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Amazon Alexa assisting NASA become smarter at work
Washington: While you are busy giving Alexa commands to play your favourite song or book an Uber, the intelligent virtual assistant from Amazon is helping the US space agency organise daily tasks while making sense of intrinsic data-sets. According to Tom Soderstrom, IT Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory , voice as a platform will become the next big thing once we learn to talk to digital assistants and chatbots in a fashion we do with friends and family.
Google will Predict the Date of our Death through a Neural Network
AI knows when you're going to die. But unlike in sci-fi movies, that information could end up saving lives.
New Drivers of Network and Equipment Market: Cloud Computing, 5G, and Autonomous Vehicles with Analysis and Forecasts, 2018 - 2023 - ResearchAndMarkets.com
New Drivers of Network and Equipment Market: Cloud Computing, 5G, and Autonomous Vehicles with Analysis and Forecasts, 2018 - 2023 - ResearchAndMarkets.com If you are involved in forecasting, manufacturing, purchasing, or utilizing DWDM, ROADMs, network Routers and network Switches, this report will become your major tool. It offers forecasts for not only units and market forecasts, but also breaks down those forecasts by a number of useful subdivisions.
Facebook wants to literally open your eyes with A.I. that fixes blinks in photos
Previous programs use am image of someone else's eyes to fix a blink , but Facebook researchers just created a program that uses your own eyes . Artificial intelligence is now smart enough to paint in the missing regions of a face to fix a blink or turn a frown into a smile.
Silicon Valley-style coding boot camp seeks to reset Japan Inc
TOKYO: Barely six months after inaugurating a tiny software-coding boot camp in a basement in Tokyo, Silicon Valley transplant Kani Munidasa stood before some of Japan's top business leaders in February with a warning: software was threatening their future. A Sri Lankan native with a Japanese mother and wife, Munidasa was speaking at the invitation of Nobuyuki Idei, a former chief executive of Sony Corp. Idei had offered to become an adviser to the boot camp, called Code Chrysalis, whose mission of bringing Japan's software engineering up to global standards and helping its companies transform aligned with his own.
Without a big data strategy, Canadians at risk of being 'data cows'
Federal officials are being warned that artificial intelligence could give internet giants like Facebook and Amazon even more power to reshape the Canadian economy, threatening the viability of domestic businesses. A December presentation to senior civil servants said that Canadian companies were losing ownership of and access to data to the likes of Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google, requiring a federal policy response.
International award for Strathclyde Computer Science Professor
A long-serving Professor of Computer Science at the University of Strathclyde has received an international award for his global work in teaching and promoting his subject over nearly 50 years. Emeritus Professor Andrew McGettrick is one of three 2018 winners of the Presidential Award announced by the Association for Computing Machinery .
BlackRock to close 16 smart beta and multifactor ETFs
BlackRock will shutter 16 ETFs in smart-beta and multifactor strategies a few months after introducing a lineup of artificial intelligence-driven products. The last day of trading for the funds will be Aug. 15, the company said in a statement Friday.
FairCom just announced a new edge computing database
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YouTube Music and Premium come to Canada and the UK
As expected, Google has announced that YouTube Music and YouTube Premium will continue its global rollout, coming to 11 more countries. The list of nations now able to take advantage of the two platforms has swelled to include the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Russia, Italy and Spain.
IBM shows off an artificial intelligence that can debate a human and change some minds
At a media gathering here Monday afternoon, a black, artificial intelligence-infused IBM computer with a screen for a face more than held its own debating seasoned human debaters. In one debate face-off, IBM's "Project Debater" AI computer made the case in favor of the government subsidizing space exploration against Israeli debate champion Noa Ovadia, who took the opposite position.
Classic Computer Science Problems in Swift
This book deepens your Swift language skills by exploring foundational coding techniques and algorithms. As you work through examples in search, clustering, graphs, and more, author David Kopec illustrates important things you might have forgotten and shows classic solutions to your "new" problems.
Adobe Scan now now automatically turn business cards into phone contacts
Artificial intelligence could soon make manually typing up information off a business card a thing of the past. Adobe Scan, the smartphone scanning app , can now recognize business cards and automatically import them into the contacts on a smartphone.
