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IBM and Rensselaer Polytech Collaborates To Research on Chronic diseases with Artificial Intelligence

Image 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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Image 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 tech...
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AI now ready to generate fake videos with audio clips and images

The 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.
AI now ready to generate fake videos with audio clips and images

AI now ready to generate fake videos with audio clips and images

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The 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 cli...
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Google offers new IoT services, Cloud IoT Core

On 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.
Google offers new IoT services, Cloud IoT Core

Google offers new IoT services, Cloud IoT Core

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On 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 central...
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Samsung Extending Tizen 4.0 Ecosystem for IoT Applications and Devices

Image 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.
Samsung Extending Tizen 4.0 Ecosystem for IoT Applications and Devices

Samsung Extending Tizen 4.0 Ecosystem for IoT Applications and Devices

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Image 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,...
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Dell announces new products and partnerships to simplify IoT

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 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.
 Dell announces new products and partnerships to simplify IoT

Dell announces new products and partnerships to simplify IoT

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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...
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Apple acquires Lattice.io, A Data Intelligence Company

According 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.
Apple acquires Lattice.io, A Data Intelligence Company

Apple acquires Lattice.io, A Data Intelligence Company

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According 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 Stanf...
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Cisco Acquires MindMeld To Boost Artificial Intelligence

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, 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.
Cisco Acquires MindMeld To Boost Artificial Intelligence

Cisco Acquires MindMeld To Boost Artificial Intelligence

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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,...
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VMware Announces Enterprise Grade IoT Infrastructure Management Solution

At Dell EMC World Conference, VMware announced a new addition to their IoT offering, VMware Pulse IoT Center, an enterprise-grade IoT infrastructure management solution to help IT and OT teams ensure complete control of their IoT infrastructure and things.With VMware Pulse IoT Center, the company wants to enable its customers to efficiently manage, operate, scale and, protect their IoT projects. "As enterprises look to transform into digital businesses, this creates an opportunity for IT and OT teams to collaborate as they embrace IoT to improve operations within their business while generating new forms of revenue," said Mimi Spier, vice president, IoT, VMware.VMware Pulse IoT will reduce the complexities encountered by customers investing in IoT while moving from the proof of concept to production. It will provide real-time and accurate data, through which customers will be able to address the faults before they arise.It helps in increasing ROI by efficiently organizing the deployment and scalability of the IoT projects. Additionally, it also enables security features across things, edge, network, and applications to protect IoT infrastructure and data access.The Pulse IoT Center uses VMware AirWatch and VMware vRealize Operations for device management and infrastructure monitoring and troubleshooting respectively. VMware Pulse IoT Center will be available as both on-premise solutions and as a service. It is currently in private beta with customers in automotive, entertainment, retail banking, healthcare, and manufacturing industries.Users will now be able to manage, monitor, and secure diverse IoT edge systems and connected devices from a single console. In addition to this, interoperation between heterogeneous systems and connected devices with different OS, hardware, communication protocols. With the help of flexible rules engine, it enables users to define and track what, where, and when things are updated over the air (OTA).By using VMware NSX as an add-on, users will be able to minimize data exposure by creating a tunnel from data point to the application. The center wipes out data from devices at any point if it gets exposed to security threats. To maintain up-to-date firmware and security patches, users will have to upgrade it via an integrated policy engine.
VMware Announces Enterprise Grade IoT Infrastructure Management Solution

VMware Announces Enterprise Grade IoT Infrastructure Management Solution

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At Dell EMC World Conference, VMware announced a new addition to their IoT offering, VMware Pulse IoT Center, an enterprise-grade IoT infrastructure management solution to help IT and OT teams ensure ...
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Intel Announces its new Autonomous Driving Lab in Silicon Valley

Intel has announced its new Autonomous Driving Lab and their R&D efforts to make driverless cars and future transportation in Silicon Valley. The announcement was made during the Autonomous Driving Workshop held in California (San Jose). This Silicon Valley Lab has joined Intel’s other labs in Germany, Oregon, and Arizona. These labs are designed specifically to take care of various requirements of self-driving cars - Artificial Intelligence, different cloud technologies and other service requirements.According to the blog post by Intel, “With the slew of information captured by cameras, LIDAR, RADAR and other sensors, autonomous cars are expected to generate approximately 4 terabytes of data every 90 minutes of operation.”The car itself will process, filter, analyze the data, whereas the most valuable data will be pulled by the data centers to update maps, enhance data models, etc. Intel Autonomous Garage lab works with partners and customers to come up with new data challenges inside the vehicle. In Autonomous labs, engineers use a variety of tools for the testing purposes.These include- vehicles enabled with Intel-based computing systems and different sensors that help in collecting data through various methods, including - autonomous test cars used in real-world driving, partners and vehicles that are collaborating with Intel, and dedicated autonomous driving data centers.During the workshop, Intel together with Delphi, Ericsson, BMW, and HERE presented their autonomous driving program.
Intel Announces its new Autonomous Driving Lab in Silicon Valley

