Artificial Intelligence or the so-called AI is not only changing lives, but disrupting industries today. Despite the incapacities, AI is considered as a key enabler which reduces the burden and makes life easy by automating things.
From a business perspective, leveraging AI helps companies become more proactive for better decision making for the future and improving customer experience. In fact AI has the potential to promote greater efficiency, output, less interruption, and, ultimately, higher revenue across businesses of all shapes and sizes. Companies are in most parts experiencing a never-ending demand for convenience from customers. This has certainly been characterized by the increase in AI-driven tools. This calls for a need to integrate upskilling/reskilling programs into their AI implementation strategies to truly realize the value that comes when human and digital workforces come together. Moreover, the success of using AI for good depends upon trust, and that trust can only be built over time with the utmost adherence to ethical principles and practices. In this edition of Technology Innovators, we introduce to you the Top AI CEOs of 2020. We hope this issue will help you explore more into the latest AI-driven tools, its successful implementation, and also gain the insights from Top AI leaders who has enabled the technology to potentially solve some of the world’s greatest challenges as well as enhance the quality of their business.
Steve Gu Cofounder & CEO
AiFi is an AI technology company automating the world’s stores for retailers and brands of all sizes, from small footprint pop-up stores to supermarkets.
Jack Kokko CEO and Founder
AlphaSense is an AI-powered business insights platform that is transforming the way companies uncover insights and make critical decisions.
Abraham Heifets CEO & Co-Founder
Atomwise develops artificial intelligence systems using powerful deep learning algorithms and supercomputers for drug discovery.
Akshay Sabhikhi, CEO
CognitiveScale is a provider of enterprise Cognitive Cloud™ software, a new class of big data interpretation and machine learning systems, which accelerate decision making, enhance customer engagement and improve employee productivity.
Eyal Golan Co-founder & CEO
Florian Douetteau Co-Founder & CEO
Dataiku develops Data Science Studio, the tool that lets data scientists and analysts do machine learning on any (dirty) data.
Jeremy Achin, CEO
DataRobot is the leader in enterprise AI, delivering trusted AI technology and ROI enablement services to global enterprises competing in today’s Intelligence Revolution.
Daniela Braga Founder & CEO
DefinedCrowd develops a Crowd-as-a-Service intelligent data platform intended to accelerate enterprise data training and modeling.
Jean-Francois Gagne Founder & CEO
Element AI is an artificial intelligence company that gives organizations unparalleled access to cutting-edge technology.
Timothy Bean Founder & CEO
Fortem Technologies is a privately held, venture backed company that delivers ultra small C-SWAP radar to enable the autonomous revolution.
Scott Voigt Co-Founder & CEO
FullStory is a customer experience data app that captures all customer experience data in one powerful and easy-to-use platform.
Peter Brodsky CEO & Co-Founder
HyperScience’s proprietary machine learning solution extracts and transcribes handwritten, cursive script, and machine printed text with up to 95% automation and over 99.5% accuracy, helping enterprises reduce costs, streamline operations, and drive new business and revenue opportunities.
Jan Erik Solem Co-Founder, CEO
Mapillary is the street-level imagery platform that scales and automates mapping using collaboration, cameras, and computer vision.
Massimiliano Versace CEO, President & Co-Founder
Neurala is the deep learning neural network software company behind The Neurala Brain.
Husayn Kassai Co-Founder & CEO
Onfido’s AI-based identity verification assesses whether a user’s ID is genuine, then compares it against their facial biometrics.
Olcan Sercinoglu Co-Founder and CEO
Scaled Inference is a U.S.-based company that operates in stealth mode and offers artificial intelligence as a cloud service.
Adam Odessky Co-Founder and CEO
Sensely’s platform leverages natural user interfaces to intelligently connect insurance plan members with advice and services.
Jeremy Jawish Co-Founder and CEO
Shift Technology leverages the best of data science to automatically detect networks of fraudsters in insurance.
Medical sector is growing at a great speed with the solution of various diseases which were unknown till now. The development is maximum based on digital technology and is giving rise to huge amount of digital data and automated services too. Artificial intelligence was earlier discovered for several well-known digital platforms for simplifying their process and serve more effectively to their users without any manual assistance, such as recognizing images on social media platform and giving automated suggestions on search engine result page. Sooner this advancement made small steps towards medical industry and artificial intelligence within no time was deployed in the medical sector for various processes and the major part of medical stream which is sorted and made swift with the help of AI is disease diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Radiology: On time diagnosis of a disease can give effective solutions for the disease and can be really helpful to avoid the life risk included with the disease. Artificial intelligence has given a prompt solution for this by automating the image analysis and diagnosis.
Artificial intelligence and robotics are two distinct sectors but in the advancement of robotics there is a great role of AI. Well, Artificial Intelligence has worked at a great level for various sectors and has brought amazing transformations too. And when we talk about robotics, artificial intelligences act as the backbone for it. Now question might be how artificial intelligence can empower robotics? The answer you will get if you think which type of robot do you require? The one to which you need to feed command for every single ask, or the one which can grow itself, learn, and take decision required for the abased on the provided criteria. Thus, the impact of artificial intelligence on robotics is massive which is nowhere going to be slow down the pace of development. The major application of AI in robotics is to enhance the automation capabilities of various industries. Sense and response: Automation is being used in various business industries since several years but the traditional robots were bond to pick an object from a specified location and the further process to be followed as the predetermined data feed in the system.
