The top 5 trends for digital transformation in 2018 - Information Age


There's only one constant in business – and that's that things change. And that change has been accelerating in recent years. Businesses have had to adjust to new ways of doing things, most of them related to the digital transformation that business, and the world, has experienced in recent years. From artificial intelligence (AI), to blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT), new digital technologies are having a major impact on business – and that impact will only grow in 2018. And companies can't afford to ignore the trend.

New York startup unleashes big data on art investing


Hedge funds and some of the world's biggest banks have embraced the predictive properties of machine learning to spot patterns and guide their investment decisions. Could this branch of artificial intelligence be used to divine the vagaries of the art market? A New York startup says it can. Adding a touch of human insight, the company picks pieces it says will generate handsome returns for investors. Arthena currently manages several funds, ranging from low-risk ones that invest in modern art to higher-risk funds that buy works from emerging artists.

10 Principles for Winning the Game of Digital Disruption


If you haven't already noticed, a high-stakes global game of digital disruption is currently under way. It is enabled by the latest wave of technology: advances in artificial intelligence, data analytics, robotics, the Internet of Things, and new software-enabled industrial platforms that incorporate all these technologies and more. Every enterprise leader recognizes that, as a result, the prevailing business models in his or her industry could drastically and fundamentally change. A wide range of industries, such as entertainment and media, military contracting, and grocery retail have been profoundly affected. No enterprise, including yours, can afford to ignore the threat.

AI is too smart and busy to knock off humans


Warnings about artificial intelligence launching World War III--including a few flares sent up by Elon Musk--are an unfair scourge on an AI sector that sees itself making life easier and helping traditional companies survive. That's the view of Chris Boos, chief executive officer of Germany-based software firm Arago, who told MarketWatch in an interview that anything produced by a process can, should and will be run by AI, allowing human beings to be the creative thinkers and doers they were designed to be. Arago advises mostly non-tech, established-economy Fortune 500 businesses on their AI adoption. "Within the next 2-3 years AI will be able to run any business process, which makes AI one -- potentially the only one -- defensive measure the established economy has against intrusion from the high-tech world," said Boos. For now, the sci-fi hyperbole can wait.

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#4 Fintech Trends to Watch Out for in 2018


You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media. India has been soaring ahead in the technology space with products in financial technology taking the lead. With many government interventions and implementations like demonetisation and GST, 2017 has been a crucial year for the financial technology space. The introductions of policies and programs such as Jan Dhan Yojana and UPI or even the controversial linking of Aadhar with most financial institutions has clearly shown the government's interest in digitizing the sector. Reports even suggest that India's rising stance in the fintech space could see it soon surging ahead of China.

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When Timnit Gebru was a student at Stanford's prestigious Artificial Intelligence Lab, she ran a project that used Google Street View images of cars to determine the demographic makeup of towns and cities across the U.S. While the AI algorithms did a credible job of predicting income levels and political leanings in a given area, Gebru says her work was susceptible to bias - racial, gender, socioeconomic. She was also horrified by a ProPublica report that found a computer program widely used to predict whether a criminal will re-offend discriminated against people of color. So this year, Gebru, 34, joined a Microsoft Corp. team called FATE - for fairness, accountability, transparency and ethics - in AI....

Signals Marketplace Connects Traders With Data Scientists and Machine Learning Strategies - Bitsonline


Bitcoin Press Release: Signals Network provides sophisticated machine learning algorithms to help cryptotraders build their investment strategies. November 22, 2017, Prague, Czech Republic -- Crypto trading strategies are about to become a lot smarter. Signals, a Prague based startup, is building a platform to connect traders with data scientists. Signals will have an interface where traders will be able to assemble machine learning-powered trading strategy with a few clicks. Signals is going to offer sophisticated machine learning algorithms to anyone, and its team wants to achieve that by building a network open to cryptotraders and data science developers.

The Top 7 Technology Trends for 2018


It is that time of the year again and 2017 is over before we knew it. The Year of Intelligence brought us a lot of progress and change; from over-hyped ICO's to algorithms that created secret languages. As every year since 2012, I provide you with seven of the most important technology trends for 2018 to help you, and your business, prepare for the next year. One thing that we can state is that we are on our way to enter the 4th Industrial Revolution. Many of the technologies that have been promised for decades are constantly improving and are now reaching a point of maturity.

Why Bitcoin Futures Are A Game-Changer

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The New York Stock Exchange, CME Group Inc. and Cboe Futures Exchange are just a few of the mainstream financial institutions that will start offering bitcoin futures over the next few weeks. This could impact non-accredited hodlers and bitcoin newbies in several ways. Lots of new players are about to buy bitcoin through these derivatives. "There will be more participants. Some are going to make money and some will lose money.