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Sieren's China: Germany playing technological catch-up

During her trip, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will get a picture of technological progress in China's tech hub of Shenzhen. DW's Frank Sieren says …

8 big announcements from Google I/O 2018

Google kicked off its annual I/O developer conference at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. Here are some of the biggest announcements from the Day 1 keynote. There will be more to come over the next couple of days, so follow along on everything Google I/O on TechCrunch.<p><b>Google</b> …

Cloud Per-Second Billing – How Much Does It Really Save?

PixabayIt has been a little over a month since Amazon and Google switched some of their cloud services to per-second billing and so the first …

Cloud Computing

Amazon EC2 Update – X1e Instances in Five More Sizes and a Stronger SLA | Amazon Web Services

Earlier this year we launched the <b>x1e.32xlarge</b> instances in four AWS Regions with 4 TB of memory. Today, two months after that launch, customers are …

`Warren in a Box' to Pick Stocks for First Nordic AI Fund

Finnish fund manager FIM is introducing the first investment fund in the Nordic region, where a self-learning algorithm gets to pick all the …

Watch this viral video of Sophia — the talking AI robot that is so lifelike humans are freaking out

"Do you like human beings?"<p>"I love them," it said.<p>"Why?" I asked.<p>"I am not sure I understand why yet."<p>Not an altogether terrible answer from Sophia, a robot that uses an early form of artificial intelligence, in an interview with Business Insider last week at Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal.<p>Our UK …

Uber's board reaches deal allowing $10B SoftBank investment

Uber's board of directors reached a deal Sunday that will allow SoftBank to make a multibillion-dollar investment in the ride-hailing startup.<p>The agreement resolves a legal battle between Uber cofounder and former CEO Travis Kalanick and Benchmark Capital, one of the startup's early investors, …

IBM makes 20 qubit quantum computing machine available as a cloud service

IBM has been offering quantum computing as a cloud service since last year when it came out with a 5 qubit version of the advanced computers. Today, the company announced that it’s releasing 20-qubit quantum computers, quite a leap in just 18 months. A qubit is a single unit of quantum …

Amazon's Next Big Target: The Telecom Industry?

Amazon has struck a new deal with Nokia to transform the telecom and IT world as we know it.<p>At the end of October, <b>Amazon</b> (NASDAQ:AMZN) Web Services …

Internet of Things

AI pioneer Chris Boos talks about the future of machine learning

This week on Technotopia I talk to Chris Boos, the creator of a bot that can play FreeCiv, a Civilization clone. His solution demonstrates the power of machine learning and, wildly, has beaten multiple humans at the game.<p>Boos’ company, Arago, specializes in building tools that build themselves. …

KVM? Us? Amazon erases new hypervisor from AWS EC2 FAQ

We've fro-Xen page to preserve evidence of NVMe servers and Xen's stay of executionAmazon Web Services has quietly edited its FAQ in which it …

Cloud Computing

Volkswagen and Google to bring quantum computing benefits to cars

Computers have changed cars at least as much as they’ve changed our daily lives, but a new partnership between Google and Volkswagen could transform transportation further still: The two are collaborating on how to apply quantum computing to solving some fundamental car-related problems, including …

AWS adopts home-brewed KVM as new hypervisor

Out with Xen, in with 'core KVM technology' for new C5 instances and future VMs tooAWS has revealed it has created a new hypervisor based on KVM, not …

Cloud Computing

The “Quantum Internet” Is Just a Decade Away. Here’s What You Need to Know.

The Next Level<p>The word “quantum” sounds so advanced and complex that people tend to get hyped up about anything attached to it. While not every …