Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Compliance, Liability, and Risk Management

Join Mind Commerce on March 20-21 for Insight Exchange Network’s AI and Robotics Compliance, Liability & Risk Management conference in San Francisco!


If you are implementing AI and Robotics, are a producer of products in the field, or are legal counsel, you’ll want to attend! There’s no place else to get so well informed, so quickly, on this evolving area of law and risk management!

Just a few of the key topics included are:

  • Managing the risks of algorithmic discrimination and bias
  • A deep dive into liability issues
  • In-depth discussions on data privacy, security and governance issues
  • Special concerns in Fintech, Healthcare, and autonomous vehicles
  • Transactional liability for deal-makers

…and so much more!

Plus: Hear from leaders in the field such as Stephen Wu of Silicon Valley Law Group, Michael Tronosco of the UC Health System, Kathryn Petralla of Kabbage, Monica Patel of IBM Global Markets, and many others. We’ve got a great mix of practitioners, top legal minds and consultants lined up. AND: Hear a special session on ethics*

Click here for the complete brochure and to register.  This event will sell-out!
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Americas Largest Healthcare Organizations Seeking to Meet You at the National Healthcare CIO Summit!

The largest healthcare organizations will be seeking to purchase alternative products and services at the National Healthcare CIO Summit taking place March 19-20 at the Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate, Orlando, FL.

Key note speakers from previous editions include:

– Luis E. Taveras, PhD, Senior Vice President, Office of Integration, RWJ Barnabas Health
– James Brady, Area Chief Information Officer, Kaiser Permanente
– Bryan C. Kissinger, PhD, VP, Information Risk Management and CISO, Sharp HealthCare
– Judi Binderman, VP, Corporate CMIO, Community Medical Centers
– Ivan Durbak, Chief Information Officer, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital
– Michael Pfeffer, Chief Information Officer, UCLA Health Sciences

Executives at the National Healthcare CIO Summit will be represented from hospitals and healthcare systems including decision makers with the job titles of CIO, CTO, CMIO, SVP and VP of IT, with ultimate responsibility for IT. Pre-selected solution providers will get to have one-on-one meetings with senior healthcare IT executives from the largest healthcare organizations across the US, guaranteeing valuable networking opportunities and a definite return on investment.

The healthcare IT executives will have a minimum $5 million spending budget with sign off authority and an interest in purchasing your products and services! – For more details refer to: or email

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Blockchain Business Opportunities – Learn More at Upcoming Conferences

How Important will Blockchain be to Society?

Answering that question is like answering the question: How important will ICT be to Society?  This is because Blockchain is anticipated to impact virtually all aspects of Applications, Services, Communications, Content, and Commerce.

Mind Commerce Support of Blockchain Expos

Mind Commerce is pleased to support the following Blockchain events:

Blockchain Expo Global

18-19 April 2018
Olympia, London


Blockchain Expo World Series, the leading global blockchain for business event, is arriving in London Olympia on 18-19 April 2018.

The event features two days of content designed to address key industry verticals, including supply chain, financial services, healthcare, utilities and more.

Among the six conference tracks is Blockchain for Business and Transforming Financial Services, which explore the practical applications of blockchain in industry, featuring thought-leadership keynotes, panels and case-studies led by industry leaders.

Cryptofinance strategies and ICOs are also explored in dedicated conference tracks, reflecting on the evolving marketplace, including global opportunities, the future of cryptocurrencies, and learning from recent ICOs.

Confirmed speakers span a range of sectors, including Lloyds Banking Group, ING, Waves, Hyperledger, Hogan Lovells, London Stock Exchange and the European Commission.

Delegates are also invited to an extensive free-to-attend exhibition hall, where over 300 companies will be exhibiting the most disruptive technologies across blockchain, IoT & AI.

Learn more, and register for your place, at

Blockchain Expo Europe

27-28 June 2018
RAI, Amsterdam


Blockchain Expo World Series, the leading global blockchain for business event, is coming to Amsterdam’s RAI on 27-28 June 2018.

The event celebrates the Netherlands as a European leader in blockchain technologies, and is designed to address key industry verticals, including supply chain, financial services, healthcare, utilities and more.

The event offers conference tracks including Blockchain for Business, Transforming Financial Services, and ICOs and Cryptofinance Strategies, enabling delegates to explore pressing issues, developments and applications of blockchain technologies across a range of sectors.

Confirmed include Energy Web Foundation, World Economic Forum, Daimler, Bank of America, DHL, Hyperledger and Swarm Foundation.

Delegates are also invited to an extensive free-to-attend exhibition hall, where over 300 companies will be exhibiting the most disruptive technologies across blockchain, IoT & AI.

