News to Know AI Special Edition







Demystifying Artificial Intelligence in the Corporation
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is top of mind for leading corporations these days – 96.4% of top executives reported earlier this year that AI was the number one disruptive technology that they were investing in, up from 68.9% just two years ago.

Why Most Companies Are Failing at Artificial Intelligence: Eye on A.I.
Most companies that say they’re using artificial intelligence have yet to gain any value from their A.I. investments. A survey from MIT Sloan Management Review and Boston Consulting Group released Tuesday found that companies that view A.I. as merely a “technology thing,” akin to a product rather than a business overhaul, fail to gain financial results.

The Worlds That AI Might Create
Artificial intelligence will have a profound impact—on our jobs, our health and possibly our very existence. But that’s where consensus ends.

How to Fit Artificial Intelligence into Manufacturing
What is holding up AI adoption, and where is it already in use?
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Artificial Intelligence Is Learning With Farmers
Farmers have always collected and evaluated a large amount of data each growing season. It started in ledger books. Then it was moved to spreadsheets, which were eventually saved on USB drives. Now, we have real-time reports enabled by field monitoring equipment, enriched by artificial intelligence (AI), and available to farmers on tablets and smartphones.

A.I. Remains a Disruptive Force in Finance—Even for Fintechs
Negative interest rates and a slowing global economy are weighing heavily on the bottom line—not to mention the overall mood—of banks. And so it’s hard to find many bankers speaking bullishly about much of anything these days, even at a technology conference dedicated to the future.

How AI and Data Could Personalize Higher Education
Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly transforming and improving the ways that industries like healthcare, banking, energy, and retail operate. However, there is one industry in particular that offers incredible potential for the application of AI technologies: education.

How AI Is Changing America’s Classrooms
Teachers College at Columbia University convenes experts at a conference to tackle tough questions about the state of artificial intelligence in education and its implications for the future of teaching and learning

How AI Is Transforming Education And Skills Development
Artificial intelligence can help us to solve some of society’s most difficult challenges and create a safer, healthier and more prosperous world for all.

The Ethical Dilemmas AI Poses for Health Care
Artificial intelligence promises all sorts of advances for medicine. And all sorts of concerns.

New Center to Advance Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging
UC San Francisco is launching a center to accelerate the use of artificial intelligence in radiology and medical imaging.

Is There A Decarbonization Silver Bullet For Utilities?
Looking out across the global policy landscape, we might feel encouraged that decarbonization efforts seem to be gaining momentum.

Oil and Gas Companies Turn to AI to Cut Costs
Amid a growing push to cut operating costs, big oil is looking to artificial intelligence for help with automating functions, predicting equipment problems and increasing the output of oil and gas.

Department of Energy Advances Artificial Intelligence
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) hosted its fourth InnovationXLab Summit in Chicago, Illinois. Secretary Perry instituted the collaborative model of the InnovationXLab to connect the private sector with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Laboratories.

The Artificial Intelligence Task Force Wants to Do AI the Vermont Way 
Artificial Intelligence was once the stuff of science fiction. Now it’s here, and every publication from the Washington Post to Wired to the Wall Street Journalis full of articles and videos exploring it.

HR Tech 2019: HR In The Age Of Artificial Intelligence
Five leaders in the AI space discussed AI and HR, including the myth that machines will replace people.

The Artificial Intelligence Revolution in Legal Services
Artificial intelligence (AI) represents the latest wave of technology shaping—and defining—the way consumers view products and how organizations deliver services.

Sunday Reading: The Rise of Artificial Intelligence
We’re living through an extraordinary moment in technological history. In the past decade, the rise of artificial intelligence (both in theory and in practice) has revolutionized computer science and the workplace.

Is Artificial Intelligence Good?
You’ve read it in the papers.  You’ve experienced it in life. Machines are taking over.  And they are doing it fast.  Siri turned 9 on October 4 (go ahead, ask her if you don’t believe me). Tesla’s first Autopilot program is also 9.  And Alexa is less than 5 years old. Despite the fact that these AI-powered technologies haven’t graduated past their first decade, they seem to be running our lives. And they are apparently doing it better than we can.

Gopnik: The Ultimate Learning Machines
Last July, I went to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the blue-sky government research lab that helped to invent the computer and the internet. I was there, strange as it may seem, to talk about babies. The latest big DARPA research project, Machine Common Sense, is funding collaborations between child psychologists like me and computer scientists. This year I also talked about children’s minds at Google, Facebook and Apple.

Garvie: You’re in a Police Lineup, Right Now
Face-recognition technology is the new norm. You may think, “I’ve got nothing to hide,” but we all should be concerned.

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