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    1. Five tech jobs that AI and automation will make radically more efficient

      Five tech jobs that AI and automation will make radically more efficient

      Part of a ZDNet Special Feature: IT Jobs in 2020: A Leader's Guide Five tech jobs that AI and automation will make radically more efficient Technologies like machine learning and artificial intelligence are already impacting many industries. Here are five jobs that will get the biggest productivity boost. 0 Image: iStockphoto/chombosan The robot revolution has undoubtedly begun, but the jury is still out on exactly how many jobs will be lost to the machines, and how long it will take to happen.

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    2. New AWS service will bring image recognition to real-time video

      New AWS service will bring image recognition to real-time video

      Locating people in real-time video is now a reality, thanks to the launch of Amazon Rekognition Video, a new analysis service that allows the detection, tracking, recognition, extraction, and moderation of thousands of objects, faces, and content from a video. The service builds on the Amazon Rekognition Image service launched last year and created by using deep learning neural network models based on the same technology that enables Amazon Prime Photos to analyse billions of images each day.

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    3. Boomerang launches work-focused AI assistant for email

      Boomerang launches work-focused AI assistant for email

      Boomerang launches work-focused AI assistant for email Can an AI assistant analyze your day and make it easier? 0 Video: Gmail: Make the most of it with these secret tricks After over 20 years in the office its obvious that email will never die, and tasks and notification popups have made the issue worse for office workers. Special Feature Read More To try and address this issue, Mountain View CA-based productivity software company Boomerang has launched its email app .

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    4. Facebook extends Messenger capabilities to business websites

      Facebook extends Messenger capabilities to business websites

      ZDNet Japan Facebook extends Messenger capabilities to business websites With version 2.2 of the messaging platform, Facebook is introducing a customer chat plugin that enables cross-platform customer interactions. Facebook's Messenger is integrated into the Bodeaz website. Facebook Facebook on Tuesday is taking the wraps off of version 2.2 of Messenger, introducing a series of new business-friendly features to the messaging platform.

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      Mentions: Argos NLP SVP
    5. Storage will continue to play a role in the advancement of AI: Pure Storage

      Storage will continue to play a role in the advancement of AI: Pure Storage

      Storage is an important component underpinning artificial intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies with similar infrastructure demands, according to Robert Lee, VP and chief architect at Pure Storage, and therefore needs to be included in discussions about such technologies. Lee told ZDNet that significant advancements in technology -- particularly around parallelisation, compute, and networking -- enable new algorithms to apply more compute power against data.

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      Mentions: Oracle Volvo Meta
    6. Without better partner skills, Google can't compete in the cloud

      Without better partner skills, Google can't compete in the cloud

      Video: How to pick your cloud partner with confidence special feature How to Choose and Manage Great Tech Partners In a world increasingly dominated by cloud computing and outsourcing, vendor management has become a core competency of running a great IT department. Here's how to maximize your partnerships. Read More I've been getting my Google back on this week. I had the opportunity to attend the Google Cloud Platform OnBoard in Tampa this week.

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    7. Machine learning-as-a-service the way of the future: ServiceNow

      Machine learning-as-a-service the way of the future: ServiceNow

      0 Enterprise cloud company ServiceNow is eyeing a future where organisations won't need to build out their own machine learning technologies, turning instead to service providers to offer the capability as-a-service. In Australia for the ServiceNow Now Forum in Sydney on Wednesday, the company's global CMO Dan Rogers touted machine learning-as-a-service as the way forward for his company's customers. "In Silicon Valley, there's a lot of buzz around machine learning, a lot of hype," he said.

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    8. Pegasystems rolls out new AI and virtual assistant capabilities

      Pegasystems rolls out new AI and virtual assistant capabilities

      ZDNet Japan Pegasystems rolls out new AI and virtual assistant capabilities While virtually all software vendors are promoting new AI capabilities, customer service is one of the main areas where enterprises expect AI to actually drive revenue. 0 Pegasystems is rolling out new artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual assistant capabilities to help customer service agents respond quickly to customers via email, chat or phone.

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      Mentions: NLP CTO Pegasystems
    9. Comcast: How AI, machine learning, DevOps and a bit of hardware may make it a smart home platform

      Comcast: How AI, machine learning, DevOps and a bit of hardware may make it a smart home platform

      Comcast used to know its customers largely as addresses, not people. special feature Digital Transformation: A CXO's Guide Reimagining business for the digital age is the number-one priority for many of today's top executives. We offer practical advice and examples of how to do it right. Read More But Sridhar Solur, senior vice president of Xfinity Home and IoT Products, is changing that reality by integrating software development, hardware, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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    10. Tableau unveils high-scale Hyper engine, previews self-service data-prep and 'smart' capabilities

      Tableau unveils high-scale Hyper engine, previews self-service data-prep and 'smart' capabilities

      Video: The data ownership land grab is on Tableau Software is the Apple of the analytics market, with a huge fan base and enthusiastic customers who are willing to stand in long lines for a glimpse at what's next. Last week's Tableau Conference in Las Vegas proved that once again with record attendance of more than 14,000. The Tableau fan boys and fan girls were not disappointed, as the company detailed plenty of new capabilities.

