multiple areas.
  • Thanks to the gradual introduction of AI systems, public trust is steadily increasing, and may reach a point by 2020 that allows for widespread adoption.

Unless you’re in AI development yourself, you need to start thinking about tech partnerships that could bring AI to your business.
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Chatbots are revolutionizing customer support

Interesting article on how #ChatBot could revolutionize customer support. #AI #startup

  • Anything reducing the need for manpower in customer support is considered a good thing.
  • Above: Bots will help, not hinder, customer support in a company.
  • Although a chatbot can handle basic requests, some of your customers will want to talk to real people and will require complicated support to answer some of their more difficult questions.
  • Customer support is one the most resource-intensive departments in a company.
  • Chatbots are revolutionizing customer support

Customer support is one the most resource-intensive departments in a company. Staff spend their day answering queries, on the telephone with customers, communicating with other departments, and much more. It is also a part of the operation that is hard to link to an ROI.
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AI vs. Business: Economic Impacts of Deep Learning

How will #AI & #deeplearning shape the future of UK industries & businesses?

  • With 80-100 people due to attend the AI conference, we will look at the wide reaching social and economic impact that deep learning and artificial intelligence is likely to have traditionally conservative ‘human to human’ industries.
  • There is little doubt that AI and deep learning represent a hugely positive opportunity for business, we will discuss these opportunities, what businesses need to do next and the economic transformation we may be facing in our lifetime.
  • From writing new Beatles-esque songs to making increasingly accurate medical diagnoses , few industries appear safe from the disruptive impact of rapidly developing Artificial Intelligence technology.
  • A recent Australian study predicted that as many as 60% of students are pursuing careers that will be rendered obsolete by the time they graduate.
  • The agenda is packed and tickets are free, so if you would like to attend, please register below and we will see you there.

Join Digital Catapult for an exciting day discussing the impact artificial intelligence and deep learning will have on business and industries in the UK.
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Ideas for life

How can we use #AI to change the world? Read Vinod Kumar's new blog from #CEOSummit 2016:

  • The team realised that with the use of intelligent systems the world could operate an entire economy underpinned by the value of water.
  • “Water for life” chose to address the worldwide shortage of water and believed that AI held some of the answers.
  • Tags: ceo summit , Collaboration , connected world , CSR , executive , global business , innovation , moonwalk , Tata Communications
  • So the Water for Life team conceived of a system where people, businesses and governments were awarded credits for the good husbanding of water while those who wasted it received debits.
  • Vinod Kumar is Managing Director of Tata Communications Limited and CEO of Tata Communications Limited Group, part of the $96.79 billion Tata Group.

Last month’s CEO Summit in Ascot concluded with the CEO Hackathon.  This came after an intensive 24 hours in which approx. 50 CEOs were informed about the latest developments in Artificial Intelligence and debated what must be done to ensure AI has a positive impact on business and society.
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10 Emerging Technologies That Will Drive The Next Economy

10 Emerging Technologies That Will Drive The Next Economy:  #BigData #AI | RT @Ronald_vanLoon

  • I recently gave a talk about these 10 essential technologies that will drive the next economy.
  • Cyber-security is a growing industry.
  • Some of the technologies have been around for some time, but are gaining steam because many factors are converging.
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  • Sure, many things will change, existing jobs will change and new ones will be created, but that is the nature of innovation.

What technologies will drive the next 10 to 20 years of change and create the next economy?
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Where will artificial intelligence have the biggest impact? (video)

Where will artificial intelligence have the biggest impact? #VIDEO #AI #BigData

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  • The feature was produced in collaboration between Vox Creative and Pricewaterhouse Coopers .
  • Recode editorial staff was not involved in the creation or production of this content.
  • Despite the hype, artificial intelligence (AI) is still in its infancy.
  • Each member firm is a separate legal entity.

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Despite the hype, artificial intelligence (AI) is still in its infancy. And there’s no single definition or use case for how it will change business. Where do technologists and industry watchers…


Where will artificial intelligence have the biggest impact? (video)