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    1. 'One machine learning model to rule them all': Google open-sources tools for simpler AI

      'One machine learning model to rule them all': Google open-sources tools for simpler AI

      Google hopes its Tensor2Tensor library will help accelerate deep-learning research. Image: Google Google researchers have created what they call "one model to learn them all" for training AI models in different tasks using multiple types of training data. The researchers and the AI-focused Google Brain Team have packaged up the model along with other tools and modular components in its new Tensor2Tensor library, which they hope will help accelerate deep-learning research.

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    2. China on WannaCry: It wasn't us, honest

      China on WannaCry: It wasn't us, honest

      WannaCry caused chaos across the globe. Image: File photo Chinese security firms have hit out against suggestions that last month's global WannaCry ransomware outbreak can be blamed on China. The WannaCry ransomware epidemic hit over 300,000 PCs around the globe , using worm-like capabilities to spread and infect Microsoft Windows machines -- including many in China.

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    3. What it takes to build artificial intelligence skills

      What it takes to build artificial intelligence skills

      What it takes to build artificial intelligence skills An AI repertoire is a unique blending of programming, data science and business knowledge. | Topic: Artificial Intelligence Artificial intelligence, AI, is all the rage these days -- analysts are proclaiming it will change the world as we know it, vendors are AI-washing their offerings, and business and IT leaders are taking a close look at what it can potentially deliver in terms of growth and efficiency.

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    4. Robotic process automation market to reach AU$870m in ANZ by 2020: Telsyte

      Robotic process automation market to reach AU$870m in ANZ by 2020: Telsyte

      The analyst firm said RPA -- which enables software robots to replicate the actions of human workers for routine tasks -- is now being used or investigated by six out of 10 ANZ organisations with more than 20 employees. Additionally, 38 percent of organisations with more than 500 employees have active RPA programs in place.

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    5. WannaCry: Ransom note analysis throws up new clues

      WannaCry: Ransom note analysis throws up new clues

      Researchers suggest some of the language in the original ransom note contain regional Chinese dialects Image: iStock As the world works towards identifying the perpetrators of the WannaCry ransomware campaign , one group of cybersecurity researchers says they've likely determined the native language of the writer of the ransom note, another potential step towards attributing the attack.

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    6. Google unveils next-gen TPUs to both train and run machine learning models

      Google unveils next-gen TPUs to both train and run machine learning models

      ZDNet Japan Google unveils next-gen TPUs to both train and run machine learning models At Google I/O, CEO Sundar Pichai said Google's high-power chips should make Google Cloud Platform the best public cloud for machine learning. | Topic: Hardware The Google Cloud TPU delivers up to 180 teraflops of computing power. At the Google I/O conference Wednesday, Google unveiled the next generation of its custom-built Tensor Processing Unit (TPU), a chip designed for machine learning.

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    7. This startup's 'software robots' are taking the jobs of low-skilled office workers

      This startup's 'software robots' are taking the jobs of low-skilled office workers

      ZDNet Japan This startup's 'software robots' are taking the jobs of low-skilled office workers With customers in financial services, insurance, and healthcare, Romanian startup UiPath has just secured funding to help it add more AI to its software robots. Software robots can perform human tasks, such as reading screens, saving email attachments, and importing info into a company's database.

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      Mentions: Japan Tokyo Hong Kong
    8. Google expands its reach in India with neural machine translation technology

      Google expands its reach in India with neural machine translation technology

      ZDNet Japan Google expands its reach in India with neural machine translation technology The company has announced several updates to make its products more accessible to the millions of Indians who don't speak English. | Topic: Artificial Intelligence Google on Thursday rolled out several new products and features aimed at making its tools more useful for the millions of Indians who don't speak English.

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      Mentions: India Google Kannada
    9. How IBM can step away from the abyss

      How IBM can step away from the abyss

      How IBM can step away from the abyss If Big Blue still has a future, it's in Cloud. | Topic: IBM Image: ZDNet I tell a lot of people that although I have been out of the company almost five years -- and the last company I worked at was Microsoft -- I still identify myself as an ex-IBMer. There is a certain conditioning that occurs when one spends any length of time at some companies.

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    10. Next Insurance launches Facebook Messenger chatbot to replace the insurance agent

      Next Insurance launches Facebook Messenger chatbot to replace the insurance agent

      Next Insurance launches Facebook Messenger chatbot to replace the insurance agent Next Insurance makes it easy for small businesses to buy insurance via a chatbot. | Topic: Artificial Intelligence Guy Goldstein, co-founder and CEO of Next, said: "70 percent of our customers are buying insurance on their phones." From IT consultants to personal trainers, therapists, coaches, photographers, and maintenance engineers, the small business sector is vast and expanding.

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      Mentions: Palo Alto
    11. Strata+Hadoop World postmortem: Making it real (time)

      Strata+Hadoop World postmortem: Making it real (time)

      Read More Part of the identity switch is due to the realization that with a proliferation of mix and match projects, it's getting futile to ask what makes Hadoop, Hadoop. And more to the point, as enterprises increasingly take to the cloud, whether you fire up a Hadoop or a la carte managed Spark or machine learning service is growing less and less relevant - the importance is on the results, regardless of whether there is an elephant in the room or not.

