Technology

AI Could Get 100 Times More Energy-Efficient with IBM’s New Artificial Synapses (MIT)

Neural networks are the crown jewel of the AI boom. They gorge on data and do things like transcribe speech or describe images with near-perfect accuracy. IBM has now shown that bu... More

How AI Augmentation Will Fuel Net Job Growth by 2020 (VentureBeat)

The year 2020 will be a pivotal one in AI-related employment dynamics — Gartner predicts 2.3 million jobs will be created and 1.8 jobs will be eliminated. The main contributor to... More

Why Internet Volatility is a Critical Business Issue (Forbes)

The internet is part of your business network. That statement seems like a no-brainer—every business leader knows that internet connectivity is critical. But how many of you unde... More

Salesforce CFO: Company Has Two Ways to Monetize Einstein AI Now, More Options to Follow (HITS)

There are “two ways to monetize” for Salesforce with the Salesforce Einstein artificial intelligence (AI) platform today, but there is “obviously lots of optionality in the f... More

IBM-Led Coalition Pushes Senators for Action on Better Tech Skills Training (The Hill)

IBM is pushing congressional leaders to update workforce legislation aimed at helping workers get technical skills necessary from the growing number of technology-related vocationa... More

How AI is Making an Entry Into the Freelance Economy (Forbes)

It’s becoming difficult to find an industry where AI isn’t already making or expected to make an impact. The freelance economy is no exception. Smart technologies have entered ... More

Class of 2018: This Year’s Grads Not Seen as a Skills Gap Solution (CIO)

The newly minted graduates of the class of 2018 are about to enter the workforce, but according to new research, many will do so without the necessary IT and technology skills empl... More

How AI is Making an Entry Into the Freelance Economy (Forbes)

It’s becoming difficult to find an industry where AI isn’t already making or expected to make an impact. The freelance economy is no exception. Smart technologies have entered ... More

Four ‘No Regrets’ Steps for Shifting into Digital Engineering (Digitally Cognizant Blog)

"Digital” may have technically been around since the invention of the transistor, but we’re still in the early days of a new economy. We’re moving from digital that’s fun (... More

The White House Promises to Release Government Data to Fuel the AI Boom (MIT)

Donald Trump’s chief technology advisor, Michael Kratsios, said that the US government would release any data that might help fuel AI research in the United States, although he d... More

Salesforce Scientist: Fears, Uncertainty about AI are Unfounded (CNBC)

The host of fears and uncertainty about the future of artificial intelligence is groundless, Salesforce's chief scientist said this week. While well-known names like Elon Musk, CEO... More

10 Predictions on AI’s Impact Over the Next Five Years (IM)

In its new report on data and artificial intelligence trends, Gartner explains that “our 2018 predictions for AI are cued to the way it is diffusing. First, recent AI technology ... More

SAP Goes Back to its Roots to Drive the Future (Forbes)

The challenge SAP faces is common to other B2B companies which make products that go largely unseen. How do you make the product visible? How do you sell the benefit of a product t... More

How Companies Can Create a Cybersafe Culture at Work (WSJ)

As technical defenses against cyberattacks have improved, attackers have adapted by zeroing in on the weakest link: people. And too many companies are making it easy for the attack... More

Software Bugs Have a Bounty on Their Heads (WSJ)

Programmers know that it’s nearly impossible to write complex software without making a mistake. While most software glitches are merely annoying, serious security bugs can give ... More

AI for IT: Who Will Lead the Charge for a Standard? (IW)

We are on the cusp of a new networking technology that promises to have as great (or a bigger) impact on how we communicate than even WiFi or TCP/IP -- artificial intelligence.... More

Should Companies Let Employees Use Social Media at Work? (WSJ)

Social-media use has become the norm in the U.S., with around 7-in-10 Americans now using platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to connect with others, share news and info... More

Talking to Machines: The UX of Virtual Conversation (Adobe Blog)

Some of the common problems with today’s AI-powered voice assistants are recognizing different accents and unfamiliar or complex words with many syllables.... More

How SAP Goes Back to its Roots to Drive the Future (Forbes)

NBA fans who spent more than one million hours pouring over basketball stats can thank enterprise software company, SAP. As the 2018 NBA Finals get underway between the Cleveland C... More

IBM Pledges $30 Million for Techies to Fight Natural Disasters (Fortune)

IBM is committing $30 million over five years to a global initiative aimed at addressing social challenges, like natural disaster relief, the company said. The donation will, in pa... More