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The Incredible Ways Heineken Uses Big Data, The Internet of Things And Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Every industry can benefit from Big Data, IoT and AI, and that includes brewers. Dutch brewer Heineken has been a worldwide brewing leader for the last 150 years, but today, as the No. 1 brewer in Europe and No. 2 in the world they are ramping up their results thanks to the use of big data and AI. …

Artificial Intelligence

Aetna CEO wants health care to look more like Apple Store

Aetna’s Mark Bertolini has been talking with retail giants and the architect behind the Apple and Tesla retail stores about ways to make visiting the …

Health Care

Waves Set To Become 'Fastest' Decentralized Blockchain Platform Globally

Waves, a global public blockchain platform founded last year that completed its Initial Coin Offering (ICO) in June 2016 raising over $16 million (c.30,000 bitcoin (BTC)), is implementing new technology to enable the network to process thousands of transactions per minute and become what is claimed …

Blockchain

How Journalists Fought Back Against Crippling Email Bombs

It was 10 am on a hot, humid Tuesday in August when I decided I could finally relax. After a frantic weekend of finishing a big story—and typing so …

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 …

Quantum Computing

Bitcoin cash price dethroned Ethereum as 2nd largest cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency

Google study shows how your account is most likely to be hijacked

Security threats like phishing, keylogging and third-party breaches are pretty common knowledge. Google wanted to gain a better understanding of how hijackers steal passwords and other sensitive data in the wild, though, so it conducted an analysis of online black markets from March 2016 to March …

Google’s AI subsidiary turns to blockchain technology to track UK health data

Forays by Google subsidiary DeepMind Health into the UK’s medical institutions have been characterized by two major themes. First, amazing results powered by cutting-edge AI; and second, a lack of transparency over the handling of the UK’s public-funded data. With the science going swimmingly, …

Health Care
Security

Forget Facebook and Google: The ad world thinks this tech giant is 'terrifying'

The mad men and women of the ad industry have plenty of reasons to toss and turn at night.<p>Money is increasingly trickling from television commercials …

Federal Reserve official warns of digital currency’s risks

<i>(Reuters)</i> – A top U.S. Federal Reserve official on Friday raised caution about central banks issuing digital currencies as they are vulnerable to cyber attacks and criminal activities along with privacy issues that still need to be addressed.<p>“A digital currency issued by a central bank would be a …

Yale Law School

IBM And Maersk Apply Blockchain To Container Shipping

IBM and Maersk are using a blockchain built on the Hyperledger Fabric to manage the supply chain for container shipping.<p>Maersk, the Danish shipping company, is the largest container carrier in the world with 18% to 20% of the market, did a proof of concept (POC) with IBM in September, tracking a …

Blockchain

IBM and Salesforce partner to sell Watson and Einstein

Two of the best-marketed names in artificial intelligence are coming together to pitch their wares to<p>a sea of unwitting rubesnew customers with the announcement that IBM and Salesforce are going to partner.<p>The new partnership amounts to a way for IBM to sell consulting services across both …

Artificial Intelligence

IBM, Maersk in blockchain tie-up for shipping industry

NEW YORK (Reuters) - IBM and Danish transport company Maersk said they were working together to digitize, manage, and track shipping transactions using blockchain technology.<p>FILE PHOTO - A woman passes by the IBM offices in New York City, U.S. on October 17, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo<p>…

Enterprise Tech

IBM researchers train Watson to identify eye abnormalities

Advancements in image analytics and deep learning technology could aid doctors in their fight against preventable blindness.<p>IBM researchers in …

Cognitive Computing

Europe's Data Privacy Rules Could Give Artificial Intelligence a Global Headache

Companies experimenting with artificial intelligence technologies may find it challenging over the next few years, as they expand their operations in …

Artificial Intelligence

White House staffers are using this self-destructing-messages app to gossip in private — here's how it works

The Confide messaging app is used by White House staff members to talk about the Trump administration in private, The Washington Post and Axios reported.<p>The reason staffers chose Confide over other secure messaging apps like Signal is that Confide erases messages as soon as they're read.<p>This …

Donald Trump

Please stop charging your phone in public ports

I know the feeling: Your battery is low, but you have to keep tweeting. You see a USB port or an outlet in public, plug in your device and feel the sweet relief of your phone charging.<p>That comfort could be shattered by an invisible attacker collecting information while your phone is plugged in to a …

San Francisco

How Ashton Kutcher is building tech to fight child sex traffickers

Although Ashton Kutcher is best known for his roles in massively popular sitcoms like <i>That 70s Show</i> and <i>Two and a Half Men</i>, he’s only just begun some of the most important work of his life.<p>In 2009, the Iowan actor founded a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting human trafficking and child …

A VC fund set up by Skype's cofounder has raised $765 million to invest in European startups

The London-based investment firm has now raised a total of $1.5 billion (£1.2 billion) to back companies across Europe that have the potential to scale into billion dollar businesses.<p>Atomico, founded 10 years ago by ex-Skype CEO Niklas Zennström, claims that the Atomico IV fund is the largest fund …

Venture Capital

Vize is a business intelligence tool for the rest of us

Chances are that your current company is collecting a ton of data about your customers every second. It’s a goldmine and it often sits there in a corner, unused. Vize is a business intelligence tool that will let you learn more about your business and take advantage of all your data. The company is …

Big Data

IBM Watson joins Indiegogo to back a crowdfund-to-production service for entrepreneurs

IBM has joined Indiegogo and Arrow Electronics in a partnership to support burgeoning startups and the maker community.<p>The cooperation was announced Thursday at the Genius of Things Summit, a gathering of more than 400 IBM Watson partners to celebrate the opening of IBM Watson IoT global …

Visa and IBM Watson commit to putting payments inside cars and wearable devices

Visa and IBM Watson today announced a partnership to use the Watson IoT platform to extend digital payments to connected cars, wearables, and other devices.<p>The announcement was made at the Genius of Things Summit in Munich, Germany as part of the grand opening of a $200 million IBM Watson global …

Everything you need to know about bots at SXSW 2017

Every year in March the tech world descends upon our humble little hometown here in Austin for SXSW. The conference, and corresponding festival, is undoubtedly one of the tentpole events for the tech industry, one in which agendas are set, trends are initiated, and the “next big thing” gets …

Customers

How the UK government can hack your personal data

From the moment you set foot on British soil, your personal data could easily be accessed, or even hacked, by the government.<p>New invasive legislation …

Will a robot take your job? 250,000 public sector admin jobs at risk

Within the next 15 years, 248,860 public sector jobs could be taken over by automated systems and artificial intelligence, a new report has …

University of Oxford

BlackBerry just launched a super-secure messaging system for enterprise clients

Enterprises – particularly those in the healthcare and defense sectors – have the same need for real-time communications as any other company but differ in the level of security they require. To address this market, one-time Canadian smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry just announced the launch of …

Messaging

The Met releases tens of thousands of images of art online for free

Art lovers from around the world, rejoice: New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art is flooding the internet with classic works from its …

Creative Commons' New Search Engine Makes It Easy To Find Free-To-Use Images

Busted! You copied an image on your blog that you saw on the internet. You didn’t think you were doing anything wrong but it turns out you were. The image was copyrighted and now the copyright holder is threatening to take you to court unless you pay a fee. That threat may be nothing more than …

Creative Commons