Artificial Intelligence & Big Data

By Stephen Dale | It's hard keeping up with technological change and innovation, especially in the domains of  data (big and otherwise), analytics , machine learning, virtual agents and artificial intelligence. This is a hand-crafted curation of some of the "wow" moments that come broadly under the heading of  AI.

Automation will affect one in five jobs across the UK, says study

Workers in shadow chancellor John McDonnell’s constituency face highest risk of being replaced by robots, says research<p>Workers in the constituency of shadow chancellor John McDonnell are at the highest risk of seeing their jobs automated in the looming workplace revolution that will affect at least …

John McDonnell

Where do you see yourself next year? Being interviewed by a robot


Robots’ rise heralds a fall for poor countries


Artificial intelligence sector 'needs more brain power'

<b>People may worry that robots are coming for their jobs - but the companies making the bots are struggling to find qualified employees, research suggests.</b><p>According to analysis from jobs site Indeed, there are at least twice as many jobs in artificial intelligence as there are suitable applicants.<p>It …

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DeepMind has launched a new 'ethics and society' research team

Google DeepMind has launched a new research unit to in a bid to help it understand the real world impacts of artificial intelligence (AI).<p>The London-based research lab announced its "Ethics & Society" unit on Wednesay, saying it will aim to "help technologists put ethics into practice, and to help …

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The Algorithms Aren’t Working for the Rest of Us

Code carries human bias and mistakes.<p>I used to enjoy Instagram. Photos in the feed were displayed in reverse-chronological order. The newest posts were at the top, and the oldest posts at the bottom. It was easy to scroll though. Then, last year, Instagram changed the algorithm. Now, pictures …


Why AI and advanced analytics benefits still elude most organizations

Enterprises are too often drowning in an over-abundance of data types and sources - many of which contradict each other.

Zoom brings a dash of augmented reality and artificial intelligence to meetings in latest release

At Zoomtopia, Zoom’s very first user conference this week, the company announced a series of enhancements to its popular meeting software including the introduction of augmented reality meetings, automated intelligent transcripts and full integration with several partners including Slack and …

Augmented Reality

Top 10 Machine Learning Algorithms Examples

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3D-printable synthetic muscle is three times stronger than you

The classic image of a robot is one clad in a rigid metal shell, but that might not be practical in situations where man and machine will need to …


Learning effects, network effects, and runaway leaders

There’s a new economic force at work in the machine learning revolution that is capable of generating increasing returns to scale, much as network effects did in the internet revolution.<p>This force is automated learning, and its business impact comes in the form of learning effects: the more a …

Machine Learning

This sudoku app shows just how incredible Apple's ARKit is

If solving sudoku puzzles on your phone no longer does it for you, there might be another sudoku-related activity you might revel in: Watching artificial intelligence crack the puzzles for you at an incredible pace, courtesy of Apple and its ARKit framework.<p>Available for iOS 11, Magic Sudoku is an …


Reshaping Business with Artificial Intelligence

The gap between ambition and execution is large at most companies. Only about one in five companies has incorporated AI into <i>some</i> offerings or …

Many bank staff will be replaced by robots, says Deutsche Bank boss

Nobody is going to ask Cortana to talk to Alexa

The future of conversational AI is not a league of anthropomorphic voice assistants that we address by name to handle our problems. We will not unlock our iPhones and ask for Alexa when we need to dim our lights. We will not ask Alexa through our Echo to ask Siri to play a song. Asking your …

Amazon Alexa

Artificial Intelligence at Any Cost Is a Recipe for Tyranny

The more powerful technology becomes, the more governments and corporations may use it to endanger our rights.<i>This post was adapted from a</i> …


IBM Watson: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

In 2011, <b>IBM</b>'s (NYSE: IBM) Watson artificial intelligence (AI) supercomputer beat 74-time-straight <i>Jeopardy!</i> champion Ken Jennings in a man-vs.-machine showdown on primetime television. "Winning" $77,147 to Jennings' $24,000, Watson arguably proved itself three times as intelligent as his human …

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Sewing clothes still needs human hands. But for how much longer?

IN 1970 William J. Bank, president of the Blue Jeans Corporation, predicted that there would be a man on Mars before the production of apparel was …


Google explains how artificial intelligence becomes biased against women and minorities

Time and again, research has shown that the machines we build reflect how we see the world, whether consciously or not. For artificial intelligence that reads text, that might mean associating the word “doctor” with men more than women, or image-recognition algorithms that misclassify black people …

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The 'Godfather of AI' on making machines clever and whether robots really will learn to kill us all?

<i>Today, the Telegraph begins a three-part series reporting from Toronto’s booming Artificial Intelligence sector where new technologies are being pioneered that will permanently change all of our lives</i><p>Deep within the inner sanctum of Google’s downtown HQ in Toronto, past the rooftop crazy golf …

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Avoiding the pitfalls of Robotic Process Automation

Organisations are poised for a revolution in the back office – emerging technologies like Robotic Process Automation (RPA) open up the potential for …

I, cyborg

In the classic 1980s dystopian sci-fi movie <i>RoboCop</i>, mortally wounded Detroit police officer Alex Murphy is reborn as a cyborg when his brain is …


How artificial intelligence will change your life (sooner than you realise)

Cabinet Office automation project will introduce robots into the civil service

Public Policy

Is It Time To Rethink The Scientific Method?

We can no longer think about the process of discovery in the traditional way Related posts: How Even Small Businesses Can Access World Class …

Big Data

Will AI Replace Humans In The Customer Service Industry?

On the heels of several recent high-profile customer service debacles in the airline industry, it’s clear that how you treat your customers can make or break your company and its reputation. From legacy giants to the booming on-demand economy, fast and intelligent customer service has never been …

Customer Service

Demystifying the Black Box That Is AI

Humans are increasingly entrusting our security, health and safety to “black box” intelligent machines

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When blockchain meets big data, the payoff will be huge

If there is a “sweet spot” for blockchain, it will likely be the ability to turn insights and questions into assets. Blockchains will give you greater confidence in the integrity of the data you see. Immutable entries, consensus-driven timestamping, audit trails, and certainty about the origin of …

Big Data

AI Is Inventing Languages Humans Can’t Understand. Should We Stop It?

Researchers at Facebook realized their bots were chattering in a new language. Then they stopped it.<p>Bob: “I can can I I everything else.”<p>Alice: “Balls have zero to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to.”<p>To you and I, that passage looks like nonsense. But what if I told you this nonsense …

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