If you are looking for an answer to the question What is Artificial Intelligence? and you only have a minute, then here's the definition the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence offers on its home page: "the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines."
However, if you are fortunate enough to have more than a minute, then please get ready to embark upon an exciting journey exploring AI (but beware, it could last a lifetime) …
Suppose you are the hiring manager for a data scientist position, and interviewing a prospective candidate. The candidate starts to express the skills hoping they are enough for the position and the best card among these skills is MS Excel capability. What would you think about this candidate? I suppose most of you would consider this candidate as mediocre, which is ineligible for most of the companies. Let's make a little change in our hypothetical interview by replacing MS Excel with predictive modelling.
Open data has been and is still a driving force behind business process re-engineering. Even though most businesses do not necessarily consider open data a key attribute in business performance, it creates a lot of opportunities that gear the business towards competitive edge. Identifying correct open data relevant to business needs is a challenge particularly in customer engagement and workforce management. Data about a product or services delivered to end users is openly available through social media and the web. In the recent past such data has overwhelmed existing data management tools in terms of storage, processing and delivery.
Since online shopping became a reality, retail has become increasingly digital and internet-driven. Bricks and mortar stores have adopted elements of the online experience to encourage us to continue visiting them, and also played to the strengths that in-person experiences can offer, such as more personal levels of service. But the coronavirus pandemic has affected the way every trend will play out in 2021, and offline retail has been hit particularly hard. This has led to widespread job losses and famous names disappearing from shopping centers around the world. At the same time, online retail has boomed more quickly than ever before as consumers choose to remain safely indoors, and home delivery infrastructure becomes increasingly sophisticated.
Gerry Bayne: Welcome to EDUCAUSE Exchange, where we focus on a single question from the higher ed IT community and hear advice, anecdotes, best practices, and more. Students with disabilities are a vulnerable population in higher education. Yet the real percentage is likely higher, given that many choose not to disclose their disability to their institutions. Students with disabilities experience barriers to education that many other students do not. And they can have both visible and invisible needs. Their dropout rates are substantially higher and their graduation rates are significantly lower than those of non-disabled students.
Dubai-based Forward Investments announced it has invested in Nozomi Networks, a global market leader in Operational Technology (OT) and Internet of Things (IoT) security, headquartered in San Francisco, USA. This investment represents the strong relationship forged between the two entities and plays a role in fueling innovation in the delivery of Information Technology (IT), OT and IoT cybersecurity services to enterprises across the public and private sectors in the UAE and broader Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Nozomi Networks helps clients fulfill their vision to deliver digital utilities using autonomous systems for renewable energy, storage, and expansion in artificial intelligence (AI) adoption by providing digital services," said H.E. Saeed Al Tayer, Chairman of Forward Investments. "Given escalating cyber risks to ICS and control networks, advanced monitoring and threat detection systems play an increasingly critical role. It seems fitting that the pioneering investment for Forward Investments is with Nozomi Networks, itself a pioneer in securing the modernization of critical industrial infrastructure in the region and around the globe."
As intensive care units hit capacity in many parts of the world, doctors are having to make hard decisions about who gets a bed amid a global pandemic. While most people who contract COVID-19 ultimately recover, some can go on to develop severe pneumonia at a rapid pace that causes diffuse damage, acute lung failure, and even death. Now, a new machine learning algorithm could help us figure out who is most at risk, so we can intervene early and hopefully save their lives. Recent machine learning approaches have tended to rely solely on chest scans to predict who might need a hospital bed. The algorithms search the scans for lung abnormalities and can detect COVID-19-related pneumonia in roughly 90 percent of cases.
Artificial Intelligence has been the main driver of disrupting the current technological world. While applications like machine learning, neural network, deep learning have already earned huge recognition with their wide-ranging applications and use cases, AI is still in a nascent stage. It means new changes occur in this discipline, which soon transforms the AI industry and results in enhanced circumstances. Some of the AI emerging technologies are currently becoming awkward by the next ten years, and others may clear the way for better versions of themselves. Recent advancements in AI have allowed many companies to develop algorithms and tools to generate artificial images in 2D and 3D automatically.
You could stand immersed forever in a new artwork at the Christchurch Art Gallery and never see the same thing twice. In just one brief glimpse, three large projectors show a computer-generated giant egg with legs running precariously across a surreal and colourful virtual landscape. Then a figure with a polka dot face and a 1980s video projector with a head enter the scene and collide with the egg. In Kahoots, a collaboration between artists Sean Kerr and Judy Darragh, is a humorous, surreal and surprising artwork that uses video game technology to immerse viewers in a self-generated virtual world. Kerr used the artificial intelligence and machine learning functions of software designed to make video games to create a work that seems to have a mind of its own.
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change. If you have all the project management skills and the know-how to manage your current initiative, then you may be able to deliver the expectations today successfully. The question is: are you ready for the next initiative, which will most likely be murkier and ambiguous? Project Management, in the traditional sense, relates to managing Scope, Schedule, and Budget. These are the constraints that Project Managers are trained to work with.
Pulmonology is a field of medicine that deals with respiratory tract diseases, and the medical imaging used by pulmonologists is predominantly chest imaging: CXR, CT, MRI, PET, V/Q scanning, ultrasound, and the like. High-quality medical image analysis is crucial in pulmonary diagnostics and treatment. While the most conventional method of assessing lung tissue and surrounding structures is computed tomography, other types are used for additional insights and to accommodate individual contraindications. When acquiring a medical image, radiologists have to strike the balance between quality and the permissible degree of exposure for the patient. This is especially critical when a person has to get multiple chest scans in a short period of time.