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Did you know about the use of AI to profile minorities?

The New York Times reported profiling in China based on “documents and interviews show that the authorities are also using a vast, secret system of advanced facial recognition technology to track and control the Uighurs, a largely Muslim minority. It is the first known example of a government intentionally using artificial intelligence for racial profiling, … Continue reading this entry

AI Pioneers Win $1 Million Award!

The WashingtonPost.com reported that “Yoshua Bengio, Geoffrey Hinton and Yann LeCun have earned what’s often referred to as the Nobel Prize of the tech world for their pioneering work in artificial intelligence, the Association for Computing Machinery [ACM].”  The March 27, 2019 article entitled “Artificial-intelligence pioneers win $1 million Turing Award” and these comments from … Continue reading this entry

Trust is #1 Tech Trend, not AI or Big Data!

Forbes reported that “businesses have pushed themselves into the manipulative practices that the modern consumer lacks trust in.”  The February 27, 2019 article entitled “The Biggest Tech Trend Of 2019 Isn’t AI Or Big Data, It’s Trust” included these comments: For the longest time businesses have been pushed to focus on impressions, unique visits, lowering … Continue reading this entry

VIDEO- AI & ML: Ethical and Legal Implications

Please watch my new video entitled “Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning: Ethical and Legal Implications” …  produced by WatchIT for whom I have worked for almost 20 years.  The learning objectives of this video are: Understand the potential risk factors associated with AI and Machine Learning Discuss the ethical and legal questions that have surfaced regarding Artificial … Continue reading this entry

Does this make sense to you? AI in the insurance industry??

Businessinsurance.com reported that “Artificial intelligence and other technologies hold great promise for the insurance industry but are not without issues, such as adoption and security…”  The January 17, 2019 article entitled “AI holds promise for insurance industry, but with caveats” is based on a “panel of insurance and technology industry executives speaking at the Insurance … Continue reading this entry

WOW!! Cows are being milked by robots!

The New Times reported that “About 150 Jersey cows in the rolling terrain at Rivendale Farms in Bulger, some 25 miles west of Pittsburgh, wear Fitbit-like collars that monitor their movement, eating and rumination patterns. They are milked not by humans but by robotic machines.”  The January 13, 2019 story entitled “Robotic Milkers and an … Continue reading this entry

What do you think? Is AI only hype?

The New York Times reported that “Virtual reality and self-driving cars have been talked about a lot in recent years, and they will still be talked about this year. But these two technologies are still nascent or premature.” The January 3, 2019 article entitled “Devices That Will Invade Your Life in 2019 (and What’s Overhyped)” … Continue reading this entry

Can AI really be worth $15.4 TRILLION?

McKinsey reported that total potential “annual value of AI and analytics across industries to be be worth $9.5 to $15.4 trillion” in its report entitled “The executive’s AI playbook” which includes 3 different perspectives: Value & Assess – Size the opportunity and determine data needs Execute – Learn best practices to realize value Beware – … Continue reading this entry

Artificial Intelligence Update: Harvard now offering free access to 6.5 million US law cases!

Harvard announced that “The Library Innovation Lab at the Harvard Law School Library has completed its Caselaw Access Project, an endeavour to digitize every reported state and federal US legal case from the 1600s to last summer.” The announcement entitled “Harvard just put more than 6 million court cases online to give legal AI a … Continue reading this entry

Artificial Intelligence now being used to predict the Next Big Earthquake!

The New York Times reported that “with the help of artificial intelligence, a growing number of scientists say changes in the way they can analyze massive amounts of seismic data can help them better understand earthquakes, anticipate how they will behave, and provide quicker and more accurate early warnings.”  The October 26, 2018 article entitled … Continue reading this entry

Maybe Artificial Intelligence is for real since MIT commits $1 billion for a new college!

MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) News announced the “…initiative marks the single largest investment in computing and AI by an American academic institution, and will help position the United States to lead the world in preparing for the rapid evolution of computing and AI.”  The October 15, 2018 news release entitled “MIT reshapes itself to … Continue reading this entry

3 reasons Artificial Intelligence (AI) may not be a silver bullet for Cybersecurity

Darkreading.com reported that “To be fair, AI definitely has a few clear advantages for cybersecurity…in reality, like any technology, AI has its limitations.” The July 20, 2018 article entitled “Why Artificial Intelligence Is Not a Silver Bullet for Cybersecurity” included these comments about #1 Fool Me Once: AI Can Be Used to Fool Other AIs: … Continue reading this entry