INNOVATION


Crayon Joins Microsoft AI in Health Partners Alliance

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Crayon has joined forces with Microsoft and over 20 health technology vendors to launch the AI in Health Partners Alliance. New AI solutions will simplify and dramatically improve the quality of healthcare for patients worldwide, helping to improve rates of discharge, lower hospital admissions and assist in early diagnosis. At the launch in Brussels over 250 health leaders gathered to hear about how Microsoft cloud solutions were helping to drive transformation of AI in health – an area set to expand at an exponential compound annual growth rate of 42 percent year-over-year by 2021. That's what the AI in Health Partners Alliance is all about."


6 Ways AI is a-Bot to Transform the Financial Services Industry

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He foresees the automation of day-to-day transactions, and the emergence of bots as intermediaries between humans and financial institutions, and robo advisors making autonomous financial decisions to maximize clients' wealth. Financial organizations have considerable computing capabilities while human users have limited memory, compute and time. "Bots will arm the consumer with superpower capabilities and each consumer will be a power-user making optimal financial decisions that earn them more money and save them on fees and taxes." New emerging bot intermediaries automatically move money between accounts.


Artificial intelligence is coming to medicine -- don't be afraid

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Groundbreaking AI models have bested humans in complex reasoning games, like the recent victory of Google's AlphaGo AI over the human Go champ. Thoughtfully combining human expertise and automated functionality creates an "augmented" physician model that scales and advances the expertise of the doctor. Physicians would rather practice at the top of their licensing and address complex patient interaction than waste time entering data, faxing (yes, faxing!) But to radically advance health care productivity, physicians must work alongside innovators to atomize the tasks of their work.


AI – The Present in the Making

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But Professor Jon Oberlander disagrees. With a plethora of functions, Alexa quickly gained much popularity and fame. The next thing on Professor Jon Oberlander's list was labeling images on search engines. Over the years, machine translation has also gained popularity as numerous people around the world rely on these translators.


Databricks: Scratching the surface of artificial intelligence - Data Economy

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Machine learning, deep dreaming and deep learning are just some of the most outstanding AI today. "Humanity in general, when it comes to machine learning or deep learning, we are just scratching the surface," he said. "When big data is added to cloud computing, we can do machine learning on it and do predictions and amazing things can happen." Following the explosion of machine learning, Ghodsi highlighted another technological explosion that has just happened in the last two years and a half: deep learning.


2 Alibaba Employees Named to MIT Young Innovator's List

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The Alibaba employee who fended off one of the world's largest DDoS hacking attacks and another who spearheaded development of a new voice-activated and controlled artificial intelligence product were Wednesday named to the 2017 MIT Technology Review's list of top Innovators Under 35. "Wang's contributions to developing cutting-edge technologies to empower next-generation artificial intelligence applications, and Wu's efforts in designing world-class internet security systems and helping small businesses defend against cyberattacks, make them true pioneers in their fields." Wang leads the artificial intelligence lab's research efforts in computer vision, natural language processing, speech recognition and machine learning. Alibaba Group is a leader in innovation and technology, with research and development in areas including cloud computing, quantum communications, biometric recognition, machine learning, image processing and speech recognition.


Building the Best Autonomous Brain

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With a flexible, scalable architecture of CPUs, Intel Arria 10 FPGAs and other accelerators, our Intel GO automotive solutions portfolio leads the industry with a diverse range of computing elements that support all three stages of driving. But autonomous driving is much more than just in-vehicle compute; that's why we offer a full car-to-cloud solution including 5G connectivity, data center technologies and software development tools to accelerate autonomous driving. Whether it's to incorporate new algorithms or completely rethink compute to accommodate new workloads, system designers will need a flexible, scalable architecture. With a flexible architecture of CPUs, FPGAs and other accelerators, future-ready solutions offer a diverse range of computing elements that can accommodate designs that may change long after hardware and vehicle design decisions have been made.


Education in a Digital Age – Hacker Noon

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For a start, everyone is going to need a much better theoretical understanding of the technologies surrounding computers, communication networks, artificial intelligence and big data. Dynamic analysis of complex situations and the ability to communicate solutions, in presentations or in video form, will be key. The ability to work in a team, constantly adapting to new situations and working patterns, becomes crucial. Partly, this reflects my own preference for biology metaphors for understanding recent changes in the business world.


AI and Connected Home hit the peak of Gartner's 2017 Hype Cycle - Which-50

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According to Gartner's 2017 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, augmented reality and virtual reality have begun to climb the'plateau of productivity' as they approach mainstream adoption. Technologies such as deep learning, autonomous learning and cognitive computing are just crossing the peak. Enterprises that are seeking leverage in this theme should consider the following technologies: deep learning, deep reinforcement learning, artificial general intelligence, autonomous vehicles, cognitive computing, commercial UAVs (drones), conversational user interfaces, enterprise taxonomy and ontology management, machine learning, smart dust, smart robots and smart workspace. "In addition to the potential impact on businesses, these trends provide a significant opportunity for enterprise architecture leaders to help senior business and IT leaders respond to the digital business opportunities and threats by creating signature-ready actionable and diagnostic deliverables that guide investment decisions."


Why Scientists Should Have Leadership Skills

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The impact of science can continue to grow provided our scientists and science professionals are equipped with skills to create an innovative, sustainable and prosperous future. Specifically, a Future of Jobs report by the World Economic Forum indicates that, by 2020, the skills most sought after by employers will include problem solving, creative thinking, emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills. Leadership education can directly enhance the employability of science graduates, as leadership skills are often the same transferable skills sought by employers. We have recently found that science students choose to enhance their science degree with leadership education specifically to increase their employability and job opportunities outside of science.