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Developing a data ethics framework in the age of AI

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The qualitiative research revealed that the public's criteria for judging risk begins with perceived motivation. "Their basic criteria for judging risk and benefit of a particular application very much start with a perceived motivation. For every Las Vegas casino that uses data science to estimate your spend threshold as you walk in, and when you reach it offer you a drink in order to help you break it, there's a Streams app improving health outcomes and saving nurses hours each day by scanning patient data to predict acute kidney injury risk. "The hard numbers are very impressive, but still sell short the way in which these data-driven technologies like data analytics, like artificial intelligence, really can positively transform every aspect of our economy, every aspect of our lives, and really help us build richer, healthier, cleaner communities," says Microsoft UK Government Affairs Manager Owen Larter.


Press Release - Imec demonstrates self-learning neuromorphic chip that composes music

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Antwerp (Belgium) – May 16, 2017 – Today, at the imec technology forum (ITF2017), imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technologies, demonstrated the world's first self-learning neuromorphic chip. The Imec Technology Forum (ITF) is imec's series of internationally acclaimed events with a clear focus on the technologies that will drive groundbreaking innovation in healthcare, smart cities and mobility, ICT, logistics and manufacturing, and energy. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy. Imec is a registered trademark for the activities of IMEC International (a legal entity set up under Belgian law as a "stichting van openbaar nut"), imec Belgium (IMEC vzw supported by the Flemish Government), imec the Netherlands (Stichting IMEC Nederland, part of Holst Centre which is supported by the Dutch Government), imec Taiwan (IMEC Taiwan Co.) and imec China (IMEC Microelectronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.) and imec India (Imec India Private Limited), imec Florida (IMEC USA nanoelectronics design center).


Demystifying Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence

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A WBS Professor of Practice, Mark is an Experienced Professional Consultant with a track record in top 1000 Companies in over 20 countries and across multi public, private and start-up sectors. An IT professional having 20 years experience with a solid academic foundation (BEng in Computer Systems Engineering, a PhD in Artificial Intelligence and an MBA specialising in Business Transformation and Mergers & Acquisitions from Warwick and WBS) combined with an extensive business and management experience across multiple industries (Investment Banking, Retail Ecommerce and Supply Chain, Multi-media Asset Protection / Network Security). An experienced Global Development Manager, delivering multiple projects with a multi-region development team. Felix has designed and built enterprise-level document imaging systems for multi-national companies (such as BP); dental x-ray and intra-oral video imaging systems for a company with a global client-base; a fingerprint recognition system (which won an award from the British Government) and various other systems including an enterprise-level system for a Fortune 500 educational conglomerate.


Will Artificial Intelligence transform the customer journey for Financial Services firms?

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With the advent of artificial intelligence driving change across many industries, how are Financial Services firms harnessing this technology? And on that basis, there's now a renewed focus on how new technologies can automate repeatable processes, enhance compliance audit trails without impacting customer experience, and even make interactions between staff internally and staff to customers smoother by providing responses to queries without direct human intervention. This means that the customer journey can have a renewed focus on it, as deploying AI at key points of highly regulated processes will mean that critical requirements for regulatory compliance can be fulfilled accurately and confidently by removing the [human] margin for error. Whilst industries such as Automotive have adopted robotics and AI into the manufacturing process, Financial Services is beginning to follow suit – robotic process automation, or RPA, is beginning to automate the multitude of repeatable processes across banking; for example, if a customer requests a change of address, the many legacy systems means it can often require updates to 6 or more records from the CRM system.


How will driverless cars impact the insurance industry?

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With fewer accidents and fewer claims, Forbes estimates that premiums will reduce by as much as 75 percent. With the increase of cars that are at level 2 of the SAE automated vehicle classification, a "traditional" insurance policy will still be needed. With level 2 ("hands-off") offering automated accelerating, braking and steering, this should this be enough to prevent a large percentage of accidents and significantly improve road safety. Driverless cars are here to stay, and the car insurance industry must stay on its toes and prepare for change, if it is to remain relevant and effective for the years to come.


Snooper's Charter: Majority of public unaware of government online surveillance

The Independent

The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar. Japan's On-Art Corp's CEO Kazuya Kanemaru poses with his company's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot'TRX03' and other robots during a demonstration in Tokyo, Japan Japan's On-Art Corp's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot'TRX03' performs during its unveiling in Tokyo, Japan A picture shows Singulato Motors' concept car Tigercar P0 at a workshop in Beijing, China Connected company president Shigeki Tomoyama addresses a press briefing as he elaborates on Toyota's "connected strategy" in Tokyo. An employee shows a Samsung Electronics' Gear S3 Classic during Korea Electronics Show 2016 in Seoul, South Korea Amy Rimmer, Research Engineer at Jaguar Land Rover, demonstrates the car manufacturer's Advanced Highway Assist in a Range Rover, which drives the vehicle, overtakes and can detect vehicles in the blind spot, during the first demonstrations of the UK Autodrive Project at HORIBA MIRA Proving Ground in Nuneaton, Warwickshire In its facilities, JAXA develop satellites and analyse their observation data, train astronauts for utilization in the Japanese Experiment Module'Kibo' of the International Space Station (ISS) and develop launch vehicles The robot developed by Seed Solutions sings and dances to the music during the Japan Robot Week 2016 at Tokyo Big Sight. "The British public need to be made aware that the UK government has extensive powers to monitor their online activity en masse without any prior suspicion."


What Does It Mean to Prepare Students for a Future With Artificial Intelligence? (EdSurge News)

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The plan was the beginning of a national effort to prepare Americans for a future with AI--a future some computer scientist believe our nation is ill-equipped to handle. Using research and concepts from several AI experts including Mark Stehlik of Carnegie Mellon and Rand Hindi of Snips, EdSurge put together the following three-step list educators can use to start implementing AI education in schools. Dr. Rand Hindi, CEO of Snips (a machine learning device company), is part of a research group working with the French government to prepare their country for AI. For Stehlik, the onus is on technology companies and higher education institutions to prepare K-12 teachers for AI instruction by providing them with curriculums, capacity and continuing education opportunities.


Ofcom proposes customers should be able to switch mobile providers by text

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Mobile phone customers could soon be able to dump their network provider by text. The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar. Japan's On-Art Corp's CEO Kazuya Kanemaru poses with his company's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot ...


Labour calls for closer scrutiny of tech firms and their algorithms

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Labour's industrial spokesperson has called for the algorithms used by technology firms to be made transparent and subject to regulation, as the party prepares the new year launch of its industrial strategy consultation. "We expect algorithms and data rights to be considered as part of that consultation," said Onwurah, who was shadow digital economy minister before taking on the industrial brief. The business models of technology firms are increasingly being challenged by lawmakers. Some commentators have compared forcing Google to share its search algorithm to ordering Coca-Cola disclose the secret recipe behind its best selling fizzy drink.


Lyft partners with Google's Waymo to launch self-driving cars and challenge Uber

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US ride services company Lyft and Google parent Alphabet's self-driving car unit Waymo have launched a self-driving vehicle partnership, bringing together two rivals to dominant ride-sharing service Uber. On Monday, a company that claims to make the world's first folding bike helmet announced that the tennis pro was one of more than 400 individuals who had helped it raise nearly £700,000 on crowdfunding platform Seedrs. The euro hit a six-month high against the dollar on Monday and US stock futures briefly touched a record high after Emmanuel Macron won the French presidential election, easily beating anti-EU rival Marine le Pen. The pound surged against the dollar on Tuesday to its highest level since last December after Prime Minister Theresa May said she wanted a general election on 8 June.