Salesforce and Tableau software become one
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by Richard Harris
Salesforce has said it will buy Tableau Software for $15.7 billion in an all-stock deal, making it the largest acquisition in the history of the company. This is more than double the $6.5 billion the San Francisco-based cloud giant paid for MuleSoft last year.
Salesforce will use the acquisition to double down on business intelligence through powerful new data...
Artificial Intelligence meets television
Saturday, May 25, 2019 by Richard Harris
3 Screen Solutions (3SS) recognized specialists in the use of AI technology to understand what’s inside a video, says they have joined forces to launch and co-commercialize a new pre-integrated AI-based end-to-end platform which enables unprecedented TV service personalization and a range of benefits for operators and their subscribers.
The AI-based soluti...
Google Cloud Next 19 announcements
Thursday, April 11, 2019 by Brittany Harris
Next ‘19 is underway, and here’s a summary of the important news announced from the event.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai kicked off talking about Cloud’s momentum and announced their new multi and hybrid cloud offering called Anthos. Anthos lets customers write once and run anywhere—in the cloud, in their data center, or even in other clouds.
Bidalgo expands into London
Thursday, March 28, 2019 by Richard Harris
Bidalgo has expanded to London to help app marketers in the region achieve growth quickly, easily and profitably.
The London office will be managed by Oliver Gold, who was recently hired as Bidalgo’s UK Country Manager. With 16 years of experience in digital media, Mr. Gold will oversee all UK operations for the company, including the development of strategic b...
Kong Brain and Kong Immunity launches powered by AI and ML
Thursday, January 17, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Kong Inc. has launched Kong Brain and Kong Immunity for its Kong Enterprise API platform. Powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, the new, advanced features will help automate the entire API and service development lifecycle from pre-production to post-production to provide organizations with an intelligent, end-to-end API solution. By automating p...
The Taiwan Tech Arena returns to CES 2019
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by Richard Harris
A new epicenter of advanced consumer technology research and development will take center stage at CES 2019 when the Taiwan Tech Arena returns to CES 2019 to introduce the world to 44 of the most promising Taiwanese technology start-ups in the Taiwan Tech Arena located in the Eureka Park Marketplace in the Sands Expo & Convention Center at Booth #52443.
Implementing AI technology while overcoming legacy systems
Friday, January 4, 2019 by Jason Cottrell
Legacy software is not great.
That may not be a fair position to take on all legacy software, but it’s a fairly safe starting point for most of it. Typical legacy software is difficult for users to work with, prone to issues and glitches, and worst of all, doesn’t play nicely with other systems. Again: legacy software is not great.
There are a number o...
Consumers and brands have trust issues says report from Voxpro
Monday, November 19, 2018 by Richard Harris
Voxpro announced the results of its survey, “Voxpro CX Index: At the Corner of Technology and Human Experience.” The survey, which polled 1,000 U.S. consumers, reveals insights about customer experiences and attitudes toward using automation and chat features for customer service.
Despite the promise of automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) te...
Alexa will soon be featured on the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8
Friday, September 28, 2018 by Richard Harris
The new Fire HD 8 has been announced by Amazon and comes equipped with always-ready, hands-free access to Alexa. With hands-free mode, Alexa is always ready to respond - Alexa can start a video call with family, play music, launch games, read Audible books, and more. The Fire HD 8 also includes an HD 720p front-facing camera and up to 10 hours of mixed use battery life....
AI driven database platform Travelsify raises 5M
Friday, September 28, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Travelsify has closed 5 million in a new funding round, led by AccorHotels, with participation from existing investors. Founded in April 2016, the startup raised more than 8 million to date and created a unique AI-driven database of more than 1 million Hotel DNA, Restaurant DNA, and Vacation Rental DNA worldwide.
Travelsify will use the capital to help hospitality gr...
Automation and AI are augmenting the way we do work
Monday, September 24, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Companies that invest in robotic process automation (RPA) or artificial intelligence (AI) see much higher performance returns especially if they also invest in people. In fact, the very presence of automation in the workplace is making those work environments more ‘human.’
These are the findings of The Augmented Human Enterprise - a major academic study c...
GTC Japan yields huge new NVIDIA announcements
Monday, September 17, 2018 by Richard Harris
At GTC Japan in Tokyo, Jensen Huang, CEO of NVIDIA, announced a host of new technologies and products during his signature keynote speaking event. And in case you missed it, here is a list of all of the new announcements that came out of the event:
NVIDIA TensorRT Hyperscale Platform
NVIDIA has announced a new AI data center platform delivering an advanced inferen...
Artificial Intelligence in the public and private sectors
Thursday, June 7, 2018 by Richard Harris
You're not the only one nervous about AI -in light of rapid AI growth and adoption, the U.S. Government recently held three Subcommittee Meetings designed to understand the implications posed by the widespread adoption of AI technology in the public and private sectors. So why is the US Government concerned about AI in society, and what role should it be considering...
