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Artificial Intelligence Insights from Intel

6 Mar

As we head into the future, artificial intelligence (AI) will play an even more significant role. And some firms are leading the way. For that reason, today we cover artificial intelligence insights from Intel.

Also, look at three of our prior posts on AI: Artificial Intelligence Predictions. GREAT YouTube Videos: Learn More About AI. Comparing AI Virtual Assistants.


Background: Artificial Intelligence Insights from Intel

For years, Intel focused on computer chips. And it became — and remains — the leader in that product category. But now, due to competition and the reduced importance of PCs, Intel is branching out. In big ways!! One of these ways involves artificial intelligence.

As Intel recently noted:

“If your firm hasn’t yet incorporated artificial intelligence (AI), you can be certain that it will soon. AI  has a lot of potential. For instance, it will impact everything from the way a firm interacts with customers to how it hires employees.”

“In November 2017, executives indicated in a survey that AI is becoming a bigger priority. According to the survey, 64 percent noted that they plan to invest in AI over the next three years. Still, while executives know that A.I. is critical, 35 percent said their top challenge involves understanding what an AI solution involves. And 22 percent said budgeting remains an obstacle. Even so, more executives know that if they don’t adopt AI, their firms are at risk of being left in the digital dust.”


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Artificial Intelligence Insights from Intel


Video Examples of Artificial Intelligence Insights from Intel

To better explain the roles of AI and Intel’s prowess with it, Intel produced several videos. And are four of them.


An Introduction

“In the data center, the cloud, and at the edge, business, science, and academia use AI applications. And they are supported by a broad, growing portfolio of Intel technologies. So, watch Naveen Rao, Intel VP and GM, Artificial Intelligence Products Group, explain how Intel helps make AI initiatives practical and straightforward.”


AI and the Brain

“Intel Labs and Princeton Neuroscience Institute use AI to enable neuroscientists to map the human mind in real time. Thus, unlocking secrets on how brain activity affects learning, memory, and other cognitive functions.”


AI and Personal Finance

“Clinc decided to build an AI Personal Assistant App to connect individuals quicker and easier to their financial data. At that time, it recognized the need to leverage the latest in machine learning and deep learning technologies. Thus, existing natural language algorithms weren’t sufficient. And Clinc collaborated with Intel to reach higher standards. The resuIt is Finie. Now, learn more about how they solved a real problem with AI.”


AI and the Driving Experience

“Data and analytics are driving the new Intel and Ferrari partnership. And how we are using AI to power the driving experience. From in-car analytics to video monitoring to drones, better synthesized data gives drivers an edge as the industry evolves.”


State of Marketing Today – Salesforce Study

11 Jan

As we know, marketing is always evolving. And this is due to the Internet, social media, smarter shoppers, etc. With that in mind, let’s consider the state of marketing today – Salesforce study. Then, see what we can learn.

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State of Marketing Today – Salesforce Study

When studying the state of marketing today, there are many factors to consider. In our view, they include the following. Changing consumer demographics and lifestyles. Also, changing shopping behavior. The use of digital media and technology. The Internet of Things. The decline of traditional media. Global competition. The availability of big data. Competition between bricks and clicks. And much more!

For a good overview, we turn to the state of marketing today – Salesforce study . As Salesforce notes at the report’s sign up page:

“Learn how customer experience is reshaping marketers’ mindsets in our survey of 3,500 marketing leaders worldwide. In the study, we explore these topics. Shifting priorities that spark organizational change. Marketing technology that makes waves across the broader business. And how AI raises the bar for 1-to-1 marketing and efficiency.”

You may also click the report cover to access the FREE sign up. Moreover, this is a 50-page report.

Below the image, we note some Salesforce conclusions.

State of Marketing Today - A Salesforce Study

Salesforce’s Major State of Marketing Conclusions

  • In general, “high-performing marketing teams represent 12% of the survey population. Those surveyed include B2B, B2C, and B2B2C teams.”

State of Marketing Today - Salesforce Study

  • As noted in the executive summary, there are four takeaways.

(1) “Marketers Move to Evolve Journeys, but Data Woes Linger. Even now, marketers still wrestle with gaining a single customer view. In addition, there are elevated customer expectations and newer channels. While high-performers better coordinate marketing across channels, most others fail to adapt messages.”

(2)Shifting Priorities Spark Organizational Change. With the flood of customer data, firms are rethinking everything from job roles to how marketing functions. From account-based marketing to closer alignment with customer service, top marketers are change agents.”

(3) “Marketing Tech Makes Waves. In general, marketers expect use of marketing technologies to skyrocket. And high-performers tend to be heavier tech users. Most of them report that  current tech does this. It aids collaboration. It increases productivity. And it drives a cohesive view of data. Also, top teams cite data management as key for 1-to-1 marketing across each touchpoint.”

(4) “Marketing Embraces the AI Revolution. AI is the technology where marketers expect the most growth. Internally, marketers view AI as way to create more efficiency. For customers, most marketers want get more from their data and ramp up personalization without burdening their teams.”


Artificial Intelligence Predictions

18 Oct

Artificial intelligence. Virtual reality. Augmented reality. This post focuses on artificial intelligence predictions. However, let us begin with definitions of these concepts.

As summarized by Scott Jennings for Qlick:

Artificial Intelligence (AI). A computer acts similar to human learning and decision making. It works via an expert system or a program. An example is a digital personal assistant on an online store. It works with a customer. It learns from that customer. And it recommends for that customer.”

Virtual Reality (VR). It is an artificial, computer-generated simulation. It might recreate a real-life environment or situation. An example is a 3-D store shelf that adapts based on past purchases.”

Augmented Reality (AR). It adds computer enhancements for meaning and interaction. An example is those who digitally view rugs in diverse colors and styles.”


And according to Brian J. Dooley, reporting for TDWI (Transforming Data with Intelligence):

“Firms can combine virtual reality and artificial intelligence. VR is an emerging technology that modern businesses track. But it tends to remain at the lower end of the interest scale. On the other hand, many enterprises consider AI important. However, between AI and VR connections are deeper than they appear. And their integration provides a new range of experiences and options.”

“Applying AI to VR allows AI-based continuous image recognition . It can report results in a VR display. In security, this can adopted for identity detection. It could flag images or people for a security guard.”


Evans on Marketing Posts

These are among our posts on emerging intelligence technologies:

Artificial Intelligence Predictions. Now, we can add shoe (foot) tracking to the list of research techniques used by retailers.


Artificial Intelligence Predictions by SEVEN Experts

In 2017, Inc. interviewed 7 tech billionaires to see their AI predictions for. Do YOU agree with the predictions made by these leaders?


GREAT YouTube Videos: Learn More About AI

23 May

For organizations of any type, artificial intelligence (AI) promises to be the next big thing. What is AI? According to Webopedia: “Artificial intelligence is the branch of computer science concerned with making computers behave like humans. The term was coined in 1956 by John McCarthy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.” However, AI is only now really coming into its own!!!

Webopedia notes that “Research associated with artificial intelligence is highly technical and specialized. The core problems of artificial intelligence include programming computers for certain traits such as:

  • Knowledge
  • Reasoning
  • Problem solving
  • Perception
  • Learning
  • Planning
  • Ability to manipulate and move objects”


Here are EIGHT YouTube videos to give you a better perspective on the current state of  artificial intelligence.









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