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6 Sep 2017
The Ultra-Optimistic Case for AI in Business
CIO, September 6th, 2017

"You've seen the headlines: Artificial intelligence is a job killer. It will end humanity. At the very least, it will lead to social unrest.

The truth is, no one really knows what changes AI will bring. What's indisputable is that it's already here and it's getting more prevalent by the day. IDC predicts that worldwide revenues from cognitive and AI systems will grow 59.3% this year to $12.5 billion and will achieve a compound growth rate of 54.4% through 2020, when revenues will hit $46 billion.

This isn't the cause for alarm though. It's a cause for celebration. Here's why:..."
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4 Sep 2017
Machine Learning: 3 Considerations from LexisNexis CTO
The Enterprisers Project, September 4th, 2017

"Can machine learning benefit your organization? And if so, how?

Vijay Raghavan, executive vice president and CTO at LexisNexis Risk Solutions, explains that it's important to first understand that there's no single ideal use for machine learning. 'Machine learning is a technique rather than an off-the-shelf tool,' he says. 'There is no right time to use machine learning, other than understanding what problem you're going solve and whether machine learning is going to help solve that problem..."
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5 Sep 2017
Elon Musk Fears AI Could Lead to Third World War
CIO Today, September 5th, 2017

Elon Musk has said again that artificial intelligence could be humanity's greatest existential threat, this time through the starting of the third world war.

The prospect clearly weighs heavily on Musk's mind as the SpaceX, Tesla and Boring Company chief tweeted at 2.33am San Francisco time about how AI could led to the end of the world without the need for the singularity.

  • China, Russia, soon all countries w strong computer science. Competition for AI superiority at national level most likely cause of WW3 imo.-- Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 4, 2017

His fears were prompted by a statement from Vladimir Putin that 'artificial intelligence is the future, not only for Russia, but for all humankind..."
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6 Sep 2017
How Smart Is Artificial Intelligence Really?
Information Week, September 6th, 2017

"SAS CTO Oliver Schabenberger counters Tesla founder Elon Musk's description of artificial intelligence as the scariest problem.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has received a lot of criticism recently for saying at the National Governors Association meeting, 'AI is a fundamental existential risk for human civilization, and I don't think people fully appreciate that.' Musk also referred to artificial intelligence (AI) technology as 'the scariest problem' and called for government regulation. This is not new rhetoric; we have heard alarming language about AI as an existential threat to humanity for years now..."
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7 Sep 2017
Intel Adds New Programming Tools to Speed Adoption of FPGA Custom Chips for AI
silconANGLE, September 7th, 2017

"Intel Corp. has spent a lot of effort pushing the concept of its Field Programmable Gate Arrays, which can be used to accelerate various computing tasks such as artificial intelligence and machine learning.

FPGAs are a special kind of microprocessor used in data centers that can be reprogrammed on the fly and in real-time, in order to optimize them for specific tasks. The problem is that although they can be incredibly useful, they're very difficult to reprogram in the first place, because they require expertise in little-known programming languages such as Verilog or VHDL..."
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7 Sep 2017
Why You May be Looking at AI All Wrong
CIO, September 7th, 2017

"Artificial intelligence is everywhere in the media, but enterprise leaders must look past the hype and understand how to apply it to create real business value now...

It's getting pretty hard to escape Artificial Intelligence ("AI"). I don't mean the impact that AI will have on your life - I just mean the idea of AI. In the business and technology press, a single day does not pass without some reference to the impact that AI is having - or will have - on, well, everything..."
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    8 Sep 2017
    How Does AI and Regulation Play Into Fintech?
    Business 2 Community, September 8th, 2017

    "Fintech, or Financial Technologies, has proven that it's more than just an industry buzzword. Fintech represents many technologies that have already disrupted traditional financial services. One of Fintech's advances is enhancing everything from mobile payments, money transfers, loans, fundraising, and asset management. According to a report by Accenture, investment in Fintech has jumped from $930 million in 2008 to more than $12 billion by early 2015.

    There's no question that Fintech is here to stay. But are two important components that are playing a role in where exactly Fintech is headed; AI and regulation..."
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    5 Sep 2017
    The Future of AI: Relying on Robots in Our Everyday Lives
    ITProPortal, September 5th, 2017

    "How do UK consumers feel about these technological advances? Do they recognise the benefits this could have on their daily lives?...

    Forrester predicts that investments in artificial intelligence (AI) will grow by 300 per cent in 2017, and a recent study by Narrative Science found that 68 per cent of enterprises will use AI technology by 2018. It is no secret that AI and cognitive technology is set to transform every sector. The healthcare sector, customer service and the public sector could change beyond recognition in the not-too-distant future - but how do UK consumers feel about these technological advances? Do they recognise the benefits this could have on their daily lives?..."
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    8 Sep 2017
    A Practical Guide to Machine Learning in Business
    CIO, September 8th, 2017

    "Machine learning is poised to have a profound impact on your business but the hype is sowing confusion. Here's a clear-eyed look at what machine learning is and how it can be used today...

    Machine learning is transforming business. But even as the technology advances, companies still struggle to take advantage of it, largely because they don't understand how to strategically implement machine learning in service of business goals. Hype hasn't helped, sowing confusion over what exactly machine learning is, how well it works and what it can do for your company.

    Here, we provide a clear-eyed look at what machine learning is and how it can be used today..."
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