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Jair Ribeiro

Senior Artificial Intelligence Business Analyst at Volvo Group

Wroclaw, Poland

I'm a citizen of the world, born in Brazil, and I've been living abroad since 1998.

I'm a passionate and enthusiastic Artificial Intelligence Evangelist, oriented to the people's interactions with technology, integrating Business Analysis, Data Science, and Artificial Intelligence with my multicultural background, my Technology Ethics, and a spicated passion for Design to explore the technology's role in a human-centered world.

Currently, I'm the Artificial Intelligence Senior Business Analyst at the AI & ML Center of Excellence of the Volvo Group, with a broad understanding and experience in the many AI fields, especially Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Data Science, Image Recognition, and Natural Language Processing.

I support the Volvo Group by identifying and developing AI projects, applications, and initiatives, thinking strategically about products, technology, resources, and technical challenges. I also support designing and communicating the AI & ML Center of Excellence's vision, strategy, and objectives regarding AI adoption and awareness across the company.

I have more than 15 years of experience in Cloud Computing, Project Management, Product Management, and Product Design.

I'm a very engaged Emerging Technology Evangelism in international enterprise companies like HP, IBM, and the Volvo Group.

During the last years living in Poland, I've been an active volunteer, leading initiatives and empowering hundreds of teenagers in cross-cultural competencies and project management, and inspiring the new generation of conscious and tolerant leaders with the values of inclusion and diversity.

Available For: Advising, Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Wroclaw, Poland
Speaking Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Multiculturalism, Leadership, International Career, Future of Work

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Company Information

Company Type: Enterprise
Business Unit: AI & ML Center of Excellence
Theatre: Worldwide
Media Experience: 10 years
Last Media Training: 10/01/2020
Last Media Interview: 06/01/2020

Areas of Expertise

AI 41.90
Analytics 33.07
Autonomous Vehicles 65.47
Big Data 32.25
Business Strategy 31.78
Cloud 35.34
Culture 34.07
Digital Disruption 30.37
Digital Transformation 32.20
Diversity and Inclusion 53.46
Emerging Technology 35.18
Future of Work 30.96
Health and Wellness 31.31
Innovation 32.31
Leadership 31.34
Legal and IP 32.88
Management 32.84
Sustainability 30.18
Edtech 30.34
Social 30.78
Privacy 30.28
HR 30.04
Predictive Analytics 30.16
Design Thinking 30.90
CSR 30.70
Health and Safety 30.56
Healthtech 30.50
Customer Experience 30.08

Industry Experience

Automotive
High Tech & Electronics
Manufacturing
Professional Services
Telecommunications
Travel & Transportation

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Publications

1 Advisory Board Membership
WrOpenUP Educational NGO
WrOpenUp NGO
October 30, 2020
Member of the Advisory Board (Core Team) and Program Manager of WrOpenUp.

Since 2012, the NGO WrOpenUp have been sharing our passion and skills with students of Wrocław schools and their teachers.

Diversity is our greatest value. We differ in nationality, age, and profession. We decided to take advantage of this and create a WrOpenUp project.

It is a cross-sectoral project involving three sectors: private (business - organizations employing our volunteers and supporting the NGO), non-governmental - (WrOpenUp Foundation and other organizations cooperating with us, such as SIETAR) and public (local government units - the City Hall supports the NGO in Wrocław, we cooperate with the Wrocław Center for Social Development).

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Tags: Culture, Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership

62 Article/Blogs
A Simple Approach to Define Human and Artificial Intelligence
Towards AI
November 28, 2020
I‘m in this moment, exploring the relationship between the mind and the body, the capacity of computers to think, the way we perceive reality, and the perspective of the existence of a science of consciousness.
As a first result, I’ve started to pay particular attention to one specific question that definitively has a lot to relate to my daily work as an AI expert: what is intelligence?
In this article, I will explore human and artificial intelligence concepts to find relevant similarities and differences.

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Tags: AI

A giant leap for the 3D object detection
Medium
November 19, 2020
Humans’ intrinsic ability to rapidly detect, differentiate, and classify objects allows us to make quick decisions regarding what we see.

Detection of objects in images remains one of the most significant challenges in the field of computer vision since objects found in images can be perceived from the most diverse viewpoints and transformations in size and rotation, making it more difficult to detect.

Object detection is crucial for good object recognition. There is a lot of excitement about this google release, especially considering that today there are powerful augmented reality platforms such as AR Core in Google and AR Kit in what refers to Apple.

Video games, applications, photography, video, and more can all benefit from object recognition.
Let’s keep one eye on this technology for future activities and developments.

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Tags: AI, Autonomous Vehicles, Innovation

11 Great Youtube Channels To Learn Python Programming for Free
Towards AI
November 19, 2020
If you are looking for the best Youtube channels to dig into Python programming and learn from the best, you have a great list with 21 (my lucky number) amazing programmers who share tips and secrets that will help you to become a master!

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Tags: AI

5 companies that are revolutionizing recruiting using Artificial Intelligence
Medium
November 14, 2020
The fact that AI is advancing and occupying more and more space in our daily lives is nothing new; it is present from the time our cell phone rings up in the morning to wake us up and permeates the rest of our day, whether at home, on the street, or at work.
The challenges faced by HR in the contemporary world require constant readaptations. The old management models will not be able to meet the demands that arise. For this reason, managers are increasingly talking about disruptive thinking.
One of the most significant advantages of AI is eliminating the factor “personal opinion of the recruiter” (or guesswork, guesswork, and prejudice) in hiring.
Another benefit is the ability to deal with many resumes objectively and efficiently. But not only that.
Virtual recruiters and advanced analytics tools come with a proposal for a safer and more transparent selection process, breaking the ties with inconsistent and laborious methods and moving forward to modern and digitalized HR Services

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Tags: AI, Future of Work, HR

Honda will be the first to bring autonomous vehicles to the masses.
Medium
November 12, 2020
Honda claims it will be the world’s first automaker to mass-produce sensor-packed level 3 autonomous cars that will allow drivers to let their vehicles navigate congested expressway traffic, meeting the SAE Level 3 standards.
The automaker has plans to produce and sell a version of its Honda Legend luxury sedan with fully approved automated driving equipment in Japan from next March.
They announced the news via press release (via Reuters), and this follows the approval by the Japanese government of the company’s “Traffic Jam Pilot” autonomous tech, which for the first time, will allow drivers to take their eyes off the road while it’s engaged.
The race to build self-driving cars is a crucial technology battleground for automakers. Technology companies such as Google parent Alphabet Inc also invest billions of dollars in a field expected to boost car sales.

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Tags: AI, Autonomous Vehicles, Emerging Technology

How AI and Digital Transformation will change your business forever
Medium
November 11, 2020
Digital transformation is the set of processes, tools, and methodologies used by modern companies to optimize their operational activities, such as providing differentiated service, increasing performance, and increasing its reach power, always putting employees and customers as a priority.

Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are two of the most critical factors for businesses along their digital transformation journey.

In this article on my blog, I share an elaborated overview of how AI can be one of the central themes of digital transformation in companies today and how Digital transformation is critical in delivering value to their customers.

I think this topic will become more and more recurrent in our company during the next years, so I thought that would be a good idea to share some fundamentals of Digital Transformation with one of its most important enablers: Artificial Intelligence.

