Research Report - Critical mass: Managing AI’s unstoppable progress

Posted by Accenture on Sep 19, 2018 1:44:58 PM


  • We’re on the verge of a critical mass moment in artificial intelligence. Across every industry, organizations are encountering real success with AI on multiple fronts.
  • Organizations that have successfully deployed AI recognize the strong connection between AI and analytics. They also understand that as AI becomes more pervasive, it must be responsible.
  • The big challenge from now on? Managing AI’s unstoppable progress—personally, culturally, societally, and within businesses, governments and other organizations—to get more value, while keeping risks in check.
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Topics: Artificial Intelligence

Case study: A Global Trade Platform for Floriculture, Driven by Smart Data Applications

Posted by GoDataDriven on Sep 10, 2018 9:23:35 PM

For over one hundred years, Royal FloraHolland, its growers, and customers have been making the world a healthier and more beautiful place with flowers and plants. Every day, streamlined logistics and smart digital services ensure that 400,000 species of flowers and plants arrive at their worldwide destinations.

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Topics: Artificial Intelligence, AI Platforms

Can AI help reduce the global wealth inequality?

Posted by World Summit AI on Sep 6, 2018 5:32:54 PM

Countries, like companies, are fighting to be the best in AI. 

 Whether San Francisco, or Amsterdam, London or Montreal, governments know that if they can position their big cities as the global AI epicentre, their national economy will grow exponentially.

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Topics: Artificial Intelligence, AI ethics

AI-enabled consumer banking

Posted by World Summit AI on Sep 3, 2018 10:04:34 AM

As reported in CB Insights, JPMorgan Chase is rebuilding its consumer business model to create a "digital everything" strategy. With $2.6 trillion in total assets, it's the largest bank in the US.

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Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Banking

How Art Programs Drive Innovation at ThoughtWorks

Posted by Andrew McWilliams on Aug 23, 2018 12:36:34 PM

Artists working with emerging technologies frequently generate new insights on the future of culture, industry and society.

Cyborg artists Neil Harbisson and Moon Ribas during their residency at ThoughtWorks 
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Topics: Artificial Intelligence

Conversational AI platforms demand is growing

Posted by Andy Peart on Aug 23, 2018 11:20:00 AM

What is conversational AI?

Conversational AI is a form of Artificial Intelligence that allows people to communicate with applications, websites and devices in everyday, humanlike natural language via voice, text, touch or gesture input.

For users it allows fast interaction using their own words and terminology. For enterprises it offers a way to build a closer connection with customers through personalized interaction and receive an unprecedented amount of vital business information in return.

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Topics: Artificial Intelligence, AI Platforms

Shop and pay with facial recognition

Posted by World Summit AI on Aug 23, 2018 10:13:06 AM

As reported in the South China Morning Post, a person can walk into a store in the lobby of’s south Beijing headquarters, select some snacks and leave the store. While it might seem as if no one paid for the items, the customer looked up at the camera while she walked out, paying with facial recognition.

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Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Facial recognition

How can we trust AI if we don’t know how it works?

Posted by Tracey Groves on Jul 30, 2018 11:34:06 AM

This blog first appeared here on the Responsible City website, an initiative led by the City of London Corporation, as part of a series of interviews for the Business of Trust programme led by The Lord Mayor of London. 

Q&A series with Tracey Groves, founder and director of Intelligent Ethics on ethical leadership:

I don’t know how to fly an aeroplane, but I still travel by air when I need to, with the plane primarily being flown by a computer programme and with minimal human intervention.  I trust the system, processes, procedures in place, and the people who designed the system.  

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Topics: Artificial Intelligence, AI ethics

Press Release - World Summit AI announces its expansion

Posted by World Summit AI on Jul 10, 2018 10:21:01 AM

July 10th 2018


World Summit AI, 10-11 October 2018, Amsterdam

After its sell-out debut last year, World Summit AI just announced its expansion to 6,000+ attendees and released additional tickets to accommodate for high demand.

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Topics: Press Release

Will AI Widen or Weaken the Global Digital Divide?

Posted by Madeline McSherry on Jul 6, 2018 12:42:21 PM

In the 1990s, US President Bill Clinton warned about a growing “digital divide” — a disparity between those with access to the internet and those without. If we didn’t “broadly share the knowledge and the technology that is developing,” he argued, we’d see rising “inequality, frictions, anxieties among people.”

Policymakers around the world seemed to take these warnings to heart. In 2003, the United Nations and the International Telecommunications Union put mitigating the digital divide on the global development agenda. In the US, policymakers made efforts to expand broadband access to rural areas, and in the early 2000s, began introducing Net Neutrality regulations.

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Topics: Artificial Intelligence, International Development, Digital Divide