Latest News: Artificial Intelligence bringing a renaissance to Sales

eLearningworld News from US Research of 168 large companies’ sales-methods by Accenture Institute for High Performance shows that 76% are targeting higher sales growth with machine learning. In the meaning that AI software is continually learning from big data and serves the human sales force in real time with improved business intelligence to increase sales and improve marketing. The authors of the report, H. James Wilson, Narendra Mulani and Allan Alter, identify three dimensions where… Continue reading

Latest News: AI according to Elon Musk, Sundar Pichai, Jeff Bezos and Ginni Rometty

eLearningworld News from US AI analytics research is an industry that is expected to grow to $70 billion by 2020 from $8.2 billion in 2013, according to IDC research. Engines of this development are companies like IBM, Google, Apple, Amazon and Microsoft. However, most agree with Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, that the work of building machines that teach themselves still belongs to science fiction. IBM CEO Ginni Rometty express the 105 year-old company’s vision… Continue reading

Latest News: Trending – 60 000 human workers replaced with robots in one single factory

eLearningworld News from China Technology manufacturers are investing increasingly in artificial intelligence. One example is Foxconn, e.g. manufacturing for Apple, that only in one single factory is replacing 60 000 human workers with robots. This should only be seen as the first wave in a general trend where AI takes over more of humans more simple works in order to reduce costs as well as removing humans from dangerous work environments. The development has great… Continue reading

Latest News: Students perceive AI Teaching Assistant as a real teacher

eLearningworld News from US Ashok Goel, Professor at Georgia Tech, teaches knowledge-based artificial intelligence to 300 students every semester, which results in about 10 000 messages on the online forum. An amount that to the Professor and his eight assistants is a mission impossible to reply to. At the same that it is well-known that too many students drop out of class because of lack of teacher support. To solve this dilemma Professor Goel in… Continue reading

Latest News: IBM’s Watson in training to fight cybercrimes

eLearningworld News from US In collaboration with eight leading universities IBM is launching a new project to train Watson in the field of cyber-security. IBM’s world-renowned X-Force research library will be a central part of the materials to train Watson. This body of knowledge includes 20 years of security research, details on 8 million spam and phishing attacks and over 100,000 documented vulnerabilities. IBM explains the pioneering status of the project in the following way:… Continue reading

Latest News: Trending – Companies using Machine Learning to become more effective

eLearningworld News from US What would speeding up business processes with up to ten times the speed you have today do for your company? H. James Wilson, Sharad Sachdev och Allan Alter, executives of Accenture writes in Harvard Business Review that machine learning with such capacity now finding its way into business organisations. The executives explain in the following way: “Our study found that organizations are using machine-reengineering to establish new forms of human-machine collaboration… Continue reading

Latest News: After self-driving cars and becoming chess-champion: Mission to deepen AI learning

eLearningworld News from US As a part of President Obama’s Brain Initiative the US Government now is launching “Apollo Project of the Brain”. This is a $100 million-project with the purpose to improve algoritms to function more like the human brain. Currently algoritms is still using a rather simplified method to analyse information for patterns, where the outcome of generalising from complex information gives rather poor results. “So if we go one level deeper and… Continue reading

Latest News: Artificial Intelligence to identify Poverty Zones Globally, Stanford Research Project

eLearningworld News from US One of the biggest challenges in fighting poverty is the lack of reliable information in order to identify which regions’ where aid is mostly needed. Especially since these regions often is hard to reach. A new poverty mapping-technique developed by interdisciplinary researchers at Stanford now offers a solution to this problem. The basic idea was to design an algorithm that learns how to solve the puzzle by combing through raw data… Continue reading

Latest News: Cambridge University launches new Centre for Artificial Intelligence

eLearningworld News from UK What in the 20th Century was science fiction today is the developing reality of artificial intelligence. In this light the Cambridge University now is taking a big leap into this field. Huw Price, Cambridge’s Bertrand Russell Professor of Philosophy, will lead the new Research Centre for AI and it will receive €14 million in grants from Leverhulme Trust. Cambridge’s Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities supports the… Continue reading

Latest News: Very little innovation in Artificial Intelligence the past 10 years, founding father claims

eLearningworld News from the US In 60 years Marvin Minsky, one of the founding fathers of artificial intelligence (AI), has made important contributions to the development of AI. In an interview with MIT Technology Review Minsky now 88 years old, gave his views about the development in the field of artificial intelligence. He claims that very little growth of new ideas within the field has appeared the past 10 years. Instead the focus has been… Continue reading