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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.

It’s Time to Get on Board with the AI Evolution Before it’s Too Late

In this contributed article, Mike Fitzgerald, Chief Innovation Officer at SoftwareONE, believes there are several factors regarding AI that companies need to take into consideration, from governance laws and how they will impact data, the impact AI has on culture, and how the future of AI will influence business decisions. In order to optimize AI and use its power for the greater good of your business, one must have an understanding of these components of the AI evolution.

Why AI will be Inhuman

Cyber security provider F-Secure has launched a new research project to further develop the decentralized artificial intelligence (AI) mechanisms currently used in its detection and response technologies. The initiative, dubbed Project Blackfin, aims to leverage collective intelligence techniques, such as swarm intelligence, to create adaptive, autonomous AI agents that collaborate with each other to achieve common goals.

DataRobot Reports that Nearly Half of AI Professionals are Very to Extremely Concerned about AI Bias

DataRobot, the leader in enterprise AI, released new research revealing that nearly half (42%) of AI professionals across the U.S. and U.K. are “very” to “extremely” concerned about AI bias. The research — based on a survey of more than 350 U.S. and U.K. executives involved in AI and machine learning purchasing decisions — uncovered that “compromised brand reputation” and “loss of customer trust” are the most concerning repercussions of AI bias, prompting 93% of respondents to say they plan to invest more in AI bias prevention initiatives in the next 12 months.

2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Platinum 9200 Processors Offer Leadership Performance, and Advance AI

Simulation, modeling, data analytics, and other workloads commonly use high performance computing (HPC) to advance research and business in many ways. However, as converged workloads involving AI grow in adoption, HPC systems must keep pace with evolving needs. 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Platinum processors, with built-in AI acceleration technologies, offer leadership performance to speed the most demanding HPC workloads.

Using Artificial Intelligence to Revolutionize Art Discovery

AI has touched just about every industry and discipline known to mankind, but how about the arts? Enter Artrendex and its ArtPI, a new interface or API driven by artificial intelligence that’s poised to transform the way art gets discovered, displayed, and sold. It promises to transform art discovery the way Shazam transformed music discovery.

Infographic: AI and the Future of Consumer Goods

AI for consumer goods starts in the supply chain. Since 2016, the use of AI in retail grew by 600%; and by 2021, customer service interactions handled by AI will grow by 400%. Are you ready for the impact of AI on your business? By 2023 we estimate that 95% of supply vendors in the consumer goods space will be leveraging AI learning – will you be one of them? The infographic below from our friends over at Noodle.ai outlines the emergence of AI in retail.

Why Overcoming Algorithm Aversion is the Key to Unleashing the Disruptive Force of AI

In this contributed article, Charles Araujo, Principal Analyst at Intellyx, identifies the differential between when a project is expected to be completed versus when it is actually completed, along with the significant cause of this gap: algorithm aversion.

Why Music Makes Us Feel, According to AI

Your heart beats faster, palms sweat and part of your brain called the Heschl’s gyrus lights up like a Christmas tree. Chances are, you’ve never thought about what happens to your brain and body when you listen to music in such a detailed way. But it’s a question that has puzzled scientists for decades: Why does something as abstract as music provoke such a consistent response? In a new study, a team of USC researchers, with the help of artificial intelligence, investigated how music affects listeners’ brains, bodies and emotions.