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Infographic: Apple Snaps Up Startups To Lead Race For AI Domination

International Business Times

Number of Artificial Intelligence startups acquired since 2010. As the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) opens today in Shanghai, this infographic highlights the extent to which tech's Big Five have been trying to conquer the high-potential market over the last decade. Google has been slowly injecting AI into many of its products and services but as this chart shows, it's Apple that are leading the way in terms of acquisitions. According to numbers compiled by CB Insights, Apple has acquired 20 artificial intelligence startups since 2010, more than any other company. Considering that all tech industry heavyweights are working on artificial intelligence solutions, we can expect our phones and computers to become a lot smarter in the years to come.

The state of services in the cloud for 2020


Services are really old school if you think about it. We've progressed from early efforts around API-enabling applications, to object-oriented programming, to CORBA-based services, to SOA, to containers, to serverless functions, to today's use of microservices. What's common about the journey is the underlying belief that we can write something once and use it many times in many different applications or utilities, not to mention the ability to combine services so they become a new service unto itself. This is done through service decomposition. The word "service" is overused today; in the cloud computing world it describes anything that is exposed by a public cloud provider, such as storage, compute, database, etc. Services, at least the way I understand them, are the capability of exposing both behavior and data bound to that behavior in ways that allow developers to be more productive.

Can Artificial Intelligence Replace the Role of Doctors?


The development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology has increased rapidly. Not only does it are likely involved in the field of entertainment and communication, but the future traces of AI in the area of health insurance and life start to be seen. In some countries, AI is integrated into sophisticated analytical tools to help medical practioners in hospitals diagnose cancer and other diseases. But can artificial intelligence replace the role of doctors? Through the application, AI automatically helps patients diagnose illness complaints on line before visiting the medical practitioner.

Support Vector Machines explained with Python examples


Support vector machines (SVM) is a supervised machine learning technique. And, even though it's mostly used in classification, it can also be applied to regression problems. SVMs define a decision boundary along with a maximal margin that separates almost all the points into two classes. Support vector machines are an improvement over maximal margin algorithms. Its biggest advantage is that it can define both a linear or a non-linear decision boundary by using kernel functions.

The Automotive Industry And The Data Driven Approach


Though often overlooked, cars serve as a rich data source. Millions of transportation vehicles whizz past us on a regular basis, each of which generate swaths of useful information that automakers are now figuring out how to monetize. Some of the biggest passenger car automakers have more than 10 million vehicles' worth of data sitting in their data repositories. Failure to tap into these vast data stores amounts to lost value-added for customers, lost safety opportunities and lost revenue and business intelligence. According to a McKinsey Report, "The overall revenue pool from car data monetization at a global scale might add up to USD 450 - 750 billion by 2030." In addition, according to a market analysis report on the Automotive Cyber Security Market, "The global automotive cyber security market size was valued at USD 1.44 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.4% from 2019 to 2025."

How Artificial Intelligence Can Improve Cybersecurity Practices


In this article, I will look at how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can help improve cybersecurity practices in an environment of ever-increasing threats and discuss the role of AI in alleviating the perennial talent shortage in the field of cybersecurity. Remember that the current wave of AI, driven by advances in deep learning, started around 2015, but the talent short- ages in cybersecurity precede that. I also caution that if we are not careful, AI can even be a double-edged sword when it comes to cybersecurity. Let me start with a flashback. About a decade ago, I used to audit the information security practices and cybersecurity preparedness of large global enterprises.

ZineOne's Intelligent Customer Engagement Platform Now Available


ZineOne, whose Intelligent Customer Engagement (ICE) platform provides enterprise brands the power to offer helpful, timely, and relevant online shopping experiences, announced its availability on Microsoft AppSource, an online cloud marketplace providing tailored line-of-business solutions. ZineOne provides an AI-driven personalization platform that delivers real-time intelligent customer experiences in every key moment, every time. The ability to predict intent and intercede on transactional session outcomes in-the-moment has seen an average revenue lift of 10 percent across visitors. Companies choose AppSource and ZineOne for robust computing capabilities and streaming machine learning capabilities, which allow the platform to scale as demand intensifies. "Microsoft AppSource and ZineOne's ICE platform offer a unique solution set for enterprise brands that wish to provide customers with delightful online shopping experiences. The collaboration adds intent to every interaction with relevant contextual awareness in real-time, based on evolving in-the-moment needs and interests," said Jonathan Macchi, Senior Director of Global Partnerships at ZineOne.

Competing in the Augmented Age - CrowdANALYTIX


You may have heard before about the "age of AI," the "digital age" or the "information age," sometimes in negative terms and sometimes in glowingly positive ones. But the period that's actually dawning on us as we make our way through the beginning of the twenty-first century is the "augmented age." The augmented age is closely related to AI, but it's not the stuff of movies we've seen: AI is not about to automate all of our jobs, become sentient, or take humans' place in the world. The augmented age is all about humans using AI to our advantage, not the other way around, in a process often called "augmented intelligence." This doesn't mean that humans will incorporate AI into their brains to become superintelligent cyborgs.

New AI model understands hand gestures


The new model of artificial intelligence (AI) defines gestures with an accuracy of 85%. To create it, scientists have studied how the human brain works. Researchers from Nanyang and Sydney University of Technology have developed a machine learning system that can recognize hand gestures. To do this, she analyzes the images using stretch strain gauges. The architecture of artificial intelligence (AI) is described in the journal Nature Electronics, scientists were inspired by the device of the human brain.

Fiix Launches the First and Only AI Engine for Maintenance


Fiix, a Toronto-based asset management software provider, announced the launch of Fiix Foresight, the first and only AI engine for maintenance. Foresight fuses the benefits of industrial AI-- data capture, pattern detection, analysis, and real-time insights-- with Fiix's market-leading maintenance platform into an easy-to-use, no coding required system purpose-built to help maintenance teams proactively detect problems, identify opportunities for improvement and make quick, data-based decisions. "Industry 4.0 technology like software, sensors, and mobile apps are generating piles of data, which has only increased over the past few months as COVID-19 accelerates digitization across the board. But the companies that are going to thrive now are those that can put that data to work and Fiix is answering that call," says James Novak, CEO of Fiix. The launch follows an incredibly strong June for Fiix, with the company seeing significant momentum both in customer and revenue growth as maintenance teams globally look to modernize their operations.