Artificial intelligence may not be well enough understood by executives for organisations to extract value from the new technology. The findings of a survey of business attitudes towards AI suggest this is the case. Toni Sekinah reports.
With innovative developments in artificial intelligence being announced constantly, a presentation on the fundamentals of AI is probably always useful. Toni Sekinah attended a talk and went back to the basics.
Debates and discussions about artificial intelligence can become mired in doom and gloom about colossal possible job losses and robot overlords. However, Kriti Sharma of AI for Good believes that a lot of good can come from using AI in the right places. In a TED Talk she told an audience what some of these use cases are and what we can do to avoid the very real and current effects of negative bias being amplified by automation. Toni Sekinah reports.
Artificial intelligence is a hot topic and people want to know more about it. This was evident by queues and crowds eager to learn more at the AI: More than Human exhibition at London’s Barbican Centre. Toni Sekinah reports.
Top researcher at Qlik Elif Tutuk believes that as the British public develops a greater understanding of artificial intelligence and its implications for society, those who are creating and programming AI need to have both a technology and human perspective to avoid blind spots. Toni Sekinah reports.
Roboticist Ayanna Howard recognises how bias can creep in when programming robots but says that the public has a role to play in keeping the companies that create these machines accountable. Toni Sekinah reports.
Mark Sheldon of Sidetrade, an organisation that provides B2B AI technology for the financial industry, is responsible for rolling out the use of AI across the company’s product portfolio. He tells Toni Sekinah how research and development operates at Sidetrade and why he doesn’t think the term ‘artificial intelligence’ is overused.
Christine Foster heads up the Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence. Foster told an audience at the DataIQ Summit how businesses can get involved with and benefit from the institute, as well as how her organisation is mirroring the cross-disciplinary approach taken by its namesake Alan Turing.
Seth Dobrin of IBM has a lot of experience of running and participating in artificial intelligence projects. He tells Toni Sekinah why he is a fan of agile project management methodology, the hub and spoke model and why executive officers need to provide guard rails.
AI is currently one of the top trends in the beauty industry, but how is it being applied aside from apps that enable virtual make-up try on or product personalisation? Toni Sekinah speaks to Nidhima Kohli of Beauty Matching Engine to find out how her platform uses reinforcement learning to help brands and retailers improve the buying experience of their customers.