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Former Michigan CISO: Don't Ignore Security Predictions

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It seems like every vendor in the data security industry makes predictions this time of year. Which ones should you pay attention to? All of them, says Dan Lohrmann, who formerly served as the state of Michigan's CISO and CTO. See Also: IoT is Happening Now: Are You Prepared? "I really view it as something that professionals need to widen their perspectives," Lohrmann says in an interview with Information Security Media Group.


Banking's One-to-One Future is Finally Possible

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Almost a quarter century ago, a book was written about how organizations would focus on share of customer as opposed to share of market, building a personalized collaboration driven by big data. With advanced analytics, banking may finally getting close to realizing this vision. In 1993, a then revolutionary book, "The One to One Future: Building Relationships One Customer at a Time" was published, proposing the idea that as technology makes it affordable to track individual customers, marketing shifts from finding customers for products to finding products for customers. According to the authors, Don Peppers and Martha Rogers, Ph.D., a company could use technology to gather information about, and to communicate directly with, individuals to form a commercial bond. The book became a bestseller, and was on every marketer's bookshelf … almost a quarter century ago.


Visualizing the Massive $15.7 Trillion Impact of AI

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For the people most immersed in the tech sector, it's hard to think of a more controversial topic than the ultimate impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on society. By eventually empowering machines with a level of superintelligence, there are many different possible outcomes ranging from Kurzweil's technological singularity to the more dire predictions popularized by Elon Musk. Despite this wide gap in potential outcomes, most technologists do agree on one thing: AI will have a profound impact on the society and the way we do business. Today's infographic comes from the Extraordinary Future 2017, a new conference in Vancouver, BC that focuses on emerging technologies such as AI, autonomous vehicles, fintech, and blockchain tech. In the below infographic, we look recent projections from PwC and Accenture regarding AI's economic impact, as well as the industries and countries that will be the most profoundly affected.


AI 100: The Artificial Intelligence Startups Redefining Industries

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The 100 startups on our list have raised $11.7B in aggregate funding across 367 deals. Today, CB Insights unveiled the second annual AI 100 -- a list of 100 of the most promising private companies applying artificial intelligence algorithms across 25 industries, from healthcare to cybersecurity -- at the A-Ha! conference in San Francisco. The companies were selected from a pool of 2,000 startups based on several criteria, including investor profile, tech innovation, team strength, patent activity, mosaic score, funding history, valuation, and business model. The market map below categorizes the AI 100 companies based on their industry focus. Please click on the image to enlarge.


Toronto's thriving AI ecosystem serves as a model for the world

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While you were looking the other way, Toronto humbly produced some of the globe's top artificial intelligence and deep learning experts, companies, and innovations. Now is the time for the city to stand up tall and loudly proclaim what local folks already know: Toronto is at the center of AI innovation and its real-world applications. The city is home to world-class academic institutions like the University of Toronto and nearby to the University of Waterloo, both of which constantly churn out bright computer and data scientists, engineers, and developers building next-generation AI technologies. These institutions are world leaders in scientific research, creating an ecosystem ripe with opportunities for novel applications for AI, particularly in the fields of health and life sciences. My own company actively recruits staff from both schools.


Will AI help legal practices?

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the hottest trend at the moment, everyone is talking about how it may change our lives and even take our jobs. Potentially every industry will be affected by AI in the (near) future, but this doesn't mean it will be a negative effect. I have a background in Law so naturally I'm interested to see how AI might change the legal profession for the better. As AI continues to develop and learn it can be used to cut time in proof-reading and research. A study in America found that it took legal professionals on average one hour to proof a document for mistakes, but it only took the AI a matter of minutes.


AI 100: The Artificial Intelligence Startups Redefining Industries

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The 100 startups on our list have raised $11.7B in aggregate funding across 367 deals. Today, CB Insights unveiled the second annual AI 100 -- a list of 100 of the most promising private companies applying artificial intelligence algorithms across 25 industries, from healthcare to cybersecurity -- at the A-Ha! conference in San Francisco. The companies were selected from a pool of 2,000 startups based on several criteria, including investor profile, tech innovation, team strength, patent activity, mosaic score, funding history, valuation, and business model. The market map below categorizes the AI 100 companies based on their industry focus. Please click on the image to enlarge.


Will Artificial Intelligence really become a threat to humanity? Access AI

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The highly contentious and arguably irresponsible comments from Alibaba founder Jack Ma around AI and its likelihood of creating a third World War – will have done little to inspire confidence in those that harbour fears around the subject of intelligent machines. For some, the two words placed together spark a sense of dread, trepidation or even fear. For others, it represents the beginning of an exciting new digital world with untold benefits and opportunities. Unfortunately, however, it's often the former, which seems to seep more into people's consciousness. It's perhaps then of little surprise that in a recent survey by the British Science Association (BSA) that 36% of respondents believe that AI will eventually takeover or destroy humanity.


The Third International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning (ICCBR'99)

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Case-based reasoning (CBR) is a problem-solving paradigm that uses exemplars or previous solutions to solve new problems (Aamodt and Plaza 1994; Kolodner 1993). First, CBR can reduce search. Solution reuse is compatible with a wide range of problem-solving methods, so a CBR component can be used in many types of problem-solving system. When similar problems recur, CBR can significantly improve performance. This performance improvement can be particularly significant for problems with large search spaces, such as planning and design (Bergmann and Wilke 1996; Branting and Aha 1995; Veloso 1994; Koton 1988).


Technology Transfer

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Teknowledge, Inc. Palo Alto, CA 9&'01 Over the past few years, the character of the AI community has changed. Artificial intelligence is not in itself a commercial field, but a science and a technology As an academic discipline, it is a collection of concepts and ideas which are appropriate for rcscarch, but which cannot be marketed. However, artificial intelligence is the scientific foundation for several growing commercial technologies The three most important are robotics and vision (which for simplicity's sake I will consider as one field), natural language processing, and knowledge engineering. Supporting markets are forming which will provide hardware and software tools for use in these three areas. The potential value of Artificial Intelligence can be bctter understood by contrasting it with natural intelligence.