Issue 96: CognitionX Data Science, AI and Machine Learning Briefing

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Tomorrow I’ll be interviewing the following experts at Seedcamp and Northzone’s  “AI is Now.” Let me know what you’d like me to ask them and I’ll share their answers tomorrow.

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P.S Need advice on hiring Data Scientists? Join us for breakfast on Wednesday with Mike Hyde (Director of Data & Insights Skype.) He’ll be sharing approaches and best practices to building high performance data science teams.

Reactions to AI

When Cool Becomes Creepy

A new survey from KMPG International investigates when does convenient turn into intrusive? Understanding consumers’ sensitivities around the use of their personal data is central to establishing and maintaining trust between consumer and company, KMPG concludes.

Some of the conclusions of the KMPG-study, that asked almost 7,000 members of the public in 24 countries

Impact on the Economy

Worldwide Cognitive Systems and Artificial Intelligence Revenues Forecast to Surge Past $47 Billion in 2020, According to New IDC Spending Guide

Widespread adoption of cognitive systems and artificial intelligence (AI) across a broad range of industries will drive worldwide revenues from nearly $8.0 billion in 2016 to more than $47 billion in 2020. According to a new Worldwide Semiannual Cognitive/Artificial Intelligence Systems Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC), the market for cognitive/AI solutions will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 55.1% over the 2016-2020 forecast
period.

Ethics Questions

Book: Data Ethics — The New Competitive Advantage

The book combines broad trend analyses with more than 50 cases of companies that use data ethics to varying degrees, such as German toy maker Vai Kai, Australian personal data store Meeco, French insurance group AXA, the new Swiss privacy-focused ‘skype’ Wire, and the U.S. search engine DuckDuckGo. Most of the companies mentioned are still in a beta phase in the data ethics field, and not one has yet found the optimal solution. Every beginning takes time, just as it did with the products and companies that arose from the first inkling of environmental
awareness.

Business Impact

Trends for 2017

Cynthia Harvey of Data Motion has collated news articles from the last year to predict the top 10 trends in AI for 2017. Not the slickest presentation but great info.

Coding Experiments

Why do we need Open Source Self Driving Car development and how to get started

In the next few weeks Marius Slavescu STEMCA Inventor will show you how he built a self driving solution in 4 weeks using Open Source SDC. This is the first part in this series regarding preparing the development environment and testing it for readiness.

Future of Health

DeepMind Health inks new deal with UK’s NHS to deploy Streams app in early 2017

DeepMind Health, has signed a fresh data-sharing agreement with the NHS Royal Free Hospital Trust in London. It’s the second agreement signed between the pair. The data in question was being used to power an app called Streams, built by DeepMind but using an NHS algorithm to generate alerts on patients at risk of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI).

This Tech Crunch article gives you a good run through of the questions we should be asking and what’s next for this partnership.

Product we love

Self-driving Internet. The first AI-powered mobile browser.

Ulli, a smart web browser for mobile that delivers a powerful experience thanks to predictive artificial intelligence. Using our real-time contextual recommendation engine, Ulli is able to surface the most relevant content and actions for you to browse next, so you don’t have to search or copy-paste information around.

Tools of the trade

20 Weird & Wonderful Datasets for Machine Learning

Finding interesting data is really hard, and Oliver Cameron says it actively holds the industry back from progress. In trying to learn more about this problem he searched far and wide, and cataloged what he calls “just a sliver of the datasets I found.”

Advice we rate

Dr Jess Wade Visiting Researcher ImperialCollege beautifully illustrated“The Ten Commandments of Communicating Physics” by Graham Farmelo

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