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Accenture Uses Artificial Intelligence to Help the Elderly Better Navigate Their Care and Improve Their Well-Being

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Accenture Uses Artificial Intelligence to Help the Elderly Better Navigate Their Care and Improve Their Well-Being LAS VEGAS and LONDON; Nov. 28, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed a pilot program that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and the ease of voice to help older people manage the daunting challenges of navigating their care delivery and well-being. The Accenture Liquid Studio in London developed an AI-powered platform (the Accenture Platform) that can learn user behaviors and preferences and suggest activities to support the overall physical and mental health of individuals ages 70 and older. The Accenture platform, which runs on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud, includes a'Family and Carer' portal that lets family and caregivers check on the individual's daily activities, such as whether they have taken their medication or made new requests for caregivers. The Accenture platform can also spot abnormalities in behavior and alert family or friends, based on user defined permissions. Elder Care Pilot: Accenture Uses AI to Help Navigate Elder Care Other services provided by the Accenture platform helped participants find local events as well as potential new friends, encouraging them to become more active and social.


Artificial intelligence is a partner -- if we do it right

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Humans are always creating machines to do our work. Machines replace work we find tedious or backbreaking. They allow us to do things faster, to make a thousand parts an hour, or travel a hundred miles an hour. For thousands of years, the tasks that machines replaced were primarily physical. With the advent of computers, tasks requiring mental effort became more tractable.


HPE Introduces New Set of Artificial Intelligence Platforms and Services HPE Newsroom

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PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE:HPE) today announced new purpose-built platforms and services capabilities to help companies simplify the adoption of Artificial Intelligence, with an initial focus on a key subset of AI known as deep learning. Inspired by the human brain, deep learning is typically implemented for challenging tasks such as image and facial recognition, image classification and voice recognition. To take advantage of deep learning, enterprises need a high performance compute infrastructure to build and train learning models that can manage large volumes of data to recognize patterns in audio, images, videos, text and sensor data. Many organizations lack several integral requirements to implement deep learning, including expertise and resources; sophisticated and tailored hardware and software infrastructure; and the integration capabilities required to assimilate different pieces of hardware and software to scale AI systems. "We live in a world today where we're generating copious amounts of data, and deep learning can help unleash intelligence from this data," said Pankaj Goyal, vice president, Artificial Intelligence Business, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.


Open Source Stories film selected for two film festivals

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We are proud to announce that our film, "Road to A.I.," has been selected as an official entry in The Block Film & Art Festival and the 2017 Alexandria Film Festival. The "Road to A.I." documentary film asks some of the most crucial questions facing the transportation and technology industries as we shift to a more autonomous future. How is artificial intelligence being programmed to make decisions we can live with? Can sharing data make self-driving cars safer? Once seen as purely science fiction, self-driving cars are becoming more than a vision for the future; they are becoming a reality.


The future we've been waiting for is already here

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The increasingly powerful promises of artificial intelligence, bots, and virtual and augmented reality have been whipping technophiles and pundits alike into something akin to a frenzy, if all those thinkpieces that link current innovations to the magic or sci-fi blockbusters are any indication. And now these companies have paired up to capture that zeitgeist, creating and producing "Dear Future," a long-form journalism series that promises to bring readers dispatches from the cutting edge. In an effort to marry Motherboard's voice with CNET's tech focus, "Dear Future" will tackle the big, science-fiction-becomes-fact stuff. But fear of death, that universal human theme, is being tackled by the promise of that super-hyped AI technology, chatbots.


Nuance Nina Earns Industry Accolades for Innovation in Artificial Intelligence

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Nuance was honored alongside customers FedEx and IP Australia, with partner Datacom, for delivering notable customer experiences through natural language understanding, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. These recent wins come on the heels of Nuance Nina gaining recognition from leading global research firms including being ranked #1 among virtual assistant vendors in Forrester's Chatbot Vendor Ranking* and receiving the highest combined rating among virtual assistant vendors in Opus Research's "Decision Makers' Guide to Enterprise Intelligent Assistants. Nuance was honored alongside customers FedEx and IP Australia, with partner Datacom, for delivering notable customer experiences through natural language understanding, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. These recent wins come on the heels of Nuance Nina gaining recognition from leading global research firms including being ranked #1 among virtual assistant vendors in Forrester's Chatbot Vendor Ranking* and receiving the highest combined rating among virtual assistant vendors in Opus Research's "Decision Makers' Guide to Enterprise Intelligent Assistants.


Lawmakers: Don't Gauge Artificial Intelligence By What You See In The Movies

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A full-scale figure of a "T-800" terminator robot used in the movie Terminator 2, is displayed at a preview of the Terminator Exhibition in Tokyo in 2009. A full-scale figure of a "T-800" terminator robot used in the movie Terminator 2, is displayed at a preview of the Terminator Exhibition in Tokyo in 2009. On Elon Musk's warnings of AI disrupting jobs and even a war fought over control of AI Olson: I think Elon is playing to the exact fears that John mentioned -- change. And as it relates to jobs, there's no questions it's going to disrupt a lot of jobs, but historically, innovation has always created more jobs than it's taken away.



A vision for the future: Essential insights from British influencers at dmexco

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Andrew Canter, Global CEO, The Branded Content Marketing Association is a long time veteran of the branded content industry and has over 25 years of experience in marketing and communications. Of the conversation on stage, we learned how we must transform inclusively to sustain the global economy – talent is everywhere, but barriers to education mean there's a skills inconsistency across the globe. Sir John Hegarty, founder of advertising power-house BBH, took to dmexco's main stage this week to give an insight into tech's role in liberating the creative voice. "Technology enables opportunity, but creativity creates value" Investing in creative talent is an integral move for any and every business today.


Digital Transformation: Who to follow on Twitter - NetEffect Blog

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Ronald Van Loon is Director of Adversitement, a digital consulting firm specializing in Big Data implementations for leading businesses. As a keynote speaker, Tamara presents on topics at the intersection of marketing and technology; MarTech, Influencer Marketing in B2B & Enterprise, Social Media Account-Based Marketing, Marketing to Women in the B2C Retail Space, Generational Marketing, Marketing to Millennials, Gender Marketing, Personal Brand, Social Influence & Thought Leadership, Employee Advocacy & Engagement, Women's Leadership. He has is the author of 5 Amazon Best Selling Books, including: Building Dragons: Digital Transformation in the Experience Economy, The Ultimate Field Guide to Digital Program Management, Evolve: Marketing as we know it is Doomed, The Millennial CEO, and The New Rules of Customer Engagement. Specifically, he finds and builds competitive advantages via global expansion, accelerating digital tech (DX), improving customer experience (CX), transforming organizations, and implementing complex systems (HR/ERP).