AI & Machine Learning News. 25, February 2019


$650 billion asset manager Franklin Templeton is embedding data scientists in a key investment team, and it’s a sign of how the industry is changing

The boundaries between technology and business are blurring more than ever in finance, said the longtime chief technology officer for a $650 billion firm. “Longer-term, you won’t have the separation of tech and business,” Joe Boerio told Business Insider during a recent interview at Franklin Templeton’s San Mateo headquarters. See more:The CTO at $55 billion asset manager Cohen & Steers explains why AI is ‘in the middle of a hype cycle’ and wha… 2019-02-20 00:00:00 Read the full story (Behind a wall). Interest Score: 1.3398, Positive Sentiment: 0.2144, Negative Sentiment 0.2144 CloudQuant Thoughts… If a $650b asset manager is doing it, maybe you should do it as well. Use and become your own data scientist. If you find something interesting we may be willing to back it with significant amounts of cash to boost your profit opportunity (okay, not $650b!)  

Chinese search giant Baidu beats on advertising sales but streaming costs surge

Chinese search engine operator Baidu beat market estimates for fourth-quarter revenue and profit on Thursday, as its core online marketing business stayed resilient and revenue surged in its Netflix-like streaming service iQiyi. Baidu is betting its focus on streaming and new areas such as artificial intelligence (AI) will boost revenue and offset lower ad sales from real estate, finance and other sectors impacted by China’s economic slowdown. The company, which is trying to cut its dependence on its core search business, spent heavily on content for iQiyi and promotions to attract new customers last year as its online ad business showed signs of pressure. “We have entered a new stage for the Chinese internet,” Baidu Chief Executive Robin Li said in a conference call with analysts, warning that the market has saturated. “New growth will be driven by technological innovation, and for our core search and news feed we continue to see a lot of room to grow.” 2019-02-22 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.2352, Positive Sentiment: 0.1544, Negative Sentiment 0.1544 CloudQuant Thoughts… Is China going to continue to surge or has it over-heated. Perhaps you can devise an algorithm to trade in and out of the major markets using Country ETFs and ETNs as they wax and wane. Go to and we will back your winning strategy to the tune of millions of dollars, you take on none of the risk.  

Microsoft reveals an A.I. camera for Azure developers

Microsoft announced the introduction of a new smart camera for business at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona on Sunday. Microsoft is drawing on both its Kinect and Azure public cloud brands, as it sets off on the next phase in the company’s emphasis on artificial intelligence — an area Microsoft identified as a top priority in a recent annual report. The Microsoft Azure Kinect is “new intelligent edge device that enables developers to create a wide range of AI-powered experiences,” Julia White, Microsoft’s corporate vice president for Azure marketing, said at the conference. The system has a 1-megapixel depth camera, a 12-megapixel camera and a seven-microphone array on board. It will work with “a range of compute types,” White said. 2019-02-24 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.0116, Positive Sentiment: 0.1927, Negative Sentiment 0.0963 CloudQuant Thoughts… Just in case you had forgotten, let me remind you of some of the capabilities of the previous Kinect Camera back in 2013…
  • Filter loud noise to pick out voice commands
  • Detect who is in front of the camera
  • Whether they were happy, sad or neutral
  • Precise placement of people in a room
  • Tracking of up to 6 skeletons in view at once
  • Pinpoint of joints and joint rotations
  • Measure Muscle tension
  • Tracking of extremities, like fingers
  • Monitor heart rate of a person by tracking blood flow underneath the skin
  • Detect who is in front of the camera
  • Detect whether people in view were happy, sad or neutral

Sentiment Analysis with Deep Learning – Towards Data Science

In this article, I will cover the topic of Sentiment Analysis and how to implement a Deep Learning model that can recognize and classify human emotions in Netflix reviews. One of the most important elements for businesses is being in touch with its customer base. It is vital for these firms to know exactly what consumers or clients think of new and established products or services, recent initiatives, and customer service offerings. 2019-02-24 18:31:57.014000+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.9993, Positive Sentiment: 0.1688, Negative Sentiment 0.0810 CloudQuant Thoughts… We have Sentiment Anaylsis that has already been run as Alternative Data sets at CloudQuant. But there is nothing to stop you writing your own. The most effective models I have seen have been based on a unique view through the market.  

Data Science in 90 Seconds

Data Science doesn’t have to be boring or confusing. Learn high-level data science principles in plain English with no math or coding. 2019-02-25 08:35:10+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 2.7460, Positive Sentiment: 0.0000, Negative Sentiment 0.2288 CloudQuant Thoughts… A nice easy introduction to some quite complex ideas.  
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Machine Learning Engineer vs. Data Scientist—Who Does What?

The roles of machine learning engineer vs. data scientist are both relatively new and can seem to blur. However, if you parse things out and examine the semantics, the distinctions become clear. At a high level, we’re talking about scientists and engineers. While a scientist needs to fully understand the, well, science behind their work, an engineer is tasked with building something. But before we go any further, let’s address the difference be… 2019-02-19 15:30:52+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 2.0122, Positive Sentiment: 0.2296, Negative Sentiment 0.0810  

Despite the numerous commentators and market “experts”, no one can predict and time market downturns with any useful level of reliability

A positive year when nearly every other asset class had negative results may give investors a sense of comfort or stability. The fact of the matter is little can be interpreted from one year of performance and volatility control is not the goal of the Saga Portfolio. As a long only, concentrated equity portfolio, sharp drawdowns will happen, such as the 21% decline during the fourth quarter. When investing in public equities, volatility is just part of the game. Sometimes the market interprets all news as good news, or all news as bad news like during the last quarter. Fears of a U.S. and China trade war between, rising interest rates, a government shutdown, or simply being near the end of a business cycle can swing the indices to double digit declines over a relatively short period. With the exception of moving into alternative asset classes with lower return potential or trying to incorporate hedging strategies that will also likely lower prospective returns, there’s really no getting around the fact stocks will move up and down arbitrarily based on whatever current sentiment may be whether it’s sensible or not. 2019-02-21 22:18:50+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.9436, Positive Sentiment: 0.3433, Negative Sentiment 0.2377  

Bloomberg Enterprise Access Point adds alternative datasets

Alternative datasets are now available through Bloomberg’s “ready-to-use” data website, Bloomberg Enterprise Access Point. Adding alternative datasets allows Data License clients to easily access and incorporate new, non-traditional forms of high-quality data from Bloomberg and market leading alternative data providers including Thasos, Apptopia, TipRanks, PredictWallStreet, RS Metrics, Orbital Insight, OWL Analytics, Predata, Evaluate, 280First and Symphony Pharma. 2019-02-22 00:00:00 Read the full story ( Interest Score: 2.8640, Positive Sentiment: 0.2728, Negative Sentiment 0.1705 2019-02-21 00:00:00 Read the full story ( Interest Score: 1.8543, Positive Sentiment: 0.0265, Negative Sentiment 0.1060  

New studies highlight how AI is transforming employee productivity and accelerating business results

Artificial intelligence (AI) is undeniably transforming the way we work. Gartner estimates that in 2021, AI augmentation will generate $2.9 trillion in business value and recover 6.2 billion hours of worker productivity. To take a closer look at the mission critical benefits of AI for knowledge workers and to help organizations harness the full potential of Everyday AI in Microsoft 365, Microsoft recently commissioned s… 2019-02-20 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.7896, Positive Sentiment: 0.4067, Negative Sentiment 0.0542

Nomura takes stake in robotic trading venture

Nomura is investing in an AI-led high frequency trading venture set up by hedge fund manager Brevan Howard. The venture, dubbed AIM2, was launched in 2015 to use a combination of data science and machine learning to develop a range of alpha investment strategies. Nomura first began collaborating with AIM2 in 2018 on the development of new robotic trading tools for pricing trades and making markets in wholesale capital markets. 2019-02-22 09:49:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 2.2137, Positive Sentiment: 0.3850, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

