IT leaders’ pragmatism will be the antidote to AI scaremongering

IT leaders' pragmatism will be the antidote to #AI dystopia:  #MachineLearning #AI4socialgood

  • Every development in AI is portrayed as the forerunner to Skynet from the Terminator movies, or something from Blade Runner, Westworld or another vision of a future ruled by robot overlords.
  • Paypal founder and billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk joined in, warning that AI represented the greatest threat to mankind.
  • Sadly, we’re probably going to have to get used to this for a few years yet, until AI becomes more mainstream, creates as many jobs as it eliminates, and starts to deliver huge benefits to businesses and society – much like new technologies have for the last 50 years.
  • We are, in many ways, starting into an age where what was once science fiction will become a reality – but just because sci-fi writers realised that dystopian visions sell more books than utopian dreams, we’ve become culturally conditioned to the idea that too much new technology is a bad thing.
  • For IT professionals, your job is to understand and explain what AI and other emerging technologies can bring to your business and your customers – and to deliver the enormous potential on offer.

Clearly we are going through the phase in the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology where rationality and reasoned debate are replaced by science-fiction scaremongering and …
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Why Google and Facebook are the best AI-first organizations // FABERNOVEL

Interesting look at how Google and Facebook are building AI-first organizations  #AI

  • We studied carefully the 2 most advanced organizations that embody this principle, Google and Facebook, to understand how they are structured.
  • Whatever the company you belong to, there are a few lessons to be drawn from these 2 exemplars to design your own AI-first organization: AI-first organizations are complex!
  • AI-first organizations are embodied through various means: not only teams, but also internal software platforms, open-source side projects, and the final services delivered.
  • In AI-first organizations, the most technical experts are not only tasked with creating breakthrough research projects or new technologies; they must also lead internal training efforts.
  • AI-first organizations are inherently agile: in the aggregate, their goal is to maximize both the number of experiments leveraging AI, as well as the speed of deployment and capacity of scaling the successful ones.

At the last Google I/O conference, Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai emphasized the ongoing shift from a mobile-first to an AI-first world. What does it mean in
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2017 will be the year of AI, IoT, chatbots and quitting social media: Telenor

2017 is the year of #AI, #IoT, #chatbots and quitting #socialmedia reports @TelenorGroup.

  • 2017 could be the year that artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and chatbots go truly mainstream, while millennials may decide to take extended breaks from social media, according to Telenor Group’s Research arm.
  • Telenor Research has published what it sees as the key global tech trends for the coming year, much of which was already hinted at last year – indeed, 2016 was something of a precursor for what Telenor Research believes will continue to materialize and solidify in 2017.
  • “IoT is on our list again for 2017, but we also claim that social media fatigue could be starting to appear, that chatbots are hot, that 5G will show itself in demos and pilot installations long before the standard is ready, and that the ethics of AI will be a hot topic.
  • From sensor technologies, IoT service delivery platforms and services themselves, to radically new business models, 2017 will be a landmark of innovations within the IoT ecosystem.
  • “We’ll experience crucial progress within areas such as AI, IoT and 5G, and in other areas, a possible change in direction as millennials may begin experiencing social media fatigue.

Infographic: 2017 could be the year AI, the IoT and chatbots go mainstream, while millennials may experience social media fatigue, says Telenor Research
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Artificial Intelligence: The Future Of Everything

#ArtificialIntelligence : The Future Of Everything 

 #fintech #AI @Dispatch Weekly

  • Though many fear what could happen when AI is fully incorporated (mainly due to sci-fi movies that portray the AI as somehow malicious) the rise of artificial intelligence will ultimately improve many aspects of our everyday lives.
  • With the use of artificial intelligence, retailers can now focus on the manufacturing and quality of the product while the AI sorts through the data and makes it clear and concise.
  • With the increased efficiency and integration of strong artificial intelligence some jobs will inevitably be taken over by machines.
  • As quickly as artificial intelligence is advancing, there are still challenges that need to be overcome before there is a full shift towards strong AI use.
  • This data is the basis for the central concept of artificial intelligence: machine learning.

