Unsupervised Learning with Clustering Techniques w/Srini Anand


As humans we are able to discern differences among different groups within a collection. We might group a collection by broad groups such as birds versus plants versus animals or detect subtle features to identify different makes and models of cars. Clustering techniques allow us to automate the process and apply them to data where groupings are not immediately obvious. These techniques are used for different purposes such as detecting market segments, identifying properties of online communities, fraud detection, and cybersecurity. Srini Anand is a Data Scientist at Ameritas Life Insurance Company and holds a Masters degree in Data Science from Indiana University.

Leveraging AI to Grow Your Business: 5 AI-powered Tools That You Need to Get for Your Business CEOWORLD magazine


If you're building a business, there are different aspects you need to improve to get results -and with the current rate of technological advances and digital adoption, you need all the help you can get to improve these results. In this blog post, we're going to be talking about artificial intelligence (AI). More specifically, how to leverage AI to grow your business and 5 AI-powered tools that you need to get for your business. You've probably heard of all the doom stories of how AI could get out of control and become our enemies. But forget that for a moment and look at it in another direction.

Amii Innovates announces first cohort, looks to accelerate AI adoption BetaKit


The Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) has launched Amii Innovates, a program aimed to guides teams and businesses in AI adoption. Amii Innovates is one of four program areas within Amii, and works closely with Alberta-based businesses to grow their internal AI capabilities. The organization's Innovation Affiliates were selected based on their readiness for machine intelligence adoption and potential for commercial success. Amii said it has worked collaboratively with these 24 companies over the past year, four of which have already become alumni. "We strongly believe that machine intelligence will be the primary driver of sustainable growth for Alberta's economy."

DeepMind AI can predict kidney illness 48 hours before it occurs


DeepMind also had its mobile assistant for clinicians, known as Streams, evaluated by researchers at University College London. The results show that, through the app, specialists reviewed urgent cases within 15 minutes, as opposed to several hours. And only 3.3 percent of AKI cases were missed, compared to 12.4 percent without the app. Streams also led to health care cost savings. Combined with DeepMind's new AKI-detecting algorithm, Streams could offer improved early detection.

How AI & Automation Are Changing The Workplace


Many businesses worship at the altar of efficiency in the hope it will improve productivity, streamline data processes and drive growth. It's not always so straightforward, but it appears these prayers have been answered. Thanks to recent innovations in AI and automation, efficiency has never been easier. AI's hyper-advanced algorithmic and computer processing abilities can digest mountains of complex data at lightning speed, helping businesses identify trends, solve problems and find solutions quicker than ever before. AI is changing the business landscape – here's how it's affecting firms of all sizes in all industries.

The Digital Battleground of Cyberwarfare


As the US launches a cyberattack against Iranian weapons systems and escalates their infiltration of the Russian power grid in the same month, it's clear a new chapter of warfare is well and truly underway. Fueled by the same complex mix of diplomatic breakdowns, economic sanctions and historical grievances as regular conflicts, cyberwarfare is the new threat facing developing nations. The crisis faced by every technologically advanced state is highlighted in the World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report 2019 which ranked cyberattacks as the 5th global risk of our time. The US is certainly not alone in developing a cyberwarfare arsenal, as preemptive strikes, espionage and counter-attacks all require nations to develop cybersecurity defenses and demonstrate their clout. Here, we know exactly what the digital battleground looks like, and the attempts nations can take to develop defenses against the latest cyberwarfare threats.

6 Steps to Lay the Foundation for AI in Marketing


The prospects of what artificial intelligence (AI) can do for marketing and other business initiatives is well-documented. McKinsey & Company, for instance, reported in a study that AI improved on traditional analytics techniques in 69 percent of potential use cases. The real challenge is how to actually implement AI in your marketing processes and where you begin. Marketers are asking that question over and over, according to William Ammerman, executive VP of Engaged Media. "That's their first question: what do I do now?"

How To Get Started In Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning


Learn how to CODE: Coding is an incredible exercise of discipline and logic, which - when done the right way - can help your mind grasp problems and solutions you wouldn't have originally considered. A great (way) to start would be Python, which is a high-level and sophisticated programming language, yet very practical for machine learning. OWN what you're coding: Some people claim to be ML engineers or AI engineers because they're capable cloning a git repository (borrowing a chunk of code that someone wrote and made public) for a specific task or follow a tutorial line-by-line. It is a great start, however, there's nothing more harmful (technically speaking) for an AI company than an engineer that does not understand what (s)he is doing, coding and deploying. Understanding and owning your code (as small as you may think it is) will give you an incredible advantage and control over your AI project.

Virtual assistant spies, saving texts, burner phones, and more: Tech Q&A

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One of Google's Home smart speakers is seen above. Q: So, do YOU have an Amazon Echo or Google Home smart speaker in your house? I am freaked out that it's always listening. A: Yes, smart speakers are handy. Yes, they can be fabulous for people with physical challenges.