With any luck we won't be seeing killer AI machines in the future. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Stephen Bowler Several major technology companies have joined forces in an effort to prevent an AI-fuelled apocalypse. Some of the world's most prominent scientists and technology entrepreneurs, including Professor Stephen Hawking and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, have repeatedly warned in recent years of the dangers we might face should rogue intelligent machines ever manage to take hold. Now with computers becoming increasingly sophisticated and with several major firms including Google working on AI technology, a new partnership has been arranged in an effort to avoid any future disasters and to ensure that AI research remains safe and beneficial to mankind. So far the group consists of Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and IBM however it is likely that others, including Apple, will also be joining in the not-too-distant future.
Pegasystems has announced the launch of Pega Infinity, a digital transformation software suite. Infinity is the first platform to connect front end customer experiences to back end process automation, and represents Pega's largest ever product launch, according to the company. The announcement was made overnight at Pegasystems annual user conference, Pegaworld, in Las Vegas. The new suite enhances Pega's customer engagement applications and digital process automation platform. According to Pega, the new suite will allow organisations to accelerate their transformation projects to "continuously exceed their customers' expectations".
BENGALURU: Infosys President Mohit Joshi today said Industry disruption from Artificial Intelligence (AI) was already on and organisations not using it to amplify their workforce will fall behind or find themselves irrelevant. "Industry disruption from AI is no longer imminent, it is here. The organisations that embrace AI with a clearly defined strategy and use AI to amplify their workforce rather than replace it will take the lead and those that don't will fall behind or find themselves irrelevant," he said. Joshi said this in a statement while releasing the company's global research on the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) at Davos, where the world Economic Forum is currently underway. The research findings says enterprises are moving beyond the experimentation phase with AI, deploying AI technologies more broadly and realizing benefits across their business.
As the fourth industrial revolution gathers pace, business leaders need to start addressing how AI and automation will impact their business and workforce. Emerging technologies are fundamentally disrupting how we live and work, and their future impact cannot be ignored. Only half of UK CEOs are currently addressing the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) or automation on their organisation, according to PwC's 20th CEO Survey, published at the World Economic Forum in Davos. This puts the UK behind countries such as Germany, the US and China in responding to how emerging technologies will redefine businesses. Only just over a quarter of UK bosses say they are considering the impact of AI on their future skills needs, compared to almost 40% of CEOs worldwide.