Intel Announces its new Autonomous Driving Lab in Silicon Valley

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Intel has announced its new Autonomous Driving Lab and their R&D efforts to make driverless cars and future transportation in Silicon Valley. The announcement was made during the Autonomous Driving Wo...
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Five Reasons Why a Web Developer Should learn AngularJS

AngularJS is the most popular framework which has outshined every other JavaScript framework. With some of the amazing features like less coding, effective and time-saving, Angular has emerged as one of the popular technology in the world of web development. Certainly, it has made the life of JavaScript developers much easier. Angular is now being used on over 9,000 websites, including some famous companies like Intel, Sprint, NBC, Walgreens and ABC News. The statistic shows the popularity of Angular framework among the developers.AngularJS is one of the JavaScript frameworks, which allows the usage of HTML as a master language. Let’s see why it is worth for a web developer to start learning AngularJS.1. AngularJS supports Single Page ApplicationsSingle Page Applications (SPA) has now gained popularity because nobody likes to wait too long for a website or application to load. From a design perspective, SPAs are far more responsive and these applications are able to pull up the same kind of experience as native apps on the web. Single-page apps load existing HTML pages in the browser and update the contents dynamically as per the user input. This enhances the user experience and performance of the website or app.Since the entire rendering happens on the client side, it reduces the server network traffic. These benefits make it more interesting for developers to work on creating the seamless user experience and fluid interactions.2. AngularJS enables design development workflowAngularJS helps designers add HTML in the applications while designing without breaking an application. As it depends on certain id or structure to locate an element and perform tasks. Designers can escape the job of rearranging the codes, they can rather move elements around the code.3. Angular handles dependencies effectivelyBy virtue of its built-in dependency injection subsystem, AngularJS makes the process of unit testing much easier. Developers are only required to add dependencies as a parameter rather than searching for it. AngularJS make things easier for developers and offers dependencies instantly. In the case of SPAs, developers can add dependencies and dynamic loading without worrying about namespace and spin up an instance.4. AngularJS supports parallel development AngularJS has made the entire development process very easy for developers. Earlier web developers had to depend on each other, but this not the case with AngularJS. With the support of JavaScript, patterns can be used, which makes it modular. This doesn’t mean that AngularJS completely removes dependencies. However, it makes it easy to manage them. Considering a scenario, for an application if huge force is employed to work on the various key operations, AngularJS breaks down several actions into its sub-controllers and services. This helps developers to test the code separately without damaging other’s work. 5. Behavior with directivesWith directives, AngularJS provides more functionality to HTML as it contains various elements such as , , etc. These help developers to use them without manipulating the DOM. The directives can be used directly by just allocating attributes to these elements.Developers can generate their own HTML elements with the help of directives in AngularJS. Adding DOM manipulation code into directives will isolate them from the MVC applications. This makes the MVC applications to only update the view with new information.
Five Reasons Why a Web Developer Should learn AngularJS

Five Reasons Why a Web Developer Should learn AngularJS

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Absolutdata Launched NAVIK AI Engine

NAVIK AI Platform is an artificial intelligence(AI)-driven decision engine recently launched by Absolutdata, which is a leading data analytics organization. It unites the technology, data, and analytics to optimize decisions without a data science team.This platform processes harmonization and integration of data from multiple sources which includes Marketing automation systems and CRM.The driven decision engine of AI operates at a  higher level to upgrade decision-making.“The technology may not replace the entire human race in the time to come but it will perform a lot better than how we perform at this point in time. One of the examples could be the revolution that is happening in the automotive industry that has witnessed some of the major breakthroughs and is expected to replace the top-down manufacturing relationships with automotive-technology association giving way to self-driven vehicles,” said Titir Pal, vice-president of products and solutions, Absolutdata.Nowadays, research groups are working on evolutionary algorithms implemented in the various environment using the business platform to deploy and optimize systems, an adaption of AI in sales, marketing, and brand management.Therefore, in an industry, we must take the steps which are necessary to ensure that AI is developed ethically and morally. "The NAVIK tool’s non-technical front-end was developed to addresses this problem through an integration of back-end and front-end elements of the user interface,” said Titir Pal.However, by 2020,  Artificial Intelligence (AI) expects to see a 40% increase in their revenues on an average, along with a 38% cost reduction. The main use of AI technology in sectors such as Internet of Things and autonomous driving will generate a huge amount of data to be analyzed, the report said.
Absolutdata Launched NAVIK AI Engine

Absolutdata Launched NAVIK AI Engine

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NAVIK AI Platform is an artificial intelligence(AI)-driven decision engine recently launched by Absolutdata, which is a leading data analytics organization. It unites the technology, data, and analyti...
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