Link: https://lnkd.in/eptgFse

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

2 interesting countries where you can get a VISA to work remotely.
Medium
November 09, 2020
64% of the 155 international companies surveyed by a recent report by Air.Inc , observed an increase in the demand for employees for work arrangements that pass away from the offices.However, only 3% of them had a human resources policy to deal with the new scenario. And for 58% of these corporations, the virtual assignment is expected to increase this year.Job marketing is changing at an unheard pace, and today, you can keep your job if you want to move to another country, maybe to a sunny and relaxing island at the Caraibi.Workers are becoming geographically independent, as far as possible, as long as they have wifi access.Is it the future post-pandemia? Are you ready for it?

Read the full article, clicking on the link below.

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Tags: Future of Work

A gentle Introduction to Data Literacy
Medium
November 06, 2020
Gartner defines data literacy as “the ability to read, write and communicate data in context, including an understanding of data sources and constructs, analytical methods and techniques applied — and the ability to describe the use case, application and resulting value.”

Data literacy is a perfect analogy to a person’s literacy process in their mother tongue: it requires effort, repetition, reading, accompanying professionals in the field, interest … But, once this step is taken, the process flows. And when people are literate, they read, write, work, communicate, think, reason, and argue in that language. Data literacy works the same way.

As we can see, Data literacy is the idea that everyone should know how to make decisions with data to perform their function to the fullest.

It has a relevant impact on aspects of our business culture, stimulating the exchange of experiences and knowledge, the collaboration between peers, regardless of the area, and continuous learning.

Companies lose an average of more than five working days (43 hours) per employee per year due to stress-related data and technology. The only way to reduce this stress is with data education and awareness.

Data awareness as a second language is a necessity of the present, not just of the future. Are you and your company working to make it happen? Tell me about it in the comments!

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Tags: AI, Big Data, Emerging Technology

Europe leads the way on set rules for Artificial Intelligence
Medium
November 03, 2020
The EU has released recommendations on artificial intelligence regulation to balance protecting customers and to promote technological growth.

These include an agreement on IP problems, a development ethics policy, and liability rules setting penalties of up to € 2 million. Next year, the European Commission said it would issue draft regulations on AI. Affected stakeholders will have opportunities to engage with any new AI laws.

The legislative initiative was adopted with 626 votes in favor, 25 against, and 40 abstentions.

MEPs believe it is essential to distinguish between AI-assisted human creations and AI-generated creations.

They specify that AI should not have a legal personality; thus, ownership of IPRs should only be granted to humans.

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Tags: AI, Autonomous Vehicles, Legal and IP

21 amazing Youtube channels for you to learn AI, Machine Learning, and Data Science for free
Medium
November 02, 2020
According to the report Future of Jobs 2020 by the World Economic Forum, AI, Data Analysis, and Data Science are among the leaders of a growing demand for the job market in the next future.

I would say that this is the perfect moment to start learning something new, and why not start with those skills?

In this article, I have selected the best AI, Machine Learning, and Data Science channels on YouTube that helped me a lot in my learning journey, and I hope they can help you as well.

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Tags: AI, Analytics, Big Data

Are we living the Smart Working Revolution?
Medium
October 30, 2020
The future of work has come sooner than anticipated for many countries, companies, and workers due to the pandemic.

This agile way of working is finding its way between organizations worldwide. Businesses are entering into agreements with workers and labor unions that will allow them to adopt more flexible smart work models.

The secret to the modern work model's success is the managers' attitude, who must also engage and inspire workers who work remotely.

The transformation must be shared at all levels of society, and a cultural shift is required, he adds. It is not to be taken for granted, and the progress of this new way of work must not be overlooked, he writes.

The pandemic has accelerated the transition to this way of working.

Teleworking can be a good thing for both employees and companies. It can provide a better quality of life and increase productivity. Is your company part of

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Tags: AI, Digital Disruption, Future of Work

What is Lobe and how Microsoft is trying to make AI mainstream?
Medium
October 28, 2020
Microsoft released a free public preview of a tool that lets people train AI models without writing a single line of code.

With Lobe‘s release to the general public today, Microsoft has taken the first step in taking machine learning to the masses — a change that will accelerate AI from B2B to mainstream customers.
Now, everyone has access to machine learning skills and can create models without needing any technical knowledge.
Could it represent a new step towards artificial intelligence democratization?

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Tags: AI, Digital Disruption, Emerging Technology

Is it the end of the work as we know it?
Import from medium.com
October 27, 2020
A brief analysis of the report Future of Job 2020 by the World Economic ForumContinue reading on Medium »

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Tags: AI, Emerging Technology, Future of Work

What the hell is reinforcement learning and how does it work?
thenextweb.com
October 27, 2020
One of my most technical and complex articles about AI, in particular about Reinforcement Learning, published by the News aggregator The New Web.

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Tags: AI

Enter Lobe and how Microsoft is trying to make AI mainstream
Medium
October 27, 2020
With Lobe‘s release to the general public today, Microsoft has taken the first step in taking machine learning to the masses — a change that will accelerate AI from B2B to mainstream customers.
Now, everyone has access to machine learning skills and can create models without needing any technical knowledge.
Could it represent a new step towards artificial intelligence democratization?

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Tags: AI, Analytics, Big Data

What is Reinforcement Learning and 9 examples of what you can do with it.
Import from medium.com
October 23, 2020
As part of my new series Short Stories, where I will explore in an overview mode some interesting topics, starting from Reinforcement…Continue reading on Towards Data Science »

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Tags: AI, Emerging Technology, Autonomous Vehicles

Reinforcement Learning and 9 examples of what you can do with it.
Towards Data Science
October 23, 2020
Reinforcement Learning is a subset of machine learning. It enables an agent to learn through the consequences of actions in a specific environment. It can be used to teach a robot new tricks, for example.
Reinforcement learning is a behavioral learning model where the algorithm provides data analysis feedback, directing the user to the best result.
It differs from other forms of supervised learning because the sample data set does not train the machine. Instead, it learns by trial and error. Therefore, a series of right decisions would strengthen the method as it better solves the problem.

Reinforcement is done with rewards according to the decisions made; it is possible to learn continuously from interactions with the environment at all times. With each correct action, we will have positive rewards and penalties for incorrect decisions.

In the industry, this type of learning can help optimize processes, simulations, monitoring, maintenance, and the control of autonomous systems.

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Tags: AI

The home office and the new work environment.
Medium
October 12, 2020
The home office is a big change that is here to stay. Now, companies have a great opportunity to provide more well-being for employees and enhance productivity.

The future after the pandemic, or some people like to say: the new normal, when it comes to the future workplace, will be a hybrid model, and the remote one will take a substantial proportion.
As many of us have the opportunity to experiment today, the home office is a big change that happened suddenly, but that is here to stay. Companies today have a great opportunity to provide more well-being for employees that can be a really positive thing; at the same time, they increase productivity.

The secret is to find the balance that works well for employers and employees

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Culture, Future of Work

14 inspiring and influential women who defy the gender gap in Data Science!
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September 28, 2020
Just 15% of today’s scientists are women. Like most STEM fields, data science has a daunting gender diversity problem. We need to do…Continue reading on Predict »

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Tags: AI, Big Data, Diversity and Inclusion

Everything you need to know about drones
Import from medium.com
September 25, 2020
Discover how a drone works, it sensors, and how they are evolving.Continue reading on Predict »

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Tags: AI, Autonomous Vehicles, Emerging Technology

Amazon just launched a drone for your home security.
Import from medium.com
September 25, 2020
Ring’s Always Home Cam drone aims to be a practical, relatively cheap alternative to domestic patrol.Continue reading on Data Driven Investor »

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Tags: AI, Emerging Technology, Autonomous Vehicles

How Autonomous Vehicles will redefine the concept of mobility
Medium
September 04, 2020
With these simple imagination exercises, we can see that the industry will be touched as a whole. Some actions are already taken regarding auto repair shops that can facilitate this transition to the market dominated by independent automobiles. Some others will take time and depend on how fast the market will react to autonomous vehicles. Autonomous vehicles are already a reality at its most basic levels of automation.
Automakers and technology companies have invested a lot to get their fully autonomous vehicle designs off the ground. Therefore, it is the best moment to follow this technology’s evolution and to be prepared for the changes it will bring to our society.

