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Latest Innovations in the field of AI & ML

Artificial Intelligence can replicate human intelligence to perform actions, logical reasoning, learning, perception, and creativity. An intelligent machine developed by humans to input requests and receive the desired output.

Machine Learning is an artificial intelligence subdiscipline and technique for developing self-learning computer systems. ML platforms are gaining popularity because of high definition algorithms that perform with the utmost accuracy.

Neural Networks a technique of Artificial Intelligence modeled similar to the human brain, can learn and keep improving with the experience and learns with each task.

Deep learning is unsupervised learning, the next generation of artificial intelligence computers that teach themselves to perform high-level thought and perception-based actions.

Market Size:

Global Machine Learning Market was valued at $1.58 billion in 2017 expected to reach $8.8 billion by 2022 and  $20.83 billion by 2024.

Artificial Intelligence predicted to create $3.9 trillion of value for business and cognitive and AI systems will see worldwide investments of $77.6 billion by 2022.

AI and ML have the capability of creating an additional value of $2.6 Trillion in Sales & Marketing and $2 Trillion in manufacturing and supply chain planning by the year 2020.

Unmanned ground vehicles have registered revenues of $1.01 billion globally, in 2018 and expected to reach $2.86 billion by 2024.

Autonomous Farm Equipment market worldwide is projected to reach over $86.4 Billion by the year 2025.

Key Players in Artificial Intelligence:

  • Apple
  • Nvidia Corporation
  • Baidu
  • Intel Corp.
  • Facebook
  • AlphaSense
  • Deepmind
  • iCarbonX
  • Iris AI
  • HiSilicon
  • SenseTime
  • ViSenze
  • Clarifai
  • CloudMinds

Industries Artificial Intelligence Serves:

  • Retail
  • HR & Recruitment
  • Education
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Healthcare and Medicine
  • Finance
  • Transportation
  • Insurance

Artificial Intelligence can be applied in:

  • Face Recognition
  • Speech Recognition
  • Image Processing
  • Data Mining
  • E-mail Spam Filtering
  • Trading
  • Personal Finance
  • Training
  • Job Search
  • Life and Vehicle Insurance
  • Recruiting Candidates
  • Portfolio Management
  • Consultation
  • Personalized marketing
  • Predictions

Key Players in Machine Learning

  • Google Inc.
  • SAS Institute Inc.
  • FICO
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Yottamine Analytics
  • Amazon Web Services
  • BigML, Inc.
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Predictron Labs Ltd.
  • IBM Corporation
  • Fractal Analytics
  • H2O.ai
  • Skytree
  • Ad text

Industries Machine Learning Serves:

  • Aerospace
  • BFSI
  • Healthcare
  • Retail
  • Information Technology
  • Telecommunication
  • Defense
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional Services

Machine Learning can be applied in:

  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Fraud Detection
  • Risk Management
  • Predictive analytics
  • Augmented & Virtual Reality
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Computer Vision
  • Security & Surveillance

Future of AI & ML:

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning can support in every task, predict the damages, ease the processes, bring better control and security to the applications and make businesses profitable. Overcome the challenges of every field with AI & ML technology.

In the future, the subsets of AI like Natural language generation, speech recognition, face recognition, text analytics, emotion recognition, and deep learning.

Natural Language Generation converts the data into text for computers to understand and communicate with the user. It can generate reports and summaries using applications created by Digital Reasoning, SAS, Automated Insights, etc.

Speech recognition understands the human language and these interactive systems respond using voice. The apps with voice assistants are preferred by many who don’t prefer text or have typing constraints and lets you pass on instructions while you are busy in other work, cooking, cleaning or driving, etc. E.g. Siri, Alexa, etc. Companies that offer speech recognition services are OpenText, Verint Systems, Nuance Communications, etc.

Virtual Agents interact with humans to provide better customer service and support. Commonly used as chatbots these are becoming easy to build and use. Companies providing virtual agents are Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Google, IBM, and a few others.

Text Analytics helps machines to structure the sentences and find the precise meaning or intention of the user to improve the search results and develop machine learning.

NLP – Natural language processing helps applications to understand human language input, analyze large amounts of natural language data. It converts unstructured data to structured data for a speedy response to queries.

Emotion Recognition is AI technology that allows reading human emotions by focusing on the face, image, body language, voice, and feelings they express. It captures intention by observing hand gestures, vocabulary, voice tone, etc. E.g. Affectiva Emotion AI is used in industries such as gaming, education, automotive, robotics, healthcare industries, and other fields

Deep learning a machine learning technology that involves neural circuits to replicate the human brain for data processing and creating patterns for decision-making. Companies offering deep learning services are Deep Instinct, Fluid AI, MathWorks, etc.

Every sub-discipline of AI technology is worth exploring. Present-day applications are using these technologies to some extent and in the future, we will see outbursts and advance applications to benefit society and industries.

AI & ML innovations

1. Searches: AI technology has improved the way people search for information online, the text, image and speech search enabled with the recommendations from the search engines. Optimum search in minimum effort and time, faster response rate and relevant results along with the options to suit your requirements are what you can expect as a user. Better search optimizes web content, helps in lowering marketing and advertising expenses, increase in sales and productivity. Eg. Amazon Echo, Google Home, Apple’s Siri, and Microsoft’s Cortana deliver the best search experience. Google’s assistant receives voice instructions for about 70% of its searches.

2. Web Design: Companies know of the fact that how important it is to keep the websites working, creating a user-friendly website that is less expensive. Updating websites is another challenge. AI applications can empower you with pre-built designs of websites; assist you in creating one without any technical expertise, by uploading some basic content, images, etc. Select the buttons for call to action, themes, and formats to create a website that can interact with the user. Better user experience considers the location, demographics, interactions and the speed of analyzing the search and personalizing web experiences. Great web experience has a high probability of conversion. You may even add a chatbot to the website for faster query resolution and increased sales.

3. Banking and Payments: AI can automate transactions, help to schedule transactions and make general and utility payments. Personalized banking can let the banks focus on customer wise preferences and share product information of utmost relevance. Customers investing in the FDs, stocks, NFOs or even based on age to approach with specific marketing material. Loans and its procedures can be automated and the basic level information is shared using chatbots. Perform KYC checks necessary for continuing service from the banks. E.g. Simudyne is an AI-based platform for investment banking. Secure is AI and ML-based identity verification system for KYC.

4. E-Commerce: Retailers achieved a competitive edge using AI technology. It has recommendation systems based on location, age, gender, past purchases, stored preferences, (customer-centric search, etc. Tailor-made recommendations increase the chances of customers visiting the site and making a purchase or even return at a later stage to avail discounts. Chatbots are used for 24×7 customer support, image search lets users find the product faster without entering any text, better the decision making by comparisons and after-sales service. Companies benefit in inventory management, data security, customer relationship management and sales improvement using AI technology. IBM’s Watson assists customers with independent research about the factors relating to the product, its advantages, specifications, restrictions and multiple products that match the criterion.

5. Supply Chain and Logistics: This industry has benefited from the AI technology in improving operations, reducing shipping costs, easy tracking of vehicles, maintenance of vehicles, know about the condition in which the parcel was delivered, real-time reporting and feedback. It can help in quality checks for manufacturing, managing the supply chain vendors, keeping records of warehouse entries, forecasting the demand for products, reducing freights, planning and scheduling deliveries, etc. AI can automate many functions of supply chain and logistics for increased sales and better customer care.

6. Marketing and Sales: AI automation along with ML can give customers better options of products and prices, personalize the recommendations, eliminate geographical constrains, lower the cost of customer acquisition and maintaining touch with the existing customers. The intelligent algorithms predict what users want and what companies can provide to match the best possible. AI can even predict price trends, manage inventory, and help in decision making for stocking. Marketing activities can be channelized based on preferences and consumer behaviors. Services by companies like Phrasee and Persado can determine the perfect subject line for an e-mail, organize e-mail in a way that attracts the user to take desired actions. After-sales and customer care is an important aspect for companies expecting returning customers.

Overall it will increase the profitability of organizations and improve sales and marketing performance. AI can identify new opportunities for business and suggest an effective method too. Predictive analysis is of great help in customer service companies like Netflix and Spotify that run on subscriptions, would like to know if enough registrations are on the way for next month. Decide on additional schemes or marketing efforts are needed for increasing sales.

7. Digital Advertising: AI is supporting in marketing and sales, certainly it can assist in better focus for advertisements shown to the users. Google Adwords lets you focus on demographics, interests and other aspects of the audience. Facebook and Google ads are the platforms that use ML & AI for intelligent and accurate displays of relevant ads. Next is an audience management service that uses machine learning to automate the handling of ads for maximum response and it tests it on a variety of an audience to find the most active participation and likely conversions. The highest conversion rates received because of the increased performance of ads using ad text makes a business profitable.

Digital Advertising

Outline:

The continuous progress of Artificial Intelligence and emerging sub-disciplines will lead to customization and improvement in products and services. Human to Chatbot conversations are new but bot to bot conversations, actions, negotiations and much more awaited and is in the developing stage.

