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US falling behind in AI, ML

According to Forbes magazine 80% of enterprises already have some form of AI (artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics) initiatives with Asia Pac leading the field. Product Innovation and Research & Development, Data engineering, Intelligent workflow and decisioning automation, and analytic operations at scale being main areas for AI.

In many of the areas, US is behind both AsiaPac and Europe which is concerning given that traditionally US has lead the way in emerging technologies.

 

State of Affairs

The three main points from Forbes article https://www.forbes.com/sites/louiscolumbus/2017/10/16/80-of-enterprises-are-investing-in-ai-today/ are:

• 80% of enterprises already have some form of AI (machine learning, deep learning) in production today.
• 30% of enterprises are planning on expanding their AI investments over the next 36 months.
• 62% expect to hire a Chief AI Officer in the future.

An interesting insight from the article is that enterprises are starting to benefit from AI like never before. More enterprises benefiting would mean more and widespread application of AI techniques.

What can we do?

However, the fundamental question (like always) – is it vaporware? And when is the right time to jump in? And what can we do to establish US dominance in such emerging fields.

We at Sunvera started working on AI (machine learning/data-analytics) three years ago when we developed a product for a client in the financial sector. The AI web portal was designed to accurately forecast macro-economic metrics for application in financial investments to maximize returns and minimize losses. The system uses historic macro economic indicators to derive near future and long-term forecasts.

The mean error between actual and forecast values was less than 0.25% indicating a high confidence factor in results.

Our experience developing the product has helped us understand the nuances not only from a software development point of view but also from client’s application of AI to their businesses.

For example: in any application involving Artificial Intelligence, Machine learning or data analytics, it is important to start with good and sufficient data. It is also important to have wider datasets – factors not directly affecting outcome – to ensure good results. Finally, determining how to present results – web portal, mobile apps – is important ensure clients are able to benefit from the application.

At Sunvera Software we we can help you navigate and benefit from AI, ML and data-analytics. We know to separate vaporware from real when it comes to your specific solutions and help increase revenues and reduce losses.

Google Vision API: Technology That Can Sense Our World

Google Vision is the future

Google Vision API: Technology That Can Sense Our World

If you have been spending a lot of your summer watching SYFY Blockbusters, you’ll know that the most powerful computers are like humans, in that they can, see, taste, touch, hear, and smell the world around them.  One of the latest and greatest Application Program

Interfaces (API), Google Cloud Vision, enables developers to understand the content of an image by encapsulating powerful machine learning models in an easy to use API.  Finally, your computers and smartphones can see and sense their world.  How does it work?

  • Google vision can detect individual objects within larger pictures to categorize and build metadata on your image.
  • Vision API has the ability to grow and change over time as more objects are introduced to improve accuracy.
  • Vision API can help moderate, prevent and block violent or adult content on crowd-sourced images.
  • Vision API can detect text and language from images using optical character recognition and Automatic Language Identification.

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The myth that only big business can utilize google vision is a false one.  Small and mid-size companies can improve their efficiency, and streamline their categorization and inventory processes all with a simple click of the button.

 

Sunvera Software is here to help your small and mid-size business achieve the success and proficiency your company has been hoping for.  Check out our website or give us a quick call to begin planning your tech future today.

AI vs. ML

What’s the difference between Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

AI vs. ML

Artificial Intelligence (AI), in contrast to the natural intelligence of humans, is machine taught and learned technology.  Coined in the 1950’s, Artificial Intelligence is one of the biggest buzzwords impacting big data tech companies today. The 6 major goals of AI are as follows: Continue reading “AI vs. ML”

Top 5 Reasons Why Urgent Care APPS Are Changing Healthcare

Have you ever been woken up in the middle of the night by a kid with a high fever or received a worried phone call from grandma who tripped and bruised her hip?  One course of action is to drive to the emergency room, sit in crowded stuffy waiting rooms for hours, pay enormous co-pays, only for the nurse to offer 5 minutes of care and prescribe ibuprofen or a Band-Aid.  We all care that our loved ones are receiving the best care possible, but occasionally we know that not every scrape or bruise requires a rushed trip to the emergency room.  Telemedicine is rising as the urgent care app which will change the future of medicine.

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Here are the top 5 reasons to use telemedicine:

  • Telemedicine, like MedHeroes, is a 1 to 1 direct communication between a doctor and their patient.  Doctors use audio/video technology to see/hear the symptoms of their patients, and thus can quickly and effectively diagnose their issue.
  • Telemedicine can arrange for a doctor to visit their patient at home so their patient does not need to travel to an ER.
  • Telemedicine is more cost-effective.  They create easy pricing and transparent costs without the hassle of insurance companies.  Often Telemedicine is far less expensive than paying emergency room fees and one can pay for exactly the care they receive.
  • Telemedicine reduces the risk of spreading diseases in contagious waiting rooms.  The doctor can also analyze the environment you live in as a factor to your illness.
  • Follow up care is quick and easy so you can get back to your everyday life.

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Sunvera Software can help your company create or improve your Urgent Care APP to develop telemedicine of the future.  Schedule a free 30-minute consultation with our skilled software developers to discuss your mobile app ideas of the future.

General Data Protection Regulation

GDPR and Personal Data

  GDPR: The big final exam you procrastinated on

 

In an optimistic effort to slow the exponential growth of data and the inevitable breech of user privacy, the European Union lawmakers hoped to enhance data protection and return big data back into the autonomous hands of the users.  Like thousands of students are asking themselves how they procrastinated on their big final, so too are the big tech companies of the world asking themselves how they procrastinated on the GDPR Compliance and avoid legal hassles.

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Video Games and AWS Software

Video Games, AWS, and the Modern Age

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As AI and AR slide into our modern day reality, video games are also high scorers among software developers.  The Entertainment Software Association announced that in 2017, 65% of American households contain at least one member who plays video games for 3+ hours per day.  2/3rds of Americans are immersed in the Video Game Software and the figures are steadily growing each year. Continue reading “Video Games and AWS Software”

“Technology” Runway — The Future of Fashion is Apps

Wearable App Technology

Wearable Technology — Fashion For the Future

 

As the warm April season begins, it might be time to dust off your Fitbit, eat a cool salad, and treat yourself to a shopping spree.  And of course, what is a new spring outfit without the accessories…

Here are the top 3 future wearable technology apps which could be scorching your summer style.

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