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Week after week, Intelligent Automation is getting more powerful supporting clients, patients, employees, companies and making our world more human. This weekly newsletter is dedicated to regularly celebrating its latest and significant advancements. You can also learn more in my book about Intelligent Automation.

-Pascal

Latest News in Intelligent Automation – January 21, 2021

 

Pascal Bornet
Pascal is a recognized global expert and pioneer in the field of intelligent automation. He is industry thought leader with over 200k online followers and specializes in Artificial Intelligence, Automation & Analytics. Formerly Head of AI, Automation & Digital Innovation for McKinsey, Pascal is a senior advisor to IRPA AI, member of the Forbes Technology Council & author of Intelligent Automation: Welcome to the World of Hyperautomation.

Researchers of Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU), in collaboration with the Almazov National Medical Research Centre, developed an artificial intelligence system for analyzing endoscopic images (mucous membranes of organs). Such an approach is required for conducting mass screening studies, as well as for examining patients in remote settlements in conditions of lack of hi-tech medical equipment.

Creating artificial intelligence (AI) that can figure out how best to teach itself. The work could speed learning in self-driving cars and household robots, and it might even help crack previously unsolvable math problems.

The thinking has been that the country or company with the most data will win the AI race. The most popular AI algorithms have been shown to increase in accuracy and capability as the data sets that they are trained on increases.

India’s banking sector is witnessing significant competition from new-age fintech companies as well as large technology companies like Facebook that are entering the fray with payment solutions.

Almost a quarter of employees (23 percent) worldwide have seen their roles and ways of working change following the implementation of intelligent automation, according to the latest edition of Deloitte Automation with Intelligence survey, while one in ten already had to retrain.

Using technology to automate repetitive business tasks has its advantage, but real benefits require a more coherent mixture of artificial intelligence, robotics and management tools.


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This amazing dynamic #data visualization has been built using python and computer vision (OpenCV). Once the ball flies from one side to the other of the table, the vision system reconstructs the 3D coordinates of the ping-pong ball trajectory (using a Delaunay Triangulation)

 

 

 

 

 

This remote surgery was made by a London surgeon on a banana in California using 5G

 

 

 

 

 

 

The self-desinfecting door handle, invented by startup CleanMotion. One of the most remarkable innovation presented at #CES2021 last week

 

 


Upcoming Intelligent Automation Events

January 25 – What is AI & How is it Changing our World? CTO of AI @IBM, Sam Lightstone

January 28-29, 2021 – AI & Deep Learning Virtual Summit

Latest News in Intelligent Automation – January 14, 2021

In curling, a sport that’s been referred to as “chess on ice” because of the strategy and precision involved, a robot named Curly beat Korean national teams in three out of four official matches. Robots have certainly come a long way, but they are still fairly clumsy, and most lack the dexterity of the human body. So Curly, the robot that mastered curling, is quite impressive.

Throughout 2020, venture capital firms continued expanding into new global markets, with London, New York, Tel Aviv, Toronto, Boston, Seattle and Singapore startups receiving increased funding. Out of the 79 most popular A.I. & ML startup locations, 15 are in the San Francisco Bay Area, making that region home to 19% of startups who received funding in the last year.

The first wave of the pandemic was overwhelming, resulting in supply chain breakdown, work from home scenarios and disruptions in the economy. Companies were forced to rethink their business model and envision newer methods to keep the global supply chain running. Manufacturing, which is a cornerstone of our country’s economy, had to halt production leaving the industry in turmoil. But the will to keep functioning and ensuring business continuity pushed this industry to restructure their business operations.

A somewhat rare use of artificial intelligence in senior living is helping an operator maximize limited resources by predicting the severity of COVID-19 symptoms in residents to determine who should be tested more frequently and who will benefit the most from the vaccine when it becomes available.

Physicians who follow artificial intelligence (AI) advice may be considered less liable for medical malpractice than is commonly thought, according to a new study of potential jury candidates in the U.S. Published in the January issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine (JNM). The study provides the first data related to physicians’ potential liability for using AI in personalized medicine, which can often deviate from standard care.

