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Micro Focus Announces SMAX 2019.05, Latest Release of Industry's Only Modern Cloud-Native Intelligent Service Desk and Asset Management Solution

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SANTA CLARA, CA – Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO; NYSE: MFGP) today announced the general availability of Service Management Automation X (SMAX) 2019.05. SMAX is the first application suite for Enterprise Service Management and IT Service Management built on machine learning and analytics, powered by an embedded CMDB and Discovery to help drive down costs and speed up time to resolution. Built-in best practices are quickly and easily configured and extended in an entirely codeless way with the SMAX Studio enabling customers to achieve faster time to value. The scalable, multi-tenant cloud-native solution delivers significantly lower cost of ownership and enables customers to deploy on their choice of public or private cloud. SMAX is also available as-a-service by Micro Focus partners worldwide.


SummitSync Partners with Conversica to Boost Marketing ROI with Event AI Assistant

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The new partnership will help marketing and sales teams maximize the ROI on their event marketing spend. With SummitSync's conference and trade show intelligence paired with automated lead engagement through Conversica's AI Assistants, brands will be able to drive higher quality sales meetings and convert more prospects to customers like never before. For event marketers, the joint solution automates many of the time-consuming tasks associated with event execution such as pre-booking meetings at events, coordinating on-site demos with salespeople and capturing follow-up requests for information. It frees event marketers to focus on delivering an outstanding end-to-end experience. "Conversica is an ideal partner for us because we serve a similar customer base and our combined technologies complement each other and increase the value we deliver," said Al Torres, president and co-founder at SummitSync.


Jensen Huang interview: Why AI is the single most powerful force of our time

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Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang proudly proclaimed on an analyst earnings call this week that artificial intelligence is the "single most powerful force of our time." Nvidia reported Q2 earnings and revenues that beat analysts' expectations as demand for graphics and artificial intelligence chips picked up. After the earnings call, I interviewed Huang about the company's progress. During the analyst call, he said there are more than 4,000 AI startups working with the company -- as compared to 2,000 AI startups in April 2017. In our interview, Huang said the actual number of AI startups Nvidia is tracking is closer to 4,500.


Artificial Intelligence Deployments Have Expanded to Include 258 Unique Use Cases Across Enterprise, Consumer, and Government Markets

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Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and deployments are becoming even more widespread, thanks to a combination of growing amounts of data, faster processing power, and increasingly powerful algorithms. Indeed, as AI technologies make their way into virtually every industry, enabling machines to speak, listen, move, and make decisions in unprecedented ways, a wide range of use cases are illustrating the potential business opportunities, attracting new investment, and driving changes to existing business processes. According to a new report from Tractica, AI implementations now encompass 258 discrete use cases, and the worldwide market for AI software stands at $8.1 billion as of the end of 2018, a figure the market intelligence firm forecasts to rise to $105.8 billion annually by 2025. "The AI opportunity spans a wide range of industries and geographies, from advertising and automotive, to transportation and telecommunications," says principal analyst Keith Kirkpatrick. "A significant portion of the overall revenue is concentrated in highly domain-specific markets with high-volume data needs and ontologies, as well as those with growing applications for machine perception."


Roku leaves rivals in dust - claiming machine learning breakthrough - Rethink

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Roku blew away its numbers in style as the US streaming company surpassed 30 million active users in Q2 2019 – comprehensively extending its native dominance in the connected TV space. But while Roku's second quarter results are a milestone for the company, they also signify significant tailwinds in a broader field – advertising. Revenue growth of 59% year on year to $250.1 million was primarily driven by growth in advertising as Roku managed to more than double the number of monetized video ad impressions.


Ola acquihires Bengaluru-based AI startup Pikup.ai

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Indian cab aggregator Ola has announced the acquisition of Bengaluru-based artificial intelligence (AI) startup Pikup.ai on Tuesday. As part of the deal, which value was not disclosed, the team at Pikup.ai including founders Inder Singh and Ritwik Saikia will join Ola. "We are looking forward to joining Ola in its mission to build mobility for a billion people and are very excited about building meaningful technology solutions that have a deep impact on the lives of millions, every single day," said Inder Singh, co-founder of Pikup.ai. The acquisition will fuel Ola's plans to develop next-generation mobility technologies such as autonomous driving, electric and connected mobility. The company said it would do that also by setting up an Advanced Technology Centre in San Francisco.


Global Utilities Join Target, Softbank at Premier Artificial Intelligence Energy Event Bidgely Engage 2019

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Utilities and energy retailers from across the globe will gather at the exclusive Bidgely Engage 2019 conference under the banner of'Unlock the Power of UtilityAI ' this September 11-13 in Napa, Calif. Engage 2019 is utility artificial intelligence (AI) leader Bidgely's third annual event that brings together utilities, AI experts and tech leaders to discuss trends, best practices and lessons learned in applied AI for the energy industry, as well as to enjoy networking in California's legendary wine country. This press release features multimedia. "For Engage, we pull in industry luminaries and tech leaders from outside the energy space to learn from their AI journeys and to explore how AI and machine learning advancements specifically for energy is delivering compounding benefits to utilities around the world," said Bidgely CMO Gautam Aggarwal. The shift of AI becoming mainstream in the energy industry was recently cited in a report by Navigant Research, covering how the future of utilities will be driven by the emerging disciplines of machine learning and artificial intelligence.


Arturo deep-learning property analytics to enhance Canopius risk selection

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CHICAGO & LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arturo, the artificial intelligence and deep-learning property analytics start-up, today announces it has entered into a partnership with UK-based global specialty (re)insurer Canopius AG ("Canopius"). Arturo's deep-learning property analysis capability will be integrated into Canopius, providing physical property characteristic and predictive analytics, enabling more informed and differentiated pricing decisions at the point of underwriting Marek Shafer, chief digital officer, Canopius, said: "Arturo's, AI-powered image analytics capability is hugely impressive. Canopius is excited to be harnessing this pioneering technology, which will help to fine-tune our risk selection process and improve point-of-sale underwriting." John-Isaac Clark, CEO at Arturo said: "Arturo was built from the ground up within American Family Insurance and we deeply understand the specific challenges our insurance customers are trying to solve. We are incredibly excited to announce our relationship with Canopius and looking forward to working together to further enhance our product to meet their current and future needs."


Getting personal with artificial intelligence and the cloud

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This article was originally published in the Summer 2019 issue of The Record. Subscribe for FREE here to get the next issue delivered directly to your inbox. Imagine no longer having to browse endless TV channels in a bid to find what you want to watch. How amazing would it be if your content provider knew you so well that it created dynamic TV channels especially for you, based on what it's learnt from your tastes and preferences? Thanks to the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), this scenario is now entirely possible.


Cerner Leads New Era of Health Care Innovation

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Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ: CERN), a global health platform and technology company, today announced a multi-faceted, strategic collaboration with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com As part of this agreement, Cerner is naming AWS its preferred cloud provider. This expanded relationship is expected to power enhanced clinical experiences, increase efficiencies by lowering operational burdens for health care organizations and accelerate Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and other cutting-edge innovations thereby advancing better patient health outcomes. "Our work with Amazon and AWS is a key component for the next chapter at Cerner," said Brent Shafer, chairman and CEO, Cerner. "As we work to transform Cerner, we are joining forces with Amazon and AWS to help fuel our strategy of making Cerner more agile in order to deliver faster, more scalable and secure solutions to clients and patients. We expect this collaboration with Amazon and AWS will enable a new wave of innovation that can lead and transform the future of health care."