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) …
Quid Pro Quo (QPQ) International, an innovative networking platform embraces three biggest trends of the future - sharing economy, Artificial Intelligence and blockchain principles Dubai, UAE: QPQ International, an innovative online networking platform that embraces three of the biggest trends of the future including sharing economy, artificial intelligence and blockchain principles would be launching in the UAE this week. The state-of-the-art platform will cater to established business owners, entrepreneurs, SME's, influencers and high-net worth individuals, to help them network and collaborate on investments, projects, and grow their business in a safe, secure and trusted environment. The new business referral network is the result of research and development by serial entrepreneur, Oksana Tashakova, who is also the founder of Wealth Dynamics Unlimited, a premier entrepreneurship education company. QPQ has been Co-Founded by Omair Saoud Arar Al Dhaheri, who has spent 22 years as Director of Real Estate at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), Chairman of Bin Arar Holding & Midein Energy of the UAE along with Global Strategic Partner Jason Michaud, who is also a partner at Canada-based Luiza Artificial Intelligence Technologies. Ahead of the official launch of the platform, Oksana Tashakova, Co-founder of QPQ said: "In today's world, networking is a necessity.
CES is a ruthless grind. As the largest tech convention in the world wraps up today in Las Vegas, thousands of attendees are engaged in one last push to make the most of a hectic week filled with problematic product launches, power outages, and too many sales pitches to count -- and they're dead tired.
The role of the chief information officer will change significantly in the next few years, driven by the growing adoption of artificial intelligence and by demands from cybersecurity. IT leaders are rapidly scaling their digital businesses, making the remainder of this year and 2018 a defining moment for CIOs that don't want to be left behind, according to research firm Gartner Inc.
With that mind, I decided to attend the "Building B2B Bots" session hosted by Dharmesh Shah, Founder and CTO HubSpot inbound marketing. The digital marketing whiz and noted startup angel investor led the conversation about bots and how they will affect how we'll do business in the near future. Why is there buzz surrounding chatbots? Decades ago businesses started building websites, now they will start building bots. Shah explained, "What 1997 was to Internet and browsers, 2017 is to bots."
Platinum Seed recently appointed Ally Behr as design director, as part of its strategy to expand its service offering and leadership team. Behr is responsible for the conceptualisation and execution of digital touch points for clients. She has worked on a multitude of international brands in a variety of environments, from conceptualising through-the-line campaigns, to operating within specialised teams that built complex products. Prior to joining Platinum Seed, Behr was an art director at Ogilvy & Mather, senior creative and user experience designer at Gloo. Artificial intelligence and machine learning is definitely the trend everyone is talking about, even though it been a part of our daily lives for years, from predictive text to chat bots.
The biggest problem with year-end reviews is that, at least in marketing technology, a year can be a lifetime. So, to give you a head start on digesting this year of turmoil, here's a half-time review of this year's biggest trends. As of midsummer, I see four big buckets of trends-in-progress: Intelligence, Transparency, The Experience and Going Beyond Computers. Not only is every tool and platform getting way smarter, it's almost at the point where this new level of smartness isn't news anymore. Almost every self-respecting vendor is adding artificial intelligence (AI) to its resume these days, largely built around machine learning's pattern recognition and predictive analytics' projection of those patterns into the future.
FinTech startups are changing the financial services landscape as we know it. As FinTech enters the mainstream, federal and state regulation, cybersecurity, money laundering, and artificial intelligence (AI) will shape its future. Evolving regulatory trends will transform FinTechs' business models. In the US, the federal financial regulatory framework will undergo a series of radical changes. Congress is exploring ways to repeal provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act and federal financial regulatory agencies have received instructions to relax regulatory requirements.
The fashion industry is often gridlocked in a paradox that's rooted in the tension between its creative side and the bottom line. And in a retail environment undergoing extreme upheaval due to the demands of consumer centricity, this tension is being further strained. But new technologies may be able to help -- and some have knowledge greater than our own. Take Watson, IBM's new artificial intelligence solution with the ability to crunch more data faster than anything else. So, WWD wondered, what would Watson say about the latest collections shown during New York Fashion Week?
It's no secret that Nvidia (NVDA) was the best performing stock in the S&P 500 in 2016, gaining more than 370%. But while the company's graphics processor unit (GPU) chips are being used in everything from gaming PCs to autonomous cars to virtual reality to data centers, the reinvigoration of Nvidia is built by one thing: artificial intelligence. AI is increasingly being used in everything and everywhere, most notably data centers for machine learning, where Nvidia's GPUs have a tremendous lead over the competition, including anything from AMD (AMD) and Intel (INTC). Data center revenue was up 67% year-over-year in the quarter at $296 million and more impressive, up 23% from the impressive fiscal third-quarter 2017 results that helped send the stock soaring more than 30% in November 2016. The technology is touching everything and anyone, be it on your smartphone or when you shop on Amazon (AMZN) or using software.
Mashable kicked off the year by doing what we always do: Flying to Las Vegas and scouring CES, the year's largest tech show, for the latest gadgets and tech trends. As expected, AI, dominated the show, with tons of new products adding Amazon Alexa support. The weirdest one might have been LG's Smart InstaView refrigerator. Do you really need Alexa in your fridge? We also saw a boatload of self-driving smart cars and futuristic car technology.