Universal mCloud named one of TSX Venture’s top performers in 2019

Universal mCloud Corp (TSX-V:MCLD) (OTCQB:MCLDF) has been named one of TSX Venture Exchange’s top-performing companies in 2019. The specialist in artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things is among the Venture Exchange’s top picks for the tech sector. Shares of the Vancouver-based company jumped 8.2% to C$0.33 in Toronto trading with the news.  The list of 50 companies is comprised of 10 from each of five sectors, selected based on market cap growth, share price appreciation and trading volume. 2019-02-21 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 2.1965, Positive Sentiment: 0.0000, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

Driving Business Transformation through Data Governance Strategies

The CIO’s traditional role of overseeing an enterprise’s technology strategy and procurement is no longer straightforward. As the business world moves to a more decentralized technology model and shadow IT runs rampant, CIOs are no longer completely in control of technology within the business, the data it creates, or the security processes around it. Gartner predicts that 50 percent of the data generated will soon be outside the corporate data center, generated by IoT applications and edge computing devices. As a result, CIOs must modernize their data strategy, ensuring it can seamlessly and reliably feed data insights from across the whole business into a technology strategy that will deliver digital transformation. However, with new data privacy regulations and issues with data ownership and algorithmic bias, using data to drive insight is not easily understood. Data must be of good quality and be controllable and consistent to ensure that it can be relied upon to feed these technologies appropriately, to generate business value and inform decisions – that’s where data governance comes in. 2019-02-20 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 2.1762, Positive Sentiment: 0.3539, Negative Sentiment 0.1592

IFINTEC 2019 Conference

Sponsorship and delegate registrations are open for IFINTEC Finance Technologies Conference and Exhibition that will be held on 09 – 10 April 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey. IFINTEC is a global conference which is one of the biggest and most important conferences in EMEA region with its focus on Retail Banking, Digital Banking, Core Banking, Payment Systems, Banking Technologies, Banking IT Solutions, Digital Transformation and Finance Technologies. Wi… 2019-02-19 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 2.1289, Positive Sentiment: 0.0591, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

Talend and RapidMiner Partner to Operationalize Artificial Intelligence

ud integration solutions, announced that Talend Data Fabric and Talend’s Stitch Data Loader will now integrate with RapidMiner Server and RapidMiner AI Cloud to help global enterprises operationalize data science and AI. Global business value derived from artificial intelligence (AI) was projected to total $1.2 trillion in 2018, an increase of 70 percent from 2017, according to Gartner, Inc. AI-derived business value is forecast to reach $3.9 trillion in 2022. The partnership between Talend and RapidMiner will help data science focused organizations to operationalize predictive models in large-scale enter… 2019-02-22 08:05:04+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 2.0833, Positive Sentiment: 0.1736, Negative Sentiment 0.1736


Bank assets are all tangible and intangible resources which are owned or controlled by a bank to produce positive economic value. Besides loans, investments, cash and other items, DATA deserves a separate line on a balance sheet of financial institutions as it produces and adds significant value to the bank’s profitability and sustainability. Current digital age requires banks effectively manage information by consciously learning from its past e… 2019-02-25 10:50:53 Read the full story. Interest Score: 2.0169, Positive Sentiment: 0.3577, Negative Sentiment 0.1590

Streaming Data App Builder Goes Open Source, promoters of an agile approach to data collection and analysis either in the cloud or at the network edge, has released an open-source version of its platform for building real-time, distributed applications. said its open source platform provides an integrated software stack that enables developers to build applications that analyze, learn and act on streaming data as its generated either locally by edge devices or in the cloud… 2019-02-22 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.9251, Positive Sentiment: 0.1375, Negative Sentiment 0.1031

Post-Trade Investment Continues To Rise

Brian Collings, chief executive of Torstone Technology, which provides post-trade securities and derivatives processing technology, said the trend for increased post-trade investment has continued this year as firms review their medium-term strategies after MiFID II. Collings told Markets Media: “Last year MiFID II consumed a lot of resources. This has led industry participants to re-assess their medium-term strategy and seek more flexibility an… 2019-02-19 08:00:24+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.8987, Positive Sentiment: 0.1309, Negative Sentiment 0.0218

Building Next-Gen Data Pipelines with Databricks Delta

nologies, data engineers are challenged to deliver data pipelines to support the real-time insight business owners demand from their analytics. Databricks Delta is the next generation of evolution in big data processing from Databricks, the company founded by the original creators of Apache Spark™. Join Prakash Chockalingam, Product Manager and data engineering expert at Databricks, and Singh Garewal, Product Marketer, to learn how to avoid the common pitfalls of data engineering and how the Databricks Unified Analytics Platform and especially the innovation called Databricks Delta can ensure perfo… 2019-03-12 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.8868, Positive Sentiment: 0.1887, Negative Sentiment 0.0629

Google Doubles Down on Cloud Data Migration

Data integration startups have become prime acquisition targets as cloud analytics vendors look to beef up their migration capabilities. What that in mind, Google Cloud announced this week it intends to acquire data migration specialist Alooma, a five-year-old Bay Area startup. Terms were not disclosed, but the parties said the acquisition was subject to standard closing conditions. Google executives said Alooma’s data pipeline tools would help… 2019-02-21 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.8612, Positive Sentiment: 0.0886, Negative Sentiment 0.0886

Despite Concerns, AI Making Inroads in Human Resources

It’s no longer shocking that human resources departments use artificial intelligence. In fact, according to Littler’s 2018 Annual Employer Survey, 49 percent said they use AI and advanced data analytics for recruiting and hiring. They also deploy AI into HR-related activities such as:
  • Making strategic and employee management decisions (31 percent).
  • Analyzing workplace policies (24 percent).
  • Automating certain tasks that were previously done by an employee (22 percent).
So, where can HR leaders expect to see significant gains in how AI will support HR-driven uses cases? The experts weigh in. 2019-02-22 15:10:31+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.8315, Positive Sentiment: 0.3434, Negative Sentiment 0.2747

Golang Leads Top-Paying Tech Skills for 2019: Salary Survey

As salaries for tech pros hover at just below six figures, specializing in certain skills and platforms can help push your salary as high as it can possibly go. Dice’s 2019 Salary Survey has a ton of insight into which skills are translating into big money at the moment. Leading the skills pack is Golang (also known as ‘Go’). It’s a lot like C, but updated with things like garbage collection and structural typing. Born at Google, Golang was desi… 2019-02-20 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.7460, Positive Sentiment: 0.2116, Negative Sentiment 0.0529

Skills shortage is stopping many Asian companies from embracing A.I., study shows

Artificial intelligence is predicted to speed up innovation in Asia Pacific over the next few years but less than half of the companies today are using the technology, according to a report from Microsoft and International Data Corporation. While most decision-makers polled agree AI is important in order for them to remain competitive, only 41 percent of the companies in the region have adopted the tech, the report sai… 2019-02-20 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.7291, Positive Sentiment: 0.1441, Negative Sentiment 0.5764

Brief introduction to Markov chains – Towards Data Science

Let’s start, in this subsection, with some classical ways to characterise a state or an entire Markov chain. First, we say that a Markov chain is irreducible if it is possible to reach any state from any other state (not necessarily in a single time step). If the state space is finite and the chain can be represented by a graph, then we can say that the graph of an irreducible Markov chain is strongly connected (graph theory). In this section, w… 2019-02-24 22:08:19.898000+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.7281, Positive Sentiment: 0.0918, Negative Sentiment 0.0306

Gopher Protocol Completes Phase I in AI Based Robotics Research

According to a recent press release, “Gopher Protocol Inc., a company specializing in the development of Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled mobile technologies, including a global mesh network technology platform for both mobile and fixed solutions, announced it has completed the first phase of its AI based robotics research. The research testing achieved a number of positive results including identifying successful cognitive robotics features where robots were able to sense their environment by means of integrated senso… 2019-02-25 08:05:47+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.6990, Positive Sentiment: 0.4854, Negative Sentiment 0.0485

Goldman Sachs backs U.S. construction finance tech startup Rabbet

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Goldman Sachs Group Inc has backed Rabbet, a U.S. startup that develops software to help make construction finance more efficient, the companies said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: The ticker symbol and logo for Goldman Sachs is displayed on a screen on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., December 18, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo Other investors in the $8 million round include QED Inve… 2019-02-22 14:24:43+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.6698, Positive Sentiment: 0.2319, Negative Sentiment 0.0928

