#Artificial Neural Networks
  • Top 10 Business Functions That Are Ready To Use Artificial Intelligence

    Apr 12, 2020

    In the grand scheme of things, artificial intelligence (AI) is still in the very early stages of adoption by most organizations. However, most leaders are quite excited to implement AI into the company’s business functions to start realizing its extraordinary benefits. While we have no way of knowing all the ways artificial intelligence and machine learning will ultimately impact business functions, here are 10 business functions that are ready to use artificial intelligence.

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  • After coronavirus, AI could be central to our new normal

    Apr 8, 2020

    When we came out of the financial crisis of 2008, cloud computing kicked into high gear and started to become a pervasive, transformational technology. The current COVID-19 crisis could provide a similar inflection point for AI applications. While the implications of AI continue to be debated on the world stage, the rapid onset of a global health crisis and concomitant recession will accelerate its impact.

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  • Google Cloud releases COVID-19 data sets to foster coronavirus-fighting AI models

    Mar 30, 2020

    In an effort to help fight the spread of the novel coronavirus, which is projected to infect millions of people in the U.S. alone, Google today launched the COVID-19 Public Datasets program, which will host a repository of public data sets that relate to the crisis and make them free to access and analyze.

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  • A neural network can help spot Covid-19 in chest x-rays

    Mar 25, 2020

    An open-access neural network called COVID-Net, released to the public this week, could help researchers around the world in a joint effort to develop an AI tool that can test people for COVID-19.

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  • How Baidu is bringing AI to the fight against coronavirus

    Mar 13, 2020

    Scientific and medical communities worldwide are using AI to understand and contain Covid-19, treat infected patients, and ultimately develop vaccines that prevent future outbreaks.

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  • AI will be unstoppable with market value to jump 457% by 2025

    Mar 11, 2020

    The global AI software market will be an unstoppable force in the coming years, with a 457% leap in market value from 22.6 billion this year to USD$126 billion in 2025, according to Learnbonds. As a result of this, one in five workers in a non-routine job will rely on AI for at least part of their role.

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  • AI 100: The Artificial Intelligence Startups Redefining Industries

    Mar 3, 2020

    The AI 100 is CB Insights’ annual ranking of the 100 most promising AI startups in the world. This year’s winning companies include startups working on synthetic voice, quantum machine learning, protein modeling, and more.

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  • AI startup Cresta launches from stealth with millions from Greylock and a16z

    Feb 4, 2020

    AI is poised to change how we work and investors are deciding which use cases make the most sense to put their money into right now.

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  • AI startups raised $18.5 billion in 2019, setting new funding record

    Jan 24, 2020

    While overall U.S. venture capital funding dipped in 2019, the artificial intelligence sector bucked this trend by reaching a new annual high for money raised by startups.

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  • Health AI startups netted a record $4B in funding last year

    Jan 24, 2020

    Healthcare AI startups received $4 billion in funding last year across 367 deals, according to intelligence platform CB Insights. That’s an almost 50% jump in cash from 2018, which saw almost $2.7 billion across 264 deals.

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  • Issue 20 - As the COVID-19 pandemic increases the need for touchless environments, from frontline workers to everyday commerce, robotics takes center stage.

    COVID-19 and the Golden Age of Robotics

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  • Issue 20 - Azafran Portfolio Case Study: Emoshape

    Emoshape emotion synthesis chip (EPU) technology represents a massive leap for AI

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