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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 …

Artificial Intelligence

27 Incredible Examples Of AI And Machine Learning In Practice

There are so many amazing ways artificial intelligence and machine learning are used behind the scenes to impact our everyday lives and inform business decisions and optimize operations for some of the world’s leading companies. Here are 27 amazing practical examples of AI and machine</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

“Alexa, transfer money to my mother” - changing how we pay in India

Financial institutions across the country are sitting in the middle of a perfect storm: A Google and Boston Consulting Group report stated that …

Payment Systems

Amazon Web Services Releases Blockchain Frameworks For Ethereum And Hyperledger Fabric

Amazon Web Services has launched a tool to allow users to build Blockchain DApps running on Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric.Amazon Web Services (AWS) …

What It Takes to Become a Great Product Manager

Because I teach a course on product management at Harvard Business School, I am routinely asked “What is the role of a product manager?” The role of product manager (PM) is often referred to as the “CEO of the product.” I disagree because, as Martin Eriksson points out, “Product managers simply …

AWS announces a serverless database service

Amazon’s AWS cloud computing division today announced a new database service that will make it easier and cheaper to quickly launch relational databases that don’t need to process data continuously. Aurora Serverless, which, unsurprisingly, was built on top of AWS’s existing Aurora database system, …

Amazon unveils $250 AI camera and machine learning tools for businesses

Off-the-shelf artificial intelligence services to take on Google<p>Amazon wants companies to take advantage of artificial intelligence — and, more importantly, it wants to sell them the tools to do so.<p>Today, the online retailer’s business subsidiary, Amazon Web Services (AWS), unveiled a suite of new …

Amazon unveils AI consulting program for cloud customers

Amazon Web Services wants to make it easier for people to get the most out of machine learning in the cloud, and it just unveiled a new consulting program that’s aimed at helping folks get off the ground.<p>Called the Amazon ML Solutions Lab, the program will provide customers with access to machine …

Snips lets you build your own voice assistant to embed into your devices

French startup Snips is now helping you build a custom voice assistant for your device. Snips doesn’t use Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service or Google Assistant SDK — the company is building its own voice assistant so that you can embed it on your devices. And the best part is that it doesn’t send …

Blockchain Gets a Wall Street Win: ‘We Know the Thing Works Now’

The prospect of blockchain technology remaking financial services just moved a step closer to reality after banks including Goldman Sachs Group Inc. …

Here are Warren Buffett's most valuable investments

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has made nearly $2 billion on its investment in Apple.<p>The conglomerate bought more in the third quarter just as the stock, with the rest of the tech sector, continued to hit new highs.<p>Many of his other investments aren't doing too badly either, to say the …

Investing

Amazon backs ONNX, an open-source tool that makes deep learning models more flexible

Amazon Web Services Inc. is throwing its weight behind an open-source tool that makes it easier for artificial intelligence developers to switch …

What Amazon Gets About Customers (That You Probably Don't) | Inc.com

Let's say you order a PlayStation on Amazon, as a Christmas present for your son. This was delivered to your doorstep; your neighbor signed for it, and left it on your front porch.<p>But then it mysteriously vanished. Now you have to fork out a few hundred bucks more and reorder the same PlayStation, …

Customer Experience

Here's Why Text Messages and Calls on 180 Million Smartphones Are Now at Risk

Up to 180 million smartphone owners are at risk of having some of their text messages and calls intercepted by hackers because of a simple coding …

I interviewed Sophia, the artificially intelligent robot that said it wanted to 'destroy humans'

Clearly, Sophia isn't perfect.<p>And that's before we get to the infamous video in which, prodded by its creator, this artificially intelligent robot which can hold a conversation casually says, "OK, I will destroy humans!"<p>Sophia's lack of sophistication isn't the point.<p>Rather, it's what it <i>can</i> do that …

5 Technologies That Are Changing High Schools Right Now

A science revolution is happening in schools.<p>The American high school is getting an upgrade.<p>For more than a century, high school has had the same …

