Applied AI Digest 110

The IMF has few answers on AI. It must urgently address this failing

Here’s the good news on artificial intelligence (AI). According to a new report by the House of Lords select committee on AI, the UK is already in an exceptionally strong position. “Britain contains leading AI companies, a dynamic academic research culture, a vigorous start-up ecosystem and a constellation of legal, ethical, financial and linguistic strengths located in proximity to each other,” the committee concludes. Read more.

Predictive Maintenance for Trains and Mobile Heavy Industry – with Will McGinnis of Predikto

In the heavy industry sector, the cost of unpredicted repairs or machine failures can be very expensive. For example: A cargo train with an engine failure in will incur costs from its own repairs, from the transit required to reach the broken down engine, and with holding up other trains and cargo in the process. Read more.

Simon Moss on using artificial intelligence to fight financial crimes

In this episode of the O’Reilly Podcast, I talk with Simon Moss, vice president of industry consulting and solutions, Americas, at Teradata. We discuss how machine learning and deep learning techniques are being used to fight financial crimes, such as credit card fraud, identity theft, health care fraud, and money laundering. Read more.

AI Isn’t Magic. It’s Just Math.

Jana Eggers, CEO of AI startup Nara Logics, wants everyone to understand AI. In her five minute Signal P&G talk at Shift Forum, she explains that in the end, it’s just math and a lot of data — and that data increasingly will be coming from businesses of all stripes, not just the big tech platforms. Read more.

Artificial Intelligence — The Revolution Hasn’t Happened Yet

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the mantra of the current era. The phrase is intoned by technologists, academicians, journalists and venture capitalists alike. As with many phrases that cross over from technical academic fields into general circulation, there is significant misunderstanding accompanying the use of the phrase. Read more.

Pentagon developing artificial intelligence center

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon is working on a plan to stand up an artificial intelligence center in order to streamline the department’s myriad AI programs. The idea, which comes as defense officials are increasingly concerned about China’s investments in AI capabilities, has now been embraced by both Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and Michael Griffin, the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering. Read more.

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