IBM Brings AI and Advanced Analytics to the Industrial World


IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a new portfolio of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions that team artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced analytics to help asset intensive organizations, such as the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), to improve maintenance strategies. The solution is designed to help organizations to lower costs and reduce the risk of failure from physical assets such as vehicles, manufacturing robots, turbines, mining equipment, elevators, and electrical transformers. IBM Maximo Asset Performance Management (APM) solutions collect data from physical assets in near real-time and provide insights on current operating conditions, predict potential issues, identify problems and offer repair recommendations. Organizations in asset-intensive industries like energy and utilities, chemicals, oil and gas, manufacturing, and transportation, can have thousands of assets that are critical to operations. These assets are increasingly producing enormous amounts of data on their operating conditions.

What fintech is available to develop my small business?


Running a small business is extremely challenging and not getting any easier. Research published in October 2017 from the Enterprise Research Centre indicates that just 53.7pc of UK businesses founded in 2013 survived past the three-year mark. Small businesses in the UK, which account for 60pc of private sector employment and 52pc of turnover, according to the Federation of Small Businesses, face a range of challenges in 2019, with economic growth forecast to remain sluggish and continuing uncertainty about how Brexit will play out. In such circumstances, it is vital that small businesses keep their operations as efficient as possible, making the best use of resources and keeping up with the competition. Fortunately, several key innovations in financial technology have revolutionised how businesses operate in the past 15 years, with the benefits felt across the board, from multinationals worth billions of pounds to local businesses with just a handful of employees.

The Growing Marketplace For AI Ethics


AI-powered loan and credit approval processes have been marred by unforeseen bias. Smart speakers have secretly turned on and recorded thousands of minutes of audio of their owners. Unfortunately, there's no industry-standard, best-practices handbook on AI ethics for companies to follow--at least not yet. Some large companies, including Microsoft and Google, are developing their own internal ethical frameworks. A number of think tanks, research organizations, and advocacy groups, meanwhile, have been developing a wide variety of ethical frameworks and guidelines for AI.

Total Plans to Use Artificial Intelligence to Cut Drilling Costs


Total SA plans to start a digital factory in the coming weeks to tap artificial intelligence in a bid to save hundreds of millions of dollars on exploration and production projects, according to an executive. The use of artificial intelligence to screen geological data will help identify new prospects, and shorten the time to acquire licenses, drill and make discoveries, Arnaud Breuillac, head of E&P, said at a conference organized by IFP Energies Nouvelles in Paris on Friday. It will also help optimize the use of equipment and reduce maintenance costs, he said. The digital factory will employ between 200 and 300 engineers and build on successful North Sea pilot projects, Chief Executive Officer Patrick Pouyanne said at the same event. It will also be a way to attract "young talent" to the industry.

What Is AIOps? - ITChronicles


You've no doubt heard the term being bandied around – but what is it, and what can it do for your organization? Let's begin with a definition from Gartner, the research firm which coined the term a couple of years ago, and has since been responsible for popularizing both the phrase and the concept. "AIOps platforms combine big data and machine learning functionality to support all primary IT operations functions through the scalable ingestion and analysis of the ever-increasing volume, variety and velocity of data generated by IT. The platform enables the concurrent use of multiple data sources, data collection methods, and analytical and presentation technologies." Translation: AIOps is essentially an umbrella term to describe the use of machine learning and big data analytics technologies to automate the identification and subsequent resolution of common IT issues.

Artificial Intelligence Enabled audience profiling in MoMAGIC


"Sell the right product to the right customer" is a dream of every marketers and advertisers. As a leading digital marketing company in Asia, MoMAGIC is approaching this ultimate goal by launching two data-driven solutions: TrueReach and TrueInsight, which is capable of understanding and targeting audiences from both macroscopic and microscopic point of view. In this article, we will share the core ideas behind our solutions and some insights we learned when playing with large-scale real data. As the backbone of all MoMAGIC services, TrueInsight integrates large-scale, heterogeneous data sources (e.g., AD-request, web behaviors, etc.) and transforms those high-frequent, noisy dataflows into structured datasets. In order to complete those challenging tasks quickly and accurately, we first carefully designed the data processing pipelines of TrueInsight in a parallel and distributed manner to guarantee its performance scalability, which means TrueInsight can process large-scale data from multiple sources without scarifying its performance.

Level of Astuteness in Current AI Systems


The growth in how much big data is considered to cracking solutions have grown drastically after the '90s. Their role in resolving issues by predicting situations at the earliest is coming handy because of continuous advancements in this field of work. Back then, storage was a massive problem along with belief over technology (LOL). Storage isn't a damn issue while also life without technology is highly impossible. On a serious note, though gathering data and processing them in large quantities had been happening for a longer period now, the data are put to good use only recently.

Artificial intelligence is helping old video games look like new


The recent AI boom has had all sorts of weird and wonderful side effects as amateur tinkerers find ways to repurpose research from universities and tech companies. But one of the more unexpected applications has been in the world of video game mods. Fans have discovered that machine learning is the perfect tool to improve the graphics of classic games. The technique being used is known as "AI upscaling." In essence, you feed an algorithm a low-resolution image, and, based on training data it's seen, it spits out a version that looks the same but has more pixels in it.

Slow burn? The long road to a zero-emissions UK

Guardian Energy

It is the near future. You wake in a house warmed by a heat pump that extracts energy from deep below the ground and delivers it to your home. You rise and make yourself a cup of tea – from water boiled on a hydrogen-burning kitchen stove. Then you head to work – in a robot-driven electric car directed by central control network to avoid traffic jams. At midday, you pause for lunch: a sandwich made of meat grown in a laboratory.

Look beyond 'Fortnite' and 'Apex Legends,' to these six free video games for PCs


In'Dauntless,' team up with other online Slayers to hunt massive beasts known as Behemoths, before they consume what's left of the world. Dig deep in your pockets and be honest – if you have more loose change and lint than bills and credit cards, keep on reading. There are some seriously good computer games that are free to download and play – if you know where to look, that is. You probably know about high-profile freebies like "Apex Legends," "Fortnite Battle Royale," and "League of Legends," but there are many others to choose from, representing every genre. Some of these titles are older, mind you, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing given they'll require more modest computer specs to play – and hey, chances are if you don't want to pay for a $59 computer game, you might not be so eager to upgrade your hardware either.