IBM pits computer against human debaters
Noa Ovadia, left, and Dan Zafrir, right, prepare for their debate against the IBM Project Debater, Monday, June 18, 2018, in San Francisco. IBM on Monday will pit a computer against two human debaters in the first public demonstration of artificial intelligence technology it's been working on for more than five years.
Chinese search giant Baidu creates an open-source A.I. for detecting cancer
Baidu, the Chinese search giant, is sometimes hailed as China's Google. And just like Google, it has a bunch of innovative side projects which go way beyond straightforward search.
Carbon nanotube optics provide optical-based quantum cryptography and quantum computing
Depiction of a carbon nanotube defect site generated by functionalization of a nanotube with a simple organic molecule. Altering the electronic structure at the defect enables room-temperature single photon emission at telecom wavelengths.
NVIDIAVoice: The New Normal: Artificial Intelligence And The Move To Voice-Based Search
But then the tides started turning yet again. Podcasts burst onto the scene and became a surprise hit.
Algorithm speeds up process for analyzing 3D medical images
Researchers describe a machine-learning algorithm that can register brain scans and other 3D images more than 1,000 times more quickly using novel learning techniques. MIT researchers describe a machine-learning algorithm that can register brain scans and other 3-D images more than 1,000 times more quickly using novel learning techniques.
Girls taking key stage four computing subjects down 30,000 from 2014
The number of girls taking computing subjects at GCSE or equivalent level is significantly less than when the curriculum was introduced in 2014 The number of girls taking GCSE level computer science has fallen since the computing curriculum's introduction in 2014, according to research. A study by the University of Roehampton found the number of girls taking key stage four level computing subjects was 30,000 less in 2017 than when the computing curriculum was first introduced to increase digital skills in the UK in 2014.
Artosyn License and Deploy CEVA-XM4 Intelligent Vision Platform for Embedded AI SoC
CEVA, Inc. , the leading licensor of signal processing platforms and artificial intelligence processors for smarter, connected devices, today announced that Artosyn Microelectronics, a leading supplier of drone and robots system-on-chip in China has licensed and deployed the CEVA-XM4 intelligent vision platform to power the computer vision and deep learning workloads of its upcoming AR9X01 artificial intelligence SoC. "At Artosyn, we are constantly pushing the boundaries of drone innovation, adding new features and technologies that improve performance, flight time and autonomy," said Bo Shen, CTO of Artosyn.
Wave Computing picks up MIPS for AI push
Low-power computing specialist MIPS is being sold again, with artificial intelligence-focused Wave Computing its latest - and, hopefully, somewhat more permanent - owner. Founded in 1984, Sunnyvale-based MIPS Computer Systems - later MIPS Technologies - is best known for the reduced instruction set computer architecture which bears its name.
Smart Tips for Better Small Business Cyber Security
If you run a small business you need to start treating cyber security as a serious issue. On one hand you have increasingly sophisticated criminal hackers.
CEO Neri: Discover Will Showcase How HPE Is Helping Customers Make...
Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Antonio Neri said that the company's blockbuster Discover conference, which starts on Monday in Las Vegas, will showcase how the hybrid IT-intelligent edge powerhouse is helping customers "make the most of their data" from every edge to any cloud. "Data is now your most valuable asset," said Neri in a blog post, referring to how HPE is powering an edge-centric, cloud-enabled and data-driven world.
Can Facebook use AI to fight online abuse?
Facebook has released statistics on abusive behavior on its social media network, deleting more than 22 million posts for violating its rules against pornography and hate speech - and deleting or adding warnings about violence to another 3.5 million posts . Many of those were detected by automated systems monitoring users' activity, in line with CEO Mark Zuckerberg's statement to Congress that his company would use artificial intelligence to identify social media posts that might violate the company's policies.
A table lamp connected to Amazon's Alexa voice command system. Photo: Handout
According to the report Apple is lagging in this sector because its Siri assistant lacks the AI capabilities of Google, and the new HomePod has only just hit the market Voice shopping using smart speakers and smartphone apps is starting to gain traction among consumers, opening up a new "conversational commerce" channel and potentially disrupting the retail sector. Devices such as Amazon's Alexa-powered speakers and Google Home, which use artificial intelligence to respond to voice commands, are offering new choices to consumers who are looking for more convenient ways to order goods and services.
