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Survey Reveals Significant Disparity in Consumer Sentiment Towards Artificial Intelligence

Blumberg Capital, a leading early-stage venture capital firm, released a new survey, “Artificial Intelligence in 2019: Getting past the adoption tipping point”, detailing consumer comfort level, knowledge of and sentiment towards artificial intelligence (AI). The findings demonstrate that we’re at a critical tipping point when it comes to consumer understanding and attitudes towards AI, as half of consumers feel optimistic while the other half feel fearful.

Field Report: KDD 2019

As a very long time member of the ACM and their SIGKDD group, I’d always wanted to attend a KDD conference (first one occurred in 1995). This year I received a gracious invitation to attend KDD2019 in Anchorage, Alaska, August 4-8. It satisfied two of my bucket list items: witnessing a KDD first-hand and also […]

What to Ask Yourself when Hiring a Data Scientist

In this special guest feature, Aria Haghighi, VP of Data Science at Amperity, discusses several important questions to ask yourself when hiring a data scientist. Hiring data scientists is hard. They’re hard to find since there are fewer trained than can meet demand, and it’s challenging to properly interview and vet them (especially the first in your organization).

How Hadoop Can Help Your Business Manage Big Data

Hadoop. Once largely unknown, hit the scene in part due to the explosion of unstructured data. Download the new white paper, “Making the Most of Your Investment in Hadoop,” through which SQREAM explores an approach to Hadoop that aims to help businesses reduce time-to-insight, increase productivity, empower data teams for better decision making, and increase revenue.

AI for Legalese

Have you ever signed a lengthy legal contract you didn’t fully read? Or have you every read a contract you didn’t fully understand? Contract review is a time-consuming and labor-intensive process for everyone concerned — including contract attorneys. Help is on the way. IBM researchers are exploring ways for AI to make tedious tasks like contract review easier, faster, and more accurate.

How Companies Can be Ethical with AI

One big question in the industry these days is about the safeguards companies can take to ensure their AI is fair and ethical. Stakeholders are trying to determine how enterprises can ensure that their employees, investors and customers trust their AI technology. With AI advancing at the incredible rate that it is and being applied to diverse use cases such as criminal detection, this is an important and timely topic.

Machine Learning with Micron’s Automata Processor

A new survey paper on Micron’s Automata Processor (AP) was recently published. Since AP has many potential applications in data mining, bioinformatics, natural language processing, etc. Micron has recently stopped developing AP, however other companies such as Natural Intelligence Semiconductor, a spin-off from Micron) and some academic research centers (Center for Automata Processing at the University of Virginia) are leading the development and market-adoption of AP.

Organizations Must Address Ethics in AI to Gain Public’s Trust and Loyalty

The ethical use of AI is becoming fundamental to winning people’s trust, a new study from the Capgemini Research Institute has found. As organizations progress to harness the benefits of AI, consumers, employees and citizens are watching closely and are ready to reward or punish behavior. Those surveyed said that they would be more loyal to, purchase more from, or be an advocate for organizations whose AI interactions are deemed ethical.

AI and the Future of Work

ZipRecruiter released their latest Future of Work report – examining how AI will impact future career opportunities and how humans and technology will work together. Interestingly, the report notes that “the most successful applications of AI have been when used in partnership with humans, rather than as a replacement” – directly contradicting most employees’ fear […]

State of Data Science, Engineering & AI Report – 2019

Our friends over at Diffbot, using the Diffbot Knowledge Graph, and in only a matter of hours, conducted the single largest survey of machine learning skills ever compiled in order to generate a clear, global picture of the machine learning workforce. All of the data contained in the “State of Data Science, Engineering & AI Report – 2019” was pulled from the company’s structured database of more than 1 trillion facts about 10 trillion entities (and growing autonomously every day).