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Artificial Intelligence: Is it the 4th industrial revolution?

It will transform all of our jobs and lives over the next 10 years. However, it is not a new concept! AI’s roots are in the ‘expert systems’ of the ‘70s and ‘80s, computers that were programmed with a human’s ‘expert’ knowledge in order to allow decision-making based on the available facts.

What’s different today, and is enabling this revolution, is the evolution of machine learning systems. No longer are machines just capturing ‘explicit’ knowledge (where a human can explain a series of fairly logical steps). They are now developing a ‘tacit’ knowledge - the intuitive, know-how embedded in the human mind. The kind of knowledge that’s hard to describe, let alone transfer.

This machine learning is already all around us, unlocking our phones with a glance or a touch, suggesting music we like to listen to, and teaching cars to drive themselves. Underpinning all this, however, is the explosion of data that’s happening at the same time. 

How will you start your AI journey? And what are the possibilities when your journey is complete? Read Alan’s full paper below.

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Alan Crameri

Technical Director, Barrachd, part of Capita

In his current role, not only does Alan offer strategic leadership and guidance, but he brings over 15 years’ experience in designing and delivering planning, predictive, data warehouse, BI, dashboarding and advanced analytics solutions. Alan has an MBA from Lancaster University and a degree in Material Science from Clare College, Cambridge.

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