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The Emergence Of AI Analysts And Their Growing Importance In A Booming Industry

Recently named the second fastest growing job role in America (paywall), the role of AI analyst is becoming increasingly important across numerous disciplines as AI technology becomes more ubiquitous.<p>The integration of AI systems into digital processes, retail and logistics is enabling a rapid …

Artificial Intelligence

Snap stock surges nearly 50% after reporting strong earnings, user growth

Investors rewarded Snap Inc. handsomely Wednesday following the social media company's unexpected positive earnings report, pushing shares up 47%.<p>The Venice-based company surprised analysts Tuesday when it reported revenue of $286 million in its fourth quarter, a 72% increase from a year earlier, …

Stock Markets

Walmart makes push to sell online goods at $10 and up to capture elusive e-commerce profit

(Reuters) - Walmart Inc is asking vendors to supply it with more merchandise priced at $10 and up, as part of a major push to finally turn a profit at its online business, according to four people with knowledge of the matter.<p>The new focus at the world’s largest retailer is on dry grocery products …

eCommerce

Wall Street Edges Higher, Europe Weakens as Whipsawed Investors Stay Cautious

Wall Street is set to open modestly higher Thursday, although weakness in European stocks and a cautious session in Asia suggest investors aren't …

Stock Markets

Google opens Maps Go beta to US-based testers

You can now take the lite version of Google Maps for a spin if you're in the US. Google has opened the beta version of Maps Go to US beta testers, giving you a way to look up directions or transit info even if you're an area with poor connection. Google launched Android Oreo Go December last year, …

Android News

Amazon starts delivering Whole Foods groceries by Prime Now

Amazon has announced the first major integration between its e-commerce operations and its acquisition of Whole Foods. The company is adding groceries from the chain to its Prime Now high-speed delivery service in four markets — Dallas, Virginia Beach, Cincinnati, and Whole Foods’ hometown of …

eCommerce

Starman has gone dark

Starman and his space Tesla have sent their last selfie from Earth orbit, Elon Musk announced. The car and its mannequin driver (in working SpaceX spacesuit) launched yesterday atop the Falcon Heavy rocket will eventually escape Earth orbit and travel outwards through the solar system — but not in …

Bitcoin Miners Fried in Game of Chicken

Bitcoin miners who've decided to stay in the game amid plunging prices may soon find that the well has run dry.<p>A 70 percent price drop since the …

Cryptocurrency

Why we are in danger of overestimating AI

Artificial intelligence is one of the important technological advances of the early 21st century. Already it has meant that machines can read medical …

Apple Music is set to surpass Spotify in paid US subscribers this summer

Apple now has 36 million paying subscribers<p>Earlier this year, Spotify announced that it had 70 million paying subscribers, reaffirming its place as the number one streaming service in the world, with Apple Music a distant second with 30 million as of September last year. In a new report in <i>The Wall</i> …

Uber is getting into the bike-sharing game

Sniffing another opportunity, Uber is taking its first tentative step into the business of bike-sharing.<p>Curiously, it’s chosen one of the country’s …

Facebook survives Q4 with slowing 1.4B daily users but record $12.97B revenue

Despite worries about Russia and that passive News Feed scrolling hurts us, Facebook beat expectations again in its Q4 2017 earnings report. Facebook now has 1.4 billion daily users, up 2.18% compared to growing 3.8% to 1.37 billion users in Q3. That’s a sizeable slow down, and the lowest …

A Chinese satellite just used quantum cryptography to make an unhackable video call between Beijing and Vienna

The feat marks another milestone for the satellite, officially called Quantum Experiments at Space Scale (QESS)<p>The Chinese “Micius” satellite has …

Quantum Computing

The Question with AI Isn’t Whether We’ll Lose Our Jobs — It’s How Much We’ll Get Paid

<i>The basic fact is that technology eliminates jobs, not work. It is the continuous obligation of economic policy to match increases in productive potential with increases in purchasing power and demand. Otherwise the potential created by technical progress runs to waste in idle capacity,</i> …

Twitter's Latest Photo Update Is So Brilliant You Won't Even Notice It

Twitter’s latest behind-the-scenes photo upgrade is significant and quite brilliant, but many users won’t even notice it.<p>Posting on a recent Twitter Engineering blog, researchers Lucas Theis and Zehan Wang detail how neural networks are now being used to dramatically improve the way images are …

