Artificial Intelligence

Ignore AI at Your Peril

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has made more progress in the last four years than in the previous forty. The availability of large datasets, massively scalable computing resources, and (a few) algorithmic improvements have meant that machines can sometimes outperform humans at complex tasks. So can industry benefit from AI in factories, processing plants, and large infrastructure […]

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AI for Social Good: How Man & Machine Are Making A Better World

Our world faces some sobering challenges. I see them every day in my role with IBM corporate citizenship and in my work to advance the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals as an IMPACT 2030 Executive Committee Member. But there’s reason to be hopeful. Artificial intelligence (AI) combined with our human ingenuity is helping us “do good” […]

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Sparking the Next Wave of Innovation in AI

Significant advances in artificial intelligence over the past few years have broadened AI’s reach into industries such as healthcare, finance and even retail. Businesses and consumers alike are benefiting from the rise of big data and the growth of AI techniques like deep learning and natural language processing. But we’re still only scratching the surface […]

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The Science of AI and the Art of Social Responsibility

I am a computer scientist and engineer, inspired by the art of the possible and driven by the practice of computing applications. For decades, I’ve quantified my professional achievements using metrics like computability, performance, scalability, and usability. But the transformational nature of artificial intelligence requires new metrics of success for our profession. It is no […]

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What it Will Take for Us to Trust AI

The early days of artificial intelligence (AI) have been met with some very public hand wringing. Well-respected technologists and business leaders have voiced their concerns over the (responsible) development of AI. And Hollywood’s appetite for dystopian AI narratives appears to be bottomless. This is not unusual, nor is it unreasonable. Change, technological or otherwise, always excites […]

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Charting the Future of Artificial Intelligence

For decades, the world has been producing digital information at an unprecedented rate. We have digitized the history of the world’s literature and all of its medical journals, enabling wide access to troves of information. We can now understand the movements of planes, trains, automobiles, not to mention everything else from cattle to mobile phones […]

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