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IHS Markit to double the number of companies covered by its Dividend Forecasting service

[Mon 12:03] IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, today announced that it is using advanced analytics to more than double the number of companies covered by its Dividend Forecasting service. "Combining cutting edge analytics with our more than 15 years of Dividend Forecasting expertise offers index providers, derivatives desks, asset managers and hedge funds access to the broadest set of dividend forecasts available for large-, mid- and small-cap stocks globally, including frontier markets," said Alessandro Ferretti, head of Dividend Products at IHS Markit. The model enabling the expanded dividend coverage was developed in partnership with the data science team at IHS Markit. "Using machine learning, advanced statistical modelling and time series analysis techniques to uncover patterns in multiple datasets helps us dramatically expand coverage and also retain the analytical rigor our Dividend Forecasting team has developed over many years," said Yaacov Mutnikas, chief data scientist and chief technology officer at IHS Markit.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Drones that weave through workers in factories

[Mon 12:03] What happens when the robots working alongside humans happen to be drones whizzing through the air at perilous speeds? In a stand-out demo, a person in a motion capture suit walks through a swarm of 12 drones flying autonomously. It's a harrowing sight, but like clockwork the drones get out of the way of the subject, showcasing the drones' ability to react almost instantaneously thanks to data captured by the cameras, which run at up to 300 fps and simultaneously processes high volumes of data and fast response times with precision. The information obtained is used as a reference system for safely deploying drones or robots in a warehouse environment and to check that the drone's onboard sensors are working correctly.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Speechmatics raises £6 million, will add 75 languages to global speech recognition engine

[Mon 12:03] Speechmatics, a Cambridge-based startup applying machine learning to automatic speech recognition, has raised a £6.35 million Series A round, led by AlbionVC with support from IQ Capital and several angel investors. Awarded a Queen's Award for Enterprise in 'Innovation' earlier this year, the Speechmatics technology stands out for its accuracy, wide variety of languages, and flexible application. John Milliken, who was appointed as Speechmatics CEO in January to lead such global expansion, says: "We've invested heavily into our product and machine learning capabilities to provide our customers with what we believe is the best speech recognition technology on the markets. We recognise that businesses are increasingly aware of the importance of unlocking their voice data and utilising it for core business functions such as compliance, analytics, training and improving customer experience. This latest investment opens up not only global expansion but the opportunity for new product development and traction in new markets." Ed Stacey, Managing Partner at IQ Capital, says: "We have supported Speechmatics since IQ Capital first invested in 2016. All companies in our portfolio have the potential for global scale, and we believe Speechmatics, with over 75 languages in development, is set to become a global market leader in speech recognition and in allowing machines to understand natural languages."  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Softbank to focus on AI and machine learning in hunt for new 'unicorns'

[Mon 12:03] A partner at Softbank's Vision Fund said the 'core focus' of the world's biggest venture capital fund is artificial intelligence and machine learning when it comes to identifying start-ups with the potential of being valued at $1 billion or more - dubbed 'unicorns' in Silicon Valley-speak. The Vision Fund, he said, is "Patient capital", echoing statements made by Softbank chief executive and founder Masayoshi Son earlier this month. Softbank said it plans to commit $38bn of its own capital in the new fund. Abu Dhabi's strategic investment firm, Mubadala, and Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund, which both participated in the first Vision Fund, are reportedly not taking part in the second fund.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Smart Office Market Technology, Size, Share and Top Key Players During 2016-2022

[Mon 12:03] An office of that sort is typically referred to as a smart office. The market has seen the introduction of various innovative market shaking products in the recent times. Market Segmentation The market is segmented on the basis of the application of the technology, geography and the network requirements. Our portfolio includes set of market research insights such as market sizing and market forecasting, market share analysis and key positioning of the players, understanding the competitive landscape and their business at a ground level and many more.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Deep learning AI beats expert scholars at deciphering ancient texts

[Mon 12:03] Scholars created an artificial intelligence that beat them at filling in the gaps of 2949 pieces of ancient text. Researchers at the University of Oxford built and trained a neural network to be able to fill in the letter gaps of ancient texts, and now the AI is better than expert scholars. Pythia gives scholars predictions for missing letters or words within the text and rather than returning to the scholars with a single prediction Pythia gives multiple predictions and its level of confidence for each one. In summary, Pythia isn't designed to replace scholars but instead assist them in the process of deciphering ancient texts.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Artificial Intelligence Market 2018-2026|Growth Analysis by Size, Market Share, News

[Mon 12:03] Oct 21, 2019 - According to a new study published by Polaris Market Research the Global Artificial Intelligence Market is anticipated to reach USD 54 billion by 2026. Currently, North America dominates the global Artificial Intelligence market attributed to the high government funding availability, existence of prominent artificial intelligence providers in the region, and robust technical adoption base. The artificial intelligence market is presumed to develop at a CAGR of over 55.9% from 2018 to 2026. Our portfolio includes set of market research insights such as market sizing and market forecasting, market share analysis and key positioning of the players, understanding the competitive landscape and their business at a ground level and many more.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Military artificial intelligence can be easily and dangerously fooled

[Mon 12:03] The ambition to build the smartest, and deadliest, weapons is understandable, but as the Tesla hack shows, an enemy that knows how an AI algorithm works could render it useless or even turn it against its owners. A few weeks earlier, Kanaan had watched a video game in which five AI algorithms worked together to very nearly outmaneuver, outgun, and outwit five humans in a contest that involved controlling forces, encampments, and resources across a complex, sprawling battlefield. Advances in deep learning have sparked the current AI boom; the technology underpins Tesla's autonomous systems and OpenAI's algorithms. In such "Adversarial examples," just a few pixels in the image are altered, leaving it looking just the same to a person but very different to an AI algorithm.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

AllyO Co-Founder to Tackle the Battle of the Bots at UNLEASH World 2019

[Mon 11:03] During UNLEASH World 2019, AllyO co-founder Sahil Sahni will join a panel discussion about current best practices and future potential for bot technology, and show off AllyO's full capabilities. UNLEASH World 2019 is expected to attract more than 5,000 attendees. About AllyO. AllyO is the technology company behind the world's first AI-powered HR communications platform. More articles issued by AllyO More articles related to: Calendar of Events.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

IHS Markit Uses Advanced Analytics to Offer Comprehensive Dividend Forecasting Service

[Mon 11:03] IHS Markit INFO, +0.04%, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, today announced that it is using advanced analytics to more than double the number of companies covered by its Dividend Forecasting service. "Combining cutting edge analytics with our more than 15 years of Dividend Forecasting expertise offers index providers, derivatives desks, asset managers and hedge funds access to the broadest set of dividend forecasts available for large-, mid- and small-cap stocks globally, including frontier markets," said Alessandro Ferretti, head of Dividend Products at IHS Markit. It uses advanced machine learning to apply the proven methodologies of the Dividend Forecasting team at significant scale and scope to process a large, dynamic range of inputs and proxies, including company guidance, historical patterns, industry and peer group trends, consensus forecasts and other unique datasets from IHS Markit. "Using machine learning, advanced statistical modelling and time series analysis techniques to uncover patterns in multiple datasets helps us dramatically expand coverage and also retain the analytical rigor our Dividend Forecasting team has developed over many years," said Yaacov Mutnikas, chief data scientist and chief technology officer at IHS Markit.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

This new AI tool can spot if you are nervous or confused

[Mon 11:03] A spokesperson for Fujitsu told ZDNet: "The issue with the current technology is that the AI needs to be trained on huge datasets for each AU. It needs to know how to recognise an AU from all possible angles and positions. But we don't have enough images for that - so usually, it is not that accurate." After it has been appropriately enlarged, reduced or rotated, the newly-created frontal picture lets the AI detect AUs much more easily - and much more accurately. Fujitsu mentioned various potential applications for its new technology, which include pushing the uncanny valley by making robots that are capable of both recognising our most subtle changes of humour, and of recreating those shifts themselves. Whether the tool can achieve a high level of accuracy is likely to be a topic of debate for psychologists, who argue that AUs do not on their own reflect emotion.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Speechmatics raises 6.35 mln pounds

[Mon 11:03] Speechmatics said Oct. 21 that it raised 6.35 million pounds in Series A funding led by AlbionVC. IQ Capital, along with several angel investors, participated. PRESS RELEASE. Speechmatics raises £6.35 million to fund global expansion. The diversity of languages and accuracy of the technology sets Speechmatics apart from other global brands in speech recognition. Ed Stacey, Managing Partner at IQ Capital, says: "We have supported Speechmatics since IQ Capital first invested in 2016. All companies in our portfolio have the potential for global scale, and we believe Speechmatics, with over 75 languages in development, is set to become a global market leader in speech recognition and in allowing machines to understand natural languages."  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Digital transformation: moving beyond the expectation gap to the cutting edge

