decision making for AI projects

Decision Making for AI projects: Potential vs Feasibility Matrix

In one of our previous articles Launching an AI project: first steps checklist, we explained the importance of planning in AI projects, mentioning the potential vs feasibility 2×2 matrix.Used mainly by business consultants, this matrix is an effective way of presenting and interpreting information regarding the value of a new project or idea.In this process,…

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gathering competitive intelligence

Business Intelligence: Gathering Competitive Intelligence

“You can’t always be the strongest or most talented or most gifted person in the room, but you can be the most competitive” Pat Summitt, Olympics Silver Medal Sports teach us competitiveness and we trust our coach and mentors to give us all the information and training possible to achieve our goals and beat the…

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privacy and freedom of expression in AI

Privacy and freedom of expression in the age of Artificial Intelligence

George Orwell in his novel 1984 described a surveillance society where citizens could not escape the all-seeing eye of big brother. Telescreens spied upon citizens whether at work or play. Citizens were tracked by the state, and disciplined if they did not act in a manner beholden to The Party. With the exception of the…

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web surveillance for SME

Democratising Big Brother: Web surveillance for the SME

Gil Scott-Heron once stated that the “next revolution will not be televised”, he was correct. The next revolution is not being televised, it is being tweeted about on social media.  Social media is the causal agent that has created a new attitude in sharing information to anyone and everyone. The default was that humans on…

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Using data ethics for competitive edge

Making Data Ethics Your Competitive Edge

The hottest job in data science could soon be a philosopher who guides data science practitioners in the murky field of data ethics.  Simply put, data ethics is a sub-field of ethics which defines a set of rules that state what is moral behaviour. Moral behaviour in data science is not simply an academic exercise…

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AI driven competitive intelligence

AI-driven Competitive Intelligence

These days businesses have great visibility internally, into their sales, marketing, product metrics and strategies, but lack visibility externally. To outdo competition businesses should implement Competitive Intelligence services that convert data into intelligence that can provide a real-time view of your competitive landscape. We’ve found great value in machine algorithms that can help identify trends…

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are you ready for AI?

Are you ready for AI? Launching an AI project: first steps checklist

In over 2,000 enterprises surveyed, 47% of these have already launched or are already using AI in their organisations. A lot of businesses are on the way to becoming empowered by AI, however, there are still a lot of businesses out there that struggle to understand AI, its value and what it takes to build.…

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How to manage an AI project

From Proof of Value to Production: How to manage your AI projects

“Every company is a technology company.” Gartner This quote from Gartner represents businesses increasingly adopting sophisticated technologies to achieve their goals. Artificial Intelligence is one of the most important business opportunities in 2019. Knowing what it takes to apply these new technologies to work at scale and give a greater competitive edge, is the real…

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Starting an AI project

2 things to consider before starting an AI project

Clients often contact us with questions and are curious to know about what AI can do in their organisations. However, they are often caught by headlines about AI changing this or that industry, hung up on the idea that AI will solve all their problems. Therefore, they jump on starting an AI project right away.…

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Skim Engine Updates: Address Extraction

Skim Engine Updates: Address Extraction

Updates with our customers in mind The main advantage of our address model is its ability to accurately detect and extract addresses from any web page.With this new feature of the Skim Engine we are trying to provide solutions to the absence of address detection model in either open source or commercial form. Technical approach…

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Explainable AI

Bleeding Edge Series: Explainable AI is the key to Social Acceptance of Artificial Intelligence

Why do we need Explainable AI? Systems that rely upon artificial intelligence to make decisions are often black boxes that produce values which are interpreted to signify a certain meaning. There is often no explanation of how the system arrived at these values. This lack of explanation may not be an issue for problems such…

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BECCA’s Recommendation Engine

From research to care, Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now put people affected by breast cancer at its heart providing support for today and hope for the future. United, the charity has the ability to carry out even more world-class research, provide even more life-changing support and campaign even more effectively for better services…

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Skim Engine Updates: Address Extraction

Skim Engine Updates: Geo Tagging

The Skim Team have been working on new features for our Skim Engine. The first of which was announced at the beginning of the week relating to Entity Extraction. For this feature our team focused on Geo Tagging. The Skim Engine will be able to extract any geographical locations – villages, countries, cities, oceans, rivers,…

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Skim Engine Updates: Address Extraction

Skim Engine Updates: Entity Extraction

We’ve been working on upgrading and improving our Skim Engine, expanding its already existing capabilities for data extraction. Generally, the Skim Engine is able to transform unstructured data into structured and machine-readable data. The available data is used for standard processing that can be applied for retrieving information. For this particular feature of entity extraction,…

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AI for Supply Chain

Increase visibility with AI for Supply Chain

According to the McKinsey global survey; Supply Chain is one of the top areas where businesses are gaining greater revenue from Artificial Intelligence and technology investments. 76% of the respondents reported moderate to significant value from deploying AI in their organisations. In fact, AI for supply chains hold high potential for boosting both top-line and…

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Skim’s mission is to empower people to use data more effectively and to demystify artificial intelligence. Rather than holding up the common narrative of machines replacing humans, we see how machines can help humans to have easier lives and better businesses.

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