The existence of technology will add value to human life, create reliance and businesses will have new openings and challenges to deal with. Intelligent tools will deliver smart solutions and give rise to innovation to cut the competition.

Financial Services

Artificial Intelligence and innovative services and products are spreading like fire. The companies and individuals who are a fan of technological developments follow the developments. AI provides multiple services and people unaware of new technology even use it extensively.

The modern approach towards the finance industry is the result of multiple technological interventions.

Current Market Size of the Finance Industry:

Presently the expansion phase of the finance sector in India is calling for innovation. The foreign portfolio investors have reached $899.12 million on November 22, 2018. Total Asset Under Management (AUM) in the Mutual Fund industry was on peak, at $340.48 in April 2018 till February 2019. IPOs (Initial Public Offers) raised in the period from April to June 2018 have increased to $1.2 billion.

Investments and Developments provide a new horizon to the upcoming future.

Financial Services and AI

Future of Financial Services:

Leading financial services firms are achieving a higher market share with the AI initiatives they enroll. The finance sector is enthusiastic,about 70% of firms are part of the ML and 60% use NLP.  The future of this sector varies in terms of revenues independent of the technology.

Artificial Intelligence brings dependability in the service sector and the finance industry is a prime service provider. The trust built over the last few years is changing the budgeting and strategy for involving AI. It provides an advantage to meet customer expectations and to gain a competitive advantage over others.

The scope of investments by 45% of frontrunner financial services firms are nearing to $5M. Risk takers are likely to win, as they are pro technological changes.

AI adoption increases the ability to solve the operational problems of a repetitive nature, or simple tasks like primary conversations with the basic level of Artificial Intelligence technology. Advanced level of AI brings in understanding power, perception and decision power.

Mobile wallet transactions in India expected to touch $492.6billion by 2022.

The Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI) is targeting nearly five-fold growth in assets under management (AUM) to Rs 95 lakh crore (US$ 1.47 trillion) and three times growth in investor accounts to 130 million by 2025.

Artificial Intelligence helps in credit decisions, risk management, fraud prevention, trading, personalized banking, process automation and enhancement of customer experience. AI is making the dream come true for the people who had weird ideas that machines can do wonders.

Humans are optimistic about AI technology, with expectations that it will bring transactional security, improved digital assistants, a high level of transparency in handling accounts, introducing process automation and foremost significant is the thorough checks of transactions and processes.

Types of Financial Services:

  1. Banking Services
  2. Investment Services
  3. Insurance
  4. Foreign Exchange
  5. Accounting
  6. Brokerage
  7. Mortgage
  8. Wealth Management

Software and mobile applications are improving accessibility to financial services and Artificial Intelligence is easing the process. Availing services was never so easy. Automation with AI, ML and NLP is a boon for service recipients.

Scope for AI-based automation:

1. Commercial banking Services: These financial services help businesses to raise money from market sources like bonds and equity. The primary activities of commercial banks if powered with AI can bring discipline to internal banking processes. Investment banking and retail banking are already exploring AI.

2. Venture Capital: It is a service that provides outside investors to companies with the potential of high growth. There is a surety of business when these investors bring in money for the business. AI can help in calculating risks and returns for the investors.

3. Angel Investment: An informal investor (angel investor) typically shares the resources and funds their investment capital. There are groups and networks of angel investors. AI can improve networking for connecting the right investment seekers and investors based on preferences.

4. Conglomerates: A financial services company is functioning in multiple sections that provide services such as life insurance, asset management, retail management, and investment banking can draw advantages with AI-based support apps.

5. Financial Market Utilities: Stock exchanges, clearinghouses and interbank networks and such organizations provide specialized services that require precision. AI-powered trading and banking are in high demand.

AI can assist in simplifying the service and improving its quality.

1. Smart Sales: The AI-based Chatbots are better in solving basic queries and responding using FAQs. With no or minimum human intervention, a virtual salesperson can take the customer through the stages of sales right from inquiry until closure.

2. Compliance: An enormous amount of financial data that is generated in banking and other financial services sector creates challenges for the service providers. Ai can identify the malpractices, manipulation and any loopholes found in personalized and classified services.

3. Evaluate Risks: Artificial Intelligence can consider the concerns and treat the user requests accordingly. Each financial transaction, loan or investment is accompanied by various risks that affect the business and thus the help of technology improves decision making.

4. Trading: Financial markets are prone to fluctuations yet many algorithms that try predicting the trends, using the old data. It can independently suggest, buy, sell or hold the stocks and notify us for the transactions or alert based on fed instructions.

5. Predictive Analytics: The spending habits, purchase frequency, other choices, investment portfolio, and transactional data lets AI guide for improving financial decisions and shares investment ideas.

6. Data Enrichment: Transaction data is simplified enough for the customers to understand and take control over their spending habits, budgeting, managing the credit score.

7. Smart Loans: The banks and financial institutes consider the credit score of the customer to approve the loans. Their banking history, income, tax payments, current financial situation, and past loan records are maintained by AI. It can easily bridge the gaps between creditworthy loan seekers and lenders.

8. Personalized Wealth Management: This service is for customers that have either huge bank balances or active investors in both the cases they are the favorite sales targets. The AI-based advisors provide the best advice to the customers based on the customer data available.

AI Performed Banking Activities:

1. Issue checkbooks

2. Credit cards

3. Interacting with customers for balances

4. Loan information and procedures

5. Online transactions

6. Electronic fund transfer  

7. Pending documents

8. Send dispatch information

9. Make bill payments

10. Schedule payments

11. Utility bills

12. Repayment of loans

13. Assist in tax planning

14. Aid in foreign exchange

15. Foreign exchange processing and remittance

16. Send info on upcoming investment options in debt and equity

17. Calculate and inform about brokerage for transactions

18. Guidance for wealth management

19. Help buy an insurance policy, send quotes and renewals

20. Book new FDRs and renewal of FDRs

21. Ease to operate the accounts

Innovations that have changed this industry with traditional mindset functions are:

  1. Cleo: An AI-powered data-driven messenger helps manage their finances. It allows the users to link bank accounts and send money to their contacts of FB messenger. You can set a limit for savings and Cleo can keep that spare amount aside. Checks if you should spend money and is it affordable. It can warn users when they do not follow the financial limits and overspend.
  2. ZestFinance: This ML automated platform is an underwriting solution that assesses borrowers with no credit information. AI-powered platform can be implemented by the companies to automate lending and reduce losses occurring due to inaccurate data. Zest Finance can predict the risk and improve the business.
  3. Scienaptic Systems: It provides an underwriting platform that gives banks and credit institutions better transparency about the customers. It successfully holds 10 crores of customers. Scienaptic Systems uses myriad unstructured and structured data, transforms the data and learns from interactions to offer contextual underwriting intelligence. It could save $151 million of loss for a major credit card company.
  4. Eva Money:  This AI-based mobile app is available on iOS and Android. It is voice and chat enabled and replies to all your queries relating to personal finances. Link the Eva Money app to your bank accounts and it provides a picture of your current financial holdings. It can even recommend increasing savings, improving credit score and other financial decisions.
  5. Trim: It analyzes your expenses and assists in saving money. It can even cancel the unused facilities or high-cost subscriptions, get you better options on investment and insurance requirements and even negotiate bills for you. VentureBeat reported Trim to save $6.3 million of 50,000 users.
  6. DataRobot:  It provides machine learning-based software for data scientists, business analysts, software engineers, and IT professionals. DataRobot helps to build accurate predictive models that can enhance decision making for financial services. It deals with issues like fake credit card transactions, digital wealth management, direct management, and lending.
  7. WinZip: AI-powered finance app delivers automated financial services like investments, savings, and payments. The conversational AI ‘Misa’ is the most powerful financial chatbot, MintZip takes the support of Misa to consider the behavioral sciences and financial sciences for continuous training on financial aspects. It assists users in financial planning.
  8. Kesho: This software provides machine intelligence and data analytics to leaders in the finance industry. Kesho also used cloud computing and NLP, this speeds up the response to the questions from users. Kesho could predict the pound rate drop as mentioned in Forbes article.
  9.  AlphaSense: This AI-powered search engine serves the banks, investment firms, and Fortune 500 companies. Natural language processing analyzes keyword search within research, news, and transcripts to discover the trends of financial markets. AlphaSense is providing great value to financial professionals, organizations, companies, traders, and brokers with the latest information on private and public companies. AI analyzes large and complex data and uses algorithms for quantitative trading that can automate trade and make them profitable.
  10. Kavout: It uses machine learning and quantitative analysis to process massive data that is unstructured. Identifies financial market patterns for price and SEC filings in real-time. Higher Kai Score shows outperformance of stock, it is an AI-powered stock ranker. Kavout selected stocks to have a higher annual growth rate.
  11. Kasisto: A conversational AI platform Kai improves customer experiences and reduces the volume of customers approaching call centers.  Kasisto is the creator of KAI, a conversational AI platform used to improve customer experiences in the finance industry. Chatbots recommend daily financial decisions based on calculations. Kaisisto can be integrated with mobile apps to provide real-time support to customers.
  12. Shape Security: Top banks in the US use Shape Security restrains frauds of credit application, credential stuffing, cracking gift cards and other frauds by investigating and identifying fake users. The ML models are trained to identify between real customers and bots. Its Blackfish network uses AI-enabled bots to detect logins from different IPs, machines, and phones and alerts the customers and companies for the breach.
  13. Able AI: A virtual financial assistant that integrates with Google Home, Amazon Alexa, SMS, Facebook, web, and mobile to make banking more convenient. Able AI provides services like customer support, personal financial management, and conversational banking. The app also helps in budgeting, tracking expenses and working on savings.
Innovations in financial Services Industry

AI-based financial services mobile app development is in full swing. Customers are focusing on the things that make a difference in their lives instead of looking for processes and trying to understand the terminology.