[Mon 11:03] The reality is that most finance teams have significant smart automation and digital transformation aspirations, and almost every company is doing something. What's holding finance teams back, when comprehensive digital transformation can deliver such impressive gains? One issue is certainly confusion. Since digital transformation often involves the integration of technology from multiple vendors, it's more challenging to create a "Shopping list." It's not as straightforward as picking a single large technology vendor and moving forward. What are the greatest lessons learned from companies leading the charge towards digital transformation? From the outset, companies should treat digital transformation as a comprehensive change initiative, with a business case and a detailed plan for implementing at scale.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Better understanding of defect interaction could lead to better alloys

[Mon 10:03] A new way to calculate the interaction between a metal and its alloying material could speed the hunt for new alloys that combine the hardness of a ceramic with the resilience of a metal. "Our findings may enable the use of machine-learning algorithms for alloy design, potentially accelerating the search for better alloys that could be used in turbine engines and nuclear reactors," said Liang Qi, assistant professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Michigan, who led the research. A high interaction energy between the metal and alloying element at the defect usually makes the metal less flexible, for example, while a lower energy means they aren't so tightly knit. The researchers note that more descriptors must be discovered to predict how more complex alloys will behave, such as those with two or more alloying elements at defects.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Analytics as a Service Market 2019 - 2023: Business Trends, Emerging Technologies, Size, Industry Profit Growth and Global Segments

[Mon 10:03] Reports that examine the information and communication technology industry have been offered by Market Research Future, which supplies reports on industry verticals that assess the market growth and forecasts. The North American region is identified as gaining significant growth in Analytics as a Service market. The establishment of constructive trade policies by quite a few nations is expected to transform the market’s growth potential. The optimistic synchronization achieved in the factors that encourage market growth has increased substantially.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

The FluPRINT dataset, a multidimensional analysis of the influenza vaccine imprint on the immune system

[Mon 10:03] Data involving individuals enrolled in influenza vaccine studies at the Stanford-LPCH Vaccine Program was accessed from the Stanford Data Miner which holds data processed by HIMC from 2007 up to date22. This resulted in a dataset containing data from 740 healthy donors enrolled in influenza vaccine studies conducted by the Stanford-LPCH Vaccine Program from 2007 to 2015 in the following studies: SLVP015, SLVP017, SLVP018, SLVP021, SLVP024, SLVP028, SLVP029 and SLVP030. The objective of the current study was to ensure that the FluPRINT dataset accurately reflects processed data available in SDM. Technical data validation was carried in previous published studies referred in the Online-only Table 2. The data from the FluPRINT study can be used to identify cellular and molecular baseline biomarkers that govern successful antibody response to influenza vaccines across different influenza seasons and a broad age population.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Mapping the global design space of nanophotonic components using machine learning pattern recognition

[Mon 10:03] Optimized designs in isolation reveal very little on the characteristics of the design space and the influence of the design parameters on the device performance. A global perspective on the design space of nanophotonic devices is presently missing. The composite design space of refractive index and segment dimensions involved here can be equally well characterized using the same global mapping procedure, indicating the general applicability of our optimization approach to a wide range of high-dimensional design problems. Rather than generating a single optimized design solution, our methodology exploits the dimensionality reduction technique from the suite of machine-learning pattern recognition tools to identify within the large design space the lower-dimensional sub-space of good devices with high performance.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

AI Robots Market is Gaining an Upward Trend Due to Surge in Big Data Analytics

[Mon 10:03] In its latest report, Market Research Future states that the global artificially intelligence robots market could achieve a robust CAGR of 28.24% during the forecast period. Hardware like AI processors as well as network devices coupled with the AI platform are the primary components that differentiate AI robots from traditional robots. With respect to type, the global AI robots market consists of service robots and industrial robots. Industrial robots could be the fastest-growing segment in the coming years and can be narrowed down to traditional industrial robots and collaborative industrial robots.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Artificial Intelligence In Manufacturing

[Mon 10:03] Legacy infrastructure is holding back digital strategies in organizations. More and more Indian organizations are embracing modern technologies like AI that offer them a number of benefits. Here's a quick look at some of the ways it is adding value to a company's manufacturing operations.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Authenticity.AI and BIS Digital Partner for Artificial Intelligence (AI) Court Reporting Automation

[Mon 10:03] "We are excited to leverage our artificial intelligence platform to enable the automation of reporting for court cases, depositions and other legal proceedings," said Michael McDonald. AI. "We are releasing our new court reporting application, Courtside™, in conjunction with BIS Digital, so their 6,000 court customers can benefit from this breakthrough technology from day one." Using AI and natural language processing, the application analyzes the records captured by BIS Digital's DCR® digital court recording software and transcribes them from audio or video to court formatting approved transcript files. "Capturing an accurate record of proceedings is mission-critical for court administrators. By joining technologies, we raise the bar for IT and automation in the courtroom and address resource constraints currently facing many court systems today."  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Edge computing: a game changer for service providers?

[Mon 09:03] Bart Salaets, Sr director of solution architects EMEA at F5 Networks, looks at how edge computing will impact service providers by exploring the various use cases. This is where edge computing comes in and it represents a game changer for service providers. Thanks to its distributed nature, edge computing can empower service providers to offer new solutions and services that simultaneously increase revenue streams and reduce network transport costs. Another eye-catching scenario involves service providers deploying small edge compute sites on enterprise campuses to deliver private 5G connectivity and services, thus deftly swerving the need for traditional Local Area Networks and Wi-Fi. Accessing the benefits of edge computing - a must for industry 4.0.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Hyundai Motor Group develops first machine-learning-based smart cruise control (SCC-ML) technology

[Mon 09:03] Hyundai Motor Group has developed what it says it the world's first Machine-Learning-based Smart Cruise Control-a technology that incorporates the driver's patterns into its self-driving behavior, creating a custom experience for the driver. Smart Cruise Control enables an essential self-driving feature and core technology for ADAS: maintaining distance from the vehicle ahead while traveling at the speed selected by the driver. Through machine learning, Smart Cruise Control autonomously drives in an identical pattern as that of the driver. Considering these various conditions, SCC-ML makes analysis to distinguish over 10 thousand patterns, developing a flexible Smart Cruise Control technology that can adapt to any driver's patterns.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Before ban, city of Berkeley acquired facial recognition technology

[Mon 09:03] On Tuesday, the city of Berkeley became the fourth city in the country to ban its agencies from using facial recognition technology. While the move was largely seen as preventing surveillance overreaches, internal city communications made public reveal that the city had already acquired facial recognition technology. City spokesperson Matthai Chakko said that while city staff and BPD discussed acquiring facial recognition technology, the city neither uses facial recognition nor has the ability to do so. According to Williams-Ridley's emails, the city has "Not purchased the software and services required for facial recognition" and asserted that city staff was not seeking to use it.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

A Closer Look At The Trends Affecting WordPress Web Development

[Mon 09:03] WordPress web development has also become more and more common in recent years, as nearly one third of the Internet is powered through the platform. There are a wide range of emerging trends for app development companies and web developers to remain aware of. App development companies and WordPress web developers must prioritize responsiveness across all platforms. In order to make the most out of WordPress web development plans, clients must have a strong awareness of the aforementioned trends.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

New AI Device Will Listen For Mechanical Problems Aboard International Space Station

[Mon 09:03] A device created in Pittsburgh will be sent to the International Space Station next month. Developed by technology company Bosch, uses artificial intelligence to detect mechanical problems based on sound. Aboard the International Space Station, or ISS, SoundSee will float around and collect data about the normal sounds of machines. SoundSee's upcoming space voyage is meant to test the device, so the team can learn what works and what can be improved.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Business Reporter - How to Maximise the Impact of AI in Your Organisation

[Mon 09:03] The chief data scientist and co-founder of artificial intelligence-powered media intelligence platform, Signal AI, tackles the future of technology driven business as we reach the dawn of a new decade, the significance of Artificial Intelligence, and how to maximise the impact of AI in your organisation. About Signal AI.Signal AI is an AI-powered business intelligence and media monitoring company that aggregates, analyses, and provides business leaders with insights into digital, print and broadcast media, news, and regulatory data. Above all, Business Reporter's commitment is to make meaningful analysis for every business owner. Whether individuals are running a small business, the head of a local company or an executive in a multinational corporation, there will be something for them at Business Reporter.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Hyundai develops cruise control with artificial intelligence

[Mon 09:03] SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - Hyundai has announced what it says is the world's first adaptive cruise control system that uses artificial intelligence to learn the driver's habits and patterns. By combining Machine Learning with its Smart Cruise Control, Hyundai hopes to create a system that drivers are likely to use more frequently because it reacts the same way that they do and feels more natural. "In order to operate the previous Smart Cruise Control, the driver manually adjusted driving patterns, such as the distance from the preceding vehicle and acceleration. It was impossible to meticulously fine-tune the settings to accommodate the diver's individual preferences without machine learning technology," Hyundai said. "For instance, even the same driver may accelerate differently in high-speed, mid-speed and low-speed environments depending on circumstance, but detailed fine-tuning was not available. Therefore, when Smart Cruise Control was activated and the vehicle operated differently than they prefer, drivers, sensed the difference, resulting in a reluctance to use the technology because it made them feel anxious and unstable."  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

