Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Beena Ammanath - Global Deloitte AI Institute Leader, Founder of Humans For AI and Author "Trustworthy AI." Statistically speaking, your organization is likely already using artificial intelligence, and you probably have full-scale deployment of at least three AI applications. A recent survey revealed as much, as well as that nearly every business leader sees AI as critical to business success over the next five years. AI may be transforming business and impacting the bottom line, but do business leaders understand how AI works, its applications and the potential risks? They need to. Being a successful leader in this era requires AI literacy. Counter to common assumptions, AI is not the sole province of data scientists and machine learning engineers. The technology is intellectually accessible without a data science background. AI literacy refers to a solid grasp of the different types of AI, the data they … [Read more...] about Leadership In The Age Of AI: How To Build Your AI Literacy
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How Gulf Cooperation Council Initiatives Are Shifting The Foreign Investment Landscape
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Naeim Khanjani is the CEO and cofounder of Electo Analytics , a public affairs software company designed to empower policy teams. I see the tightening grip of inflation along with the war in Ukraine resulting in a decline in the desire for new EU investments for foreign investors. In the region’s place, I've witnessed how countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), such as Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Qatar, have become an emerging space for investors . Driving Change: A Comprehensive Look At Initiatives The past few years, in particular, have opened up myriad economic possibilities for the Middle East. In 2022, the World Bank predicted economic advancement in the region as a result of their prioritization of green growth, as well as their commitment to hosting both the World Cup in Qatar and Expo 2020 in Dubai. Recently, the Abrahamic Family House , a demonstration of unity … [Read more...] about How Gulf Cooperation Council Initiatives Are Shifting The Foreign Investment Landscape
Sagi Rodin Creates Frontegg Customer Management And Identity Platform For SaaS App Builders
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The arrival of Software as a service or SaaS platforms may have started with Salesforce.com in 1999, but the business model has reached near ubiquity today. Yet the challenge for creating in-house the underlining systems that manage multi-user logins and security for it remains for many SaaS app developers. Sagi Rodin encountered the same challenge while working as a software engineer for the Israeli-based Check Point Software, one of the world’s most innovative and largest security companies. For each new application he worked on, he had to build from scratch the customer identity and access management application (CIAM). So he decided to leave Check Point to solve the problem. Founded in Israel in 2019 by Sagi Rodin, CEO and Aviad Mizrachi, CTO, Frontegg is a platform that supports app builders by covering all aspects of authentication from single-sign on to complex, multi-tenancy authorization, API-token management … [Read more...] about Sagi Rodin Creates Frontegg Customer Management And Identity Platform For SaaS App Builders
Can You Use Your 529 To Take A Cruise?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin “Has anyone had clients actually do the apocryphal story of a client using a 529 to go on a continuing education cruise of Europe?” asked one of my peers in a recent forum, “Trying to figure (this out) after client asked.” Can You Get An Education At Sea? There are a host of companies offering education opportunities in combination with a cruise. Continuing Education, Inc. claims to have, “over 100 Continuing Medical Education and Dental CE cruise conferences.” This allows medical professionals to fulfill the requirements of their professional designation in combination with a vacation. There’s also University at Sea, CME Away at Sea, AEA Optometric Cruise Seminars, and many, many more companies that would gladly give a professional continuing education classes and an excuse to vacation. However, these are all continuing education classes, not college courses from an accredited school. These are for-profit companies … [Read more...] about Can You Use Your 529 To Take A Cruise?
