Cloud services in particular are a critical piece of the AI puzzle, according to Eric Monteiro, senior vice president and chief client experience officer at Sun Life, quoted in the report. "Paying for on-demand cloud computing resources is more cost-effective than buying and operating the computing infrastructure required by AI. It also offers more flexibility to serve different business units according to their individual needs and to access the latest technologies." … [Read more...] about Artificial intelligence set to jazz up software development and deployment
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Challenges to overcome: "Report trends, fraud detection, credit risk, reviewing contracts."What AI will do: "Filter and refine voluminous financial reports. Predict and flag developing issues, such as unexpected losses, spiraling budgets, or cash flow problems. Virtual finance agents communicate with suppliers."But AI means much more than simply boosting intelligence within narrow bands of business functions. Ultimately, it means new ways of doing business. The AI revolution will move through four stages, and we are just moving into the second stage, Riccoboni states. Here's what to expect as the AI revolution unfolds: … [Read more...] about 7 business areas ripe for an artificial intelligence boost
One of his favorite examples is social media and the efforts by companies to optimize "click-throughs," getting people to click on things and thereby drive traffic and advertising. You'd think social media would be about suiting people's preferences, he notes, but actually, the system increasingly operates by inducing people to focus on stuff that's easier for the machine to optimize. "It's not just the filter bubble, this is worse than that, this is changing who you are," he said. "If you are on social media, it's largely determining your experience of the world." … [Read more...] about Stuart Russell: Will we choose the right objective for AI before it destroys us all?
Recent Watson moves: IBM updates Watson StudioIBM aims to make Watson a set of microservices that can run across multiple cloudsIBM aims to meld AI with human resources with Watson suiteIBM launches pretrained Watson packs for industriesThe AI, machine learning, and data science conundrum: Who will manage the algorithms? Related stories: Data analytics: A guide for business leaders (free PDF) TechRepublic10 signs you may not be cut out for a data scientist job How to choose the right data analytics tools: 5 steps Enterprise AI in 2019: What you need to know … [Read more...] about IBM adds AutoAI to Watson Studio to speed up data prep so data scientists can focus on models
AI and MeBy 2023, seventy-five percent of Global 3 2000 companies will offer employees the opportunity to work with AI-powered career coaches that make personalized growth and training recommendations. By 2025, every operational AI deployment will be legally required to have an explainable component.By 2027, the majority of people's interactions with intelligent systems will happen in natural language and spatial interfaces.The Dilemma of Smart ThingsBy 2023, data portability will be a requirement for all connected products sold in the US and EU.By 2025, edge devices will have local intelligence backup for when they are disconnected from cloud-driven intelligence and analysis.By 2027, the top-selling connected products will offer "digital lifetime guarantees," allowing customers to replace devices for free when the original hardware becomes obsolete.Robots in the WildBy 2025, urban dwellers will have five to 10 daily interactions with autonomous devices.By 2027, a major clothing … [Read more...] about Accenture: Can your enterprise survive the tech-clash?