Carl Byers

152 Flips | 1 Magazine | 9 Following | 426 Followers | @cdwbyers | Chief Strategy Officer for Contextere.  Curating interesting findings on the industrial internet of things, big data, AR/VR, and wearables.

Augmented Reality Goes to Work

While people wait for the iPhone's augmented reality apps to arrive, AR is already hard at work for some of the biggest firms in the world.<p>Last summer’s Pokémon Go craze showed us the potential of augmented reality (AR). Apple’s new AR-enabled iPhone 8 and iPhone X will bring the technology to …

Three trends to keep top of mind when crafting an AI strategy

Senior News Writer<p>Follow:<p>For CIOs who feel behind the eight ball on artificial intelligence, here's a bit of good news: You're probably not.<p>According …

How artificial intelligence can deliver real value to companies

Companies new to the space can learn a great deal from early adopters who have invested billions into AI and are now beginning to reap a range of …

Artificial Intelligence

The largest internet company in 2030? This prediction will probably surprise you

Thirty years ago, it was a big deal when schools got their first computers. Today, it's a big deal when students get their own laptops.<p>According to …

Artificial Intelligence

Why artificial intelligence will enable 38% profit gains by 2035

• By 2035 AI technologies have the potential to increase productivity 40% or more.<br>• AI will increase economic growth an average of 1.7% across 16 …

Intel Named to DARPA Project Focused on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence | Intel Newsroom

Intel has been selected by DARPA, a U.S. Department of Defense agency, to collaborate on the development of a powerful new data-handling and …

The Future Is in Fog Computing

The rise and proliferation of Smart Things gave rise to a massive increase in the volume of digitally generated data. The limitations of current …

Google crams machine learning into smartwatches in AI push

Google is bringing artificial intelligence to a whole new set of devices, including Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches and the Raspberry Pi board, later this year.<p>A cool thing is these devices don't require a set of powerful CPUs and GPUs to carry out machine learning tasks.<p>Google researchers are …

Emerging Technologies Help Public Service Agencies

Intelligent technologies have the potential to play a transformative role in meeting public service agencies’ key challenges<p>Increasing citizen …

Why Wearables Are Just the Beginning for Fitbit

The company has been pegged as a "wearable tech" company, but there is more going on than meets the eye.<p>It has been a year worth forgetting for …

Wearable Tech

Wearable technology: gathering data from tooth to toe | Financial Times

From fitness trackers to sleep monitors, ever more gadgets are on the market to log our waking or slumbering hours. This is the era of the …

The world in 2045, according to Pentagon researchers

The world will be a very different place in 2045.<p>Predicting the future is fraught with challenges, but when it comes to technological advances and …

Listen up: augmented reality is coming to your ears

Music is a joy - until you start learning how to play. Then – for most of us – it immediately becomes difficult and demoralising. Unless, that is, …

Microsoft India launches global research group to develop AI-powered eye care

Microsoft India is launching a research group that will leverage artificial intelligence to deliver large-scale eye care in collaboration with …

Google Translate AI invents its own language to translate with

Google Translate is getting brainier. The online translation tool recently started using a neural network to translate between some of its most …

How Ottawa can provide a powerful spark for innovation

<i>"Government is a big buyer with many complex challenges. Entrepreneurs with innovative solutions to these problems should have a shot at solving them, don't you think?"</i><p>This was a question asked this fall by federal Minister of Small Business and Tourism Bardish Chagger in a speech she gave to …

Artificial Intelligence vs. Human Intelligence

<i>According to Kernel founder Bryan Johnson: “The market for implantable neural prosthetics including cognitive enhancement and treatment of</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Experts weigh in on how 5G could change the world

The promise of 5G includes faster internet, greater mobile connectivity for businesses, and the ability to take futuristic digital experiences like VR and AR mainstream. With such limitless potential, the question becomes just how 5G will change the way people use their devices.<p>To find out what’s …

The Non-Technical Guide to Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence

I have a challenge for you.<p>In a few seconds, I want you to <b>stop reading this article, and follow the instructions below.</b><p>Here you go:<p>I hope my point is …

Risk Reward Barometer

Survey RESOURCES<p>2016 IT Risk/Reward Barometer Survey Report<p>Survey slides for your use<p>As every business becomes a digital business, technology …

Augmented Reality

Machine learning versus AI: what's the difference?

Thanks to the likes of Google, Amazon, and Facebook, the terms artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have become much more widespread …

Machine Learning

For IIoT, a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words and More

I love graphics that illustrate information clearly. I find good graphics, usually 3D, really help me to understand what is really going on and how …

Internet of Things

Former NASA Exec Brings Stealth Machine Learning Chip to Light

June 6, 2016 Nicole Hemsoth<p>Chip startups come and go. Generally, we cover them because of novel architectures or potential for specific applications. …

The rise of machine intelligence at #codecon 2016

Machine learning, artificial intelligence, deep simulation — or, as IBM’s CEO insisted, cognitive computing — were front and center for nearly every Code Conference speaker.<p>What do you get when you mix a choice selection of the leaders of the most important companies, a deeply engaged tech-savvy …

Slack's artificial intelligence will tell you what you need to know

Now mainly for messaging, Slack will soon be smart enough to talk back.<p>Slack, the fast-growing messaging app used by three million people every day to talk to each other at work, will one day soon talk back to you.<p>In time — and it won't be long — Slack will morph into the spinal cord of the office …

Artificial Intelligence

Intel Acquires Computer Vision for IOT, Automotive | Intel Newsroom

Intel is transforming from a PC company to a company that powers the cloud and billions of smart, connected computing devices. These devices will use …

The reality of augmented and virtual reality venture capital

AR/VR is the new hotness. VCs invested $1.7 billion in the 12 months leading to March 2016, $1.2 billion of that in the first quarter of this year alone. There are four AR/VR unicorns already (Magic Leap, Oculus, Blippar, MindMaze). Big numbers, very exciting. But as DFJ Partner Bubba Murarka says, …

This six-minute short film plunges you into an augmented reality hellscape

"What if advertising, but too much?" That's often the formula for short films about augmented reality. (Thanks to <i>The Verge</i>'s VR expert Adi Robertson for that one-liner.) But this new entry into the genre from artist Keiichi Matsuda still feels compelling, not least because the visuals are so …

Augmented Reality

Machine learning, A.I to follow on the priority list for businesses: SAP

SAP believes the next technology adoption phase for businesses will be around how they can use intelligent applications to assist them with their …

Personal digital assistants are on the rise (and they want to talk)

NEW YORK— You may already be on a first-name basis with Siri, Cortana, Google or Alexa, the Fab Four of voice-activated digital assistants. Now that relationship is expanding from one device (typically a smartphone) to many.<p>The major tech companies are putting these digital assistants, powered by …

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