New EU data privacy rules could affect business working with AI

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New EU data privacy rules could affect business working with AI

Europe’s data privacy rules could drastically affect businesses working with artificial intelligence. The new European Union’s rules related to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect in May 2018.

The new rules could pose problems for companies who are working with AI and expanding their operations in Europe. The gathering and use of data is fundamental in training artificial intelligence and using the technology to answer questions.

Thanks to the rise of IoT, companies from sports brands to pharmaceutical corporations are gathering more data than ever. The upcoming regulations crack down on data ‘profiling’, the ability of companies to use automation to determine characteristics of individual users. Continue reading “New EU data privacy rules could affect business working with AI”

The rise of automation & AI to trigger a demand in skilled thinkers

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The rise of automation & AI to trigger a demand in skilled thinkers

There’s another high-level skill that will also be needed. A point raised in the Aspen discussions was the problematic and inherent biases that may be embedded in AI, and thus, too much trust being placed in machines with flawed, or even dangerous, logic. The ability to design inherent biases out of AI systems, and to provide critical thinking over and above automated decisions, is is a skill area that needs to be developed and brought into every organization considering AI.

“With the rise of automation, you definitely have conversations about jobs that are going to be lost,” says Joy Buolamwini, founder of the Algorithmic Justice League at MIT Media Lab. “But I think something we’re not talking as much about is who then become the gatekeepers for the jobs that are there? Even now, you have automated systems going through applications for jobs, looking for specific patterns. Those specific patterns might reflect prejudice in selection from prior decision makers. So now what you do is you embed that prejudice, potentially, if you’re not intentional about checking for bias or trying to take measures to ensure fairness. Data is destiny. If you have biased data, you’re destined to have bias in your outcomes or your predictions if it’s left unchecked.” Continue reading “The rise of automation & AI to trigger a demand in skilled thinkers”

“Graphene as an enabler for flexible, transparent and wearable sensors” – Presented by Frank Koppens, ICFO – Institute of Photonic Sciences

Graphene and graphene-related materials (GRMs) are ideal materials for flexible electronic components, as graphene is inherent ultra-thin, flexible, elastic and almost completely transparent. Graphene-based photonic sensors have a remarkable performance and can be used for pollution sensing, security, night vision, automotive as well as health and fitness monitoring. ICFO has demonstrated wearable photonic sensors for fitness monitoring, such as heart rate and blood oxygen saturation. These ultra-thin and wearable demonstrator devices were demonstrated recently at the mobile world congress in Barcelona. In the near-future, more fitness and health markers will become available, with the potential to predict illness, fatigue etc.

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“The connected racecar” – Presented by Oscar Meijer, URE & Jeroen Elie, McCoy & Partners

Every year the URE (University Racing Eindhoven) team builds a new high-tech revolutionary electronic Formula-style racing car. During the Formula Students events, all over the world, their hard work is put to the test. The drive for being the very best comes from a passion for engineering within the teams. Every year they think of new concepts to improve their performances. For racing season 2015-1016 IoT techniques are added to gain a better insight how the racecar and the driver are performing during tests and during the race. With these insights critical car parts can be monitored and the driver can be coached to ride the perfect lap. Continue reading ““The connected racecar” – Presented by Oscar Meijer, URE & Jeroen Elie, McCoy & Partners”

Artificial Intelligence to Be Used for Improving Hospital Care

Massachusetts General Hospital is buying into deep learning artificial intelligence, and it will use Nvidia’s new DGX-1 deep-learning supercomputer.

Nvidia is partnering with the MGH Clinical Data Science Center, which wants to advance health care with AI to improve the detection, diagnosis, treatment, and management of diseases. Continue reading “Artificial Intelligence to Be Used for Improving Hospital Care”

“What We Learned Designing Connected Products” – Presented by Koen van Niekerk, VanBerlo

VanBerlo will share 10 different insights gained, which we find are vital in developing successful connected products. Each insight is illustrated with “making-of” examples of real products by the award-winning design agency.

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Travel and hospitality connected data is like snow

I should have expected it! The end of January/beginning of February always seems to bring some kind of major snow event in the East. Here in Cary, NC we experienced only a couple of inches of snow, but that snow covered a solid inch of ice underneath. Several hundred miles north, my daughter walked through almost two feet of snow at her college campus in Philadelphia. And it got me thinking…

Data is like snow; or better, data is like any kind of precipitation. Small amounts of data can cause headaches and, in our case, muscle aches, as we tried to crack through the inch of ice under our snow in Cary to clear our driveway. But when a lot of data comes at you fast and furiously, like the snow falling during the recent blizzard, you have to deal with both the volume and the velocity of the data. The Washington Post reported an average of more than 20 inches of snow in 2-3 days across 68 square miles equaling almost 3.5 billion cubic feet of snow. Continue reading “Travel and hospitality connected data is like snow”

Wi-Fi for smartwatches, Internet-enabled coffee makers and whatever other connected appliance you might fancy

There are plenty of blockades between now and the connected-device future that’s been so long on the horizon. One of these is Wi-Fi, which has limitations that keep connected devices from connecting quite as efficiently as they could. Now, there’s a plan in place to fix it. Continue reading “Wi-Fi for smartwatches, Internet-enabled coffee makers and whatever other connected appliance you might fancy”

The IoT is definitely making an impact and helping the field service industry

In the age of the IoT, smartphones, laptops, tablets, and the rest of the mobile technology are no longer just a mere device. They have become tools as crucial to the field engineer as the tape measure. While mobile platforms evolve, the IoT is expected to deliver a wealth of functionalities and information we used to only dream of a couple of years back. Continue reading “The IoT is definitely making an impact and helping the field service industry”