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AI vs. Lawyers: The Future of Artificial Intelligence and Law

News & Thoughts - Thu, 2019-01-03 16:10

By Merve A. Kızrak, Interesting Engineering

Imagine that a ‘human lawyer’ can handle all the cases in the world after AI’s preliminary research. For a human lawyer, it takes weeks to do research, but AI can do it in just a few seconds. Moreover, AI does not get tired, sleep, eat or drink coffee. In fact, the AI can produce more successful results than an average experienced lawyer. In 2017, in an experiment involving more than 100 lawyers in London, hundreds of actual applications to the Finance Ombudsman for a specific credit card irregularity were examined. While the accuracy of human prediction was 66.3%, an AI program trained to predict whether or not to accept files achieved 86.6% accuracy.

https://interestingengineering.com/ai-vs-lawyers-the-future-of-artificial-intelligence-and-law

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2018 is the year AI got its eyes

News & Thoughts - Thu, 2019-01-03 16:06

Andrew Tarantola, Engadget

Computer scientists have spent more than two decades teaching, training and developing machines to see the world around them. Only recently have the artificial eyes begun to match (and occasionally exceed) their biological predecessors. 2018 has seen marked improvement in two areas of AI image processing: facial-recognition technology in both commerce and security, and image generation in — of all fields — art.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/29/2018-is-the-year-ai-got-its-eyes/

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Training the workforce of the future

News & Thoughts - Thu, 2019-01-03 16:03

the Daily Mail

Education in America will need to adapt to prepare students for the next generation of jobs – including ‘data trash engineer’ and ‘head of machine personality design.’ Careers that used to safely dodge the high-tech bullet will soon require at least a basic grasp of things like web design, computer programming and robotics – presenting a new challenge for colleges and universities.  A projected 85 percent of the jobs that today’s college students will have in 2030 haven’t been invented yet.  The coming high-tech changes are expected to touch a wider variety of career paths than ever before. Many experts say American universities aren’t ready for the change because the high-tech skills most workers will need are currently focused just on people specializing in science, technology, engineering and math

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6512721/Training-workforce-future-Education-America-need-adapt-prepare-students-generation-jobs.html

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The Data Scientist Shortage is Huge. Here’s How to Beat It.

News & Thoughts - Wed, 2019-01-02 16:25

Inside Big Data

It’s no secret that employers are looking for data scientists. Businesses of all sizes have woken up to the fact that data science has the potential to drive efficiencies, mine new insights from decades of accumulated data sets, and otherwise transform their businesses. From Zillow’s home price predictions to Amazon’s recommendation engines, applications of data science have become increasingly prevalent and high-profile. But while data scientist has been ranked the “#1 Job in America” for three years running, according to careers website Glassdoor, there’s still a shortage of talent to fill the huge need employers have. In fact, according to a recent LinkedIn study, businesses across the nation need 151,717 more data scientists right now.

https://insidebigdata.com/2018/12/27/data-scientist-shortage-huge-heres-beat/

 

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The rise of A.I. could hurt women’s careers in a major way

News & Thoughts - Wed, 2019-01-02 16:20

Karen Gilchrist, CNBC

Developments in artificial intelligence and automation have been heralded as a major leap forward in human advancement. But they could also adversely affect another important measure of societal progress: The gender pay gap. That’s according to a new report from the World Economic Forum, which indicated that the growth of jobs in emerging industries, such as IT and engineering, is set to disproportionately hurt women and, by consequence, progress made in reducing pay inequality. The gender pay gap, the difference between average earnings for men and women, has been narrowing over recent years, yet there remains a long way to go until compensation parity is reached — 202 years to be exact.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/20/world-economic-forum-tech-automation-ai-will-widen-the-gender-pay-gap.html

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Top Six AI And Automation Trends For 2019

News & Thoughts - Wed, 2019-01-02 16:15

Daniel Newman, Forbes

I wish I could tell you there’s still time to get on the AI train. But the truth is, the biggest trend of 2019 will be companies without AI getting left behind. In 2019, we’ll see a marked shift in business reality. Failing to incorporate AI and automation soon will be like sleeping your way through digital transformation. Don’t be the unicorn who showed up to the ark a day too late. Much like them, your company could—and most likely will—go extinct.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2018/12/21/top-six-ai-and-automation-trends-for-2019/#15371c9c7d4d

 

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The Data Scientist Shortage is Huge. Here’s How to Beat It.

