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The AI fight is escalating: This is the IT giants' next move
Artificial intelligence is where the competition is in IT, with Microsoft and Google both parading powerful, always-available AI tools for the enterprise at their respective developer conferences, Build and I/O, in May. It's not just about work: AI software can now play chess, go, and some retro video games better than any human -- and even drive a car better than many of us. These superhuman performances, albeit in narrow fields, are all possible thanks to the application of decades of AI research -- research that is increasingly, as at Build and I/O, making it out of the lab and into the real world.
Kubernetes foundation takes on container networking
The project joins others hosted by the nonprofit foundation, including the Kuberrnetes container orchestration platform and CoreDNS DNS server. CNI had been a GitHub open source project.
Advanced Symbolics shaking up opinion polling using customized Artificial Intelligence
Dirk Bouwer, Partner in the Business Law Group at full-service Ottawa law firm Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l. Ottawa's Advanced Symbolics is building a brisk business out of taking the pulse of public sentiment, and it's doing so without ever picking up the phone. According to CEO Erin Kelly and her team, traditional telephone polling is dead.
Asean-S. Korea partnership to grow
We have seen several transitions in the manufacturing process through the previous industrial revolutions, which gave birth to mass production and automation. Today, we are entering the Industry 4.0 era that represents another phase of automation, where computers and machines are equipped with artificial intelligence and can understand and control sudden problems in the production line with little or no input from human operators.
CFA exam to add artificial intelligence, 'big data' questions
As of 2019, the Chartered Financial Analyst examination will add questions on artificial intelligence, automated investment services and mining unconventional sources of data, an official from the accrediting group that manages the finance credential said this week. The rewriting of the exam on wealth and asset management to embrace computer and data science illustrates the degree to which the once-stodgy business of selling securities is becoming a playpen for nerds and robots.
Employers Are Paying Freelancers Big Bucks for These 25...
Want to join the freelancer revolution? Did you know that there are thousands of freelancer jobs that pay six figures? Over the past ten years, I've both worked as a freelancer and hired countless freelancers, some for six-figure positions. And along the way, I've noticed that there are a few freelancer skills that pay more than others.
Microsoft's P language is aimed at where cloud, AI, and IoT meet
Microsoft is positioning its P language as a solution for asynchrony in a world where this capability is becoming increasingly vital for the cloud, artificial intelligence, and embedded systems. Geared to asynchronous event-driven programming, the open source P unifies modeling and programming into a single activity.
Business and tech qualifications perfect for jobs of the future
Time was, all you needed to sell surfboards successfully was a shopfront near the beach, a good blond mullet and some wave-riding cred. But Justin Tang is of a new breed.
Computer starts go match against Chinese champion
Spectators watch a video screen as Go player Ke Jie plays a match against Google's artificial intelligence program, AlphaGo, during the Future of Go Summit in Wuzhen in eastern China's Zhejiang Province, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Ke Jie, the world's top-ranked Go player, started a three-round showdown on Tuesday against AlphaGo, which beat a South Korean Go master in a five-round showdown last year.
12 Computer Science Activities for Elementary Students
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Sony chief promises profitability, but is short on specifics
Sony's leader promised a comeback for the Japanese electronics and entertainment company having its best profitability in two decades. "We are a company that moves people," said Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai, as he outlined the strategy for the company at its Tokyo headquarters Tuesday.
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Xero wins plaudits for artificial intelligence product suite
Xero has won plaudits in a wide-ranging report on artificial intelligence by Asian broking firm CLSA, which counts the New Zealand software developer among the top-10 listed firms in the region where AI and machine learning are having a demonstrable impact on their business. Wellington-based Xero last year signalled AI and machine learning were at the heart of a new product suite aimed at taking advantage of the $1.4 trillion of transactions that passed through its platform in the year through March.