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    12. IBM intros cognitive assistant to tackle enterprise device sprawl

      IBM intros cognitive assistant to tackle enterprise device sprawl

      ZDNet Japan IBM intros cognitive assistant to tackle enterprise device sprawl Big Blue is rolling out a Watson-based cognitive assistant designed to help IT admins manage networks of smartphones, tablets, laptops, and IoT devices. | Topic: Mobility When it comes to corporate IT management and security, one of the biggest pain points is the mobile device.

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    13. ​Google expands neural translation to Hindi, Russian, Vietnamese

      ​Google expands neural translation to Hindi, Russian, Vietnamese

      ZDNet Japan ​Google expands neural translation to Hindi, Russian, Vietnamese Google Translate neural machine translation will be applied to Hindi, Russian, and Vietnamese, making a total of 12 languages upgraded with the technology. | Topic: Innovation Google will apply neural machine translation to three more languages -- Hindi, Russian and Vietnamese -- in its namesake translation service, the company announced in its blog .

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    14. Artificial intelligence doesn't have to be a job killer

      Artificial intelligence doesn't have to be a job killer

      Artificial intelligence doesn't have to be a job killer Smart machines are clearly having an impact -- including giving workers tools to make their professional lives easier | Topic: Innovation Getty Images/iStockphoto What impact will artificial intelligence (AI) have on the workforce? Will smart machines really replace a large number of people in a variety of jobs?

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      Mentions: IBM Zendesk
    15. Spark gets faster for streaming analytics

      Spark gets faster for streaming analytics

      ZDNet Japan Spark gets faster for streaming analytics Spark Summit East highlights progress on machine learning, deep learning and continuous applications combining batch and streaming workloads | Topic: Big Data Analytics Despite challenges including a new location and a nasty Nor'easter that put a crimp on travel, Spark Summit East managed to draw more than 1,500 attendees to its February 7-9 run at the John B. Hynes Convention Center in Boston.

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    16. Google is bringing AI to your Raspberry Pi

      Google is bringing AI to your Raspberry Pi

      Google is bringing AI to your Raspberry Pi Face-recognition, speech-to-text translation, and sentiment analysis are among tools that could be coming to the Pi. Do you want AI with you Pi? Sarah Tew/CNET Google is planning to bring artificial intelligence and machine learning tools to the diminutive Raspberry Pi this year. "Google is going to arrive in style in 2017. The tech titan has exciting plans for the maker community," said The Raspberry Pi Foundation .

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    17. DataSift and LinkedIn: A new angle for social media analytics

      DataSift and LinkedIn: A new angle for social media analytics

      Read More Founded in 2010, DataSift was one of the first commercial software providers to offer a platform for aggregating live data from social media. Its original claim to fame was as one of Twitter's two live data partners, with its own license for reselling and repackaging the entire Twitter data feed. Given that Twitter has been known to be a fickle partner at best, it's not surprising that DataSift's semi-exclusive arrangement didn't last.

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      Mentions: Google Yahoo IBM
    18. ​Don't worry, robots and AI won't take your job: Well, at least not all of it

      ​Don't worry, robots and AI won't take your job: Well, at least not all of it

      Read More A recent Pew survey found that two-thirds of Americans think within 50 years a robot will do most of the tasks humans are employed to do today. On the other hand, 80 percent also think their job or profession will still exist in the next 50 years. That perception is about on the mark, according to a new study by McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) . MGI estimates that, applying today's technology, less than five percent of occupations could be fully automated.

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    19. Inside Amazon's clickworker platform: How half a million people are being paid pennies to train AI

      Inside Amazon's clickworker platform: How half a million people are being paid pennies to train AI

      sentiment analysis ad placement on videos For instance, a recent task for Milland was to transcribe the contents of a receipt. According to Milland, the company that asks for that work will then sell the information to marketing and research departments at companies like Johnson & Johnson, P&G, and others. (The pay for that specific task was three cents.) The early days of AMT Milland calls herself a digital native. "I hit puberty, [and] I was on the internet," she said.

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    20. Conversica raises $34m to scale its conversational AI

      Conversica raises $34m to scale its conversational AI

      ZDNet Japan Conversica raises $34m to scale its conversational AI Conversational AI company Conversica, which has an annual recurring revenue of $18 million, has raised $34 million from a consortium of investors to increase its sales and marketing efforts and expand globally. | Topic: Innovation Conversational artificial intelligence company Conversica has raised $34 million in an oversubscribed Series B round led by Providence Strategic Growth Capital Partners.

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    21. Google lets developers build 'Conversation Actions' for Google Home

      Google lets developers build 'Conversation Actions' for Google Home

      ZDNet Japan Google lets developers build 'Conversation Actions' for Google Home Starting today, developers can use Actions on Google, the developer platform for the Google Assistant, to build services for Google's voice-activated speaker. | Topic: Developer Developers can now build Conversation Actions for Google Home. Google is opening up Google Home for third-party developers who want to engage with customers through the voice-activated Google Assistant.

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