Ai

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A commonly used abbreviation for Artificial Intelligence. It is also an Anglicization of the Japanese word  (pronounced, uh-eye), which means love. This is a source of endless puns and parodies in the realm of futuristic Japanese anime.

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4 hours 54 minutes ago
Lolita Taub is a force of nature - or perhaps more accurately, a force in technology. Growing up, she was told “tech is not for girls,” and in recent years, “VC is not for women.” However, these comments only further drove Taub to demonstrate that women, in fact, belong everywhere. Taub recently joined the Catalyte team as Chief of Staff. Catalyte uses artificial intelligence to identify individuals, regardless of background, who have the innate potential and cognitive ability to be great software…

8 hours 11 minutes ago
Humans are pattern seekers and pattern trackers, and from patterns, we derive meaning. If we can’t track cyber warfare patterns, how well will we identify the survival and security risks coming our way? Introduction Along with geospace, aquaspace, and space, cyberspace is now a contested common, and its use as a digital battleground to wage digital warfare is rapidly strengthening. This rapidly shifting landscape of warfare — where emerging cyberweapons have become more deadly than real battlefield…

1 day 9 hours ago
Professor Diane Coyle, leader of the Wealth Economy Project GETTY IMAGES Pity the GDP — the Gross Domestic Product. It is one of the hardest working statistics in government policy today, a single number that sums up the entirety of a country's productive capabilities. It is ubiquitous, quite often used to provide a country's economy compared to other economies when it comes to rallying the troops. Yet as a statistic, it is surprisingly poor as a means of actually measuring what it is supposed to measure…

1 day 10 hours ago
Machine learning is a powerful tool in the AI toolbox, but its limitations must be understood to use effectively. GETTY Machine learning has become the latest darling of the IT marketing space, a secret sauce that is supposed to turbo-charge computers and brings us closer to the nirvana of artificial intelligence dominance …. or something like that. Like so much of what comes out of IT marketing, most of it is hype and deceptive hype at that. While there is a lot of power in what machine learning can do,…

3 days 13 hours ago
For decades, technological innovation has been revolutionizing businesses, offering them innumerable long-term benefits and growth. Now, these technologies are set to transform structures that form the foundation of cities and their development. Comparing the buildings of the present to what they were even a few years ago will show massive changes. Modern buildings are more than just four walls and a roof. Building walls now even have ears and eyes, all thanks to digital technologies. According to studies…

3 days 14 hours ago
When it comes to addressing the future of the artificial intelligence industry, few people are caught in the middle of every change and shift than academics pushing forward leading research at universities. Steve Kuyan of NYU and FutureLabs is at the crossroads of the future of academic research in AI is well as the business implementation side. He recently shared his unique insights and perspectives on what we might expect from the industry going forward. As AI continues to gain popularity due to its…

4 days 13 hours ago
With the evolution of biobanks rapidly enabling the creation of massive collections of biological material and associated information, how are these collected terabytes of data transforming nations? Introduction Biobanking is here. Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven process automation, data analytics, robotics, the internet, and other rapidly emerging technological advances are driving the revolution of biobanks, biorepositories and biospecimen science. With the evolution of biobanking from a simple…

1 week ago
Over the last few years, automation has gained immense popularity in various industries. And the manufacturing industry sits on the cutting edge of automation technology, ahead of other industries. With automation, manufacturing companies have revolutionized the way activities were once performed. With autonomous systems coming into the picture, human participation and involvement have reduced significantly. As a result, work gets done faster and more importantly, with greater precision. Though automation…

1 week ago
When you combine the words data and mining, you might think IT and technology-focused initiatives aimed at extracting value from data in the enterprise. But sometimes we mean applying the power of data and intelligence to the actual mining industry, where the primary value being extracted are resources from the earth. Even in this very physical of industries, artificial intelligence and machine learning are being applied to increase the efficiency, effectiveness, environmental and safety concerns, and…

1 week 2 days ago
Technology is transforming how we communicate love and closeness, it also carries enormous potential to help us in developing deeper emotional and personal connections. AI specifically, has shifted what we think is possible with sex, adding more options for those who have a difficult time with intimacy. Unfortunately, due to systemic bias in technology, current developments in AI and intimacy tend to not reflect the needs of women.  This is where the categories of femtech and sextech come in. Femtech…

