More Revenues And Employment Thanks to Artificial Intelligence

According to new research by Accenture, companies risk losing important growth opportunities if their CEOs are not able to take action to reshape the workforce, providing all employees with the right tools to take advantage of smart technologies.

The study, entitled “Reworking the Revolution: Are you ready to compete as an intelligent technology?”¬†estimates that business revenues could grow by 38% by 2020, provided they invest in artificial intelligence and effective human-machine cooperation at least as much as market-leading companies.

Under these conditions, the level of employment could also benefit from an increase of 10%. For the global economy, this would translate into a profit growth of $4.8 trillion. For example, in an S&P 500, this equates to $7.5 billion in revenues and an increase in profitability of $880 million.

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According to new research by Accenture, companies risk losing important growth opportunities if their CEOs are not able to take action to reshape the workforce, providing all employees with the right tools to take advantage of smart technologies.

The study, entitled “Reworking the Revolution: Are you ready to compete as an intelligent technology?”¬†estimates that business revenues could grow by 38% by 2020, provided they invest in artificial intelligence and effective human-machine cooperation at least as much as market-leading companies.

Under these conditions, the level of employment could also benefit from an increase of 10%. For the global economy, this would translate into a profit growth of $4.8 trillion. For example, in an S&P 500, this equates to $7.5 billion in revenues and an increase in profitability of $880 million.

According to the study, both management and employees think that artificial intelligence systems will have a central role in the business and will change the daily activities. In particular, 72% of the 1,200 top managers interviewed believe that intelligent technology will be strategic to gain the competitive advantage in the market.

According to 61% of managers, in the next three years, the number of professionals who will use artificial intelligence every day will grow. At the same time, 69% of the 14,000 workers interviewed are aware of the importance of developing skills that allow them to work with intelligent machines.

Despite the fact that 54% of the company executives consider the man-machine collaboration crucial for the business, only 3% of them expected a significant increase in investments in the retraining of their employees within the next three years.

To be able to grow in the age of AI, companies need to invest more in training, to prepare employees for a new way of working in cooperation with the machines. What we call Applied Intelligence, ie the ability to quickly integrate intelligent technology and human ingenuity in all company functions, will increasingly be an essential element for the success and growth of companies.

The report has finally identified three guidelines to accompany the evolution of the new workforce in the era of AI.

Rethinking the work starting from the workers

We need to start from the tasks, rather than from the roles, and assign the tasks from time to time to machines and people, balancing the need to automate the work with that of enhancing people’s skills. Almost half of the company executives (46%) believe that it is obsolete to think in terms of pre-established tasks for each profession and 29% say they have already broadly redesigned their roles intending to greater flexibility and artificial intelligence.

Workforce in areas of greater value

We need to go beyond just the concept of process efficiency to train the workforce to enable new customer experiences. Growth occurs only by reinvesting the savings obtained thanks to automation in the evolution of the workforce. Furthermore, a dynamic, agile and creative leadership approach will allow us to seize the opportunities for this longer-term transformation.

Accelerate redevelopment

The starting point of this process is the assessment of the level of competence of people and their willingness to learn to work using artificial intelligence systems. Digital platforms make it possible to customize training programs for individuals, favoring the adoption of new skills.

Artificial Intelligence Discovers Malaria-Fighting Component

Malaria causes about half a million deaths each year, and about half the world’s population is at risk of contracting it. The disease is caused by the Plasmodium parasite and is transmitted by the bite of the infected mosquito. The big problem is that this organism is becoming increasingly resistant to the remedies that fight it.

Therefore, the risk of this worsening condition has become much greater if new drugs are not developed. But it seems there are already signs of a light at the end of the tunnel.

A study newly published in the Scientific Reports journal has proven that the solution may be in a chemical component, usually found in products such as soap, toothpaste, clothing and even furniture.

For this, the scientists involved in the process were assisted by the Eve robot, built on <a href="https://learningsimplify.com/2017/11/11/10-key-concepts-artificial-intelligence-changi

Malaria causes about half a million deaths each year, and about half the world’s population is at risk of contracting it. The disease is caused by the Plasmodium parasite and is transmitted by the bite of the infected mosquito. The big problem is that this organism is becoming increasingly resistant to the remedies that fight it.

Therefore, the risk of this worsening condition has become much greater if new drugs are not developed. But it seems there are already signs of a light at the end of the tunnel.

A study newly published in the Scientific Reports journal has proven that the solution may be in a chemical component, usually found in products such as soap, toothpaste, clothing and even furniture.

