Fellow PIUG Members,

I wanted to make sure that the PIUG community is aware that CAS is now producing a weekly blog. I’m finding the contents to be informative, brief and sometimes even fun. Here are three recent posts that I think will be of interest to many of our members:

Accelerate discovery by standing on the shoulders of giants  - A little about the history of science, and how new innovations build on the work of others.

Moving beyond common myths to deliver real value with artificial intelligence – If you are at all like me, you may have walked away from the last PIUG Annual Meeting thinking you needed to know more about AI. This article by the CAS Vice President of IT helped me to get a better idea of the role of AI in today’s business environment.

Does the World Cup affect innovation trends in athletic materials? Uncover new insights with CAS custom analytics – Know any soccer (or for our friends outside the US, football nuts)? This fun post looks at trends in the development of novel high-performance athletic materials. A post that some of your family members might even find interesting!

It’s FREE to subscribe to the Blog, and if you do, we’ll drop you an e-mail each Friday announcing our latest post. It’s easy to subscribe – just go to www.cas.org, click on Blog in the top navigation bar, and then click on the Subscribe button.

Brian Sweet

Senior Field Marketing Strategist 


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  1. Brian,

    Thank you for posting a link to this cautionary description of what AI currently can and cannot do.  I would be interested so see if AI could be used to clean up datasets that are already in machine readable format, particularly data sets that are already in a structured format such as patent full text data.  I would be particularly interested in seeing if they could distinguish the claims that are often listed at the end of the content from the use of the term claim or claims located elsewhere in the patent specification text.  This distinction would greatly improve the quality of many of the patent full text databases that are commercially available, including those from CAS.  The next step would be the ability to generate claim chains or claim trees to show the dependencies of claims to each other.  But perhaps I am expecting too much.

    Thank you very much for bringing the CAS blog to my attention!