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Machine Learning in Big Box Retail – Walmart, Target, and Costco

Many of the top Fortune 500 retailers have begun using AI and ML to solve business problems for various departments. Walmart and Costco share one in grocery stocking, which includes the freshness and condition of the products along with timing the restocks for peak hours.

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Processing AI at the Edge – Use-Cases and AI Hardware Considerations

We spoke to Moe Tanabian, General Manager of Intelligent Devices at Microsoft, who is speaking at the AI Edge Summit in Mountain View, California on September 17 and 18. Tanabian discusses how to think about and reframe business problems to make them more accessible for AI, as well as AI at the edge, which involves doing AI processing on individual devices rather than in the cloud. The edge could open up new potential for business problems to be solved with AI. Tanabian also provides representative use cases of intelligent devices.

Artificial Intelligence in the Food and Beverage Industry

AI in the Food and Beverage Industry – 3 Current Use-Cases

Although it's apparent that AI development is slow-moving in the industry, food and beverage companies may be able to use AI for food processing, in particular:

How AI Will Become More Accessible to Retailers

How AI Will Become More Accessible to Retailers

Episode Summary: Artificial intelligence plays a role in the future of retail in terms of a deeper understanding of customers going beyond intuition. This week, we speak with Pedro Alves, CEO of a company called Ople, based in San Francisco. Alves was previously the Head of Data Science at a number of companies in addition to being Director of Data Science at Sentient Technologies, one of the best known AI firms in the Bay Area. Sentient has raised upwards of $200 million.

Artificial Intelligence Toys for Kids

Artificial Intelligence Toys for Kids – Current Products and Categories

The business world has been talking about AI for several years now, and it's safe to say that it's reached a certain cultural moment among executives in areas like banking, insurance, and pharma. Government leaders have been much slower to start the conversation around the capabilities of AI, including the possibilities they offer to militaries and the ethical implications of AI when it comes to governance and the legal system.

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Artificial Intelligence Toys for Kids

Artificial Intelligence Toys for Kids – Current Products and Categories

The business world has been talking about AI for several years now, and it's safe to say that it's reached a certain cultural moment among executives in areas like banking, insurance, and pharma. Government leaders have been much slower to start the conversation around the capabilities of AI, including the possibilities they offer to militaries and the ethical implications of AI when it comes to governance and the legal system.

AI in Taste and Art – The Current State of Machine Learning for Understanding Preferences

AI in Taste and Art – The Current State of Machine Learning for Understanding Preferences

Artificial intelligence and machine learning have fueled technological innovations in marketing, eCommerce, and several other industries. Many people experience the benefits of AI and ML systems without even knowing it every time they search on Google or click on a song in Spotify.

Artificial Intelligence in Gestural Interfaces - Possible Near-Term Applications

Artificial Intelligence in Gestural Interfaces – Possible Near-Term Applications

Gesture-based interfaces are applications that allow users to control devices using hand and other body parts. Today, they are found in devices used in home automation, shopping, consumer electronics, virtual reality and augmented reality gaming, navigation, and driving, among others.

Artificial Intelligence for Video Search and the YouTube of the Future

Machine Learning for Video Search and Video Education – How it Works

Episode Summary: AI, specifically natural language processing, has made it easier to understand text as a medium in a deeper, more efficient way and at scale. With video, the situation is quite different. AI is already being used to help industries that work in the video medium. However, searching for content within videos is more challenging because video is not just voice and sound, it is also a collection of moving and still images on screen. How could AI work to overcome that challenge?

AI for Pricing - Comparing 5 Current Applications

AI for Pricing – Comparing 5 Current Applications

In recent years, artificial intelligence has enabled pricing solutions to track buying trends and determine more competitive product prices. While static pricing keeps prices absolute, dynamic pricing adjusts prices to offer customers different prices based on external factors and their individual buying habits.

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How to Use AI to Digitize Loan Processing - A Brief Overview

How to Use AI to Digitize Loan Processing – A Brief Overview

Many large banks and financial institutions are beginning to digitize parts of their business processes to prepare for future initiatives in automation and machine learning. This is particularly true with loan processing. These functions could become faster and more accurate if they use digitized data that is more easily accessible than paper documents.

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Intelligent Search in Banking and Financial Services – Current Capabilities

Financial institutions have challenges around data accessibility. They want to leverage their large amounts of data so their employees, such as customer service agents, can find the information they need quickly.