IPhone 8

Nvidia and GE’s Baker Hughes team on AI for oil and gas

Nvidia and GE subsidiary Baker Hughes want to bring the power of artificial intelligence to bear on the oil and gas industry – and do so throughout the space, covering everything from locating new oil sources, bringing it up to the surface, refining it for use and even delivering it to the end …

Artificial Intelligence

The Fight vs. Bias Data in Artificial Intelligence

On "Walk the Talk," Bloomberg's Dina Bass discusses machine learning algorithms and how to fight bias in AI data. She speaks on "Bloomberg Markets." …

Using AI For Good: A New Data Challenge To Use AI To Triage Natural Disaster Aerial Imagery

Deep learning has revolutionized how we process the vast firehoses of data that define modern life. Yet, the daily drumbeat of AI headlines tends to center on the commercial applications of AI and how it is reshaping how companies do business. In a refreshing twist, a new open AI challenge by the …

Apple’s enterprise evolution

Back in 2010, Apple’s iconic co-founder Steve Jobs was not entirely enthralled with the enterprise. In fact, Jobs is famously quoted as saying, “What I love about the consumer market, that I always hated about the enterprise market, is that we come up with a product, we try to tell everybody about …

Trump signs bill renewing NSA's internet surveillance program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he signed into law a bill renewing the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, sealing a defeat for digital privacy advocates.<p>"Just signed 702 Bill to reauthorize foreign intelligence collection," Trump …

Surveillance

Google CEO Sundar Pichai says AI is more profound than electricity or fire

Google CEO Sundar Pichai, speaking at a taped television event hosted by MSNBC and <i>The Verge</i>’s sister site <i>Recode</i>, said artificial intelligence is one of the most profound things that humanity is working on right now and compared it to basic utilities in terms of its importance.<p>Speaking to <i>Recode</i>’s …

With AWS and Azure in its sights, Alibaba opens India cloud data center

India is a major part of the Chinese company's global ambitions but it will have to work hard to differentiate itself from the biggies.<p><i>The future of</i> …

Revolut launches geolocation-powered travel insurance

Fintech startup Revolut is launching international medical and dental insurance. You can subscribe using the company’s app for £1 per day or more depending on the options.<p>But the best part is that you can set it up and forget about it as Revolut uses your device’s location data to automatically …

Curve, the fintech that connects all your cards to a single card and app, gets full consumer launch

Curve, the London fintech startup that offers a platform that lets you consolidate all your bank cards into a single Curve card and app to make it easier to manage your spending, is finally launching to U.K. consumers. Up until now, the service remained in beta and was only officially available to …

One person is probably responsible for almost 600 percent of Bitcoin's price rise

Bitcoin is complicated. From what, exactly, it's good for to who created it, there remains a host of unanswered questions about the world's foremost …

Go player to take on Chinese AI in match

<b>The world's top Go player will take on an artificial intelligence opponent again this spring, but this time it will not be Google's DeepMind that provides the machine rival.</b><p>Ke Jie had previously vowed never to play against AI again after repeatedly losing to DeepMind's AlphaGo.<p>But according to …

How the smartest company in the world thinks about investing in startups (NVDA)

• <b>Nvidia is one of the best-performing companies of 2017, and it has a somewhat unique approach to investing.</b>• <b><br>The company isn't necessarily trying to make money from the startups it invests in, but it is trying to get more people to use its GPUs.</b>• <b><br>As more data in the world is processed using artificial</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

How Google AI Was Tricked Into Thinking This Photo of Machine Guns Was a Helicopter

In new research released last week, a team of MIT computer science students managed to trick Google’s Cloud Vision artificial intelligence into …

Data Analytics for Better HR Decision-Making and Planning

Businesses whether small or large gather data about their employees. HR data is sensitive, messy, constantly changing, and located in many disparate …

A Primer On Deep Learning

The term “artificial intelligence” (AI) has been around since the 1950s, but there has long existed a yawning gap between what people thought AI to be and what was actually possible. Since the 1960s, much of what has been considered to be AI has been a form of machine learning. However, despite the …

Machine Learning