How Simulations will evolve Data Science – Towards Data Science – Medium


Data Science can be put into two categories: Supervised and unsupervised learning. The difference is that supervised learning has a so-called label. Labels or target variables contain the information about the truth.

Artificial Intelligence for Nonprofits and other Social Good Organizations npENGAGE


In the movies, the emergence of Artificial Intelligence usually leads to robotic cyborgs going haywire, machines that threaten humanity, or a choice between a red or blue pill. The plotline almost always assumes the worst will happen. Thankfully, these aren't the droids you're looking for. Instead, AI has tremendous potential to help improve performance for nonprofits and social good organizations and drive meaningful change in the world.

Seven Techniques for Data Dimensionality Reduction


The recent explosion of data set size, in number of records and attributes, has triggered the development of a number of big data platforms as well as parallel data analytics algorithms. At the same time though, it has pushed for usage of data dimensionality reduction procedures. Indeed, more is not always better. Large amounts of data might sometimes produce worse performances in data analytics applications.

Apple is 'finalizing' the design for its smart speaker

Daily Mail

Apple is getting closer to unleashing its secret weapon to take on Amazon's Echo.

Why Aren't Google And Apple Saving Healthcare? - The Medical Futurist


It is a fact that healthcare is unsustainable. American health spending will reach nearly $5 trillion, or 20 percent of gross domestic product by 2021. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there is a worldwide shortage of around 4.3 million physicians, nurses, and allied health workers. So how could we change it?

76 Percent Of Consumers Have Used Voice Commands On Digital Devices


Over three-quarters of consumers in the U.S. have used voice commands to operate a digital device, indicating a comfort with voice-activated services -- but adoption of digital home assistants is still comparatively low, with only 11 percent of consumers saying they own an Amazon Echo/Dot or Google Home, according to new research from GfK.

Artificial Intelligence, will we really lose our jobs? - Accountex


Simon Goodyear, co-founder of mTrio and a respected Salesforce MVP, previews his session with Jessica Pillow at Accountex 2017: Elon Musk has been quoted as fearing AI, but he also set up a new company to explore the technology to make direct connections between a human brain and a computer.

Ingenious: Julie Sedivy - Issue 47: Consciousness


The purpose of language is to reveal the contents of our minds, says Julie Sedivy. It's a simple and profound insight. We are social animals and language is what springs us from our isolated selves and unites us with others.

We Need Conscious Robots - Issue 47: Consciousness


People often ask me whether human-level artificial intelligence will eventually become conscious. My response is: Do you want it to be conscious? I think it is largely up to us whether our machines will wake up.

I, retail robot – how AI is changing the face of the market - Fourth Source


With the Artificial Intelligence (AI) market predicted to grow at a CAGR of 53.65% from 2015 to 2020, momentum for AI is undoubtedly surging. AI, which is essentially the capability of a machine to imitate intelligent human behaviour (such as visual perception, speech recognition, etc.) and carry out multiple tasks, is proven to drive greater efficiency, and is on course to play a key role in propelling the growth of the retail sector. As consumers continue to demand greater speed and easier access to product and service information, fuelled by our connected world and the internet of things, AI will dramatically enhance the customer experience through improving responsiveness, personalisation and productivity. The potential of AI and its anticipated impact on the future of retail is massive, and by embracing it early on, brands and retailers have the opportunity to gain a major competitive edge.