Impressions from Webit Summer Edition

We recently attended the Webit conference, immersing ourselves in the latest advancements and discussions surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. As an AI-focused company, it's important for us to be part of the conversation when it comes to new technology.

During the conference, we were impressed by the abundance of AI applications across various industries. In this blog post, we are excited to share our impressions from the event and highlight some of the presented topics that align closely with our expertise.


Key takeaways 

AI Implementation with Purpose

One key takeaway from the conference was the importance of implementing AI carefully and with purpose. We firmly believe that AI should not be pursued for the sake of it but rather to address specific problems, deficiencies, or opportunities. By identifying precise use cases, we can harness the power of AI to enhance our capabilities and drive meaningful outcomes.


AI in Healthcare

The transformative potential of AI in healthcare was a recurring theme at the conference. We have firsthand experience in this domain and witnessed how AI is revolutionizing various aspects of medical care, research, and administration. From medical imaging analysis to disease diagnosis, personalized treatment, drug discovery, virtual assistants, and predictive analytics, AI is improving patient outcomes and transforming healthcare delivery. However, it is essential to tread carefully, considering ethical considerations, privacy protection, and regulatory compliance to ensure the responsible deployment of AI in healthcare.


AI in Finance and Banking

Another area where AI is making remarkable contributions is the finance and banking industry. We observed how AI is driving improvements in efficiency, risk management, customer experience, and fraud detection. From fraud prevention and risk assessment to trading and investment strategies, personalized customer service, financial planning, and compliance monitoring, AI is reshaping the way financial institutions operate. Nevertheless, addressing issues like data privacy, transparency, and algorithmic bias is crucial to ensure the ethical and responsible use of AI in this sector.


The Rise of Foundation Models

Lastly, we were intrigued by the concept of foundation models, particularly large language models like GPT-3. These models are trained on vast amounts of text data and possess the ability to generate coherent and contextually relevant text.

The foundation models allow a business to fine-tune an already trained and proven architecture rather than train a new language model from scratch (which is extremely costly and inefficient). By fine-tuning a foundation model the business ensures that the answers and results produced by the model are industry and business specific. We are currently developing our capacity in this area, exploring projects such as a knowledge management system for predictive maintenance and chat functionality for generated interviews with survivors (check out our case study on the video platform and chatbot for a historical education museum). The potential of large language models is immense, and we are excited to leverage their power to create industry-specific solutions.

The event provided valuable insights, allowing us to stay at the forefront of AI advancements and engage in thought-provoking discussions. As we continue our journey, we remain committed to driving innovation, leveraging AI responsibly, and delivering exceptional solutions to our clients.

Stay tuned for more updates on our AI-driven endeavours and the exciting opportunities that lie ahead.


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