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Digital Surgery’s AI platform guides surgical teams through complex procedures

Digital Surgery, a health tech startup based in London, today launched what it’s calling the world’s first dynamic artificial intelligence (AI) system designed for the operating room. The reference tool helps guide surgeons through complex medical procedures — cofounder and former plastic surgeon …

Artificial Intelligence

How social media bots could tank your stock price

Josh Ginsberg, the CEO of media intelligence company Zignal Labs, says his company has been seeing “massive amounts of bot activity” lately.<p>As the head of media intelligence firm Zignal Labs, former political strategist Josh Ginsberg has spent most of the past seven years helping clients understand …

Social Media

Researchers use AI to predict Alzheimer’s disease progression

Alzheimer’s disease affects millions of people each year. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, it’s the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, killing more seniors than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. It’s also expensive — early diagnosis could save an estimated $7.9 …

Machine Learning

Why You Should Hope Your Next Tomato's Grown Indoors by Robots

The future of agriculture could be small farms, closer to consumers, that use technology to grow food more efficiently.

Aquaponics

How Smarter Phones Will Transform Tech, Media, and Telecom

Photograph by Cultura Creative / Alamy<p>Picture the scene.<p>Your smartphone knows your wedding anniversary is coming up, and you have a chat with it …

10 ways to become flatter, faster, smarter in banking | Organization

June 25, 2018 – <i>by Alexis Krivkovich, Ishanaa Rambachan and Lissa Seem</i><p>Challenging headwinds confront financial institutions, including compressed …

Management

Bringing agile to IT infrastructure: ING Netherlands’ agile transformation

IT executives seldom associate agile with infrastructure. In this interview, the head of ING Netherlands’ IT infrastructure function explains how his …

Project Management

Babylon's AI passes mockup of UK's GP exam, goes head-to-head with doctors

<b>Correction:</b> A previous version of this article misstated Babylon's total funding.<p>Babylon Health, one of a number of companies working on triage …

Digital Health

What Blockchain Can’t Do

Blockchain technology has the potential to do amazing things. It can provide an immutable, digital audit trail of transactions, and can be used to cheaply verify the integrity of data. It can help businesses and individuals agree, on a global scale, about the true state of affairs within a market …

Blockchain

ProSieben, Discovery to build German TV streaming platform

MUNICH/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - ProSiebenSat.1 Media and Discovery Inc plan to join forces to build a German TV streaming platform to challenge U.S. giants Netflix (NFLX.O), Amazon Prime and YouTube.<p>The 50-50 partnership would be based on the existing 7TV alliance formed last year, and bring in …

Video on Demand

What it’s like to watch an IBM AI successfully debate humans

Project Debater will argue with you and make jokes<p>At a small event in San Francisco last night, IBM hosted two debate club-style discussions between two humans and an AI called “Project Debater.” The goal was for the AI to engage in a series of reasoned arguments according to some pretty standard …

Artificial Intelligence

Amazon’s Clever Machines Are Moving From the Warehouse to Headquarters

Amazon.com Inc. has long used robots to help humans move merchandise around its warehouses. Now automation is transforming Amazon’s white-collar …

eCommerce

Facebook’s new AI research is a real eye-opener

There are plenty of ways to manipulate photos to make you look better, remove red-eye or lens flare and so on. But so far the blink has proven a tenacious opponent of good snapshots. That may change with research from Facebook that replaces closed eyes with open ones in a remarkably convincing …

Machine Learning

Carrefour boss hails progress in e-commerce strategy

PARIS (Reuters) - Carrefour's new alliances with tech giants Google and China's Tencent show the French retailer's e-commerce offensive is making big progress, chief executive Alexandre Bompard told shareholders on Friday.<p>Bompard, who took over as CEO in July 2017, said accelerating the company's …

Exclusive: Microsoft takes aim at Amazon with push for checkout-free retail

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) is working on technology that would eliminate cashiers and checkout lines from stores, in a nascent challenge to Amazon.com Inc's (AMZN.O) automated grocery shop, six people familiar with the matter told Reuters.<p>The Redmond, Wash.-based software …

eCommerce

Amazon’s automation goes white collar

The ranks of the company’s retail team have dwindled, and algorithms have taken people’s place.<p><b>Some background:</b> Use of automation in Amazon’s …

A giant new retail fulfillment center in China has only four employees

JD.com, one of China’s big e-commerce companies, has unveiled a warehouse in Shanghai that, it says, only keeps humans on board so they can service …

IoT 2018 - the next stage: the IoT of integration, value and action

The IoT in 2018 and beyond – towards tangible value and a narrative of IoT in a holistic context of transformation, strategy, multiple technologies …

The Uberization of telcos

For the past decade, telecommunications companies around the globe have been grappling with falling average revenues per user equaling stagnant growth rates.<p>While particularly mobile operators have enabled increasing prosperity in third-world countries, new ways of working and fueled entirely new …

Why this tech company gives employees $1,500 to “try something new”

Research has shown that experiences are worth more than objects, so Qualtrics gives employees money to cross something off their bucket list.<p>Diving with sharks, delivering books to children in the Philippines, taking a trip to the Great Wall of China and getting third-row tickets to see the musical</i> …

Employee Engagement

Smart cities: Digital solutions for a more livable future

As cities get smarter, they are becoming more livable and more responsive—and today we are seeing only a preview of what technology could eventually …

Smart Cities

AI, automation, and the future of work: Ten things to solve for

As machines increasingly complement human labor in the workplace, we will all need to adjust to reap the benefits.<p><b>Automation and artificial</b> …

Innovation

AWS launches pay-per-session pricing for its QuickSight BI tool

Amazon QuickSight, the company’s business intelligence tool for AWS, launched back in 2015, but it’s hard to say how much impact the service has made in the highly competitive BI market. The company has far from given up on this project, though, and today, it’s introducing a new pay-per-session …

What’s quantum computing [and why enterprises need to care]

The first thing to know about quantum computing is that it won’t displace traditional, or ‘classical’ computing. The second thing to know: Quantum …

Biggest AI Startup Boosts Fundraising to $1.2 Billion

SenseTime Group Ltd. has raised $620 million at a valuation of more than $4.5 billion just months after scoring a similar amount from investors led …

The Silver Bullet For Blockchain's Biggest Weakness Is Arriving Later This Year

Scalability has been the Achilles heel of blockchains over the past decade. Bitcoin (BTC-USD), Ethereum (ETH-USD), and most altcoins struggle to …

How Marketers Can Start Integrating AI in Their Work

According to Constellation Research, businesses across all sectors will spend more than $100 billion per year on Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies by 2025, up from a mere $2 billion in 2015. The marketing industry will be no exception.<p>AI holds great promise for making marketing more …

How Ford Is Thinking About the Future

Everyone’s talking about a future in which vehicles are shared rather than owned, autonomous rather than driven, and where car companies make large shares of their profits on digital “mobility services.” But if you are the Ford Motor Company and face the prospect of investing billions in new …

How Cloud Computing Is Changing Management

Theories and practices of management often spring from the opportunities created by new technologies. Interchangeable parts spurred ideas about structuring assembly lines and logistics. The complex calculations of the field known as Operations Research were enabled by mainframe computing. …

Building IoT-ready networks must become a priority

The Internet of Things (IoT) era has arrived, and over the next few years, billions of devices will be connected to company networks. How many? ZK …