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How open source is accelerating innovation in AI

No other technology has captured the world’s imagination quite like AI, and there is perhaps no other that has been as disruptive. AI has already transformed the lives of people and businesses and will continue to do so in endless ways as more startups uncover its potential. According to a recent study, venture capital funding for AI startups in the UK increased by more than 200 percent last year, while a Stanford University study observed a 14-times increase in the number of AI startups worldwide in the last two years.


Will AI ever be emotionally intelligent?

Being able to understand another’s emotions is undeniably a vital and defining characteristic for anyone looking to be successful in a customer-facing role.

But as we enter a new digital era, artificial intelligence (AI)-supported technology like chatbots are increasingly automating more of the customer experience. And more is on its way, from AI that can decipher good from bad calls, to machine learning that can translate phone conversations in real time.


ad:tech 2019: How technology is enhancing one-to-one cultural experiences

Ahead of Eleni Sarla’s presentation at ad:tech London in September, Techerati sat down with the self-described culture vulture to discover how she is finding her new leadership role, why she decided to move from a media agency to an arts and entertainment specialist, and how technology is being used to heighten one-to-one cultural experiences.


AI at the edge – challenges and opportunities

The convergence of AI and edge computing is still in its infancy, but together they hold the potential to revolutionise the lives of consumers and businesses alike. But it is not a marriage without its challenges.


eCommerce Expo 2019: How Simon Calvert helped Bonmarché balance machine learning with human intelligence

As of this summer, the fashion retailer is using machine learning to ensure it has the right stock, in the right place, at the right time. Techerati talked to eCommerce Expo speaker Simon Calvert about his role in helping the retailer intelligently pre-empt markdown.


TFM 2019: Leveraging MarTech to deliver frictionless customer experience

Today, consumers expect more from the brands they choose to follow and engage with and are demanding smarter and savvier experiences. Big businesses are using customer insight in elevating the customer experience but, marketing technology (MarTech) presents a unique challenge. How can companies create personal, one-on-one long-lasting relationships with customers while deploying digital, automated technology that all but eliminates the human factor?


3 ways to secure your business against future cyber threats
Ahead of his presentation at Cloud Expo Asia in Singapore, Steve Ng, Lead, digital platform operations at Mediacorp Singapore, explains how organisations can prime themselves for evolving cyber threats Cyber security is a challenging field with a broad spectrum of technologies, threats, processes and zero-day exploits, one where both good and bad actors are searching... Read More

AI and cyber security: Separating hype from reality
Is artificial intelligence revolutionising cyber security or is it just another brick in the wall? Pascal Geenens, security evangelist for Radware, thinks there’s cause for caution when it comes to AI If we’re to believe the most enthusiastic backers of AI-led cyber security, trained security specialists could soon be replaced with sci-fi like defences that... Read More

Kubernetes – from internal project to world leader
Kubernetes’s flexibility and ability to evolve means it will continue to be at the heart of cutting-edge technologies like 5G and IoT, writes Carmine Rimi, Canonical Kubernetes, the container orchestration system for automating application deployment, recently celebrated its fifth birthday. Starting life as an internal project at Google, Kubernetes has grown to become the largest... Read More

For truly intelligent cyber security, pair AI with humans
It’s the human plus technology combination that can truly tackle today’s spectrum of cyber threats, writes Alex Jinivizian, VP of strategy, eSentire AI is all the rage, purported as the next big thing due to the dramatic increase in speed, automation and efficiency in projects that implement it. But the practical benefits of AI—significant acceleration... Read More

The competitive edge of ethical AI
Responsible use of AI is poised to become a key business differentiator. Techerati spoke to Michael Natusch, global head of AI at Prudential, to learn about the benefits that come with responsible AI development For smaller companies seeking to replicate the successes that tech giants have had with deep learning, it can be tempting to... Read More

Unmasking Adversarial AI with Pin-Yu Chen

Machine learning researchers are not solely concerned with improving the accuracy of models. They want to know how they can be corrupted and undermined – a research agenda that warrants more attention. Techerati spoke to an IBM researcher at the heart of it.



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