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August 16, 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.

OpenAI released OpenAI Codex, its AI system that translates natural language into code, through an API in private beta. Able to understand more than a dozen programming languages, Codex can interpret commands in plain English and execute them, making it possible to build a natural language interface for existing apps.

The digital workforce and artificial intelligence are critical to improving employee engagement.

During the past three years, artificial intelligence (AI) researchers at IBM in Armonk have collaborated with neuroscientists at the Michael J. Fox Foundation on studies designed to predict the progression of Parkinson’s disease.

A problem from econometrics illustrates the difference between artificial and human intelligence. Understanding tacit knowledge and the limits of AI is crucial to deploying it effectively and fairly.

Probabilistic programming language allows for fast, error-free answers to hard AI problems, including fairness.

Using electronic health records and artificial intelligence (AI) to predict which pregnant women are at high risk of experiencing complications while giving birth could reduce the maternal mortality.

For most companies that are interested in using AI, there isn’t a clear model to follow. The approach to building AI used by massive internet companies like Amazon and Google just doesn’t translate — most companies don’t have overflowing troves of data they can use to train models.

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Realtime Eyedot Tracker 👀
Frank Spalteholz has implemented a first re-projection onto the screen which indicates exactly where he is looking at. What you see at the top right of the video screen are the exact coordinates of eyedots!





Push your boundaries by racing against your virtual self
Nike made an interactive track that lets you race an LED ghost of yourself. The track has a wall of LED screens all the way around that project an “avatar” of your last lap





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