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What you need to know about Windows 10, UWP and desktop apps
Windows 10 isn't just a new version of Windows. It also comes with a new model for building apps that's much more like the sandboxed approach of smartphone operating systems.
AI to become main way banks interact with customers within 3 years, predicts Accenture
Artificial intelligence will become the primary way banks interact with their customers within the next three years, according to three quarters of bankers surveyed by consultancy Accenture in a new report. Four in five bankers believe AI will "revolutionise" the way in which banks gather information as well as how they interact with their clients, said the Accenture Banking Technology Vision 2017 report, which surveyed more than 600 top bankers and also consulted tech industry experts and academics.
Douglas Hartree - Analog Computing With Meccano
Douglas Hartree was an English mathemartician and physicist who made an important contributuion to computing in the era before electronic computers. Using a simple Meccano set he replicated the functionality of the differential analyzer built in the USA by Vannevar Bush.
3 Top AI Stocks to Buy Now
Artificial intelligence is all the rage these days and has been dominating the headlines, while every tech company worth its salt is getting into the game. With all the hype, investors may be asking themselves: What's the best way to invest in this growing trend? Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos believes that AI could be the fourth pillar of the company's business, behind its e-commerce, its cloud hosting unit Amazon Web Services , and its Prime membership program.
Kiwi scientists tackle GPS accuracy from Earth wobbles
An international GPS trial involving radio telescopes across six countries including New Zealand is under way at the Warkworth Radio Astronomical Observatory. The ride might seem pretty smooth but the pull of the moon and the sun actually causes the earth to wobble as it heads around the sun and can throw GPS readings out.
These 3 Companies Are Making Big Bets on Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence has been making headlines lately, and there are a dizzying number of companies making strides in the area. Market intelligencefirm Tractica estimates that revenue related to AI will reach nearly $37 billion by 2025, so with that much at stake, it's no wonder companies are lining up to get a piece of the action.
WSU computer science professor receives community engagement award
Richard Fry, an associate professor of computer science at Weber State University, is the recipient of this year's Lindquist Award. The award will be presented at a luncheon on Tuesday.
NASA Uses AI to Detect and Snap Images of Volcanic Eruptions
Artificial intelligence on board NASA's Earth Observing 1 spacecraft assisted in imaging an eruption of the Erta Ale volcano in Ethiopia. When a volcano in Ethiopia erupted in January, volcanologists hoped a NASA satellite would be able to train its eyes on the explosive event and capture photos.
Earthquake detector in C++
This earthquake detector application is part of a series of how-to Intel Internet of Things code sample exercises using the Intel IoT Developer Kit, Intel Edison board, Intel IoT Gateway, cloud platforms, APIs, and other technologies. This article is for our sponsors at CodeProject.
Automation Replaces About 23 Percent of Lawyer's Work
According to researchers -- aided by computers, of course -- only 23 percent of a lawyer's tasks can be automated with current technology. After analyzing 2,000 work activities for 800 occupations, McKinsey Global Institute reported that it will be a decade before artificial intelligence will take over any lawyer jobs .
Deep Learning Driving Up Data Center Power Density
F ew people on the planet know more about building computers for Artificial Intelligence than Rob Ober. As the top technology exec at Nvidia's Accelerated Computing Group, he's the chief platform architect behind Tesla, the most powerful GPU on the market for Machine Learning, which is the most widespread type of AI today.
Toyota and NTT Agree to Collaborate on ICT Platform R&D for Connected Cars
Toyota City, Japan, Mar, 27 2017; Toyota Motor Corporation and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation have agreed to collaborate on developing, verifying, and standardizing technology in the connected car field, combining the automotive vehicle-related technologies of Toyota with the information and communication technologies of NTT Group companies.
What are some common pitfalls when using enterprise cloud computing solutions?
Cloud computing has taken the world by storm due to its reliability, low cost, and ease of access. However, this level of accessibility also provides plenty of opportunities for data leakage.
new Algorithm can predict Twitter usersa political leanings
University spokesman Joseph McClain says the program examined user networks - not tweets. For instance, it accounts for someone following a right-leaning news organization or a left-leaning one.
C++ toolkit helps shorten the path to AI apps
Hoping to spread development of artificial intelligence applications, neural network platform builder Neurala is offering a toolkit that uses C++ for building AI applications. The Neurala Developers Program includes C++ APIs, testing tools, code samples, and a working program with source code to integrate the Neurala Brain deep learning platform into applications.
Data protection in medical research: Computer scientists crack anonymity of genetic information
DNA profiles can reveal a number of details about individuals, and even about their family members. There are laws in place that regulate the trade of gene data, which has become much simpler and cheaper to analyze today.
Microsoft Is Betting Big on Artificial Intelligence
Microsoft ended 2016 in the green, up more than 10%. Moreover, the stock is off to a good start this year, with a 5% rise year to date.
