Posts Tagged 'Research'

AI and the Costs of Late Adoption

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The McKinsey Global Institute has released an 80-page “discussion paper” entitled Artificial Intelligence: The Next Digital Frontier?

 Needless to say, the question posited in the title is a straw man, as the research results indicate clearly both the current rush toward AI-powered innovations and the business advantages early adopters are experiencing. The report is appropriately wide-ranging, covering the dynamics of profit gains for early-mover enterprises, estimating “windows of opportunity” in the market and the capabilities required to seize them, and, not ...

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Research Program on Standard Reference Framework for Cognitive Computing Applications

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The Cognitive Computing Consortium and Babson College’s Division of Technology, Operations, and Information Management have launched a joint research program focused on establishing a standard reference framework for describing cognitive computing applications. The program is led by Professor Ganesan Shankar of Babson College and Susan Feldman of the Cognitive Computing Consortium.

The research is based on an ongoing series of structured interviews with organizations who have created and deployed applications of cognitive computing technologies to one or more use cases within ...

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Susan Feldman Presents Cognitive Application Framework at CSIG

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Sue Feldman presented her work on developing a framework for analyzing cognitive computing applications at the Cognitive Systems Institute Group Speaker Series on September 1, 2016.

She described a general framework integrating business value, application behavior, technology deployed, and data sources curated. She also offered her views on the emerging continuum of cognitive applications, ranging from tightly honed expert systems to open, exploratory kinds of applications designed to promote serendipity.

Interaction context is another foundation element in cognitive applications, and Sue presented ...

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AI First World for Google

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Google (not to be confused with Alphabet) CEO Sundar Pichai used the company’s (Alphabet’s) annual “founders’ letter” to paint a brief but interesting picture of the company’s commitment to intelligent assistant technologies:

Looking to the future, the next big step will be for the very concept of the “device” to fade away. Over time, the computer itself—whatever its form factor—will be an intelligent assistant helping you through your day. We will move from mobile first to an AI first world.

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Supreme Court Ideal Point Miner (SCIPM)

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Researchers at the Discovery Analytics Center at Virginia Tech have developed a model that learns Supreme Court justices’ judicial preferences and voting behavior. Using the model, they report that they have been successful in assessing justices’ views on issues, anticipating their alignments in different cases, and predicting which justice may become a swing vote on an issue that divides the court.

Read more at The Conversation.com

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Latest Splash in the Flood Toward AI Research

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A group of high-profile technology executives led by Elon Musk, Reid Hoffman, Peter Thiel, and Sam Altman has announced the formation of the latest in what has now become a flurry of new efforts to research various aspects of AI and its component technologies and issues. The non-profit OpenAI effort will be funded to the tune of $1B funneled incrementally over the next decade.

Read more at Wired

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McKinsey On Workplace Automation & AI

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A new McKinsey Global Institute study examines the degree to which automation technology will impact “jobs, organizations, and the future of work.” The study will run into 2016, but an interim report released recently already provides plenty of profound data points for executives and workers alike to consider. Stunningly, for example, the McKinsey researchers conclude that currently demonstrable technologies have the potential to automate 45% of the activities workers are paid to perform. In an unusual but insightful twist, their ...

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