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How to Regulate Artificial Intelligence the Right Way: State of AI and Ethical Issues


It is critical for governments, leaders, and decision makers to develop a firm understanding of the fundamental differences between artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning. Artificial intelligence (AI) applies to computing systems designed to perform tasks usually reserved for human intelligence using logic, if-then rules, and decision trees. AI recognizes patterns from vast amounts of quality data providing insights, predicting outcomes, and making complex decisions. Machine learning (ML) is a subset of AI that utilises advanced statistical techniques to enable computing systems to improve at tasks with experience over time. Chatbots like Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri improve every year thanks to constant use by consumers coupled with the machine learning that takes place in the background.

Worldwide AI software market to reach $62 billion in 2022 -- Gartner


The AI software forecast from Gartner is based on use cases, measuring the amount of potential business value, timing of business value and risk to project how use cases will grow. According to the global research firm and consultancy, the top five use case categories for AI software spending in 2022 will be knowledge management; virtual assistants; autonomous vehicles; digital workplace; and crowdsourced data. The AI software market encompasses applications with AI embedded in them, such as computer vision software, as well as software that is used to build AI systems. "The AI software market is picking up speed, but its long-term trajectory will depend on enterprises advancing their AI maturity," said Alys Woodward, senior research director at Gartner. "Successful AI business outcomes will depend on the careful selection of use cases. Use cases that deliver significant business value, yet can be scaled to reduce risk, are critical to demonstrate the impact of AI investment to business stakeholders."

The Role of an AI Architect


Collaborate with data scientists and other AI professionals to augment digital transformation efforts by identifying and piloting use cases. Discuss the feasibility of use cases along with architectural design with business teams and translate the vision of business leaders into realistic technical implementation. At the same time, bring attention to misaligned initiatives and impractical use cases. Align technical implementation with existing and future requirements by gathering inputs from multiple stakeholders -- business users, data scientists, security professionals, data engineers and analysts, and those in IT operations -- and developing processes and products based on the inputs. Select cloud, on-premises or hybrid deployment models, and ensure new tools are well-integrated with existing data management and analytics tools.

Council Post: What Is The Future Of Artificial Intelligence In Photo Editing?


Ben Meisner is the Founder of the leading online photo editing platform Artificial intelligence (AI) may seem like a buzzword of the 21st century, but it entered the human psyche some time ago. A Harvard article on the history of AI points out that science fiction brought the concept into our minds in the first half of the 20th century through characters like the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz and the humanoid robot impersonating Maria in Metropolis. Mankind is now taking the concept from idea to reality, and today AI has tremendous application in everything from medicine, construction and finance to home appliances, social media and copywriting. It has the unique capability to quickly learn from significant amounts of data, enabling it to tackle some of our most challenging technological issues.

AI Institute


The AI Institute's mission is to expand Canadians' understanding of AI, guide the trustworthy development of powerful AI solutions and facilitate knowledge-sharing by building a network of like-minded organizations. AI is transforming organizational decision-making, creating efficiencies, building new capabilities and businesses, and powering sustainable, value-driving activities. The Deloitte AI Institute helps private and public sector organizations learn about their options while advocating for ethical AI use, and educating Deloitte practitioners and Canadians on AI's potential.

Eliminate bias and enhance fairness in AI models using Cortex Certifai


In this code pattern, learn how to use the Cortex Certifai Toolkit to create scans to evaluate the performance of multiple predictive models using IBM Watson Studio. Explainability of AI models is a difficult task that is made simpler by Cortex Certifai. The Cortex Certifai Tookit evaluates AI models for robustness, fairness, and explainability, and allows users to compare different models or model versions for these qualities. Certifai can be applied to any black-box model including machine learning models and predictive models, and works with a variety of input data sets. Business decision makers can view the evaluation comparison through visualizations and scores to select the best models for business goals and to identify whether models meet thresholds for robustness, fairness, and explainability.

The Opportunity And The Danger Of Artificial Intelligence In Retail


When humans and machines work as one, will human values always triumph? If a crate of products is delivered to a store and left in the back room rather than unpacked and put on the shelf, an all-too-common problem in retail, the system records a decline in sales of the product. A reasonable analysis of the data assumes that demand for the product has declined and the product is either dropped by the retailer or reorders are reduced. Now along comes artificial intelligence (AI) and, using data, cameras or both, realizes that demand didn't drop, there's an operational problem that's causing sales to decline. If the system is a full suite of AI software, according to Bill Inzeo, Global Retail Technology Strategist of Zebra Technologies ZBRA, it will create and prioritize a list of tasks that need to be accomplished in the store and the left-behind crate problem will get addressed. That's one small example of how AI works; it finds problems and figures out how to solve them.

Synthetic data platform Mostly AI lands $25M


Did you miss a session from the Future of Work Summit? Austria-based Mostly AI, a startup that simulates synthetic data for AI model training and testing, today announced it has raised $25 million in a series B round from Molten Ventures. The company plans to use the investment to accelerate its work in setting the groundwork for responsible and unbiased AI, hiring fresh talent, and strengthening its presence across Europe and North America. For any modern-day enterprise, the biggest challenge associated with leveraging data for AI/ML is ensuring the privacy of its consumers -- the original source of the data -- and eliminating the possibility of any sort of bias due to historical or social inequities in that data. Organizations often find a hard time dealing with the two problems and either end up facing fines for privacy violations (under regulations such as GDPR) or train a model which is unfair on one or more parameters.

Top 10 Must-Read Data Science Research Papers in 2022


Data Science plays a vital role in many sectors such as small businesses, software companies, and the list goes on. Data Science understands customer preferences, demographics, automation, risk management, and many other valuable insights. Data Science can analyze and aggregate industry data. It has a frequency and real-time nature of data collection. There are many data science enthusiasts out there who are totally into Data Science.