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A window on the world of O.R.?
The “invisibility cloak” of science fiction is now fact, albeit with limitations. O.R. could claim to have had the power of invisibility for years, though not by desire; what we want is the opposite - a high-visibility jacket! Indeed, part of the mission of the OR Society is to help make our presence more visible. But perception involves both the observed and the observer. And all of us have open and hidden parts.

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Posted on 23 August 2017

Artificial Intelligence

Machine Intelligence on the march

MI on the march According to Deloitte’s annual Tech Trends report, business spending on Machine Intelligence (MI) is forecast to reach $31.3 billion by 2019. Deloitte describes MI as encompassing AI, ML, deep learning, cognitive analytics, robotics process automation and bots to name a few.
“Collectively, these and other tools constitute machine intelligence: algorithmic capabilities that can augment employee performance, automate increasingly complex workloads, and develop ‘cognitive agents’ that simulate both human thinking and engagement,” the report states.
Large tech companies like Alphabet, Amazon, and Apple are betting on delivering these services to businesses. In turn, venture capital firms have loaded their portfolios with MI-focused start-ups at the bottom of this food chain.
More at: http://bit.ly/2mWtAHu