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Welcome to our fifth edition of AI Landscape where we have collated interesting insights from the world of AI and other emerging technologies.

AI vs Covid-19

As the battle against Covid-19 continues to dominate stories around the world, world leaders are increasingly turning to technology for solutions to the crisis, with AI a major player in this fight. Headlines were made in China when figures for Covid cases reportedly dropped off rapidly; officials attributed much of their success to their tech driven response as they actively leveraged digital technologies, including AI and blockchain, to enable epidemic monitoring, virus tracking, and treatment. These articles highlighted below demonstrate the crucial role that AI is playing across the world, and how we may come to increasingly rely on it to help prevent future crises.
 

The WEF highlight how next-generation information technologies helped to tackle COVID-19 in China.


 

AbCellera Biologics Inc., a Canadian biotechnology startup that uses machine learning to develop antibody therapies, finds itself on the front lines of the Covid-19 global pandemic.


 

Biofourmis' AI-fuelled remote monitoring tech provides insights in fight against COVID-19 through clinical-decision support from Biovitals Sentinel’s 24/7 remote-monitoring technology and analytics.


 

Persivia Releases AI-driven Ruleset to Detect COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus in Patients.


 

To better handle the situation, some hospitals have begun using artificial intelligence (AI) to automatically detect fever symptoms in patients and visitors.


 

Although its not tackling Covid-19 directly, a surge in remote working leads iManage to launch a virtual AI university for companies that want to harness the power of the RAVN AI engine.

The AI behind User Experience

As consumers become increasingly comfortable with interacting with AI-driven bots, we’re seeing companies accelerate their adopting of customer facing AI during the Covid-19 crisis. Beyond these customer facing solutions, there have also been a number of AI tech advancements and partnerships that are powering companies’ ambitions to deliver richer digital experiences during, and after, the Covid-era.
 

Tandem Bank has a new core member of the team: it’s a cloud-powered analytics machine using AI dubbed Ada which will run in the background of all app functions, helping customers control credit, boost savings.


 

AmeriHome Mortgage Company and Allied Mortgage Group are now utilizing Agile Mortgages, AI Foundry's artificial-intelligence assistants for mortgage processing:


 

Amazon has announced it has a new artificial intelligence (AI) model that helps convert text to images to aid in searching for products, according to a blog post by the company.


 

Temenos, the banking software company, expanded its Temenos Quantum market-leading multi-experience development platform (MXDP), giving businesses greater control of their digital transformation and allowing them to offer smarter, AI-powered digital experiences.


 

Clinc, a Michigan-based conversational artificial intelligence company, has partnered with Visa to deliver voice capabilities to the payment giant’s banking customers.

From Human Intelligence to Artificial Intelligence

Much is made of how closely artificial intelligence parallels human intelligence, with questions over how well AI is able to truly mimic cognitive functions. These recent developments highlighted below may go some way to supporting the case, with Intel in particular being a very active player in this space through its research into simulating brain activity.
 

Intel is developing a computer chip that can potentially smell things like a human does. Intel believes that they have built an algorithm that mimics the brain activity of a human being when we smell something and the chip will utilize that to detect the smell.


 

Intel to Release Neuromorphic-Computing System Intel Corp. is releasing an experimental research system for neuromorphic computing, a cutting-edge method that simulates the way human brains work to perform computations faster, using significantly less energy.


 

So-called mind reading AI translates human thoughts into text using a brain implant.

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