Nicolas Babin disruptive week about Artificial Intelligence – March 29th 2021

I am regularly asked to summarize my many posts. I thought it would be a good idea to publish on this blog, every Monday, some of the most relevant articles that I have already shared with you on my social networks. Today I will share some of the most relevant articles about Artificial Intelligence and in what form you can find it in today’s life. I will also comment on the articles.

On Brookings Institution:

It is time to negotiate global treaties on artificial intelligence. The U.S. National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence recently made the news when its members warned that America faces a national security crisis due to insufficient investment in artificial intelligence and emerging technologies. Commission Vice Chair Robert Work argued “we don’t feel this is the time for incremental budgets … This will be expensive and requires significant change in the mindset at the national, and agency, and Cabinet levels.” Commission Chair Eric Schmidt extended those worries by saying “China is catching the US” and “competition with China will increase.”


How Artificial Intelligence Is Impacting Multifamily Real Estate. The multifamily industry is presently experiencing a paradigm shift and a revolution with the entry of technological advancements such as artificial intelligence (AI) and demographic shifts. This is disrupting the real estate industry as corroborated by an NMHC “Disruption” report from 2018. Even going through any industry blog, you will most likely come across various mentions of AI. It is a popular topic within the industry and is gaining more traction specifically within the multifamily industry.

Artificial Intelligence Could Have Helped Alleviate Suffering From Texas Blackouts. A powerful once-in-a-decade winter storm in February resulted in the near total collapse of Texas’ power grid, resulting in residential and commercial areas suffering days-long blackouts, which led to at least 57 deaths and billions of dollars in property damage across the state’s 254 counties. While debates as to the root causes of the grid’s failure are likely to go on for months if not years, some energy experts contend that a potential solution exists that could have alleviated some of the worst effects of the power shutdown – the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) into the management of the grid.


Trueblue Designs the Future of Artificial Intelligence and Analytics for Healthcare With Aidea Integrated With Microsoft Dynamics 365. Trueblue, after having announced the integration of its Artificial Intelligence Relationship Management with Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform, officially launches on the market. Two fundamental components guide the change, whose union had not yet materialized in the reference market: the concrete integration of Big Data in the perspective of Multichannel Management and the use of Artificial Intelligence functionalities and algorithms. The latter is an element that can no longer be postponed from an IT point of view, as it is necessary to drive Customer Engagement processes to satisfy company objectives from both a strategic and an operational point of view.


Artificial Intelligence. Healthcare. ‘ARKQ’ Is Investing in the Future. For investors seeking exposure to disruptive growth concepts, the ARK Autonomous Technology & Robotics ETF (CBOE: ARKQ) is a prime example of an exchange traded fund that cover a lot of bases. Due to its status as one of the premier avenues for accessing artificial intelligence (AI) and related equities, ARKQ is levered to an important theme in healthcare innovation – an arena where AI is increasingly prominent. Artificial intelligence (AI) is seen driving a new breed of innovation in the healthcare arena.


Grocery Store Uses Artificial Intelligence to Achieve Medical Grade Cleanliness. While the primary focus for PIXEVIA team was initiating PIXEVIA Smart Stores, designed to make shopping for essential goods easy, quick, and convenient – over time,  the interest to develop transferable AI technology for any retailer across Europe became the main focus. Simultaneously, as the global pandemic hit – PIXEVIA noticed that the technology they developed in cashierless stores could solve health hazards to optimize shopper safety. For instance, the AI powered store is periodically disinfected with UV light, offers a checkout-free experience, and –most importantly– requires no personnel to function. 

On The Times of India:

Artificial Intelligence: Your friend in the fight against cyberattacks. Before the turn of the millennium, a cybercriminal was a lone wolf, a hacker, who felt the urge to expose the lacunae in a computer network or operating system. Financial gain was not the criterion for a cyberattack. However, the technological advancements following the millennium bug bred a new generation of cybercriminals. Today, cybercriminals are no longer lone wolves; they operate in highly skilled criminal rings with access to shared data, tools, expertise, and ‘malicious’ artificial intelligence (AI). By weaponizing AI and turning it for malicious purposes, they can increase the scale and mount a wide range of cyberattacks. Recent studies confirm the weaponization of AI: according to a Forrester report, 77 per cent of business leaders surveyed across the world expect that weaponized AI will lead to a rise in the scale of cyberattacks.