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Harnessing the power of AI to operate in the 21st century economy - Media Releases - CSO

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Any company – large or small – can leverage the benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to succeed in the 21st century. This was affecting the whole process of optimizing IT resources and customer experience while leaving large and inefficient data center footprints. A customizable and dynamic web-based user experience for both users and IT staff was generated successfully, leading to reduced average server provisioning time, lower footprints, and data centre consolidation. On a similar strain, a large utilities company was struggling to cope with a complex distribution system, high mean time to resolve (MTTR), and faltering customer experience.


5-Step Solution to Trump's Greatest Dilemma: How to develop the technology agenda and still deliver on job creation promise? – American Institute of Artificial Intelligence

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It is perfectly understandable that in order to win the election Mr. Trump had to focus on the problems that many Americans can relate to: manufacturing job loss. One of the articles published on ABC News says: A study at Ball State University's Center for Business and Economic Research last year found that trade accounted for just 13 percent of America's lost factory jobs. I bet you can now appreciate the problem: if President Trump wants to add low skilled manufacturing jobs, he would have to push back on automation technologies. Frey and Osborne estimated that just about half the jobs can be impacted by the rise of artificial intelligence related automation (Frey and Osborne, 2013).


AI and Deep Learning, Explained Simply

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AI trained to win at poker games learned to bluff, handling missing and potentially fake, misleading information. Machine learning (ML), a subset of AI, make machines learn from experience, from examples of the real world: the more the data, the more it learns. Each method might make different errors, so averaging their results can win, at times, over single methods. So it should be the "smaller" AI to claim that the human brain as not real intelligence, but only brute force computation.


Workers are not as enthusiastic about artificial intelligence and automation as their bosses

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A quarter of Australians fear redundancy due to increased use of artificial intelligence and automation as businesses increasingly investigate options, according to a new report into business use of emerging technologies. The study from research firm Telsyte looks broadly across Australian businesses and the rapid adoption of new technologies under way, including artificial intelligence and automation, wearable technology, augmented and virtual reality and drones. It finds that nearly two-thirds of businesses are already dabbling with machine learning or deep learning to improve operations or influence business decision making, with so-called artificial intelligence and automation technology use growing for things ranging from physical robots to digital assistants and chatbots. Telsyte managing director Foad Fadaghi said there was a distinct difference in the enthusiasm for intelligent automation among company executives from the general population.


Machine learning and robotics to take 30% of bank jobs - Computer Business Review

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Technologies including machine learning and robotic process automation are set to eliminate up to 30 percent of human bank jobs, according to a new report. This statistic has come from a new McKinsey & Company report, says Bloomberg, who were told by Jared Moon, a co-writer of the report, that the change will "require people to use new skill sets, taking away manual work but allowing more around analytics, transformation and change." The report says that the automation of low value, manual roles will be positive for the scaling up of employees to work in other areas that benefit greatly from human intelligence, including client management. While the report is positive about employees being moved into other roles, the BlackRock plan included the dismissal of seven portfolio managers from its funds, as well as automating the role of stock-pickers.


Artificial Intelligence: A Look Ahead at Its Impact on Sales & Marketing

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Artificial intelligence companies such as Narrative Science, Automated Insights, MarketMuse, and OneSpot are coming to the fore. As AI software developers push ahead, expect increased precision in look-alike modelling, which means identifying ideal prospects based on profile and behavioural matching from your existing database. He recently posted an excellent answer related to how social listening can use artificial intelligence to engage with brand advocates. However, for marketers, artificial intelligence should be about delivering a better customer experience at every point of interaction.


Jobs come, jobs go as digital era transforms workplaces

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Ant Financial Services Group, a subsidiary of e-commerce giant Alibaba, last month introduced an automated system to assess car damage by scanning accident-scene images and calculating payouts on insurance claims. If there it's consolation to human, most pilot projects to date are tapping the capability of machines largely for assistant roles involving repetitive, high-volume and rule-bound tasks. Andy Gillard, Asia Pacific digital operation leader at EY, one of the world's "big four" accounting firms, has looked at the wide-ranging applications of Robotic Process Automation across the securities, banking and insurance sectors. Ant Financial's car damage assessment system builds upon the second level of artificial intelligence called "machine learning."


Here's how to use AI to make America great again

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Labor economists have been pointing out the employment consequences of new digital technologies for several years, and the White House report dutifully lays out many of those findings. It is an attempt to elevate into Washington political circles the discussion of how automation and, increasingly, AI are affecting employment, and why it's time to finally adopt educational and labor policies to address the plight of workers either displaced by technology or ill suited for the new opportunities. Joel Mokyr, a leading economic historian at Northwestern University, has spent his career studying how people and societies have experienced the radical transitions spurred by advances in technology, such as the Industrial Revolution that began in the late 18th century. Such generous benefits are unlikely to be offered anytime soon, acknowledges Muro, who has worked with manufacturing communities in the Midwest (see "Manufacturing Jobs Aren't Coming Back").


Next Leap for Robots: Picking Out and Boxing Your Online Order

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Automation companies such as Kuka AG KU2 -0.04%, Dematic Corp. and Honeywell International Inc. unit Intelligrated, as well as startups like RightHand Robotics Inc. and IAM Robotics LLC are working on automating picking. Hudson's Bay is testing RightHand's robots in a distribution center in Scarborough, Ontario. Swisslog, a subsidiary of Kuka, sells picking robots that can be integrated into the company's other warehouse automation systems or purchased separately.


Next Leap for Robots: Picking Out and Boxing Your Online Order

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Automation companies such as Kuka AG KU2 -0.04%, Dematic Corp. and Honeywell International Inc. unit Intelligrated, as well as startups like RightHand Robotics Inc. and IAM Robotics LLC are working on automating picking. Hudson's Bay is testing RightHand's robots in a distribution center in Scarborough, Ontario. Swisslog, a subsidiary of Kuka, sells picking robots that can be integrated into the company's other warehouse automation systems or purchased separately.