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1 day 18 hours ago
Introduction Machine learning models are on the rise. This is due to their potential for advanced predictive analytics, which is creating many new opportunities for healthcare. From models that can predict chronic ailments like heart diseases or acute diseases like infections and intestinal disorders, the capability of machine learning to predict infectious as well as non-communicable diseases is on its way to delivering considerable benefits to doctors and hospitals. This is transformative as, over the…

1 day 19 hours ago
As is the case with investments in any other area of technology, AI needs to deliver demonstrable impact to business top line and bottom line. In today’s competitive landscape of business, enterprises are expected to measure the incremental ROI for every expense and every investment made – technology or otherwise. The case of Artificial Intelligence is no different. It is critical that technology and business leaders demand ROI impact for this technology in order to foster its growth and justify its…

1 day 22 hours ago
There is an episode in Black Mirror, the popular Netflix series, in which the scariness of today’s social media comes to life. We are used to hearing slogans from tech companies such as “Facebook helps you connect and share with the people in your life.” Sounds innocuous enough, right? But as the main character discovers firsthand in the Nosedive episode, platforms designed to enhance social affiliation can be perverted to exaggerate our worst human impulses. To understand how social media could be used…

3 days 23 hours ago
Introduction As our planet contends with resource scarcity, a potential solution can be found by traversing the great unknown -- outer space. Metals, minerals and energy sources have been found to exist in near-infinite quantities within our solar system, and political and commercial interest in space mining is growing as the concept is increasingly becoming realistic and achievable. In 2017, a feasibility study by Laszlo Kestay, a research geologist at the U.S. Geological Survey's Astrogeology Science…

4 days 18 hours ago
Many governments are seeing strategic value in artificial intelligence and are looking to incorporate machine learning and cognitive technologies to help deliver effective citizen services. Both local and national governments see AI as an economic driver but it will also have an impact on the workforce. With governments can leverage advanced intelligent technologies to enhance government services many current struggles of governments, such as budget and resource contracts, can be addressed. Public Sector…

4 days 19 hours ago
​​I. Setting the Stage Healthcare is a rare bird. We can neither disregard it nor make it cheap, simple and safe (Fernandez et al., 2012). In fact, we globally spend more than 10% of the GDP in healthcare and about $1,000 per capita every year (World Health Organization, 2018). But this is not the whole story: approved drugs halve every 9 years (i.e., Eroom’s Law); population aged over 60 years is expected to grow by 56% over the next ten years (TM Capital, 2017); the workforce to meet patients demand is…

1 week 2 days ago
Semantics provides a way of defining the languages that you use for describing your business or organizational processes, for describing domains of knowledge, and for managing processes and resources at a global level. Central to this is the concept of an ontology - a specific data model (or set of interconnected models) that serve to provide the metadata to accomplish those semantics. I'm not, in this article, going to talk about what exactly an ontology is (cf. link to ontology article). For now, it's…

1 week 2 days ago
Introduction Smart technology is on its way challenging, convincing and converting the human ecosystem in cyberspace, aquaspace, geospace and space (CAGS). As smart technology today enables humans in many ways to define and determine our ecosystem beyond CAGS, it is essential to understand and evaluate its impact on nations in the coming tomorrow. Today, smart technology drives smartphones, smart cars, smart homes, smart grids, smart infrastructure, smart cities, and the like. As a result, the smart…

1 week 5 days ago
In the U.S., most of the critical infrastructure, including defense, oil and gas, electric power grids, health care, utilities, communications, transportation, education, banking and finance, is owned by the private sector (about 85 percent according to DHS) and regulated by the public sector. The public and private relationship in operating and protecting critical infrastructure requires a strong working partnership. Protecting the critical infrastructure poses a difficult challenge because democratic…

1 week 5 days ago
There are those that think that data is the oil of AI and the focus should be clean data, data science and deep understanding of what the data means. There are those that say data is meaningless without context that can be with other data, models/algorithms or processes. Let’s explore the arguments in a concise fashion to discover the advantage of each view. The Case for Data Driven Data is the starting point, as it is a very useful asset. True or not, it is assumed that data carries knowledge and that…

2 weeks ago
Do You Trust a Machine?  Like most things in life, the answer is probably: “it depends.” We would probably trust a machine to maintain room temperature, find us a restaurant, or even fly a plane. But how about provide healthcare services? Or drive a car? One of the most fundamental values of doing business and providing value to customers is trust, and artificial intelligence is the most-heavily debated technology regarding ethical concerns and related trust issues. That’s why truth and trust in…

2 weeks ago
I. A Data-driven What? The ones of you who know me are very well aware that if there is something which has sort of obsessed me for the last few years, this is definitely how to use analytics and AI to improve the venture industry. While I tended to focus on scouting and evaluation, I learned that AI can be also used to spot general trends, identify market gaps, improve VCs portfolio management, better match co-investors and deals, gather intelligence on competitors’ landscape, identifying potential…

2 weeks 1 day ago
I recently came across this job description for a data scientist (anonymized to protect the innocent) Responsibilities: Translate business requirements into machine learning product. Architect and Build machine learning software products for our core business. Communicate with business owners the strategy and rationale, define and execute a project plan Lead all aspects of ML automation including model training and development, feature selection and model tuning. Develop production…

2 weeks 1 day ago
Introduction The contested commons are growing in number and nature. In addition to geospace, space, and aquaspace (Risk Group terminology for maritime areas), cyberspace is also now a contested common. While no nation owns or controls these contested commons, over the years, the order in geospace, space, and aquaspace was effectively managed. However, the emergence of cyberspace has fundamentally disrupted the global order. Cyberspace brings nations substantial strategic value. Today, any nation with…

2 weeks 4 days ago
While AI hasn’t reached its full potential or its eventual impact yet, AI is making good progress in many directions simultaneously. Let’s examine some of the progress to date. While I’m sure that AI is adding value, I’m also sure there is more progress that is not visible yet as it is in the labs or being pioneered in several scientific avenues. Let’s look at the value add of AI to date. Turning Data into Knowledge AI is contributing to digesting large amounts of fast or slow data to create information…

2 weeks 4 days ago
Silicon Valley is abuzz with the Internet of Things (IoT), virtual reality (VR)/augmented reality (AR) and blockchain vendors seeking the Holy Grail of Retail: mass consumer markets where their technology can help fashion designers and retailers survive the "retail apocalypse." At the recent San Francisco Tech Fashion Week, retail experts provided invaluable insights that could save millions of designers, major retailers and small shops from bankruptcy. Here are key insights from three panels. Panel 1:…

2 weeks 4 days ago
There's nothing “artificial” about Artificial Intelligence-infused systems. These systems are real and are already impacting everyone today though automated predictions and decisions. However, these digital brains may demonstrate unpredictable behaviors that can be disruptive, confusing, offensive and even dangerous. Therefore, before getting started with an AI strategy, it’s critical for companies to consider AI through the lens of building systems you can trust. Educate on the Criticality of a ‘People…

2 weeks 5 days ago
By David Schatsky and Rameeta Chauhan Machine learning is a powerful and versatile technology, but a number of factors are restraining adoption in both the private sector and government. Five vectors of progress in machine learning can change that.  Artificial intelligence (AI) holds tremendous potential for governments, especially machine learning technology, which can help discover patterns and anomalies and make predictions. There are five vectors of progress that can make it easier, faster, and…

3 weeks 2 days ago
At the Future of Blockchain and DLT Technology panel at this year's Crypto Invest Summit (CIS), Barbara Bickham made a prediction: "In 2 years, when the quantum computer is more prevalent, nodes of blockchains will live there," she explains. "This will allow for more security since a quantum computer is near impossible to hack. Also, this will give blockchains instant scalability, allowing them to be faster than they are now." She also predicted that AI's role in the future of blockchain will be two-fold…

3 weeks 2 days ago
Lessons Learned From Recent Academic Progress and Industry Adoption of AI Introduction A few years ago, it was hard to find anyone to have a serious discussion about Artificial Intelligence (AI) outside academic institutions. Today, nearly everyone talks about AI. Like any new major technology trend, the new wave of making AI and intelligent systems a reality is creating curiosity and enthusiasm. People are jumping on its bandwagon adding not only great ideas but also in many cases a lot of false…

3 weeks 2 days ago
On Earth Day, 2019, the National Science Foundation has awarded Litterati a second grant in the amount of $750,000 to advance its machine learning and further its mission to create a litter-free world by using data to plot and identify litter across the planet. The grant is part of the National Foundation’s Small Business Innovation Award and is the second grant awarded to Litterati, bringing the total amount of the award to $1 million. “We are pleased to accept this grant from the National Science…

3 weeks 2 days ago
We are hearing the tales of severely ill or dying enterprise architectural efforts in even the best of organizations. It really shouldn’t be a surprise as architectural efforts are long, slow and change before they are complete. Even if an organization manages to complete one, things are changing so fast the value of even a rare complete architecture is dubious at best. Leveraging digital twins can be a game changer for architecture. A digital twin is a digital replica of physical assets, processes, people…

3 weeks 2 days ago
$7 trillion dollars. $7 trillion dollars is the conservative estimate by the United Nations each year in our shortfall to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs.) That’s an absurd number! How are we ever going to bridge this gap to create a better world for us all? Well, we have two things going for us. First, we can leverage technology like artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, drones, etc. to help. We’ve seen this through program’s like Ocean Alliance’s SnotBot, where they’re using drones…

3 weeks 2 days ago
Here are five significant artificial intelligence trends to look forward to that will affect myriad industries on an international scale led by giant tech companies that are now investing huge sums in artificial intelligence research. Last year, implementations of AI rose significantly in so many platforms, tools and applications around the world, impacting healthcare, education and other industries as more and more people are opting for e-solutions based on AI and machine learning. Then there's the…

4 weeks ago
Insights from Deloitte’s State of AI in the Enterprise, 2nd Edition survey By Mic Locker, Jeff Loucks, Susanne Hupfer and David Jarvis Early adopters of AI technologies are moving full speed ahead, combining experimentation and structured practices to achieve measurable value. Companies slower to incorporate AI should consider following their lead. To invoke an African proverb, smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. In today’s turbulent world of rapid digital transformation, we wanted to discover who…

4 weeks ago
Introduction As we take a step forward in our digital global age journey, there is a need to go beyond basic human tasks and processes like computing data and collecting metrics to develop more intelligent algorithms that can perform complex tasks. The goal is to get real-time intelligence for complex decision-making that would strengthen some of the most critical interconnected and interdependent operational, tactical and strategic technologies, processes and initiatives. As experienced over the years,…

4 weeks 1 day ago
Worldwide, the annual value of securities transactions is nearing US $2 Quadrillion, (DTCC). Financial services, already in the top 5 in digital transformation and technology adoption, is moving rapidly to embrace the 5th Machine Age Unlimited X-Revolution. What is the 5th Machine Age Unlimited X-Revolution? The “5th Machine Age” term refers to the rapid integration of artificial intelligence (AI) across all industries and particularly through an area of AI called machine learning (ML). This is…

4 weeks 1 day ago
Last week, Canada’s federal Privacy Commissioner issued its decision in the Equifax data breach, citing several concerns with security safeguards and governance processes against Equifax Canada and its US parent company, Equifax Inc. This decision is relevant to US companies with Canadian affiliates since the Privacy Commissioner has signalled a change in policy about cross-border data transfers. The Commissioner’s investigation into the Equifax breach suggests some important features of a strong cyber-…

4 weeks 1 day ago
This is not an article about climate change. There are enough articles and research papers to support and oppose its existence. Instead, this is a story about a place that is a manifestation of extreme conditions – an imminent reality for the rest of the world. This narrative is about a place that has evolved over time and while the connotations of the Dead Sea dying have been revealed, the opposite is true. This is a story about how extreme conditions have forced its inhabitants to adapt and thrive. This …

1 month ago
Imagine if my decision was influenced by my mobile device or my smartwatch anticipating my next steps, by evaluating my past behavior, on a Saturday in downtown Austin after a run at Lady Bird Lake. What if previous data captured indicates that I like to shop at the little boutiques on Congress, or that after I’m cooled down, I like to reward myself with some tasty Tex-Mex at Gueros? I wonder what level of access companies have to my buying habits, my location, and more importantly, how they use this data/…

1 month ago
Artificial intelligence is rapidly transforming the entertainment industry with AI-enabled chatbots, avatars, robots and an entire new ecosystem of sentient beings Disney has always striven to make an emotional connection with their guests and today AI helps the company create powerful customer experiences through the use of chatbots, which when combined with a strong service culture can capture customers for life. This May 2-3, 2019 in Redwood City, leading experts from AI, entertainment and technology…

1 month ago
Spotlight news garnering wide interest from this year include from JP Morgan, their announcement of a successful test of a digital coin representing a fiat (example USD) currency – JPM Coin --  blockchain-based technology enabling the instantaneous transfer of payments between institutional accounts. This matters since it's estimated that JP Morgan influences $6 Trillion US in daily transactions. Another example includes Master Card with an estimated 81 patents in blockchain and ranked among the top in…

1 month ago
Like it or not you will be interacting with either physical or software robots soon. A cobot or co-robot (from collaborative robot) is a robot intended to physically interact with humans in a shared workspace. It’s not just the obvious robots to consider. Additionally, there are software bots that can either assist you with knowledge/data mining or actions that eliminate drone work. While there will be initial interfacing issues and learning curves to get by, there are a number of long term issues to…

1 month ago
Introduction From automated to autonomous and now cognitive, a paradigm shift is taking place in the design principles of machines, matter, methods and more. So, what are the principles of cognitive design? And are they centered around the future of humanity? From tabulating systems to programmable systems and now with cognitive systems, the evolution in computing allows humans to move beyond numbers and data to knowledge and intelligence. It is no longer about the replacement of man with machine, but…

1 month ago
With women and minorities receiving a tiny fraction of venture capital (VC) funding globally, it’s no wonder that entrepreneurs are hungry for new sources of finance to fuel their growth. Clearbanc, led by Michele Romanow is answering the call for those small businesses. Michele Romanow is no stranger to spotting market opportunities, before the age of 28; she had already started several companies. One of those companies grew so fast that it was acquired by Groupon within less than a year of operations.…

1 month ago
Introduction The information age is evolving the very nature of warfare. Today, each nation increasingly depends on closely integrated, high-speed electronic systems across cyberspace, geospace and space (CGS).  But, it’s a cause of great concern if an enemy can easily use a weapon like a small, inexpensive EMP device. An EMP weapon can deny any individual or entity across a nation the ability to use electromagnetic waves for their digital infrastructure and digital connectivity, e.g., radio, infrared and…

1 month 1 week ago
Healthcare, growing to $10 Trillion US globally, lags behind nearly 80% of other industries in innovative technology adoption, and in fact, is at the bottom five across industries. However, this is about to change in the next three years. From the WEF Future of Jobs Report, by 2022, adoption forecasts include 87% big data, 87% biotech, 80% machine learning (a form of AI), 73% wearable technologies, 67% each for blockchain / IoT / AR-VR, 53% 3D printing, 47% stationary robots and 40% non-human robots. This…

1 month 1 week ago
Benny retired last week. There was a small party for him in the IT department, and everyone chipped in to get him an Apple Watch, the obligatory successor to the Gold Watch of yore. A couple of decades ago, he and his wife would go off on vacation, doing the travel thing for a bit before getting tired of stale camper funk and the Denny’s Over 55 Special Menu, though today, weak retirement portfolios and stealthy consumer inflation make it likely that they will not spend all that much time on vacation…

1 month 1 week ago
Over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created each day. Much of this data consists of information that would allow people to be personally and individually identified (or, personal information). There are currently over 2 billion active Facebook users. Every minute, approximately half a million SnapChat users share photos while Instagram adds another 50,000 photos to that total. There are half a million tweets sent every minute. The amount of personal information that is being exchanged each day is…

1 month 1 week ago
Introduction For any nation, the energy ecosystem is fundamental to its progress and development. Since the energy industry drives economic growth, the power grid has always had a profound impact on a nation’s economic survival, security and sustainability. Now, supported by advances in emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, blockchain, internet of things and more, the growing digitization, automation, communication, connectivity and decentralization are on their way to fundamentally…

1 month 2 weeks ago
For the past few years, Artificial Intelligence has initiated unlocking value gains through the automation and augmentation of routinized operational activity. But are we underestimating the potential of machine intelligence? Does it make sense to relegate a powerful technology to perform tactical tasks? Or can AI move further upstream and help corporate boards make more accurate strategic decisions? The possibility of AI to enable better decision-making has been heavily discounted thus far. However, with…