Meet The Three Berkeley Dropouts Empowering Biotechs With Low-Code Cloud-Based Biocomputing
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Most industries today are experiencing an unprecedented data deluge – and synthetic biology is no exception. Twenty years ago, a typical biological experiment generated 3-5 megabytes of information. Today, a routine synthetic biology workflow produces anywhere from 1,000 to 40,000 terabytes. That is a billion times more data! Such a large number of data points is simply impossible to interpret by human eye. This is why almost every bio lab today has to set up custom bioinformatics pipelines, invest in cloud computing, and master advanced data visualization software – all that just to see the results of their experiments. A San Francisco startup, LatchBio , hopes to make data analysis much easier for biologists with its full-stack biocomputing infrastructure. LatchBio emerged from stealth mode in 2021 with a $5 million seed funding round led by Lux Capital. Since then, they have been scaling quickly: in June 2022, they … [Read more...] about Meet The Three Berkeley Dropouts Empowering Biotechs With Low-Code Cloud-Based Biocomputing
How AI And The Cloud Are Erasing The Borders In Making Movies And TV Shows
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin If it seems like conversations about artificial intelligence and cloud computing are everywhere these days, not just in rarified tech and investor circles, it’s true. And nowhere is that more true than in entertainment , where both the creative and business classes are concerned about what possible implications for the craft they’ve honed for years, and excited about the technologies’ democratizing power. At the recent Sundance Film Festival, I talked with numerous directors, editors and others using the new AI and cloud-to-camera capabilities transforming the film and TV production process, and executives with Adobe, which makes the widely used editing software Premiere Pro and other tools to enable creativity. It is a remarkable time, fast-evolving, with breathless predictions both positive and negative, but also some great opportunities to remake the way film and TV (let’s just call them video-based) have been made for … [Read more...] about How AI And The Cloud Are Erasing The Borders In Making Movies And TV Shows
Lies, Cursed Lies, And Spreadsheets: A History Of Financial Calculations
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Bruce V. Roberts, CEO of Carofin , arranges direct private investments in growth companies by family offices and high net worth individuals. For over 100 years there has been debate among historians, and a few eccentric mathematicians, over the origin of the quote, “There are three types of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.” If you’re English, you could go with the 1st Earl of Balfour in 1892 or Benjamin Disraeli, a leading politician at that time. If you’re American, you’re probably thinking Mark Twain came up with it (he didn’t). Either way, it’s time to update this clever phrase—given today’s technologies. Spreadsheets, created on personal computers, now generate most of the financial reports and other more challenging computations used worldwide, including the statistics our forebears were so suspicious of. Complex analysis doesn’t necessarily lead to better conclusions. Monster spreadsheets, … [Read more...] about Lies, Cursed Lies, And Spreadsheets: A History Of Financial Calculations
Navigating New Waters, Charting Routes In The Data Lakehouse
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Data is fluid. Information is fluid because it moves in between applications, services, functions, tools and the database systems it resides in. Information is fluid because it is increasingly channelled in real-time in contemporary data streaming environments - and information is fluid because it is constantly changing and morphing its form, value and structure across the many types of data that we now seek to manage in business. Information is also fluid because we channel some of it into data lakes, a term used to describe the pool of largely unstructured data that a business may not make immediate use of… but does still identify as potentially valuable. From the data lake we then get the data lakehouse , a hybrid term used to denote some of the structures we would find in a more ordered data warehouse with the expansiveness and lower cost functionality of the data lake. But, finding our way around the data … [Read more...] about Navigating New Waters, Charting Routes In The Data Lakehouse
Nvidia Goes All In On Omniverse At GTC 2023
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Nvidia held its GTC 2023 event for developers this past week, with a range of announcements in quantum computing, the metaverse, large language models, robotics, automotive and more. My eyes especially lit up for Nvidia's Omniverse, a platform at the intersection of enterprise AI and digital infrastructure. I believe that this year’s GTC was one of Nvidia's greatest yet, and that we are witnessing Nvidia articulate its strategic position, which is somewhere between cloud service providers and SaaS providers. While Nvidia unveiled many great pieces of technology at the event, here I want to offer some of my biggest takeaways about Omniverse, which promises to unify and streamline infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) functions. The power of Nvidia Omniverse One of the biggest announcements at GTC 2023 is that the Isaac Sim digital twin application within Nvidia's Omniverse Cloud … [Read more...] about Nvidia Goes All In On Omniverse At GTC 2023
Can We Enhance AI Safety By Teaching AI To Love Humans And Learning How To Love AI?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Large language models (LLMs) based on transformer architectures have taken the world by storm, with ChatGPT quickly becoming a household name. While the concept of generative AI is not new and can be traced back to Jürgen Schmidhuber’s (now at KAUST) work in the 1990s and even further into history, Ian Goodfellow’s generative adversarial networks (GANs) and Google’s transformers published in 2017 enabled the development and industrialization of multi-purpose AI. My teams have been working in this area since 2015 both in generative biology and generative chemistry , with AI-generated drugs in human clinical trials and the most advanced departments in pharma companies using our software, and we have utilized LLMs almost since they were first published. OpenAI’s GPT has also been available to the public since 2020. However, the public release and consumerization of ChatGPT have taken the world by surprise and triggered a … [Read more...] about Can We Enhance AI Safety By Teaching AI To Love Humans And Learning How To Love AI?