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I launched the Big Data conversation; writing, research, marketing services; https://whatsthebigdata.com/ & http://infostory.com/

Best of 2019: Bengio and Intel on Why AI is Not Magic

[September 20, 2019] Asked what is the biggest misconception about AI, Yoshua Bengio answered without hesitation “AI is not magic.” Winner of the 2018 Turing Award (with the other “fathers of the deep learning revolution,” Geoffrey Hinton and Yann LeCun), … Continue reading

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The Growing Export Business of Israel

It was a very good decade for Startup Nation. Since 2010, capital raising by Israeli tech companies has grown by 400% and the number of deals by 64%, reaching $8.3 billion in 522 deals last year. From 2010 to 2019, the number … Continue reading

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Deep Tech Landscape in Israel: 150 Startups

“Deep Tech” describes forward-thinking technologies based on profound scientific breakthroughs or engineering novelties. For decades, the Israeli ecosystem established expertise in Frontier Technologies such as: Semiconductors; Quantum Computing; Sensors; Space 2.0; Robotics; Networking & Wireless; Advanced Materials & Nanotechnology; Next … Continue reading

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AI by the Numbers: 35% Of Workers Worldwide Expect Their Job Will Be Automated

You will find more infographics at Statista Recent surveys, studies, forecasts and other quantitative assessments of the progress of AI highlight anxiety about AI eliminating jobs, the competition for AI talent, questions about employees AI preparedness, and data quality, literacy, … Continue reading

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What Happened to AI in 2019?

After years in the (mostly Canadian) wilderness followed by seven years of plenty, Deep Learning was officially recognized as the “dominant” AI paradigm and “a critical component of computing,” with its three key proponents, Geoffrey Hinton, Yann LeCun, and Yoshua … Continue reading

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Best of 2019: The Misleading Language of Artificial Intelligence

[September 27, 2019] Language is imprecise, vague, context-specific, sentence-structure-dependent, full of fifty shades of gray (or grey). It’s what we use to describe progress in artificial intelligence, in improving computers’ performance in tasks such as accurately identifying images or translating … Continue reading

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Best of 2019: Betting on Data Eating the World

[July 23, 2109] Data is eating the world. All businesses, non-profits, and governments around the world are now in full digital transformation mode, figuring out what data can do to the quality of their decisions and the effectiveness of their … Continue reading

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