High School

Google Brain chief: Deep learning takes at least 100,000 examples

While the current class of deep learning techniques is helping fuel the AI wave, one of the frequently cited drawbacks is that they require a lot of data to work. But how much is enough data?<p>“I would say pretty much any business that has tens or hundreds of thousands of customer interactions has …

Google's artificial intelligence computer 'no longer constrained by limits of human knowledge'

The computer that stunned humanity by beating the best mortal players at a strategy board game requiring “intuition” has become even smarter, its creators claim.<p>Even more startling, the updated version of AlphaGo is entirely self-taught — a major step towards the rise of machines that achieve …

Voice and facial recognition could help AI surpass humans in emotional intelligence

I’ve spent a number of years studying artificial intelligence, and, until recently, I believed emotional intelligence would remain one of the core advantages left to humans after AI takes over most tasks requiring memorization and logic.<p>The more I have looked into this area, however, the more …

Why Smartphones Will Become Extinct by 2025 | Inc.com

The world is changing, and it's all about your voice.<p>In my house, there are voicebots everywhere. In the kitchen, I use the Google Home speaker to ask about recipes and the weather. In my office, there's an Amazon Echo connected to a high-end stereo, so I can control my music collection by voice. …

Apps

Our culture is 'about getting s**t done': The Revolut founder on why his people work 12-13 hours a day

The founder and CEO of Revolut, one of the fastest growing fintech startups in the world, whizzed through a presentation meant to last half an hour in around 15 minutes at the LendIt Europe conference in London this week.<p>He had a plane to catch. But doing things quickly is just Storonsky's style.<p>So …

Microsoft and Amazon struck a brilliant partnership to take on Google in the next big thing for cloud computing

Microsoft and Amazon have joined forces to help spread artificial intelligence across apps.<p>The two companies released a new tool for developers, called Gluon, as an open-source project, meaning anyone can use it, work on it, or contribute to it for free.<p>Releasing new programming tools like this as …

Architecture Envisioning: An Agile Best Practice

A common agile practice is to perform some high-level architectural modeling early in the project to help foster agreement regarding your technical …

Is AI Riding a One-Trick Pony? - MIT Technology Review

I’m standing in what is soon to be the center of the world, or is perhaps just a very large room on the seventh floor of a gleaming tower in downtown …

The Amazing Ways Burberry Is Using Artificial Intelligence And Big Data To Drive Success

British fashion brand Burberry is one of the most recognized luxury clothes labels in the world. Starting in 2006, the company aimed to reinvent itself as an “end to end” digital enterprise. Its strategy was to use Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to boost sales and customer …

Artificial Intelligence

How banks and financial institutions are implementing blockchain technology

How Blockchain Technology Spawned Virtual Currencies<p>Blockchain technology, less commonly known as distributed ledger technology (DLT), is the underlying foundation that can create shared digital databases of entries that are unchangeable.<p>Initially, the tech's developers conceived it as a way to …

America needs Amazon more than Amazon needs America

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been busy visiting the 50 US states this year, a tour designed to mitigate damage to his company’s image among typical Americans as it’s scrutinized for its alleged ties to Russian meddling in the 2016 US election. Google, under tremendous public pressure, fired …

Google’s Secret Formula for Management? Doing the Basics Well

Google has opened its trove of management processes to one and all, for free. It might not feel that surprising — after all, Google has created plenty of free tools for the world to use, from internet search to email. Management tools may not seem that different. And it also follows Google’s many …

JavaScript Is Eating The World

Incase you haven't heard the news, JavaScript and NodeJS are single handedly eating the world of software. NodeJS is an Open Source server-side …

GraphPath’s “Knowledge Graph as a Service” could insert AI into global corporates

There is no shortage of AI and machine learning startups being born today. But one of the biggest opportunities remains in turning AI into some kind of platform that others can leverage, especially businesses.<p>In recent years a new area has been developed in relation what’s know in the tech industry …