Artificial Intelligence at Wells Fargo - A Brief Overview

Artificial Intelligence at Wells Fargo – A Brief Overview

Wells Fargo has begun a number of AI initiatives, some they've created in-house and some they've created with help from vendors. In this article, we detail the following AI initiatives at Wells Fargo:

AI-Enabled Marketing in Finance - Current Applications

AI-Enabled Marketing in Finance – Current Applications

It can be difficult for financial institutions to keep up with the rapid changes in the digital marketing and advertising landscape. There are numerous factors which are susceptible to change, and they all have an effect on how useful certain marketing strategies are. As the internet and advertising evolve, some companies may find it important to consider an automated solution to driving efficiency in marketing.

AI-Based Document Digitization - An Enterprise Guide

AI-Based Document Digitization – An Enterprise Guide

Many of the key processes in industries such as banking and insurance are still done on paper. That said, many large enterprises seem to be in the process of digitizing parts of these processes in order to prepare for forays into automation and artificial intelligence. 

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Emerj CEO Presents at the 2019 New Shape Forum: Weapons Governance

Emerj CEO Presents at the 2019 New Shape Forum: Weapons Governance

Event Title: 2019 New Shape Forum: Weapons Governance

Date: September 30, 2019 - October 1, 2019

Autonomous Weapons in the Military - What's Possible and What's Legal

Autonomous Weapons in the Military – What’s Possible and What’s Legal

The military is always looking for ways to innovate its technology for weapons and vehicles, and it follows that AI and ML would become part of that work in the current decade. Currently, the Army is testing autonomous vehicles and aircraft for battlefield use. However, most AI applications for these vehicles do not have clearance to operate the weapons attached to them. 

Emerj Shares AI Best Practices at United Nations Counterterrorism Event

Emerj Shares AI Best Practices at United Nations Counterterrorism Event

Event Title: Countering Terrorism Through Innovative Approaches and the Use of New and Emerging Technologies

The International Governance of AI - We Unite or We Fight

The International Governance of AI – We Unite or We Fight

The general premise of this article is different from most of my previous AI Power articles.

While most of the articles in this series have related to the near-term struggles for power between organizations and governments with regards to regulation, data, and international policy, this article will focus on the long-term trajectory that AI and technology are headed towards and what that means for the most powerful nations and organizations.

Artificial Intelligence: State Initiatives and  C-Suite Implications

Artificial Intelligence: State Initiatives and C-Suite Implications

This article was written and contributed by Thomas A. Campbell, Ph.D. and Jon Fetzer of FutureGrasp, and was edited and published by the Emerj team.

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Emerj CEO Presented at the OECD's Symposium Artificial Intelligence for Science, Industry and Society

Emerj CEO Keynotes OECD’s Symposium on AI for Pharma R&D

Event Title: Symposium Artificial Intelligence for Science, Industry and Society

Voice Recognition in Healthcare - A Brief Overview

Voice Recognition in Healthcare – A Brief Overview

In this brief overview, we run through several use-cases for voice recognition software in the healthcare industry. Voice recognition software, built on natural language processing (NLP) algorithms, primarily finds a home in the doctor's office. Physicians use it to dictate their notes into their healthcare network's system or update patient electronic medical records (EMR).

How Healthcare Leaders Can Get Started With Artificial intelligence

How Healthcare Leaders Can Get Started With Artificial Intelligence

This article was written by Sergii Gorpynich, co-Founder and CTO at Star, co-written by Perry Simpson, Managing Director of Star, and was written, edited and published in alignment with our transparent Emerj sponsored content guidelines. Learn more about reaching our AI-focused executive audience on our Emerj advertising page.

How to Get Started with AI in Healthcare - A 3-Phase Approach

How to Get Started with AI in Healthcare – A 3-Phase Approach

This article was written by Sergii Gorpynich, co-Founder and CTO at Star, co-written by Perry Simpson, Managing Director of Star, and was written, edited and published in alignment with our transparent Emerj sponsored content guidelines. Learn more about reaching our AI-focused executive audience on our Emerj advertising page.

The Chatbot Landscape – 20 Chatbot Applications Across Industry Sectors

The Chatbot Landscape – 20 Chatbot Applications Across Industries

Chatbots are one of the most talked-about uses of natural language processing (NLP) software in business. Some of the most common application areas for chatbots include customer service, healthcare, and financial advisory.

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How Machines and Robots Learn – the Progression of AI

How Robots Learn – an Interview with Jürgen Schmidhuber

This week, we speak with arguably one of the best-known folks in the domain of neural networks: Jurgen Schmidhuber. He's working on a lot of different applications now in heavy industry, self-driving cars, and other spaces.

