18 Feb 2022

DeepMind scientists say they trained an A.I. to control a nuclear fusion reactor

Scientists at DeepMind have found another real-world application for their artificial intelligence software. The London-based AI lab, which is owned by Alphabet, announced Wednesday that it has trained an AI system to control and sculpt a superheated plasma inside a nuclear fusion reactor. Nuclear fusion, a process that powers the stars of

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16 Feb 2022

Mapping a sound AI business strategy across a landscape of uncertainty

Artificial intelligence (AI) – once the stuff of science fiction – is now part of everyday life. From tracking weather patterns, mapping traffic routes and recommending products for purchase, to improving food production and healthcare, smart technologies are leveraging the power of AI in an ever-increasing number of ways. AI

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15 Feb 2022

Four Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Transforming E-Commerce

There isn’t an industry in the world that is immune to the influence of artificial intelligence (AI). From virtual reality (VR) gaming systems to AI robots in industrial manufacturing, the development of AI technology is revolutionizing the way we interact with the world. But e-commerce is especially susceptible to AI disruption,

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14 Feb 2022

Language Is The Next Great Frontier In AI

Language is the cornerstone of human intelligence. The emergence of language was the most important intellectual development in our species’ history. It is through language that we formulate thoughts and communicate them to one another. Language enables us to reason abstractly, to develop complex ideas about what the world is and

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11 Feb 2022

Closing The Gaps In Security Through AI And ML

The cybersecurity landscape is evolving more rapidly than ever. Adversaries are becoming increasingly sophisticated, developing new tactics and tools to steal valuable data — and, at times, disrupt business operations and extort ransoms. Concurrently, researchers are advancing technologies for threat prediction, detection, prevention and mitigation with improved effectiveness and efficiency. Artificial

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09 Feb 2022

How IIoT and AI are Transforming the Supply Chain

Advanced technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and sensors have enabled the supply chain to continually evolve over the past several years, with the goal of keeping operations lean. Less inventory in the pipeline has meant using electronic components and raw materials in the most cost-effective and efficient ways—a huge benefit

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09 Feb 2022

The Opportunity And The Danger Of Artificial Intelligence In Retail

If a crate of products is delivered to a store and left in the backroom rather than unpacked and put on the shelf, an all-too-common problem in retail, the system records a decline in sales of the product. A reasonable analysis of the data assumes that demand for the product

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08 Feb 2022

Artificial Intelligence Aids Consumer Lending, but With Risks

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are increasingly deployed in credit and risk functions at financial institutions, enabled by greater data availability and affordable computing capacity, Fitch Ratings says. AI/ML can improve operational efficiency and analytical outcomes but carries risks of ‘black box’ decision-making and data, as well as

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07 Feb 2022

The Current AI Innovation Hype Cycle: Large Language Models, OpenAI’s GPT-3 and DeepMind’s RETRO

For better or for worse, Large Language Models (LLMs) – used for natural language processing by commercial AI Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) subscription offerings – have become one of the first “big data” applied technologies to become a crossover hit in the AI marketplace. OpenAI, a San Francisco-based research and deployment company, released GPT-3 in June of 2020 – and the results were instantly compelling. By 2021, the MIT Technology Review was proclaiming OpenAI’s GPT-3 a top 10 breakthrough technology and “a big step toward AI that can understand and interact with the human world.”

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07 Feb 2022

How An AI System Can Predict Critical Events And Help Reduce Their Impact

Over the last two years, we’ve experienced increasingly persistent and worsening critical events globally — catastrophic weather, civil unrest, the pandemic, cyberattacks. According to a Forrester study commissioned by my company, OnSolve, 99% of organizations experienced a critical event in the last 18 months, and over half believe their organizations

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