Tags: Machine Learning

BenevolentAI acquires new drug development lab

Private AI company, BenevolentAI, has acquired a UK state-of-the-art drug discovery and development facility. The facility is located on the Babraham Research Campus in Cambridge. AstraZeneca, Medimmune, One Nucleus and RxCelerate are all backers of the campus. In January 2018 Babraham Research Campus announced a new bio-incubator and life science accelerator programme. This has already begun…

Jumio’s IDaaS (online identity service) hits 100M+

In late 2017, Jumio’s IDaaS (IDentity as a Service) surpassed the 100 million online identity verification threshold. This represents a doubling from six months earlier: in February 2017 it had 50 million transactions. Interestingly Jumio says its annual recurring revenues (ARR) increased some 96% and sales grew by >175% percent over the same period. “This…

Workday acquires SkipFlag

In a short blog post by Joe Korngiebel, CTO, Workday the company announced the acquisition of SkipFlag. Korngiebel described SkipFlag as: “a disruptor in the enterprise knowledge management space! SkipFlag uses deep learning to help people make sense of mountains of data across multiple applications used by today’s workforce.” SkipFlag was founded by Peter Skomoroch…

Tableau goes hyper speedy in new release

Tableau has announced the general availability of Tableau 10.5. This latest release sees the roll out of Hyper, its new data engine technology. It also sees the introduction of a new visualization tool: Viz Tooltip and Tableau server for Linux as well as other enhancements. Francois Ajenstat, Chief Product Officer at Tableau commented: “With Hyper…

Why cores, memory and GPUs matter in an Artificial Intelligence (AI) world

IBM delivered the first of its POWER9 units to the Oak Ridge National Laboratories back in July 2017. This is a deployment that will take several months to complete. It also began deploying units to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory at the end of October 2017. These two announcements mean that customers, and that includes IBM’s internal…

The drive to race to adopt Artificial Intelligence is on

Apttus has released a new white paper that looks at the rise of artificial intelligence in business. The white paper included a survey of 490 business executives and thought leaders. It was carried out by Harvard Business Review Analytics Services. Entitled: “Artificial Intelligence for boosting revenue generation in the B2B enterprise” (registration required) it could…

SAP improves unconscious bias functionality

SAP has announced it will deliver even more functionality to help companies eliminate unconscious bias from their recruiting processes. The new features are contained within the SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting Management solution. It is available in beta during Q4 2017. The intent is to assist companies in eliminating unconscious bias from the recruiting process. The announcement…

Oracle ignites machine learning

One of the key messages from Oracle Openworld this week is that Oracle has spent millions of its R&D budget developing its capability within Artificial Intelligence. This is not the AI of science fiction or even cognitive computing. Perhaps that was wise after the Robert Schank blog critiscised IBM for its use of the wording and…

Autonomous database now, will security follow?

Larry Ellison took the opportunity to announce not just the autonomous database but also highly automated cybersecurity at Oracle OpenWorld 2017. Ellison first spoke about the new autonomous database at Oracle’s recent results announcement. That was expanded on at another event where Oracle introduced database BYOL (Bring Your own License) to PaaS Pricing. For Ellison…

The Guardian Transformers of the Shared Services Industry – Robotic Process Automation

  I think we just found a Transformer … Transformers – Age of Extinction Shared services have indeed transformed the way our organisations work today. It is a concept that has risen to incredible prominence over the last few years. These services simplify and standardise common transactional and knowledge-based processes across our organisations. They also…