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”

“Platforms and Ecosystems, how to build an Internet of Things business?” – Presented by Bob van Luijt, Kubrickology

“Platforms and Ecosystems, how to build an Internet of Things business?” – Presented by Bob van Luijt, Kubrickology, at Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference, Nov 15, 2016, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

The Internet has opened a tremendous amount of new business opportunities and the Internet of Things promises even more. In this talk, I will present a framework that can be used to enhance an organization in the digital realm. We will look at the now, near future and distant future. We can see how this framework applies to large companies and what the value of connected devices, data, and software is in this context. Continue reading ““Platforms and Ecosystems, how to build an Internet of Things business?” – Presented by Bob van Luijt, Kubrickology”

“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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EU urges industry to speed the commercial rollout of connected and automated driving technologies

Europe should be the first to deploy connected and automated driving, said Günther Oettinger, EU commissioner for digital economy and society, as he unveiled plans for an EU-wide rollout of the supporting technologies to representatives of the car and telecoms industries at the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona this week.

Oettinger called on the industry to lay plans for “a cross-border virtual network” supporting the adoption of driverless cars. While admitting the commission has not figured out all the technical, financial and legislative details, Oettinger insisted on moving swiftly. “It needs further underpinning […], but my aim is to go forward and to deploy fast,” he said. Continue reading “EU urges industry to speed the commercial rollout of connected and automated driving technologies”

New Project to Ensure Vast Sensor Networks of the Future are Dependable

New Project to Ensure Vast Sensor Networks of the Future are Dependable

Professor Julie McCann from the Department of Computing at Imperial is one of the lead collaborators on project called Science of Sensor Systems Software, to make sensor networks more reliable.

Colin Smith caught up with Professor McCann to find out more about sensor networks and why we should sit up and take notice of this new project. Continue reading “New Project to Ensure Vast Sensor Networks of the Future are Dependable”