1 week 3 days ago
In February of this year, President Trump signed an executive order promoting Artificial Intelligence. This order was meant to spur interest, development and regulation of AI. It’s true that the United States is a world leader in artificial intelligence (AI), but this is mostly because of companies in the U.S., especially the large tech companies that are AI forward. That’s not to say though that the U.S. Federal Government does not see the strategic advantage AI can offer. As a result, many leaders and…

1 week 3 days ago
For a while now, there's been great interest in smart cities. While there is no universally accepted definition of a smart city, the ultimate aim is to provide improved citizen services and a better lifestyle to urban dwellers. In the quest to transform this ambitious plan into reality, governments, urban planners, engineers and architects are collaboratively strategizing and leveraging new age, digital technologies. Big data, AI, IoT, and cloud are a few of the technologies that can contribute to make…

1 week 6 days ago
Is 5G the catalyst-connected human ecosystem in that cyberspace, aquaspace, geospace and space have been waiting for? Introduction It is said that the layout of the transportation network in the human ecosystem in major cities across nations is relatively similar to the pattern of the veins of a leaf. Since mathematically it seems roads (transportation) patterns in geospace have a lot in common, would we see similar patterns emerging in the communication network in cyberspace? In geospace, like the…

1 week 6 days ago
Alexandru Florea extends a hand. ALEXANDRU FLOREA Alexandru Iulian Florea didn't start to become a multimillionaire. At the age of 26, with his family unhappy with him for leaving university, Florea was given the option of moving out or getting a job to start paying for family expenses. He chose Door #3, starting a business that went on to become one of the larger peer-to-peer networks in the world, and from there to start others, including his most recent: Online.io, a peer-to-peer network built on top…

2 weeks ago
Sales are a primarily human-to-human activity. The very nature of sales is entirely built upon human communication. The core of sales as a process is focused on one human being's ability to connect with another and convince them that they need to buy what the offeror has for sale. Successfully establishing relationships is key to landing a successful sale, which is why having strong communication skills is easily the most important focus for just about any person that works in sales. With the strong…

2 weeks 3 days ago
Artificial intelligence is getting ubiquitous and is transforming organizations globally. AI is no longer just a technology. It is now one of the most important lenses that business leaders need to look through to identify new business models, new sources of revenue and bring in critical efficiencies in how they do businesses. Artificial intelligence has quickly moved beyond bits and pieces of topical experiments in the innovation lab. AI needs to be woven into the fabric of business. Indeed, if you see…

2 weeks 3 days ago
Ever since humans have had people and projects to manage, we’ve had challenges keeping the projects on time, on budget, and people on task. The field and industry of project management emerged as a way to manage a collection of people towards an end goal. For project managers, it is commonplace to be managing not only multiple teams, but also multiple projects at the same time. These projects often must come together towards a bigger goal. For a field that is known for having lots of moving parts, finding…

2 weeks 3 days ago
Science fiction movies like ‘The Terminator’ and ‘I, Robot’ have exhibited what might happen in case artificial intelligence goes rogue. Such dystopian fantasies about AI are widely discussed by experts and researchers in the field of AI as well. Many of these experts believe that super-intelligent AI systems will pose a significant threat to humanity in the near future. And, considering the untold potential of AI, this may soon become a reality. Developers need to understand public concerns over the…

2 weeks 4 days ago
Disagreements that suggest profound differences of philosophy sometimes turn out to be merely a matter of timing: the parties don't disagree about whether a thing will happen or not, they just disagree over how long it will take. For instance, timing is at the root of apparently fundamental differences of opinion about the technological singularity. Elon Musk is renowned for his warnings about superintelligence: “With artificial intelligence, we are summoning the demon. You know all those stories where…

2 weeks 5 days ago
A new approach to defining and designing systems is coming. Introduction The human ecosystem is made of open and closed systems. While the earth is a closed system for matter but an open system for energy, the human body is considered an open system. There is a growing belief that the current understanding of science can not wholly explain human life, mind, and consciousness, nor can it explain the nature and origin of life, matter, the environment, the universe, and reality. Perhaps there is a need for…