1 month 2 weeks ago
Introduction It is said that this is the best of times for direct to consumer (DTC) genetic testing companies, human disease genomics, and the launch of genomic data marketplaces. Due to advances in technology and the availability of cost-effective consumer genotyping kits, massive genomic data sets from human patients and controls are being created from across nations. As a result, it is not only the continued growth in the number of disease genes identified, but it will also advance a deepening of our…

1 month 2 weeks ago
Introduction Since the beginning of modern times, each industrial revolution was driven by different automation. While factory machines and fossil fuels drove the previous industrial revolutions, the ongoing automation revolution is based on data-driven artificial intelligence (AI). Understanding its impact and what will be required to support the AI-driven automation revolution is a fundamental necessity. So, as we evaluate the impact and the support needed to harness this automation revolution, it…

1 month 2 weeks ago
We are our distinct and unique cultures, histories and languages. In today’s ever-increasingly globalized world, we must act as guardians of the unique cultural heritage that forms the basis of our identities. New technologies are facilitating this arduous task. The architect of the future, Artificial Intelligence (AI) can lead the way in preserving our distinct cultural heritage for the next generations. Just over a year old, AI start-up IVOW has a mission to “bring the ancient art of storytelling into…

1 month 3 weeks ago
Data is the foundation of artificial intelligence-driven automation. Our data is becoming a valuable commodity to automation initiatives across nations: its governments, industries, organizations, and academia (NGIOA). Since data and information drive the value of artificial intelligence initiatives, the better the sources of data, the better the automation initiatives and resulting intelligence outcomes.Introduction So, it is quite interesting that most of our machine- learning systems today are being…

1 month 3 weeks ago
Less than six months after launching my company I found myself at a diner with a friend. Over coffee, I began telling him about my recent successes — and struggles — as an entrepreneur. He stopped me. “Have you read The E-Myth?” I shook my head. “Then cancel everything you’re doing today and get yourself a copy. It’ll transform how you run your business.” I listened to his advice and immediately read Michael Gerber’s seminal work, The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do…

1 month 3 weeks ago
Like it or not we are all going to get inundated by AI, Robotics and Automation opportunities. As organizations or individuals, we will have to decide how we are going to respond. Since we can no longer count on AI going back into another “AI Winter” because it is not going away. We will have to decide on AI as a trend and each AI encounter we will be facing. Our choices on AI will either make us win or lose in the short term and the long run. What are the responses to AI we can exercise? Ignore AI You…

1 month 3 weeks ago
Our increasing fascination with the hyper-performance of machines, smart software and AI is casting a shadow over our elusive and ephemeral ‘human-only skills.’ As our working environments shift dramatically it’s time for a change in our performance metrics, too. My recommendation comes in the form of ‘Key Human Indicators,’ designed to protect and encourage human agency in our future workforces. Let me explain. The current dialogue around the future of work is dominated by digitisation, cognification,…

1 month 3 weeks ago
As semantics and linked data become increasingly mainstream, one question that seems to be asked increasingly has to do with a comparatively recent term, ontology, and how ontologies differ from taxonomies. Understanding this distinction is important in making decisions about metadata management, and as such affects anyone who deals with enterprise-level data. Most people have an intuitive understanding of what a taxonomy is, even if they can't necessarily articulate it formally. The Linnaeus Taxonomy,…

1 month 3 weeks ago
It’s clear that artificial intelligence is making its presence widely felt across a broad range of industries, organizations, and government sectors. The momentum continues since last year’s AI World event in Boston with many of the organizations represented deepening their investments and deployments of AI, machine learning, and deep learning technologies. AI Expanding Its Role in Healthcare AI is making its presence felt deeply in the healthcare, medicine, and life sciences. At the event, a broad range…

1 month 3 weeks ago
Artificial Intelligence is still (somewhat) of a buzzword, though in practice much of what is likely to be implemented in this current business cycle under that all-encompassing umbrella has been. Visual recognition systems, check. Speech recognition, check. Expert systems, check. Self-driving vehicles, check. Recommendation engines, yup. Business Intelligence tools with a healthy smattering of data science, check, check, check. None of them are quite perfect yet (and arguably some are a long way towards…

1 month 3 weeks ago
If you haven't already, read Part I here --> IV. Multi-Agent Systems Multi-Agent Systems (and Technologies) are a fairly old class of algorithms, where individual agents interact between each other based on pre-determined rules/constraints and, as a consequence, a collective behavior that is “good enough” emerges from those interactions. The interactions that occur in the systems are both between agents and between agents and the environment itself (and become computationally intractable as number of…

1 month 3 weeks ago
I. Setting the stage Almost two years ago, I paused to think about the future of AI and drew down some “predictions” about where I thought the field was going. One of those forecasts concerned reaching a general intelligence in several years, not through a super powerful 100-layers deep learning algorithm, but rather through something called collective intelligence. However, except for very obvious applications (e.g., drones), I have not read or seen any big development in the field and I thus thought to…

1 month 4 weeks ago
Introduction The machine workforce is on the rise. While technological innovation has always happened, existing and emerging technology is not only changing the pace of technological innovation exponentially, it is giving rise to an entirely new competitive workforce that is intelligent. As a result, it is not only the current models of business, governance, management, and technology that are being crushed under the weight of outdated economics of efficiency, but the human workforce and much of its old…

1 month 4 weeks ago
The term “smart grid” encompasses much more than just power delivery, though that is an important factor. At its core, the main pillar of a smart grid is a two-way connection of energy and information, but it goes much deeper than that. For maximum effectiveness and efficiency, a smart grid infrastructure should also include two more pillars: distributed generation and AI. According to Harvard’s Science in the News, the current power plant system in the US was “not built to accommodate the diversification…

2 months ago
Introduction Human interest in exploring the unknowns has always been universal and enduring. While, over the years, the nature of exploration has changed fundamentally, humans have always been keen to explore the unknown and discover new worlds: be it beyond our geographical boundaries, new trade routes, lands or opportunities in cyberspace, geospace, and space (CGS). In pursuit of unknowns, it is our imagination, ideas, innovations and inventions that are helping us push the boundaries of our…

2 months ago
For most of us, the word graph brings back memories (not always pleasant) of pencils and rulers and quadrille ruled paper, though a more recent generation may think instead of pie and bar charts produced in Excel from spreadsheets. However, in the last few years, another form of graph, one that goes back to a whole branch of mathematics called graph theory, is beginning to have a huge impact in business, science and the world of artificial intelligence. A graph database is a class of data store that has…

2 months ago
Is Your Data Sleeping? I just returned after delivering a cool keynote on Data Science in Athens, Greece to many IT and Business Managers. It was great to have interacted personally with both engineers and managers of companies across Europe One question a manager asked me in private: “We are a large company and have hundreds of thousands of clients across the globe. There is so much data but how can I derive insights and eventually make some meaningful projects that can help drive sales and improve our…

2 months ago
Recently, the regions around the Dead Sea in Jordan were flooded, causing the death of 21 children who were on a school trip, and injuring 35 more. Such disasters affect millions of people every year and cause property damage worth hundreds of billions. In 2017 alone, almost 335 natural disasters have affected more than 95.6 million people, and killed 9,697, costing around US $335 billion. But, the impact of these phenomena can be reduced if we were able to predict their occurrence. AI-powered systems can…

2 months ago
I see a society that is crumbling. The rampant technology is simultaneously capsizing industries that were previously the bread and butter of economic growth. The working man and woman have felt its effects as wages stagnate and employment opportunities remain fewer amidst a progressively automated economy. Increasing wage inequality and financial vulnerability have given rise to populism, and the domino effects are spreading. People are angry. They demand fairness and are threatened by policies and…

2 months ago
Introduction Even though neuroscience has made amazing advances, the origin of consciousness in humans -- and its nature and processes -- still remain largely unknown; the underlying physiological mechanisms of generating conscious beings are still not clearly understood. However, with the advances in brain mapping and neuroscience, we are perhaps much closer to finally understanding the fundamentals of consciousness in humans than ever before. It is said that what we cannot create we do not understand.…

2 months ago
The movie Moneyball, among many things, can be considered as the prime example of data-driven performance optimization in sports. For those who haven’t watched the movie or read the book it is based on, it depicts the story of how the Oakland Athletics’ general manager, Billy Beane, used statistical data and analytics to build a competitive team despite the team’s small budget. His team, which was assembled by analyzing individual statistics of players, data mainly acquired free, went on to have an…

2 months ago
As an ontologist, I'm often asked about the distinctions between taxonomies and ontologies, and whether ontologies are replacing taxonomies. The second question is easy to answer "No." Both taxonomies and ontologies serve vital, and often complementary, roles ... if they are used right. Taxonomy is, to put it simply, a categorization scheme. Most readers should be familiar with a few critical taxonomies such as the Linnaeus Taxonomy used to represent how animals are related to one another, and the Dewey…

2 months ago
In a recent episode of Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver tackled growing fears surrounding job displacement due to automation. “What do you want to do when you grow up?” he asked a bevy of adorable four and five-year-olds who supplied the typical answers: pilot, lawyer, doctor — and of course, mermaid doctor. Pouring water on these little kids’ dreams — and those of adults alike, Oliver cited an alarming University of Oxford study predicting up to 50 percent of human jobs are at risk of being usurped by…

2 months ago
The lowly contract, a staple of business transactions everywhere, is about to get a major facelift. The typical role of a contract to date has been largely testimonial: an agreement is made between two parties (identified in painstaking detail) on page one, with stipulations about what is to be delivered at what cost, and the penalties that accrue if one or the other party fails to live up to their part of the agreement. Once the appropriate John Hancocks are signed, a process that usually involves…

2 months 1 week ago
Introduction Humans cannot exist without systems of meaning and having an identity. Over the years, human identity has been represented by a complex set of many external variables: family, community, ethnicity, nationality, religion, philosophy, science, occupation and so on. We are now moving towards internal variables of a human body: biometric indicators for human identity authentication. As seen across nations, biometrics technology driven human identity authentication applications are taking off.…

2 months 1 week ago
There is a critical need for female gender participation in overall artificial intelligence creation and development. This article is Part 2 of a 2 part series. Here is Part 1. Considering all the exciting information and news about the relevance and imminent take-over of artificial intelligence, it is important to also consider a germane factor that will influence operations of the technology, overall. The insignificant level of female participation in AI development continues to be an issue of concern.…

2 months 1 week ago
Garbage in is garbage out. There’s no saying truer in computer science, and especially is the case with artificial intelligence. machine-learning algorithms are very dependent on accurate, clean, and well-labeled training data to learn from so that they can produce accurate results. If you train your machine-learning models with garbage, it's no surprise you'll get garbage results. It's for this reason that the vast majority of the time spent during AI projects is during the data collection, cleaning,…

2 months 1 week ago
Amid all the talk of robots and artificial intelligence stealing our jobs, there is one industry that is benefiting mightily from the dramatic improvements in AI: the AI ethics industry. Members of the AI ethics community are very active on Twitter and the blogosphere, and they congregate in real life at conferences in places like Dubai and Puerto Rico. Their task is important: they want to make the world a better place, and there is a pretty good chance that they will succeed, at least in part. But have…

2 months 2 weeks ago
TWEET THIS If your company is not investing heavily in data-driven intelligence, then it will not last the next decade. Here where technology has made it possible for us to see how the right drugs, programmed drugs or cells could save humanity's worst curse.   Technological Innovation - why is it speeding up? I've been writing on Linkedin occasionally and thought of summarizing some massively trending posts that might help explain my motivation for posting these mini-videos. Trending Video #1…

2 months 2 weeks ago
We hear a lot about how AI is progressing well these days and how it will help companies with all kinds of efforts from assisting customer-pleasing experiences to implementing massive automation efforts. Well, it looks like AI will make it this time and there is a low probability that there will be another AI winter coming. So now we all have to deal with living with AI. I have been contemplating working with AI in my life, so I question how will AI help me and how do I work with it? Will it be like other…

2 months 2 weeks ago
Smart cities using data captured by the Internet of Things (IoT) devices and processed with artificial intelligence (AI) are all the rage today among cities. Promoters tout the benefits these data-driven utopias, but as an urban planner, I tend to be skeptical of marketing hype. In the past, urban innovations painted visions that masked their real intentions and results. Urban renewal was sold as “garden cities,” but became black removal. Redevelopment during the 1980s eliminated small businesses and poor…

2 months 2 weeks ago
Artificial intelligence is a tool humanity is wielding with increasing recklessness. We say it’s for our common good with machine learning hype equal to business profits. But what happens when we don’t have the code of ethics, laws, government accountability, corporate transparency and capability of monitoring the space to be able to achieve AI regulation? Artificial intelligence regulation isn’t just complex terrain, it’s uncharted territory for an age that is passing the baton from human leadership to…

2 months 2 weeks ago
The 128 most ethical companies for 2019 were announced this week from the Ethisphere Institute. The timing is fortuitous with the upcoming AI for Good, which I founded, global artificial intelligence dialogue including accountability, responsibility, transparency, fairness, equity and ethics. Increasingly contributing positively to society and driving positive change are a growing discourse around the world and hitting all sectors and disruptive technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI). As a…

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A few months ago, a former work colleague pinged me on a messaging app. We exchanged one or two pleasantries about how she was enjoying her retirement. My first clue that I was talking to a bot came when she asked me for my home address because she had received a box of money from Mark Zuckerburg and apparently, he needed my address to send me my own box. I was eager to explore the capabilities of my new bot-friend, so I engaged it in German (for which I used Google translate in the background since I am…

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Introduction As artificial intelligence brings nations high-speed facial recognition capabilities, surveillance societies are rising across nations: blurring the lines between privacy and security. This is for the enormous scale of changes that are enabled by significant advancements in technology: digital imaging, high-speed processing, skin texture analysis, thermal cameras, machine learning, 3D sensors, speech recognition, mood recognition and more. These advancements break technical barriers allowing…

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TWEET THIS Capital One has been beefing up its AI capabilities by prioritizing ethical AI in its systems. True diversity in tech will only come when everyone has access to the same technical information and educational opportunities When we think of companies at the forefront of technological innovation, global financial institutions don’t necessarily come to mind. Instead, massive tech giants like Amazon, Apple and Alphabet dominate the conversation around innovation and garner the most…

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Let’s go way back to 1977 and Fleetwood Mac’s single, “Don’t Stop.” “Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow  Don’t stop, it’ll soon be here  It’ll be better, better than before Yesterday’s gone, yesterday’s gone.” In our modern world, tomorrows stretch before us in profusion. Our working lives could last for eight decades. Think of the implications. It was only 12 years ago that the first iPhone was released. Smartphones are everywhere now, and we rely on them to an astonishing degree. Think about what…

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Creative Destruction – What Came Before What’s Coming Next Prior to the beginnings of Internet-based e-commerce, the computer was essentially a filing cabinet, handling the affairs of the back office, programmed under the file clerk metaphor: capture, storage and retrieval of records. Today, however, we are not only seeing Sun Microsystems’ early vision that the network is the computer, now we can observe that the network is the business!  To participate in the digital economy, the business tasks we must…

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Actually, to use common sense, the title of this article should be in the words of renowned architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, “There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.” Hmm? Is that common sense, or commonsense, or common-sense. It takes some real common sense to know the difference. In artificial intelligence research, commonsense knowledge is the collection of facts and information that an ordinary person is expected to know. The commonsense knowledge problem is the ongoing project in the field of…

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A long time ago in an innovation ecosystem far, far away… a recent MIT graduate started his career in a vintage 1970sMassachusetts Route 128Artificial Intelligence (AI) startup doing speech recognition, re-named Verbex after Exxon acquired the company. Fast forward to AI in 2019, and what stands out most to that grad (me) are two pleasant surprises. The first surprise is the degree to which highly competitive IT businesses have embraced open source AI.Google’sTensorFlowhas over 120,000 stars on…

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This is an age of artificial intelligence (AI) driven automation and autonomous machines. The increasing ubiquity and rapidly expanding potential of self-improving, self-replicating, autonomous intelligent machines has spurred a massive automation driven transformation of human ecosystems in cyberspace, geospace and space (CGS). As seen across nations, there is already a growing trend towards increasingly entrusting complex decision processes to these rapidly evolving AI systems. From parole to diagnosing…

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The advent of Artificial Intelligence in the corporate world is disrupting existing business processes and changing the way organizations are run. AI is fast becoming a cornerstone of how businesses manage their bottom line, while opening new revenue streams that could provide a boost to their toplines as well. Given the scale of its impact, there is no doubt that AI will also have a severe impact on the science that governs how organizations are run today. I am obviously referring to incumbent management…

