Keith Strier, EY Advisory

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Bank of America readies its employees to be replaced by AI

Bank of America BAC, -0.07% doesn’t want employees to worry that its new virtual assistant, Erica, will change or eliminate their jobs. It wants them …

Artificial Intelligence

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We have recently been contacted by some private equity (PE) investors who are looking to further leverage artificial intelligence (AI) in their …

Artificial Intelligence

Keeping America first in quantum computing means avoiding these five big mistakes

After watching China overtake its lead in artificial intelligence, the US is determined to keep the global top spot in quantum technology.<p>Two …

Quantum Physics

Howard Marks: ‘I Doubt Computers Can Do What the Very Best Investors Do’

Billionaire investor Howard Marks expects passive investing will become even more popular in the future, but not without at least some active managers continuing to thrive. In a 17-page memo entitled “Investing Without People,” Mr. Marks, the co-founder of Los Angeles-based Oaktree Capital …

Investing

Computer program looks five minutes into the future: Software developed at the University of Bonn can accurately predict future actions

Software developed at the University of Bonn can accurately predict future actions<p>Scientists have developed software that can look minutes into the …

Artificial Intelligence

Smart Cities and Blockchain: Four Countries Where AI and DLT Exist Hand-in-Hand

Blockchain to make the concept of Smart Cities more than real, with numerous projects already tested or adopted in Dubai, US, China and Europe.Have …

Blockchain

Five reasons quantum computing is the future for traders

Quantum computers are the wave of the future in trading and investment management, and savvy bankers and quantitative hedge fund professionals are …

Quantum Computing

Salesforce Chief Product Officer: Only 15% Of Companies Prepared For Fourth Industrial Revolution

In the beginning was steam. Then electricity, and most recently computing. But the fourth industrial revolution, Salesforce chief product officer Bret Taylor says, is characterized by the rise of intelligence.<p>And only 15% of companies are ready for the shift.<p>“We’re currently in the fourth …

Salesforce

Astronomers Discover Fastest-Growing Black Hole Ever Seen

Astronomers have found the fastest-growing black hole ever seen in the universe, and they’re calling this one a monster with an appetite. It’s …

Black Holes

The Universe Is Not a Simulation, but We Can Now Simulate It

Computer simulations have become so accurate that cosmologists can now use them to study dark matter, supermassive black holes and other mysteries of …

Universe

Microsoft making progress on quantum computer ‘every day’

<b>Microsoft</b> is “all-in” on building a quantum computer and is making advancements “every day”, according to one of the company’s top experts on the …

Quantum Computing

Can the future influence the past? The scientific case for quantum retrocausality

Quantum physics gets real weird real fast, and one idea gaining more currency of late is the concept of quantum retrocausality, where a decision made …

Quantum Mechanics

New form of matter may lie just beyond the periodic table

Currently, the heaviest element on the periodic table is oganesson, which has an atomic mass of 294 and was officially named in 2016. Like every …

Physics

A major upgrade to the Large Hadron Collider is underway

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is getting an upgrade that will let researchers collect approximately 10 times more data than they can now. Currently, the particle accelerator can produce up to one billion proton-proton collisions, but that number will be increased significantly once the upgrades …

Physics

Technology is starting to behave in intelligent and unpredictable ways that even its creators don’t understand. As machines increasingly shape global events, how can we regain control?<p>The voice-activated gadget in the corner of your bedroom suddenly laughs maniacally, and sends a recording of your …

Artificial Intelligence

A machine has figured out Rubik’s Cube all by itself - MIT Technology Review

Yet another bastion of human skill and intelligence has fallen to the onslaught of the machines. A new kind of deep-learning machine has taught …

Computer Science

It’s a little scary how smart Google’s DeepMind just got

Oh joy – Alphabet Inc.’s AI subsidiary DeepMind has taken another step forward in understanding the world the way humans do.<p>The company that has …

Artificial Intelligence

Can we trust AI if we don't know how it works?

