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) …
I compiled a list of top influencers in the field of AI and ML which I recommend to keep yourself not just updated or informed about the two fields, but rather also learn about AI or ML. I included academics, researchers, entrepreneurs, investors and authors. There are the few parameters I kept in mind. Firstly, these are the people with a huge social media following and their independent voice is not directly linked to the companies they work in or they founded. There are indeed experts in AI and ML who are not all over social media but that requires a separate list from us.
For retailers launching a new product or looking to break into a new market, autonomous vehicles with delivery capabilities can reduce the cost of being in a physical retail store, a mall kiosk or a pop-up shop. Additionally, autonomous vehicles can provide accurate insights into where a product is gaining traction and where it is being sold. The vehicle can then efficiently move between low and high trafficked areas. From the perspective of the lean startup methodology, autonomous vehicles applied to retail could reduce production costs and overhead and could minimize the risk of product failure before mass distribution.
Artificial Intelligence and digital marketing are beginning to go hand in hand. With the ability to collect data, analyze it, apply it and then learn from it- AI is transforming digital strategy. As it continues to advance, so will the capabilities to use it to improve digital marketing strategies and valuable customer insights for companies. Here are 3 ways AI is changing digital marketing for the better. The most important aspect of a successful digital marketing strategy is great customer experience.
How much can anyone trust a recommendation from an AI? Yaroslav Kuflinski, from Iflexion gives an explanation of explainable AI She is lying sedated on a gurney that's bumping towards the operating theater. It squeaks to a halt and a hurried member of hospital staff thrusts a form at you to sign. It describes the urgent surgical procedure your child is about to undergo--and it requires your signature if the operation is to go ahead. But here's the rub--at the top of the form in large, bold letters it says "DIAGNOSIS AND SURGICAL PLAN COPYRIGHT ACME ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE COMPANY." At this specific moment, do you think you are owed a reasonable, plain-English explanation of all the inscrutable decisions that an AI has lately been making on your daughter's behalf? in short, do we need explainable AI?
When one hears the term "artificial intelligence" or AI, the mind goes quickly to robots and talking computers that will one day take over the world. That's great for Hollywood, and there is applicability in manufacturing and other areas of business where intelligent machines or robots can effectively automate what were once manual processes. But when it comes to the business software we use every day at work, the application is slightly less daunting but equally as powerful. As a software salesman for over 30 years, I'm constantly crafting my elevator pitch, which is a statement that describes what my product can do in two minutes or less. The best description for business or ERP (enterprise resource planning) software is that of an application that can efficiently automate manual processes.
Getting executives to talk about the potential of much-hyped artificial intelligence (AI) is one thing; getting them to explain how it might work in their business is often another issue altogether. But Julie Dodd, director of digital transformation and communication at Parkinson's UK, is not only able to talk about how AI might change the game in terms of research and service delivery, she's also able to point to uses cases in her own organisation where emerging technology is already producing life-changing benefits. Parkinson's UK is using their machine-learning platform to search for drugs that might offer a potential cure to the condition. The charity won the partnership in a competition through the Association of Medical Charities. Applicants were asked to submit proposals that demonstrated how BenevolentAI's technology could solve specific research challenges.
Synthetic Minds, which aims to build safer blockchain code, today announced it has raised $5.5 million in a new round of funding. The San Francisco startup is a graduate of the most recent summer class from the Y Combinator accelerator. The money came from Khosla Ventures and Pantera Capital (a cryptocurrency-focused fund). This funding comes on the heels of investment from Y Combinator. Synthetic Minds' core technology is called program synthesis.
Machine Learning (ML) is one of the most researched topics in computer science. It's been around for decades. However, many people consider it just another buzzword, or even worse, confuse it with Artificial Intelligence (AI). However, the two are not the same. Machine Learning is the science of a machine learning and improving without being specifically programed to do so.