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What Are The 10 Best AI Consulting Firms


Google CEO Sundar Pichai has described the advent of artificial intelligence (AI) as more revolutionary than the discovery of fire or electricity. According to PwC, it has the potential to contribute $15 trillion to the global industry by 2030. I have worked with countless organizations on their AI strategies; however, companies wanting to capitalize on AI face significant barriers regarding the skills and resources needed to put it to use. To bridge this gap, many businesses turn to AI consultancies. These experts have the specialized knowledge and experience required to help companies deploy AI to create more intelligent products and services, improve their internal processes, and ultimately make better use of the data available to them. One of the most frequently asked questions I get from clients is: can you recommend an AI consulting firm to help us turn our AI ambitions into practice?

AI has yet to revolutionize health care


Investors have honed in on artificial intelligence as the next big thing in health care, with billions flowing into AI-enabled digital health startups in recent years. But the technology has yet to transform medicine in the way many predicted, Ben and Ruth report. "Companies come in promising the world and often don't deliver," Bob Wachter, head of the department of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, told Future Pulse. "When I look for examples of … true AI and machine learning that's really making a difference, they're pretty few and far between. Administrators say that algorithms from third-party firms often don't work seamlessly because every health system has its own tech system, so hospitals are developing their own in-house AI.

Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity


One of the most controversial and widely discussed topics of all time… Artificial Intelligence. From film to books to blogs, the benefits and dangers of AI is debated amongst academics and common people alike. When we think of AI, we think of a robot with the ability to think, talk, and interact like a human, resulting in robots cognizant enough to take over earth and destroy the human race. Fictional AI systems like JARVIS from the Iron Man and Avengers movies and Agent Smith in the Matrix movies are what most think of when they are trying to narrow down an image of Artificial Intelligence, but AI does not always have to become human-like. In fact, current AI programs are not even developed enough to parallel the fictional JARVIS. Much of the development of AI systems are for cybersecurity purposes, detection of cyber threats and split second responses are the ultimate goal for cybersecurity AI but this amount of efficiency is quite distant.

Trusting Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity is a Double-edged Sword


Applications of artificial intelligence (AI) for cybersecurity tasks are attracting greater attention from the private and the public sectors. Estimates indicate that the market for AI in cybersecurity will grow from US$1 billion in 2016 to a US$34.8 billion net worth by 2025. The latest national cybersecurity and defense strategies of several governments explicitly mention AI capabilities. At the same time, initiatives to define new standards and certification procedures to elicit users' trust in AI are emerging on a global scale. However, trust in AI (both machine learning and neural networks) to deliver cybersecurity tasks is a double-edged sword: it can improve substantially cybersecurity practices, but can also facilitate new forms of attacks to the AI applications themselves, which may pose severe security threats.

What Will A Dystopian World With AI In Charge Be Like?


Artificial intelligence is already having an impact on almost every industry and human being. Today, AI has transformed our lives, from voice recognition devices to intelligent chatbots. This amazing technology has brought many good and bad things into our lives, and it will have an even greater impact in the coming decades. However, every good thing has a drawback, and AI is no exception. Some of the most respected leaders of science, most notably the late Stephen Hawking, have expressed concern that super-intelligent machines could pose a long-term threat to humanity.

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: the Future is Amazing


Artificial intelligence is emerging as a transformative technology that has demonstrated the potential to play a major role in many business verticals, from product design to banking and from cyber security to healthcare. Artificial intelligence offers endless possibilities to any business and its innovative nature will continue to influence the technology domain. One of the biggest AI revolutions has been witnessed in the healthcare sector, where it can impact both healthcare providers and patients. Artificial intelligence offers countless advantages in exploring the landscape of healthcare services, as it promises to incorporate innovation and technology into the healthcare system to deliver unique services to consumers. Artificial intelligence increases the efficiency of disease diagnosis, vaccine development, information integration, reduces administrative burdens and helps healthcare professionals make better data-driven decisions.

Fears of AI sentience are a distraction


Were you unable to attend Transform 2022? Check out all of the summit sessions in our on-demand library now! While many other industries are battered by high inflation and slowing growth rates, the market for software sophisticated enough to communicate digitally with humans isn't slowing down. Referred to as chatbots, global demand for these virtual humans is projected to grow by nearly 500% between 2020 and 2027 to become a $2-billion-a-year industry, according to new market research. Today, the use of these digital assistants and companions is already widespread.

Super smart AI divides scientists as group warns it 'would end in disaster'


CREATING super-smart AI right now could be dangerous because we don't know enough about it to control it yet, some researchers have claimed. According to Vox, there's a divide between AI experts working to protect us from these artificial intelligence threats. One group is working on the current risks that AI poses. Current dangers include the fact it can be racist, biased, and divisive. However, there's also a group of researchers focused on the future risks of AI and how it could become too smart to control if we're not careful.

Robots will open more doors than they close


In early 19th-century England, the Luddites rebelled against the introduction of machinery in the textile industry. The Luddites' name originates from the mythical tale of a weaver's apprentice called Ned Ludd who, in an act of anger against increasingly dangerous and poor working conditions, supposedly destroyed two knitting machines. Contrary to popular belief, the Luddites were not against technology because they were ignorant or inept at using it (1). In fact, the Luddites were perceptive artisans who cared about their craft, and some even operated machinery. Moreover, they understood the consequences of introducing machinery to their craft and working conditions.

Why AI is critical to meet rising ESG demands


Were you unable to attend Transform 2022? Check out all of the summit sessions in our on-demand library now! Could artificial intelligence (AI) help companies meet growing expectations for environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting? Certainly, over the past couple of years, ESG issues have soared in importance for corporate stakeholders, with increasing demands from investors, employees and customers. According to S&P Global, in 2022 corporate boards and government leaders "will face rising pressure to demonstrate that they are adequately equipped to understand and oversee ESG issues -- from climate change to human rights to social unrest."