Artificial Intelligence In Industrial Automation – Current Applications

Artificial Intelligence In Industrial Automation – Current Applications

Accenture forecast the Industrial Internet of Things could contribute $10 trillion to the global economy by 2030. The report also suggested that sensors, material tracking mechanisms, 3D printing, automated product design, robotics, and wearables could help manufacturers reduce costs and increase productivity. Predictive asset maintenance could potentially reduce equipment and machinery maintenance costs by up to 30% and result in up to 70% fewer breakdowns.

Predictive Analytics in the Oil and Gas Industry - Current Applications

Predictive Analytics in the Oil and Gas Industry – Current Applications

McKinsey reported that most oil and gas operators have not maximized the production potential of their assets. A typical offshore platform, according to the 2017 report, runs at about 77% of its maximum production potential. Industry-wide, the shortfall comes to about 10 million barrels per day, or $200 billion in annual revenue.

AI for Predictive Maintenance Applications in Industry - Examining 5 Use Cases

AI for Predictive Maintenance Applications in Industry – Examining 5 Use Cases

With the entrance of artificial intelligence and its capabilities of recognizing temperature, vibration, and other factors from sensors pre-built into machinery and vehicles, business leaders in heavy industry might be interested in the possible opportunities of predictive and preventative maintenance applications.

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Machine Learning in Investment Management and Asset Management – Current Applications

Asset and wealth management firms are exploring potential AI solutions for improving their investment decisions, and making use of their troves of historical data. Asset management for digital assets (like an investment portfolio) or distributed industrial assets (like factory machinery or a fleet of transportation trucks) are applications where voluminous data about the assets (like the historical performance of a particular fund or the historical maintenance data for a fleet of trucks) is already being recorded - making them ripe for automation through AI.

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Virtual Reality Shopping and Artificial Intelligence - 5 Near-Term Applications

Virtual Reality Shopping and Artificial Intelligence – 5 Near-Term Applications

By implementing an immersive virtual-reality environment, some AI applications claim it is possible to test products or retail ideas that have not been brought to on the market, putting them on a virtual shelf to study consumer reactions and behavior to real-time merchandising.

Artificial Intelligence for Video Search and the YouTube of the Future

Machine Learning for Video Search and Video Education – How it Works

Episode Summary: AI, specifically natural language processing, has made it easier to understand text as a medium in a deeper, more efficient way and at scale. With video, the situation is quite different. AI is already being used to help industries that work in the video medium. However, searching for content within videos is more challenging because video is not just voice and sound, it is also a collection of moving and still images on screen. How could AI work to overcome that challenge?

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AI for Speech Recognition – Current Companies, Technology, and Trends

Speech recognition is technology that can recognize spoken words, which can then be converted to text. A subset of speech recognition is voice recognition, which is the technology for identifying a person based on their voice.

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Crowdsourced Content Moderation – How it Works and What’s Possible

As the web grows and we spend more and more time online, moderation becomes a bigger and bigger challenge. Content influences buyers, and businesses eager to gain the trust of those customers are likely to do whatever they can to win.

Artificial Intelligence for Video Marketing - Emotion Recognition, Video Generation, and More

Artificial Intelligence in Video Marketing – Emotion Recognition, Video Generation, and More

eMarketer estimates that 62% of global internet users accessed digital video in 2017, and that number is expected to rise to 63.4% by 2020. This may be marginal growth, but, essentially, consumers are expected to spend more time watching video content. 

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Information Extraction in Oil and Gas - Using AI to Find Oil

Information Extraction in Oil and Gas – Using AI to Find Oil

Oil and gas companies face many of the same challenges as large banks and established insurance firms when it comes to searching through their backlogs of documents. They want to use the data stored within these documents to make decisions on where to drill and determine whether or not they’re in compliance with laws and regulations. 

Artificial Intelligence in the Food and Beverage Industry

AI in the Food and Beverage Industry – 3 Current Use-Cases

Although it's apparent that AI development is slow-moving in the industry, food and beverage companies may be able to use AI for food processing, in particular:

Predictive Maintenance in Oil and Gas - Current Applications

Predictive Maintenance in Oil and Gas – Vendors and Use-Cases

The International Energy Agency’s latest annual gas market report, Gas 2018, estimated that global gas demand could reach more than 4,100 billion cubic meters (bcm) in 2023. This is an increase from 3,740 bcm in 2017. Greater gas demands mean more oil rigs, and the machines on these rigs break down.

