Saturday, March 25, 2017

Rapid Tech Change Challenges IT Leaders

Faster technology innovation and competitive pressures are taking their toll on IT. Gone are the days when IT procured and managed all of an organization's technology. The reason: IT can't deliver fast enough on...

The Trick That Makes Google’s Self-Driving Cars Work

Google's self-driving cars can tour you around the streets of Mountain View, California. I know this. I rode in one this week. I saw the car's human operator take his hands from the wheel and...

What Salesforce Einstein teaches us about enterprise AI

Every business has customers. Every customer needs care. That’s why CRM is so critical to enterprises, but between incomplete data and clunky workflows, sales and marketing operations at most companies are less than optimal. At...

Google launches GPU support for its Cloud Platform

Three months ago, Google announced it would in early 2017 launch support for high-end graphics processing units (GPUs) for machine learning and other specialized workloads. It’s now early 2017 and, true to its word, Google today...

IBM Unveils Expanded Watson Platform for Health Cloud Capabilities

To date, the adoption of cloud in the healthcare industry has been a slow process due to concerns around security, regulatory and compliance. Cloud providers may offer the raw materials, but then customers must...

IBM wants to bring machine learning to the mainframe

Despite the emphasis on X86 clusters, large public clouds, accelerators for commodity systems, and the rise of open source analytics tools, there is a very large base of transactional processing and analysis that happens...

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...

The Quest For Earthquake Prediction – an AI problem?

A research team in Palo Alto seeks an AI technique to find precursor signals in the weeks ahead of major earthquakes – and to save lives. One hundred and fifty years ago we couldn’t predict...

Big data, bigger benefits; AI expands the big data horizon

A global market intelligence and advisory firm predicts big data and business analytics revenues to expand from US$ 122 bn in 2015 to US$ 187 bn by 2019. Not surprisingly, the banking industry offers...

Adopt a customer-first strategy during the ‘A.I. Spring’

The A.I. Spring has arrived in full force, thanks to a couple of key trends coalescing at the same time. First, prominent industry incumbents have opened up their cognitive platforms. New startups claim to base...

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