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Farmers Edge Equips Premier Crop Insurance with Vertically Integrated Farm Risk Management Platform to Digitally Optimize Insurance Solutions

[Thu 13:03] Farmers Edge™, a global leader in digital agriculture, today announced a partnership with Premier Crop Insurance, an insurance agency that operates in 10 states across the Midwest and Southeast providing insurance services for growers specializing in broadacre crops such as corn, cotton, rice, soybeans, and wheat. Through this collaborative approach, Premier Crop Insurance ains the opportunity to scale its business model with a turn-key farm data management solution designed to enhance digital connectivity with growers. "Premier Crop Insurance has a grower-first approach to business, and we found a kindred spirit in Farmers Edge that made this partnership a natural fit," said Scott Walker, president of Premier Crop Insurance. "Our partnership with Premier Crop Insurance is a further testament to the growing power data has on the future of the entire agricultural ecosystem," said Wade Barnes, CEO and co-founder of Farmers Edge.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Study reveals two writers penned landmark inscriptions in eighth-century BCE Samaria

[Thu 12:03] The ancient Samaria ostraca-eighth-century BCE ink-on-clay inscriptions unearthed at the beginning of the 20th century in Samaria, the capital of the biblical kingdom of Israel-are among the earliest collections of ancient Hebrew writings ever discovered. A new Tel Aviv University study finds that just two writers were involved in composing 31 of the more than 100 inscriptions and that the writers were contemporaneous, indicating that the inscriptions were written in the city of Samaria itself. The new research follows up from the findings of the group's 2016 study, which indicated widespread literacy in the kingdom of Judah a century and a half to two centuries later, circa 600 BCE. For that study, the group developed a novel algorithm with which they estimated the minimal number of writers involved in composing ostraca unearthed at the desert fortress of Arad. That investigation concluded that at least six writers composed the 18 inscriptions that were examined. Citation: Study reveals two writers penned landmark inscriptions in eighth-century BCE Samaria retrieved 23 January 2020 from https://phys.org/news/2020-01-reveals-writers-penned-landmark-inscriptions.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Startup uses machine learning to support GDPR’s right to be forgotten

[Thu 12:03] Machine learning startup Mine is using the technology to help internet users see the full extent of their digital footprint and exercise their right to be forgotten under the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation. Although only one company so far, ClickQuickNow, has been fined for non-compliance with the right to be forgotten, there could be many more that are not being challenged because of a lack of effective tools and mechanisms to help people exercise their right. For users on the trial version of Mine, the startup will email the request to the company and copy the user in to follow up communications. Going forward, Mine will develop its NLP features further, as well as new business models to help companies and employees understand what data is being collected and stored about them by other companies.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Machine Learning Market to Observe A Superlative CAGR of 42.08 % By 2024

[Thu 12:03] Amplified investment volume is anticipated to augment the machine learning market around the world. The segment-based evaluation of the machine learning market is conducted on the basis of component, organization size, vertical and region. On the basis of region, the machine learning market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and other regions in the world. The Asia Pacific region is navigating the market with more than a 30% market segment, followed by the European region, which is emerging as the next key market due to the substantial demand from the automotive and healthcare industry.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi welcomes Dr. Jim Kurose to the opening of the Sorbonne Center for Artificial Intelligence

[Thu 12:03] He will enumerate the future prospects of artificial intelligence in various fields including health, education and science discoveries. The audience will receive insight into international AI activities, SCAI's significant contributions towards the excellence of interdisciplinary research, education, and various other aspects concerning artificial intelligence. Professor Jean Chambaz, The President of Sorbonne University and Vice Chairman of Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi commented, "We are delighted to host Dr. Jim Kurose, the internationally renowned, award winning academic who has specialized in artificial intelligence and its associated science." He added, "We are confident that his support for the Sorbonne Center for Artificial Intelligence, modelled after its counterpart in Paris-Sorbonne University is integral, as the organisation aims to host research education chairs here in partnership with Thales Group and Total, in addition to advancing research and literature in the field of artificial intelligence, whilst also contributing towards the sustainable development of the UAE.".  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Artificial intelligence helps cut emissions and costs in cement plants

[Thu 12:03] Worldwide, more than 2,200 cement plants consume enormous amounts of fuel and electric energy-and produce approximately 5 percent of all global CO₂ emissions. Cement plant owners are under intensifying pressure to curb emissions and benefit from more efficient and profitable plants. One plant's application of AI in its autonomous mode resulted in throughput and energy efficiency improvement rates of up to 10 percent. As a result, profits increased from additional revenues and reduced energy, as well as reduced CO2 emissions.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

AI, Big Data Analytics to Help SEBI Track Market Manipulation, Says Chairman

[Thu 11:03] SEBI is acquiring capabilities to monitor and analyse social media posts to keep a tab on possible market manipulations, its Chairman Ajay Tyagi said on Thursday. He said the capabilities will involve use of artificial intelligence, machine learning , big data analytics and natural language processing tools to spot market manipulation. "Catching malpractices in the market using the standard tools that analyse only structured data of price and volume is increasingly getting difficult," Tyagi said. The SEBI chief said application of AI and ML tools has the potential to bring a paradigm shift in the securities market landscape, adding that blockchain can be used in clearing and settlement activities.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Invisible dye embeds vaccination records on skin

[Thu 11:03] If the dissolvable microneedle patches used to deliver vaccines could also implant an invisible record of the inoculation under the skin, a person's vaccination history could be known with certainty. With this aim, researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a microneedle patch containing a nanocrystal dye that creates near-infrared-emitting dots under the skin. For their proof-of-concept study, the researchers developed a robust dye that's resistant to photobleaching, a technique to encapsulate the dye, and a microneedle design to optimize delivery under the skin. The dye ultimately selected by the team was a colloidal quantum dot formulation called S10C5H. This formulation retained 13% of its fluorescent signal after exposure to five years of simulated sunlight through pigmented skin samples at sevenfold the intensity of the sun.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

A Complete Guide to Hacking the 2020 RSA Conference

[Thu 11:03] RSAC gets a little bigger and better each year, and it looks like the 2020 conference will present many new pathways for engagement as well as new content tracks. RSAC 2020 has many new features to foster engagement. The RSA conference kicks off each year with an opening Cryptographer's Panel. Stay tuned for our live coverage of the 2020 RSA Conference, Feb. 24-28!  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Chromosome arm aneuploidies shape tumour evolution and drug response

[Thu 11:03] 1c, d-solid cancers with 3 to 17 CAAs per tumour consistently showed a significant bias towards chromosome arm loss. To assess how well CAAs could predict drug response compared to CFEs, we developed a deep neural network model to predict drug sensitivity and used binary resistant/sensitive calls for the above 988 cell lines and 265 anti-cancer drugs, as previously reported21. In contrast, our study utilises CAAs to identify aspects of tumour evolution, metastasis, patient survival and chemotherapeutic drug response. To determine whether co-occurring focal CNAs could explain CAA-drug interactions, such focal CNAs needed to involve segments on the same chromosome arm as the CAA, co-gain or co-loss in the same direction as the CAA and involve the same drug and the same cancer type as the identified CAA.Machine learning models for predicting drug response.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Likelihood contrasts: a machine learning algorithm for binary classification of longitudinal data

[Thu 11:03] Most of the available longitudinal machine learning methods assume that the measurements are aligned in time, which is often not the case in real data. We introduced the method of likelihood contrasts and compared its performance to the twelve other approaches, using simulated data and three real data sets. Given the prevalence of longitudinal data sets in biomedicine, it is surprising that there are so few longitudinal binary classifiers. 25, 1804-1823.28.Johnson, N. T., Dhroso, A., Hughes, K. J. & Korkin, D. Biological classification with RNA-seq data: Can alternatively spliced transcript expression enhance machine learning classifiers? RNA 24, 1119-1132.29.Babu, M. & Sarkar, K. A comparative study of gene selection methods for cancer classification using microarray data.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Google CEO speaks on artificial intelligence at WEF in Davos

[Thu 11:03] Google CEO Sundar Pichai spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos about the impacts of technology and how artificial intelligence and quantum computers can change human lives. Pichai said that even though there were risks with artificial technology, the biggest risk was to not work on it and make AI better.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Where are we up to with Artificial Intelligence

[Thu 11:03] In our most recent Roundtable discussion led by Babak Hodjat. What has changed is the speed and scale with which Artificial Intelligence advancements and adoption rates are taking place. Here Babak Hodjat gives an overview of the current AI landscape; where it is now and where it's going. He touches on the notion of what is meant by deep learning, it's strengths and it's limitations as well as emerging Artificial Intelligence approaches: Evolutionary AI, a more complex system based on creativity.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Mastercard opens global Intelligence and Cyber Centre in Vancouver

[Thu 11:03] CNW/ - Mastercard today unveiled its new Intelligence and Cyber Centre in Vancouver, Canada. The centre will expand the company's Canadian presence by creating and maintaining a total of 380 jobs, and accelerate innovation in digital and cyber security, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things. Will become one of six global technology centres for Mastercard and will develop cyber solutions for the payments ecosystem globally. Centre is currently home to the NuData Security team with added members from Mastercard's Research & Development, Operations & Technology, and Cyber & Intelligence divisions.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Can Artificial Intelligence be used to Diagnose Brain Aneurysms?

