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How to make campus life better with AI technology

In many organizations, business intelligence is the exclusive province of IT specialists and business analysts. However, those of us at Michigan State University (MSU) have a different approach. At MSU’s Division of Residential and Hospitality Services (RHS), we put IBM Watson Analytics into the hands of our operations managers. Its ease of use gives them […]

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How to build trust in AI with blockchain technology

Machine learning and AI are all about data. We give AI-powered systems massive amounts of data to ingest and analyze, and then we trust the results. But I want to know how we can ensure the integrity of those systems, from the algorithms to the data sources. Solving the AI data-integrity issue I believe the […]

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How cloud technology is helping boost home ownership

A rickshaw driver in Mumbai. The owner of a food stall in Badlapur. A corporate executive in Chennai. As different as they are, these people have at least one thing in common: they are all now homeowners thanks to loans from DHFL. Owning a home is everyone’s dream and it’s not always easy to own […]

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How AI technology can help make city life easier for all

My company, Shimizu Corp., has long followed the management principles of Shibusawa Eiichi, who held that economic activity and morality are inseparable. This harmony can be seen in the experimental system we developed with IBM Research to help people, including those who are disabled, enjoy barrier-free urban exploration through voice navigation on their iPhones. We […]

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How to create powerful customer service with digital humans

I think one of the big challenges for AI is public perception. People think it’s much more advanced than it really is. There’s also a common fear of AI—that it will take our jobs, make human beings redundant and somehow rule over us. In my view, I just don’t see this happening. AI augments human […]

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Schiphol aims to be the world’s leading digitally innovative airport

80,000 reasons to optimize In 2017, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol moved nearly 70 million passengers and 1.8 million tons of cargo, making it the third-largest airport in Europe. That’s important, but let’s be clear: we at Schiphol aren’t aiming to be the biggest. Our ambition is to further develop Mainport Schiphol as a multi-modal hub and […]

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Businesses gain edge in digital world with high-tech consulting

My company, Sopra Steria, is a digital transformation service provider. Our 40,000 employees offer consulting, systems integration, software development, infrastructure management and business process services across 20 countries. This gives us considerable insight into the competitive issues facing enterprises in today’s lightning-fast digital world. Those of us from the IT industry used to having IT-related […]

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How data can help improve response to natural disasters

Each time there’s a natural disaster, we see the same scenario: Everyone from national government leaders and the military to the small-town mayor and scores of volunteers with big hearts and expertise come together to respond to the event. All those people, at every level, need to communicate, need to share information and need to […]

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How high-tech AI can help spark an influx of new investors

Growth depends on the right message As an asset management company, WisdomTree is in the business of designing and distributing investment products. To sell our products, we work through intermediaries—financial advisors, retail wealth platforms and institutional investors—rather than selling directly to consumers. Though this model works great from a distribution efficiency perspective, it comes with […]

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