Analytics leader SAS is helping customers gain more value from data with SAS Viya products, extending the value from the SAS Platform. These newest advances, such as embedded artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, will further address the needs of organisations that are making analytics core to their business. A variety of industries, countries and organisation sizes have embraced SAS Viya products. With SAS, data scientists, analysts, developers, IT, domain experts and executives can all generate data-driven insights – from the same, consistent data, fostering greater collaboration and driving innovations faster. SAS continues to deliver new capabilities, such as image recognition, deep learning and natural language understanding into the SAS Platform.
As if active portfolio managers didn't have enough challenges from computer-driven passive investing strategies, now machines are directly horning in on their territory. San Francisco-based EquBot LLC is launching the first ever exchange-traded fund to use artificial intelligence, according to a company statement on Tuesday. Employing International Business Machines Corp.'s Watson platform, the AI Powered Equity ETF, ticker AIEQ, will attempt to mimic an army of equity research analysts working around the clock, according to Art Amador, co-founder of EquBot. "There has been an explosion of information," Amador said by phone. "AI provides a more informed way of investing."
If you're working in the creative industries and wondering whether artificial intelligence is going to affect your world – even take your job – you could do worse than talk to Chris Chong. He's one of that feted breed, the serial entrepreneur and that of course means failure as well as success. "The creativity of entrepreneurship is always trying to stand on the edge of madness and innovation," he told Spikes Asia 2017. That meant "trying to see where the world will be in two to three years, and trying to position a company so that it takes advantage of those emerging trends." Chong's latest project is SumoStory, built upon the emerging trend of AI capabilities, plus the frustrations that he has personally encountered as an entrepreneur.
HANGZHOU, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. ("Alibaba Group") announced today the launch of an innovative global research program, "Alibaba DAMO Academy ("Academy")," which is designed to increase technological collaboration worldwide, advance the development of cutting-edge technology and strive to make the world more inclusive by narrowing the technology gap. The Academy, which stands for the "Academy for Discovery, Adventure, Momentum and Outlook," will oversee the opening of research and development labs worldwide and seek to recruit talented scientists and researchers to join the program. We aim to discover breakthrough technologies that will enable greater efficiency, network security and ecosystem synergy for end-users and businesses everywhere," said Jeff ZHANG. We are now looking for talented and driven researchers to join us in the quest for new disruptive technologies that would advance our every-day lives, benefit small businesses and narrow the technology gap to make our world a more inclusive place," Zhang added.
Alibaba Group announced today that it plans to invest more than $15 billion over the next three years into a global research and development initiative called Alibaba DAMO Academy. Alibaba's researchers will collaborate closely with university programs such as U.C. Alibaba joins other major Chinese tech firms in setting up labs and working closely with technology researchers and universities in the U.S. and other countries. For example, Baidu's research lab in Silicon Valley, which works on big data, deep learning and artificial intelligence, is recruiting from top American research universities, while Tencent (the maker of WeChat) announced plans in May to set up an AI research lab in Seattle.
At BoxWorks 2017, Box showcased skills powered by IBM Watson, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud, as well as Box Skills Kit, a set of developer resources for building custom skills. "Box Skills brings together Box's cloud content management and Microsoft Azure's industry leading AI services to deliver intelligent insights for customers," said Scott Guthrie, EVP of Microsoft's cloud and enterprise division. Box Skills Kit will enable an ecosystem of cloud services providers, independent software vendors, systems integrators, and enterprises themselves to create custom Box Skills implementations. This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding (a) the expected availability, timing and market acceptance of the Box Skills framework, the Box Skills Kit, and specific skills powered by integrations with third-party solutions, (b) the benefits that are expected to be derived by Box, its customers and other stakeholders from the Box Skills framework, including Box Skills Kit and third-party integrations, and (c) the expected availability, timing and market acceptance of Box Graph.
If Alphabet, Amazon and Facebook (along with Berkshire Hathaway) paid shareholder dividends at the 2.37% average yield of other S&P 500 companies that do so, it would shake out another $32.2 billion for investors, according to Howard Silverblatt, senior index analyst at S&P Dow Jones Indices. How to choose a smart speaker More: Here's one way Google envisions search changing for you But don't expect these tech companies to pay a dividend anytime soon. "During the 1990s, tech didn't typically pay dividends and they drove the stock market back then," said Kim Forrest, senior equity analyst at Fort Pitt Capital. The S&P tech sector had a dividend yield of 1.36% during the third quarter, the lowest of the 11 sectors and well below the overall S&P 500 of 1.97%, according to Silverblatt.
Nuance was honored alongside customers FedEx and IP Australia, with partner Datacom, for delivering notable customer experiences through natural language understanding, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. These recent wins come on the heels of Nuance Nina gaining recognition from leading global research firms including being ranked #1 among virtual assistant vendors in Forrester's Chatbot Vendor Ranking* and receiving the highest combined rating among virtual assistant vendors in Opus Research's "Decision Makers' Guide to Enterprise Intelligent Assistants. Nuance was honored alongside customers FedEx and IP Australia, with partner Datacom, for delivering notable customer experiences through natural language understanding, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. These recent wins come on the heels of Nuance Nina gaining recognition from leading global research firms including being ranked #1 among virtual assistant vendors in Forrester's Chatbot Vendor Ranking* and receiving the highest combined rating among virtual assistant vendors in Opus Research's "Decision Makers' Guide to Enterprise Intelligent Assistants.
The Echo-style audio device was set to offer baby monitoring, games, facts and sounds to help soothe your children. According to a report at The Washington Post, the toy company has now canceled the device amid concerns of privacy and the role of technology in child development and parenting. According to The Washington Post, two members of Congress sent Mattel a letter last week asking for more information about how Aristotle would store and retain any data collected on children. "My main concern about this technology... is the idea that a piece of technology becomes the most responsive household member to a crying child, a child who wants to learn, or a child's play ideas," she told The Washington Post.