News & Thoughts - Wed, 2019-01-02 16:09

Inside Big Data

It’s no secret that employers are looking for data scientists. Businesses of all sizes have woken up to the fact that data science has the potential to drive efficiencies, mine new insights from decades of accumulated data sets, and otherwise transform their businesses. From Zillow’s home price predictions to Amazon’s recommendation engines, applications of data science have become increasingly prevalent and high-profile. But while data scientist has been ranked the “#1 Job in America” for three years running, according to careers website Glassdoor, there’s still a shortage of talent to fill the huge need employers have. In fact, according to a recent LinkedIn study, businesses across the nation need 151,717 more data scientists right now.

https://insidebigdata.com/2018/12/27/data-scientist-shortage-huge-heres-beat/

 

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Three Trends Reshaping The Way Labor Gets Done

News & Thoughts - Wed, 2019-01-02 16:05

Steve Carlin

Today’s workforce is more complex and diverse than ever before. The concept of a career as a single linear path is long gone, as people from all walks of life forge new paths to economic and personal success. For businesses, faster adaptation is the only way to keep pace as technology, education, and globalization are constantly changing the modern work culture. In particular, three trends – labor shortages, the gig economy, and automation – are redefining the way work gets done.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevecarlin/2018/12/27/three-trends-reshaping-the-way-labor-gets-done/#9fb4db15bd9e

 

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2018 proved that computer vision is the most powerful manifestation of AI

News & Thoughts - Wed, 2019-01-02 16:02

by VIVEK MOHTA, The Next Web

You probably use computer vision every day and don’t even think about it. Enjoy checking out the latest Snapchat filters? That’s computer vision. Unlock your iPhone with your face? That’s computer vision, too. Use your phone to deposit your latest paycheck and get some cash in your bank account? Well, that’s also computer vision. Computer vision as we know it is at a tipping point. Thanks to industry-wide development efforts and advances in deep learning algorithms and graphics processors, we’re doing things that were unimaginable just a decade ago.

https://thenextweb.com/contributors/2018/12/25/2018-proved-that-computer-vision-is-the-most-powerful-manifestation-of-ai/

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The Future 4.0 University

News & Thoughts - Tue, 2019-01-01 16:26

Gaurav Sood, Business World

“Education needs to be aligned with the fundamental changes in the nature of work and address the issue of employability”, excogitated Albert Einstein. The concept of what a University ought to be has changed over a period of last 50 decades. Well countries are moving towards the “Knowledge Economy” model of development and the Universities are bound to play a more constructive role and take up a leadership position in globalization and technological advancements. “Knowledge Economy” a term coined by Peter Drucker (1969) in his book,TheAgeofDiscontinuity, discerns four major areas of discontinuity – (1) the impact of the new technology on the industrial structure; (2) the shift from an “international economy,” to a “world economy” which as yet lacks policy, theory, or institutions; (3) a new sociopolitical reality, embracing business, government, and other pluralistic institutions, which poses drastic political, philosophical, and spiritual challenges; (4) the rising importance of knowledge and of formal education, with resulting implications for work, life, leisure, and leadership.

http://bweducation.businessworld.in/article/The-Future-4-0-University/25-12-2018-165515/

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Emerging Trends in Education sector in 2019

News & Thoughts - Tue, 2019-01-01 16:20

Vijaya Pothula, Elets
By 2030, Global Education and Training Expenditure is set to reach at least $ 10 trillion. Here is a glimpse of emerging trends that will transform/ improve education sector in 2019.  The education sector is set to see strong expansion globally due to population growth, government support and incentives, inclusion of “Quality Education” as one of the key sustainable development goals of UN, growing importance of adult education and technological and pedagogical changes in teaching and learning.

https://digitallearning.eletsonline.com/2018/12/emerging-trends-in-education-sector-in-2019/

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How Online Skill Training Startups Shifting Focus From A University-Based Curriculum

News & Thoughts - Tue, 2019-01-01 16:13

BW Education
The need for additional training after recruitment is a massive added cost for the company. Students who completed college also realized that they had learned little during their undergraduate / graduate studies. Summing up, an increasing number of students and employers realized that the degrees that had been awarded were not as useful as they ought to have been and a much needed change is on the horizon.  A college education may be seen as necessary today, but it is becoming increasingly less relevant for professional success. One of the primary reasons for this is the rising popularity of online skill development platforms and their effectiveness in teaching new skills.

http://bweducation.businessworld.in/article/How-Online-Skill-Training-Startups-Shifting-Focus-From-A-University-Based-Curriculum-To-A-More-Industry-Oriented-Training-Approach/25-12-2018-165518/

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Top Six AI And Automation Trends For 2019

News & Thoughts - Tue, 2019-01-01 16:10

Daniel Newman, Forbes

I wish I could tell you there’s still time to get on the AI train. But the truth is, the biggest trend of 2019 will be companies without AI getting left behind. In 2019, we’ll see a marked shift in business reality. Failing to incorporate AI and automation soon will be like sleeping your way through digital transformation. Don’t be the unicorn who showed up to the ark a day too late. Much like them, your company could—and most likely will—go extinct.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2018/12/21/top-six-ai-and-automation-trends-for-2019/#15371c9c7d4d

 

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The Future 4.0 University

News & Thoughts - Tue, 2019-01-01 16:06

Gaurav Sood, Business World

“Education needs to be aligned with the fundamental changes in the nature of work and address the issue of employability”, excogitated Albert Einstein. The concept of what a University ought to be has changed over a period of last 50 decades. Well countries are moving towards the “Knowledge Economy” model of development and the Universities are bound to play a more constructive role and take up a leadership position in globalization and technological advancements. “Knowledge Economy” a term coined by Peter Drucker (1969) in his book,TheAgeofDiscontinuity, discerns four major areas of discontinuity – (1) the impact of the new technology on the industrial structure; (2) the shift from an “international economy,” to a “world economy” which as yet lacks policy, theory, or institutions; (3) a new sociopolitical reality, embracing business, government, and other pluralistic institutions, which poses drastic political, philosophical, and spiritual challenges; (4) the rising importance of knowledge and of formal education, with resulting implications for work, life, leisure, and leadership.

