Artificial Intelligence tells stories, paints pictures, keeps us moving, and will soon be able to smell us too… Often it scares us (sometimes even on purpose), but don’t get left behind. Take a look at what’s going on in Artificial Intelligence today… or this week, at least.

IBM AI to serve up smartest Wimbledon ever…

IBM has presented the All England Lawn Tennis Club with a lovely picture to celebrate its 150th anniversary. But this is no ordinary picture… The Wimbledon organisers’ relationship with IBM shows no sign of fizzling out as the tech firm’s AI was invited to art direct an image to celebrate the 150-year anniversary. The final composition is a mosaic of the famous courts composed of 9,000 separate images from the Wimbledon photo archive. IBM Watson’s visual recognition interface combed through three terabytes of imagery to select the photographs to feature in the poster. The photos were matched specifically to their corresponding visuals in the main image – with photos of ball girls used to illustrate the ball girls in the poster. But the picture only the start of it…

JFK Unsilenced wins creative data award

Creative AI winner

On November 11, 1963, US president John F Kennedy was on his way to give a talk at the Dallas Trade Mart. JFK never got to make that speech. This week, the speech that he was meant to deliver won the Grand Prix Award for Creative Data at the Cannes Lions International Festival. Using AI to stitch Kennedy’s voice together, the The Times’ ‘Find your voice’ advertising campaign combined data, creativity and technology to finally deliver the speech in JFK’s own words… Using a copy of what he was supposed to read, and culling from 831 different JFK talks and interviews, a database of 116,777 phonetic sound units was created, allowing AI to bring the speech to life.

AI is developing a sense of smell

Is AI developing a sense of smell

Artificial intelligence is best known for its ability to see (think driverless cars) and listen (you might already use Alexa). But from now on, it might also smell too. A team of data scientists at Loughborough University are developing an AI system that can smell human breath to learn how to identify a range of illness-revealing substances that we might breathe out.

The secrets of scaling analytics

Scaling analytics to find real value

Organisations are investing heavily to integrate analytics throughout their entire business in an effort to capture a portion of the $9.5 trillion to $15.4 trillion estimated value advanced analytics can enable. Despite this investment, senior executives are often struggling to capture real value. The reason? A failure to embed analytics into all areas of organisations. Only an elite group of businesses are achieving the elusive goal of analytics at scale, but getting to that point isn’t easy. So what does analytics at scale look like? And how can you get there? This new report takes a good bash at sharing the secrets of scaling analytics.

Why we need evil AI

why we need more evil AI

A group of MIT scientists recently created the world’s first artificial intelligence-powered “psychopath” by training a neutral image recognition algorithm “Norman” with horrible content from a violent subreddit. When asked to caption a set of Rorschach inkblots, rather than seeing bunnies in a field, our psycho AI saw horrible deaths in abstract shapes…  Is this the path toward robot killers and global destruction? Actually, no. The team believe we need more evil AI experiments like this.” Find out why…

Did IBM just come up with a way to solve traffic congestion?

Did IBM just come up with a way to solve traffic congestion

Artificial intelligence isn’t really that intelligent. See, it’s best at doing tasks that us humans find easy to do too. And IBM is capitalising on this theory with a new AI powered traffic management system that it’s just been granted a patent for. The AI would rely on cameras to see if cars were being stopped at a red light even though there were clearly no other cars or pedestrians using the street that currently had the green light. The AI could then change the traffic light sequence to allow for stopped cars to move on safely.

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After years spent plying a trade in journalism, I changed. But journalists never really change, do they? It’s always been about finding and sharing the best insight. And always will be.

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