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Citrine Informatics Wins Enterprise Product of the Year Gold in 9th Annual Best in Biz Awards - Citrine Informatics

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WIRE)--Citrine Informatics has been named an Enterprise of the Year Gold winner in the Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America. Citrine Informatics' artificial intelligence technology is used by the world's largest materials and chemicals companies to accelerate the product development cycle. Since 2011, Best in Biz Awards' entrants have spanned the spectrum, from the most innovative local companies and start-ups to some of the most recognizable global brands. With more than 700 entries, the 9th annual program attracted a record number of entries from an impressive array of public and private companies of all sizes and spanning all geographic regions and industries in the U.S. and Canada. Best in Biz Awards 2019 honors were conferred in 80 different categories, including Company of the Year, Fastest-Growing Company, Most Innovative Company, Best Place to Work, Customer Service Department, Executive of the Year, Most Innovative Product, Enterprise Product, Best New Service, CSR Program, Event and Blog of the Year.


A Non-Technical Reading List for Data Science - KDnuggets

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Contrary to what some data scientists may like to believe, we can never reduce the world to mere numbers and algorithms. When it comes down to it, decisions are made by humans, and being an effective data scientist means understanding both people and data. When OPower, a software company, wanted to get people to use less energy, they provided customers with plenty of stats about their electricity usage and cost.


Cigna Uses AI To Check If Patients Are Taking Their Medications - Slashdot

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An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Wall Street Journal: Cigna plans to expand a system that uses artificial intelligence to identify gaps in treatment of chronic diseases, such as patients skipping their medications, and deliver personalized recommendations for specific patients. The product, called Health Connect 360, integrates data from a combination of sources and analytical tools, some developed at Cigna and others brought in as part of its $54 billion acquisition of pharmacy-benefit manager Express Scripts Holding Co., completed late last year. Express Scripts, which began developing the service two years ago, rolled out portions of it to some customers this year. Health Connect 360 was developed for treatment of chronic diseases, including diabetes and heart disease, as well as for pain management. The system aggregates medical, pharmacy, lab and biometric data -- such as information from glucometers, which measure blood-sugar levels -- into a dashboard that is accessible through an online interface.


This AI can detect ADHD better than humans

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A team of researchers used a type of artificial intelligence to predict attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in patients by having it analyze magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. According to a new paper published in the journal Radiology: Artificial Intelligence, their technique could also be used to spot other neurological conditions. Health care professionals have increasingly been relying on MRI scans to understand ADHD, a brain disorder that often causes patients to be restless, and makes it more difficult for them to pay attention. More than eight percent of children in the U.S. have been diagnosed with the condition according to The American Psychiatric Association (APA). Research suggests that a breakdown in the connections between the different regions of the brain, the so-called connectome, causes ADHD.


3 Ways 5G Is Going to Give Manufacturing a Makeover

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Cameras powered by 5G and artificial intelligence could be used to enhance worker safety. As workers enter a restricted safe zone--a place where only properly dressed workers can enter--cameras could scan the area to ensure everyone has the proper gear, even preventing doors from opening if a worker isn't wearing a hardhat, Katibeh says. "If you prevent a safety issue, that kind of pays for itself a hundred times over," says Chandra Brown, the CEO of MxD, a nonprofit in partnership with the Department of Defense that equips factories with innovative digital tools. In July, AT&T announced a collaboration with MxD's Chicago Innovation Center, which is dedicated to developing manufacturing innovation, to showcase 5G use cases and applications.


Computer Scientist

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Adobe's Emerging Products Group (EPG) is seeking a Computer Scientist with solid C/C programming skills to join our team here at HQ in San Jose, California. Proficiency in Android or IOS development is required to succeed in this position. This is a team that explores big technical challenges and next-generation product opportunities empowered by artificial intelligence (AI), computer vision, computational photography, augment reality (AR) and among other areas. Meanwhile, this team has produced mobile products like Adobe Photoshop Fix & Mix. We are working on new projects that merge digital arts with AI, AR and mobile camera capture.


The Ethical Dimension of Artificial Intelligence

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However, the frequency in which the Canadian government employs AI is worrying for some. Fears of governments using AI to infringe on private freedoms are very real, as some countries, such as China, have begun to use facial recognition software for police surveillance. Furthermore, people are rapidly losing confidence in social media platforms and Internet security, often citing the absence of human intervention in the decisions that algorithms make as the cause. Furthermore, 54% of North Americans express concern for their online privacy, and the non-consensual use of personal data by social media companies and federal governments do little to ease these fears. While more Canadians are more concerned about their online security due to threats posed by internet companies, at least 59% fear for their personal information being used by their own government.


AI in Action E59: Marco Braun, Transformation Lead at Akelius

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Welcome to the episode 59 and the penultimate AI in Action podcast of 2019, the show where we break down the hype and explore the impact that Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are making on our everyday lives. Powered by Alldus International, our goal is to share with you the insights of technologists and data science enthusiasts to showcase the excellent work that is being done within AI in the United States and Europe. Today's guest is Marco Braun, Transformation Lead at Akelius. Akelius provides Better Living by acquiring, upgrading and managing residential properties. Akelius upgrades residential units to a quality level with newly constructed apartments.


This is how people like machines to explain themselves -- Sonder Scheme

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Core to human-centered AI is explainability. If a machine cannot explain its reasoning in a way that humans understand and on human terms, the AI isn't working for people. Researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology, Cornell University and the University of Kentucky recently published the results of teaching a machine to generate conversational explanations of its model's internal state and action data representations in real-time. They tested whether people like the machine to tell them how it made decisions, and what characteristics of explanations drove people's perceptions of explainability. Relatability is key to understandability – when an AI uses natural language to explain itself, people put themselves in the AI's shoes and evaluate understandability based on whether the AI gives the same reasons they would.


How Algorithms Are Taking Over Big Oil

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With the help of artificial intelligence, BP says it needs 40% fewer workers to keep its natural gas ... [ ] flowing in Wyoming. A visitor to one of BP's natural gas fields in Wyoming a few years ago might have noticed an odd sight: smartphones in plastic bags tied to pumps with zip ties. This was an early test of a multistate initiative by the oil giant to link a network of Wi-Fi sensors to an artificial intelligence system--one that now operates the Wamsutter field in Wyoming with far less human oversight than before. Artificial intelligence has come to the oil patch, accelerating a technical change that is transforming the conditions for the oil and gas industry's 150,000 U.S. workers. Giant energy companies like Shell and BP are investing billions to bring artificial intelligence to new refineries, oilfields and deepwater drilling platforms.