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Microsoft Uses Machine Learning to Guess Your Age

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by Angela Guess Joab Jackson recently wrote for Computer World, “To demonstrate the new machine learning capabilities in its Azure cloud, Microsoft has set up a website that guesses the ages of people in uploaded photos. The site, How Old Do I Look, is meant to show how easy it is for developers to use…

Natural Language Processing Enhances Search

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by Jelani Harper A recent posting on Tech Crunch states: “The time-consuming tedium of file search is San Francisco-based startup Peruse’s jumping-off point. It’s aiming to simplify locating files by changing how people search so they don’t have to remember exactly where to look or exactly what the file was called. Peruse’s fix for this age-old tech problem is to use a natural-language question-and-answer interface,…

PTC Acquires Data Analytics Platform ColdLight

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by Jelani Harper PTC recently unveiled the fact that: “ PTC (Nasdaq:PTC) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire ColdLight, a visionary in big data machine learning and predictive analytics, for approximately $105 million. The acquisition of ColdLight’s Neuron automated predictive analytics platform will enrich PTC’s technology portfolio and extend PTC’s position as a…

Machine Learning Goes Mobile

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by Jelani Harper A recent press release from Glassbeam states: “Meru Networks, a market leader in mobile access and virtualized Wi-Fi solutions, announced today that it is expanding its use of Glassbeam’s platform by utilizing its recently-launched machine learning capabilities. Customers, with assistance from Meru, can now use Quality of Experience (QoE) metrics to significantly…

Integrating the Internet of Things

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by Jelani Harper Azmi Jafarey recently wrote, “Gartner has predicted that by 2020 the Internet of Things will grow to 26 billion objects. (This excludes smartphones, tablets and PCs, which will account for a separate 7.3 billion devices, Gartner adds.) With these kinds of staggering numbers, there is a disruption in the making — and…

Adatao Announces Machine Learning, NLP Tool Set

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by Angela Guess Writing for InfoWorld, Serdar Yegulalp reports, “Last year, data visualization company Adatao — spearheaded by the former engineering director of Google Apps — announced its Data Intelligence Platform, a tool set for querying Hadoop data that’s meant to be as easy as putting together a document in Google Docs. Today Adatao announced…

How the Internet of Things Will Save You Money

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by Angela Guess Cade Metz recently wrote for Wired, “As the Internet of Things expands, with everything from thermostats to cameras to cars plugging into the net, so does the need for machines that can handle those connections. The data traveling to and from all those thermostats, cameras, and cars, you see, must flow through…

Industrial Internet of Things Brings With It Operational Savings

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by Angela Guess Writing for the Dell Power More blog, Norman Rozenberg recently commented, “The Industrial Internet of Things is transforming the manufacturing, energy and oil and gas industries. It has the potential to add $15 trillion to the global economy in 2030, according to Accenture. This revolution was built on machine-to-machine (M2M) technology that…

10 Ways Businesses Can Use Machine Learning & NLP Better

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by Angela Guess Andrew C. Oliver recently wrote for InfoWorld, “I honestly believe data can save the world if we get out of its way. This getting out of the way of data goes by another name: transparency… Like anyone, I’m often creeped out by items the companies send me that indicate they know a…