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AAAC Issues First State of Artificial Intelligence in Advancement Report


The AI in Advancement Advisory Council (AAAC), a first-of-its-kind organization committed to open discussion about where artificial intelligence (AI) technology can and should have an impact on advancement, today released the first State of AI in Advancement Report. The study is the first benchmark on the adoption rate, uses, opinions, of AI in the advancement industry, and more, and comes at a time when artificial intelligence is beginning to revolutionize philanthropy. "We've entered an amazing chapter of innovation and progress with artificial intelligence," said AAAC member Reed Sheard, Vice President for College Advancement and Chief Information Officer, Westmont College. "In order to truly harness this technology in a way that helps us build successful organizations, it will be critical to utilize AI in a manner that always seeks to benefit society. It is important to ask both'What can we do?' as well as'What should we do?'. The early results we've seen represent new opportunity and I am excited about what the future holds."

Artificial Intelligence Technology: 5 Future Advancements


For decades the concept of artificial intelligence (AI) has required creative interpretations of scientific theory to capture people's attention. Whether it was the overwhelmingly capable character Data from "Star Trek," the humorously unnerved C-3PO from "Star Wars," or any other sci-fi AI manifestation, the fact still stands that intriguing forms of artificial intelligence have primarily been relegated to the entertainment world until only recently. However, the lack of capable forms of AI in everyday life has changed. With each passing year, increasingly complex artificial intelligence models are seeing the light of day. While they may not look like sophisticated androids at this point, many of these are the germs from which more advanced models will ultimately evolve.

Ford on auto industry, mobility: 'Every single thing is changing'


Bill Ford Jr., executive chairman of Ford Motor Co., recognizes the automotive industry is on the verge of mutation and wants his 114-year old legacy company to remain a top performer.

Applying Machine Learning & Sensing Technologies to Accelerate the Connected Car


"We as an industry have to figure out how to get gigabytes of data off our cars" Renovo Motors, says the traditional concept of a vehicle platform faces potential radical change in an era dominated by software, electronics and the rise of autonomous vehicle technology. At the Machine Intelligence in Autonomous Vehicles Summit on 23-24 March in San Francisco, Ioannis Petousis, Head of Data Science at Renovo Motors will be presenting on a panel discussion exploring how we can apply machine learning and sensing technologies to accelerate the connected car. Autonomous vehicles are a huge technological endeavor that combines some of the latest advancements from various fields - from mechanical engineering and materials science, to electrical engineering and computer science. I love both cars and technology, so it was an easy choice for me. What are the key factors that have enabled recent advancements in autonomous vehicles?