Implications:

The evolution of financial services with the advancement of AI technology allows us to manage business risks, improves forecasts, assists trading, provides cybersecurity, detects fraud, betters personal banking and brightens user experience.

The technology of today is the future of industries tomorrow. Hammer the iron when it is hot applies to the adoption of advanced technology in every sector and finance is no exception. Financial services are awaiting a brighter future where humans are relieved of the pressure to perform better. Let AI guarantee the uninterrupted services for your valuable customers.

Technology Trends

As trends develop, it empowers considerably quicker change and progress, causing the increasing speed of the pace of progress, until, in the long run, it will wind up exponential.

Technology-based vocations don’t change at that equivalent speed; however, they do advance, and the smart IT expert perceives that their job won’t remain the equivalent.  Here are eight evolution patterns that have prominently developed in 2019.

trends in tech

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Man-made brainpower, or AI, has just gotten a great deal of buzz as of late, however it keeps on being a pattern to watch since its impacts on how we live, work and play are just in the beginning periods. Moreover, different parts of AI have created, including Machine Learning, which we will go into beneath. Man-made intelligence alludes to PCs frameworks worked to imitate human insight and perform assignments, for example, acknowledgment of pictures, discourse or examples, and basic leadership.

Simulated intelligence has been around since 1956 is now generally utilized. Truth be told, five out of six people use AI benefits in some structure each day, including route applications, gushing administrations, cell phone individual associates, ride-sharing applications, home individual partners, and brilliant home gadgets. Notwithstanding buyer use, AI is utilized to timetable trains, survey business hazards, anticipate support, and improve vitality proficiency, among numerous other cash sparing undertakings.

Machine Learning

Machine learning is a subset of AI. With Machine Learning, PCs are customized to figure out how to accomplish something they are not modified to do: They truly learn by finding examples and bits of knowledge from information. All in all, we have two kinds of learning, managed and unaided.

While Machine Learning is a subset of AI, we additionally include subsets inside the space of Machine Learning, including neural systems, characteristic language handling (NLP), and profound learning

AI is quickly being conveyed in a wide range of ventures, making a gigantic interest for talented experts. The Machine Learning business sector is relied upon to develop to $8.81 billion by 2022. AI applications are utilized for information examination, information mining and example acknowledgment. On the buyer end, Machine Learning forces web indexed lists, constant advertisements, and system interruption identification, to give some examples of the numerous undertakings it can do.

Cyber Security

Cybersecurity probably won’t appear among developing innovation, given that it has been around for some time, yet it is advancing similarly as different advancements seem to be. That is to some extent since dangers are continually new. The pernicious programmers who are attempting to wrongfully get to information won’t surrender at any point shortly, and they will keep on discovering technologies to traverse even the hardest safety efforts. It’s likewise to a limited extent because innovation is being adjusted to upgrade security. Three of those headways are equipment confirmation, cloud innovation, and profound getting the hang of, as per one master.

Another includes information misfortune counteractive action and social investigation to the rundown. For whatever length of time that we have programmers, we will have cybersecurity as a rising innovation since it will always develop to safeguard against those programmers.

As verification of the solid requirement for cybersecurity experts, the quantity of cybersecurity employments is growing multiple times quicker than other tech occupations. Nonetheless, we’re missing the mark with regards to filling those occupations. Subsequently, it’s anticipated that we will have 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity occupations by 2021.

Cyber Security

Chatbots

Chatbots are PC programs that copy composed or spoken human discourse for the motivations behind reproducing a discussion or collaboration with a genuine individual. Today, chatbots are generally utilized in the client care space for assuming jobs which are customarily performed by absolutely real people, for example, client care agents and consumer loyalty delegates. The utilization of chatbots is required to increment radically in 2019.

Blockchain

Albeit a great many people consider blockchain innovation in connection to cryptographic forms of money, for example, Bitcoin, blockchain offers security that is valuable from multiple points of view. In the least difficult of terms, blockchain can be portrayed as information you can just add to, not detract from or change. Not having the option to change the past squares is the thing that makes it so secure. Moreover, blockchains are agreement driven, as clarified in this Forbes article, so nobody substance can assume responsibility for the information.

This increased security is the reason blockchain is utilized for cryptographic money, and why it can assume a critical job in ensuring data, for example, individual restorative information. Blockchain could be utilized to radically improve the worldwide inventory network, as portrayed here, just as secure resources, for example, workmanship and land.

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

Computer-generated Reality (VR) drenches the client in a domain while Augment Reality (AR) improves their condition. Even though VR has essentially been utilized for gaming up to this point, it has likewise been utilized for preparing, similarly as with VirtualShip; a recreation programming used to prepare U.S. Naval force, Army and Coast Guard ship chiefs. The famous Pokemon Go is a case of AR.

Both have tremendous potential in preparing, diversion, instruction, promoting, and even recovery after damage. Either could be utilized to prepare specialists to do the medical procedures, offer historical center goers a more profound encounter, upgrade amusement leaves, or even improve advertising, similarly as with this Pepsi Max transport cover.

Edge Computing

Earlier an innovation pattern to watch, distributed computing has moved toward becoming standard, with significant players AWS (Amazon Web Services), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud ruling the market. The selection of distributed computing is as yet developing, as an ever-increasing number of organizations relocate to a cloud arrangement. Be that as it may, it’s never again the rising innovation. Edge is. Move over, distributed computing, and clear a path for the edge.

As the amount of information, we’re managing keeps on expanding, we’ve understood the deficiencies of distributed computing in certain circumstances. Edge figuring is intended to help tackle a portion of those issues as an approach to sidestep the idleness brought about by distributed computing and getting information to a server farm for handling. It can exist “on the edge,” maybe, closer to where figuring needs to occur. Consequently, edge registering can be utilized to process time-touchy information in remote areas with constrained or no availability to a unified area. In those circumstances, edge registering can act like small datacenters.

Edge processing will increment as utilize the Internet of Things (IoT) gadgets increments. By 2022, the worldwide edge figuring business sector is required to reach $6.72 billion.

Internet of Things

Even though it seems like a game you’d play on your cell phone, the Internet of Things (IoT) is what’s to come. Many “things” are presently being worked with a WiFi network, which means they can be associated with the Internet—and to one another. Consequently, the Internet of Things, or IoT. IoT empowers gadgets, home apparatuses, vehicles and substantially more to be associated with and trade information over the Internet. What’s more, we’re just first and foremost phases of IoT: The quantity of IoT gadgets arrived at 8.4 billion out of 2017 is and expected to arrive at 30 billion gadgets by 2020.

As purchasers, we’re now utilizing and profiting by IoT. We can bolt our entryways remotely on the off chance that we neglect to when we leave for work and preheat our broilers on our route home from work, all while following our wellness on our Fitbits and hailing a ride with Lyft. Yet, organizations additionally have a lot to pick up now and sooner rather than later. The IoT can empower better wellbeing, effectiveness, and basic leadership for organizations as information is gathered and broke down.

It can empower prescient upkeep, accelerate therapeutic consideration, improve client assistance, and offer advantages we haven’t envisioned at this point. Nonetheless, in spite of this aid in the advancement and reception of IoT, specialists state insufficient IT experts are landing prepared for IoT positions. An article at ITProToday.com says we’ll require 200,000 more IT laborers that aren’t yet in the pipeline, and that a study of designers found 25.7 percent accept deficient ability levels to be the business’ greatest obstruction to development.

Even though advancements are developing and developing surrounding us, these eight spaces offer promising profession potential now and for a long time to come. And each of the eight are experiencing a deficiency of talented specialists, which means everything looks good for you to pick one, get prepared, and jump aboard at the beginning times of the innovation, situating you for progress now and later on.

Innovative chatbots

Science fiction has always depicted AI as a kind of machine that can communicate and behave like humans in society. While research on artificial intelligence had already begun by the late 1950s, it wasn’t until the advent of Big Data that AI picked up and became the technological behemoth it is today. 

Artificial intelligence has expanded into countless use-cases and industries, enriching the lives of humans globally. AI started as small computer programs that could play checkers and solve word problems. It has since grown into being able to predict stock markets and election results. While we still don’t have talking robots, or at least not too many, we do have easy access to chatbots. And, some of them have developed into the most strange but interesting use-cases for artificial intelligence the world has ever seen. 

