If you are looking for an answer to the question What is Artificial Intelligence? and you only have a minute, then here's the definition the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence offers on its home page: "the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines."
However, if you are fortunate enough to have more than a minute, then please get ready to embark upon an exciting journey exploring AI (but beware, it could last a lifetime) …
Nearly every industry is using artificial intelligence in one way or another to improve business outcomes. AI holds great promise as new and exciting applications are discovered, but there is a catch. There aren't enough trained AI engineers capable of carrying out the work. Karen Roby talks with Sameer Maskey, a professor of AI at Columbia University and founder of Fusemachines, about the shortage and what can be done. The following is an edited transcript of the interview.
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Kevin Benedict serves as the Senior Vice President, Solutions Strategy, at Regalix, a Silicon Valley based company, focused on bringing the best strategies, digital technologies, processes and people together to deliver improved customer experiences, journeys and success through the combination of intelligent solutions, analytics, automation and services. He is a popular writer, speaker and futurist, and in the past 8 years he has taught workshops for large enterprises and government agencies in 18 different countries. He has over 32 years of experience working with strategic enterprise IT solutions and business processes, and he is also a veteran executive working with both solution and services companies. He has written dozens of technology and strategy reports, over a thousand articles, interviewed hundreds of technology experts, and produced videos on the future of digital technologies and their impact on industries.
At a roundtable dinner at CMS's London headquarters in spring 2019, we brought together industry leaders from the automotive and technology (autotech) world and key members of the CMS Autotech Group to discuss the commercial potential of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs). We also discussed the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on this growing sector. In this report, we capture expert views on the current status and future outlook for the industry, and on the key catalysts that are needed for CAVs to deliver their full potential. Vehicle automation and connectivity are currently being driven forwards at an ever-quickening pace, spurred on by AI-powered technologies. Cars are increasingly becoming digital content platforms in their own right.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Americans prefer a space program that focuses on potential asteroid impacts, scientific research and using robots to explore the cosmos over sending humans back to the moon or on to Mars, a poll shows. The poll by The Associated Press and the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, released Thursday, one month before the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, lists asteroid and comet monitoring as the No. 1 desired objective for the U.S. space program. About two-thirds of Americans call that very or extremely important, and about a combined 9 in 10 call it at least moderately important. The poll comes as the White House pushes to get astronauts back on the moon, but only about a quarter of Americans said moon or Mars exploration by astronauts should be among the space program's highest priorities. About another third called each of those moderately important.
A New Jersey woman is alive because her Apple Watch alerted her to an elevated heart rate. It turned out she had fluid around her heart from a viral infection. Medical alert systems have been around for some time. Often, they're wearable devices that can detect when you fall, and alert emergency personnel if it senses you aren't responding. But what happens if you aren't wearing a device, or if you aren't experiencing any triggering signs or symptoms of a medical emergency at all?
Not all voice assistants can handle the same requests. We put Siri, Alexa and Google to the test. Think of all the things a microphone can pick up: voices, noises, whispers, conversations, arguments, confessions – even people alone, in a room, mumbling to themselves. Think of all the things you say in a private space, all the weird things you do. Once those sounds have been saved, that data can be stored, edited, and manipulated and shared.
At Qlik, we are building AI and machine learning into our products in a way that amplifies the power of human intuition. Our approach surfaces unforeseen insights based on both the data selected and the initial search undertaken by the user. We call this augmented intelligence, and when applied through analytics it can raise the data literacy of the entire workforce, enabling deeper insights and bolder discoveries.This is vital for businesses, because the more people you have confidently making discoveries in your data, the more successful the company will be, as detailed in our recent Data Literacy Index. With augmented intelligence, users are presented with a smarter analytics experience -- with access to automated insight suggestions, data exploration without limitations, and the ability to generate more relevant insights and suggestions - putting the power of data-driven insights in the hands of every user. To further discuss these trends, we brought together experts from The Eckerson Group and Qlik to explore how the new wave of AI-assisted analytics supports users across any skill level in a recent'From BI to AI' webinar.During the session attendees discovered the value of augmented intelligence first hand and were able to hear about ways to embed AI across their business processes.
With populations growing, health systems are quickly becoming overburdened, under-resourced and not equipped for the challenges they face in today's fast-paced world. In the U.K., 24% of emergency admissions can be avoided through effective community care and case management solutions. And 58% of these are respiratory conditions alone, costing up to £165 billion. Delayed diagnosis can be both life-threatening and life-changing, but how can this be solved? U.K.-based technology startup Feebris thinks it's found the answer.
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