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Oracle leverages machine learning to manage, secure enterprise systems

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The new Oracle Management Cloud suite combines Oracle Management Cloud, Oracle Application Performance Monitoring Service, and Oracle Infrastructure Monitoring Cloud Service. The new Oracle Management Cloud suite includes the Standard Edition services, as well as Oracle IT Analytics Cloud Service and the new Oracle Orchestration Cloud Service. The Oracle Management Cloud has an analytics engine that is constantly updated with real-world data, providing it with evolving analytics. Oracle has also expanded its Oracle Log Analytics Cloud Service to monitor and analyze security and operational logs from a wide variety of both on-premises and cloud technologies, providing unified monitoring.


Certificate in Introduction to Data Mining and Machine Learning using Python

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This is a programming oriented, hands-on training for starting a career in Data Mining and Machine Learning, and to acquire the necessary skills in statistical and inferential thinking. After this course, many of the things you read and hear about Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning would make a lot more sense. The applications of this field span from marketing analysis and forecasts, predicting demands for products, making intelligent business decisions, cyber security and threat detection, predicting poll and survey results, and too many others to mention here. This course will enable participants to learn the foundation skills through programming, in arguably the most popular Data Science language today--Python.


Post-Hire Employee Engagement and Workforce Management: Leveraging AI in the Workplace

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It's about employee engagement, performance management, skills development, and a host of related time- and resource-intensive functions. If the history of enterprise systems, applicant tracking systems, recruitment marketing, and related technologies are any indication, the pace of change may vary, but the strategic value will continue to grow as AI applications begin to span the multiple functions of HR, from recruiting to compensation and performance management. Along with its powerful promise, AI also poses ethical questions as pointed out by an active player in the AI space, Shon Burton, CEO and founder of HiringSolved. That is, HR depends on humans to do the most important parts of its function, interacting with candidates and employees, finding talent, determining strategy, and evolving with the business.


Hitachi preparing AI for enterprise storage

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Vantara is a recent merger of the Japanese conglomerate's storage, analytics, and IoT divisions, and is unique compared to Dell-EMC, HP, and IBM because of its focus on industrial competitors such as General Electric (from where Vantara recently poached its new chief strategy officer). More compelling, though, is Vantara's other new hire--former IBM Watson vice president John Murphy. In storage, software intelligence will probably start with more mundane concerns such as capacity planning, what will break, and when it will break, Vantara senior vice president Iri Trashanski said. Trashanski declined to elaborate on Vantara's specific plans for this winter, however senior vice president of engineering and product management Rich Rogers commented about how AI could apply to storage generally.


Bots -- Why Should Enterprises Bet On Them? – Chatbots Magazine

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Hiring and Managing Field Workforce: The bot's usage can be used as a tool to hire the right person based on the questions the person is asking the bot for performing a drill of a real-life scenario. BA Teams: Dependence on BA teams to make sense of various KPI from production forecast to sales forecast and everything in between which is needed by sales and management teams is a huge bottleneck especially in fast moving industries. At Acuvate, we are working on integrating all the systems or all the relevant systems using Acuvate AIP/BOT Core through microservices and azure platform with aggregator bot. In the process of unifying, bots need to be built for each department / practice / operation and once this is done any employee can just ping the aggregator bot and enquire anything from ESS or the intranet and the aggregator bot checks for permissions levels and then identifies the area of query and passes it on to the relevant bot where the SME bot quickly checks the access levels of the employee for the query posed respond accordingly.


An Introduction to Redis-ML (Part 6) - DZone AI

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Simple and powerful data management, reduced overhead, and minimal latency are just three of the major advantages of building your machine learning models with Redis. Additional statistical models can be added to an application with a simple SET command, allowing developers to maintain multiple versions of models for cases in which data needs to be reprocessed. A Redis-ML key, like any Redis key, can be maintained using the Redis key management commands. To scale up a Redis-based predictive engine, you simply deploy more Redis nodes and create a replication topology with a single master node and multiple replica nodes.


A Radar for Industrial Robots May Guide Collaboration with Humans

MIT Technology Review

Humatics, an MIT spinout, is developing an indoor radar system that should give robots and other industrial systems the ability to track people's movements very precisely. This could make industrial systems significantly safer, make it possible to track worker performance in greater detail, and lead to more effective new forms of collaboration between people and machines. The technology might improve the efficiency of an industrial manufacturing line because workers could grab something a robot has finished working on without fear of being injured. Meanwhile, inside many warehouses and fulfillment centers such as those operated by Amazon, robots are increasingly helping people move items around more efficiently (see "Inside Amazon's Warehouse: Human-Robot Symbiosis").


Samsung To Commercialize AI Chips For S8, Note 8 After Bixby Launch

International Business Times

"(Samsung) is in the middle of developing several types of chips that will be capable of processing massive data from AI applications on devices, eliminating the need to communicate with cloud surveys," a source from Samsung's partners said. At present, AI devices store data produced from voice recognition and machine learning operations in the cloud as a database. Chinese manufacturer Huawei has already been given that credit when it announced that its Mate 10 flagship phone will be debuting next month along with the tech industry's first AI phone chip, called the Kirin 970. This new information on Samsung's plans surfaced following the launch of the South Korean tech giant's new flagship smartphones, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8.


Appvance Launches AI-Driven Test Automation

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By modeling human testers, including manual and test automation tasks such as scripting, Appvance has developed algorithms and expert systems to take on those tasks, similar to how driverless vehicle software models what a human driver does. The Appvance AI technology learns from various existing data sources, including learning to map an application fully on its own, various server logs, Splunk or Sumo Logic production data, form input data, valid headers and requests, expected responses, changes in each build and others. The resulting test execution represented real user flows, data driven, with near 100% code coverage. Built from the ground up with DevOps, agile and cloud services in mind, Appvance offers true beginning-to-end data-driven functional, performance, compatibility, security and synthetic APM test automation and execution, enabling dev and QA teams to quickly identify issues in a fraction of the time of other test automation products.


AI processors go mobile

ZDNet

At its iPhone X event last week, Apple devoted a lot of time to the A11 processor's new neural engine that powers facial recognition and other features. The week before, at IFA in Berlin, Huawei announced its latest flagship processor, the Kirin 970, equipped with a Neural Processing Unit capable of processing images 20 times faster than the CPU alone. The company also has math libraries for neural networks including QSML (Qualcomm Snapdragon Math Library) and nnlib for Hexagon DSP developers. The closest thing that Qualcomm currently has to specialized hardware is the HvX modules added to the Hexagon DSP to accelerate 8-bit fixed operations for inferencing, but Brotman said that eventually mobile SoCs will need specialized processors with tightly-coupled memory and an efficient dataflow (fabric interconnects) for neural networks.