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AI is creating jobs and increasing sales, says Capgemini report

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Four out of five companies have created new jobs as a result of artificial intelligence (AI) technology, according to new research from consulting firm Capgemini. The report Turning AI into concrete value: the successful implementers' toolkit, surveyed nearly 1,000 organisations that are implementing artificial intelligence (AI), either as a pilot or at scale. The study found that tech-savvy businesses are using AI to increase sales, facilitate customer engagement and generate business insights. The customer experience is a big focus of AI adopters: 73% think AI can increase customer satisfaction scores and 65% believe it could reduce future customer churn.


Kraft: Healthcare data-flow of the future will be fluid, proactive, and personalized

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Dr. Daniel Kraft, a Stanford-educated MD who now serves as chair of medicine for Singularity University, a learning community founded by Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis, sees himself as one of those leaders. Kraft will be sharing his observations, predictions, and advice at Health 2.0's Annual Fall Conference in two weeks in Santa Clara, California. "The bottom line is that for the last nine years I've had an interesting journey doing medicine for Singularity University and started this program called Exponential Medicine, which in its essence is that the future of health and medicine isn't digital, mobile, connected health, or AI," Kraft told MobiHealthNews. Click here to register for Health 2.0's Annual Fall Conference.]


Has the Internet of Things Transformed Your Business? @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #Sensors

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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.


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Despite the clear benefits that artificial intelligence (AI) presents to businesses operating across the financial services industry, developing expertise in the subject requires significant investment and commitment. The report highlights that AI is already influencing almost all areas of the retail financial services sector, encompassing investment management, banking and insurance. Some companies leverage natural language processing (NLP) to improve customer experience with the use of chatbots. "I will talk about how leading banks today are leveraging AI technologies with practical use cases for natural language processing, RPA, chatbots, data science, cognitive learning and the era of hybrid robo advisors," he explains.


September 22, 2017 Press Release – Québec and Ontario Working Together to Fuel Innovation and Growth

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Québec and Ontario held their seventh joint meeting of cabinet ministers in Québec City today, building on a long history of productive partnership between them. Building on existing investments, the agreement will boost the provinces' competitive advantage in the field of AI by expanding opportunities for collaboration in research, talent attraction, skills development and business growth. Previous joint meetings between Ontario and Québec have led to advances on common goals of growing the economy, attracting businesses and investments, and protecting our shared environment. Through their joint meetings of cabinet members and work year-round, Québec and Ontario have strengthened their long-standing relationship, creating opportunities and greater prosperity within the provinces -- and across Canada.


AI Is Transforming IoT and We Better Pay Attention 'Power Panel' @ThingsExpo #AI #IoT #M2M

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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.


3 ways in which AI will change content marketing

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Learning about the potential afforded by artificial intelligence – the threats and opportunities it presents – will leave you primely positioned to capitalise when the time is right. At the moment, segmentation allows you to set in place basic rules that can, for instance, send your prospects specific content based on articles they've read on your website or campaign emails they've clicked on. As AI starts to make inroads into B2B marketing, this sort of basic segmentation will become a lot smarter. Soon, your content marketing strategy will involve creating 20 different pieces of content targeted at prospects who are at different stages on the customer journey.


5 Marketing Approaches Using Artificial Intelligence - Disruption Hub

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The multi layered technology is an incredibly useful tool for helping brands to engage with customers, as by analysing data, brands can glean a far deeper understanding of what consumers want. Through Natural Language Processing (NLP), marketers can gather personalised data about individuals over time. Team this with AI's ability create quality content, and marketing campaigns will automatically adjust themselves to meet individual requirements. Previously, M&C Saatchi demonstrated the extent of future ad targeting with an AI poster campaign based in London.


Organizations Deploying Artificial Intelligence Are Creating Jobs and Increasing Sales Press release

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New research from Capgemini's Digital Transformation Institute shows that four out of five companies implementing AI have created new jobs as a result of AI technology Paris, September 7, 2017 – Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing services, has today announced the findings of "Turning AI into concrete value: the successful implementers' toolkit", a study of nearly 1,000 organizations with revenues of more than $500m that are implementing artificial intelligence (AI), either as a pilot or at scale[1]. Capgemini's Digital Transformation Institute research provides insights on the opportunities and benefits of artificial intelligence for organizations. A global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing services, the Group reported 2016 global revenues of EUR 12.5 billion. Capgemini Consulting is the global strategy and transformation consulting organization of the Capgemini Group, specializing in advising and supporting enterprises in significant transformation, from innovative strategy to execution and with an unstinting focus on results.


Top trends in insurtech: AI, robotics and blockchain, says Aon

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Insurtechs with expertise in robotics, artificial intelligence, IoT, blockchain and advanced analytics are encouraging insurance companies to rethink product development through collaboration. The report, "Global insurance market opportunities: Reimagining risk management," argues insurtech startups will likely play the role of enabler for insurance innovation rather than disrupt long-standing business models. "The insurance industry has been relatively slow to embrace digital technology compared with other industries. That reticence has opened a window of opportunity for entrepreneurs to deploy digital technology to improve the customer experience through a host of startup companies," Aon says.