A Walk Down Memory Lane with AI Accenture

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Today's tech-enabled marketplace has brought a fever pitch of innovation, creating ease in many ways, but also changing human interactions foundationally. We're more digitally connected than ever but opportunity for meaningful engagement sometimes appears to have been lost in the digital fray. As we settle into this new norm, aspiring innovators have the privileged responsibility of examining how change has impacted human lives around us and the opportunity to improve our day-to-day with technology instead of being ruled by it. A case study in potential for disconnect, Sweden has been recently deemed one of the loneliest cities on the planet, with an estimated 250,000 residents living alone. Swedish heating, cooling and energy company, Stockholm Exergi wanted to extend their commitment to "making Stockholm a warmer place" by influencing social good and inspiring positive change for its citizens.


Accenture Interactive creates 'Memory Lane' AI project to tackle elderly loneliness

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Accenture Interactive has created a project for the Swedish energy company, Stockholm Exergi, that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to tackle elderly loneliness. Following medical research into elderly health, Accenture Interactive discovered that loneliness accelerated health problems including depression and early-stage dementia in the elderly. To combat this, it created a project titled'Memory Lane' that uses a voice assistant combined with conversational artificial intelligence to capture stories for future generations. Using Google Voice Assistant, 'Memory Lane' invites someone who is lonely to tell their life story. Once captures, the discussion is then instantly converted into both a physical book and a podcast.


Meet Spod: Your new AI-powered shopping pal which suggests products based on age & gender

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By Tushar Kaushik IN YOUR CART AI-enabled shopping assistant Spod can suggest products based on customer's age, gender. At an office in HSR Layout, a boxshaped robot, mounted with a tablet, moves along the office floor while avoiding objects. As it detects a human face, it stops to greet and introduce itself: "Greetings, I'm Spod. I'm here to help you shop." Spod is an artificial intelligence-enabled robotic shopping assistant that visitors to supermarkets may well see in near future.


Automation and AI; What's the Real Difference? - ReadWrite

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Automation is good for business. It means delegating manual, mundane administrative tasks that suck up valuable hours to software or machines, freeing up time for human employees to focus on more complex, challenging, and creative work. Its benefits are twofold–better working conditions and employee engagement, as well as improving the bottom line by cutting costs. Think of it as the modern-day equivalent of the cotton gin. Before the invention of the cotton gin, people had to separate the cotton from their seeds by hand manually.


AI could be a critical tool to help save the planet

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It's no secret that the health of our planet is declining. Deforestation, melting sea ice, rapidly disappearing species and more have weakened Earth's ecosystems, and climate change is arguably the most pressing issue of our time. We need to think outside of the box – and move swiftly – to recover a sustainable future. Once considered the stuff of science fiction, artificial intelligence (AI) is not only playing a growing role in our everyday lives, but it could be a critical tool in helping save the planet. In fact, reversing what could soon be permanent damage is the impetus for Microsoft's AI for Earth program, which awards grants to researchers and innovators dedicated to solving environmental challenges.


Artificial Intelligence Could Vastly Scale Up Alzheimer's Research

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Researchers at UC Davis and UC San Francisco have found a way to teach a computer to precisely detect one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease in human brain tissue, delivering a proof of concept for a machine-learning approach capable of automating a key component of Alzheimer's research. Amyloid plaques are clumps of protein fragments in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease that destroy nerve cell connections. Much like the way Facebook recognizes faces based on captured images, the machine learning tool developed by a team of University of California scientists can "see" if a sample of brain tissue has one type of amyloid plaque or another -- and do it very quickly. The findings, published May 15, 2019 in Nature Communications, suggest that machine learning can augment the expertise and analysis of an expert neuropathologist. The tool allows them to analyze thousands of times more data and ask new questions that would not be possible with the limited data processing capabilities of even the most highly trained human experts.


Discover Artificial Intelligence: A $7.35 Billion Industry - UC Today

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Artificial Intelligence is a technology solution with the power to change the world. Once the sole property of sci-fi writers and creative minds, artificial intelligence is now an increasingly common part of our professional and personal lives. We make purchases through virtual assistants hooked up to our phones and speakers. Our bots remind us when we have appointments and help us to manage our schedule. In the business world, artificial intelligence even has the potential to take care of mundane tasks on our behalf, freeing up more time for us to be as intuitive and innovative as we like.


The US Air Force is enlisting MIT to help sharpen its AI skills

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It's not yet clear how this collaboration will go down, especially since the military's previous efforts to collaborate with industry have proved problematic. Most notably, a project involving Google's Cloud AI team, established through a program known as Maven, sparked a backlash among employees. This involved using the Cloud platform to identify objects in aerial images, and some worried that it could eventually lead to using AI to target weapons. As a result, Google chose not to renew its contract with the Air Force and issued a new AI code of ethics, which precludes working on technology that could be weaponized.


Global Big Data Conference

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Artificial Intelligence is a technology solution with the power to change the world. Once the sole property of sci-fi writers and creative minds, artificial intelligence is now an increasingly common part of our professional and personal lives. We make purchases through virtual assistants hooked up to our phones and speakers. Our bots remind us when we have appointments and help us to manage our schedule. In the business world, artificial intelligence even has the potential to take care of mundane tasks on our behalf, freeing up more time for us to be as intuitive and innovative as we like.


Ai Ai Oh: Artificial Intelligence in the Mortgage Industry - Rate Zip

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This is not a blog about Old MacDonald or his farm. Instead it is about Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the mortgage industry. And we will NOT allow any sarcastic, caustic or offhand remarks about the mortgage industry needing some kind of intelligence. First of all, exactly what is artificial intelligence, at least how it is described of late? One thing it is not is fake intelligence (not related to fake news … and you might like this site that helps YOU create your own fake news … but I digress, and so soon ... sorry).