Get ready for the 'internet of cows': Farmers use technology to shake up agriculture
Generations of farmers have relied on knowledge and family expertise to grow food, but the sector is set for a surge of disruption at the hands of made-in-Canada artificial intelligence-powered systems. AI is now helping farmers across the country to increase yields, save costs and minimize environmental damage.
Artificial Intelligence at the changing face of Payment Fraud
A continuous strive towards making payment faster and easier is embracing technology innovation, like never before, which at the same time is creating newer risk exposures for frauds and money laundering. Multi-dimensional initiatives around setting up new infrastructure , building new services/channels or in driving technology-led innovation .
Computer vision, artificial intelligence and healthcare transformation
The technology landscape in Jamaica is ripe and ready for harvesting. I have had the pleasure of working with, and interacting with, several youngsters who are geniuses in their own right where technology development is concerned.
UPS's $20 Billion Problem: 20th Century Operations
As the package giant tries to satisfy America's 21st-century shopping-and-shipping mania, it is striving to bring its delivery network out of a past era MESQUITE, Texas-In the sticky Southern heat, hundreds of workers streamed in for the 11 a.m. shift last month at United Parcel Service In a windowless room, a 30-year-old analog control panel about the size of a chest freezer monitors operations, with rows of green and red lights indicating when something goes awry in the building's web of conveyor belts. "Thirty years ago, this was top-notch," UPS plant engineering manager Dean Britt said of the control panel.
Head-To-Head Comparison: Arista Networks
Arista Networks and F5 Networks are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and profitability. This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Arista Networks and F5 Networks, as reported by MarketBeat.
MIPS Acquired by AI Hardware Vendor Wave Computing
After a year-long on-and-on search for a suitor, MIPS has finally found its partner. Today the company has announced that it's being acquired by Wave Computing, an AI startup with close ties to the company, and whom will be using MIPS' technology to further advance their own AI product portfolio.
The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on R&D and Innovation
For the past couple of centuries, general-purpose technologies have been the key drivers of productivity and economic growth. The steam engine, electricity and the internal combustion engine are prominent examples of GPTs in the 18th and 19th century.
MIT engineers a smarter, safer power plug designed to augment IoT
Yet another "dumb" device in your home might become smart in the very near future, thanks to a team of talented researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Department of Mechanical Engineering who have released the details of a new " smart power outlet ." Their findings were published in the journal Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence .
Police investigate Hamilton death
Scoop has exciting plans ahead for 2018 and beyond. The news media industry is coming to a critical juncture point.
Cloud Computing and Issues to Consider During Agreement Negotiations
Cloud computing is a subscription-based service where a person or business can obtain networked storage space and computer resources for a fee. There are different types of cloud computing services.
Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Algorithm Changes, Bing AMP &...
This week we have a lot to cover, first an algorithmic change in the Google search results over last weekend throughout this whole week. Bing announced a new AMP viewer coming this summer, they also announced JSON-LD support in Bing Webmaster Tools.
Artificial Intelligence, Automation and the Future of Talent Acquisition
From artificial intelligence and automation to machine learning and semantic search, we've been inundated with the industry's hottest buzzwords, but what do these terms really mean for us in the talent acquisition space and for the future of our profession? These terms are far from passing fads. Nearly 3 in 4 employers expect that some roles within talent acquisition and human capital management will become completely automated within the next 10 years, according to a 2017 survey by my company, CareerBuilder.
How lattes and AI fit together at Capital One
Capital One's internet cafes and its embrace of artificial intelligence are well chronicled. This week a top executive shed more light on the vision behind those investments.
A.I.-powered 3D 360 Detu Max camera reads like a list of photo buzzwords
Can artificial intelligence make a better virtual reality camera? A 2014 China-based startup is betting on it with Detu Max , which the company calls the first 3D 8K 360 VR camera with a built-in chip housing the camera's A.I. technology. Designed as a pro-level camera, the A.I. allows the camera to recognize - and follow - the subject.
