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Global non-profit OceanMind uses AI to detect illegal and unregulated fishing, which helps authorities protect ocean life and promote sustainability. PHOTO: COURTESY MICROSOFT The AI for Good movement founded by the UN ITU AI for Good Global Summit (#AI4G) is having reverberations into powerful responsibility. AI4G has more than 150 projects in its AI repository. I’m providing my perspective on these programs where I’m donating time to many of them, including Microsoft, and thus have deep insights. Other…

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Big Data is the unexpected resource bonanza of the current century.  Moore’s Law driven advances in computing power, the rise of cheap storage and advances in algorithm design have enabled the capture, storage, and processing of many types of data previously that were unavailable for use in computing systems.  Documents, email, text messages, audio files, and images are now able to transform into a usable digital format for use by analysis systems, especially artificial intelligence.  The AI systems can…

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Professor Diane Coyle, leader of the Wealth Economy Project GETTY IMAGES Pity the GDP — the Gross Domestic Product. It is one of the hardest working statistics in government policy today, a single number that sums up the entirety of a country's productive capabilities. It is ubiquitous, quite often used to provide a country's economy compared to other economies when it comes to rallying the troops. Yet as a statistic, it is surprisingly poor as a means of actually measuring what it is supposed to measure…

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Introduction Machine learning models are on the rise. This is due to their potential for advanced predictive analytics, which is creating many new opportunities for healthcare. From models that can predict chronic ailments like heart diseases or acute diseases like infections and intestinal disorders, the capability of machine learning to predict infectious as well as non-communicable diseases is on its way to delivering considerable benefits to doctors and hospitals. This is transformative as, over the…

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February 04, 2019  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBES “What people don’t realize is that we are on the verge of a paradigmatic shift in thinking on par with the Copernican Revolution,” says Dr. Angel Iscovich. “The way we make our most personal decisions—from our partners, to our health choices, to yes, even our daily routines— is going to transform due to the falling cost of data storage and rising computing power.” If you only happened to glance at what Dr. Iscovich said, let me repeat the latter part as it…

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By Neil Sahota  |  November 25, 2018  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBES I am never cleanly shaven. But it’s not because I’m lazy. Or because I don’t care about my appearance. Three years ago, I stopped shaving with water to conserve H20. It might seem like a little thing, but little things add up. When I tell people this, they sometimes scoff at me. “Oh, come on,” they say. “Just how much water are you actually saving?” About a gallon a day. That comes out to 365 gallons a year. That’s not a whole lot, I’…

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By Kathleen Walch  |  August 20, 2018Kathleen Walch is Co-Founder and Senior Analyst at Cognilytica If you’ve been following coverage of artificial intelligence (AI) in the news, you might have noticed that industries ranging from pharmaceutical to banking to insurance to real estate are being impacted by the range of machine learning and AI technologies that can broadly be called cognitive technologies. These cognitive technologies change how businesses approach their customers and manage their…

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Photo credit: Mario Tama/Getty BREAKING NEWS.. AT THE INTERSECTION OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE & HEALTHCARE By Michael Spencer  |  June 18, 2018  We know that artificial intelligence will transform healthcare as we know it. It’s science fiction come alive here, as Google AI can help doctors predict when patients might die. The AI is now better at predicting death than hospitals.  Google’s Medical Brain team is now training its AI to predict the death risk among hospital patients, and there’s lots…

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By Naveen Joshi  |  June 10, 2018 It is quite impressive to see how deep learning reconstructs holograms to benefit various industries and their consumers. What if your contacts pop out of your phone while you make a call? What if people who are not around us emerge from nowhere in our room? You might think that such things can only happen in a fictitious world, yet fortunately, we're in times where we have technology that helps us experience such events. Technology has already brought celebrities Frank…

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By Deloitte  |  February 6, 2018  |  Source   Cognitive technologies offer advantages that are real and diverse, extending well beyond traditional applications like process automation. As the cognitive story evolves in the years ahead, the benefits that ensue may become ever richer in their variability. ​ Introduction Cognitive technologies are now impacting almost every aspect of people’s lives. Not only are these technologies an emerging source of competitive advantage for businesses and the economy,…

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By Ron Schmelzer  |  April 13, 2018  |  Source AI brings mixed emotions and opinions when referenced in the context of jobs.  Here’s something fun you can do at your next business or technology networking event; ask the question “Do you think Artificial Intelligence will be a net job killer or net job creator?” What we would expect you would hear is an interesting and conflicting set of opinions that range from “AI will destroy all jobs as we know it” to “AI will enable us to work better and do new things…

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By Sheridan Tatsuno  |  November 17, 2017 In "Blade Runner" and the upcoming movie "Ready Player One," Hollywood shows us one of their favorite genres -- dark, violent dystopias not unlike many cities today. Dystopias have become so pervasive in movies, books and TV programs that many people are tiring of them and seeking relief in more positive stories and news. Instead of another round of virtual shoot-em-up hells, many VR developers are asking: How can virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) be…

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By Mark Minevich  |  October 14, 2017   For the last 50 years, technology has been the fundamental driving force for the growth of our economy. My grandparents, who were born in Europe saw the advent of truly life altering technologies at that time such as automobiles, electricity and refrigeration. Over the years being a CTO and venture capitalist, I’ve recognized that the rate of change and innovation have been accelerating – in particular over the past decade it seems. Facebook was founded by Mark…