[Thu 11:03] Current techniques used to diagnose unruptured aneurysms include CT scans interpreting these scans are difficult even for the most trained radiologists and there is low interrater agreement among experts. A recent study published in JAMA Netw Open by Park and colleagues from Stanford University set out to investigate whether augmenting CT scan angiogram data with Artificial Intelligence deep learning models improved the diagnosis rates for patients with aneurysms. An AI model was developed called HeadXNet that segments aneurysms from CT scans. From this study, it is safe to conclude that this specific AI model was not only able to successfully detect clinically significant aneurysms from CT angiograms but also enhanced and improved interrater reliability of diagnosing clinically relevant aneurysms between a cohort of clinicians, surgeons, and radiologists.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

The Deadly Internet Diet Drug That Cooks People Alive

[Thu 10:03] Doug Shipsey, father of Bethany Shipsey, who died from DNP in 2017 at age 21, discovered that when he tried to get DNP banned from the internet. The problem is that DNP, "Doesn't fit easily within the UK legal structure," says Simon Thomas, who directs the Newcastle Unit of the National Poison Information Service, in the U.K. The Food Safety Act of 1990 makes it an offense to sell DNP for human consumption, and the country's Food Standards Agency is responsible for addressing any sales of DNP for that purpose. When asked about this allegation, a Home Office spokesperson responded, "There has been a number of actions taken by relevant agencies to address issues around DNP, which include engaging with online marketplaces to discourage sale of DNP, raising awareness of the dangers of consuming DNP and supporting law enforcement to prosecute those selling DNP for consumption." And one government shutting down the sale of DNP has no effect on sellers in other countries. As of this writing, there is even a website called dnpforsale.com selling small quantities of DNP as a loose powder, and plenty of websites advising people on how to use DNP 'safely'.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Download Innovation Nation Winter 2019-2020

[Thu 10:03] Welcome to our winter 2019-2020 edition of Innovation Nation. "The digitization of the supply chain is one of the major value and growth opportunities for businesses today, with the potential to make a significant difference to their performance and future prospects," stated a recent Capgemini Research Institute report entitled "The Digital Supply Chain's Missing Link: Focus." With this in mind, Dharmendra Patwardhan talks to Innovation Nation about how Capgemini's Digital Supply Chain offer represents a unique and multifaceted supply chain solution that is delivering enhanced business outcomes and industry-first commitments around cash, cost, and service to our clients around the globe. Aarti Srivastava talks to Innovation Nation about how the cultural shift to prepare the organisation for an augmented, future-ready workforce, while developing our people to understand and leverage new technology and advance their careers in a future-oriented way.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Satellite Communication For IoT Networks Market Sets the Table for Continued Growth | Astrocast, Myriota, Aistech, Kinesis

[Thu 10:03] Stay up-to-date with Satellite Communication For IoT Networks Market research offered by HTF MI. Check how key trends and emerging drivers are shaping this industry growth. A new market study is released on Satellite Communication For IoT Networks Market with data Tables for historical and forecast years represented with Chats & Graphs spread through 32 Pages with easy to understand detailed analysis. The research study provides estimates for Satellite Communication For IoT Networks Forecast till 2025*. Key questions addressed in the report:How LEO satellites are addressing the requirements of the IoT market?What are the major IoT applications using satellite communication?What are the partnership details and future roadmaps of the NewSpace companies?How are emerging technologies like 5G, AI, blockchain and quantum computing impacting the satellite IoT ecosystem?What are the opportunities for non-space companies in the satellite IoT space?  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Sebi to Tap AI, Big Data Analytics to Curb Market Manipulations

[Thu 10:03] He said the capabilities will involve use of artificial intelligence, machine learning , big data analytics and natural language processing tools to spot market manipulation. In efforts to curb possible manipulations in the securities market, Sebi has been keeping a watch on social media and there have been cases where social media posts have helped in acting against manipulative activities. "Catching malpractices in the market using the standard tools that analyse only structured data of price and volume is increasingly getting difficult," Tyagi said. The Sebi chief said application of AI and ML tools has the potential to bring a paradigm shift in the securities market landscape, adding that blockchain can be used in clearing and settlement activities.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Progress Continues Leadership in Blazor Components with Latest Release of Telerik UI for Blazor

[Thu 10:03] BEDFORD, Mass., Jan. 23, 2020 - Progress, the leading provider of application development and digital experience technologies, today announced the R1 2020 release of its leading lineup of developer tools including Progress® Telerik® and Progress® Kendo UI®. With this release, Progress also expands its industry-first suite of native components for Microsoft Blazor, Progress® Telerik® UI for Blazor, providing developers with all the tools necessary to build beautiful, high-quality native web applications in. Progress Telerik UI for BlazorAs the first set of native development tools available to support Microsoft Blazor, Progress Telerik UI for Blazor dramatically decreases the amount of time and effort required for developers to harness the power of Blazor. With today's release, Telerik UI for Blazor is now equipped with a set of 30+ native components made up of the most requested and advanced components across the Telerik portfolio. Telerik UI for Blazor now enables developers to embed reports directly into a Blazor application through its integration with Progress® Telerik® Reporting, for generating a fast and easy preview within the Blazor application.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Australian Financial Regulator Could Oversee Facebook’s Calibra Wallet

[Thu 10:03] The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority is seeking to oversee stablecoin projects like Facebook's controversial stablecoin Libra. Overall, APRA admits that digital wallets are an increasingly important part of the financial system thanks to the growing popularity of mobile applications and online purchases. In the paper, APRA states that it would oversee digital currency wallets that are widely used for payments and value storage, such as Libra's corresponding Calibra wallet, while excluding wallets that are mostly used to pass payments through, such as Apple Pay. APRA's collected data will be processed through an "End-to-end platform that allows improved analytical ability." The regulator also set up an Innovation Lab dedicated to developing its data science capabilities using artificial intelligence, machine-learning, network analysis and natural language processing.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

How to grow your e-commerce business in 2020: Which strategies actually work?

[Thu 10:03] Once your followers click on any of these products, they can fill in their payment details to buy the product. From product recommendations to shipping information based on your location, each Amazon user sees an e-commerce store with their favourite products. AR allows potential buyers to add a product to their environment before they buy. What do current customers think about your product? How are they using it? What benefits have they derived?  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Tech budgets offer a clue about which banks will survive the next financial crisis

[Thu 10:03] The difference between the IT-intensive banks and the rest wasn't because of their geography or because they unloaded souring loans faster once the crisis hit, according to the researchers. To study non-performing loans, they analyzed mortgages that were sold to Freddie Mac, the government-sponsored enterprise in the US.In 2010, at the height of the credit crunch, banks in the top 25% of of IT adoption had about half the problem loans of those in the bottom 25% in their measure of IT adoption. In the years before the financial shock in 2008, loan performance was similar for banks, whether or not they adopted a lot of technology; the tech-savvy crowd's advantage showed up later when the financial system went into a tailspin. "These findings support the hypothesis that IT adoption in banking, which can be partly caused by executives' personal experience and inclinations, led to more resilience during the crisis," they wrote.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Sebi to tap artificial intelligence, big data analytics to curb market manipulations, says Chairman Ajay Tyagi

[Thu 10:03] Sebi is acquiring capabilities to monitor and analyse social media posts to keep a tab on possible market manipulations, its Chairman Ajay Tyagi said on Thursday. He said the capabilities will involve use of artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data analytics and natural language processing tools to spot market manipulation. In efforts to curb possible manipulations in the securities market, Sebi has been keeping a watch on social media and there have been cases where social media posts have helped in acting against manipulative activities. "Catching malpractices in the market using the standard tools that analyse only structured data of price and volume is increasingly getting difficult," Tyagi said.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

SEBI to tap artificial intelligence, big data analytics to curb market manipulations

[Thu 10:03] SEBI is acquiring capabilities to monitor and analyse social media posts to keep a tab on possible market manipulations, its Chairman Ajay Tyagi said on Thursday. He said the capabilities will involve use of artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data analytics and natural language processing tools to spot market manipulation. In efforts to curb possible manipulations in the securities market, SEBI has been keeping a watch on social media and there have been cases where social media posts have helped in acting against manipulative activities. "Catching malpractices in the market using the standard tools that analyse only structured data of price and volume is increasingly getting difficult," Mr. Tyagi said.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Training with Tonal, the ‘Peloton for weightlifting’