A leader with AMP Robotics says artificial intelligence has changed how robotics can be incorporated into MRFs.


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In this recent remote work experiment, the human pilot is 5 miles away from the #robot

 

 

 

 

 

This lifesaving robotic buoy can bring a drowning person to safety without endangering the rescuer

 

 

 

 

 

OpenAI has just released an #AI that can generate images from texts

 

 


Upcoming Intelligent Automation Events

January 11-15, 2021 – Institute for Data Science and Big Data

January 28-29, 2021 – AI & Deep Learning Virtual Summit

Latest News in Intelligent Automation – January 7, 2021

When artificial intelligence (AI) technology helps solve a problem, problem-solving can be done quicker, and the solution is often one that would have taken longer for humans to discover. Could artificial intelligence power climate change strategy? Yes, and it’s already doing so.

A curated list of the latest breakthroughs in AI by release date with a clear video explanation, link to a more in-depth article, and code.

When every organization has access to AI … the difference will be in Human Intelligence (HI).

Scientists have developed a machine-learning method that crunches massive amounts of data to help determine which existing medications could improve outcomes in diseases for which they are not prescribed.

The 2010s were huge for artificial intelligence, thanks to advances in deep learning, a branch of AI that has become feasible because of the growing capacity to collect, store, and process large amounts of data. Today, deep learning is not just a topic of scientific research but also a key component of many everyday applications.


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An amazing #robot bottle-flipping contest in Japan

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Japanese government is developing an advanced AI matchmaking algorithm

 

 

 

 

 

Advanced hand gesture recognition sensor, invented by Google 


Upcoming Intelligent Automation Events

January 7-9, 2021 – International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Communications and Business Analytics

January 11-15, 2021 – Institute for Data Science and Big Data

January 28-29, 2021 – AI & Deep Learning Virtual Summit

Latest News in Intelligent Automation – December 31, 2020

Albert Einstein once said, “You have to learn the rules of the game, and then you have to play better than anyone else.” That could well be the motto at DeepMind, as a new report reveals it has developed a program that can master complex games without even knowing the rules.

There are often concerns that artificial intelligence will replace people’s jobs, but in the case of forward-thinking multinational Schneider Electric, the opposite is true.

In today’s tech scene, jobs involving DevOps and artificial intelligence are the most in demand at this time. Employers are offering up sizeable premiums — almost $25,000 in additional salary for professionals who can automate IT operations, and an additional $14,000 a year to those who can deliver AI and machine learning capabilities.

It may be one of Europe’s major players when it comes to artificial intelligence, but a lack of skills and strategic investment may be holding the UK back from its full potential.

In the quest for advanced vehicles with higher energy efficiency and ultra-low emissions, Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers are accelerating a research engine that gives scientists and engineers an unprecedented view inside the atomic-level workings of combustion engines in real time.


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When your face recognition algorithm works so well that it even discovers the invisible

 

 

 

 

Advanced hand gesture recognition sensor, invented by Google last year.

 

 

 

 

 

Toyota invented a “hanging #robot” that hangs from the ceiling and completes tasks like cleaning and loading the dishwasher. It is embedded into the homes’ design, enabling it to be more reactive and take less space compared to common robots


Upcoming Intelligent Automation Events

January 4, 2021 – Disruptor Series: Artificial Intelligence & The Built Environment

January 4-8 & 11-15, 2021 – Institute for Data Science and Big Data

January 7-9, 2021 – International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Communications and Business Analytics

Latest News in Intelligent Automation – December 24, 2020

Here’s how Artificial Intelligence will transform Pharma Drug Discovery, Work from Home, and Edge Computing in the coming year.

While AI has delivered incredible breakthroughs in pattern recognition and organizing immense data sets to help humans make better decisions, certain issues related to bias and privacy have created challenges to both innovation in AI and consumer trust.

AI has been a big help this year for the leading healthcare and pharma companies and researchers.

From facial recognition technology that monitors brown bear populations, to intelligent robots sorting recycling, these initiatives are having a positive impact on the environment.