2 weeks 6 days ago
Marketing in the 21st century means selling long tails to mermaids.(Photo by Cris Faga/NurPhoto via Getty Images) NURPHOTO VIA GETTY IMAGES Marketing has always fascinated me. My first full-time job, many years ago, was working for an advertising agency as a computer graphic artist, and it gave me an understanding of the process of promoting and selling from very small (a car dealership) to very large (a chain of some of the largest malls in the US at the time). Over the years, I revisit the field,…

2 weeks 6 days ago
Increasingly law enforcement has turned to artificial intelligence to augment their officers and agencies. AI is said to be an essential factor in law enforcement because it can assist in many areas as well as enhance efficiency. AI technologies are keeping a watchful eye on crowd control and surveillance, being increasingly used for facial identification, and scanning video footage for anomalies. If the primary goal of law enforcement is to help deter and solve crimes while providing society an element of…

2 weeks 6 days ago
Transportation, the industry that deals with the movement of commodities and passengers from one place to another, has gone through several studies, researches, trials, and refinements to reach where it is now. One of the major milestones in the history of transportation was the steamboat in the year 1787. Before this, people relied on animal-drawn carts for their commute. Thereafter, breakthroughs that led to the growth of the transportation industry were the invention of bicycles (early 19th century),…

3 weeks ago
We are not strangers to the way AI is impacting our daily lives — both personally and professionally. We have been audience to the paranoia about AI taking away jobs and the optimism of AI creating jobs. While the jury is still out on the long-term impact of AI, we’re already seeing automation of several activities, ranging from driving to radiology. It’s becoming evident that no job will remain untouched by AI, though the degree of impact will differ from occupation to occupation. Automation in the IT…

3 weeks ago
Every industry -- from healthcare to entertainment -- is overlooked by some or another form of a regulatory body. In fact, in some key sectors such as finance, multiple regulators control different aspects of the sector. For instance, just in the US, there are at least ten different financial regulators such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, The Federal Reserve and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, among others. Each of these regulatory agencies has hundreds of regulations that apply to…

3 weeks 1 day ago
What is the most valuable commodity today? The answer might surprise you. To put this inquiry in context, let’s begin with a little history. For decades, ever since the Bretton Wood Accords in 1944, the US dollar served as the global pricing mechanism for nations the world over based on one key product. “When it comes to economic development, the most influential commodity on Earth is oil,” writes FXCM, a leading provider of online foreign exchange. “Oil is viewed as the lifeblood of economic growth, with…

3 weeks 1 day ago
As artificial intelligence becomes an increasing part of our daily lives, from the image and facial recognition systems popping up in all manner of applications to machine learning-powered predictive analytics, conversational applications, autonomous machines and hyperpersonalized systems, we are finding that they need to trust these AI-based systems with all manner of decision making and predictions is paramount. AI is finding its way into a broad range of industries such as education, construction,…

3 weeks 2 days ago
Since the democratization of destruction is now a reality, should we not use new interactive tools, techniques and immersive platforms to include everyone from across nations to secure the future of humanity? Introduction Humanity is at the tipping point, as the technology triggered revolution and evolution is on its way to fundamentally transform the human ecosystem across cyberspace, aquaspace, geospace and space (CAGS). The coming clash in contested commons is expected to bring both significant risks…

4 weeks ago
If you’ve ever browsed through the vast selection of items Amazon offers on their website then you’ve most likely interacted with their advanced AI algorithms. Beginning with product recommendations, Amazon started using machine-learning algorithms as part of their core offerings, and over time, they have quietly built strong AI and ML capabilities broadly across the whole organization. There is no single AI group at Amazon. Rather, every team is responsible for finding ways to utilize AI and ML in their…

4 weeks 1 day ago
  It's no secret that machine learning has embraced a variety of business sectors, ranging from finance (should we mention the whole Fintech revolution or the fact that Santander recently opened an entirely blockchain-based branch?) to eCommerce, with applications like the ones used in the web personalization field. With such an abundance of business fields being "machine learning and AI friendly", let's analyse the most interesting ones.    It's no secret that machine learning has embraced a variety…

