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The next trillion-dollar business: personal AI assistants - part 1
Metaverse
Seldom in the swiftly evolving tech world does one get to say: ‘I told you so.’ With Dall-E, LaMDA, ChatGPT-type AI systems in 2022, The Yuan contributor Satyen K. Bordoloi says just that as - in a three-part series - he outlines how AI personal assistants will storm and transform the world, leading to the next trillion-dollar business.
Satyen K. Bordoloi  |  Feb 08 , 2023
Imaginary Friends 5: ‘The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers’
Metaverse
This time, the four imaginary friends gather together once more to consider the importance of precision in language as they examine vocabulary, grammar, and inflection. Imprecise language can be especially problematic with AI, which can easily get confused and spit out answers or take actions that are incorrect.
Nigel Morris-Cotterill  |  Feb 07 , 2023
Is Microsoft’s big bet on OpenAI a slam dunk or long shot?
New era
Amid the razzmatazz surrounding ChatGPT, several big players like Microsoft are wagering on this and other promising AI tech. This is risky but not necessarily foolhardy. The coming months will show whether these investments prove wise, says best-selling AI author, entrepreneur, and NYU Prof Gary Marcus.
Gary Marcus  |  Feb 06 , 2023
Amazon’s satanic mills
Emerging markets
Amazon is among the biggest and most successful companies, with a data-driven, logistics-centered innovation that brings convenience to billions. Yet the current cost of living crisis and the firm’s brutal working conditions - workers routinely underpaid and mistreated - cast doubt on the sustainability of its business model if fully automating many tasks now performed by humans or raising its profitability and efficiency without exploitation prove difficult.
Antara Haldar  |  Feb 03 , 2023
Is ChatGPT really a ‘code red’ for Google Search? Maybe not
New era
ChatGPT has lately been the focus of a great deal of buzz and great expectations, though its real capabilities and limitations also warrant attention, especially when compared to Google’s search engine. AI scientist, best-selling author, and serial entrepreneur Gary Marcus cuts through all the ballyhoo in quest of answers.
Gary Marcus  |  Feb 02 , 2023
Purpose and intent: AI predictions, prescriptions, and causation in medicine - Part 1
Optimization
This is an introduction of a nine-part series on predictive and prescriptive AI and ML models in medicine. It introduces key terminology, shows how analytics are used, and the differing levels of human intervention needed, and highlights how clinicians working with AI and ML achieve optimal results, as data science expert and It’s All Analytics founder Scott Burk expounds.
Scott Burk  |  Feb 01 , 2023
Deep generative models deploy in radiology
New era
Generative models are hot items in tech news today. Stable Diffusion and Midjourney - which create amazing artwork - and ChatGPT, which writes excellent essays for an input prompt - have astounded many. Similar models are also in the works for healthcare - especially for radiology - to address their real-world challenges. ML developer and medical student Moein Shariatnia sketches a brief history of deep generative models and explains how they work and their use in medical imaging.
Moein Shariatnia  |  Jan 31 , 2023
Future import of Europe’s latest AI achievements
Generic
Europe rules in setting up a pioneering legal framework governing the use of AI. AI Prof Patrick Glauner highlights key developments in Europe - R&D, innovation, startups, and political and regulatory initiatives and their future portent.
Patrick Glauner  |  Jan 30 , 2023
China can avert viral destruction in three ways
Game-changers
China recently ended its zero-COVID policy. Unfortunately, the ensuing wave of COVID-19 cases was worsened by the greater contagiousness of the latest strain and is overwhelming the country’s healthcare system—especially in rural areas ill-equipped for the outbreak. The situation is dire, but China can still avert damage and prepare for future viral surges.
Jennifer Dunphy  |  Jan 27 , 2023
Google's new AI tool drives equity for darker skin tones
Optimization
Millions of people search the web daily for images that reflect their unique dermatological needs, but scarce data under-represents people of color and other marginalized populations. The Yuan’s Oladimeji Ewumi relates how Harvard Prof Ellis Monk and Google Research teamed to redress this inequity.
Oladimeji Ewumi  |  Jan 26 , 2023
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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 techno-progressive topics.