Gartner: Artificial Intelligence Demands That CIOs Foster a Data-Literate Society
April 13, 2018

The headline tells the story. CIOs are increasingly recognizing the value of high-quality training data as they embrace their artificial intelligence initiatives, according to the industry experts at Gartner, Inc. The analysts at Gartner recently published the following white paper, which Alegion is excited to make available to you at the following link: Alegion matches manual digital tasks from large companies with its host of skilled, on-demand workers, delivering unprecedented quality and scale to its customers. “Behind every judgement and every task is a real person,” said Alegion CEO Nathanial Gates. “He/she is using their knowledge, skill, and experience to…Read More

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Consider the Meaning of Deep Learning Before Beginning a Project
April 3, 2018

To be successful with any AI project, one must take steps to fully comprehend “what deep learning is, how it works, and what its most effective applications are.” Ignoring these steps can only doom product development as well as introduce inefficiencies in team productivity. In a recent article by the chief scientist at Conversica, a company that provides AI software for marketing and sales, Dr. Sid J. Reddy provided insight into the basics of “deep learning” and how “the more nodes and layers in a neural network, the more sophisticated its learning capabilities can become.” As Dr. Ready also points…Read More

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Define the Problem then Create the Solution
March 29, 2018

Machine learning (ML) enables computers to “discover patterns and relationships in data instead of being manually programmed.” This science to date is already impacting the way we live, “driving everything from Netflix recommendations to autonomous cars.” However, the more experiences that are built with ML, the more obvious it becomes that UXers are still in a learning phase when it comes to controlling the technology. In the Google UX community, an effort has been started called “human-centered machine learning” (HCML) to help focus and guide the conversation, the goal being to “see how ML can stay grounded in human needs…Read More

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How Artificial Intelligence Is Edging Its Way into Our Lives
March 15, 2018

Artificial Intelligence is thriving. Cars are driving themselves. We’re talking to things in our house.  Smartphone apps can now recognize faces in photos and translate from one language to another. The possibilities seem endless. Take Facebook as an example—using A.I. to fight troublemakers. Weeding out false news may also become a reality, thanks to machine learning algorithms. Then there are those who think China is positioning itself to dominate the A.I. age. Others point out, though, that the U.S. has a “30-year head start” in A.I. development. Eventually, the debate between regulation and non-regulation will heat up. Added to that…Read More

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Venture Capital Firms Use Artificial Intelligence to Sift Through Investment Opportunities
March 13, 2018

Rarely late to the party, venture capital firms are using machine learning and artificial intelligence to sift through potential investments, and the results are impressive. Roberto Bonanzinga, co-founder of InReach Ventures, told the paper that his job “used to be about getting on a plane once a week and going to a different European city to try to find people who were doing interesting things. I would look at 50 companies a day, maybe 1,500 a month, and, of those, maybe 100 would get to the next level,” he said. “We would do one deal a month.” The full article…Read More

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Machine Learning and Its Role in Creating a Predictive Algorithm
March 8, 2018

Long-time reporter Bridget Botelho recently wrote an instructive article about the importance of Machine Learning (ML) in developing predictive analytics. “Machine learning is being used to create predictive algorithms for everything from stock market forecasts and customer prospecting to predicting when manufacturing equipment will fail and which patients are at risk of opioid abuse,” Botelho said. With all those applications, it is little wonder that “the C-suite want their IT teams to get going with machine learning projects.” To read the full article, visit:

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Google’s Appetite for Growth in AI Is Revealed in Its Looming Battle with Amazon
March 6, 2018

While the staging of Artificial Intelligence (AI) initiatives is all the rage at enterprises and startups across the country, AI is also top of mind at two of the world’s biggest companies – Google and Amazon. That was the story line reported recently in CNET, which examined how Google is bringing gadget maker Nest “back under its control as the search giant battles rivals Amazon and Apple in the rapidly expanding smart home market.” The full article can be read here:  

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Sophisticated Training Data Leads to AI Program that Spots Wildlife Poachers
March 1, 2018

Researchers at USC’s Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society have long been applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) to protect wildlife. Now, with the help of sophisticated training data, they have applied a breakthrough technology that will make a difference. Initially, computer scientists were using AI and game theory to anticipate the poachers’ hunts. The use of applied artificial intelligence and deep learning results in poachers being spotted in near real-time. Now, infrared cameras can distinguish between poachers and animals, since both give off heat. The full article can be read here:      

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Study Suggests The Better the Data, the Better the AI
February 23, 2018

Brigham Young University computer science professor David Wingate recently noted that as humans we know intuitively about the interplay of certain verbs and certain nouns. For example, when you walk into a room and you see a chair, your brain will tell you that you can sit in it, lift it up, move it, etc. But you wouldn’t consider drinking it, promoting it, or unlocking it, according to Wingate. That intuition, for the most part, doesn’t exist with computer artificial intelligence agents, who are good at identifying objects, but less so in knowing what to do with them. You can…Read More

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Irish Tech News Interviews Alegion CEO Nathaniel Gates about Company’s Success
January 5, 2018

Irish Tech News, dubbed by some as Europe’s version of Tech Crunch, recently highlighted Alegion CEO Nathaniel Gates in an interview feature. Among other things, Gates noted that Alegion “know hows to consistently produce exemplary training data by overlaying our own AI or by using proprietary algorithms to guarantee quality of crowdsourced data, or by employing a combination of both.” 

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