The SaaS Correction Isn't Done, But Names Like Alteryx Can Be Bought Already

[Mon 08:03] One has to be precise here as to what that means, as companies like Alteryx and many of the other big SaaS cloud names are experiencing unprecedented growth, and some are already producing considerable cash flow or are even profitable already. We also argued in the linked article where we flagged a buying opportunity for Alteryx above, that the SaaS platform model is simply one of the best around, as it creates so many opportunities for new revenue streams and positive feedback that a high valuation is fully justified. Therefore I am viewing Alteryx as a "Pure" Excel spreadsheet replacement tool... Based on its place in the business intelligence workflow, Alteryx works as a sort of "Middleman" and the best way to improve a process is to cut out the middleman. The biggest competitor here is SAS, a big, privately held company, but there are signs that Alteryx is winning market share from the former.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Cognitive Computing Market 2018-2026|Overview and scope, Market players, Research, Growth

[Mon 08:03] Oct 21, 2019 - According to a new study published by Polaris Market Research the global cognitive computing market is anticipated to reach USD 53.73 billion by 2026. On the basis of technology, the natural language processing segment of cognitive computing technology accounted maximum revenue of the total global Cognitive Computing Market share. Currently, North America dominates the global Cognitive computing market with the presence of key providers operating in the cognitive computing market place such as Microsoft, IBM, and Google. Our portfolio includes set of market research insights such as market sizing and market forecasting, market share analysis and key positioning of the players, understanding the competitive landscape and their business at a ground level and many more.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

First AI DApp Game is Launched on The Blockchain

[Mon 08:03] Cortex Labs has brought machine learning to the blockchain ecosystem by creating the first - and currently the only - blockchain that allows realistic, on-chain execution of machine learning models. On the Cortex blockchain, AI developers can upload trained models to the storage layer, and DApp developers can later incorporate these models into their applications. "The DevBug team first reached out to us because we were the only blockchain that allowed them to do what they wanted - running AI models on blockchain - even though at that time we were still in our TestNet phase. But we were all really excited because it was perfect timing and did everything we could to help them navigate our development environment," said Ziqi Chen, CEO of Cortex Labs. Cortex Labs is the first public blockchain that realistically supports the execution of AI models.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Guardian Analytics® to Host Explainable Machine Learning Models Webinar Featuring Kaufman Rossin and VivoSecurity on October 24th

[Mon 08:03] PRNewswire-PRWeb/ - Guardian Analytics, the market leader in real-time behavioral analytics and machine learning solutions for banking payment fraud detection, anti-money laundering, and enterprise B2B portal fraud, today announced an upcoming executive webinar "Explainable Machine Learning - AML & Fraud Models." Learn how your financial institution can stay ahead of the fraudsters from AML and fraud experts in Machine Learning Models Validation, Jason Chorlins. "In 2018, FinCEN SAR statistics reports 2.7 million SARs & CTRs have been filed by Depository Institutions alone, less than 4% are being followed up by law enforcement agencies according to a Bank Policy Institute Survey on 19 major banks," said Eric Tran-Le., VP of Product Management at Guardian Analytics. About Guardian Analytics® Guardian Analytics is the pioneer and leading provider of behavioral analytics and machine learning solutions for preventing banking fraud and anti-money laundering.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

3 Important Ways Machine Learning Is Changing Marketing

[Mon 08:03] Within the digital marketing world, agencies and brand owners are racing to explore how they can leverage the full potential of artificial intelligence and machine learning in order to reach their marketing goals. For good reason - initial results show that machine learning can help to boost customer satisfaction, increase sales, and improve overall engagement around new product offerings. The traditional model of customer service - in which one representative connects with one customer at one time - is changing rapidly. How well do you really know your customers? And what can help? Many marketers have found a customer data platform useful in creating a single, unified customer profile.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Record-number of over 200,000 galaxies confirm: Galaxy mergers ignite star bursts

[Mon 08:03] A group of astronomers led by Lingyu Wang has now used a sample of over 200,000 galaxies to confirm that galaxy mergers are the driving force behind star bursts. A popular hypothesis among astrophysicists is that galaxy mergers go hand-in-hand with short starburst phases and an increase of around a factor two in star formation over the whole duration of the merger. They found up to twice the number of star bursts in merging galaxies compared to single galaxies. Citation: Record-number of over 200,000 galaxies confirm: Galaxy mergers ignite star bursts retrieved 21 October 2019 from  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Enlightening Insights On Why 5G Matters And Other Crucial High-Tech Topics: Steven Mollenkopf

[Mon 08:03] Are we falling behind China on high-tech? How damaging are our trade disputes with Beijing? We hear a lot about 5G: What is it and what will it mean to us? Is AI-artificial intelligence-something to be feared? There's no better person to discuss these and other critical issues than Steven Mollenkopf, the CEO of Qualcomm, one of the world's most consequential and innovative companies. Qualcomm's cutting edge breakthroughs have made possible the extraordinary advances in mobile devices and systems since its founding in the mid-1980s, and it is in the forefront of the whole 5G revolution. You will find Mollenkopf's compelling insights and observations to be particularly timely-and reassuring.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

The Technology Trap: More Than Automation Is Driving Inequality

[Mon 08:03] According to Frey, the West has experienced three industrial revolutions that have been impelled by technology. According to Frey, the first industrial revolution was dominated by "Replacing" technology. The second industrial revolution, Frey argues, was dominated by enabling technology. Frey acknowledges in passing that, during the second revolution, technology did dramatically replace employment, especially in agriculture.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Bitmain fulfills commitment to Rockdale, Texas, with launch of cryptocurrency mining farm to construct 50MW facility

[Mon 07:03] PRNewswire/ - Bitmain, the industry-leading fabless manufacturer of computing chips, has launched its 50MW mining farm in Rockdale, Texas. As announced today alongside the Rockdale Municipal Development District and DMG."We are excited to launch this facility, which is significant to Bitmain's global expansion plans. The stable and efficient energy resources in Texas. are fundamental to the inevitable scale of growth for the cryptocurrency mining industry," said Clinton Brown. Bitmain will continue to construct the 50MW facility, which can expand to a capacity of more than 300MW, making it the largest bitcoin mining facility in the world. "This mining facility marks a major milestone in the development of the mining farm industry. We are proud to partner with Bitmain, the leading innovator in this sector", said Sheldon Bennett.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Intelligent Process Automation Market Capacity, Production, Revenue Forecast 2019-2026

[Mon 07:03] Increased adoption rate of automation processes to transform workplaces drives the growth of the intelligent process automation market. Development of a unified intelligent automation tool and building of digital workforces is anticipated to provide major opportunities in the intelligent process automation market. KEY BENEFITS FOR STAKEHOLDERS. The study provides an in-depth analysis of global intelligent process automation market size along with current trends & future estimations to elucidate the imminent investment pockets. The quantitative analysis of the global intelligent process automation market share from 2018 to 2026 is provided to determine the market potential.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

AI & Data Analytics Company Inzata Introduces One-Click Data Enrichements to Make Business Data More Valuable

[Mon 07:03] Inzata's data enrichment services make any raw data more useful and accurate, and therefore more valuable. Inzata is the first full-stack analytics platform to offer Data Enrichment as a core function, allowing data within the Inzata platform to be enriched with data from dozens of authoritative sources in seconds. "We are thrilled to announce the world's first integration of comprehensive self-service data enrichment built on the foundation of our Inzata data analytics platform," said Christopher Rafter, COO of Inzata. "Customers want a single place where they can see and work with all their data, productively. We're just getting started with these 38 One-Click-Enrichments; Inzata is planning to add hundreds more over the coming months. Data is all around us, and business professionals are really starting to recognize the power of combining and harnessing diverse data to improve insights and decisions. The power of big-data is now available to transform any-size business into a data-driven powerhouse to and raise the competitive game to a higher level."  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

BBVA Group energy consumption per person down 7% since 2015

[Mon 07:03] To commemorate the occasion, BBVA has released the results of its energy savings efforts: Globally, since 2015, the company has managed to bring down its energy consumption per person by 7%. As for other countries, it stood at 16 percent in the US, 10 percent in Spain, 9 percent in Argentina and 5 percent in Turkey. Since the bank's decided to start investing in sustainable architecture models more than four years ago, it has implemented over 800 energy saving measures and optimized systems such as lighting or air conditioning, that have allowed to save more than 41 GWh. Also, with the approval of its Pledge 2025, BBVA committed to offset the direct environmental impact of its activity. In order to achieve this, BBVA is driving energy efficiency measures across global building and branch network. According to its Pledge 2025, BBVA will mobilize €100 billion in sustainable finance from 2018 to 2025, to fund green initiatives, including renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, or green bond issuance projects.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Hundreds of Students Spend Weekend Coding at HackHarvard’s Fifth Annual Hackathon

