How Sweden became the Silicon Valley of Europe
Aug 26, 2021Read More
As Klarna’s billionaire founder Sebastian Siemiatkowski prepares to stage one of the biggest-ever European fintech company listings, a feast of capitalism, he credits an unlikely backer for his runaway success: the Swedish welfare state.
How voice biometrics is saving financial services companies millions and eliminating fraud
Jul 26, 2021Read More
Banks, credit unions, brokerages, and credit card companies are using the latest advances in voice biometrics to verify identity, authenticate callers, and protect against fraud — saving millions, reducing handle time, and increasing customer satisfaction.
How AI Can Help Surgeons Get a Better View of Their Patients
Jun 10, 2021Read More
Much of the future of surgical tech, says one stakeholder, involves using AI to help surgeons see better.
The Artificial Intelligence Deals Tracker: ~12K Deals Across 19 Industries In One Heatmap
May 4, 2021Read More
AI companies are seeing deals and dollars across nearly every major industry. We track where AI is heating up, from health to finance to entertainment.
Microsoft is acquiring Nuance Communications for $19.7B
Apr 13, 2021Read More
In a post announcing the deal, the company said this was about increasing its presence in the healthcare vertical, a place where Nuance has done well in recent years. In fact, the company announced the Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare last year, and this deal is about accelerating its presence there.
Global edge computing infrastructure market to be $800 billion by 2028
Mar 14, 2021Read More
12 Tech Trends To Watch Closely In 2021
Mar 2, 2021Read More
Futuristic tech havens. The quantum time bomb. Psychedelic medicines. AI that can read your emotions. Here are the top tech trends poised to reshape industries in 2021.
World Economic Forum launches global alliance to speed trustworthy AI adoption
Feb 7, 2021Read More
The World Economic Forum (WEF) is launching the Global AI Action Alliance today, with more than 100 organizations participating at launch.
The Most Important Voice In Artificial Intelligence: Frontline Workers
Jan 30, 2021Read More
Success with AI is going to be a bumpy and uneven road, and is going to need more human knowledge and input than we can ever imagine. No one is more critical to AI success than the people who will be working with it on the front lines.
The Most Intriguing CES 2021 Innovation Award-Winning Devices Using Voice and AI
Jan 15, 2021Read More
This year’s crop of more than 1,200 nominees CES 2021 Innovation Awards ranged across 28 product categories covering nearly every aspect of people’s lives. We examined this year’s winners and picked out some of the most notable examples of voice tech and artificial intelligence among the winners.
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