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What will doom even the best AI strategies

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A lot of people would be surprised at the extent to which AI is inherently domain-specific -- at times even organization-specific -- and definitions of terms can vary greatly. For example, the word "short" is a positive attribute if you're talking about the checkout queue in your retail store, but negative if you're talking about the battery life of your new mobile phone -- and entirely different in the context of financial trading. While many organizations may try out the latest and greatest general-purpose algorithms available, even the best AI will fail without the proper context and data tuning for your specific scenarios. The other challenge with AI is that it needs to be deployed and embedded into your existing business processes. We call this "the last mile of AI" problem, and it requires significant buy-in from your stakeholders and alignment on the outcome(s) to be successful.


Disability Bias in AI Hiring Tools Targeted in US Guidance (1)

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Employers have a responsibility to inspect artificial intelligence tools for disability bias and should have plans to provide reasonable accommodations, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Justice Department said in guidance documents. The guidance released Thursday is the first from the federal government on the use of AI hiring tools that focuses on their impact on people with disabilities. The guidance also seeks to inform workers of their right to inquire about a company's use of AI and to request accommodations, the agencies said. "Today we are sounding an alarm regarding the dangers of blind reliance on AI and other technologies that are increasingly used by employers," Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke told reporters. The DOJ enforces disability discrimination laws with respect to state and local government employers, while the EEOC enforces such laws in the private sector and federal employers.


A guide to artificial intelligence and machine learning

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According to Gartner, AI applies advanced analysis and logic-based techniques, including machine learning, to interpret events, support and automate decision-making, and take action. In essence, the concept of AI centres on enabling computer systems to think and act in a more'human' way, by learning from and responding to the vast amounts of information they're able to use. AI is already transforming our everyday lives. From the AI features on our smartphones such as built-in smart assistants, to the AI-curated content and recommendations on our social media feeds and streaming services. As the name suggests, machine learning is based on the idea that systems can learn from data to automate and improve how things are done – by using advanced algorithms (a set of rules or instructions) to analyse data, identify patterns and make decisions and recommendations based on what they find.


How AI is a Boon For Retail Business in India

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The retail business is getting back on track and has been witnessing steady growth after the dismal impact of the third wave. There has been buoyancy in the market with the removal of lockdown restrictions. After a long time of distress and uncertainty, things are getting back to normalcy as businesses have started taking pertinent steps to resume operations and focus on sales, marketing, and inventory management. The realization of digital transformation coupled with the indispensable role of artificial intelligence (AI) has been one of the major outcomes of Covid-19 implications on the retail sector and the vast possibilities and opportunities it can create with such transformations. With the emergence of e-commerce, buyers experienced the first crucial shift that successfully made it possible for them to buy things from anywhere at any time.


"Isolation Forest": The Anomaly Detection Algorithm Any Data Scientist Should Know

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"Isolation Forest" is a brilliant algorithm for anomaly detection born in 2009 (here is the original paper). It has since become very popular: it is also implemented in Scikit-learn (see the documentation). In this article, we will appreciate the beauty in the intuition behind this algorithm and understand how exactly it works under the hood, with the aid of some examples. Anomaly (or outlier) detection is the task of identifying data points that are "very strange" compared to the majority of observations. This is useful in a range of applications, from fault detection to discovery of financial frauds, from finding health issues to identifying unsatisfied customers. Moreover, it can also be beneficial for machine learning pipelines, since it has been proven that removing outliers leads to an increase in model accuracy.


NetApp Teams with NVIDIA to Accelerate AI and HPC Infrastructure

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NetApp, a global, cloud-led, data-centric software company, announced that NetApp EF600 all-flash NVMe storage combined with the BeeGFS parallel file system is now certified for NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD. The new certification simplifies artificial intelligence (AI) and high-performance computing (HPC) infrastructure to enable faster implementation of these use cases. Since 2018, NetApp and NVIDIA have served hundreds of customers with a range of solutions, from building AI Centers of Excellence to solving massive-scale AI training challenges. The qualification of NetApp EF600 and BeeGFS file system for DGX SuperPOD is the latest addition to a complete set of AI solutions that have been developed by the companies. NetApp's portfolio of NVIDIA-accelerated solutions includes ONTAP AI to eliminate guesswork for faster adoption by using a field-proven reference architecture as well as a preconfigured, integrated solution that is easy to procure and deploy in a turnkey manner.


Nuance partners with The Academy to launch The AI Collaborative

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Nuance has partnered with The Health Management Academy (The Academy) to launch The AI Collaborative, an industry group focused on advancing healthcare using artificial intelligence and machine learning. Nuance became a household name for creating the speech engine recognition engine behind Siri. In recent years, the company has put a strong focus on AI solutions for healthcare and is now a full-service partner of 77 percent of US hospitals and is trusted by over 500,000 physicians daily. Earlier this year, Microsoft acquired Nuance with the promise of ushering in a "new era of outcomes-based AI". Microsoft is also active in the healthcare space and its acquisition of Nuance was investigated by regulators over concerns it may reduce competition.


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This is what may happen when we merge the human brain and computers

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Why are we on the verge of creating a technology that will combine the computer with the human nervous system into a single complex? Can a computer system handle the flood of data from billions of living neurons? I will try to answer these questions in this article. In the previous article "Individual artificial intelligence: A new technology that will change our world", we talked about the fact that a new type of artificial intelligence will become a bioelectronic hybrid in which a living human brain and a computer will work together. Thus, a new type of AI will be born – individual artificial intelligence.


Artificial Intelligence for Business

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Artificial intelligence has a wide range of uses in businesses, including streamlining job processes and aggregating business data. We will show you exactly how to succeed these applications, through Real World Business case studies. And for each of these applications we will build a separate AI to solve the challenge. In Part 1 - Optimizing Processes, we will build an AI that will optimize the flows in an E-Commerce warehouse. In Part 2 - Minimizing Costs, we will build a more advanced AI that will minimize the costs in energy consumption of a data center by more than 50%!