10 Jan 2022

How COVID broke supply chains, and how AI and blockchain could fix them

When the coronavirus crisis erupted in 2020, it became apparent that the medical emergency was accompanied by severe shortages, especially in some medical devices. The pattern was first observed for ventilators: demand spiked everywhere and the supply chain was disrupted. This was because production of the devices spanned multiple countries,

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10 Jan 2022

How A.I. is set to evolve in 2022

Machines are getting smarter and smarter every year, but artificial intelligence is yet to live up to the hype that’s been generated by some of the world’s largest technology companies. AI can excel at specific narrow tasks such as playing chess but it struggles to do more than one thing well.

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07 Jan 2022

A.I. could make your company more productive—but not if it makes your people less happy

Artificial intelligence is all about productivity, right? A.I.-based software programs, such as Hubstaff, record keyboard strokes, mouse movements, and the websites employees visit when they work. Time Doctor uses webcams to shoot videos and pictures of users’ screens at periodic intervals to check whether employees are at their computers. Isaak

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05 Jan 2022

The Machine Learning Future Is Now: How AI is Disrupting Entire Industries

Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) are no longer the concepts of science fiction – they’re a $1.41 billion industry that is already making big changes to the way we understand and use immense databases for a wide range of purposes. From supporting cutting-edge cancer research to helping businesses track

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04 Jan 2022

Artificial intelligence without digital discrimination

As the civil service continues to tackle coronavirus – launching new services, transforming existing ones, and using data to understand this huge and novel threat – machine learning (ML) technologies could prove invaluable. But first, we humans must learn how to avoid the risks inherent in these machines. Deployed intelligently, ML

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03 Jan 2022

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Manufacturing

Many see artificial intelligence (AI) in manufacturing as a major part of what is being termed a “new industrial revolution.” This next stage of industrialization is being driven by robotics, digitalization, and AI. Combined, they make it possible to automate a great many time-consuming manual tasks, integrate information technology (IT) and

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31 Dec 2021

What you need to consider about ‘killer robots’ and autonomous weapons research

Autonomous weapon systems—commonly known as killer robots—may have killed human beings for the first time ever last year, according to a recent United Nations Security Council report on the Libyan civil war. History could well identify this as the starting point of the next major arms race, one that has

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29 Dec 2021

Analytics and AI in 2022: Innovation in the era of COVID

As we have reached the end of 2021, my inbox has become stuffed with the now customary batch of emails, from tech companies and their PR agencies, sharing management’s thoughts on what next year will hold for us, in the world of data, analytics and AI. As ever, the annual

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28 Dec 2021

Facebook to build metaverse with start-up that had US military contracts

An artificial intelligence company contracted to develop military intelligence and navigational capabilities for the US Department of Defence will now be used by Facebook to build the metaverse. Facebook, which recently rebranded as Meta, acquired synthetic data start-up AI. Reverie in August, and consolidated it into its Reality Labs division dedicated

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28 Dec 2021

How Artificial Intelligence is changing cyber security landscape

The rapid digitalization accelerated due to the pandemic has brought numerous benefits like improved business agility and customer experiences. But there have also been negative effects like increased vulnerability to cybersecurity threats for your data and applications. A cyberattack is a malicious and deliberate attempt to breach the computer and

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