[Mon 06:03] Hundreds of students from universities representing five continents spent 36 sleepless hours coding over the weekend during the fifth annual HackHarvard, a student-run hackathon held at the Student Organizations Center at Hilles. HackHarvard - a student group that hosts weekly "HackNights" - planned the hackathon, an event geared for participants to collaborate on developing new software. "We want to see how students build projects that not only are just great pieces of technology, but they're also thinking about how to apply this technology to all walks of life," Yeo said. "I'm just astonished by the ideas students have, the problems they want to solve, and what they accomplish in such a short period of time," she said.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

"Quarter of a Billion" Pieces of Financial Paperwork Processed by Receipt Bank

[Mon 06:03] CNW/ - Receipt Bank - the world's leading bookkeeping automation platform, has reached a new milestone, digitally processing over 250,000,000 financial documents to date. Receipt Bank CEO, commented: "This is a huge milestone as we continue on our mission to make small business bookkeeping more powerful using machine learning. I'm delighted that more and more small businesses and their advisers are joining the Receipt Bank community." One Receipt Bank business user commented: "I'm a Tour Operator. So you can imagine the amount of daily cash receipts. I started using receipt bank and I couldn't have asked for a better solution to my problems. I simply snap, upload and it goes straight into my accounting system - just like that!". Financial paperwork includes receipts, bank statements, plus cost and sales invoices.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Stanford and Michigan university are the most popular among Coursera’s 5 million Indian users

[Mon 06:03] Over the last seven years, we have signed up 170 universities in 30-35 businesses who've authored 3,600 courses and these courses are mostly in data, data science, technology, and business. So after the US, India is the second-largest population of learners on Coursera. If you look at the demographics of learners in India on Coursera, you find that many more of them are looking for work than the global average. You know, in India we have almost five million learners, but the percentage of learners in India who pay for a course compared to the percentage of learners in other parts of the world is generally lower.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Female Entrepreneur Forging Path in Insurtech Space with AI-Powered Chatbot ‘LeO’

[Mon 06:03] Like many people, entrepreneur and former Israeli tech journalist turned insurtech founder Liri Halperin never expected she would end up in the insurance business. Halperin discussed how she turned $2 million from private investors and a grant from the Israel Innovation Authority into a growing insurtech currently working with dozens of insurance agencies and three major global insurance companies. Halperin said she doesn't encounter many women in the insurtech space but has made advocating for women in executive roles a personal crusade. IJ: Is the insurtech space more diverse than the rest of the insurance industry?  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Grab, Inside Out: Singapore Unicorn's Big Foray Into Investing in Startups

[Mon 06:03] Singapore's Grab earlier this year launched its investment platform, Grab Ventures, focused on tech, logistics, mobility, payments, food and groceries, and other on demand services. The accelerator is a way for Grab to invest in companies that could potentially become strategic partners for its "Super-app", an all-in-one regional mobile application for cabs, food, medicines, groceries - basically anything 'on demand'. "Grab Ventures is a minority investment vehicle. So our startups all essentially do have their own customer bases, and business models outside Grab. We house them, accelerate their businesses, and then help them scale," says Yeo. "We don't want businesses that succeed only for Grab - we want them to thrive outside the Grab ecosystem as well because we're putting money into it. They must be successful in their own right. Otherwise we would just acquire them, instead of investing time and money."  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

ASIO turning to AI to avoid missing things

[Mon 06:03] ASIO is currently undertaking an enterprise-wide transformation that it believes will place it "At the forefront of agencies" using artificial intelligence and machine learning, according to its recent annual report. In its annual report, ASIO warned about social media platforms being used to recruit people into hostile intelligence services. "In a small number of organisations, security teams were considering making policy changes in response to receiving our advice; for example, to limit or restrict social media access on their corporate networks," ASIO said. Mike Burgess named as new ASIO Director-General of Security.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Fed digs deeper into fraud as prep for real-time payments

[Mon 05:03] The group wants to classify fraud incidents in such a way that it helps overall security measures keep up with the developing U.S. faster payments schemes, while also providing essential, uniform data to machine learning and other technology to thwart payments crimes. Established by the Federal Reserve last March, the fraud definitions work group is using the mantra of "Better data, faster" as it seeks a high-level structure to classify the scope of payments fraud scenarios, said group member Dondi Black, vice president and senior product strategist at FIS. "It has to be a flexible system, and we don't have to reinvent the wheel because it is just a matter of studying the information that is available today," Black said last week when group leaders updated progress during the annual payments symposium in Chicago. With the Fed citing non-cash payments fraud at more than $8 billion a year, it has viewed the fraud definitions group as one that can drill down to the basics of fraud. Black stressed the group's work will allow other Fed committees and planners to determine if the fraud definitions "Move the needle" as opposed to waiting longer to determine a fraud type by using other methods like filling out surveys and compiling data in a slower manner.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

AI and ML will become important for how organizations run their digital systems

[Mon 05:03] 89 percent of the survey respondents believe AI and ML will become important for how organizations run their digital systems. Expectations around AI and ML replacing jobs: Overall, 37 percent of the global respondents agree that AI and ML will replace their job in a decade, while 41 percent disagreed. These numbers were lowest in the US and U.K. Promise of AI and ML: Interestingly, more than 92 percent of U.S. respondents agree that Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning will become important for how they run their digital systems. Early movers: The U.S. is leading the way on digital transformation, with roughly 50 percent of organizations from the region reporting that they have completed or are close to completing their digital transformation journeys - more than any other country surveyed.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

SAP partners with Microsoft for first-in-market cloud migration offerings

[Mon 05:03] WALLDORF, Germany, Oct. 20, 2019 - Building on a joint commitment to simplify and modernize customers' journeys to the cloud through project "Embrace," SAP SE SAP, +0.41% and Microsoft Corp. on Monday announced an extensive go-to-market partnership - from conceptualization to sales - to accelerate customer adoption of SAP S/4HANA® and SAP® Cloud Platform on Microsoft Azure. Today's new, preferred cloud partnership brings together SAP and Microsoft, along with a global network of system integrators, to offer holistic bundles that provide customers with unified reference architectures, road maps and market-approved journeys to illuminate a clear path toward the cloud. SAP will lead with Microsoft Azure to move on-premise SAP ERP and SAP S/4HANA customers to the cloud through industry-specific best practices, reference architectures and cloud-delivered services. SAP, SAP HANA and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP SE in Germany and other countries.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Turnkey Far-Field Voice Activation Kit From DSP Group and DSP Concepts to be Showcased at Broadband World Forum

[Mon 05:03] SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 20, 2019 - DSP Group, Inc., a global leader in wireless chipsets for a wide range of smart-enabled devices, and DSP Concepts, Inc., a developer of embedded audio processing solutions, have announced Cherry, a reference kit that combines DSP Group's DBMD7 SmartVoice processors with DSP Concepts' TalkTo™ suite of microphone processing and machine-learning algorithms for voice-controlled systems. DSP Group will be demonstrating the Cherry reference kit at the Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam this week. "The DBMD7 line of audio & voice processors carefully balances the low power consumption needed for smart sensing with the high-performance compute capability and large embedded memory needed for high-quality, low-latency voice and ML processing at the edge," said Yosi Brosh, CVP, SmartVoice at DSP Group. Experts in voice processing, DSP Group invests heavily in innovation for the smart future, the result is leading-edge semiconductor technology that is enabling our customers to develop a new wave of products that bring enhanced user experiences through continuous innovation around voice as an interface.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Whiterose's Backstory On 'Mr. Robot' May Explain How Elliot Can Defeat Her

[Mon 04:03] Viewers likely started Mr. Robot's Oct. 20 episode hoping for answers about who "The other one" is, but as far as consolations go, finally learning Whiterose's backstory isn't a bad alternative - particularly since it may reveal how Elliot can defeat her. Back in the present, Whiterose tells her assistant Wang Shu what outift she will wear "The day my project is shipped - the day we begin to build a new world." It's the same dress she wore when she came out as transgender to the translator back in 1982; clearly, his influence still weighs heavily on her even all these decades later. Even the quiz questions that the translator asked Whiterose when they were happily in love are something that she's seemingly adapted. The translator had asked, "The first color that pops to mind?" to which Whiterose replied, "Purple." Angela was asked, "Are you red or purple?" and she appropriately replied, "Purple." Suffice it to say, the translator seems to have heavily influenced whatever Whiterose is doing now.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Making Self-Learning Less Lonely and More Fun

