New initiatives to boost IoT ecosystem by Huawei
By Paula HernandezOn 23th May 2017, at the inauguration of Huawei IoT Ecosystem Forum, Huawei Technologies has shared its view on IoT. This event was held in association with CommunicAsia2017, with over 200 participants.The IoT Forum hosts successful partnerships with some of the popular industrial sectors such as- smart home, public utilities, healthcare and smart city, to stimulate the IoT industry applications implemented in Asia Pacific. Narrow Band-IoT(NB-IoT) is a low-power wide area network which represents approximately 70% of cellular IoT connections running on licensed spectrum. NB-IoT has driven industry applications to include agriculture, parking, and asset tracking. Lim Chee Siong, Chief strategy and marketing officer of Huawei, said in his opening speech, that Huawei supports the IoT ecosystem which mainly focuses on: Innovating IoT chipsetsBuilding wireless networkProviding a cloud-based IoT connection management platform, which makes the connection and communication easy in the IoT ecosystem.In one of his recent blog posts, Jiang Wang Cheng, president of IoT solutions, Huawei said -“We believe that IoT is a ‘GLocal’ ecosystem where telcos, local enterprises and global vendors like Huawei leverage on each others’ knowledge and capabilities to build a vibrant ecosystem. Huawei is glad to recommend our partners in different industries and establish channels of communication between operators and vertical industries. We call for more partners from across different verticals to join us to build viable IoT solutions”. Currently, Huawei is working worldwide with more than 40 partners on smart light, connected car to extend IoT device, a service platform, applications, network, system integration and smart meter and declared plans to invest US$1 billion in developer ecosystems.For More Information: http://www.communicasia.com/wp-content/uploads/exhibitor-press-release/files/Press_Release_Huawei_ecoConnect_Launch.pdf
Cisco and Microsoft coming together to simplify IoT Platform
By Paula HernandezOn 24th May 2017, at IoT World Forum, Cisco has announced that they will be working together with Microsoft to develop Internet of Things(IoT) platform, which aims at making deployments easier from Cloud to connected edge devices.In one of his recent blog posts, Rowan Trollope, General Manager, Cisco IoT, and Applications Unit said- ”The Cisco IoT Operations Platform includes tools to manage connections at scale via the company's technologies and industry partners.” With the collaboration of Microsoft, Cisco wants to enable its customers to manage, operate, scale and protect their IoT projects efficiently and realize Digital Transformation more quickly.Cisco has also defined threat detection technologies to strengthen security.To secure IoT services from edge network to public cloud, Fog Computing has been introduced as the new feature in this IoT Platform across the data centers, that businesses need to ensure along with data collection tools.The benefits of computing have been stated as:- Reduced bandwidth costs- Minimized latency in delivering data-Specified data delivery to appropriate targetsCisco IoT platform survey establishes that “60% of IoT initiatives stalled at the proof-of-concept stage. Of the 40% of IoT projects that survived into the pilot stage, only 26% were deemed successful by business leaders.”Cisco and Microsoft have a long history in many areas.To ensure seamless interoperability between Cisco IoT and Microsoft Azure IoT, they are one step closer to fulfilling the demands of customers and getting outcomes in the fastest way.
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Qualcomm Reports delivery of more than 1 million chips per day for IoT Applications
By Paula HernandezQualcomm has recently announced in its Internet of Things (IoT) industry analyst workshop, that the company is now shipping more than 1 million chips per day for IoT. The figure itself proves the ability of the company to develop and deliver the technologies required for IoT devices.“While hundreds of brands have shipped over 1.5 billion IoT products using our solutions, we are just getting a glimpse of the benefits that the IoT can deliver, with analysts estimating that IoT applications could have a total economic impact of up to 11 trillion dollars a year by 2025”, said Raj Talluri, senior vice president, product management, IoT, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.Qualcomm is using its expertise to design platforms that help in commercializing IoT products quickly in areas including wearables, voice, and music, robotics and drones, automation, Industrial IoT etc.From Qualcomm Press Release,Their wearable platform is being used in more than 150 wearable design. More than 80 percent of Android Wear smartwatches launched are based on Snapdragon Wear 2100. Now, more than 125 million TV is now using Qualcomm connectivity chips. Over 30 designs are using company’s MDM9206 modem with support for LTE categories M1 and NB1, E-GPRS and global RF bands.
