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“Machine learning is compute-intensive.” Advances in innovation to capture and process a lot of data have left us suffocating in information. This makes it hard to extricate insights from data at the rate we get it. This is the place where machine learning offers some benefit to a digital business. We need strategies to improve …

Fishing on the high seas is a bit of a mystery, economically speaking. These areas of open ocean beyond the territorial jurisdiction of any nation are generally considered high-effort, low-payoff fishing grounds, yet fishers continue to work in them anyway. I am an environmental data scientist who leverages data and analytical techniques to answer critical …

This month, Google forced out a prominent AI ethics researcher after she voiced frustration with the company for making her withdraw a research paper. The paper pointed out the risks of language-processing artificial intelligence, the type used in Google Search and other text analysis products. Among the risks is the large carbon footprint of developing …

What’s New: Consilient, a newly formed company dedicated to establishing a next-generation system for anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT), launched a new secure, federated learning platform powered by Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX). The artificial intelligence (AI) platform aims to prevent financial crime and enable secure collaboration among financial institutions while …

We launched BigQuery ML, an integrated part of Google Cloud’s BigQuery data warehouse, in 2018 as a SQL interface for training and using linear models. Many customers with a large amount of data in BigQuery started using BigQuery ML to remove the need for data ETL, since it brought ML directly to their stored data. Due …

The financial sector has historically been nervous about allowing its data to go off premises, making it harder to scale. Now it’s allowing for some data in the cloud to speed AI and data management. Financial services companies are and continue to be focused on maintaining a majority of their mission-critical systems on premises, where they …

International conservation charity, ZSL (Zoological Society of London) has made another leap forward in its battle to protect animals using AI and machine learning (ML) from Google Cloud. We’ve been privileged to partner with ZSL for three years, co-developing custom ML models to identify and better track endangered species around the world. The next dataset in ZSL’s arsenal to …

In the middle of a pandemic, it’s not surprising that there have been increasing calls to explore the possibility of conducting elections online. A growing number of tech start-ups have even advocated for using blockchain technology, which they say would boost voter turn-out and improve public trust. But in a new paper looking at a range of examples, …

Deep learning is everywhere. This branch of artificial intelligence curates your social media and serves your Google search results. Soon, deep learning could also check your vitals or set your thermostat. MIT researchers have developed a system that could bring deep learning neural networks to new — and much smaller — places, like the tiny …

The AI market is witnessing a spur of growth owing to the adoption of big data and cloud-based applications, growing investment by tech leaders, and wide applicability and benefits of these AI-led solutions. The businesses of today are going through a tremendous digital transformation lead by artificial intelligence (AI) more than any other technology. AI …