<b>We're at an unprecedented point in human history where artificially intelligent machines could soon be making decisions that affect many aspects of our lives. But what if we don't know how they reached their decisions? Would it matter?</b><p>Imagine being refused health insurance - but when you ask why, …

Artificial Intelligence

Adents and Microsoft Introduce Combined Blockchain, AI, IoT & Serialization Solution for Unsurpassed Supply Chain Security and Transparency

<i>Adents NovaTrack offers open, integrated Blockchain-based end-to-end supply chain traceability.</i><p>PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 14, 2018–<p>In collaboration with <b>Microsoft</b>, leading serialization and track & trace solutions provider <b>Adents</b> has developed a new unit-level product track & trace platform utilizing …

Artificial Intelligence

Robots Might Not Take Your Job—But They Will Probably Make It Boring

Whether they believe robots are going to create or destroy jobs, most experts say that robots are particularly useful for handling “dirty, dangerous …

Robotics

Einstein's Secret for Coming Up With Breakthrough Ideas: Do a Whole Lot of Nothing

The genius knew that to do great work you sometimes have to do absolutely nothing.<p>In 1905 Albert Einstein had what is known as his 'Miracle Year.' In just twelve months the 26-year-old genius published a series of four papers that expounded special relativity, introduced E=mc2, and transformed …

Creativity

Amazon starts shipping its $249 DeepLens AI camera for developers

Back at its re:Invent conference in November, AWS announced its $249 DeepLens, a camera that’s specifically geared toward developers who want to build and prototype vision-centric machine learning models. The company started taking pre-orders for DeepLens a few months ago, but now the camera is …

Machine Learning

Futurists in Ethiopia are betting on artificial intelligence to drive development

“I don’t think Homo sapiens-type people will exist in 10 or 20 years’ time,” Getnet Assefa, 31, speculates as he gazes into the reconstructed eye sockets of Lucy, one of the oldest and most famous hominid skeletons known, at the National Museum of Ethiopia. “Slowly the biological species will …

Artificial Intelligence

3 Trends CMOs Must Understand To Thrive In The Digital Era

CMOs are acutely aware that the digital transformation is already underway, and many companies are playing catch-up in an effort to survive. Nearly a third of companies lack the expertise needed to execute on digital initiatives; the same percentage view digital transformation as an expense, not an …

Cord-Cutting

Using AI and Machine Learning for Agile Development and Portfolio Management - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM CA TECHNOLOGIES

<b>By Ayman Sayed, President and Chief Product Officer, CA Technologies</b><p>You’ve probably already heard of the rise in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) across many industries and applications. But, what about the application of AI and ML to agile development, testing and even …

Machine Learning

AI could get 100 times more energy-efficient with IBM’s new artificial synapses - MIT Technology Review

Neural networks are the crown jewel of the AI boom. They gorge on data and do things like transcribe speech or describe images with near-perfect …

Deep Learning

Intelligent machines will 'end human evolution', says tech boss

The man who helped set up Britain's largest technology company has warned that artificial intelligence is so advanced that we “have arrived at a time in history where evolution is coming to an end”.<p>Arm founder Hermann Hauser, who has been dubbed "the godfather of venture capital" after investing in …

Artificial Intelligence

Plum uses AI to hire people ‘that never would have been discovered through a traditional hiring process’

Recruiters have a bias problem. A 2017 meta study from Northwestern, Harvard, and the Institute of Social Research in Norway found that hiring prejudice against black candidates hasn’t changed in the last 25 years, and that Latinos have only seen a “moderate” drop. It is not just races and …

Human Resources

It’s easier than you think to craft AI tools without typing a line of code

A lot of companies are trying to make it easier to use artificial intelligence, but few are making it as simple as Lobe. The startup, which launched earlier this year, offers users a clean drag-and-drop interface for building deep learning algorithms from scratch. It’s mainly focused on machine …

Machine Learning

Coty selects trio of startups to develop AI that will drive 'more seamless shopper experiences'

Coty has announced the winners of its first digital accelerator program: Nudest, Skingenie, and Glamtech – which the beauty brand hopes will help it …

Startups