Action needed to stop ‘sleepwalking’ into AI skills crisis
Urgent action is needed to tackle a major AI and analytics skills crisis that’s already stifling productivity and innovation in the UK and Ireland, new research has found. The findings have been published by analytics software provider SAS as part of its How To Solve The Data Science Skills Shortage report following a survey of decision-makers from major firms in the UK & Ireland, with an average of 27,000 employees.
AI research suggests B2B businesses better believe the hype
Artificial intelligence (AI) is still more hype than reality in the enterprise, but AI investment is growing rapidly, and nearly all technology providers accept it is critical for gaining market share and building customer loyalty, according to new research. However, only about 20% of companies have the technology infrastructure in place to fully exploit AI’s potential. These findings emerged in Bain’s Technology Report 2022, and in a follow-up analysis by Bain Partner Paul Renno, Data Science Vice President Eric Sheng, and Silicon Valley-based Partner Jue Wang, in which they explain software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies are among those technology providers leading the way. A total of 86% of companies say AI is important for gaining market share and building customer loyalty, Bain discovered.
AI and AR make mobile phones a lifesaver for new mothers
Doctors and researchers from MIT, Harvard University, and Partners in Health (PIH) in Rwanda have developed a mobile health platform that uses artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR) and real-time computer vision to predict infection in Caesarean section wounds. Known as mHealth and pairing simple mobile phones with AI-powered algorithms and technologies, the platform promises accuracy levels of around 90%.
Only 25% of organisations have full RAI program in place
While 84% of global executives believe responsible AI (RAI) should be on top management agendas, only 25% have comprehensive RAI programs in place, as shown in a study published by MIT Sloan Management Review (MIT SMR) and Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The report, To Be a Responsible AI Leader, Focus on Being Responsible, was conducted to assess the degree to which organisations are addressing RAI, and was based on a global survey of 1,093 from 22 industries and 96 countries, as well as insights gathered from an international panel of more than 25 AI experts.
Nvidia announces new GPUs which harness the power of AI
Nvidia has announced its latest series of GPUs that harness the power of artificial intelligence (AI) providing benefits to professionals, designers and gamers. In a live-streamed address, the company announced its RTX 6000 and new 40-series GPUs, both of which are based on its new NVIDIA Ada Lovelace architecture. Nvidia’s 40 Series cards deliver “massive generational leaps in performance and efficiency,” the company says, and represents a new era of real-time ray tracing and neural rendering, which uses AI to generate pixels.
Executive Q&A: Maciej Dziergwa, CEO and founder, STX Next
Maciej Dziergwa spoke to AI Magazine about his goal to build the greatest Python software house in the world and STX Next’s recent acquisition of Ermlab.