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) …
Ever felt bored when you are all alone? Had a thought of talking to someone who could give you witty replies? If that is the case why not train one to be? I mean a deep learning model. Yes, since the past half-decade deep learning has grown humongously powerful with evolution of state-of-the-art architectures and algorithms that were brought up into the limelight as part of tons of research that's happening around the world.
Perhaps you've embarked on a pilot program that applies technologies and techniques such as machine learning, natural language processing and computational intelligence to solve a specific business challenge. Over time, if the pilot yields solid results, you'll want to continue the initiative. The key is to determine what's next--how to expand the value--and that requires successfully scaling the AI effort. What does it mean to scale AI? Basically, it's extending an AI capability from an initial pilot program to the widest strategic scope and impact, bringing the most value to an organization. But at too many companies, AI initiatives hit major roadblocks after the proof of concept, even as executives recognize that scaling AI is a major priority.
From product development, underwriting and claims, to customer service chatbots, risk assessments, and quotations, technology are being deployed across the sector to provide faster, more accurate services. What is intriguing, however, is that while some major insurance companies are investing aggressively in AI, many are moving slowly, unsure of how best to deploy these technologies. In a recent AI survey, it says only half of the insurance executives consider AI technologies to be'extremely' or'very important' to their company's success, lower than for any other industry, such as financial services, healthcare, and manufacturing. Looking ahead three years, only 36% felt AI would be very important, again lower than any other industry. This lack of awareness around the importance of AI is worrying as new entrants to the market start making an impression.
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Google today released Semantic Reactor, a Google Sheets add-on for experimenting with natural language models. The tech giant describes it as a demonstration of how natural language understanding (NLU) can be used with pretrained, generic AI models, as well as a means to dispel intimidation around using machine learning. "Companies are using NLU to create digital personal assistants, customer service bots, and semantic search engines for reviews, forums and the news," wrote Google AI researchers Ben Pietrzak, Steve Pucci, and Aaron Cohen in a blog post. "However, the perception that using NLU and machine learning is costly and time-consuming prevents a lot of potential users from exploring its benefits." Semantic Reactor, then, which is currently a whitelisted experiment in the Google Cloud AI Workshop, allows users to sort lines of text in a sheet using a range of AI models.
Automated systems allow for a more intuitive, personalized, simple HR experience for candidates and employees. The trends and applications of AI in the HR and recruiting industry are countless, meeting the needs of employees and candidates through talent sourcing, candidate evaluation, employee development, scheduling interviews and meetings, and engaging with employees writes Valerie Caswell, online marketing professional, Gumessay. In all aspects of business, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing the way things are done. With innovations in machine-learning technologies continually being developed, the future of the HR industry lies in the unique combination of digital AI and human services. Automated systems allow for a more intuitive, personalized, simple HR experience for candidates and employees.
From automating the most menial and repetitive tasks to free up the time to focus on higher level objectives, to assisting with customer service management and reducing the risk of frauds, AI is employed from back-office tasks to the frontend with nimbleness and agility. According to the Alan Turing Institute, with $70 billion USD spent by banks on compliance each year just in the U.S., the amount of money spent on fraud is staggering. And when the number of reported cases of payments-related fraud has increased by 66% between 2015 and 2016 in the United Kingdom, it's clear how this problem is much more than a momentary phenomenon. AI is a groundbreaking technology in the battle against financial fraud. ML algorithms are able to analyze millions of data points in a matter of seconds to identify anomalous transactional patterns.
Nowadays there's been an increasingly high interest for investment in HR technology. Study carried out by CB Insights (2016) revealed that over $1.96 billion have been invested in start-ups that exclusively dealt with HR tech. However, developments in technology require continuous workplace changes. Automation and artificial intelligence are among those tech practices that allow companies to become the definition of efficiency, high performance and cost-effectiveness. While some worry about people losing their jobs to "superior" robots, others are optimistic that with technology we can all achieve greater things.
"The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks." Customer experience is the key to business success and with new technologies emerging and getting popular; it has become imperative for us to stay on track and take risks. Because the only thing constant in the world of customers is change. A business needs to evolve, change, and grow to match customer demands and expectations.
This blog will take a thorough dive into the timeline of AI, beginning from the very start, the 1940s. The term "Artificial Intelligence" was first coined by the father of AI, John McCarthy in 1956. But the revolution of AI began a few years in advance, i.e. the 1940's. Around 37% of industries have implemented AI in some form, which is a 270% increase for the past 4 years. AI has taken multiple forms over the years.