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L1ght Saves Kids From Online Toxicity, Using Data Science And AI


L1ght is Using AI to Keep Kids Safe DEPOSITPHOTOS ENHANCED BY COGWORLD TWEET THIS With increased connectivity comes increased concerns - especially for parents with children that are active online. L1ght has developed a platform utilizing deep learning to analyze text, images, video, voice and sound in real-time as it aims to define the “Anti-Toxicity” category. With increased connectivity comes increased concerns - especially for parents with children that are active online. Parents obviously want to… more

Insights into AI in Finance


KUMAR SRIVASTAVA Insights into AI in Finance This article is based on a podcast interview from 2018. Many banks and financial firms are investing in AI and seeing a positive return from applying AI throughout their operations. AI-based systems are helping to make more informed, safer and profitable decisions. However, with any technology that's used in a heavily regulated industry, there are challenges and pushbacks to adoption. Bringing AI Innovation to Financial Services Kumar Srivastava, former VP… more

Why Knowledge Bases Are The Next Big Thing


A knowledge graph provides the associations between resources in a potentially complex information KURT CAGLE This is an intriguing fallacy (what I call the disconnected data fallacy) seems pervasive in enterprise circles. It goes something like this: Most organizations are filled to bursting with databases, most specifically dedicated to supporting one particular application or another. There are also data in documents, spreadsheets, and other data stores, and that it's just a matter of laziness that… more

Why We Need To Rethink Central Authority In The Age of AI


This post was developed in collaboration with Dr. George Tomko, Inventor, Biometric Encryption and Smart Data Agents. We live in an age of increasing centralization that pervades all aspects of our culture. In today’s world, centralization equates to control; centralization equates to power. Centralization gave rise to bureaucratic institutions where decisions, borne by a few, ran through a hierarchical structure. This ensured a system where one authority determined how systems were run and how objectives… more

AI Chatbots At The St. Louis Blues


Matt Gardner, St Louis Blues MATT GARDNER One of the most immediate ways that organizations are seeing value in artificial intelligence is in the use of chatbots and conversational interfaces, one of the seven fundamental patterns of AI. Chatbots have been in use for decades, but only recently have they had sufficient intelligence to handle conversations with a wide range of vocabulary, accents and conversational styles. Now we have chatbots that can be developed to engage in very diverse interactions and… more

UN ITU World Awards 2019 Shock With Impact


Startups and judges sharing – Innovation Space – ITU Telecom World 2019 PHOTO CREDIT: ITU The UN International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Telecom World completed its World Awards 2019 measured on the dimensions of the idea, business model, and innovative use of ICT (Information, Communication Tech), social impact, scalability, presentation pitching skills, and team. As a judge, I was able to obtain insights into this amazing experience. Winners are announced in several categories, and then an overall… more

The Hyper-Employment Paradox


Unemployment is at an all-time low! Great news, right? Not so fast. GETTY You might have noticed, in the last several months, that a curious trend has begun to take place in economic news. Unemployment has hit a fifty-year low - the last time it was this low, 3.7%, was in 1969, when the big news was not the economy but the Vietnam War. Yet if you are paying attention to the job payroll numbers, you may also have noticed that the number of new jobs created has been dropping slowly but steadily to 136,000… more

Artificial Friend or Virtual Foe


Is AI Making More Good Than Harm? Is AI Doing Any Good at All? Researchers, entrepreneurs and policy-makers are increasingly using AI to tackle development challenges. In other words, using AI for a greater good is a real thing. Several studies and prototypes have been run to prove the value of AI in high-impact fields such as healthcare (Chunara et al., 2012; Caicedo-Torres et al., 2016; Pathak and Kumar 2016; Robertson and DeHart 2010; Waidyanatha et al., 2013) or environmental issues (Tehrany et al… more

Responsible AI Drives Execution


Global non-profit OceanMind uses AI to detect illegal and unregulated fishing, which helps authorities protect ocean life and promote sustainability. PHOTO: COURTESY MICROSOFT The AI for Good movement founded by the UN ITU AI for Good Global Summit (#AI4G) is having reverberations into powerful responsibility. AI4G has more than 150 projects in its AI repository. I’m providing my perspective on these programs where I’m donating time to many of them, including Microsoft, and thus have deep insights. Other… more

The Art Of Online Influence


Welcome to the Influence economy, where digital marketing and savvy social media skills come together. GETTY If you ask the average person what an influencer is, they might describe a woman on Instagram posting photos in a bikini, holding a weight loss product and encouraging her followers to purchase it.  Several surveys conducted of young people around the world have stated that “Influencer” is one of the most desired career options that children and teens around the world aspire to pursue.  Although… more