[Mon 04:03] Incentivize yourself to push through the nitty-gritties of learning X. Remember they are long-term systems and not one-off tips and tricks. Incentivize yourself to push through the nitty-gritties of learning X. A lot of the time self-learning can be really draining despite having all the right reasons for learning. A script to analyze the sentiment of tweets of various Game of Thrones seasons to learn how bad the last season wasAnd tricked yourself to learn - Python, Machine Learning, NLP.Kaggle has some really cool resources that you can use to learn Machine Learning and Data Science. PS: If you have found my advice useful, I would love to jump on a 10-minute call with you to know your story, your learning struggles and give you more personalized advice :)..  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

50 years of housing trends

[Mon 03:03] My maternal grandparents lived long enough to celebrate 50 years of marriage. The 50th anniversary of the Blade inspired me to take a look at how housing has changed over the same decades and identify trends that were fashionable in each. Distressed pine cabinets accented by stenciled wall borders, dried flower arrangements and roosters were everywhere. We've seen a revival of mid-century styles, colored appliances, two-tone kitchen cabinets, quartz and marble countertops, and enough grey paint to cover Trump Tower.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Outsiders Are In: The Cleveland Clinic Innovation Summit Evolves

[Mon 03:03] It's been 17 years since Cleveland Clinic hosted its first Medical Innovation Summit. "While the technology is interesting, the bigger story is the die is not cast in terms of who will disrupt healthcare," says William Morris, MD, executive medical director, Cleveland Clinic Innovations. In the past the Summit focused on specific disease states and medical devices, says Susan Bernat, general manager of strategic marketing, Cleveland Clinic Innovations. The Summit is organized by Cleveland Clinic Innovations, the business development and commercialization arm of Cleveland Clinic.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Environmentalist and Human Rights Protestors Disrupt Trustees Meeting, Demand Divestment

[Mon 03:03] "The board of trustees doesn't accurately represent the university well enough," Nadia Viteck '22, a member of Climate Justice Cornell, told The Sun in an interview. Max Greenburg '22, president of the Cornell Jewish Voice for Peace and treasurer of Students and Justice in Palestine accused the Board of Trustees of working for the "Interests of power and corporate profit." Greenburg said that the Board of Trustees is going against Cornellian values of "Providing an enriching, accessible education for everyone." By fostering relations with corporations and elite universities, Greenburg argued that Cornell is complicit in human rights abuses. "We don't want Cornell to be complicit in this flagrant human rights abuses," Sahar said, addressing fellow protesters.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

China's tech rise poses security and human rights dilemma for Australian universities

[Mon 03:03] Instead, the partnership is at the centre of a growing debate about how Australian universities should balance much-needed international collaboration in promising fields with mounting concerns that such research could undermine the country's national security and be used in ways that go against national values, including to boost Beijing's authoritarian policies. Apart from UTS, the University of New South Wales Sydney, the University of Sydney, Australian National University, the University of Queensland, and the University of Adelaide have all been embroiled in controversy over their China ties. Critics accuse Australian universities of helping the Chinese Communist Party to build its security and surveillance capabilities. Chen Hong, director of the Australian Studies Centre at the East China Normal University in Shanghai, said mutually beneficial academic and scientific collaboration with China had become needlessly politicised.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Breaking analysis: IT spending stays flat but cloud sees more acceleration

[Mon 03:03] Enterprises are tightening the purse strings as we head into the fourth quarter of 2019, with spending on information technology infrastructure set to remain flat compared to the same period one year ago, according to the latest forecast from Enterprise Technology Research. The news isn't all bad as some disruptive technologies, and many key markets in the cloud, will continue to show strong momentum, said Dave Vellante, chief analyst at SiliconANGLE sister market research firm Wikibon and co-host of theCUBE, in the latest of his Breaking Analysis videos at SiliconANGLE Media's studio in Boston. Donald Trump's possible re-election is far from their only concern, as many companies attempt to prioritize their IT spending after several years of weighing up various emerging new technologies. Spending on new hardware is succumbing rapidly due to the growing popularity of cloud storage services offered by companies such as Amazon Web Services Inc. and Microsoft Corp. And some organizations simply don't need to buy any more storage, having invested so much in flash technology over the last couple of years.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

New tech from Futures Command ‘designed, built, tested with soldiers’ to get it there faster

[Mon 03:03] In slightly more than a year, the Army's newest major entity, Army Futures Command, has grown from a staff of a dozen soldiers to taking on a combined force of 26,000 people. The new command has coordinated the work of the Army's cross functional teams that run areas from network to future helicopters, long-range fires and navigation. The new Army Applications Lab in Austin, Texas, for example, is looking for "Disruptive tech" to solve problems for future combat, Lt. Gen. James Richardson, deputy commander at AFC, told Army Times ahead of the Association of the U.S. Army meeting. Some of the work through the CFTs connects to other services, such as with the Position Navigation and Timing CFT. That group is talking with Air Force officials on linking space-based work to help the Army better understand their own "System of systems" approach to the kill chain of seeing targets, communicating back and destroying targets.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Intel head in Brazil steps down

[Mon 03:03] The Brazil country manager at Intel, Mauricio Ruiz, has left the company after two decades of service. His interim replacement is consumer and retail director Gisselle Ruiz y Lanza and Intel expects to make a decision regarding a permanent placeholder in eight weeks' time. "I've left Intel's general management and am officially on sabbatical until the end of 2019," the executive wrote, in a LinkedIn post. Ruiz joined Intel from Netscape in 1999, as an account manager.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Jones has shown flashes of brilliance, but needs to cut back on turnovers

[Mon 02:03] There are still nine games remaining, and the Giants have no intention of turning the clock back and putting Eli Manning back on the field. The Giants fell to the Cardinals 27-21 on Sunday afternoon, following three total turnovers from rookie quarterback Daniel Jones. Without running back Saquon Barkley since the second-year playmaker suffered his high sprained right ankle in Sept. 22's 32-31 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the New York Giants hope to have him back as he goes through practice with Week 7 on deck against the Arizona Cardinals. Re Williams gets another chance at professional football, but the former Giants running back does so outside of the NFL. Most recently with Big Blue during the 2014 season, the four-year NFL running back headlined several players with ties to New York's teams - the Jets and Giants - taken Tuesday among the 2020 XFL draft's skill-player selections, picked by the Houston Roughnecks.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Zuckerberg launches public defense of Facebook as attacks mount

[Mon 02:03] Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is in the midst of a public relations blitz as criticism of the company he founded mounts in Washington. Zuckerberg launches public defense of Facebook as attacks mount. From livestreaming a Q&A with Facebook staff to meeting with GOP lawmakers and conservative pundits, Zuckerberg has been making the rounds, a sharp break from his company's normal strategy of deploying other high-level executives in moments of crisis. Facebook declined to remove the ad. Presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been particularly outspoken against the policy, saying it amounts to Facebook being a "Disinformation-for-profit machine." Warren's campaign even ran an ad falsely claiming that Zuckerberg had endorsed Trump to draw attention to the controversy.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Researchers develop method to combat self-service checkout theft

[Mon 02:03] The solution to self-service checkout theft might have been solved by Scottish researchers. The study simulated a self-service checkout scenario, with participants asked to scan and weigh items before making the final payment. Researchers concluded there is "Huge merit in maintaining a social element in consumer interaction with technology" when focusing on reducing self-service checkout theft. The study comes as retailers across the country currently are trailing several different methods to combat self-service checkout theft.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Diamonds Have Nothing on These 'Superhard' Forms of Carbon

[Mon 02:03] "Diamonds are right now the hardest material that is commercially available, but they are very expensive," says Eva Zurek, professor of chemistry at the University at Buffalo. "I have colleagues who do high-pressure experiments in the lab, squeezing materials between diamonds, and they complain about how expensive it is when the diamonds break." "We would like to find something harder than a diamond. If you could find other materials that are hard, potentially you could make them cheaper. They might also have useful properties that diamonds don't have. Maybe they will interact differently with heat or electricity, for example." Hardness relates to a material's ability to resist deformation.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Superior Ag 'Co-Partners' with Kentucky Company

[Mon 02:03] Huntingburg-based Superior Ag is joining forces with a Kentucky company. As a result of the partnership, Superior Ag says all operations and personnel will continue on an uninterrupted basis. Superior Ag says the partnership will provide the cooperative with an excess of 7 million bushels of grain storage capacity at eight grain elevator locations. "Our partnership with Superior Ag provides security for our marketing arm to keep local producers, distilleries, and other markets connected. They bring financial support and bring marketing expertise, as well as business collaboration to create immediate growth to our company."  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Firms pledge ethical use of AI

