CA Technologies gets further into AI game with new software

The new mainframe solutions - Mainframe Operational Intelligence, Trusted Access Manager for Z, and Dynamic Capacity Intelligence - introduced by CA Technologies help organisations gain insights to predict and remediate performance issues on its own, protect customer privacy, drive agility and reduce costs. The CA Mainframe Operational Intelligence uses machine-learning and automation to capture patterns, thereby activating dynamic and reliable remediation. The solution builds on anomaly...

Cray launches AI products to accelerate deep learning

Supercomputer manufacturer Cray has introduced a new set of four artificial intelligence (AI) products to accelerate the adoption of deep learning in science and enterprise. The new products include Cray Accel AI Lab, which aims to advance the development of deep learning technologies and workflows, and Cray Accel AI Offerings, featured with NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPU accelerators. The new Cray Urika-XC software suite, which brings graph analytics, deep learning, and big data analytics tools...

HPE adds new platforms and services to ease artificial intelligence adoption

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has added a new set of platforms and services to ease the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI), with an initial focus on deep learning. The new set of purpose-built platforms and services will ease the task of deploying and scaling deep learning models among data scientists, developers and IT departments.  According to HPE, deep learning, a key subset of AI, takes its inspiration from the human brain and is typically implemented for difficult jobs such...

NVIDIA expands deep learning institute with new offerings

NVIDIA is expanding its Deep Learning Institute (DLI) with new partnerships and educational courses. DLI, which trains thousands of students, developers and data scientists with critical skills needed to apply artificial intelligence, has joined hands with Booz Allen Hamilton and deeplearning.ai to train thousands of students, developers and government specialists in AI. DLI and Booz Allen Hamilton will provide hands-on training for data scientists to solve challenging problems in...

Bitmain launches pair of hardware products to speed up AI applications

Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) are growing quickly, but Bitmain, a Beijing-based company, wants to accelerate the process of data delivery. Bitmain has launched a pair of new hardware products to expedite artificial intelligence (AI) applications. Bitmain’s first hardware products, the BM1680 and the SC1, are said to give better performance and optimise costs in comparison to conventional implementations using graphics processing units. The BM1680 is a customized tensor...

New government and industry review aims to ‘supercharge’ UK AI industry

New proposals suggested by experts from industry and academia reveal how industry and government can lift the UK’s growing artificial intelligence (AI) industry by implementing the technology across the economy – from smarter scheduling of operations in healthcare, to hiring on-demand self-driving cars. The independent review, titled ‘Growing the Artificial Intelligence Industry in the UK’, reports on how AI can grow in the country, and will inform BEIS (Department for Business,...

This company aims to combine AI and blockchain and enhance point of sale

Datametrex AI Limited has made an update to its technology roadmap – and believes that blockchain can transform the business intelligence process at large. Serving as a plug and play solution for vendors, the Canadian IoT-based firm extends the life of Point of Sale terminals (POS), without having to upgrade them to new cloud-based devices through its DataTap technology. The DataTap technology captures all the sent data from the POS to the receipt printer, eventually sending it to the...

ConversionPoint Technologies raises $2 million in funding for AI-enabled eCommerce

ConversionPoint Technologies, an AI-enabled eCommerce platform, has closed $2 million (£1.53m) in funding with private investors with the aim of expanding its sales and marketing capabilities. The firm, alongside strategic moves and acquisitions, is also planning to use the money to add several software and system developers to support the completion of its new customer facing portal and expand its capabilities around enterprise managed services. Robert Tallack, CEO of ConversionPoint...

Nuance launches AI-powered virtual assistant for healthcare providers

US-based Nuance Communications has launched the new AI-powered “Dragon Medical Virtual Assistant” especially for healthcare providers. The solution takes root from the award-winning Nuance Virtual Assistant platform, and is a great help for medics as it streamlines a wide range of clinical workflows. Over 500,000 clinicians in the US are already depended on the Dragon Medical Virtual Assistant for their day-to-day documentation. The solution delivers sophisticated conversational...

Affectiva’s new cloud-based API measures emotions across multiple communication channels

Affectiva has made its new cloud-based API for measuring emotion in recorded speech available to beta users, with an aim to create a multi-modal Emotion AI platform that is able to distinguish emotions across multiple communication channels. It will help speech classifiers identify emotions in real-time and in conversations. The new API is developed by using an existing deep-learning framework with expert data collection and labelling methodologies. When all these are combined with its...