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Debunking The Myths And Reality Of Artificial Intelligence


Lessons Learned From Recent Academic Progress and Industry Adoption of AI Introduction A few years ago, it was hard to find anyone to have a serious discussion about Artificial Intelligence (AI) outside academic institutions. Today, nearly everyone talks about AI. Like any new major technology trend, the new wave of making AI and intelligent systems a reality is creating curiosity and enthusiasm. People are jumping on its bandwagon adding not only great ideas but also in many cases a lot of false… more

National Science Foundation Awards Litterati Grant to Advance its AI for a Cleaner Planet


On Earth Day, 2019, the National Science Foundation has awarded Litterati a second grant in the amount of $750,000 to advance its machine learning and further its mission to create a litter-free world by using data to plot and identify litter across the planet. The grant is part of the National Foundation’s Small Business Innovation Award and is the second grant awarded to Litterati, bringing the total amount of the award to $1 million. “We are pleased to accept this grant from the National Science… more

Beyond AI: The Need For Solutionists In Creating A Sustainable World


$7 trillion dollars. $7 trillion dollars is the conservative estimate by the United Nations each year in our shortfall to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs.) That’s an absurd number! How are we ever going to bridge this gap to create a better world for us all? Well, we have two things going for us. First, we can leverage technology like artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, drones, etc. to help. We’ve seen this through program’s like Ocean Alliance’s SnotBot, where they’re using drones… more

5 Top AI Trends


Here are five significant artificial intelligence trends to look forward to that will affect myriad industries on an international scale led by giant tech companies that are now investing huge sums in artificial intelligence research. Last year, implementations of AI rose significantly in so many platforms, tools and applications around the world, impacting healthcare, education and other industries as more and more people are opting for e-solutions based on AI and machine learning. Then there's the… more

Financial Services Ready For Broad 5th Machine Age Technology Adoption?


Worldwide, the annual value of securities transactions is nearing US $2 Quadrillion, (DTCC). Financial services, already in the top 5 in digital transformation and technology adoption, is moving rapidly to embrace the 5th Machine Age Unlimited X-Revolution. What is the 5th Machine Age Unlimited X-Revolution? The “5th Machine Age” term refers to the rapid integration of artificial intelligence (AI) across all industries and particularly through an area of AI called machine learning (ML). This is… more

Artificial Intelligence for Good: Preserving Our Cultural Heritage


We are our distinct and unique cultures, histories and languages. In today’s ever-increasingly globalized world, we must act as guardians of the unique cultural heritage that forms the basis of our identities. New technologies are facilitating this arduous task. The architect of the future, Artificial Intelligence (AI) can lead the way in preserving our distinct cultural heritage for the next generations. Just over a year old, AI start-up IVOW has a mission to “bring the ancient art of storytelling into… more

Seasoned Explorers: How Experienced TMT Organizations are Navigating AI


Insights from Deloitte’s State of AI in the Enterprise, 2nd Edition survey By Mic Locker, Jeff Loucks, Susanne Hupfer and David Jarvis Early adopters of AI technologies are moving full speed ahead, combining experimentation and structured practices to achieve measurable value. Companies slower to incorporate AI should consider following their lead. To invoke an African proverb, smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. In today’s turbulent world of rapid digital transformation, we wanted to discover who… more

Forecasting Markets: Machine Learning To The Rescue


Introduction As we take a step forward in our digital global age journey, there is a need to go beyond basic human tasks and processes like computing data and collecting metrics to develop more intelligent algorithms that can perform complex tasks. The goal is to get real-time intelligence for complex decision-making that would strengthen some of the most critical interconnected and interdependent operational, tactical and strategic technologies, processes and initiatives. As experienced over the years,… more

Can The Dead Sea Be The Key To Global Survival?


This is not an article about climate change. There are enough articles and research papers to support and oppose its existence. Instead, this is a story about a place that is a manifestation of extreme conditions – an imminent reality for the rest of the world. This narrative is about a place that has evolved over time and while the connotations of the Dead Sea dying have been revealed, the opposite is true. This is a story about how extreme conditions have forced its inhabitants to adapt and thrive. This … more

Are Industries, Governments and UN Agencies Ready For 5th Machine Age Blockchain Adoption?


Spotlight news garnering wide interest from this year include from JP Morgan, their announcement of a successful test of a digital coin representing a fiat (example USD) currency – JPM Coin --  blockchain-based technology enabling the instantaneous transfer of payments between institutional accounts. This matters since it's estimated that JP Morgan influences $6 Trillion US in daily transactions. Another example includes Master Card with an estimated 81 patents in blockchain and ranked among the top in… more