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The process of systems integration (SI) functionally links together infrastructure, computing systems, and applications. SI can allow for economies of scale, streamlined manufacturing, and better efficiency and innovation through combined research and development. New to the systems integration toolbox are the emergence of transformative technologies and, especially, the growing capability to integrate functions due to exponential advances in computing, data analytics, and material science. These new…

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Just think for a moment about how much online searching you do. Need to find a nearby Thai restaurant? Just type your query into the search engine and presto: You receive page after page of results listing eateries in your area offering Pad Thai. Need to know the forecast in Austin? Again, punch in your query and you will receive no shortage of pages offering three-day forecasts, five-day forecasts, even year-round averages. This is the world we now inhabit. Even people who grew up before the internet have…

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In 2016, I published a book called Technology vs. Humanity. The title alone sparked alarmed discussions. Did I think we were in danger? Was technology really going to take over the world? Absolutely not. Let me enthusiastically reiterate that the book title is not a prediction. I am a hopeful optimist, a humanist, and someone who still believes that technology can be harnessed for the greater good of mankind. With this in mind, I work to unpack the clues that exist in our current world that could indicate…

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Co-authoring this article with me is my colleague, Juan Miguel de Joya, a consultant expert on A.I. and Emerging Technologies for the United Nations International Telecommunications Union (bio below). The Fourth Industrial Revolution, first coined by Klaus Schwab in his 2015 article in Foreign Affairs, represents the revolutionary shift in how we as a society integrate technology into our day-to-day. We are seeing emerging technology breakthroughs in robotics, autonomous vehicles, energy storage, material…

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Digital technology is fundamentally transforming the way we interact with the world. People, machines, data and processes are becoming increasingly connected, and the result is an explosion of information that can be used to understand customer needs. Yet the sheer volume of data and data sources required to get us where we need to go has exceeded the pace and scale of our human capacity to process it. Enter artificial intelligence. Poised to lead the next wave of exponential change disrupting health care…

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Recent years have seen a proliferation of chatbots and so called ‘personal assistants.' These supposedly serve both the convenience of the user, and the goals of a company. However, these bots often realize poor adoption rates, high user frustration and limited benefit to the corporation. In fact, they often hurt an enterprise. Current reality is that natural language applications have severe limitations, failing on tasks that even a child could easily handle. They have no memory of what was said earlier…

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When people think of Artificial Intelligence (AI), the major image that pops up in their heads is that of a robot gliding around and giving mechanical replies. There are many forms of AI but humanoid robots are one of the most popular forms. They have been depicted in several Hollywood movies and if you are a fan of science fiction, you might have come across a few humanoids. One of the earliest forms of humanoids was created in 1495 by Leonardo Da Vinci. It was an armor suit and it could perform a lot of…

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The Church-Turing limit restricts all current computation, including quantum computers, to rational number computation. This is because quantum computer designs (still not scalable even with high parallelism), are still Turing machines, which are limited by Turing machine constraints. This limits any scalable quantum computer’s ability to solve problems because their Turing machine restricted rational number computations are a tiny fraction of all real numbers, akin to our small solar system when compared…

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The world is fast evolving, with Artificial intelligence (AI) at the forefront in changing the world, and the way we live. This article is Part 1 of a 2 part series. An important question: What is AI? For many people, it remains unclear what this technology is all about, so this is a good place to start the conversation. AI is a branch in computer science that deals with the intelligent behavior of machines. It is an ingeniously simulated ability of a machine to imitate human behavior, and our…

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I have been a seed and early stage deep technology investor for the past 20 years. This means that I am part of the problem, so writing a column on a potential tech bubble is like asking an oil baron how he feels about natural habitats. I love the challenge of adding business perspectives to a research breakthrough, innovation or patent portfolio. Doing this together with the most qualified people in their respective fields brings me enormous joy, but for some strange reason I have been starting to feel a…

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) was all the rage in the 1980s. Specifically, companies invested heavily to build expert systems — AI applications that captured the knowledge of acknowledged human experts and made it available to solve narrowly defined types of problems. Thus, expert systems were created to configure complex computer systems and to detect likely credit card fraud. This earlier round of AI was triggered by a series of successful academic expert applications created at Stanford University. One…

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Most technologists have some basic understanding of quantum computing. Quantum bits are represented by qubits, and information isn’t simply a zero or one, it can be both at the same time, representing much more information. A quantum effect known as entanglement linking two particles allows instantaneous communication.  Ultimately, quantum computing promises to be a disruptive technology with such dramatic speed improvements that real tractable solutions to hard problems could be solved in hours and days…

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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…

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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…

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  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.…

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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…

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If we zoom out of the mundane and take a bird’s eye view on life, it is simple. We are born, we grow, we reproduce, we take care of our young while gradually declining, and then we die of a long and terrible or short and not so terrible disease. The millions of years of evolution polished us to accept this paradigm, and the inability to change had made us content with the situation. Advances in science and technology satisfied our basic needs and allowed for the new concepts for “pursuit of the greater…

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Dr. Yelena Yesha is a Distinguished University Professor in the Computer Sciences and Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Her curriculum vitae stretches over a mile, detailing her accomplishments in technology in the last 25 years. Her triumphs with NASA, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Center for Advanced Studies (CAS), IBM, her leadership in the recent launch of the NSF Center for…

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We would not be comfortable giving emotionally impaired people real-time decision-making authority over our family members’ health, our life savings, our cars or our missile defense systems. Yet we are hurtling in that direction with today’s emotionally impaired AIs.  They — those people, and those AI programs — have trouble doing multi-step abstract reasoning, and that limitation makes them brittle, especially when confronted by unfamiliar, unexpected and unusual situations. Don’t worry, this is not one…

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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…

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Introduction Today, we are no longer confined to what nature or natural intelligence must offer. From the steam engine to electricity and digital transformations to artificial intelligence, molecular manufacturing and bioengineering, each new transformative innovation has brought us a new (man-made) way of doing things in ways that nature did not provide for. As new ways of manufacturing and production are emerging, they are taking away an ever-increasing number of tasks and roles previously performed by…

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February 19, 2019  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBES What is the law but a series of algorithms? Codified instructions proscribing dos and don’ts—ifs and thens. Sounds a lot like computer programming, right? The legal system, on the other hand, is not as straightforward as coding. Just consider the complicated state of justice today, whether it be problems stemming from backlogged courts, overburdened public defenders and swathes of defendants disproportionately accused of crimes. So, can artificial…

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February 19, 2019 |  CogWorld on FORBES If you're a recruiter, you will better understand the friction points you come across while performing your job. One of the most important and challenging tasks for recruiters is to find the right talent from the crowd. To add to the list, most of the skillful candidates are passive. For choosing only the relevant candidates, recruiters have to: create engaging content for job portals, focus on compelling recruitment strategies, and most importantly,…

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February 26, 2019  |  Cognitive World on Forbes During the Longevity Leaders Forum in London Sergey Young, a celebrity investor and fund manager announced the launch of the $100 million Longevity Vision Fund. Endpoints, one of the most popular and trusted publications in the pharmaceutical industry and also covers the nascent longevity biotechnology industry closely was the first to report on the story.  Before that, I saw him at many longevity-oriented events, often with the father of exponential…

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  By Kurt Cagle  |  February 06, 2019  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBES There is a running joke in standards circles: God must love standards. He's made so many of them. If you spend enough time working with standards, ontologies, reference data or information modeling, you will find yourself involved in the process of creating, modifying or defending specific standards. TOGAF, NIEM, XBRL, FIBO, UBL, Dublin Core, Schema.org, W3C, standards are ubiquitous. You would think, given this, that it should be…

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February 04, 2019  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBES “What people don’t realize is that we are on the verge of a paradigmatic shift in thinking on par with the Copernican Revolution,” says Dr. Angel Iscovich. “The way we make our most personal decisions—from our partners, to our health choices, to yes, even our daily routines— is going to transform due to the falling cost of data storage and rising computing power.” If you only happened to glance at what Dr. Iscovich said, let me repeat the latter part as it…

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February 22, 2019  |  CogWorld on FORBES Introduction In pursuit of automation-driven efficiencies, the rapidly evolving artificial intelligence (AI) tools and techniques (such as neural networks, machine-learning, predictive analytics, speech recognition, natural-language processing and more) are now routinely used across nations: its governments, industries, organizations and academia (NGIOA) for navigation, translation, behavior modeling, robotic control, risk management, security, decision-making and…

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By Kurt Cagle  |  January 25, 2019  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBES Sometimes, you can enter into a technology too early. The groundwork for semantics was laid down in the late 1990s and early 2000s, with Tim Berners-Lee's stellar Semantic Web article, debuting in Scientific American in 2004, seen by many as the movement's birth. Yet many early participants in the field of semantics discovered a harsh reality: computer systems were too slow to handle the intense indexing requirements the technology needed,…

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January 29, 2019  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBES Does it seem like only yesterday that you were hearing about smart phones for the first time? How about preparing for Y2K? Before we ever realized it, 2019 snuck up on us. And in less than a year, we will be entering a new decade. Before time passes us by again, let’s assess how far we have come as individuals — and as a species. It may feel like humans have always lived in relative peace aided by improving technology, especially if you're a millennial who…

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January 21, 2019  |  CogWorld on FORBES   Introduction Technological development has become a rat race. In the competition to lead the emerging technology race and the futuristic warfare battleground, artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly becoming the center of global power play. As seen across many nations, the development in autonomous weapons system (AWS) is progressing rapidly, and this increase in the weaponization of artificial intelligence seems to have become a highly destabilizing development…

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January 11, 2019  |  CogWorld on FORBES Introduction   The evolution of artificial intelligence (AI) — from artificial narrow intelligence (ANI), through artificial general intelligence (AGI), to artificial super intelligence (ASI) — is on its way to changing everything. It's expected that soon, artificial intelligence will combine the intricacy and pattern recognition strength of human intelligence with the speed, memory and knowledge sharing of machine intelligence.   As the rise of AI continues, AI…

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By Kurt Cagle  |  January 11, 2019  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBES All things come to an end, especially economic cycles. People who have logged more than a couple of decades in information technology especially are attuned to it, because their jobs and interests both tend to be forward facing. The inability of a software developer or information manager to read the future, at least in a general sense, usually means that they won't last long in the field. As the markets enter into the gyrations of this…

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January 15, 2019  |  CogWorld on FORBES IntroductionThe rapid progress and development in artificial intelligence (AI) is prompting desperate speculation about its dual use applications and security risks. From autonomous weapons systems (AWS) to facial recognition technology to decision-making algorithms, each emerging application of artificial intelligence brings with it both good and bad. It is this dual nature of artificial intelligence technology that is bringing enormous security risks to not only…

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February 20, 2019 ​The quantum revolution is starting to gain traction as more people realize the potential technological capabilities of this less understood but powerful science. Quantum technology is still in the early phases of development, but its incredible capabilities could enhance our digital future in unprecedented and almost unpredictable ways. Quantum computing is at the tip of the spear in this technological wave and could exponentially heighten our computing power while strengthening other…

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January 10, 2019  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBES The engines of IT marketing recently spun out a buzz phrase that's now gaining vogue in many businesses: Digital Transformation. While the exact definition varies depending upon who is currently pushing it, the notion can be summarized roughly as follows: Organizations run on data, and in the twenty-first century, your organization needs to be able to take advantage of all of that data to remain competitive in the marketplace. By transforming your company…

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CogWorld Member ~ Veloxiti and Cognitive Solutions Alliance  |  December 17, 2018 The discipline of artificial intelligence is valuable to business because computers that act more like humans will work better in our chaotic unpredictable world. The study of the human mind, both philosophical and functional, is at the root of artificial intelligence but demand for returns on investment and protectionist workforce hype makes choosing the right technique for the right problem a serious challenge. Consider,…

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By Kate Levchuk  |  January 6, 2019  |  CogWorld on FORBES There's no doubt we'll hear more on the progress of artificial intelligence, gene editing, quantum computing and robotics for years to come. Based on the trends and an unfolding story, it looks like blockchain and cryptocurrencies may end up in the dustbin of history, while cybersecurity and data privacy will become even more prominent in the 21stcentury. It's revealing to see the upcoming trends based on carefully calculated investment decisions…

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By Chuck Brooks  |  January 1, 2019  |  CogWorld on FORBES 2018 was surely a transformative year for technological innovation. We saw early development of ambient computing, quantum teleportation, cloaks of invisibility, genomics advancements and even robocops. Granted we're not flying around in our own cars like the Jetsons did yet, but we're closer. In 2019, we will continue on the transformation path and expand even more into adopting cutting edge immersive technologies. What's ahead for the coming…

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By Alex Zhavoronkov, PhD  |  December 21, 2018  |  Cognitive World on Forbes The idea that we are living inside a simulation is not new. Many religions propose the existence of a creator—an omnipotent deity who formed the world and set its rules in motion—but this is simply another way of framing the video game hypothesis. It’s bigger than you think. Of the 7.4 billion people on this planet, only about 1.2 billion are non-religious or atheist. In other words, 84 percent of us are comfortable with the…

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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…

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By Alex Zhavoronkov, PhD | Wednesday, December 26, 2018  |  Cognitive World on Forbes If life is a video game or a simulated reality, what are the rules and how are we being evaluated? One approach for developing and testing Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) is to create and place autonomous intelligent agents inside realistic simulations—but with no obvious objective. This strategy is not so different from our lives. We do not have a clear objective for winning the game of life.  It is a problem…

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By Sameer Dhanrajani  |  December 29, 2018  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBES Three Ways to Facilitate a Symbiotic Relationship between Cognitive Intelligence and Behavioral Sciences After every conference, I speak at about the transformative power of Artificial Intelligence and its potential to unlock untold business value, the one question that often crops up from the audience is if AI is expected to perform much of the grunt work in the enterprise world, what scope is there for the so-called ‘human’…

5 months ago
By Hessie Jones   |  December 19, 2018  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBESHessie Jones is a Reporter from Toronto, and is a CoFounder of ArCompany I had the chance to interview my colleague at ArCompany, Karen Bennet, a seasoned engineering executive in platform technology, open and closed source systems and artificial intelligence technology. A former engineering lead from Yahoo!, and part of the original team who brought Red Hat to success, Karen evolved with the technological revolution, utilizing AI in…

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By Calum Chace  |  December 18, 2018  | Source: CogWorld in FORBES Self-driving cars – or Autos, as I hope we’ll call them – passed several important milestones in 2018, and they will pass several more in 2019. The big one came at the end of the year, on December 5th: Google’s Autos spin-out Waymo launched the world’s first commercial self-driving taxi service, open to citizens in Phoenix, Arizona, who are not employees of the company and not bound by confidentiality agreements.   This service,…

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By Ron Schmelzer  |  December 12, 2018 | Source: CogWorld on FORBES Last week, Amazon hosted its popular and growing AWS Re: Invent event focused on all things around the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud environment. In addition to the many announcements featured in last week’s articlehighlighting Amazon’s many AI and machine learning-related announcements, many of the hundreds of partner vendor and consulting companies that were there had similar innovative announcements. In this article, we highlight…

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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…

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By Ron Schmelzer  |  December 6, 2018 | Source: CogWorld on FORBES The last week of November is always fully packed with companies working to squeeze in as much productivity as possible between Thanksgiving (in the US) and the winter holiday season. Amazon makes the most of this with their Amazon Web Services (AWS) Re:Invent show that continues to grow. In 2018, this year, almost 50,000 people made their way to Las Vegas to hear from AWS CEO Andy Jassy and key strategic leaders about the advancements AWS…

5 months 3 weeks ago
By Neil Sahota  |  December 3, 2018  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBES In 2018, sex scandal after sex scandal seared the pages of our newspapers and digital screens. Hashtags, such as #timesup and #metoo, became rallying cries for harassed and disenfranchised women who found their voices with high-profile allegations. Likewise, as a result of marches in numerous countries, and record numbers of women running for office, 2018 has been dubbed The Year of the Woman. It also has been called The Year of AI. Ralph…

5 months 3 weeks ago
By Tarry Singh  |  December 12, 2018  |  Source: CogWorld in FORBES Tweet this.. The need to standardize and meter the data centers and eventually charge the consumer with an RTP/RTB (Real-Time Pricing/Real-Time Billing) mechanism which is state-approved -- for the same reason I keep calling it RCC or Regulated Cloud Computing. Siren servers are like black holes. They are leading to an unsustainable situation economically (it's centralizing financial power), labor-wise (it's accumulating talent to…

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By Tarry Singh  |  November 28, 2018  |  Source: CogWorld in FORBES Let's face it - AI job disruption is underway.. A few years ago I had written an article about how technology is literally obliterating jobs and how to skill yourself up for this new economy. In this article I want to provide you with a renewed peek into what I believe is the road to success, should you want to be part of the artificial intelligence economy - which some are equating to the revolution nearly 120 years ago with electricity…

6 months ago
By Hessie Jones   |  November 24, 2018  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBESHessie Jones is a Reporter from Toronto, and is a CoFounder of ArCompany Imagine a future where you can communicate with your smartphone – or whatever digital extension of you exists at that time – through an evolved smart digital agent that readily understands you, your needs, and exists on your behalf to procure the things and experiences you want. What if it could do all this while protecting and securing your personal information,…

6 months 1 week ago
By Peter Fingar |  November 18, 2018 | Source: CogWorld on FORBES Creative Destruction — What Came Before, What’s Coming Next Prior to the beginnings of Internet-based e-commerce, the computer was essentially a filing cabinet, handling the affairs of the back office, programmed under the file clerk metaphor: capture, storage and retrieval of records. Today, however, we are not only seeing Sun Microsystems’ early vision that the network is the computer, now we can observe that the network is the business…

6 months 1 week ago
By Neil Sahota  |  November 25, 2018  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBES I am never cleanly shaven. But it’s not because I’m lazy. Or because I don’t care about my appearance. Three years ago, I stopped shaving with water to conserve H20. It might seem like a little thing, but little things add up. When I tell people this, they sometimes scoff at me. “Oh, come on,” they say. “Just how much water are you actually saving?” About a gallon a day. That comes out to 365 gallons a year. That’s not a whole lot, I’…

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By Kurt Cagle  |  November 14, 2018  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBES Data modeling does not excite passion within programmers. Your average Java or Python developer probably doesn’t even realize that they are doing it when they write programs, in great part because a data model by itself doesn’t do anything. It simply is. In computer science terms, doing things is the hallmark of imperative (command) oriented languages, while simply being is declarative (assertional or existential) oriented programming.…

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A new global study reveals that while consumers are optimistic about the benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI), they also express fear and confusion about how businesses use AI to engage them today.  

