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Ensuring artificial intelligence is for human good, not evil

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This was especially evident at London's recent CogX event, where industry thought leaders from around the world gathered to discuss the irrefutable impact that AI is already having across a multitude of sectors, and also to try and begin to answer some of these pressing questions. There is no doubt that AI and other technological advancements will change the way we live and work, and it will undoubtedly make some roles redundant. There are a multitude of positive examples demonstrating that AI is already impacting people's lives in positive ways. AI technology has huge potential to make people's lives better.


AI Arrives in Canada: Will Prosperity Follow? EE Times

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On July 5, Demis Hassabis, co-founder and CEO, DeepMind announced "the opening of DeepMind's first ever international AI research office in Edmonton, Canada, in close collaboration with the University of Alberta." In addition to contributing on the research and education end DeepMind plans to invest in programs to promote "Edmonton's growth as a technology and research hub." It welcomes the DeepMind move as yet another advance toward AI research in the country, which is the goal set by "the federal government's Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy." However, such systems tend to eliminate the need for humans on the jobs rather than increase employment opportunities, and new jobs don't magically open up when old ones are filled by machines.


What artificial intelligence means for sustainability

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These AI applications for sustainability are not widespread, and they are early stage, but the data suggests that AI can bring significant benefits for sustainability in the medium term. A report from the International Energy Agency estimated that artificial intelligence control systems such as Xcel Energy's neural networks could reduce nitrous oxide emissions by 20 percent. This type of forecasting can help utilities with large renewable installations better manage their energy load, maximize renewable energy production and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Interserve's work, alongside that of Xcel Energy, Google, IBM and other companies, shows that AI has the potential to provide a major technological boost to help companies achieve sustainability goals.


EBay joins partnership addressing concerns around AI in business

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The Partnership focuses on areas of AI use, like privacy, fairness, equitable distribution of jobs and making sure AI is applied to social problems in a positive way. In an interview, Sanjeev Katariya, eBay's chief architect, said the company's decision to take part is all about ensuring that, as AI in business becomes more common, it lives up to a high standard for both ethics and efficacy. When you land on eBay, we bring together the power of AI and the power of people to support the development of new kinds of jobs. When you combine recommendation algorithms with evolutionary algorithms, like AI, you go to the next level.


How intelligent apps are shaping the future of finance

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Consumers are becoming more demanding for ease of engagement, while financial institutions are under pressure to transform services using advanced technology. Within other areas of financial services, cognitive apps or cognitive computing more generally, is also being explored for its capabilities to tackle industry issues that are growing in proportion to the digital economy (e.g. The Future of Apps report indicates how the balance of power is shifting away from businesses, creating immense opportunities for those capable of delivering apps with speed, adaptive functionality and security. The need for greater transparency, combined with emerging business models built on blockchain technology, will drive more people to call for the financial industry to safeguard data and improve overall application security standards to retain consumer trust.


Why Robots Should Inspire Hope, Not Fear

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But it raises huge questions for companies and workers who face the challenges – and opportunities – of digital disruption. Just look at WoWooHR, a Chinese company that started offering social insurance management through an online HR platform – and serves enterprises with a highly efficient and high quality "Internet-Plus" HR Service. Using mobile online technology, big data management and cloud platforms, WoWooHR aims to provide any employee, in any company in even the remotest corners of China, with professional, efficient and high quality HR services. Of course, the opportunities provided by digital sustainability go much further.


Artificial Intelligence (AI) – positive opportunity or job risk? - ServiceDeskShow

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Put your questions to our panel. Listen to, and challenge, their views on the skills landscape of the future. Will Artificial intelligence and machine learning have a significant impact on IT workers? What are the opportunities and challenges we should be focussing on – Digital, Cyber, Analytics……??


Artificial intelligence can make America's public sector great again

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It's a tall order, one that requires Sen. Cantwell and her colleagues in the Senate to define AI for the federal government, and focus on policies that govern very diverse applications of the technology. AI meant for U.S. government use should be defined as a network of complementary technologies built with the ability to autonomously conduct, support or manage public sector activity across disciplines. New AI tools that include voice-activated processes could make areas of government accessible to people with learning, hearing and sight impairments that previously wouldn't have had the opportunity in the past. The myriad applications of AI-driven technology offers completely different benefits to departments throughout the government, from Homeland Security to the Office of Personnel Management to the Department of Transportation.


[video] #SmartCities with @InteractorTeam @ThingsExpo #IoT #IIoT #AI #DX

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With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend 21st Cloud Expo, October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @CloudExpo @ThingsExpo, October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-4, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation. Join Cloud Expo @ThingsExpo conference chair Roger Strukhoff (@IoT2040), October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, for three days of intense Enterprise Cloud and'Digital Transformation' discussion and focus, including Big Data's indispensable role in IoT, Smart Grids and (IIoT) Industrial Internet of Things, Wearables and Consumer IoT, as well as (new) Digital Transformation in Vertical Markets. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 21st Cloud Expo @ThingsExpo October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will find fresh new content in a new track called FinTech, which will incorporate machine learning, artificial intelligence, deep learning, and blockchain into one track.


IoT Agility @ThingsExpo @Nfrastructure #IoT #M2M #IoE #AI #ML #BigData

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With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @CloudExpo @ThingsExpo, June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA. Join Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo conference chair Roger Strukhoff (@IoT2040), June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA for three days of intense Enterprise Cloud and'Digital Transformation' discussion and focus, including Big Data's indispensable role in IoT, Smart Grids and (IIoT) Industrial Internet of Things, Wearables and Consumer IoT, as well as (new) Digital Transformation in Vertical Markets. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 20th Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA will find fresh new content in a new track called FinTech, which will incorporate machine learning, artificial intelligence, deep learning, and blockchain into one track. The upcoming 20th International @CloudExpo @ThingsExpo, June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA announces that its Call For Papers for speaking opportunities is open.