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) …
"Xiao'ou has used the same practical approach to computation and artificial intelligence that he displayed at MIT to build a highly successful academic and applied research career and a tremendously successful, technologically impressive startup company in SenseTime," Grimson says. "He has become well known throughout China and the world as a leader in the field of AI, and especially computer vision and deep learning. Xiao'ou has always kept MIT front of mind, both as a professor and an entrepreneur. He has shared intellectual ideas and is ever on the lookout for impressive young talent whom he encourages to apply to the Institute. I personally am proud of Xiao'ou's success and the impact he is making on the world, and look forward to a deepened, mutually beneficial relationship between MIT and SenseTime."
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that "Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO" has opened its Call for Papers. The two-day event will present 20 top Blockchain experts. All speaking inquiries which covers the following information can be submitted by email to [email protected]. Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO also offers sponsorship and exhibit opportunities. Financial enterprises in New York City, London, Singapore, and other world financial capitals are embracing a new generation of smart, automated FinTech that eliminates many cumbersome, slow, and expensive intermediate processes from their businesses.
IBM Corp. today unveiled a new data science and machine learning platform that one executive called "the most significant announcement we've made about data in years." Featuring an in-memory database, a real-time processing engine and the ability to ingest and analyze massive amounts of data, the Cloud Private for Data constitutes an integrated data science, data engineering and application development platform. It's intended for building event-driven applications that can handle "torrents of data from things like internet of thing sensors, online commerce, mobile devices, and more," the company said in a press release. With a combination of features that enables organizations to ingest, transform and analyze streaming data on a single software stack, the engine sits atop Cloud Private, which is IBM's version of the Kubernetes container orchestration platform. Software containers abstract applications away from the underlying hardware, enabling them to run on any computing platform.
On Friday, IBM launched a new cloud platform effort that will help customers better understand their data and use it to power their work in artificial intelligence (AI). Announced in a press release, IBM said the platform is "designed to provide a data infrastructure layer for AI behind the firewall." The Cloud Private for Data combines data science and machine learning to better grok the data that powers a firm's business. And, it can do all this for a company, even if they don't have a data science expert on their payroll, according to an IBM blog post. In the press release, IBM bills the service as "an integrated data science, data engineering and app building platform."
TEL AVIV, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Earnix Ltd, a leading provider of predictive analytics solutions for the financial services industry, today announced the introduction of its Integrated Machine Learning technology, as an enhancement to the existing insurance software suite. This new capability is designed for demanding, high-performance real-time enterprise production systems, and will deliver a new level of market responsiveness and analytical sophistication to insurers. Several Earnix insurance clients have been using an early version of the technology and have seen significant improvements in their results. Analytics has become an arms race, as insurers around the globe seek to become more data-driven by operationalising real-time analytics and monetising new forms of data such as telematics and the Internet of Things (IoT). The addition of Integrated Machine Learning to the Earnix software suite enables users to excel in this environment, producing better and more accurate insights at speeds that only machine learning algorithms can produce.
Pathway Data Science aims to address growing market demand for professional data science and machine learning expertise in Asia. Pathway Data Science ("Pathway"), a newly established data science and machine learning consultancy, today announced the launch of its services in Hong Kong. Based in Hong Kong, Pathway aims to help businesses across the Asia Pacific region achieve higher levels of performance by putting advanced data science tools into application. Core services include advising organizations on processes to become more data-driven, providing new insights on existing data, building intuitive dashboards, developing machine learning models and producing real-life applications that can be seamlessly integrated with clients' proprietary processes. Machine learning techniques make it possible for a computing system to learn from data, answer questions, make predictions, reach conclusions and solve problems without the need to specify an explicit set of rules required to achieve the desired outcome.
"While artificial intelligence is becoming an integral part of products and services we consume, AI needs to incorporate better understanding of human behavior to improve human-machine interface, simplify information consumption and drive lasting behavior change," said Srikanth Velamakanni, Group Chief Executive & Executive Vice-Chairman, Fractal Analytics. "With this acquisition, we are bringing data science and behavioral science together to drive better outcomes for our clients." Founded in 2008, Final Mile is a leader in the application of behavioral sciences to understand decision-making and influence consumer and social behavior. Final Mile has helped solve behavioral challenges in financial services, healthcare, consumer goods, e-commerce, and developmental and nonprofit sectors. An award-winning firm, Final Mile uses innovative research methods like games and simulations to truly understand the non-conscious reasons behind what people do and develop interventions to drive sustainable behavior change.
Artificial intelligence startup Peritus.ai has raised $2 million (Rs 12 crore) in funding from early-stage venture capital firm Ideaspring Capital and early-stage fund The Hive, a company statement said. The firm will use the money to strengthen its development team in India, it said in the statement. Based in California, US, Peritus.ai Inc. was founded by Santhosh Srinivasan and Kamesh Raghavendra in 2017 with support from The Hive, which incubates startups and focuses on applications of AI in the enterprise segment. "We are looking forward to help from Ideaspring for support in building and guiding our development team in India," said Srinivasan, co-founder and vice president for engineering at Peritus.ai. The company automates professional services, support delivery and incident resolution for data centres.
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The Intel event, which is expected to be attended by approximately 2500 channel partners, has Dell EMC as one of its premier sponsors, a key technology partner with which V5 Systems has already implemented a number of turnkey IoT security solutions in the outdoors. The upshot of the event is for attendees to gain insights from Intel innovators and industry visionaries on how the IoT, along with artificial intelligence, virtual reality, the Cloud and other leading-edge technology applications, is contributing to the digital transformation of businesses. The event enables participants to accelerate their partnerships and identify new opportunities for profitability. V5 Systems has been invited to present its technology at the event because it has already established its leadership position in the Industrial IoT by implementing numerous real-world solutions. At Intel Partner Connect, V5 Systems, Intel and Dell EMC are changing the security space through technology and innovation.