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It's official: Microsoft's regional artificial intelligence hub has a home in Louisville

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The report states that 28.6% of Louisville's jobs are at "high risk" of being automated. A central purpose in this partnership is to make sure Louisville is well-equipped for the technological revolution, according to Grace Simrall, chief of Civic Innovation and Technology for Louisville Metro Government. "Experts know that automation and AI are coming," Simrall previously told The Courier Journal. "They know that they will probably destroy tasks and potentially even jobs faster than we can replace them if we don't do something about it." Fischer also announced Wednesday afternoon that Ben Reno-Weber, a social entrepreneur and project director of the independent, non-partisan civic data initiative The Greater Louisville Project, will serve as director of the Future of Work Initiative.


The Next Chapter of Digital: How to Scale AI Across Your Business

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This blog post has been contributed to the Salesforce Blog by one of our Dreamforce '19 Innovator sponsors. Technology is at an inflection point. In this next chapter of digital transformation, companies must reinvent their entire business with data to create a more personal and relevant customer experience. Yet while today's companies are awash with data, unlocking its value requires them to change how they operate and make decisions. That's where artificial intelligence (AI) comes in.


Explore IBM - The Weather Company

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Our mission at The Weather Company is to help people make informed decisions in the face of weather, and there is no better time to connect with consumers than during flu season. Today, The Weather Company introduces Flu Insights with Watson in partnership with CVS, a new feature within The Weather Channel app for iOS and Android that leverages artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to arm consumers across the country with critical information to help them prepare for flu season. For the first time, Flu Insights with Watson includes a notification that is triggered during key moments like the onset of flu season, confirmed cases of flu outbreak or increased risk conditions. Users then have access to an industry-first 15-day flu forecast that displays the risk ranging from low to high, according to ZIP code. The experience also includes illness prevention tips and the latest flu reports from the CDC to provide users with actionable insights.


Google signs healthcare data and cloud computing deal with Ascension

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REUTERS: Alphabet Inc's Google signed its biggest cloud computing customer in healthcare yet, according to an announcement on Monday (Nov 11), gaining with the deal datasets that could help it tune potentially lucrative artificial intelligence tools. The Wall Street Journal earlier reported Google teaming up with Ascension to collect personal health-related information of millions of Americans across 21 states. The partnership will also explore artificial intelligence and machine learning applications to help improve clinical effectiveness as well as patient safety, Ascension said in a statement. Google Cloud Chief Executive Officer Thomas Kurian has made it a priority in his first year on the job to aggressively chase business from leaders in six industries, including healthcare. The company previously had touted smaller healthcare clients, such as the Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine.


Delivering social change with AI at IBM SciTech Europa

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SciTech Europa Quarterly attended the UN AI for Good global summit, where the topic of discussion was how Artificial Intelligence can be delivered for social change in various ways across the public and private sectors. We spoke to Neil Sahota, IBM Master Inventor and World Wide Business Development Leader in the IBM Watson Group; United Nations (UN) Artificial Intelligence (AI) subject matter expert; and Professor at UC Irvine, at the event about how Artificial Intelligence can be used to deliver social change to achieve to UN sustainable development goals. Artificial Intelligence is critical for delivering social change for the goal of sustainable development. The United Nations estimates that there is a $7 trillion shortfall every year trying to achieve the sustainable development goals. The goals are for a better society and a better world, so the question of how we bridge the shortfall is very important.


Google reveals 'Project Nightingale' after being accused of secretly gathering personal health records

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Google secretly gathered millions of patient records across 21 states on behalf of a health care provider, in an effort dubbed "Project Nightingale," reports The Wall Street Journal. Neither the provider's doctors nor patients were made aware of the effort, according to the report. The Wall Street Journal's Rob Copeland wrote that the data amassed in the program includes "lab results, doctor diagnoses and hospitalization records, among other categories, and amounts to a complete health history, complete with patient names and dates of birth," and that as many as 150 Google employees may have had access to the data. The New York Times corroborated much of the report later in the day, writing that "dozens of Google employees" may have access to sensitive patient data, and that there are concerns that some Google employees may have downloaded some of that data. But Google tells The Verge that despite the surprise, it's standard industry practice for a health care provider to share highly sensitive health records with tech workers under an agreement like the kind it signed -- one that narrowly allows Google to build tools for that health care provider by using the private medical data of its patients, and one that doesn't require patients to be notified, the company claims.


Google reveals 'Project Nightingale' after being accused of secretly gathering personal health records

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Google secretly gathered millions of patient records across 21 states on behalf of a health care provider, in an effort dubbed "Project Nightingale," reports The Wall Street Journal. Neither the provider's doctors nor patients were made aware of the effort, according to the report. The Wall Street Journal's Rob Copeland wrote that the data amassed in the program includes "lab results, doctor diagnoses and hospitalization records, among other categories, and amounts to a complete health history, complete with patient names and dates of birth," and that as many as 150 Google employees may have had access to the data. The New York Times corroborated much of the report later in the day, writing that "dozens of Google employees" may have access to sensitive patient data, and that there are concerns that some Google employees may have downloaded some of that data. But Google tells The Verge that despite the surprise, it's standard industry practice for a health care provider to share highly sensitive health records with tech workers under an agreement like the kind it signed -- one that narrowly allows Google to build tools for that health care provider by using the private medical data of its patients, and one that doesn't require patients to be notified, the company claims.


Artificial Intelligence in the Delivery of Public Services

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The report, jointly prepared by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and Google, showcases successful models of leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) for improved public services in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. Although AI is a widely discussed topic today, case studies on how AI is concretely applied in the public sector are rare. The report aims to fill the gap and features insights as well as context-specific recommendations from deployments of AI in a variety of sectors: health, justice, agriculture, environment, insurance and social welfare. Public-private partnerships will become increasingly important to complement government initiatives with industry knowledge and expertise. Amid the rapid pace of technological development, the report recommends that governments develop frameworks to regulate these partnerships and encourage more public information on AI projects to foster a landscape conducive to informed decision-making on AI partnerships.


OpenAI forms exclusive computing partnership with Microsoft to build new Azure AI supercomputing technologies

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Through this partnership, the companies will accelerate breakthroughs in AI and power OpenAI's efforts to create artificial general intelligence (AGI). The resulting enhancements to the Azure platform will also help developers build the next generation of AI applications. The companies will focus on building a computational platform in Azure of unprecedented scale, which will train and run increasingly advanced AI models, include hardware technologies that build on Microsoft's supercomputing technology, and adhere to the two companies' shared principles on ethics and trust. This will create the foundation for advancements in AI to be implemented in a safe, secure and trustworthy way and is a critical reason the companies chose to partner together. Over the past decade, innovative applications of deep neural networks coupled with increasing computational power have led to continuous AI breakthroughs in areas such as vision, speech, language processing, translation, robotic control and even gaming.


Investments by Tech Giants In Artificial Intelligence is Set to Grow Further

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Investment figures into artificial intelligence are growing exponentially each year. According to the market researchers at Markets and Markets, the current estimate is that the AI market will reach $191 billion by the year 2025. The investment number for 2018 was $21.5 billion. Taking a look at the phenomenon, British specialist publication TechWorld took a look at how 12 of the world's technological giants are investing in the development of artificial intelligence. Here we present the current six leaders in that field.