Thursday, February 23, 2017

Baidu just acquired the startup building China’s answer to Alexa

A Y Combinator-backed startup building China’s answer to Alexa has been acquired by Baidu, China’s top search engine, the companies announced this morning. The financial terms are not disclosed. Raven Tech, with about US$18 million...

10 things marketers need to know about AI

For years, marketing was considered more art than science. But more recently, as marketing automation software has proliferated, marketers have had to blend the art of storytelling with the science of data. Lots and...

Intel researches tech to prepare for a future beyond today’s PCs

Intel realizes there will be a post-Moore's Law era and is investing in technologies to drive computing beyond today's PCs and servers. The chipmaker is "investing heavily" in quantum and neuromorphic computing, said Brian Krzanich, CEO...

What CIOs should tell CEOs about AI: incorporate into business strategy

By now we have all heard the buzz. Siri has plenty of company. Alexa and Google have invaded the home. Tesla’s artificial intelligence is, well, driving itself. Google’s Deep Mind is running the company's...

Deloitte: These 7 Emerging Technologies Will Play Critical Roles

Deloitte Consulting has published its eighth annual report on the state of technology, calling the 2017 version, Tech Trends 2017: The Kinetic Enterprise. CTO Bill Briggs suggested in an interview that as the pace...

Deloitte predicts machine intelligence, not mere AI, as a big trend for 2017

Conventional wisdom holds that artificial intelligence is the next great horizontal technology that will unleash future waves of innovation. Yet AI is not a single type of technology. It takes many forms and encompasses many,...

Ensuring a Diversity of Data in AI-Led Self-Service

“Diversity” is a common theme today, and it often manifests in public and private organizations seeking to bring a wide variety of faces and voices to its problem-solving and management tables. It’s a worthy...

The rise of “Generation Health” – partly thanks to smartphones

After rising for a decade, life expectancy in America has begun leveling off and has even declined for some groups. Diabetes, heart disease and obesity along with stress, anxiety, and depression are now major issues. The situation is...

New PCI Express 4.0 delay may empower next-gen alternatives

CIe 4.0 is already overdue. Now, the specification's latest delay, combined with a slew of competition, is shaping up to be an epic computer interconnect battle in the 2018 timeframe. PCI Express 3.0 is enterprise...

A master algorithm may be the solution to machine learning

Machine learning is not new. We have witnessed it since the 1990s, when Amazon introduced a new “recommended for you” section for its users to display more personalized results. When we search for something...

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