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Tags: AI, Autonomous Vehicles, Emerging Technology

An Introduction to Autonomous Vehicles
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August 28, 2020
Autonomous vehicles have long lived in our imagination since the Jetsons, and if we can imagine, we can do it. The great challenge of…Continue reading on Medium »

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Tags: AI, Emerging Technology, Autonomous Vehicles

The Ethics of AI and Autonomous Vehicles
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July 14, 2020
In a perfect world, AI should be developed to avoid unethical issues, but that may be unlikely since those issues can not be predefined…Continue reading on Towards AI — Multidisciplinary Science Journal »

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Tags: AI, Emerging Technology, Autonomous Vehicles

AI & ML Newsletter — 08/07/2020
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July 07, 2020
AI: Applying It To The New Now.Continue reading on DataSeries »

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Tags: AI, Autonomous Vehicles, Emerging Technology

5 interesting pieces of advice to gear up your lifelong learning journey
Medium
July 01, 2020
A Lifelong learning journey can promote not only social integration, active citizenry, and personal growth, but also self-sustainability.
Leonardo da Vinci, learned actively — hiking, dissecting, sketching, experimenting, building his whole life… he read and asked experts his questions extensively as well. In fact, for his entire life, Leonardo gained new knowledge, skills, and ideas.
Lifelong learning is the ‘ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated’ acquisition of knowledge for personal or professional purposes, according to Wikipedia. It can promote not only social integration, active citizenry, and personal growth, but also self-sustainability.

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Tags: Sustainability, Management, Leadership

Colorizing Black & White images with Deep Learning
Medium
June 25, 2020
Using a CNN Convolutional Neural Network trained on over a million color images to colorize vintage B&W photos.
Since the beginning of the photography, Image colorization may have been reserved for those with artistic talent in the past, but thanks to Artificial Intelligence, is it possible to colorize black and white images and video with outstanding quality.

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Tags: AI, Innovation, Leadership

Summarizing A.I. Articles using A.I. (What else??)
Medium
June 10, 2020
I have started an experiment on automating the summarization of the dozen exciting articles about A.I., Machine Learning, and Data Science that I regularly read every week, using vectorization (Nltk) directly from the links to the news.
With the overwhelming amount of new text documents generated daily in different channels, such as news, social media, and tracking systems, automatic text summarization has become essential for me to keep pace and to digest and to understand so much content.
Text summarization aims to extract or generate concise and accurate summaries of a given text document while maintaining key information found within the original text document.
Automatic summarization reduces large text documents to a short set of words or a paragraph that conveys the meaning of the full text.
An excellent example of the Text Summarization problem is news article summarization, which attempts to produce an abstract from a given article automatically. It concisely represents the latest news as a summary.

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Tags: AI, Emerging Technology, Innovation

Weekly A.I. Newsletter 10.06.2020
Medium
June 10, 2020
I read an endless number of articles every week about A.I., and I believe it is a good thing to collect them and share them with more people as possible.
But I like the idea of doing this in a “smart” way, so I’m using Artificial Intelligence (what else?) to automate the whole process of data collection, cleaning, and summarization of my favorite articles.
From today,

I will share on Medium, a weekly list of the most relevant articles that I read during my spare time, and to keep me updated in my work.

Here you have a summary of the most relevant articles that I’ve read during this week about Artificial Intelligence:

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Tags: AI

How I am summarizing the most relevant terms of Artificial Intelligence from Wikipedia, using AI.
Medium
June 05, 2020
This is an experimentation on how to automate the summarization of Wikipedia articles with the most relevant definitions, terminologies, and references related to Artificial Intelligence using vectorization (Nltk).

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Tags: AI, Emerging Technology, Innovation

More than 60 free courses to learn AI, ML, and Data Science today
Medium
May 29, 2020
Some of the best resources free and free to audit courses that can help her to learn AI, Machine Learning, and Data Science from basics to advance.

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Tags: Analytics, AI, Big Data

Home Office: how to organize yourself to have an efficient work routine from home
Medium.com
May 29, 2020
Working straight from the comforts of our home demands a bit more planning than you may think in principle, but with discipline and attention, you can be very productive while working from home.

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Tags: AI, Future of Work, Health and Wellness

21st of April — A day to use creativity in problem-solving
Medium
April 21, 2020
The United Nations designated 21 April as World Creativity and Innovation Day to raise the awareness of the role of creativity and innovation in all aspects of human development.

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Tags: Culture, Diversity and Inclusion, Social

The Digital Transformation passes through the Digital Twin.
Medium
March 10, 2020
The idea behind the Digital twins is about creating a virtual replica, entirely faithful for a physical object so that this digital model can provide all the perspectives and essential data on the use of the product.

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Here is The Vatican’s plan for the development of ethical AI.
Medium
March 03, 2020
Pope Francis launched on last on 28 February 2020 the “Rome Call for AI Ethics” and IBM and Microsoft are among the first signatories.
The document proposed by the Vatican and signed by IBM and Microsoft for the ethical development of artificial intelligence is called “Rome Call for AI Ethics.”
The Pontifical Academy for Life, an institution that deals with the ethical and moral implications raised by the latest frontiers of science, such as stem cell research and genetic editing, promoted the document, recognizing that Artificial intelligence (AI) is bringing about considerable changes in the lives of humans and will continue to do so.
AI systems must be conceptualized and realized to assist and preserve human beings and the environment in which they live.
This initial vision must transmute into an engagement to create social and personal conditions that allow both groups and individual members to endeavor to represent themselves where possible thoroughly.
Given the innovative and complex nature of the issues posed by the digital transformation, it is essential that all stakeholders work together and that all the needs emerging from AI are represented.
Artificial intelligence is an incredibly promising technology that can help us make the world smarter, healthier, and more prosperous. Provided that, from the outset, it is developed according to human interests and values, and The Call for AI Ethics in Rome reminds us that we must think carefully about the needs of those who will benefit from AI and invest significantly in the necessary skills.

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Tags: AI, Culture, Legal and IP

How to implement an effective AI Strategy in your business
CIO Applications Europe
March 01, 2020
According to the most accredited researches, artificial intelligence or AI as we used to call it, is set to generate a growth of 13 billion dollars in global GDP by 2030, which will occur in sectors such as manufacturing, agriculture, energy, logistics, and education, among others.
Regardless of increasing investments in AI, more than 50 percent of companies still do not apply these technologies efficiently or are delayed in implementing it.
The boom in AI that we are observing during the last years represents an opportunity for all industries to differentiate their products and services and to remain competitive in the market. However, leaders must understand what AI is and set the correct expectations when planning and implementing efficient solutions.

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

5 amazing books about AI that you must read in 2020.
towards data science
February 23, 2020
A list with 5 of my favorite AI books that surely will inspire you.
I love to read! I’m always reading… and most of all, I love to read about Artificial Intelligence.
I want to share here some of my favorite AI books that surely will inspire you. These are great books for anyone who wants to get serious on AI algorithms and how we humans can relate to this topic today and in the future.

