Tim FitzGerald

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5 Top Technologies for Digital Disruption

Digital disruption is the flip side of digital opportunity. Established companies and startups alike enlist new technologies in the fight to dislodge incumbents, protect entrenched positions, or re-invent entire industries and business activities.<p>To help business and IT executives evaluate emerging …

Artificial Intelligence

How Google's New Slack Killer Will Change Your (Work) Life | Inc.com

Goodbye, meeting requests. Hello, meeting bots.<p>A new Slack-killing app called Google Hangouts Chat uses a bot that can watch what you say on your team chats. It works a bit like Apple's Siri or Amazon Alexa in that it understands natural language. Let's say you and the marketing team are talking …

Chatbots

AI Can Likely Already Do Your Job Better Than You Can

Automation on the Up<p>Andrew Ng (founding lead of the Google Brain team, former director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and now …

Google’s Artificial Intelligence Solution Can Now Retain Previously Gained Knowledge

<b>It was only a matter of time until Google’s DeepMind would learn a new trick. Developing artificial intelligence and improving upon existing</b> …

Will artificial intelligence be essential to competitiveness?

A new study says AI will have a dramatic impact on business by 2020.<p>Artificial intelligence will have a dramatic impact on business by 2020, …

Oracle's Cloud Business Shows Momentum as Sales, Profit Beat

(Bloomberg) -- Oracle Corp. posted third-quarter revenue and profit that topped analysts’ estimates, signaling growing demand for the software …

Oracle CTO Ellison fixated on AWS, infrastructure as a service but why?

Oracle has a strong game in software- and platform-as-a-service, yet CTO Larry Ellison said infrastructure as a service will be the company's biggest …

After $86M revenue in 2016, cloud identity management company Okta files IPO

Enterprise software maker Okta, which specializes in identity management services for tracking employees, filed for an initial public offering this …

The New B2B Sales Imperative

Most B2B sellers think their customers are in the driver’s seat—empowered, armed to the teeth with information, and so clear about their needs that they don’t bother to engage with suppliers until late in the process, when their purchase decision is all but complete.<p>Customers don’t see it that way. …

Management

A Robot Lawyer Is Officially Assisting With Refugee Applications

A Timely Cause<p>When Joshua Browder developed the chatbot for DoNotPay, the original idea was just to help people out with their traffic ticket woes. …

Chatbots — The Perfect Way to Deliver Personalized Patient Care

Chatbots — The Perfect Way to Deliver Personalized Patient Care<p>There is no denying that efficient patient engagement is a major challenge for all …

Why You Should Let Artificial Intelligence Creep Into Your Business | Inc.com

Signpost is a service that lets brick-and-mortar store owners publish incentives and promotions on its website. Last summer, the New York City-based company's founder and CEO, Stuart Wall, created a new app: the A.I.-centric Mia. Through its natural language generation capability, Mia crafts …

Artificial Intelligence Is Becoming A Major Disruptive Force In Banks' Finance Departments

A combination of elements including massive distributed computing power, the decreasing cost of data storage, and the rise of open source frameworks is helping to accelerate the application of artificial intelligence (AI). Our own research indicates that, by 2035, AI could double economic growth …

Artificial Intelligence

The machines that learned to listen

Voice recognition technology makes many aspects of modern life easier. The seeds were sown a lot further back than you might think.<p>A toddler meanders unsteadily through the living room, pausing by a sleek black cylinder in the corner. “Alexa,” he says in a high-pitched voice. “Play children music.” …

AI is learning to speed read

As clever as machine learning is, there's one common problem: you frequently have to train the AI on thousands or even millions of examples to make it effective. What if you don't have weeks to spare? If Gamalon has its way, you could put AI to work almost immediately. The startup has unveiled a …

Machine Learning

The Rise of AI Makes Emotional Intelligence More Important

The booming growth of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), like most transformational technologies, is both exciting and scary. It’s exciting to consider all the ways our lives may improve, from managing our calendars to making medical diagnoses, but it’s scary to consider the social …

Spanner, the Google Database That Mastered Time, Is Now Open to Everyone

About a decade ago, a handful of Google's most talented engineers started building a system that seems to defy logic.<p>Called Spanner, it was the first …

Databases

Why The IoT Needs Blockchain | Articles | Big Data

The Internet of Things (IoT) is often mentioned alongside the likes of AI as a technology that’s set to change the world in the near future. Gartner …

Oracle launches apps to surface predictions and insights from IoT sensor data

Oracle announced the launch of four new cloud-based software solutions today to give businesses actionable insights from the tracking of sensors connected to vehicles, machinery, and employees.<p>Predictions made by the software cloud service give insights into when repairs are likely needed or when a …

Uber rival Grab to buy Indonesian online payment startup for over $100 million: source | Reuters

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Grab is likely to announce a deal to buy Indonesian online payment startup Kudo for over $100 million, a source close to the matter said, in a move that will help the Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm roll out its services to more customers.<p>Commuters pass Grab transport booking …

Microsoft Integrates Power BI in SharePoint Online

Microsoft has made another significant step in pulling SharePoint Online deeper into the wider Office 365 productivity suite.<p>In a little …

What You Can Learn From The World’s Most Innovative Companies Of 2017

Here’s what Amazon, Snap, Netflix, and others can teach us about innovation in 2017.<p>On September 4, 1921, my grandfather arrived in the United States, 17 years old, with just $25 in his pocket. He became a dressmaker, and in 1937 received a patent for what he called “a new, original, and ornamental …

IBM to use Jeopardy! winning machine Watson to fight cyber attacks

Perhaps better known for pitting its wits against the winners of a US television quiz show, IBM’s artificial intelligence asset is now being unleashed against cyber attackers.<p>Watson, originally designed as a question answering machine, beat two of the most successful Jeopardy! contestants in 2011 …

Salesforce adds some artificial intelligence to customer service products

Last Fall when Salesforce introduced Einstein, its artificial intelligence initiative, it debuted with some intelligence built into the core CRM tool, but with a promise that it would expand into other products over time. Today it announced it was adding Einstein AI to its Service Cloud customer …

Why Amazon Is The World’s Most Innovative Company Of 2017

A rapid expansion of Prime plus bold bets in the physical world are allowing the retailer to offer even more, even faster and smarter.<p>Picture your ideal neighborhood. What does it look like? Is it manicured, with buildings set in a pattern so that everything flows together, designed for perfection? …

Ford invests $1 billion in AI startup Argo to make self-driving cars

Ford has shown just how committed it is to the future of self-driving cars by investing a staggering $1 billion (£800 million) in a new AI …

What Does Disruption Look Like, Anyway? | Inc.com

As we know, change is the only constant. Consumer behaviors are always evolving, either as a response to a new idea or as a rejection of an old one. Companies who track consumer behaviors and approach new ways of thinking with reckless abandon are the agitators, the disruptors, the status quo …

Innovation

The CEO guide to customer experience

Companies that create exceptional customer experiences can set themselves apart from their competitors.<p><b>What do my customers want?</b> The savviest …

Customer Experience

From touchpoints to journeys: Seeing the world as customers do

To maximize customer satisfaction, companies have long emphasized touchpoints. But doing so can divert attention from the more important issue: the …