4 weeks 2 days ago
Every decade seems to have its database. During the 1990s, the relational database became the principal data environment, its ease of use and tabular arrangement making it a natural for the growing needs to power the data web. While relational databases remained strong, the 2000s saw the emergence of XML databases and NoSQL, the idea that databases didn't need to be structured in a purely tabular form, began to get hot. During the 2010s, JSON databases gained traction, along with the spectacular rise and…

4 weeks 2 days ago
AI is blossoming, but the real advantage of AI is yet to come. While organizations are mesmerized by the power of AI on left-brained activities of facts, rules and logic, the big opportunity lies fallow. It's the right-brained activities that help with insight, interpretation, intuition, judgment and reasoning where the big benefits can be gleaned. The leverage of general policies, creativity and constraints are not natural in the world of AI today. Because it is difficult today, many pass reasoning and…

1 month ago
Stop the Presses! In a recent story, the BBC reported on how Pearsons, one of the largest textbook publishing companies in the world, is getting out of the print business. This is very much like Ford Motor Company announcing recently that they will stop producing cars. While the jury is still out on whether the latter is a good idea, in many respects. The decision by Pearsons has been inevitable for a while. It is a matter of economics. Most people tend to see publishers as being focused primarily on…

1 month ago
As long as humans have started to wear clothes, we would have the desire to express our individuality, and one way to achieve that is through fashion. The fashion industry is one of the biggest in the world, estimated at 3 trillion dollars as of 2018, representing 2 percent of global GDP. Much of brick-and-mortar traditional retail as well as online e-commerce is dedicated to the sale of clothing and fashion items. So much so that Amazon acquired shoe retailer Zappos for $1 Billion in 2010, and major…

1 month ago
As reports are emerging of personal data associated with Aadhaar ID being sold in alternate markets for as little as 500 Indian Rupees, are we witnessing the weaponization of identity becoming a reality?  Introduction Identity, identification systems and ID are evolving. As seen across nations, there is an intense effort going on to re-define national identity: who they are, where they belong, what their culture should be, and what they believe in as a nation. Simultaneously, efforts are also going on to…

1 month ago
As artificial intelligence becomes an increasing part of our daily lives, it’s no wonder that educational institutions are racing to catch up with the need to develop more talent to keep the engine of AI development running. However, not only is education being transformed as far as science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curricula, but the education industry as a whole is being transformed by AI. Increasingly, educational institutions from elementary to higher education as well as adult and…

1 month ago
Over the last decade, we’ve witnessed the deluge of online photo sharing. From Pinterest to Instagram to Snapchat the rise of photo sharing has enabled the soaring activity of selfies, citizen journalism, and events at the moment. Brandwatch’s recent stats revealed among 18-24 year-olds, over 75% use Instagram and Snapchat, and 94% use YouTube: On Instagram, More than 40 billion photos have been shared so far Over 95 million photos are uploaded each day on Instagram In Q3 2017, 3.5bn snaps were sent.…

1 month ago
Artificial intelligence is making some of the most remarkable progress in back offices of enterprises of all types. The back office is where business operations that support the main customer-facing parts of the organization operate. It handles finance and accounting, human resources, supply chain and logistics operations, IT and supports technology and all the other bits and pieces of the enterprise that are needed to make the rest of the operation work smoothly. The back office is the place where…

1 month 1 week ago
AI will be the gem of digital going forward for a long time. It is a co-driver of smarts in both automation and customer excellence efforts along with static algorithms. AI can learn, handle fuzzy problems, and help with increasing the probability of success in decisions, assist humans in interacting with traditional rule-based organizational systems and reaching shifting goals. There are five facets of AI that are shining bright now and for the future. There could be more down the road as AI progresses…

1 month 1 week ago
What do you think of when you hear the term smart city? Most likely, you’ll picture a city that offers seamless physical and digital connectivity through well-managed transportation and easily accessible communication networks. You might think of a city that enables convenient, even luxurious living through smart and sustainable housing, intelligent infrastructure and digitized governance. It is true that benefits such as unprecedented levels of convenience and connectivity will distinguish the cities of…

1 month 1 week ago
As the internet evolves, what will be the impact of the convergence of the current IoT infrastructure with blockchain and artificial intelligence? Introduction The internet is evolving beyond its technical infrastructure. As we move towards creating an integrated cyberspace, aquaspace, geospace and space (CAGS) internet of everything (IoE) ecosystem that benefits from the fast-tracking technology, application trend paradigm shifts and convergence beyond blockchain and artificial intelligence, it raises…

