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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.

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.

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.

30 Influential AI Presentations from 2019

Our friends over at RE•WORK put on some amazing AI summits around the country and the world. The company has graciously made some of their top presentations from 2019 available for the data science community to freely view.

AI Chatbot Technology Predictions for 2020

As we enter 2020 and embrace a brand new decade, technology acceptance is continuing to accelerate for a broad range of industries. This second derivative effect is prevalent in the adoption of AI-powered chatbots for business applications – messaging, healthcare, customer service, toys, etc. To give our readers a glimpse of what may be coming, I reached out to our friends in the big data ecosystem to get their predictions and comments. The reflections below offer some thought-providing directions. Enjoy!

Machine learning for all: the democratizing of a technology

In this short eBook, you’ll discover automated machine learning using H2O.ai. H2O.ai has dedicated itself to democratizing all aspects of AI, including machine
learning. H2O Driverless AI is a machine learning solution that automates AI for nontechnical
users. So-called “AutoML” solutions like H2O Driverless AI are rising in popularity for enterprises across a wide range of industries. With it, users can build robust, fast, and accurate machine learning solutions. It also includes visualization and interpretability features that explain the data modeling results in plain English, fostering further adoption and trust in AI.

Advantages of Adaptive AI Over Traditional Machine Learning Models

In this contributed article, Vishal Nigam, Senior Manager of Analytics (AI and ML) and Mudit Jain, Analytics Manager at Guavus, discuss how adaptive AI could outpace traditional machine learning (ML) models in the near future for its potential to empower businesses in achieving better outcomes while investing less time, effort and resources.

insideBIGDATA Latest News – 12/5/2019

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.

Access and Embrace the Future through AI

In this contributed article, Poornima Ramaswamy, Vice-President of Cognizant Digital Business’s AI and Analytics Practice, details the steps businesses can take to achieve their desired business outcomes with AI. AI is a two-part journey: getting ready and applying. Organizations that prepare for the AI evolution will be able to access and embrace the future and surpass their competition in the process.