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Linux Foundation Debuts Community Data License Agreement

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In an era of expansive and often underused data, the CDLA licenses are an effort to define a licensing framework to support collaborative communities built around curating and sharing "open" data. Inspired by the collaborative software development models of open source software, the CDLA licenses are designed to enable individuals and organizations of all types to share data as easily as they currently share open source software code. Soundly drafted licensing models can help people form communities to assemble, curate and maintain vast amounts of data, measured in petabytes and exabytes, to bring new value to communities of all types, to build new business opportunities and to power new applications that promise to enhance safety and services. The growth of big data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies has allowed people to extract unprecedented levels of insight from data. Now the challenge is to assemble the critical mass of data for those tools to analyze.


SAS continues to innovate, delivering AI capabilities on its modern, in-memory platform

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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.



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ARMONK, NY and SAN DIEGO, CA - 28 Sep 2017: IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the University of California San Diego have announced a multi-year project to enhance quality of life and independence for aging populations through the new Artificial Intelligence for Healthy Living Center (AIHL), located on the campus of UC San Diego. The groundbreaking center will bring together the technology, artificial intelligence and life sciences knowledge of IBM and UC San Diego to promote critical research and applications in two thematic areas: Healthy Aging and the Human Microbiome. Co-directors of the Artificial Intelligence for Healthy Living Center will be Ruoyi Zhou and Ho-Cheol Kim from IBM Research; and Tajana Rosing, a Fratamico endowed chair holder and faculty member in the Jacobs School of Engineering's Computer Science and Engineering Department, and Rob Knight, a faculty member in the Department of Pediatrics and Computer Science and Engineering and Director of the UC San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation. This initiative will bring together the campus' top researchers in computer science, cognitive science, engineering and medicine, including psychiatry.


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.


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In the long run, we expect AI technologies to become very broadly embedded into enterprise software applications and software, much as business intelligence ("BI"), reporting and analytics features have increasingly been directly incorporated into enterprise applications in the last decade. Company related disclosures: Issuer Company Ticker Applicable Disclosures Constellation Software Inc. CSU-T 7, 9 Shopify Inc. SHOP-N 7, 9 OpenText Inc. OTEX-Q 7, 9 Kinaxis Inc. KXS-T 7, 9 Descartes Systems Group Inc. DSGX-Q 7, 9 Absolute Software Inc. ABT-T 7, 9 BSM Technologies Inc. GPS-T 7, 9 Symbility Solutions Inc. SY-V 7, 9 ProntoForms Corp. PFM-V 1, 3, 7, 9 Redline Communications Inc. RDL-T 7, 9 See legend of Disclosures on next page. Definitions "Research Analyst" means any partner, director, officer, employee or agent of iA Securities who is held out to the public as a research analyst or whose responsibilities to iA Securities include the preparation of any written report for distribution to clients or prospective clients of iA Securities which includes a recommendation with respect to a security. Technology Sector Blair Abernethy, CFA August 17, 2017 Page 27 Analyst's Certification Each iA Securities research analyst whose name appears on the front page of this research report hereby certifies that (i) the recommendations and opinions expressed in the research report accurately reflect the research analyst's personal views about the issuer and securities that are the subject of this report and all other companies and securities mentioned in this report that are covered by such research analyst and (ii) no part of the research analyst's compensation was, is, or will be directly or indirectly, related to the specific recommendations or views expressed by such research analyst in this report.


Huawei Connect 2017 - Highlights and Summary

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There was a detailed and dedicated session about the digital economy at Huawei Connect 2017 that covered the below speeches and panel discussions about how digital economy helps in increasing the National Competitiveness, creates a new model for economic growth and brings new development opportunities The Future of Digital Economy Forum • The benefits and opportunities of digital economy • Preparing for the future digital economy Intelligent Technology, Digital Transformation, and the Role of ICT Providers • Industries that are likely to leverage smart technology and seize growth opportunities • Developing countries are using smart technology to achieve leapfrog development • The role of ICT providers in enabling the intelligent world The first keynote of second day was based on how connectivity and cloud together can lead us to faster digitization and its benefits. The speakers for the Connectivity Cloud: Faster Digitization were Mr. David Wang - President of Products & Solutions of Huawei; Prof. Dr. Suchatvee Suwansawat – President of King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang; Michael Nilles – CDO of Schindler Group, Jerry Li - Vice President, and Head of Business Development of ABB China The second keynote Huawei Cloud - Technology & Product Innovation also had lots of speakers as below; - Joy Huang, Vice President, IT Product Line, Huawei - Wang Xiaoping, Fellow, Software Development Center, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China - Jean-Christophe Marchal, Executive Deputy General Manager, Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobile Company Ltd. Huawei organized a special session of international KOLs with Joy Tan and Walter Jennings, President and Vice President of Huawei's Global Media and Communications Department, respectively. Another special session organized for International KOLs was by Huawei's Consumer Business Group's Handset Business unit in which Mr. Li Changzhu, Vice President of Huawei Consumer Business Group's Handset Business interacted about the high-end series handset product strategy, research and development, and integrated operation and delivery. Yu Dong, President of Industry Marketing & Solution, Enterprise Business Group in Huawei shared some great stat like the latest AI can detect a face correctly among a billion input data and face recognition is improved 1000 times in last two years.


YayPay's momentum going into hyperdrive thanks to $5.3M in funding - YayPay

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With modern software powered by machine learning, we're turning finance teams into revenue heroes by giving them workflow tools that finally match in robustness those used by their sales and marketing departments. Vanessa Vreeland Indriolo, head of acquisitions and strategic investments for Fifth Third Capital, said "We've been impressed with the YayPay team's innovative approach to streamlining how small and mid-sized businesses manage accounts receivable and understand their cash flow. With advancements in technologies like robotic process automation, AI and machine learning, this is about to change very quickly. Most of all, I'm excited about the times ahead as we grow our team, advance our capabilities, and turn finance teams into revenue heroes!


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IBM (NYSE: IBM) and MIT today announced that IBM plans to make a 10-year, $240 million investment to create the MIT–IBM Watson AI Lab in partnership with MIT. The new lab will be one of the largest long-term university-industry AI collaborations to date, mobilizing the talent of more than 100 AI scientists, professors, and students to pursue joint research at IBM's Research Lab in Cambridge--co-located with the IBM Watson Health and IBM Security headquarters in Kendall Square, in Cambridge, Massachusetts--and on the neighboring MIT campus. In 2016, IBM Research announced a multi-year collaboration with MIT's Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences to advance the scientific field of machine vision, a core aspect of artificial intelligence. Currently, the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, the Media Lab, the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and the MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society serve as connected hubs for AI and related research at MIT.


Why WeWork Thinks It's Worth $20 Billion

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We're standing in the epicenter of WeWork's cavernous New York City headquarters, where Fano, the company's Chief Growth Officer, has set up a demo area to show off new technologies for prospective clients. These offerings include building out custom office interiors, licensing software that companies can use to book conference rooms, analyzing data on how people are using those conference rooms, and providing on-site human community managers indoctrinated in WeWork's community-minded philosophies. It's a natural extension of WeWork's current business, according to Chief Operating Officer Jen Berrent, who explains that the idea of adding a services business is "something that there's demand for in the market." WeWork's closest model is Regus, a boring-but-practical shared office space business headquartered in Luxembourg.