Toyota, tech firms explore blockchain for driverless cars
May 22 Toyota Research Institute, a wholly owned unit of Toyota Motor North America, said on Monday it has teamed up with MIT Media lab and five other companies to explore blockchain technology for the development of driverless cars. The project would enable businesses and consumers to securely share data on testing and driving as well as the sharing and usage of such cars to help set insurance rates, Toyota said in a statement.
Facebook's Content Moderation Rules Are Both Careful and Shocking
The rules for dealing with violent and disturbing images often require moderators to ask whether they are 'newsworthy' or 'raise awareness.' From Harvard's student body to global Internet users, Facebook has grown into the world's leading social networking service.
Ford claims its new CEO has deep ties to Silicon Valley - but the...
Ford claims its new CEO has deep ties to Silicon Valley - but the company still has a big self-driving-car problem Ford is showing it's serious about self-driving tech by naming Jim Hackett its new CEO, but whether Hackett can compete in the multi-million talent war for AI experts remains to be seen. Hackett has led Ford's Smart Mobility unit since it was formed in March 2016.
Uber uses artificial intelligence to figure out your personal price hike
Uber has admitted using artificial intelligence to charge customers based on what they are likely to be willing to pay. As reported by Bloomberg , the ride-hailing service says that the new system is based on AI and algorithms which estimate fare rates that groups of customers will be willing to pay depending on destination, time of day, and location.
Google Woos Developers to Catch Amazon in Digital Assistant Race
Here is Google's vision for the future of computing: As you drive home from work, you tell your car, "Ok, Google," triggering the company's Assistant. You order food, the digital helper handles the transaction and makes sure it's ready when you arrive.
Computer scientist Leslie Lamport to grads: If you can't write, it won't compute
Renowned computer scientist Leslie Lamport, MA'63, PhD'76, delivered the address at the Brandeis School of Science diploma ceremony on Sunday, reminding graduates of the importance of "great writing" and urging them to search for new ways to convey ideas. Earlier in the day, the alumnus celebrated as "the father of principled distributed computing" received an honorary Doctor of Science from his alma mater for his contributions to computer science.
U.S. 'Narcissistic' Over Spy Killing Story: Eye on Chinese Media
It is "absurd" that the U.S. takes the moral high ground, whether it is catching spies or SENDING SPIES, Global Times, an English-language tabloid affiliated with the People's Daily, allegedly killing and imprisoning CIA sources. The report is "full of narcissism," and it's worth noting that it comes at a time when bilateral relations are relatively smooth, the paper said.
Jared Leto Named Chief Creative Officer of Film Streaming Service Fandor
Academy Award winner Jared Leto has been named chief creative officer of Fandor, a streaming database for indie films, documentaries, international features and shorts. Leto will be the creative voice of the company, which includes contributing towards original programming and hosting of one Fandor's live-streaming events set for later this year.
The worst-paying jobs for college grads boast this sneaky advantage
The job title "Wall Street trader" once evoked sleek suits, martini-soaked lunches and chaotic offices - a gateway to prosperity at a relatively young age. But earlier this year, Marty Chavez, the chief financial officer of Goldman Sachs, revealed that some of the investment bank's well-paid humans were being replaced by unpaid robots.
Patent for virtual personal assistants u...
Patent requests for virtual personal assistants have shot up in recent years, official data showed Sunday, on growing prospects that artificial intelligence will become a part of our everyday lives. According to the Korean Intellectual Property Office, the number of applications for AI-based smart assistant programs stood at just 11 in 2013, but this jumped to 36 in the following year and reached 61 filings in 2016.
The working dead: IT jobs bound for extinction
Rob Terry does. For a few years in the mid-1990s, he helped develop interactive discs for several companies, including InfoWorld's sister publication PC World.
Researchers push forward quantum computing research25 min ago
San Francisco, May 21 Stanford University electrical engineering Professor Jelena Vuckovic and colleagues at her laboratory are working on new materials that could become the basis for quantum computing. While silicon transistors in traditional computers push electricity through devices to create digital ones and zeros, quantum computers work by isolating spinning electrons inside a new type of semiconductor material.
