Tag: Enterprise

IBM unveils Policy Lab, advocates ‘precision regulation’ of AI

IBM formally announced the IBM Policy Lab — an initiative aimed at providing policymakers with recommendations for emerging problems in technology — ahead of a panel discussion to be held tomorrow at the World Economic Forum. The panel will be hosted by IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, with Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser, White House Deputy Chief […]

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Google and Microsoft spar over EU plan to ban facial recognition

(Reuters) — The EU’s proposal for a temporary ban on facial recognition technology won backing from Alphabet Chief Executive Sundar Pichai on Monday but got a cool response from Microsoft President Brad Smith. While Pichai cited the possibility that the technology could be used for nefarious purposes as a reason for a moratorium, Smith said […]

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Researchers say low-res 3D tracking limits AR glasses’ use in surgery

When companies release new augmented reality glasses, the key details most people focus on are the size and resolution of the AR displays within users’ field of view — the larger and more detailed a headset’s augmented “window” is, the better. But Swiss medical researchers are now spotlighting an under-appreciated specification, 3D tracking performance, as […]

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Scoutbee raises $60 million to expedite supplier discovery with AI

Supplier discovery often isn’t a walk in the park. According to a survey by Thomasnet, nearly 50% of buyers have worked with a supplier that unexpectedly went out of business. That’s why in 2015, four German entrepreneurs — Christian Heinrich, Fabian Heinrich, Gregor Stühler, and Lee Galbraith — founded Scoutbee, which develops and sells access to […]

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From Washington state to Washington DC, lawmakers rush to regulate facial recognition

Amid the start of an impeachment trial; talk of mounting hostility with Iran; new trade deals with China, Canada, and Mexico; and the final presidential debate before the start of the Democratic presidential primary season, you might’ve missed it, but it was also a momentous week for facial recognition regulation. A bipartisan group in Congress […]

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AI Weekly: Meta analysis shows AI ethics principles emphasize human rights

One of the trends that came into sharp focus in 2019 was, ironically, a woeful lack of clarity around AI ethics. The AI field at large was paying attention to ethics, creating and applying frameworks for AI research, development, policy, and law, but there was no unified approach. The committees and groups, from every sort […]

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ProBeat: Your business should adopt Chromium Edge, but not yet

Microsoft this week delivered on its December 2018 promise to embrace Google’s Chromium open source project. Chromium Edge for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and macOS uses Google’s Blink rendering engine instead of Microsoft’s EdgeHTML, and Google’s V8 for JavaScript instead of Microsoft’s Chakra. The question is: Should you switch to Chromium Edge? From […]

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World Economic Forum launches toolkit to help corporate boards build AI-first companies

The value of building data-driven businesses with AI at their core is well known today, and business executives are rushing to implement the technology into their operations and gain a competitive advantage, but it’s not as simple as creating a data lake and crafting AI models. A large number of AI companies attempting to implement […]

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Funnel raises $47 million to automate data collection for marketers

Funnel, a Swedish startup that’s setting out to help marketers automate their data collection, has raised $47 million in a series B round of funding led by Eight Roads Ventures and F-Prime Capital, with participation from Balderton Capital, Oxx, Zobito, Industrifonden, and Kreos Capital. The raise comes as digital ad spending in the U.S. exceeds […]

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Google parent Alphabet is the fourth U.S. company to pass $1 trillion market cap

(Reuters) — As Google-parent Alphabet became on Thursday the fourth U.S. company to top a market value of more than $1 trillion, some funds holding its shares are wondering whether now is the time to cash in on the stock’s extraordinary gains. Shares of the Internet search giant are up nearly 17% over the last […]

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LinkedIn is using AI to spot and remove inappropriate user accounts

Social networks including Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest tap AI and machine learning systems to detect and remove abusive content, as does LinkedIn. The Microsoft-owned platform — which has over 660 million users, 303 million of whom are active monthly — today detailed its approach to handling profiles containing inappropriate content, which ranges from profanity to […]

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Want optimized AI? Rethink your storage infrastructure and data pipeline

This article is part of the Technology Insight series, made possible with funding from Intel.________________________________________________________________________________________ Most discussions of AI infrastructure start and end with compute hardware — the GPUs, general-purpose CPUs, FPGAs, and tensor processing units responsible for training complex algorithms and making predictions based on those models. But AI also demands a lot from […]

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Facebook launches PyTorch 1.4 with mobile customization and Java support

Facebook released PyTorch 1.4 today with upgrades to audio, vision, and text libraries; customization to the mobile version of its deep learning framework; and limited support of the Java programming language. PyTorch is one of the most popular machine learning frameworks used by researchers and developers today. In the latest version, developers can use fine-grain […]

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Microsoft confirms HoloLens 2 display issues as headsets remain scarce

Microsoft’s $3,500 enterprise augmented reality headset HoloLens 2 had a somewhat longer path to market than expected, debuting last February and actually beginning shipments in November despite suggestions of an earlier release. Now Microsoft is confirming that it’s looking into reports of display problems from a growing number of early adopters, though it’s unclear at this stage […]

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