On 19 February 2020 the EC published for consultation its white paper “On Artificial Intelligence – A European approach to excellence and trust”, giving us a clear view of the substantial changes the EC has in mind.  Artificial intelligence (AI) is a strategic technology that offers many benefits for citizens and the economy. It will change our lives by improving …

by Heather Smith

Introduction Digital technology is changing people’s lives. The EU’s digital strategy aims to make this transformation work for people and businesses, while helping to achieve its target of a climate-neutral Europe by 2050. Therefore, the EU’s strategies for artificial intelligence (AI) and data aim to encourage businesses to work with, and develop, these new technologies, …

by Heather Smith

Member States, experts, companies, and Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) met in this workshop on 23 January to discuss the characteristics of Artificial Intelligence (AI) testing and experimentation facilities for health. The introduction of state-of-the-art AI methods, algorithms, and applications to the market, requires a previous experimentation and testing of such technologies in real-world environments. Such requirement is crucial …

by Heather Smith

The opportunities created by enhanced computing power, availability of data, and progress in algorithms, have made Artificial Intelligence (AI) the main technological revolution of our times. Artificial Intelligence represents an area of strategic importance and a key driver of economic development. With the help of Elements of AI, the groundbreaking online course made by Reaktor …

by Heather Smith

Clinical teams are increasingly using WhatsApp to communicate amongst themselves but the tool is not safe in terms of data security and is ineffective in managing clinical workflow, warn Dr Harry Claireaux and colleagues Founded in 2009, WhatsApp (Mountain View, California, US) now has over one billion users.  In healthcare, WhatsApp is increasingly used to communicate within and …

by Heather Smith

Background: It is expected that artificial intelligence (AI) will be used extensively in the medical field in the future. Objective: The purpose of this study is to investigate the awareness of AI among Korean doctors and to assess physicians’ attitudes toward the medical application of AI.Methods: We conducted an online survey composed of 11 closed-ended questions using Google …

by Heather Smith

Any current discussion of artificial intelligence in the workforce centers on how it will impact — or outright replace — certain departments or even employees. But that’s not the most pragmatic conversation for venture capitalists. considering AI’s utility in identifying the most interesting startup investments. InReach Ventures co-founder Roberto Bonanzinga, for example, is investing $7 million on …

by Heather Smith

At the start of 2019, we brought you news of the European Commission’s coordinated plan on artificial intelligence (AI), as well as new guidelines on how to deal with the ethical issues relating to AI from the High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence (link to original article here). The first draft of those guidelines has been open for …

by Matt Grek

The World Economic Forum report highlights a troubling gender gap in AI jobs and says proactive measures are needed to change the ratio. Big companies have already suffered glitches in their AI systems. Artificial intelligence has permeated the technology universe with the promise of disrupting every industry, from health care and retail to transportation. But …

by Matt Grek

How AI will transform Health Care and your life Health Care systems around the world are facing a fundamental financial crisis.  It takes years and significant cost to train medical staff, and further we are facing a rise in complex diseases that are costly to treat, alongside the aging population  Moreover, there is the issue of …

by Heather Smith