Amazon designs an A.I. camera to teach computer vision to developers
From Google to Snapchat , artificial intelligence is expanding the camera's prowess and Amazon wants to give developers the chance to learn about deep learning and computer vision. On November 29, Amazon Web Services launched AWS DeepLens , a video camera designed to teach developers how to program A.I. functions from stylistic transfers to recognizing a hot dog.
European Commission Appoints Artificial Intelligence Expert Group, Launches AI Alliance
The European Commission appointed 52 experts today to a new High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence, and also launched the AI Alliance, an online forum to facilitate broad participation in dialogue on the burgeoning technology. According to a Commission press release , the multi-stakeholder High-Level Expert Group on AI , composed of members from academia, industry and civil society, is tasked to support the implementation of the EU Communication on Artificial Intelligence , make recommendations to inform policy and digital strategy, and develop ethical guidelines for AI.
An Artificial Intelligence System That Can Sense People's Movement Through Walls
Pose, a new artificial intelligence system developed by researchers at MIT's Computer Science And Artificial Intelligence Lab can sense a person's posture and movement through walls by analyzing the radio signals emitted by wireless devices that bounce off their body. * dons metal pasta strainer helmet* "You're only amplifying the signals."
Victor Peng has a (programmable) logic for Xilinx's future
Victor Peng, the new CEO of semiconductor maker Xilinx, speaks from the company headquarters, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in San Jose, Calif. For Victor Peng, becoming CEO at programmable logic chipmaker Xilinx may have come with a few benefits, but a better parking space wasn't included.
Veea Acquires Virtuosys to Bolster Edge Computing Platform, Advancing ...
June 13, 2018 -- Veea Inc ., a global leader in smart applications, today announced the acquisition of the UK-based Virtuosys Ltd. , a company delivering Smart network solutions at the network edge. Following the closing, Virtuosys will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Veea and will change its name to Veea Systems Ltd. .
Intel Editorial: The Dash to 5G Commercialization Begins
Asha Keddy is vice president in the Technology, Systems Architecture & Client Group and general manager of Next Generation and Standards at Intel Corporation. Just six short months ago, I remarked that the finalization of the Non-Standalone 5G New Radio represented " One Small Step for 5G, One Giant Step for Wireless " - noting that, with the announcement of the common standard, the real innovation was just beginning.
Bank of America reaches milestone with virtual assistant Erica
Bank of America Corp.'s virtual financial assistant, Erica, hit a milestone this week by reaching 1 million users. The artificial-intelligence tool can be accessed through the Bank of America mobile app.
Computer Science prof recognized for digital leadership
As the first woman and youngest person from her native Nigerian town to earn a PhD, Rita Orji has worked tirelessly throughout her career to remove the glass ceiling against female progression in the technology industry across the globe. Indeed, her work in research, in academia and in her efforts outside of her day job focuses on using technology for positive social and public good and championing diversity and inclusion issues.
Validity of World's News Cannot Be Left to Flawed Algorithms by ...
New York Times CEO Mark Thompson casted serious doubt Tuesday on the prospect of closely trusting algorithms to help determine which news stories are fraudulent or misleading. "The process of citizens making up their own mind which news source to believe is messy, and can indeed lead to 'fake news,' but to rob them of that ability, and to replace the straightforward accountability of editors and publishers for the news they produce with a centralized trust algorithm will not make democracy healthier but damage it further," Thompson said in a keynote lecture.
Tableau gets AI shot in the arm with Empirical Systems acquisition
When Tableau was founded back in 2003, not many people were thinking about artificial intelligence to drive analytics and visualization, but over the years the world has changed and the company recognized that it needed talent to keep up with new trends. Today, it announced it was acquiring Empirical Systems, an early stage startup with AI roots.
Japan's combination of artificial intelligence and robotics may be...
A Panasonic robot moves around the lounge of Tokyo's Narita International Airport As Japan's population ages and the birth rate is too low to sustain growth, the country is no stranger to coping with a limited number of working age people. As shown in our Chart of the Week, which we also feature in the latest issue of Finance and Development , Japan is still a leader in robot production and industrial use.