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Google AlphaGo AI system defeated World’s best player of Go
By Ruslan BraginOn Tuesday, Google AlphaGo AI has defeated the world’s best player in the ancient Chinese board game, Go. Google DeepMind’s AI system, AlphaGo has successfully defeated Ke Jie in the first of three matches it will be playing against him. As per the Google events page, AlphaGo will be playing against a team with five world’s top-ranked Go players.AlphaGo works in a similar way as the human brain. Its design consists of two sets of deep neural networks containing millions of connections, much like the synaptic connections between the brain cells. The AI has already played millions of games against itself by following some initial programming.Last year, AlphaGo succeeded in defeating another world class player of Go. This was considered as one of the major achievements in the history of AI. Comparatively, Go is much harder than chess. A player can make more potential moves at any point, so it becomes very difficult to predict the next best move.With the victory of AlphaGo, we can certainly say that AI will not only be driving cars, operating smart homes, but it will also help humans to solve complex scientific, technical, and medical problems.This is not the first time a computer has defeated humans in games. In 1997, IBM’s Deep Blue supercomputer defeated the world champion Garry Kasparov at chess. AlphaGo is much smarter than Deep blue because it is using reinforcement learning, a technique which makes systems smarter through trial and error.Match One: Ke Jie & AlphaGo
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IBM and Rensselaer Polytech Collaborates To Research on Chronic diseases with Artificial Intelligence
By Geneva ClarkImage Credit: healthcareitnewsRecently, IBM and Rensselaer polytech have made a collaboration to make a new center for Health Empowerment by Analytics, Learning, and Semantics (HEALS). Watson AI technology will be a part of the collaboration, which will boost up the HEALS center by improving the health care facilities. “This collaboration between Rensselaer and IBM, which combines our significant research strengths in cognitive computing, could generate insights which will aid clinicians with more effective treatments for individual patients and overall efficiencies in the health care system,” said Shirley Ann Jackson, president of Rensselaer. The new center intends to prevent chronic diseases through data-driven discovery and analyzing the factors, which help in predicting the development of chronic conditions. It also aims at providing health recommendations and guidance for clinicians to suggest to their patients. The team has planned to develop cognitive tools using analytics, knowledge-based learning, and interrogations that mainly hinge on semantics. This will help identify the critical missing links in terms of data and knowledge, and guide the clinicians and patients properly, so as to prevent chronic diseases and conditions. The research center is a part of IBM’s Cognitive Horizons Network (CHN), a network of the world’s leading universities working with IBM, to catalyze the development of some of the core technologies used in cognitive computing.
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AI now ready to generate fake videos with audio clips and images
By Paula HernandezThe scientists at the Oxford university have established an ultramodern artificial intelligence(AI) system that generates fake videos of an individual by using their motionless images and an audio clip.This AI system also recognizes facial themes using face-recognition algorithms. As the audio clip plays, the AI system controls the mouth of an individual in the still picture so that it looks like the human being is speaking.While the outcome is not totally perfect, the scientists trust that it can be done in real time and fake videos can be generated in a realistic manner. “The application we’re thinking of is redubbing a video into another language,” said Joon Son Chung, one of the creators of the system, who is also a graduate student at the University of Oxford in the UK. The audio from the news clips can be changed into a different language and the image movements can be updated accordingly. ”The new method could be useful for redubbing animated movies”, the new scientist reported.It is not only the system that needs to be adjusted. The experts have already created fake videos, almost identical to the original ones.This new artificial intelligence system tool builds the action process in a simple and rapid manner in the edited footage with new audio.
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Google offers new IoT services, Cloud IoT Core
By Paula HernandezOn Tuesday, Google Cloud announced its new fully managed IoT service called Google Cloud IoT Core. It will help users in connecting them securely to Google Cloud Platform, manage their devices centrally, and process the data generated by those devices.Google Cloud IoT Solution, when used in a broader way, provides access to new operational insights, that can be helpful in optimizing and changing the businesses. For example, Oil & Gas companies can enable intelligent scheduling for equipment maintenance to maximize profit. Logistics companies can also use this service to collect data from the vehicles including other data such as- weather, demand, and traffic, so that they can place vehicles in the right place, at the right time.Many companies using sensors, conveyor belts, and farming equipment sometimes find it difficult to monitor and manage these devices. The operation cost to maintain this kind of devices is somewhat high and comes with a lot of complexities. For most organizations, it becomes difficult to maintain world class end-to-end security for distributed devices. With Cloud IoT Core, Google wants to make things easier for the organizations by removing risks and reducing complexities from the device monitoring and management process. Google is trying to provide customers with necessary infrastructure and service users’ need for the data management.Currently, Cloud IoT Core is available as a private beta. Google will be launching Cloud IoT Core with its hardware and software IoT partners soon.
Samsung Extending Tizen 4.0 Ecosystem for IoT Applications and Devices
By Geneva ClarkImage Source: Samsung OfficialRecently, at the Tizen Developers Conference (TDC) in San Francisco, Samsung has announced Tizen’s new technologies and products. Samsung has unveiled new Tizen 4.0 OS, that supports a wider range of applications to devices. In 2012 TDC, Samsung introduced Tizen 1.0 as an open source project. With Tizen 4.0, the company has extended its endeavor to not only Linux-based devices but also in Tizen Real Time, for low specification devices such as bulbs, scales, etc.Samsung will also collaborate with Microsoft to provide development tools and languages, to help developers make Tizen applications. Microsoft's.NET and Xamarin UI framework have been introduced in Tizen to develop C# based applications in the Visual Studio environment.“Since launching, Tizen has become the OS for nearly all of Samsung’s products, and with its record of sales growth, proven itself as the most successful Linux-based embedded OS in the world. Among open collaborations, and as we enter the IoT era, we expect Tizen will open new opportunities for the future of IoT,” said Hyogun Lee, Executive Vice President of the Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics and Chair of the Tizen Technical Steering Group. At TDC 2017, Samsung also introduced ARKIT053, a new addition in its ARKIT IoT module. For the first time, the company has introduced a lightweight IoT chipset with real-time processing, using Tizen RT. ARKIT053 uses Tizen 4.0 for use in low-data devices.
