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Invested money matters most in big data sentiment analysis

Kavout, which boasts former Google and Microsoft engineers, combines signals from a range of categories.<p>While big data scientists working in finance …

How Microsoft Is Making Big Impact With Machine Learning

During the last two years, Microsoft has upped the ante on Machine Learning and Analytics. From hiring top notch data scientists to acquiring niche startups, Redmond has made all the right moves to transform Azure into one of the best analytics platforms. These investments have started to pay off …

Machine Learning

In China, the 'Apple of drones' is flying away with success

In April, a group of Finnish farmers outfitted a spindly black drone with a remote-controlled chainsaw and filmed it decapitating snowmen. They called it "Killer Drone." More formally, it was a DJI S1000.<p>This spring, marine biologists flew a drone over the Sea of Cortez to capture samples of the …

Where Predictive Analytics Is Having the Biggest Impact

vincent tsui FOR HBR<p>The big data revolution is upon us. Firms are scrambling to hire a new brand of analysts dubbed “data scientists,” and universities have responded to this demand by introducing data science courses into degrees ranging from computer science to business. Survey-based reports find …

Machine Learning

One chip to rule them all? The Internet of Things and the next great era of hardware

Narbeh Derhacobian Contributor<p>Narbeh Derhacobian is the co-founder and CEO of Adesto Technologies, which provides application-specific, ultra-low-power non-volatile memory products.<p>It’s been almost 10 years since Apple unveiled the iPhone. Since that day, the smartphone has been the overwhelming …

Internet of Things

The Biggest Challenges of Data-Driven Manufacturing

The widespread deployment of low-cost sensors and their connection to the internet has generated a great deal of excitement (and hype) about the future of manufacturing. The internet of things (IoT) and industrial internet in the United States, Industrie 4.0 in Germany, and 物联网 (wù lián wăng) in …

Manufacturing

The Robot War Is Coming – And It’s Not Against Robots

While much of the worrying by humans about robots has focused on a war against robots, little is given to thinking about war by those displaced by …

Scientists Accidentally Create a Battery That Can Outlast Your Device

Over the last decade or so it’s become increasingly obvious that the <b>limits of battery technology</b> are a <b>pothole</b> on our road to the future. It’s not …

Clean Energy

Robots will take over most jobs within 30 years, experts warn

The rise of robots could lead to unemployment rates greater than 50 per cent, according to Professor Moshe Vardi<p>Robots will have taken over most jobs within 30 years leaving humanity facing its 'biggest challenge ever' to find meaning in life when work is no longer necessary, according to …

How Chevron Plans to Use UAVs and AI to Deliver Big Profits

Image Source: Pixabay.com<p>Artificial intelligence and UAVs are two emerging technologies with big potential. Due to the continual breakthroughs in semiconductors, natural language processing, and other technologies, some scientists think that AI could eclipse human intelligence as soon as 2029. …

Flow is Microsoft's take on IFTTT automation (updated)

Microsoft is about to release its take on the automation service IFTTT called Flow, according to a blog post published and removed by the company. (<b>Update</b>: the service is now live!)<p>Flow connects to over 35 services, with more integrations planned. These include Microsoft products like Office 365 …

Google Drive

SmartThings hires engineering head away from Amazon

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Industry Insider subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>SmartThings, Samsung's smart home subsidiary, announced the hiring of Robert Parker as its new SVP of engineering.<p>Parker previously worked at Amazon as its director of …

Internet of Things

Mysterious Electric Car Startup Ramps up Hiring, Factory Plans

Faraday Future, the electric vehicle startup that wants to take on Tesla, held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday for a factory in North Las …

Electric Vehicles

The Best Entrepreneurs Are Missionaries, Not Mercenaries

The big news in the venture capital world is that John Doerr, legendary partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, is moving into a new role as the firm’s first chair, where he’ll be what he describes as a “player coach” to support the firm’s next generation of leaders. Kleiner Perkins is famous …

Entrepreneurship

The inside story of how Amazon created Echo, the next billion-dollar business no one saw coming

"This is going to be hard," Limp recalls thinking. "It foretold a magical experience. But it would require a lot of inventions."<p>The reaction was understandable given the lofty goals outlined in the Echo's original plan: It envisioned an intelligent, voice-controlled household appliance that could …