For this, the scientists involved in the process were assisted by the Eve robot, built on Artificial Intelligence. It has been used so that it could locate a series of compounds approved by the FDA (Food Drug Administration), the agency that regulates the use of substances in foods and drugs. They were able to inhibit the enzyme responsible for the development of the parasite.

During the activity, Eve detected that the triclosan would be perfect to achieve the expected goal. The compound was able to inhibit the enzyme in two species of parasites that cause the disease, including invariants that had developed resistance during the treatment of the disease.

Therefore, the experts tested the action of triclosan in various ways, so that its effectiveness could be verified. The work was also combined with other tests, which found their ability to fight other types of enzymes present in these parasites. Thus, the conclusion was that the substance can be used with different therapeutic functions.

For a few decades, the FDA banned the use of triclosan in the production of soap as there was evidence that it could affect the hormonal system and survive for long periods in an environment. Another similar ban recently occurred during the years 2016 and 2017, as more than 200 researchers and practitioners signed a declaration for greater regulation of the substance worldwide.

According to one of the study’s researchers, Elizabeth Bilsland, the help of the Eve robot and the findings found were essential for the creation of new remedies for the treatment of malaria.

Also, it states that the substance is totally safe and perfectly able to block stages of evolution of the parasite. Therefore, the possibility of resistance would be greatly reduced.

By 2015, Eve had also located a component that could fight malaria, speeding up the process of designing a new drug. One of the creators of the robot, Ross King, a professor at the University of Manchester, points out that this type of AI is essential to automate the work of scholars by offering a smarter approach in scientific processes. Therefore, this type of technology can be considered important for the discovery of other remedies, offering great rewards for humanity.

Does Artificial Intelligence Recognize Suicidal Tendencies in Social Networks?

The Government of Canada launches a project together with the Artificial Intelligence company Advanced Symbolics to predict the likelihood of regional suicidal ideation. And, they are not the only ones.

The test project wants to find out which regions of Canada are particularly in need of assistance. It starts in January 2018 and is divided into two phases.

The first one defines what suicide-related behavior in social networks actually looks like. In the second phase, the posts of a representative selection of 160,000 users are checked. It is only about public postings, the privacy of users should not be touched.

Advanced Symbolics also emphasizes not focusing on individual cases, but instead identifying trends. In Canada, suicide is the second preeminent cause of death among the 10 to 19-year-old group. Based on the monitoring data, the company is aiming

The Government of Canada launches a project together with the Artificial Intelligence company Advanced Symbolics to predict the likelihood of regional suicidal ideation. And, they are not the only ones.

The test project wants to find out which regions of Canada are particularly in need of assistance. It starts in January 2018 and is divided into two phases.

The first one defines what suicide-related behavior in social networks actually looks like. In the second phase, the posts of a representative selection of 160,000 users are checked. It is only about public postings, the privacy of users should not be touched.

Advanced Symbolics also emphasizes not focusing on individual cases, but instead identifying trends. In Canada, suicide is the second preeminent cause of death among the 10 to 19-year-old group. Based on the monitoring data, the company is aiming to make predictions about regional increases in suicidal tendencies.

With this knowledge, the government wants to ensure that areas with high risk can be better assisted. The Artificial Intelligence draws its knowledge not only from the postings examined but also from past incidents, as its director Brenton White tells CBC.

On Cape Breton Island about three teenagers were killed in the past year, in Saskatchewan authorities reported six Suicides within a month. Among other things, the AI uses such information to identify areas of danger at an early stage.

Other companies are working to help people at risk of suicide. In November, Facebook began the rollout of a suicide prevention tool. This allows people at risk to either directly report, or other users can also post from people who point to a risk of suicide.

On Instagram, which is a part of Facebook, users have been able to report videos since last year that might indicate suicide risk.

Smart T-shirts Should Save Our Passwords

Again forgot the password for the office computer or the key card for the door? This is no longer a problem. At least for those who wear a certain T-shirt. Because, according to researchers at the University of Washington, our clothes will become password memory in the future.

Pretty much all garments should be really smart in the coming years. At least when it comes to fashion tech developers and designers. However, a whole phone does not have to be invisibly sewn into the jacket, or a pair of jogging pants with sensors must continuously record our movement pattern and running speed.

A research group at the University of Washington intends to have intelligent garments filled with comparatively casual but already day-to-day functions, thus making our digital life a bit more

Again forgot the password for the office computer or the key card for the door? This is no longer a problem. At least for those who wear a certain T-shirt. Because, according to researchers at the University of Washington, our clothes will become password memory in the future.

Pretty much all garments should be really smart in the coming years. At least when it comes to fashion tech developers and designers. However, a whole phone does not have to be invisibly sewn into the jacket, or a pair of jogging pants with sensors must continuously record our movement pattern and running speed.