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Dell announces new products and partnerships to simplify IoT
By Ruslan BraginOn 15th May 2017, Dell Technologies has announced a new Internet of Things(IoT) products and services to simplify IoT deployments and realize Digital Transformation more quickly.According to Gartner report, by 2020, there will be 20.4 billion connected things in use, produced by a rapidly growing number of connected devices in the companies.Dell’s IoT portfolio is centered around Infrastructure, IoT gateways, Manageability solutions and embedded PCs, to materialize “fast innovation and simplified integration”.New IoT products and services:EdgeX Foundry, an open source framework, recently launched by Linux, operates on any operating system, and with microservices, it builds a common framework for edge computing platform. Dell will provide more than 12 microservices and over 125,000 source code lines under Apache 2.0, to start the project. After Dell and EMC were merged, VMware plus IoT center, a preferred monitoring solution and enterprise management for Dell Edge Gateways came into existence.This allowed the customers to scale, protect, manage and operate their IoT projects, to secure IoT infrastructure management solution.Organize Partnerships: Dell has announced the names of a group of IoT software services and partners through the Dell EMC Partner Programs and Dell IoT solutions. The new partners include- Atos, Bosch, Modius, Mocana, ForgeRock, IOTech and Analog devices, which have been added to the program recently. Dell EMC and Bosch have jointly developed a 4.0 jump-start kit industry to implement IoT projects faster than ROI, to help customers by introducing Bosch XDK sensors, cloud integration, and software, a Dell Edge Gateway, all preconfigured. Atos and Dell EMC are working together to build a platform for IoT service management framework. An enterprise-level communications solution provider Atom AMPD merged their software with embedded box PCs and Dell Edge Gateways.
On 15th May 2017, Dell Technologies has announced a new Internet of Things(IoT) products and services to simplify IoT deployments and realize Digital Transformation more quickly.According to Gartner r...Continue reading
Apple acquires Lattice.io, A Data Intelligence Company
By Paula HernandezAccording to a report from TechCrunch, Apple has recently acquired Lattice.io, an artificial intelligence and machine learning startup.California-based Lattice.io founded in 2015, evolved from a Stanford University research project called DeepDive, a framework which extracts raw data from text. It takes unstructured “dark” data and uses an AI-enabled engine to turn it into usable information. In Crunchbase it is described as - “Lattice turns dark data into structured data with human-caliber quality at machine-caliber scale.” Dark data is used to describe those kinds of data that are largely not useful for processing or analytics. These data exist without any labels or context. Therefore it becomes difficult to access and utilize such data. Sometimes, organizations may not even be aware that the data is being collected. Lattice says they are using machine learning technology to process dark data and dump those results into a database. Users will be able to extract, integrate, and predict problems in a single system, in turn enabling them to build end-to-end data systems.As per the TechCrunch report, Apple has paid around $200 million for the acquisition. However, Apple is not the only tech giant snapping AI-based. Recently Cisco has also acquired MindMeld to boost their artificial intelligence capability.
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Cisco Acquires MindMeld To Boost Artificial Intelligence
By Paula HernandezOn 11th May 2017, Cisco announced that it has acquired MindMeld, a company that builds a conversational AI platform for business organizations for $125 million.MindMeld, originally called Expect Labs, aims at unique AI that captures domain knowledge on any application or device, which enables customers to build intelligent and human-like friendly interfaces.Cisco believes that AI and Machine Learning play a crucial role in business by giving analytics, data centers, collaboration and industry leadership in networking and place it on the cloud-based services and the networking. It unlocks the capabilities through AI and ML to empower products and features which include- Stealthwatch, Cisco Spark Board, Voice Track and SpeakerTrack. The acquisition of MindMeld AI technology by Cisco has powered Cisco’s collaboration products and interface. This has enhanced the ease of use, enabling new cognitive capabilities, which guides voice AI to meetings across the globe. In the workplace, the presence of telephony hardware and video increases adoption of AI technology.In one of his recent blog posts, Rowan Trollope, Senior Vice President, Cisco IoT and Applications Group said- "The workplace of the future is one powered by AI". This is a significant step toward making that workplace a reality. Integrating MindMeld into the Cisco Spark platform will transform how users interact in Cisco Spark Spaces, Cisco Spark Meetings, and Cisco Spark Care."Cisco-MindMeld acquisition is expected to close in Cisco's fourth quarter of the fiscal year 2017, by joining the Cloud Collaboration Group.
On 11th May 2017, Cisco announced that it has acquired MindMeld, a company that builds a conversational AI platform for business organizations for $125 million.MindMeld, originally called Expect Labs,...Continue reading