Innovative chatbots

While chatbots may seem human, it’s important to note that they are just lines of code, a string of 1s and 0s floating through cyberspace. However, what they lack in human behavior, they make up for with superior natural language processing, neural networks, and deep learning. This makes chatbots awesome devices that can simulate humans and keep them hooked. Here are some of the most popular ones:

ALICE

It’s hard to talk about chatbots without mentioning ALICE: Artificial Linguistic Internet Computer Entity. It is the first chatbot ever popularized on the web. Developed by Dr. Richard Wallace over 25 years ago, ALICE holds up reasonably well to this day. While her answers don’t always hit the mark, it’s easy to forget how old this code is after even a short conversation with ALICE. 

Sometimes ALICE gives answers that sounded more futuristic than expected at the time. People will remember ALICE for how it spurred the development of numerous, arguably more advanced chatbots over the next couple of decades. ALICE was also the inspiration for the AI computer in the 2013 Academy Award-winning science-fiction film, Her.

Endurance

Designed to help Alzheimer’s patients feel less lonely Endurance is one of the most helpful chatbots for older individuals who suffer from short-term memory loss and dementia. This open-source chatbot was created to identify deviations in conventional branches that could mean problems for immediate recollection, which can be quite the challenge for natural language processing systems. 

Anyone can contribute to the project’s code-base. Though it isn’t fully fleshed out yet, it could potentially provide researchers and scientists more insight into how memory loss works, and how it can be helped. Since the platform is based on the cloud, doctors and family members can review communication logs instantly. This helps identify potential degradation in short-term memory. Further, it takes the burden off family members to constantly be available as a companion.

U-Report

Global child advocacy non-profit organization, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is now using chatbots to help citizens in developing countries to speak out about their communities’ urgent needs. The U-Report chatbot enables large-scale data gathering via polls. By regularly sending out polls prepared according to a range of urgent social issues, users can respond with what needs to be tackled first. UNICEF is then able to use this feedback to create or amend potential policy recommendations. 

In Liberia, this rather basic chatbot was able to create major impact waves by finding out whether teachers were convincing students to have sex in exchange for better grades. 86% of the 13,000 Liberian children involved responded about the issues, which led to a collaborative project between UNICEF and Liberia’s Minister of Education to eradicate the problem.

Woebot

Woebot is a chatbot with a cartoon mascot that helps reduce depression through active listening. Psychologist Alison Darcy developed it at Stanford University. It also praises the user with funny GIFs, memes, and encouragement. The New York Times, Wired, and Business Insider has featured this chatbot multiple times over the years.

They praised its, “gentle attentiveness and sensitivity to emotions.” The chatbot is available to those who need a confidence boost, guidance, or even just a friend. Woebot is available for download on  Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store, and users have applauded its funny and likable personality, despite some scripted lines popping up here and there. 

Insomnobot 3000

Created by Casper, which specializes in mattresses and pillows, this is the most well-named chatbot on the list. Casper developed Insomnobot 3000 to help insomniacs find someone to talk to as they lie awake in bed. The chatbot’s website reads, “A friendly, easily distracted bot designed to keep you company when you just can’t fall asleep. Extra chatty between 11 pm-5 am.”The interface is also much more intuitive, as users don’t need to visit a particular website or download an app to talk to the chatbot. Instead, they are required to text the number provided on the website, similar to how you would text a friend late at night. The bot does bring up some product suggestions here and there, but it never becomes overbearing. It was also included on Forbes as one of the most amazing examples of online chatbots in practice. 

DoNotPay

Everyone cannot afford legal counsel, especially when wrongly accused. DoNotPay is a chatbot developed to help users dispute parking tickets, by guiding you through the process without any lawyer interaction. 

If user reviews are to be believed, the service has been quite successful at achieving its goal and empowers users to settle legal matters from the palm of their hands. It’s also helping individuals actively learn about their rights as citizens. While this isn’t the most conversational chatbot, it serves its purpose well and is one of the most strange but interesting use-cases of artificial intelligence. 

Robot Vera

It is a networking Legal and HR chatbot that business enterprises use to solve many issues relating to the recruitment, legal paperwork, etc. smoothly. Robot Vera can improve the workflow and productivity of companies.

Robot Vera assists HR teams by automatically analyzing resume databases and calling candidates that make a good fit. The conversational AI filters out the applications received for a position to merely 10% of the best suitable ones. It then informs candidates about the job description, schedules and conducts telephonic interviews or video chats.

Robot Vera can evaluate the answers of applicants and perform recruitment tasks almost 10 times faster than humans perform. It can hire employees, handle complex office situations, and even fire them if needed.

BabyCentre UK

BabyCentre UK belongs to Johnson & Johnson, a reputed name in childcare. This bot helps answer questions about pregnancy and childbirth. It can calculate the due date of would-be mothers and guide them for preparing for childbirth. It also provides many resources on self-care for moms going through all stages of motherhood.

The bot provides information on how to get pregnant, weekly articles during pregnancy, health care of the mother and the baby, when to call a doctor for your baby, why your baby does not sleep, among many others. It also provides mothers with a forum to share their doubts and experiences.

Watson Assistant

IBM, a leader in the computer manufacturing space, developed this advanced chatbot. It holds the content of varied industries and is pre-trained for industry-specific use cases, using data relevant to that industry. It can understand historical chat, call logs, search queries and also respond to issues using its knowledge base.

The Watson Assistant can be part of your company’s website, messaging channels, customer service tools adapted, and your mobile apps. The chatbot offers a visual dialog editor making your zero experience of coding your power in developing a new feature.

Replika

Replika is a virtual companion chatbot that intends to promote mental wellness. Users can complain or talk about anything, from their failed relationships to their deepest desires. Replika helps people meet their emotional needs. It soothes them when they feel anxious or heartbroken and need an inspiring or comforting chat. Users can select various options for self-motivation, depending on their choice.

Conclusion

As chatbots continue to become an integral part of our society, the trust placed on user privacy and data collection only increases. Today chatbots can send you money, order your pizza, and as shown above, even settle your legal disputes. These can be frightening from the perspective of AI becoming intelligent enough to make humans obsolete. And this is a question developers keep in mind and debate frequently within the AI community. 

AI bots

Whether you’re tracking short-term memory loss or just need a friend, there is a chatbot out there for you. And they continue to learn with every conversation they have.. They’re on Facebook Messenger, Reddit, and even Slack. The last time you opened a chat with a customer service representative, an AI chatbot most likely handled it. If Google Duplex has shown us anything, it’s that AI might become a much more integral part of our lives than previously envisioned. 

Humans have become more comfortable with chatbots and AI. Artificial intelligence systems are learning more about how humans communicate, behave and function. Perhaps we can live in a world where humans and machines live in harmony. After all, most of the time, we just need someone to talk to.

Development tools for AI and ML

Artificial Intelligence a popular technology of computer science is also known as machine intelligence. Machine Learning is a systematic study of algorithms and statistical models.

AI creates intelligent machines that react like humans as it can interpret new data. ML enables computer systems to perform learning-based actions without explicit instructions.

AI global market is predicted to reach $169 billion by 2025. Artificial Intelligence will see increased investments for the implementation of advanced level software. Organizations will strategize technological advancements.

Various platforms and tools for AI and ML empower the developers to design powerful programs.

Tools for AI and ML

Tools for AI and ML:

Google ML Kit for Mobile:

Software development kit for Android and IOS phones enables developers to build robust applications with optimized and personalized features. This kit allows developers to ember the machine learning technologies with cloud-based APIs. This kit is integration with Google’s Firebase mobile development platform.

Features:

  1. On-device or Cloud APIs
  2. Face, text and landmark recognition
  3. Barcode scanning
  4. Image labeling
  5. Detect and track object
  6. Translation services
  7. Smart reply
  8. AutoML Vision Edge

Pros:

  1. AutoML Vision Edge allows developers to train the image labeling models for over 400 categories it capacities to identify.
  2. Smart Reply API suggests response text based on the whole conversation and facilitates quick reply.
  3. Translation API can convert text up to 59 languages and language identification API forms a string of text to identify and translate.
  4. Object detection and tracking API lets the users build a visual search.
  5. Barcode scanning API works without an internet connection. It can find the information hidden in the encoded data.
  6. Face detection API can identify the faces in images and match the facial expressions.
  7. Image labeling recognizes the objects, people, buildings, etc. in the images and with each matched data; ML shares the score as a label to show the confidence of the system.

Cons:

  1. Custom models can grow in huge sizes.
  2. Beta Release mode can hurt cloud-based APIs.
  3. Smart reply is useful for general discussions for short answers like “Yes”, “No”, “Maybe” etc.
  4. AutoML Vision Edge tool can function successfully if plenty of image data is available.

Accord.NET:

This Machine Learning framework is designed for building applications that require pattern recognition, computer vision, machine listening, and signal processing. It combines audio and image processing libraries written in C#. Statistical data processing is possible with Accord. Statistics. It can work efficiently for real-time face detection.