A research group at the University of Washington intends to have intelligent garments filled with comparatively casual but already day-to-day functions, thus making our digital life a bit more comfortable. They want to have found a way to turn clothes into a portable password store.

The engineers and IT researchers around Shyam Gollakota from Networks and Mobile Systems Lab have developed Smart Fabrics intelligent substances. This is electrically conductive yarn, as it is already used for touch-sensitive gloves.

By treatment with permanent magnets, the material develops ferromagnetic properties. So it can work like magnetic tapes or floppy disks and record digital data. Although only comparatively small amounts of data could be loaded onto the fabric – enough to accommodate passwords or access data.

A permanent power supply by batteries would not be necessary for conservation. In a series of tests, the developers were already able to load chains of binary codes as positive and negative charges into individual pieces of fabric. These can be read out with commercially available magnetometers.

In a test, the IT researchers have entered a digital key in the sleeve of a shirt and thus opened an electric door lock with a suitable reader. Likewise, they have made a tie, a belt and a bracelet from the smart fabric.

The data strings were successfully read with the integrated magnetometer of a Nexus 5X. In a glove, the scientists have sewn parts of the substance in the fingertips again. It would have succeeded by the relatively strong magnetization as a non-contact motion control for a smartphone.

If it comes to Shyam Gollakota, the possibilities of use would be manifold. Because magnetized material could store data stored in just about any garment – and that’s very cheap compared to RFID chips and other technologies.

Wash, an iron or a tour in the dryer would not harm the data. However, magnetic charge loses 28 to 36 percent in strength over a week. This also reduces the readability and consistency of the data strings. “However, the fabric parts have never completely demagnetized,” the researchers write in their study. “Even after a few months, a magnetic field was still detectable.”

Likewise, the original strength would be restored by re-treatment with permanent magnets. Thus, T-shirts or work suits in the future could indeed function as a key card. That a T-shirt but can soon represent a real alternative to 1Password or similar tools? That’s rather doubtful. It would not be a safe place to keep our passwords if it is enough to wipe a lock, open a door or unlock a computer.

Artificial Intelligence to The Rescue of the Police to Stop the Crime

The US state police in Delaware is preparing to deploy “smart” cameras in its vehicles to help its officers detect a vehicle carrying a fugitive, a missing child or a disoriented senior.

David Hinojosa of Coban Technologies, the company providing the equipment, explained that the video streams will be analyzed using artificial intelligence to identify vehicles by license plate or other features to “give eyes additional “to patrol agents. “We are helping agents stay focused on their work,” said Hinojosa, who calls the new technology a “steroid-embedded camera.”

Nowadays, more and more companies are offering computer-aided vision technologies. We can mention the Israeli start-up Briefcam, which uses

The US state police in Delaware is preparing to deploy “smart” cameras in its vehicles to help its officers detect a vehicle carrying a fugitive, a missing child or a disoriented senior.

David Hinojosa of Coban Technologies, the company providing the equipment, explained that the video streams will be analyzed using artificial intelligence to identify vehicles by license plate or other features to “give eyes additional “to patrol agents. “We are helping agents stay focused on their work,” said Hinojosa, who calls the new technology a “steroid-embedded camera.”

Nowadays, more and more companies are offering computer-aided vision technologies. We can mention the Israeli start-up Briefcam, which uses artificial intelligence to interpret video surveillance sequences.

“A video is not structured, you can not search it,” says Amit Gavish, executive director of Briefcam in the United States. Without artificial intelligence, he says, “you’d have to watch hundreds of hours of footage using only fast forward and fastback. ”

And to specify that “We detect, follow, extract and classify each object in the video to make a database.” This may allow investigators to quickly find suspects in CCTV footage, a system already used by police in hundreds of cities around the world, including Paris, Boston, and Chicago.

“It’s not just a time saver. In many cases, that would not be possible because people who watch video images become ineffective after 10 to 20 minutes, “he says.

The Russian start-up Vision Labs uses Nvidia’s facial recognition technology to identify shoplifters or troublemakers in casinos. “We can deploy (this technology) anywhere,” enthuses Vadim Kilimnichenko, Project Manager at Vision Labs. His clients also include banks for whom facial recognition can help determine if someone is using a false identity.

The US start-up Deep Science uses the same technology to help traders detect real-time armed robbery by identifying weapons or masked attackers, triggering automatic alarms.

If artificial intelligence can prove so useful, digital rights advocates have not failed to argue their opposition. This is the case, for example, of Marc Rotenberg, president of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, who believes that the rapid growth of these technologies raises privacy risks and calls for regulatory control over how data is stored.

