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Temenos launches SaaS banking service in US to speed digital transformation

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Temenos AG, a Geneva-based banking software company, announced the launch of its banking-as-a-service platform in the U.S., which it says can help launch a digital banking platform go live in 90 days. The Tenemos SaaS platform is designed to offer a range services like digital onboarding, know-your-customer verification, personal financial management and support for artificial intelligence, chatbots, wearables and other technology, according to a press release. "With our new U.S. front-to-back SaaS product for digital banks, we will revolutionize the software banking landscape in the U.S., which is a highly strategic market for us," Max Chuard, CEO of Temenos, said in the release. Temenos has worked with some of the fastest growing challenger banks in the U.S, including Grasshopper and Varo Money, Volt Bank and Judo Bank in Australia and Leumi's Pepper in Israel, according to the release. Temenos also works with incumbent financial institutions, including Commerce Bank and Partners Federal Credit Union, in Burbank, California.


prophecy watchers: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE - AI (transhumanizm)

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PROPHECY UPDATE THIS WEEK: we focus on the watchman report, 700 club and the rising threat of killer robots and A.I artificial intelligence or android.or On the other side of the world we are dealing with floods and volcano eruptions.. Are wE running out of time? In general, believers in biblical prophecy engage in exegesis and hermeneutics of scriptures which they believe contain descriptions of global politics, natural disasters, the future of the nation of Israel, the coming of a Messiah and of a Messianic Kingdom--as well as the ultimate destiny of humankind.Prophecy update, Watchman report: Something Strange is Going On!, Strange events are happening all around the world and they becoming more and more frequent. In this End times news report we see strange weathers, biblical signs, perilous times and weird occurrences. All these things must come to pass though for it s the begging of the pains before the tribulation and the return of our Lord and savoir the king of all kings.


Combining IIoT and AI to Elevate Machine Health

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Every manufacturer wants to avoid unexpected downtime in the plant, and that starts with proactively monitoring machines to keep them up and running. For that reason, technology suppliers are offering up plenty of diagnostic applications designed for machine maintenance. But many of the offerings available are point solutions that are too narrow in focus, or they are too broad and collect too much of the wrong kind of data, which does not provide a way for technicians to pinpoint the root cause of a potential problem. Augury, a company based in Israel and the U.S., is changing the conversation around machine health by combining advanced sensor technology, artificial intelligence, and reliability expertise to provide accurate and actionable insights for an entire ecosystem of production line assets. According to Augury, every machine has a unique acoustic fingerprint.


Nations dawdle on agreeing rules to control 'killer robots' in future wars - Reuters

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NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Countries are rapidly developing "killer robots" - machines with artificial intelligence (AI) that independently kill - but are moving at a snail's pace on agreeing global rules over their use in future wars, warn technology and human rights experts. From drones and missiles to tanks and submarines, semi-autonomous weapons systems have been used for decades to eliminate targets in modern day warfare - but they all have human supervision. Nations such as the United States, Russia and Israel are now investing in developing lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS) which can identify, target, and kill a person all on their own - but to date there are no international laws governing their use. "Some kind of human control is necessary ... Only humans can make context-specific judgements of distinction, proportionality and precautions in combat," said Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).


Tel Aviv start-up gets FDA approval for 'stroke of genius' AI package

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Tel-Aviv based start-up Aidoc, a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence solutions for radiologists, received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for its AI solution that spots strokes (Large-Vessel Occlusion) in the brain during head CTA scans.An LVO is the blockage of vessels in the brain, and according to Ariella Shoham, Aidoc's vice president of marketing, the AI technology "uses deep learning to automatically look at every head CT before a patient has even left the imaging room. "It investigates the images to see if they show blocked blood vessels in the brain or bleeding (intracranial hemorrhages)," she explained. "If one of these time-critical conditions is found, Aidoc re-prioritizes the worklists of radiologists so that the urgent scan is looked at immediately and the patient can be treated quickly."Shoham said that Aidoc already received FDA clearances to identify and flag pulmonary embolism (blockages in the lungs) and cervical spine fractures (broken neck). "Other Aidoc solutions currently in clinical testing include identifying air in the abdomen," she continued. "Altogether, Aidoc is targeting the most common critical life-threatening conditions that make up 80% of all urgent cases on CT scans.


A two-terminal floating-gate transistor for neuromorphic computing

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Researchers at Technion and TowerJazz in Israel have recently built a low-power, two-terminal floating-gate transistor that could have useful applications in neuromorphic computing. This transistor, presented in a paper in Nature Electronics, was fabricated using standard single-poly technology and a commercial 180-nm CMOS process. "Our lab usually works on circuits and architectures with emerging devices, such as memristors," Shahar Kvatinsky, one of the researchers who carried out the study, told TechXplore. "The problem with these devices is that they are not commercially available and we can only get them on a small scale and with poor reliability. So usually, we either rely on simulations or on small proofs-of-concept with available devices."


Algorithms can now detect your heart rate and stress levels over video chat

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Israel-based Binah.ai is one of several companies that are using artificial intelligence to gauge a bevy of vital signals over video. The technology is part of a big push to move healthcare out of the doctor's office and into the home through telemedicine. The company also has plans to eventually add blood pressure to its roster of services. How can an algorithm detect all of these vital signs through a video? Binah.ai has implemented a technology called plethysmography, which uses cameras to detect slight changes in facial coloring that indicate pulse.


Why Use Containers, Kubernetes, and OpenShift for AI/ML Workloads? – Red Hat OpenShift Blog

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Containers and Kubernetes are proving to be very valuable in helping accelerate Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) lifecycle for organizations worldwide. ExxonMobil, BMW, Volkswagen, Discover Financial Services, Ministry of Defense (Israel), Boston Children's Hospital, are some organizations have operationalized Red Hat OpenShift, industry leading Kubernetes-based container platform, to accelerate data science workflows, and build intelligent applications. These intelligent applications are helping achieve key business goals and providing competitive differentiation.


CES: Amazing footage shows a self-driving car navigating the narrow streets of Jerusalem

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An Israeli tech firm focused on autonomous driving systems shared an impressive new video of one of its vehicles navigating the cramped and crowded streets of Jerusalem. The Ford sedan called Autonomous Driving Test Vehicle is shown navigating an amazing array of obstacles, including'roundabouts, unprotected turns, narrow streets, close maneuvers, lots of pedestrians, and pretty much anything you can think of.' The car was developed by Mobileye, a recent Intel acquisition that develops a wide range of mobility devices and software for motor vehicles. Mobileye's impressive new Autonomous Driving Test Vehicle (pictured above), was able to navigate a wide variety of traffic complications in Jerusalem Unlike many other self-driving cars, the Mobileye vehicle doesn't use any LIDAR or RADAR sensors and instead creates a detailed three-dimensional map of its surroundings using 12 different video cameras mounted on the car body. The camera feeds are analyzed by software running on two of the company's proprietary EyeQ 5 chips, according to a report by The Verge.