AI leaders make the most of the COVID-19 crisis to increase the role of AI

There is little doubt that COVID-19 has been the single most influential driver of our lives and livelihoods in 2020. The impact of the pandemic however has been very mixed for certain groups of society, certain industry sectors, certain companies and for certain technologies. Three key themes emerge around PwC’s Global Responsible AI survey, of over 1,000 C-level executives, conducted in November 2019.

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Top-down and end-to-end governance for the responsible use of AI

Responsible AI is a broad topic covering multiple dimensions of the socio-technical system called Artificial Intelligence. We refer to AI as a socio-technical system here as it captures the interaction between humans and how we interact with AI. In the first part of this series we looked at AI risks from five dimensions. In the second part of this series we look at the ten principles of Responsible AI for corporates.

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15-year-old who uses AI to solve world problems is Time’s first-ever Kid of the Year

Gitanjali Rao, an Indian-American, has been named Time’s first-ever Kid of the Year, 2020. The young scientist uses technology such as Artificial Intelligence to solve world problems. Through her innovations and leadership qualities, Gitanjali aspires to inspire more young people to become innovators.

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Microsoft could bring you back from the Dead… As a Chat Bot

Microsoft has filed a patent which raises the intriguing possibility of digitally reincarnating people as a chat bot. Instead of using the conventional method of training chat bots using conversations and material from a wide sample of users, Microsoft’s patent raises the possibility of creating a chat bot from the output of a specific person.

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Five trends to look for in governing data, in 2021, for digital-driven business outcomes

To date, the organizations have focused on formalizing data consumption practices through distribution technology, access-based delivery mechanisms for analytics, and AI functions. However, with data protection laws and positive awareness across the world, firms have extended the formalization to data collection management. This in-fact is the first life-cycle stage of data.

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