AI, BI or CI?


Most people have heard of AI (artificial intelligence) and BI (business intelligence), but few have heard of CI (customer intelligence). Some even call it cloud intelligence because so much customer data is now stored in the cloud.

AI growth offers insurers opportunities The Royal Gazette:Bermuda Re-Insurance


Artificial intelligence is not about robots taking over the world, but about leveraging the powerful technology to capture and analyse vast quantities of data, and making the best use of that information. That--s the belief of Noel Pearman, Bermuda professional lines underwriter and cyber product lead at XL Catlin, who has been speaking on the subject in the US. For the insurance sector, one likely manifestation of AI will see customers purchase increasingly tailored policies based on data directly relevant to the way they live their lives. Mr Pearman explained: --One of the things we are doing now is capturing data at a rate that we were never able to do before.-- The prevalence of --The Internet of Things-- devices that collect real-time data will allow insurance companies to mine information and offer better rates to customers whose behaviours represent a lower risk, such as those with better driving habits.

Three reasons small businesses can get ahead by embracing AI


When it comes to technology, SMEs exist in a kind of middle ground between agile start-ups and established multi-nationals. In many ways they have the worst of all worlds, feeling outpaced by start-ups, whose businesses are built around this emerging technology, or overpowered by larger competitors, who have much greater resources at their disposal. Too often SMEs are late to the party and left watching their rivals take advantage of new tech trends before they feel ready to take the plunge. Artificial Intelligence, however, presents an altogether different opportunity. Small businesses don't need to spend thousands of pounds on new tech or increase their headcount to benefit from it; they simply need to keep an open mind.

Spring Cloud: Concourse with Pipelines and Machine Learning with Data Flow


AGENDA 18:00 Registration & Food 18:30 Short Intro 18:35 Build software as code with Concourse - Sjoerd Hemminga 19:40 Short break 19:45 Machine & Deep Learning with Spring Cloud Data Flow - Christian Tzolov 20:45 End BUILD SOFTWARE AS CODE WITH CONCOURSE [in Dutch] Continuous Integration en Continuous Delivery is niet meer weg te denken uit software development.

AI Can Diagnose Prostate Cancer As Well As a Pathologist - Slashdot


An anonymous reader quotes a report from Science Business: Chinese researchers have developed an artificial intelligence system which can diagnose cancerous prostate samples as accurately as any pathologist, holding out the possibility of streamlining and eliminating variation in the process of cancer diagnosis. The system may also help overcome shortages of trained pathologists and in the longer term lead to automated or partially-automated prostate diagnosis. Confirmation of a prostate cancer diagnosis normally requires a biopsy sample to be examined by a pathologist. Now the Chinese AI system has shown similar levels of accuracy to pathologists and can also accurately classify the level of malignancy of the cancer, eliminating the variability which can creep into human diagnoses. The pathology images were subdivided into 40,000 smaller samples of which 30,000 were used to train the software while the remaining 10,000 were used to test accuracy.

How Leaders Can Help Employees Collaborate With Machines


Robotic arms perform inner frame welds for 2018 Honda Accord vehicles during production at the Honda of America Manufacturing Inc. Marysville Auto Plant in Marysville, Ohio, U.S.. But humans are still an integral part of the assembly process. President Trump might think that the way to protect workers in the U.S. is to wage trade wars with countries that he believes are undercutting the prices of domestically-produced goods. But it is increasingly obvious that the real issue is the latest wave of automation. Of course, reports like those from the McKinsey Global Institute and Oxford University have been warning for a while that many of the jobs we know today are at risk of disappearing as artificial intelligence becomes more sophisticated and widespread.

The Tally Protocol: scaling Ethereum with untapped GPU power


But it means the network gets choked by games like CryptoKitties. But if we want blockchain to live up to its biggest promises, we need a solution that can coordinate large ecosystems with diverse governance models, managing huge numbers of actions all happening at once. The good news is--a lot of that is just number crunching. And GPUs are very good at that. That's why Cardstack is creating Tally: a Layer 2 protocol that lets dApps harness GPU power to perform heavy-duty calculations.

This App Brings the Power of AI to Doctors in the Developing World


Artificial intelligence is a fascinating but not particularly accessible technology. Project DataREACH, currently in trial mode in Cameroon, wants to change that by giving doctors in all corners of the globe access to advanced AI to help diagnose illnesses and spot troubling health trends. "Our goal is to bridge the gap between the medical data now being gathered on the ground in developing nations, and the cutting-edge [AI] research and application...from the West," Project DataREACH founder and CEO Vikash Singh told PCMag. Singh's app allows clinicians to collect patient data like height, weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, family history, and location. That data is then analyzed via machine learning to assist physicians in evaluating the risk of noncommunicable diseases, including diabetes and cardiovascular issues.

Microsoft's DirectX Raytracing paves the way for lifelike gaming, the graphics holy grail


The PC industry is finally making a push toward a "holy grail" rendering technique that makes computer-generated imagery in movies appear so much more lifelike than the graphics in games. At GDC 2018 on Monday, Microsoft introduced a new "DirectX Raytracing" (DXR) feature for Windows 10's DirectX 12 graphics API. To coincide with the announcement, Nvidia announced "RTX technology" for enhanced DXR support in upcoming Volta graphics cards, as well as new ray tracing tools for its GameWorks library that can help developers deploy the technology faster. Likewise, AMD said it's "collaborating with Microsoft to help define, refine and support the future of DirectX 12 and ray tracing." And top gaming engines like Unity, Unreal, and Frostbite are already planning to integrate DirectX Raytracing.

5 Things You Really Need to Know About Artificial Intelligence in Marketing


AI-driven marketing may be one of the most misunderstood technologies of our time. And with marketers of all stripes looking to outperform the competition and get results, many an exaggeration of MarTech capabilities has been uttered in the boardroom. When it comes to artificial intelligence in this brave, new world, marketers have fallen victim to marketing themselves, and it pays to know where the hype about AI-driven marketing stops and the functionality kicks in. So, before you go ahead and incorporate AI-lead platforms into your martech suite, here are five things you need to know. There are a lot of false claims out there when it comes to AI-driven marketing.