10 tech-savvy companies on the hunt for AI/robotics talent and IP


Tencent, Alibaba, Baidu and from China are in a global competition with Google/Alphabet, Apple, Facebook, Walmart and Amazon from the USA and SoftBank from Japan. All are agressively searching for talent, intellectual property, market share, logistics and supply chain technology, and presence all around the world. These leading tech-savvy companies have many things in common. Foremost, they are all in pursuit of global growth and the funding, technology and talent to propel that growth. And they all are investing in voice assistance and other forms of AI and robotics.

5 Ways Big Data is Transforming Artificial Intelligence Analytics Insight


One of the recent cover stories of'The Economist' emphasized on the importance that data has been gaining, stating "the world's most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data." Machine learning, which is bringing about the most dramatic advancements in artificial intelligence, is a data intensive technique. Lots of data is required to create, test and train the AI. As AI is gaining importance in the business world, so is data. AI is being leveraged by financial firms to advice customers on their investment choices, automakers are using it to build autopilot systems, and virtual assistants similar to Siri, Cortana are being introduced.

eCommerce: Turning Big Data Challenges into Opportunities with Human Computing - iMerit


The hyper-competitiveness of the e-commerce industry has turned it into one of the biggest drivers of technology innovation. Today, the need for differentiation and the pressure to discount is driving e-commerce companies to look more closely at big data innovations such as predictive and prescriptive analytics, as well as artificial intelligence solutions, to remain competitive. The challenge lies in vast amounts of data.

NVIDIA Management Talks Cloud Computing, Deep Learning, and Self-Driving Cars


In its recently released fourth-quarter and full-year earnings report, NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) showed the world that it could continue to put up blockbuster revenue and earnings numbers. The company grew revenue 34% over the prior-year quarter, while data center revenue based on AI (artificial intelligence) produced triple-digit year-over-year growth for the seventh consecutive quarter. It also beat analysts' estimates on both its top and bottom lines to produce a record-setting quarter.

Google Moves Machine Learning Hardware to the Cloud


Almost two years ago, Google disclosed that it had built a slab of custom silicon called the tensor processing unit to improve its StreetView software's reading of street signs, the accuracy of its search engine algorithm, and the machine learning methods that it uses in dozens of other internet services.

Artificial Intelligence Is the New Business Intelligence


Artificial intelligence (AI) is a theme that's been frequently dramatized by the entertainment industry. We see it in the form of humanoid figures with superhuman intelligence.

What's "Real" Artificial Intelligence?


With all the current hype around artificial intelligence (AI), I was asked the other day how somebody could differentiate between "real" AI and fake AI. Ultimately, it's probably not a very useful question, but here goes:

Google Cloud: Big Data, IoT and AI Offerings - Datamation


Continuing Datamation's series on big data, Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence offerings from major cloud providers, it's time to switch gears from Microsoft Azure to Google Cloud Platform. And given the vast amounts of data that powers the search giant's services, it's only fitting to start with big data and analytics.

Understanding artificial intelligence and machine learning in digital business


The problem of learning and decision-making is at the core of human and artificial thought, which is why scientists introduced machine learning (ML) into artificial intelligence (AI).

The technology behind AI in PPC


I believe artificial intelligence (AI) will be a key driver of change in PPC in 2018 as it leads to more and better PPC intelligence.