6 months 2 weeks ago
By Naveen Joshi  |  November 5, 2018  |  CogWorld on FORBES Is data the new oil? Considering oil’s sky-high demand by both industry and government organizations and the fact that oil only becomes more valuable post-refining and offers a competitive edge to those owning this commodity in surplus, I feel the analogy between data and oil is quite justified. Just as oil requires processing to become usable and is fed to engines to work and create value, data requires cleaning and is fed to algorithms to…

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By Ron Schmelzer |  November 5, 2018  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBES Rethink Robotics shuttered its doors and closed for good on October 4, 2018. For many casual observers the collapse of a much-celebrated company, founded by preeminent artificial intelligence (AI) researcher and minor celebrity Rodney Brooks was a surprise. To others, it’s just the latest indication of the trouble in robotics land. According to the company, Rethink Robotics was forced to shut its doors when it couldn’t find additional…

6 months 3 weeks ago
By Neil Sahota  |  October 29, 2018  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBES “We now live in a global, exponential world,” Steven Kotler tells my coauthor Michael Ashley and me from his Santa Monica office. We’re interviewing the New York Times bestselling author and entrepreneur for our upcoming book: Uber Yourself Before You Get Kodaked: A Modern Primer on A.I. for the Modern Business. “You need to understand our brains evolved in a local, linear environment. We cannot process change at this speed or this scale;…

6 months 3 weeks ago
A few years ago, I saw this headline news flashing all over the internet.  Our dealers are missing up to $18 billion in easy sales. The Chairman and CEO of Caterpillar suggested that the company and its dealers were losing $9 to 18 billion in easy sales revenue as their sales, both internal and dealer networks, weren't monetizing the real value of data. He worried that... They are not tapping into the wealth of real-time customer data now at their fingertips; they are not communicating with each other…

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By Charles Moore, NextGen  |  October 26, 2018Charles Moore is Managing Partner at NextGen Global Executive Search Whether all Fintech should be considered disruptive innovation or not is a matter for debate according to well-educated writers at The Harvard Business review. But it doesn’t take an Ivy League education to recognize that many of the new FinTech technological innovations in the finance sector are sending tremors across the industry. Old-fashioned practices like going to the bank are being…

7 months ago
By Hessie Jones   |  October 29, 2018 Hessie Jones is a Reporter from Toronto, and is a CoFounder of ArCompany This is Part II of a two-part series of my interview with Kimera, an AGI technology company that is challenging our current systems: our global economic model, use digital and how that has to change for a collective path forward. Please see Part I: Kimera Seeks to Transform Humanity's Path through AGI and Cryptocurrency. Hessie: There is this view that for AI to truly be transformational and…

7 months 1 week ago
By Francesco Corea, Ph.D.  |  October 15, 2018  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBESFrancesco Corea is a Complexity Scientist, Tech Investor, Data Strategist and AI Advisor The 21st century would be the “century of complexity” (Hawking, 2000) I. Setting the stage The IoT and consumer hardware industry have seen multiple failures and a few exits over the last 12–18 months (while the B2B side has been doing a bit better overall) and some criticism has been recently made to the industry to slow down. In spite…

7 months 2 weeks ago
By Hessie Jones   |  September 28, 2018  Hessie Jones is a Reporter from Toronto, and is a CoFounder of ArCompany This is Part I of a two-part series of my interview with Kimera Systems, an Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) technology company that is challenging our current systems: our global economic model, how we currently use digital, and how that has to change for a collective path forward. Today, we are witnessing an unrelenting turbulence in technology, concurrent with the human-induced threats…

7 months 2 weeks ago
By Neil Sahota  |  October 20, 2018  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBES “Our technology, our machines, is part of our humanity,” author, computer scientist, and inventor Ray Kurzweil once said. “We created them to extend ourselves, and that is what is unique about human beings.” In the past few years, there has been considerable discussion around the idea we are slowly merging with our technology, that we are becoming transhuman, with updated abilities, including enhanced intelligence, strength and awareness…

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By Sameer Dhanrajani  |  October 9, 2018  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBES We are well and truly in the midst of the AI revolution. Research houses, academicians, think tanks, business and technology leaders all agree upon the significant value waiting to be unlocked through the positive and progressive use of Artificial Intelligence by re-engineering the old and envisioning the new. According to research by Gartner, organizations using cognitive ergonomics and system design in new artificial intelligence…

7 months 2 weeks ago
By Kate Levchuk  |  October 5, 2018  |  CogWorld on FORBES As artificial intelligence is entering all spheres of our lives, a lot of concern is arising about the possible white bias and patriarchy of the impending AI world. Research shows women are much more skeptical of and averse to innovation in comparison to men who embrace and trumpet it. This fear of technological innovation has to do with the fact that society often views the role of women as replaceable by AI, which is visible in the abundance of…

7 months 3 weeks ago
In 1991, authors and sociologists William Strauss and Neil Howe published Generations (updated in 1997 with The Fourth Turning) where they argued the idea of Generational Theory — the notion that there were distinct cohorts throughout history that shared characteristics and values. These cohorts, going through different phases of their life, determined turnings that identified pivotal periods in history, with cohorts having a cycle of 18-20 years, and turnings taking place over an 80-year cycle. One of…

7 months 4 weeks ago
By Chuck Brooks  |  September 27, 2018  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBES Emerging technologies are already affecting how we live and work. They're also changing how we approach, plan and integrate security operations. With the advent of artificial intelligence, robotics, quantum computing, the Internet of Things, augmented reality, materials science, 3-D printing, and data analytics, the security industry is being transformed. Certainly, we are living in an era where innovation, agility and imagination are…

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By Thomas Seoh  |  September 28, 2018  |  Source:  CogWorld on FORBESThomas Seoh is CEO of Kinexum, a life sciences strategic advisory firm providing guidance on regulatory, clinical and other translational matters for life science product development. The pace of acceleration in the past several years in AI seems to be starting to climb the exponential part of the “S” curve. From playing Go, to translating one human language into another, to predicting and attempting to compose hit tunes, to…

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By Calum Chace |  September 29, 2018  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBES “It was Facebook wot dunnit.” Select the unpleasantness of your choice, and Facebook is almost certainly being blamed for it by someone, and probably a lot of someones. Also in the dock are YouTube and Twitter, with Instagram and Snapchat lurking about, keeping their heads down and hoping that nobody notices them. The charge sheet is long. Facebook and the other social media have shortened our attention spans, leaving us easy prey to…

8 months ago
By Kurt Cagle  |  September 29, 2018  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBES Your business has its own language. If you sell cars, then you need not only make, model and year, but also MSRP, leather bucket seats and dealer incentives. If you are a dentist, knowing about bicuspids, prostheses and various forms of anesthesia is a must. Media companies have producers and writers, actors and grips, distribution networks and video masters. Business language is code. This language is not only critical to being able…

8 months ago
Fast forward 2018 and today every CEO, CIO, CDO, CMO is seeking answers to questions that don't exist yet.Data scientists solve complex data problems through employing deep expertise in some scientific discipline. Why do you need Data Scientists in 2018? Until a few years ago, the work of data scientists was isolated and mattered primarily for research and/or R&D purposes. The industry has been extremely thankful forthe contributions of these clever individuals, but we need them now in the…

8 months ago
By Chuck Brooks  |  September 19, 2018  |  CogWorld on FORBES The Scoville Scale is a measurement chart used to rate the heat of peppers or other spicy foods. It can also can have a useful application for measuring cybersecurity threats. Cyber-threats are also red hot as the human attack surface is projected to reach over 6 billion people by 2022. In addition, cyber-crime damage costs are estimated to reach $6 trillion annually by 2021. The cybersecurity firm RiskIQ states that every minute approximately …

8 months 1 week ago
By Kurt Cagle  |  September 15, 2018  |  CogWorld on FORBES How do you describe a business? What about a person, or an intellectual work? There's an interesting little secret that people in IT likely know, but that doesn't always get to the C-Suite. Programming, at its core, is all about creating models. Sometimes those models are of classes of things, sometimes they better describe processes, but it is rare for a piece of software in your organization to not have some relevance to perhaps a few dozen…

8 months 1 week ago
By Hessie Jones   |  September 28, 2018  |  CogWorld on FORBESHessie Jones is a Reporter from Toronto, and is a CoFounder of ArCompany This is Part II of a two-part series that explores the rise of Privacy by Design (PbD) from the basic framework, to its inclusion in the GDPR, to its application in business practices and infrastructure especially in the wake of Artificial Intelligence. Please read Part I: Will Privacy First Be the New Normal?  We had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. Ann Cavoukian,…

8 months 1 week ago
By Hessie Jones   |  September 13, 2018  |  CogWorld on FORBESHessie Jones is a Reporter from Toronto, and is a CoFounder of ArCompany This is Part I of a two-part series that explores the rise of Privacy by Design (PbD) from the basic framework, to its inclusion in the GDPR, to its application in business practices and infrastructure especially in the wake of Artificial Intelligence. We had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. Ann Cavoukian, former 3-Term Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, and currently…

8 months 1 week ago
Image credit: iStock By Kate Levchuk  |  September 11, 2018  |  CogWorld on FORBES Somehow we found ourselves in times when more, bigger, faster and more profitable is always best. And, most surprisingly, it is also right and commendable. This is a world where social media uses us as a product to shape our thoughts and preferences, and influences the outcomes of major political campaigns. This world holds some of the brightest human beings on the verge of a nervous break down because they feel compelled…

8 months 2 weeks ago
Image credit: Dan Luvisi Dieu Hex Soleil Abstract Wallpaper By Kate Levchuk  |  September 7, 2018  |  CogWorld on FORBES Intolerance, crusades, national differences, terrorism and interpersonal disagreements – all those to some extent resulted from conflicting religious views. What about the lack of a religious belief? A major emergent trend of the last century came not from religious teachings but from the Scientific Enlightenment and hard data. As of 2010, Christianity was by far the world's largest…

8 months 2 weeks ago
Image credit: Depositphotos enhanced by CogWorld Powerful new technologies can produce great benefits, but they can often produce great harm. Artificial intelligence is no exception. People have numerous concerns about AI, including privacy, transparency, security, bias, inequality, isolation, oligopoly, and killer robots. One which perhaps gets less attention than it deserves is algocracy.  Decisions about the allocation of resources are being made all the time in societies, on scales both large and…

8 months 2 weeks ago
View.. A Scoville Heat Scale For Measuring Cybersecurity on CogWorld's Forbes site by Chuck Brooks  

8 months 3 weeks ago
By Alan Trefler  |  September 1, 2018 Alan Trefler is Founder and CEO of Pegasystems, and a visionary and expert in the field of customer relations for over 30 years--> I’ve been thinking about the feedback we’ve received from those who attended last month’s PegaWorld conference in Las Vegas. Nearly 5,000 attendees spent three days listening to success stories from companies like Aflac, Genworth Financial, and Liberty Global, learning about our newest technology solutions, and…

8 months 3 weeks ago
By Chuck Brooks  |  August 30, 2018Chuck Brooks is named Top Tech Person To Follow by LinkedIn - Cybersecurity Marketer of the Year - Technology and Security Evangelist, Speaker, Writer, Editor, Georgetown University Adjunct Faculty, FORBES Contributor Exponential Innovation, Converged Ecosystems, Knowledge Discovery, IoT, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, 5G, Virtual Realities, Cybersecurity, Super Computing, Quantum Computing, 3-D Printing, Smart Cities... We are in an era of amazing…

8 months 3 weeks ago
By Francesco Corea, Ph.D.  |  August 29, 2018  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBESFrancesco Corea is a Complexity Scientist, Tech Investor, Data Strategist and AI Advisor I have been in the space of artificial intelligence for a while and am aware that multiple classifications, distinctions, landscapes, and infographics exist to represent and track the different ways to think about AI. However, I am not a big fan of those categorization exercises, mainly because I tend to think that the effort of classifying…

9 months ago
By Ron Schmelzer  |  August 27, 2018Columnist Ron Schmelzer is Senior Analyst and Founder at Cognilytica Anyone observing the news can see that artificial intelligence and machine learning are getting lots of attention. It goes without saying that startups are playing into this trend and raising more money than ever, as long as they have AI or cognitive technologies in their business plans or marketing material. Not only are startups raising increasingly eye-opening amounts of money, but venture capital (…

9 months ago
By Ron Schmelzer  |  August 27, 2018Columnist Ron Schmelzer is Senior Analyst and Founder at Cognilytica One of the factors often credited for this latest boom in artificial intelligence (AI) investment, research, and related cognitive technologies, is the emergence of Deep Learning AI algorithms, and the corresponding large volumes of big data and computing power that makes Deep Learning a reality. However, deep learning is just an approach to machine learning (ML), that while having proven much…

9 months ago
Image: The Creation of the Cosmos by Adam Jesionkiewicz By Kate Levchuk  |  August 17, 2018  |  CogWorld on FORBES According to different estimations the human species has been around for plus minus 4 millions years. What might seem a lot to the mortal human being is a mere blink of an eye in the timeline of the universe. So young a civilization, we are nevertheless pragmatically discussing the cyborgization of humanity and the feasibility of uploading our minds into a computer. Numerous initiatives…

9 months 1 week ago
By Kathleen Walch  |  August 20, 2018Kathleen Walch is Co-Founder and Senior Analyst at Cognilytica If you’ve been following coverage of artificial intelligence (AI) in the news, you might have noticed that industries ranging from pharmaceutical to banking to insurance to real estate are being impacted by the range of machine learning and AI technologies that can broadly be called cognitive technologies. These cognitive technologies change how businesses approach their customers and manage their…

9 months 1 week ago
By Kathleen Walch  |  August 10, 2018Kathleen Walch is Co-Founder and Senior Analyst at Cognilytica Artificial Intelligence is seen by many as a great transformative tech and the possibilities seem almost limitless to what it can eventually do. Will AI systems one day drive us around? Do our laundry? Mow our lawn? Raise our kids? Fight wars? Kill humans? These questions make people shift from thinking purely about the functional capabilities to the ethics behind creating such powerful and potentially life…

9 months 2 weeks ago
By Ron Schmelzer  |  August 9, 2018Columnist Ron Schmelzer is Senior Analyst and Founder at Cognilytica Even though artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive technologies have been around even longer than the electronic computer has been around, AI seems to get stuck in this perpetual trap where AI fantasy doesn’t meet reality. People’s hopes and visions for what AI can be are soon met with the reality of just how tough it is to create any sort of artificial intelligence in machine form. Of course at…

