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Top trends coming in 2018

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Intelligent refers to technology that is becoming more insightful and aware of context; digital is about technology that spans the digital and physical world, becoming immersive and more autonomous; and mesh talks to the enabling underlying technologies that are enabling these trends, while making them dynamic and secure. In terms of things, we're already seeing consumer appliances, industrial equipment and medical devices, with robots, drones and autonomous vehicles coming soon. New technologies will include virtual personal assistance, virtual employee assistants and virtual commercial assistants. The system then processes the language, does context awareness and intent handling, before integrating with information systems and sending the information back.


Enabling better healthcare with artificial intelligence

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Artificial intelligence (AI), with its capability to draw "intelligent" inferences based on vast amounts of raw data, may hold the solution. Follow the money, and you'll see big bets on healthcare AI across the globe: 63% of healthcare executives worldwide already actively invest in AI technologies, and 74% say they are planning to do so. PwC's Global Artificial Intelligence Study, which analyzed AI's potential impact on each industry, found that healthcare (along with retail and financial services) is poised to reap some of the biggest gains from AI in the form of improved productivity, enhanced product quality, and increased consumption. For example, 94% of survey respondents in Nigeria, 85% in Turkey, 41% in Germany, and 39% in the UK are willing to talk to and interact with a device, platform, or AI-guided robot that can answer health questions, perform tests, make diagnoses based on those tests, and recommend and administer treatment.


Workflow headaches, patient fears and lack of regulation among barriers to artificial intelligence in healthcare

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RELATED: Plenty of buzz for AI in healthcare, but are any systems actually using it? Other concerns include that AI could make already-existing healthcare disparities worse, as the poorest patients would have limited access to the technology. For it to truly succeed, the industry must solve its "data problem," which includes reaching these underserved populations to gather more information on them. Data collection and interoperability are significant shortcomings for one of the most high-profile AI technologies, IBM Watson.


Watson & the dawn of the Cognitive Bank

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Cognitive systems reason understanding underlying ideas, forming hypothesis, and inferring and extracting concepts. Today, traditional banking and financial services providers are under tremendous pressure to transform. We are eager to help organizations like yours leverage cognitive solutions to help transform your organization's data into competitive advantage. Please contact me at ajacobson@us.ibm.com to learn more about how banks and financial institutions are leveraging cognitive solutions to increase customer profitability, manage risk more effectively, and improve operational efficiency.


Cognitive health care in 2027

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The primary focus of these initiatives is on health care providers, helping them develop treatment approaches that are most effective for individual patients. One consortium of hospitals, researchers, and a startup, for example, is conducting "Project Survival" to identify effective biomarkers for pancreatic cancer.3 In other firms, real-world data sources are being used to identify molecules that might be particularly effective (or ineffective) in clinical trials. Another long-term challenge to be addressed by the life sciences and health care industry is collaboration and integration of data. Project Survival, for example--an effort to find a pancreatic cancer biomarker--involves collaboration among a big data drug development startup (Berg Health), an academic medical center (Beth Israel Deaconess in Boston), a nonprofit (Cancer Research and Biostatistics), and a network of oncology clinicians and researchers (the Pancreatic Research Team).


Digital transformation: How machine learning could help change business

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With minimal pre-task human efforts needed, the scalability of unsupervised machine learning is much higher. David Dittman, director of business intelligence and analytics services at Procter & Gamble, explained that the biggest analytics problem he sees today with other large US companies is that "they are becoming enamored by [machine learning and analytics] technology, while not understanding that they have to build the foundation [for it], because it can be hard, expensive and requires vision." Supervised ML requires humans to create sets of training data and validate the results of the training. A similar shift is likely in machine learning, he suggested, as software and service providers begin to offer application programming interfaces to commercial machine learning platforms.


Banking on analytics and machine learning - Demystifying the terms - Nastel Technologies, Inc.

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Machine learning, a subset of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a method of data analysis that uses algorithms to iteratively learn from data and derive insights without being explicitly programmed. At Standard Chartered, personalisation of digital web banners according to the client's behavior is another key use case. Other use cases for Machine Learning and Analytics in Banking include fraud detection, compliance, next best offer engine and geo-location based services to name a few. According to the latest report issued by Efma earlier this year, 58 per cent of banking providers believe Artificial Intelligence; along with several other technologies such as advanced analytics and big data will have a significant impact on the industry.


Labor criticises NBN rollout as ramping up too quickly without considering consumers

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Under Labor's original fibre-to-the-premises (FttP) plan, Rowland said the NBN would have reached 27,000 premises each week and maintained that level until its 2021 completion, while the current NBN plan sees the number of premises connected each week top 70,000. Rowland defended the contentious NBN pricing model created by Labor that sees retail service providers (RSPs) charged to access the network and then further charged for bandwidth under the connectivity virtual circuit (CVC) charge, saying it was well suited for an FttP network. In many of these cases, poor wiring caused download speeds to degrade by more than 50 percent," NBN acting CTO Carolyn Phiddian said. "Thankfully, there can be a relatively simple fix for homes suffering from speed degradation caused by poor wiring," she said.


Digital Transformation Asset Management @CloudExpo #DX #Cloud #Analytics

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Today's businesses run in the virtual world. From virtual machines to chatbots to Bitcoin, physical has become last century's modus operandi. Dealing with this type of change in business even has its own buzzword – Digital Transformation. From an information technology operations point of view, this has been manifested by organizations increasingly placing applications, virtual servers, storage platforms, networks, managed services and other assets in multiple cloud environments. Managing these virtual assets can be much more challenging than it was with traditional physical assets in your data center. Cost management and control are also vastly different than the physical asset equivalent. Challenges abound around tracking and evaluating cloud investments, managing their costs and increasing their efficiency. Managers need to track cloud spending and usage, compare costs with budgets and obtain actionable insights that help set appropriate governance policies.


IoT - Macro Convergence and Emergence of Markets

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Install base of Physical Things: enterprises across consumer, commercial, public, and industrial sectors with their traditional install base are already in the game, and are now looking to wrest control of the majority pie with deeper integration across the value chain (for example by building the platforms and the value added software services).),