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The Importance of Reinforcement Learning

A few years ago, BBC Earth highlighted a memory test performed by a Chimpanzee named Ayumu. The Chimp displayed traits of machine learning (ML) when it was shown the numbers 1 to 9 in a randomized order on a screen and able to correctly remember the sequence when the numbers disappeared almost 90% of the […]

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Science is Interesting: The Human Brain Project

Have you heard about the Human Brain Project? It is one of the largest funded projects to build a super computer that will replicate the molecular architecture of the human brain. This was done to understand how brain comprehends diseases, genomic sequencing, and eventually to correct the defects behind human brains. It included nuero-scientists, data […]

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Artificial General Intelligence and A Human-Robot Partnership

The famous example that would be given about artificial general intelligence (AGI) is when a autonomous car has the rational ability to make a strong decision of what direction to take. Take an example of a car driving in a lane autonomously. It has to make 1 of 2 options in an accident prone path. […]

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The Science of Artificial General Intelligence

I was just listening to an Audio Book titled “The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity” and going through an interesting period of listening and comparing the Dualism Theory and Artificial General Intelligence. This is an interesting thought and wanted to share it with you expecting comments and thoughts. Let […]

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Data Strategy at Strata Data Conf New York

It’s no secret that data is a massive asset when it comes to making better business decisions. But gaining the valuable insights required to make those decisions requires quality data that you can trust. And to accomplish this you need a data strategy. Without understanding your business objectives, identifying use cases, knowing how your users […]

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5 Digital Transformation Interests for IT Service Providers

Gartner predicts a whopping 70% growth in artificial intelligence (AI), while niche vendors such as KenSci and viz.ai are shaking industries with their industry specific intelligence. In addition, software vendors such as Informatica and Microsoft are heavily investing in putting pervasive AI in their own technologies to efficiently use their software for better augmented intelligence […]

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Moving from Narrow AI to Artificial General Intelligence

Microsoft’s investment of $1 billion in OpenAI to build Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) shows a market trend moving towards the next phase of AI. While this has economic benefits of scale, AGI is only possible if software and hardware work together in perfect harmony. In the last decade, the general AI community has been very […]

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How to Build a Winning Data Platform

Recently, at Informatica World 2019, I heard the importance of data platform in building AI capabilities for the organization. What is interesting is that Informatica, known for their products delivering the “Switzerland of Data”, is now using AI capabilities to enhance their own suite of products with CLAIRE capabilities. In further exploring a few other […]

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AI and New Collar Jobs

Gartner stated that AI will create 2.3 Million jobs in 2020, while eliminating 1.8 Million. In my previous blog, “AI Adoption and How to Thrive in 4th Industrial Revolution“, I had written about the importance of humans to co-exist with AI or jeopardize their jobs. Gartner had confirmed this by calling AI a “positive job […]

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Cognitive Agents to Improve User Experience

In a world where over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is created each day, having a tool to help deliver information to users efficiently is important. Cognitive agents are a tool that can improve user experience for both advisors and customers alike. This self-service technology is capable of understanding human language to provide accurate information […]

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The EU Has Released Guidelines for AI Ethics

It’s here. The European Union (EU) has officially declared AI as an important constituent of their economic growth and have put forth rules and guidelines to “trust” the AI system. Does this mean that the EU is trying to instill “human values” into AI? I don’t think so. The requirements that are defined for AI […]

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How Can AI Be Used For Clinical Trials?

The continuous innovation of technology is changing the way companies operate across different sectors. In particular, big data and artificial intelligence (AI) are expected to have the most significant impact. In this post, we’ll discuss how big data and AI can be used to support clinical trials in a variety of ways. How does big […]

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Join Perficient at Appian World 2019 in San Diego

Taking place in San Diego from May 13-15th, Appian World is just a couple weeks away! Perficient is excited to be exhibiting at the conference as a Gold sponsor. Appian World brings industry experts together while giving attendees the opportunity to learn everything they need to know to succeed in achieving high-value business transformation – […]

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Positive Physician Outlook for AI in Diagnostics

As artificial intelligence (AI) emerges in healthcare around the world, more studies and reports are being produced around the (well-deserved) hype. A recent study by Nature considers the outlook of AI-based diagnostic platforms from a physician perspective. Results from the study indicate positive views on the use of AI in healthcare. Physicians worldwide have generally […]

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AI-Powered Search at Coveo Impact 2019

Coveo Impact is where customers and partners come together to share and learn how AI-powered search provides real business value. This year the cognitive search-focused conference will be held in San Francisco May 22-24, 2019. The Coveo Impact 2019 agenda is packed full of educational sessions that focus on how to improve relevance to support […]

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How Cloud-Based CRMs Are Enhancing Customer Care

Most businesses today wouldn’t know what to do without their customer relationship management (CRM) system. Increasingly, most wouldn’t know what to do without their cloud-based CRM system specifically, either. It is this reliance that shows how important modern CRM systems are to customer care. The way in which businesses have used CRM systems have changed, […]

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Cloud Trends in 2019: Businesses Embrace Cloud

The following blog comes from an interview with Perficient’s Strategic Advisors Consulting Managing Principal, Michael Porter, and is part of a series on cloud trends with experts from within Perficient. Cloud usage today has gone from a step pursued by bleeding edge innovators to a normal part of everyday business. Indeed, many companies now follow […]

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Medical Thrillers and Digital Transformation

I have been listening to an audio book called “Cell” by author Robin Cook. This is a medical thriller about a doctor, George Wilson, whose life revolves around an innovation that is devastating and plays a critical role in his entire life and the people he loved. A large company creates a smartphone app that […]

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4 Ways to Get a Successful Start in Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a hot topic. It’s everywhere, permeating culture well beyond the expected business settings. As a result, the increased visibility has created a general perception that AI is widely deployed and adopted today. But it’s actually not. Only four percent of CIOs have recently invested in or deployed artificial intelligence according to […]

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Cloud Trends in 2019: Unlocking Your Data

The following blog comes from an interview with Perficient’s Azure Practice Director, Steve Holstad, and is part of a series on cloud trends with experts from within Perficient. Businesses have a lot of data. This isn’t news. However, the sheer amount of data that businesses have can even surprise them. This is because old models […]

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