[Mon 02:03] Fujitsu established an outside ethics committee last month, comprising six experts. It also says humans should have the final say on decisions that refer to recommendations derived from AI. Junichi Tsujii chair of Fujitsu Group External Advisory Committee on AI Ethics, said artificial intelligence is extremely beneficial to humankind, but if it is used inappropriately, the negative impact would be immense. He warned that if companies can't provide people with peace of mind, AI will not be widely used in society. IT firms like Sony and NEC have drawn up similar procedures for AI use.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Why Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Head Like a Hole’ Is Still the Anti-Anthem for Our Times

[Mon 01:03] By Trent Reznor's estimation, "Head Like a Hole" was a "Throwaway." He had labored intensely on Nine Inch Nails' debut album, Pretty Hate Machine, with all its complex, shadowy textures and abject confessions, revising each song until it was perfect. Even though Reznor swore he was apolitical as an artist at the time of its release, the song turned out to be the perfect protest to Desert Storm rhetoric later that year, and three decades later, it's still the ideal anthem of resistance in the Trump era. Then there is the song's scathing three-movement chorus: "No, you can't take that away from me," which goes into "Head like a hole, black as your soul/I'd rather die than give you control," a refrain that Reznor somehow topped with "Bow down before the one you serve/You're going to get what you deserve." The lyrics suggest the sort of morality play that members of the shock-rock pantheon Alice Cooper and Dee Snider blueprinted years earlier - yet it's scarier than "I'm Eighteen" or "We're Not Gonna Take It," since Reznor really sounds like he means it. Although Reznor never ran away from the song - it's still a floor-rattling staple at Nine Inch Nails concerts - by that point he had run far away from that period in his life.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

How insurtech startup Symbo aims to disrupt the industry with vision, fitness, marathon, and women-specific insurance

[Mon 01:03] Customisable insurance Symbo services customers from the smallest fitness insurance ticket and can go up to millions of dollars' worth of re-insurance transactions. Proving all types of insurance including auto, health, property, and business insurance, the team has created five products so far - vision insurance, marathoners insurance, fitness insurance, party insurance, and women-care cover. Market overview The Indian insurance industry comprises 57 companies, of which 24 are in the life insurance business and 33 are in the non-life category. According to IBEF, gross premiums written in India reached Rs 5.53 trillion in FY18, with Rs 4.58 trillion from life insurance and Rs 1.51 trillion from non-life insurance.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

How CPAs can prepare for accelerating tech changes

[Mon 01:03] Rogers, an educator and principal facilitator at Singularity University, spoke Sunday at the AICPA fall Council meeting in Seattle about how CPAs can prepare themselves to succeed in the profession in an environment of accelerating change. Understanding the drivers of the changes can help CPAs anticipate risks and recognize opportunities, Rogers said. "Living in an era of accelerating change means we are living in a world that is always in the process of becoming something new," Rogers said. Rogers is concerned that CPAs who don't prepare for change will be left behind even as the forward-thinkers in the profession become future leaders and thrive.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Roman Reigns On What He Would Want To Do With The Rock At WrestleMania, What He's Learned From Rock

[Mon 01:03] Roman Reigns recently spoke with Scott Fishman of TV Insider and talked about learning from his cousin, The Rock, and possibly mixing it up with The Great One in the ring. Reigns described Rock as a true superstar, but genuine. Reigns continued and said The Rock connects with his fans like no one else can. Regarding a possible big money match with The Rock at WrestleMania, Reigns believes they would have the right chemistry, but they would do well as a tag team.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

3 Ways Legal Aid Attys Are Using Tech To Boost Court Access

[Mon 01:03] On Oct. 10, the Legal Services Corp. announced which 30 legal organizations had scored a slice of $4.2 million in grant money it was offering to fund technology projects that increase low-income Americans' access to legal help. The list of grant recipients showcased several trends - and a few unique proposals - in how legal aid groups are wielding technology to fill gaps in their services and otherwise increase access to the legal system. "These technology projects improve the delivery of legal services and information to the millions of Americans who would otherwise have to navigate the legal system alone," Jim Sandman, LSC's president, said in a statement. Several legal aid groups plan to use the technology initiative grants to help people go through a court proceeding largely on their own.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

For venture capitalists, Newbury Street is in fashion

[Mon 01:03] Much of the office space on Newbury is being upgraded, said Wil Catlin,of Boston Realty Advisors. When I contacted him last week, Catlin said he had three tours scheduled for investment firms looking at offices on Newbury Street. Three of the newest venture capital firms on Newbury are at opposite ends of the street. Its library-like office is upstairs from Dolce & Gabbana, at the high-priced end of Newbury near the Public Garden.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

AI will provide much-needed fillip to economy in next decade

[Mon 00:03] Retail industry have begun using AI to predict sales and robots to manage large warehouses, particularly during shopping festivals like 'Big Billion Days'.Universities have started using AI to predict students' performance. AI is also impacting the Indian startup ecosystem in a big way. Looking at the availability of a large pool of talented professionals well-versed in AI, many MNCs are investing in India and multiple large venture funds are focusing on India's next generation AI startups. Last but not the least, with Google coming up with its AI Research Lab in Bengaluru, it is needless to say that AI will provide a much-needed fillip to the Indian economy in the next decade.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Newsom’s first rodeo: In year one, the governor bucks both Trump and Brown

[Mon 00:03] His choices during his first year as governor largely reflect Newsom's progressive vision for the state. "Third time's a charm," quipped a cheerful Assemblyman Phil Ting as Newsom signed his bill expanding the use of gun restraining orders - something Brown had vetoed twice. In giving a thumbs down to AB 1451, Newsom became the third consecutive governor to veto a bill that sought to change the process for qualifying initiatives for the ballot by limiting the use of paid signature-gatherers. Newsom accomplished a lot in his first year as governor.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Cubic Showcases Intelligent Transport Management Technologies at ITS World Congress in Singapore

[Mon 00:03] Cubic Corporation today announced its Cubic Transportation Systems business division will showcase innovative mobility technologies for the future of smart cities as well as participate in various speaking sessions at this year's Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress in Singapore. Taking place from October 21-25, ITS World Congress brings together experts from all over the world to discuss how advancements in transportation technologies can shape tomorrow's cities. "We strive to develop revolutionary technologies that support evolving smart city ecosystems," said Tom Walker, senior vice president and managing director, Asia-Pacific, Cubic Transportation Systems. Cubic will be demonstrating the following ITS solutions at its stand located in the ITS Australia Pavilion, booth #73:. Cubic Transport Management Platform: Cubic's cloud-based, ITS data integration management solution is a first-of-its-kind, built on a flexible and scalable platform that allows for the continued operation of legacy systems while reducing costs of operation.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Robert Downey Jr.’s Instagram Is Basically an Ode to ‘Iron Man’ — and We’re Not Mad About It

[Mon 00:03] Robert Downey Jr. made the role of Iron Man what it is now. Why Robert Downey Jr.'s time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe may not be over entirely. How does 'Iron Man' live on through Robert Downey Jr.'s Instagram page? There's Iron Man fan art, behind-the-scenes footage, photo ops with kids from charities he works with, and even a shot of Downey with the MCU legend himself, the late Stan Lee.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

The Yun Family Foundation announces the Grand Challenge on Inclusive Stakeholding

[Sun 23:03] PRNewswire-PRWeb/ - The Yun Family Foundation announces the Grand Challenge on Inclusive Stakeholding, an incentive prize competition designed to nurture innovations that promote a better future for all through the principle of inclusive stakeholding. On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing in July."The arc of human history has been a struggle to update the inclusive fitness of the kin tribe era with the inclusive stakeholding of the global era," stated Joon Yun., Principal of the Yun Family Foundation. "Genetically speaking, people own 50% founder's stock in their children, 25% in their grandkids and cousins, and so on. Kin skin in the game provided the inclusive stakeholding that helped people win as their community won. Today, we rely much more on strangers who have an incentive to put their own interests ahead of ours. When those entrusted to serve us don't have kin skin in the game, exclusive stakeholding ensues. Fake news, fake foods, and fake politicians all result from the same underlying cause of low genetic alignment." The deadline for submissions is October 31., and the winners will be notified on December 1."The struggle for inclusive stakeholding is the First Principle of Humanity, from which can be derived not only historical understanding but a path to building a better future for everyone," commented Eric Yun., Director of the Yun Family Foundation.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Japan to mark first-ever participation in WETEX, Dubai Solar Show

[Sun 23:03] The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has announced that Japan is participating, for the first time, in the 21st Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition, WETEX 2019. Five leading Japanese companies are also exhibiting at the 4th Dubai Solar Show. The Japanese companies will showcase their latest technologies in the construction of large-scale solar power plants, solar panel systems with sun tracking technology, groundwater treatment systems, and industrial water treatment systems that generate potable water. "DEWA is working closely with some of the top Japanese companies to complete leading projects in the fields of digital transformation, Artificial Intelligence and renewable energy, in addition to projects involving Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies. Japanese companies consider Dubai an ideal destination to explore investment opportunities that the emirate, the UAE and the region provide in the areas of energy, renewable energy, water and the environment," noted Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of DEWA, and Founder and Chairman of WETEX. The total volume of trade between the UAE and Japan reached AED27.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