Google Plans to Acquire Alooma to Simplify Cloud Migration

Google has announced plans to acquire Alooma, a company that helps organizations streamline database migration in the cloud with a data pipeline tool that enables them to move their data from multiple sources to a single data warehouse. The announcement was made in a blog post by Amit Ganesh, vice president, Engineering, and Dominic Preuss, director, product management, Google Cloud Platform. “Here at Google Cloud, we’re committed to helping en… 2019-02-21 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.6330, Positive Sentiment: 0.2333, Negative Sentiment 0.1555

Microsoft Rolls Out Azure Data Lake Storage, Azure Data Explorer

Microsoft continues to bolster its Azure data services offerings for enterprise users with its announcement that Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 and Azure Data Explorer are now generally available for use. In addition, the company revealed that its Azure Data Factory Mapping Data Flow services are now available in preview for users to experiment with using their Azure workloads. The latest expanded services were announced recently by Julia White, … 2019-02-20 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.6304, Positive Sentiment: 0.1874, Negative Sentiment 0.0562

What Every NLP Engineer Needs to Know About Pre-Trained Language Models

Practical applications of Natural Language Processing (NLP) have gotten significantly cheaper, faster, and easier due to the transfer learning capabilities enabled by pre-trained language models. Transfer learning enables engineers to pre-train an NLP model on one large dataset and then quickly fine-tune the model to adapt to other NLP tasks. This new approach enables NLP models to learn both lower-level and higher-level features of language, le… 2019-02-19 15:34:52+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.6257, Positive Sentiment: 0.4016, Negative Sentiment 0.1976

In-Data-Lake BI Is the Next Frontier for Business Intelligence

Remember the days before the relational database? Neither do I, so I have no idea how painful it was to keep track of data back then. But even after relational databases became more mainstream, data was still mostly about keeping track of stuff: product inventory, customer information, customer orders, etc. Then, one day, everyone wanted to use their databases to make better decisions. Before we knew it, we had data warehouses and business intell… 2019-02-19 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.5946, Positive Sentiment: 0.1793, Negative Sentiment 0.1227

CFO Tarek Robbiati Outlines the Road Ahead For HPE

Hewlett Packard Enterprises HPE is betting that 5G will change the landscape for technology, and its putting its money where its mouth is. Shares of the stock popped after its first earnings report surpassed expectations and management slated a strong 2019 on Thursday evening. A large degree of this bullishness on behalf of executives is related to the company’s efforts in Intelligent Edge, its high profile cloud-focused program. “We did annou… 2019-02-22 13:54:05-05:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.5889, Positive Sentiment: 0.3476, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

Prescriptive analysis in manufacturing to boost profitability

is the use of data, mathematical models and algorithms to solve problems in operations. Sound familiar? I suppose some people think of analytics as new to manufacturing because of analytics’ focus on big data, social media and marketing. Although many might disagree, I equate analytics with operations research/management science, especially in its origins, which were problem-centric. Analytics has a lot to offer manufacturing, and in some ways, manufacturing is ahead of other sectors in the use of analytics – there is plenty of opportunity for manufacturing to leverage analytics beyond traditional pla… 2019-02-25 05:17:32+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.5655, Positive Sentiment: 0.3539, Negative Sentiment 0.1225

Qlik to Acquire Attunity to Expand Enterprise Data Management and Enable Real-time Analytics

According to a new press release, “Qlik® a leader in data analytics, and Attunity Ltd., a leading provider of data integration and big data management software solutions, today announced that the two companies signed a definitive agreement under which Qlik will acquire Attunity. Under the terms of the agreement, Qlik will acquire all outstanding ordinary shares of Attunity for a total value of approximately $560 million. Attunity shareholders will receive $23.50 … 2019-02-22 08:15:42+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.5504, Positive Sentiment: 0.2769, Negative Sentiment 0.1661

Training Data: Why Scale Is Critical for Your AI Future

Data is the fuel that drives AI. But there’s a big difference in the quality of fuel you can put into your AI engine. If your enterprise can create the biggest stockpile of the highest quality training data, it will likely win the AI race, but getting there is no easy task. For all the advanced skills that data scientists possess, there’s no escaping the fact they often spend up to 80% of their time cleaning and prepping data. Without good, clea… 2019-02-22 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.5372, Positive Sentiment: 0.2225, Negative Sentiment 0.1719

Registration is Open for DBTA’s Data Summit 2019 in Boston

The sixth annual Data Summit conference will be held in Boston, May 21-22, 2019, with pre-conference workshops on May 20. Registration is now open. Data Summit brings together IT practitioners and business stakeholders from all types of organizations. Top corporations, government agencies, and public institutions gather together to learn about the leading technologies and strategies for succeeding in this increasingly data-driven world. A.M. Tu… 2019-02-21 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.5261, Positive Sentiment: 0.2410, Negative Sentiment 0.0803

State-Of-The-Art Methods For Neural Machine Translation & Multilingual Tasks

The quality of machine translation produced by state-of-the-art models is already quite high and often requires only minor corrections from professional human translators. This is especially true for high-resource language pairs like English-German and English-French. So, the main focus of recent research studies in machine translation was on improving system performance for low-resource language pairs, where we have access to large monolingual c… 2019-02-19 15:34:37+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.5232, Positive Sentiment: 0.3400, Negative Sentiment 0.0745

Splice Machine Adds $16 Million Series B Round Led by GreatPoint Ventures

Hadoop distributions, the Splice Machine operational AI data platform is scalable, real-time, AI-powered, and easy-to-use. It combines the functionality of a relational database, data warehouse, and machine learning in one unified platform. Splice Machine can be deployed on-premise or in the cloud, and is built on open source technology. Accenture Ventures also joined this round. Additional participants in the round include Allen Miner, CEO of the SunBridge Group, who was responsible for founding Oracle Japan, Japan, and Concur Japan. The new round brings Splice Machine’s total funding to $5… 2019-02-20 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.5136, Positive Sentiment: 0.2018, Negative Sentiment 0.1009

Qlik to acquire Attunity for $560m to Expand Enterprise Data and Analytics capability

Data analytics company Qlik is acquiring Attunity, a provider of data integration and big data management software solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, Qlik will acquire all outstanding ordinary shares of Attunity for a total value of approximately $560 million. Attunity shareholders will receive $23.50 in cash per share, representing a 18 per cent premium to Attunity’s last closing price of $19.93 pe… 2019-02-25 05:56:36+11:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.4979, Positive Sentiment: 0.2397, Negative Sentiment 0.1797

Four Ways Automation Can Rescue Your Data Lake

Ask Gartner Research and you’ll find that as of late 2017, 60% of big data projects failed to survive the pilot phase and only 17% of Hadoop deployments went on to the production phase. However, it’s often not due to a lack of desire or appreciation of big data’s value among executive leadership. It’s simply that most organizations aren’t aware of many of big data’s most common and formidable challenges. There are two big challenges. The first o… 2019-02-21 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.4806, Positive Sentiment: 0.1825, Negative Sentiment 0.2738

Is AI the solution that the oil & gas industry needs?

