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The $5 Million IBM Watson XPRIZE for Artificial Intelligence

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  $3 Million top prize, $1 Million for the second and there are a few more too. This is one of the biggest opportunities for AI startups, globally. The $5 Million IBM Watson AI XPRIZE is a global challenge to develop artificial intelligence technologies capable of collaborating with humans to solve the world’s grand challenges. This is a 4-year competition, and the top 3 finalists will compet...

Analytics will drive Artificial Intelligence. Do you agree?

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Machine learning is all about faster processing of massive amounts of data, no? Take the new iPhone camera for example. It has an image signal processor (ISP) enhanced by machine learning that makes editing photos more intelligent. An intelligent program should read historical data, analyze it for patterns, and be able to classify what it sees. Without a database to learn from and then call upon t...

Artificial intelligence for website and content optimization

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Now, that’s new. We have all used Optimizely or Crazyeggs etc. But all that these tools do is provide data and graphs for you to base your decisions on. Now, there is something called Evolutionary Algorithms. Evolutionary algorithms (EAs), a class of AI techniques, are uniquely suited for these kinds of problems. Inspired by principles of survival of the fittest, EAs generate a population of...

Artificial Intelligence, the fourth industrial revolution and what it means for India

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It is well recognized that there have been three industrial revolutions till now. The first was lead by the steam engine, the second by electricity and the third by IT. We are now on the brink of the fourth industrial revolution which will be lead by Artificial Intelligence (AI). Like all the previous industrial revolutions this one also has a bright side and a dark side. It presents both opportun...

Artificial Intelligence, Beyond the Myth and the Hype

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This is the title of a joint effort by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and NASSCOM. The study focuses on emerging trends, implications for IT & BPM sectors and success mantras. The report will come out soon, here are a few insights that we are sharing in advance with this community. Cumulative investment in the Artificial Intelligence sector has grown more than 20 times in last five years. F...

Machine learning and the future of Artificial Intelligence

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I recently completed a wonderful course in Machine Learning taught by Prof Andrew Ng of Stanford on Coursera. Machine Learning, more popularly known as Artificial Intelligence or AI, is not a new topic. It has been in the making for over 60 years. But it has started delivering creditable results in the last few years. The success of the driverless car has captured the popular imagination but progr...

Future Of HR: Artificial Intelligence And Anchored Communication

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People are one of the largest, if not THE largest, investment an organisation makes. In today’s VUCA world, business innovation and growth, lies in an organisation’s ability to attract and retain the right people to help realise the future.  Getting the right people to innovate and grow the business is more important in achieving overall goals than any other part of a business plan. I’ve been both...

Will Artificial Intelligence Destroy Us: Closing Keynote by Patrick Schwerdtfeger at the NASSCOM Big Data & Analytics Summit

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How will it unfold? In 1952, the computer learnt how to play Tic Tac Toe In 1997, Deep Blue beat Gary Kasparov, the reigning world champion at that time. In 2011, IBMs Watson won at the game of Jeopardy. Last year, the auto pilot of Tesla car was also launched. Narrow or Weak AI All these examples, incredible as they may have been in their respective moments in history, are all but examples of Nar...

Artificial Intelligence – a Harbinger of Great Change and Re-skilling Opportunities

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Going by the rapid progress that is being made in the field of Artificial Intelligence, soon, and yet arguably, it is likely that there will be very little left to justify the sobriquet, “artificial.” We wanted to bust the myth surrounding AI and get down to the brass-tacks. With that intent in mind, we spoke to George John, Artificial Intelligence-focused Investor, Advisor, and Board Director. He...