KPMG expands alliance with Appian
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Appian and KPMG LLP announced an expansion of their strategic alliance. Together, the companies are focused on making it easier to realize the business value of artificial intelligence (AI) by combining the KPMG Ignite portfolio of AI services with the speed, features, and intelligent automation (IA) capabilities of Appian’s low-code platform. KPMG and Appian will expan...
Applitools raises $31M to advance visual AI
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Applitools has announced it has raised $31 million in Series C funding led by OpenView, the expansion stage venture firm, with participation from its existing investors Sierra Ventures, Magma Venture Partners, iAngels, and La Maison. Applitools will use this investment to fuel market expansion of its Artificial Intelligence (AI) Powered Visual Testing and Monitoring sol...
DeveloperWeek 2018 roundup
Thursday, March 22, 2018 by Badri Rajasekar
DeveloperWeek 2018, held recently in the SF Bay Area, is part of the largest series of completely developer-focused events in the world, with conferences also held in New York and Austin. It is a testament to the fact that “software rules the world” that around 8000 developers turned up for various parts of DeveloperWeek, which included a large two-day Hackathon, a fren...
A playbook to simplify rollouts of AI implementation is here
Friday, January 26, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Loom Systems has announced the launch of its new 6-part Playbook, which provides organizations with a roadmap to easily introduce AI into existing IT infrastructure.“The biggest problem with new AI technology is failure to adopt and onboard it properly,” said Gabby Menachem, CEO of Loom Systems. “With our new Playbook, we are rewriting the paradigm for adoption of AI te...
Red Hat survey identifies where tech investment is happening most
Friday, January 19, 2018 by Richard Harris
A new survey from Red Hat is out, aimed to better understand how technologies are being applied and the impact they are having in the enterprise. Red Hat commissioned research firm Vanson Bourne to survey 300 IT decision makers from organizations in the U.S., Europe and Asia that employ a significant field workforce. The survey examined investment trends, current a...
How human assisted AI may be the future
Tuesday, December 26, 2017 by Richard Harris
Self-driving (autonomous) cars, robotic hotel concierges, and Amazon’s intelligent delivery drones - it’s hard to minimize the potential impact that artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) promise. Business leaders are all aflutter about AI’s potential for providing game-changing impact to their industries. AI is also gaining attention for the perceived t...
Drawbridge launches the Connected Consumer Graph
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by Richard Harris
Drawbridge has announced simplified access for brands and enterprises to test and access cross-device data through its Self-Service Graph Platform. The identity data platform offers marketers new ways to quickly, easily, and transparently understand how a custom Connected Consumer Graph from Drawbridge can extend and enhance first-party data for people-based marketing a...
Providing in-app customer support help from Helpshift
Thursday, September 7, 2017 by Richard Harris
In today's hyper-competitive market, a developer must be sure to remove all potential friction points, which can irritate customers, or risk app extinction. Even the best of apps have seen this negative trend over a long period of time due directly to subjects like, customer support, scalability, and poor retention efforts.We had a chat with Abinash Tripathy, co-founder...
AI will create more jobs than it takes
Monday, August 28, 2017 by James Ramey
It is safe to say AI-powered terminators will not be taking over the world anytime soon. But the idea of AI automating jobs and taking them away from Americans has been the talk of the town. AI, known as artificial intelligence, has had increased use amongst large companies with its intelligent technology ranging though many industries. Instead of consumers focusing on ...
Everything you need to know about GPU Technology Conference
Friday, May 12, 2017 by Richard Harris
Everyone is having a great time this year at NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference, so if you don't make it this year, there is always next year. The major topic this year that has stood out from the rest has to be Artificial Intelligence. As the cutting edge of AI technology gets closer to making better faster smarter mechanical beings, computer processing speeds too must...
TrulyHandsfree technology updates its embedded AI
Friday, April 28, 2017 by Richard Harris
Introduced in 2009, TrulyHandsfree began offering an embedded small vocabulary speech recognition system to feature an always-listening wake word. Now, Sensory, a Silicon Valley-based company focused on improving UX and security of consumer electronics through embedded AI technologies, is announcing they will be making significant updates to the embedded AI in its Truly...
Create a conversational UI for your app in a matter of hours
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 by Richard Harris
AI has become a crucial element in our consumer lives. Chatbots and voice-controlled Siri-like-Assistants are changing the way we interact with apps and even consume products and services. The enterprise market doesn’t want to lag behind and is looking to adopt more and more AI technology to improve its capabilities and efficiency. However, high costs and limited resour...
Developers Need to Embrace Artificial Intelligence
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 by Aaron Rudger
Artificial Intelligence – Developers must embrace the technology, but how?Artificial Intelligence (AI) is making waves. From robots that manage your home life, a la Amazon’s Echo, to smartphones that understand our every word, AI technology is making huge technological leaps – and fast. This year alone, Qualcomm has announced the Zeroth platform, the company’s firs...