On October 25th, 2017, Sophia became a citizen of Saudi Arabia. Even though this country has millions of immigrants among its residents, Sophia’s citizenship became world news. She was unique due to the fact that she was not born, but built. Sophia is a robot developed in Hong Kong that traveled around the world after her unveiling in 2016. She not only spoke at the United Nations but also became the first robot in the world to acquire citizenship. She appeared on numerous talk shows, in magazines, and even in videos around the world. Although interviews with Sophia did not always go smoothly, she became world-famous and brought the lightning-fast developments in artificial intelligence back into the spotlight.
Machine learning and data analytics offer a unique opportunity to guide our business decisions to be as impactful as possible, whether it is for addressing churn, optimizing prices or preventing fraud. However, there are many cases where traditional modeling techniques do not offer the desired guidance.
More than a year ago, the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) and MIcompany started a cross-border collaboration in the field of asthma and allergy research. The goal of this research is to create medical breakthroughs by applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) to the massive available amount of multi-level DNA data. The results of this collaboration are beyond all expectations.
Imagine you are a telecom operator with €27bn to invest. You have to choose between hundreds of thousands of possible options. Different network areas, different technologies and different cell tower locations. All with different costs, revenues and returns. The only catch: the expected returns for all individual options vary widely and are hard to know in advance.
Heineken chose to shift its Analytics Translator Training Program to an online version with the Virtual Training Method of GAIn®. This training method – consisting of a virtual classroom with break out rooms and individual assignments – made it possible for Heineken to continue with their learning plan despite COVID-19.
Artificial intelligence is seen as the next general-purpose technology with endless opportunities to make life easier, safer, and healthier. However, to grasp these opportunities, key processes in organizations need to be changed.
“Buy one, get one free… Don’t miss this special offer: click here for 2 months premium membership.” Promotions. Retail is hard to imagine without them. Spending on promotions in Europe has doubled over the past 10 years, with nearly 30% of purchases being on promotion.
Over the past three years MIcompany has invested in strengthening her female employee group through a special leadership program. This internal program has met and exceeded expectations, resulting in a growth acceleration of the female leaders within MIcompany.
IDB and MAX have decided to educate more data scientists and data engineers in the MIacademy AI & Data Talent Program. Dutch ambassador visits talent program class and at the same time opens new office in Tel Aviv.
Smart ROCE offers an AI solution which incorporates all relevant value creation effects, and determines one single metric that quantifies the expected return of an investment.
In a joint research team we strive for medical breakthroughs that enable better prediction of allergy risk and insights for the development of new medicines.
Independent auditors from AuditConnect visited our office for a multi-day audit to renew our ISAE 3402 Type II report. MIcompany passed the audit with flying colours once more, the auditor did not report any deviations in the controls. Furthermore, all employees passed the internal exam in April.