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SAP IoT Startup Accelerator: Supercharging the Smart Factory

SAP IoT Startup Accelerator: Supercharging the Smart Factory

With SAP, startup attenio is using augmented reality (AR) to build tomorrow’s smart factories now.  Henry Ford once said, “You can have any color you want as long as it is black.” But in today’s fiercely competitive ...
Google Deepmind: The Importance of Artificial Intelligence

Google Deepmind: The Importance of Artificial Intelligence

Developments in Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) are happening faster today than ever before. However, the nature of progress in A.I. is such that massive technological breakthroughs might go unnoticed while smaller improvements get a lot of media ...
Japanese companies see big things in small-scale industrial robots

Japanese companies see big things in small-scale industrial robots

TOKYO (Reuters) - A two-armed robot in a Japanese factory carefully stacks rice balls in a box, which a worker carries off for shipment to convenience stores. At another food-packaging plant, a robot shakes pepper ...
Intel Study Discovers Why So Many Factories are Still Operating in the 20th Century

Intel Study Discovers Why So Many Factories are Still Operating in the 20th Century

What’s New: Intel releases study, “Industry 4.0 demands the co-evolution of workers and manufacturing operations.” Research finds more than half of workers surveyed hunger for change and “intelligent” solutions for labor-intensive jobs, but many distrust new ...
Lyft to offset emissions from rides with projects combating climate change

Lyft to offset emissions from rides with projects combating climate change

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Lyft Inc is launching a program on Thursday to offset emissions from the 1.4 million cars that drive for the U.S. ride-hailing service by investing in projects to reduce other sources ...
Exciting Potential of the AI Drones

The Exciting Potential of the AI Drones of Tomorrow

Exciting Potential of the AI Drones If you look at the ground from above, you won’t see the contour lines of a map from the U.S. Geological Service. You will see the trees, ground, dirt ...
It’s Not Digital Transformation; It’s Digital “Business” Transformation! – Part I

It’s Not Digital Transformation; It’s Digital “Business” Transformation! – Part I

Because you can't do anything halfway, you've got to go  all the way in anything you do.” - Jerry Bruckheimer It’s disturbing that McKinsey’s recent research (see the article “Why Digital Strategies Fail”) found that only 8 ...
It’s Official: AI Can Now Do a Doctor’s Job

It’s Official: AI Can Now Do a Doctor’s Job

AI Can Now Do a Doctor’s Job Look at how far we’ve come with AI and healthcare. Not long ago, I took a look at the telehealth scene and noted that there were no algorithms ...
My Fascination with Amazon Go

My Fascination with Amazon Go

Amazon Go Recently, Amazon unveiled the world’s first completely self-service, no checkout, grocery store — and it’s really captured the public’s imagination. Lines have stretched around the block to try the new, “no-line” experience. It’s the new topic ...
Ford could make electric cars in Germany after 2023: Handelsblatt

Ford could make electric cars in Germany after 2023: Handelsblatt

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Ford could make electric cars in Germany after 2023, when the life cycle of Ford’s Fiesta model is due to end, the head of the carmaker’s German business told a paper, adding ...
New IDC Smart Home Device Tracker Forecasts Solid Growth for Connected Devices

New IDC Smart Home Device Tracker Forecasts Solid Growth for Connected Devices

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., March 29, 2018 – International Data Corporation (IDC) today published results from its newest Tracker research program covering the fast-growing market of Smart Home Devices. In this initial publication, the Worldwide Quarterly Smart Home Device ...
4 Examples When AI And Robotics Work Better Than Humans

4 Examples When AI And Robotics Work Better Than Humans

Robotics and AI Science fiction’s portrayal of robotics and AI tends to be pessimistic when it comes to machines developing a will of their own. Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX, tends to ...
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to Acquire Cape Networks

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to Acquire Cape Networks

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE), today announced a definitive agreement to purchase privately-held Cape Networks based in Cape Town, South Africa, and San Francisco. Cape Networks will become a ...
IDC Report: Smart Cities Initiatives to Reach $28.3 Billion in 2018

IDC Report: Smart Cities Initiatives to Reach $28.3 Billion in 2018

First-ever IDC Smart Cities Spending Guide Expects Technologies Enabling Smart Cities Initiatives to Reach $28.3 Billion in 2018 SINGAPORE, March 23rd, 2018 – Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) on the technologies that enable Smart Cities initiatives is expected ...
BMW delays electric car mass production until 2020 for cost reasons

BMW delays electric car mass production until 2020 for cost reasons

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - BMW has held back the mass rollout of electric cars until 2020 because current fourth generation electric car technology is not profitable enough for volume production, Chief Executive Harald Krueger said. “We ...
Gartner Says Worldwide IoT Security Spending Will Reach $1.5 Billion in 2018

Gartner Says Worldwide IoT Security Spending Will Reach $1.5 Billion in 2018

By 2021, Regulatory Compliance Will Become the Prime Influencer for IoT Security Uptake Internet of Things (IoT)-based attacks are already a reality. A recent CEB, now Gartner, survey found that nearly 20 percent of organizations ...
BMW raises R&D spending for electric, autonomous cars

BMW raises R&D spending for electric, autonomous cars

Munich (Reuters) - German carmaker BMW (BMWG.DE) will increase research and development (R&D) spending to an all-time high of up to 7 billion euros ($8.6 billion) this year as part of efforts to bring 25 ...
Demand for Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality Headsets Expected to Rebound in 2018, Says IDC

Demand for Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality Headsets Expected to Rebound in 2018, Says IDC

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., March 19, 2018 – Worldwide shipments for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headsets will grow to 68.9 million units in 2022 with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 52.5%, according ...
10 Charts That Will Change Your Perspective Of Amazon Prime’s Growth

10 Charts That Will Change Your Perspective Of Amazon Prime’s Growth

10 Charts That Will Change Your Perspective 70% of Americans with incomes of $150,000 or more who shop online have Amazon Prime memberships. Amazon Prime international customers will grow at a 56% compound annual growth ...
Uber said to be negotiating sale of self-driving tech to Toyota

Uber said to be negotiating sale of self-driving tech to Toyota

Uber  might begin selling its autonomous driving systems to outside companies, including major automakers, according to a new report from Japan’s Nikkei. The report claims that Uber has had talks with Toyota regarding supplying the automaker with ...

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Security: The Goodwill Virus That Keeps On Giving

Security: The Goodwill Virus That Keeps On Giving

The Goodwill Virus When Caitlyn Jenner officially introduced herself to the world by way of a Vanity Fair cover story ...
What Is Really Driving Cloud Adoption?

What Is Really Driving Cloud Adoption?

Driving Cloud Adoption Cloud adoption is growing at an astounding rate, with companies big and small undergoing digital transformation towards ...
Visual Data Analytics Helps To Illustrate The Big Picture

Visual Data Analytics Helps To Illustrate The Big Picture

Visual Data Analytics We’re consistently hearing how valuable data is today, how important it is to the success of every ...