A great non French article on why French is amazing for AI startups and research (despite the paperwork ie. paying people to do the paperwork).
#1: French engineering school go deep in maths
Nothing new here, French have a long tradition of Mathematics. Too bad that Mrs. Nobel was caught with a mathematician otherwise the stats might have shown it : )
# 2: Public laboratories
As a result, the ecosystem is full of amazing mathematicians fond of advancing their fields and accepting intellectual challenges over big pay at FB and others.
#3: Passionate Engineers that want to stay
Despite of the big bucks offered by other companies, your engineers feel part of the adventure and actually will rather stay to see the company grow. Retention is amazing!
What do you think one of the richest man on earth will say about taxing robots the same way that we taxe human being? Listen, it is interesting
The robot that takes your job should pay taxes, says Bill Gates
Since yesterday, Salesforce is bringing Artificial Intelligence prioritization and task management skill to CRM.
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff launched the larger Einstein project last year, promising to bring artificial intelligence to all of the company’s products and services.
Further details here
My dream: having my taxes done by an AI! Is that about to happen? Clear pattern, 100% logical, load of contextualized data, huge pain… that seem like a winner!
Construction AI is coming faster than you think.
Here is an example of an AI system that is used on a Project managed by a consortium including SNC Lavalin. Indus.ai uses the capabilities of advanced video recognition to follow progress on construction sites.
More info here:
Apple joined the partnership on AI today. Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, IBM and Microsoft; along with six independent members from other artificial intelligence organizations, universities and the ACLU are now working together on progressing Artificial Intelligence in a more ethical manners.
Shall we be scared about having the giants working together in a coordinated manner powered by the huge amounts of data that was accumulated?
Having one of the giants of secrecy publishing articles and joining a public group shows how everyone, including the CEOs of those huge corporations, are aware of the need for collaboration and transparency.
Once enterprises overcome these obstacles, Forrester concludes, they stand to gain from AI driving accelerated transformation in customer-facing applications and developing an interconnected web of enterprise intelligence.
There is no defined business case 42%
Not clear what AI can be used for 39%
Don’t have the required skills 33%
Need first to invest in modernizing data mgt platform 29%
Don’t have the budget 23%
Not certain what is needed for implementing an AI system 19%
AI systems are not proven 14%
Do not have the right processes or governance 13%
AI is a lot of hype with little substance 11%