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Artificial intelligence not a threat to qualified humans: Adobe4 min ago
"Saying AI will take over the creativity of humans is not right. It will take away a lot of stuff that you have to do in a mundane way.
Softbank-Saudi tech fund becomes world's biggest with $93 billion of capital
The world's largest private equity fund, backed by Japan's Softbank Group and Saudi Arabia's main sovereign wealth fund, said on Saturday it had raised over $93 billion to invest in technology sectors such as artificial intelligence and robotics. "The next stage of the Information Revolution is under way, and building the businesses that will make this possible will require unprecedented large-scale, long-term investment," the Softbank Vision Fund said in a statement.
In Google's Vision Of The Future, Computing Is Immersive
Dan Howley tries out the Google Daydream View virtual-reality headset and controller on Oct. 4, 2016, following a product event in San Francisco. This week, Google announced plans for stand-alone VR goggles that won't need to be attached to a PC or smartphone.
WannaCry attack is good business for cyber security firms
SAN FRANCISCO: For Kris Hagerman, chief executive of UK-based cyber security firm Sophos Group Plc , the past week could have been bad. The WannaCry "ransomware" attack hobbled some of its hospital customers in Britain's National Health Service, forcing them to turn away ambulances and cancel surgeries.
Morgan Stanley: Only a 'handful' of robo-advice startups will...
Robo-advisers provide financial advice or portfolio management online or via a smartphone application. Rather than using human managers to build portfolios, they use algorithms to determine where to invest.
A hedge fund manager is supporting a free master's program in...
A hedge funder is supporting a free master's degree program in a field that's integral to Wall Street's future. "It went live about a year ago, and now we have 600 students who have enrolled from all over the world," Daphne Kis, CEO of WorldQuant University, told Business Insider.
IBM's quantum computer gets powerful upgrade
IBM is building the first universal Cloud-based quantum computers for business and science use, able to perform calculations not possible with conventional computers. Matthew Stock reports.
CW@50: Vint Cerf on his 'love affair' with tech and what's coming next
When internet pioneer Vinton Cerf was 10, he was working on advanced math, and by the time he was 17, he was tinkering at programming at UCLA and beginning a lifelong "love affair" with computing. Today, Cerf , known as the father of the internet, says software bugs are among the biggest dangers to enterprise IT and warns of the mounting challenges the IT community must face in what he calls the "digital dark age."
Artificial Intelligence - are you keeping up?
On Thursday 4 May 2017, Hogan Lovells' Tech Hub hosted Azeem Azhar , renowned strategist, product entrepreneur and writer, who spoke about the current status and implications of Artificial Intelligence . Far from being a futuristic ambition, we are living in a world where countless daily activities are powered by AI.
How Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff uses artificial intelligence...
Registration will allow you to post comments on newstimes.com and create a newstimes.com Subscriber Portal account for you to manage subscriptions and email preferences. Salesforce CEO Mark Benioff isn't just predicting that artificial intelligence will one day help run everyone's companies, he's already using it at Salesforce today.
Third Point's Loeb Deploys AI, Big Data With Half Dozen Quants
Daniel Loeb, the founder of $16 billion hedge fund Third Point, said his firm is using artificial intelligence to analyze big data and now employs about a half dozen quants. Loeb told attendees Thursday at the SkyBridge Alternatives Conference in Las Vegas not to overestimate his firm's mastery of machine learning in comparison to experts in the field, according to people who heard his presentation.
U.S. firm to launch sale of digital token for forex trading
Fintech Investment Group, a U.S.-based commodity trading adviser, plans to launch an initial coin offering in June for its own token that allows investors to trade currencies on a digital platform, company founder Alan Friedland said. The new digital token, to be called Compcoin, is based on a technology that powers bitcoin and litecoin, two of the leading digital currencies.
