Big Data & Augmented Intelligence

“Each year computers are getting faster, but at the same time we as humans are getting better at using them.” – Daniel Gutierrez: Data Scientist at AMULET Analytics.

Augmented intelligence is the use of information technology to elevate human intelligence. It focuses on the assistive role of AI, highlighting the fact that it is designed to enhance human intelligence rather than replace it, by helping employees understand and keep up-to-date with the increasingly digital world that we live in.

Sean Gourley, CEO of Stealth Machine Intelligence Company, describes Augmented Intelligence as “humans and machines learning together to solve very, very difficult problems that neither one can solve by themselves.On the one side, you’ve got a very complex world, and we use mathematics to simplify it, and the other side, we’ve got the human version 1.0, where we use visualisation to enhance our natural cognitive ability, and It’s being used to solve some of the most difficult problems in the world.”

Companies like Quid, CognitiveScale, Eolian and Virtualitics are using Augmented Intelligence to improve their business outcomes, with many other emerging start-ups following the lead. Here are some examples of how the interface between humans and machines can help you increase the success of your organisation.

 

#1 – CONTEXTUAL DISCOVERY

Contextual discovery refers to the early phases of research where new knowledge or different ways of thinking about a subject are introduced. With the combined power of machine learning and human curation, contextual awareness across the entire data and analytics workflow is impacted.

“Augmented Intelligence enables contextual discovery so users can find what they’re looking for based on natural language queries and context of their work.” – Vice President of Brand Experience at Brainspace.

 

#2 – ENABLING OPPORTUNITIES ACROSS THE ORGANISATION

“Augmented Intelligence is the perfect marriage of machine learning and human intuition, enabling any user to become a data scientist; R&D can use it to research patents, HR can use it for workforce analytics, or corporate investigators can use it to explore cases.” – Brainspace.

Augmented Intelligence serves multiple purposes in an organisation across sales, finance, HR, operations and marketing departments, helping with the streamlining and classification of data, increasing savings, enabling better employee management and resource allocation whilst also reducing human error.

“Using augmented intelligence to make suggestions to staff, and to record their response, means that humans and the machines can work together to come up with the best solutions. There is less need to worry that people are going to miss important actions or take wrong decisions because of the visibility of what’s going on.” – Dataconomy.

 

#3 – FASTER & MORE ACCURATE INSIGHTS

“Quantitatively, the speed with which users can extract key insights with machine learning can save your organisation significant time and allocated costs. Augmenting worker intelligence allows your organisation to extract valuable data hidden in all corners of the company and connect it in ways that make sense to human users.” – Brainspace.

Time management is of high importance in every organisation. With augmented intelligence, the ability to extract meaning from unstructured data and present it logically enables the organisation to derive higher quality insights more quickly.

“AI developers are looking for opportunities to augment our abilities, and to develop tools to do tasks that we cannot do. Consider healthcare professionals, who only have seconds or minutes to make huge decisions.” – Ronald Van Loon: Director of Advertisement.

 

#4 – SECURITY ANALYSIS

Using AI, a business can analyse reams of structured and unstructured data and identify errors and security breaches faster than any human alone. Augmented Intelligence tools, like IBM Watson, are proving to be effective at this.
“Dozens of organisations are already working with this technology and helping discover new ways Watson can be used in the fight against cybercrime. In the future, bots will seek out network vulnerabilities, diagnose them, and recommend ways to patch them — all while working seamlessly with cybersecurity experts, who will be even more valuable in the fight against cybercrime because they have been trained in the use of augmented intelligence.” – Sandy Bird: Chief Technology Officer at IBM Security.

 

 

 

For more resources, please see below:

The Hype – And Hope – Of Artificial Intelligence

Augmented Intelligence: What You Should Know

How Augmented Intelligence Helps Businesses Grow

The Shift to Augmented Intelligence and How It Helps Your Organisation

Just Buying Into Modern BI And Analytics? Get Ready For Augmented Analytics

Big Data And The Rise of Augmented Intelligence: Sean Gourley at TEDx Auckland

Augmented Intelligence: How To Combine Human & Artificial Intelligence To Change Behaviour

Big Data & Analytics, Virtual & Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence & Cloud Are Driving Universities To Innovate

 

To discuss Augmented Intelligence and other topics, please contact the team at Contexti – + 61 28294 2161 | connect@contexti.com