AI startups are ready to take on Fortune 500


In another example of disruption through AI, travel companies have begun using behavioral data and predictive analytics to customize brand experiences based on individuals' preferences and patterns. Automating IT functions alone reduces expenses by 14 to 28 percent, so companies that launch using automated services quickly establish a financial advantage over larger, legacy-burdened competitors. Some tech experts believe that the current generation of applied AI systems, such as predictive analytics, will give small businesses advantages through increased automation and efficiency. New BI platforms offer data visualization, customer relationship management programs, and other critical BI services.

Quantum Computing and Deep Learning. How Soon? How Fast?


Add to that the new IBM Q program offering commercial quantum compute time via API where IBM says "To date users have run more than 300,000 quantum experiments on the IBM Cloud". In 2010 Lockheed became D-Wave's first commercial customer after testing whether (now 7 year old) Quantum computers could spot errors in complex code. Temporal Defense Systems (TDS): TDS is using the latest D-Wave 2000Q to build its advanced cyber security system, the Quantum Security Model. Commonwealth recently announced a large investment in a Quantum simulator, while Westpac and Telstra have made sizable ownership investments in Quantum computing companies focused on cyber security.

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The Building Cognitive Applications with IBM Watson Services series is a seven-volume collection that introduces IBM Watson cognitive computing services. The series includes an overview of specific IBM Watson services with their associated architectures and simple code examples.

IBM 'woke up the A.I. world,' CEO Ginni Rometty says


The conversation in the technology community about artificial intelligence was first rekindled by manufacturing giant IBM and its AI platform, Watson, CEO Ginni Rometty said on Tuesday. "There's a reason we call it cognitive," Rometty told Cramer. Between IBM's dealings in cognitive programming and the internet of things, Rometty predicted that 1 billion people would interact with Watson by the end of 2017. If that's not motivating, I don't know what is," Rometty told Cramer.

IBM Watson and LivePerson Partner to Transform Customer Care


NEW YORK CITY - 15 Jun 2017: LivePerson, Inc. (Nasdaq: LPSN), a leading provider of cloud mobile and online business messaging solutions, and IBM (NYSE: IBM) have announced LiveEngage with Watson, the first global, enterprise-scale, out-of-the-box integration of Watson-powered bots with human agents. The new offering combines IBM's Watson Virtual Agent technology with LivePerson's LiveEngage platform, allowing brands to rapidly and easily deploy conversational bots that get smarter with each interaction, and lets consumers message those brands from their smartphone - via the brand's app, SMS, Facebook Messenger, or even the brand's mobile site - instead of having to call an 800 number. IBM Global Business Services, the company's consulting unit, is providing a set of strategy and implementation services to help companies integrate LiveEngage with Watson as part of their broader business transformation. LivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPSN) is the leading provider of mobile and online messaging business solutions, enabling a meaningful connection between brands and consumers.

Canada's densest tech hub attracts R&D investment from global brands


Creative Capital is IT World Canada's series that examines the impact digital transformation is having to change the face of communities across Canada. For many companies that don't have the need to be based in the core of downtown Toronto, York Region's cheaper office space is appealing, he says. Creative Capital is IT World Canada's series that examines the impact digital transformation is having to change the face of communities across Canada. We're doing deep dives looking at the major tech hubs As part of GM's extensive footprint across Ontario that also includes the Communitech Innovation Lab in Waterloo and a planned Urban Mobility Campus for Toronto, the Markham location is still growing.

6 Fascinating Things You Didn't Know About IBM -- The Motley Fool


Many people are familiar with International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) and its wide variety of mainframe computers, business servers, and consulting services. Investors are probably also familiar with its more recent forays into data analytics, cloud computing, and cognitive computing solutions, represented by its AI-based Watson supercomputer. Coming to IBM as part of the merger, the tabulating machine captured data on holes punched into a 3-by-7-inch card, which revolutionized data and tabulated results from the 1890 Census. IBM continues at the forefront of innovation, applying a combination of data analytics, cognitive computing, and cloud solutions to a variety of business applications.

IBM's Watson is getting into ETF business as robot attack on stock market heats up


Equbot, the Fund's sub-advisor, is a technology-based company focused on applying artificial intelligence to investment analyses. IBM already has a Watson effort for financial services more broadly, which includes a Watson analytical tool for wealth advisors and wealth management groups, and Watson applications for financial markets analysis. The filing says Equbot will use IBM's Watson AI to perform a fundamental analysis of U.S.-listed stocks and real estate investment trusts based on up to 10 years of historical data and then apply that analysis to recent economic and news data. More from ETF Strategist: Don't wait for the bubble to pop when tech stocks sell-off What would markets be like if Trump's agenda fails A smart investment plan for every decade of life One of the most successful examples of algorithmic stock-picking in the history of Wall Street is hedge fund titan Robert Mercer, co-CEO of Renaissance Technologies, one of the most profitable hedge funds in the world.

How Artificial Intelligence is Redefining the Future of Work


Oncology teams currently review cancer patient cases and studies themselves, working diligently to develop treatment strategies. After reading twenty-five million medical studies and trials (its first week on the job, mind you) and scanning the internet for additional trial information, Watson was put to the test, analyzing one thousand actual oncology cases alongside oncology review teams. This announcement opens new horizons for their employees, as well as another opportunity to develop Watson through actual case studies. "The system can be utilized to drive key insights from massive amounts of information, and it can learn how to present it in a useful way as it learns."

How to tell if AI or machine learning is real


It refers specifically to software designed to detect patterns and observe outcomes, then use that analysis to adjust its own behavior or guide people to better results. Machine learning doesn't require the kind of perception and cognition that we associate with intelligence; it simply requires really good, really fast pattern matching and the ability to apply those patterns to its behavior and recommendations. Still, both can play a role in machine learning or AI systems (really, AI precursor systems), so it's not the use of the terms that's a red flag, but their flippant use. This is how Apple's Siri, Microsoft's Cortana, and Google Now work: They send your speech to the cloud, which translates it and figures out a response, then sends it back to your phone.