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Microsoft acquires Bonsai to help with its artificial intelligence push

  • Microsoft on Wednesday said it has acquired Bonsai, a small artificial intelligence start-up.
  • Microsoft has increasingly bet on AI and has sought to commercialize ideas its own researchers come up with, a strategy also employed by Amazon, Google and other big technology companies.
  • Microsoft will make sure it’s running great on Azure, Gurdeep Pall, the company’s corporate vice president for business AI, told CNBC in an interview.
  • Bonsai CEO Mark Hammond worked for Microsoft in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
  • Microsoft bought another small AI company, Maluuba, in early 2017.

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Microsoft acquires Bonsai to help with its artificial intelligence push

AI could get 100 times more energy-efficient with IBM’s new artificial synapses

  • The catch is that neural nets, which are modeled loosely on the structure of the human brain, are typically constructed in software rather than hardware, and the software runs on conventional computer chips.
  • IBM has now shown that building key features of a neural net directly in silicon can make it 100 times more efficient.
  • The IBM chip, like a neural net written in software, mimics the synapses that connect individual neurons in a brain.
  • This method addresses a few key issues, most notably low accuracy, that have bedeviled previous efforts to build artificial neural networks in silicon, says Michael Schneider, a researcher at that National Institute of Standardsand Technology who is researching neurologically inspired computer hardware.
  • Although the company doesnt sell computer chips these days, it has been investing in efforts to reinvent computer hardware, hoping that fundamentally new types of microelectronic components might help provide impetus for the next big advances.

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AI could get 100 times more energy-efficient with IBM’s new artificial synapses

Uber Neglected Simulation Testing on Self-Driving Cars, Insiders Say

  • When a self-driving car prototype operated by Uber fatally struck a pedestrian in Tempe, Ariz., in March, Uber quickly identified the likely cause in software that caused the vehicle to ignore certain objects that its sensors detected.
  • But a further realization dawned on some executives and members of the team: The rush to develop a commercial self-driving vehicle had led Uber to de-emphasize computer simulation tests that attempt to anticipate how autonomous vehicles would react in millions of driving scenarios.
  • Engineers at the young simulation program were struggling to thoroughly test the companys autonomous driving software, in part because of a lack of investment in the program, according to two people with direct knowledge of Ubers autonomous vehicle unit.
  • That stood in contrast to the process at Alphabets Waymo and some other major companies developing self-driving cars, where simulation testing was a top priority.

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Uber Neglected Simulation Testing on Self-Driving Cars, Insiders Say

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How to make your CRM Big Data small

  • As the sheer volume of customer information captured through CRM continues to increase, businesses must evaluate whether they can truly capitalize on the valuable data their CRM software delivers.
  • And so, it’s important to ensure that your CRM is designed with an SMB business needs in mind, since the tools and data that large corporations use might be of minimal use, irrelevant or even holding your SMB business back.
  • Instead, find a CRM that can scale to your business’s customer data needs by following a few guiding principles.
  • Nearly 75 percent of small and mid-sized businesses using CRM have reported improved customer relationships.
  • These technologies serve an important role in helping boil down the big data captured by CRMs to what is most relevant and actionable for your business.

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How to make your CRM Big Data small

4 Ways Your Competitors Are Using AI to Improve their CX

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4 Ways Your Competitors Are Using AI to Improve their CX | Post Funnel

Matr raises £4.75 million for AI teaching platform

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Matr raises £4.75 million for AI teaching platform

H|T: The Healthtech Times – Big data in healthcare

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H|T: The Healthtech Times – Big data in healthcare | BetaKit

This crazy-looking robot is the chef at a new burger joint

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This crazy-looking robot is the chef at a new burger joint

Facebook AI can ‘open’ eyes after people blink photographs

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Facebook AI can ‘open’ eyes after people blink photographs | News | The Times