[Thu 09:03] The first reaction people have when they see the Tonal, a connected strength training machine, on my wall is often one of two things: 1) is that the Mirror? 2) can I try it? Tonal is unique in this field for its focus on weight training instead of cardio. There's something mildly impersonal about this; whereas Peloton shines in the instructors bringing the boutique workout experience into your home by engaging personally with students, talking about their day, cracking jokes, or even pushing themselves to the point where they're as out of breath as you are, the Tonal classes feel a bit robotic and rehearsed to the point where some of the script come across as cringeworthy. If you are the kind of person who is already mentally prepared to commit to weight training, the Tonal is an excellently designed machine that's much sleeker than your traditional home gym equipment.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

2020 Global Talent Competitiveness Index Released - China is Ranked 42, Moves up 3 Places

[Thu 09:03] As these new collaborations continue to be developed, global talent competitiveness is being redefined, with nations striving to position themselves as leaders of the AI revolution. In its 7th edition, the Global Talent Competitiveness Index is an annual benchmarking tool ranking countries and major cities on their ability to develop, attract and retain talent. Developed in 2013 by INSEAD in partnership with the Adecco Group, the report provides a tool for governments, cities, businesses and not-for-profit organisations to help design their talent strategies, overcome talent mismatches and be competitive in the global marketplace. The 2020 edition addresses the theme of Global Talent in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Watching Hockey Through a Four-Inch Window: How Real-Time Data Is Poised to Transform the NHL

[Thu 09:03] The infrared cameras can sense and triangulate those signals, locating the players and puck in three-dimensional space and transmitting that data nearly in real-time. The goal is to have the data highlight aspects of the game that might otherwise be difficult to see. NBC's All-Star Game coverage will include similar data to last year-player and shot speeds, as well as shift lengths-but the presentation of that information has been refined. The NHL is sharing some of that data with a select group of third-party developers to create products for the showcase games.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Air New Zealand taps AI in airside operations

[Thu 09:03] Air New Zealand has teamed up with Auckland Airport to test the use of computer vision to improve aircraft turnaround time and airside operations. Marianita Willis, Air New Zealand's programme manager for operational performance, said the Assaia system will provide additional data points that will enable the carrier to get its staff and equipment in place at each point in the turnaround process. Besides Air New Zealand, London's Gatwick Airport has also deployed Assaia's technology to improve airside operations, which are a good example of complex systems that AI was conceived to optimise, according to the airport's head of IT commercial and innovation, Abhi Chacko. Jean-Paul Isson, chief data science and AI officer at Sita, said AI has great potential in helping airlines shorten their turnaround time, which has been a key business challenge for them.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Using cloud, AI for KYC and ID management for African enterprises

[Thu 09:03] To get more insight into the impact of cloud, AI and automation technologies in the Know Your Customer and ID verification arena - which is expected to continue to grow as more people and businesses in Africa go digital - we talked to James Lawson, chief information officer and founder of Intergreatme. With the advent of cloud technology providers such as Microsoft Azure and AWS coming to South Africa, it makes it easier for smaller businesses to provide services to companies. A further advantage with cloud hosting means you are able to create instances close to your customer, as well as comply with local regulatory laws, so for instance, most of our customers in South Africa required us to store data locally. IGM has built a digital onboarding and KYC solution which allows us to collect, validate and verify a person, helping our clients manage their regulatory obligations with their customers.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Panel Discussion on Artificial Intelligence at IMS

[Thu 09:03] Panel Discussion on Artificial Intelligence at IMS Thursday, January 23, 2020 1:35PM IST. Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India: Institute of Management studies organized a Panel discussion on an Artificial intelligence under the joint auspices of the International Goodwill Society of India at its Noida, campus. The aim of program was to give students a brief on the development of human beings in nanotechnology, bio-technology and artificial intelligence. Inaugurating the program, Dr. J.P. Sharma said that there are immense possibilities of artificial intelligence in the fields of education, health and agriculture. Sustainable Human Development is to bring peace and prosperity in the world.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Sebi to tap artificial intelligence, big data analytics to curb market manipulations: Ajay Tyagi

[Thu 09:03] Sebi is acquiring capabilities to monitor and analyse social media posts to keep a tab on possible market manipulations, its Chairman Ajay Tyagi said on Thursday. He said the capabilities will involve use of artificial intelligence, machine learning , big data analytics and natural language processing tools to spot market manipulation. In efforts to curb possible manipulations in the securities market, Sebi has been keeping a watch on social media and there have been cases where social media posts have helped in acting against manipulative activities. "Catching malpractices in the market using the standard tools that analyse only structured data of price and volume is increasingly getting difficult," Tyagi said.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Artificial Intelligence Platform Market Technology Advancements and Future Scope 2020 to 2026

[Thu 09:03] The Artificial Intelligence Platform Market report is a valuable source of insightful data for business strategists. In-depth understanding of Artificial Intelligence Platform Market -particular drivers, constraints and major micro markets. Favourable impression inside vital technological and market latest trends striking the Artificial Intelligence Platform Market. Changing Artificial Intelligence Platform market dynamics of the industry.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Artificial Intelligence: 69% of routine work currently done by managers will be completely automated by 2024, says Gartner

[Thu 09:03] By 2024, artificial intelligence and emerging technologies such as virtual personal assistants and chatbots will replace almost 69 per cent of the manager's workload, predicts research and advisory firm Gartner, Inc. Such technologies are rapidly making headway into the workplace, Gartner said. "Currently, managers often need to spend time filling in forms, updating information and approving workflows. By using AI to automate these tasks, they can spend less time managing transactions and can invest more time on learning, performance management and goal setting," she said. AI and emerging technologies will undeniably change the role of the manager and will allow employees to extend their degree of responsibility and influence, without taking on management tasks, Gartner said. Today, AI and other emerging technologies are making work more accessible for employees with disabilities.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Meet Legalforce – Japan’s Legal AI Pioneer

[Thu 08:03] Artificial Lawyer caught up with the team and asked them a few questions about their product and the evolving Japanese legal tech market. Is there pressure now in Japan to reduce the cost of legal services in areas that are 'process level', e.g. due diligence for M&A? We have determined that in-house legal teams in Japan devote nearly 60% of their time to contract review. Artificial Lawyer looks forward to seeing the Japanese legal tech market go from strength to strength. Legal Innovators London - Now over two days - October 7th and 8th - one day on legal services providers, and one day focused on inhouse legal teams.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Cornell Physics Professor Honored for Contribution to Research Article Accessibility

[Thu 08:03] After creating an accessible archive for scholarly articles nearly 30 years ago, Prof. Paul Ginsparg Ph.D. '81, physics and information science, received an award from the American Institute of Physics in December for this work. Ginsparg initially designed arXiv to mitigate issues with scholarly article accessibility to "Level the playing field," he said, citing the existence of "Too much unintentional unfairness in the paper preprint distribution." Newsletter Signup In recent research, Ginsparg has studied applications of quantum computing in high energy physics. Since 2001, Ginsparg has been a professor of physics and information science at Cornell University.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

AI in Automotive Industry to See Huge Growth by USD 28.1 billion by 2023

[Thu 08:03] Jan 23, 2020 - Global AI in Automotive Market will see substantial growth by USD 28.1 billion in 2023. From robots on the factory floor to driverless cars, AI is changing the automotive industry. The AI in Automotive Market was dominated by North America in 2018 and the US has made the highest investment of $5.4 Billion. The post AI in Automotive Industry to See Huge Growth by USD 28.1 billion by 2023 appeared first on America News Hour.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Mobile Artificial Intelligence Market Continue to Grow as Industry Spends Big to Reclaim Market 2029

[Thu 08:03] Jan 23, 2020 - A recent market research analysis titled, Mobile Artificial Intelligence Market offers insightful information to the clients escalating their basic leadership size explores distinct significant facets associated with Mobile Artificial Intelligence market covering industry surroundings, segmentation analysis, and competitive outlook. In the primary research, our Mobile Artificial Intelligence market analysts interviewed distinct primary sources from the supply and demand sides of the worldwide market. A thorough analysis of distinct trends of the global Mobile Artificial Intelligence market to help recognize market developments. Finally, Mobile Artificial Intelligence Market report offers you details about the market research discoveries and conclusion which will guide you to develop successful market strategies to gain competitive benefits.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

How Mittmedia uses machine learning for insights into subscriber churn

[Thu 07:03] With the help of machine learning, local and regional publisher Mittmedia has looked into why its subscribers have churned. Machine learning model one, GBM, which is the more simple of the two and uses little data to compute. Machine learning model two, Neural Network, which is a more complex, deep learning model that uses more data and is more accurate. "Now, we have used the churn model for insights and actions."  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

BC grad’s Mada app outfits users with style power

[Thu 07:03] The easiest way to think of Mada is as a sort of Tinder for clothes; the app provides you with looks, ideas and inspiration, and you swipe to accept or reject the looks it presents. As you swipe, the app uses both a 10-question survey that you've already filled out and machine learning to understand more about your preferences, and perfect its 'Custom Styling' option, which hones in on your style in terms of brands, styles and prices. "A lot of other styling apps I found in the process of making Mada use customer segments or group demographics to try suggest what to wear or buy," she said. You can download Mada in the Apple App Store or at themadaapp.com.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

There is no easy fix to AI privacy problems

[Thu 07:03] Artificial intelligence - more specifically, the machine learning subset of AI - has a number of privacy problems. There is currently a fine line that AI developers must walk to create useful systems to benefit society and yet avoid violating privacy rights. Again, there are privacy benefits but it can result in serious degradation of accuracy for the AI system, thereby undermining their overall value and purpose. The only thing that is clear is that we need to achieve the right level of privacy so we can benefit from the tremendous advantages that AI potentially holds for mankind.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

How Should the Federal Government Regulate Artificial Intelligence?