May I Virtually Help You? Chatbots Move Into the Real Estate Sector
Fandango uses them to communicate with movie fans. Dominos offers them to help customers order pizza.
Amazon Can't Hide ItIt's Betting Big on Alexa
The initial four university participants are Carnegie Mellon University, University of Southern California, Johns Hopkins University, and University of Waterloo. The universities will develop undergraduate or graduate level classes in voice technology and "will receive funding, access to Alexa devices, and mentoring from an Alexa Science team member."
Portfolio Optimization by Means of a I -Armed Bandit Algorithm
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CP/M 8266
Hands up if you've ever used a machine running CP/M. That's likely these days to only produce an answer from owners of retrocomputers.
125 schoolchildren join computer programming competition
Computer science took centre stage at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar as 125 students from government and international schools came together to showcase their programming skills. The Alice Middle East Programming Competition was held for schools who are using the Alice Middle East software to learn computing.
Can artificial intelligence make you a better tweeter?
But last week I did something on Twitter I've never done before: I used artificial intelligence to help me decide what to tweet. More specifically, I used a service called Post Intelligence, which recommended links and photos to post, suggested the time of day I should post to get the best engagement, and even estimated the popularity of my tweets before I sent them based on the language I used in the tweet.
Sex robot reality show featuring - human-like' cyborgs - Making Love' ...
Attractive sex robots who "like to be touched" and want sex with humans "all the time" are now a reality. But in future experts told Daily Star Online that sex robots could be programmed to "experience the same emotions", "physical stimulation" and "understanding of romance" as humans.
Mnuchin: Automation `not even on our radar screen'
Companies are investing heaps of money to develop artificial-intelligence technologies that promise to transform industries as varied as transportation, finance and health care. That all adds up to big economic change, technologists warn.
Advertisers find it hard to avoid sites that spew hate
John Ellis, president of Optics For Hire, was dismayed to discover that ads for his firm were appearing on a white nationalist's site. "It's whack-a-mole.
Google Creates Training Space On Silicon Valley Campus For Howard University Students
To help bring more African-American computer scientists into its workforce, Google announced on Thursday plans to open "Howard West" on it Mountain View, California campus to train Howard University students, USA Today reports. This summer, between 25 to 30 of the historically Black university's junior and senior computer science majors will surround themselves in technology training and culture at Google.
Fda Approval for Medtronic's Reveal Linq Icm with TruRhythm Detection
On March 13, 2017, Medtronic announced FDA 510 clearance for its Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor with TruRhythm Detection . Previously, Medtronic received Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare approval for the device in Japan during September 2016, launching the product shortly after.
Intel Creates New Unit to House AI Efforts
Intel Corp. announced it would merge all of its artificial intelligence efforts into a single cross-company organization headed by Naveen Rao, formerly the CEO of Intel acquisition Nervana Systems. In a blog post published Thursday , Rao said the Artificial Intelligence Products Group would align resources from across Intel, including engineering, labs and software, as Intel builds on its Intel Nervana platform, a full-stack of hardware and software AI offerings.
How Arista Networks Is Succeeding in the Battle for the Data Center
If you've had your head in the sand for the past five years, you might have missed the news that cloud computing is kind of a big deal. IDC says that spending on public cloud services and infrastructure will exceed $122 billion this year, up nearly 25% from last year.
Leading AI companies in healthcare
The use of deep learning, machine learning and other artificial intelligence approaches in healthcare is rapidly increasing. Over the next two days, Health Data Management highlights companies bringing a variety of approaches to the use of AI in the industry.
U.S. workers could face higher risk of being replaced by robots
Millions of workers around the world are at risk of losing their jobs to robots - but Americans should be particularly worried. Thirty-eight percent of jobs in the U.S. are at high risk of being replaced by robots and artificial intelligence over the next 15 years, according to a new report by PwC.
Using personality profiling to make call centers more efficient
Andy Traba is Vice President of Behavioral and Data Science at Mattersight , a company that spun out of eLoyalty about six years ago to pursue the idea that you can identify communication preferences through speech analysis and use that knowledge to improve call center performance. Traba, who runs the team that is responsible for generating algorithms that turn freeform conversations into data, as well as the team that builds applications around those datasets, explained how it works to Network World Editor in Chief John Dix.
Artificial intelligence to help NHS save millions of pounds by creating virtual GPs
Orbital Media, digital and social specialists, and the University of Essex have today announced they are joining forces to use artificial intelligence to save the NHS millions of pounds per year by creating automated online GPs to revolutionise the way patients are treated. In partnership with Innovate UK, the project will exploit Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technology to provide medically approved health advice to the increasing numbers of users who seek medical information online.