Some of these techniques may be helpful, but there are huge privacy issues when systems are designed to capture identity and make a decision based on personal data. This is where the problems of profiling, bias, and accuracy come into play.

Tokyo Olympics Will Use Face Recognition to Enhance Security

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics has everything to be a significant technological event. If we already had an appetizer of this during the presentation of the city as the next venue of the games during the closing of Rio 2016, little by little, more information comes to confirm this idea. The latest comes from the Japan Times website, which talks about the use of facial recognition technology during the event.

Citing an anonymous source, the publication says that the organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will scan the face of everyone who is working on the games. This includes not only the event organization team but also athletes and media professionals. The expectation is that between 300 thousand and 400 thousand registrations will

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics has everything to be a significant technological event. If we already had an appetizer of this during the presentation of the city as the next venue of the games during the closing of Rio 2016, little by little, more information comes to confirm this idea. The latest comes from the Japan Times website, which talks about the use of facial recognition technology during the event.

Citing an anonymous source, the publication says that the organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will scan the face of everyone who is working on the games. This includes not only the event organization team but also athletes and media professionals. The expectation is that between 300 thousand and 400 thousand registrations will be made.

The new method intends to avoid security problems involving the theft of identification cards of persons authorized to attend spaces not accessible to the general public. Precisely because of this, spectators would not be submitted to the facial recognition system, and it will suffice to present the tickets to gain access to gyms and stadiums.

All registrants will have their faces checked by cameras whenever they enter a restricted environment. Because the system will have the faces registered in your database, any discrepancies should alert security guards to prevent unauthorized access.

The method will be applied both during the Olympic Games, scheduled to occur between July 24 and August 9, as well as during the Paralympic Games, which take place between August 25 and September 6.

3 Biometric Techniques You Will Want to Use in the Future

Time to forget about what fingerprint reader and voice control and let’s believe the companies behind these biometric options. We learn to be in safe hands in the future.

Your Ears

Remember to pull back your hair and let a camera scan your ears when shopping something in the future. It must be long-term, but in fact, a lot of progress has been made when it comes to the ears in combination with biometrics.

Ears are unique. They are stable and lasting, which means they change very little over a lifetime. It’s also true when it comes to fingerprints, but less true when talking about facial recognition, says Michael Boczek, director of Descartes Biometrics, to Wired.

Japanese NEC is one of the companies that focus on technology. Sound waves are used to read ears, in a process that takes less than a second and has the accuracy of more than 99 percent, if we believe the NEC itself.

Your heartbeat

“Let my heart be me,” sang Sony Hedenbratt in the TV series of the s

Time to forget about what fingerprint reader and voice control and let’s believe the companies behind these biometric options. We learn to be in safe hands in the future.

Your Ears

Remember to pull back your hair and let a camera scan your ears when shopping something in the future. It must be long-term, but in fact, a lot of progress has been made when it comes to the ears in combination with biometrics.

Ears are unique. They are stable and lasting, which means they change very little over a lifetime. It’s also true when it comes to fingerprints, but less true when talking about facial recognition, says Michael Boczek, director of Descartes Biometrics, to Wired.

Japanese NEC is one of the companies that focus on technology. Sound waves are used to read ears, in a process that takes less than a second and has the accuracy of more than 99 percent, if we believe the NEC itself.

Your heartbeat

“Let my heart be me,” sang Sony Hedenbratt in the TV series of the same name in the happy seventies. Almost fifty years later, it may prove more appropriate than ever, at least if we are talking biometric logins.

Sensors of various kinds read from our hearts have seen several examples already, but in the future, we can use our heart to log in to our internet bank.

South Korea’s Korea Internet & Security Agency develop a biometric technology that combines fingerprints, heartbeats, and ECGs. According to the company, technology must be a much safer form of login that is offered today.

Your friends

This technique is probably closer than you think. Already this year, a UK supermarket became the first to let its customers pay with the help of their friends at their fingertips.

The British company Stahler invests heavily in technology through its Fingopay product – and is in the middle of discussions with several business chains around the UK.

Simon Binns, Commercial Manager at Stahler, believes that the technology makes it very easy for customers to pay.

They do not need to carry either money or cards. They do not need to remember any pin code. You only take with yourself. It is the safest form of biometry. There are no known incidents when this technique where this technology has been broken.

When you place your finger on the scanner it looks if you live, it looks for a pulse, and it looks for hemoglobin. Your friend code is secure because it is stored in a database in encrypted forms, such as binary numbers.