[Thu 07:03] The rise of artificial intelligence across the economy has led the Trump Administration to produce guidance on regulating AI. The guidance favors a light-touch approach that encourages the market to foster innovation. While a heavier regulatory approach could reduce risks in some cases, the potential benefits of increased innovation in AI outweigh these risks, writes AAF's Director of Regulatory Policy Dan Bosch. The Trump Administration's market-oriented approach to regulating AI, rather than a precautionary approach, is more likely to maintain an environment where companies and individuals can innovate. While this draft memorandum is the first step in creating a more formal policy toward AI regulation, federal agencies in recent years have taken regulatory steps that prove the value of a light-touch rather than precautionary approach.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

W3C to Hold Workshop on Web & Machine Learning in Berlin

[Thu 06:03] Weekly News Digest January 23, 2020 - In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. Hosted by Microsoft, the workshop's primary goal is "To bring together providers of Machine Learning tools and frameworks with Web platform practitioners to enrich the Open Web Platform with better foundations for machine learning." Attendance is free for invited participants and is open to the public, regardless of W3C membership. To learn about the workshop's secondary goals and expected discussion topics, read the news item.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Brylianze AI Platform Announcement

[Thu 06:03] PRNewswire/ - Today, insurance focused IT services company, Brylianze, announces the development of an insurance Artificial Intelligence platform. Addair continues: "AI will be a dominant software platform for insurance once the bulk of insurance companies gets important components into place." Brylianze has positioned itself with partnerships or support services around the top insurance database technology as well as leading core system vendors. Addair says "Our value proposition is to help the insurance client get the core system in place, get their database technology on top of core then implement the AI platform with specific solutions on top of that. We are so excited about the future of AI within our industry."  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Is There a Targeted Troll Campaign Against Lisa Page? A Bot Sentinel Investigation

[Thu 06:03] 3891 accounts replied to her tweet, and a staggering 28.42 percent of responders received Bot Sentinel "Trollbot rating" of 75 percent-the threshold for accounts that we classify as "Alarming." Of the total number of accounts analyzed by Bot Sentinel within a 24-hour time period, on average only 15 percent receive an "Alarming" trollbot rating. The proportion among those accounts replying to Page's tweet is nearly double that: 28 percent of the accounts replying to Page meet the threshold of likely trollbots. On the day the Senate began the impeachment trial, swarms of inauthentic accounts targeted House impeachment managers and shared disinformation about Democrats and the Ukraine scandal.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Using artificial intelligence to enrich digital maps

[Thu 06:03] A model invented by researchers at MIT and Qatar Computing Research Institute that uses satellite imagery to tag road features in digital maps could help improve GPS navigation. In a paper being presented at the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence conference, the MIT and QCRI researchers describe "RoadTagger," which uses a combination of neural network architectures to automatically predict the number of lanes and road types behind obstructions. In testing RoadTagger on occluded roads from digital maps of 20 U.S. cities, the model counted lane numbers with 77 percent accuracy and inferred road types with 93 percent accuracy. "Most updated digital maps are from places that big companies care the most about. If you're in places they don't care about much, you're at a disadvantage with respect to the quality of map," says co-author Sam Madden, a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a researcher in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Sea Level Rise Could Force 13 Million in the U.S. to Relocate

[Thu 05:03] Around 13 million people could be forced inland in the U.S. due to the rising sea levels expected by 2100, according to a new study led by University of Southern California's Professor Bistra Dilkina. To predict the trajectory of sea-level rise migration, the researchers took existing projections of rising sea levels and combined this with population projections. "Sea level rise will affect every county in the U.S., including inland areas," said Dilkina. Sea-level rise is caused primarily by two factors related to global warming: added water from melting ice sheets and glaciers and the expansion of sea water as it warms.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Interview: Pamela McCorduck, AI Industry Pioneer

[Thu 05:03] I recently caught up with Pamela McCorduck, AI expert, industry pioneer and author of her compelling new book "This Could Be Important: My Life and Times with the Artificial Intelligentsia," which covers her unique experiences around AI. She has been working around the field of artificial intelligence since 1960. Pamela witnessed the first developments of AI when the impersonal machine first evoked a candid and personal response from a human and has been documenting ever since. Pamela McCorduck: First, I'd like to unpack that term, "AI winter." What it really meant was that a period had come along when research in AI couldn't easily be monetized. Pamela McCorduck: I'm very disturbed by it, both as a citizen and as a spectator of AI research.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

NETSCOUT delivers DDoS visibility and protection for service providers and large enterprises

[Thu 05:03] NETSCOUT, a market leader in service assurance, security, and business analytics, announced Arbor Sightline with Sentinel to deliver the next generation of DDoS visibility and protection for service providers and large enterprises. Combining core ARBOR NETWORKS and NETSCOUT Layer 7 technologies with intelligent analytics, machine learning, and automation, Sightline with Sentinel integrates network infrastructure defense functions into an orchestrated capability that delivers unparalleled protection for network, customer, and application services at a lower cost. "A majority of the world's internet service providers, along with data center operators and large network operators, rely on NETSCOUT Arbor solutions for advanced DDoS protection," said Tom Lyons, vice president of product management, NETSCOUT. "Sightline with Sentinel significantly builds upon NETSCOUT's Smart Data technology, which uses its patented Adaptive Service Intelligence technology leveraging Layer 7 visibility and intelligent analytics to deliver smart visibility and detection that identifies application-layer threats at Terabit scale." ISPs need visibility at the network, application, and services layers to optimize network utilization and cost, and to maximize value-added service revenue.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Getting ‘froggy’ with it: Livingstone CIS student, White House scholar participates in STEM project at Indiana University

[Thu 05:03] SALISBURY - Livingstone College student Tenecious Underwood is charting a path to success that is uniquely his own. Further proving his scholarly edge, Underwood, a Fayetteville native, was also recently recognized for his participation in a research project that is leapfrogging the science of frog language. " helped me grow and come out of my comfort zone to be able to go to an institution like Indiana University and be successful with the frog call project," Underwood said. Livingstone President Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins, Sr., said Underwood is a paradigm for the positive impact an HBCU can have on a student.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Descartes Labs unveils data refinery, modeling platform

[Thu 05:03] SAN FRANCISCO - Descartes Labs unveiled Jan. 22 a cloud-based platform for commercial customers that pairs geospatial datasets with modeling tools and applications. The Descartes Labs Platform offers analysts within those companies the tools necessary to draw relevant information from geospatial datasets, Sam Skillman, Descartes principal engineer, told SpaceNews. "The Descartes Labs Platform was built to model the physical world," Phil Fraher, Descartes CEO, said in a statement. The Descartes Labs Platform pairs the firm's "Data Refinery," petabytes of geospatial data prepared for easy analysis, with applications and a workbench full of models and visualization tools.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

AI-Powered Music Apps

[Thu 05:03] The 'Melodia' music app is a different kind of streaming solution that will offer users a way to ditch traditional playlists and stations in favor of a curated stream of audio that takes their preferences into account. The app offers users a single smart radio functionality that is personalized to their specific music tastes and preferences, and will work to continuously provide only the tunes that users want to hear. This is achieved thanks to machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms that will work continuously to curate the music flow. The 'Melodia' music app is focused on a hands-off functionality that will allow users to simply press play and enjoy instead of needing to spend extended periods searching for something to listen to.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Datacultr reduces frauds in consumer lending with its Machine Learning platform

[Thu 05:03] Datacultr, a leading Platform-as-a-Service(PaaS) player has helped reduce the risk of fraud for some of India's leading consumer lending companies by a significant percentage. Its first-of-its-kind platform has been a key enabler for these companies by significantly reducing the default rates with the help of Machine Learning. Defaults in consumer lending space have been a matter of concern for years. Datacultr allows vast amounts of data to be handled in a short time, helps to manage both structured and unstructured data, a task that would take too much time for a human to do.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Weber Shandwick Establishes Global Intelligence Division

