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AI beyond the buzz HIMSS Europe Conference

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare is expected to revolutionise the sector. Expectations are high and since 2015 the number of medical algorithms approved by the FDA has grown exponentially. We can see it in this interesting infographic designed by Dr. Bertalan Mesko (@Berci), known as the Medical Futurist, which shows that in 2014 only AliveCor's algorithm for the detection of atrial fibrillation was approved, and then in recent years dozens of algorithms have burst onto the scene with the go-ahead of the FDA, among them, products from Apple and Verily. However, the hype in which AI has been involved has left us some disappointments. But in recent years, a great number of startups and healthcare organisations are getting tangible results in AI applied to different medical fields.


Postdoctoral Researcher in Statistics and Machine Learning University of Helsinki

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The University of Helsinki (https://www.helsinki.fi/en) is an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. It is one of the leading multidisciplinary research universities in Europe and ranks among the top 100 international universities in the world. It offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is the largest university department for mathematical sciences in Finland. The multifaceted research carried out at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics has received the highest points in several evaluations.


Six European cities tap AI to cut carbon emissions

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Helsinki, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Paris Region, Stavanger and Tallinn will challenge companies to develop energy and mobility solutions using artificial intelligence (AI) as well as 5G, Internet of Things (IoT) and other related technologies. The initiative is part of AI4Cities, a three-year EU-funded project bringing together European cities looking for AI solutions to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and meet climate commitments. The cities and regions will go through a pre-commercial procurement (PCP) process, which allows them to steer the development of new solutions directly towards their needs. Once they have defined their requirements, the cities will challenge start-ups, SMEs and larger companies to design solutions applying the use of AI and other technologies. Total funding of €4.6 million will be divided among the selected suppliers throughout the whole PCP process.


Elements of Artificial Intelligence course gives basic introduction to AI ECHAlliance

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The opportunities created by enhanced computing power, availability of data, and progress in algorithms, have made Artificial Intelligence (AI) the main technological revolution of our times. Artificial Intelligence represents an area of strategic importance and a key driver of economic development. With the help of Elements of AI, the groundbreaking online course made by Reaktor and the University of Helsinki, all EU citizens can acquire basic understanding of Artificial Intelligence. The ambitious goal is to educate 1% of European citizens on Artificial Intelligence by 2021. The course will be made available in all the official EU languages.


15 Indian startups working in AI, IoT, and EV space showcased to Helsinki Business Hub and startup leaders

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The year 2019 witnessed more deep-tech startups and trends, and some compelling takeaways as well. These were especially highlighted during events led by innovation, beginning with the Mobile India conference, and towards the latter half of the year, via marquee technology and startup conferences such as TechSparks, Nasscom Product Conclave, IoT India Congress, IoTNext, and Amazon AI Conclave. All these brought together deep-tech companies and learnings across Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Internet of Things (IoT) and industrial challenges. Besides the above flagship conferences, the latest in SpaceTech, Electric Vehicles (EVs) and transnational events like StartupScaler, where senior business advisors from the Helsinki Business Hub, Business Finland's Country Manager, and India's startup ecosystem leaders shared their insights on how startups could scale globally, with the right people. Here's a look at the 15 startups, which presented to an expert jury panel comprising of investors, seasoned entrepreneurs, and ecosystem leaders.


Finland is challenging the entire world to understand AI by offering a completely free online course - initiative got 1 % of the Finnish population to study the basics University of Helsinki

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Finnish technology firm Reaktor and the University of Helsinki joined forces to educate people on AI for free. The institutions combined to develop an online course to teach the basics of AI to anyone interested in the technology. Reaktor and the University also challenged organizations to train their staff in AI, so far over 200 organisations have pledged to do so – including banks, telecoms, and healthcare organizations. Almost 90 000 students have signed up for the course since it began in May. While popular with Finns, the course is already seeing strong demand globally, attracting students from over 80 different countries.


Iris.ai, AI XPRIZE and AI Monday - an evening of AI for good.

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Iris.ai is a top competitor in the third year of the $5M IBM Watson AI XPRIZE, and the XPRIZE crew is joining us in Helsinki to see what we and the Finnish AI community has to offer. AI Monday is a network of technology enthusiasts that organises monthly events around the world, including at Maria01. What better excuse to bring together smart, lovely, driven people across the community? The evening will, beyond the fun, include an introduction by us at Iris.ai, XPRIZE and AI Monday. A short presentation on what we should know about AI from Teemu Roos, Professor of Computer Science at University of Helsinki, and a panel discussion with Ville Hulkko from Silo.ai, Anu Passi-Rauste from Head.ai and Anita Schjoll-Brede from Iris.ai on the topic of the challenges and opportunities of running an AI business.


NAMM 2020: Neural DSP's brand new Quad Cortex is powered by machine learning

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NAMM 2020: Neural DSP's all-new Quad Cortex is the Helsinki-based company's first step into the hardware scene, and uses machine learning techniques to power the tech company's unique modelling methods. The Quad Cortex features new technology called Neural Capture, which is powered by a unique neural network architecture that is capable of autonomously analysing, learning, and replicating an amplifier's sound and dynamic response in a way that's akin to human perception. The brand claims that Neural Capture's ability to profile rigs is unparalleled in terms of accuracy and realism. Another feature of the Quad Cortex includes a significant amount of processing power. In turn, this amount of power allows for more simultaneous amp models, digital effects, routing and sound-shaping capabilities.


Finland offers crash course in artificial intelligence to EU

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HELSINKI (AP) - Finland is offering a techy Christmas gift to all European Union citizens - a free-of-charge online course in artificial intelligence in their own language, officials said Tuesday. The tech-savvy Nordic nation, led by the 34-year-old Prime Minister Sanna Marin, is marking the end of its rotating presidency of the EU at the end of the year with a highly ambitious goal. Instead of handing out the usual ties and scarves to EU officials and journalists, the Finnish government has opted to give practical understanding of AI to 1% of EU citizens, or about 5 million people, through a basic online course by the end of 2021. TOP STORIES Ricky Gervais blasts Hollywood figures as unprincipled, ignorant at Golden Globes'We'll do it for half': George Lopez doubles down on Iran's bounty on Trump Black Americans are coming home to the GOP It is teaming up with the University of Helsinki, Finland's largest and oldest academic institution, and the Finland-based tech consultancy Reaktor. Teemu Roos, a University of Helsinki associate professor in the department of computer science, described the nearly $2 million project as "a civics course in AI" to help EU citizens cope with society's ever-increasing digitalization and the possibilities AI offers in the jobs market.


Free online course on the elements of Artificial Intelligence European Youth Portal

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What can (and can't) be done with it? How to start creating AI methods? Join the Elements of AI course, online and free, created by Reaktor, an AI and tech partner for modern businesses and the University of Helsinki, the oldest institution of academic education in Finland. The course combines theory with practical exercises and can be completed at your own pace. At the end of the course you will also receive a certificate of participation.