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Pop Culture, AI And Ethics

I am a major sci-fi fan. Well, at least I thought I was until I went to my first Star Trek convention in my 20s and realized that I was in the minority of people who did not speak Klingon or know episode numbers, titles or dates. Science fiction inspires technologists every day. Most recently, I have become inspired by Black Mirror, a show originally aired by the BBC and now offered on Netflix. The brainchild of Charlie Brooker, Black Mirror is the Twilight Zone for our times, giving us a glimpse as to… more

From Innovation To Commercialization Of Enterprise AI.. At AI World

Kathleen Walch is Co-Founder and Senior Analyst at Cognilytica Many companies are increasing their focus on AI as they incorporate machine learning and cognitive technologies into their current offerings. Industries ranging from pharmaceutical, finance, healthcare, automotive, retail, and so many others are all trying to deploy and scale enterprise AI systems while reducing their risk. Going to online or in person events can be a great way to explore a wide range of technologies and meet experts in a… more

The Rise Of The Silicon Brain

Introduction The rise of the silicon brain that can give rise to thought, emotion and behavior in a machine seems to be on the way. This is mainly due to rapid advances in software and hardware that are paving the way for next generation computational systems with cognitive abilities modeled after the human brain. This will prove to be a significant evolutionary development and especially important to enhancing machine intelligence for the complex problems that need to be solved for the future of humanity… more

The Era of the Unintelligent Government Contractor Is Over

  A few months ago, research firm Cognilytica wrote about the current state of the global AI race. (Disclosure: I am a principal analyst at Cognilytica) Many countries such as China, South Korea, France, Japan and Germany have lofty ambitions to gain a stronghold on AI technologies. About a year ago, China released a three-step program outlining its goal to become a world leader in AI by 2030. Almost half of all worldwide patents on autonomous driving come from German car companies or their suppliers.… more

Cognitive technologies: a technical primer

| 1 month 2 weeks ago | Cognitive World on Forbes

By Deloitte  |  February 6, 2018  |  Source   Cognitive technologies offer advantages that are real and diverse, extending well beyond traditional applications like process automation. As the cognitive story evolves in the years ahead, the benefits that ensue may become ever richer in their variability. ​ Introduction Cognitive technologies are now impacting almost every aspect of people’s lives. Not only are these technologies an emerging source of competitive advantage for businesses and the economy,… more

Avoiding the Ultimate Oxymoron -- Ensuring your AI is Intelligent and Not Artificial

By Alan Trefler  |  May 21, 2018Alan Trefler is Founder and CEO of Pegasystems, and a visionary and expert in the field of customer relations for over 30 years The industry is abuzz about artificial intelligence, or AI, and specifically the intersection of AI and CRM technologies. Take the buzzwords away, however, and this is about using smart systems to better engage customers and to make it easier for people to get their work done. That is something I’ve been involved with since the early 80s.  In fact… more

Choosing Between Opaque AI and Transparent AI

By Rob Walker  |  May 25, 2018Guest Columnist Dr. Rob Walker is VP Decision Management & Analytics at Pegasystems AI has reached the place in its evolution where it’s very useful without being costly. Once any new technology achieves this point, a call goes out in the industry for the creation of a managed approach to using it. AI is no different. Now that it’s used in machine learning, decisioning, and personalization, developers need tools to control its use. Quite simply, if you’re going to rely on… more

The Big RPA Bubble

By Alan Trefler  |  December 7, 2018  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBESAlan Trefler is a visionary leader, technology change-agent, innovative philanthropist, and trusted advisor to global business executives. Alan founded Pegasystems in 1983. "What’s the right way to implement RPA? Instead of trying to build a program around staff reduction and thinking about how to achieve 100 percent automation to replace a handful of FTEs, focus on some level of basic task automation for every staff member. Then focus on… more

Building AI that Works: Domain Knowledge and the Impact on Team Building

February 28, 2019 Artificial Intelligence (AI) is undoubtedly one of the main enablers of the digital transformation of modern enterprises. It is used as a vehicle for increased automation of business processes and as a means of optimizing enterprise decisions. Building AI that works means its applications transcend almost all sectors of the economy from finance, cybersecurity, IoT data and devices, transportation, medical devices and healthcare and upcoming 5G mobile networks to industrial applications… more

The Next Frontier Of AI: Practical, Scalable, Responsible

February 26, 2019  |  CogWorld on FORBES Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been around for about 75 years now. The creation of IBM Watson was a seminal moment that brought AI into the mainstream. I was fortunate enough to be a part of the founding team of Watson and got to experience this paradigm shift firsthand.   Today, AI has grabbed a foothold in enterprise IT and is poised to become as ubiquitous as the internet—touching every aspect of our lives, from our jobs and transportation systems, to… more