[Thu 05:03] Weber Shandwick today announced the formation of a Global Intelligence division to advance the firm's commitment to deliver data-driven solutions to client partners. "The strength of talent within our Global Intelligence unit, combined with the computing power of A-Hub, positions Weber Shandwick to lead the way in deep understanding and predictive modeling around social and earned conversation," said Chris Perry, Chief Innovation Officer, Weber Shandwick. "Instead of simply providing measurement at the end of a campaign, we're developing effective, impact-driven programs based on insights from the start. This provides a proprietary advantage to our clients in the field as they seek to gain market share, reputation impact or increased profitability," said Brian Buchwald, head of Global Intelligence at Weber Shandwick. Weber Shandwick has a long history of developing bespoke tools and technology to meet client needs.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

9mobile launches Artificial Intelligence solution

[Thu 05:03] 9mobile has launched 'Enin', a personal digital customer assistant on its network. 'Enin', an Artificial Intelligence-enabled chatbot solution, is the first-of-its-kind by any Nigerian telco which provides virtual assistance to customers and interacts with them as a human would. According to Acting Director, Customer Care, 9mobile, Ehimare Omoike, 'Enin' performs several roles such as airtime purchase, subscription to data plans, presents customers with offers, bonuses, sales, reminders, notifications, recommendations, subscriptions and customer service information. "'Enin', is currently available on the 9mobile website, and plans are already underway to extend the service to our social media platforms.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Top 7 Artificial Intelligence Podcasts You Should Not Miss In 2020

[Thu 05:03] Often people learn about the latest technologies over the internet, and podcasts have become a go-to channel for staying abreast of the AI trends and gaining insights into its implementations. Artificial Intelligence With Lex Fridman, MIT AI. Hosted by Lex Fridman's podcast covers a broader range of use cases of AI right from robotics to neuroscience and physics. Started in 2017, the Artificial Intelligence In Industry podcast shed light on the implementations of AI in industry. Started by Craig S. Smith, the biweekly podcast features developers that shift the artificial intelligence landscape.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Fenris Digital Hires Jay Bourland as Chief Technology Officer to Scale Technology Operations

[Thu 04:03] PRNewswire/ - Fenris Digital, a data and analytics company enabling friction-free quoting processes for financial and insurance products, announced that Jay Bourland. "I'm excited to welcome Jay as CTO as Fenris continues its growth. With Jay's expertise and guidance, our core platform of API services will be hardened to meet our clients' increasing demand for real-time scores, insights, and pre-fill data. His background in analytics and decisioning software will support our vision for instant, meaningful insights on applicants, leveraging machine learning and our comprehensive repository on nearly every adult, household, small business, and property in the US," says Jennifer Linton. "I'm delighted to join Fenris. I've engaged with insurance companies for over 20 years to improve their customer experience, and Fenris' mission aligns perfectly. I'm looking forward to leveraging my expertise to build a scalable data platform for use by our clients," says Jay. Fenris demonstrates its impact on increased conversion rates, decreased cost of acquisition, and reduced manual entry for a better customer journey.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Winter 2020 Arts: Museums

[Thu 04:03] Randall Museum: The natural history museum, science museum and art center for children and families offers drop-in science workshops at $10 per child-parent duo at 11 a.m. most Saturdays in February, except on Feb. 29, the day of the annual San Francisco Middle School Science Fair. California Academy of Sciences: The center - an aquarium, planetarium, rainforest and natural history museum with special exhibitions and programming, including Valentine's Day themed events - offers free admission for San Francisco residents in particular zip codes on particular weekends now through March 13. Soul of a Nation-Art in the Age of Black Power: Featuring more than 150 works by African-American artists active during the history-making period of 1963 to 1983, the exhibition explores the talent, purpose and solidarity of black artists in the U.S. and the function of art in society; the San Francisco presentation devotes added attention to Bay Area artists. Tina Hovsepian's "Cardborigami" is on view at the San Francisco Museum of Craft + Design.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

OneLogin launches Trusted Experience Platform, a complete IAM solution for enterprises

[Thu 04:03] OneLogin introduced the Trusted Experience Platform, an identity foundation that enables companies to provide secure, scalable and smart experiences. "The OneLogin Trusted Experience Platform provides unparalleled security and reliability to companies so leaders can focus on what matters the most - growing their business," said Venkat Sathyamurthy, chief product officer at OneLogin. The Trusted Experience Platform enables enterprise users to connect all of their applications, leverage OneLogin's proprietary machine learning to identify and analyze potential threats and act quickly using contextual authentication requirements. As part of the Trusted Experience Platform, SmartFactor Authentication works with OneLogin Protect and third-party authentication providers.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

India poised to be No. 2 in e-commerce in 15 years, says Narvar CTO Ram Ravichandran

[Thu 03:03] According to Ram Ravichandran, China to India e-commerce is evolving and providing access to new players, especially with focus on tier-2 and tier-3 markets. Indian e-commerce business is heading to surpass the US to become the second largest e-commerce market in the world in the next 15 years, says Ram Ravichandran, CTO, US-based e-commerce SaaS firm Narvar. Narvar, which has stringed together about 650 retail behemoths through its customer engagement platforms, is ?committed to investments in this market,? because of the ?high growth trajectory? that Indian e-commerce has been riding, Ram Ravichandran told FE. Apart from heading the technology wing of Narvar, he is co-founder of DiagramCorp, advisor at Expa and former data scientist at Twitter. According to a 2019 report by Retail Association of India and Deloitte India, e-commerce market in India is expected to grow to $84 billion in 2021 from $24 million in 2017.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Tissue-guided LASSO for prediction of clinical drug response using preclinical samples

[Thu 03:03] Citation: Huang EW, Bhope A, Lim J, Sinha S, Emad A Tissue-guided LASSO for prediction of clinical drug response using preclinical samples. Due to the technical and ethical challenges of screening individuals against many drugs , such models are either trained for only a handful of drugs or are trained using preclinical samples such as 2D cancer cell line cultures [7-10]. In spite of the success of these methods in predicting the drug response of left-out preclinical samples using models trained on preclinical samples, they have had limited success in predicting the CDR of real patients [9, 11], with some exceptions [12-14]. Various preclinical models of cancer have been developed to enable the study of cancer and its treatment in the laboratory. The pipeline used for prediction of clinical drug response of cancer patients using computational models trained on gene expression and drug response of preclinical cell line samples. More specifically, to predict the CDR of drug d in a tumor of tissue t, we trained a LASSO regression model using the log of drug d in only cell lines corresponding to tissue t. For tumors originating in tissues without matching training CCLs, we used all the CCLs to train the model.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

The kids are 'Artificial Intelligence' right

[Thu 03:03] 1M1B, an Indian-based organisation focussed on social innovations and future skills, announced India's First Artificial Intelligence Youth Lab in New Delhi on Tuesday, January 21. The organisation, because of its association with the various UN bodies, has also been able to take the students it works with to UN headquarters in New York to attend, as well as address, international intra-governmental sessions. Manav Subodh, the co-founder of 1M1B, who is currently out in the countryside, working with the program's rural schools, says, "We've been working with youth around the country for the last four years, and while previously we encouraged our student participants to work on projects which can positively impact the lives of at least 10 people, we realised that by using Artificial Intelligence, we could scale up that impact by multiple factors." "We're working with students across the spectrum. If we're teaching one student interested in conservation how to use AI to compile and extrapolate data affecting different species, another class 11 student wanting to become a molecular biologist is learning how AI can aid in discovering new medical drugs."  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

LifeOmic Partners with Indiana University-based Healthy Breast Tissue Bank to Advance Breast Cancer Research

[Thu 02:03] The Komen Tissue Bank is the only repository in the world for normal breast tissue and matched serum, plasma and DNA. The tissue bank advances breast cancer research by offering high quality, richly annotated tissue samples to scientists worldwide. Scientists who access the Komen Tissue Bank's Virtual Tissue Bank can query the medical history of donors, request tissue and download existing data. LifeOmic and the Komen Tissue Bank will work together to deploy the Virtual Tissue Bank onto the PHC's secure, reliable and scalable platform. "We are thrilled to partner with the Komen Tissue Bank because of our shared goal to break down silos and help its mission to end breast cancer by enabling advanced research using PHC.".  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Q&A: Interim Provost Paul Jensen, PhD, on Drexel Solutions Institute

