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Combatting a Pandemic with AI

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Over the last six months, the Covid-19 pandemic has taken the world by storm, and caused so much damage to many areas of life. However, it has also proven how useful technology can be...
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Machine Ecology

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The earth is sick, and the causes of its disease lie in our choices, our myopia, and our lack of imagination. Climate change, with deforestation, melting glaciers, mass extinctions and carbon emissions, is the biggest...
Machine Learning Applications

Machine Learning Applications in Retail: 6 Real World Examples from Market Leaders

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With the evolution of technology, consumer behavior also continues to evolve. Naturally, to stay ahead of the competitive curve the retailers need to make more rigorous use of the customer data. As the data...
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Evolution of Fintech — A timeline

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Finance & technology have been intertwined ever since the start of the modern society. The earliest days of finance hundreds of years ago was in the context of keeping records for things like government...
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5 Artificial Intelligence Trends To Watch This Year

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Expect a broad range of AI-enabled significant advancements in 2019. From Google searches to handling complex jobs like big data analysis, artificial intelligence (AI) has already started shaping many areas of modern life. In 2018,...
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On Robot Rights: Can Robots Be Enslaved?

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Are people allowed to treat their robots anyhow they like? Can a person be “violent” to their robot? Should a robot be able to join a labour union? Can robots be subject of enslavement?...
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Best Coding Languages to Learn in 2019

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During my years as an undergrad, I skipped many night-outs to pick up Java hoping it would one day help me get ahead in my career. Years later, when it’s finally time to cash...
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How Can AI and Humans Work Together?

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In the movie Bicentennial Man, Robin Williams plays a robot that transforms people’s lives by helping them make their everyday tasks easier to accomplish- things like opening the window, cooking dinner, and cleaning the...
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Changing Workforce Demands Diversity and Flexibility

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Today’s workforce is changing – not only with younger generations of employees but with all types of workers, especially contractors. For author and consultant Alexandra Levit the changes are important. They are the major trends...
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Harnessing A.I. to Make People’s Lives Better

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The words “Artificial Intelligence” provoke a variety of responses in people, from suspicion to excitement. But one thing is certain, it is here to stay and will form a growing part of all our...
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AI forecast: ‘Disruption, then productivity’

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There is growing concern about all the white-collar jobs that will disappear with the spread of machine learning and AI. It gets me thinking about slide rules. The connection is that innovation causes disruptions, then...
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Infographics Digest — Vol. 3

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Just a quick thank you note to all for really liking this Info graphics blog. Your support has encouraged me to continue this as one of my regular weekly blogs. And now here's the...
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Why did the Tech hub of San Francisco ban Facial Recognition?

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To put it simply... the fledgling technology is "Racist." Not the best course of action for the tech hub city as the proponents of technology would argue, but San Francisco's metropolis’ Board of Supervisors...
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Robotic Agents and Human Principals

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Development of science and technologies are anticipated to lead to the emergence of artificial cognition and robots with technical and cognitive capabilities of human beings. Future workforces shall be able to compute faster, work...
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DDI Editor’s Pick: 5 Machine Learning Books That Turn You from Novice to Expert

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The booming growth in the Machine Learning industry has brought renewed interest in people about Artificial Intelligence and what it’s really about. Although movies like The Terminator, along with all its sequels and prequels...
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Has General AI Exceeded the Intellectual Capacity of Humans?

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Machines are outsmarting humans not only in games but also in the labor market. In many fields today, the use of pattern recognition and big-data analysis show how AI’s capacities have already exceeded those...
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Machine Learning in Finance

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Before we cover some Machine Learning finance applications, let’s first understand what Machine Learning is. Machine Learning (ML) is a part of data science that uses different models to analyze data and make predictions. The cool thing...
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Grab on to intelligent marketing for great results

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Everyone online has seen it. Whenever people search for something on Google, they end up interacting with similar ads on Facebook and Instagram. Coincidence? No, that’s the power of artificial intelligence in marketing.  Deep learning...
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Rehumanizing Data and Analytics

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I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with social media. I read what others have to say to be pissed off enough to be inspired to write in hopes of stirring up a...
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What’s the Difference Between AI and Machine Learning?

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There is a lot of excitement behind these two topics, so this serves as a quick guide on what they are and what’s the difference. Artificial Intelligence The term Artificial Intelligence was coined by John McCarthy,...