Artificial intelligence refers to the ability of devices to learn and operate without human intervention. The AI platform uses a set of predictive and prescriptive analytics tools to generate solutions to events on the basis of several variables more accurately. AI in industries with high volatility and risk such as oil and gas can lead to savings worth billions. From managing effective power consumption to predicting oil and gas productions tren… 2019-02-22 12:44:51+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.4363, Positive Sentiment: 0.2274, Negative Sentiment 0.2633

Re-imagining the Business with Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be a strategic capability and competitive advantage, no doubt. Statistics speak to that point. According to AI startup advisor Steve Ardire during his presentation (co-presented with Mico Yuk) at the DATAVERSITY® Enterprise Data World Conference titled “Why Enterprise Organizations Use AI as a Strategic Capability and Competitive Advantage,”AI is expected to drive $15.7 trillion dollars of global GDP gains by 203… 2019-02-21 08:35:28+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.4170, Positive Sentiment: 0.2645, Negative Sentiment 0.1134

U.S. agency wants you–to keep AI from being trained to be malicious

The U.S. spy community’s R&D agency is looking into how to keep AI software from unwittingly divulging information about sensitive training data and from secretly being trained to be malicious. The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency announced it will be holding an event next week for organizations potentially interested in participating in two artificial intelligence security programs. One, called Secure Assured Intelligent Learning Systems (SAILS), looks to find ways to stop AI system users from learning too much about private data used to train the systems. Without such protections, malicious users might be able to find out information about training data in aggregate, such as “the average of an individual’s face used to train a facial identification model… 2019-02-22 10:55:55 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.4146, Positive Sentiment: 0.1632, Negative Sentiment 0.3808

Automation Takes on the Heavy Lifting of Data Management

These days, every business is a data business. Every enterprise, regardless of industry or even size, is attempting to manage and draw insights from large volumes of data—now often extending into the petabyte range—surging through and between their systems and applications, both within clouds and on-premise data centers. This all needs to be managed appropriately and securely, as well as backed up and made highly available. Running data-intensiv… 2019-02-19 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.3637, Positive Sentiment: 0.1425, Negative Sentiment 0.2646

Universal mCloud bolsters team with chief product officer appointment

Universal mCloud Corp (CVE:MCLD) (OTCQB:MCLDF) announced Tuesday that it continues to strengthen its team, with the promotion of Dr. Barry Po to the position of chief product officer. Po will lead mCloud’s product management and marketing activities. The Vancouver-based specialist in artificial intelligence and analytics and internet of things said the move will help the company advance and accelerate its AI and analytics agenda. “Since our acquisition of NGRAIN, Barry has expertly executed and shaped mCloud’s product and marketing strategies,” said president and CEO Russ McMeekin in a statement. “In his new role, Barry will lead our product teams and work to build mCloud’s presence in key markets…. 2019-02-19 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.3617, Positive Sentiment: 0.7081, Negative Sentiment 0.1089

Sales Practice Risk in the Digital Era, Part 2: Mitigating the Risk

Recent actions by federal and state regulators have underscored their increased emphasis on sales practices in wealth management. In part one of this series, we discussed the evolving regulation of sales practices and how they are impacted by innovations in technology. Here, we delve into these risks in more detail and offer suggestions on how to mitigate them. 2019-02-22 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.3493, Positive Sentiment: 0.1056, Negative Sentiment 0.2464

Bold Open Innovation Sparking Both Business and Social Impact

Open innovation is a term coined by Henry Chesbrough in his 2003 book, “ Open Innovation: The new imperative for creating and profiting from technology ”. Open innovation assumes that valuable ideas can come from inside or out of the company and can go to the market from inside or outside the company as well. At the heart of the open paradigm is the assumption that enterprises cannot conduct all R&D activities by themselves; instead, they have to… 2019-02-20 10:51:01+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.3440, Positive Sentiment: 0.7345, Negative Sentiment 0.1563

5 Brands Using Big Data To Brilliantly Disrupt Tech

Big data is changing the rules in Silicon Valley and other tech hubs around the world. A number of brands have discovered that big data gives them the chance to not only gain a competitive edge in their own industries, but deliver new standards that have transformed the tech industry as a whole. Companies Using Big Data to Change the Global Tech Sector The digital era is disrupting many technology indus… 2019-02-20 21:26:59+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.3397, Positive Sentiment: 0.3804, Negative Sentiment 0.1985

Digital Reasoning, a buzzy fintech valued at $270 million and backed by Goldman Sachs and Nasdaq, has lost its CEO and a handful of senior executives

The chief executive of Digital Reasoning, a fintech valued at hundreds of millions of dollars and backed by some of the biggest banks, resigned earlier this month. Brett Jackson stepped down as CEO of the AI software firm on February 7, less than two years after joining the company, Business Insider has learned. Jackson departure from the Franklin, Tenn.-based company that is reportedly valued at $270 million is the latest in a long-line of seni… 2019-02-21 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.3307, Positive Sentiment: 0.1416, Negative Sentiment 0.0849

Shopping For AI Talent? Beware Of Unicorns

At the dawn of big data, data scientists were the unicorn of the hour. Talk to any one of these rarities, and they would say there were only about 100 of them in the world. When executives woke up to the potential of big data, it was also at the same time we were dealing with financial collapse. Balancing between the data economy and keeping regulators at bay created a new unicorn, the chief data officer. Digital has had its own unicorn story. … 2019-02-22 16:59:28-05:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.3290, Positive Sentiment: 0.2170, Negative Sentiment 0.3255

SteelEye launches consolidated communications and trade data surveillance solution

SteelEye, a compliance technology and data analytics firm, has launched a communications and trade surveillance solution which has been fully integrated with its existing records retention and data analytics platform. The solution aims to enhance firms’ ability to meet MAR/MiFID II and other international regulatory requirements, while offering powerful and intelligent insight into the underlying data helping to mitigate risk and optimise business… 2019-02-22 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.3173, Positive Sentiment: 0.3180, Negative Sentiment 0.2725

How Artificial Intelligence Is Revolutionizing Healthcare Sector in 2019

decreased readmission rates and improved the overall quality of life for people all over the world. One of the modern technologies redefining various healthcare disciplines, especially cardiology, is artificial intelligence. In fact, according to Healthcareweekly, AI is one of the top technologies every healthcare executive should learn about in 2018. In this article, we will explore the main AI applications in healthcare today hopefully in terms everyone can really get a great understanding of what AI in healthcare really means. For example, Verge Genomics is a drug developing company based in San Francisco which m… 2019-02-19 20:53:16+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.3087, Positive Sentiment: 0.3129, Negative Sentiment 0.1422

We asked 8 Wall Street recruiters about the hottest trends in hiring across banking, trading, hedge funds, and asset management

Wall Street bonuses for 2018 have been announced or hit the bank by now. That means it’s moving season for the industry’s bankers, traders, and portfolio managers. Business Insider spoke with headhunters who work with the top firms and candidates in the industry to find out what’s driving hiring in 2019. Some things haven’t changed: There remains in an insatiable appetite for quants, data scientists, and coding skills. But that doesn’t mean fun… 2019-02-19 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.2911, Positive Sentiment: 0.1412, Negative Sentiment 0.1513

Redis Labs Raises $60 Million in Latest Funding Round

Redis Labs, the home of Redis and provider of Redis Enterprise, is receiving $60 million in Series E financing, furthering the company’s plans for investment in its platform. This latest funding round is being led by a new investor, Francisco Partners, a leading global technology-focused private equity firm. The round also included participation by the company’s existing investors, Goldman Sachs Private Capital Investing, Bain Capital Ventures, … 2019-02-21 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.2897, Positive Sentiment: 0.5456, Negative Sentiment 0.0496

Google acquires data migration startup Alooma in hopes of easing customers into its cloud

It’s easier to win cloud business when it’s easier for potential customers to move their data into your cloud, and Google thinks a startup called Alooma can help move that needle. Google announced Tuesday that it has acquired Alooma for an undisclosed amount, although this deal likely didn’t break the bank given that Alooma had raised $15 million, a relatively small amount of money these days. Alooma’s software makes it easier to move data from … 2019-02-19 18:39:29-08:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.2850, Positive Sentiment: 0.3505, Negative Sentiment 0.1168

Ideal Prediction launches automated voice and algorithm monitoring service

Ideal Prediction, an independent trading analysis and data science company for capital markets, has launched Scope, an automated monitoring service, which analyses the behaviours of voice traders and trading algorithms in line with the principles of the FX Global Code (FXGC). Already in production, Scope automatically monitors order and trade activity, evidencing that humans and algorithms adhere to governance and risk controls. It specifically highlights poten… 2019-02-25 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.2842, Positive Sentiment: 0.3350, Negative Sentiment 0.1117

Google failed to tell users about hidden microphone in its Nest security system

Google has been criticised for failing to tell users about a hidden microphone in ones of its home security systems. The technology giant said an “error” meant the microphone was not included in the online specifications for the Nest Guard, which have been available since 2017. The hardware feature came to light after Google announced a software update would enable the device to use its voice-activated helper, Google Assistant, which is powered … 2019-02-20 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.2766, Positive Sentiment: 0.1418, Negative Sentiment 0.4255