Features:

  1. Algorithms for Artificial Neural networks, Numerical linear algebra, Statistics, and numerical optimization
  2. Problem-solving procedures are available for image, audio and signal processing.
  3. Supports graph plotting & visualization libraries.
  4. Workflow Automation, data ingestion, speech recognition,

Pros:

  1. Accord.NET libraries are available from the source code and through the executable installer or NuGet package manager.
  2. With 35 hypothesis tests including two-way and one-way ANOVA tests, non-parametric tests useful for reasoning based on observations.
  3. It comprises 38 kernel functions e.g. Probabilistic Newton Method.
  4. It contains 40 non-parametric and parametric statistical distributions for the estimation of cost and workforce.
  5. Real-time face detection
  6. Swap learning algorithms and create or test new algorithms.

Cons:

  • Support is available for. Net and its supported languages.
  • Slows down because of heavy workload.

Tensor Flow:

It provides a library for dataflow programming. The JavaScript library helps in machine learning development and the APIs help in building new models and training the systems. Tensorflow developed by Google is an opensource Machine Learning library that aids in developing the ML models and numerical computation using dataflow graphs. Use it by installing, use script tags or through NPM.

Features:

  1. A flexible architecture allows users to deploy computation on one or multiple desktops, servers, or mobile devices using a single API.
  2. Runs on one or more GPUs and CPUs.
  3. It’s yielding scheme of tools, libraries, and resources allow researchers and developers to build and deploy machine-learning applications effortlessly.
  4. High-level APIs accedes to build and train for ML models efficiently.
  5. Runs existing models using TensorFlow.js, which acts as a model converter.
  6. Train and deploy the model on the cloud.
  7. Has a full-cycle deep learning system and helps in the neural network.

Pros:

  1. You can use it in two ways, i.e. by script tags or by installing through NPM.
  2. It can even help for human pose estimation.
  3. It includes the variety of pre-built models and model subblocks can be used together with simple python scripts.
  4. It is easy to structure and train your model depending on data and the models with you are training the system.
  5. Training other models for similar activities is simpler once you have trained a model.

Cons:

  1. The learning curve can be quite steep.
  2. It is often doubtful if your variables need to be tensors or can be just plain python types.
  3. It restricts you from altering algorithms.
  4. It cannot perform all computations on GPU intensive computations.
  5. The API is not that easy to use if you lack knowledge.

Infosys Nia:

This self-learning knowledge-based AI platform accumulates organizational data from people, business processes and legacy systems. It is designed to engage in complicated business tasks to forecast revenues and suggest profitable products the company can introduce.

Features:

  1. Data Analytics
  2. Business Knowledge Processing
  3. Transform Information
  4. Predictive Automation
  5. Robotic Process Automation
  6. Cognitive Automation

Pros:

  1. Organizational Transformation is possible with enhanced technologies to automate and increase operational efficiency.
  2. It enables organizations to continually use previously gained knowledge as they grow and even modify their systems.
  3. Faster data processing adds to the flexibility of data visualization, analytics, and intelligent decision-making.
  4. Reduces human efforts involved in solving high-value customer problems.
  5. It helps in discovering new business opportunities.

Cons:

  1. It is difficult to understand how it works.
  2. Extra efforts needed to make optimum use of this software.
  3. It has lesser features of Natural Language Processing.

Apache Mahout:

Mainly it aims towards implementing and executing algorithms of statistics and mathematics. It’s mainly based on Scala and supports Python. It is an open-source project of Apache.
Apache Mahout is a mathematically expressive Scala DSL (Domain Specific Language).

Features:

  1. It is a distributed linear algebra framework and includes matrix and vector libraries.
  2. Common maths operations are executed using Java libraries
  3. Build scalable algorithms with an extensible framework.
  4. Implementing machine-learning techniques using this tool includes algorithms for regression, clustering, classification, and recommendation.
  5. Run it on top of Apache Hadoop with the help of the MapReduce paradigm.

Pros:

  1. It is a simple and extensible programming environment and framework to build scalable algorithms.
  2. Best suited for large datasets processing.
  3. It eases the implementation of machine learning techniques.
  4. Run-on the top of Apache Hadoop using the MapReduce paradigm.
  5. It supports multiple backend systems.
  6. It includes matrix and vector libraries.
  7. Deploy large-scale learning algorithms using shortcodes.
  8. Provide fault tolerance if programming fails.

Cons:

  1. Needs better documentation to benefit users.
  2. Several algorithms are missing this limits the developers.
  3. No enterprise support makes it less attractive for users.
  4. At times it shows sporadic performance.

Shogun:

It provides various algorithms and data structures for unified machine learning methods. Shogun is a tool written in C++, for large-scale learning, machine learning libraries are useful in education and research.

Features:

  1. Huge capacity to process samples is the main feature for programs with heavy processing of data.
  2. It provides support to vector machines for regression, dimensionality reduction, clustering, and classification.
  3. It helps in implementing Hidden Markov models.
  4. Provides Linear Discriminant Analysis.
  5. Supports programming languages such as Python, Java, R, Ruby, Octave, Scala, and Lua.

Pros:

  1. It processes enormous data-sets extremely efficiently.
  2. Link to other tools for AI and ML and several libraries like LibSVM, LibLinear, etc.
  3. It provides interfaces for Python, Lua, Octave, Java, C#, C++, Ruby, MatLab, and R.
  4. Cost-effective implementation of all standard ML algorithms.
  5. Easily combine data presentations, algorithm classes, and general-purpose tools.

Cons:

Some may find its API difficult to use.

Scikit:

It is an open-source tool for data mining and data analysis, developed in Python programming language. Scikit-Learn’s important features include clustering, classification, regression, dimensionality reduction, model selection, and pre-processing.

Features:

  1. Consistent and easy to use API is also easily accessible.
  2. Switching models of different contexts are easy if you learn the primary use and syntax of Scikit-Learn for one kind of model.
  3. It helps in data mining and data analysis.
  4. It provides models and algorithms for support vector machines, random forests, gradient boosting, and k-means.
  5. It is built on NumPy, SciPy, and matplotlib.
  6. BSD license lets you use commercially.

Pros:

  1. Easily documentation is available.
  2. Call objects to change the parameters for any specific algorithm and no need to build the ML algorithms from scratch.
  3. Good speed while performing different benchmarks on model datasets.
  4. It easily integrates with other deep learning frameworks.

Cons:

  1. Documentation for some functions is slightly limited hence challenging for beginners.
  2. Not every implemented algorithm is present.
  3. It needs high computation power.
  4. Recent algorithms such as XGBoost, Catboost, and LightGBM are missing.
  5. Scikit learns models take a long time to train, and they require data in specific formats to process accurately.
  6. Customization for the machine learning models is complicated.
AI and ML development

Final Thoughts:

Twitter, Facebook, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and many other medium and large enterprises continuously use improved development tactics. They extensively use tools for AI and ML technology in their applications.

Various tools for AI and ML can ease software development and make the solutions effective to meet customer requirements. Make user-friendly mobile applications or other software that are potentially unique. Using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning create intelligent solutions for improved human life. New algorithm creation, using computer vision and other technology and AI training requires skills and development of innovative solutions that need powerful tools.

Computer Vision Advances and Challenges

Computer vision refers to the field of training computers to visualize data as humans do. This technology has the potential to reach a stage wherein computers can understand images and videos better than humans. Also, the use cases are practically limitless, despite the technology still existing in its nascent stage of exploration. 

Computer Vision

Computer vision as a concept has been around since the 1950s. In its infancy, computers were trained to distinguish between shapes such as squares and triangles. Later on, training shifted towards distinguishing between typed and handwritten text.

Reasons for popularity

The main reason for computer vision’s popularity is its potential to revolutionize many every-day aspects of our lives. Computer vision drives autonomous vehicles and allows them to distinguish between traffic signal lights, medians, pedestrians, etc. It can also be used in healthcare, for detecting tumors in advance and identifying skin issues. 

There is a huge opportunity for employing computer vision in agriculture as well. It can be used to monitor the quality of crops, locate weeds and pests, based on which farmers can take action. 

Applications of Computer Vision

How about facial recognition? Yes, computer vision is already being used in new-generation smartphones to detect the user’s face. Even QR code scanning is an example of the adoption of computer vision. This technology can also be used in supermarkets to identify which users are making which purchases. 

Amazon is testing a convenience store called Amazon Go, which doesn’t have a billing counter. Instead, the store uses computer vision to identify customers and the items they add to their cart. A bill is sent to them online through the Amazon Go App once they leave the store with these items.

Advantages of computer vision

While computer vision has a lot more to achieve, it has already achieved ground-breaking innovations. That makes sense because this technology brings a lot of advantages to daily and professional life. 

Reliability

The human eye grows tired of scanning its environment. Factors such as fatigue and health come into the picture. With computer vision, this is eliminated because cameras and computers never get tired. Since the human factor is removed, it is easier to rely on the result. 

Numerous use cases 

From healthcare and agriculture to banking and automobiles, if explored smartly, computer vision can be employed in almost every aspect of our lives. These machines learn by viewing thousands of labeled images, thus understanding the traits of what’s being visualized. The same primary computer vision technology that evaluates the quality of packages in a factory can also be used to identify trends in the stock market.

Cost reduction

Computer vision can be used to increase productivity in operations and eliminate faulty products from hitting the shelves. This technology will also allow companies to manage their teams efficiently by identifying staff that could be used for other activities that require attention. For example, in Amazon fulfillment centers, productivity among workers is measured to improve efficiency and resource allocation.

