Online tool tests organisations’ AI maturity

Artificial IntelligenceArtificial intelligence (AI) is expected to increase automation and boost productivity. However, organisations should first understand their own readiness for taking advantage of AI. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd (VTT) has developed an online tool that organisations can use to test their AI maturity.

The tool gives organisations a quick and easy way to find out how ready they are to harness the power of artificial intelligence. VTT’s online tool is available for all organisations, free of charge, at https://ai.digimaturity.vtt.fi/. With the tool, organisations can test their AI maturity in six dimensions, including e.g. strategy and management, competences and cooperation, and technology.

Artificial Intelligence Acceleratorhttps://faia.fi/
VTThttps://www.vttresearch.com/

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Neural Computing on a stick: deep learning hardware becomes affordable

Neural Computing StickThe Neural Compute Stick 2 (NCS2), the latest incarnation of Intel’s USB-stick with Artificial Intelligence hardware inside, makes working with Artificial Intelligence affordable. Target environments are embedded IoT applications. This compact, fanless computer-vision and deep-neural-network (DNN) accelerator is now shipping through RS Components (RS), the trading brand of tech company Electrocomponents plc.

As well as for use by data scientists and academics, the device is said to be ideal for a wide selection of developers and engineers looking at integrating computer-vision and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities into their Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Available in the convenient USB form factor, the stick is enabling deep-learning prototyping on a laptop or any other computing device with a USB interface.

This new hardware could be used to start prototype one of the most valuable deep learning applications in Diagnostic Imaging: the detection algorithm to localize structures (for example) in 2D or 3D space, detection of lung nodules or liver metastases on CT images.

The NCS 2 also becomes a highly versatile prototyping and development tool when combined with the Intel Distribution of OpenVINO toolkit, which offers support for deep learning, computer vision and hardware acceleration to enable applications that have human-like vision capabilities.

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H&D Wireless receives order for EU project for osteoarthritis treatment

osteoarthritis treatmentIn total, the EU estimates that 40 million are affected, which is estimated to double within 10 years as a result of ageing populations and increased obesity.

The market for osteoarthritis is expected to increase from 1.4 billion EUR 2016 to 3.1 billion EUR according to GlobalData.

The consortium that has chosen H&D Wireless as a partner has eight participating players under the leadership of one of Europe’s most reputable universities in the field.

In addition to customizing the Griffin-IoT platform for this application, H&D Wireless delivers radio communication for sensor reading and dosage, mobile app for both doctor and patient and a secure cloud platform for testing and prototyping. The project will be conducted within business unit LABS and is funded at 100%

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