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Siemens, Google Cloud to Collaborate on AI-based Solutions for Industrial Manufacturing

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NUREMBERG, Germany and SUNNYVALE, CA, USA, May 5, 2021 – Google Cloud and Siemens, an innovation and technology leader in industrial automation and software, today announced a new cooperation to optimize factory processes and improve productivity on the shop floor. Siemens intends to integrate Google Cloud's leading data cloud and artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) technologies with its factory automation solutions to help manufacturers innovate for the future. Siemens and Google Cloud to cooperate to transform manufacturing by enabling scaled deployment of artificial intelligence. Data drives today's industrial processes, but many manufacturers continue to use legacy software and multiple systems to analyze plant information, which is resource-intensive and requires frequent manual updates to ensure accuracy. In addition, while AI projects have been deployed by many companies in "islands" across the plant floor, manufacturers have struggled to implement AI at scale across their global operations.


Gaming in colour: uncovering video games' black pioneers

The Guardian

In the 1970s, in the fledgling days of the video games industry, an engineer named Gerald "Jerry" Lawson designed one of the earliest game consoles, the Channel F, and also led the team that invented the game cartridge, a defining innovation in how games were made and sold. His son, Andersen Lawson, recalls that he was often working on gaming projects in the garage of their family home in Santa Clara, California. "There have been conversations recently about the struggles he might have had that were related to his colour," he says. "Was it difficult [for him]? But I never heard any grumblings from him. And I'm also certain that he earned his respect … My father was a person of colour and I think that would inspire young people today to jump in and help move the industry along."


Clari's AI-Powered Revenue Operations Platform Recognized by Forbes

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SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Clari, the revenue operations leader, announced today that it has been named to the Forbes AI 50 …


Cerebras continues 'absolute domination' of high-end compute, it says, with world's hugest chip two-dot-oh

ZDNet

Cerebras Systems product manager for AI Natalia Vassilieva holds the company's WSE-2, a single chip measuring almost the entire surface of a twelve-inch semiconduor wafer. Cerebras Systems, the Sunnyvale, California startup that stunned the world in 2019 by introducing a chip taking up almost the entirety of a twelve-inch semiconductor wafer, on Tuesday unveiled the second version of the part, the Wafer Scale Engine 2, or WSE-2. The chip, measuring he same forty-six square millimeters, holds 2.6 trillion transistors, which is more than double the count of the original WSE chip. It is also 48 times the number of transistors of the world's biggest GPU, the "A100" from Nvidia. The WSE-2 has 48 times as many transistors as Nvidia's latest GPU for AI, the A100.


How to watch Apple's spring event on 420

Mashable

Tuesday is not only 420, but Apple's big spring event where new iPads, AirPods, and maybe even AirTags could be unveiled along with other new products. The "Spring Loaded" event starts at 10 a.m. PT on Tuesday, and will be completely livestreamed from Apple Park thanks to the pandemic. Usually Apple holds an IRL event at company headquarters in Cupertino, California. Like all Apple events, you'll be able to tune in a few different ways.


Here's when Apple will hold its next event, according to Siri

ZDNet

Prompt Siri and ask, "When is the next Apple event?" Follow along as we break down each iPad model. "The special event is on Tuesday, April 20, at Apple Park in Cupertino, Calif. You can get all the details on Apple.com." I've asked Siri the same question on two different iPhones, an Apple Watch, and an iPad Pro this morning, but they all failed to give me more than a generic answer to check Apple's website. However, when I asked Siri on my HomePod, it spilled the beans.


Siri reveals April 20 as date for next Apple event where new iPad Pros expected to launch

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Apple's digital assistant Siri has revealed April 20 as the date of the company's next unveiling event. Upon being asked'When is the next Apple Event?', Siri says'The special event is on Tuesday, April 20, at Apple Park in Cupertino, CA. You can get all the details on Apple.com.' Apple is expected to unveil the new fifth-generation iPad Pro, AirPods and AirTags – its long-rumoured high-tech tag device for tracking everyday items. It's expected to livestream the unveiling event online without an in-person audience, like its recent events, due to the current pandemic. MailOnline has contacted Apple for comment. Upon being asked'When is the next Apple Event,' Siri says'The special event is on Tuesday, April 20, at Apple Park in Cupertino, CA LEDs are small light sources in TVs that illuminates pixels to make an image.


Siri says Apple will hold a special event on April 20th

Engadget

If you're wondering when Apple will hold its next event, Siri may have the answer. Ask the digital helper: "When is the next Apple event?" and it will respond with "the special event is on Tuesday, April 20, at Apple Park in Cupertino, CA. You can get all the details on Apple.com." MacRumors, which spotted the reply, says the virtual assistant is providing it in certain instances on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and HomePod. While it's an open secret that Apple is planning an event for later this month where it's expected to debut a new iPad Pro, Siri has seemingly leaked the date ahead of confirmation.


Siri may have just leaked the date of Apple's next event

Mashable

It appears that Apple is planning an event on April 20. This is according to Apple's smart assistant Siri itself. When asked "When is the next Apple event?," Siri answers: "The special event is on Tuesday, April 20, at Apple Park in Cupertino, CA. You can get all the details on Apple.com." MacRumors first reported on the news, and I was able to verify that it works on my MacBook, though it didn't work on my iPhone, nor on a colleague's iPad, iPhone, or MacBook.


Language AI startup Moveworks expands beyond IT to finance, HR, other corporate communications

ZDNet

The Moveworks chat bot integrated into Slack or Teams. The interactions are expanding beyond IT help desk ticketing resolution to any corporate function that includes some element of support, such as HR or legal affairs. Processing of human language via machine programs has been coming to corporate computing for a while now. Some believe it can be not only reliable but also very broadly applicable. Software startup Moveworks of Mountain View, California, which has been using natural language understanding systems such as Google's BERT to process IT help desk tickets, Wednesday announced that its automated agent now serves other employee needs throughout a corporation, such as finance, human resources and compliance.