2020 hasn’t quite gone to plan for many of us, but here’s to 2021! We asked some of our AI expert community what they think the prominent trends of 2021 could be. Included are contributions from MILA, Gartner, Facebook, Alexa AI, NASA, Mailchimp and more.


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The world’s largest 3D metal printer produces rockets

 

 

 

 

 

Startup Open Bionics is building and developing the next generation of bionic limbs and turning disabilities into superpowers

 

 

 

 

his system leverages deep learning to generate a video of someone speaking and moving, from just ONE single image of this person’s face.


Upcoming Intelligent Automation Events

January 3, 2021 – WARP AI 1.0 – Virtual Conference

January 4-8 & 11-15, 2021 – Institute for Data Science and Big Data

Latest News in Intelligent Automation – December 17, 2020

It is a simple truth: the field of artificial intelligence is far too male-dominated. According to a 2018 study from Wired and Element AI, just 12% of AI researchers globally are female.

How a new MIT algorithm is capable of inferring goals and plans, even when those plans might fail.

Covid is a data problem.

AskBob Doctor covers more than 15,000 diseases overall, and can diagnose 85 common diseases with 90% accuracy. It has been used by 20,000 medical institutions in about 30 provincial-level administrative regions in China, serving more than 450,000 doctors.

Whether assessing vaccine safety and efficacy, assisting with X-ray readings or tracking communities’ vulnerability to COVID-19, artificial intelligence has been put to work in new and innovative ways throughout the pandemic.


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𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗰-𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝘀𝘁𝘆𝗹𝗲 𝗺𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗮𝗴𝗲𝘀 𝗱𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘇𝗼𝗼𝗺 𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗼𝘀.

 

 

𝗛𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗣𝗵𝘆𝘀𝗶𝗰𝘀 𝗟𝗮𝗯 allows you to enjoy #VR like never before by having full control of your hands and fingers to interact physically with your environment.

 

 

 

 

 

Engineers at Stanford University have developed a robot that grows like a vine. Its ability to grow across distances without moving its whole body will be useful in search and rescue, and medical applications 


Upcoming Intelligent Automation Events

December 19 – 20, 2020 – SAMI 2020 2nd International Conference on Soft Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Smart Materials & Information Technology

January 3, 2021 – WARP AI 1.0 – Virtual Conference

January 4-8 & 11-15, 2021 – Institute for Data Science and Big Data

Latest News in Intelligent Automation – December 10, 2020

Spain to invest 600 mn euros in artificial intelligence

Spain is to invest 600 million euros (725 million dollars) in developing artificial intelligence over the next two years as part of plans to transform its national economy, the premier said Wednesday.

Researchers discovered inherent biases within the model’s results related to gender, race, and religion. Gender biases included the relationship between gender and occupation, as well as gendered descriptive words.

The launch of the pilot, which is taking place in Miami, comes as Ford continues to build out a service for autonomous ride-hailing and goods delivery in Miami-Dade County.

The Shadow Robot Dexterous Hand is a robot hand, with size, shape and movement capabilities similar to those of a human hand. To give the robotic hand the ability to learn how to manipulate objects researchers from WMG, University of Warwick, have developed new AI algorithms.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is affecting the way we work, learn, shop, and now creating new opportunities for playing and watching our favorite sports.


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The magic of engineering!

 

 

 

Breakthrough: Research company DeepMind uses #AI to predict 3D models of #protein structures, solving a 50-year-old grand challenge in biology!

 

 

 

IHMC demonstrated how this #robot can use LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology to build a map of the area it is supposed to traverse, and then use an algorithm to determine each step it should take to reach the other side. Since 1990, thanks to #technology innovation in #agriculture, the number of undernourished people in the world has decreased by 40%


Upcoming Intelligent Automation Events

December 12 – 13, 2020 – AI & FL 2020 8th International Conference of Artificial Intelligence and Fuzzy Logic

December 14 – 17, 2020 – ICMLA 2020: International Conference On Machine Learning And Applications

December 19 – 20, 2020 – SAMI 2020 2nd International Conference on Soft Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Smart Materials & Information Technology

Latest News in Intelligent Automation – December 3, 2020

Artificial intelligence is growing ever more powerful and entering people’s daily lives, yet often we don’t know what goes on inside these systems. Their non-transparency could fuel practical problems, or even racism, which is why researchers increasingly want to open this ‘black box’ and make AI explainable.