1 month 1 week ago
Agriculture is one of the oldest and most important professions in the world. Humanity has come a long way over the millennia in how we farm and grow crops with the introduction of various technologies. As the world population continues to grow and land becomes scarcer, people have needed to get creative and become more efficient about how we farm, using less land to produce more crops and increasing the productivity and yield of those farmed acres. Worldwide, agriculture is a $5 trillion industry, and now…

1 month 1 week ago
The Story Thus Far When someone talks about “AI,” today, they are referring to one particular type of AI: multi-layer neural nets trained on big data to recognize patterns.  These so-called “deep learning” algorithms are great at learning more or less the same sort of stimulus/response functionality that our right brain hemispheres carry out – what Daniel Kahneman calls “thinking fast.”  This is also what the entire brains of most animals do.   So a better name for them might be AAIs, for Artificial …

1 month 1 week ago
Many misconceptions surround AI, beginning with establishing its working definition. Just what is artificial intelligence? An explanation I recently found summarizes this technology’s capacities in a simplistic way: AI refers to any task completed by a program or machine that, if a human performed the same activity, we would say it required intelligence to complete. Essentially, AI is a tool for humankind. In the past few decades, we have witnessed the rise of other unprecedented tools that have reshaped…

1 month 1 week ago
Customer experience should always be a top focus for any business. Keeping existing customers happy gives businesses a much better return than having to constantly find new customers. Continual advancements in technology are giving companies additional tools and resources to transform customer service interactions, providing better response times and increased quality of interaction. Increasingly, artificial intelligence is helping companies improve customer service, improve customer loyalty and brand…

1 month 2 weeks ago
Although the technology is new, the benefits of RPA can already be witnessed in various industry sectors such as healthcare, manufacturing, retail and banking. Robotic Process Automation can automate various mundane and routine tasks in the workplace using rule-based bots. The deployment of RPA can effectively improve productivity in the workplace and reduce human errors in business processes. RPA software does not require any coding, which makes it easier to transfer newer processes and tasks to bots.…

1 month 2 weeks ago
Since security has immediate and future consequences, what is the real cost of solving — or not solving — the internet of things security problems? Introduction Security is a complex challenge. As the smart, autonomous future dawns upon us, the security risks for the rapidly growing intrinsic web of connected things across cyberspace, aquaspace, geospace and space (CAGS) are becoming complex. As the number of things and devices being added to the internet of things (IoT) increases every day, so does the…

1 month 3 weeks ago
Introduction Any disturbance in human behavior has immediate and future consequences and costs. So, when a growing number of humans from across nations suffer from some form of mental illness, the cost and consequences of countries’ economic and societal security understandably skyrocket. This is a crisis that is becoming increasingly catastrophic for all nations, and as a result, everything seems to be at risk. As countries confront the complexity of mental health illnesses, a lack of understanding of…

1 month 3 weeks ago
This is a long article, even by my standards. It represents my thinking about the implications of artificial intelligence on the economy, beyond the normal cheerleading that seems to so frequently accompany the discussion of the topic. Feel free to respond to me at kurt.cagle@gmail.com with questions or comments. Artificial intelligence, the use of computer processes to infer and make decisions on information about the world that is not necessarily explicitly given, has been a hallmark of much of this…

1 month 3 weeks ago
Artificial Intelligence is probably the most complex and astounding creations of humanity yet. That is disregarding the fact that the field remains largely unexplored, which means that every amazing AI application that we see today represents merely the tip of the AI iceberg, as it were. While this fact may have been stated and restated numerous times, it is still hard to comprehensively gain perspective on the potential impact of AI in the future. The reason for this is the revolutionary impact that AI is…

1 month 4 weeks ago
One can't go anywhere today without hearing about AI, but I would say that half of it is around projecting how AI will be affecting our future and the other half is about data focused approaches. While there is nothing wrong about these discussions and articles, most of us are more interested in the results of AI, which represents a family of approaches and algorithms in action to apply to business and everyday problems. Even though there are three major approaches to AI, this case study is all about the…

