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Unlicensed IoT is really threatening mobile operators’ LPWAN futur

15 June 2018

This week in IoT, a report finds that in the battle for LPWAN, mobile operators face being left in the dust by private companies building their own networks from scratch.


Data science moves away from big data towards containers and cloud

13 June 2018

Traditional Hadoop-style big data is giving way to cloud and container solutions like Docker, according to the results of a new survey.


Crystal Group Demonstrates Proven Autonomous Driving System in Michigan and Germany June 5 - 7

03 June 2018

Crystal Group Inc., a leading designer/manufacturer of rugged computer and electronic hardware, brings its field-tested and customer-proven autonomous driving computers to two simultaneous exhibitions: TU-Automotive Detroit in Novi, Michigan, and at Autonomous Vehicle Technology World at Messepiazza 1 in Messe Stuttgart, Germany, both from June 5 – 7.


AWSs Recently-Launched Features ‘Transcribe And ‘Translate Are Using Machine Learning In A Revolutionary Manner

28 May 2018

Last month at AWS re:INVENT developers conference, Amazon announced two new services — Amazon Transcribe and Amazon Translate — with an aim to improve the company’s artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities.


No ones ready for GDPR

25 May 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation will go into effect on May 25th, and no one is ready — not the companies and not even the regulators.


Prime Minister challenges UK to transform care through AI and data science

25 May 2018

We’ve today backed a challenge from the Prime Minister, Theresa May, to make the UK a world leader in the use of data and artificial intelligence to help transform the diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases in the UK.


Emerging Europe is Ready for Tech Investors

13 May 2018

Europe is a very fragmented region. So many languages, so many cultures, and with that, so many different problems with venture investment. Why? Because venture companies here usually receive money from local governments or European institutions, and then they are charged with investing in strictly locally based companies.


GDPR compliance deadline is approaching: 10 things to do right away

12 May 2018

The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes fully enforceable on May 25, 2018. According to recent surveys, 60% of companies polled are going to miss the deadline; it's a sobering number considering how severe the fines and penalties could be for companies found to be noncompliant in the aftermath of a security breach. The reality is many businesses still do not understand what compliance with the GDPR really means.


Prediction, anticipation and influence: The importance of AI and machine learning in loyalty programs

11 May 2018

Jose Cebrian explains how artificial intelligence and machine learning have great potential to transform loyalty programs.


Google Cofounder Sergey Brin warns of AIs dark side

28 April 2018

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS a recurring theme in recent remarks by top executives at Alphabet. The company’s latest Founders’ Letter, penned by Sergey Brin, is no exception—but he also finds time to namecheck possible downsides around safety, jobs, and fairness.


Britain, France And Germany Fight It Out To Be Europe's AI Leader

27 April 2018

European countries are fighting it out to become leaders in artificial intelligence (AI), with nations committing hundreds of millions of pounds in the last few weeks. They're competing with the likes of the US and China, who are widely thought of as the current world leaders.


NHS staff to be trained to use robotics and artificial intelligence

27 April 2018

A review will look at making sure everyone working in the NHS is equipped to give patients the latest treatments.


How artificial intelligence is transforming the world

25 April 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a wide-ranging tool that enables people to rethink how we integrate information, analyze data, and use the resulting insights to improve decision making—and already it is transforming every walk of life. In this report, Darrell West and John Allen discuss AI's application across a variety of sectors, address issues in its development, and offer recommendations for getting the most out of AI while still protecting important human values.


Scientists plan huge European AI hub to compete with US

24 April 2018

Leading scientists have drawn up plans for a vast multinational European institute devoted to world-class artificial intelligence (AI) research in a desperate bid to nurture and retain top talent in Europe.


CIA plans to replace spies with AI

24 April 2018

Human spies will soon be relics of the past, and the CIA knows it. Dawn Meyerriecks, the Agency’s deputy director for technology development, recently told an audience at an intelligence conference in Florida the CIA was adapting to a new landscape where its primary adversary is a machine, not a foreign agent.

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The Internet of Things and the Rise of Smart Cities

22 June 2018 | Chris Tomlinson | A DSF White Paper

Unless you’ve been stuck under that proverbial rock for a few years, you’ve at least heard of the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it is connecting us in new and interesting ways. The rise of the smart home is one way that the IoT is changing things for people around the world – homes filled with devices that can communicate with one another, with people living in the home, and even with outside third parties. However, this technology is not constrained just to our homes. It’s growing in terms of both scope and capabilities. Enter the smart city, where the Internet of Things will impact everything from lighting to the flow of traffic through urban centres


What You Need to Know about the EU’s 2018 General Data Protection Regulation

24 May 2018 | Summer Phillips | A DSF White Paper

Data is everything. In fact, thieves are now targeting consumer and business information rather than financial assets, simply because there is so much more value in data. Find out more about how GDPR is changing the way we all work with data in the midst of this Information age.


