AI News and Insights – August 2021

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AI insights August 2021

(Updated throughout month – Pop back for latest updates)

Artificial Intelligence is proving to be 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 business news

AI to spot Greenwashing
New AI service setup to spot corporate greenwashing. Greenwashing is when information is released to give the impression that they are more environmentally sound. Interesting use of AI tech and possibly could be used in miss-information or fake news projects. Click here

AI Tesla day
Tesla dedicated a day to their AI technology. Some incredible innovation. You can watch the whole presentation here (Jump over the long music intro) : Click here or below:

AI tech news

AI tumour spotting
Washington University School of Medicine have developed a deep learning model that is capable of classifying a brain tumour as one of six common types using a single 3D MRI scan. Fantastic AI advancement and good use of AI technology. Click here

AI chips
Chinese tech giant Baidu began mass producing their second generation Kunlun artificial intelligence (AI) chips. Baidu is setting its sites on becoming one of the big AI chip layers. Baidu is one of the largest internet related companies in the world and have started looking at possibilities with AI. Click here

Google MUM
Google begin to release more information about their AI MUM technology and set to improve internet search further. MUM (Multitask Unified Model) is a powerful way of interrelating answers to give you a powerful answer. Ie if you went on a journey, what are the things to do and look out for. Click here

ML and AI help combat global warming
How ML and AI are helping measure and combat global warming. ML/AI is super useful for plucking out insights from billions of points of data. With monitoring the environment, this could be crucial to our future. Click here

About AI

Breaking maths boundaries
With the drive for more optimised AI/ML, it is helping push the boundaries of mathematics. We may see a few breakthroughs in the next few years as programming creates new demands and faster processing. Click here

Why AI is more human than you think – Gianluca Mauro – TED talk
Inspiring intro in AI and ML and how it can help people change the world for the better. Click here or below

AI finance news

AI chips gets $10 Million
China’s homegrown AI semiconductor market is buoyant. Beijing-based Pingxin Technology gets $10 million funding in first round of funding. This sector is really heating up due to demand for home grown cutting edge chips. Click here

AI software platform
Intelligencia Raises $12M for their AI software platform that helps drug development. Their software helps assess the profitability of drug success. There are so many variables with drug production and AI can compute a huge amount of ever changing variable quickly and easily. Click here

$1.1 Billion valuation
People.ai have reached $1.1 in next round of funding. The AI software helps productivity in businesses. AI systems are being adopted in the workplace to help manage and retain staff. Click here

$2 Billion in funding
AI Unicorn SenseTime Group Ltd looking to reach $2 billion in funding for its work in research and development of original technologies for computer vision and deep learning. We have only scratched the surface with computer vision technology. The speed and accuracy of such systems are transforming production and quality control. Click here

AI for banking and financial services
Deloitte had a fascinating online chat about AI in banking and finance. ‘AI should be a culture and data should be an asset.’ Click here or watch below (fast forward first 1.5min

Other AI, ML, Bigdata and tech news

Understanding the brain – A cyclical process
New brain research could pave the way to exciting new neural algorithms for AI. This is exciting as the more we program, the more we ask questions about the brain and its function. The more we ask questions, the more neurological research is happening. click here


Thank you so much for reading. If you would like advice with anything to do with AI, finding the best technology partners (The AI finder) to organising an AI strategy, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

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