… leave the kids alone?

… leave the kids alone?

There is a belief that children nowadays are natural, “Digital Natives”, and that we adults ...

Disrupt Me.

Disruption for many people generates discomfort, shakes the status quo and breaks routines. We all have an emotional response to this process: for some hesitation, doubt, confusion, fear, anger, bewilderment, and for others excitement, rejuvenation, inspiration, motivation and energizing or a combination of the above. The Digital Disruption Has Already Happened” image on twitter challenged [...]

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MY Recent Blogs on AI

The following is a list of my recent blogs on AI. AI Research in Japanese Enterprises — NEC AI Research in Japanese Enterprises – Fujitsu AI Research in Japanese Enterprises – NTT Group AI Research in Japanese Enterprises – Hitachi AI Research in Japanese Enterprises – Toshiba and Mitsubishi IBM Watson Meetup—Part1 (Overview) IBM Watson [...]

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IBM Watson Meetup—Part 4: Machine Learning

When I studied artificial intelligence as part of my computer science degree program, I did not have the opportunity to study machine learning (ML). Yes, it was way back and I did not learn ML formally. I once started to watch Professor Andrew Ng’s online course at Stanford University but gave it up. It is [...]

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IBM Watson Meetup—Part 3 (Personality Insights)

This is a continuation from Part 2. Personal Insights The third speaker of the meetup was Rama Akkiraju, Distinguished Engineer, Personality Insights (hereinafter, PI), IBM Watson. The talk was on one area of Watson applications. Rama Akkiraju According to IBM’s site, Personality Insights: extracts and analyzes a spectrum of personality attributes to help discover actionable [...]

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IBM Watson Meetup—Part 2 (Cognitive Computing)

This is a continuation from Part 1. Cognitive Computing Following Robert High’s Watson overview, Dr. Jeffrey Kreulen, responsible for the cognitive systems architecture for IBM Watson Group, took the stage to talk about cognitive computing. The meetup was intended to be an introduction to IBM Watson at a level that is a little more detailed [...]

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IBM Watson Meetup—Part1 (Overview)

Recently I attended a meetup at the IBM Silicon Valley Labs in South San Jose. The title of the meetup was IBM Watson to enable new generation of apps to solve business/social problems. Because it was a good source of information, I’ve summarized it briefly. Also, take a look at this, which gives more information [...]

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AI Research in Japanese Enterprises – Toshiba and Mitsubishi

Toshiba As the other usual suspects in Japan are moving towards the artificial intelligence market, Toshiba is not sitting idle. Like other large companies in Japan, it has many subsidiaries and related companies. Toshiba Solutions (hereinafter, Toshiba-Sol) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. Toshiba Solutions Logo Dialogue System for Inheritance Advice Several companies [...]

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AI Research in Japanese Enterprises – Hitachi

Hitachi’s press release of October 26, 2015 indicated that Hitachi AI Technology/Business Improvement Service would be started on November 2, 2015.   According to the press release: Hitachi AI Technology/H is the umbrella name “Hitachi AI Technology” to refer to advanced AI technologies, as well as solutions that incorporate those technologies. Hitachi has been involved [...]

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AI Research in Japanese Enterprises – NTT Group

The NTT Group consists of many companies, as shown below. The group employs more than 240,000 people, and its total revenue was greater than $110B at the end of March 2015.   (Source NTT Group Home page) Among these companies, NTT DoCoMo is well known in the US, but NTT Communications and NTT Data are [...]

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AI Research in Japanese Enterprises – Fujitsu

Fujitsu issued a press release on their AI in November 2015. The release said that they had been conducting research on AI for more than 30 years. They packaged these results as Zinrai. This set of slides gives more information on Fujitsu’s AI work and Zinrai. Zinrai Architecture The Zinrai architecture below covers many aspects [...]

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