Artificial Intelligence

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"I don't think I can do that, Dave." - HAL, from 2001, a Space Odyssey.
"I don't think I can do that, Dave." - HAL, from 2001, a Space Odyssey.

Artificial Intelligence is a blanket term that describes any technology that mimics or exceeds human cognitive function.

It is one of the earliest terms to surface in computing, the concept of machines capable of human level cognition being a staple of legends and mythology going back to the Classical Greeks, with the Greek God Hephaestus in particular having been renowned for his ability to create mechanical automatons that could speak and reason. Similar stories, including chess playing machines and the golems of Hebrew mythology exploring this concept.

The notion of machine intelligence appeared fairly early in science fiction pulp magazines, though author Isaac Asimov explored the notion thoroughly in stories such as I, Robot, where among other things he laid down the Three Laws of Robotics, which have influenced the ethics of artificial intelligence throughout the twentieth century. The theme was also explored deeply by author Philip K. Dick, who laid much of the foundation for relatively contemporary ethical views about artificial intelligence and the impact that it will have upon society.

As an academic discipline, the field of artificial intelligence had its beginning in 1956, in which Allen Newell and Herbert Simon of CMU, John McCarthy and Marvin Minsky of MIT and Arthur Samuel of IBM established both the term and much of the original direction of the field under the discipline of cybernetics. It's founders were famously (and overly) optimistic about how quickly the field would bear front, with Minsky in particular making the remark "... within a generation ... the problem of creating 'artificial intelligence' will substantially be solved".  In reality, after a number of early successes, the complexity of these problems, and the amount of processing (and for that matter, even basic algorithmic development) necessary to go from these first attempts to more fully realized artificial intelligence, proved too big a stumbling block, and the challenges of Artificial Intelligence soon became deferred in favor of developments in user interfaces, networking, and database technology. This period became known as the "Nuclear Winter of Artificial Intelligence".


 


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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…

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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…

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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 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…

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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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By Chuck Brooks A few years back, The McKinsey Global Institute published an informative analysis that comprehensively examined the economic impact of global technology trends. The study was called “Disruptive Technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy.”  The McKinsey predictions were highly accurate. As we move ahead into another year of unprecedented technology advancement, it is useful to examine the trends & technologies and applied verticals that are…