DOD Unveils Its AI Strategy Following White House Executive Order

The Defense Department launched its artificial intelligence strategy on Feb. 12 in concert with the White House executive order that created the American Artificial Intelligence Strategy. “The [executive order] is paramount for our country to remain a leader in AI, and it will not only increase the prosperity of our nation, but also enhance our national security,” Dana Deasy, DOD’s chief information officer, said in a media roundtable today. The CIO and… 2019-02-22 15:30:09+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.2616, Positive Sentiment: 0.1992, Negative Sentiment 0.1771

9 Ways Mobile Inference Powers Artificial Intelligence In Our Smartphones

AI is quickly changing the way human being and our accompanying computers perceive the world. As data collection methods become more and more comprehensive, controlled and regulated, organisations are tempted to experiment with AI to enhance user experiences. Aiming to provide a personalised way of perceiving applications, accessibility features for the differently abled, or just for entertainment purposes, AI has taken its place as one of the ca… 2019-02-25 05:51:20+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.2562, Positive Sentiment: 0.2599, Negative Sentiment 0.0650

In-Memory Database Advancements Lead to Data-Driven Success

“Our recent research shows that companies now agree that data is the most important asset in an organization today – sometimes even more than human resources,” said Mathias Golombek, CTO for Exasol in a recent DATAVERSITY® interview. Yet evolving technology and organizational issues have led to separated systems, data silos, and lost opportunities. “The question is, how can you solve that issue?” A History of Data Silos In most organizations, d… 2019-02-20 08:35:17+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.2521, Positive Sentiment: 0.1841, Negative Sentiment 0.1719  

New Deloitte ML Model Helps Quantify the Social Impact of Corporate Investment

ss release states, “As companies are becoming increasingly focused on the social impact of their business operations, Deloitte has developed a new Social Impact Measurement Model (SIMM), pioneering a machine learning tool that forecasts the results of a large corporate investment – such as opening a new office or headquarters – on a community, across more than 75 social measures. With a high degree of accuracy, the model quantifies the social impact of an investment at the U.S. county level for the four years following the investment, and sheds light onto how different communities might respond with the same … 2019-02-25 08:10:37+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.2299, Positive Sentiment: 0.1070, Negative Sentiment 0.1070

Artificial Intelligence in 2019: What’s Ahead

Artificial Intelligence will eventually touch every industry on the planet and is increasingly being used to make tasks more efficient and to give employees more time for meaningful work. Looking back, 2018 was the breakout year for AI technologies, with global spending capping at $19.1 billion, according to IDC. From a business perspective, a growing number of large corporations opened their doors to AI and recognized the significant advantages it will bring to their organizations. C-suite executives recognized that these technologies could provide to not only cost savings and revenue growth, but enhanced staff productivity and efficiency. It’s clear that businesses are getting more comfortable with AI and the benefits it can bring to their organizations. 2019-02-25 08:30:08+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.2201, Positive Sentiment: 0.6101, Negative Sentiment 0.0488

Analytics, Intelligence & Response: Getting Ahead of the Insider Threat in 2019

When it comes to the scourge of corporate data breaches, it always feels like the worst must be behind us – until the next one arrives with headline-making, head-turning force. Shockingly, it’s been two years since data disasters at Equifax and Yahoo thrust the public spotlight on the troubling trend of data mismanagement in the digital age, a problem that has only grown worse with time. 2019-02-20 11:00:00+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.2036, Positive Sentiment: 0.1832, Negative Sentiment 1.0727

Appen continues stellar run, revenue jumps 119 per cent

The push follows numerous examples in the past few years of algorithms being influenced by societal biases, such as in 2016 when it look less than 24 hours for Microsoft’s Twitter bot Tay, which was an experiment in conversational understanding, to be turned into a racist misogynist. Appen is crucial to the development of artificial intelligence algorithms by the big technology companies, with its main service centred on crunching the data these… 2019-02-24 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.2018, Positive Sentiment: 0.0559, Negative Sentiment 0.0559

How AI and Machine Learning Are Improving Manufacturing Productivity

Engineers at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre’s Factory 2050 in Sheffield, UK are using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to learn what machine utilization looks like on the workshop floor. The aim is to create a demonstrator to show just how accessible Industry 4.0 technologies are, and how they can potentially revolutionize shop-floor productivity. The demonstrator will be the first created under an emerging AI strategy being produced at … 2019-02-22 15:00:15+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.2001, Positive Sentiment: 0.2539, Negative Sentiment 0.2308

How a boring office task made this man $502 million

“We decided to do whatever it took to survive.” Takahashi’s firm provides bots for more than 500 companies, including Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, the largest lender in Japan, Nippon Life Insurance Co and his alma mater, Masayoshi Son’s SoftBank Group. It helps them automate routine tasks such as inputting data and checking invoices. The company is at the forefront of an industry on the rise. Global spending on robotic process automation so… 2019-02-20 00:00:00 Read the full story. (Alternative, not behind a paywall.) Interest Score: 1.1757, Positive Sentiment: 0.1089, Negative Sentiment 0.1960

Facebook wants to make a new virtual assistant that’s smarter than Siri or Alexa, report says

Facebook is hoping its artificial intelligence chips will someday power a virtual assistant smarter than Apple’s Siri or Amazon’s Alexa, according to the Financial Times. The company announced a partnership with Intel last month, entering a stiff race to develop a more specialized and powerful artificial intelligence chip. Tech giants and semiconductor makers alike have taken up the project, and Facebook has apparently given itself a tall ta… 2019-02-19 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.1757, Positive Sentiment: 0.1306, Negative Sentiment 0.1306

Machine Learning for Science Proving Problematic

Scientists are raising red flags about the accuracy and reproducibility of conclusions drawn by machine learning frameworks. Among the remedies are developing new ML systems that can question their own predictions, show their work and reproduce results. Concerns about the efficacy of early machine learning predictions in disciplines ranging from astronomy to medicine were noted by Rice University statistician Genevera Allen during last week’s an… 2019-02-19 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.1746, Positive Sentiment: 0.0326, Negative Sentiment 0.2936

AI maturing fast in decision-making domain

Since the day Deep Blue became the trailblazer in beating a human in the game of chess in 1997, the age of rising complex computing algorithms and programs started. With every year programmers identified new complex puzzles and wrote the algorithms that would work out the scenarios and potential improvisations on the go. The advent of Artificial Intelligence started with the evolution of neural networks and the maturity coming in the procedures … 2019-02-23 01:23:48 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.1711, Positive Sentiment: 0.2304, Negative Sentiment 0.2880

Spyglass Connected Solutions Releases AI-Driven Manufacturing Visual Inspection Solution

se, “Spyglass Connected Solutions, Inc, the AI and industrial IoT (IIoT) software company, announced the release of Spyglass Visual Inspection today. Spyglass Visual Inspection harnesses the power of artificial intelligence, IIoT, and computer image recognition to help manufacturers improve product quality while significantly reducing the costs associated with defects… Spyglass Visual Inspection is a rapid time-to-value QA optimization solution for manufacturers of any scale. It is powered by Microsoft Azure and was created to aid manufacturers in: (1) Quickly and accurately detecting manufacturing defects so that a… 2019-02-25 08:15:01+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.1665, Positive Sentiment: 0.6893, Negative Sentiment 0.1591

IBM’s Watson Anywhere lets customers run AI on any cloud they want, and it’s a sign that IBM is pulling back from plugging its own cloud

up with the top three leaders in the cloud race, IBM is now taking a more flexible approach, analysts say. On Feb. 12, IBM announced Watson Anywhere, which allows people to use the company’s Watson artificial intelligence on any cloud they want, whether it’s a public cloud, a private cloud, or hybrid cloud — a combination of cloud and data centers. Watson Anywhere is optimized for IBM’s cloud, but the fact that it can also run on any other cloud is a sign that IBM is looking to capitalize on important market trends, such as customers who want to use multiple clouds, says Sid Nag, research director at Gartner. “… 2019-02-21 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.1260, Positive Sentiment: 0.2815, Negative Sentiment 0.0866

Robots Star In Ads, But Mislead Viewers About Technology

Nowhere is the advance of technology more evident than in the rise of robots and artificial intelligence. From smart devices to self-checkout lanes to Netflix recommendations, robots (the hardware) and AI (the software) are everywhere inside the technology of modern society. They’re increasingly common in ads, too: During the 2019 Super Bowl alone, seven ads aired featuring either robots or AI. Since I began studying human-robot interactions almost a decade ago, I’ve observed that in most ads, robots typically fall into one of three general categories: scary, sad or stupid. All three perpetuate common misconceptions about technologies that are already beginning to play a pivotal role in people’s lives. 2019-02-25 05:14:30-05:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.1103, Positive Sentiment: 0.1065, Negative Sentiment 0.5932

AI projects must protect their most vulnerable users. Often they don’t.