AI Search Applications for Compliance, Contracts, and Human Resources

AI Search Applications for Compliance, Contracts, and Human Resources

There's an entire artificial intelligence ecosystem for enterprise search. Most of this is in a purely digital world. Most vendors help with a layer of AI-enabled search that understands terms or phrases and is able to return the results or answers to questions that someone types in. But the problem is compounded when it comes to searching the physical world.

The Internet of Things in the Oil and Gas Industry - Current Applications

Internet of Things in the Oil and Gas Industry – Current Applications

According to McKinsey, global gas demand is expected to reach 4,503 billion cubic meters (bcm) in 2035, showing a more than 1% annual growth from 3,736 bcm in 2017. Asia is expected to be the biggest consumer of the resource at 47%, followed by the rest of the world (24%), the Middle East (16%), and the United States (14%).

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Speech Recognition and Transcription in Law and Legal

AI for Speech Recognition and Transcription in Law and Legal

Have you ever been frustrated with how Alexa or Siri don't always understand your verbal requests? If so, then you already understand the problem that our guest this struggles with. He's Tom Livne, co-founder and CEO of Verbit.ai.

AI for Enterprise Legal Departments - Contract Analysis and More

AI for Enterprise Legal Departments – Contract Analysis and More

AI has numerous use cases in legal, from document search to compliance and contract abstraction. This week, we speak with Lars Mahler, Chief Science Officer for LegalSifter, about what's possible with AI for legal departments today and how AI applications for legal teams, such as natural language processing-based contract analysis, work. In addition, Mahler discusses how lawyers at companies and data scientists work together to train machine learning algorithms.

AI for IT Services Firms - Backup, Recovery, and Cybersecurity

AI for IT Services Firms – Backup, Recovery, and Cybersecurity

IT services firms are doing their best to keep up with the changing landscape as AI begins to dominate the tech conversation. Many IT services firms have recently started branding themselves as AI companies without having the requisite talent to back up their claims. In reality, many of the older IT services companies are struggling to hire PhD graduates in machine learning who would rather use their skillset at global AI firms like Google and Amazon.

An Overview of AI in Legal, Contract Management and Human Resources

An Overview of AI in Legal, Contract Management, and Human Resources

This article was originally written as part of an in-depth AI report sponsored by Iron Mountain, and was written, edited and published in alignment with our transparent Emerj sponsored content guidelines. Learn more about our thought leadership and content creation services on our Thought Leadership Services page.

How IT Services Firms Can Adapt to Artifical Intelligence

How IT Services Firms Can Adapt to Artifical Intelligence

Episode Summary: In this episode of the AI in Industry podcast, we interview Nikhil Malhotra, Creator and Head of Maker's Lab at Tech Mahindra, about how artificial intelligence changed the nature of IT services and business services in general. Malhotra talks about what businesses should consider to make themselves relevant for the future. In addition, he discusses the philosophy shift that has to happen for people to be appreciative of the process of problem-solving, and to see profit and growth from AI. We hope business leaders in the IT services industry will take from this interview the low-hanging fruit applications in the IT services industry.

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How Self-Driving Cars Work – A Simple Overview

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation recently released an overview report on the current state of self-driving technology.

Training Self-Driving Cars in Simulations - The Future of Automotive

Training Self-Driving Cars in Simulations – The Future of Automotive

Danny Lange heads up the AI efforts at Unity, one of the better-known firms in terms of simulations and computer graphics. They work in several different industries, but this week we speak mostly about automotive.

AI in the Automotive Industry - an Analysis of the Space

AI in the Automotive Industry – an Analysis of the Space

In this article, we explore the applications of AI software within the automotive industry from production and manufacturing to insurance and transportation. We will discuss the equipment involved in collecting and analyzing data along with the potential value they offer to manufacturers, shared mobility companies, insurers, and drivers.

Facial Recognition at Airports - Current Applications

Facial Recognition at Airports – Current Applications

Although AI has broader applications in the travel and tourism industry, facial recognition kiosks at airports have been one of the most prominent applications in the public discussion about AI. Their promise: to increase security and potentially speed up passenger boarding.

Search and Rescue Robots - Current Applications on Land, Sea, and Air

Search and Rescue Robots – Current Applications on Land, Sea, and Air

In the past decade the number of people killed by natural disasters each year has ranged from as low as 14,389 in 2015 to as high as 314,503 in 2010, according to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Every year over 100,000,000 people are also affected by natural disasters. Government, companies, and aid organizations are all working to keep these tragic deaths as low as possible. One tool they have turned to for help in recent years is search and rescue robots.

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