Challenges faced by Computer Vision

Every emerging technology starts with a few significant drawbacks. From this technology’s development to its impact on society, there is a lot to look forward to, but a lot to be concerned about as well.

The challenge of making systems human-like

As much as computer vision is making huge leaps in its progress, it is difficult to simulate something as complex as the human visual system. The human brain-eye coordination is a marvel to behold, and its ability to understand its environment and make decisions is unparalleled by computer vision systems, at least at the moment.

Tasks such as object detection are complicated since objects of interest in images and videos may appear in a variety of sizes and aspect ratios. Also, a computer vision system will have to distinguish one object from multiple others within its view. This is a skill that computers are taking time to get better at.

Computer vision also hasn’t reached the stage wherein it can identify the difference between handwritten and typed text. This is due to the variety of handwriting styles, curves, and shapes employed while writing.

Privacy

This is arguably the biggest social threat that computer vision poses. The qualities that make computer vision effective are also the concerns of humans that value their privacy. With computers learning from thousands and thousands of images and videos, computers are getting better at recognizing individuals by their facial features, and everyone’s information is stored on a cloud.

Computer vision can track people’s whereabouts and monitor their habits. With such information, governments and businesses could be lured into penalizing and rewarding workers based on their actions. China, a nation with strong AI capabilities, is already looking to use computer vision to monitor its citizens and provide information that funds its controversial social credit system. On the other hand, San Fransisco has banned the use of facial recognition technology by the police and other related agencies.

It is psychologically unhealthy for humans to know that they are constantly being observed and monitored during every aspect of their lives. It would be interesting to see how governments intend to tackle this issue.

Final Thoughts

Computer vision’s progress can make people truly feel like they’re living through a sci-fi film. The future of this technology is filled with a range of use cases to be catered to. Numerous businesses within this realm are collecting millions of images and videos that can be used to train their computer vision systems. Also, existing businesses are exploring ways to employ computer vision into their operations. 

Challenges of Computer Vision

Computer vision has its present challenges, but the humans working on this technology are steadily improving it. Every emerging technology brings its fair share of advantages and disadvantages. While it is important to celebrate its progress, it is equally important to gauge its potential negative effect on society. This is the only way to ensure that computer vision makes our lives more comfortable and less constrained.

Jobs Artificial Intelligence

In the previous couple of years, computerized reasoning has progressed so rapidly that it presently appears to be not a month passes by without a newsworthy Artificial Intelligence (AI) achievement. In territories as wide-running as discourse interpretation, medicinal analysis, and interactivity, we have seen PCs beat people in frightening manners.

This has started an exchange about how AI will affect work. Some dread that as Artificial intelligence improves, it will replace laborers, making a consistently developing pool of unemployable people who can’t contend monetarily with machines.
This worry, while reasonable, is unwarranted. Truth be told, AI will be the best employment motor the world has ever observed.

2020 will be a significant year in AI-related work elements, as indicated by Gartner, as AI will turn into a positive employment helper. The number of occupations influenced by Artificial Intelligence will shift by industry; through 2019, social insurance, the open division, and instruction will see constantly developing employment requests while assembling will be hit the hardest. Beginning in 2020, AI-related occupation creation will a cross into positive area, arriving at 2,000,000 net-new openings in 2025, Gartner said in a discharge.

Numerous huge advancements in the past have been related to change the time of impermanent occupation misfortune, trailed by recuperation, at that point business change and AI will probably pursue this course.

Jobs by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and ML

JOBS CREATED BY AI AND MACHINE LEARNING

A similar idea applies to AI. It is an instrument that individuals need to figure out how to utilize and how to apply to what’s going on with as of now. New openings are now being made that are centered around applying AI to security, improving basic AI methods, and on keeping up these new apparatuses.

Plenty of new openings will develop for those with mastery in applying center Artificial Intelligence innovation to new fields and applications. Specialists will be expected to decide the best sort of AI (for example master frameworks or AI), to use for a specific application, create and train the models, and keep up and re-train the frameworks as required. In fields, for example, security, where sellers have enabled security programming with AI, it’s up to clients – the security investigators – to comprehend the new capacities and put them to be the most ideal use.

Training is another field where AI and machine learning is making new openings. As of now, over the US, the main two situations in the rundown of scholastic openings are for Security and Machine Learning specialists. Colleges need more individuals and can’t discover educators to show these fundamentally significant subjects.

FUTURE JOBS PROSPECTS BECAUSE OF AI AND MACHINE LEARNING

In a few businesses, AI will reshape the sorts of employments that are accessible. What’s more, much of the time, these new openings will be more captivating than the monotonous errands of the past. In assembling, laborers who had recently been attached to the generation line, looking for blemished items throughout the day, can be redeployed in increasingly profitable interests — like improving procedures by following up on bits of knowledge gathered from AI-based sensor and vision stages.

These are increasingly specific errands and retraining or uptraining might be important for laborers to successfully satisfy these new jobs — something the two organizations and people should address sooner than later.

Man-made intelligence-based arrangements in any industry produce monstrous measures of information, frequently from heterogeneous sources. Successfully saddling the intensity of this information requires human abilities. Profound learning researchers have come to comprehend that setting is basic for preparing powerful AI models — and people are important to clarify this information to give set in uncertain circumstances and help spread all this present reality varieties an AI framework will experience.

Keeping that in mind, Appen utilizes more than 40,000 remote contractual workers a month to perform information explanation for our customers, drawing from a pool of more than 1 million talented annotators around the world.

These occupations wouldn’t exist without the profound learning innovation that makes AI conceivable. As researchers and designers make immense advances in innovation, organizations and laborers may need to adopt new mechanical aptitudes to remain aggressive.

Simulated intelligence is helping drive work creation in cybersecurity

As the worldwide economy is progressively digitized and mechanized, effectively unavoidable criminal ventures – programmers, malware, and different dangers – will develop exponentially, requiring engineers, analyzers, and security specialists to alleviate dangers to crucial open framework and meet expanding singular personality concerns.

In the previous couple of years there has been an enormous increment in cybersecurity work postings, a large number of which stay unfilled. With this deficiency of cybersecurity experts, most security groups have less time to proactively protect against progressively complex dangers. This interest has made a significant specialty for laborers to fill.

The stream down impact of industry-wide digitalization

In a roundabout way, the efficiencies and openings that profound learning and computerization empower for organizations can make a great many employments. While mechanized conveyance strategies, for example, self-driving conveyance trucks will take a great many drivers off the street, an ongoing Strategy + Business article proposes that, “In reality as we know it where organizations are progressively made a decision on the nature of the client experience they give, you will require representatives who can consolidate the aptitudes of a client care specialist, advertiser, and sales rep to sit in those trucks and connect with clients as they make conveyances.”

Additionally, the higher profitability and positive development empowered by AI will positively affect employing as organizations will just need to procure more laborers to take on existing assignments that require human abilities. Consider client support, publicists, program administrators, and different jobs that require abilities, for example, compassion, moral judgment, and inventiveness.

Growing new aptitudes to endure and flourish

It’s anything but difficult to perceive any reason why laborers and administrators the same may be hesitant to execute AI-controlled mechanization. Be that as it may, as their rivals receive this innovation and start to outpace them in deals, creation, and development, it will expect them to adjust. The two organizations and laborers should put resources into developing new innovative aptitudes to enable them to remain significant in this information-driven scene. If they can do this, the open doors for business and expert development are perpetual.

Development in AI and ML jobs

DEVELOPMENT IN THE FIELD OF AI and ML

Man-made reasoning is a method for making a PC, a PC controlled robot, or a product think keenly, in the comparative way the insightful people think.
Man-made brainpower is a science and innovation dependent on orders, for example, Computer Science, Biology, Psychology, Linguistics, Mathematics, and Engineering. A significant push of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is in the advancement of PC capacities related to human knowledge, for example, thinking, learning, and critical thinking.

AI is a man-made consciousness-based method for creating PC frameworks that learn and advance dependent on experience. Some basic AI applications incorporate working self-driving autos, overseeing speculation reserves, performing legitimate disclosure, making therapeutic analyses, and assessing inventive work. A few machines are in any event, being educated to mess around.

Man-made intelligence and MACHINE LEARNING isn’t the eventual fate of innovation — it’s nowhere. Simply see how voice aides like Google’s Home and Amazon’s Alexa have turned out to be increasingly more unmistakable in our lives. This will just proceed as they adapt more aptitudes and organizations work out their associated gadget biological systems. The accompanying can be viewed as a portion of the significant advancements in the field of AI.

Artificial intelligence in Banking and Payments

This report features which applications in banking and installments are most developed for AI. It offers models where monetary organizations (FIs) and installments firms are as of now utilizing the innovation, talks about how they should approach actualizing it, and gives depictions of merchants of various AI-based arrangements that they might need to think about utilizing.

Computer-based intelligence in E-Commerce

This report diagrams the various uses of AI in retail and gives contextual analyses of how retailers are increasing a focused edge utilizing this innovation. Applications incorporate customizing on the web interfaces, fitting item suggestions, expanding the hunt significance, and giving better client support.

