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.

Callum Sinclair and Grant McGregor's thoughful view on  technology in the legal profession.

Disruptive technology.  It may sound more from the realm of cyber crime and hackers, but it is precisely this kind of technology which is shaping our culture and transforming the world around us.  

Picture of a robot accompany the article Technology: Disrupting the Legal Profession - written by Callum Sinclair - the impact of technology and artificial intelligence

Our guest author, Antero Duarte of Wallscope takes a wry and somewhat insightful look into the world of all things AI. Take it away Antero...............or should that be Siri, Hal, or even Holly............?

Photograph of AI 'eye' accompanying the article written by Antero Duarte for Company Connecting Artificial Intelligence: Or how I learned to stop ranting and love the buzzword

Artificial Intelligence is becoming more and more prevalent in our everyday lives, from chatbots to voice-controlled virtual assistants such as Siri, Alexa, and Cortana. We are in the midst of a digital revolution which is ever more dependent on AI-powered application

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The different faces of Artificial Intelligence

Over the years we have published many different articles on Artificial Intelligence. The articles range from our infographic insights to the type of companies that are working in AI and ML, to interviews with students and academics.

Below is a selection of some of the articles. We will...

Our Company Connecting infographic analyses 123 tech companies with AI, Machine Learning, Neural Networks and Analytics capabilities. We provide insights into the nature of these companies by looking at their skills, size, age, sectors and focus areas.

 

 

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An Interview with Angus Addlesee of Heriot-Watt university. He talks about his fascinating work into the field of conversational AI and how it can help with the healthcare and mental wellbeing of the elderly.

Scottish Artificial Intelligence Infographic

The latest Company Connecting infographic provides graphics on 186 Scottish Tech companies that have Artificial Intelligence related skills. 

These companies are part of 4,437 tech companies researched by Company Connecting. We have published many different ...

Check out the infographic from Company Connecting on Scottish tech companies with Artificial Intelligence related skills. The infographic covers 182 Individual Companies based in Scotland. Company Connecting has detailed information on 4,437 tech companies of which 2,763 are in Scotland.

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How are the banking and legal sectors embracing AI and document automation software?

Greig Duncan of HotDocs Group (an AbacusNext company) looks at the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on document automation software in the banking and legal sectors.

AI has advanced significantly in recent years. Initially the introduction of AI was viewed suspiciously – its...