Artificial Intelligence APAC — Issue #22

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Industry News

AI Policy 101: An Introduction to the 10 Key Aspects of AI Policy — 
 Welcome to AI Policy 101: a new series from Politics + AI that will teach you the fundamentals of artificial intelligence (AI) policy. This introductory article provides an overview of the field, an…

How AI can help us make Judges less biased — 
 The Verge interviews Daniel L. Chen, a researcher at both the Toulouse School of Economics and University of Toulouse Faculty of Law, who suggests using AI to help correct the biased decisions of human judges.

How Retailers can take on the AI Revolution — 
 When integrated carefully and holistically, the technology can help to improve operational efficiency and drive revenue.

AI Can Detect Alzheimer’s Disease in Brain Scans 6 Years Before a Diagnosis! — 
 UCSF researchers programmed a machine-learning algorithm to diagnose early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. The algorithm used PET scans — a common type of brain scan.

DARPA wants to build an AI to find the patterns hidden in global chaos —

A new program at the research agency is aimed at creating a machine learning system that can sift through the innumerable events and pieces of media generated every day and identify any threads of connection or narrative in them. It’s called KAIROS: Knowledge-directed Artificial Intelligence Reasoning Over Schemas.

AI putting Junior Lawyers’ jobs at risk — 
 Australian prototype created by Smarter Drafter can create legal documents

Salesforce Commerce Cloud updates keep us shopping with AI-fueled APIs —

Financial Services

Fidelity looks to AI as the future of Portfolio Management and Asset Selection 
 London-based Fidelity International has invested heavily in new technology Artificial intelligence can help save costs and improve asset management, says Fidelity International’s Luc Froehlich

AI Powers Mastercard’s New Authentication Process — 
 Have you ever had a legitimate credit card transaction declined on the Web or your smartphone? It’s a real hassle, to be sure. But now, thanks to a new

Ping An Voyager Fund Leads investment in Airdoc, Boosting the Application of AI Healthtech — 
 Ping An Voyager Fund Leads investment in Airdoc, Boosting the Application of AI Healthtech — read this article along with other careers information, tips and advice on BioSpace

For AI Engineers

MIT lets AI “synthesize” computer programs to aid Data Scientists — 
 MIT researchers used Bayesian inference, a form of AI, to make computer programs write new programs designed especially for data analysis. The premise is to ease the burden for data scientists who aren’t also AI experts themselves.

The Role of the Data Engineer is Changing —

Software is increasingly automating the boring parts of data engineering. In 2012, if you wanted to have a sophisticated analytics practice at your VC-backed startup, you needed one or more data engineers.

Learn Enough Docker to be Useful — 
 In Part 1 of this series we explored the conceptual landscape of Docker containers. We discussed the reasons Docker containers are important and several ways to think about them. And we made one into…


Can DNA Tests Predict Intelligence or IQ? — 
 Can DNA tests predict intelligence? Up until 2017, the predictive power was 1%. Now, genetic testing is far more capable of determining IQ through genetics.

The Future of AI Will Be About Less Data, Not More —

Over the coming five years applications and machines will become less artificial and more intelligent. They will rely less on bottom-up big data and more on top-down reasoning that more closely resembles the way humans approach problems and tasks.

Distinguishing between Narrow AI, General AI and Super AI — 
 The age of AI is upon us; in many ways, it’s engulfing us. We’re overwhelmed with information, articles and opinions on AI. Experts and non-experts alike are attempting to envision a future driven by…

What are Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors? A must-know concept for Machine Learning — 
 Some concepts live in the heart of data science. Eigenvectors and eigenvalues are one of those concepts. This article will aim to explain what eigenvectors and eigenvalues are, how they are…

Around Asia-Pacific Region

Japan is Experimenting with AI to Combat Terrorism — 
 Japan’s National Police Agency is looking into artificial intelligence and how it can be used to combat terrorism.

Microsoft will train 10,000 Indian Engineers in AI — 
 Microsoft India on Wednesday announced to set up Artificial Intelligence (AI) labs in 10 universities and train five lakh youth across the country in disrupting

Chinese Hospital in Guangdong deploys AI cameras to detect blindness-causing diseases — 
 Last week, Deqing county hospital in Guangdong Province launched free consultations featuring artificial-intelligence (AI) cameras to detect ocular fundus diseases, which are major causes of blindness, according to a report by Xinhua News. About 300 residents from Zhaoqing City in Dequing County attended the free consultation sessions.

Hong Kong self-driving start-up AutoX in talks to raise US$100 million funding 
 AutoX used its self-driving car to deliver burgers and fries at the CES tech show in Las Vegas

Hong Kong university joins forces with top overseas institutions to set up city’s first international research centre on dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases 
 Harvard Medical School, Stanford University School of Medicine and University College London plan to set up centre with HKUST Preparation work for centre could start in the middle of the year if application is approved, academic says

Australian businesses increasingly embrace AI: report — 
 Australian organisations are embracing artificial intelligence with almost three quarters of businesses surveyed reporting a positive impact from AI….

Russian research agency to design AI-based technology for decoding satellite images — 
 Russia’s Foundation for Advanced Research Projects will design technology for decrypting images from space with the use of artificial intelligence

Vietnam Economic Forum 2019: Strategy needed for AI development —

Experts and business representatives all stressed the need for a strategy for the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Vietnam at a thematic workshop held in the framework of the 2019 Vietnam Economic Forum in Hanoi on January 17.

Beyond Asia-Pacific Region

Israel ‘needs national AI program’ to lead global hi-tech — 
 Countries including China, South Korea, France, Taiwan, Singapore and Canada are among those to make hefty, even multi-billion dollar, investments in artificial intelligence strategies to date.

Samsung likely to open new AI centers in Switzerland, Germany this year — 
 Amid its strong drive for artificial intelligence, Samsung Electronics is preparing to open new AI research centers, likely in Switzerland and Germany, this year, in addition to seven existing centers across the continents, according to the company’s high-ranking officials on Monday. “Samsung will open additional AI centers this year to attract more AI experts, and the places under consideration include Switzerland…

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