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Conversational AI—A New Wave Of Chat-Enabled Customer Service

In this contributed article, Henry Vaage Iversen, Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer for www.boost.ai, discusses how conversational AI-powered virtual agents have begun to take over from the inefficient chatbots of the previous decade, standing up to current customer service requirements as we move into 2020 and beyond.

How AI Is Being Used to Assist U.S. Veterans

In this contributed article, tech blogger Caleb Danziger outlines how AI can be used in every sector, including in the government and even Veterans Affairs, or the VA. With the limitless uses of AI, the United States VA is turning it into a tool to help the country’s veterans in many different ways. The VA didn’t have to change how AI worked to make it useful though. Instead, they embraced the AI we use in our everyday lives and shaped it into something a little more specific.

Interview: Pamela McCorduck, AI Industry Pioneer

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. In the interview she offers unique insight on the evolution that developed the technology we use daily today. 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.

insideBIGDATA Latest News – 1/20/2020

In this regular column, we’ll bring you all the latest industry news centered around our main topics of focus: big data, data science, machine learning, AI, and deep learning. Our industry is constantly accelerating with new products and services being announced everyday. Fortunately, we’re in close touch with vendors from this vast ecosystem, so we’re in a unique position to inform you about all that’s new and exciting. Our massive industry database is growing all the time so stay tuned for the latest news items describing technology that may make you and your organization more competitive.

Infographic: It’s 2020, is your business AI-ready?

60% of business leaders urgently need a strategy for deploying artificial intelligence in their organizations, but only half of their organizations have a plan. This infographic by our friends over at Noodle.ai outlines what AI can do for businesses and how to go about implementing a plan.

Beyond the AI Hype: Four Factors Businesses Should Consider Before Investing in AI

Despite significant hype, most companies still struggle with how to successfully integrate artificial intelligence into their businesses, according to Lux Research’s new report on the state of AI and how companies can improve decision-making around AI.

Best of arXiv.org for AI, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning – December 2019

In this recurring monthly feature, we will filter all the recent research papers appearing in the arXiv.org preprint server for subjects relating to AI, machine learning and deep learning – from disciplines including statistics, mathematics and computer science – and provide you with a useful “best of” list for the month.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 1/15/2020

Above the Trend Line: your industry rumor central is a recurring feature of insideBIGDATA. In this column, we present a variety of short time-critical news items grouped by category such as M&A activity, people movements, funding news, financial results, industry alignments, customer wins, rumors and general scuttlebutt floating around the big data, data science and machine learning industries including behind-the-scenes anecdotes and curious buzz.

The insideBIGDATA IMPACT 50 List for Q1 2020

The team here at insideBIGDATA is deeply entrenched in following the big data ecosystem of companies from around the globe. We’re in close contact with most of the firms making waves in the technology areas of big data, data science, machine learning, AI and deep learning. Our in-box is filled each day with new announcements, commentaries, and insights about what’s driving the success of our industry so we’re in a unique position to publish our quarterly IMPACT 50 List of the most important movers and shakers in our industry. These companies have proven their relevance by the way they’re impacting the enterprise through leading edge products and services. We’re happy to publish this evolving list of the industry’s most impactful companies!

Nearly 7 in 10 SMBs Interested in AI are Unaware of Security Risks

From inventory management, data analytics, office assistance and more, AI can take on a massive role, even within the smallest businesses. Email leader Zix-AppRiver’s Q4 2019 CyberThreat Index for Business Survey revealed that education around AI is necessary prior to widespread implementation amongt small-to-medium sized businesses.