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    11. Alibaba to invest $15b in R&D through new global program

      Alibaba to invest $15b in R&D through new global program

      ZDNet Japan Alibaba to invest $15b in R&D through new global program Under the new research program, called the Alibaba DAMO Academy, the ecommerce giant will invest $15 billion in 'breakthrough' technologies. 0 Alibaba Group has announced the launch of a global research program and its plan to invest $15 billion in R&D through the program over the next three years.

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    12. ​LG opens smart home platform to developers

      ​LG opens smart home platform to developers

      ​LG opens smart home platform to developers LG Electronics has opened the API of its smart home platform SmartThinQ to developers. 0 LG Electronics has opened a dedicated website for its smart home platform SmartThinQ for developers. Developers can visit the site to apply for a partnership, and if successful, will gain access to the platform's application programming interface (API). If approved as a partner, their services and products can also carry the "Works with SmartThinQ" branding.

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    13. What is cloud computing? Everything you need to know from public and private cloud to software-as-a-service

      What is cloud computing? Everything you need to know from public and private cloud to software-as-a-service

      What is cloud computing? Everything you need to know from public and private cloud to software-as-a-service Updated: An introduction to cloud computing from IaaS and PaaS to hybrid, public, and private cloud. Video: Cloud storage - your best options What is cloud computing in simple terms? Cloud computing is the delivery of on-demand computing services -- from applications to storage and processing power -- typically over the internet and on a pay-as-you-go basis.

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    14. Alation adds cloud storage access from hybrid environments

      Alation adds cloud storage access from hybrid environments

      ZDNet Japan Alation adds cloud storage access from hybrid environments Making file system and streaming data more directly accessible has been a holy grail, especially for organizations looking at cloud deployment. Now that Amazon has opened the door to S3 cloud storage with Athena and Redshift Spectrum, Alation is expanding its data catalog to offer similar access that can extend to hybrid environments.

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      Mentions: Amazon Teradata EMR
    15. Salesforce Einstein turns one with a bevy of new features

      Salesforce Einstein turns one with a bevy of new features

      ZDNet Japan Salesforce Einstein turns one with a bevy of new features Salesforce also announced the launch of a $50 venture million fund that will invest in startups focused on artificial intelligence. Read More Salesforce's Einstein artificial intelligence platform celebrates its one-year anniversary this week and the CRM giant is marking the occasion with the launch of several new features.

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      Mentions: Intel EVP
    16. More artificial intelligence, fewer screens: the future of computing unfolds

      More artificial intelligence, fewer screens: the future of computing unfolds

      We are approaching the day when user interfaces and user experience (UI and UX) will mean much more than working through screens on devices. It may not involve screens at all. Photo: Joe McKendrick That's the word from Accenture, which spells out, in a recent report , the rise of AI as the new purveyor of UI and UX. Developments such as autonomous vehicles and voice-activated home assistants are just early examples surfacing that suggest more screenless computing is on the horizon.

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      Mentions: Berkeley Intel Google
    17. ​Kakao AI platform to go in Posco, Gs smart homes

      ​Kakao AI platform to go in Posco, Gs smart homes

      South Korean mobile chat giant Kakao has signed cooperation agreements with construction companies POSCO E&C, POSCO ICT, and GS E&C to build apartments for smart homes that use the Kakao I AI platform, the companies announced. With POSCO E&C and its IT service affiliate POSCO ICT, Kakao will co-develop a chat-based home control service to allow users to control their home from the outside, the companies said.

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      Mentions: Hyundai
    18. Doc.ai launches blockchain-based conversational AI platform for health consumers

      Doc.ai launches blockchain-based conversational AI platform for health consumers

      Doc.ai launches blockchain-based conversational AI platform for health consumers Healthcare consumers will be able to discuss pathology results with a machine. Walter De Brouwer, co-founder and CEO, Doc.AI Image: Supplied Palo Alto-based artificial intelligence startup Doc.ai has announced the US launch of its blockchain-based conversational AI platform on Thursday.

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    19. As AI floods the market, which chatbots deliver the best ROI for enterprises?

      As AI floods the market, which chatbots deliver the best ROI for enterprises?

      The current discussion on chatbots is at a crescendo. Industries from retail to healthcare all plan to include chatbots in 2017. But does adding AI to your service delivery workflow deliver a positive ROI? Inbenta , a Foster City, Calif.-based natural language chatbot and search platform company, released a report showing proof that leveraging AI and NLP (Natural Language Processing) solutions such as chatbots in enterprise organizations add significant value to the organisation.

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    20. Tableau acquires startup ClearGraph for natural language processing

      Tableau acquires startup ClearGraph for natural language processing

      ClearGraph founders Andrew Vigneault and Ryan Atallah are joining Tableau. Business intelligence firm Tableau announced Wednesday it's acquiring ClearGraph, a three-year-old startup that uses natural language processing to search enterprise data. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Tableau plans to integrate ClearGraph's technology into Tableau's products, enabling smart data discovery and data analysis.

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      Mentions: Palo Alto New York
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