World Ethical Data Forum announces it is partnering with Malta AI and Blockchain summit for the…

World Ethical Data Forum announces it is partnering with Malta AI and Blockchain summit for the Big Data Workshop

Cassiopeia Services, a London-based leading PR and IR agency and the official PR for World Ethical Data Forum (WEDF), is pleased to announce that World Ethical Data Forum (WEDF) will be partnering with Malta AI and Blockchain summit, Winter edition for an exclusive workshop on big data. The summit will be held from the 7th to 8th November 2019, at the InterContinental Arena conference centre, St Julian’s, Malta.

The Big Data workshop during the AI and Blockchain Summit is scheduled to be divided into two parts for a total duration of 2 hours devoting an hour to each segment. The first half of the workshop will focus entirely on the immediate need to address the issues related to ethical big data. Following afterwards, the second half of the programme will concentrate majorly on a deep analysis of more technical issues such as machine learning and deep learning.

For both the sessions of the workshop there will be 2 panel discussions along with 2 keynote pitches. The comprehensive schedule of the first session dealing with ethical big data will include a keynote session on the value of data and the associated ethical problems in the present world scenario. The other keynote session will feature more on the issues related to censorship, data intelligence as well as government policies. The panel discussion of the first half will have a debate on the recent data breaches and their implications on the big technology conglomerates along with the type of regulations needed to stop data abuse. The second panel discussion will be dedicated to another aspect of ethical data such as fake news and the obligations for responsible journalism.

The itinerary for the second half of the session will be spread over the positive deconstruction of new data technologies and their applications. This session will also feature panel discussions and keynote addresses on data analysis, artificial intelligence, machine learning and the emerging trends in blockchain and related technology.

Stefania Barbaglio, Cassiopeia Services Director said: “We are excited to be partnering with the AIBC for the World Ethical Data Forum. Following on the last years monumental success of the Malta AI and Blockchain Summit, we are convinced of a phenomenal workshop on big data this November as well. The WEDF is a platform dealing with the wide spread adoption of positive rules and regulations for data protection and handling. AIBC on the other hand has established itself as a premier platform for organisations to exhibit, engage and debate and we are sure the merger of these two will be a grand success.”

Cassiopeia Services acts as the Official PR and Head of sponsorship and Partnerships for the World Ethical Data Forum. To express interest for speaking opportunities at the big data workshop and for partnership and sponsorship, please get in in touch with us via the contacts below.

Media Contact:

Cassiopeia Services

cassiopeia@worldethicaldata.org

Stefania Barbaglio

Stefania@worldethicaldata.org

Understanding Artificial Intelligence: Technology meets Human Potential

Becoming increasingly part of our everyday lives, Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications are evolving quickly and becoming ever-more sophisticated. From personal assistants to self-driving cars, AI is re-shaping fundamental aspects of society and opening up a variety of possibilities within the tech sector.

Artificial Intelligence is the simulation of human intelligence processed by machines, mainly computer systems. The processes mainly include learning, reasoning and self-correction. With the increase in speed, size and diversity of data, AI has gained its dominance in businesses globally and brings benefits wherever it is applied.

AI can perform several tasks, such as recognising patterns in data more efficiently than a human, offering deeper insights to businesses. A true AI system is one that can learn on its own, can improve on past iterations, getting ever smarter and more aware and enhancing its capabilities and knowledge.

Whether we realise it or not, we are surrounded by AI in many areas of our lives and this reality is bound to increase. With the next decade being forecasted to mainly focus on AI systems such as autonomously-powered self-driving vehicles, the AI industry boasts of evolving into a more powerful, predictive environment. Some of the mainstream examples of AI in everyday life are the virtual assistants we can find on our phones.

Everyone is familiar with Apple’s personal assistant, Siri. She’s the friendly voice-activated computer that we interact with on a daily basis. She helps us find information, gives us directions, adds events to our calendars, helps us send messages and so on. Siri is a pseudo-intelligent digital personal assistant. She uses machine-learning technology to get smarter and better able to predict and understand our natural-language questions and requests.

Netflix provides highly accurate predictive technology based on customer’s reactions to films. It analyses billions of records to suggest films that you might like, based on your previous reactions film choices. This tech is getting smarter and smarter by the year as the dataset grows. However, the tech’s only drawback is that independent movies go unnoticed, while big-named features balloon on the platform.

The AI Market: Opportunities in expansion

Companies acting on the AI space have been enjoying a fruitful period over the last couple years as the world starts to grasp the potential of this technology.

Machines are expected to perform 42% of all current tasks in the workplace by 2022 — a jump from the current 29%. This opens up many opportunities for different companies and startups to find their niches in this growing market.

North America takes the biggest share of the market with considerable advantage, whilst Asia is on its way to surpass Europe in second place.

Seeing Machines: Leading AI systems

A veteran is the field of AI is Seeing Machines (SEE), a London-listed company who is the world leader in driver-machine interaction. Seeing team uses artificial intelligence technology that observes the driver or operator’s attention — reliably, unobtrusively, and in real time — and intervenes seamlessly when necessary.

Operating in North America, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia Pacific and with over 15 years of experience in the market, the Company has pioneered the development and commercialisation of proprietary algorithms and hardware that help machines interpret the human face and eyes in order to understand the human state.

Seeing Machines specialises in computer vision algorithms that precisely track eye gaze, head position and pupil size, and their state-of the-art AI technology analyses the data to quickly and accurately detect driver drowsiness, distraction and microsleep events. The company has developed solutions for multiple transport sectors worldwide.

Seeing started working with the off-road (mining) sector in 2006 developing the Driver Safety System (DSS) which uses head position and eye tracking to minimise fatigue and distraction in mining equipment operators and drivers. Seeing Machines’ DSS is the world’s most effective heavy vehicle driver safety system and has been adopted by multiple global industries. This product is known as Guardian

Guardian is an AI powered system connected to a 24/7 monitoring centre and cloud analytics engine that gives fleet owners a variety of customisable intervention and analytics programs.

AI system Guardian by Seeing Machines

Last August, Guardian travelled 1 billion km across 24 countries. Guardian has been used in commercial trucks and buses covering more than has detected over 3.6 million fatigue and distraction-related driver events.

“The 1.3 billion km of data we have gathered since launching Guardian underpins our clear market leadership in the development and deployment of effective driver monitoring systems that demonstrably enhance transport safety across a range of verticals,” said Ken Kroeger, CEO of Seeing Machines.

In October last year, the company launched their collaboration with Emirates Airlines to research and develop eye-tracking and facial recognition features that will enhance safety and security in airplanes.

This is the first blog in our AI series. Keep an eye for our next blog on AI and Blockchain and understanding the power of these two ground breaking technologies coming together.

If you want to get involved in AI either as an investor or entrepreneur, we are not short of opportunities for you to explore the best projects in the AI space:

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If you are based in continental Europe, don’t miss Fintech+, a leading AI conference and marketplace in Switzerland, on October 1–2.