A.I. Pioneer Says Tech Monopolies Are 'Dangerous for Democracy' - Breitbart


This "Canadian Mafia" of artificial intelligence visionaries is largely responsible for the tech industry's leap into machine learning. These are the companies that can use AI to create even better AI, embarrass China at their oldest game, police Twitter, or give your next iPhone a brain. Bengio believes that we must "create a more level playing field for people and companies," though "AI is a technology that naturally lends itself to a winner take all." Follow Nate Church @Get2Church on Twitter for the latest news in gaming and technology, and snarky opinions on both.

The insurtech trends making the greatest impact in 2017


The insurance disruption space hasn't seen nearly as much activity as fintech, but 2017 has seen the trinity of technological trends - machine learning, AI and Big Data - cross over and fuel the motor of change within InsurTech. As well as the goal of customer retention, the digitisation of customer experience keeps operational costs down and requires little manpower, whilst having digital and cloud based technology makes insurance services better able to cope with an increasingly demanding consumer base who want access to services anywhere and at any time. "More than machine learning", Alberto explains, "we could speak of human learning - both the insurer and SPIXII learn more (and often unexpected) from the behaviours of the customers and apply changes and adjustments in order to increase KPIs". It auto generates an insurance claim, verifies it against its blockchain ledger, and pays its users if the claim is correct.

AI's potential in the pharma life cycle - PMLiVE


From the acceleration of regulatory submissions - by identifying data gaps that have led to delays or rejections in the past - to the transformation of the conduct of clinical trials and patient safety monitoring, artificial intelligence (AI) has substantial potential to change the way life sciences organisations operate. Back-end technology already exists to facilitate more intelligent and proactive health monitoring by taking things forward as drug companies rely on finding the optimum ways for patients to interact with and use the tools. There is also important safety monitoring potential and drug feedback potential, as long as intelligent tools based on AI and machine learning are in the background offering companies what to look for and ways of deciphering what it all means. As more and more companies identify opportunities to turn AI-enabled insights into timely and beneficial outcomes - whether by accelerating market entry, successfully mining social media for potential adverse events and other patient feedback, discovering new indications, or improving the manufacturing and supply chain process - advanced automation through increased machine intelligence looks set to be the way forward.

How to use AI for link building and improve your search rankings


The use of artificial intelligence (AI) has permeated the mainstream, as companies like Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and Google work diligently to make voice commands and voice search integrative parts of their OS and user experience. Many have likely heard of the Y Combinator-backed RankScience, which uses thousands of A/B tests to determine how best to positively influence search engine rankings. If these sites look like they are a good fit, add them to a potential candidate spreadsheet, with notes and contact information. Once you've analyzed the possibilities and weeded out blogs or influencers that won't work, add potential blogs and influencers to your potential candidate spreadsheet as mentioned above.

Artificial Intelligence to Amplify FinTech


Endowing the modern workforce with AI, machine learning, payment intelligence and advanced analytics fintech will thrive, amplify and fly. The most striking AI solutions to FinTech, banks, insurance companies (now called InsureTech) and any other financial services company will probably be those that have the robust & smart financial systems with data security, machine learning (machine conciseness is very far for now) and strong analytics features in place. AI technology such as specialized hardware, AI based operating systems, strong and large data analytics tools for big data, machine learning algorithms for machine intelligence, payment intelligence, data intelligence and info-security intelligence are being used in fintech to augment tasks that people already perform. With AI power to enable security features of mobile payments mean the technology could gain traction in other areas of B2B payments and escalate blockchain to generalize, any previous application of AI, but now the AI "owns itself".

Human Capital Development Now As Important As Ever


Everything from Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to small IoT gadgets that monitor an employee's daily activities are blasting off into the stratosphere as they continue to develop. As technology becomes more a part of daily work activities, workers should be kept trained and aware of the present and future tech trends that may affect their industry. One such example is a program offered by the Singaporean government's Ministry of Education (MOE) and SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) to help keep Singaporeans' job skills up-to-date with the current needs of ever developing industries. The reason why this is important is that, for learning professionals of the Millennial Generation, this is an important factor driving new trends like online help services.

Chatbots in Banking: Which Are the Top 5 Banks That Have Adopted Chatbots? [Infographic]


Due to Artificial Intelligence, chatbots can pursue and continue a conversation. According to a report released by Gartner, consumers will manage 85% of the total business associations with banks through Fintech chatbots by 2020. If you enjoyed the story, you can read the whole story on Banking chatbots and its benefits for the industry here:"How Chatbots are transforming Wall Street and Main Street Banks?" With his industry experience, he has rapidly developed Maruti Techlabs in specialized services like Chatbot Development, Artificial Intelligence, Natural language Processing and Machine Learning.

India Wakes Up To Economic Transformation Through Artificial Intelligence


Indian government has constituted a task force on artificial intelligence (AI) to digitize big industries of the country. Task force comprises of experts, academics, researchers including state owned defense research institution DRDO and industry leaders. Driven by the power of big data, high computing capacity, artificial intelligence and analytics, Industry 4.0 aims to digitize the manufacturing sector," Nirmala Sitharaman, India's Minister of Commerce & Industry said. However, the Indian government seems to have taken cue from China which has invested in AI in a big way in the last few years.

Machine Learning at HPC User Forum: Drilling into Specific Use Cases


Dr. Weng-Keen Wong from the NSF echoed much the same distinction between the specific and general case algorithm during his talk "Research in Deep Learning: A Perspective From NSF" and was also mentioned by Nvidia's Dale Southard during the disruptive technology panel. Tim Barr's (Cray) "Perspectives on HPC-Enabled AI" showed how Cray's HPC technologies can be leveraged for Machine and Deep Learning for vision, speech and language. Fresh off their integration of SGI technology into their technology stack, the talk not only highlighted the newer software platforms which the learning systems leverage, but demonstrated that HPE's portfolio of systems and experience in both HPC and hyper scale environments is impressive indeed. Stand-alone image recognition is really cool, but as expounded upon above, the true benefit from deep learning is having an integrated workflow where data sources are ingested by a general purpose deep learning platform with outcomes that benefit business, industry and academia.