Alibaba Pumps US$15 Billion into Quantum Computing & AI

Alibaba Group announced its new DAMO Academy for fundamental and disruptive technology research at Alibaba Cloud’s Computing Conference 2017 in Hangzhou. The company will invest US$15 billion into the project, featuring a dozen top-notch international scientists working in quantum computing, machine learning, computer vision, natural language processing, cybersecurity, human-computer interaction, fintech, IoT, hardware, and more. […]

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A New World Led by Information Science — SoftBank World 2017

SoftBank’s annual two-day event — “SoftBank World 2017” — was held on July 20 and 21. Since the announcement of the humanoid robot “Pepper”, SoftBank has been rapidly developing applications around robots, AI (Artificial Intelligence) and IoT (Internet of Things), which took up a large proportion of this year’s keynote speeches and special lectures. This […]

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Towards a Smart Workspace with IoT

What is IoT? The Internet of Things (IoT) is a term that is causing a real buzz nowadays. It seems to affect not only the way we live, but also the way we work. The potential of IoT in revolutionizing and automating the workplace are endless. It literally gets rid of the barriers between your […]

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Broadcasting custom packages on Estimote Location Beacons with Raspberry Pi

Last summer together with Karl-Henrik Nilsson and Nejc Palir I worked on a fun project that incorporated new features of Estimote Location Beacons. It was the solution for a public transport company that used beacons for two things – delivering proximity-based features and broadcasting custom messages to customers. The second part was possible thanks to […]

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The Time to Marry AI May Come Soon

Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.jp/2016/11/29/ntt-ai_n_13281528.html Interviewee: Dr. Eisaku Maeda, the director of NTT Communication Science Laboratories, was recently interviewed by The Huffington Post, sharing his opinions on AI. Figure 1: Dr. Maeda. Background: AI (Artificial Intelligence) frequently appears in science fiction where robots such as R2-D2 of “Star Wars” and Haro of “Mobile Suit Gundam” are the intelligent […]

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Most Hyped Technologies: Self-Driving Cars, Self-Service Analytics, IoT; No More Big Data Buzz

Gartner just released its 2015 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies report. It’s our most reliable buzz bellwether, annually defining what’s in and what’s out. At the peak of inflated expectations just two years ago, Big Data was dethroned by the Internet of Things last year (but it was still estimated to be five to ten years from […]

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On Brontobyte Data and Other Big Words

Source: Datafloq Paul McFedries in IEEE Spectrum:  When Gartner released its annual Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies for 2014, it was interesting to note that big data was now located on the downslope from the “Peak of Inflated Expectations,” while the Internet of Things (often shortened to IoT) was right at the peak, and data science […]

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Turning big data into actionable insights

[A version of this article appears on the O’Reilly Radar.] The O’Reilly Data Show podcast: Evangelos Simoudis on data mining, investing in data startups, and corporate innovation. Subscribe to the O’Reilly Data Show Podcast to explore the opportunities and techniques driving big data and data science. Can developments in data science and big data infrastructure […]

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