XPRIZE + Innovative Tech

Posted by World Summit AI on Oct 2, 2018 9:53:04 PM

Devin Krotman, Director of the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE

It's been nearly 14 years since XPRIZE disrupted the space aviation landscape by awarding the $10 million Ansari XPRIZE. The winning technology from this competition kick-started today’s multi-billion-dollar commercial space industry. Not only was this a landmark moment for commercial space exploration, but this first XPRIZE established a proof point for how large crowd-sourced competitions can push technological boundaries. Flash forward to today and XPRIZE continues to pursue moonshots across a wide array of domains — everything from education and renewable energy to women’s safety and health.


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Topics: Artificial Intelligence

AI: The next step for optimizing your product and customer experience

Posted by Solvemate on Sep 19, 2018 4:49:44 PM

When selling any product, it’s important to consider your customers’ experience in comparison with other products or services—even if they’re completely unrelated.

“The last best experience anyone has anywhere,” writes IBM’s user experience expert Paul Papas, “becomes the minimum expectation for the experience they want everywhere.”

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Topics: Artificial Intelligence

AI: Your New Best Colleague or Employee

Posted by Solvemate on Sep 19, 2018 4:40:18 PM
AI is more than just a buzz word: In the workplace, we’re already seeing it affect major transformations.

Smart AI applications can automate some of the most tedious aspects of many professions. Because of that, it has the potential to improve both employees’ lives and a company’s bottom line.

Nevertheless, many people are still scared that AI will make many jobs redundant or prevent hires in the first place. We believe the opposite is true—and it helps to consider AI as a kind of employee itself.

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Topics: Artificial Intelligence

PRESS RELEASE: Organizations Are Gearing Up for More Ethical and Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence, Finds Study

Posted by World Summit AI on Sep 19, 2018 2:00:03 PM
NEW YORK & SAN DIEGO; Sept. 18, 2018 – A new study shows that business leaders are taking steps to ensure responsible use of artificial intelligence (AI) within their organizations. Most AI adopters – which now account for 72 percent of organizations globally – conduct ethics training for their technologists (70 percent) and have ethics committees in place to review the use of AI (63 percent).
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Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Press Release

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