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AI has been facing a PR problem. Too often AI has introduced itself as a misogynist, racist and sinister robot. Remember the Microsoft Twitter chatbot named Tay, who was learning to mimic online conversations, but then started to blur out the most offensive tweets? Think of tech companies creating elaborate

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In terms of pioneering data-based technology, IBM are the gold standard. Indeed, IBM has held the record for receiving the most patents every year for the past 25 years and has developed countless revolutionary technologies, from SQL to the world’s fastest supercomputer. It should come as no surprise that IBM

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Preparations are well underway for the 2018 edition of Data Natives– the data driven conference of the future, hosted in Dataconomy’s hometown of Berlin. Data Natives brings together a global community of data-driven pioneers to explore the technologies that are shaping our world- from big data to blockchain, from AI

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Deep learning innovator, AlchemyAPI has been acquired by tech giant IBM in a bid to further develop its “next generation cognitive computing applications,” essentially adding to Watson’s deep learning potential. AlchemyAPI’s deep learning platform allows structuring of cognitive-infused applications with advanced data analysis capabilities such as taxonomy categorization, entity and

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The IBM Watson developer cloud just got five more free beta services added to its inventory, which will expand IBM Watson capabilities to images, speech, and analytics, the IT giant reported Wednesday. The five new services now available on Bluemix are: Speech to Text : This is a cloud-based, real-time

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In 2014, we witnessed some of the coolest and craziest tech stories of our time. A future where our cars drives themselves, drones deliver our mail and our surroundings adapt to our preferences automatically are no longer inconceivable- in fact, these scenarios are highly plausible. We trawled through our 2014

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We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Kris Hammond, the Chief Scientist for Narrative Science. Narrative Science focuses around automating text generated from data, turning raw data into insightful accounts. Hammond has spent over 20 years working in and developing the AI labs at the University of Chicago and

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Picture this. Two figures, seated in comfortable swiveling seats, talking as they pore over magazines. “I’m here for a chrome job”, says one. “I’m here for a recalibration.” Another scene. Two shining figures, one behind a podium as it orates in a language possibly far too evolved for the current

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The popularity of Cloud computing over the past few years has been nothing short of astronomical. Its promise of significantly reducing costs, shedding unnecessary hardware, and helping many businesses immediately chop redundancies is part of the reason why so many CIO’s are looking towards the Cloud. Yet, according to new

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IBM has brought forth its latest offering – Watson Explorer – touting cognitive capabilities. Released early last week, it claims to be a powerful combination of data exploration and content analytics capabilities. An IBM news release explains : “Watson Explorer advances data exploration by bringing cognitive capabilities, providing users with a 360-degree view

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