If you are looking for an answer to the question What is Artificial Intelligence? and you only have a minute, then here's the definition the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence offers on its home page: "the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines."
However, if you are fortunate enough to have more than a minute, then please get ready to embark upon an exciting journey exploring AI (but beware, it could last a lifetime) …
CB Insights revealed the AI 100 winners during The Innovation Summit in Santa Barbara, a gathering of top executives and investors to explore the industries of the future. The CB Insights research team selected the winners based on a combination of data submitted by the companies, responses to interview questions and the company's Mosaic Score. Mosaic is an algorithm built with funding from the National Science Foundation that gives predictive intelligence into the health of private companies. "At Ayasdi, we see clearly that intelligent applications enabled by AI and big data will be as transformative for knowledge-based processes as the industrial revolution was for mechanical processes," said Ayasdi CEO Gurjeet Singh. "Intelligent applications running on our platform are already becoming a fundamental part of our customer's operations with breakthrough results.
Tech giant Intel has announced a new strategy focused on artificial intelligence (AI) and based on a new portfolio of technologies centered on its recent acquisition of AI company Nervana Systems. The new portfolio will include products and services for everything from network edge to data center use cases to help accelerate the growth of AI technologies. "Intel sees AI transforming the way businesses operate and how people engage with the world," the company said in a statement yesterday. "Intel is assembling the broadest set of technology options to drive AI capabilities in everything from smart factories and drones to sports, fraud detection and autonomous cars." Dubbed Intel Nervana, the new platform comes courtesy of the company's acquisition of the two-year-old Nervana Systems announced three months ago.
"Intel sees AI transforming the way businesses operate and how people engage with the world," the company said in a statement yesterday. "Intel is assembling the broadest set of technology options to drive AI capabilities in everything from smart factories and drones to sports, fraud detection and autonomous cars." Dubbed Intel Nervana, the new platform comes courtesy of the company's acquisition of the two-year-old Nervana Systems announced three months ago. The platform will be optimized for AI workloads with an emphasis on both speed and ease of use. The first product in the platform, a chip codenamed "Lake Crest," will begin testing in the first half of next year and will eventually be available to key customers later that year, according to Intel.
Sundown AI announces their recent integration of Chloe, an Artificial Intelligence platform, with Magento, Inc. a worldwide leader in cloud digital commerce innovations. Chloe enhances mobile commerce by providing a voice powered interface for Magento Online Stores. Chloe AI can be found in the Magento marketplace: https://marketplace.magento.com/sundownai-chloe.html With Chloe, Magento website visitors now have the ability to get immediate assistance to their product or service questions directly from their smartphones while navigating through a Magento store. While explaining how Chloe works is useful, a Chloe mobile demo is even better: https://youtu.be/9hsCAfTqIHs Chloe uses proprietary technology to automatically process a company's customer service data and identify the policies that will guide her behavior.
"Mellanox is committed to developing and marketing new generations of high-speed intelligent interconnect products which are experiencing rapid acceptance in a wide variety of applications including machine learning, artificial intelligence and other fields. JD.com-Mellanox Joint Innovative Lab will use image processing and cogitative computing technologies to drive innovation in finance, e-commerce, logistics and intelligence applications. This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements related to the establishment and performance of the JD.com-Mellanox Joint Innovation Lab, product innovation related to interconnected solutions, image processing and cogitative computing technologies, enhancements to the search function of Camera and the pace of adoption of high-speed interconnect technology in the Chinese market. Mellanox offers a choice of fast interconnect products: adapters, switches, software, cables and silicon that accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of markets including high-performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage and financial services.
"Knowledge workers spend a significant amount of time searching for information, either through standard search engines or through specialized tools", said Pablo Brenner, co-founder of Collokia. In contrast with most collaboration platforms where sharing information requires extra effort by the employee, Collokia s knowledge mapping, collection and distribution is completely transparent and effortless for all involved parties. We believe that Collokia is an innovative tool to accelerate learning, propel productivity, decrease redundant work and, overall, improve the experiences within these organizations." Collokia is a machine learning company aiming to build seamless collaboration solutions for knowledge workers.
The innovations protected by the new patent tie together graphs and graphical annotations with the corresponding narrative in natural language reports that the Arria NLG software generates. The patented features will be deployed to strengthen the integration of language and graphical elements in the Company's products. Additionally, the Company also expects to introduce Software Development Kit (SDK) 5.0, an automated NLG report-generating software toolkit permitting developers, without NLG training, to embed Arria NLG analytics and reporting into their software and websites. Stuart Rogers, Chairman and Chief Executive of Arria NLG, stated: "This Arria NLG patent further integrates graphical displays with narrative text in the Company's NLG products, thereby enhancing user experience and providing the business or engineering user with actionable information in a simple yet comprehensive form.
Noida, India and London, United Kingdom, May 27th 2016 – HCL Technologies, a leading global IT services company, has been named the winner of the Best Innovation in Natural Language Processing (NLP) award at the AIconics Awards. The AIconics are the world's only independently judged awards celebrating the drive, innovation and hard work in the international Artificial Intelligence Community organised by AIBusiness and was hosted during The AI Summit on the 5th May. HCL was also named as a finalist in the Best Intelligent Assistant category, which showcases companies making ground-breaking advancements in virtual assistants and advanced voice/text recognition capabilities. This year's awards featured 5 categories, recognising industry leaders across a broad spectrum of AI technologies. In winning the Best Innovation in NLP award, the AIconics Awards judges recognised that HCL is ahead of the curve when it comes to NLP, at a time when many businesses are looking towards productivity and automation of roles and tasks.
Using text mining and machine learning based on the SAP HANA platform, the initiative aims to help companies review job descriptions, performance reviews and similar people processes for potential bias and suggest changes to encourage equity. Organizations must fully utilize the talents of the entire workforce, and SAP SuccessFactors solutions are focused on helping companies make equitable decisions for all employees throughout the entire employee lifecycle. With the launch of a new SAP Diversity and Inclusion Customer Advisory Group earlier this month, SAP will work with customers and diversity and inclusion experts to identify how technology can be utilized to support inclusiveness, with an initial focus on gender equity. "I am excited about the learning and sharing that will happen with the SAP Diversity and Inclusion Customer Advisory Group," said FutureWork Institute's Odom.
This, Arria's eighth patent, covers flexible modification of search parameters not only for reports that may be generated with Arria NLG's advanced artificial intelligence technology, but also with more rudimentary, template based NLG systems offered by several of Arria NLG's competitors. The Company also expects to introduce Software Development Kit (SDK) 5.0, an automated NLG report-generating software toolkit permitting developers, without NLG training, to embed Arria NLG analytics and reporting into their software and websites. "This Arria NLG patent opens up automated analysis and reporting to interactive querying and modification so that a user can shape the NLG report to their'up-to-the-minute' needs. Just as today's professionals need to apply their subject matter expertise and report their conclusions persuasively, in the future these same professionals will be able to raise the power of their expertise by automating the analysis and reporting of many of their key functions, increasing expert productivity and enhancing their value to their enterprise.