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Tags: AI, Analytics, Big Data

A mini-guide to the E.U.’’s new Artificial Intelligence and Data Regulation plan
Medium
February 20, 2020
The European Union has fresh thoughts about how it could try to keep up with America and China on A.I.— and it may shape global thinking on how technology is regulated in the procedure.
The European Commission (E.C.)released a bundle of suggestions for Europe’s digital future on February, 19th 2020, including a new data plan along with a white paper on A.I.
The proposals would lead to changes in the way data is collected and shared in an effort to level the playing field between European companies and competitors from the U.S. and China. The E.C. wants to prevent potential abuses while also building confidence among citizens in order to reap the benefits promised by the technology.

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Tags: AI, Legal and IP, Privacy

Does Google know more about you than your wife?
Medium
February 20, 2020
You might be amazed by how much Google knows about you. But is it a threat or is it part of the game?
As technology advances, the value of data will continue to increase, but also the number of interactions and opportunities that come with the utilization of this data.
We need to be more aware of the consequences of signing away the rights to our data and be more conscious about who we give it to.
As we saw here in this article, even though they collect a shocking amount of data about our lives in every moment, they seem to be very transparent regarding how this data has been collected, stored, and used.
But could we be so sure about how other companies are treating our data?
A complete opt-out seems to be too radical and would have a significant impact on our online experience today due to the ubiquity of Google. It looks like more of a too conservative approach than that hardly would prevent the giant search engine from exploiting our information.
So get used to the idea that Google will continue to know more and more about you as time goes on. If you have nothing to fear, you’re good! Is it right?

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Tags: AI, Legal and IP, Privacy

Pomodoro - one effective method to help you to work more efficiently.
Medium
February 18, 2020
The Pomodoro Method is a time management technique, initiated in the 1980s by the author, entrepreneur, and developer Francesco Cirillo.
The method is named after the tomato-shaped timer he used while attending university. The name “Pomodoro” is the Italian word for tomato.
The method consists of dividing the hours of work or study into shorter intervals: usually, 25 minutes are spent to work or study, followed by a short break of 5 minutes for rest. This allows the focus to be maintained for a longer time, decreasing attention deviations throughout the day.
This technique, when applied correctly, can increase focus and productivity. The results of its application show that the Pomodoro Method has been a profound discovery not only in the business world but also in education.
I have been researching a lot about new ways to improve my focus, to retain more information, as well as to increase my level of attention during work and my studies.
If you are curious to know how the Pomodoro Method works, check out how it can be applied during your journey:

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Tags: Culture, Future of Work, Management

How to raise a multilingual child?
Medium
February 16, 2020
It's definitely not easy to raise a multilingual child, but the benefits of learning a second language at an early age are certainly worth the struggle. Here you have some tips that certainly will help you.

I am pleased about the possibilities I have to give my daughters a multilingual education, and I am sure I will not regret it at any time.
Throughout my years living in Europe, I have met many parents who gave up teaching their children their original languages ​​and many adults with dual citizenship who expressed their disappointment at the fact that they did not learn to speak the language of their mothers and fathers when they were small.
I feel immense happiness when my daughters speak to her grandparents or other relatives in their “other languages.”
I can assure you that this feeling is incredibly rewarding.

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Tags: Culture, Diversity and Inclusion, Social

Are you on lockdown? Here you have a list of almost 80 online AI, Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Tech conferences to attend during the next months.
Data Series
February 09, 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic expands throughout the world, driving to extraordinary measures to prevent the virus’s spread, the number of conferences being canceled or postponed is rising, and organizers are scrambling to find alternative ways to keep their appointments and business.
During the last two months, we have seen companies across the world moving fast toward smart-working and with educational institutions surprisingly quickly organizing classes via the web, but also online conferences and events can represent a valid alternative in this emergency to uncover potential for the future.

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Tags: AI, Big Data, Predictive Analytics

4 apps that can help you organize your working student life.
Medium
February 08, 2020
I will remember 2020 as the year when I’ve committed to achieving my highest number of training and certifications, most of them online.
I’m running several online specializations with Coursera, Edx, and some independent e-learnings at MIT at the same time. I use my commuting intensively and my weekends to make an intense rush to support my regular weekly hours of study.
Also, during this year, I’ve decided to start a very demanding Master’s program since I’ve chosen the MIT MicroMasters in Analytics and Data Science. Honestly, It’s been harder than I’ve could ever imagine since I don’t have so much time available.
I have a tough time to keep the pace in the first weeks since my professional file has been very intense, and my personal life with young daughters, volunteering, and several activities to keep the life running is not exactly easy to manage.

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Tags: AI, Edtech

We should learn how to collaborate with robots before it will be too late!
Medium
February 05, 2020
Much has been said about how automation processes can render a large number of jobs obsolete.
After all, the opportunities for technologies involving robotics and artificial intelligence have grown exponentially, and workers around the world have been anxious about how this new era of automation can affect their careers.
The concerns of shrinking jobs during the rise of robotic automation and AI it’s a real thing, and it can be contrasted with 3 main approaches:
The first is related to continuous learning, the second is associated with accessing and analyzing information in the right way and the third is linked to the importance of the unique human skills.
Let’s face it: to be prepared for the jobs of the future, we should be less concerned with choosing a secure job position and devoting ourselves more to the continuous learning of new skills.

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Tags: AI, Autonomous Vehicles, Future of Work

The European Commission has its Ethical Guide on Artificial Intelligence. Why does it matter?
Medium
February 03, 2020
Let’s face it… the European Union is not at the forefront of exporting Artificial Intelligence systems, as is the United States and China,
But the continent has been at the forefront of several debates and challenges about ethics with technology and, mainly, with the development of intelligence artificial.
At the beginning of April, precisely on April 8, 2019, the European Commission started the pilot phase of implementing the Ethical Guide for Artificial Intelligence.
The Guide’s testing procedures are open to industries, research institutes, and public authorities, and it will last until this year, 2020, when a conclusion about the tests will be published.

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3 intelligent apps that make you more productive today
Medium
February 02, 2020
As one of my previous mentors in IBM used to say, “one thing is to get your job done, but even more important is that you get it done with quality and on time,” and for me, that used to means: productivity.
I know that there are literally thousands of apps and tools out there that promise to help you become more productive, and probably there are millions of articles about productivity apps across the googlesphere, but I really want to share this one here because “by experience,” I firmly believe that it will help you to get your work done faster and more effectively.

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Can Artificial Intelligence predict the next pandemia?
Medium
January 30, 2020
According to the latest figures published by the WHS, the coronavirus outbreak began to take over newspapers in the last week and, today (30/01/2020), the total number of deaths from the virus had risen to 170 in China.
More than 7,700 people have been sickened worldwide, according to Chinese officials and the World Health Organization.
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Other than China, at least 14 countries have had confirmed cases, including Japan, Singapore, the United States, France, Germany, Australia, South Korea, and Saudi Arabia.

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Tags: AI, Health and Safety, Healthtech

Applying AI to deliver an interactive experience at the museum.
Medium
January 28, 2020
How a museum in Wroclaw, Poland is using the power of IBM Watson to understand the questions asked by visitors and deliver relevant answers in Polish.

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Tags: AI, Culture, Customer Experience

Can “fake faces” lead to the illusion of diversity?
Towards AI
January 27, 2020
GANs — or Generative Adversarial Networks have been used to create agency photos with non-existent faces that supposed to promote diversity, generating business opportunities, but this use of A.I. can also have numerous ethical implications.

