Ash Damle, TMDC: Data-based business decisions in real-time

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Ash Damle, Head of AI and Data Science at TMDC, explains how the company is humanising and democratising data access.

AI News: The Modern Data Company (TMDC) aims to “democratise” data access. What are the benefits to enterprises? 

Ash Damle: Modern companies are data companies. When a data company’s best asset, its data, is only accessible by a handful of individuals, then the company is only scratching the surface of what data can do.

Democratisation of...

Q&A: Felipe Chies, Amazon Web Services: Democratising ML

Amazon Web Services (AWS), the leader in public cloud infrastructure now has more than 200 fully featured services, including compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, robotics, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid, virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), media, application development, deployment, management, and machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI). For the latter, the message is clear: AWS wants to democratise ML technologies.

AWS has the...

AI Expo: Protecting ethical standards in the age of AI

Rapid advancements in AI require keeping high ethical standards, as much for legal reasons as moral.

During a session at this year’s AI & Big Data Expo Europe, a panel of experts provided their views on what businesses need to consider before deploying artificial intelligence.

Here’s a list of the panel’s participants:

Moderator: Frans van Bruggen, Policy Officer for AI and FinTech at De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB)Aoibhinn Reddington, Artificial...

What to look out for at AI & Big Data Expo EU and NA: JPMorgan, Danone, and more

The road to maturity for any technology in the enterprise is long and arduous. Take data and analytics platforms as an example. Data from 451 Research’s Voice of the Enterprise series in March found a third of companies surveyed were still yet to fully embrace a data-driven approach to strategic decision making.

If that is the case, whither artificial intelligence? Writing for Enterprise Talk earlier this month, Swapnil Mishra notes of businesses still being in the ‘AI...

Ronan Kirby, Starmind: On using AI to surface business knowledge

There’s a good chance the answer that an employee needs to do their job effectively is available within the company, but it can often be difficult to surface.

Research suggests that around three hours per day are spent searching for information. Even more frustratingly, around 44 percent of all searches end in failure. In total, around $1 million per month is lost for every 1,000 employees in a business.

Starmind believes that it doesn’t have to be this way and...

PyTorch now has an independent foundation

Meta-created framework PyTorch now has an independent foundation to drive the adoption of AI tooling.

The PyTorch Foundation will operate under the Linux Foundation umbrella and boasts a governing board with representatives from industry giants including AMD, Microsoft Azure, NVIDIA, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and Meta.

“The new PyTorch Foundation board will include many of the AI leaders who’ve helped get the community where it is today, including Meta and...

The future of AI: Is ‘infusion’ the key to data democratisation?

Sisense defines infusion as the practice of incorporating data and insights into end-user business applications. “Infusion is all about putting decision-supporting insights into a product in a way that feels native. It’s accessible. And it’s far more interesting,”  Scott Castle SVP of Product at Sisense says. 

Typically, a BI tool works by pulling data together to help end users draw their own conclusions. They aggregate data, slice and dice, figure it out, come to the...

Xbox’s Matt Booty wants to see QA testers replaced by AI

Xbox Game Studios head Matt Booty told a live audience at PAX that he’d like to see QA (Quality Assurance) testers replaced by AI.

Gaming QA testers regularly come under fire as bug-riddled games reach the hands of disappointed gamers with seemingly increasing prevalence.

The backlash QA testers receive from frustrated gamers is often misplaced. Managers are often aware that games are full of bugs but decide to release unfinished games anyway in the hope of starting to...

US introduces new AI chip export restrictions

NVIDIA has revealed that it’s subject to new laws restricting the export of AI chips to China and Russia.

In an SEC filing, NVIDIA says the US government has informed the chipmaker of a new license requirement that impacts two of its GPUs designed to speed up machine learning tasks: the current A100, and the upcoming H100.

“The license requirement also includes any future NVIDIA integrated circuit achieving both peak performance and chip-to-chip I/O performance equal...

AI discovers over 20K taxable French swimming pools

The French government is successfully using AI to discover taxable swimming pools.

IT firm Capgemini worked with Google to create the AI which analyses aerial photos taken by France’s National Institute of Geographic and Forest Information, identifies pools, and then cross-references them with national tax and property registries.

So far, the project has spotted 20,356 undeclared swimming pools. The government has used the data to collect almost €10 million in...