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Microsoft says AI and machine learning driven by open source and the cloud

Yes, Microsoft just announced that the next major edition of Windows 10 will support artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). But, marketing hype aside, Microsoft knows darn well that the real heavy lifting for AI and ML happens on the cloud with open-source software. That was the message Mark Russinovich, Microsoft’s Azure CTO, brought to The Linux Foundation‘s Open ...

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We found 22 cloud services your business definitely needs to try

How to choose the best cloud provider: Tech leaders provide insight When it comes to cloud services and software-as-a-service (SaaS), we’re all familiar with the usual cloud providers. But for small businesses and larger enterprises, there’s a huge world of opportunity and available resources beyond those best-known cloud storage services and cloud computing services: Google, Dropbox, Salesforce, Amazon, and Microsoft. ...

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DevOps success is about culture, culture culture

DevOps may be seen as a workflow strategy, but its implications go much deeper. DevOps is a cultural change for many organizations, and those that get it right are seeing the fruits of their collaborative labor pay off. Photo: IBM Media Relations That’s the gist of a survey of 5,296 software developers, CTOs and software professionals, conducted and released by ...

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Time to bring back the software user conference

Time to end the gimmicks As an industry observer, I attend something like 40+ user conferences a year. My first industry conference, as a German native was of course… CeBIT in Hannover back in 1986. Every tech company has a user conference these days. And is it just me, or are they all starting to feel the exact same? Same ...

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New 3D-printing method gives soft robots sense of touch

Researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have figured out how to make soft robots with embedded touch sensing. Soft robots built from highly-compliant materials are being investigated for a variety of tasks, including invasive surgery, exoskeleton suits, and for a theoretical class of safe ...

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L-platers are leading the charge towards digital licences in South Australia

The South Australian government in September launched a digital licence platform, allowing holders of state-issued identification to use their smartphone in lieu of a physical card. Speaking at the 4th Australian Government Data Summit in Canberra in Wednesday, Peter Worthington-Eyre, chief data officer at South Australia’s Department of Premier and Cabinet, revealed that not surprisingly it’s the younger drivers who ...

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Australia Post wants more of your data than it already has

Australia’s incumbent postal service already has a lot of data on citizens, at the very least to cross-reference addresses with the ones illegibly written on the front of envelopes. But this thirst for data appears unquenchable, with Australia Post Head of eCommerce Data Analytics Rose Yip detailing the organisation’s intention to gather more information on individuals. The government-owned entity has ...

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Google Gboard for Android adds Chinese, Korean languages

Google Gboard for Android now supports Chinese, Korean, and roughly 300 other languages. (File photo) Google on Tuesday updated its Gboard app for Android to support Chinese, Korean, and twenty other additional languages. Google said Gboard, its keyboard with Google Search built in, now supports over 300 language varieties to cover 74 percent of the world’s population. Must read: Google ...

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Pentagon using Google’s TensorFlow APIs to analyze drone footage

The US Defense Department has turned to Google for help analyzing its drone surveillance footage. Specifically, Google is working on a pilot project with the DoD which leverages TensorFlow APIs to assist in object recognition on unclassified data, Google confirmed to ZDNet. The partnership is part of the Defense Department’s Project Maven, Gizmodo first reported. Launched in April 2017, Project ...

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