Sunday, April 30, 2017

Amazon Applies Its AI Tools to Cyber Security

Amazon.com, Inc. has been making quite a push into the field of artificial intelligence (AI). You are no doubt familiar with the most public example of this effort -- Alexa, its voice-activated digital assistant,...

Google bets big on AI to make a cloud push for enterprises

Google is betting big on its dominance in machine learning and artificial intelligence to break into the cloud market, a message that was the underlying theme on the first day of the technology giant's...

AWS, Microsoft and Google take different paths to the cloud

A recent outage at Amazon Web Services rekindled the debate about whether it is wise to rely too heavily on one cloud service provider. Such snafus are rare for AWS, so CIOs worry more about...

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...

Alexa voice-activated access to AI in the cloud now boasts 9,000+ skills

By John P. Desmond, AI Trends Editor A design goal for the Alexa voice control system developed by Amazon was to have the device perform tasks without the user needing to use hands or eyes,...

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...

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...

IBM’s Watson wants to assist you with your tax returns

If anyone can make sense of the over 74,000 pages of the US tax code, IBM’s Watson can. Or at least that’s the plan as Big Blue has teamed up its Watson cognitive supercomputer...

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...

What trends can big data reveal by analyzing 150 years of news?

There are patterns in the news that go deeper than the punditry we get from today’s 24-hour cycles. Some of it is so subtle, in fact, it takes a big data analysis to identify. A...

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