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A top IBM Research executive outlines the 3 critical steps organizations pursuing enterprise-wide AI need to take

“For one, companies need to pursue AI models that can be managed adequately by the existing staff, said Raghavan” writes Finanzen Net Gmbh for businessinsider.com. A key reason for that, according to PwC, is the challenge companies face in organizing their stored data to make it easily analyzed by AI models.As one of IBM Research’s leaders in AI, Raghavan has spearheaded projects like AutoAI, a platform that automates key steps in the process to deploy the technology like data preparation and model development.Understanding those inconsistencies is paramount to fixing them,…

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Sex robot to be based on singer after AI agreement…

“A Russian singer has reportedly agreed for a sex robot to be based on her after striking an agreement with a robot company, according to reports” writes David Rivers for dailystar.co.uk. She said: “My initial reaction was to say no, and then I remembered what Marilyn Monroe said, ‘that’s the trouble, a sex symbol becomes a thing’.Anna – who has made three appearances in Russia’s Top 100 Sexiest Women in the World – has reportedly made the agreement with a South Korean company.Daily Star Online recently revealed how some sex…

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Google just added the cofounder of its DeepMind unit to its own AI team

“Suleyman took a temporary leave from DeepMind earlier this year, prompting speculation that he might quit altogether” writes Finanzen Net Gmbh for businessinsider.com. “After a wonderful decade at DeepMind, I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be joining @Kent_Walker, @JeffDean and the fantastic team at Google to work on opportunities & impacts of applied AI technologies,” Suleyman said in his tweet. Source: businessinsider.com

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The battle to recognize machines as ‘inventors’ alongside humans just hit the Middle East and Asia

“Business Insider approached the Israel Patent Office, the German Patent and Trademark Office, and the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office for comment” writes Martin Coulter for businessinsider.com. “I had seen some articles talking about AI inventors but hadn’t paid serious attention to it,” she said. Source: businessinsider.com

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Salesforce’s chief recruiter says the $136 billion software giant can never have enough software engineers and developers. Here’s what the company looks for in those job candidates.

“Despite the talent war, Salesforce’s wide range of hiring strategies is able to fulfill all its tech hiring needs, Recio said” writes Shana Lebowitz for businessinsider.com. The skill is extra valuable at the $136 billion cloud-computing giant Salesforce, given that the company aims to release three new products a year.One CMU student spent her summer internship at Salesforce developing products to help clients find potential customers based on email data.The software programming language has been around for decades, but it remains one of the most sought-after skills for tech employees. Source:…

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Cybersecurity in the Age of AI

“As new security fissures open up, threat analysts deploy more powerful tools to prevent and respond to attacks” reports hbr.org. Nicole Eagan, CEO of Darktrace, joins Azeem Azhar to discuss the escalating arms race in this new cybersecurity landscape.In this podcast, they also discuss: HBR Presents is a network of podcasts curated by HBR editors, bringing you the best business ideas from the leading minds in management. Source: hbr.org

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Accel Robotics scores $30M Series A led by SoftBank to enable checkout-free shopping experiences using AI

“Accel Robotics enables grab-and-go, checkout-free shopping experiences across existing and emerging store formats” reports techstartups.com. Accel Robotics, a robotics and AI startup that develops a camera-based AI and computer vision system to enable shoppers to have checkout-free shopping experiences, has raised $30 million Series A funding to accelerate its expansion worldwide by growing operations, increasing manufacturing capacity, and streamlining its expanding deployment pipeline.Accel Robotics also delivers its frictionless commerce platform to retailers and brands so they can run stores more efficiently with increased throughput.Accel’s previous investors include Miyabi Ventures, New Ground Ventures,…

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Amazon debuts AWS Inf1, an AI inference instance

“The vast majority of costs for operations using cloud services to power AI solutions comes from inference, Jassy said onstage today at the AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas” writes Khari Johnson for venturebeat.com. Inf1 instances are generally available today and will integrate with PyTorch, MXNet, and TensorFlow.Amazon Web Services today debuted Inf1, an instance that powers AI inference in the cloud that CEO Andy Jassy calls the lowest cost inference offering available in the cloud. “[I]t will have lower latency, it will have 3 times higher throughput, and up…

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THE AI PIVOT: How the push to adopt the advanced tech is rippling through corporate America

“How Walmart evaluates AI projects: Walmart has 1,500 data scientists and is hiring more amid a push to adopt artificial intelligence” writes Business Insider for businessinsider.com. But the move to adopt the advanced technology comes with significant challenges and often requires a major cultural shift.Why culture is more of a limitation than tech in the push to AI: CarMax’s CIO says culture is more of an impediment than technology for organizations pursuing a digital overhaul. Source: businessinsider.com

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