Tag: Enterprise

Intel reveals its Ponte Vecchio GPU for the datacenter

Intel has revealed its long-awaited graphics processing unit (GPU) architecture, which would be the heart of graphics chips designed to handle heavy data and artificial intelligence loads in datacenters. The new Ponte Vecchio GPUs would compete with rival offerings from Nvidia and Advanced Micro Devices. And eventually, the Intel architecture could serve as the foundation […]

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Microsoft is investigating facial recognition startup AnyVision

(Reuters) — Microsoft has hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate whether the use of facial recognition technology developed by an Israeli startup it funded complies with its ethics principles, the company said on Friday. AnyVision, based outside Tel Aviv, has come under scrutiny following reports by Haaretz’s TheMarker business newspaper and NBC […]

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The event marketing opportunities you’re probably missing (VB Live)

Sponsored by Cvent Whether you’re hosting or sponsoring events, when you integrate events into your overall marketing mix, each one becomes an opportunity to reach, engage, and convert new customers. Learn how they can take a central role in driving adoption, boosting loyalty, and opening up new ways to upsell and cross-sell in this VB […]

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AI Weekly: How power and transformative tech reshape our world

This week, VentureBeat launched a quarterly magazine. Like the AI Weekly, the special issue gives our editorial team a chance to reflect on important transformative technology influencing business, technology, and society. The first issue focuses on the relationship between power and AI. Power can shape AI, from how we define ethical use of artificial intelligence […]

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ProBeat: ‘Algorithms are like convex mirrors that refract human biases’

At the Movethedial Global Summit in Toronto yesterday, I listened intently to a talk titled “No polite fictions: What AI reveals about humanity.” Kathryn Hume, Borealis AI’s director of product, listed a bunch of AI and algorithmic failures — we’ve seen plenty of that. But it was how Hume described algorithms that really stood out […]

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Lenovo plans sleek AR glasses that let PC users see multiple workspaces

Nreal captured plenty of attention with the January reveal of its smartphone-tethered Light AR glasses for consumers, and now Lenovo has revealed a similarly small alternative targeted at PC business users. While these glasses won’t be confused with sunglasses, the Lenovo AR Concept Glasses are small enough to carry anywhere and wear — a bit […]

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Former Apple chipmakers form Nuvia to rival Intel and AMD server CPUs

(Reuters) — Three of Apple’s former top semiconductor executives in charge of iPhone chips have founded a startup to design processors for datacenters, aiming to take on current industry leaders Intel and Advanced Micro Devices. Nuvia was founded by Gerard Williams III, Manu Gulati, and John Bruno in early 2019 and is developing a processor […]

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GitHub launches Security Lab to protect open source code

GitHub today launched the GitHub Security Lab, an ongoing effort to protect open source code projects. The GitHub Security Lab is aimed at bringing together security researchers from partner organizations like Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, Oracle, Uber, and HackerOne. Many open source projects form an underlying infrastructure for modern software such as programming languages like Ruby […]

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Google Cloud’s Contact Center AI hits general availability

Google Cloud is making Contact Center AI generally available for use today. The cloud service is built with conversational AI engine Dialogflow to automate interactions with customers in call centers. Contact Center AI contains Virtual Agent to automatically respond to customer queries with voice or text or handoff the conversation to a person when a […]

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Punchh raises $40 million for AI that promotes customer engagement and loyalty

Punchh, a startup leveraging machine learning and omnichannel integrations to create customer journeys, today revealed that it’s closed a $40 million series C round co-led by Adams Street Partners and Sapphire Ventures. AllianceBernstein also contributed to the tranche, which brings Punchh’s total raised to nearly $70 million following a $20 million series B in January […]

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What France’s efforts to transform government can teach other late digital starters

World leaders are gathering in Paris today to look at the benefits and challenges involved in reinventing government through digitization. As the host country, France offers some cause for optimism but also a few cautionary lessons. A new report examining the country’s e-government efforts finds that while some progress has been made, advances are still […]

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Moveworks raises $75 million to automate tech support

IT issues take time, which costs money. A PagerDuty survey found that 38.4% of organizations that take more than 30 minutes to resolve IT incidents see an impact on consumer-facing digital services. Moreover, nearly one-third of departments regularly affected by technical issues say that an hour of downtime costs them $1 million or more. That’s […]

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Canalys: Amazon shipped 10.4 million smart speakers in Q3 2019, almost tripling Google

The global smart speaker market is on the upswing, according to Canalys, which today released shipment estimates for the most recent fiscal quarter. The firm reports the segment grew 44% to reach 28.6 million units in Q3 2019, coinciding with substantial growth in the smart display category. Amazon shipped 10.4 million smart speakers in Q3 […]

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GitHub launches Arctic Code Vault to preserve open source software for 1,000 years

GitHub today shared plans to open the Arctic Code Vault, an effort to store and preserve open-source software like Flutter and TensorFlow. Code for all open-source projects will be stored here on film with frames that include 8.8 million pixels each designed to last 1,000 years. The code will be housed in a decommissioned coal […]

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3 emerging memory technologies that will change how you handle data

This article is part of the Technology Insight series, made possible with funding from Intel. A couple of years back, IDC predicted that by 2025 the average person will interact with connected devices 4,800 times per day. Information pouring in from those sensors will fuel machine learning, language processing, and artificial intelligence, all requiring fast […]

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GitHub launches iOS app, Android app coming in 2020

Popular project collaboration tool GitHub today announced a range of upgrades for programmers and developers working together including the launch of a GitHub mobile app for iOS smartphones and iPads. An Android app will be released in early 2020, GitHub VP of engineering Dana Lawson told VentureBeat. GitHub on mobile devices will allow users to […]

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Freshworks nabs $150 million to bring cloud and automation tools to customer engagement teams

Freshworks, a company that provides customer service software and automation tools for businesses, has confirmed that it’s raising $150 million in a series H round of funding co-led by Alphabet’s CapitalG, Sequioa Capital, and Accel. This takes the company’s total funding to nearly $400 million and follows its $100 million series G round last July […]

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ThreeKit raises $20 million to generate 3D product renderings on the fly

Predictably, the vast majority of ecommerce customers prefer to visually preview products before deciding whether to pull the trigger. More than 90% tell Yellow Duck Marketing that they consider visuals the most important factor when buying a product, with 62% reporting that they judge products based solely on their colors. So if a picture of […]

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DroneDeploy raises $35 million for drone management and logistics tools

DroneDeploy, a startup developing a holistic cloud-based drone mapping and analytics platform, today announced that it’s closed a $35 million series D round led by Bessemer Venture Partners. Energize Ventures, AirTree, Emergence Capital, Scale Venture Partners, and Uncork Capital also participated in the tranche, which follows on the heels of a $20 million series C […]

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