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Summary:Nokia is weighing up a potential sale of its Here mapping business as the company prepares to merge with Alcatel-Lucent. Nokia is weighing up options for the future of its Here mapping business including a sale, the company said in a statement today.
A Toronto-based content marketing and live publishing SaaS platform is boosting its big data capabilities with the acquisition of a New York City-based influence analytics marketing platform. ScribbleLive announced its acquisition on Wednesday of Appinions Inc., developers of an influence analytics marketing platform that is built on natural language processing and social network analysis technology.
During America's Civil War, Abraham Lincoln helped his country and the world abolish slavery, but by the end of next decade, it will be back. We will all have domestic helpers in our households, only this time we will not fight a civil war over them.
Old-school financial institutions are typically slow-moving giants. And that's a shame, because banks also tend to accumulate deep troves of data on their customers that goes mostly untapped.
Last month at South by Southwest, while swiping through the dating app Tinder, some festival attendees came across an attractive 25-year-old brunette named Ava. Ava used correct punctuation and referred to people by their first name.
In recent years, the field of academic publishing has ballooned to an estimated 30,000 peer-reviewed journals churning out some 2 million articles per year. While this growth has led to more scientific scholarship, critics argue that it has also spurred increasing numbers of low-quality "predatory publishers" who spam researchers with weekly "calls for papers" and charge steep fees for articles that they often don't even read before accepting.
Cognitive is a next computing paradigm, responding to demand for always-on, hyper-aware data technologies that scale from device form to the enterprise. Cognitive computing is an approach rather than a specific capability.
Now that machine-learning algorithms are moving into mainstream computing, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is preparing a way to make it easier to use the technique in everyday programming. In June, MIT researchers will present a new programming language, called Picture, that could radically reduce the amount of coding needed to help computers recognize objects in images and video.
Fully autonomous vehicles employ radar, ultrasound, vision-based systems, and 3D laser scanners to determine the direction, speed of a vehicle and the conditions of the environment surrounding them. To demonstrate how single cameras can be deployed as part of these systems, AdasWorks (Budapest, Hungary; www.adasworks.com) - the computer vision research arm of Kishonti Informatics (Budapest, Hungary; https://kishonti.net) - has developed a system that relies solely on capturing visual data from a single front-facing camera.
Helpful robots are typically shown as mechanical maids or humanoid teachers in sci-fi films. But now there's a new collaborative robot that can work alongside human factory workers to give them a helping hand.
Most recent advances in artificial intelligence -- such as mobile apps that convert speech to text -- are the result of machine learning, in which computers are turned loose on huge data sets to look for patterns. To make machine-learning applications easier to build, computer scientists have begun developing so-called probabilistic programming languages, which let researchers mix and match machine-learning techniques that have worked well in other contexts.
Science fiction writer David Brin calls it "a tsunami of lights" -- a future where tiny cameras are everywhere, lighting up everything we do, and even predicting what we'll do next. Unlike George Orwell's novel "1984," where only Big Brother controlled the cameras, in 2015, cheap, mobile technology has turned everyone into a watcher.
With Ex Machina, the directorial debut of 28 Days Later and Sunshine writer Alex Garland, we can finally put the Turing test to rest. You've likely heard of it -- developed by legendary computer scientist Alan Turing (recently featured in The Imitation Game), it's a test meant to prove artificial intelligence in machines.
Amazon helped show the world how machines can learn. As far back as the late '90s, the company's online retail site would track every book, CD, and movie you purchased.
How can computer-based analysis of free text -- the narrative comments found in medical records and expressed in everyday language or technical terminology -- help improve the quality of medical care? Timothy Imler, M.D., of the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine, will present "Quality Monitoring Utilizing Natural Language Processing" at the 2015 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's Conference and Exhibition in Chicago on April 14, a gathering of thousands of health care, government, public health, industry and other health information technology leaders.
No technology trend today comes with more hype than artificial intelligence. Yet AI researchers often joke that most people don't quite see how it's changing the world--because as soon as something like Siri or Nest weaves itself into our lives, people forget it's "artificial.
Ex Machina opens this weekend. Its director, Alex Garland of 28 Days Later acclaim, appeared on Marketplace today to discuss the role of artificial intelligence in the film.
My dad has a story he likes to tell about one of his friends, a scientist. The scientist was giving a lecture in Japan, and opened with a joke that lasted a couple minutes.