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PRSA in San Francisco: Unpacking Emerging Technologies and the Media

Merritt Group and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) – San Francisco Bay Area Chapter recently hosted a panel “Meet the Media: Emerging Technologies Unpacked” to connect PR professionals with journalists covering emerging tech, with a particular focus on artificial intelligence and blockchain. 

Topics: artificial intelligence public relations journalist emerging technologies

Is “New” AI Technology Enough to Get Attention? The Answer May Surprise You

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of today’s hottest buzzwords among media, businesses and investors, and the AI market is growing at an unprecedented pace. There’s been a major surge in AI investments recently – venture capital funding of AI companies soared 72 percent in 2018. With so many businesses entering the field, enterprises need to differentiate themselves to the media to successfully secure coverage of their stories and showcase their brands and products. 

Topics: artificial intelligence emerging technologies

Deep Learning for Business: The Tech That’s Transforming Big Data

Technology companies are always looking for the next big thing, and at Merritt Group it’s our job to be on top of the latest trends, so our clients are always one step ahead when they’re strategizing the future of their companies. For the past few years, it’s been big data — a field that’s still having a huge impact. But now, it’s deep learning.

Topics: artificial intelligence

Could AI Be the Answer to America’s Doctor Shortage?

Artificial intelligence is ready for the health care industry, but is the health care industry ready for AI?

As AI progresses, it is incorporating more machine learning into its methodologies. For machine learning applications, a model is fed a large amount of data, like patient MRI images. Then the algorithm interprets these images to determine which contains a tumor and which does not. For someone in computer science, this seems straightforward. But for doctors, who have to close the loop by discussing outcomes and diagnoses with patients, reliance on technology to do previously manual work leaves many with doubts.

Topics: Healthcare artificial intelligence

Will AI Best All Humans Tasks by 2060? Experts Say Not So Fast

By 1997, computers were better than humans at chess. By 10 years later, they were better at driving cars than the average teenager, and they were better at playing Chinese game Go, rated 300 times harder than chess. But what if by 2060, artificial intelligence proved better at absolutely everything?

Topics: content marketing thought leadership ai artificial intelligence