Survey finds talent gap is slowing enterprise AI adoption

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AI’s popularity in the enterprise continues to grow, but practices and maturity remain stagnant as organizations run into obstacles while deploying AI systems. O’Reilly’s 2021 AI Adoption in the Enterprise report, which surveyed more than 3,500 business leaders, found that a lack of skilled people and difficulty hiring topped the list of challenges in AI, with 19% of respondents citing it as a “significant” barrier — revealing how persistent the talent gap might be.

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Gartner: 75% of VCs will use AI to make investment decisions by 2025

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By 2025, more than 75% of venture capital and early-stage investor executive reviews will be informed using AI and data analytics. In other words, AI might determine whether a company makes it to a human evaluation at all, deemphasizing the importance of pitch decks and financials. That’s according to a new whitepaper by Gartner, which predicts that in the next four years, the AI- and data-science-equipped investor will become commonplace.

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British intelligence agency GCHQ publishes ‘Ethics of AI’ report

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The intelligence agency’s first-ever public report details how AI can be used “ethically” for cyber operations. GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) is tasked with providing signals intelligence and information assurance to the government and armed forces of the United Kingdom and its allies. Jeremy Fleming, Director of GCHQ, said: “We need honest, mature conversations about the […]

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New deliverable report on Artificial Intelligence for Arctic Research

Two deliverable reports from Work Package 6 “Climate Action: Making data widely available”, are now available for download (see”Rseources” below). The first report is A Preliminary Study on Inquiries and Needs from Station Managers and Researchers and the second one is a Workshop Report on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Arctic Research.

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) market size, share & COVID-19 impact analysis

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Market Size, Share & COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Component (Hardware, Software, and Services), By Technology (Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, and Others), By Deployment (Cloud, On-premises), By Industry (Healthcare, Retail, IT & Telecom, BFSI, Automotive, Advertising & Media, Manufacturing, and Others) and Regional Forecast, 2020-2027

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EU human rights agency issues report on AI ethical considerations

The European Union’s Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) has issued a report on AI which delves into the ethical considerations which must be made about the technology. FRA’s report is titled Getting The Future Right and opens with some of the ways AI is already making lives better—such as helping with cancer diagnosis, and even predicting…

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State of European Tech: Investment in ‘deep tech’ like AI drops 13%

The latest State of European Tech report highlights that investment in “deep tech” like AI has dropped 13 percent this year. Data from Dealroom was used for the State of European Tech report. Dealroom defines deep tech as 16 fields: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Drones, Autonomous Driving, Blockchain, Nanotech…

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IBM study highlights rapid uptake and satisfaction with AI chatbots

A study by IBM released this week highlights the rapid uptake of AI chatbots in addition to increasing customer satisfaction. Most of us are hardwired to hate not speaking directly to a human when we have a problem—following years of irritating voicemail systems. However, perhaps the only thing worse is being on hold for an…

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AI industry remains strong despite academic brain drain, tech nationalization

London-based venture capital firm Air Street Capital today published the State of AI Report 2020, its third annual survey canvassing research, talent, industrial, and political trends in the field of AI.

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Microsoft: The UK must increase its AI skills, or risk falling behind

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A report from Microsoft warns that the UK faces an AI skills gap which may harm its global competitiveness. The research, titled AI Skills in the UK, shines a spotlight on some concerning issues. For its UK report, Microsoft used data from a global AI skills study featuring more than 12,000 people in 20 countries…

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MIT task force predicts fully autonomous vehicles won’t arrive for ‘at least’ 10 years

MIT task force predicts fully autonomous vehicles won’t arrive for ‘at least’ 10 years

Driverless systems will take at least a decade to deploy over large areas and that expansion will happen region-by-region in specific transportation categories, resulting in variations in availability across the country.

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