2 months ago
Machine learning is one of the cornerstones of artificial intelligence. If systems can’t learn, they can’t adapt or apply knowledge from one domain to another. Yet, machine learning is just a component of the overall goals of AI. Beyond machine learning, we still need ways to interact with the external environment, reason about things that are learned, and set goals that drive higher-order aspects of intelligence. Regardless of machine learning’s role in the overall context of AI, researchers and…

2 months ago
These days, when you browse the internet for news on artificial intelligence, you’ll find out about new AI that just managed to do something humans do, yet far better. Present day AI can detect cancers better than human doctors, build better AI algorithms than human developers, and beat the world champions at games like chess and Go. Instances like these may lead us to believe that perhaps, there's not a lot that artificial intelligence cannot do better than us humans. The realization of AI’s superior and…

2 months 1 week ago
On June 24, an upcoming conference will explore the implications of artificial intelligence (AI) in the public sectors. AI World Government will gather leaders across government, industry and academia to discuss the challenges and potential solutions of AI in automating our expanding digital world. The event is described as “a comprehensive three-day forum to educate and inform public sector agencies on the strategic and tactical benefits of deploying AI and cognitive technologies.” The topic of AI is…

2 months 2 weeks ago
GUEST POST WRITTEN BY Drew Roselli, Jeanna Matthews, Nisha Talagala The potential for efficiencies and improvements has attracted many companies to invest in AI [1][2]. However, the specter of bias and its potential to cause harm can negatively impact a company’s reputation. Algorithmic bias not only carries risks of legal exposure, but it can also cause sub-optimal performance. For example, bias in lending practices can lead to both financial losses when bias favors bad credit risks, and missed…

2 months 2 weeks ago
The fourth industrial revolution is giving rise to a data culture for accelerating digital transformation. Organizations are developing data-driven business models for utilizing data to its maximum potential. As a result, data has become an asset and a significant part of almost every business operation. Practically every organization has started implementing aggressive data collection and analysis for various applications. For this purpose, organizations deploy large data centers to store and process data…

2 months 3 weeks ago
Introduction Quantum physics, the study of the universe on an atomic scale, gives us a reference model to understand the human ecosystem in the discrete individual unit. It helps us understand how individual human behavior impacts collective systems and the security of humanity. Metaphorically, we can see this in how a particle can act both like a particle or a wave. The concept of entanglement is at the core of much of applied quantum physics. The commonly understood definition of entanglement says that…

2 months 3 weeks ago
First, let me be clear I don’t mean participating in immersive theme parks, fighting, and/or copulating with AIs is the next step in entertainment (or ever will be.) Instead, as coauthor of the new book, Own the A.I. Revolution: Unlock Your Artificial Intelligence Strategy to Disrupt Your Competition, written with Neil Sahota, subject matter expert on artificial intelligence for the United Nations, I wish to draw your attention to what I am calling Screenwriting 2.0, brought to you by advances in AI. To…

3 months 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…

3 months 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…

3 months 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 months 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…

3 months 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…

3 months 1 week 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…

3 months 1 week 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…

3 months 1 week 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…

3 months 1 week 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…

3 months 1 week 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…

3 months 2 weeks 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…

3 months 2 weeks 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…

3 months 2 weeks 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…

3 months 2 weeks 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…

3 months 2 weeks ago
Introduction TESLA as a whole has been going through a rollercoaster of missing investments, restructuring and rebuilding matters in the last couple of years. What didn't change, though, within probably the most technologically advanced automotive company in the world, is their willingness to push AI-related technology in order to improve both their driving experience and, most importantly, to speed the process which will lead to the infamous "driverless experience". Let's analyse the matter in more…

3 months 3 weeks 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 months 3 weeks 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…

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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…

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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…

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$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 months 3 weeks 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…

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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…

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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-…

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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/…

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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…

4 months 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…

4 months 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.…

4 months 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…

4 months 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…

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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…

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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…

4 months 2 weeks ago
Date: May 15, 2019, 9.30am-12pm PST (California time) Webinar + Onsite event by U First Capital Speaker: Softbank Vision Fund Managing Partner Praveen Akkiraju Topic: Q&A with Softbank Vision Fund Managing Partner Praveen Akkiraju Register Agenda: 9.30-10am Networking 10-11am Softbank Investment Strategy overview + Q&A (Praveen Akkiraju) 11am-12pm Networking U First Capital is bringing Venture Capitalists, Corporate Executives and successful Startup Founders as Speakers. More info at https…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