A team of researchers at Google Research has unveiled a new project they have been working on that uses AI technology to allow a blind person to follow a path without assistance.

A trio of researchers at Johannes Kepler University has used artificial intelligence to improve thermal imaging camera searches of people lost in the woods.

Cruise’s self-driving vehicles will be making delivery runs for Walmart customers in early 2021 in Arizona.

UC Berkeley researchers say they are the first to train AI using using silently mouthed words and sensors that collect muscle activity. Silent speech is detected using electromyography (EMG), with electrodes placed on the face and throat. The model focuses on what researchers call digital voicing to predict words and generate synthetic speech.

Military and defense organizations using transformative technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning can realize tremendous gains and help to maintain advantages over increasingly capable adversaries and competitors.

 


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This huge wave pool was designed using computational fluid dynamics and it produces 5 types of waves

 

 

 

 

 

When #AI becomes hilarious!

 

 

 

 

Since 1990, thanks to #technology innovation in #agriculture, the number of undernourished people in the world has decreased by 40%


Upcoming Intelligent Automation Events

December 5, 2020 – AI Technology Conference

December 6, 2020 – AI on IBM Z with Deep Learning Tech

December 08-10, 2020 – APPLYING AI & MACHINE LEARNING TO FINANCE & TECHNOLOGY

December 09 – 10, 2020 – The AI Summit New York

Latest News in Intelligent Automation – November 25, 2020


 

Imagine a classroom in the future where teachers are working alongside artificial intelligence partners to ensure no student gets left behind.

7 most promising Governmental AI solutions across the globe

Strategy requires big picture thinking and thinking of all the moves that can help you achieve your AI vision

AI drives the most significant revenue gains in Marketing & Sales, Strategy & Corporate Finance and Supply Chain Management.

Harnessing the power of deep learning leads to better predictions of patient admissions and flow in emergency departments.

Fast and accurate fire detection is significant to the sustainable development of human society and Earth ecology. The existence of objects with similar characteristics to fire increases the difficulty of vision-based fire detection. Improving the accuracy of fire detection by digging deeper visual features of fire always remains challenging.

In the 2010s everyone was learning to develop mobile apps. In the 2020s all the developers are going to be building Vision AI.

 


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TEN FOLD Engineering invented these smart homes that can easily unfold and fold itself in minutes

 

 

 

 

Meet the thinnest Robot: MIT engineers have developed a robotic thread able to remove blood clots in the brain and save patients from a stroke

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add virtual sticky notes to the world


Upcoming Intelligent Automation Events

December 2, 2020 – Conversational AI Mini Summit

December 2-4, 2020 – Data and Analytics Digital Summit

December 3, 2020 – Age of With digital series – Event one: Strategy to reality: The future of data and cloud modernization is now

Latest News in Intelligent Automation – November 19, 2020

We need more diverse data to avoid perpetuating inequality in medicine.

AI will play a crucial role in supporting the energy industry’s goals of achieving a more efficient, connected and sustainable future.

A new report reveals the top 10 emerging technologies of 2020.
Innovations include microneedles for painless injections, and electric planes.

Professor Klaus Schwab says technological innovation can be leveraged to unleash human potential.

A new survey finds that responses to COVID-19 have speeded the adoption of digital technologies by several years—and that many of these changes could be here for the long haul.

Read how IA improves business efficiency, enhances employee and customer experiences and help save lives.


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The first camera for blind people

 

 

 

No More Glasses, No More Lenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

About focusing on the right things

 


Upcoming Intelligent Automation Events

November 19 – 20, 2020 – Digital Pathology & AI Congress: USA

November 23 to 24, 2020 – AI & Big Data Expo – Europe 2020

November 24 – 25, 2020 – Edge AI Summit

November 24 -26, 2020 – Big Data Conference Europe

Latest News in Intelligent Automation – November 12, 2020

 

Researchers used machine learning to create bus routes and deliver meals to individuals in need, reducing food insecurity in communities.

