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AI is not just another technology project

AI, unlike any other initiative is a business transformation enabler and not another technology system implementation that business users need to be trained on. Traditionally, businesses choose either the classic waterfall approach of linear tasks, or the agile approach, where teams review and evaluate solutions as they are tested out. In contrast, implementing AI technology requires a different…
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Spin Master's new NinjaBots are cute little killers

Do you remember the old Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon from the ’80s? Shredder’s minions were all featureless humanoid robots, which our heroes could could slice and dice without guilt. At this year’s Toy Fair, Spin Master’s new product answers…
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ProBeat: AI is helping Microsoft rethink Office for mobile

Microsoft this week launched an Office app that replaces Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on Android and iOS. Merging three apps into one, while adding more features, is quite the achievement. The new Office app is not just for consuming content and maybe a little light editing on the side, but actually creating content on the go. Most interestingly, a lot of these features fundamentally require AI and…
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Google Cloud AI removes gender labels from Cloud Vision API to avoid bias

Google Cloud AI is removing the ability to label people in images as “man” or “woman” with its Cloud Vision API, the company told VentureBeat today. Labeling is used to classify images and train machine learning models, but Google is removing gendered labels because it violates Google’s AI principle to avoid creating biased systems. “Given that a person’s gender cannot be inferred by…
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Stanford and NYU: Only 15% of AI federal agencies use is highly sophisticated

More than 40% of U.S. federal agencies and departments have experimented with AI tools, but only 15% currently use highly sophisticated AI, according to analysis by Stanford University computer scientists published today in “Government by Algorithm,” a joint report from Stanford and New York University. “This is concerning because agencies will find it harder to realize gains in accuracy and…
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