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) …
SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 17, 2017) - NVIDIA ( NASDAQ: NVDA) today announced that its deep learning platform is now available as part of Baidu Cloud's deep learning service, giving enterprise customers instant access to the world's most adopted AI tools. The new Baidu Cloud offers the latest GPU computing technology, including Pascal architecture-based NVIDIA Tesla P40 GPUs and NVIDIA deep learning software. It provides both training and inference acceleration for open-source deep learning frameworks, such as TensorFlow and PaddlePaddle. "Baidu and NVIDIA are long-time partners in advancing the state of the art in AI," said Ian Buck, general manager of Accelerated Computing at NVIDIA. "Baidu understands that enterprises need GPU computing to process the massive volumes of data needed for deep learning.
Baidu says it will share software technology it is developing for self-driving cars in a bid to catch up with competitors including General Motors and Waymo, the self-driving unit of Google-parent Alphabet Inc. Fox News is preparing to cut ties with its biggest star, Bill O'Reilly, according to people close to the situation.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA and QUEBEC, QC--(Marketwired - April 18, 2017) - Coveo, a recognized leader in AI-powered search and predictive analytics, and recently positioned as the highest for execution and furthest for innovation leader in the leaders quadrant of Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Insight Engines, has just announced the general availability of Coveo for Salesforce Free Edition. Coveo for Salesforce Free Edition now allows every brand using Salesforce to leverage Coveo's Machine Learning features and transform their self-service experiences to deliver more relevant content, at scale, whether for customers, partners or employees. Companies unintentionally make it difficult for people to find relevant content, let alone receiving relevant insights and personalized recommendations. It is even harder for community administrators and managers to gain valuable insights, and learn from usage and behavioral data, such as what customers are searching for, what drives better outcomes or what content gaps exist in their self-service pages. "Search and relevance are at the very core of user engagement, personalization and self-service success," said Laurent Simoneau, President and CTO of Coveo.
Today at the Facebook Developer Conference, Mastercard announced Masterpass-enabled bots to drive more seamless shopping on Facebook Messenger with FreshDirect, Subway and The Cheesecake Factory . The bots leverage artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to enable consumers to interact with the merchant brands, build their order and securely checkout via Masterpass, all without leaving the Messenger platform. Masterpass-enabled bots work across multiple verticals – from restaurants to retail – making conversational commerce frictionless while delivering a more personalized experience. The bots allow consumers to engage with brands in new places where they are already spending their time, as messaging apps and platforms like Messenger currently represent many of the top 10 global apps used by billions of people worldwide. The bots will also support all Masterpass-enabled wallets from banks including Citi and Capital One.
SYS-CON Events announced today that CA Technologies has been named "Platinum Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CA Technologies helps customers succeed in a future where every business - from apparel to energy - is being rewritten by software. From planning to development to management to security, CA creates software that fuels transformation for companies in the application economy. With CA software at the center of their IT strategy, organizations can leverage the technology that changes the way we live - from the data center to the mobile device. CA's software and solutions help customers thrive in the new application economy by delivering the means to deploy, monitor and secure their applications and infrastructure.
The second edition of DES Digital Business World Congress (DES2017), the world's largest international forum on digital transformation, will take place in Madrid (IFEMA) over the 23, 24 and 25 May. International experts in Cyber-security, the Internet of Things (IoT), AI, Cloud, Blockchain, Big data and analytics and leadership, diversity and talent in the new age of digitalisation will be present at the event. Companies including Accenture, Fujitsu, IBM, Wipro, LinkedIn, Mediacloud, Microsoft, EMC, Everis, Google, HP Enterprise, Huawei, Intel, T-Systems, Vmware, Berepublic, Altran, CA Technologies, Dynatrace, Ericsson, FHios, Improove, Konica Minolta, Lenovo, SAS, Schneider Electric, Seidor, Siemens and UST Global have already placed their trust in DES Digital Business World Congress as a meeting point for digital transformation. The world's largest digital transformation congress will once again bring together the knowledge of more than 450 international speakers on subjects such as Digital Leadership, Cloud, IoT, Cyber-security, Big Data and Analytics, as well as up-and-coming technologies such as Blockchain, AI and Robotics, in an international congress with a total of more than 120 hours of conferences. Alex Tapscott, co-author of'Blockchain Revolution: How the technology behind Bitcoin is changing money, business and the world' will set forth the theory of how Blockchain will lead to a new landscape of development in areas as diverse as health, education, government and public administration, finance and business.
While the manufacturing sector is increasingly using physical robots to improve industrial processes, the market for virtual bots or "chatbots" is also gaining serious traction in the space where humans and computers interact. Bots are essentially software technologies that automate tasks and enable effective human-computer interactions. Bots are increasingly taking over customer service operations in businesses around the globe, while technology giants like Microsoft, Google and Facebook are getting in on the game with their own bot platforms. And the bot market is starting to attract big bucks too. Recent figures indicate that 180 bot-related companies have attracted $24 billion in funding to date, with hundreds of other bot companies vying for investor dollars.
NEW YORK, March 14, 2017 – Genpact (NYSE: G), a global professional services firm focused on delivering digital transformation for clients, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Rage Frameworks, a leader in knowledge-based automation technology and services providing Artificial Intelligence (AI) for the Enterprise. Terms of the deal are not disclosed. As part of its strategy to drive both digital-led innovation and digital-enabled intelligent operations for its clients, Genpact is investing in leading technologies, such as AI, that are transforming the way companies in many industries compete. Genpact will embed Rage's AI in business operations and apply it to complex enterprise issues to allow clients to generate insights and drive decisions and action, at a scale and speed that humans alone could not achieve. "As advanced technologies such as AI fundamentally change the definition of work, the ability for CXOs to find and leverage new solutions that combine the best elements of human expertise and machine intelligence, will be critical to their ability to gain and sustain competitive advantage," said NV'Tiger' Tyagarajan, president and CEO, Genpact.
Mumbai, March 20, 2017: Disruptive technologies lead to better customer experiences - from Internet to touch screens. We believe Artificial Intelligence is'The Fourth Transformation' in technology that will fundamentally redefine customer experiences. Today, YES BANK is proud to announce a big step towards adopting Artificial Intelligence (AI), in partnership with Payjo, a leading AI Banking Platform based out of Silicon Valley, California. The YES Pay Bot will be the first AI-driven Bot for a wallet and will complement the already trusted and popular YES Pay wallet service with over half-a-million users. YES BANK is launching its wallet services through a chat-based financial assistant in partnership with Payjo on Facebook Messenger.
GRAKN.AI joins the Google Cloud Technology Partner Program GRAKN.AI is pleased to announce that we have recently joined the Google Cloud Technology Partner Program to provide GRAKN.AI Cloud. AI systems need a knowledge base to manage their data because they produce and consume more complex information than average software. GRAKN.AI is a database in the form of a distributed knowledge base with a reasoning query language that allows you to model, verify, scale, query and analyse complex data easily. By providing a query language that uses machine reasoning to uncover knowledge too complex for human cognition to infer, GRAKN.AI allows organisations to grow their competitive advantage, all the while reducing engineering time, cost, and complexity. Google Cloud Platform is a cloud computing service by Google that offers hosting on the same supporting infrastructure that Google uses internally for end-user products like Google Search and YouTube.