ADX Group Announces IPO Progress, New Cyber Security Offerings

[Sun 23:03] Attending the conference on Jeju Island, South Korea, more than 700 ADX sales consultants heard updates on the company's IPO, new ADX Cyber Security Services, YouChat secure mobile messaging services, popular AWL Cloud Hosting Services, and advances in ADX Mobile Games. "The focus of our 11th Autumn conference is ADX Cyber Security Services," said Renner. "ADX's advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, and blockchain technology as a service have significantly enhanced ADX's AWL Cloud Services end-user accounts. Building upon AWL's momentum, ADX Cyber Security Services enables simple and effective safeguarding of individual freedoms and privacy, which are increasingly under threat." ADX's portfolio of online business services includes AWL Cloud Services, an all-in-one online business platform augmenting hosting technology with advanced AI, machine learning, deep learning, and blockchain management; ADX Cyber Security Services; ADX Discover, which carries thousands of consumer classified ads across 19 categories; aPay mobile payment platform; WebCast Pro secure, multilingual webcasting; Shop.Pro and the iRewards Shop multilingual eCommerce platforms; AppMart Pro "Build-it-for-me" and DIY app development platform, with more than 870,000 mobile apps built; ADX Mail secure online email service; VideoMeet Pro live video broadcasting and conferencing; and YouChat, a mobile text, photo and video messaging app.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

AI targets insider threats by analysing employee writing for malice

[Sun 23:03] Data security threats from malicious insiders have already been recognised as a big problem for businesses - but an IBM Australia-built proof of concept could go a long way towards solving it with an artificial intelligence based solution that can spot disgruntled workers before they have acted. A team of IBM Security engineers realised that businesses are collecting masses of data about network performance and user behaviour, QRadar flows product owner Holly Wright told CSO Australia, and set about looking for ways this information could be meaningfully paired with other data and analysed to give greater insight about users' state of mind. The tool leaned on tools like QRadar SIEM to collect operational data and QRadar Network Insights for deep packet inspection, then tapped into IBM's evolving Watson set of AI-based services - which includes the likes of Personality Insights to comb the data for particular trigger words and semantic innuendo, and Watson Tone Analyzer to evaluate emotional tones in written text. By collecting email traffic as it traverses the network and feeding it into the AI engine, the solution is able to derive a risk score for each employee that changes based on the content and semantic tone of their writing.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

7 Best Acoustic Guitars for Beginners

[Sun 22:03] There are plenty of places to get cheap guitars, but are any of them worth owning? Discover seven of the best options for buying an acoustic guitar for beginners that balance price and playability. Balancing all the factors, Orangewood might be making the best guitars for beginners right now as far as acoustics go. A clear step up from the Yamaha Fd01S that appears in the bundle we included among the best guitar starter kits, the FG800 is an extremely reliable beginners guitar. This list focuses on the best acoustic guitars for beginners, which does not always mean the cheapest.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Adjust panel: The state of user acquisition for mobile games

[Sun 22:03] Acquiring users for mobile games isn't the sexiest part of the game industry. Games account for 10% of time spent on mobile devices, but 74% of revenue in the mobile game industry. GamesBeat: Mobile gaming is a $70 billion market now, the biggest part of games. Apparently 10 percent of time is spent on mobile games, but games account for 74 percent of the revenue in the mobile industry.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

‘Future tense, it will be war of technologies next’

[Sun 22:03] Former National Security Adviser, M.K. Narayanan, who delivered the keynote address at the start of the three-day Synergia Conclave, apologized, at the outset, for turning into a "Prophet of doom," for the world is changing in ways that hadn't so far been imagined, making the future that much harder to predict. The "Premature death" of liberalism and communism, says Narayanan, who has also served as the head of the Intelligence Bureau, beginning in the 1960s, has given rise to "Leaders who practice a kind of personalised authoritarianism." Hitherto unforeseen innovations, in the hands of unpredictable leaders makes forecasting the future "Rather difficult," he says. Military strength and economic power are no longer the sole factors that dictate leadership, as IT, biotechnology, nanotechnology and cyber take on increasingly important roles, even as the threats of military conflict and nuclear war grow more unlikely, Narayanan says. Where, then does that leave the future of security? "The existential challenge," says Narayanan, "That the data age poses to society will be a matter of utmost concern as the century progresses. There is a need to innovate faster, fuse traditional human skills with technological innovations with a mindset that enables diversity and empowers the people."  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

A united front for challenging times

[Sun 22:03] News that Singapore narrowly avoided a technical recession - or two straight quarters of quarter-on-quarter contraction - demonstrates how precarious the economic times are. The news comes against the backdrop of continuing trade tensions between the United States and China, the world's two largest economies whose relations impinge on the fortunes of other nations, not least Singapore, whose economy is deeply globalised. In times such as these, there is a danger that the social compact between governments and workers will splinter, creating convenient space for nativist and populist forces that call for economic protectionism and political isolationism. The rise of such forces in many advanced economies provides a salutary warning to countries such as Singapore, where the concept of good governance is tied intrinsically to the day-to-day well-being of workers.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

OpenText CEO defends company’s cautious strategy amid investor concern

[Sun 22:03] OpenText Corp. chief executive Mark Barrenechea likes to call his company a durable, steady performer, a disciplined acquisitor and one of the most profitable software providers in the world. Does OpenText, one of Canada's largest publicly traded tech companies, need a new strategy to rekindle investor interest? "Given that valuation multiples in the software sector seem to be much more closely correlated to revenue growth than margins, we question whether 40 per cent is the right" profit target, BMO Capital Markets analyst Thanos Moschopoulos said in a recent note. PI Financial's Gus Papageorgiou calls OpenText's M&A track record "a mixed bag." Its returns on equity and capital have declined as assets have grown faster than its earnings and it relied on raising external capital to fund deals, he said, noting Constellation's ROE is 56 per cent - seven times more than OpenText - because it has used internally generated cash to fund deals. Mr. Barrenechea defends his strategy, saying the company doesn't want to sacrifice profits to chase revenue: "I like the balance we have." He adds OpenText has also been less acquisitive lately because private equity buyers drove up deal prices.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Happy Back to the Future Day: Seven Books That Will Propel Your Business Into the Future

[Sun 22:03] Haven't made plans for October 21? Set aside at least two-or a full six-hours because the date has been designated Back to the Future Day. Setting aside what a great vehicle the film proved to be for Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, Back to the Future and its sequels provide great fodder for talking about where we've been and where we're going. What if you had a crystal ball, like the sports almanac Biff receives in Back to the Future II, which allows him to make bets in the past to earn a fortune for the future? Alan Wright and Andrew Johnson provide something of the sort in Blockchain, which will help you understand the many ways people can invest in the emerging cryptocurrency market. In Back to the Future II, audiences saw a glimpse of 2015 that included flying cars and robots.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Astro Boy's Late Creator to Release New Manga with Help from AI

[Sun 22:03] Hoping to hone in on the main elements of Tezuka's style, Kioxia's technology wants to craft an entire new work inspired by the prolific creator. Hoping to debut the "New" manga in February 2020, it's currently unclear whether Kioxia is aiming to generate images based on Tezuka's work or is crafting a full manga, but the experiment is the first in a new initiative to show the kinds of advances from this memory technology. Astro Boy was created in the early 1950's by legendary manga and anime creator Osamu Tezuka, who was been described as Japan's equivalent to Walt Disney. Astro strikes out on his own, going on a journey that eventually lands him with a new home, new owner, and new mission - to battle the forces of evil using his robotic powers.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

iPR Software Introduces the First Artificial Intelligence Application for Online Newsrooms and Digital Publishing

[Sun 22:03] LOS ANGELES, CA, Oct. 20, 2019 - via NEWMEDIAWIRE - iPR Software, the leader in Online Newsrooms, Digital Publishing, Digital Asset Management solutions, and customized integrated solutions, announced its largest technology rollout to date at Public Relations Society of America's International Conference in San Diego, California. With the launch of "Metatron," iPR Software's new application empowers Artificial Intelligence cloud capabilities as well as integrating the power of machine learning into DAM and customized software platforms to increase productivity and corporate asset sharing across multiple customer ecosystems. These enhanced publishing and sharing tools are integrated into iPR Software's industry-leading statistics and measurement portal, that enable clients to increase audience engagement and greater ROI. "Metatron's Artificial Intelligence capabilities are part of iPR Software's mission to invest in revolutionary technologies," said Bowles. iPR Software provides Interactive, Digital Publishing, DAM, and Customized Software solutions that leverage cloud, mobile and social media technologies to reinvent the way Public Relations and Marketing professionals do business.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

