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) …
NFL and AWS will use data and analytics to co-develop the "Digital Athlete," a platform that aims to improve player safety, treatment, and ultimately, predict and prevent injury Building on the existing Next Gen Stats (NGS) partnership and as the NFL marks its 100th season, AWS and NFL will innovate together to shape the future of football. The partnership aims to leverage AWS's artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) services to provide a deeper and more profound understanding of the game than ever before, making transformational change possible in football, other sports, and potentially other industries. The NFL and AWS will develop new tools and generate deeper and better-informed insights into player injuries, specifically the impact of a variety of factors such as game rules, equipment, and rehabilitation and recovery strategies. Over time, the collaboration aims to also build the capability to predict the risk of player injuries before they happen. "The NFL is committed to reimagining the future of football," said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
In the not too distant future, we can expect to see our skies filled with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) delivering packages, maybe even people, from location to location. In such a world, there will also be a digital twin for each UAV in the fleet: a virtual model that will follow the UAV through its existence, evolving with time. "It's essential that UAVs monitor their structural health," said Karen Willcox, director of the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) and an expert in computational aerospace engineering. "And it's essential that they make good decisions that result in good behavior." An invited speaker at the 2019 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC19), Willcox shared the details of a project--supported primarily by the U.S. Air Force program in Dynamic Data-Driven Application Systems (DDDAS)--to develop a predictive digital twin for a custom-built UAV.
Artificial intelligence (AI) helps modern sales teams better understand customer needs and sell more effectively. The power of machine learning guides teams to make better and more informed decisions. Sales organizations know the benefits of adopting tools powered by machine learning: on average, they use 10 different sales tech tools, with plans to add four more to their repertoire in the next 12 months. As AI evolves, the precision of these tools will only sharpen to make sales planning even more effective. The right tools to build sales reduce tedium, giving salespeople back the critical selling time they need.
It's no secret - oil and gas industry leaders acknowledge they have been slow to embrace digital technologies. A recent Boston Consulting Group report sums it up well: "The oil and gas industry is not an easy place to go digital." Digitisation brings with it the promise of improved safety and efficiency, yet many companies still have a long way to go. It may be surprising to learn that some businesses even lack the technology to locate their workers ‒ which has clear and potentially dire implications for emergency situations. This is partly because most of the industry is still deeply rooted in 20th-century methodologies, systems and processes.
A video created by Deloitte Consulting some moons ago aptly describes why Regulatory Tech or RegTech as it was affectionately called would go beyond being just a part of FinTech. In other words, it has moved way beyond being just a buzzword half-a-decade ago, thanks to ever-increasing costs of compliance coupled with the growing list of stringent regulations in the entrepreneurial world. Today there are several players who offer these solutions with real-time compliance analytics that support enterprises and regulators while protecting consumer interests. One such name is Bahwan CyberTek, a player that ideates on new regulations and risk management principles and brings innovative solutions to meet the ever increasing demands of compliance within the financial industry. In an exclusive interaction with CXOToday, Jaya Vaidhyanathan, President, Bahwan CyberTek, explains why RegTech is on the rise and why it matters in the age of compliance.
The power of artificial intelligence to transform every field it touches is one of the unchallenged truths of our time -- but when it comes to healthcare, the technology's potential is often seen through a western lens. From hopes of faster drug discovery to systems that will help people manage chronic diseases better, the emphasis is frequently on how it can support, or otherwise make life easier, for those in the developed world. But attention is increasingly turning to how AI can address the pressing problems of poorer nations as they seek to move towards universal health coverage. In some cases, these are challenges that are distinct to the global south, but in others the problems faced in developing regions are to some extent shared by patients, physicians and payers across the globe. The Lancet's collaboration with the Financial Times on a commission on the convergence of digital health, AI and universal health coverage will concentrate on international governance and regulatory regimes.
By leveraging Data Science, AI, and other digital technologies, the healthcare industry could build complementary health solutions that are personalized to the specific needs of patients. Here is how and why. The world population grows by more than 80 million per year, according to a 2017 report by the United Nations. By 2050, there will be 10 billion people on this planet and people over the age of 60 years and above are expected to double. It's clear that a growing and aging world population needs better and more sustainable solutions for health and nutrition.
Machine learning is revolutionising healthcare provision and delivery, from mobilising previously inaccessible data sources to generating increasingly powerful algorithmic constructs for prognostic modelling. However, it is becoming increasingly obvious that if we do not learn from the mistakes of our past, that we are doomed to repeat them; if it isn't already too late… In this (irreverent and misleadingly titled) talk, Dr. Bilal Mateen will discuss the importance of definitions, revisit a series of hard truths, and share the story of the world's most complex and protracted game of 20 questions, all in an effort to highlight the importance of being able to tell the difference between good (data) science and a multi-million-dollar advertising campaign.
The first artificial intelligence-based (--AI--) symptom-assessment application to be made available in Swahili has been launched today, unlocking access to health information and advice for more than 100 million people seeking healthcare in East Africa.-- The app, developed by Ada Health, combines a world-class medical knowledge database with intelligent reasoning technology to help users understand what might be causing their symptoms, as well as providing localized guidance about what they should do next. In doing so, the app aims to empower patients to make informed decisions about their own health, while also complementing and supporting existing healthcare services, doctors and clinics.-- Globally, four billion people - more than half the world--s population - lack access to basic health services, with the disadvantages of this global health challenge often disproportionately experienced by people in low- and middle-income countries. East Africa is a region that is acutely affected by this issue.