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Banking's One-to-One Future is Finally Possible

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Almost a quarter century ago, a book was written about how organizations would focus on share of customer as opposed to share of market, building a personalized collaboration driven by big data. Instead of watching as non-banking organizations or fintech start-ups set expectations, the banking industry can now offer individualized engagement, integrating advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics and even blockchains to build a cognitive bank. The banking industry continues to be challenged be a low interest rate environment, intense competition from new market entrants, and heightened consumer experience expectations set by highly digital non-bank organizations. It is also proposed that cognitive systems can continually build knowledge and learning, providing the insight needed to increase efficiency and effectiveness throughout the organization.


Google and other tech giants grapple with the ethical concerns raised by the AI boom

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Companies in the vanguard of developing and deploying machine learning and AI are now starting to talk openly about ethical challenges raised by their increasingly smart creations. "We're here at an inflection point for AI," said Eric Horvitz, managing director of Microsoft Research, at MIT Technology Review's EmTech conference this week. Maya Gupta, a researcher at Google, called for the industry to work harder on developing processes to ensure data used to train algorithms isn't skewed. In the past year, many efforts to research the ethical challenges of machine learning and AI have sprung up in academia and industry.


AI will hurt banking without a ground-up approach

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The last twelve months have seen AI fever reach new peaks. Every technology giant we could name have got a huge AI story to tell. Starting with IBM Watson, Google Allo, Facebook AI Research, Amazon Echo have all had major traction. This is also reflected in investments being made into the AI industry. Industry leaders magazine predict 2017 would be the year of AI investments.


A framework for Industry 4.0 - welcome to the next industrial revolution

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We're surrounded by more and more connected devices we're calling the Internet of Things. We can turn our heating on from our phones on the commute home. Pegs can tell us when to bring the washing in so it doesn't get wet. Cars know the hazards ahead and warn us before we get there so that we can avoid them. Many of the'things' have been manufactured within the'Industrial Internet of Things' or'Industry 4.0'.


Google and other tech giants grapple with the ethical concerns raised by the AI boom

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With great power comes great responsibility--and artificial-intelligence technology is getting much more powerful. Companies in the vanguard of developing and deploying machine learning and AI are now starting to talk openly about ethical challenges raised by their increasingly smart creations. "We're here at an inflection point for AI," said Eric Horvitz, managing director of Microsoft Research, at MIT Technology Review's EmTech conference this week. "We have an ethical imperative to harness AI to protect and preserve over time." Horvitz spoke alongside researchers from IBM and Google pondering similar issues.


Google and other tech giants grapple with the ethical concerns raised by the AI boom

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With great power comes great responsibility--and artificial-intelligence technology is getting much more powerful. Companies in the vanguard of developing and deploying machine learning and AI are now starting to talk openly about ethical challenges raised by their increasingly smart creations. "We're here at an inflection point for AI," said Eric Horvitz, managing director of Microsoft Research, at MIT Technology Review's EmTech conference this week. "We have an ethical imperative to harness AI to protect and preserve over time." Horvitz spoke alongside researchers from IBM and Google pondering similar issues.


Achieve & Acquia Spark Conversation around Machine Learning and Healthcare

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For more than ten years, Achieve, an Acquia partner, has been bringing innovative portal solutions to healthcare providers with a user-centered focus. They make the most complex web development projects possible for companies like Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Universal Music Group, Dexcom, The Recording Academy, and Scripps Translational Science Institute. Achieve sought out Acquia to participate in their latest Digital Health Innovations (DHI) event because of Acquia's involvement with technical trends like machine learning that are currently impacting the healthcare industry. Katherine Bailey, Principal Data Scientist at Acquia, was the featured speaker at the event. Like past DHI events, this one continued Achieve's aim of bringing the San Diego tech, healthcare, and life science communities together through thought leadership.


IBM Bets The Company On Cloud, AI, And Blockchain

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At the massive InterConnect conference this week, over 20,000 of Big Blue's fans packed Las Vegas's Mandalay Bay to hear about the company's transformative, three-pronged strategy. While IBM still maintains numerous other business lines ranging from mainframes to middleware, these three Big Bets are truly Vegas-worthy – yet as with most of the bets in Sin City, the odds may very well be against the vendor. IBM Chairman and CEO Ginni Rometty laid out IBM's strategy at a packed keynote. "The IBM Cloud is the platform for the next era of business," Rometty said, expressing the central theme of the keynote. The IBM Cloud combines the Cloud Foundry-based BlueMix Platform-as-a-Service environment with SoftLayer, IBM's public Infrastructure-as-a-Service Cloud.


IBM Bets The Company On Cloud, AI, And Blockchain

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At the massive InterConnect conference this week, over 20,000 of Big Blue's fans packed Las Vegas's Mandalay Bay to hear about the company's transformative, three-pronged strategy. While IBM still maintains numerous other business lines ranging from mainframes to middleware, these three Big Bets are truly Vegas-worthy – yet as with most of the bets in Sin City, the odds may very well be against the vendor. IBM Chairman and CEO Ginni Rometty laid out IBM's strategy at a packed keynote. "The IBM Cloud is the platform for the next era of business," Rometty said, expressing the central theme of the keynote. The IBM Cloud combines the Cloud Foundry-based BlueMix Platform-as-a-Service environment with SoftLayer, IBM's public Infrastructure-as-a-Service Cloud.


IBM, Salesforce Strike Global Partnership on Cloud, AI

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According to IBM and Salesforce, the answer to both of those questions is yes. The two Fortune 500 companies on Monday afternoon revealed a sweeping global strategic partnership that aligns one iconic company's multiyear turnaround effort with another's staggering growth ambitions. According to the terms of the deal, IBM and Salesforce will integrate artificial intelligence platforms (Watson and Einstein, respectively) and some of their software and services (e.g. a Salesforce component to ingest The Weather Company's meteorological data). Why not go it alone? Fortune spoke on the phone with IBM CEO Ginni Rometty and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff to get a better understanding of the motives behind the deal.