1. Waymo’s Self-Driving Jaguars Arrive With New, Homegrown Tech

If you’re in Mountain View and you spot a self-driving car, the smart money says it’s one of Waymo’s modified Chrysler Pacifica minivans. If you see an electric car, it’s most likely a Tesla. But the odds on both are set to change. Waymo is rolling out its new fleet of roboticized, all-electric Jaguar I-Pace SUVs, a robotic armada that over the next two years will grow to as many as 20,000.

Author: Alex Davies

Read More On: Wired

2. Microsoft, EY and ConsenSys Tout New Way for Big Biz to Use Public Ethereum

It’s time for big business to embrace the public chain – as a coordination tool, rather than as a place to carry out large-scale financial transactions. That’s the view of a trio of heavy hitters in the enterprise blockchain space: EY, ConsenSys and Microsoft. The group has come up with a new way of using the public ethereum mainnet to connect firms’ internal systems for resource planning.

Author: Ian Allison

Read More On: Coindesk

3. Amazon’s AI generates images of clothing to match text queries

Generative adversarial networks (GANs) — two-part AI models consisting of a generator that creates samples and a discriminator that attempts to differentiate between the generated samples and real-world samples — have been applied to tasks ranging from video, artwork, and music synthesis to drug discovery and misleading media detection. They’ve also made their way into ecommerce, as Amazon revealed in a blog post this morning.

Author: Kyle Wiggers

Read More On: VentureBeat

4. Humana Aims To Streamline Services With AI

Frontline healthcare employees — nurses, call center agents,  among others — have one of the toughest jobs in America. They help patients navigate a complex healthcare system, while juggling hundreds of menial tasks.  It can be a difficult and frustrating role. With 45,000 associates serving over 14 million members, health insurer Humana uses artificial intelligence and robotic processes to assist the daily routine of their associates making healthcare easier for clients to access.

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5. Why Enterprise Blockchains Fail: No Economic Incentives

Stephanie Hurder, a CoinDesk columnist, is a founding economist at Prysm Group, an economic advisory focused on the implementation of emerging technologies, and an academic contributor to the World Economic Forum. She has a PhD in Business Economics from Harvard. Enterprise blockchain is in the doldrums. Only three years ago, Gartner predicted blockchain would produce $3.1 trillion in new business value by 2030.

Author:  Stephanie Hurder

Read More On: Coindesk

6. Don’t believe the hype about AI and fund management

Hardly a day goes by without investors being told that artificial intelligence will revolutionise investment management. After all, AI is being hailed as a way to enhance image recognition, healthcare, movie recommendations, fake news and even the humble toothbrush. Surely it is only a matter of time before AI allows investors to sit at home getting rich, while watching movies with sparkling teeth?

Author: Ewan Kirk

Read More On: Financial Times

7. Forget Chess—the Real Challenge Is Teaching AI to Play D&D

Fans of games like Dungeons & Dragons know that the fun comes, in part, from a creative Dungeon Master—an all-powerful narrator who follows a storyline but has free rein to improvise in response to players’ actions and the fate of the dice. This kind of spontaneous yet coherent storytelling is extremely difficult for artificial intelligence, even as AI has mastered more constrained board games such as chess and Go.

Author: will knight

Read More On: Wired

8. Is Artificial Intelligence (AI) A Threat To Humans?

Are artificial intelligence (AI) and superintelligent machines the best or worst thing that could ever happen to humankind? This has been a question in existence since the 1940s when computer scientist Alan Turing wondered and began to believe that there would be a time when machines could have an unlimited impact on humanity through a process that mimicked evolution.

Author: Bernard Marr

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9. Will Google Translate’s latest update end professional translations?

Google Translate is on the cusp of releasing a brand new feature which will allow consumers to transcribe and translate a conversation in real-time using just their smartphones. At a San Francisco press preview in January 2020, Google demonstrated how the software can record audio and create translations in text format into another language. As well as offering instant results, this live transcription feature also enables the program to continuously update its translation based on the context of what else is being said, which will offer significant improvements to the accuracy of the finished document.

Read More On: Information Age

10. 5 AI And Analytics Trends Marketers And Brands Should Be Investing In

Clearly there are some big AI and analytics trends for 2020. The big elephant in the room: now what? With so many new opportunities in analytics, how do organizations tap into not just trends, but the value those technologies can create for their companies and customers? As we head into the next decade, I believe the greatest value of analytics will come in the form of clear, fast decision-making, predictive trends, and ROI (which, again, will lead to better decisions).

Author: Daniel Newman

Read More On: Forbes