Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is intelligence exhibited by machines. In computer science, an ideal "intelligent" machine is a flexible rational agent that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of success at some goal. Colloquially, the term "artificial intelligence" is applied when a machine mimics "cognitive" functions that humans associate with other human minds, such as "learning" and "problem solving". As machines become increasingly capable, mental facilities once thought to require intelligence are removed from the definition. For example, optical character recognition is no longer perceived as an exemplar of "artificial intelligence", having become a routine technology. Capabilities currently classified as AI include successfully understanding human speech, competing at a high level in strategic game systems, self-driving cars, and interpreting complex data. Some people also consider AI a danger to humanity if it progresses unabatedly.

Company Connecting’s Artificial Intelligence Infographic takes a look at the information Company Connecting has on AI companies and their characteristics i.e. skills, size, sectors, and main focus areas. Included in our Artificial Intelligence infographic are companies with related skills including Big Data, Analytics and Machine Learning.

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Contextualising Code with Step Size

An interview with UK-based AI company Stepsize, who help put software developer’s code into context: in turn helping develop better software faster.

We’re into our second week of our spotlight on Artificial Intelligence here at Company Connecting, and next, we bring you an interview with UK based AI company, Stepsize. Stepsize helps to put software developer’s code into context, and in turn helps them develop better software in less time.  

What is Machine Learning?

Machine Learning is integral to AI, training it to improve at the tasks it's been assigned. To explain more, we bring you a video by Oxford Sparks all about ML.

‘Machine learning is all around us; on our phones, powering social networks, helping the police and doctors, scientists and mayors. But how does it work? In this animation we take a look at how statistics and computer science can be used to make machines that learn. ‘

When’s the best time to share on Facebook?

Social media insights from social media & publishing experts, Echobox. They and their AI ‘Larry’ work with publishers and marketing teams.

Good social media marketing tools need to take into account your audience — or they will inevitably lead you astray.

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Benevolent AI: Shaping the Future of Scientific Discovery

Benevolent AI are a London based company who use artificial intelligence to understand and reimagine scientific discovery.

Despite the huge growth of knowledge, scientific discovery has not changed for 50 years.  It’s impossible for humans alone to process all the information potentially available to advance scientific research.  A new scientific paper is published every 30 seconds, there are 10,000 updates to PubMed every day.  Consequently, only a small fraction of globally generated scientific information can form ‘useable’ knowledge.  Specifically, in Pharma innovation has not changed (cost, time & risk – still applying 20th Century methods to 21st Century problems) and is not meeting the needs of patients – patients are unnecessarily waiting for new medicines.

BenevolentAI are applying its proprietary AI technology to change this problem by enabling the analysis of vast quantities of complex scientific information and creating usable knowledge that can be applied.

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Banking in 2025 by Alex Nechoroskovas

FinTech influencer Alex Nech imagines banking in 2025: He sees secure and convenient banks complete with artificially intelligent personal finance advisors