YouTube's bid to grab TV dollars imperiled by advertiser revolt
FILE PHOTO: YouTube unveils their new paid subscription service at the YouTube Space LA in Playa Del Rey, Los Angeles, California, United States October 21, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson The decision by a handful of high-profile consumer brands to pull advertising from Google's YouTube over offensive content could threaten the site's long-term strategy of stealing ad dollars from television, analysts and ad industry professionals said Thursday.
Microsoft expands connected car push with patent licensing
Microsoft's push into the connected car space has moved up a gear with a new patent licensing agreement with Toyota. The world's second-largest auto maker will have access to a range of Microsoft patents as part of the deal announced this week.
Intel merges AI operations into a new unit
Intel's artificial intelligence efforts have been scattered over many different units but are now being united into a single operating group. The Artificial Intelligence Products Group will focus on the development of chips and software products tied to machine learning, algorithms, and deep learning.
Danger, danger! 10 alarming examples of AI gone wild
Science fiction is lousy with tales of artificial intelligence run amok. There's HAL 9000, of course, and the nefarious Skynet system from the "Terminator" films.
Look before you leap: 4 hard truths about IoT
Most technologies go through a stage when everything seems possible. Personal computers in the early 1980s, the internet in the late 1990s and mobile apps around the beginning of this decade were like that.
Artificial intelligence makes cybersecurity the ideal field for 'new collar' jobs
Security experts will tell you that humans are the weakest link in the cyber security world. The facts speak for themselves, over 90 percent of security incidents are due to human error .
Tencent names Zhang Tong head of its artificial intelligence lab
Tencent Holdings, the operator of China's largest social network, has appointed machine-learning expert to head its artificial intelligence lab, joining competitors in making a push to claim the next frontier in Internet technology. Zhang Tong, an expert in big data, and the former head of Baidu Inc's big data lab, has been named to the post, according to a Tencent statement.
Canada funds $125 million Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy
"The Canadian government clearly recognizes the importance of artificial intelligence as a platform technology that cuts across many areas of innovation today," says Dr. Artificial intelligence is a burgeoning area of research with implications for everything from better medical diagnoses to self-driving cars. The market for artificial intelligence-related products is predicted to reach global lead in AI is due in large part to the early support by CIFAR of a group of researchers from around the world, led by Researchers in the CIFAR program made fundamental advances in artificial intelligence that helped launch the current excitement in the field.
Finance Minister lines up $1 billion next year for innovation - a...
A row of Google self-driving Lexus cars at an event outside the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. "The Case for Innovation" is a section that begins on page 17. Two pages later you will find "Building a Strong Middle Class Through Innovation."
Steven Armstrong, Paddy Power Betfair, presenting at Computing's DevOps Summit 2017
Network engineers and other IT staff involved in operations will need to become multi-skilled in the future - and organisations will inevitably have to help them develop those skills - if they are not to get left behind by DevOps. That's the message from Steven Armstrong, principal DevOps automation engineer at the online and High Street gambling operator Paddy Power Betfair.
LinkedIn revamps timeline with Trending Storylines: curated, algorithmic news clusters
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Why Apple dropped iPad's price to lowest yet
Apple this week is releasing its most affordable iPad to date. The refreshed 9.7-inch iPad , which packs a Retina screen and Apple's A9 chip in a device that effectively replaces the iPad Air 2, is priced at $329 with 32GB of storage.
Artificial Intelligence child
Artificial intelligence and machine learning already make a huge impact on the way we watch movies and television, shop, and travel, but how will these new technology advancements affect you as a sourcing or recruiting professional? It all comes down to being able to quickly analyze huge amounts of data and make decisions and predictions based on that, says Summer Husband, senior director, data science, at Randstad Sourceright , in a presentation at SourceCon , in Anaheim, Calif, last week. In a healthcare setting, Husband says, algorithms can be used to perform survival analysis, a machine learning technique that analyzes time to an event, such as a patient's expected time before recurrence of a disease or a death.
Finnish food tech firm bags first prize for innovative ingredient sensor
Finnish food tech firm Spectral Engines has scooped up first prize in an EU competition for its food sensor that analyses ingredients, nutrients and detects allergens. Spectral Engines' scanner uses the world's smallest near-infrared spectral sensing module to deliver the spectral response of the light absorbed by the materials.
DDN Names Bret Costelow VP of Global Sales
In his new role, Costelow will oversee technical computing sales worldwide, and will leverage more than 25 years of sales and sales leadership experience to further boost visibility of DDN's deep technical expertise and high-performance computing storage platform offerings, develop new business strategies and drive revenue growth. Costelow's leadership and experience spans leading technology companies, including Intel and Ricoh Americas.
Lennar and Capital One skid while Marriott, Silicom rise
The retailer said it will redesign its stores and said it will spend $7 billion on that initiative and other plans. The server and network computing appliances company said it won a contract that could bring it more than $30 million in annual sales.
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