Learn more, and register for your place, at

Blockchain Expo North America

28-29 November 2018
Santa Clara Convention Center, Silicon Valley, CA


Blockchain Expo World Series, the leading global blockchain for business event, is returning to Silicon Valley this November, with the Blockchain Expo North America event.

2017 saw over 10,500 delegates coming together for the co-located Blockchain Expo, IoT Tech Expo and AI Expo, and this growth is expected to continue into 2018.

The event offers conference tracks including Blockchain for Business, Transforming Financial Services, and ICOs and Cryptofinance Strategies, enabling delegates to explore pressing issues, developments and applications of blockchain technologies across a range of sectors.

Delegates are also invited to an extensive free-to-attend exhibition hall, where over 300 companies will be exhibiting the most disruptive technologies across blockchain, IoT & AI.

Learn more, and register for your place, at

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Bitcoin Cryptocurrency vs. Bitcoin Infrastructure

ICT Authentication Infrastructure: Blockchain vs. Crytocurrency

It is important to understand the difference between Cryptocurrency and the infrastructure that supports it.

For example, the most widely recognized cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, relies upon Blockchain, which is a form of digital infrastructure that supports a distributed ledger and digital authentication.

While Blockchain does not rely upon any central authority for authenticating, authorizing, and settling transactions, it provides the benefit of tracking and recording interactions/exchanges and preserving a historical digital ledger of all transactions.

Before discussing the differences and interdependencies between cryptocurrencies and cryptocurrency infrastructure, it is important to put into perspective a few important matters including money, traditional currency vs. cryptocurrency, and other areas.

What is Money?

A simple definition of money is that it is a Store of Value that may be divisible into recognizable units of exchange for commerce.  There are some means of stored value that do not meet the definition of money, such as a building or piece of equipment.  While clearly having value, a residential home is not easily divisible for exchange.  In addition, the value of a home will often fluctuate too much to facilitate Value Stability.

In other words, money represents value that may be used to facilitate a means of exchange.

Many things were used in ancient times as money including rocks and other such things that small groups recognized.    Many forms of money did not endure due to either value recognition problems or exchange problems.

One of the most enduring examples of money is gold and silver, which have very well-known scarcity levels.  In other words, these metals are both elements of the periodic table (Au is Gold and Ag is silver) with widely recognized existing quantities of existing on earth in pure form (e.g. jewelry, coins, bars, etc.) and identifiable estimates of availability on earth (e.g. in-ground amounts that could be mined).

What is Financial Currency?

One simple definition of financial currency is that it represents a form of money in a given country.

Certain companies have Central Banks (such as the United States Federal Reserve, the Bank of England, the European Central Bank, and the Bank of Japan), which have authority to create currency at will.  This is often referred to as “printing money”, which is a bit of a misnomer as there is actually much more currency in the form of digital representation (e.g. recorded in bank and investment accounts) than physical currency in the form of cash notes or coins.

Currency is both a Store of Value and a means of Exchange as it is recognizable, increasingly difficult to counterfeit in physical note form, a divisible into units that engender easy trade.

What is an Exchange Rate?

An Exchange Rate is the ratio between one currency and another.

This ratio allows one to determine how much currency one would obtain for converting currency from one country into the currency of another country.  For example, one US Dollar currently equals 0.82 Euro.

Exchange rates between all currencies changes daily within the Foreign Exchange market.

What is Cryptocurrency?

By definition, a Cryptocurrency is one that relies upon encryption to verify authenticity of actors (e.g. payer and payee) and to verify source of funds and validity of transaction.  One important example of cryptocurrency infrastructure is Blockchain, which represents a continuously growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked and secured using cryptography.

Most cryptocurrencies need not use Blockchain specifically and some use derivatives of it.  For example, one cryptocurrency known as IOTA uses a different approach that it creators say uses a “tangle” that its creators say will make it much faster and more efficient to run.

What is Cryptocurrency Infrastructure?

As mentioned earlier, Blockchain is one example of Cryptocurrency Infrastructure.

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There are other potential technologies, all of which are positioned provide authentication necessary to support very important functions other than cryptocurrency including:

  • Proof of Ownership, Custody, etc.
  • Process and Track Transactions (e.g. financial and non-financial)
  • Tracking of assets (both tangible and intangible)

Cryptocurrency infrastructure may therefore be used for more than cryptocurrency and thus may be more generally referred to as belonging to the broader category of ICT Authentication Infrastructure (IAI).

There are a variety of industry efforts underway to support Blockchain and IAI in general such as the Linux Foundation Hyperledger project, an opensource initiative aimed at advancing cross-industry blockchain technologies.

What is the Future of Cryptocurrency?

