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The Top Skills Needed to Thrive in the AI Economy

In this special guest feature, Mark Robinson, co-founder of Kimble Applications, outlines the top skills employees need to develop in order to thrive in the “AI economy.” More and more business decisions will be guided by artificial intelligence moving forward. While this doesn’t mean that robots will take our jobs, it’s crucial that workers prepare for how their jobs will be evolving alongside AI.

AI World – Industry’s Premier Event Focused on Enterprise AI – Boston, December 11-13

AI World will be held December 11-13, 2017 at the Boston Marriott Copley in Boston, MA. Now in its’ second year, AI World has become the industry’s largest event focused on the state of the practice of enterprise AI and machine learning. AI World’s mission is to enable enterprise business and technology executives to learn how to successfully harness intelligent technologies to build competitive advantage, drive new business opportunities and accelerate innovation efforts.

Protagonist Announces New AI and Big Data Powered Solutions to Give Marketers Empathy at Scale

Protagonist, the Narrative Analytics company, announced newly expanded capabilities for understanding and engaging with audiences through deeply held beliefs and communications across all forms of media. The new marketing and communications offerings add data-driven messaging, channel strategy development and brand signature tracking to the Protagonist Platform.

Visualizing and Understanding Deep Neural Networks

In the video presentation below, Matthew Zeiler, PhD, Founder and CEO of Clarifai Inc, speaks about large convolutional neural networks. These networks have recently demonstrated impressive object recognition performance making real world applications possible. However, there was no clear understanding of why they perform so well, or how they might be improved.

Overcoming the AI Silo: Taking a People-First Approach

In this special guest feature, Rohit Adlakha, VP & Global Head – Wipro HOLMESTM and Automation Ecosystem, Wipro Limited, discusses how the biggest roadblock to complete AI transformation is not the technology itself – but how teams work effectively together to implement across work streams. Aligning individuals and departments on AI strategies and goals can be a challenging hurdle, but is a key to ensure that a seamless vision is shared by employees and C-level executives, company wide.

IBM Expands Watson Data Platform to Help Unleash AI for Professionals

IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced new offerings to its Watson Data Platform, including data cataloging and data refining, which make it easier for developers and data scientists to analyze and prepare enterprise data for AI applications, regardless of its structure or where it resides. By improving data visibility and security, users can now easily connect and share data across public and private cloud environments.

Is Your Business AI-ready?

Despite fears that robots will replace human labor, the majority of artificial intelligence (AI) leaders (79 percent) expect their employees will work comfortably with robots by 2020, according to this new global study released by our friends over at Genpact of C-Suite and senior executives titled, Is Your Business AI-Ready? Yet, additional findings from the survey show that inherent organizational challenges may impede this expectation.

NVIDIA Launches AI Cloud Container Registry to Accelerate Deep Learning; Volta GPUs Debut on AWS

NVIDIA announced immediate availability of the NVIDIA® GPU Cloud (NGC) container registry for AI developers worldwide. In just a few steps, NGC helps developers get started with deep learning development through no-cost access to a comprehensive, easy-to-use, fully optimized deep learning software stack.

MapR Delivers Self-Service Data Science for Leveraging Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

MapR Technologies, Inc., a pioneer in delivering one platform for all data, across every cloud, announced the MapR Data Science Refinery, a new solution that provides data scientists an easy way to access and analyze all data in-place, to collaborate, build and deploy machine learning models on the MapR Converged Data Platform.

Deep Learning – Theory and Applications

The video presentation below, “Deep Learning – Theory and Applications” is from the July 23rd SF Machine Learning Meetup at the Workday Inc. San Francisco office. The featured speaker is Ilya Sutskever who received his Ph.D. in 2012 from the University of Toronto working with deep learning luminary Geoffrey Hinton.