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 learns how to play Minecraft by watching videos

Minecraft characters.

Open AI has trained a neural network to play Minecraft by Video PreTraining (VPT) on a massive unlabeled video dataset of human Minecraft play, while using just a small amount of labeled contractor data.

With a bit of fine-tuning, the AI research and deployment company is confident that its model can learn to craft diamond tools, a task that usually takes proficient humans over 20 minutes (24,000 actions). Its model uses the native human interface of keypresses and mouse...

IRS expands voice bot options for faster service

A close up of a microphone.

The US Internal Revenue Service has unveiled expanded voice bot options to help eligible taxpayers easily verify their identity to set up or modify a payment plan while avoiding long wait times.

"This is part of a wider effort at the IRS to help improve the experience of taxpayers," said IRS commissioner Chuck Rettig. "We continue to look for ways to better assist taxpayers, and that includes helping people avoid waiting on hold or having to make a second phone call to get what...

HCL Technologies DRYiCE launches full-stack AIOps and observability solution

HCL Technologies DRYiCE has launched DRYiCE IntelliOps (IntelliOps), a solution addressing the full-stack AIOps and business flow observability needs of an enterprise.

Enterprises today have invested heavily in complex solutions for digital initiatives to modernise their technology landscape while trying to support user expectations for continuously available digital services, but a few challenges impede their progress. The most pertinent is the siloed implementation of AI and...

Olivia Bushe, FlowForma: Why your company needs business process automation

Olivia Busche, CEO, FlowForma

Could you tell us a little bit about FlowForma and what it offers?

FlowForma is the leading provider of enterprise-class, no-code business process management and automation tools, dedicated to making intuitive and affordable process automation tools that empower businesspeople to work smarter and faster. We are business process management, automation, workflow and digital transformation experts that enable business users across all sectors to digitize, transform and...

AI & Big Data Expo 2021: Ethics, myths and making sense of data

A black and white drawing depicting artificial intelligence.

The global AI market is predicted to snowball over the next few years, reaching a $190.61 billion market value in 2025. By 2030, AI will lead to an estimated $15.7 trillion, or 26% increase in global GDP.

Industry analyst firm Gartner has also predicted that by 2022 companies will have an average of 35 AI projects in place. 

Of all the end-use industries, the market for manufacturing is expected to grow the fastest. Increasing data volume derived from the...

Sebastian Santibanez, SoftServe: On helping enterprises successfully use AI in their digital transformations

AI News spoke with Sebastian Santibanez, Associate Director of the Advanced Technologies Group at SoftServe, about how the company is helping enterprises to successfully use AI in their digital transformations.

AI News: What work do you do in the artificial intelligence space? 

Sebastian Santibanez: We understand that the truly successful data-minded organizations are very fluid in their definition of AI and SoftServe has embraced this fluidity by thinking of AI...