Arguments in Favor of Cryptocurrencies

Many proponents of cryptocurrency will say that there is a bright future for it for many reasons, not the least of which is that there is finite number of “coins” for a given one such as Bitcoin.  This is in contrast with traditional currencies issued by central banks, which theoretically can be “printed” to oblivion in terms of value (e.g. just as issuing new shares in a stock reduces the overall value of stock for a company, each new unit of currency printed dilutes the value of the overall currency incrementally).

The argument here is that it will be a sounder means of protecting value (e.g. it cannot be diluted as traditional currencies.  However, it is important to note that one existing challenge with cryptocurrencies is that value (e.g. currency exchange value) has very wide volatility.

What is the Long-term Value of Cryptocurrencies?

Many started worth only pennies (or less) per “coin” to rise in value to tens of thousands of US dollars, fall thousands of dollars, and rise again.

Arguments against Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrency antagonists will say that if something is truly a currency, it must be recognizable, accepted by merchants, and facilitate commerce.  Cryptocurrencies are becoming increasingly recognized as a store of value (or perhaps more accurately stated, a means of speculating to gain a fast and potentially large return on the sheer momentum of interest in them).  However, cryptocurrencies have problems at present in terms of universal recognition, trust, and acceptance (e.g. not many merchants will accept them as payment).

In addition, transaction costs associated with making payment via cryptocurrencies are current quite high.   This means that purchasing an automobile via cryptocurrency might make sense, but not purchasing a coffee.

Finally, there are the issues of taxation to consider.  The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recognizes cryptocurrency as an area in which a taxable gain may occur.  For example, if one had purchased one Bitcoin for $100 USD, it appreciated to $13,000, and one exchanges Bitcoin into something else, it is a taxable event as soon as the Bitcoin is exchanged for US dollars or any other form of money.  The same applies if one makes a direct exchange from Bitcoin into any asset or item, such as purchasing an automotive vehicle for $13K.

What is the Future of Authentication Infrastructure for Information and Communications Technology?

Rather than stating the question using the term “Cryptocurrency Infrastructure” or “Blockchain”, the term “Authentication Infrastructure” is used because ICT is not concerned (directly or completely) with cryptocurrency and there is more to authentication than Blockchain.

For example, the aforementioned IOTA is poised to provide support for many different types of Internet of Things (IoT) related transactions all with one common element: Authentication.  While IOTA tokens can be used like any other cryptocurrency, the protocol was designed specifically for use on connected devices.

One of the important aspects of IOTA is that it is designed to provide a tamper-proof decentralized ledger.  In this way, it is like Blockchain.

Another important part of IOTA to note is that the IOTA Foundation is planning to establish a “decentralized data marketplace” that will enable players to easily use the technology that will involve fee-less transactions between the owners of the data and anyone who wants to buy it.

One of the Big Problems with Cryptocurrencies at Present is High Transaction Costs

Mind Commerce sees the future of Authentication Infrastructure for ICT leveraging Blockchain and other technologies to support a variety of important areas including IoT.

For example, IOTA has recently partnered with Microsoft in an initiative that is designed to allow stakeholders to share and monetize their data in a secure way in a tamper-proof data marketplace via distributed ledger powered by the cryptocurrency.

Many ICT Authentication Infrastructure projects will require systems integration as well as Blockchain Solutions and Services from industry leaders such as IBM.

Learn More about Blockchain and ICT Authentication Infrastructure

The Mind Commerce report, Blockchain Technology and Solutions: Market Outlook and Forecasts 2017 – 2022, examines the technology, leading companies, and solutions in the evolving Blockchain ecosystem.

The report evaluates current and anticipated use cases for Blockchain and assesses the market potential globally, regionally, and segmented by deployment type and industry vertical for the period 2017 to 2022.

Contact Mind Commerce for more information and/or to answer your questions about Blockchain and ICT Authentication Technology.

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World Congress on Computer Science, Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics

World Congress on Computer Science, Machine learning and Big data analytics which is being held on 30th and 31st August 2018 at Dubai, UAE. Computer science Meet 2018 is expected to give in-vogue Computer technologies like Machine learning, Artificial Intelligence and Big data analytics, enlisted, diverse pros and understudies working in the field to consider, exchange views and their experiences before an extensive worldwide social occasion of individuals.

Computer Science Meet 2018

Computer Science Technology forms the technological infrastructure of modern commerce. Computer Technology is an ever-evolving, expanding field.

It’s the driving force of every industry and permeates everyday life.

The ability to combine the power of computing with the management of multimedia information is arguably the key to obtain ascendancy in any field.

Machine learning is the science of getting computers to act without being explicitly programmed. In the past decade, machine learning has given us self-driving cars, practical speech recognition, effective web search, and a vastly improved understanding of the human genome. Machine learning is so pervasive today that you probably use it dozens of times a day without knowing it. Many researchers also think it is the best way to make progress towards human-level AI.

