Game on with Tencent and Alibaba: Baidu integrates cloud with big data and AI - AllChinaTech

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At the strategy conference of Baidu cloud computing on Wednesday, Baidu launched three intelligent cloud platforms. They will integrate with pre-existing cloud services for its open cloud platforms to help enterprises increase working efficiency. Baidu founder and CEO Robin Li said that Baidu has been a de facto search engine company from the very beginning, but that the company was bound to move into cloud technology, as efficient web searching is made possible via the cloud. Li said that Baidu used to consider cloud computing as too simple a technology and would rather focus on building its web search engine, but then some recent changes happened: On the one hand, the days are gone when economic development is accelerated by a cheap labor force, and companies today must survive using technological innovations and higher efficiency. On the other hand, cloud technology has been making breakthroughs, and it is no longer merely about storage and computing.


Apple's Siri SDK: Too late to duel Amazon Echo, Google Assistant? - Business Intelligence Info

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Apple is looking to broaden Siri's footprint and usefulness with help from third party app developers and a software development kit. The big question is whether the move will be able to thwart rivals such as Google Assistant and Amazon's Alexa. From connected light bulbs, to plant sensors, to smart locks, and beyond, smart home tech is growing and evolving rapidly. Here you'll find the latest product reviews, news, and how-tos to help you connect your surroundings to the internet in the smartest way possible. The Information is reporting that Apple is opening up Siri to third-party applications.


Big Data Protection in the Age of Machine Learning - Datamation

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The concept of machine learning has been around for decades, primarily in academia. Along the way it has taken various forms and adopted various terminologies, including pattern recognition, artificial intelligence, knowledge management, computational statistics, etc. Regardless of terminology, machine learning enables computers to learn on their own without being explicitly programmed for specific tasks. Through the use of algorithms, computers are able to read sample input data, build models and make predictions and decisions based on new data. This concept is particularly powerful when the set of input data is highly variable and static programming instructions cannot handle such scenarios. In recent years, the proliferation of digital information through social media, the Internet of Things (IoT) and e-commerce, combined with accessibility to economical compute power, has enabled machine learning to move into the mainstream.


Overcoming the data integration challenge in hybrid and cloud-based environments

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Industry experts estimate that data volumes are doubling in size every two years. Managing all of this is a challenge for any enterprise, but it's not just the volume of data as much as the variety of data that presents a problems. With SaaS and on-premises applications, machine data, and mobile apps all proliferating, we are seeing the rise of an increasingly complicated value-chain ecosystem. IT leaders need to incorporate a portfolio-based approach and combine cloud and on-premises deployment models to sustain competitive advantage. Improving the scale and flexibility of data integration across both environments to deliver a hybrid offering is necessary to provide the right data to the right people at the right time.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise Brings Machine Learning, Open Source, Security, and Big Data to Mobile App Testing

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BOSTON, Aug. 3, 2016 โ€“ AnDevCon โ€“ Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced the availability of HPE Mobile Center 2.0, an integrated software development testing suite designed to help organizations rapidly build, test, and deliver high-quality mobile applications. HPE Mobile Center leverages HPE Haven OnDemand, HPE Fortify on Demand, and open source testing tools including Selenium and Appium, allowing developers to test any app operation and cover any user scenario. To significantly scale the number of devices that are tested, HPE Mobile Center is now integrated with Amazon Web Services Device Farm (AWS Device Farm) โ€“ a service that helps mobile app developers quickly and securely test their apps on smartphones, tablets, and other devices to improve the quality of their Android and iOS apps. HPE is expanding Mobile Center capabilities to provide users with a predictable and repeatable mechanism for testing, monitoring, and improving any mobile app. The integration with HPE Haven OnDemand and HPE Fortify on Demand provides development teams with powerful capabilities that leverage machine learning from testing data and user feedback to help guide the application development direction, with security built in from the beginning.