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.

To err is algorithm

Algorithmic fails<p>Dig below the surface of some of today’s biggest tech controversies and you are likely to find an algorithm misfiring:[1]<p>YouTube …

Intelligence

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Article<p>Dark analytics: Illuminating opportunities hidden within unstructured data Tech Trends 2017<p>February 07, 2017<p>What’s in the unexplored recesses …

Big Data

When artificial intelligence botches your medical diagnosis, who’s to blame?

Artificial intelligence is not just creeping into our personal lives and workplaces—it’s also beginning to appear in the doctor’s office. The prospect of being diagnosed by an AI might feel foreign and impersonal at first, but what if you were told that a robot physician was more likely to give you …

Artificial Intelligence

Google's artificial intelligence machine AlphaGo just beat the world's No. 1 Go player

A computer defeated China's top player of the ancient board game go on Tuesday, earning praise that it might have finally surpassed human abilities in one of the last games machines have yet to dominate.<p>Google's AlphaGo won the first of three planned games this week against Ke Jie, a 19-year-old …

Artificial Intelligence

What Deep Blue Tells Us About AI in 2017

T<b>he room where it happened</b> was decked out like a faux study—a place where a couple of friends might engage in a friendly game of chess. But the …

Artificial Intelligence

The business logic in debiasing

Debiasing business decision making has drawn board-level attention, as companies doing it are achieving marked performance improvements.<p><b>A previous</b> …

Behavior

You Don't Need To Be A Data Scientist To Implement AI With Bonsai

Bonsai, an artificial intelligence startup based in Berkeley, California, aims to democratize AI by making the technology accessible to business decision makers. It is abstracting the complexity involved in implementing frameworks such as TensorFlow and MXNet.<p>Bonsai[/caption]<p>Democratizing AI – This …

Artificial Intelligence

The five big announcements from Google I/O

<b>If you follow tech news often, you’ll be more than aware of the promise offered by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. Often, though, it feels like a far-away goal. It will get there, but right now it’s primitive.</b><p>At Google’s annual developer conference, held this week near its …

Google

Google Just Made Email a Heckuva Lot Easier to Deal With

A couple years ago, Google came up with an idea for eliminating the pesky task of writing emails. Instead of asking people to type sentences into a …

Google

What’s now and next in analytics, AI, and automation

Innovations in digitization, analytics, artificial intelligence, and automation are creating performance and productivity opportunities for business …

Intelligence

Computers can help society but can't solve the human condition

In front of a massive white board, full of hand-scrawled symbols and equations, sits Professor Graham Cormode. He has recently been awarded the Adams …

Big Data

Google DeepMind under fire after being given access to 1.6M medical records

Why it matters to you<p>Criticism of DeepMind's access to personal health data may inform future legislation about the legality of using that data for …

Health Care

Apple-Picking Robot Prepares to Compete for Farm Jobs

Roughly $4 billion worth of apples are harvested in the U.S. each year. Startup Abundant Robotics hopes to suck up some of it with a machine that …

Robots

This Is Facebook’s Plan to Create Computers That Talk Like Humans

Facebook wants computers to better understand what people say.<p>The social networking giant unveiled a research project on Monday that is aimed at jump …

Artificial Intelligence

Durham Police AI to help with custody decisions

<b>Police in Durham are preparing to go live with an artificial intelligence (AI) system designed to help officers decide whether or not a suspect should be kept in custody.</b><p>The system classifies suspects at a low, medium or high risk of offending and has been trialled by the force.<p>It has been trained …

Intelligence

Can Amazon's assistant stay on top?

<b>Amazon surprised everyone when, in late 2014, it unveiled a standalone digital assistant that was not only good, but blew away the competition in both quality and aesthetics.</b><p>The Echo - a cylindrical speaker with microphone - now accounts for just over 70% of all digital assistant use in the US, …

Amazon

Chatbots expected to cut business costs by $8 billion by 2022

Chatbots could help trim business costs by more than $8 billion per year by 2022, according to new research which is anticipating a surge in …

Health Care

Google’s Future Sees Artificial Intelligence Doing Absolutely Everything

Google is one of the leaders at the moment when it comes to artificial intelligence applications. Just look at Google’s DeepMind for example. This AI …

Artificial Intelligence

Demystifying artificial intelligence: Here’s everything you need to know about AI

Crazy singularities, robot rebellions, falling in love with computers … artificial intelligence conjures up a multitude of wild what-ifs. But in the …

Artificial Intelligence

2017 predictions for Big Data, IoT, and AI

There’s no doubt that there are currently three big trends in business models: Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data and artificial intelligence (AI). From the still-fragmented internet of things to rapid fluctuations in computing paradigms to how AI is reshaping how we live, everybody’s talking about …

Internet of Things

Does Artificial Intelligence Discriminate?

, CommunityVoice<p>Shutterstock<p>As the old joke goes, on the internet nobody knows you’re a dog. But thanks to the rise of artificial intelligence, not only do today’s machines know you’re a canine, they can tell what color dog you are — and may treat you differently as a result.<p>AI-driven algorithms …

Artificial Intelligence

Automation Jobs Will Put 10,000 Humans to Work, Study Says

It’s going to take a lot of humans to create the kind of artificial intelligence that could replace truckers, financial analysts, and customer …

Robots

Machine intelligence: Moving beyond artificial intelligence

Article<p>Machine intelligence: Technology mimics human cognition to create value Tech Trends 2017<p>February 07, 2017<p>Artificial intelligence is only the …

Our Machines Now Have Knowledge We’ll Never Understand

The new availability of huge amounts of data, along with the statistical tools to crunch these numbers, offers a whole new way of understanding the …

Machine Learning

The First Wave of Corporate AI Is Doomed to Fail

Artificial intelligence is a hot topic right now. Driven by a fear of losing out, companies in many industries have announced AI-focused initiatives. Unfortunately, most of these efforts will fail. They will fail not because AI is all hype, but because companies are approaching AI-driven innovation …

Machine Learning

Bad News: Artificial Intelligence Is Racist, Too

When Microsoft released an artificially intelligent chatbot named Tay on Twitter last March, things took a predictably disastrous turn. Within 24 …

Artificial Intelligence

The Countries Most (and Least) Likely to be Affected by Automation

Around the world, automation is transforming work, business, and the economy. China is already the largest market for robots in the world, based on volume. All economies, from Brazil and Germany to India and Saudi Arabia, stand to gain from the hefty productivity boosts that robotics and artificial …

Economics

Humanity’s last stand? AlphaGo to battle world’s best Go player in China

Why it matters to you<p>AlphaGo defeating the world's top go player will solidify artificial intelligence's impressive victory over one of humanities' …

AI Won’t Change Companies Without Great UX

As artificial intelligence algorithms infiltrate the enterprise, organizational learning matters as much as machine learning. How should smart management teams maximize the economic value of smarter systems?<p>Business process redesign and better training are important, but better use cases – those …

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