Artificial intelligence and machine learning technology will amplify bias and further exclude vulnerable people if not designed correctly. A point underscored by the fact several AI initiatives have had to be abandoned because the bias could not be corrected. Avoiding creating an AI initiative that does more harm than good requires a rigorous analysis of the technology, the data feeding it, and the potential outcomes f… 2019-02-20 12:26:35+11:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.1086, Positive Sentiment: 0.0853, Negative Sentiment 0.4548

How Machine Learning-Based Security Sees Risk Faster than Legacy Tools

Machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) are in the process of changing almost every aspect of our lives. My last post focused on how AI can be used to help businesses manage their IT environments better. This post will look at the impact ML has on security. The biggest challenge with cybersecurity is that it’s hard and getting more difficult. Despite spending billions of dollars on security tools … 2019-02-19 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.0610, Positive Sentiment: 0.1621, Negative Sentiment 0.5305

Breaking through Netezza End-of-Life

Data drives digital business, and today companies deploy and consume a broad range of analytic systems. Within large companies, centralized information technology teams make analytics available for a variety of business users, teams, and functions. They act as analytic service providers to their internal and external customers. At the industry level, some companies specialize in providing analytics to other companies. This model is relevant in a… 2019-02-20 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.0582, Positive Sentiment: 0.0000, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

3 Key Growth Opportunities for Apple (That Don’t Include the iPhone) — The Motley Fool

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been pretty clear that it’s looking ahead toward a time where its iPhone isn’t the company’s dominant revenue driver. Apple’s management had already hinted at this shift when it said late last year that it would no longer report iPhone unit sales figures in its quarterly results. That shift came after iPhone unit sales started to slow down, but the iPhone still accounted for 62% of the company’s total revenue in the most … 2019-02-24 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.0569, Positive Sentiment: 0.1705, Negative Sentiment 0.1534

Vuzix unveils M400 enterprise smart glasses with Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1

Vuzix today debuted its M400 enterprise smart glasses, which use the newly unveiled Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 platform. The smart glasses are one of the first products using the XR1, and they’re on display at the Mobile World Congress event taking place this week in Barcelona. The two companies have been collaborating since May 2018. “Snapdragon XR1 is the first dedicated XR platform from Qualcomm Technologies targeted to the class of devices th… 2019-02-25 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.0501, Positive Sentiment: 0.3388, Negative Sentiment 0.0339

GoTo Fail and AI Brittleness: The Case of AI Self-Driving Cars

By Lance Eliot, the AI Trends Insider I’m guessing that you’ve likely heard or read the famous tale of the Dutch boy that plugged a hole in a leaking dam via his finger and was able to save the entire country by doing so. I used to read this fictional story to my children when they were quite young. They delighted in my reading of it, often asking me to read it over and over. One aspect that puzzled my young children was how a hole so small tha… 2019-02-22 15:20:26+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.0421, Positive Sentiment: 0.0539, Negative Sentiment 0.3985

How Big Data Is Changing The Nature of Consumer Lending

The history of lending can be traced back to the beginning of civilization. Some of the earliest records are from 2000 BCE, in Mesopotamia. The concept of lending has changed dramatically over centuries, largely due to changes in technology, social norms and evolving financial habits. The first major breakthrough in the lending industry took place in 17th century England, where the First Central Bank (The Bank of England) was born. The second ma… 2019-02-21 17:23:00+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.0420, Positive Sentiment: 0.2150, Negative Sentiment 0.1819

Marketing tech startup Lytics raises $35M to help companies learn more about individual customers

Lytics has raised more funding to help brands such as Nestlé, The Economist, Atlassian and others bolster their 1-to-1 customer marketing outreach. The Portland, Ore.-based startup announced a $35 million Series C round led by late-stage software growth equity firm JMI Equity. Existing investors such as Comcast Ventures, Two Sigma Ventures, Rembrandt Venture Partners, and Voyager Capital also participated. What Lytics does: The 7-year-old compa… 2019-02-21 17:30:05-08:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.0398, Positive Sentiment: 0.0612, Negative Sentiment 0.1223

For Apple, Consumer Privacy Is Just a Business Strategy

Amidst all the public criticism of top Silicon Valley giants like Facebook and Google, there has been one tech giant that has been ramping up its rhetoric about the need for enhanced consumer privacy – Apple. In doing so, Apple has been promoting itself as a champion of consumer privacy, and a key player in helping to introduce beefed-up legislation at the national level, along the lines of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation … 2019-02-24 11:00:51+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.0298, Positive Sentiment: 0.1817, Negative Sentiment 0.2575

Why Palo Alto Networks Stock Can Go Higher — The Motley Fool

Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) has started 2019 on a bright note, and its shares now trade close to their 52-week high. The cybersecurity specialist has scripted a remarkable turnaround in recent months after appearing to lose momentum in the second half of 2018. That momentum will be put to the test when the company releases its fiscal second-quarter results on Feb. 26. Investors are probably expecting another round of solid results and strong … 2019-02-24 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.0286, Positive Sentiment: 0.2760, Negative Sentiment 0.0251

Enterprises must master digital transformation and embrace emerging tech: Accenture

Almost three quarters (72 per cent) of Australian executives acknowledge their employees are more digitally mature than their organisation, resulting in a workforce “waiting” for the organisation to catch up. This is according to Accenture Technology Vision 2019, the annual report from Accenture that predicts key technology trends that will redefine businesses over the next three years. This year’s report, “The Post-Digital Era is Upon Us – Are… 2019-02-25 14:30:50+11:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.0208, Positive Sentiment: 0.2450, Negative Sentiment 0.0817  

Data-driven vs. data-led: The important difference

Over the last couple of months, I’ve seen the words “data-driven” used to describe products and companies in sectors ranging from productivity dashboards to stationary suppliers, charities, and even recruiters. These two words have been mentioned to me in casual meetings and boardrooms, and they always leave a bad taste in my mouth. While companies think being “data-driven” shows how digitally savvy they are, I feel it shows they’re missing the p… 2019-02-23 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.0082, Positive Sentiment: 0.1592, Negative Sentiment 0.3449

Why AI Has Yet to Reshape Most Businesses

The art of making perfumes and colognes hasn’t changed much since the 1880s, when synthetic ingredients began to be used. Expert fragrance creators tinker with combinations of chemicals in hopes of producing compelling new scents. So Achim Daub, an executive at one of the world’s biggest makers of fragrances, Symrise, wondered what would happen if he injected artificial intelligence into the process. Would a machine suggest appealing formulas tha… 2019-02-22 15:45:59+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.0062, Positive Sentiment: 0.1258, Negative Sentiment 0.1143  

Guide to Your Personal Data and Who Is Using It

ON THE INTERNET, the personal data users give away for free is transformed into a precious commodity. The puppy photos people upload train machines to be smarter. The questions they ask Google uncover humanity’s deepest prejudices. And their location histories tell investors which stores attract the most shoppers. Even seemingly benign activities, like staying in and watching a movie, generate mountains of information, treasure to be scooped up l… 2019-02-19 15:00:38+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.9969, Positive Sentiment: 0.0997, Negative Sentiment 0.1424

