Posts tagged “Other Firms”

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Premium Lock Big Blue's big Watson news: Acquiring, adding banking smarts

IBM Watson avatar    IBM's supercomputer Watson is about to get plenty of financial "smarts" thanks to Big Blue's acquisition of financial consulting firm Promontory Financial Group. Thus IBM takes artificial intelligence into banking and regulatory issues. And a sampling of news headlines reflects the significance of the deal.

Updated 9:30 a.m. Thursday

The AI future: Utopian or dystopian ... that is the question

Five of the world's tech giants - Google, Amazon, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft - are teaming up in an effort to persuade us that artificial intelligence is our friend, not a threat to our jobs or a human future. The Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society, they call it. Will this be education or brainwashing?

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7:37 a.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Artifical Intelligence alliance: How the world's media reacts

Five of the biggest players in global high-tech have joined forces in creating the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society. And reaction to the effort by the giants to alleviate public concern about the potential evils of AI as immediate.

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7:57 a.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock Report: IoT revenues soar to $6B in second quarter with IBM topping list

Internet of Things Want more proof that the Internet of Things has moved from hype to reality? A new report from Technology Business Research says that IoT ecosystem revenues soared 18 percent year-over-year to $6 billion in the second quarter with IBM leading the way However, IaaS limits growth in hardware infrastructure.

Updated 12:46 p.m. Tuesday

From wearables to drones: How RTP tech firms might save your life in 2021

Let's say you are working in your yard in the year 2021 and you suffer what should be a "widow maker" heart attack. Somehow, you're saved - through the grace of God and technology developed right here in the Triangle. How so, you ask? Let's share a vision into a possible future.

Updated September 23

Premium Lock AT&T-Google Fiber fiber fight gets nastier in utility pole case

AT&T GigaPower       Having lost a fight with the city of Nashville over hanging fiber on utility poles, AT&T has filed suit seeking to stop the so-called "One Touch" ordinance. A similar battle is being waged in Louisville.

Updated September 23

A Google Fellow's story: Bridging Triangle's digital divide

The Triangle Literacy Council, working with the Google Fiber Digital Inclusion fellowship program, is helping Triangle seniors master the Internet. Google Fiber Fellow James Butts takes readers inside this effort to help bridge the digital divide.

James Butts works with some cyber seniors James Butts works with some cyber seniors

September 23

Inside LinkedIn changes: Training features, news feeds and 'bots' (+ video)

LinkedIn wants to become more useful to workers by adding personalized news feeds, helpful messaging "bots" and recommendations for online training courses, as the professional networking service strives to be more than just a tool for job-hunting.

September 22

Premium Lock Cisco, Salesforce team up for cloud, IoT efforts

Internet of Things As competition in the cloud intensifies, tech giants Cisco and Salesforce are joining up in an effort to drive more sales across a variety of products, including cloud, Internet of Things and collaboration.

September 21

Premium Lock Lenovo: We're not to blame for Linux install woes

The penguin is the symbol for Linux  The penguins are marching against Lenovo, and the world's No. 1 PC manufacturer is trying to calm a controversy on the net among Linux users. The company insists it is not intentionally blocking Linux installations on some new PCs.

September 21

Meet Allo: Google's smart messaging app (review, video, download info)

Google wants to add a middleman to your mobile chats - a personal virtual assistant who's not shy about interjecting itself into the conversation. The new Allo app promises to be "smart," sort of. Plus: Watch an introductory video and get download information.

Updated September 21

'AirGig:' AT&T testing power grid for multi-gigabit Internet (+ video)

AT&T says it is developing a wireless alternative to expensive, high-speed fiber networks that would utilize power lines to deliver high-speed Internet into your home. The communications giant says "Project AirGig" is a "breakthrough" - and the technology is patented.

Updated September 20

Premium Lock IBM, Red Hat join forces to drive hybrid cloud solutions

Big Blue and the Hatters are teaming up to drive more cloud computing solutions that utilize Red Hat products and IBM Power System servers. IBM already has been identified as a global leader in so-called hybrid cloud services - and that's the focus of the Red Hat-IBM deal.

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