There is no dearth of jobs for qualified people in the market. Especially, if you have the knowledge and desire to make a significant difference in the market. Technologies like Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) have already established the foothold in the market. Both of these technologies have the power to reform the way businesses operate. The communication and human interaction to accomplish complex tasks are also evolved. As the business application of AI and MI is constantly increasing, the requirement of qualified people to handle the workload is also increasing. Everybody is willing to take their career to the next level with these innovations. It is true that there are ample opportunities for qualified people, but simultaneously you should also have the extra-ordinary capabilities to take the challenges as programmers to make a smooth and natural transition whenever and where required. Now, to sail across smoothly, you must look at the following:
1.Powerful mathematical and algorithms knowledge
An ability to adapt to machine and learning to a machine is Artificial Intelligence, as described in brief. But artificial intelligence is more than we know and perceived to be. There are 3 types of artificial intelligence. Let’s look at the first type of AI and broaden our knowledge about narrow artificial intelligence: Artificial Narrow Intelligence (ANI) Artificial Intelligence proved that technology could imitate the human brain and actions. Narrow artificial Intelligence or narrow AI is a specific technology that it can imitate the human action to accomplish a task, which is narrowly defined. These actions, for example, include speech recognition and voice assistants. It would be good to know that narrow artificial intelligence has cognitive abilities and emphasize a single subset of this ability, where there is a further scope to make a few advancements in this area. An ability to adapt to machine and learning to a machine is Artificial Intelligence, as described in brief. But artificial intelligence is more than we know and perceived to be. There are 3 types of artificial intelligence. Let’s look at the first type of AI and broaden our knowledge about narrow artificial intelligence:
Over the years as AI is developing and reforming, various businesses and IT decision makers are making significant investment on technologies powered by AI. As artificial intelligence has the capability to change everything within the organization and refine the way people work, it is extremely important to gain the control over the macro and micro level of your business and organization. With the change of artificial intelligence is changing keeping an eye on the way your business functions become crucial, as every moment your changes are refined, and you have fresh requirements. This is just a piloting and beginning phase of AI and the power and the impact are already felt around. As slowly the artificial intelligence would be moving forward, we are expected to see much greater and wider changes around. What does AI require to improve? As more and more people would experiment to improve the prospect of AI, there will be significant requirement for computing resources and infrastructure costs. When there is a tremendous impact of AI around us, there is a requirement to find a cost-effective environment to run the extensive processes. Every business needs to adapt to these changes and be flexible enough to welcome new infrastructure.
Artificial Super Intelligence or ASI is that branch of artificial intelligence that has the capability to perform the tasks that are impossible for the human mind to think or do. It is that aspect of intelligence that is more potent and refined than a human’s intelligence. Human’s intelligence can develop effectively and can adapt to changes faster. Superintelligence is capable of outperforming human intelligence; it is extremely powerful in doing that. Superintelligence is twice as powerful as human brains to conceptualize or idealize. The human brain is made of neurons and is limited to some billion neurons. Superintelligence, therefore, challenges this trait, which knows no limit. Ever since 1970, when the term Artificial superintelligence was introduced, it has been referring to the capabilities of the computer that can outperform or even challenge the possibilities of the human mind. The technology undoubtedly imitates the human mind and action, but extensively challenges human brains and even surpass human ability. Artificial superintelligence goes further beyond and conceives a world of computer’s cognitive ability, which is much superior to human actions. The researchers around the world are working towards developing Artificial Intelligence.
Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) is far more advanced and improved over Artificial Narrow Intelligence. It is applicable to general-purpose only. It can smartly and efficiently be applied to do variety of tasks; simultaneously learn and improve itself. As compared to the human brain or human intellect, AGI is similar and can function productively without any errors. Things that Artificial Narrow Intelligence could not do, Artificial General Intelligence can learn and improve to efficiently perform various tasks. To link to the context that what AGI empowered application can do is that the intelligence of AlphaGo can be applied in various other areas apart from its main function to be able to play Go. Research is being carried out to explore the possibilities of Artificial General Intelligence. Programmed to perform any task that a human is capable of, Artificial General Intelligence can imitate the cognitive abilities of humankind. AGI can find out a solution if faced with some task, which is hard to comprehend. The applications with Artificial General Intelligence software in-built are empowered to work effortlessly up on a single command.
Undoubtedly artificial intelligence has intruded in each and every sector, either you count medical or finance you will find a great impact of AI on it. But a rebel characteristic of artificial intelligence was emerged when it also started transforming educational sector. In olden days, education was only limited to the classes, a boring board, black and white printed study materials. But the world of education has been changed so far and the hero behind it is of course artificial intelligence which has made education a little more interesting, colorful and of course much more professional.
Teachers and the grading system:
Already long lectures consume a huge time of teachers but they again get busy with the tests and grading them. Manually it takes a long time but it is simplified with the help of artificial intelligence. Gone are the days when students were writing long content and filling pages of a copy, now exams are conducted in simplified manners with optional type questions. Well 100% replacements of a human are not possible but AI has replaced it far better.