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AI in complex environments: the metaverse
Metaverse
The metaverse has prompted a lot of hype in recent years, but what is it exactly? AI expert Ivana Bartoletti takes a closer look at what the technology entails, and how it will likely affect people’s lives in the years to come.
Ivana Bartoletti  |  Sep 28 , 2022
The real reason self-driving vehicles will not succeed
Generic
Self-driving cars, or autonomous vehicles, have garnered a great deal of attention in recent years, and despite the huge amounts of money and resources pouring in, the industry continues to disappoint. Is a technological breakthrough imminent, or should one expect more underperformance?
Jeffrey Lee Funk  |  Sep 27 , 2022
AI is the future of what exactly?
New era
One often hears that AI is the future, and that it is poised to change the world in the coming years. However, such grandiose statements often lack clarity and are not helpful in trying to decipher which specific areas are advancing thanks to AI, which are lagging behind in the implementation of AI, and which are simply not living up to the hype.
Kirk Borne  |  Sep 26 , 2022
Smart manufacturing’s great convergence: Industry 4.0
Emerging markets
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is transforming the way manufacturers address some of their biggest challenges, including labor shortages, supply chain management, and workplace safety. What ramifications will this have going forward?
Azaz Faruki, Doug Mehl, Nick Anderson  |  Sep 23 , 2022
The pursuit of the right to speech with AI
Generic
In today’s society, many people are unable to make their voices heard, either because of repression, social issues, or physical disabilities. AI, however, holds the potential to change this situation for the better.
Disha Ganguli  |  Sep 22 , 2022
Imaginary Friends 3: ‘Capital Punishment?’
Metaverse
‘Artificial Intelligence’ and ‘Machine Learning’ depend on, among other things, the language used by humans. Four imaginary friends discuss the many uncertainties that creates.
Nigel Morris-Cotterill  |  Sep 21 , 2022
Deep learning finds depression on social media
Cognition
This paper demonstrates a comparative performance of the various machine learning models used to classify tweets, which helps detect early signs of depression using computing tools, statistical analysis, linguistic feature extraction techniques, and machine-learning algorithms. Keywords—twitter, data mining, twins, Natural Language Processing, sentiment analysis, neural networks, LSTM.
Parisa Naraei  |  Sep 20 , 2022
Ongoing AI governance initiatives and possible next steps
Governance
Regulation of AI systems and automated decision-making is gleaning more attention in global legislative, policy, regulatory and professional circles. The world is seeing a proliferation of initiatives as AI and Big Data support swift developments across almost every area - especially in health.
Ivana Bartoletti  |  Sep 19 , 2022
AI aids Nigeria’s health data collection, processing, and storage
Generic
Quality of healthcare and its outcomes have long lagged in Nigeria. Sluggish AI adoption, above all in data management, is partly to blame. Solving this problem would also do much to tackle other problems confronting Africa’s top economy and most populous nation.
Jacia Ebubechi  |  Sep 16 , 2022
Telemedicine abounds, and is here to stay
Optimization
Telemedicine, although not a new phenomenon, has seen rapid, widespread adoption across the US since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many previous hurdles to this have largely been swept away, and attitudes toward telemedicine have also changed, making it more likely it is here to stay. As it evolves and improves, it is also set to become more applicable to an even broader array of medical fields.
Jennifer Dunphy  |  Sep 15 , 2022
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Kirk Borne
Kirk Borne
Kirk Borne is chief science officer at AI startup DataPrime and founder of Data Leadership Group. He provides thought leadership, global speaking, content creation, mentoring, training, and strategy consulting in data science, machine learning, and AI across multiple disciplines.
Rutwik Shah
Rutwik Shah
Rutwik Shah is a physician scientist turned product leader. He builds clinical AI applications that aid physicians and improve patient outcomes at the Center for Clinical Data Science, Mass General and Brigham hospital. Rutwik is also active in the health-tech startup ecosystem, primarily through his advisory role at Berkeley Skydeck.
Richard Dasselaar
Richard Dasselaar
Richard Dasselaar is an expert in digital health strategy and his focus is on the integration of medical AI into our global and regional health technology ecosystems for the timely identification of disease and to bring superior care to those who need it.
Sonish Sivarajkuma
Sonish Sivarajkuma
Sonish Sivarajkuma is a PhD Candidate at the School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh. His research focuses on natural language processing as well as machine learning applications in healthcare. He was previously a senior data scientist at the IQVIA AI Centre of Excellence.
Semih Kumluk
Semih Kumluk
Semih Kumluk counsels Middle Eastern leaders and executives on digital transformation. He launched the first AI certification program in the Middle East with PwC. He has led Unilever innovation project teams and built a number of Data Science and AI communities at Turkcell.
Gary Marcus
Gary Marcus
Gary Marcus is a scientist, best-selling author, and serial entrepreneur. He is the founder of Robust.AI and Geometric.AI, acquired by Uber. He is well-known for his challenges to contemporary AI, anticipating many of the current problems decades in advance, and for his research in human language development.An Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Neural Science at NYU, he is the author of five books, Rebooting AI (with Ernest Davis), The Algebraic Mind, Kluge, The Birth of the Mind, and Guitar Zero, and has often contributed to The New Yorker, Wired, and The New York Times.His most recent book, co-authored with Ernest Davis, Rebooting AI, is one of Forbes’s 7 Must Read Books in AI.
Eduard Musinschi
Eduard Musinschi
Eduard Musinschi is a specialist in digital health and founder of longevity organizations www.lifetimeaward.org and Telewellness UK. He is one of the initiators of the American Association of Precision Medicine’s Coronavirus Task Force.
Aditi Hazra
Aditi Hazra
Aditi Hazra, an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, is a cancer genomics researcher and humanitarian with training as an EMT and experience in refugee health.
Yanis Varoufakis
Yanis Varoufakis
Yanis Varoufakis, a former finance minister of Greece, is leader of the MeRA25 party and Professor of Economics at the University of Athens.
David Wood
David Wood
David W. Wood was one of the pioneers of the smartphone industry, co-founding Symbian in 1998. Software written by his teams has been included on half a billion smartphones. He has chaired London Futurists since 2008 and is the author or lead editor of 11 books on futurist and technoprogressive topics.