Every day organisations face risks to their security and business continuity. These may include industrial espionage, cyber attacks, protests, union strikes, terrorism, epidemic, natural disasters and the list is endless. Keeping track on all the events potentially hampering business operations and the security of employees and assets is not an easy task, and it all starts with collecting the right information via "threat intelligence". Threat intelligence is the process of collecting and elaborating information on existing or emerging risks or hazard to people, assets or operations, with the purpose of informing decision makers and, whenever possible, preventing or mitigating operational or strategic threats if and when they occur. Since most of the information is collected via openly available media and social media (so called Open Source Intelligence or OSINT), practitioners and threat intelligence solution providers have been looking at Artificial Intelligence (AI) to find more relevant information faster.
When Dan Lopresti and his colleagues talk about the future of artificial intelligence (AI) during their upcoming panel at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), be prepared to imagine a better world. In this world, the full potential of AI is unleashed to benefit society: health care is personalized and accessible through a friendly robot companion; education is customized to offer individualized plans for retraining and skills-building; and, businesses, large and small, operate with previously unheard-of efficiency and provide a level of customer service that can only be dreamed of today. "The question is what are we going to see over the next ten or twenty years break loose as a result of the research, which is assuming the research gets done because of investments made," says Lopresti, a professor of computer science and engineering at Lehigh University. Lopresti is also the incoming Vice Chair of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Council which, along with the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), spearheaded the creation of "A Twenty-Year Community Roadmap for Artificial Intelligence Research in the U.S." Lopresti will participate in a panel with the authors of the Roadmap and leaders of the initiative that led to it, Yolanda Gil (University of Southern California and President of AAAI) and Bart Selman (Cornell University and President-Elect of AAAI), on Saturday, February 15th at the AAAS annual meeting in Seattle. The Roadmap lays out a case for the best use of resources to fulfill the promise of AI to benefit society.
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First, AI will continue to help students personalize their learning experience and ultimately, see better academic outcomes. Software like Office365 is already using AI to help improve students' learning experience, but we're only at the beginning of what's possible. Today, tools like the editor in Microsoft Word use AI to scan students' papers and make suggestions for more inclusive language and redundant words. PowerPoint is also now using an AI-powered tool called Presentation Coach that records a student as he or she presenting slides and offers a dashboard with feedback on things like word choice, pacing and filler words. These types of naturally integrated AI tools will offer students more control over their learning experience, which boosts their confidence and overall love of learning.
Superintelligence: What happens in a world with AI that is hundreds or thousands of times smarter than humans? In this episode, we chat with research scientist Roman Yampolskiy. He's a professor at the University of Louisville, and his most recent book is Artificial Superintelligence: A Futuristic Approach. Subscribe wherever you find podcasts: If you listen to podcasts, here's where you can subscribe to future39 and here more interviews like this on the future. What happens in a world with AI that's hundreds or thousands of times smarter than we are? He's a professor at the University of Louisville, and his most recent book is Artificial Superintelligence: A Futuristic Approach. John Koetsier: Thank you so much for coming on the show. You have an amazing background there, I love it.
Peter Diamandis is best known as the founder of the XPrize Foundation, which offers big cash prizes as an incentive for tech solutions to big problems. The entrepreneur and investor is also co-founder of the Singularity University, a Silicon Valley-based nonprofit offering education in futurology. His new book, The Future Is Faster Than You Think, argues that the already rapid pace of technological innovation is about to get a whole lot quicker. Do you think people are worried about where technology is going to take us? I can palpably feel how fast things are changing and that the rate of change is accelerating, and I have picked up a growing amount of fear coming from people who don't understand where the world is going.
Recently, Dr. Eric Topol captured vivid images of his heart, abdomen and left foot, among other things, using only a handheld ultrasound tool and a smartphone. "A total-body medical selfie," said Topol Wednesday at the CHIME19 Fall CIO Forum in Phoenix, where the photos were projected onto screens during his closing keynote address. "This all took a matter of minutes." But when Topol experienced abdominal pain, his doctor ordered a standard CT scan, which ultimately captured the same details. SUBSCRIBE: Become an Insider for access to exclusive HealthTech videos, white papers and articles.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming more and more a part of our lives … so is it smart to invest in or trade artificial intelligence stocks? The U.S. economy is evolving at an unprecedented pace as next-generation technology disrupts the large corporations that once dominated industries. Companies that fail to innovate disappear, and companies like the FANG group step in to replace them. Unlike the tech stocks from the dot-com bubble crash, these stocks have plenty of room to expand and continue to innovate. One area several companies are heavily investing in is AI.