Computer-based intelligence in Supply Chain and Logistics

This report subtleties the variables driving AI appropriation in-store network and coordinations, and looks at how this innovation can decrease expenses and sending times for activities. It likewise clarifies the numerous difficulties organizations face actualizing these sorts of arrangements in their store network and coordinations tasks to receive the rewards of this transformational innovation.

Artificial intelligence in Marketing

This report talks about the top use cases for AI in advertising and looks at those with the best potential in the following couple of years. It stalls how promoting will develop as AI robotizes medicinal undertakings, and investigates how client experience is winding up increasingly customized, pertinent, and auspicious with AI.

CONCLUSION

To close, AI introduces a colossal open door for venturesome individuals. Representatives have the chance to jump into another field and conceptual their business to another, more significant level of investigation and vital worth. Businesses need to help these moves and for the most part remain open to representatives rethinking themselves as they hold onto innovations, for example, AI.

Virtual Assistants - Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant

Siri was introduced as a feature of the iPhone 4S in 2010. While it could only answer simple questions such as “What’s today’s weather like?” and “Who is Barack Obama?”, users praised the potential of the new voice assistant. Quite a feat for that time for a virtual assistant.

Expectations were high, and Siri fell short. Users complained about inaccurate responses to simple questions or commands. If Siri didn’t know the answer to a question, she’d crack a bad joke, which can seem like an unacceptable excuse for not having the ability to answer a question.

While Apple made improvements to its voice assistant, it wasn’t able to meet a lot of high expectations, and that frustrated users.

Alexa

Three years later, Amazon introduced its own voice assistant named Alexa, and it was instantly pitted against Apple’s alternative. Users observed that Alexa was quicker with responses, and was answering more questions right than wrong. Alexa fell short next to Siri when it comes to the fluidity and flow of requests and conversations. Siri could respond to commands better, and it had no problems understanding multiple sentence structures that conveyed the same message.

In 2016, Google came out with an answer to Siri and Alexa in the form of Google Assistant. It became the gold standard for how natural language processing (NLP) should be implemented with a voice assistant. The drawback of Google Home was that it didn’t have the broad integrations that Alexa had with Amazon’s devices.

These three voice assistants are the most popular in the market and each of them has their own strengths and weakness. But, how exactly do they stand against each other? 

The main tests we will conduct for these voice assistants are commands, conversation flow, music requests, home automation, and technology. MKBHD and Undecided with Matt Farell have given us interesting demonstrations and questions that can be used to test each of these three voice assistants. Let’s compare them using the following parameters:

Commands

Voice assistants started off as devices that could answer simple questions such as the time and the weather. Accuracy of response is key here and speed is an additional bonus.

What’s the weather?

Siri, Alexa, and Google Home have no problem answering this. Google tends to have a slight delay in its response generally, but nothing that could test a user’s patience.

How far away is London?

Siri and Google answered this right in miles as the crow flies, while Alexa provided an inaccurate response, or the answer to a different London (there are 29 places in the world called London). 

Conversation Flow 

When humans have conversations, the talking points build naturally and flow from one topic to another seamlessly. For a voice assistant, understanding context while having a conversation is key. 

Conversation

The following questions were asked one after the other to each voice assistant separately.

Who is the 45th President of the United States?

All three voice assistants provide the right answer. Siri cites the source and asks users if they’d like more information.

Where is he from?

When asked immediately after the previous question, Siri and Google fail. Alexa seems to handle context better than its two competitors.

Music

Since all voice assistants communicate with speakers, they need to understand song, artist and album requests. But before we get into their ability to play a track on-demand, its important to note that each voice assistant only plays music from a select set of streaming services. Alexa wins here as it plays from most major services. Google works only with Google Play Music, YouTube Music, Spotify, and Deezer. And Siri, not surprisingly, only plays from Apple Music.

Play Get Lucky by Daft Punk

Simple task. No losers here.

Play the song that goes “like the legend of the phoenix”

Alexa fails here while Siri and Google Assistant get it right.

Home Automation

Home automation refers to command-based control over home appliances such as fans, den lights, television, heaters, etc. Here’s how the voice assistants fared with the following two questions.

Turn off the den lights

All assistants successfully turned the lights off. 

Set the room temperature to 70 F

Google Assistant and Siri got this right, while Alexa adjusted the room temperature to a value between 65 and 70. 

Technology

Siri primarily works on Natural Language Processing (NLP) integrated with Machine Learning (ML), and voice recognition. Alexa operates on similar tech such as Automated Speech Recognition (ASR), and Natural Language Understanding (NLU). The technology isn’t too different from google either, its voice assistant employs NLP and ML.

Yes, the three voice assistants use ML and NLP to understand what the user is saying and to make suggestions or respond to the user’s language input. While the primary technology is the same or at least similar, the end result is what separates the three. As observed in the tasks assigned to them earlier, certain aspects of each voice assistant’s tech, such as the ability to understand speech patterns and words,  give them an advantage and a disadvantage.

Conclusion

The aim isn’t to be diplomatic, but there isn’t exactly a winner among the three. All the voice assistants can, for the most part, do the same things. Alexa has the largest home-integration options among the three, while Google Assistant and Siri are a lot more natural to talk to. 

Virtual Assistants

If you’re big on home automation and having wide music streaming options, Alexa is the voice assistant for you.

If you find yourself comfortable with Google’s streaming services such as Google Music and Youtube, Google Assistant is a smart pick. It also comes with a formidable range of home automation.

And finally, if your household is equipped with Apple’s products, it’s a no brainer to pick Siri, who’s device also has the best speakers among the three. Siri also has an advantage concerning privacy, as it encrypts all data, unlike its competitors that use it for targetted ad campaigns.

As a consumer, your goal is to see which one of these fits your requirement and aligns with what you’re looking for from a voice assistant.

Role of Big Data and AI in Financial Trading

Considering the recent development of AI / ML, it is worth exploring the role of Big Data and AI in revolutionizing financial trading. Internet accessibility, mobile smartphones, social media platforms increase the information exchange. Financial trading is complicated, requires complex calculations that use formulas and other factors that affect are market influencers. Thus the trading for a common man is challenging.

In 2018, the global trade finance market was valued at $ 59,500 million. It is expected to touch the mark of $ 71,000 million by the end of the year 2024.

In 2016, the International Data Corporation (IDC) had predicted that sales of solutions based on big data analytics would reach $187 billion by the year 2019.

What is Big Data & Artificial Intelligence?

Big data is voluminous data in either raw or structured form collected from various sources by the organizations. This data is important for businesses but the processing is complex. It requires technology-based solutions to clean, format, manage data and make it usable. It helps in improving operations and make decisions faster than before due to the insights available.

Artificial Intelligence is the human intelligence programmed in machines. Machine learning, Deep learning, Natural language processing of AI enables recommendations, forecasts, reporting, and business analytics. AI builds intelligence from initial learning and continuous learning.

Big data has an input of raw data and AI pulls input from Big Data. The Big data is the initialization of data processing and AI is the output that can help you to make better business decisions.

Define Relationship between Big Data and AI:

  1. Data Dependent: Both Big data and Artificial Intelligence need data that can benefit organizations
  2. Accurate Predictions: Insights are precise with AI to support Big Data, which is just a collection of data. Manually it is impossible to find sense out eg. Big Data but AI can speed the process to highlight actionable.
  3. Trading performance: Big Data has a detailed track record of each trade, broker, trading company and stock. AI empowers us to utilize this gathered information to draw promising results.

What is Financial Trading?

Financial trading is buying and selling of stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, derivatives, and securities. The price of a financial instrument is determined by demand and supply. Factors that affect financial trading are market conditions, economic conditions, and market influencers. The process of trading is shortlisting financial instruments, buying or selling via broking houses or online trading platforms.

Benefits of Big Data and AI in Financial Trading:

We no more rely on human intuition, knowledge and data-based decision-making gained importance with the development of technology.

  1. Quantitative analysis and trading
  2. Trends and patterns in trading
  3. Trading opportunity analysis
  4. Minimize risks
  5. Increases accuracy
  6. Better trading decisions
  7. Market sentiments analysis
  8. Financial market analysis

Revolution in Financial Trading by AI and Big Data:

Each step of financial trading cycle is crucial and the technology can increase the profitability or at least the probability of success. Changes in the financial market are faster than a blink of an eye and at times stagnant. This dynamic or sluggish behavior of the market can tempt traders to take actions out of impatience. This is where advanced technologies play a vital role.

How big data and AI has revolutionized financial trading?

The massive data stored is formatted to benefit data analysis and analytics. AI discloses valuable insights from the data pertaining to the industry.

Intelligent algorithms designed using Big Data and Artificial Intelligence can help us accomplish our financial trading goals.

Distinct information about the trading patterns, market trends, market reviews, and potential trades is possible due to Big Data. AI can predict using this data stored for trading patterns, market trends, etc.

The growth of Big Data leads to better AI solutions. It can encompass more data to learn from and analyze. A combination of AI and Big Data will be in demand as people have started tasting the fruits of this technology. Their interdependencies provide interesting results. AI brings reasoning power, automates learning and allows scheduling tasks relating to financial trading.

