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Why is XAI at core for the success of 'AI' in Financial Institutions? And what is Arya-xAI?

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It is imperative for next generation applications to have AI at the core. With almost all major tech players offering AI enabled solutions, we see it as a default feature in any upcoming software products. Many financial institutions have already started their innovation programs by automating existing rule sets with machine learning models to automate/augment existing processes. These models can make automated decisions across vast quantities of data. Even then, organizations are somewhat apprehensive in deploying these systems into the core process, since AI solutions carry a, probably justified, reputation for being'black boxes' characterized by poor transparency.


Amazon announces Alexa program for hospitals and senior care

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Amazon has two new programs that integrate Alexa into hospitals and senior living communities, the company announced today. They're run through Alexa Smart Properties, which allows organizations to control a centralized Alexa system. "Early on in the pandemic, hospitals and senior living communities reached out to us and asked us to help them set up Alexa and voice in their communities," Liron Torres, global leader for Alexa Smart Properties, said in an interview with The Verge. Hospitals wanted ways to interact with patients without using protective equipment, and senior living communities wanted to connect residents with family members and staff, she says. The program lets senior living facilities use Amazon Echo devices to send announcements or other messages to residents' rooms.


Infor joins Teams bandwagon

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This week, Infor is the latest to have announced the general availability of its digital assistant within Microsoft Teams. The integration will enable customers to access information from within their ERP systems. To do so, customers will interact with the Infor Coleman AI Digital Assistant app for Teams. The digital assistant bot was previously available via a web browser, the Infor Go mobile app, and Amazon Alexa for Business. Oddly, unlike many others, Infor has not yet added an integration.


Technical Perspective: Finding the Sweet Spot Amid Accuracy and Performance

Communications of the ACM

The field of transportation and logistics has witnessed fundamental transformations in the last decade, due to the convergence of seemingly unrelated technologies. The fast pace of innovations has been particularly striking for an industry that had been relatively stagnant for a long time. Taxi services were born in England where a public coach service for hire was first documented in 1605. The Hackney Carriage Act, which legalized horse-drawn carriages for hire, was passed in Parliament in 1635, and a similar service was started in Paris in 1637. Public transit was invented by Blaise Pascal in 1662 through a service known as the "carriage," which was quite popular and operated for 15 years.


Inferring and Improving Street Maps with Data-Driven Automation

Communications of the ACM

Street maps help to inform a wide range of decisions. Drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians use them for search and navigation. Rescue workers responding to disasters such as hurricanes, tsunamis, and earthquakes rely on street maps to understand where people are and to locate individual buildings.23 Transportation researchers consult street maps to conduct transportation studies, such as analyzing pedestrian accessibility to public transport.25 Indeed, with the need for accurate street maps growing in importance, companies are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to map roads globally.a However, street maps are incomplete or lag behind new construction in many parts of the world. In rural Indonesia, for example, entire groups of villages are missing from OpenStreet-Map, a popular open map dataset.3 In many of these villages, the closest mapped road is miles away. In Qatar, construction of new infrastructure has boomed in preparation for the FIFA World Cup 2022.


The Practice of Applying AI to Benefit Visually Impaired People in China

Communications of the ACM

According to the China Disabled Persons' Federation (CDPF), there are now 17 million visually impaired people in China, among which three million are totally blind, while the others are low-visioned. In the past two decades, China has experienced tremendous development of information technology. Traditional industries are incorporating information technology, with services delivered to users through websites and mobile applications. It is positive technical progress that visually impaired people can access various services without leaving home; for example, they can order food delivery online or schedule a taxi from an app-based transportation service. However, the development of technology has also brought challenges to the visually impaired in China.


Knowledgeable Machine Learning for Natural Language Processing

Communications of the ACM

In the past decades, one line has run through the entire research spectrum of natural language processing (NLP)--knowledge. With various kinds of knowledge, such as linguistic knowledge, world knowledge, and commonsense knowledge, machines can understand complex semantics at different levels. In this article, we introduce a framework named "knowledgeable machine learning" to revisit existing efforts to incorporate knowledge in NLP, especially the recent breakthroughs in the Chinese NLP community. Since knowledge is closely related to human languages, the ability to capture and utilize knowledge is crucial to make machines understand languages. As shown in the accompanying figure, the symbolic knowledge formalized by human beings was widely used by NLP researchers before 1990, such as applying grammar rules for linguistic theories3 and building knowledge bases for expert systems.1


How Artificial Intelligence will Transform Software Development?

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Artificial Intelligence is modifying the developer's work by improving their quality, productivity & speed. From project planning to user experience everything is getting benefits from AI algorithms. AI will be going to improve software development in the future because it already serving human developers at each step of development. There is an estimation that in near future Artificial Intelligence market will see a growth rate of 18%. This means the demand for skilled software developers who are more strategic and creative will going to rise because later they'll be considered as an asset to the company.


What Is Edge Computing In AI?

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What was the motivation for adding voice and image recognition to the iPhone's SoC? If you've ever used Siri, Apple's voice assistant, you may have run into occasional problems where, instead of responding to your command, she says something along the lines of "Please wait a moment..." This is because at present, Siri uses cloud processing of voice data, and if she is unable to connect to Apple's servers through the internet, that's where the party ends. This is due to change very soon however, as this fall's release of iOS 15 will switch Siri to process your voice commands completely on the device itself. Voice assistants such as Siri, Amazon's Alexa, Google Assistant, or Microsoft's Cortana, on-device processing brings a host of benefits: Reduced latency since the data doesn't have to travel over the internet to be processed with wearable technologies Less use of bandwidth which can translate to cheaper internet bills Better privacy as the processing is all done locally and not on someone else's computer The Natural Language Processing (NLP) functionality on these smart assistants are sometimes designed as a hybrid edge and cloud solution known as "fog computing" because it's at the "edge of the cloud". In these systems, they process some data locally and more complex data in the cloud.


APPLICATIONS OF AI IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD: TOP 10 USE OF AI AT HOME

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You might think that artificial intelligence is only something the tech giants are focused on and that it doesn't have any impact on your household or everyday life. But the reality is different. Whether you realize it or not, Artificial Intelligence is everywhere. The application of AI is not only for big sectors or finance or manufacturing, it is also impacting our daily lives. So, let's find out about the applications of AI in your daily life.