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Adopting AI in Healthcare: What barriers need to be overcome?
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AI in healthcare is finally moving beyond speculation and is set to bring possibilities that extend past providing diagnostic assistance to doctors. In fact, according to an Accenture report, growth in the AI healthcare market is expected to reach $6.6 billion by 2021, a compound annual growth rate of 40 percent. By Mikael Huss, Data Scientist at Peltarion.

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AI, RPA and ML – the three most powerful acronyms changing the face of financial services

Thanks to their intricate IT architectures and the sheer amount of highly sensitive data involved, the financial and insurance industries are both considered slow when it comes to digital transformation. This has made it problematic for high street banks and insurers to run as fast as the new FinTechs currently stealing market share, such as Monzo and Starling. By Grant Caley, CTO, NetApp UK and Ireland.

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Machine learning and AI are transforming employee workloads for all the right reasons

Advancements in technologies such as machine learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are growing in the workplace – to the benefit of employees who are able to work more efficiently and intelligently than ever before. Dr Davide Zilli, Director of Client Services at Mind Foundry, explains how these tools are helping reduce time-consuming tasks, freeing up human expertise to be used where it is most effective.

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AI skills are essential for businesses, and you can’t just wait for universities for produce new talent
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There’s a global shortage of artificial intelligence (AI) talent; labour markets all over the world can’t keep up with demand for developers, mathematicians and scientists who can create new and innovative AI technology. By Professor Daniel Kroening, CEO and co-founder of the AI start-up Diffblue.

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Smart Cities: Increasing the Sustainability of Urban Spaces

The effects of climate change are seen on an ever-larger scale and governments are increasingly putting policies in place and setting emission targets in an effort to stop temperatures rising. As highlighted by edie, 70% of the global energy demand is currently used by cities and it is predicted that an additional 2.5 billion people will be living in cities by 2050. Looking at these statistics, solutions to decrease the environmental impact of cities while improving the quality of life for residents are increasingly in demand. Implementing smart technology aims to achieve this and as a result ‘smart cities’ are developing worldwide. By Graeme Ross, UK & EMEA Sales Director, Resource Data Management.

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De-bunking the myths of AI cyber security

Artificial Intelligence is widely perceived as ‘the next big thing’ in cyber security. But with many providers attempting to jump on board and jostle to use the latest industry buzzword, services are being incorrectly marketed as ‘AI-based’, leading to much confusion. By Neil Kell, Director of Evolve Secure Solutions, part of the CSI group.

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How AI will move the commercial vehicle industry forward

For decades, businesses have used new technologies to forge connections in new markets and help scale their supply chain networks globally. As a result of this exponential growth, demand has risen for new solutions that can combat the growing complexity of supply chain networks, whilst simultaneously driving innovation to remain competitive in the face of rising end-user expectations. The deployment of technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning are two examples of the innovations that can offer fleet operators a competitive edge, and the introduction of these technologies is fuelling a wave of disruption across multiple industries involved in supply chain networks. By Alessandro Lori, PhD, Head of Data Products, Verizon Connect.

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How Cognitive Bias Leads to Reasoning Errors in Cybersecurity

Forcepoint’s Dr Margaret Cunningham shares insight on how human bias can impact decision making and business outcomes, offering unique guidance on overcoming bias through human understanding combined with advanced behavioural analytics.

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Empowering the Manufacturing Industry Through Decentralised AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) is making its presence felt in every aspect of our daily lives—from the new breed of virtual assistants in our homes, to the spam filters that eliminate unwanted spam emails from our inboxes. As AI algorithms—and the computing power that drives them—improve year-on-year, their ability to positively transform the world in which we live is unquestionable. In fact, PwC predicts that AI could contribute up to $15.7 trillion to the global economy by 2030[1]. By Andy Coussins, senior vice president and head of international at Epicor Software.

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Aircraft maintenance data: a revolution in waiting?

Over the years, advancements in technology have been such that the ability to monitor, record, stream and analyse in-flight data has developed at a rapid rate. By Chris Knight, Senior Associate, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman.

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Five ways businesses can benefit from automation

IT automation has been on the rise massively in the past few years, offering some big benefits in efficiency and productivity. Brett Cheloff, VP at ConnectWise Automate discusses the major advantages and future of IT automation.

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AI will revolutionise IT services – so how can the industry prepare?

Our home lives are increasingly filled with a proliferation of smart devices and apps designed to meet our needs and answer our whims almost instantaneously. Services such as Alexa and Siri mean that simply speaking aloud will instantly fetch information or fulfil a task. This trend at home is reflected in the professional world, with workers beginning to expect the same instant gratification for their workplace needs, and accordingly self-service and automation have become essential for all IT service desks. By Scott Gainey, CMO at Cherwell.

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AI Technologies, Practical Use Cases and the Road to Adoption

Once limited to science fiction movies and conversations about what could be, artificial intelligence (AI) now has use cases that touch virtually every area of an organization. McKinsey Global Institute recently released a discussion paper that dives into the potential contributions of AI to the global economy and its impact on various industries. McKinsey estimates that about 70 percent of organizations will be using at least one type of AI technology by 2030. Increased adoption could add $13 trillion to the economy during that period and boost global GDP by 1.2 percent each year. By Marcus Doran – VP & GM at Rahi Systems, Europe

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3 steps for successful AI adoption

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation has opened new levels of cost savings and efficiency to businesses worldwide, with the potential of driving the fourth industrial revolution. Automation already revolutionised business processes across the majority of industries, from manufacturing to retail, transport and healthcare. By Carmine Rimi, AI Product Manager at Canonical - the company behind Ubuntu.

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Smart city travel – what can we expect?

According to the UN, 68% of us will be living in urban areas by 2050. It’s vital therefore, we have the right infrastructure and services in place to support the needs of this growing urban population. By Safa Alkateb, CEO of Autocab.

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