The current era fully rolled out with many new Artificial Intelligence technologies. In such case more Software companies and industries were newly introduced within market which obviously shows the market growth of Artificial Intelligence. The deep learning & machine learning would cover the major investment area in AI throughout the forecast period.

It includes both cognitive applications (i.e. machine learning, searching, tagging, text and rich media analytics, filtering, categorization, clustering, hypothesis generation, question answering, visualization, alerting, and navigation) and AI platforms, which facilitate the development of intelligent, advisory, and cognitively enabled solutions.

Data Analytics is another major segment expected to witness bullish growth over the coming years, and is majorly because increasing awareness, need, and adoption of big data analytics among several small and large enterprises. Organizations are increasingly adopting these solutions owing to the growing need to make fact-based strategic business decisions to reduce the risk of failure and excel in this highly competitive environment.

Major Highlights:

  • Computer Image Processing
  • Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Artificial Intelligence Applications
  • Big Data
  • Data Mining and many more…

For more Details, visit:

Contact: Claire Deschamps


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What are the Key Technologies in Industrial Convergence?

There is an ongoing Industrial Convergence happening across ICT, manufacturing, and enterprise. This convergence is driven largely by Industrial Automation and manifest in the integration of key technologies including Artificial Intelligence (AI), Broadband Wireless (LTE and soon 5G), Cloud Computing, and various Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies and solutions.

The convergence of 5G wireless, artificial intelligence, cloud computing (including mobile edge computing), data analytics, industrial IoT technologies, and advanced robotics is transforming industrial automation and taking manufacturing and other industrial sub-sectors to new heights of productivity and innovation.

Leveraging process automation and industrial data will provide analytics and intelligence, manifest at the retail level as smart products and services that transform lifestyles

While different industrial sub-sectors will realize certain unique benefits, industry as a whole will realize substantial improvements including greater efficiency, new and improved products and services, improved visibility and impact upon product life cycles, and greater flexibility such as products as a service.

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In addition, transformation is underway with the convergence of AI, Cloud infrastructure and processes, advanced Robotics, and IoT enabled Digital Twinning.

A digital twin represents a cyber-world duplicate of a real-world object, which can be virtual any type of object ranging from industrial equipment to a physical product

The combination of AI, Cloud Robotics, Industrial IoT technologies, and Digital Twinning is poised to transform manufacturing to an entirely new level in terms of operational oversight, control, and innovation.


Industrial Convergence: 5G, AI, Cloud Computing, Data Analytics, IIoT and Robotics 2017 – 2022 evaluates 5G, AI, Cloud Computing, Data Analytics, IIoT and Robotics technologies and solutions in support various industrial segments. The research also assesses the outlook of various converged technologies and solutions such as the integration of teleoperation, robotics, and cloud systems.

This research analyzes the impact of each technology upon industrial automation such as the impact of SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS upon IIoT as well as cloud computing software, platforms, and infrastructure in support of edge computing.

This research includes detailed quantitative analysis with forecasts for the 2017 to 2022 period.

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What is Healthcare IoT?

Defining the Internet of Things (IoT) broadly is difficult, but defining IoT for a given industry such as Healthcare is easier.

Defining Healthcare IoT

The Internet of Healthcare Things (IoHT) encompasses many areas and is a subset of Healthcare Information and Communications Technology (ICT), which itself includes many different technologies such as IoT, broadband wireless, robotics, telepresence, artificial intelligence, machine communications, human augmentation, big data and analytics.  One of the most important aspects of IoHT is connectedness.

Connected Health

Connected health goes beyond healthcare services and administration, covering the entire value chain such as Laboratory Information Systems (LIS). Connected health business models are also transforming as the Cloud-based “as a Service” model facilitates the ability to treat many healthcare products as ongoing services.


IoT in Healthcare Value Chain

The evolving area of Real-Time Remote Medical Diagnosis Systems promise to revolutionize the detection and prescriptive abilities of healthcare diagnostics as IoT technologies integrate with Electronic Healthcare Records systems.

More on IoHT


IoT in Healthcare Market Outlook and Forecasts 2017 – 2022 provides an in-depth assessment of the global IoT healthcare market including growth drivers, value chain, vendor analysis, and quantitative assessment of the industry from 2017 to 2022.  Learn about the market drivers, challenges, and opportunities for every constituent in the value chain.

Report findings include:


  • IoT Healthcare market will grow at a 17.7% CAGR globally during 2017 – 2022
  • USA is expected to lead the North America IoT healthcare market at 78% market share
  • Remote patient monitoring is expected to lead telemedicine application with 47% market share within the segment
  • There will be a significant number of new diagnostic tests and remote patient monitoring users during the estimated period
  • Healthcare IoT market will be largely empowered by non-cellular connectivity technology including WiFi, ZigBee, Satellite, Bluetooth, and NFC
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