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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Wearable adoption more than doubled in past two years

Wearable adoption more than doubled in past two years | #MachineLearning #Apple #RT

  • The adoption of wearables has skyrocketed, rising from 21 percent of the U.S. population in 2014 to 49 percent in 2016, according to a report by consulting firm PwC.
  • And parents are significantly more likely to own not just one, but multiple wearable devices, the report said.
  • PwC created the report to better understand the wearable tech landscape and identify trends and opportunities.
  • The wearables include fitness trackers/bands, smart glasses, smart watches, smart clothing, and other wearable devices.
  • Both men and women like their wearables, however, men are more likely to own smart watches and smart glasses than their female counterparts, PwC said.

The adoption of wearables has skyrocketed, rising from 21 percent of the U.S. population in 2014 to 49 percent in 2016, according to a report by consulting firm PwC.
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When computers learn to swear: Using machine learning for better online conversations

Neat, Google trained a computer to understand whether a comment is toxic or not

  • Unfortunately, this happens all too frequently online as people try to discuss ideas on their favorite news sites but instead get bombarded with toxic comments.
  • According to the same report, online harassment has affected the lives of roughly 140 million people in the U.S., and many more elsewhere.
  • News organizations want to encourage engagement and discussion around their content, but find that sorting through millions of comments to find those that are trolling or abusive takes a lot of money, labor, and time.
  • As a result, many sites have shut down comments altogether.
  • Through an API, publishers—including members of the Digital News Initiative—and platforms can access this technology and use it for their sites.

Google and Jigsaw announce the launch of Perspective, an early-stage technology that uses machine learning to identify toxic comments.
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Wearable adoption more than doubled in past two years

Wearable adoption more than doubled in past two years | #MachineLearning #Apple #RT

  • The adoption of wearables has skyrocketed, rising from 21 percent of the U.S. population in 2014 to 49 percent in 2016, according to a report by consulting firm PwC .
  • Adoption of wearables declines with age, the report said.
  • The report found that consumers aged 35 to 49 are most likely to own smart watches.
  • And parents are significantly more likely to own not just one, but multiple wearable devices, the report said.
  • PwC’s report, “The Wearable Life: Connected Living in a Wearable World,” is an update to a report the company created in 2014.

The adoption of wearables has skyrocketed, rising from 21 percent of the U.S. population in 2014 to 49 percent in 2016, according to a report by consulting firm PwC.
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Google DeepMind AI destroys human expert in lip reading competition

.@Google DeepMind #AI destroys human expert in lip reading competition

  • Google DeepMind also recently was able to get its AI systems to sound more human with advanced text-to-speech technology innovations.
  • Oxford University researchers partnered with Google on a new AI tool that reads lips, and the results were significant.
  • Oxford University and Google DeepMind have built an AI tool that can read lips far better than a professional human lip-reader, which could help the hearing impaired.
  • Google DeepMind wins again: AI trounces human expert in lip-reading face-off (ZDNet)
  • According to a report from New Scientist , the human expert deciphered 12.4% of their words, while the AI system got 46.8% correct.

Oxford University researchers partnered with Google on a new AI tool that reads lips, and the results were significant.
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What artificial intelligence will look like in 2030

What artificial intelligence will look like in 2030  #technology #AI

  • Every five years for the next 100 years, the AI100 project will release a report that evaluates the status of AI technologies and their potential impact on the world.
  • “Now is the time to consider the design, ethical, and policy challenges that AI technologies raise,” said Grosz.
  • What artificial intelligence will look like in 2030
  • Over the next 15 years, AI technologies will continue to make inroads in nearly every area of our lives, from education to entertainment , health care to security.
  • The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.

Artificial intelligence (AI) has already transformed our lives — from the autonomous cars on the roads to the robotic vacuums and smart thermostats in our homes. Over the next 15 years, AI technologies will continue to make inroads in nearly every area of our lives, from education to entertainment, health care to security.
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Wearable adoption more than doubled in past two years

Wearable adoption more than doubled in past two years | #MachineLearning #Apple #RT

  • The adoption of wearables has skyrocketed, rising from 21 percent of the U.S. population in 2014 to 49 percent in 2016, according to a report by consulting firm PwC .
  • Adoption of wearables declines with age, the report said.
  • The report found that consumers aged 35 to 49 are most likely to own smart watches.
  • And parents are significantly more likely to own not just one, but multiple wearable devices, the report said.
  • PwC’s report, “The Wearable Life: Connected Living in a Wearable World,” is an update to a report the company created in 2014.

The adoption of wearables has skyrocketed, rising from 21 percent of the U.S. population in 2014 to 49 percent in 2016, according to a report by consulting firm PwC.
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