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Google Algorithm Disrupts Medical Field, Intel Launches Automated Driving Group, and More  - This Week in Artificial Intelligence 12-02-16 12

Venture Investments in Artificial Intelligence – Trends in 2016 and Beyond

Investments in artificial intelligence continued on an upward swing in 2016, following through on the technology's promise to disrupt how business is done across industries.

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7 Chatbot Use Cases That Actually Work

Since Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Kik, Slack, and a growing number of bot-creation platforms came online, developers have been churning out chatbots across industries, with Facebook's most recent bot count at over 33,000. At a CRM technologies conference in 2011, Gartner predicted that 85 percent of customer engagement would be fielded without human intervention. Though a seeming natural fit for retail and purchasing-related decisions, it doesn't appear that chatbot technology will play favorites in the coming few years, with uses cases being promoted in finance, human resources, and even legal services.

Google Algorithm Disrupts Medical Field, Intel Launches Automated Driving Group, and More  - This Week in Artificial Intelligence 12-02-16 7

Where Healthcare’s Big Data Actually Comes From

While there have been and continue to be innovative and significant machine learning applications in healthcare, the industry has been slower to come to and embrace the big data movement than other industries. But a snail's pace hasn't kept the data from mounting, and the underlying value in the data now available to health care providers and related service providers is a veritable goldmine. In this editorial, we provide an overview of where healthcare's big data actually comes from, and why providing robust data analytics services in this sector matters.

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Predictive Analytics for Marketing – What’s Possible and How it Works

Predictive analytics for marketing would have been adopted years ago - if only the compute power were more ubiquitous, the data were more accessible, and the software were easier to use. Now "predictive analytics" itself is almost a buzzword, after nearly 30 years of backward-looking marketing tracking.
Today, well over 30 years after the founding of Lotus Software, even medium-sized businesses are often still operating their marketing "scoreboards" in Google Sheets or One Drive... "throw it in a spreadsheet" still works.
But businesses with an eye on the future want to know more than just what happened in the past. "Scoreboards" (most analytics tools and tracking) don't tell you what the score will be. Some of our recent "AI for marketing" articles have gained readership because more and more executives are searching for ways to look forward with their numbers, not just back. SAS defines the term well:

Artificial Intelligence and Security: Current Applications and Tomorrow's Potentials

Artificial Intelligence and Security: Current Applications and Tomorrow’s Potentials

Security is a broad term, and in industry and government there are a myriad of "security" contexts on a variety of levels - from the individual to nation-wide. Artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies are being applied and developed across this spectrum.

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Machine Learning in Robotics – 5 Modern Applications

As the term "machine learning" has heated up, interest in "robotics" (as expressed in Google Trends) has not altered much over the last three years. So how much of a place is there for machine learning in robotics?