Measurable Trading Growth: Financial trading with AI technology-based algorithms will foresee quantitative trading. Growth in the number of traders and trading activities is the result of data-driven intelligent trading systems. Quality data, proper processing and connecting it with applications facilitate users in prompt decision-making. Programs and AI tools have left aside the manual trading strategies that once prevailed. Accurate outcomes are one of the major reasons for using Big data and AI in financial trading.

Offerings: Various applications that AI introduced to the field of financial trading are systems that recommend stocks, an investment able period, and signals buying and selling. Predict price movements, annual returns, link current world affairs and its impact on the markets. It can even help in portfolio management. It can predict new investment models and introduce profitable algorithms.

Reliance: Customers can rely on the mechanisms developed to meet the financial goals of long term and short term. Secured transacting and faster dealings increments the transactions to prevent frauds and meets the requirements of financial market compliances. Surveillance of trading platforms by the stock exchange includes the micro-level check on the technological tools that can disrupt the process.

Bots advisory services: The chatbots assist users in making financial decisions keeping customer preferences in mind. Suggestions and solutions presented by them are free of bias and does not manipulate humans. The time, energy and costs involved are lesser compared to the human agents that provide service.

Risk Mitigation: Human errors and manual processing issues are diminishing with the new technology financial trading implemented. Big data and AI improved the trading process right from reviewing stocks, placing an order, execution of the order, and delivery. We can schedule notifications, information, and confirmations using AI. Fraud detected is analyzed by the exchanges and take corrective measures or levy penalties on the fraudulent parties.

Sentiment Analysis: Evaluating market sentiments requires opinion mining from sources like social media posts, blogs, articles, etc. This huge data processing uses advanced data mining tools to produce a summary of performance on stocks and commodities and influencing market trends.

Transaction Data: Enrichment of transactional data can help customers monitor the stocks, current prices, futuristic price, and trade better. This data shapes up as historic data after a while and the accuracy of this matter in creating efficient algorithms for financial trading.

Market Predictions: There are no complete predictive solutions in financial trading. The tools that AI provides can convincingly improve the trading abilities, reduce the chances of loss-making, and track the market movements. If, in case 100% accuracy is achievable in predicting the markets the trades will never accomplish. The situation of no profit and no loss-cannot be ideal for any business. A market prediction in this industry is its volatility and stability probabilities. Precautionary actions based on predictions or safe trading as a practice can help traders and investors.

The future of financial trading with Artificial Intelligence:

Secured trading is a result of the numerous calculations that AI performs in negligible time. Absolutely eradicating the past methods is possible when current solutions are effective. AI performs operational transactions, enables high- frequency trades, highlights unprofitable transactions, and most important is it keeps learning to improve.

  1. Automated Trading
  2. Fundamental Analysis
  3. Triggers

The drawback is that we just cannot predict future prices based on historic data; hence at least partial automation is possible. AI can assist in creating a trading account and completing the account opening procedure, send a welcome kit, and introduce the user to trading with training videos.

The trading strategy created and modified with the help of technology scans data and market patterns. It helps predict intraday price movements and recommends trading actions. Queries are resolved and responded accurately based on historic data AI inspects. Intelligent search platforms and tools generate valuable insights based on market behavior to improving trading.

The finance sector is full of opportunities for investors and companies. If we implement Big Data and Artificial Intelligence technology in several fields, the difference in results is noticeable. Execute large trading orders in single or multiple groups using AI. Scheduled trading can save time and efforts of human beings. The trade operations are AI automated, they can control activities that are of repetitive nature for each trade that takes place. Manage the calculations, processing of receivables and payables, account balance, stock holdings.

AI can help finance sector and financial trading activities to provide customer service 24×7. It can process settlements, resolve basic level issues, and share the latest updates to the customers. Investing decisions if AI-supported can benefit the user and it can act as the main investment qualifier for the preferences set by them. Observe the stock performance risks and set targets for the risk capacities we hold or price to profit levels.

Conclusion:

Big data and Artificial Intelligence are almost inseparable, especially with their unique abilities that help businesses. Like knowledge is available everywhere the advantages of Big Data and AI are widespread. The established facts that the finance industry uses this technology extensively is enough to draw advantages and having a competitive edge over others. Humans along with machine help can lead a better financial life.

Artificial Intelligence Applications

Artificial Intelligence is here to change the way humans interact with their world, and it’s poised to make life easier. Today, numerous applications of Artificial Intelligence for business solutions exist. From voice assistants playing music at our behest to phones unlocking themselves by viewing our faces, AI has shown us that the future is here.

AI is also here to make life simpler for employees and businesses. A lot of business processes are waiting to be automated, and data analytics is offering more insights than ever for decision making and identifying opportunities. AI can manage a company’s workflow and predict trends. 

There are a variety of applications for AI in business. Let’s do a rundown of the eight most popular ones:

Serve your customers better

Every business needs to keep its customers happy and satisfied. They also need to know how to empathize and deal with unhappy ones. A strong customer base is integral to a business’s success, and AI is making it easier to achieve this. 

Applications of Artificial Intelligence for business

Businesses can use conversational AI to provide a personalized platform for customer interaction. Customers love immediate responses, and research exists to back this up. Econsultancy reports that 79% of customers prefer to chat with a customer support rep to solve issues and queries.

Businesses can employ chatbots to make sure customers always have someone to go to instantly if and when there’s a problem. Chatbots can handle simple queries and lead customers to a human support representative if the issue is complex. 

Predict online behavior

Understanding online customer behavior is essential to e-commerce. Factors such as product clicks, bounce rate, purchases, etc. determine the success or failure of products sold by online businesses.

Applications of Artificial Intelligence for business

Data analytics allows online businesses to study the data that they’ve captured. It’s a great way to understand which products are helping the business and also the ones that need to be discontinued. New products can also be launched if certain product categories are proving to be popular.

Machine Learning algorithms can track user behavior on websites. With the information collected, businesses can personalize a customer’s experience. Customers could be shown products that they are likely to buy. 

Optimize workflow

Manufacturing businesses can make use of computer vision to monitor factory operations. Such technology can measure employee productivity and the efficiency of processes. Industrial robots can replace repetitive tasks or tasks that eliminate possible human error.

Improve physical checkouts

With the help of computer vision, retail stores can save customers a lot of time while checking out. Computer vision cameras across store premises can identify customers and the items they pic. Once customers are done picking what they require, the retailer can send an invoice online, thus avoiding any reasons to wait in a long queue.

Strengthen your cybersecurity efforts

 Every business has data that needs to be protected. They generally store this data on common/public infrastructure, which makes the data more prone to cybersecurity attacks. 

Applications of Artificial Intelligence for business

Businesses can employ AI/ML to strengthen their cybersecurity efforts. They can use ML to detect malicious activities in data storage systems and improve human analysis, from detecting attacks of a malicious nature to endpoint protection. Also, businesses can automate mundane tasks, thus allowing less room for human error due to fatigue, and more accurate results.

Market yourself with data

With the help of AI and ML, advertising campaigns can be planned with less subjectivity and more data-backed decision making. AI models that can analyze the most successful advertisement campaigns of the past are available in the market (IBM Watson, for example). These models can study advertisement parameters such as audiences, click rate, transaction rate, overall spend, etc. 

Applications of Artificial Intelligence for business

AI can also identify and segment audiences that are most likely to respond to a certain ad positively. By understanding their audiences, ads creatives, while subjective in nature, can be provided with an objective touch, to increase conversions.

Today, most brands use AI to prepare their ad campaigns. Using data, ads of the future can learn from the past to hack the future in their favor.

Detect fraud and anomalies

The banking industry is a sensitive one since issues in this field affect customers more than any other industry. Now that we’ve got Big Data, banks and financial firms can now access data on customer spending habits. So, if bank officials observe any anomalies in any transaction from a customer’s bank account, they can alert customers.

AI-inspired fraud detection applications review a customer’s social media, employment statistics, high school & college education, etc. to determine whether their expenditures and financial activities are in sync. Businesses can continuously update such applications as customer data change, thus more accurately determining what accounts for financial fraud.

Predict outages

To execute any strategy successfully, the resources that aid the execution process need to be abundant. Outages can slow down industry processes and hamstring operations. 

AI can monitor teams and their inventory to determine whether a plan will be executed on time or not. Teams can be alerted if new additions need to be made to their inventory and if any resources aren’t being used effectively.

Applications of Artificial Intelligence for business - outages

For example, in a factory setup, monitoring storage locations allows businesses to identify missing items and raw materials that need to be replaced or replenished. These raw materials are crucial to the final product’s creation, and AI can ensure that any possible hurdles are taken care of.

Conclusion

Despite AI being in its nascent stage, it has already proven to be a technological juggernaut. In business, AI can improve manufacturing processes, reduce financial fraud, and improve marketing campaigns, among many other applications as discussed above. 

With extraordinary leaps made in machine learning and computer vision, it will be interesting and exciting to see AI developers discover new applications. We will definitely update this piece once further applications of Artificial Intelligence for business present themselves.