9 months 2 weeks ago
By Ron Schmelzer  |  August 9, 2018Columnist Ron Schmelzer is Senior Analyst and Founder at Cognilytica One of the challenges for those tracking the artificial intelligence industry is that, surprisingly, there’s no accepted, standard definition of what artificial intelligence really is. As Rodney Brooks puts it starkly in the recently released “This is AI” video, “artificial intelligence doesn’t mean one thing… it’s a collection of practices and pieces that people put together.” Of course, that’s not…

9 months 2 weeks ago
By Hessie Jones   |  August 8, 2018  |  Source: CogWorld on ForbesHessie Jones is CogWord's Reporter from Toronto, and is a CoFounder of Salsa AI Digital Disruption is commonplace these days. It occurs so frequently that when it happens it’s not as impressive as it once was. However, it’s an incessant reminder to the C-suite of many traditional organizations of the need to transform in order to keep pace with a market that is unpredictable and in an environment that is far from stable. Alfredo C. Tan,…

9 months 3 weeks ago
By Setrag Khoshafian, Ph.D  |  August 1, 2018Dr. Setrag Khoshafian is Pegasystems' Chief Evangelist, IoT strategist, and strategic BPM (digital processes) technology leader This is Part II of Blockchain for Organizational Culture. As we saw in Part I, there are powerful cultural decentralization trends globally, within enterprises or organizations, and for individuals. The modern worker is keen on innovation and is increasingly yearning for autonomous work environments. I recently attended the Blockchain…

9 months 3 weeks ago
By David Geddes, Veloxiti  |  August 6, 2018 Veloxiti, a software engineering firm, is appealing to innovative business minds to solve the world’s most pressing social problems with their cognitive software technology, such as protecting human workers and expanding economies. Veloxiti™ Inc., a software engineering firm headquartered in Alpharetta, Ga. is now ready to move its advanced technology beyond defense research projects and into real world business applications.  For more than twenty-five years…

9 months 3 weeks ago
By John Merrihew, Veloxiti  |  August 7, 2018 Revolutionary Cognitive Solutions Development Stack for the Enterprise It is not a matter of when or if – but how cognitive technologies can be commercially developed, integrated, and maintained for stronger artificial intelligence capabilities. A leader in cognitive engine technology, Veloxiti is now providing their tools to educate potential partners and build a user ecosystem.    Veloxiti’s cognitive solutions development stack will help educate and…

9 months 3 weeks ago
By Hessie Jones   |  July 28, 2018  |  Source: CogWorld on ForbesHessie Jones is CogWord's Reporter from Toronto, and is a CoFounder of Salsa AI This post references my recent presentation at Startupfest, Montreal. I've been studying the future of work for a number of years and it's now come full circle in an environment and among business leaders who are more accepting of what's in store in the coming decades and what they need to do to survive. Currently, we live in this world of imbalance. Do you…

9 months 3 weeks ago
By Hessie Jones   |  July 28, 2018  |  Source: CogWorld on ForbesHessie Jones is CogWord's Reporter from Toronto, and is a CoFounder of Salsa AI How does technology alter an industry that is heavily regulated, with strong checks and balances and where information is heavily guarded? The real estate industry is comprised mainly of independent realtors, unified under brokerage houses and a nationwide real estate association. Within the confines of this oligopoly are rules to protect its players and ensure…

9 months 4 weeks ago
By Kiran Garimella   |   July 24, 2018Kiran Garimella, Ph.D., is Chief Scientist and CTO at KoreConX, an Author, Speaker, Researcher (AI, ML, Blockchain) and an ex-CIO One of the most contentious aspects of AI is the meaning of 'intelligence.' No one debates the meaning of the word 'strength,' or belittles the idea that machines can be stronger than humans, or even tries to re-define mechanical strength to mean some mysterious physico-spiritual capability that is unique to humans. The debate around the…

10 months ago
By Ron Schmelzer  |  July 20, 2018Columnist Ron Schmelzer is Senior Analyst and Founder at Cognilytica Amongst all this hype and bandwagon jumping on Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Cognitive Technologies is also a sense of unease. How is it that a technology that has roots going back as far as the beginnings of computing is suddenly now the hot “must have” technology that’s powering ever-more dramatic amounts of money being pumped into a few skyrocketing startups?  The industry…

10 months ago
By Ron Schmelzer  |  July 10, 2018Columnist Ron Schmelzer is Senior Analyst and Founder at Cognilytica Clearly for many companies, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the range of Cognitive Technologies are strategic to their businesses and organizations. Indeed, for many companies, AI is as fundamentally important to their long-term well being as their IT organizations and finances. So, if you have a Chief Information Officer (CIO) in charge of all the information and IT-operation activities in the…

10 months ago
By Ron Schmelzer  |  June 23, 2018Columnist Ron Schmelzer is Senior Analyst and Founder at Cognilytica If you have been following the breathless hype of AI and ML over these past few years, you might have noticed the increasing pace at which vendors are scrambling to roll out “platforms” that service the data science and ML communities. The “Data Science Platform” and “Machine Learning Platform” are at the front lines of the battle for the mind share and wallets of data scientists, ML project managers,…

10 months ago
  By Naveen Joshi  |  July 17, 2018Naveen Joshi is founder and CEO of Allerin, which develops engineering and technology solutions focused on optimal customer experiences Will AI replace your existing salesforce? What does - AI to increase sales – mean for your business? How effective will it be? This blog post sets out to answer such queries.   AI is everywhere and it has been getting a lot of attention the past few years. But, why so much buzz around this technology? Well, the reason are its features…

10 months 1 week ago
By Setrag Khoshafian, Ph.D   |  July 14, 2018Dr. Setrag Khoshafian is Pegasystems' Chief Evangelist, IoT strategist, and strategic BPM (digital processes) technology leader This is a two part post, focusing on the impact of Blockchain on transformations in Organizational Culture. (Part II is referenced below). The impact on Organizational Culture is one of the most fascinating realities of the digital era. Digital technologies, including Blockchain, are just enablers of cultural trends that are…

10 months 1 week ago
By Naveen Joshi  |  July 10, 2018Naveen Joshi is founder and CEO of Allerin, which develops engineering and technology solutions focused on optimal customer experiences AI in project management is expected to refine team performance and augment overall organizational productivity. Implementation of AI in project management is transforming the way teams and resources in a workplace are planned, put into effect, and piloted to achieve strategic project goals within the specified time. Project management…

10 months 2 weeks ago
Image credit: Nvidia By Michael Spencer  |  July 3, 2018 The Jetson Xavier chip by Nvidia signals specialized computers, chips and software tools for robots are here. Why is this important? It’s because in the 2020s we are going to see an explosion of smarter robotics. Designed for this future, the chip, Jetson Xavier, is for robots. The Isaac platform will also help accelerate robot development. When NVIDIA unveiled its line of new products and announced a ten-year collaboration with the Taiwanese…

10 months 3 weeks ago
By Ron Schmelzer, Senior Analyst and Founder at Cognilytica  |  June 30, 2018Member Article Czech writer Karel Čapek first coined the term ‘Robot’ in his 1920 play R.U.R. about a dystopian future in which artificial, manufactured “roboti” act human-like and perform tasks in servitude to their human masters, only to later form a rebellion that leads to the extinction of the human race. Many of the visions and dreams about what intelligent machines can be and the fears associated with them are in this way…

10 months 3 weeks ago
By Naveen Joshi  |  June 27, 2018Naveen Joshi is founder and CEO of Allerin, which develops engineering and technology solutions focused on optimal customer experiences While it is difficult for humans to understand other humans, technology seems to be conquering this human shortcoming. Chatbots, using deep learning, are the finest example of this.  Chatbots are not just fun to interact with but a great deal of help too. Chatbots assists us in accomplishing daily tasks like setting the alarm, calling…

10 months 3 weeks ago
By Naveen Joshi  |  June 27, 2018Naveen Joshi is founder and CEO of Allerin, which develops engineering and technology solutions focused on optimal customer experiences Deep learning for marketers enables them to connect with the right customer, offer the right products, and design smarter campaigns.   The deep learning market is expected to reach 18.16 billion U.S.D. by 2023 from 3.18 billion U.S.D. in 2018. Due to its state-of-the-art applications, deep learning is experiencing a rapid increase in its…

11 months ago
By Ron Schmelzer  |  June 21, 2018Columnist Ron Schmelzer is Senior Analyst and Founder at Cognilytica The recent demonstration of Google Duplex by CEO Sundar Pichai has grabbed the world's attention. The demo shows a pre-recorded, and supposedly realtime, interaction between an experimental Google voice assistant, called Google Duplex, interacting with a receptionist at a hair salon and having a back-and-forth conversation to book an appointment. Other demos linked on the Google Duplex blog page show…

11 months ago
Photo credit: Mario Tama/Getty BREAKING NEWS.. AT THE INTERSECTION OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE & HEALTHCARE By Michael Spencer  |  June 18, 2018  We know that artificial intelligence will transform healthcare as we know it. It’s science fiction come alive here, as Google AI can help doctors predict when patients might die. The AI is now better at predicting death than hospitals.  Google’s Medical Brain team is now training its AI to predict the death risk among hospital patients, and there’s lots…

11 months ago
By Phaeda Boinodiris  |  June 18, 2018 The way that we think about AI is colored by popular culture and science fiction. AI promises to create a vastly more productive and efficient economy and if properly harnessed can vastly improve our lives. But what is the future of AI and Play? There are many representations in science fiction of the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Play. Black Mirror (Above Image)  I recently watched an episode of the NetFlix show Black Mirror called “Playtest” in which…

11 months 1 week ago
By Sanjit Dang, Ph.D.  |  June 15, 2018  Dr. Sanjit Dang is an investment director at Intel Capital Every year, Time magazine gets swamped with pitches from thousands of companies, all convinced their product deserves to be included in Time’s “25 Best Inventions” list. This past December, the magazine reserved its cover for a Pixar-like, 11-inch armless robot named Jibo. Jibo — a so-called “social robot” — is just the latest example of a clear phenomenon: A new generation of exponentially more…

11 months 1 week ago
By Ron Schmelzer  |  June 14, 2018Columnist Ron Schmelzer is Senior Analyst and Founder at Cognilytica If AI is to mean something and be a useful term to help delineate different technologies and approaches from others, then it has to be meaningful. A term that means everything to everyone means nothing to anyone. In “Is Machine Learning Really AI?” I explored what I believe AI has to mean to be useful. In summary, AI systems need to be able to sense and understand their environment, learn from past…

11 months 1 week ago
By Naveen Joshi  |  June 10, 2018 It is quite impressive to see how deep learning reconstructs holograms to benefit various industries and their consumers. What if your contacts pop out of your phone while you make a call? What if people who are not around us emerge from nowhere in our room? You might think that such things can only happen in a fictitious world, yet fortunately, we're in times where we have technology that helps us experience such events. Technology has already brought celebrities Frank…

11 months 2 weeks ago
By Setrag Khoshafian, Ph.D   |  June 6, 2018Dr. Setrag Khoshafian is Chief Evangelist and VP of BPM technology at Pegasystems The decentralized ledger technology underlying cryptocurrencies – Blockchain – is becoming a defacto solution for many peer-to-peer applications. There are plenty of books and articles describing the underlying algorithms and technologies of “Blocks” and their hash-based “chaining.” And yes, there is some confusion as to exactly what Blockchain is! We will not cover yet…

11 months 2 weeks ago
By Alan Trefler  |  June 5, 2018Alan Trefler is Founder and CEO of Pegasystems, and a visionary and expert in the field of customer relations for over 30 years It’s estimated that nearly 6.5 million smart speakers like Amazon Echo and Google Home were sold in France, Germany, and the U.K. in 2017, and that more than 47 million adults in the U.S. now have access to one. Consumers are spending time – and money – engaging with organizations through smart devices. So, it’s not surprising that, in an effort to…

11 months 2 weeks ago
By Ron Schmelzer  |  June 5, 2018Columnist Ron Schmelzer is Senior Analyst and Founder at Cognilytica One of the downsides to the recent revival of popularity of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is that we see a lot of vendors, professional services firms, and end users jumping on the AI bandwagon labeling their technologies, products, service offerings, and projects as AI projects without necessarily that being the case. On the other hand, there isn’t a well-accepted delineation between what is definitely AI…

11 months 4 weeks ago
By Hessie Jones   |  May 26, 2018Hessie Jones is CogWord's Reporter from Toronto, and is a CoFounder of Salsa AI It was about a decade ago that this idea of Omnichannel began to take hold. Traditional retailers saw it as a "concept" as their predominantly bricks and mortars presence continued to be the focus channel to serve their customers. Fast forward to 2018 and Machine Learning is bringing this concept into fruition. By definition, “Omnichannel promises to bring retailers closer to their customers…

11 months 4 weeks ago
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…

11 months 4 weeks ago
By Ron Schmelzer  |  May 25, 2018Columnist Ron Schmelzer is Senior Analyst and Founder at Cognilytica Ever since the launch of Amazon’s Echo device in 2014, its seems that every month brings a new development in dedicated devices that process voice commands and perform actions. However, what exactly are these devices? The popular media calls them “smart speakers” or “voice assistants” or “intelligent personal assistants”, but these words describe very different concepts. A smart speaker conjures up a…

1 year ago
By Francesco Corea, Ph.D.  |  May 24, 2018Francesco Corea is a Complexity Scientist, Tech Investor, Data Strategist and AI Advisor IV. Decentralized Intelligent Companies There is plenty of landscapes of blockchain and cryptocurrencies startups out there. I am anyway only interested in those companies working at the intersection (or the convergence, as someone calls it) of AI and blockchain, which apparently are not that many. They are mainly concentrated in San Francisco area and London, but there are…

1 year ago
By Francesco Corea, Ph.D.  |  May 24, 2018Francesco Corea is a Complexity Scientist, Tech Investor, Data Strategist and AI Advisor III. How Blockchain can change AI In the previous section, we quickly touched upon the effects that AI might eventually have on the blockchain. Now instead, we will make the opposite exercise understanding what impact can the blockchain have on the development of machine learning systems. More in details, blockchain could: Help AI explaining itself (and making us believe it…

1 year ago
By Francesco Corea, Ph.D.  |  May 24, 2018Francesco Corea is a Complexity Scientist, Tech Investor, Data Strategist and AI Advisor II. How AI can change Blockchain Although extremely powerful, a blockchain has its own limitations as well. Some of them are technology-related while others come from the old-minded culture inherited from the financial services sector, but all of them can be affected by AI in a way or another: Energy consumption: mining is an incredibly hard task that requires a ton of…

1 year ago
By Francesco Corea, Ph.D.  |  May 21, 2018Columnist Francesco Corea is a Complexity Scientist, Tech Investor, Data Strategist and AI Advisor It is undeniable that AI and blockchain are two of the major technologies that are catalyzing the pace of innovation and introducing radical shifts in every industry. Each technology has its own degree of technical complexity as well as business implications but the joint use of the two may be able to redesign the entire technological (and human) paradigm from…

1 year ago
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…

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By Kathleen Walch  |  May 21, 2018Kathleen Walch is Co-Founder and Senior Analyst at Cognilytica Have you ever dreamed of the day where your car could drive for itself freeing you to do other things, such as reading, catching up on emails, watching a movie, or sleeping rather than focusing on the road while in the car? Automotive manufacturers and transportation technology vendors are rapidly progressing us to that goal. Indeed, we discuss that “Autonomous Everything” is one of the four key parts of our …

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By Ron Schmelzer  |  May 11, 2018Ron is Senior Analyst and Founder at Cognilytica The AI Hype Train Has Left the Station You know you’re in the middle of a hype cycle when every industry has products that use some buzzword, regardless of whether or not they have the technical merit or legitimacy to actually use that buzzword. This is where we currently are with regards to the market for Artificial Intelligence (AI) products and services. We participate in literally hundreds of briefing calls a year, at a…

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Dr. Carlo Ventura and Chuck Brooks, Co-Founders of ÉlpisÉremo  |  May 7, 2018 The revolution we will be facing in the next few years will fundamentally transform the way we live, work and how we’re “connected to each-other.” Even more remarkably, the 4th industrial revolution may change the way we are connected to ourselves, it may change our feelings in the way we perceive.. us. Most of the basic issues will be about electronics, about machines, about the future of what we call Artificial Intelligence.…

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By Vivek Wadhwa  |  May 7, 2018Luminary Columnist Vivek Wadhwa is an American technology entrepreneur and academic Just four years ago I was a cheerleader. Social media was supposed to be the great hope for democracy. I know because I told the world so. I said in 2014 that no-one could predict where this revolution would take us. My conclusion was dusted with optimism: a better connected human race would find a way to better itself. I was only half right: nobody could indeed have predicted where we have…