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You can have access to 25 million datasets right now!
Medium
January 25, 2020
Across the web, there are millions of datasets about nearly any subject that interests you. If you’re looking to buy a puppy, you could find datasets compiling complaints of puppy buyers or studies on puppy cognition. Or if you like skiing, you could find data on revenue of ski resorts or injury rates and participation numbers.
Google recently release “Dataset Search”, a free tool with more than 25 million publicly available datasets, mostly related to geosciences, biology, and agriculture.

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I’ve just started a (micro)Masters at the MIT.
Medium
January 07, 2020
A MicroMasters program is a faster path to a master’s degree from MIT and other universities. Employers recognize it for providing deep learning in specific career fields.
It is an affordable option for professionals who can’t take off time to earn a traditional master’s degree.
The MicroMasters Program is redefining online education. The program is hosted by MITx, the Institute’s portfolio of massively open online courses that offer flexible access to a range of interactive classes developed and taught by MIT instructors.
After getting my MicroMasters graduate-level credential from the MITx, I can also apply to enter an accelerated, on campus, master’s degree program at MIT or some other top universities that participate in this growing pathways program. But this is another story!

You can read the full article here: I’ve just started a (micro)Masters at the MIT.

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2019 was amazing; now, it is time to make it better in 2020!
LinkedIn
December 25, 2019
Once upon a time... a brilliant guy wrote a song that started with..." so this is Christmas, and what have you done?".

Now we've arrived at that moment of the year that everybody looks back to reflects on milestones and achievements along 365 passed days.

I had to say that my 2019 was amazing! It was intense, productive, and full of essential learnings and achievements in the professional and personal fields.

During the holidays, I've been reflecting about my whole year and about several important things that happened, and I would like to remember some of them here with you.

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Traveling the world. Sharing knowledge. Inspiring people
LinkedIn
September 09, 2019
The next three months they will be very intense and exciting months for me.

On September, I will see my third daughter coming to the world, and on October and November I will have the opportunity to perform a long series of International Conferences and Summits as a speaker, talking about Artificial Intelligence, sharing knowledge, meeting some of the most relevant professionals in the field and building valuable connections across the globe.

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Why do I volunteer, and why should you do it too?
WrOpenUp NGO
February 03, 2019
started to volunteer with WrOpenUp in 2016, a few months after moving to Wroclaw. I don’t remember exactly how it began, who invited me to my first meeting on Google, or even what my motivations were at that time…

The only thing I know for sure it was one of the best decisions I took in my life in Poland: be an active part of this constant, gentle, and progressive (r)evolution that WrOpenUp aims to conduct in our society starting from the best place: the youth.

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Tags: CSR, Culture, Diversity and Inclusion

Leadership in a Multicultural Environment
Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny we Wrocławiu
April 15, 2018
Today, Sunday, April, 15th, 2018 at 11:30 at the University of Economy of Wroclaw (Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny we Wrocławiu) I had the honor to be a Guest lecturer, leading one of my workshops entitled: Leadership in a Multicultural Environment to the students of Economics at Wroclaw, Poland, as part of the Interpersonal Communication in Business postgraduate studies, conducted in English, to provide students with theoretical-practical knowledge from communication, both in the individual and organizational contex.

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We just taught Project Management to more than 300 kids at Wroclaw, Poland.
WrOpenUp NGO
March 17, 2018
On 17th of March 2018, we delivered the WrOpenUp Project Management Workshop 2018 in Wroclaw, Poland.

The Project Management Workshop was created in association with the ONG WrOpenUp to deliver Project Management and Design Thinking skills and more importantly, life-long learning skills that can be used in academic context and beyond it to hundreds of teenagers from 13 to 18 years old from the public schools of Wroclaw.

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How I'm developing my Self-Driving Cars Technology skills for the future, today!
LinkedIn
February 02, 2018
Can you imagine a world full of cars that could drive themselves from point A to B, with no human intervention? Creating the opportunity to help people get around, not just those who can drive? I do, and I am not the only one...

I imagine a world where the transit system of our cities, will be purely made of a synced and efficient system of autonomous vehicles. With no more delays, or overcrowding. A system where one transit vehicle will know, based on interconnected sensors, the past, present and future locations of all other cars in the system.

I read somewhere that Rupert Stadler, CEO of Audi, said they would have fully autonomous cars deployed by 2025. Mark Fields, a former CEO of Ford, indicated 2021. And of course, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, said next year.

Having this due dates, it is hard not to get excited about self-driving cars, right?

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Emotion Analysis as a key for an humanized Artificial Intelligence - A conversation with the neuroscientist Mariana Verzaro - Part 4
LinkedIn
December 11, 2017
The average software scatters merely the photo, allows you to apply the usual filters and publish your new photo on your favorite social network, without considering the content of the picture. This approach develops little or no empathy between you and the software. If the same photo was taken by your best friend or friend, would it be the same? No comment? No observation? No questions about matching clothes colors or your expressions?

Now imagine if that application could use Artificial Intelligence to analyze the whole picture: the environment, the colors, the light, your clothes but above all examining your face, identifying your facial expression in order to identify if you are angry, sad or surprise with your new picture?

This relationship between you and the software could you to interact more emotionally with 'AI.

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Are you afraid of Artificial Intelligence? - A conversation with the neuroscientist Mariana Verzaro - Part 3
LinkedIn
November 11, 2017
In my previous articles: Part 1: Introduction and Part 2: Are you Afraid of Artificial Intelligence?, I have shared a conversation I am having with Mariana Verzaro, doctoring in Neurosciences from University of Sāo Paulo about Empathy in Artificial Intelligence and so much more.

Previously we discussed how the relationship between man and machines is changing and how fears can come from this changes. In this third part, we will continue to talk about some common worries when facing Artificial Intelligence and share some about how to meet them in a real world.

For many of us, the early stages of artificial intelligence look promising and more positive. The technology developed so far has already proved that it is compelling and useful. However, there is a fear about artificial intelligence because the day it will match or surpass humans, things will probably go wrong.

Elon Musk also says that artificial intelligence is our “biggest existential threat.” He recently described his investments in AI research as “keeping an eye on what’s going on”, rather than viable return on capital. “With artificial we are summoning the demon. In all those stories where there’s the guy with the pentagram and the holy water". It seems that Elon Musk is pretty sure we can control the demon.

Mariana goes further on the topic: "I would not say extinction per se but a merge of human + machine, that´s already happening. The human brain we know is tough to replicate, for example, it´s the same thing as thinking about a brain transplant, have you ever thought about that? We can transplant all organs, but not the brain. The brain is the most complex machine in the universe. "

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Are you afraid of Artificial Intelligence? - A conversation with the neuroscientist Mariana Verzaro - Part 2
LinkedIn
October 30, 2017
In my previous article, I have started to share a series of conversations I have been taking with Mariana Verzaro, doctoring in Neurosciences from University of Sāo Paulo about Artificial Intelligence and so much more.

Today, in the second part of this conversation we've started to discuss some primordial feelings joy, anger, sadness fear. And this last feeling caught my attention to open a deeper discussion with one initial questions: what is fear? How does it work our brain? and more important, how can we understand this feeling when talking about Artificial Intelligence?

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A conversation with the neuroscientist Mariana Verzaro about Artificial Intelligence - Part 1
LinkedIn
October 22, 2017
I have been exploring the concept of Empathy in the world of technology, especially in Cognitive Computing (I am working on a personal project to teach my humanoid robot to be as more empathetic as possible using IBM Watson). During a series of long conversations (days of texting, unlimited WhatsApp's audio messages and hundreds of link exchanges) with my longtime friend, Mariana Verzaro, I started to write a series of articles where we will share our ideas and visions regarding empathy and how it can be applied to Cognitive Computing in general.