Cisco Systems announces 1,100 more layoffs
Cisco Systems Inc. said Wednesday that it is laying off 1,100 more workers, deepening job losses at the internet gear maker battling declining revenue. The new round of layoffs comes on top of the 5,500 jobs Cisco announced it was cutting in August.
Business book club tackles Artificial Intelligence
The group will be talking about Martin Ford's book Rise of the Robots, which asks how business will change with the rise of artificial intelligence. Organisers say it is not necessary to read the book in advance but it is available at a A 3 discount from Blackwell's.
Facial recognition analysis confirms identity of naked woman in sex...
Indonesian police have said that activist Firza Husein was the naked woman who appeared in sex chats allegedly involving FPI leader Rizieq Shihab .PHOTOS: TRIBUNNEWS, AFP. JAKARTA: The Indonesian National Police has said that a facial recognition analysis has confirmed that a naked woman who appeared in sex chats allegedly involving Islamic Defenders Front leader Rizieq Shihab is female activist Firza Husein.
IBM Builds Its Most Powerful Universal Quantum Computing Processors
The first upgraded processor will be available for use by developers, researchers, and programmers to explore quantum computing using a real quantum processor at no cost via the IBM Cloud. The second is a new prototype of a commercial processor, which will be the core for the first IBM Q early-access commercial systems.
Google rolling out arsenal of services, gadgets
Google provided a look at its latest digital offerings, with a heavy focus on its efforts to extend artificial intelligence features into more of its apps and services. CEO Sundar Pichai unveiled Google Lens, a set of vision-based computing capabilities that can understand what you are looking at.
IBM makes a leap in quantum computing power
Quantum computers, when they become commercially available, are expected to vastly outperform conventional computers in a number of domains, including machine learning, cryptography and the optimization of business problems in the fields of logistics and risk analysis. Where conventional computers deal in ones and zeros the processors in quantum computers use qubits, which can simultaneously hold the values one and zero.
Nvidia Ceo: Ai Workloads Will "Flood" Data Centers
During a keynote at his company's big annual conference in Silicon Valley last week, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang took several hours to announce the chipmaker's latest products and innovations, but also to drive home the inevitability of the force that is Artificial Intelligence. NVIDIA is the top maker of GPUs used in computing systems for Machine Learning, currently the part of the AI field where most action is happening.
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Stamford High School Principal Raymond Manka bids farewell to the class of 2016 during the Stamford High School graduation held on the football field on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. FILE - Stamford High School Principal Raymond Manka bids farewell to the class of 2016 during the Stamford High School graduation held on the football field on Wednesday, June 15, 2016.
Facebook hit with maximum fine for breaking French privacy law
The fine, related to Facebook's changes to its privacy policy in 2015, represents about 25 minutes' profit for the company The breaches include tracking users across websites other than Facebook.com without their knowledge, and compiling a massive database of personal information in order to target advertising. The French National Commission on Computing and Liberty began its investigation of Facebook and its European subsidiary, Facebook ireland, after the company made changes to its terms and conditions outlining the practices in January 2015.
HPE shows off The Machine prototype without memristors
In 2004, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise's Kirk Bresniker set out to make radical changes to computer architecture with The Machine and drew out the first concept design on a whiteboard. At the time Bresniker, now chief architect at HP Labs, wanted to build a system that could drive computing into the future.
Your next job interview could be with a recruiter bot
Some worry artificial intelligence will steal human jobs -- but one startup is betting that its AI will actually help you get a job. San Francisco-based Mya Systems has developed an AI recruiter that can evaluate resumes, schedule and conduct applicant screenings, and even congratulate you on your first day of work.
Killer artificial intelligence returns in 'Alien: Covenant'
This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Michael Fassbender who portrays android David in a scene from "Alien: Covenant." Filmmakers have long projected that artificial intelligence could spell the end of humanity.