If you are looking for an answer to the question What is Artificial Intelligence? and you only have a minute, then here's the definition the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence offers on its home page: "the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines."
However, if you are fortunate enough to have more than a minute, then please get ready to embark upon an exciting journey exploring AI (but beware, it could last a lifetime) …
These include a new management server, support for Raw Device Mapping (RDM), and performance charts and views that easily demonstrate the benefits of PernixData software for storage design, management, and optimization … We also heard that Exabeam, a leader in user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) for security, announced Exabeam Analytics for Ransomware, a new application designed for early detection of ransomware, one of the most pressing security threats in 2016. Unlike other security products, Exabeam can detect ransomware movement and activity in the network, the servers, workstations, BYOD devices, and cloud services … Push Technology unveiled a new approach to real-time messaging with its product, Reappt. Most notably, she championed research on data preparation solutions, practices, and insight into this emerging market … We also have some cool customer wins for a group of our favored big data vendors starting with Coho Data, a leading innovator and provider of true scale-out infrastructure solutions for the enterprise private cloud, announcing Tabush Group is integrating the company's virtual desktop offering with Coho's DataStream scale-out storage platform in Boxtop, Tabush's all-in- one virtual workspace cloud IT solution. Unfortunately, no more than a third say they're getting these features from current tools … Finally, we learned that Loop AI Labs, a leading provider of unsupervised cognitive computing technologies, has been recognized in Ovum's "On the Radar" report, for providing an easy-to- deploy, unsupervised learning appliance that distills knowledge from dark data, the 80% of unstructured data that companies are storing and not using.
Since the beginnings of the personal computer industry, computer hardware sales have often been driven by a particular software application so compelling that it has motivated customers to purchase the machine required to run it. When the Apple II was introduced in 1977, it was initially a success within a relatively small group of computer hobbyists. At least in part, this probably results from the fact that the acceleration of computer hardware capability has largely outpaced what is required to run most of the software applications of interest to the average user. If you are primarily interested in word processing, spreadsheets and web browsing, it may be difficult to justify the cost of a high-end computer when a lower cost or more portable machine offers more than enough power to run the software.
Participating in the discussion was Adam Devine, the VP of Strategic Partnerships at WorkFusion, a firm that is automating high-volume manual work and optimizing human talent by pairing machine learning with online human intelligence. "Smart process automation (SPA) reduces lower level manual work and improves service delivery, for even complex processes like mortgages. SPA solves problems at the business process level by pairing people with smart machines, enabling end-to-end business process transformation. Machine learning combines cloud, big data and AI technologies to learn and improve by creating models and refining models.
China plans to expand its artificial intelligence (AI) products market to over US 15 billion by speeding up the manufacturing of products like robots, home appliances and mobile phones as part of efforts to develop new technologies to reorient its sluggish economy. Under the plan, China will cultivate and develop emerging artificial intelligence industries, promote innovation in intelligent products and enhance the intelligence level of terminal products. The programme will involve key projects such as intelligent home appliances, smart automobiles, intelligent unmanned systems, intelligent wearable devices and robots. The plan is formulated jointly by the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the Cyberspace Administration of China.
A Virtual Personal Assistant like Siri is an AI – just a very limited one. More importantly, he points to their clients, such as Spotify, that have used Google's AI research and services to create advanced AIs of their own – often revolutionizing their industry. At SDI, we've been building complex algorithms using machine learning and other techniques to build an AI program like a Virtual Personal Assistant for a few years. We can walk you through what it will take to get your smart virtual assistant app launched, as well as the best strategies for sales and revenue generation.
IT service providers are beginning to deploy robotic process automation, a technology poised to eliminate the manual effort associated with many IT tasks and business processes. With robotic process automation, or RPA, software robots are configured to carry out repetitive tasks that humans previously handled. "It is already part of the mainstream pitch," said Sreekanth Lapala, senior vice president and global head of Outsourcing Transformation Services at Virtusa Corp., an IT consulting, technology and outsourcing services company. Howard Cohn, senior vice president of retail at Sutherland Global Services, a business process outsourcing provider based in Rochester, N.Y., said RPA gives a provider the ability to "offer a lower-cost solution" at as little as one-ninth the cost of a human per robot.
Shift Technology, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that leans on artificial intelligence (AI) to help companies combat insurance fraud, has raised 10 million in a round led by Accel, with participation from existing investors Iris Capital and Elaia Partners. Shift Technology is just the latest machine-learning startup to raise significant capital -- back in April, Twiggle raised 12.5 million to challenge Amazon's A9 ecommerce search engine, while X.ai nabbed 23 million to launch an AI personal assistant. In January, Google Capital led a 75 million round into Pindrop, a company that automates the process of detecting voice fraud and identity theft. Today's news represents Shift Technology's first significant funding, following a 1.8 million seed round back in 2014.
Shift Technology, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that leans on artificial intelligence (AI) to help companies combat insurance fraud, has raised 10 million in a round led by Accel, with participation from existing investors Iris Capital and Elaia Partners. Shift Technology is the latest machine-learning startup to raise significant capital -- back in April, Twiggle raised 12.5 million to challenge Amazon's A9 ecommerce search engine, while X.ai nabbed 23 million to launch an AI personal assistant. In January, Google Capital led a 75 million round into Pindrop, a company that automates the process of detecting voice fraud and identity theft. Today's news represents Shift Technology's first significant funding, following a 1.8 million seed round back in 2014.
IBM researchers have just revealed a new storage memory breakthrough that has the potential to speed up machine learning and access to the Internet of Things (IoT), as well as mobile phone apps and cloud storage. For the first time, scientists have demonstrated reliably storing three bits of data per cell using a new memory technology known as phase-change memory (PCM). Now that they are capable of storing three bits of data per cell, IBM scientists envision standalone PCM as well as hybrid applications that will combine PCM and flash storage together, with PCM as an extremely fast supply. Previous research conducted by IBM scientists and other researchers has resulted in the ability to store one bit per cell in PCM, so successfully storing three bits per cell in a 64k-cell array at elevated temperatures and after one million endurance cycles was a major success for the team.