Textual analysis of social media posts finds users’ anxiety and suicide-risk levels are rising, among other negative trends.

Intel continues to snap up startups to build out its machine learning and AI operations.

Community program delivers 6,000 monthly meals with assist from CMU. 

AI is advancing in visibility but the last mile of realizing AI sustaining adoption in large enterprises, with demonstrated results, is lagging.

Probability trees may have been around for decades, but they have received little attention from the AI and ML community.


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Imagine a tattoo that you could stick on your skin to manage your levels of hydration, alcohol, glucose, sun or pollution exposure, or simply your body temperature

 

 

 

 

It is impressive what we can do with Augmented Reality and a business card!

 

 

 

 

 


Eliminating car collisions with #AImore lives

 


Upcoming Intelligent Automation Events

November 16 to 18, 2020 – ML Conference

November 17 to 18, 2020 – APPLYING AI & MACHINE LEARNING TO RETAIL & ECOMMERCE

November 18, 2020 – Women in AI Virtual Evening 2020

November 18, 2020 – Ai4 2020 WHAT’S NEXT IN ENTERPRISE AI: EXPLORING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ACROSS INDUSTRY

Latest News in Intelligent Automation – November 5, 2020

The Future of Jobs report maps the jobs and skills of the future, tracking the pace of change. It aims to shed light on the pandemic-related disruptions in 2020, contextualized within a longer history of economic cycles and the expected outlook for technology adoption, jobs and skills in the next five years.

Operational resiliency is key as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change how companies will do business next year.

Why we continue to rely on antiquated systems, paper ballots and inadequate machines to handle the most important day of our democracy.

“Trust in AI systems is becoming, if not already, the biggest barrier for enterprises — as they start to move from exploring AI or potentially piloting or doing some proof of concept works into deploying AI into a production system”. 

NOAA and Google announce new data partnership.

A deep learning model can target a specific SARS-CoV-2 protein and help enhance COVID-19 drug discovery.


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Race against your avatar in Augmented Reality

 

 

 

The power of #AR and #AI working together to enhance human creativity

 

 

 


Firefighting #drones fly higher and faster, to save more lives

 


Upcoming Intelligent Automation Events

November 5-6, 2020 – AI & Big Data Expo

November 68, 2020 – International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Education

November 9, 2020 – Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Smart Cities

November 9-10, 2020 – 2nd World Congress on Robotics and Automation

November 11-12, 2020 – Applied AI Summit Seattle 2021

Latest News in Intelligent Automation -October 29, 2020

 

An international research team is suggesting AI might become even more efficient and reliable if it learns to think more like worms.

A new Facebook AI and CMU renewable energy storage project could enable labs to perform days of electrocatalyst screening and calculations in just seconds.

Startups use deep learning and advanced signal processing to improve hearing quality.

The UK researchers identify just how much AI research might benefit from the field of animal cognition.

A pair of statisticians at the University of Waterloo has proposed a math process idea that might allow for teaching AI systems without the need for a large dataset.

With a training technique commonly used to teach dogs to sit and stay, Johns Hopkins University computer scientists showed a robot how to teach itself several new tricks, including stacking blocks. With the method, the robot, named Spot, was able to learn in days what typically takes a month.

AI helps workers to reskill upskill themselves.


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This laptop combines augmented and virtual reality to enhance how we study and learn

 

From PLAN to IMPLEMENTATION

 

Is this the workstation of the future?
As office workers, we spend between four and nine hours a day sitting at our desk.

 


Upcoming Intelligent Automation Events

October 28-30,2020 -AI World – Government

November 5, 2020 – Annual Summit on AI, ML & Big Data Analytics 

November 5-6, 2020 – AI & Big Data Expo

November 11-12, 2020 – Applied AI Summit Seattle 2021

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