[Thu 02:03] Photo courtesy DSI. Since 2018, Drexel University Solutions Institute has functioned as the primary entry point for external partners seeking to collaborate with the University on custom training, research and evidence-based solutions. "I think the Drexel Solutions Institute is one of the most important things I've been involved in during my 22 years here, in terms of the future successes of our students," said Interim Nina Henderson Provost Paul Jensen, PhD, who, as former dean of the LeBow College of Business, helped develop and open the Institute. A panel of industry leaders from SEI, Pfizer and Mars Drinks met to discuss Drexel's research and intellectual capabilities to solve real-world business challenges with School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Associate Professor Hasan Ayaz, PhD; LeBow College of Business Vice Dean for Research Raj Suri, PhD; and Nina Henderson Interim Provost Paul Jensen, PhD. Photo courtesy DSI. However, while Steinbright has always had these connections, the Institute is about tying the faculty and the colleges more directly to industry as well, so that we're seeing what's happening and what's needed. The work being done by Drexel faculty and students is incredible; Drexel Solutions Institute is another mechanism for raising the visibility and impact of those efforts.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Transforming Custodian Banking Operations by Leveraging Intelligent Technologies

[Thu 02:03] Custodian banks continue to grapple with cost pressures, operational challenges, and legacy infrastructure. This paper, the concluding part of the series, highlights how Artificial Intelligence Robotic Process Automation, Machine Learning, and other cognitive tools can be leveraged to reimagine key service areas in custodian banking operations. Let's examine the functional areas where each of these technologies can be used to reimagine custodian banking operations. There are other custodian banking processes suitable for automation through RPA. RPA helps automate the mundane and repetitive manual processes freeing up operations staff or shared services teams for higher value adding activities thereby creating exponential value for custodian banks.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

New algorithms will lead to better prosthetics for upper limb amputees

[Thu 02:03] Doing these same tasks as an upper limb amputee, while using a prosthetic device, can require more mental effort. Using such prosthetics can be mentally draining for upper limb amputees - even for accomplishing simple, daily tasks like operating a toothbrush. "There are over 100,000 people with upper limb amputations in the United States. Currently there is very little guidance on which features in EMG-based human-machine interfaces are helpful in reducing the cognitive load of patients while performing different tasks." This will lead to better prosthetics for amputees and other technological advances using EMG-based assistive human-machine interfaces.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

LG Presents The Smart Kitchen Of Tomorrow At KBIS 2020

[Thu 01:03] Industry-first appliance features supporting the brand's vision to make the smart kitchen work harder for homeowners include LG's new artificial intelligence-powered customer service platform, connected apps, voice control, and partnerships with smart-cooking platforms. Using the free LG ThinQ smartphone app, LG smart appliances owners have the ability to receive alerts and keep track of maintenance schedules for their appliances. Developed to reimagine the customer service experience and help users get the most out of their home appliances, LG Proactive Customer Care immediately alerts owners of compatible LG smart appliance models to potential problems before they occur, expedites repairs when needed, and offers useful maintenance tips to keep LG appliances performing their best. About Signature Kitchen Suite Signature Kitchen Suite delivers innovation in the luxury built-in kitchen appliance market with leading-edge technology that provides more flexibility to prepare food in the best possible way, demonstrating respect for the food at every level.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Varicent acquires Symon.AI to provide enhanced analytics to business users and data scientists

[Thu 01:03] AI, a visionary technology platform built on sophisticated Natural Language and Machine Learning algorithms that provide easy to use, advanced analytics to business users and data scientists alike. The acquisition brings to the Varicent SPM platform a full suite of data connectors, data preparation and augmented intelligence features. "Over the course of my long career, I have built numerous analytic software tools to understand what data says," said Dr. Jing Shyr, Chief Data Scientist for Varicent. He teaches courses in business and data analytics, and regularly advises global business leaders on analytics.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Joe Marks of Carnegie Mellon University Joins the Augmedix Board

[Thu 01:03] Has joined the Augmedix team as the newest board of directors member. Marks brings to Augmedix extensive experience across such disciplines as artificial intelligence and human-in-the-loop automation-integral components of Augmedix's broad, ongoing mission to better enable clinical excellence through technological innovation. "Augmedix is aggressively pursuing automation innovation in medical note documentation, data aggregation, and analysis," said Manny Krakaris, chief executive officer at Augmedix. The Augmedix platform is powered by a combination of proprietary natural-language-processing technology and medical documentation expert teams.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Huntington Hospital 1st in Los Angeles to Adopt Viz LVO Platform for Artificial Intelligence Powered Stroke Care

[Thu 01:03] PRNewswire/ - As a leader in stroke care, Huntington Hospital has partnered with Viz.ai to bring the first FDA-cleared computer-aided triage system to the Los Angeles. "Viz.ai's applied artificial intelligence solutions have been developed by top stroke clinicians and technical experts in the world and we are excited to be able to bring these transformational technologies to Huntington Hospital and our community. It truly changes the way that we deliver stroke care which we believe will result in improved outcomes for our patients." Viz.ai solutions will allow Huntington Hospital to further enhance the power of its stroke care team through rapid detection and notification of suspected LVO strokes and allow stroke specialists to securely communicate to synchronize care and determine the optimal patient treatment decision. Viz LVO, is transforming hospital workflow and synchronizing stroke care with a cloud-based artificial intelligence system that automatically analyzes CT scans for suspected LVOs.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

For Mismanaged SOCs, The Price Is Not Right

[Thu 00:03] Researchers surveyed 637 IT and IT security practitioners who work in organizations running SOCs to learn about their economics and effectiveness. SOCs heavily rely on human expertise to prevent, detect, analyze, and respond to security incidents. "You can't just walk in and be an expert. It takes effort; it takes time." Further, researchers discovered, 74% of respondents say their SOCs are "Highly complex" environments, which makes management more difficult. SOCs demand critical thinkers who are comfortable with technology and willing to take on tasks that tier two and three analysts don't want to do, like sit through the night shift.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Tw writers penned landmark inscriptions in 8th-century BCE Samaria

[Thu 00:03] The ancient Samaria ostraca - eighth-century BCE ink-on-clay inscriptions unearthed at the beginning of the 20th century in Samaria, the capital of the biblical kingdom of Israel - are among the earliest collections of ancient Hebrew writings ever discovered. A new Tel Aviv University study finds that just two writers were involved in composing 31 of the more than 100 inscriptions and that the writers were contemporaneous, indicating that the inscriptions were written in the city of Samaria itself. "If only two scribes wrote the examined Samaria texts contemporaneously and both were located in Samaria rather than in the countryside, this would indicate a palace bureaucracy at the peak of the kingdom of Israel's prosperity," Prof. Finkelstein explains. The new research follows up from the findings of the group's 2016 study, which indicated widespread literacy in the kingdom of Judah a century and a half to two centuries later, circa 600 BCE. For that study, the group developed a novel algorithm with which they estimated the minimal number of writers involved in composing ostraca unearthed at the desert fortress of Arad. That investigation concluded that at least six writers composed the 18 inscriptions that were examined.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Measuring the diffusion of innovations with paragraph vector topic models

[Thu 00:03] Citation: Lenz D, Winker P Measuring the diffusion of innovations with paragraph vector topic models. In the same line, we tried to capture the diffusion of innovations by representing potential innovations as topics that can be found in news articles using topic models. We propose a topic model architecture based on neural embedding methods that can generate meaningful and coherent topics as an alternative to LDA. In particular, we use Paragraph Vector to compute vector space representations of text documents and Gaussian mixture models to cluster the resulting document vectors into meaningful semantic topics. Paragraph vector topic model diffusion indicators obtained from topic modeling compared to Google Trends indices.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

ServiceNow Making AIOps Play With Loom Systems Acquisition

[Thu 00:03] While ServiceNow already has an AIOps offering, Loom Systems brings advanced capabilities around log data that will enhance ServiceNow's platform, said Jeff Hausman, vice president and general manager of IT operations and security for Santa Clara, Calif.-based ServiceNow. Israel-based Loom Systems brings to ServiceNow the ability to analyze log data or other metrics relative to the customer operations environment, Hausman said. AIOps has become a big part of the ServiceNow platform, and will be more important after the Loom Systems acquisition closes, which is expected soon, Hausman said. ServiceNow and Loom Systems have had a meet-in-the-field type of relationship where customers of Loom Systems could integrate its technology into the ServiceNow platform, Hausman said.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

How to select algorithms for Azure Machine Learning

[Thu 00:03] The Azure Machine Learning Algorithm Cheat Sheet helps you with the first consideration: What you want to do with your data? On the Machine Learning Algorithm Cheat Sheet, look for task you want to do, and then find a Azure Machine Learning designer algorithm for the predictive analytics solution. Each algorithm is designed to address a different type of machine learning problem. See the Machine Learning designer algorithm and module reference for a complete list along with documentation about how each algorithm works and how to tune parameters to optimize the algorithm. Along with guidance in the Azure Machine Learning Algorithm Cheat Sheet, keep in mind other requirements when choosing a machine learning algorithm for your solution.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Artificial intelligence could be used to identify the Huddersfield patients at risk of suicide