What To Know About AI In Healthcare And How To Help Users Trust It

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a generic phrase used to describe computer systems that can analyze their environment. These systems can learn and act in reaction to what they are recognizing. It is predicted that 20% of healthcare organizations will experience 15-20% productivity gains by 2021 through the use of AI technologies. Machine intelligence has a beneficial effect on the healthcare workforce, not by replacing jobs, but by acting as a c… 2019-02-25 09:30:42+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.9955, Positive Sentiment: 0.3454, Negative Sentiment 0.1016

With NordicNinja VC, Japan seeks a piece of European ‘deep tech’ startups

A growing amount of investment has been flowing from Asia into technology companies in North America and Europe. Chinese tech titans such as Tencent, Alibaba, and Baidu have spread their wings globally through investments, product launches, and engineering hubs designed to attract local talent. Over in Japan, SoftBank’s gargantuan $100 billion Vision Fund has invested in U.S. power players such as Uber, Nvidia, WeWork, Slack, and DoorDash, not t… 2019-02-24 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.9924, Positive Sentiment: 0.2724, Negative Sentiment 0.0778

The 10 most innovative cyber security companies in 2019

Analytics Insight Magazine, a brand of Stravium Intelligence has named “The 10 Most Innovative Cyber Security Companies in 2019′ in its February issue. The magazine issue recognizes 10 companies offering state-of-the-art security services, combining the best in advanced technology and intelligence to respond and adapt quickly to cyber threats and potential attacks. Here’s a look at the top 10 companies selected in the list: 1. Nucleon Featuri… 2019-02-20 07:16:50+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.9848, Positive Sentiment: 0.3030, Negative Sentiment 0.5051

Journey to Writing the Ultimate Hundred-Page Machine Learning Book

Introduction Have you seen most of the recommended books on Machine Learning only to feel overwhelmed by their thickness and the amount of effort it will take to read those books? If you feel that way – don’t worry! You are not alone. A lot of people face this situation but do very little about it. Not Andriy Burkov! Andriy saw this and thought that the ideal Machine Learning book for beginners should be written within 100 pages. More importan… 2019-02-20 19:36:04+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.9835, Positive Sentiment: 0.1598, Negative Sentiment 0.1352

ExxonMobil to increase Permian profitability through digital partnership with Microsoft

Permian application to generate billions of dollars in value over the next decade and drive capital efficiency Potential to expand production by as much as 50,000 oil-equivalent barrels a day by 2025 Largest-ever oil and gas acreage to use cloud technology IRVING, Texas — February 22, 2019 — ExxonMobil said today a new partnership with Microsoft Corp. will make its Permian Basin operations the largest-ever oil and gas acreage to use cloud tech… 2019-02-22 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.9835, Positive Sentiment: 0.5567, Negative Sentiment 0.0186

Qualcomm introduces 5G to its automotive lineup, RB3 platform for robotics products

Qualcomm, which dominates the smartphone world, today unveiled new platforms for automotive and robotics products. At MWC Barcelona 19 (formerly known as Mobile World Congress), Qualcomm announced Snapdragon Automotive 4G and Automotive 5G platforms that feature support for C-V2X, a technology that enables vehicles to communicate with one another, as well as with other connected devices nearby; high-precision multi-frequency GPS system (HP-GNSS)… 2019-02-25 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.9574, Positive Sentiment: 0.0580, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

Pinpoint’s Advanced Analytics Measures Software Engineering Efficiency

How do you measure the performance of software engineering projects? Pinpoint says it has the answer with what it bills as the world’s first advanced analytics platform for software engineering. “Today the way companies are measuring their engineering efforts is by gut feeling and a lot of wasted time in meetings,” Nolan Wright, chief product officer and cofounder of Pinpoint, told eWEEK. Wright and his cofounder and CEO Jeff Haynie encountered… 2019-02-20 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.9503, Positive Sentiment: 0.2138, Negative Sentiment 0.0713  

What Millennials Want From Their Advisors: Nationwide

Millennials with investable assets of $100,000 or more have needs that it behooves financial advisors to take note of if they want them as clients, according to a special report from the annual Advisor Authority Study commissioned by Nationwide Advisory Solutions, formerly Jefferson National. “Year over year, RIAs and fee-based advisors say that adding new clients is the number-one driver of profitability, and millennials are a prime target,” Cr… 2019-02-19 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.9399, Positive Sentiment: 0.1106, Negative Sentiment 0.2396

Retailers, help us complete our study into retail automation

Australia’s retail sector is feeling the pressure – from both traditional and emerging competitors and from customers with ever-growing expectations and low tolerance for poor service. Adapting to a new normal the sector is applying technologies and new ways of working to deliver better in-store and online experiences, to drive costs out of logistics, and to weaponise their supply chains. Many are exploring how automation — using machines to pe… 2019-02-19 17:15:04+11:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.9326, Positive Sentiment: 0.1435, Negative Sentiment 0.2152

Telstra, CommBank and Ericsson to trial 5G Edge computing

5G-connected edge computing will be trialled at Commonwealth Bank branches in an attempt to reduce on site network infrastructure, under a new partnership between the bank, Ericsson and Telstra. According to the telco it is the first time in Australia that technology providers and the financial services sector have partnered to test 5G edge computing use cases and network capabilities on the new network. Edge computing is a network architec… 2019-02-25 14:00:58+11:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.9066, Positive Sentiment: 0.5440, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

Google will bring its Assistant to Android Messages

It’s only been a few weeks since Google brought the Assistant to Google Maps to help you reply to messages, play music and more. This feature first launched in English and will soon start rolling out to all Assistant phone languages. In addition, Google also today announced that the Assistant will come to Android Messages, the standard text messaging app on Google’s mobile operating system, in the coming months. If you remember Allo, Google’s la… 2019-02-25 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.9020, Positive Sentiment: 0.0000, Negative Sentiment 0.0601

Cisco brings $61m to target Australian innovation and digitisation projects

“He also liked the way we were on teams alongside our customers, with universities and start-ups and the collaborative approach we’d taken here. We’d built the foundation for this [investment], and we were asking for the additional fuel to accelerate.” Mr Boal said he hoped the fresh capital would go some way towards elevating Australia out of the “middle of the pack” in the global innovation rankings, while simultaneously positioning Cisco as a… 2019-02-21 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.8940, Positive Sentiment: 0.2146, Negative Sentiment 0.2861  

Inseego is a microcap play for the coming 5G revolution

Up until about 15 years ago, most consumers believed a cable subscription was necessary to watch TV, surf the internet, and in some cases, talk on the phone. But thanks to increased internet speeds, reduced latency, and improved internet stability, consumers have options. And those options begin with cutting the cord. It’s no longer necessary to pay , Cox, or Time Warner an obscene amount of money to watch TV or talk on the phone. An internet c… 2019-02-21 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.8558, Positive Sentiment: 0.2784, Negative Sentiment 0.2268

Inseego Corp is a microcap play for the coming 5G revolution

Up until about 15 years ago, most consumers believed a cable subscription was necessary to watch TV, surf the internet, and in some cases, talk on the phone. But thanks to increased internet speeds, reduced latency, and improved internet stability, consumers have options. And those options begin with cutting the cord. It’s no longer necessary to pay , Cox, or Time Warner an obscene amount of money to watch TV or talk on the phone. An internet c… 2019-02-21 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.8558, Positive Sentiment: 0.2784, Negative Sentiment 0.2268

How artificial intelligence is shaking up the oil and gas industry

The Azeri-Chirag-Deepwater Gunashli (ACG), a sprawling complex of offshore oil fields 60 miles off Azerbaijan’s capital Baku, is causing somewhat of a headache for BP’s head of technology. “We have huge production in Azerbaijan of wells that are quite prone to producing sand, and sand if it’s produced in high quantities from our oil wells can do damage to the metalwork and also choke back the production,” says David Eyton. The ACG, which pumps … 2019-02-21 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.8511, Positive Sentiment: 0.1418, Negative Sentiment 0.2837

