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) …
Dave Limp: The device business is less about building hardware for customers and more about building services behind that hardware. The second one--and again we're a little more public about it now--but four or five years ago when we were envisioning Echo, AWS [Amazon Web Services] was a little bit more obfuscated. I would tell you that the first couple of Fire TV press releases that we wrote, that were previous versions before we launched it, didn't make it through the sort of green-lighting process of a new product. And it wasn't until the same speech team that does Echo figured out how to get voice search on Fire TV working really well--highly accurate--that we had the epiphany that that was enough differentiation to kind of green light that product.
TOKYO, Nov 29, 2016 - (ACN Newswire) - Fujitsu today announced it has developed five Zinrai-related services that are being rolled out incrementally in Japan, helping customers accelerate their use of artificial intelligence. These services are based on the company's foundation of AI technology and knowledge, and are part of the "Human Centric AI Zinrai" framework, Fujitsu released November 2015. Fujitsu is positioning these services on its FUJITSU Digital Business Platform MetaArc, which works to accelerate the business innovation of customers. The services being introduced are FUJITSU AI Solution Zinrai Platform Service, which offers 30 AI functions in API(1) form, developed in over 300 AI-related projects and field trials; FUJITSU AI Solution Zinrai Deep Learning, a deep-learning platform service that implements the world's fastest class of deep-learning processing; and FUJITSU AI Solution Zinrai Consulting Service, FUJITSU AI Solution Zinrai Integration Service, and FUJITSU AI Solution Zinrai Operations Service, for total support to customers on AI, from consulting to deployment and operations. Zinrai Platform Service and Zinrai Deep Learning are combined with consulting, deployment, and operations services so that customers can quickly build high-quality, high-performance AI-based business systems. Fujitsu regards AI as a core technology that can accelerate digital innovation, and continues to develop technologies in the field. Also, by applying the cutting-edge technologies it has accrued by developing supercomputers, the company aims to push technological transformations even further, helping customers to transform their existing operations and create new businesses.
The Digital Hydro Plant complements GE's Digital Wind Farm, Digital Power Plant for Gas and Digital Power Plant for Steam, enhancing power generation reliability, efficiency, cybersecurity and profitability – targeted to reduce maintenance costs by up to 10%, increase plant availability by as much as 1% and boost revenues by up to 3%. ACQUISITIONS OF BIT STEW SYSTEMS, WISE.IO ACCELERATE DIGITAL INDUSTRIAL TRANSFORMATION GE Digital announced it has acquired Bit Stew Systems to bring its data intelligence capabilities to Predix and other industrial solutions. Wise.io's deep machine learning expertise – combined with GE Digital's existing data science talent and massive portfolio of industrial assets – will advance GE's Digital Twin capabilities and solidify its role as a leader in industrial machine learning. This news follow GE's recent acquisition of ServiceMax, a leader in cloud-based field service management solutions, which enables GE Digital customers to immediately gain more productivity from their assets and find greater efficiency in their field service processes.
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Graphics chipmaker Nvidia blew past its third quarter earnings targets Thursday after the bell. Our GPU deep learning platform runs every AI framework, and is available in cloud services from Amazon, IBM, Microsoft and Alibaba, and in servers from every OEM. GPU deep learning has sparked a wave of innovations that will usher in the next era of computing," he said. Last November Nvidia unveiled its hyperscale data center platform for deep learning with the goal of encouraging developers to build networks and smart apps rooted in artificial intelligence techniques.
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Baidu has released its third-quarter financial results, announcing an operating profit of 2.787 billion yuan, up 11 percent year on year. The Chinese search engine giant reported total revenue of 18.253 billion yuan for the third quarter of 2016, with online marketing revenues decreasing by 6.7 percent over last year to come in at 16.49 billion yuan. The partnership combines Nvidia's self-driving computing platform with Baidu's cloud and mapping technology to develop an algorithm-based operating system capable of powering complex navigation systems in autonomous vehicles. In the three months to September 30, 2016, Baidu spent 2.614 billion yuan on research and development.
IBM is collaborating with Quest Diagnostics, the medical laboratory company, to offer gene sequencing and Watson diagnostic analysis, as a cloud service, to oncologists treating cancer patients, starting on Monday. The artificial intelligence marketplace, analysts agree, is primed to grow rapidly. The market -- defined as A.I.-related hardware, software and services -- will surge from $8 billion this year to $47 billion by 2020, predicts IDC, a research firm. The byline for an article on Monday about IBM's efforts to commercialize Watson, its artificial intelligence technology, was omitted.
Bangalore-based startup Chatimity is the latest in a series of acquisitions made by customer engagement software provider Freshdesk in a little over a year. Chatimity, founded in May 2011 by former Google Music Search employees Tarkeshwar Thakur and Aravind Murthy, uses artificial intelligence (AI) and chatbot technology to enable user interaction and engagement. The aim of this acquisition was to strengthen Freshdesk's real-time chat support capabilities through co-browsing technology, which enables help desk agents to see a customer's screen and interact with it in real-time to resolve issues. This is compared to roughly 34,000 developers making bots on Facebook messenger.
Its campaign to commercialize Watson, the company's version of artificial intelligence technology, stands out, even during the current A.I. IBM is collaborating with Quest Diagnostics, the medical laboratory company, to offer gene sequencing and Watson diagnostic analysis, as a cloud service, to oncologists treating cancer patients, starting on Monday. The market -- defined as A.I.-related hardware, software and services -- will surge from 8 billion this year to 47 billion by 2020, predicts IDC, a research firm. The byline for an article on Monday about IBM's efforts to commercialize Watson, its artificial intelligence technology, was omitted.