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By Ron Schmelzer  |  May 4, 2018Columnist Ron Schmelzer is Senior Analyst and Founder at Cognilytica Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not the only technology that’s getting a lot of media and investor attention these days. Blockchain is emerging as a technology in its own right separate from the much-hyped rise in value of cryptocurrencies. Proponents of blockchain claim that it will have fundamental, ground-breaking impact on all industries, changing the way that we transact with one another. Blockchain…

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      By Neil Movold  |  May 7, 2018 Like many journeymen, I have had the fortunate opportunity to build up a long career of experiences across many industries and around the world. The best part is that most of those experiences had involved working at the bleeding edge of technological evolution. From being named one of the most influential individuals in Bermuda’s history when I opened a whole nation to the wonders of the Internet, to starting a company focused on building a real cognitive system…

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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,…

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By Calum Chace  |  April 27, 2018 The media today is full of stories about artificial intelligence, and there is universal agreement that it is a very big deal. But ironically, most people are not paying close attention.  This is probably because the stories are confused and confusing.  Some say that robots will take all our jobs and then turn into murderous Terminators. Others say that is all hype, and there is much less going on than meets the eye. And so most people shudder slightly, shrug their…

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By Ron Schmelzer  |  April 13, 2018  |  Source AI brings mixed emotions and opinions when referenced in the context of jobs.  Here’s something fun you can do at your next business or technology networking event; ask the question “Do you think Artificial Intelligence will be a net job killer or net job creator?” What we would expect you would hear is an interesting and conflicting set of opinions that range from “AI will destroy all jobs as we know it” to “AI will enable us to work better and do new things…

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By Kathleen Walch  |  April 19, 2018 As Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to become a focus for an increasing number of enterprises, these organizations are realizing how important it is to have the right people and skills in place. In particular, we have seen a significant increase in demand for data scientists in organization as AI, various applications of machine learning (ML),  non-ML predictive analytics, and other so-called “big data” approaches continue to gain traction in the enterprise. In…

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By Hessie Jones, CogWorld Reporter, Toronto  |  April 23, 2018  More than ever before, the consumer has become fully aware of the extent to which they are being surveilled, and influenced or some would argue, manipulated. This post discusses the increasingly on-demand market and how data has enabled this. It also challenges the relationship between the business and its customers and introduces an era of more balanced control of data and the inevitable privacy and security regulations that will drive…

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  By Mark Montgomery, Founder, CEO of Kyield  |  April 14, 2018 AI systems create value by converting human knowledge to digital form that can then be converted to other forms of energy, including kinetic. At the atomic level knowledge created by human intelligence and augmented by machine learning can be viewed and expressed as an extension of relativity discovered by Einstein more than a century ago. "Our concepts and laws of space and time can only claim validity insofar as they stand in a clear…

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  By Terrence Mills  |  March 7, 2018  |  Source: Forbes    Artificial intelligence might conjure images of a robotic Haley Joel Osment in Spielberg's film AI, or it may make you think of Data from Star Trek. Yet the impact of artificial intelligence in everyday life is more understated and far-reaching than science fiction might suggest. Artificial intelligence has the potential to offer $15.7 trillion to the global economy by 2030. You already encounter it every day. Think of all those times Amazon…

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By CogWorld Partner, Cognilytica  |  March 15, 2018  |  Source: Cognilytica Artificial Intelligence (AI) represents an interesting paradox. On the one hand, the goals of systems that can behave with the intelligence of humans, perceiving their environment around them, understanding and comprehending information and how to apply that information for decision-making, learning from experiences, and even greater ideas around consciousness and self-awareness have been lofty goals envisioned by computer science…

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Cloudera & Kogentix Case Study  |  Source Bank Danamon is one of Indonesia’s largest financial institutions, offering corporate and small business banking, consumer banking, trade finance, cash management, treasury and capital markets.  Challenge Financial service institutions globally are under immense pressure from a new generation of tech-savvy customers to deliver consumer-centric digital services. These new services represent a massive opportunity as well as a massive risk as more consumers…

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By Hessie Jones, CogWorld Reporter, Toronto  |  April 5, 2018 Customer Centricity is the promise of AI. It seems to be the holy grail that continues to elude business. Marketing solutions and systems integrators are trying to build technology frameworks for Next Best Action that take real-time consumer context into consideration. They're still falling short. But what if the only way to truly get to the heart of understanding the customer is to amass a huge amount of data, from different perspectives,…

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By Tom Davenport  |  A Deloitte Member Article |  March 31, 2018   A survey of early adopters helps correct some common misconceptions about artificial intelligence. Artificial intelligence is one of the most frequently discussed topics in business today, but even more than most new technologies, its promise is sometimes obscured by a set of lingering myths—particularly among those whose exposure to the technology has been limited. Professionals with first-hand experience have a different perspective,…

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A CogWorld C-Level Member Q&A with Peter Fingar and Kogentix CEO, Boyd Davis  (2017) We’ve been loaded (and overloaded) with information about Big Data, and more recently, Cognitive Computing. I’ve researched and written a lot about these subjects. But recently, a CEO who is “in the business of Big Data” updated my thinking. I talked at length with Boyd Davis, CEO at Kogentix Inc., providers of  cognitive computing and machine learning to build systems that use Big Data to learn about your business,…

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Capturing and Executing the Behavior of Everything   By Helena Keeley and Tom Keeley  |  Compsim Member Article |  March 26, 2018 Interest in the “behavior” of systems (machines, humans, and organizations) while operating and interacting in the world today is driving change in almost every industry and in every function.  Having the ability to easily articulate “complex behaviors” in a mathematically explicit manner will be necessary to accelerate and respond to that dynamic.  Having auditable and…

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By Chuck Brooks   |  March 24, 2018 An interview with Gabby Menachem, CEO of Loom Systems, named by Gartner as a “Cool Vendor” in Artificial Intelligence Beyond the hype, what are the perils and promises of emerging cognitive technologies? More specifically, are artificial intelligence and machine learning something to fear or cultivate?  That's a great question that I encounter a lot, and I think it's also being fostered a lot by media and popular science. For example, the late Stephen Hawking has been…

1 year 2 months ago
By Hessie Jones, CogWorld Reporter, Toronto, and CoFounder, Salsa AI  |  March 21, 2018 I'm excited to share my journey with you, involving the brilliant minds I encounter and the emerging issues that need tackling. As the AI community grows, it's important to address some of the gaps we encounter in this nascent and highly experimental phase as companies, organizations and countries continue to figure their place in the world of AI. The last decade of my career pushed me in the direction of social media…

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By Setrag Khoshafian, Ph.D   |  March 7, 2018Dr. Khoshafian is Pegasystems' Chief Evangelist, IoT strategist, and strategic BPM (digital processes) technology leader Despite several wins and digital transformation initiatives involving Internet of Things – consumer or Industrial (aka IIoT) - ROI from IoT is still a challenge. At least that is the impression. Vodafon’s 2017/2018 Barometer of IoT shows trends and positive results in the adoption of IoT in different industries. According to the survey “74%…

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By Charles Moore, NextGen Global Executive Search  |  March 10, 2018 Augmented reality virtual elements, virtual reality, artificial intelligence - exactly what are they and how do they interact with one another? Every moment of our waking lives, we use our five senses to learn about our world. In our daily reality, we see people and cars moving on the street, or hear a colleague talking with a client in the next cubicle. We can smell something burning or peculiar fish smells or our morning bacon cooking…

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By Charles Moore, NextGen Global Executive Search  |  March 10, 2018 For years we have been hearing that driverless cars will soon be dominating our highways as autonomous vehicles are developed.  Not since the advent of the horseless carriage have we been faced with such a disruption in personal travel. But the adoption of vehicle automation will likely take longer than many have thought. There may be a more gradual increase over several years through several stages. That will come with further…

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By Sheridan Tatsuno  |  November 17, 2017 In "Blade Runner" and the upcoming movie "Ready Player One," Hollywood shows us one of their favorite genres -- dark, violent dystopias not unlike many cities today. Dystopias have become so pervasive in movies, books and TV programs that many people are tiring of them and seeking relief in more positive stories and news. Instead of another round of virtual shoot-em-up hells, many VR developers are asking: How can virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) be…

1 year 2 months ago
By Calum Chace  |  March 9, 2018 One out of three ain’t good Universal Basic Income (UBI) is a fashionable policy idea comprising three elements: it is universal, it is basic, and it is an income.  Unfortunately, two of these elements are unhelpful, and to paraphrase Meatloaf, one out of three ain’t good.   The giant sucking sound The noted economist John Kay dealt the edifice of UBI a serious blow in May 2016 in an article (here; paywall) for the FT.  He returned to his target a year later (here) and…

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By Vint Cerf, Ph.D.  |  February 26, 2018 I'm a big science fiction fan and robots have played a major role in some of my favorite speculative universes. The prototypical robot story came in the form of a play by Karel Čapek called "R.U.R." that stood for "Rossum's Universal Robots." Written in the 1920s, it envisaged android-like robots that were sentient and were created to serve humans. "Robot" came from the Czech word “robota” (which means “forced labor“). Needless to say, the story does not come out…

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By Jim Sinur  |  January 22, 2018 History teaches us that there were two large AI Winters in the past. One starting in the mid 1970s and another in the late 1980's There were very clear reasons for the last two AI Winters, but most of the technical and cost issues are gone. The wild card is how humans accept AI this time around. My bet is against another brutal winter. This does not mean there won't be cold snaps, but a 15-20 year freeze out doesn't seem likely now.The First AI Winter: It was caused by a…

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By Fabio Bottacci  |  Founder, CEO of VINCI Digital  |  February 19, 2018 Trillion-dollar projections on the expanding size of the market are urging companies to capitalize on the Industrial IoT [IIoT]. For many, however, it remains unclear how industries should apply IIoT to begin making the hyper-efficient and agile factory of the future a reality. Fabio Bottacci, Founder and CEO of VINCI Digital and Industrial IoT Expert Contributor at the World Economic Forum and at the Brazilian Development Bank (…

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By Phaeda Boinodiris  |  February 14, 2018 Firstly, let me start by saying that moral ethics is a code that everyone is able to pursue. Whether we choose to or not is up to the individual. We have all heard the stories that range from biased AI engines to hackable systems. In this hopeful article, I will help establish a framework for how to think about Ethics and Technology. Indeed though we have the ability to pursue a code of moral ethics, perhaps technology in some cases could at least warn us if not…

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By Jim Sinur  |  February 6, 2018 We know that AI will be assisting us at work in a more influential way over time and will help us reach organizational goals. What do you think of AI influencing your every day life beyond super charging searches, playing your favorite music and controlling individual devices. AI will help us look better, act better and participate better in social interactions. As we are successful at work with AI, we will trust it more in our personal lives. AI will Help Us Look Better…

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By Setrag Khoshafian, Ph.D   |  January 29, 2018Dr. Setrag Khoshafian is Pegasystems' Chief Evangelist, IoT strategist, and strategic BPM (digital processes) technology leader Digitization is having a remarkable impact on all industry sectors. Manufacturing in particular is in the midst of a major digital transformation shift often characterized as Industrie 4.0 (aka Industry 4.0 or Smart Manufacturing (especially in the US)).  The transformation of Manufacturing goes beyond the confines of intelligent…

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By Peter Fingar  |  February 15, 2018 Let's turn to M.I.T.’s Affective Computing group, which aims to bridge the gap between human emotions and computational technology, to open our discussion, “Affective Computing is computing that relates to, arises from, or deliberately influences emotion or other affective phenomena. Emotion is fundamental to human experience, influencing cognition, perception, and everyday tasks such as learning, communication, and even rational decision-making. However,…

1 year 3 months ago
  Case Study: Mt High Resort Case Study | Source: Treeline Interactive Web Design and Development Mt High approached us to design and develop an innovative interactive web site that kept users engaged and provided all the details their riders needs. This means we integrate with various 3rd party services to provide weather, snow conditions, and lift/trail status. CRM We were able to leverage the power of the RFID enabled ski passes to fully track skier days and runs automatically. But if that wasn't…

1 year 3 months ago
  By Tim Homuth, VP Sales and Marketing, Simplexity Services LLC | August 2, 2016 | Source: Linkedin We spoke with Howard Heppelmann, Divisional Vice President and General Manager for Connected Manufacturing at PTC, on the current state of the Internet of Things (IoT) as well as the direction he thinks IoT will take in the future. PTC works with more than 28,000 businesses worldwide to help them create, operate, and service products in rapidly-evolving, globally distributed manufacturing industries.…

1 year 3 months ago
  By Tim Homuth, VP Sales and Marketing, Simplexity Services LLC | August 2, 2016 | Source: Linkedin We spoke with Howard Heppelmann, Divisional Vice President and General Manager for Connected Manufacturing at PTC, on the current state of the Internet of Things (IoT) as well as the direction he thinks IoT will take in the future. PTC works with more than 28,000 businesses worldwide to help them create, operate, and service products in rapidly-evolving, globally distributed manufacturing industries.…

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  By Tim Homuth, VP Sales and Marketing, Simplexity Services LLC | February 22, 2016 | Source: Linkedin Tim McElwee is a leading cyber security expert and CEO at ZitoVault whose mission is “Safeguarding the Internet of Things.” In our conversation with Tim we got great information about securing the Internet of Things, where the threats are coming from, how you can protect yourself in your home with your own consumer IoT products, and how enterprises should be thinking about security.  Help us…

1 year 3 months ago
  By Tim Homuth, VP Sales and Marketing, Simplexity Services LLC | March 14, 2016 | Source: Linkedin We interviewed Mark Modzelewski, the Chief of Staff at Estimote, Inc. to get his insight into the creative ways Beacons are being used in commercial and enterprise applications and the opportunities they create for the Internet of Things.  Beacons are small wireless sensors that use Bluetooth Low Energy (also known as Bluetooth Smart or Bluetooth Version 4.0+) to broadcast radio signals that can be…

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By Michael Mills, Co-Founder & CSO, Neota Logic Inc. | September 19, 2016 | Source: Linkedin At its annual Futures Conference, the College of Law Practice Management brings together a uniquely multi-disciplinary group of legal industry participants and observers—partners, technologists, marketers, and managers from law firms of all sizes; bar association leaders; corporate legal operations executives; alternative legal services providers; software creators; law professors; and consultants and critics…

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  By Mark Montgomery, CEO, Kyield | March 20, 2015 | Source: Kyield Blog Promise of spring reveals interesting hybrid variants Those of us who have been through a few tech cycles have learned to be cautious, so for the second article in this series I thought it might be helpful to examine the state of AI algorithms to answer the question: what’s different this time? I reached out to leading AI labs for their perspective, including Jürgen Schmidhuber at the Swiss AI Lab IDSIA. Jürgen’s former students…

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MILITARY & DOD ENVIRONMENT Modern military command centers and staffs operate in a demanding, rapidly evolving battlespace environment, with data and information streaming in so fast and in such volumes that defies timely and effective processing. Leaders and planners must make rapid decisions and/or quickly respond despite significant uncertainty. Despite the realities of that uncertainty or fog of war, collaboration within chains of command, across Services, and among coalition partners is essential…

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  By Mounir Shita, Entrepreneur, Business & Technology Executive | April 25, 2017 | Source: Linkedin This post is not meant to give the reader a detailed look into how our algorithms work. The goal is to give the reader an idea of our approach. Now, here's a fun activity: Get your camera phone ready, meetup with one or more Artificial Intelligence scientists and ask them to define intelligence -- scientifically. Make it clear that you define scientifically as not using abstract words such as "…

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  By Mounir Shita, Entrepreneur, Business & Technology Executive | October 17, 2017 | Source: Linkedin Over the past years I've spent a lot of time writing about our approach to General AI, or Artificial General Intelligence (AGI). Now it is time to take it from theory to practice. In August 2016 we launched a private beta. The beta was limited to a few individuals. Yet, the result were astonishing. The rate of learning and the ability to develop comprehension (although it is still fairly shallow…

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  By Mounir Shita, Entrepreneur, Business & Technology Executive | October 17, 2017 | Source: Linkedin After considerable delay we are finally launching the 3rd phase of Nigel AGI app. With it comes a completely overhauled machine learning and comprehension algorithm. Before I go into the technical updates, let me first go through what you will experience and what we are asking everyone to do.   If you have Nigel AGI app on your device, you will see it updating today or tomorrow. If you want to…