This year, 2017, has been dubbed the year artificial intelligence (AI). With developers already beginning to innovate and improve the technologies that already exist, the potential growth in the field is undeniable. The question of strong artificial intelligence is not one of “if” but one of “when” and it is only a matter of time before artificial intelligence is fully integrated into our lives.  There are two main types of artificial intelligence to keep an eye out for: strong and weak.
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GUEST BLOG: Connecting with the modern shopper

Connecting with the modern shopper #AI #ArtificialIntelligence #retail #digital #tech

  • AI is anticipating the needs of customers and this is vital in delivering the VIP experience they want.
  • If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States.
  • Increased automation of data pipelines and more flexibility for data scientists through self-service software are taking hold as …
  • Ever since a computer first beat a human opponent in a chess game, artificial intelligence (AI) has proven its potential to interpret and act on provided data.
  • And remember, as a retailer today, it’s never been more important to have insight into our customers – insight that gives you an incredible advantage to win the hearts, minds, and purses of customers.

In this guest blog Gavin Mee from Salesforce discusses how artificial intelligence may be the next step in connecting with the modern shopper
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The Future of FinTech, Adena Friedman at Goldman Sachs

The Future of #FinTech - perspective from Goldman Sachs

#AI #blockchain #cloud

  • Some of that evolution should occur as a private company and some can and should occur as a public company.”
  • Finally she noted how to take risks in leadership: “When you’re in a business and you’re running a business, you should make sure you know as much as you can.
  • To disrupt an industry, you need dynamic resources — People, products and services as ambitious as you are.
  • But if I were to pick the one technology that I think will change the industry the most, it’s definitely machine intelligence.”
  • In a wide-ranging interview, Nasdaq’s CEO discusses FinTech, blockchain, private companies and more.

In a wide-ranging interview, Nasdaq’s CEO discusses FinTech, blockchain, private companies and more.
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Is Artificial Intelligence the Answer to Finding a Cure for Cancer?

#ArtificialIntelligence the Answer to Finding a Cure for #Cancer?  #DataScience @DeepLearn007

  • But one thing that is needed for searching for a cure for cancer, even when using AI, is data.
  • Although there are various treatments available that are improving all the time, there is still no cure for cancer.
  • To make data more available for cancer research purposes, three things need to happen.
  • More standardization and shared access are required to make the best use of this data.
  • With all of the data to hand, researchers estimate that by 2025, as many as 2 billion human genomes could be sequenced.

Cancer is a devastating disease and statistics now suggest that nearly one in every two people worldwide will develop cancer at some point in their lives.
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The White House Sizes Up The Future Of Artificial Intelligence

The White House sizes up the future of artificial intelligence

  • Today, the White House released two reports about artificial intelligence. “
  • The White House Sizes Up The Future Of Artificial Intelligence
  • The National Artificial Intelligence Research And Development Strategic Plan ” is specifically designed to guide future federal research and development spending on A.I. Combined, they offer a comprehensive view of the problems, and potential, artificial intelligence offers the future.
  • While another White House working group takes a closer look at this problem specifically, the policy paper suggests retraining workers so they can work alongside artificial intelligence, rather than keeping jobs that the machines will explicitly do better.
  • Preparing For The Future Of Artificial Intelligence ” looks at where A.I. is right now, policy questions for where it could go, and actions the federal government could take. “

White House releases policy papers on Artificial Intelligence
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Microsoft Ventures out to Democratize AI

Microsoft Ventures out to Democratize AI  #AI #Microsoft

  • Launched in early 2016, Element AI enables organizations to develop their own AI solutions by implementing an “AI-First” strategy.
  • “Microsoft is committed to democratizing AI with guiding principles to drive positive impact.
  • Element AI, a Canada-based AI incubator, was the first recipient of funding from this new fund.
  • Element AI shares our approach and philosophy.”
  • “We all know ‘You’re only as good as your tools’ and now Element AI is getting supercharged with Microsoft Ventures,” says Jean-François Gagné, CEO, Element AI. “

Microsoft is taking big steps to make its mark in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) sector.
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Machine Learning Is No Longer Just for Experts

Machine Learning Is No Longer Just for Experts | #Analytics #MachineLearning #RT

  • The last two years have also seen the major cloud providers Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Services release machine learning-specific services – both Machine Learning as a Service platforms and graphics processor unit machines optimized for machine learning work.
  • The net effect of these new technologies is that a person interested in using machine learning need not understand the science of deep learning algorithms in order to experiment with cutting-edge techniques.
  • How robotics and machine learning are changing business.
  • Machine Learning Is No Longer Just for Experts
  • And the new technologies affect who works in machine learning as well.

You don’t need a PhD, and that’s a big deal.
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