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Education Spotlight: A Conversation on AI Ethics

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Community Data Coop presents its continuing series of Education Spotlight events! Our next event is a panel discussion on Artificial Intelligence and Ethics. The proliferation of AI in every aspect of our lives has resulted in many new and exciting advances, but the speed at which the field has developed has resulted in many concerns from privacy to labor replacement. Come hear from a panel of AI professionals as they discuss the true impact of Artificial Intelligence on our lives beyond the obvious pros and cons. Alissa Yeganeh, Senior Consultant, Coppei Partners - Alissa Yeganeh is a Data-Focused Customer & Operations leader, currently working as a Senior Consultant at Coppei Partners, a business and technology consulting firm based in Mercer Island, WA.


This AI-driven energy efficiency app in Madrid's metro has many fans

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When it comes to hyped technologies that could aid in the corporate fight against climate change, the blockchain and artificial intelligence are probably neck-in-neck. For those who view both with skepticism, I would suggest there's one big difference in the adoption cycle of the two. I can cite numerous pilot projects involving blockchain, but I think it's reasonable to doubt how it will scale. AI, on the other hand, is already driving some very real-world corporate progress toward stated sustainability goals, particularly energy efficiency. Exhibit A is the warehouse operation I wrote about in October, Lineage Logistics, which is using machine learning combined with sensors and data about weather and other parameters to reduce the amount of electricity it uses to keep food frozen.


Why conversational AI will become a c-suite priority in 2020

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Conversational artificial intelligence (AI) is on the rise, and both Gartner and Accenture believe the integration of conversational AI will emerge as a top priority for the c-suite by 2020. Conversational AI is a voice assistant that can engage in human-like dialogue, capture context and provide intelligent responses. Examples include Apple Siri, Amazon Alexa and Google Virtual Assistant. Developments in AI in the past few years, including machine learning, natural language processing and image and speech recognition have promoted its use, according to Kenneth Research. A recent Gartner report finds that by 2022, 70% of white-collar workers will interact with conversational platforms on a daily basis.


Accenture drives machine learning growth in one of the world's largest private AWS DeepRacer Leagues Amazon Web Services

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Accenture has a rich history of helping customers all over the world build artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) powered solutions with AWS services. In doing so, they always look for new and engaging ways to develop their teams with the appropriate level of enablement and hands-on training. Accenture's next ML initiative is rolling out their version of an AWS DeepRacer League, which is the world's first global autonomous racing league launched by AWS at re:Invent in 2018. Accenture's league spans 30 global locations and 17 countries, with each location featuring both a physical and virtual track to compete on for the title of Accenture AWS DeepRacer Champion. Machine learning is one of the fastest growing areas in the market.


What Is Augmented Analytics?

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As your business tries to make sense of today's staggering amount of structured and unstructured data, traditional analytics will take you only so far. Success over the next few years will depend on augmented analytics, which embeds machine learning and AI. Learn how augmented analytics can help uncover hidden insights, predict results, and even prescribe solutions.


4 Ways How AI Will Reshape the Future of Web Development

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Few technological advancements have gained attention and Artificial Intelligence is one of them. This nascent technology having the aptitude to disrupt industries at scale, there's no doubt about its potential of drastically reshaping web development as we know it. Web development companies in Dubai and around the world are already rushing to embrace the power of AI to provide a new kind of digital experience that's more personalized and seamless. Adobe with its product" Sensei" is also playing a key role to fully incorporate Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning to help businesses uncover opportunities, accelerate tedious processes and offer relevant experiences. Empowering smarter enterprises, Adobe Sensei is enabling industries to work faster, better and smarter.


UK at the forefront of government AI investment

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UK government organisations are taking the lead in artificial intelligence (AI) investment despite the various challenges around the implementation of the technology, according to a report by Accenture. The study carried out with McGuire Research polled 300 government executives in Finland, France, Germany, Norway and the UK about the impact and potential for AI on their organisations. It has found that the UK has the highest figures reported among all nations surveyed in terms of current and anticipated AI spending. Some 20% of UK respondents reported annual spending of more than £40m in AI, and nearly half (47%) said their organisation is investing between £12-£40m in AI. "Thanks to increased government funding for AI projects, a strong ability to scale AI investments, and a skilled workforce, the UK will continue to be a world-leader in AI from which our economy will reap benefits in the coming years," said the director of operations, health and public service for Europe at Accenture, Mark Jennings. In addition to the anticipated benefits of increased efficiencies, cost or time savings, as well as enhanced productivity, areas where respondents reported AI is delivering most benefits to public sector bodies are fraud and risk management, cited by 23% of those polled, and customer service (27%).


A GovTech Ecosystem Approach to Public Service AI Accenture

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AI1 is advancing the way the public sector serves its constituents. In Singapore, AI-powered technologies are scanning the dark web to identify patterns that can help law enforcement officials to understand the illegal drug market, and are giving rise to "digital twin" models (virtual replicas of physical spaces) that simulate emergency situations.2 In other cities and regions around the world, similar stories are emerging: AI activities range from alerting refuse collectors when bins are full, and predicting the need for infrastructure repair, to improving energy efficiency through smart thermometers and powering advanced military security systems with drones. And AI is still in its early days. Governments ready to seize this growing opportunity are ramping up their spending on AI.


Global Big Data Conference

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We hear from our teams every day regarding how cyberthreats to our enterprise are getting more frequent, more sophisticated and more targeted. Cyber intrusions, specifically publicly reported incidents, are on the rise. It's easy to tune the warnings out, but we must remain vigilant. Our responsibilities to our clients, shareholders, employees and other stakeholders depend on us remaining focused. As cyberattacks grow in volume and complexity, it's time to face a hard truth: Humans are already not able to keep up with the pace of threats, and companies can't afford to keep up manually.


AI And Cybersecurity: Plague Or Promise?

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We hear from our teams every day regarding how cyberthreats to our enterprise are getting more frequent, more sophisticated and more targeted. Cyber intrusions, specifically publicly reported incidents, are on the rise. It's easy to tune the warnings out, but we must remain vigilant. Our responsibilities to our clients, shareholders, employees and other stakeholders depend on us remaining focused. As cyberattacks grow in volume and complexity, it's time to face a hard truth: Humans are already not able to keep up with the pace of threats, and companies can't afford to keep up manually.