4 months 3 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…

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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…

4 months 4 weeks ago
Disrupt your industry, boost profitability, and grow your business with a powerful A.I. strategy. BUY Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) is on the verge of disrupting every domain of human existence. What does that mean for your business? Everything. Building on the power of A.I. is the factor that will determine success or failure in the very near future―and this in-depth guide from the man who designed the A.I. system that famously won Jeopardy provides everything you need to be a leader in this revolution…

5 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…

5 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…

5 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…

5 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.…

5 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…

5 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…

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BootstrapLabs Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference 2019 HOW APPLIED ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS CHANGING ENTERPRISE, GOVERNMENT, AND SOCIETY REGISTER We are pleased to announce that the annual BootstrapLabs Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference will return for the fourth year on April 18, 2019 in downtown San Francisco. The BootstrapLabs Applied AI Conference 2019 is a must-attend event for those involved or interested in the most current AI technologies and products. The one day conference…

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Accelerating Innovation in the Public Sector REGISTER Use CogWorld's $200 discount code: 1991CW AI World Government provides a comprehensive three-day forum to educate and inform public sector agencies (federal, state, and local governments) and their supply chain on the strategic and tactical benefits of deploying AI and cognitive technologies. With AI technology at the forefront of our everyday lives, data-driven government services are now possible from federal, state, and local agencies. This has…

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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…

5 months 1 week 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…

5 months 2 weeks ago
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…

5 months 2 weeks ago
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…

5 months 2 weeks ago
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…

5 months 2 weeks ago
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…

5 months 2 weeks ago
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…

5 months 3 weeks ago
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…

5 months 3 weeks ago
  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…

5 months 3 weeks ago
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…

5 months 3 weeks ago
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…

5 months 3 weeks ago
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…

6 months 1 week ago
Introduction As humanity stands on the brink of a technology triggered information revolution, the scale, scope and complexity of the impact of intelligence evolution in machines is unlike anything humankind has experienced before. As a result, the speed at which the ideas, innovations and inventions are emerging on the back of artificial intelligence has no historical precedent and is fundamentally disrupting everything in the human ecosystem. In addition, the breadth, depth and impact of this…

6 months 2 weeks ago
  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…

6 months 2 weeks ago
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…

7 months ago
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…

7 months 1 week ago
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…

7 months 1 week ago
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…

7 months 1 week ago
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…

7 months 2 weeks ago
BUY “Read The Economic Singularity if you want to think intelligently about the future.” Aubrey de Grey Artificial intelligence (AI) is overtaking our human ability to absorb and process information. Robots are becoming increasingly dextrous, flexible, and safe to be around (except the military ones!).  It is our most powerful technology, and you need to understand it. This new book from best-selling AI writer Calum Chace argues that within a few decades, most humans will not be able to work for money.  …

7 months 2 weeks ago
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…

7 months 3 weeks ago
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…

8 months ago
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…

8 months ago
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…

8 months ago
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’…

8 months 1 week ago
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,…

8 months 1 week ago
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…

8 months 2 weeks ago
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…

8 months 2 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…

9 months 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…

9 months 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’…

9 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…

9 months 2 weeks ago
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…

9 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;…

10 months 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…

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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…

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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 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 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 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 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 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 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 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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The entire discipline of cognitive computing is about making artificial intelligence emulate the cognitive processes humans are so used to. In this presentation we talk about five techniques / technologies that we have found to be very successful. These techniques are foundational to Coseer’s tactical cognitive computing, and can be useful to your team. DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION Coseer uses these techniques to automate workflows with 95-98% accuracy within 4-12 weeks. To learn more, please contact us.

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We are thrilled that Coseer has been judged as the Best Intelligent Workflow Technology in US for the year by Capital Finance Institute. The Editorial Panel writes: Providing superpowers to repetitive and predictable workflows via tactical cognitive software allows companies to free-up valuable staff time in order that workers may concentrate on creative tasks and exercise judgment at crucial junctions. Confined and entrusted to technology, routine tasks – the bane of many a professional – are effectively…