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Future of Artificial Intelligence – Triumph of Communism?

Posted on Friday, Dec 23rd 2016

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Future of AI: Utopia or Dystopia?

Posted on Thursday, Dec 8th 2016

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Thought Leaders in Artificial Intelligence: Stuart Wall, CEO of Signpost (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Oct 24th 2016

Virtual Marketing Assistant sounds like a dream. Signpost is making it real. This is a great story about a very promising company.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start with introducing our audience to Signpost. What do you do? What kind of customers do you work with? What trends do you align with?

Stuart Wall: Signpost is an artificial intelligent CRM. The idea is that tools like Salesforce provide a very important function, i.e. how can companies keep track of their customers and prospective customers. The problem is a lot of marketing technology, including that of Salesforce, is way too hard to use. It’s difficult to set up and is very manual. >>>

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IBM’s Answer to Growth is Elementary – Watson

Posted on Wednesday, Oct 19th 2016

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According to a MarketsandMarkets report, the global artificial intelligence (AI) market is estimated to grow at 53.65% annually from $419.7 million in 2014 to $5.05 billion by 2020. The growth in the industry is attributed to the deployment of AI technologies in retail, finance, and healthcare sectors. IBM (NYSE: IBM) is targeting this high growth market with added focus on Watson through acquisitions and strategic tie-ups.

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Billion Dollar Unicorns: Blippar Bets on Its Visual Browser

Posted on Tuesday, Oct 4th 2016

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According to a report by Digi-Capital, the augmented and virtual reality market is estimated to grow to $120 billion by the year 2020, compared with the forecast of less than $10 billion in 2016. In 2020, virtual reality (VR) is expected to account for $30 billion of the market while augmented reality (AR) will account for the remaining $90 billion. Billion Dollar Unicorn player Blippar is focused on making a mark in this high growth industry.

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5 Thought Leaders in Artificial Intelligence

Posted on Monday, Sep 19th 2016

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After publishing my recent article, Must-read Articles on Artificial Intelligence, in which I’ve shared my thoughts and concerns about AI, some have asked for more.

Here are my in-depth interviews with five (actually six) thought leaders who are deeply engaged in artificial intelligence development today that I hope will provide a good overall perspective on where and how AI is being applied today, where AI stands in 2016:

  • Or Shani, CEO of Adgorithms. Over time, the entire profession of media buying will be obliterated. Algorithms will do all the work. This is one of the sectors most vulnerable to be entirely automated by AI. Or Shani speaks on the theme and provides a great example of what is already happening.
  • Andreas Wieweg, CTO and Andy Peart, CMO of Artificial Solutions. Have you used Siri? Have you used Amazon’s Echo? Have you used any other natural language activated by personal assistant? The world of AI is rife with speculations on where this field is going, and this discussion is a wonderful expose on that topic.

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Must-read Posts on Artificial Intelligence

Posted on Wednesday, Sep 14th 2016

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My deep concerns over the impact that Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics, and over-automation will eventually have on society have led me to write several thought-provoking articles to help raise awareness while course correction is still possible.

Whichever way the future unfolds, we do have some time in hand. The kind of mass scale automation that may eventually come about is still 50-100 years away, most likely. Still, there is a very high probability that massive degrees of automation WILL eventually come about. Huge displacement of workers WILL take place due to such automation. Given that eventuality, are we facing Utopia or Dystopia? My prediction, unfortunately, is the latter.
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Billion Dollar Unicorns: iCarbonX Wants to Create a Digital You

Posted on Monday, Aug 22nd 2016

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According to a MarketsandMarkets report published last year, the global healthcare analytics market is projected to grow 26.5% annually over the five year period to be worth $18.7 Billion by 2020. The industry was estimated to be worth $5.8 billion in 2015. North America has the largest market in the Big Data healthcare market due to the Big Data initiatives launched by the federal government to reduce healthcare expenses. China’s recent Billion Dollar Unicorn Club member iCarbonX is also making big waves in the industry.

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