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Qualcomm will gain more than its rivals do, as artificial intelligence grows at the ‘edge’

“While they do offer competitive AI performance with Qualcomm, Apple and Hi-Silicon design chips only for their own product verticals” writes Ryan Shrout for marketwatch.com. The smartphone market is an important step in the progression, but the trillion-device opportunity expands well behind the screens in our pocket.That combination of different processing technology gives Qualcomm performance advantages and flexibility to adapt as the machine-learning landscape evolves, which it does frequently.But for Qualcomm, selling AI performance in smartphones is only the first step of a much larger plan of artificial-intelligence integration across…

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Intel AI Lab open-sources library for deep learning-driven NLP

“Since its launch in December, Intel AI Lab has also open-sourced libraries to help people deploy reinforcement learning and neural networks” writes Khari Johnson for venturebeat.com. Coach, the reinforcement learning library, allows users to embed an agent in training environments like robotics or self driving car simulators.The Intel AI Lab now employs about 40 data scientists and researchers and works with divisions of the company developing products like the nGraph framework and hardware like Nervana Neural Network chips, Liu said. “At this point we’ve put together a set of deep…

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Sberbank harnesses AI capabilities to offer new service for selecting tenders

“The others are big data analysis, cybersecurity, client profile analysis, and automatization of bank operations” reports financefeeds.com. The service, named Market Pulse, uses AI technology and big data.Based on the received data, the service instantly creates a personal dashboard with quick access to the key information. Source: financefeeds.com Share This:

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Microsoft’s cloud boss explains why it’s partnering with Informatica to make AI a reality for more companies

“Conversely, the Informatica data management platform, which lets customers mash-up data from different sources, will run natively on Microsoft Azure” writes Matt Weinberger for businessinsider.com. Yet, without partners like Informatica, companies wouldn’t be able to wrangle the huge amounts of data necessary to make AI really useful.In other words, Microsoft gets a way to offer customers better data management, and Informatica gets access to Microsoft’s customers.Now, Informatica customers can easily shunt all of their data to the Microsoft Azure cloud, from which they can apply the tech titan’s formidable database…

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A.I. for Healthcare Gets Even More Crowded as GV Invests in Owkin

“A.I. for Healthcare Gets Even More Crowded as GV Invests in Owkin More money continues to flow into startups seeking to harness the massive amount of data available in healthcare using artificial intelligence and machine learning” writes David Holley Is for xconomy.com. Seed-stage company Bioz, based in Palo Alto, CA, has machine learning software that sifts through millions of pages of scientific papers to select products, help plan experiments, and perform other research-related functions.Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) Azure cloud computing service has powered trials of the software for some of the…

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Cleantech needs more AI talent to help save the world

“The world needs our best and brightest people working on scalable solutions for energy efficiency, food distribution, and natural resource conservation” writes Mars Discovery District for venturebeat.com. AI is helping alternative energy companies efficiently draw consumer-ready energy out of solar and wind farms.Agricultural organizations can tap AI systems to grow and process more food using less energy, water, and fertilizer.Global companies like General Electric are using AI to boost different forms of energy production and pull from tech-driven data reports to anticipate performance and maintenance needs around the world. Source: venturebeat.com…

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This bitcoin explainer created by AI is hilariously insane

“But even we are having our collective minds blown by this video, an “explainer” of cryptocurrency created by Botnik Studios that was “written using predictive keyboards trained on dozens of Bitcoin explainers.”” writes Marcus Gilmer for mashable.com. If you need to cleanse your mind and get the real ins-and-outs of crypto down straight, we’ve got you covered.And the results are as insane as you might expect: You get the idea: absolute nonsense poetry.Look, understanding cryptocurrency can be confusing. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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The Future of AI Depends on High-School Girls

“Tena walked into a room of girls who hailed from Silicon Valley, other areas of the country, and as far as Pakistan” writes Lauren Smiley for theatlantic.com. Tena also signed up for a new program AI4All debuted in the spring, called the Alumni Research Fellowship Program, which paired students with industry mentors to pursue real-world AI projects. Source: theatlantic.com Share This:

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IBM announces 1,800 jobs in France at Macron’s ‘Tech for Good’ summit

“Finally, the company said it was creating the IBM France Academy in Paris, which will provide AI training for IBM employees as well as clients and partners” writes Chris O’brien for venturebeat.com. IBM today announced it would create 1,800 new jobs in France as part of a wide-ranging set of initiatives that include training programs for “new collar” jobs.To train workers for these jobs, IBM also announced it would partner with the French government to expand the company’s P-TECH (Pathways to Technology Early College High School) education model.These jobs fall into…

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Salesforce: Sales teams are increasingly bullish on AI

“Across the board, respondents to the Salesforce survey said that they expect AI to substantially impact sales report forecasting and guided selling” writes Kyle Wiggers for venturebeat.com. In the future, I think we’ll see AI everywhere — in voice, text, and email — that’s going to optimize processes and end up enabling teams to sell more.”.  Source: venturebeat.com Share This:

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