80% of tech could be built outside IT by 2024, thanks to low-code tools

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It looks like no-code and low-code tools are here to stay. Today, Gartner released new predictions about technology products and services, specifically who will build them and the impact of AI and the pandemic. The research firm found that by 2024, 80% of tech products and services will be built by people who are not technology professionals. Gartner also expects to see more high-profile announcements of technology launches from nontech companies over the next year.

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How an AI organisation can make a difference during the pandemic

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Making premises safe during COVID-19 with IRIS Computer Vision. An induction to or summation of the pandemic and its effect all over the world would be superfluous. Most of us have gone through a tidal shift — we have started working from our homes, children have shifted to online education and we’re more reliant on online services. Technology in various verticals has helped curb the magnitude of problems people around the world faced.

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Why AIOps is critical for Pandemic business recovery

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Artificial intelligence for IT operations (AIOps) is the solution many businesses need to free up resources and return their focus to innovation. The data speaks for itself—the AIOps market was valued at $13.51 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow by more than 200% to $40.51 billion over the next five years. AIOps presents several benefits to enterprises, like automating mundane tasks, providing actionable reporting and improving risk management.

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AI Tool emerges to accelerate COVID-19 Vaccines that battle new virus mutations

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A growing list of global COVID-19 variants is prompting disease researchers to employ AI models trained using bioinformatics data to speed up vaccine development in the critical search to find improved vaccines that can effectively fight the virus mutations.

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How Industries will move past the Pandemic and thrive in 2021 using AI

The response from COVID-19’s gradual recovery will be top of mind for nearly every firm and industry in 2021. Some businesses may become stagnant or never recover. Others will view the shakeup as an unprecedented opportunity to understand and improve their data and analytical assets, operationalize and update their model production process, and reassure customers that their AI can be trusted.

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Facebook claims its AI can anticipate COVID-19 outcomes using X-rays

Researchers at Facebook and New York University (NYU) claim to have developed three machine learning models that could help doctors predict how a COVID-19 patient’s condition might develop. The open-sourced models, all of which require no more than a sequence of X-rays, ostensibly predict patient deterioration up to four days in advance and the amount of supplemental oxygen (if any) a patient might need.

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AI to transform Healthcare of the future in the shadow of COVID-19

AI technologies are already in place in many retail stores and other industries, but a July 2020 study by chipmaker Intel Corp. found that 84% of the respondents — made up of 234 senior decision-makers inside U.S. healthcare organizations — have already deployed or expect to deploy AI within their healthcare operations. That’s up from a previous Intel study in 2018, when a little more than one-third of the respondents said they were using or planning to implement AI.

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AI-based Recycler AMP Robotics gains $55M in new funding from Investors

AMP Robotics Corp., an AI startup developing technology that sorts recyclable materials, has raised an additional $55 million in its latest funding round. The Denver-based AI startup launched in 2015 has so far raised more than $71 million in two funding rounds.

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How RPA could help distribute and track COVID-19 vaccines

The first shipments of Pfizer’s and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines arrived at health systems across the U.S. this month, a significant milestone in the fight against a pandemic that has infected and killed millions of people. But vaccine distribution and administration is a major logistical challenge, not least because both vaccines require cold storage. Nevertheless, Operation Warp Speed, the U.S. public-private COVID-19 treatment partnership, optimistically aims to vaccinate tens of millions of people by year’s end.

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COVID-19 vaccine distribution algorithms may cement health care inequalities

Earlier this month, following the U.S. Federal Food and Drug Administration’s emergency approval, the federal government began distributing doses COVID-19 vaccine to health systems throughout the country. But shipments must be prioritized in a country of over 300 million people. This logistical challenge has fallen on algorithms designed to account for a range of factors in identifying which populations are most vulnerable.

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How Buffett is Hedging against the endless Pandemic

Where would you invest in an endless world of the Pandemic? Pharmaceuticals, 5G network, Apple stock, cloud storage? Well, if you believed in no end to lockdowns, you’d probably invest in all the above and diversify. That’s precisely what Buffett and his team at Berkshire Hathaway have done. So, let me walk you through Buffett’s eight most significant moves during the last quarter.

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Stanford and Carnegie Mellon find race and age bias in mobility data that drives COVID-19 policy

Smartphone-based mobility data has played a major role in responses to the pandemic. Describing the movement of millions of people, location information from Google, Apple, and others has been used to analyze the effectiveness of social distancing polices and probe how different sectors of the economy have been affected.

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K Health raises $42 million to expand its AI-powered telemedicine platform

Tel Aviv-based K Health today closed a $42 million series D round to grow its telemedicine offering, bringing its total raised to date to $139.3 million. Beyond the fundraising, the 250-employee company announced it will collaborate with the Mayo Clinic to integrate the health system’s Clinic Data Analytics Platform, which includes clinical decision support tools for Mayo Clinic patients and doctors.

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Google updates COVID-19 forecasting models with longer time horizons and new regions

In August, in partnership with the Harvard Global Health Institute, Google launched a set of models — the COVID-19 Public Forecasts — that provide projections of COVID-19 cases, deaths, ICU utilization, ventilator availability, and other metrics for U.S. counties and states. Today, the two organizations released what they claim are significantly improved models — trained on public data from Johns Hopkins University, Descartes Labs, the United States Census Bureau, and elsewhere — that expand beyond the U.S.

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Recognizing data points that signal trends for the future of business post-pandemic

Planning for a post-COVID-19 future and creating a robust enterprise strategy require both strategic scenario planning and the ability to recognize what scenario planners call “news from the future” — data points that tell you whether the world is trending in the direction of one or another of your imagined scenarios.

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Facebook’s AI matches people in need with those willing to assist

Facebook says it has deployed a feature in its Community Help hub to make it easier for users to assist each other during the pandemic. As of this week, AI will detect when a public post on News Feed is about needing or offering help and will surface a suggestion to share it on Community Help.

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