Paid Program: How AI Is Driving Innovation


Zestimate is driven by machine learning, a concept in which computers can learn new things based on the data they process and act upon those learnings. While traditional computer software is based on hard-coded instructions that tell it what to do with a predefined set of information, machine learning systems use previously acquired information to help them make sense of new data. Zillow is just one of thousands of companies, in fields as diverse as biomedical research and financial management, using artificial intelligence to revolutionize traditional sectors, create entirely new businesses and reshape the global economy. Across the financial services industry, AI-based fraud detection and risk management have been widely embraced.

Artificial Intelligence Capital Ideas


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How AI isn't as Bad as You Think For Your Hotel - Naully Nicolas


Today, it is all about creating outstanding and unique experiences from trip planning through to check-out and their return home.It is starting with the first casual visit to the website, presenting personalized options and recommendations, to capturing user preferences and behavior in the process to book a room, leading to the actual guest experience at the hotel, capturing details on the food ordered and usage of other amenities, there is a sea of information that could be intelligently used to create superior guest experiences in the future. This is where Artificial Intelligence becomes an infinitely powerful medium to invisibly and unobtrusively capture the zillion data points for thousands of guests and convert these to contextual, analytical, actionable insights to be used for a great experience at every point of the customer lifecycle. Hotels of the now and future greatly need a connected platform and ecosystem that is constantly acquiring, contextualizing, processing and analyzing customer data, and turning it into predictive and actionable insights for generating a superior guest experience. This data can be leveraged by hotels for analytics to determine guest personas and create customized services, communications and promotional offers that provide targeted and unique experiences.

Toward Algorithmic Transparency and Accountability

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The ACM U.S. Public Policy Council (USACM) was established in the early 1990s as a focal point for ACM's interactions with U.S. government organizations, the computing community, and the public in all matters of U.S. public policy related to information technology. USACM and EUACM have identified and codified a set of principles intended to ensure fairness in this evolving policy and technology ecosystem.a These are: (1) awareness; (2) access and redress; (3) accountability; (4) explanation; (5) data provenance; (6) audit-ability; and (7) validation and testing. As organizations deploy complex algorithms for automated decision making, system designers should build these principles into their systems. USACM and EUACM seek input and involvement from ACM's members in providing technical expertise to decision makers on the often difficult policy questions relating to algorithmic transparency and accountability, as well as those relating to security, privacy, accessibility, intellectual property, big data, voting, and other technical areas.

Forgery Robots: AI and Identity Theft


Another capability is Jeff Clune's and Evolving AI Lab's research which is working on image recognition capabilities in reverse. This means that by using neural networks trained in object recognition it can generate artificial images based solely on text description. That means that it relies on machine learning algorithms to take images and analyse them, quantifying the aspects of it observation. It's safe to say that Artificial Intelligence poses a serious concern for identity theft and forgery.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch brings AI to accounts receivable ยป Banking Technology


Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) is launching a new solution โ€“ intelligent receivables โ€“ that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and other software to help companies "vastly improve" their straight-through reconciliation (STR) of incoming payments to help them post their receivables faster, reports Banking Technology's sister publication Paybefore. The service is "ideally suited" for companies that manage a large volume of payments where the remittance information is either missing or received separately from the payment. Incomplete remittance information typically leads to an arduous and costly reconciliation process, says Rodney Gardner, head of global receivables in global transaction services at BAML. "Our solution brings together AI, machine learning and optical character recognition, setting a new bar in accounts receivable reconciliation and payment matching," adds Gardner.

Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Defense


Therefore, there is an increasing opinion that effective cyber defense can only be provided by real time flexible Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems with learning capability. The offensive cyber operations could involve both military and intelligence agencies since both computer network exploitation and computer network attacks are involved. Artificial Neural Networks- In 2012, Barman, and Khataniar studied the development of intrusion detection systems, IDSs based on neural network systems. Miscellaneous AI Applications- In 2014, Barani proposed a genetic algorithm (GA) and artificial immune system (AIS), GAAIS โ€“ a dynamic intrusion detection method for Mobile ad hoc Networks based on genetic algorithm and AIS.

Chatbots for customer service in industrial IT - Information Age


Amazon's Alexa is a solid showcase of the demand for more efficient customer service through innovation, but how does the industrial sector, historically rooted in outdated systems, equip their human call centre agents with the tools to handle all issues a customer might have? Based on extensive customer service satisfaction research conducted by ChaiOne, a digital transformation agency, they uncovered the overall needs of customers and customer service providers and then identified how chatbot technology can fit into their lives. Because of this chatbot, companies are taking in fewer rookies and making current rookies into veterans by investing their time into customer service training with new chatbot systems. Industrial IT leaders have the ability to equip their employees with technology that makes them better at customer service, update legacy systems to a more seamless process and all without breaking the bank or hamstringing daily business operations.

United States Air Force Starts Artificial Intelligence Project To Analyze Flow Of Information


In July 2017, the company announced an eight to 10-month project with the United States Air Force (USAF) to bring AI by the DiuX, which accelerates commercial innovation for national defense. SparkCognition's AI software is used to make sense of all the real-time sensor data from machines that flow across the enterprise and assess problems before they happen. The project, called Project Quantum, is intended to leverage machine learning to analyze the flow of information across the USAF and then apply the knowledge to its Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) process. "We want to leverage USAF, DoD, and external datasets to augment senior AF leader decision processes quantitatively."

Using AI to Super Compress Images


In this post I will discuss a way to compress images using Neural Networks to achieve state of the art performance in image compression, at a considerably faster speed. This article assumes some familiarity with neural networks, including convolutions and loss functions. Again, the function may look complicated, but it is a mostly standard neural network loss function (MSE). The models are trained iteratively, similar to the way GANs are trained.