AI could save government $41 billion, report says

#AI could save government $41 billion, report says 

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  • The 28-page report, titled AI-augmented Government, examines several case studies, provides a taxonomy of AI systems, and concludes that in the federal government alone, automation with “high investment” could free up as many as 1.2 billion hours of work and save up to $41.1 billion annually.
  • Through the use of rules-based systems, machine translation, computer vision, machine learning, robotics and natural language processing, the report notes the unusual but “tantalizing” paradigm presented by AI in which speed is increased, quality is improved, and cost is reduced — all in parallel.
  • William Eggers, a co-author of the report and executive director of the Deloitte Center for Government Insights, told StateScoop that automation technologies are now improving in performance at an exponential rate.
  • Report authors note that automation can be broken into four types:

    The lesson to learn from these different types of automation, Eggers said, is that adoption of automation is a two-stage process: First government should automate every task it can, and then it should search for ways to augment human tasks.

  • Government agencies looking to use automation for the first time will find an easy entrée in robotic process automation, Eggers said.

Technologies like computer vision, machine learning and natural language processing will transform government at all levels sooner than people think, researchers report.
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A Designer’s Guide To The $15 Billion Artificial Intelligence Industry

A designer's guide to the $15 billion artificial intelligence industry  (from 2016)

  • The best designers know that they need to study human behavior if they want to make the right choices for their users.
  • It allows designers to cater to, and anticipate, individual users’ needs.
  • With AI, products and services aren’t just performing basic functions; they’re emotionally aware, letting designers create the best experience for each user.
  • Psychology: The way an AI system communicates with users at 2 p.m. should be different from the way it talks to them at 2 a.m., taking into account the unusually late time and understanding that the users are likely frustrated because they can’t sleep, playful because they’ve been drinking, or panicked because there’s been an emergency.
  • Designers have to understand the many ways users might react in different scenarios and how they will express their intention depending on factors like their mood, location, and what they ate that day.

As artificial intelligence gains ground, designers will need to adapt. Here’s how to get started.

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Why Artificial Intelligence Needs Some Emotional Intelligence

Why Artificial Intelligence Needs Some Emotional Intelligence

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  • One of the theoretical advantages of software, artificial intelligence, algorithms, and robots is that they don’t suffer many human foibles.
  • The reality, of course, is different.
  • One of the problems is that, in many instances, the engineers who designed the superefficient code didn’t fully think through the impact on humans, the full possibilities of what humans could do with it, or of the capacity of their products to inflict harm or offense.
  • With robots and machines becoming more integrated into the human experience, it is all the more urgent for engineers to become familiar with the works of John Donne, John Locke, and Jean-Paul Sartre.
  • If we are going to empower machines, algorithms, and software to do more of the work that humans used to perform, we have to imbue them with some of the empathy and limitations that people have.

Robots are becoming chefs, and software is our new chauffeur, but their capacity for empathy leaves something to be desired.
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A Designer’s Guide To The $15 Billion Artificial Intelligence Industry

A designer's guide to the $15 billion artificial intelligence industry

  • Sociology: Designers will need to consider when and if AI systems should be considered a part of society.
  • The best designers know that they need to study human behavior if they want to make the right choices for their users.
  • First a word on why designers should embrace artificial intelligence in the first place.
  • AI has the potential to fundamentally change how society functions .
  • With AI, products and services arent just performing basic functions; theyre emotionally aware, letting designers create the best experience for each user.

As artificial intelligence gains ground, designers will need to adapt. Here’s how to get started.
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A Designer’s Guide To The $15 Billion Artificial Intelligence Industry

Take a look. Good read.

A designer's guide to the $15 billion #AI industry  

 #fintech

  • Sociology: Designers will need to consider when and if AI systems should be considered a part of society.
  • The best designers know that they need to study human behavior if they want to make the right choices for their users.
  • First a word on why designers should embrace artificial intelligence in the first place.
  • Designers could only make decisions that were good for the masses some of the time, rather than best for individuals all of the time.
  • With AI, products and services arent just performing basic functions; theyre emotionally aware, letting designers create the best experience for each user.

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@SpirosMargaris: “Take a look. Good read.

A designer’s guide to the $15 billion #AI industry

#fintech”


As artificial intelligence gains ground, designers will need to adapt. Here’s how to get started.


A Designer’s Guide To The $15 Billion Artificial Intelligence Industry