http://bweducation.businessworld.in/article/The-Future-4-0-University/25-12-2018-165515/

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Emerging Trends in Education sector in 2019

News & Thoughts - Tue, 2019-01-01 16:03

Vijaya Pothula, Elets
By 2030, Global Education and Training Expenditure is set to reach at least $ 10 trillion. Here is a glimpse of emerging trends that will transform/ improve education sector in 2019.  The education sector is set to see strong expansion globally due to population growth, government support and incentives, inclusion of “Quality Education” as one of the key sustainable development goals of UN, growing importance of adult education and technological and pedagogical changes in teaching and learning.

https://digitallearning.eletsonline.com/2018/12/emerging-trends-in-education-sector-in-2019/

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Personalized Learning: Artificial Intelligence and Education in the Future

News & Thoughts - Mon, 2018-12-31 16:24

John Loeffler, Interesting Engineering

It goes without saying that artificial intelligence is changing the nature of industries from transportation to finance, and education is no different with the prospect of personalized learning quickly becoming a reality. As more and more of a student’s education is experienced through a computer, data on their educational progress can be collected, leading to more personalized learning plans while assisting the teacher in identifying problem areas for students. While artificial intelligence in education might appear unnerving for some, the benefits are too great to ignore.

https://interestingengineering.com/personalized-learning-artificial-intelligence-and-education-in-the-future

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Having a college degree isn’t a must anymore.

News & Thoughts - Mon, 2018-12-31 16:20

Entrepreneur

In 2018, the evidence is stacking up to show that employers are placing a decreasing emphasis on job candidates holding a college degree. Google consistently ranks as one of the top companies to work for in the U.S. As far back as 2014, Laszlo Bock, Google’s Senior VP of People Operations, stated that holding a degree is not a prerequisite for employment with the company. In an interview with the New York Times, Bock indicated that for every job at Google, cognitive ability is the most essential attribute. His points were summed up as “prospective bosses today care less about what you know or where you learned it than what value you can create with what you know.” Google is not alone. Big Four accounting firm EY also stated that a lack of academic qualifications “will no longer act as a barrier to getting a foot in the door.”

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/320802

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Coursera, edX, Udacity Grew Their Businesses By Over 20% in 2018

News & Thoughts - Mon, 2018-12-31 16:16

By IBL News

Top MOOC platforms significantly increased their revenues in 2018, after adding new paid models and experiencing an increase in users. According to Forbes, Coursera’s revenuefor 2018 is $140, up from $100 million in 2017. Udacity’s revenue will grow by 25 % to $90 million, and edX will be at around $60 million — a smaller increase. In terms of users, Coursera leads with 37 million, followed by edX (18 million), XuetangX (14 million), Udacity (10 million) and FutureLearn (8.7 million).

https://iblnews.org/2018/12/23/coursera-edx-udacity-grew-their-businesses-by-over-20-in-2018/

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AI learns to identify objects like humans

News & Thoughts - Mon, 2018-12-31 16:10

PAUL WALLIS, Digital Journal
Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and nearly a generation of work are paying off as AI learns to visualise and identify objects like humans. This is a huge, and very necessary, step to AI evolution.  UCLA Samueli School of Engineering and Stanford research has created a computer program with the rather forgettable name of “computer vision” which can independently identify partially seen objects. This goes beyond the usual program/task scenario which limits normal computer behaviours. This is a super-hot area of AI research, and it’s on of the most important of all AI functions, in terms of making AI operational in the physical world. The sheer scale of research in this field is indicative; just about every major research organization is putting a lot of work in to this field, and this new achievement is a big, very important breakthrough.

 

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/tech-and-science/technology/ai-learns-to-identify-objects-like-humans/article/539607#ixzz5ajl6yXQj

http://www.digitaljournal.com/tech-and-science/technology/ai-learns-to-identify-objects-like-humans/article/539607

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AI’s dark secret? A desire for data without bounds

News & Thoughts - Mon, 2018-12-31 16:04

By Bart Perkins, CIO

The AI revolution is hungry for personal data. The U.S. needs to pursue federal privacy legislation before machine intelligence and surveillance intersect.  Unfortunately, the large amounts of data required to unlock the benefits of these tools also makes consumer and employee surveillance much easier. Launched in 2014, China’s social credit system is expected to be fully operational by 2020. The system aggregates payment history, medical information, legal records, along with other data to create an individual profile. In addition, it is widely believed that the system uses facial recognition to track where every individual travels and with whom she interacts. Cameras are so widespread in major cities that people joke that the government can find anyone in seven minutes.

https://www.cio.com/article/3328489/artificial-intelligence/ais-dark-secret-a-desire-for-data-without-bounds.html

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