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Microsoft says AI is not magic companies need to work patiently. Pixabay

At a time when Artificial Intelligence (AI) has demonstrated the profound impact it can have on society, the technology is no magic and the outcome of implementing an AI model has a direct correlation to the underlying data that has gone into training it, a top Microsoft executive said on Wednesday.

Building an AI model involves eternal iterations, and the outcome only gets better with new or more data over time.


“Do not expect human parity on day one. Businesses need to invest in the evolution of the model that may take umpteen number of iterations, even before it reaches an acceptable level of accuracy and precision,” according to Sandeep Alur, Director, Microsoft Technology Center, India.

By attaining human parity across vision, speech, and text, AI has the potential to have a significant impact on business outcomes.


Artificial Intelligence needs to be worked with patience, says Microsoft. Pixabay

“For organisations that are still trying to figure out their AI journey, they have to be realistic, invest in the evolution of an AI model, set guardrails for responsible AI and establish trust,” Alur said in a statement.

Microsoft has identified six principles for responsible AI that guide the development and use of AI with people at the centre.

These are – fairness, reliability and safety, privacy and security, inclusiveness, transparency and accountability.

“Organisations may develop their own principles according to the nature of their business, but the guiding principles will ensure that their AI models are trustworthy,” said Alur.

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Implementing AI in an organisation needs business and technology leaders to invest in defining an operating manifesto to uplift the spirit of responsible AI, he added. (IANS)


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Singer Rihanna was honoured by Prime Minister Mia Mottley at an event which marked Barbados's new status as a republic, which was attended by Prince Charles. Addressing the pop star by her real name, the PM said: "Robyn Rihanna Fenty tomorrow morning shall have conferred upon her the order of national hero of Barbados."

Rihanna was then summoned from her seat to accept the honor, with the Prime Minister managing to rouse a laugh from the singer when she referenced her 2012 hit 'Diamonds', reports femalefirst.co.uk. She added: "On behalf of a grateful nation, but an even prouder people, we therefore present to you, the designee, for the national hero of Barbados." "And to accept on behalf of a grateful nation - you can come my dear - ambassador Robyn Rihanna Fenty, may you continue to shine like a diamond and bring honor to your nation." Rihanna, who was born in the St Michael parish of Barbados, found fame in 2005 after being spotted by a record producer and has since gone on to become one of the most successful female artists of all time with sales of over 250 million and recently reached billionaire status through her Fenty beauty brand.

The Prime Minister continued in her speech: "Commanding the imagination of the world through the pursuit of excellence, her creativity, her discipline, and above all else, her extraordinary commitment to the land of her birth. "Having satisfied that, Ambassador Robyn Rihanna Fenty has given service to Barbados which has been exemplified by visionary and pioneering leadership, extraordinary achievement and the attaining of the highest excellence to the Government of Barbados." It comes after a historic move for Barbados, which has become a republic after almost 400 years and welcomes its first president, Sandra Mason, after removing Queen Elizabeth as head of state. (IANS/ MBI)


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