artificial intelligence


Why Machines Need to Dream

#artificialintelligence

Dreams are, for the most part, delightful. As we sleep, visual and audio fragments combine into nonsensical snippets and epic narratives. Loosely recalled moments merge with vivid, imagined scenes; we interact with characters known and characters conjured up; we explore our fantasies and, sometimes, face our fears. Yet sleeping and dreaming do not exist for our nocturnal pleasure alone. As we slumber, our brains filter information collected in waking hours.


Knowledge Graphs And Machine Learning -- The Future Of AI Analytics?

#artificialintelligence

The unprecedented explosion in the amount of information we are generating and collecting, thanks to the arrival of the internet and the always-online society, powers all the incredible advances we see today in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and Big Data. With this in mind, a great deal of thought and research has gone into working out the best way to store and organize information during the digital age. The relational database model was developed in the 1970s and organizes data into tables consisting of rows and columns – meaning the relationship between different data points can be determined at a glance. This worked very well in the early days of business computing, where information volumes grew slowly. For more complicated operations, however – such as establishing a relationship between data points stored in many different tables - the necessary operations quickly become complex, slow and cumbersome.


IoT, AR, VR to beyond with 5G - Connected World

#artificialintelligence

For this column let's consider how IoT (Internet of Things) technologies and 5G will impact medicine and healthcare. Just for a moment I think it's really important to imagine what our society will look like when we imagine real possibilities for technology beyond what we ever dreamed possible. From teaching empathy to med students to enabling telemedicine and telesurgery, the impact of technologies like AR (augmented reality), VR (virtual reality), AI (artificial intelligence), wearables, and robotics in medicine and healthcare are wide ranging and far reaching. With 5G, the possibilities seem even more endless. There are so many exciting applications of IoT technologies in the medical field.


IoT, AR, VR to beyond with 5G - Connected World

#artificialintelligence

For this column let's consider how IoT (Internet of Things) technologies and 5G will impact medicine and healthcare. Just for a moment I think it's really important to imagine what our society will look like when we imagine real possibilities for technology beyond what we ever dreamed possible. From teaching empathy to med students to enabling telemedicine and telesurgery, the impact of technologies like AR (augmented reality), VR (virtual reality), AI (artificial intelligence), wearables, and robotics in medicine and healthcare are wide ranging and far reaching. With 5G, the possibilities seem even more endless. There are so many exciting applications of IoT technologies in the medical field.


Study from Project Management Institute Identifies Six AI Technologies

#artificialintelligence

Project Management Institute released its 2019 Pulse of the Profession In-Depth Report: AI Innovators: Cracking the Code on Project Performance. The report provides an in-depth look at how artificial intelligence (AI) is impacting organizations and the project management profession. Findings reveal that AI disruption is happening and at a large scale: 81 percent of respondents report their organization is being impacted by AI technologies; 37 percent say adopting AI technologies is a high priority for their organization; and project professionals say they expect the proportion of the projects they manage using AI will jump from 23 to 37 percent over the next three years. These insights from a survey of 551 project management practitioners globally show that the presence of AI technologies will continue to grow, requiring shifts in how projects are managed and how organizations implement strategy. The report identifies six AI technologies that are impacting organizations globally.


The Most Important Questions You Should Be Asking About AI

#artificialintelligence

With all of the conversation about AI and machine learning, it's easy to get lost. And when you're looking at an AI-based solution for your company, the vendor's primary goal is to sell, and in an effort to do that, they may tell you whatever sounds good or what they think you want to hear. So how do you, as a technology and/or business decision-maker, ensure that when engaging with an AI vendor, you're not jumping headfirst into the wrong pond? It's not an exact science, but there are three key questions you need to ask first. And if any prospect can't answer these, you might want to look elsewhere.


Confessions of an accidental doom-monger

#artificialintelligence

IT IS ONE of the most widely quoted statistics of recent years. No report or conference presentation on the future of work is complete without it. Think-tanks, consultancies, government agencies and news outlets have pointed to it as evidence of an imminent jobs apocalypse. The finding--that 47% of American jobs are at high risk of automation by the mid-2030s--comes from a paper published in 2013 by two Oxford academics, Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael Osborne. It has since been cited in more than 4,000 other academic articles.


Wayfair Walkout, Facebook Data Value, and More News

#artificialintelligence

Tech employees are taking a stand against migrant detention centers; a proposal asking tech companies to disclose the value of your data; and a live reading of the Mueller report. Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less. Want to receive this two-minute roundup as an email every weekday? This afternoon, 550 employees at the Boston-based ecommerce company Wayfair staged a walkout opposing sale of company furniture to migrant detention centers. Last week, Wayfair workers discovered an order for $200,000 worth of beds and other furniture reportedly placed by government contractor BCFS for a new detention center in Carrizo Springs, Texas.


Futurism A.I.

#artificialintelligence

Futurism A.I. (Series 01) launch event 06.26.19 at Lucidworks Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a key element in the digitalization of in-store retail by personalizing the customer experience and creating a more engaged business-to-consumer interaction. For retail companies, AI creates an opportunity to bridge the gap between virtual and physical sales channels. Artificial intelligence (AI) is a segment of computer science that typically refers to the creation of machines or computers capable of intelligent behavior. . Agnieszka Pilat is a Polish painter based in San Francisco. A desire to tell stories drew Pilat to the arts.


AI Software Reveals the Inner Workings of Short-term Memory

#artificialintelligence

Research by neuroscientists at the University of Chicago shows how short-term, working memory uses networks of neurons differently depending on the complexity of the task at hand. The researchers used modern artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to train computational neural networks to solve a range of complex behavioral tasks that required storing information in short term memory. The AI networks were based on the biological structure of the brain and revealed two distinct processes involved in short-term memory. One, a "silent" process where the brain stores short-term memories without ongoing neural activity, and a second, more active process where circuits of neurons fire continuously. The study, led by Nicholas Masse, PhD, a senior scientist at UChicago, and senior author David Freedman, PhD, professor of neurobiology, was published this week in Nature Neuroscience.