INNOVATION


Optimized HPC Solutions Driving Performance, Efficiency, and Scale

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Organizations are leveraging HPC solutions to analyze data and derive actionable intelligence at lightning speeds. Today's organizations are leveraging deep learning, a powerful component of AI, to analyze data and derive actionable intelligence at lightning speeds. HPE is bolstering their HPC platforms with advisory and transformational services, including applications designed to enhance security, agility, and flexibility. The HPE Performance Software Suite--including the HPE Performance Software Core Stack, HPE Insight Cluster Management Utility, HPE SGI Management Suite, and HPE Performance Software Message Passing Interface--is helping organizations accelerate HPC application performance and scale with a "limitless" architecture.


Artificial Intelligence is a Team Sport

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With the right conditions in place, businesses can develop what new Accenture research identifies as AIQ--Artificial Intelligence Quotient--a measure of a company's ability to strike the necessary balance of in-house AI innovation and external collaboration with entrepreneurial partners. Companies that have optimized AI strategies in this way are already generating greater shareholder value through a winning combination of technology, data science and people. This allows innovation to create and scale artificial intelligence solutions specific to multiple industry sectors. Greater internal investment might be best focused on proprietary technologies that create new products and services.


The Good in Artificial Intelligence

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In 2017 we are seeing AI machines learn to adapt to individual personalities and goals. By 2018 more than 60% of enterprises worldwide will use "AI-driven" technology to automate tasks that can be automated (those that are not as sophisticated, and those are redundant). Not to fear innovation, because humans are at the helm safeguarding it to adapt to the needs of humankind. AI is here to change the world for the better, after all it is the good traits of humankind that we are trying to teach and then let AI learn.


Cyber-physical systems and manufacturing's new frontier

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To understand and articulate some specifics about what's being called "the new frontier of manufacturing", one of the world's largest management consultancy firms, Deloitte, partnered with the Singularity University, a forum for technology futurists co-founded by Ray Kurzweil, to organise a conference called Exponential Manufacturing, featuring many thought leaders working in the industrial sector. Often, all these diverse technologies – as they are applied to manufacturing and related sectors – are indirectly referenced in the catch-all term Industry 4.0, which itself refers to the idea that the world is going through the fourth industrial revolution. "When you look at the cost structure of a highly engineered product manufacturing company, 70 to 80 per cent of that is in the heart of their operations and what they do from a manufacturing standpoint." Some might call this robotic process automation, or business process automation.


Flipboard on Flipboard

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'Ask Fred' - named after Britain's legendary three-time Wimbledon champion Fred Perry - is enabled by IBM's Watson technology and offers a cognitive assistant to answer questions from fans visiting the event. Supporters not at the All England Club but following the tournament will also be offered an improved experience this year. Wimbledon 2017 will see the launch of automated highlights packages, generated using IBM Watson and other video and audio technologies. An Artificial Intelligence system will pick out the key moments of the match based on analysis of crowd noise, players' facial expressions and a knowledge of when the clutch moments like set and break points took place.


The rise of the chatbot - Clickatell

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"As long as big companies with popular platforms see value in bots, they will continue to grow." Although chatbots are certainly becoming more commonplace, a recent study suggested that the majority of consumers still prefer human assistance. More than half of the consumers surveyed reported a preference towards human interaction, with the US the highest at 59 percent. Its machine learning functionality had the bot learning racial slurs and resulted in Microsoft having to send the bot to the digital naughty corner.


Artificial Intelligence (AI) Offers New Ways to Improve Consumer Financial Health

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Proactive insights and personalized guidance are becoming a differentiator in the financial services marketplace, Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and eventually the Internet of Things will all play a role in improving a consumer's financial health and well-being. "Cognitive" Banking – a combination of Artificial Intelligence (AI), predictive analytics and conversational capabilities tailored to financial institutions – provides a huge opportunity for banks to improve their relationships with customers and support them in leading healthy financial lifestyles. Over the years, you have built a trust-based relationship with Karen by providing personalized guidance and helping her simplify the day-to-day management of her finances. Cognitive banking offers an unprecedented opportunity for banks to help customers strengthen their financial health.


Assistive robots compete in Bristol

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The Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) will host the first European- Commission funded European Robotics League (ERL) tournament for service robots to be held in the UK. BRL's assisted living research group is developing interactive assistive robots as part of an ambient smart home ecosystem to support independent living. The ERL Service Robots tournament will be held in the BRL's Anchor Robotics Personalised Assisted Living Studio, which was set up to develop, test and evaluate assistive robotic and other technologies in a realistic home environment. The two teams in the Bristol event will be Birmingham Autonomous Robotics Club (BARC) led by Sean Bastable from the School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham, and the Healthcare Engineering and Assistive Robotics Technology and Services (HEARTS) team from the BRL led by PhD Student Zeke Steer.


Federal Technology News and Analysis for IT Managers & Acquisition Teams

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It's come a long ways from 300 baud modems and original IBM PCs. Lawmakers: How Many Cyber Threat Centers Does the Government Need? Congress questions HHS' cyber threat center and other things they did ... White House Artifacts to Be Digitized Using Amazon Web Services The White House Historical Association is building a virtual tour app for ... GSA Seeks Blockchain Solutions The technology would help speed up proposal review. How Not to Win an AI Arms Race With China A lawmaker's proposal to curb Chinese investment in U.S. artificial-intelligence firms has more ...


AI, machine learning will shatter Moore's Law in rapid-fire pace of innovation

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Artificial intelligence: Savvy hospitals are deploying AI and its technological brethren cognitive computing and machine learning in specific use cases at this point – while industry luminaries are predicting that their advancement will soon start happening more quickly than previously anticipated. "I've never in my career seen the acceleration of technology as fast as what we've witnessed in machine learning during the last two years," said Dale Sanders, executive vice president at Health Catalyst. While such work among payers and at Carolinas and other leading hospitals is admittedly cutting-edge, Health Catalyst's Sanders is hardly alone in believing AI, cognitive computing and machine learning will outpace the processing power advances that Moore's Law illuminated. Beyond the futuristic hypothetical Intel co-founder Gordon Moore predicted in 1965 that the then-current pace of computer chips doubling in power every year would continue into the future; Moore's Law was amended a decade later as processing power was doubling every two years.