DCW 2019: Machine learning and AI ‘not ready to replace architects’

[Sun 21:03] Robots do not have the skill to replace the role of architects in designing buildings, Josh Chrystal, innovation manager at Maber architects, told an audience at the Innovation Stage of Digital Construction Week. There is has been a great deal of discussion across the sector on the merits of automated design and how much routine design work computers equipped with artificial intelligence can do. Chrystal said there were so many variations - and many things the machine did not understand - and that he has concluded that machine learning has a lot to catch up with architects. "Machine learning is a definitely a design tool that we will see more of, but at the moment it is not a design replacement."  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Giants' Daniel Jones fumbles away matchup against Kyler Murray

[Sun 21:03] That is what Daniel Jones has become early in his New York Giants career, and it was costly in Sunday's wet 27-21 loss to Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals at MetLife Stadium. The Cardinals turned a Jones interception and two fumbles into 17 points. It's something he'll need to improve drastically moving forward if the Giants are going to become a winning team. The Giants came into Sunday 31st in turnover differential and were minus-2 against the Cardinals.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Adobe Enhances Its Digital Experience Platform

[Sun 21:03] Adobe has added several enhancements to its digital experience platform, including AI-based personalization and streamlined activation. The Adobe Experience Platform pulls data in from across the enterprise, allowing brands to personalize the customer experience across channels. People-Based Destinations - This tool, using Adobe Audience Manager, a data management platform, pulls together a unified view of the customer. Contributing to the performance are Adobe Sensei, the firm's AI and machine-learning technology.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Meet Ai-Da, the world's first ultra-realistic humanoid artist

[Sun 21:03] Standing on the left of a stage in the central galleria of Mall of the Emirates is the world's first ultra-realistic humanoid artist, Ai-Da. Robots have long been carrying out menial tasks with mathematical accuracies that would likely take humans much longer. As the visionary behind Ai-Da, Meller reassures me, "Ai-Da is a persona, there is no substitute for real artists. Just as cameras were adapted as tools for artists, so will AI and robots. We don't have an agenda. She is an artist because nobody listens to leaders anymore. There is very little respect for leaders now, people might listen to an artist and think, 'actually that's a very good point'." Ai-Da's eyes start rolling and her face turns upwards as she tells me the world around her is her inspiration. Right before her face goes stoic, Ai-Da says, "Humans create robots. It is humans who create a better or worse world."  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Good News In America; Finding A Lost Ring, Delta Helps, Pumpkin!

[Sun 20:03] An Atlantic Giant pumpkin weighing more than a ton won $15,225 in prize money Monday at the 46th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay. As their bus departed from school, they realized their flight coming in from 6 to 9 p.m. Then it got delayed after 9 p.m. "Then we figured out that our flight would be cancelled," boys coach Matt Purdue told MileSplit NJ. "We went to the flight counter and they said they would refund our tickets. We told the ticket agent we have about 80 people who need to get to Disney for a cross-country race. We're really not interested in a refund. They said the next flight was not until next Wednesday." Life-like hedgehogs and golden wrenches forged in chocolate from a new shop on Fifth Avenue might look too good to eat at first - but customers may soon find they're too good not to eat, too, owners told Patch. The military family had lost their old dog before learning about the guide dog program.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

ABS prioritises client-systems in major IT upgrade as deadline looms

[Sun 20:03] The funding followed pleas from the then acting ABS boss Jonathan Palmer for funding to upgrade old and unstable IT systems and introduce new apps and portals to provide access to ABS data. "The revised scope has allowed the ABS to better manage statistical impact and prioritise benefits to ABS customers and providers." "The API technology that underpins this new service will be extended in 2019-20, enabling other ABS customers to access our wide range of ABS data releases instantaneously." The ABS Intelligent Coder, which aims to improve "Efficiency and accuracy of statistical coding and classification of data, through the use of machine learning capabilities", is also now ready for use, while the ABS DataLab is continuing to grow.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Technology in Warfare: Is India Lagging Behind?

[Sun 20:03] Cyberspace, electronic warfare, and espionage are well established aspects of war, but there is one more dangerous technology making its way without getting due attention from our planners - Swarm Drones equipped with Artificial Intelligence. In March 2017, in an experiment under the US Marine Corp's Low-Cost Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Swarming Technology project, 30 Coyote drones, each weighing around five to six kilogrammes, were launched and monitored by a human operator, but the entire swarm was working autonomously. In June 2017, China Electronics Technology Group Corporation conducted a successful flight test where 119 drones completed a number of simulated missions including sub-missions where a number of drones broke away from the main group, completed a sub-task and re-joined the swarm. The key technology behind the swarm is the ability of hundreds or thousands of drones to collect information and share it among themselves.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Is Kenya ready for edge computing?

[Sun 20:03] Cloud computing is primarily using data from centralised computing and storage. As Kenya still relishes in the gains of industrial transformation from cloud computing, the world has moved a step ahead. Welcome to edge computing. While cloud computing supports the digital transformation of businesses, its edge counterpart brings the insights sitting at the cloud closer to the device where the action is happening. Last month at a press event in Singapore, Schneider Electric said it was ready to pioneer the uptake of edge computing in Africa.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Get ready for the second annual HLTH conference

[Sun 20:03] ENGAGE at HLTH on October 28 will feature innovators from across the health ecosystem drawing attention to innovations in care delivery, reimbursement, and health tech that are driving the consumerization of health. WEGO Health will host a patient leaders' luncheon October 29 from 12:30-2pm. WEGO Health Awards will also be part of the HLTH conference this year. WEGO Health Awards recognize and honor those making a difference in the online health community, supporting patient leaders who are working to build a more human-centered healthcare system. Jack Barrette, WEGO Health CEO, has said it will bring the patient advocates, influencers, and healthcare collaborators to HLTH who are helping others and transforming healthcare.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Hapag-Lloyd’s Hanseatic Inspiration

[Sun 19:03] A new expedition ship needs something special for its naming ceremony. Hanseatic Inspiration is the second of three luxury expedition vessels for the German company Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. These two words are important: luxury and expedition. One of the most important features of a good expedition ship is being able to see.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Mexican instructors get training at Western Nevada College

[Sun 19:03] Mechatronics training in the Automation and Industrial Technology Center at Western Nevada College has gone international this week. WNC welcomed eight instructors from four Tamaulipas institutions for a week of intensive systems approach training with Electronics and Industrial Technology Professor Emily Howarth. "So, it's a matter of training the trainers to a degree. These schools in Tamaulipas have a very robust study abroad program because they want their instructors to have access to the latest technologies, latest curriculum and the latest pedagogies, and they have looked to Western to provide training in the area of mechatronics." "They have sought out those opportunities in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. Since I worked with them previously at my former institution, where we would do language training for them, when I got here to Nevada, we had a discussion with the system office and Dr. Zaragoza about creating a training partnership. Nevada, because of its unique system where you have community colleges, state colleges and universities, we could offer a one-stop shop for the folks for training purposes."  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Every HR Leader Needs AI On Their Career Roadmap – Part II

[Sun 19:03] HR needs to have an urgency about providing a broad base of AI digital dexterity training if they are going to close talent gaps, improve recruiting, retain valuable employees, and offer meaningful career paths. Attracting high-potential candidates, reskilling and upskilling workforces, and equipping HR teams with the knowledge they need to manage talent at scale are the catalysts driving organizations to add AI training. HR teams relying on AI to suggest those positions that best match a candidates' innate capabilities and strengths have a better chance of closing the talent gap, starting with their most hard-to-fill positions. Being strong with AI skills from an organizational standpoint helps solve the talent crisis every organization faces, too, starting with improving qualified talent pipelines.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

This scary deepfake app can create nudes of even fully clothed women

[Sun 19:03] A new AI-powered software tool makes it easy to generate realistic nude images of women, all without them having to take off their clothes. From public figures and actresses to homemakers, no one is spared in this app. In both software versions, the AI-generated nudes are watermarked as 'fake'. It is easy to remove the watermark, making it even difficult to prove the falseness.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Volute Announces the Appointment of a New Board Member from MIT Innovation

[Sun 19:03] PRNewswire-PRWeb/ - Volute, a technology company developing new enterprise workflow solutions, today announced the appointment of a new member to its Board of Directors - Enrique Shadah. "Michael is highly attuned to large organizations needs to increase productivity of knowledge workers through better workflow. This insight coupled with his deep understanding of technology, is the foundation on which Volute is building a leading position in the field of intelligent workflow and process automation. I look forward to working with Michael and the Volute team to accelerate progress towards this goal," Mr. Shadah added. About Volute Volute is at the forefront of combating universal efficiency issues in the enterprise with new intelligent automation workflow technology. Meaning, "With the living voice." Volute is being launched with innovation divisions among other forward-thinking business units in a number of Fortune companies with plans to create a major efficacy study for efficiency gains using the technology.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

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