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Using Analytics to understand the summer hit Despacito.
Medium
July 16, 2017
What is the hit of summer 2017? I’m pretty sure that from the “botecos” of Rio de Janeiro to the coolest discos of Barcelona and the indoor malls of Milano Despacito is the number one!
The remix of Luis Fonsi’s Latin crossover hit, featuring Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber, had scored for weeks the Billboard Hot 100. It’s also helped Daddy Yankee become the first Latin artist to be named Spotify’s top artist.
I’ve been analyzing Latin summer hits in the past. For most of them, the secret for the song’s success was evident for me: the slinky rhythm and the infectious and straightforward hooks delivered by an elementary to learn chorus added to a catchy and upbeat sound (much like a lot of Spanish music). Put everything together, shake it, and so it becomes widespread, for sure.
In my opinion, another critical factor in the success of those songs is actually the collaboration with Latin urban acts and the fusion of pop stars like Bieber and urban itself, for example: do you remember the hit by Lumedee and Busta Rhymes, I never gonna leave you?
Personally, I’m not a fan of #despacito. Still, I have to bring it down: my daughter loves this song, my girlfriend loves this song.. and recently I’ve been surrounded by this summer ear-worm.. so I could not ignore it.

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1 Founder
Imprendo Consulting
LinkedIn
March 01, 2012
Founder and ICT and Site Manager - Societá di Consulenza Legale e Tecnologica, Systems, Telecoms and Real Estate Operations Manager, Project and Asset management dedicated to the fulfillment of all IT products and services within budget, Safety and Emergency Manager.

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Tags: Cloud, Innovation, Business Strategy

2 Industry Awards
Wroclaw's Faces of Volunteering Award
WrOpenUp NGO
March 19, 2019
Today was a fantastic day for me in Wroclaw. I had the opportunity to represent the voluntaries of the NGO WrOpenUp during the awarding ceremony of the initiative "Wrocławskie Oblicza Wolontariatu" or "Wroclaw's Faces of Volunteering."

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"Wroclaw Faces of Volunteering" is a competition started in 2017 with the purpose is to promote volunteering in Wrocław.

The organizers want to distinguish in a unique way people who voluntarily and for free undertake assistance activities for other people in need of support, engage in social initiatives and projects, share their skills, participate in operations carried out by non-governmental organizations, institutions, and employers.

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Tags: Diversity and Inclusion

International Volunteer of The year - 2019
City of Wroclw, Poland
March 19, 2019
Awarded with the title of ToP Volunteer of the Year by the city of Wroclaw, Poland, in 2019

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1 Influencer Award
Concluding a successful season of Volunteering
WrOpenUp NGO
June 08, 2019
Today we had the WrOpenUp Gala at the Kino Nowy Horyzonty. The WrOpenUp's Gala is the final event of the season when we find the best projects submitted by our students! And it is a great moment to summarize the edition 2019 and our achievements.

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7 Keynotes
How AI is driving Digital Transformation through Automation and Personalization
AI Summit Seoul 2019
November 27, 2019

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AI and the Digital Transformation
Digital Transformation Strategies Summit, 21st-22nd November 2019, Berlin
November 21, 2019

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How To Create a Successful Artificial Intelligence Strategy in your Business
Codiax 2019,
November 21, 2019
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

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AI and the Autonomous Vehicles
Impact CEE Mobility Revolution 2019
October 27, 2019

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How to Develop and Effective AI Business Strategy
How to Develop and Effective AI Business Strategy
October 03, 2019

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World Summit AI - Amsterdam
BlockChain Conferences
October 01, 2019
Jair Ribeiro is an Artificial Intelligence Senior Business Strategist, responsible for identifying business problems and areas where AI can be applied and ideate, design and propose cutting-edge AI Solutions to support teams across Volvo Group in their everyday tasks.

Jair has a deep understanding and experience in the many AI fields, especially Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Data Science, Image Recognition, and Natural Language Processing.

Also, he is responsible for communicating in a very inspiring and engaging way the team's vision, strategy, and objectives regarding AI and set the right priorities and eliminate roadblocks, leading the AI initiatives to meet the expectations and requirements of the business, thinking strategically about products, technology, resources, and technical challenges.

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How To Create a Successful Artificial Intelligence Strategy in your Business
ITMT Poland
July 01, 2019
How to Create a Successful Artificial Intelligence Strategy in your Business

Artificial intelligence is a game changer and is set to make a fundamental change in how we do business.

Do you think you can afford not to get on the AI ​​train? You can not. However, please do not jump on the wagon blindly, it’s necessary to map out where you’re headed before taking to the road, looking at artificial intelligence.

If the challenges of doing AI does not scare you away, it’s time to start planning your AI projects. AI does present some enormous challenges, but it can also help you.

If you are in the early stages of the AI ​​Adoption, in this presentation, I will share some helpful steps to your AI journey.

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4 Media Interviews
Interview in Portuguese to the Podcast Dirija por mim
PodCast Dirija por Mim
November 28, 2020
The drive by me welcomes the senior business analyst of artificial intelligence for a chat about safety, social dilemma and the impact of artificial intelligence on the automotive revolution that are autonomous cars.

Find Jair on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jairribeiro/

Follow the lead by me on Instagram: @dirijapormim

Find Júlio on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliocesarchagas/

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Autonomous Vehicles and the Role of AI Ethics
BOECKBX
June 20, 2020
Autonomous Vehicles are one of the most impactful realities to come in emerging technologies. More than fascinating to talk with Jair Ribeiro from Volvo about autonomous driving and the role of ethics in artificial intelligence.

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Inteligência Artificial - FNC Tech Talks com Jair Ribeiro
FNC Tech Talks
March 29, 2020
A FNC IT inicia uma série de vídeos quinzenais que chamamos de FNC Tech Talks.
O FNC Tech Talks são curtas entrevistas com profissionais que são referência em suas áreas, abordando assuntos super interessantes sobre as inovações da tecnologia no Brasil e no mundo.

Temos a honra de receber Jair Ribeiro, que é Senior Business Analyst em uma sede da Volvo na Polônia.
Jair lidera as frentes de Inteligência Artificial da Volvo na Polônia e tem como missão criar a cultura de AI na Volvo e também conectar todas as divisões que tem necessidades em desenvolver soluções com Artificial Intelligence.

Nesse vídeo, ele nos contará sobre seus desafios, sobre as novidades da Volvo, dicas para quem quer trabalhar com Inteligência Artificial e até para quem quer tentar uma carreira na Europa.

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Tags: AI, Emerging Technology, Leadership

Interview for the Impact TV at Krakow
Impact CEE Mobility Revolution 2019
June 25, 2019
Jair Ribeiro, Volvo Group

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2 Panels
AI , autonomous vehicles and Satellite imagery
World Summit AI 2019
October 21, 2019
At the World Summit AI 2019, Amsterdam, The World’s leading AI Summit

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IT Manager of Tomorrow 2019
ITMT Poland
October 01, 2019
We invited Jair and Dan, two experienced IT Leaders who will be discussing the role of IT from an extremely high-speed business perspective. The idea is to talk about current main IT challenges to support business outcomes, including new technologies, People in IT, Business relationship, and cooperation with Partners. All moderated by “one and only” Paul Wilkinson. If you have any challenging questions, be sure to bring it with you.

