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Artificial Intelligence: Are CEOs standing in the way of its potential?

27 May 2019 3:20 PM
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An introduction to machine learning to assist business leaders to understand what it can and cannot do.

A Word On... Artificial Intelligence is a three-part podcast series hosted by Colin Cullis and Primedia Broadcasting's Head of Digital, Allan Kent. The three-part podcast series, offers an introductory look at machine learning and, how it can assist business leaders. Listeners can expect to get a sense of its potential impact, the nature, the types of models available as well as case studies that may apply to your industry.

Artificial Intelligence has the potential to transform and improve business practices by delivering unparalleled efficiency in various aspects of a business, ranging from marketing to logistics. But, despite the overwhelming possibilities that AI solutions present, the PWC 22nd Annual Global CEO Survey findings suggest that many business leaders are not convinced.

Read: What Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) is and what it isn't

One example of the effective use of AI solutions is New Zealand. The country is considered a leader in government use of Artificial Intelligence and, is part of a global network of countries that make use of predictive algorithms in its decision-making processes.

However, in recent years – growing concerns around the transparent use of AI has presented a threat and, has given rise to calls by the University of Otago's Artificial Intelligence and Law in New Zealand Project, for an independent watchdog to monitor the government's use of AI.

This begs the question – are humans standing in the way of AI's potential?

Episode 1

In the first episode, Allan provides an overview and looks at the potential impact of Artificial Intelligence on business and society. Colin Cullis asks Allan five questions from the PWC 22nd Annual Global CEO Survey to determine how optimistic he is about artificial intelligence.

Episode 2

In the second episode, Allan describes the types of machine learning models that would most apply to businesses and how to determine if a business case would benefit from an AI solution. The principal formats are supervised machine learning which is used for classifications and regressions and, unsupervised machine learning which is used for clustering.

Episode 3

In the third episode, Allan looks at applications using machine learning that have been considered and implemented at Primedia Broadcasting. These case studies are likely to apply to a broad range of industries.

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27 May 2019 3:20 PM
Tags:
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A.I.

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