No need to annoy an AI & Data champion

There was no need to annoy Jean-Philippe Desbiolles, Vice-Président Global Cognitive, AI & Data Leader for Financial Services at IBM. Hearing too much nonsense about Artificial Intelligence, he armed himself with a frank and direct pen to write his truths on the topic, in a book entitled “AI will be what you make of it” (L’IA sera ce que tu en feras). Lovers of tongue-in-cheek interviews and shock formulas, these next few lines are for you.   Hi Jean-Philippe, so why did you write this book... now?  I’d had enough! For too long, pitches on Artificial Intelligence have been either completely alarmist either blessed-yes. They prevent from a real adoption and development of AI. Above all, they take away our sense of responsibility. After more than 10 years of experience in this domain, where I had the chance to carry out projects in the US, Asia and Europe, it was time to share this experience;...


Posted By:    Category: AI, Blog, Interview    Date: February 18, 2020

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Worried about Artificial Intelligence taking over? How collaboration may be the answer

What is the true face of Artificial Intelligence (AI)? Can it bring many benefits? Unhesitatingly, yes. Can it bring any harm? Alarmingly, yes. A thorough and detailed study of the most prominent AI interfaces from Google to Uber was conducted by us.The study highlighted familiar, and widely used and accepted AI such as IBM’s Watson, Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, and Google Assistant. It shows us exactly how alarming this state of affairs has become.   The situation is serious and it may prove good advice to regain control before it’s too late. This is because we have yet to invent the ultimate matrix designed to construct the best possible scenario of collaboration between human and machine. May this first draft of such a matrix begin the conversation. Why humans must learn to collaborate with machines Artificial Intelligence is everywhere these days. It has invaded our homes. It has invaded...


Posted By:    Category: AI, Blog    Date: February 17, 2020

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Data Science: The Fourth Paradigm of Modern Science

Data Science is a multi-disciplinary approach towards extracting structured and unstructured information as well as solutions from enormous amounts of unmapped data. It is often termed as the trendiest emerging frontier of cutting-edge modern scientific research. However, the problem that many modern industries face is data deluge, something too huge for traditional data mining methods to overcome.   The term ‘Data Science’ did not emerge until the late 2010s. Simply put, it combines statistics, algorithms, processes, mathematical skills and even business acumen to create solutions for new-age problems. A lot of related disciplines go into Data Science, including mathematics, computer science and statistics, besides Business Intelligence (BI) and Predictive Modelling. Award-winning scientists like Jim Gray have asserted that Data Science is about to change the way information technology affects...


Posted By:    Category: AI, Blog, Data Science    Date: June 17, 2019

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Can an AI teach English to us?

What if an AI could teach English to everyone? This is the underlying assumption behind a test made in collaboration between MIT Auto-Id Lab and ABA English's linguists. For the first time, the Amazon's assistant Alexa has been used to simulate a human conversation in order to discover proficiency in English and practice speaking.   For people learning English all over the world, who wish to discover their proficiency in English and practice speaking, the English Test for Alexa Echo Show, is the only English-language proficiency test based on interacting vocally with Alexa which assesses your level of English by simulating a human conversation. Contrary to all other digital language level tests available today, English Test on Alexa is the first test to assess English proficiency by simulating a human conversation. 1. Hi Maria Perillo and Brian...


Posted By:    Category: AI, Blog, Interview    Date: May 28, 2018

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