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2 Speaker Awards
Intelligence Automation MVP Speaker
IQPC UK
October 02, 2019
MVP Speaker award for the business-oriented mindset and engagement during the Intelligence Automation Exchange 2019 in London, UK

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Speaker of Tomorrow Award - IT Manager of Tomorrow
ITMT Poland
June 19, 2019
Awarded with the Speaker of Tomorrow title during the IT Manager of Tomorrow Conference 2019

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1 Speaker Bureau Membership
AI Event Opening, Welcome and “Overview of AI today in our Business and in our lives”
AI Wroclaw 2019
November 27, 2019
An engaged AI, UX, and Design Thinking Community will take over Wroclaw in November 2019. In conjunction with the World Usability Day Wroclaw 2019, the city will also host the AI Wroclaw Conference 2019, dedicated to AI with keynotes, workshops, round tables, and many business networking.

The events will take place on Wednesday, the 27th of November, at the Wroclaw Stadium. It will be an excellent opportunity to learn, share knowledge, developing commercial partnerships, ensuring technical progress, and driving forward AI, User Experience, and Design Thinking at all levels.

Meet mind-blowing speakers, leaders, and decision-makers, and creative minds from business from Poland and abroad.
We're bringing mindblowing and bright AI speakers to the stage so you can learn from the best.
Meet several leaders and decision-makers, and creative minds from business from Poland and abroad, join many of them at the Q&A area to pick their brains further.

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3 Visiting Lecturers
Motivating People
University of Economy of Wroclaw (Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny we Wrocławiu)
November 24, 2018

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Tags: Culture, Leadership, Management

Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny we Wrocławiu
LinkedIn
August 14, 2018
Guest Lecturer during the 4th Edition of the "Business Communication Post-Graduation Studies promoted by the Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny we Wrocławiu.

The purpose of Business Communication postgraduate studies, conducted in English, is to provide students with theoretical-practical knowledge from communication and leadership, both in the individual and organizational context.

It was an excellent opportunity to talk directly to the Leaders of tomorrow regarding the most critical aspects of leadership in a society where business and non-profit organizations are increasingly working across national borders and in multi-cultural environments.

Also, during the lectures, we have analyzed why and how the effectiveness of future leaders depends on how well they understand and can manage individual and collective behaviors in an intercultural context.

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Leadership in a Multicultural Environment
University of Economy of Wroclaw (Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny we Wrocławiu)
April 15, 2018
Guest Lecturer during the 4th Edition of the "Business Communication Post-Graduation Studies promoted by the Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny we Wrocławiu.

The purpose of Business Communication postgraduate studies, conducted in English, is to provide students with theoretical-practical knowledge from communication and leadership, both in the individual and organizational context.

It was an excellent opportunity to talk directly to the Leaders of tomorrow regarding the most critical aspects of leadership in a society where business and non-profit organizations are increasingly working across national borders and in multi-cultural environments.

Also, during the lectures, we have analyzed why and how the effectiveness of future leaders depends on how well they understand and can manage individual and collective behaviors in an intercultural context.

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Tags: Culture, Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership

6 Workshops
With WrOpenUp we will teach Project Management to 350 teenagers in Wroclaw, Poland
WrOpenUp NGO
March 10, 2018
Today we were at the beautiful Google's offices in Wroclaw, Poland to enable an amazing team of Highly Skilled Volunteers from IBM, Google, HPe, Nokia, EY, Credit Suisse, UBS, and Volvo to deliver the Second Edition of the WrOpenUp's Project Management Workshops on next March, 17th, 2018 for approximately 350 teenagers from several schools in the city.

The Project Management Workshop was created in association with the ONG WrOpenUp to deliver Project Management and Design Thinking skills and more importantly, life-long learning skills that can be used in academic context and beyond it to hundreds of teenagers from 13 to 18 years old from the public schools of Wroclaw.

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I spent the last three days expressing Empathy, Openness and Multiculturalism through the Art of Theater.
Wroclaw
March 08, 2018
Today I had the honor to participate acting and singing on the 4th Intercultural Education Fair of Wrocław, held under the slogan: "Empathy, openness, integration. What can you see from the other side? "

The 4th Intercultural Education Fair of Wrocław presented organizations and experts acting for the integration and improvement of intercultural competences, as well as the inclusion of the community and people working in the field of intercultural education in Wroclaw, Poland.

During the event, the public had the opportunity to discover inspirational projects for educational institutions in Wroclaw, training and teacher workshops (#WrOpenUp, of course, was present there), initiatives of the Wrocław Commune, the Regional Representation of the European Commission and non-governmental organizations, as well as presentations of innovative work methods for the openness of children, young people, foreigners and residents of our city.

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Tags: Culture, Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership

A cross-cultural workshop for kids
LinkedIn
May 31, 2017
Last Saturday, May 27th, 2017 we had in our IBM Client Innovation Center in Wroclaw, the BLUEKIDS WORKSHOPS exclusive for IBMer's kids.

This workshop was dedicated to the Cross-Cultural Competences. Our trainers have led numerous practical activities and games to raise intercultural competence, cultural tolerance and awareness among the kids.

During the workshop, interacting with our trainers, the group had the opportunity to participate actively in intercultural activities, to develop awareness about several topics such as cultural diversity, mutual respect and tolerance.

The workshop was in English and it was a great opportunity for our kids to construct and to express their thoughts and opinions in that language in a high and intensive level of conversation. During the whole workshop and especially during the breaks, there was a lot of interaction with the group, always in English.

The Cross-Cultural Competence workshop was the first of a series of 3 workshops designed to train IBMers’ kids from 13 to 16 years. We will complete the series in September.

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Tags: Culture, Diversity and Inclusion, Social

WrOpenUp's Presentation Skills Workshop in Wrocław, Poland!
WrOpenUp NGO
April 22, 2017
oday, April, 22nd, 2017, we had more than 200 kids from #Wrocław learning how to improve their Presentation Skills, how to collect ideas, organize them and how to prepare a structured presentation with the help of an amazing team of more than 30 highly skilled trainers from IBM, Google, CreditSuisse , UBS, HPE, Nokia and Volvo.


The WrOpenUp's Presentation Skills Workshop was the last of the three workshops series we delivered here in Wroclaw for kids, together with the Cross-Cultural Competence Workshop, that we already deliver on March, 18th for 200 kids and the Project Management Workshop, the one we led on last April, 1st, this one delivered for more than 230 kids.

This series of workshops were created to deliver basic Presentation Skills, Project Management, Design Thinking, Stress Management, Mindfulness, Self Confidence Skills and important Intercultural competences and cultural tolerance.

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WrOpenUp's Program Management Workshop in Wrocław, Poland!
WrOpenUp NGO
April 01, 2017
And after a long, intensive and highly caffeine-dependent preparation we finally delivered the Project Management's Workshop by WrOpenUp.

Today, April, 1st, 2017, we had more than 230 kids from #Wrocław learning Project Management with the help of an amazing team of more than 20 highly skilled trainers from IBM , CreditSuisse , UBS , HPE, Nokia and Volvo.


The WrOpenUp's Project Management Workshop is one of the three workshops we are delivering here in Wroclaw for kids, it comes together with the Cross-cultural Competence Workshop, that we already deliver on March, 18th for more than 230 kids and the Presentation Skills Workshop, the one we will happen on next April, 25th. Photo by Edesio Santana

This series of workshops were created to deliver basic Project Management, Design Thinking, Presentation Skills, Stress Management, Mindfulness and Self Confidence skills and more importantly, life-long learning skills that can be used in academic context and beyond it.