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  By Jack C Crawford, CEO,datalog.ai | April 5, 2016 | Source: Linkedin  It has been humorously stated that any discipline that ends with the word "science" isn't a science. Social science, military science, computer science, and library science are such oxymorons. The same joke applies to the word "intelligence." Military intelligence, business intelligence ... artificial intelligence Yet artificial intelligence is no longer artificial. In a number of ways, an interaction with an automated agent has…

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  By Jack C Crawford, CEO at Datalog.ai | February 21, 2017 | Source: Linkedin MyPolly™ is a natural language understanding engine built within an easy to use tool for chatbot builders and developers of virtual assistants. It makes machine to human interactions more intelligent, personalized and conversational. Today’s AI tools only respond to a few phrases or questions, and cannot maintain the flow of communication from beginning to end. To address this, some chatbot software developers will use…

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  September 28, 2016 | Source: AI Business AI Business recently got the chance to speak to Jack Crawford, the founder and CEO of datalog.ai. datalog.ai is a San Francisco startup that is building advanced models for interpretation, prediction, and the empowerment of humans with artificial intelligence. They are focused on developing AI software to personalise user experiences through the discovery of behaviour to enhance outcomes with better information and accuracy. Their AI+ platform focuses on…

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Praful Krishna, CEO, Coseer | February 12, 2016 | Source: Linkedin AI systems are thought to be very complex. Some of the popular ones have been in the works for about a decade. At Coseer, we have been at it for more than three years now. However, AI systems can actually be very simple as well. While someday there will be an all purpose sentient intelligence, today, design of effective AI systems should answer the following questions: Purpose: What is the AI going to be used for? This question has the…

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Praful Krishna, CEO, Coseer | May 15, 2017 | Source: Coseer  It’s conquered Go and cracked the labyrinthine code of human language but, on a global scale, the technology of artificial intelligence is still maturing. To get to the next generation of AI, we need to equip it with accountability and democratize it with scale. AI that is able to show us exactly how it makes all decisions, will allow us to understand its reasoning. AI that is lightweight, yet powerful enough to efficiently apply to applications…

1 year 3 months ago
Praful Krishna, CEO at Coseer | Source: CIO Review The Google Search Appliance (GSA) has set a high standard for enterprise search and remains popular in the market, offering business an easy-to-deploy search engine that plugs into internal databases and helps workers retrieve information. Nevertheless, GSA is – surprisingly, for Google – out of date. It bases searches on keywords rather than the actual meaning of a user’s question, and this means results obtained are often not relevant to questions posed…

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Case Study | January 26, 2016 | SanDisk Maximizes Production Quality with Machine Learning and Analytics Powered by Cloudera Enterprise Global Leader in Flash Storage Implements Unified, Secure Big Data Platform to Reduce Drive Errors and Predict Failures PALO ALTO, Calif. – January 26, 2016 – Cloudera, the global provider of the fastest, easiest, and most secure data management and analytics platform built on Apache Hadoop and the latest open source technologies, announced today that SanDisk, a global…

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Case Study: Markerstudy: Achieved 120% increase in policy count in 18 months Overview Markerstudy Group, a leading UK-based general insurer, serves over 1.75 million customers. Solution The growth of cloud-based solutions, digital, and Internet of Things (IoT) requires a new approach to accessing and analyzing data of all types, age, and volume. Markerstudy Group realized early on that to differentiate and sustain its trajectory for growth, it must adopt a big data analytics strategy. The insurer uses…

1 year 4 months ago
By Gary Olson, Co-Founder, CTO, MediaMaestro  |  February 1, 2018 In today’s world, terrorism and cause-inspired violence against innocent people fill the news media and has put the public, law enforcement and the governments of the world on edge.  Media Maestro is using cognitive computing coupled with advanced media workflow orchestration to create a Cognitive Intelligence solution for predictive analysis to help prevent these acts of terrorism, attacks and violent situations or threats.   Public and…

1 year 4 months ago
By Charles Moore (AI & Robotics/IoT) at NextGen  |  January 14, 2018  It’s been more than a decade since the time when the number of internet-connected devices exceeded the number of people on the planet. This milestone signaled the emergence and rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm, smart objects, which empowered a whole new range of applications that leverage data and services from the billions of connected devices.  Nowadays IoT applications are disrupting entire sectors in both consumer…

1 year 4 months ago
By Setrag Khoshafian, Ph.D   |  January 4, 2018Dr. Khoshafian is Pegasystems' Chief Evangelist, IoT strategist, and strategic BPM (digital processes) technology leader In the past few years we witnessed a pervasive emphasis on Digital Transformation (DX). Digitization continued to be a top priority. Each year there are predictions on various digital technologies that will impact DX. Examples for 2018 include IoT Predictions, top predictions on DX itself, and Customer Experience predictions – to name a few…

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By Kevin Fogarty  |  January 3, 2018 Business dithers while consumers lead the way – as they did with social networks, smart phones, the cloud, the web, the internet, LANs, the PC…   2017 was a big year for artificial intelligence. It wasn’t THE year – the one in which au courant versions of AI replaced hunt-and-peck, brute-force computing as the preferred way to write software to solve problems. During 2017 we were still 45 years from a time when AI would do almost anything better than humans, even…

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By Sanjit Dang, Ph.D.  |  Jan 1, 2018   When it comes to virtual reality, we’re in a classic tech-industry moment: lots of chatter but seemingly little movement. We hear future-focused cheerleading from all corners about VR’s incredible potential, yet the 6.3 million headsets shipped last year is hardly cause for a ticker-tape parade. So what’s holding back VR? The nature of the technology, for starters. VR is not a tweak to an existing platform; it is a tectonic shift in how we interact with…

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By Molly Lavik  |  December 5, 2017  |  Source: Mentor InSight Mentor InSight Debuts World’s First Trophy Award Created by a Robot at Lionbridge v2#AIShowBiz Event Momenta Synthetic Robot Brain Gives Futuristic Look Into AI with Emotional Intelligence HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mentor InSight (http://www.AIShow.Biz), the media and market maker company with a moon shot mission to create an Obi-Wan Kenobi style like guru, today announced the world’s first trophy designed by a robotic “…

1 year 5 months ago
By Gary Olson (Guest Columnist)  |  November 28, 2017 The history of computers has been a continuum of using technology to perform human tasks theoretically faster, more efficiently and more accurately.  In some instances computers are able to accomplish tasks or calculations beyond human capabilities in a reasonable time frame.   Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become the catch term for all advanced computer accomplishments.  Now we delineate Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Cognitive Computing and…

1 year 6 months ago
By Chuck Brooks  |  November 20, 2017 As our technology has become more sophisticated, so has the search for other potential life in the universe. Some NASA scientists are now estimating that we may have contact with extraterrestrial contact in as little 25 years. Last year, scientists announced the discovery of a planet, a red dwarf 12.36 light years away; only four light years away from Earth located in the Alpha Centauri system. The planet is called Proxima Centauri, and it may be habitable. This…

1 year 6 months ago
By Tom Davenport, Jeff Loucks and David Schatsky  |  Deloitte Survey  |  November 19, 2017  |  Source ANALYSIS   Early adopters speak out on cognitive and AI ​What do the most aggressive adopters of artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive technologies report based on their efforts to date? On everything from the impact on jobs to their specific goals and exactly which technologies they're using and much more, 250 leaders shared their views on this important business development just as it takes hold…

1 year 6 months ago
By Akshay Sabhikhi, CEO, CognitiveScale   |  Source: CognitiveScale   BUILD YOUR AI WITH T.R.U.S.T. What is Augmented Intelligence? Discover how executives are using Augmented Intelligence to transform their business.   The 10 Questions: What is Augmented Intelligence?   Why are Augmented Intelligence systems so effective?   How does Augmented Intelligence differ from existing AI systems?   When should I use Augmented Intelligence systems?   Which Businesses and Processes are best suited for…

1 year 6 months ago
By Setrag Khoshafian, Ph.D  |  October 25, 2017  |  SourceDr. Khoshafian is Pegasystems' Chief Evangelist, IoT strategist, and strategic BPM (digital processes) technology leader The increasingly fast paced and competitive landscape of products and services have necessitated innovative approaches for managing logistics and supply chain. Logistics pertains to distribution and organization of products within an organization. It includes warehousing and transportation and is considered part of the overall …

1 year 7 months ago
By Nathaniel Palmer  |  October 14, 2017   Having intelligent conversations today rarely happens on the phone. Here we are in 2017, the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, and with it the single greatest step towards digital disruption. Yet nobody calls any more, and for some, not even our mothers. Over the last decade we have seen an extraordinary shift in customer expectations – what has ultimately created the need for digital transformation. How digital are your processes today? Many will answer this in…

1 year 7 months ago
By Mark Minevich  |  October 14, 2017   For the last 50 years, technology has been the fundamental driving force for the growth of our economy. My grandparents, who were born in Europe saw the advent of truly life altering technologies at that time such as automobiles, electricity and refrigeration. Over the years being a CTO and venture capitalist, I’ve recognized that the rate of change and innovation have been accelerating – in particular over the past decade it seems. Facebook was founded by Mark…

1 year 7 months ago
By Dan Conway  |  October 11, 2017 Recently, I was involved in a conversation with some folks who were using blockchain to persist rules of behavior for swarms of drones. Part of the conversation brought back memories. Almost 25 years ago, when the first Jurassic Park movie was created, gatherings of AAAI (at the time the American Association for Artificial Intelligence) often talked about how flocks of birds could be modeled as agents, and what rules they had to follow to be successful both individually…

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eFeature #2 Prospectus Crossing the Cognitive Chasm: The Journey Release & distribution: TBAMembers' articles due: TBA eFeature exposure: 500,000 guaranteed Way back in 1993, when Hammer and Champy wrote "Reengineering the Corporation," the book launched the Business Process Reengineering (BPR) revolution. ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems were all the rage, with large companies paying millions to consultants to “convert” to ERP systems, tearing down silos and integrating company functions…

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By Ganesh Padmanabhan  |  October 8, 2017  |  Source: LinkedIn I finally watched the movie Ex Machina this weekend (disclosure: I’m not a movie buff, and am always decades behind on movies!). It was a pretty impressive plot, would have liked the screenplay to be a little better. But what stood out for me was the application of the Turing Test to break the frontier – not just testing for human actions, but for human consciousness. I’ll be suspicious of pretty cyborgs from now on. That said, I was trying…

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By Manoj Saxena  |  October 5, 2017 Manoj is the Executive Chairman of CognitiveScale and a founding managing director of The Entrepreneurs’ Fund IV. He was the first GM of IBM Watson (2011-14). Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly expanding and affecting every aspect of our daily lives. We have no doubt come a good distance on what is indeed a very long AI road. But many dangers and problems will still persist if we don't look past the hype and focus on key challenges that lie ahead. Here's a…

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By Jim Spohrer  |  October 2, 2017   Imagination challenge: Consider quantifying and graphing the decreasing cost of digital workers due to Moore’s Law, and increasing GDP/Employees USA from 1960 to 2080 (projected). A narrow digital worker will cost about a million dollars by 2025, and require a petascale computational system.  The same digital worker will cost about a thousand dollars by 2045, and about $1 by 2065. A digital worker can drive a car for example, or transcribe medical records, or provide…

1 year 7 months ago
By Jonathan Kolber  |  October 1, 2017  |  Source: Blog Researchers have recently figured out how to impart hive learning capabilities to robots. It’s particularly applicable to the kinds of complex tasks that require observation, trial, error, learning and further trials. This will enable them to collectively learn, in weeks, tasks that would have individually taken the robots years. Essentially, a group of identical robots are presented with the same learning challenge. They make various individual…

1 year 7 months ago
By Ganesh Padmanabhan  |  October 1, 2017  The internet is ablaze with the news of Artificial Intelligence (AI) being an existential threat, with the update from Facebook on them shutting down a bot framework that developed its own language that human’s couldn’t understand. View here.   I got a call from my mom this morning asking if this is the kind of stuff I’m involved in, trying to eradicate humanity in the process! With all of the conspiracy theories spinning, I wanted to pen down my thoughts on…

1 year 7 months ago
By Praful Krishna  |  October 1, 2017 The first artificial neural networks were developed in the 1960s, when The Beatles and The Rolling Stones topped the charts. But it is only in the last 10 years that advances in computational power and big data have made them useful enough to pique the interest of the business community. One technique in particular has proven itself spectacularly successful in getting the most out of neural networks – deep learning, or the application of complex neural network…

1 year 7 months ago
By Jim Sinur  |  September 24, 2017  |  Source: Jim Sinur's Blog The critical first step in the commercial underwriting and risk management process, gathering and extracting financial data from client submissions, is almost universally a manual, non-responsive, error-prone, non-scalable process.  Timely and consistent application of credit policy across the enterprise is extremely challenging at best and becomes increasingly difficult to operationalize as the organization scales.    Variation in form […

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By Kiran Garimella   |   September 14, 2017 The cognitive computing revolution is now making inroads into one of the most conservative areas of business—the lower middle market of private companies. Making up 40%-50% of the GDP, this market remains one of the most technologically under-served segments of the economy. Until now. AI and Blockchain are bringing disruptive innovation to this middle market to introduce efficiencies and disintermediation. The Alliance of M&A Advisors (The Alliance) that…

1 year 8 months ago
By Manoj Saxena  |  September 11, 2017  |  Source: LinkedIn There is little doubt that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will transform industries and business models. Recent developments in driverless cars, voice recognition, and deep learning show how much machines can do and the powerful business models AI can drive. Driven both by opportunity and a fear of losing out, companies across industries have announced AI-focused initiatives. However, early AI pilots are not producing the dramatic results that…

1 year 9 months ago
By Vint Cerf   |   August 22, 2017 We're already past the middle of the second decade of the 21st century. Over one hundred years ago, World War I was about to start. Einstein's "annus mirabilis" papers were just nine years in the past. The first computers were about 25 years ahead, counting Conrad Zuse's 1938–1939 et. seq. work on the Z1 and Z2, especially, as seminal. 53 years ago—1964—marked the introduction of the IBM 360 computer. Roughly 40+ years ago, the first paper on the Internet's core…

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By Chuck Brooks  |  July 27, 2017 We have entered a new technological era in commerce and it has also arrived in government. There are a variety of tech verticals to watch in the coming transformation, including: 1) data science; 2) digital transformation; 3) the Internet of Things; 4) 3-D printing; and 5) cybersecurity Collaboration, agility, innovation and engagement have emerged as driving factors for agency performance and progress will be determined by combining these factors with adoption and…

1 year 9 months ago
By Irving Wladawsky-Berger, Ph.D.  |  July 24, 2017 Is the Robocalypse upon us?, asked MIT economist David Autor in his presentation at a recent Forum of European central bankers.  His presentation was based on a paper co-written with Utrecht University economist Anna Salomons.  “Is productivity growth inimical to employment?,” they asked in the paper’s abstract.  “Canonical economic theory says no, but much recent economic theory says maybe  - that is, rapid advances in machine capabilities may curtail…

1 year 11 months ago
By Setrag Khoshafian, Ph.D.  |  June 15, 2017Dr. Khoshafian is Pegasystems' Chief Evangelist, IoT strategist, and strategic BPM (digital processes) technology leader In Part I of “AI Driving Digital Customer Engagement” we focused on the “Insight” part of the insight to action dynamics. In Part II we focus on the “Action” part. We’ll cover digitization of value streams and the digital transformation through AI-Assisted Work. Digitized Value Streams The most powerful impact of AI can be realized in the…

2 years ago
By Darran Cooke, Services Delivery Manager, EMEA, Cloudera Delivering Big Data Advanced Analytics - Clusters - Defining Your Requirements Defining Your Requirements - Part 2 In this, the second part of my blog, I would like to provide some guidance around the key areas within the ‘Defining your Requirements’ stage. Defining these requirements early is an important prerequisite and will hopefully ensure that you have done everything possible to ensure a strong starting position for your project to build…

2 years ago
By Tom Davenport   Three decades in the past, companies were wrestling with the implementation of enterprise-wide transaction systems. Two decades ago, many organizations were anxious to develop electronic commerce capabilities. A decade ago, most firms were just beginning to think about how to embrace advanced analytics for better decision-making. Today, forward-thinking companies want to be cognitive—to master machine and deep learning, natural language processing, and other cognitive technologies.Of…

2 years ago
Source: Aragon Research By Adrian Bowles and Jim Lundy Summary Aragon Research introduces its 2017 Technology Arc™ for Artificial Intelligence. This inaugural edition features 31 technology and market profiles that are split between the emerging, adopting, and mature arcs. Research Note Details Topics: Artificial IntelligenceIssue: What are the macro trends impacting the adoption of AI?Publication Date: April 11, 2017Research Note Number: 2017-12Length: 29 pagesFile Size: 9 MBFile Type: Portable…

