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AI News and Insights – February 2022

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Artificial Intelligence is one of the most important technologies this century.

The development and application of AI technology changes daily. In order to be ahead of the curve, I spend a lot of time analysing, filtering and distilling the latest insights for all my clients.

Here are just a few interesting AI, ML, Big data, analytics, business, and technology news articles that caught my eye this month. Please free free share with others.

AI News – February 2022

UK government invest in diverse AI skills and jobs

The UK government has invested £23m in AI for young and unrepresented groups.

More information on UK government initiative 

60 potential habitable planets found using new AI

The Indian Institute of Astrophysics and Department of Science & Technology have developed algorithms to determine possible habitable planets in our solar system.

More about using AI to find habitable planets

UK NHS to assess algorithmic impact assessment for data access in a healthcare context.

More about the NHS AI assessment

Japanese Government outlines AI governance guidelines

More on Japanese Government AI Governance guidelines

Renault to tap into AI expertise to help get the edge in AI

Renault are looking to use their 20 years of ML/AI experience in their car manufacturing to help them get the edge in F1.

More in Renault F1 AI

Fujitsu to establish AI Ethics and Governance Office

Fujitsu have opened an AI Ethics and Governance Office oversee the “safe and secure deployment”.

Thoughts and insights: 2022 is going to be the year of AI ethics. This is an encouraging sign for ethics and governance. The key will be to implement an AI ethics strategy to help guide the company through the latest standards.

More about Fujitsu AI ethics and Governance Office

AVA have launches AI-powered commercial real estate platform

This pioneering comercial platform is designed to give accurate, instantaneous property valuations for millions of commercial real estate properties. With the AVA – Aqueous Valuation Algorithm uses proprietary AI to determine valuations with 98% accuracy. 

Thoughts and insights: When evaluating property, there are so many variables to consider. Apparently this uses the latest up-to-date spectrum of commercial real estate data including characteristics, history and age. The beauty of AI is that you can throw a lot of data at it to get more accurate, detailed appraisals. Also, the system can be set to learn and improve over time.

More about AVA commercial AI platform

AI used to track and reduce malnutrition in care homes

New AI technology being deployed in UK care homes to help monitor and reduce malnutrition. It is estimated that more than half (approximately 54 per cent) of residents of long-term care homes are either malnourished or at risk of malnutrition.

Thoughts and insights: As humans, we all have different nuitricianal needs. With care homes, there are many people that need to be monitored. The ML models can help spot issues early and help human intervention. This is very powerful.

More about AI nuitrician

Airbnb uses AI to reduce house parties

Airbnb are using AI to reduce the increase in house parties.

Thoughts and insights: One of the greatest things AI can do is sift through lots of data and spot signs of irregularity. Although, it may not be able to spot every one, it should reduce the amount of house parties on the platform.

More about AirBnB AI

Apple acquires AI music company

Apple has acquired a London based AI music generation company that was founded in 2016. The technology generates music by combining royalty-free music with AI based on human interaction.

Thoughts and insights: A very interesting acquisition for Apple. The technology allows music to change depending on human interaction. This could either be interaction in games, online or interactive TV/movies. AI is perfect for this as it can analyse music and adjust it depending on various variables dynamically. This could lead to more interactive and immersive technology experiences for Apple.

More on Apple AI music

AI technology – February 2022

AI-enabled drones will tell human teams where to find marine debris

Marine debris can pose a huge problem for sea traffic and wildlife. New technology developed by Oregon State University, along with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science. They have developed a special camera and AI technology to help.

Read more about AI-enabled drones

Adobe use AI to match music with video

Adobe premier now include the ability to monitor your video and then match music to suit.

AI microscopy helping finding cure for various diseases

By understanding how cells dies can give us a insight into human development. AI to the rescue in the form of microsopy which can analyse images as accurately as humans can but 100 times faster.

More about AI microscopy

Deepmind AlphaCode

Google’s AI unit Deepmind has invented an AI tool that write computer code at a competitive level. The system known as AlphaCode will help automate aspects of computer programming.

Thoughts and insights: Although DeepMind is not the first. Others like Copilot are also doing this. However, it demonstrates the power of AI transforming industries like programming. At the moment, AlphaCode will not beat a good programmer, but it is designed to assist humans to explore programming easily. We are going to see more use of AI to augment human work and eventually creativity.

More on AlphaCode

AI gives diagnosis of Covid-19 in ‘a few minutes’

University of West Scotland has developed an AI model that can detect Covid-19 in minutes to 98% accuracy. 

Thoughts and insights: This is a great use of AI/ML deep learning technology. It is often difficult to process so many people with PCR tests. This method will not only speed up the process, it will allow countries that can’t get tests to help protect their population.

More about AI Covid-19 test
More on the AI Covid-19 paper 

AI used to convert cartoons into real life images

Fascinating use of AI to convert cartoons into real life. Pretty close in likeness!

More on AI cartoon creation

New facial recognition platform secures patent

Clearview, the AI facial recognition company, has been awarded a U.S. patent for its platform’s unique facial recognition capability that has performed nearly flawlessly in the recent National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) Facial Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT). 

More about Clearview.ai facial recognition patent

About AI – February 2022

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