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WrOpenUp's Workshops are ready to go!!!
WrOpenUp NGO
March 26, 2017
Today we were at the Hewlett-Packard Enterprise's offices in Wroclaw, Poland to organize and to deliver two separated 4 hours-long WrOpenUp's Training Sessions to more than 50 High Skilled Volunteers who will lead the WrOpenUp's Project Management and Presentation Skills Workshops on April, 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland.

WrOpenUp's Project Management and Presentation Skills workshops were created to deliver basic Project Management, Design Thinking, Stress Management, Mindfulness and Self Confidence skills and more importantly, life-long learning skills that can be used in academic context and beyond it.

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Tags: Culture, Design Thinking, Diversity and Inclusion

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7 Article/Blogs
A Simple Approach to Define Human and Artificial Intelligence
Thinkers360
December 01, 2020
I recently started to follow an exciting and mind-bending philosophy online course at MIT called Minds and Machines.
The course is a thorough, rigorous 12 Weeks Learning Path introduction to contemporary philosophy of mind, exploring consciousness, reality, artificial intelligence (AI), and more. It is definitively one of the most in-depth philosophy courses available online that I ever frequented.
The first effect of starting study philosophy at Massachusetts Institute of Technology is that I’m asking more challenging questions… the second effect is that I’m writing more about those questions.
I‘m in this moment, exploring the relationship between the mind and the body, the capacity of computers to think, the way we perceive reality, and the perspective of the existence of a science of consciousness.
As a first result, I’ve started to pay particular attention to one specific question that definitively has a lot to relate to my daily work as an AI expert: what is intelligence?
In this article, I will explore human and artificial intelligence concepts to find relevant similarities and differences.

A long time question…
The idea of ​​building devices that could simulate the movements of living beings and particularly of humans in a completely autonomous way dates back to the Upper Paleolithic.
The making of primitive dolls with movable arms was one of the first attempts to imitate living beings’ gestures. Archimedes was a master in this sort of new “art.”
Fantastic literature, known today as science fiction, speculated that artificial sentient beings could be made.
Robotics in recent decades has made science fiction a full-fledged science known as “artificial intelligence” or robotics.
The purpose of these researches is to create a sentient being endowed with decision-making abilities and move at will — a sentient being and to a certain extent independent of human beings., but the real question here is…

What is Intelligence?
The term intelligence comes from the Latin intelligentĭa, which, in turn, derives from inteligere. This is a word that is composed of two other terms: intus (“between”) and legere (“choose”). Therefore, the etymological origin of the concept of intelligence refers to those who know how to choose: intelligence allows to select/choose the best options for solving a question.
Intelligence is a set that forms all the intellectual characteristics of an individual, that is, the faculty of knowing, understanding, reasoning, thinking, and interpreting. Intelligence is one of the main distinctions between humans and other animals.
Etymologically, the word “intelligence” originated from the Latin intelligentia, creating from intelligere, in which the prefix inter means “between,” and legere means “choice.” Therefore, this term’s original meaning refers to an individual’s ability to choose among the various possibilities or options presented to him.
To choose the best and most appropriate opportunity, among the various options, a person needs to evaluate to the maximum all the advantages and disadvantages of the hypotheses, requiring this the ability to reason, think and understand, that is, the basis of what forms intelligence.
Among the faculties that constitute intelligence, there is also the functioning and use of memory, judgment, abstraction, imagination, and conception.
The concepts and definitions of intelligence vary according to the group to which they refer. For example, in psychology, the so-called “psychological intelligence” is the ability to learn and relate, that is, an individual’s cognition; while in the field of biology, “biological intelligence” would be the ability to adapt to new habitats or situations...

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60 free courses to learn AI, ML, and Data Science today
Thinkers360
November 12, 2020
Last week, a dear friend asked me to give some indications about training courses in AI and Machine Learning... she was expecting two or three.

As she probably knows, I like to deliver more than the expected, so I started to think about how I could collect all my favorite AI & Data Science courses in Coursera and share it with her in the best way possible.

Hence I have made a compilation of some of the best resources free and free to audit courses that can help her to learn AI, Machine Learning, and Data Science from basics to advance.

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21 amazing Youtube channels for you to learn AI, Machine Learning, and Data Science for free
Thinkers360
November 06, 2020
I know the pandemic is keeping everyone at home, home working is becoming the new normal for many of us, and it is hard to find good presential training these days, but it does not mean that you need to stop learning!
I would say that this is the perfect moment to start learning something new, and why not start with Data Science?
The Future of Jobs Reports 2020 edition shows industry-wide parallels while looking at increasingly strategic and increasingly redundant jobs.
Is it the end of the work as we know it?
A brief analysis of the report Future of Job 2020 by the World Economic Forum
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Roles, including Data Analysts and Data Scientists, AI and Machine Learning Specialists, Robotics Engineers, and Digital Transformation Specialists, are the leaders in the growing demand for the next future. These are an expanding field of knowledge that has been playing an enormous role in society.
I have selected the best AI, Machine Learning, and Data Science channels on YouTube that I’ve been using a lot during the last years. I believe you should follow this crazy 2020 to learn about Artificial Intelligence, Python Programming, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and data science.

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How To Create an efficient Artificial Intelligence Strategy in your Business
Thinkers360
October 27, 2020

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5 amazing books about AI that you must read in 2020
Thinkers360
October 26, 2020
These five masterpieces are not just good AI books, but I would consider them some of the most exciting and thoughtfully structured textbooks I’ve seen on this subject.
They present useful information about particular aspects of AI while providing fascinating historical background.
I always think that people, especially in the scientific and engineering society, underestimate the importance of simple explanations of difficult concepts, especially concerning people that are new in the field; these books help on making difficult concepts seem not so difficult!

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The home office and the new work environment
Thinkers360
October 23, 2020
The future after the pandemic, or some people like to say: the new normal, when it comes to the future workplace, will be a hybrid model, and the remote one will take a substantial proportion.
As many of us have the opportunity to experiment today, the home office is a big change that happened suddenly, but that is here to stay. Companies today have a great opportunity to provide more well-being for employees that can be a really positive thing; at the same time, they increase productivity.
The secret is to find a balance that works well for employers and employees.

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How Autonomous Vehicles will redefine the concept of mobility
Thinkers360
October 22, 2020
Autonomous vehicles are characterized by not having to deal with human limitations, such as tiredness and inattention. It is estimated that autonomous cars can create a 7 trillion dollar market. Beauty salons, dinners, and health clinics are services that can be performed inside the vehicles.
The global auto industry expects to sell 59.6 million automobiles in 2020, according to Statista. The coronavirus pandemic has hit car sales, which were on track to reach 80 million in 2019. Autonomous vehicles may become a preferred target of virtual attacks, aiming to steal data or compromise systems.
Autonomous vehicles have enormous potential to expand access to transportation, goods, and jobs in several cities. Launching a new mobility service with large-scale operations will involve fundamental consumer behavior changes. Transportation companies must manage their autonomous fleets based on intelligent technology and a high utilization rate.
Autonomous cars will change the way the automotive industry makes money. The industry will changes a lot in the next 10 or 20 years with autonomous car technology development. Millennials no longer buy cars, especially in big cities, as they don't want to pay to park or deal with other problems.
Autonomous vehicles will revolutionize the transportation industry in practically all areas. The number of owners will decrease, especially in large cities, concentrating on fleets. Workshops will change to carry out the maintenance required by new technologies. Service stations will need to adapt to supply electric recharging services.
Autonomous vehicles are already a reality at its most basic levels of automation. Some actions are already taken regarding auto repair shops that can facilitate this transition. Some others will take time and depend on how fast the market

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