Sustainability

What You Should Know about AI and Sustainability

Technology is an essential tool for business in the modern, digital world. However, it often demands huge amounts of energy and resources, which adds up to a not-insignificant expense. By helping to design and run energy-efficient products and systems, AI allows companies to benefit not only the environment but also their profit margins. 

Sustainability

Emotion AI: Hey, Siri, How Am I Feeling Today?

Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, and Microsoft’s Cortana use natural language processing and other artificial intelligence (AI) models to receive, interpret, and answer commands and queries. They even adapt and respond to user vocalizations. This begs the question: can Siri also recognize tone, body language, and emotions? To the disappointment of sci-fi fans everywhere, the answer is no. Siri cannot recognize…

Discussing Innovation within Financial Services in a Time of Pandemic

How will we see innovation within financial services and other critical industries evolve in this time of pandemic? The world economy has slowed in response to the recent novel coronavirus pandemic. Tourism, food and beverage, and travel businesses have shuttered their physical and virtual doors, for the most part. Some critical industries soldier on either…

Ecosembles: A Rapidly Deployable Image Classification System Using Feature-Views

Adrian Rosebrock, Tim Oates, Jesus Caban Abstract—Constructing an image classification system using strong, local invariant descriptors is both time consuming and tedious, requiring many experimentations and parameter tunings to obtain an adequately performing model. Furthermore training a system in a given domain and then migrating the model to a separate domain will likely yield poor…

Using Machine Vision for Detecting Wildfires

Using Machine Vision for Detecting Wildfires About 4.5 million U.S. homes are considered at high or extreme risk of wildfire. While wildfires mainly destroy unpopulated land and remain relatively “manageable” (fewer than two percent classified as “significant” or conflagrations), any wildfires of any size near populated areas wreak havoc on those who live there. Factors…

Machine Learning for Finance Departments

Read about how we used machine learning to help the Director of Billing Services at a global leader for storage and information management services. Our client wanted to improve manual payment processing and streamline collections outreach to over 100,000 customers worldwide. We applied a machine learning model to the customer database to create lists of…

Machine Learning for Predicting Project Profitability

Read about how we used machine learning to help the Chief Information Officer and project management team at a large US construction firm predict project profitability. The business used an ad hoc approach to project planning that heavily relied on managers’ experiences. They wanted a clearer way to anticipate project milestones and revenues. We developed…