[Thu 00:03] Advances in artificial intelligence could be the key to identifying people at risk of suicide. Technological developments represented by AI are at the heart of an assessment tool, soon to be trialled in Kirklees, that would use GP practice data to automatically compute the suicide risk factor for patients. It would enable doctors to get warnings of patients most at risk of suicide who need referral or an increased focus. It's about making it easier to find who on their records may be at risk of suicide.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

University of Camaguey to hold Winter School on artificial intelligence and programming

[Thu 00:03] Camagüey, Jan. 22.- The University of Camagüey Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz will hold a Winter School, from February 3 to 7, with the participation of specialists from other colleges, industries and productive institutions. Sponsored by the Cuban network of the VLIR Project, of the Flemish Interuniversity Council of the Kingdom of Belgium, participants will address various themes such as basic elements of artificial intelligence and programming, important subjects to master to contribute, from science, to social development. The course to be taught is entitled "From the basics of Reinforced Learning to Deep Learning and Deep Reinforced Learning" and will be in charge of prestigious Belgian professors of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory belonging to the Department of Computational Sciences of the Free University of Brussels. Among the collateral activities carried out by the centers as part of the Third Improvement of the Education system, the First National Workshop on Extracurricular Activities was held until Tuesday at the University of Camagüey.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

A Quantum Advantage in Fighting Climate Change

[Wed 23:03] As one of the fathers of quantum computing, Richard Feynman, put it, "Nature isn't classical, dammit, and if you want to make a simulation of nature, you'd better make it quantum mechanical." If applied to current low-emission technologies, quantum computing could contribute to solutions that change how we generate and store power; how we build houses, cars, ships, and airplanes; how we power transportation; and even how we design long-standing industrial processes such as cement, steel, and fertilizer manufacturing. Error-corrected quantum computers would improve the design and operation of equipment affected by fluid dynamics, especially when coupled with better quantum data encoding. Quantum computers have the capability to explore such problems more efficiently and extensively than classical computers and should offer advantages even relative to emerging AI-based approaches.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

VMware Is Buying Nyansa, an AI-Powered Network Analytics Startup

[Wed 23:03] On Tuesday, the Dell-owned cloud and virtualization giant announced its intent to purchase artificial intelligence-based network analytics startup Nyansa for an undisclosed amount. Nysansa is the six-year-old Palo Alto-based startup behind Voyance, a cloud-based network analytics system that measures end user experiences by analyzing and measuring client network transactions without using client software and server agents or additional hardware sensors. VMware said it intends on pairing Voyance technology with the VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud, its software-defined wide area networking platform, to bring an end-to-end network visibility, monitoring, and remediation solution that can "Proactively predict client problems, optimize application and network performance, and better assure the behavior of IoT devices." "Second, you will be able to use the breadth and depth of Nyansa's data ingestion and analysis, including packet analysis and metrics via API across multi-vendor wired and wireless LAN environments. Finally, the combination of Nyansa's AI/ML capabilities with VMware's existing analytics, visibility and remediation capabilities will make it easier for you to operate and troubleshoot the virtual cloud network and accelerate the realization of a self-healing network."  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

How to use Pixelmator Photo's Machine Learning Enhancements

[Wed 23:03] Pixelmator Photos machine learning has been trained on "20 million professional photos" to make determinations on how best to enhance your photos so they'll look perfect. Tap Modify to allow Pixelmator Photo to make changes to the photo in your photo library. Any changes you make to an image in Pixelmator Photo are non-destructive, which means that they aren't permanent and you can go back to your photo and change it back to its original state. In addition to making enhancements to an entire photo, Pixelmator Photo can also make machine learning enhancements to specific aspects of your photos.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Ray Bradbury on War, Recycling, and Artificial Intelligence

[Wed 23:03] There's a story in The Illustrated Man called "The Highway," where Bradbury tells a tale about the beginning of an atomic war in the US. The war is experienced through the eyes of a Mexican peasant, Hernando, who lives next to a highway in northern Mexico. Unexpectedly, through this "Illustrated" character, Bradbury highlights the possible dangers of Artificial Intelligence. Bradbury's Illustrated Man, and those around him, represent the ways that humans will struggle against-and violently reject-the enigmatic directives of any intelligence beyond our own, even if the intelligence is speaking truthfully. What future did Bradbury see for us? And did he embrace it? In "The Fox and the Forest," included in The Illustrated Man, Bradbury sets his story explicitly in Mexico.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Air New Zealand and Assaia using artificial intelligence to cut aircraft turnaround times

[Wed 23:03] Air New Zealand is using cameras to monitor activity at Auckland Airport to help turn around aircraft faster for their next flight. Air New Zealand aims to have OTP of 85 per cent - a plane arriving within 15 minutes of its scheduled time - but had seen that slip at times to 76 per cent. 6 minutes to read. Air New Zealand programme manager for operational performance Marianita Willis says the Assaia Apron AI technology helps operations staff to better monitor and understand what is happening during an aircraft turn and offer real-time alerts and predictive analysis to better manage operations. Air New Zealand's chief digital officer, Jennifer Sepull, said the use of artificial intelligence is an example of how the business is exploring new technology and innovations to help solve real business challenges and improve performance for its customers.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Customer-Facing Technologies Spice Up The QSR Space

[Wed 22:03] QSRs and fast-casual restaurants such as Dunkin', Krispy Kreme and Shake Shack have all unveiled stores featuring touchscreen technologies. Some systems recognize different languages, and 72 percent of QSR diners expect to be able to customize their orders - a strength of the technology. The restaurant industry is currently behind others in terms of kiosks, such as airports and supermarkets, but QSRs are making up for lost time. Smart restaurant owners will nonetheless always remember that the business of serving food begins and ends with the customer.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

CoreLogic acquires geospatial platform Location, Inc.

[Wed 22:03] Real estate software and property data provider CoreLogic just acquired geospatial platform Location, Inc. Location, which launched out of Rhode Island in 2000, owns millions of geographic data points related to weather, crime, real estate, demographics, and more. The platform leverages that information to provide everything from risk assessment to property predictions for real estate companies and businesses across North America. "Location, Inc.'s unique risk analytic products enhance the CoreLogic offering for property and casualty insurance by expanding our capabilities in predictive, location-based analytics," Steve Brewer, executive of insurance and spatial solutions for CoreLogic said in a prepared statement. Location currently has two products, RiskSuite and NeighborhoodScout, which use machine learning to provide data on which properties are most at risk to different types of damage.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Data-related jobs will be the most sought-after IT roles in next 3 years

[Wed 22:03] Information and communications technology full-time employment will reach 55.3 million worldwide in 2020, an increase of 4 percent over 2019, according to the first Worldwide Technology Employment Impact Guide from International Data Corp. The study forecasts steady growth in ITC job roles through 2023, led by data and machine learning positions. Together, these three groups will account for about three quarters of all ICT full-time roles throughout the forecast. Of the 40 technology job roles covered in the report, three will account for nearly one third of all ICT roles throughout the forecast: software developer/engineer, user support specialist, and systems analyst. The fastest growing roles will be data scientist, machine learning design/development/engineer, and data engineer.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Audio: The sounds of tropical katydids and how they can benefit conservation

[Wed 22:03] On today's episode of the Mongabay Newscast we speak with Laurel Symes, a biologist who is using bioacoustics to study tropical katydids in Central America. Symes' research is focused on using machine learning to detect and identify tropical katydids via the sounds they produce. Symes is here today to discuss how the study of katydids might benefit tropical forest conservation efforts more broadly, how machine learning is aiding her bioacoustic work, and to plays for us some of the katydid sounds that she's captured. Symes' own research is currently focused on using machine learning to detect and identify tropical katydids via the sounds they produce.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

IBM Research Indian American Scientist Biplav Srivastava Named Senior Member of Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.

