Deploying Machine Learning into production: Don’t do Labs.

In my experience building analytics products at Best Buy Canada, applied data science projects rarely fail because of the science. They fail because the model couldn’t be integrated into existing systems and business operations. We have had sound models showing good accuracy, even with proofs of concept demonstrating value, yet still fail to get deployed into production. The challenge isn’t POCs, its scaling.

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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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Building AI Leadership Brain Trust for Board Directors and CEOs – Blog Series: Emotional and Social Intelligence Skills

This blog is a continuation of the Building AI Leadership Brain Trust Blog Series which targets board directors and CEO’s to accelerate their duty of care to develop stronger skills and competencies in AI in order to ensure their AI programs achieve sustaining results. This blog drills down to explain ten Emotional and Social Intelligence skills required in building an AI Leadership Brain Trust.

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10 top Artificial Intelligence (AI) trends in 2021

Pre-pandemic,  artificial intelligence was already poised for huge growth in 2020. Back in September 2019, IDC predicted that spending on AI technologies would grow more than two and a half times to $97.9 billion by 2023. Since then, COVID-19 has only increased the potential value of AI to the enterprise. According to McKinsey’s State of AI survey published in November 2020, half of respondents say their organizations have adopted AI in at least one function.

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Few AI startups release revenue numbers: Will any of them ever make a profit?

Only four Western and two Chinese AI companies report income, and all have big losses. CrowdStrike and c3.ai both did IPOs and had losses equal to 30% and 40% of revenues respectively in 2019, and 13% and 40% respectively in 2020. Nest’s losses were 85% of revenues in 2017[1] and DeepMind’s losses were four and 1.7 times its revenues in 2018[2] and 2019 respectively[3] causing Google to write off $1.3 Billion in debts.

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Building AI Brain Trust for Board Directors and CEO’s – Blog Series

Did you know that 80% of AI research never achieves the last mile, which is very worrisome given the trillions of investment dollars flowing into this industry. This blog drills down to explain curiosity (experimentation) which is one of the most significant Emotional and Social Intelligence skills in building an AI Leadership Brain Trust – whether its’ in your recruitment practices or in your skill development practices, creating a culture where curiosity capacity is nurtured and treasured is key.

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Robotics and AI trends: the 2021 edition

If there’s one thing 2020 proved to us all, it’s that no one can predict the future. I’ve often confessed that I have no crystal ball, but despite my lack of psychic abilities, I couldn’t have been more surprised by what we’ve seen in the past 12 months. Investing in technology? Here are the top trends in robotics & AI to watch in 2021.

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Why building an AI Brain Trust of Leadership skills is critical for Board Directors and CEOs

Over 80% of the companies investing in AI do not drive ongoing operational practices, rather AI is an investigative approach to often answer difficult questions, and then sponsorship of evolving the AI models atrophy and in many cases simply die off. This blog identifies 10 business skills and provides questions to engage in a dialogue to advance an organizations’s business skills in relationship to an AI perspective.

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Building AI Brain Trust: Advancing Leadership skills in AI strategy: A Board Director and CEO duty of care

I have now written two blogs framing the critical need for a Board Director and CEO to build a focused AI Brain Trust and leadership program to build stronger skills and competencies to advance AI successfully in their organizations. This third blog completes the AI Leadership Brain Trust. There are 40 overall skill domains in the AI Leadership Brain Trust Framework.

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How the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming investment strategies in the Real Estate business

The real estate business is one of the most money-making business in the world. According to MSCI, the global business volume of assets purchase was $8.9 trillion in 2018 which increased to $9.6 trillion in 2019. From consumer property buying and selling strategy to investments in developing commercial mega-projects, from urban town planning to building smart cities, AI is making its way to the real estate industry.

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Building AI Brain Trust: What Leadership skills are needed to accelerate AI Adoption?

AI is advancing in visibility, but the last mile of realizing AI value and sustaining adoption in large enterprises, with demonstrated results, is lagging. I have come to the conclusion that to unlock the last mile of AI that board directors and CEOs must accelerate building a unified brain trust (a unified set of leadership skills that are hardwired in relevant digital and AI skills) to modernize their organizations more rapidly

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) can help building a strong Agriculture economy

Artificial Intelligence (AI) plays a vital role in boosting agriculture and farming thus helping agriculture-based economies to grow. Agriculture can take benefit from the emerging technologies like AI-based Automated Robotic Systems to optimize irrigation, crop monitoring, farming, automate spraying and optimize the exercise of pesticides and herbicides. Many mobile applications are available that leverage the power of AI to facilitate farmers by offering a variety of functions from better trade opportunities to controlling and boosting the fields yield.

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4 effective ways to write Executive Summaries for your concepts

This article describes the ‘idea model’ and provides various examples of real ideas — explains how to write effective executive summaries for your concepts.
Ideas are powerful constructs. Provided that they are articulated and communicated effectively, they can become the starting point of impactful initiatives and new innovations.

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