Britain’s AI sector draws record funding even as ‘brain drain’ continues

British artificial intelligence companies are attracting almost as much capital as the rest of Europe combined, figures have shown, even as experts caution the UK is suffering from a “brain drain” of its best talent. In 2018, there were 82 venture capital fundraising by UK companies, raising a record $1.3bn (£1bn) over the course of the year. This is compared to the 70 deals which raised $1.2bn a year earlier, and is up almos… 2019-02-20 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.8451, Positive Sentiment: 0.1408, Negative Sentiment 0.2817

Why Data Is Necessary for an SEO Campaign to Be Successful

Some of the basics of search engine optimization (SEO) are easy to pick up. Conceptually, the strategy makes sense; Google (and other search engines) index pages throughout the web, then rank them based on their measurable authority and their relevance to whatever’s being searched. If you employ tactics that guide your relevance toward the type of queries you want to target, like writing blog posts with carefully chosen headlines, and those that … 2019-02-20 16:27:41+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.8441, Positive Sentiment: 0.4319, Negative Sentiment 0.1178

Millennial Investors Are Ready to Talk

Representing the generation born between 1977 and 1995, millennials are taking their place in history in size and influence as the impact of Gen X and baby boomers begins to fade. To explore the wealth advice preferences of this 83 million-strong generation, Broadridge Financial Solutions and The Center for Generational Kinetics (CGK) conducted a joint survey of 1,003 U.S. respondents this year. The results, published in “Decoding the Millennial… 2019-02-21 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.8401, Positive Sentiment: 0.3864, Negative Sentiment 0.1680

What’s holding back operational excellence in the utility sector?

Once upon a time, the utility industry was a relatively simple place to be. It was all about the safe and consistent generation and distribution of energy with good capacity planning, minimal outages and happy customers. Then it all changed. Climate change happened. Infrastructure got older. Governments and industry bodies got busy with new legislation and regulation. Utility companies were faced with new energy sources, new generation methods a… 2019-02-25 00:01:14+11:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.8267, Positive Sentiment: 0.6163, Negative Sentiment 0.2405

Thought Leadership: Tom Hebner of Nuance Communications

Nuance Leveraging AI, Offers New Project Pathfinder Tool for Crafting Intelligent Conversation Apps Tom Hebner, Head of Product Innovation, Voice Technology and AI at Nuance Communications runs the team focused on creating new products and solutions for Voice Technology and Conversational AI. He recently took a few minutes to speak with AI Trends Editor John P. Desmond. Q. How is Nuance doing AI today? I know you have a long history in voice re… 2019-02-19 15:10:10+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.8257, Positive Sentiment: 0.2647, Negative Sentiment 0.1376

Envestnet to Buy Schwab’s PortfolioCenter

Technology and platform provider Envestnet has inked its second deal less than three months after asset manager BlackRock bought close to a 5% stake in it. Envestnet said late Thursday that its Tamarac business is buying PortfolioCenter, Schwab’s portfolio management and reporting technology for RIAs — a move that was not wholly unexpected, says one industry insider. “Given the deep interconnectedness of Tamarac and PortfolioCenter and Schwab’s… 2019-02-21 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.7981, Positive Sentiment: 0.2060, Negative Sentiment 0.2575

How high-performing businesses stand out from the crowd

Some businesses excel more than others, even if they are selling the same product with the same consumers. How do they do it, and how can other companies achieve those goals? At a recent Adobe event, Murray Howe, head of industry strategy APAC, discussed how high-performing experience organisations differ from the mainstream. Howe referenced the 2018 Adobe Digital Trends report saying this is the first year they were able to pull out a segment … 2019-02-25 00:30:59+11:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.7721, Positive Sentiment: 0.2685, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

A leading investor in Peloton and Equinox reveals how his firm predicts the big trends in home fitness — and what he thinks will be next

The private-equity firm L Catterton has a reputation for investing in some of the most disruptive names in fitness — Peloton, ClassPass, and Equinox, to name a few — so when it flags a new trend in the industry, people pay attention. Business Insider recently spoke with Michael Farello, a managing partner at L Catterton whose fund recently led a $20 million investment round in Hydrow, the startup behind a new high-tech rowing machine. Farello sa… 2019-02-21 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.7625, Positive Sentiment: 0.1452, Negative Sentiment 0.1089

Huawei’s Plight Hangs Over Wireless Industry Showcase

ave for years said the next generation network, known as 5G, will provide not only hyper-fast mobile phone speeds, but breakthroughs for data-heavy technologies like autonomous vehicles, robotics and artificial intelligence. So it came as a surprise last month when one of the world’s largest carriers, Britain’s Vodafone, said it was pausing some 5G investments in Europe. The decision stemmed from the roiling debate about the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, and uncertainty over whether European countries would ban the company from 5G networks because of national security concerns being raised by the Trump a… 2019-02-22 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.7506, Positive Sentiment: 0.0834, Negative Sentiment 0.4170

The ‘clock has struck midnight’ for Apple: It needs to buy a major Hollywood studio this year or lose the streaming war to Netflix and Amazon

The impending launch of Apple’s streaming-video service is going to drive the company to a crucial crossroads, Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives said. For the service to catch on with customers — and successfully compete against rival services from Netflix, Disney, Amazon, and others — Apple’s going to need to be able to offer subscribers plenty of its own shows and movies, Ives said in a new note. The iPhone maker has two choices before it: Continu… 2019-02-21 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.7474, Positive Sentiment: 0.1458, Negative Sentiment 0.2370

Bricata Network Security: Product Overview and Insight

eWEEK is building a new IT products and services section that encompasses most of the categories that we cover on our site. In it, we will spotlight the leaders in each sector, which include enterprise software, hardware, security, on-premises-based systems and cloud services. We also will add promising new companies as they come into the market. Today: Bricata (network security) Company description: Founded in 2014, Bricata has become a leader… 2019-02-19 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.7404, Positive Sentiment: 0.1722, Negative Sentiment 0.4132

The real top Stack Overflow questions – Towards Data Science

The real top Stack Overflow questions It’s easy to find the top Stack Overflow questions of all time — but the *current* top questions gives us what’s important now. Find the how-to here, and an interactive dashboard to get to the top trends. Felipe Hoffa Blocked Unblock Follow Following Feb 20 Here’s the interactive dashboard you can use to get the answers to your specific questions. Below, find the story of how it was created and why it matters… 2019-02-20 15:53:12.100000+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.7385, Positive Sentiment: 0.2196, Negative Sentiment 0.9980

Post-digital era to provide new opportunities in personalized experiences

Digital implementation today is considered to provide significant business advancement. However, in the next few years, digital adoption is no longer a differentiator that adds value to the companies. These companies can face a new challenge called the Post-Digital era. According to Accenture Technology Vision 2019 report entitled “The Post-Digital Era Already in Front of You – Are You Ready for Next?”, business is now at a turning point. Digita… 2019-02-21 09:25:42+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.7372, Positive Sentiment: 0.3305, Negative Sentiment 0.1144

Interview with Pete Lorenzen on IBM’s new partnership with Corinthians

Pete Lorenzen, IBM General Manager, Core Business Optimization, in connection with their partnership with Brazil’s largest soccer club Corinthians to help them personalize fan experience journey with Artificial Intelligence. Corinthians signed a 10-year agreement with IBM to modernize the technology supporting its arena. Corinthians is the first Latin American and Brazilian team to explore digital transformation capabilities with a 360-degree approach on and off the arena. You can read the complete interview below: 1. What are the key challenges that the club faces right now with regard to its current technology … 2019-02-22 18:11:37+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.7085, Positive Sentiment: 0.2093, Negative Sentiment 0.1771

These eerie portraits were painted by a very disturbed AI

The gigantic art print is of a giant, glowing skull. Set against a drab and blurry background, the macabre icon reflects hues of ruby, electric blue, and charcoal. Depending on your interpretation, it could be burning, or perhaps backlit by some flame. The result is an artistic mash-up that seems at once neoclassical–but also abstract and surrealist. Or maybe it’s just a fiery Terminator head. After all, the piece, entitled Faceless Portrait #5,… 2019-02-25 06:00:18 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.7016, Positive Sentiment: 0.1108, Negative Sentiment 0.2954    
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