[Wed 22:03] The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, an international nonprofit scientific society devoted to promote research in AI, recently announced a group of 12 individuals elevated to senior members, including Indian American Biplav Srivastava. Srivastava is a distinguished data scientist and master inventor at IBM's Chief Analytics Office. With over two decades of research experience in AI, services computing and sustainability, most of which was at IBM Research, Srivastava is also an ACM distinguished scientist and distinguished speaker, and IEEE senior member. Srivastava actively participates in professional services globally including running the 'AI in India' virtual Google group with 250-plus members since 2010; organizing conference tracks, workshops and tutorials, and as a program committee member for more than 50 events, his bio says.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Report: Speed up drug development with artificial intelligence

[Wed 22:03] "In drug discovery, researchers are using to identify new drug targets, screen known compounds for new therapeutic applications, and design new drug candidates, among other applications." The report found that application of artificial intelligence technologies could help identify new treatments, reduce failure rates in hospitals and result in more efficient and effective drug development. The GAO said that although the potential for the use of artificial intelligence technologies in cutting time and costs in drug development is high, some data challenges remain. The GAO recommended that policymakers should make several changes to federal law, including: focus efforts on funding basic research that can generate better data to improve the use of machine learning techniques in drug development; create mechanisms for sharing high-quality data among researchers; establish uniform standards for data collection and algorithms; and create a consistent message regarding machine learning in drug development.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

VA’s Artificial Intelligence Director Details AI Institute’s Early Efforts

[Wed 22:03] After its initial launch late last year, the agency's inaugural artificial intelligence director and lead of the center Dr. Gil Alterovitz shared few details with Nextgov about its ultimate aims, but at an event in Washington Wednesday, he expanded on the center's early intentions and efforts. "We are at that time in history where human intelligence at some point will intersect with artificial intelligence," Alterovitz said at the ACT-IAC's second intelligent automation and AI forum. The AI director said the intersection between human intelligence and specific areas where computational artificial intelligence will meet is inching closer to reality by the day. In its early days, the institute's insiders are looking at various ways to synergize the agency's versatile, already-existing efforts deploying the tech and working to create policies that "Enable AI to be used." Alterovitz was a member of the writing team that produced the 2019 Update to the National AI Research and Development Strategic Plan, and also supported the creation of ACT-IAC's newly released AI and IA playbook for the federal government.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Global Artificial Intelligence Platforms Market 2019-2023 | 28% CAGR Projection Over the Next Five Years | Technavio

[Wed 22:03] The artificial intelligence platforms market size is poised to grow by USD 6.95 billion during the period 2019-2023, according to the latest market research report by Technavio. Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled global artificial intelligence platforms market 2019-2023. "Factors such as the increasing interoperability among neural networks and the rising adoption of AI-enabled chips will have a positive impact on the growth of the artificial intelligence platforms market value during the forecast period," says a senior analyst at Technavio. This market research report segments the artificial intelligence platforms market by deployment and geography.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

The Soft Benefits of Truck Fleet Upgrades

[Wed 21:03] According to the most recent truck lifecycle data index from Fleet Advantage, transportation fleet operators can realize first-year, per-truck, hard-cost savings of $16,928 when upgrading from a 2015 sleeper model truck to a 2020 model. Greater fuel efficiency and much lower maintenance expenditures account for a large portion of the hard-cost savings from truck fleet upgrades These savings are critically important, given that every corporate fleet operator is tightly focused on its bottom-line "Total cost of ownership." In addition to these hard-cost savings, there are several "Soft" benefits for truck fleet operators that upgrade their fleets with newer equipment. Fleet Advantage, fleet management, fleet operators, Fuel efficiency, National Transportation Safety Board, NTSB, original equipment manufacturers, Total cost of ownership, truck lifecycle.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

News of Firms: W Wise PR Merges with Zimmerman Strategic Communications

[Wed 21:03] Weber Shandwick has formed a global intelligence division, which will use data and analytics to inform strategies that include the development of insight-driven, earned media storytelling opportunities. Casteel Schoenborn advises public and private enterprises, private equity firms and their legal and financial advisors in other industries on such issues as mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, public offerings and private placements, regulatory enforcement actions and litigation, governance issues, as well as special situations and crisis communications. The new practice group will advise law firms and others in the legal ecosystem. Seravello managed the combination of global law firms Arnold & Porter and Kaye Scholer LLP. "Corporations are changing the way they buy legal services, so law firms have to change the way they market, sell and deliver them to stay competitive," Baretz+Brunelle co-founder Spencer Baretz said.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

News of Firms: Weber Shandwick Forms Global Intelligence Unit

[Wed 21:03] Weber Shandwick has formed a global intelligence division, which will use data and analytics to inform strategies that include the development of insight-driven, earned media storytelling opportunities. Casteel Schoenborn advises public and private enterprises, private equity firms and their legal and financial advisors in other industries on such issues as mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, public offerings and private placements, regulatory enforcement actions and litigation, governance issues, as well as special situations and crisis communications. The new practice group will advise law firms and others in the legal ecosystem. Seravello managed the combination of global law firms Arnold & Porter and Kaye Scholer LLP. "Corporations are changing the way they buy legal services, so law firms have to change the way they market, sell and deliver them to stay competitive," Baretz+Brunelle co-founder Spencer Baretz said.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

AI Expert Discusses Undersea Domain Perspectives at Norfolk Unit

[Wed 21:03] NORFOLK, Va. - Capt. John McGunnigle, Undersea Warfighting Development Center, shared his expertise on applying artificial intelligence and machine learning to acoustics in the undersea domain with NWDC professionals here today. Project Harbinger developers proved that the time was right to leverage AI/ML, and McGunnigle was chosen to explore how to apply it to the undersea domain. Command professionals are focused on operational-level concept generation, warfighting development and cross-domain integration to strengthen U.S. Navy warfighting. For more news from Navy Warfare Development Command, visit www.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Sea level rise could reshape the United States, trigger migration inland

[Wed 21:03] The study, published in PLOS ONE, Jan. 22, is the first to use machine learning to project migration patterns resulting from sea-level rise. "Sea level rise will affect every county in the US, including inland areas," said Dilkina, the study's corresponding author, a WiSE Gabilan Assistant Professor in computer science at USC and associate director of USC's Center for AI for Society. To predict the trajectory of sea-level rise migration, the researchers took existing projections of rising sea levels and combined this with population projections. As expected, the researchers found the greatest effects of sea-level rise migration will be felt by inland areas immediately adjacent to the coast, as well as urban areas in the southeast US. But their model also showed more incoming migrants to Houston and Dallas than previous studies, which flagged Austin as the top destination for climate migrants from the southeastern coast.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

How NAB uses machine learning to find faked loan docs

[Wed 21:03] NAB has finally revealed the nature of a fraud-related machine learning use case, with the algorithm being used to detect people that file fake documentation in support of loan applications. "So we are building a machine learning model - it's actually fairly advanced through its training right now - to try to identify fake and falsified documentation, and we're seeing some really good improvements over the traditional models that we've used." NAB is using AWS SageMaker to allow around 400 data scientists and analytics team members to build, train and deploy machine learning models. This forms part of a toolkit that NAB calls its Discovery Cloud or NDC. "This is where we are building machine learning models and predictive analytics," Crisp said.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Global Artificial Intelligence (AI) Market 2019-2023 | 33% CAGR Projection Through 2023 | Technavio

[Wed 21:03] The global artificial intelligence market is expected to post a CAGR of more than 33% during the period 2019-2023, according to the latest market research report by Technavio. Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled global artificial intelligence market 2019-2023. This market report segments the global artificial intelligence market by end-users and geography. Their research and analysis focus on emerging market trends and provides actionable insights to help businesses identify market opportunities and develop effective strategies to optimize their market positions.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

GitHub now uses AI to recommend open issues in project repositories

[Wed 20:03] An updated release shipped last month incorporates an AI algorithm that Github claims surfaces issues in about 70% of repositories recommended to users. Github began with issues that had any of the roughly-300 labels in the curated list, which it supplemented with a few sets of issues that were also likely to be beginner-friendly. After detecting and removing near-duplicate issues, several training, validation, and test sets were separated across repositories to prevent data leakage from similar content, and Github trained the AI system using only preprocessed and denoised issue titles and bodies to ensure it detected good issues as soon as they're opened. Open issues from non-archived public repositories that have at least one of the labels from the curated label list are given a confidence score based on the relevance of their labels, with synonyms of "Good first issue" awarded higher confidence than synonyms of "Documentation." At the repository level, all detected issues are ranked primarily based on their confidence score, along with a penalty on issue age.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

CX Obsessed: How To Switch To A Better Customer Experience

[Wed 20:03] In today's digital economy, customer experience is everything. To adapt to these market trends, forward-thinking companies - whether business-to-business or business-to-consumer - are making the decision to become completely customer obsessed, taking customer experience and digital engagements to new heights. In the new era of CX, the customer journey looks a lot more like an infinity loop because a company's interaction with the customer should have no end. This gains an ongoing, 360-degree view of customer needs and expectations, using interviews and surveys to find out how to serve them better.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Ixia, a Keysight Business, Enhances Active Network Monitoring Platform with Machine Learning

[Wed 20:03] Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, today announced the addition of new machine learning features in the Hawkeye active network monitoring platform from Ixia, a Keysight business. The addition of machine learning enables Hawkeye to help enterprises shorten outages and improve network uptime by quickly detecting, identifying and resolving network anomalies. "Keysight's Hawkeye utilizes the power of machine learning to help network operations teams make sense of their increasingly complex networks," said Recep Ozdag, vice president and general manager of visibility at Keysight's Network Applications & Security Group. Images of the Hawkeye active network monitoring platform are available at https://www.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>


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