Automation

The Science Behind How Leaders Connect with Their Teams

Research shows that in leaderless groups, leaders emerge by quickly synchronizing their brain waves with followers through high quality conversations. Simply put, synchrony is a neural process where the frequency and scale of brain waves of people become in sync. Verbal communication plays a large …

The Brain

Hybrid Business Models Look Ugly, but They Work

When the Microsoft Surface first appeared, many critics panned it as a clumsy move into hardware — a device that was stuck in the middle, a half-step behind the hot market for tablets and only a half-step beyond the dying market for PCs. When the Surface then took off and gave new life to the …

Innovation

Sony's Future Lab demos its next-gen wearable prototypes at SXSW

Sony has launched a new research and development program called Future Lab, and is at SXSW demoing the first prototypes from the program, including a new wearable device with the working name “N.”<p>The device responds to voice prompts and can be used to receive information, like news alerts or …

Prototypes

Shutterstock shows machine learning smarts with reverse image search for stock photos

Shutterstock is flexing its AI muscles with the news that the stock photo giant is introducing new computer-vision search smarts to its platform.<p>The company, which is headquartered in New York’s Empire State Building, went public back in 2012 and now offers more than 70 million images for bloggers …

Machine Learning

GM buys self-driving car kit startup Cruise, plans to use tech to make driverless cars

General Motors (GM) announced today it plans to snap up Cruise Automation, a San Francisco-based startup making sensors that turn regular vehicles into ones that can drive themselves, for an undisclosed sum.<p>The move is part of a big bet for GM in the driverless car industry as several of the major …

Autonomous Cars

Google Translate could become more accurate soon thanks to deep learning

Google has smartened up several of its products with a type of artificial intelligence called deep learning, which involves training neural networks on lots of data and then having them make predictions about new data. Google Maps, Google Photos, and Gmail, for example, have been enhanced with this …

Machine learning underpins data-driven AI: Una-May O’Reilly

<b>Mumbai:</b> Una-May O’Reilly, principal research scientist at Anyscale Learning For All (ALFA) group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology …

Machine Learning

There is a 'game changer' technology on Wall Street and people keep confusing it with bitcoin

Goldman Sachs says the technology "has the potential to redefine transactions" and can change "everything."<p>JPMorgan last month announced it was launching a trial project with the blockchain startup led by its former executive, Blythe Masters.<p>Her company, Digital Asset Holdings, has secured funding …

Blockchain

Yuri Milner and Tiger Global lead $25 million funding into logistics startup BlackBuck

Bengaluru-based online logistics marketplace BlackBuck has raised $25 million in a Series B round led by Tiger Global and Apoletto, DST Global-Yuri …

Venture Capital

Investors pump $9 billion into Indian startups in 2015 – that’s 50% of the past 5 years’ total deal value

2015 was year of a risk capital bonanza for Indian startups. Between January and December 2015, risk capital worth $9 billion was invested in Indian …

Venture Capital

Wipro Ventures leads $4M investment in Pune-based IoT startup, Altizon

Pune-based Altizon Systems, an Internet of Things (IoT) platform, today announced that it has closed a $4 million Series A funding round led by Wipro …

Internet of Things

India’s Paytm Is Raising Another $400M To Build Out Its New Payment Bank

Alibaba-backed Paytm, one of the bigger e-commerce startups competing against Amazon in India, is raising money again, just months after a reported $680 million round. Sources close to the company say that Paytm is now looking to raise $400 million by June to help with the launch of Paytm’s new …

Venture Capital

Amazon Acquires Emvantage To Build Its Online Payment Platform In India

Amazon will acquire startup Emvantage for an undisclosed amount to develop its Indian e-commerce site’s payment platform. In a press announcement, Amazon said the Noida-based company’s employees will start working for Amazon’s payment team after the transaction is completed.<p>Founded in 2012 by chief …

eCommerce

VR Startup MindMaze Raises Funds at $1.1 Billion Valuation

MindMaze SA, a Swiss virtual reality startup, said it raised a round of financing that values the company at $1.1 billion. The startup picked up $100 …

Augmented Reality

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