2 years ago
By Setrag Khoshafian, Ph.D.  |  May 1, 2017 There’s no doubt about it: Digital Technology has become an indispensable tool for driving customer engagement. For many companies, effective digital solutions are the foundation on which positive B2C, B2B, and B2B2C relationships are built. Technology fills in where legacy or manual systems could not, allowing businesses to create personalized, and intelligent digital user-friendly journeys for a wide range of consumers. AI[1] is the most important digital…

2 years ago
By Vint Cerf, Ph.D.  |  April 28, 2017 What is it about the residents of Silicon Valley that encourages risk taking? I have often wondered about that and have reached an interesting, if possibly controversial conclusion. Thinking more generally about immigration, I considered my own family history. In the mid-late 1800s, my father's family emigrated from the Alsace-Lorraine region (variously French and German) to Kentucky. A great many families came to the U.S. during that period. It is a family belief…

2 years ago
By Vivek Wadhwa  |  Source: wadhwa.com It is a warm autumn morning, and I am walking through downtown Mountain View, Calif., when I see it. A small vehicle that looks like a cross between a golf cart and a Jetson-esque, bubble-topped spaceship glides to a stop at an intersection. Someone is sitting in the passenger seat, but no one seems to be sitting in the driver seat. How odd, I think. And then I realize I am looking at a Google car. The technology giant is headquartered in Mountain View, and the…

2 years ago
CogWorld eFeature #1 By Peter Fingar  |  May 3, 2017 Crossing the Cognitive Chasm, Circa 2017 Introducing the notion of "cognitive destruction" of established industries... Many many pundits have made their predictions for cognitive technologies in 2017. Here we provide a sampling of links to those predictions. However, let’s also raise our perspective and look at the state of cognitive from a macro perspective. We can use Geoffrey Moore’s 1991 classic “Crossing the Chasm,” but update it with a…

2 years ago
By Irving Wladawsky-Berger, Ph.D.  |  April 24, 2017 I recently attended a very interesting talk -- Exploring the Impact of Artificial Intelligence: Prediction versus Judgment -- by University of Toronto professor Avi Goldfarb.  The talk was based on recent research conducted with his UoT colleagues Ajay Agrawal  and Joshua Gans.  In addition to an in-depth paper aimed at a research audience, they’ve explained their work in two more general interest articles, one in the Harvard Business Review and the…

2 years ago
By Dr. Todd Carrico, CEO at Cougaar Software  Logistics Optimization, typically under the discipline of Operations Research (OR), has been proven to save companies millions of dollars per year by improving various aspects of logistics planning and operations. In today’s dynamic complex, data rich world, new opportunities are emerging to enable Cognitive Logistics Optimization (CLO), taking optimization to new heights through context-aware reasoning and adaptive management enabled by Artificial…

2 years ago
By Jim Stikeleather  |  April 25, 2017 The Jobless Economy There have been decades of political and social debate (Glavas & Mish, 2014) on whether corporations should be considered property, responsible strictly to create wealth for their owners, or alternatively, as fictional persons who should incur the equivalent obligations to society as all its other members. To some, business should simply increase profits while playing by the rules (Mulligan, 1986). To others, it is to create value, though the…

2 years ago
By Jim Spohrer, Ph.D.  |  April 17, 2017 As context, consider (1) the rapid pace of development of Cognitive OpenTech and (2) the remaining Grand Challenges of AI/CogSci (cont..) Part 1: Cognitive OpenTech Progress     Now consider the relative importance of big Data, Cloud compute power, and new Algorithms as a Service in making progress… we can call all these factors the DCAaaS drivers of progress. In 2011, IBM Watson Jeopardy! victory on the TV quiz game show would not have been possible without…

2 years ago
By Chuck Brooks  |  May 3, 2017  |  Source: ITSP Magazine (IT Security & Society) If you read the MIT Technology Review, the DARPA website, and Google Futurist Ray Kurzweil on a regular basis, you will be provided daily insights into the trends of disruptive technological transformation. This notion translates to a new period in our history where we will be able to harness our technologies and control our destinies. According to The McKinsey Global Institute, “Disruptive Technologies: Advances that…

2 years ago
Day Darran Cooke, Services Delivery Manager, EMEA, Cloudera Delivering Big Data Advanced Analytics - Clusters - Defining Your Requirements Defining Your Requirements - Part 1 In this series, I’ll be sharing some of my experience and learning to pass on some useful advice and guidance I’ve picked up while helping customers successfully deliver Apache Hadoop clusters into their organisations. The vast majority of this guidance will seem like common sense, but even so there are some basic principles of…

2 years ago
CLOUDERA Case Study  |  Documents cited: Bloomberg, JPMorgan Chase At Cloudera, we aim to help organizations apply machine learning and advanced analytics to their most critical business problems. Whether that is detecting sepsis rates in hospital patients, identifying genetic variables that may manifest in future illnesses, detecting malicious behavior or access to customer information, or identifying the trends that predict underground child trafficking. We believe data and data science can be a force…

2 years ago
By Tim Homuth and Joe Austin Nordic Semiconductor is playing a key role in the future of electronics by providing ultra-low power (ULP) wireless chips that can run for long periods of time from power sources as small as watch batteries. But that’s just the beginning. We spoke with Thomas Embla Bonnerud, Director of Product Management at Nordic, to discuss the company’s approach to the Internet of Things. In a free-ranging conversation, he covered everything from Bluetooth Smart to wearables to phones as…

2 years ago
By Ahmed El Adl, Ph.D.   Overall Vision, Categories, Applications and Reference Architecture Framework  (Part 1) Disclaimer:  This is an ongoing and partially published work aiming to understand the overall concept of Cognitive Digital Twins (CDT) as the foundation for the next true-smart generation of machines, systems and businesses. It introduces the first definition of CDT and the required system-level cognitive computing architecture. It also summarizes the key categories and relationships of the…

2 years ago
By N.D. Ludlow  |  April 26, 2017 Do you remember the HAL-9000 computer saying “I’m sorry, Dave. I am afraid I can’t do that.” in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey? Speech Processing and Natural Language Understanding (NLU) has progressed in the last couple of decades into ubiquitous use today in nearly all smart phones. But how can we improve upon this technology’s use in our business applications? Despite the progress of Artificial Intelligence (AI), one of the biggest advances for speech processing is…

2 years ago
By Jeff Adams, Founder, CEO Cobalt Speech In 2013, I was leading the top-secret speech and language group at Amazon, busy building what we called “Project Doppler”, and which would eventually be unveiled as the Amazon Echo. Occasionally, others at Amazon would learn that we had a top-notch internal speech technology group and would approach me to help them incorporate some speech technology into some other product at Amazon, or in some internal project.  Each time, I had to tell them that I was unable to…

2 years ago
By Praful Krishna, Coseer  |  April 26, 2017 Complex Behavior Versus Intelligence The race to Artificial Intelligence is a grueling, sweaty marathon that human beings have been running for over 70 years. We’ve faced steep climb after climb, the gradients cranking higher every time we run into a new funding gap or technological roadblock. Recent advances in deep learning and neural networks are leading some to wonder if we might, finally, be approaching the finishing line. We were all impressed when…

2 years ago
Image Credit: DeepWater Horizon Rig, April 2010 (NOAA News)   By Mark Montgomery  |  April 26, 2017 Every year, natural catastrophes (nat cat) are highly visible events that cause major damage across the world. In 2016 the cost of nat cats were estimated to be $175 billion, $50 billion of which were covered by insurance, reflecting severe financial losses for impacted areas.[i]  The total cost of natural catastrophes since 2000 was approximately $2.3 trillion.[ii] Much less understood is that human-…

2 years ago
By David Schatsky, Craig Muraskin, Kaushik Iyengar  |  Source: Deloitte Bots can automate routine tasks and eliminate inefficiency, but what about higher-order work requiring judgment and perception? Developers are incorporating cognitive technologies, including machine learning and speech recognition, into robotic process automation—and giving bots new power. Companies are increasingly using software robots to perform routine business processes by mimicking the ways in which people interact with…

2 years ago
By Jim Guszcza, Nikhil Maddirala  |  Source: Deloitte The human/artificial intelligence (AI) relationship is just heating up. So when is AI better at predicting outcomes, and when are humans? What happens when you combine forces? And more broadly, what role will human judgment play as machines continue to evolve? Human judgment in the age of smart machines Two of today’s major business and intellectual trends offer complementary insights about the challenge of making forecasts in a complex and rapidly…

2 years ago
Source: Deloitte By Jim Guszcza, Harvey Lewis, Peter Evans-Greenwood January 23, 2017 Some have voiced fears that artificial intelligence could replace humans altogether. But that isn’t likely. A more valuable approach may be to view machine and human intelligence as complementary, with each bringing its own strengths to the table. Although artificial intelligence (AI) has experienced a number of  “springs” and “winters” in its roughly 60-year history, it is safe to expect the current AI spring to be…

2 years ago
Source: Deloitte By Tom Davenport, Paul Roma March 10, 2017 When it comes to adoption of cognitive technology, some of the leading companies are progressing rapidly from the pilot project phase to the production application phase. Those on the sidelines would do well to move from interest to adoption of this impressive group of technologies.IntroductionWhile cognitive computing, often referred to as artificial intelligence (AI), is hardly new, the recent level of interest in it is astounding. The…

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By Tom Davenport  |  September 30, 2015  |  Source: Deloitte   Some cognitive technology vendors and customers are moving past the “science project” phase and using artificial intelligence (AI) to transform business processes. Now is the time for businesses to consider the areas suitable for AI and how they can help transform key processes. With most new technology, there is a period of excitement and media attention about the power and capabilities of the technology itself. But with effective…

2 years ago
Original COGNITIVE WORLD publication date May, 2017 We all chafe against the brittleness of SIRI, Alexa, Google… every day.  They’re so incredibly useful and yet so incredibly… well, stupid, at the same time.  For instance: Me to Google: How tall was the President of the United States when Donald Trump was born? Google to me: 37 million hits, none of which (okay, I didn’t really read through all of them) tell me the answer.  Almost all of them tell me that the Donald was born on June 14, 1946. Me to…

2 years ago
Source: Deloitte Anupam Narula, David Schatsky, Ben Stiller, Robert Libbey June 3, 2015 The time could be ripe for consumers and consumer products companies to embrace cognitive technologies, which can offer companies ways to deliver benefits to consumers to a greater degree than previously possible. Introduction Isabella was skeptical. Date night with her husband—the first in a long time—was four days away, and with the kids, dog, house, and a job, she had zero time to make it to the makeup counter…

2 years ago
Source: Deloitte   Beyond the human brain Humans have long sought ways to expand the capabilities of the human brain. By bringing together a variety of artificial intelligence (AI), robotics process automation, and emerging capabilities, cognitive automation enables organizations to emulate and enhance the strength of the human mind. Combined with advances in data and analytics, cognitive automation holds the potential to reshape businesses and even entire industries.​ Cognitive automation: Efficiency…

2 years ago
By Ryan Renner  |  March 31, 2017  |  Source: Deloitte Everyone’s talking robotic process automation and cognitive automation (R&CA) these days. Not surprisingly, there’s a lot of hype around those discussions—and many misconceptions. Let me take this opportunity to dispel some of the rumors. Let’s start by defining the term that’s commonly being used in the market: R&CA refers to two emerging business process automation technologies. Robotics mimic human actions by automating predictable,…

2 years 1 month ago
By Paul Harmon In the Eighties, I worked with several companies that were involved in creating expert systems. For any who don’t know, an expert system was a software application that used knowledge, usually encoded as rules, to analyze problems and provide answers. The best expert systems contained thousands of rules and could perform as well as the best human experts. Ultimately, the limits on the use of expert systems were the problems involved in capturing the knowledge, in the first place, and then…

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By Calum Chace  |  Source Klaus Schwab is a clever man. After a rapid ascent through the ranks of German commercial life, he founded the World Economic Foundation (WEF) in 1971. The WEF is best known for organising a five-day annual meeting of the global business and political elite at the ski resort of Davos in Switzerland. He has a list of awards and honorary doctorates as long as your arm. Industrie 4.0 Schwab has done much to popularise the notion that we are entering a fourth industrial…

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By Barbara Hodge, Global Editor, Shared Services and Outsourcing Network (SSON) Introduction If there is one innovation that defines 2017 it is intelligent automation (IA) – and all it entails. New intelligent automation technology, which accesses data, processes it and then initiates actions – all the while “learning while doing” – is supporting enterprise decision-makers by providing a significantly improved quality of support services. Apart from improving overall decision-making speed and…

2 years 1 month ago
By Melvin Greer  |  April 25, 2017Melvin Greer is Chief Data Scientist, Americas at Intel Corporation Sensors are integrated in all sorts of things and many of those sensors are communicating with all kinds of machines over the Internet. To that extent, the Internet of Things (IoT) is a reality not a dream. Over the next decade estimates range from 100 million things connected to the Internet up to a trillion things. Devices connected to the IoT will be monitored, analyzed, and acted upon across a number…

2 years 1 month ago
By Nitin Mittal, Peter Lowes, Rajeev Ronanki, Jerry Wen, Sandeep Kumar Sharma  |  Source: Deloitte Artificial intelligence is only the beginning. CIOs are helping their organizations become more insight-driven, and a suite of fast-evolving cognitive tools is the key, from machine learning, deep learning, and advanced cognitive analytics to robotics process automation and bots. Artificial intelligence’s rapid evolution has given rise to myriad distinct—yet often misunderstood—AI capabilities such as…

2 years 1 month ago
By Mark Montgomery April 25, 2017 Promise of spring reveals interesting hybrid variantsThose of us who have been through a few tech cycles have learned to be cautious, so for the second article in this series I thought it might be helpful to examine the state of AI algorithms to answer the question: what’s different this time? I reached out to leading AI labs for their perspective, including Jürgen Schmidhuber at the Swiss AI Lab IDSIA. Jürgen’s former students include team members at Deep Mind who co-…

2 years 2 months ago
By Praful Krishna, Coseer   Tactical Cognitive Computing brings the advanced sciences of cognitive computing to general purpose day-to-day applications without prohibitive costs. Cognitive computing is the latest buzzword in the tech industry. Bellwethers like IBM, Microsoft, Salesforce and others are investing billions in the area. The industry promises a human-like thought using Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing and other techniques to process and learn from unstructured data. While…

2 years 3 months ago
By Mark Montgomery, CEO, Kyield While it may be an interesting question whether the seasons are changing in artificial intelligence (AI), or to what extent the entertainment industry is herding pop culture, it may not have much to do with future reality. Given recent attention AI has received and the unique potential for misunderstanding, I thought a brief story from the trenches in the Land of Enchantment might shed some light. The topic of AI recently came up at Santa Fe Institute (SFI) during a…

2 years 3 months ago
By Vint Cerf Digital technology has drastically impacted our lives. Beyond this new threshold of interconnectedness, we should consider digital technology’s impact on citizenship and the very nature of democracy in the future. When Gutenberg invented the printing press in 1436, he knew it would ease the labor of monks who spent all day manually copying the Bible.  But he probably didn’t think it would fuel colonization of the New World, or enable representative democracy via mass produced written…

2 years 3 months ago
The world is speeding up and accelerating as you read this article. Big data keeps piling up; new IoT devices are multiplying exponentially; new patterns of threats and opportunities are emerging by the second; decisions are lagging optimal conclusions; the goals keep changing; the governance complexity is growing; and your actions had better be on the mark. Your processes can’t hang with this pace and you can’t collaborate fast enough to get the brain power on the job. It’s worse than the game called “…

2 years 3 months ago
Source: Aragon Research By Jim Sinur Artificial Intelligence can be leveraged quickly for business strategy by seeking out important patterns inside and outside an organization, assisting with strategic moves, and suggesting the proper actions to take – whether that is taking advantage of a situation or avoiding a potential risk. To accomplish this, AI finds the patterns of interest, points out viable alternatives, and suggests courses of action in a significantly compressed time period. AI finds the…

2 years 5 months ago
By Kiran Garimella, Ph.D.  |  [2016] All physical objects are continuously broadcasting information about themselves. Objects don’t just sit there doing nothing even if they are lifeless entities; in fact, they are busily telling the universe who they are and what their properties are, whether anyone cares to “listen” or not. They are continuously broadcasting their existence and identity. A red apple sitting on the kitchen table, for example, is continuously broadcasting its color out to the universe. A…