Tag: Enterprise

Twitter rebuilds website for ‘write once, run everywhere’ philosophy

Twitter today began rolling out a new version of Twitter.com, rebuilt “from the ground up.” The company says the project, which impacts the front end and the back end, has been years in the making. Twitter’s biggest redesign in nearly seven years is meant to be a clean slate that will help the team more […]

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DefenseStorm raises $15 million for automated cybersecurity and compliance solutions

Georgia-based cybersecurity and compliance management startup DefenseStorm today revealed that it has closed a $15 million series A round led by Georgian Partners. CEO Harold Brewer says the DefenseStorm team will work with the VC firm’s Georgian Impact team to accelerate adoption of applied AI and will tap its expertise to further develop DefenseStorm’s solutions […]

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Amperity raises $50 million to unify disparate customer data

Ampertiy, a startup developing a range of AI-powered customer data management solutions, today announced that it has raised $50 million in a series C round led by Tiger Global Management, with participation from Goldman Sachs, Declaration Partners, Madera Technology Partners, and Madrona Venture Group. The capital infusion comes after a $28 million series B round […]

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AI Weekly: Highlights from VentureBeat’s AI conference Transform

This week, VentureBeat held its largest AI conference in company history. Front and center were startups tackling compelling challenges as well as executives from the largest AI companies in the ecosystem, like Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Amazon. With seven stages and over 1,000 people over two days, it’s tough to follow everything that happened, but […]

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To be successful with AI, you have to start small

Years ago, Landing.ai founder and former Google Brain researcher Andrew Ng famously declared that artificial intelligence is the “new electricity.” In short, AI will revolutionize the way all businesses will work in the future. But as more companies race to integrate AI into their operations, many are finding that it’s not as easy as they […]

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Facebook open-sources Hermes JavaScript engine to improve React Native Android app performance

Facebook is continuing its open source spree with the launch of a new JavaScript engine designed to improve the performance of big apps on Android devices, the company announced today at the Chain React conference in Portland, Oregon. Mobile apps getting increasingly larger, which can pose problems — particularly for devices with limited storage or […]

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Winners of VentureBeat’s first Women in AI Awards announced at Transform 2019

Tonight, Anu Bhardwaj, founder of Women Investing in Women Digital, and Nicole Alexander, SVP and chief innovation expert at Ipsos, announced the winners of VentureBeat’s first-ever Women in AI Awards at the Transform 2019 Diversity in AI reception. Over 140 nominations came from around the world, representing startups, academia, and emerging organizations that have responded […]

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From context to solution, using AI to keep your customer happy

Companies have delved into building bots and other virtual agents that can help support their customers. But at Transform 2019 today, Ryan Lester, senior director of customer experience technologies at LogMeIn, declared that companies must not think about AI from a bot perspective, but from multiple perspectives. The current environment is ripe for better customer […]

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Anthem thinks its ‘virtuous cycle’ with Doc.ai can improve patient care

Last August, major insurer Anthem announced a 12-month trial with startup Doc.ai to see if artificial intelligence could find patterns in people’s experience of allergies. With the trial coming to its scheduled completion, Anthem describes the partnership as a “virtuous cycle” that lets the insurer benefit from data and insights it couldn’t acquire on its […]

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Catalytic: ‘RPA is the gateway drug for AI’

The immediate benefit of RPA is that it can eliminate a lot of repetitive manual labor and free up humans for what they are better at. But there’s also a side effect. RPA helps enterprises create a standardize framework for capturing data about how they execute processes as well as data about how processes can […]

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AWS AI VP: Developers drive all innovation in technology

In a wide-ranging discussion today at VentureBeat’s AI conference Transform in San Francisco, AWS AI VP Swami Sivasubramanian declared “Every innovation in technology is going to be driven by developers.” Sivasubramanian made the statement while talking about growing demand for machine learning engineers and internal efforts at Amazon to train more employees to use machine […]

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Intel: New chip materials will enable massive AI research gains

In a recent survey conducted by Lopez Research, 86% of companies said that they thought AI would be strategic to their business, while only 36% believed they’d actually made meaningful progress with AI. Why the disparity? Intel VP and CTO of AI products Amir Khosrowshahi and general manager of IoT Jonathan Ballon shared their thoughts […]

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How Walmart is getting more out of its data thanks to Nvidia’s Rapids

Forecasting demand for products used to be a process that would take Walmart weeks. Now, with the help of Nvidia, this key component of supply chain management can happen in hours. Walmart is among the first companies to work with Nvidia’s open source Rapids software, which allows the retail company to more easily churn data […]

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Facebook VP: AI has a compute dependency problem

In one of his first public speaking appearances since joining Facebook to lead its AI initiatives, VP Jérôme Pesenti expressed his concern about the growing use of compute power necessary to create powerful AI systems. “I can tell you this is keeping me up at night,” Pesenti said. “The peak compute for companies like Facebook […]

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Gartner: PC shipments grew 1.5% in Q2 2019

The PC market rebounded slightly in Q2, according to research firms Gartner and IDC. After six years of quarterly PC shipment declines, 2018 was mixed, with negative, flat, and positive quarters. 2019 is shaping up similarly: Q1 was negative and Q2 is positive, just like in 2018. Gartner analysts pointed to the Windows 10 refresh […]

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Third Transform 2019 AI Showcase: Practical data and machine learning applications

At the third and final showcase at VentureBeat’s Transform 2019 AI event, five companies — Skymind, Techsee, EngineML, Brainworks, and Unravel — took the stage to tell their stories and share their latest news. Skymind Machine learning is capable of solving problems and expediting tasks for the enterprise, and Skymind’s goal is to help companies […]

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Microsoft Teams has 13 million daily active users, beating Slack

Microsoft Teams, which launched worldwide in March 2017, has 13 million daily active users and 19 million weekly active users. This is the first time the company has released daily and weekly usage metrics for Teams. Microsoft also announced some new features for Teams, specially targeting health care organizations and firstline workers. Teams is the […]

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Microsoft’s Azure Data Share aims to make big data sharing easier and safer

Big data analytics is no joke — research firm Research and Markets anticipates the segment will be worth upwards of $40.6 billion by 2024. Perhaps that’s why it’s not surprising that ahead of Inspire 2019 in Las Vegas, Microsoft announced a new Azure service — Azure Data Share — designed to make sharing big data […]

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Microsoft launches Azure Lighthouse in general availability, updates Azure Migration Program

Next week marks the kickoff of Microsoft’s annual Inspire convention in Las Vegas, where the Seattle company reliably announces a slew of enterprise product updates across its portfolio. This year, in addition to Microsoft Teams news and a new AI for Good initiative, it launched Azure Lighthouse in general availability alongside Azure Migration Program enhancements […]

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Mars automation director shares his RPA wish list

RPA has played an important role in helping Mars, the candy giant, automate many of its processes and save time and money along the way. But the technology is in its early days, said John Cottongim, automation director at Mars, who is leading the company’s digital transformation efforts. At Transform 2019, he presented his wish […]

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