Why ‘augmented intelligence’ is a better way to describe AI

There’s a lot of talk about artificial intelligence, and to be honest, most of it is hype. In fact, a scary part of the AI startup ecosystem is that there’s no regulatory board that’s actually kicking the tires of different companies to verify that their technology is AI. To add insult to injury, the term artificial intelligence is a misleading label for the methods behind AI – machine learning, deep learning, and natural language processing. In their current state, these technologies...

AI outpaces lawyers in reviewing legal documents, new study finds

Experienced lawyers in the US have been left behind by AI when it came to reviewing legal documents according to a new report – with the lawyers exhibiting 85% average accuracy compared to 94% average accuracy rate achieved by AI software. This revelation is based on a study carried out by professors at Duke Law, University of Southern California, and Stanford Law School. Metaphorically, the study was a race between LawGeex, an AI contract review platform provider, and a team of 20 top...

Gallup poll shows how education is key in consumer use of AI-enabled services

85% of American consumers say they currently use at least one device or service that features artificial intelligence, according to a poll from Gallup. It’s worth noting here that these arguably aren’t the most sophisticated use cases – navigation apps, cited by 84% of respondents, were the most popular, ahead of video or music streaming services (72%) and digital personal assistants (47%). The research polled almost 3,300 US consumers, with four in five (79%) saying AI had had...

How industry collaboration with academia advances the field of AI

Academia has, and continues to play a fundamental role in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) development. As a Professor of Computer Science at the University of San Francisco as well as Chief Scientist at data integration software provider SnapLogic, I’ve been lucky to have worked with AI and ML in both an academic and professional capacity. I started my career as a pure academic, and only when I switched to my dual role some 10 years ago did I come to appreciate that,...

Samsung Electronics advances premium AP Exynos 9 Series 9810 for AI applications

Launching the most recent premium application processor (AP), the Exynos 9 Series 9810, Samsung Electronics said that it will be a “key catalyst” for smart platforms in the coming era of AI. Built on the company’s second-generation 10-nanometer (nm) FinFET process, the Exynos 9 Series 9810 features faster gigabit LTE modem and sophisticated image processing with deep learning-based software. Due to the powerful third-generation custom CPU, it brings the next level of performance to...

Gridsum and Peking University Law School team up for legal AI lab and research institute

Gridsum Holding, a China-based provider of cloud-based big-data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI), has partnered with Peking University Law School to form the Peking University Legal AI Lab and Research Institute to work towards the analysis, development and application of AI across China's legal ecosystem. Gridsum will leverage its capabilities in big data and AI, as well as its experience in developing enterprise-focused AI applications, to provide technical and research expertise...

Acumos: Linux Foundation makes it easier to deploy AI apps

The Linux Foundation has introduced an open source project called Acumos which aims to make it easier to build, share, and deploy AI applications. By providing a common framework, Acumos intends to make artificial intelligence development more accessible. Acumos differs from TensorFlow, an existing popular framework, in that it will be offer a directory for sharing AI models in addition to working on them. “An open and connected AI platform will promote collaboration as developers and...

Bitmain launches pair of hardware products to speed up AI applications

Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) are growing quickly, but Bitmain, a Beijing-based company, wants to accelerate the process of data delivery. Bitmain has launched a pair of new hardware products to expedite artificial intelligence (AI) applications. Bitmain’s first hardware products, the BM1680 and the SC1, are said to give better performance and optimise costs in comparison to conventional implementations using graphics processing units. The BM1680 is a customized tensor...

Opinion: Artificial intelligence – the perfect storm

Less than five years ago, the artificial intelligence (AI) market was valued at a few hundred million dollars. It was the calm before the storm. By current estimates, the AI market is projected to reach about $30 billion by 2020. The rate of adoption in both product development and end-product applications has been stunning, driven in large part by machine learning and natural language processing, which have created tangible business value. It’s a classic example of exponential...

Altify aims to bring AI to the fore in sales management with latest launch

Altify, a company which provides enterprise sales management software, has announced the latest iteration of its platform, which aims to utilise artificial intelligence (AI) to assist the sales process with a raft of new features. The company, which counts Salesforce, BT, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise among its customers, has in its summer release added a relationship map, helping salespeople understand with whom to best spend their time, capability for supporting every Salesforce standard...