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Notes from the frontier: Modeling the impact of AI on the world economy

Artificial intelligence has large potential to contribute to global economic activity. But widening gaps among countries, companies, and workers will …

Developing Countries

By 2025, Machines Will Perform Half of Today’s Workplace Tasks

The tech-enabled workplace revolution, however, is expected to see a net gain in human jobs, a new report finds<p>By<p>Sara Castellanos<p>Sara Castellanos<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@SCastellWSJ<p>sara.castellanos@wsj.com<p>Within a few years, humans and machines will work alongside each other to create a …

World Economic Forum

Why machine learning will see explosive growth over the next 2 years

While current production of machine learning projects are low, 96% of companies expect them to increase in the next couple years.<p>Some 96% of …

Machine Learning

Enough Training, Let's Get Down To The AI Supermarket

This decade has seen us move our notion and application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) forward in dramatic terms. Fuelled by continual advances in computer processing and data analytics, the Machine Learning (ML) that goes to help create AI brains (often called ‘software agents’) has been the …

Machine Learning

The creator of Google's self-driving car project is now working to automate boring office functions

Sebastian Thrun, one of the best known entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, is taking on a new challenge that's a big shift from his work in autonomous …

Autonomous Cars

The State of Machine Learning in Business Today

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, and Deep Learning are all topics of considerable interest in news articles and industry discussions these days. However, to the average person or to senior business executives and CEO’s, it becomes increasingly difficult to parse out the technical …

Machine Learning

Machines will do more work than humans by 2025, says the WEF

In less than a decade, most workplace tasks will be done by machines rather than humans, according to the World Economic Forum’s latest AI job …

World Economic Forum

Health industry leads the way when it comes to AI investment

The healthcare industry is leading the charge when it comes to Artificial Intelligence (AI) development and adoption, new research has found.<p>A report …

Health Care Industry

The Guardian view on AI in social work: algorithms don’t have all the answers | Editorial

Between a tenth and a third of the jobs in Britain are at risk of being automated away, depending on which survey or well-informed guess you believe. Should social workers be among them? It might seem that the particular and personal skills of social work are of a nature that could never be …

Machine Learning

Augmented democracy

Women teach other women how to vote, 1935 | Kheel Center | CC BYNew tools such as big data, algorithms and artificial intelligence could help us to …

Hidalgo

The Rise of the Robot Reserve Army: Working Hard or Hardly Working? - From Poverty to Power

<i>Lukas Schlogl</i><i> and Andy Sumner</i> <i>both of King’s College London are launching a new CGD paper</i><i> today</i><i>. To save you actually having to read it, they have</i> …

Developing Countries

Estonia’s “e-residents” are growing faster than babies are being born in the country

Like many European countries, Estonia faces a falling fertility rate and the economic pressures that come with it. A bright spot, however, is its e-resident program, which has resulted in virtual residents growing faster than the Baltic country’s real-life, native-born population.<p>In 2014, Estonia …

Financial Services

Hyderabad's RGIA becomes first airport to initiate facial recognition in India

GMR-operated Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL) has successfully tested facial recognition for staff entry at the passenger terminal …

Machine Perception

The Robot Takeover Is Coming: Machines Will Do Half Our Work by 2025

Machines and automated software will be handling fully half of all workplace tasks within seven years, a new report from the World Economic Forum …

World Economic Forum

Chevron Launching Predictive Maintenance to Oil Fields, Refineries

Company aims to have thousands of pieces of equipment sensor-enabled by 2024<p>Chevron Corp. has launched an effort to predict maintenance problems in its oil fields and refineries, a capability that many companies have been working for years to cultivate and is just now gathering momentum. Advances …

Oil

Healgorithms: Understanding the Potential for Bias in mHealth Apps - Center for Democracy & Technology

Technology is putting health data directly in the hands of individuals, allowing them to gain new insight into their bodies and minds. The mobile …

mHealth

Google’s DeepMind AI gains on human oncologists in planning radiation cancer treatments

More than half a million people are diagnosed with cancers of the head and neck each year, many of whom choose to undergo radiotherapy. But it’s a delicate process: The surrounding tissue can be severely damaged if it isn’t carefully isolated prior to treatments.<p>In partnership with the University …

University College London

Industrial Internet of Things - Reports - World Economic Forum

During the past 15 years, the Internet revolution has redefined business-to-consumer (B2C) industries such as media, retail and financial services. …

World Economic Forum

Data Drives Design - Conversations In IoT Architectural Design

In 2015, there were 15.41 billion connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices around the world. By 2020, just two years from now, that number will nearly double to 30.73 billion.1 Manufacturing, healthcare and insurance are the top three industries that have the most to gain from IoT.2<p>Dealing with …

Intel Corporation

Big Data in Healthcare

<i>The rising costs of healthcare in the United States could mean big things for Big Data in the healthcare industry.</i><p>Centers for Medicare & Medicaid …

Health Care Industry

Most of AI’s Business Uses Will Be in Two Areas

While overall adoption of artificial intelligence remains low among businesses (about 20% upon our last study), senior executives know that AI isn’t just hype. Organizations across sectors are looking closely at the technology to see what it can do for their business. As they should—we estimate …

Artificial Intelligence

Nexalogy Provides Key Benefits for Cannabis Growers

TORONTO, Sept. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Datametrex AI Limited (the "Company" or "Datametrex") (TSXV: DM, FSE: D4G) is pleased to announce that …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence in BFSI Market expected to witness exponential growth by 2024

Sep 07, 2018 (Heraldkeeper via COMTEX) -- According to a new research report by the market research and strategy consulting firm, Global Market …

Artificial Intelligence

AI will create $13 trillion in value by 2030

But get ready to change your occupation.<p><i>This article originally appeared on ZDNet.</i><p>Consultant firm McKinsey reckons artificial intelligence (AI) will …

Artificial Intelligence

17 Ideas For Using Machine Learning In Communications

Machine learning and artificial intelligence have multiple applications in various fields. Communications and marketing is no exception. Just like other industries, it can help improve how smoothly everything runs and offer additional insights that were difficult to obtain manually.<p>We asked members …

Machine Learning

Improving Language Understanding with Unsupervised Learning

We've obtained state-of-the-art results on a suite of diverse language tasks with a scalable, task-agnostic system, which we're also releasing. Our …

Common Sense

GLoMo: Unsupervisedly Learned Relational Graphs as Transferable Representations. (arXiv:1806.05662v1 [cs.LG])

Authors: Zhilin Yang, Jake (Junbo) Zhao, Bhuwan Dhingra, Kaiming He, William W. Cohen, Ruslan Salakhutdinov, Yann LeCunModern deep transfer learning …

Using pre-trained ELMo representations

Pre-trained contextual representations from large scale bidirectional language models provide large improvements for nearly all supervised NLP …

Deep Learning

Primer for Learning Google Colab

Google Colaboratory is a free, in-the-browser, collaborative programming environment that provides an interactive and easy to use platform for deep …

RxJava: Reactive Extensions for the JVM

RxJava is a Java VM implementation of Reactive Extensions: a library for composing asynchronous and event-based programs by using observable …