In August, DataSeries, an OpenOcean led initiative hosted a Virtual Roundtable about the future of “Conversational AI”.
Maturity of technology and dialogue
The level of improvements in the space was debated intensely where some argue that bots are still almost as broken as 5 years ago. It is clear that bots need to be more contextual and personalised in order to increase the user experience. Rasa proposes 5 maturity levels here:
Level 1: Static with no flexibility — User needs to input all information
Level 2: Basic and FAQ based — User is guided a little with questions to get an…
All you need to know about COVID and its impact
This is an article by Dr. Gabriel Leung, Dean of Medicine at Hong Kong University Medical Center, and Dr. Malik Peiris, Professor at the University of Hong Kong. They write that: 1) COVID vaccines are needed, even if they have minimal impact on transmission 2) COVID vaccines may not help us achieve herd immunity 3) COVID vaccine trials primarily assess prevention of virologically confirmed disease — not infection or transmission 4) an “effective” vaccine confers protection from disease but might not reduce spread 5) if COVID vaccines are effective in reducing morbidity and mortality in high-risk groups, they would have an important role, irrespective of impact on transmission and population immunity 6) if high-risk populations can be shielded by vaccination, COVID control measures could be recalibrated 7) the idea that COVID vaccine-induced population immunity will allow a return to normalcy may be based on false assumptions 8) no country will be truly safe until the entire world is vaccinated. …
Anything that can be intelligently automated, will be.
In 1999, as Steven Spielberg was preparing to make the movie “Minority Report”, he assembled a team of 15 technology experts to help him depict the world as it would look in 2054, the year that the movie takes place. The result was an impressive and somewhat dystopic future scape where technology permeates our lives.
It is too soon to say whether the vision of the future depicted in the movie will become reality, but 18 years after the film’s release, artificial intelligence (AI) and what is often called intelligent enterprise automation have had a profound impact in some areas. …
DataSeries < > UiPath|VRT060520
In May, DataSeries, an OpenOcean led initiative hosted their second Virtual Roundtable together with UiPath about the “Rise of Intelligent Automation”. The session was moderated by Guy Kirkwood, Chief Evangelist UiPath.
See the summary of highlights from our first Intelligent Automation roundtable here.
DataSeries < > UiPath|VRT220420
In April, DataSeries, an OpenOcean led initiative hosted a Virtual Roundtable together with UiPath about the “Rise of Intelligent Automation”. The session was moderated by Guy Kirkwood, Chief Evangelist UiPath.
COVID-19 UPDATE ON THE INTELLIGENT ENTERPRISE AUTOMATION SPACE:
Companies that have been looking to implement automation tools prior to COVID-19 are still doing it partially due to the return of investment being quite quick in the space. For a category leader such as UiPath, 2020/Q1 has seen no change. Q2 is expected to be relatively flat due to the high level of uncertainty. Q3 & Q4 have an optimistic outlook (e.g. …
DataSeries < > Jeremy Garcia|VRT220420
In July, DataSeries, an OpenOcean led initiative hosted their second Virtual Roundtableabout the “Future of OpenSource”. The session was moderated by Jeremy Garcia, Founder of LinuxQuestions.org and Director of Technical Community/ Open Source at Datadog.
Have a look at the summary insights from our first OpenSource roundtable here.
We need to rethink how we are engineering today’s software. Software is still oftentimes built with the philosophy that it needs to be owned & maintained by the creator. …
DataSeries < > MindsDB | VRT270520
In May, DataSeries, an OpenOcean led initiative hosted a Virtual Roundtable together with MindsDB about the “Future of OpenSource”. The session was moderated by the Co-Founders of MindsDB, Adam Carrigan & Jorge Torres.
CURRENT CHALLENGES IN THE OPENSOURCE SPACE:
DataSeries < > The Things Network|VRT060620
In June, DataSeries, an OpenOcean led initiative hosted a Virtual Roundtable together with The Things Industries about the “Convergence of data in IoT”. The session was moderated by Wienke Giezeman, CEO at The Things Industries.
Back in 2015, McKinsey estimated that the IoT market has the potential to create value between $4 — $11 trillion. Today’s perspective shows us that we are ~ 20% short of our predictions. This is mainly driven by the slow speed in adoption. Organisations are currently seeing a lot of inertia (stuck in PoCs hell) and moving from this stage to a large scale transformation is proving to be complex. …
4 notes/requirements on our journey to maximize total value out of virtual assistants/chatbots.
85% of the data collected is “small data” (IDC, Gartner…)
The challenge here is different to big data as combining data sets is a rarity, hence decent data quality is crucial. The data must be in a standardised format. An obvious challenge is that if a pattern isn’t present in the data, then there is no way for the algorithm to learn it. …