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Tesla's real competitors might be in Silicon Valley, not Detroit, says analyst

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Tesla's biggest competitors are likely not auto companies, but well-funded tech companies, according to Morgan Stanley's Adam Jonas.


Leaders Need To Bet On AI To Drive Value

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BlackRock Inc., the $5 trillion money manager, announced last month that it would be overhauling its actively managed equities business, increasingly betting on computers rather than humans to make investment decisions. This move sent shudders through the financial services industry that has long relied on people to help others with their asset allocation decisions. For all industry observers, it is the next nail in the coffin of actively managed accounts, as technology disrupts the age old financial services business model. The question that corporate consultants must now ask is: "Are we next?


Big data, robotics and AI fuelling VC investment in London

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Cutting-edge, emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and big data are among the fastest growing areas for investment according to analysis of venture capital flows into London's tech sector carried out by the founders of London Tech Week.


Metamorphosis of marketing

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Machine learning and AI are forcing a marketing paradigm shift, driving personalised messaging, in real time to the right customer at a lower cost. Where there is a fusion of offline into online, where capability is exceptional including tech, analytics, strategy and business acumen. Machine learning and AI are forcing a marketing paradigm shift, driving personalised messaging, in real time to the right customer at a lower cost. Machine learning and AI are forcing a marketing paradigm shift, driving personalised messaging, in real time to the right customer at a lower cost.


Amazon is 'doubling down' on the Echo ecosystem

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Amazon is off to a profitable start in 2017. The company's first-quarter sales jumped 23 percent to $35.7 billion, beating analyst expectations, and top executives pinned part of that spike on the Alexa ecosystem.


AI startups are ready to take on Fortune 500

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People love a good David and Goliath story. Thanks to artificial intelligence, we may once again see many iterations of this narrative play out in the business space.


Artificial intelligence and the healthcare sector - Information Age

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Last Friday, the government revealed how the budget for more investment in cutting-edge technology and innovation would be split, with business secretary Greg Clark announcing that robotics and AI will be receiving £93 million as part of the government's £1 billion Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund – impacting a range of sectors, including healthcare.


Nvidia adds 6 AI startups to its venture investment portfolio

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When Nvidia makes investments in AI startups, it's probably a good idea to sit up and take note: The GPU maker has essentially enabled modern AI in many ways, and so it's probably seen the gamut of potential applications of its technology over the years, and should know better than most what's likely to work out and what isn't. Six new companies have garnered not only attention, but funding from Nvidia, via its GPU Ventures investment arm.


Will Artificial Intelligence Change The World For the Better? Or Worse? Read our new policy paper

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a concept that has a long standing tradition in the realm of science-fiction, popularized by Hollywood movies and iconic writers such as Isaac Asimov. However, AI has also received increased attention in recent years following news of progress in the field and the prospect of new, tangible, innovation such as self-driving cars. The Internet has played an important role in these developments, particularly as the platform for AI enabled services – some with significant implications for the continued development of a trusted Internet.


Artificial intelligence and the healthcare sector - Information Age

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Last Friday, the government revealed how the budget for more investment in cutting-edge technology and innovation would be split, with business secretary Greg Clark announcing that robotics and AI will be receiving £93 million as part of the government's £1 billion Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund – impacting a range of sectors, including healthcare.