Six predictions on how AI will advance in 2018 – and beyond

Progress in artificial intelligence (AI) has leapt forward in the past two years, fuelled by developments in machine learning and data processing.For ambitious brands, 2018 will be the year they experiment with AI and begin developing competitive advantages. It’s crucial they do: The rate of change is rapid, and businesses that don’t build expertise will fall behind.Following are the top six areas of AI on which business leaders should focus in 2018.1. Better Understanding Of ContextData is the lifeblood of AI—the…...
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Finance and artificial intelligence are going ‘fintech’ and open source

It makes sense for large technology companies like Google and Microsoft to open source AI and machine learning solutions because they have overlapping vertical interests in providing vast cloud services. These come into play when a certain machine learning library becomes popular and users deploy it on the cloud and so forth. It is less clear why financial services companies, which play a much more directly correlated zero-sum game, would open up code that they paid the engineering team to…...
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