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An Argument Against the Internet of Things

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by Angela Guess Writing for InfoWorld, Galen Gruman recently opined, “A highly connected world where devices of all sorts intelligently use sensor data to be more efficient, adjust to changing conditions, prevent or at least flag problems, and optimize performance of themselves, workflows, and even personal health — that is the vision of the Internet…

A Business Case for the Internet of Things

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by Angela Guess Writing for Information Week, Chris Taylor recently commented, “The Internet of Things (IoT) is here. We’ve moved beyond speculation about what IoT might look like to the place where the rubber meets the road: that is, to where IoT demonstrates real business value. This evolution raises questions for how to best manage…

Artificial Intelligence Enterprise Applications to Reach $11.1B Market Value by 2024

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of Tractica reports, “After 60 years of false starts, the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) with probability and statistics has led to a marriage of machine learning, control theory, and neuroscience that is yielding practical benefits. This shared theoretical foundation, combined with the exponential growth of processing power…

A Look Inside the MUSE Project: Turning Books into 3D Virtual Worlds

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by Angela Guess The European Union’s Community Research and Development Information Service recently wrote, “The tremendous success of history-based video game franchises shows that the interest is there, but it also demonstrates that interactivity can sometimes be a much better way to convey stories in an appealing and memorable manner. To this day, however, the…

Big Data and the Industrial Internet: Improving Time to Insight and Action

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by Charles Roe The Industrial Internet has a very different landscape than the mainstream, social web of the consumer Internet. The “typical” Internet used by billions across the globe is an amalgamation of communication lines, servers, modems, software platforms, and various types of information ingestion devices, such as PCs and smart phones. The Industrial Internet…

Cognitive Computing Market Worth $12,550.2 Million by 2019

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by Angela Guess A recent article reports, “According to a new market research report, ‘Cognitive Computing Market by Technology (Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Automated Reasoning), by Deployment Model (On-Premises, Cloud) & by Regions – Global Forecast to 2019,’ published by MarketsandMarkets, provides a comprehensive market and forecast analysis of the overall market, segmented by…

Computer Scientist Stuart Russell on Making the Most of Artificial Intelligence

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by Angela Guess Natalie Wolchover recently wrote for Quanta Magazine, “January, the British-American computer scientist Stuart Russell drafted and became the first signatory of an open letter calling for researchers to look beyond the goal of merely making artificial intelligence more powerful. ‘We recommend expanded research aimed at ensuring that increasingly capable AI systems are…

Fei-Fei Li and the Mission to Give Robots the Ability to “See”

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by Angela Guess Marguerite McNeal recently wrote in Wired, “It’s 2025 (give or take), and the long-awaited Big One has hit the San Francisco Bay Area. In the frenetic aftermath, teams of specialized rescue workers begin tearing through piles of wreckage—searching for signs of life, administering care, and calling for backup. These first responders aren’t…

Is Artificial Intelligence a Threat to Humanity?

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Anthony Wing Kosner recently asked, “Does artificial intelligence represent an ‘existential threat’ to humanity? Some very smart people think so: Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates, Sam Altman and particularly Oxford Professor Nick Bostrom. He wrote the book, Superintelligence that got Musk so tweetably exercised. Technologists are supposed to be…

Cambridge Semantics and Informa Named Bio-IT Award Finalist

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Cambridge Semantics, the leading provider of smart data solutions driven by Semantic Web technology, and Informa, the leading international provider of specialist information and services for the academic and scientific, professional and commercial business communities, today announced that its joint solution ‘Smart Data Lake…