Saturday, March 25, 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...

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...

AWS extends cloud migration via ‘Snowmobile’

It was an odd moment in the evolution of cloud computing when the big white cab of an 18-wheeler pulled into the auditorium at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas Nov. 29. Andy Jassy, the...

Here is more productive debate about productivity

Slumping productivity in the midst of rapid technological innovation presents a paradox. Information and communication technology (ICT) is experiencing a boom, as evidenced by impressive advances in computers and software, smartphones, and robotics. Yet,...

Artificial Intelligence Now Has a Voice, But Security Challenges Loom

Amazon's Alexa, which provides an easy way to play music, turn on a light or order toiletries, is one of the first steps to artificial intelligence that can greatly benefit us in our day-to-day...

McKinsey: Machine Learning, Analytics Offer Untapped Potential

Business and industry have only just scratched the surface when it comes to realizing the potential value from analytics. Consulting firm McKinsey predicted huge value to come in its 2011 report, Big Data: The...

Canon Appeals to IoT and AI Markets with new chip design system

Canon U.SA., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., has commenced sales of the FPA-5550iZ2, a successor to the FPA-5550iZ i-line semiconductor lithography system or "stepper"1...

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