Happenings
  • What Exactly Is Machine Intelligence?

    Nov 15, 2019

    Machine intelligence, artificial intelligence and machine learning are not different terms for the same thing. They’re related but distinct from each other.

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  • The Buck Starts Here: How AI Shapes The Future Of Money

    Nov 13, 2019

    For a long time, financial institutions had a buttoned-down reputation when it came to innovative thinking. Nowadays, even the most conventional and risk-averse parts of the economy are looking at Artificial Intelligence, not long ago considered an experimental, bleeding edge technology.

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  • AI helps bring voices to the voiceless

    Nov 12, 2019

    At the Voice Preservation Clinic in Boston, researchers are now using AI technology to reconstruct the voices of patients at risk of losing the ability to speak.

    According to a new report from the Guardian, the project is a collaboration between Northeastern University in Boston and VocaliD, a digital voice company. While a patient is still able to speak, they make a series of recordings that assist the researchers as they build the digital voice.

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  • AI ethics is all about power

    Nov 11, 2019

    At the Common Good in the Digital Age tech conference recently held in Vatican City, Pope Francis urged Facebook executives, venture capitalists, and government regulators to be wary of the impact of AI and other technologies. “If mankind’s so-called technological progress were to become an enemy of the common good, this would lead to an unfortunate regression to a form of barbarism dictated by the law of the strongest,” he said.

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  • A.I. Systems Echo Biases They’re Fed, Putting Scientists on Guard

    Nov 11, 2019

    Researchers say computer systems are learning from lots and lots of digitized books and news articles that could bake old attitudes into new technology.

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  • Where VCs are looking for voice startup investments

    Nov 4, 2019

    Led by Amazon’s Alexa, smart speakers’ install base is expected to reach 200 million units worldwide by 2020. A quarter of Americans over the age of 12 own a smart speaker, and the majority of those users have more than one device in their home. Moreover, Apple could sell 50 million of its Airpods this year (generating $8 billion in sales) as Bluetooth earpieces explode in popularity.

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  • The 7 most important announcements from Microsoft Ignite

    Nov 4, 2019

    It’s Microsoft Ignite this week, the company’s premier event for IT professionals and decision-makers. But it’s not just about new tools for role-based access. Ignite is also very much a forward-looking conference that keeps the changing role of IT in mind.

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  • Forrester: Edge computing is about to bloom

    Nov 4, 2019

    The next calendar year will be the one that propels edge computing into the enterprise technology limelight for good, according to a set of predictions from Forrester Research.

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  • The Year Of IoT: Eight Data-Driven Directions For 2020

    Nov 4, 2019

    According to a recent report by IDC, digital transformation spending is expected to surpass $6 trillion dollars within the next four years, and it’s believed that enterprises globally will spend more than $1 trillion on digital transformation before the end of 2019 alone.

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  • 10 Charts That Will Change Your Perspective Of AI In Security

    Nov 4, 2019

    Rapid advances in AI and machine learning are defining cybersecurity’s future daily. Identities are the new security perimeter and Zero Trust Security frameworks are capitalizing on AI’s insights to thwart breaches in milliseconds. Advances in AI and machine learning are also driving the transformation of endpoint security toward greater accuracy and contextually intelligence.

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  • Issue 22 - The End of VC as We Know It

    The nature of VC is evolving - to gain a competitive advantage and de-risk their investments, forward-looking and innovative firms are recognizing the trends and adapting.

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  • Issue 22 - European Venture Reaches All-Time High In The First Quarter Of 2021

    2021 is shaping up to be a stellar year for startups in Europe with Early-stage funding at $5.8 billion, an all-time high for European startups.

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