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NVIDIA and Microsoft Accelerate AI Together


SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwired - Nov 14, 2016) - SC16 -- To help companies join the AI revolution, NVIDIA today announced a collaboration with Microsoft to accelerate AI in the enterprise. Using the first purpose-built enterprise AI framework optimized to run on NVIDIA Tesla GPUs in Microsoft Azure or on-premises, enterprises now have an AI platform that spans from their data center to Microsoft's cloud. "Every industry has awoken to the potential of AI," said Jen-Hsun Huang, founder and chief executive officer, NVIDIA. "We've worked with Microsoft to create a lightning-fast AI platform that is available from on-premises with our DGX-1 supercomputer to the Microsoft Azure cloud. With Microsoft's global reach, every company around the world can now tap the power of AI to transform their business."

Cylance CEO Stuart McClure to Speak at the 2016 Edison Awards


Cylance, the company that is revolutionizing cybersecurity through the use of artificial intelligence to proactively prevent advanced persistent threats and malware, announced that its Founder, President and CEO Stuart McClure will be a speaker at the 2016 Edison Awards on April 21, 2016, in New York, NY at the New York Academy of Sciences. McClure will deliver remarks on how truly innovative technology often arises from--and may even require--a process of invention involving a high degree of risk and no guarantees of success. The company's groundbreaking artificial intelligence and machine learning based endpoint security product, CylancePROTECT, was chosen as a finalist for a 2016 Edison Award in the Security Solutions Category. The distinguished awards, inspired by Thomas Edison's persistence and inventiveness, recognize innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy. "I'm honored to speak at an event named for one of the greatest inventors of all time," McClure said.

Facebook Messenger boss says chatbots got 'really overhyped,' announces new native payment feature


Facebook's chatbot platform had too much hype. That's what David Marcus, head of Facebook Messenger, said on stage today at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco. Facebook first released its chatbot platform in April, enabling developers to build robots that use artificial intelligence and natural language processing to let people talk with businesses just like they do with friends and family on Messenger. At the April launch, Facebook showed how a commerce company like 1-800-FLOWERS could use chatbots to help people order flowers and automate communication with customers, for example. But after TechCrunch reporter Josh Constine noted today that the product was "half-baked" when it first launched and asked what was missing, Marcus said that expectations for chatbots were a bit overdone.

MIT Technology Review Announces Final Schedule for Upcoming Artificial Intelligence Conference


The list of featured speakers includes innovators, business leaders, and entrepreneurs from the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Amazon Robotics, Baidu, Facebook, GE Software Research, Google, IBM, Pinterest, Tesla, and more. About MIT Technology Review Founded at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1899, MIT Technology Review is a digitally oriented independent media company whose analysis, features, reviews, interviews, and live events explain the commercial, social, and political impact of new technologies. MIT Technology Review readers are curious technology enthusiasts--a global audience of business and thought leaders, innovators and early adopters, entrepreneurs and investors. Every day, we provide an authoritative filter for the flood of information about technology. We are the first to report on a broad range of new technologies, informing our audiences about how important breakthroughs will impact their careers and their lives.

Genpact Strengthens Artificial Intelligence Capabilities with Acquisition of Rage Frameworks


Information contained on this page is provided by an independent third-party content provider. If you are affiliated with this page and would like it removed please contact Addition of enterprise-level AI capabilities furthers Genpact's ability to drive digital transformation at speed and scale for clients Genpact (NYSE: G), a global professional services firm focused on delivering digital transformation for clients, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Rage Frameworks, a leader in knowledge-based automation technology and services providing Artificial Intelligence (AI) for the Enterprise. Terms of the deal are not disclosed. As part of its strategy to drive both digital-led innovation and digital-enabled intelligent operations for its clients, Genpact is investing in leading technologies, such as AI, that are transforming the way companies in many industries compete. Genpact will embed Rage's AI in business operations and apply it to complex enterprise issues to allow clients to generate insights and drive decisions and action, at a scale and speed that humans alone could not achieve.