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Equipping AI with emotional intelligence can improve outcomes

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All the sessions from Transform 2021 are available on-demand now. There is a significant gap between an organization's ambitions for using artificial intelligence (AI) and the reality of how those projects turn out, Intel chief data scientist Dr. Melvin Greer said in a conversation with VentureBeat founder and CEO Matt Marshall at last week's Transf0rm 2021 virtual conference. One of the key areas is emotional intelligence and mindfulness. The pandemic highlighted this gap: The way people had to juggle home and work responsibilities meant their ability to stay focused and mindful could be compromised, Greer said. This could be a problem when AI is used in a cyberattack, like when someone is trying to use a chatbot or some other adversarial machine learning technique against us. "Our ability to get to the heart of what we're trying to achieve can be compromised when we are not in an emotional state and mindful and present," Greer said.


DeepMind releases AlphaFold database of nearly all human protein structures

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British artificial intelligence giant DeepMind has released a database of nearly all human protein structures that it amassed as part of its AlphaFold program. Last year, the organisers of the biennial Critical Assessment of protein Structure Prediction (CASP) recognised AlphaFold as a solution to the grand challenge of figuring out what shapes proteins fold into. "We have been stuck on this one problem – how do proteins fold up – for nearly 50 years. To see DeepMind produce a solution for this, having worked personally on this problem for so long and after so many stops and starts, wondering if we'd ever get there, is a very special moment." AlphaFold is a major scientific advance that will play a crucial role in helping scientists to solve important problems such as the protein misfolding associated with diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, cystic fibrosis and Huntington's disease.


Edge AI software market to expand significantly by 2030 - Help Net Security

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The surging number of applications being deployed on the cloud in several industries, rapid improvements being made in the internet of things (IoT) domain, advancements in numerous smart applications, and growing popularity of AI software are the major factors driving the expansion of the global edge AI software market. Due to these factors, the market generated $600 million revenue in 2020, and it is expected to exhibit huge expansion during 2021–2030, according to P&S Intelligence. The imposition of lockdowns in several countries to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 infection negatively impacted the operations of many businesses, but positively impacted the growth of the edge AI software market. The COVID-19 pandemic has facilitated the progress of the medical services sector, with many organizations making huge investments in edge AI software to increase its applications in this sector. Moreover, with the increasing digitalization rate in the medical care and training sectors, the demand for edge AI software is rising sharply.


Getting Started in Medical AI

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The course takes a top-down approach starting with a few lines of computer code, rather than establishing detailed mathematical notation. The first lesson will guide you through the construction and testing of your own deep learning model.


15 Best Chatbot Software in 2021

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What used to be a permanent lab entity just a few years back has found its way out of the machine rooms and entered different industries and business processes across the globe! We are talking about conversational AI or what we call in the common language -- a chatbot! Recent research by the MIT Sloan Management Review and BCG suggests that more than 70% of the executives feel that AI is going to play a pivotal role in their business organizations. The AI elements of chatbots are readily available for customization and as-is use in various business scenarios. However, the mammoth work of managing the data interplay, process complexities, and technology interfacing happen in-house! The chatbot builders must have smart functionalities and a zero or slight learning curve for effortless and efficient usage. Here, we share the best chatbot software for businesses in 2021, with more functionalities and less work.


Tech Trends to Look Out for in 2021 - EasternEye

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The pace at which technology is continuously evolving is unprecedented. Each and every day seemingly brings with it some new and exciting thing to be excited about in the world of tech. Fresh off a year that saw the world retreat indoors in an effort to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, much of society grew more reliant and more accepting of technology as a whole. Technology played a big role in various aspects of everyday life such as communication, data transfer, analysis, and even entertainment. More than that, in the age of digital information, a smart device is being placed in the hands of someone new every single day.


$2.95 Billion Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Operating Room Markets, 2030 - Leveraging Business Synergies for Capability and Portfolio Enhancement

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Dublin, July 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Operating Room Market: Focus on Offering, Technology, Indication, Application, End User, Unmet Demand, Cost-Benefit Analysis, and Over 16 Countries' Data - Analysis and Forecast, 2021-2030" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The purpose of the study is to enable the reader to gain a holistic view of the global AI in the operating room market by each of the aforementioned segments. The report constitutes an in-depth analysis of the global AI in the operating room market, including a thorough analysis of the applications. The study also provides market and business-related information on various products, applications, technologies, and end users. The report considers software solutions and hardware solutions integrated with AI. "I think these are exciting times. Not considering the buzz around AI, ultimately, it is an enabler to do things at scale and quickly. It needs to serve a higher purpose that provides surgeons or other stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem with value. The real value that a company provides with AI is the key component. This technology can be leveraged to tackle the disparity in the world of surgery".


Conversing with chatbots: DialoGPT

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In a previous module, we examined language models and explored n-gram and neural approaches. We found that the n-gram approach is generally better for higher values of N but this may be constrained by available compute resources. There was also the concern about the lack of representation for n-grams not present in the training corpus. On the other hand, applying subword tokenization methods such as Byte Pair Encoding and Wordpiece, recent neural approaches are able to resolve the issues with n-gram language models and show impressive results. We also traced the development of neural language models from feedforward networks that rely on word embeddings and fixed input length to recurrent neural networks which allowed for variable length input but struggled to capture long term dependencies.


Alphabet launches company to make industrial robots more adaptable

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Alphabet's X, its R&D lab, announced Friday morning that its next big bet is in industrial robotics. Its new early-stage company Intrinsic is a robotics software and AI company that wants to help robots sense and learn, thereby making them more adaptable to different environments. "The surprisingly manual and bespoke process of teaching robots how to do things, which hasn't changed much over the last few decades, is currently a cap on their potential to help more businesses," Wendy Tan-White, Intrinsic's CEO, wrote in a blog post. "Specialist programmers can spend hundreds of hours hard coding robots to perform specific jobs, like welding two pieces of metal, or gluing together an electronics case. And many dexterous and delicate tasks, like inserting plugs or moving cords, remain unfeasible for robots because they lack the sensors or software needed to understand their physical surroundings."


Importance of AI and Machine Learning in the Healthcare Ecosystem

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Healthcare innovation has helped healthcare providers offer better care and unlock new ways to enhanced treatment for larger population groups. Technology advancements such as Artificial Intelligence and machine learning can offer innovative solutions to the healthcare sector by improving care delivery options and automating tasks that can reduce administrative burden. The Healthcare Innovation Forum discusses how machine learning and AI have revolutionized healthcare through efficient data analysis which has facilitated the decision-making process. By integrating the power of AI and machine learning the healthcare ecosystem can benefit greatly through automation of manual tasks, analyzing large data to improve health outcome levels, and lowering healthcare costs. According to Business Insider, 30% of healthcare costs are related to administrative and operational tasks.