Solar Energy Portal Service using IoT

11 May 2018 | Vishwajeet Yadav | A DSF White Paper

Traditional sources of energy are in decline and the world is shifting towards renewable forms of energy. There are around 50 solar power plants in India. These power plants incorporate solar power grids, inverters, batteries and various sensors for monitoring and control. There is a requirement for efficiency and to detect system faults; to this end the data generated by sensors must be constantly monitored and analysed. With cloud service technology, solar grids sensors can be connected to remote monitoring facilities by utilizing Internet of Things (IOT) technology. The huge volumes of data produced by sensors is now manageable, and with Big Data techniques and MapReduce algorithm, it is not only possible to store and analyse data, but predict potential problems. This paper investigates ways to store, analyze and visualize the data produced by solar sensors.This paper aims to analyze following things: 1) Detecting Flaws in solar power plants/farms 2) Analyzing Power generated 3) Visualizing the results


Artificial Intelligence In Search of Protection

10 May 2018 | Francesco Corea | A DSF White Paper

This paper describes the advantages and costs of patenting, as well as what can be patented today in the AI domain and what instead needs or should be kept undisclosed.


AI in Financial Trading: White Paper

01 May 2018 | Kirill Goltsman | A DSF White Paper

With recent breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Natural Language Processing (NLP), financial companies are beginning to pass the task of identifying and executing trades on to automated systems. Algorithmic Trading (AT), smart stock advisors, and ‘self-learning’ Reinforcement Learning (RL) agents now powerful tools in the financial decision-making process. In this white paper, we’ll discuss how financial companies can benefit from the ongoing AI revolution in their investment and technical analysis, portfolio management and diversification, and other important areas of investment decision-making. Hopefully, by the end of the paper, you’ll have a better understanding of how AI can boost a financial investment strategy.


Forecasts on AI

22 April 2018 | Francesco Corea | A DSF White Paper

This article provides a series of forecasts regarding the development of AI and robotics. We have discussed some AI topics in the previous posts, and it should seem now obvious the extraordinary disruptive impact AI had over the past few years. However, what everyone is now thinking of is where AI will be in five years time. I find it useful then to describe a few emerging trends we start seeing today, as well as make few predictions around machine learning future developments. The following proposed list does not want to be either exhaustive or truth-in-stone, but it comes from a series of personal considerations that might be useful when thinking about the impact of AI on our world. The interesting aspect of those is that are predictions made one year ago, and many turned out to be true.


Big Data Strategy: tips and practices

11 April 2018 | Francesco Corea | A DSF White Paper

This paper illustrates tips and tools to run a data science practice within an organization. It will also give some tools to understand the stage of data science maturity of the company.


Propensity Modelling for Business

02 April 2018 | Tim Royston-Webb | A DSF White Paper

Propensity modelling is a statistical approach and a set of techniques which attempts to estimate the likelihood of subjects performing certain types of behaviour (e.g. the purchase of a product) by accounting for independent variables (covariates) and confounding variables that affect such behaviour.


What you are too afraid to ask about Artificial Intelligence Part II

25 March 2018 | Francesco Corea | A DSF White Paper

This article follows the first piece on machine learning describing how AI interacts with neuroscience, as well as how hardware and chips are getting created and modified to be more efficient for specific AI algorithm


Human Resources for Big Data Professions: A systematic Classification of Job Roles and Required Skill Sets

16 March 2018 | Andrea De Mauro | A DSF White Paper

The rapid expansion of Big Data Analytics is forcing companies to rethink their Human Resource (HR) needs. However, at the same time, it is unclear which types of job roles and skills constitute this area


Machine Learning: what you are too afraid to ask

06 March 2018 | Francesco Corea | A DSF White Paper

This is a very basic introduction to different techniques currently used in machine learning (artificial neural networks, Particle Swarm Optimization, Evolutionary Algorithms, etc.).


DeepMind Strategy

15 February 2018 | Francesco Corea | A DSF White Paper

This paper describes how AI is revolutionizing business models


Artificial Intelligence Explained

23 January 2018 | Francesco Corea | A DSF White Paper

This is paper that explains the basic concepts behind AI as well as common definitions that are needed to be known


Unsupervised Investments: AI Accelerators and incubators

28 December 2017 | Francesco Corea | A DSF White Paper

This is a short guide to AI Accelerators and Incubators worldwide


Pandas Cookbook:Develop Powerful Routines for Exploring Real World Datasets

15 December 2017 | Ted Petrou | A DSF White Paper

A detailed summary of Pandas Cookbook

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