Ayasdi Named to the 2017 AI 100 by CB Insights


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.

Presenting the Best of CES 2017 winners!


One of us even yelled. After a long night of going through our list of finalists, our editors have finally settled on our winners for the official Best of CES awards. Below is our list of winners for each category, including our Best of the Best and our People's Choice winner too. Whill's Model M is an electric wheelchair meant to boost mobility for people with disabilities. Powered wheelchairs have been around for decades, but this new version from Whill has a compact, sturdy design that allows people to move across different surfaces independently.

Mixed Reality and Humanizing Artificial Intelligence: New Accenture Report Highlights the Evolving Role of Design as More Innovative, Responsive and Emotive Than Ever


Mixed Reality and Humanizing Artificial Intelligence: New Accenture Report Highlights the Evolving Role of Design as More Innovative, Responsive and Emotive Than Ever Fjord Trends 2017 takes a provocative look at the digital developments to watch in the year ahead, according to Fjord, design and innovation from Accenture Interactive NEW YORK; Dec. 13, 2016 – If this year has taught us anything, it's that digital technologies and hyper-connectivity are bringing user-led innovation to market faster than ever. Successful organizations today are those that best adapt and respond to unceasing change. Against this backdrop, Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has released Fjord Trends 2017, its tenth and most provocative annual report examining the most significant emergent digital trends expected to disrupt organizations and society in the year ahead. Three meta themes emerged, challenging long-held norms and assumptions. The rise of the autonomous vehicle, smart homes and digital assistants is creating new ecosystems that threaten the smartphone's dominance as the main command center of our lives.

Artificial Intelligence Will Drive Consolidation in 2017


If the last few weeks have taught us anything, it's that predictions, more often than not, are incorrect. With that simple statement I turn my attention to 2017 and what may or may not happen. Looking into next year is likely looking into a foggy crystal ball -- everything's a little murky, but you have an idea of where things are headed. The biggest topic of the coming year is artificial intelligence. Everyone from Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk to Tom Cruise and Kanye West is talking about A.I.

The automation of creativity: scary but inevitable


The Drum's latest documentary, produced in association with Teads, 'The Automation of Creativity' explores the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in advertising. Automation will claim 50% of all jobs in the next 30 years, according to Rice University professor Moshe Vardi, but creativity is impossible to automate, right? Adland will surely escape this robot advance? Such a binary argument fails to take into account the huge leaps artificial intelligence (AI) and other such technologies are making. Why, when it is being used in film-making, music and even journalism, should advertising avoid the onslaught?

How to Get Ahead in AI


"The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself." Anyone who shops online or uses a music streaming service will have experienced recommendations. Their accuracy can be surprising at first glance, but these recommendations aren't made by accident. They are based on sophisticated machine learning techniques, pattern analysis and automated decision making. Systems like these rely on a technology infrastructure that can import, analyse and interpret huge volumes of data and take appropriate action without the need for human intervention.

Apple readies AI pitch to cap developer season


The biggest names in tech are encouraging developers to build products for their app ecosystem. File photo taken in 2015 shows an illustration of an iPhone held up in front of the Apple logo. SAN FRANCISCO -- Like a dressed-down awards season, Apple's WWDC conference concludes a three-month developer season. But will it end with a bang, as the Academy Awards do for the film industry? It began with Microsoft's Build in March and continued with Facebook's F8 show in April and Google I/O in May.

Seattle Week in Review: AI Chickens of Silicon Valley Xconomy


It was an historic week as Hillary Clinton secured enough delegates to be the first woman to become the presumptive nominee of a major political party for the highest office of the most powerful country on Earth. Meanwhile, we're reviewing another debate about where Seattle's startup ecosystem ranks nationally; new data on urban startup clusters; a 15 million funding round for BitTitan; Bill Gates' poultry program; news of artificial intelligence watching and writing sci-fi films; and a good read on how "Silicon Valley" delivers such an accurate satire of the real Silicon Valley. It doesn't rank as high as NYC, LA, or Boston in the number of startups funded or capital invested. So on a dollars in/dollars [out], Seattle outperforms. The perennial debate about who's No. 2 (always behind Silicon Valley) is tiresome, but look, here I am writing about it.

Arria NLG's 9th patent covers new features of Arria's artificial intelligence products, which


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.

Future² ep. #29 - Artificial Intelligence with Brian Christian


Brian Christian is the author of The Most Human Human, which was named a Wall Street Journal bestseller and a New Yorker favourite book of 2011, and has been translated into ten languages. He is the coauthor, with Tom Griffiths, of Algorithms to Live By, available Spring 2016. Co-written with cognitive scientist Tom Griffiths, the book offers a fascinating exploration of how computer algorithms can be applied to our everyday lives, helping to solve common decision-making problems and illuminate the workings of the human mind. Christian's writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Wired, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Paris Review, and in scientific journals such as Cognitive Science.