Dozens of companies use smartphone locations to help advertisers and even hedge funds. They say it’s anonymous, but the data shows how personal it is. Data reviewed by The Times shows over 235 million locations captured from more than 1.2 million unique devices during a three-day period in 2017.
As Dr. Watson takes more responsibility in hospitals in the future, human employees have more time to focus on these precious moments and support patients on an emotional level when they need it the most.
While the US often tries to export its product standards in trade diplomacy, the EU tends to write rules for itself and let the gravity of its huge market pull other economies into its regulatory orbit. Businesses faced with multiple regulatory regimes will tend to work to the highest standard, known widely as the “Brussels effect”.
In February and March 2018, BCG conducted an online survey of companies in order to assess their progress in adopting AI in industrial operations, which we defined as producers’ core transformation processes, including production and related functions such as maintenance, product quality, and logistics. The survey also covered engineering and supply chain management.
Facial recognition technology is penetrating deep into China. Cameras track passengers at railway stations, identify homeless people on the streets and even monitor worshippers in state-approved churches.
China’s nation-wide surveillance project, named Skynet, began as early as 2005. But recent advances in artificial intelligence have given the state’s surveillance efforts a boost.
Defining artificial intelligence is no easy matter. This report is the result of research by the French Digital Council to demystify AI, to establish France as an AI thought leader and to work towards a coherent French and European AI strategy. [long read]
Globalisation, technological progress and demographic change are having a profound impact on OECD labour markets, affecting both the quantity and quality of jobs that are available, as well as how and by whom they are carried out
Will the spring of 2018 be remembered as the time when the right to privacy was enshrined as a fundamental human right? Or will we see the status quo maintained, despite months and years of fines and litigation and political pressure?
hile flying cars may sound as if they belong to science fiction, technology seems to have brought them closer to reality—potentially helping to create a faster, cheaper, cleaner, safer, and more integrated transportation system.
The UK government has recognised the importance of self-driving vehicles as a catalyst for technological, economic and social developments. It is trying to make the United Kingdom the preeminent testing site in Europe. But are consumers on board for the ride?
Michael Liebreich on how “astonishing progress is being made on super-efficient industrial processes, connected and shared vehicles, electrification of air transport, precision agriculture, food science, synthetic fuels… in the end, clean technologies will outcompete fossil-fuel-based approaches. They won’t even need a carbon price.”
The old story of AI is about human brains working against silicon brains. The new story of IA will be about human brains working with silicon brains. As it turns out, most of the world is the opposite of a chess game: Non-zero-sum — both players can win.