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FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailMcDonald’s has announced a deal to acquire Silicon Valley speech recognition startup Apprente for an undisclosed fee. It is the burger chain’s second acquisition of an artificial intelligence (AI) software …

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FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailFinnish telecoms duo Nokia and Telia have equipped 5G-connected drones with computer vision technology to monitor environmental conditions in the Baltic Sea. A pilot solution is being used to track …

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FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailThe UK has announced a £250 million investment for a National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Lab for the National Health Service (NHS), as the healthcare sector is poised for a “huge …

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FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailThe Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) is piloting a contract automation tool that uses artificial intelligence to negotiate between industrial companies, without human involvement, to arrive at contract terms both sides …

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FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailHewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has acquired the business assets of big-data firm MapR for an undisclosed fee. California based startup MapR had raised $280 million over eight rounds of funding, …

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FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailThere will be 41.6 billion connected IoT devices generating 79.4 zettabytes (ZB) of data by 2025. So says International Data Corporation (IDC), which calculates at the same time the amount …

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FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailManufacturing has come full circle, from craft production in the first industrial age, through mass production in the global age, and a new compulsion towards hyper-customisation and the idea of …

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FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailLess than five per cent of data generated by manufacturing plants is used to bring insights and improve operations, according to a study by Frost & Sullivan. Sensors and other …

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FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailThe German government has swelled its 2019 funding for artficial intelligence (AI) to €500 million and promised a further €500 million in 2020. The country wants to ensure advanced analytics …

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FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailCisco has signed a deal with Italian natural gas infrastructure company Snam to research and develop solutions in the smart energy and industrial internet-of-things (IoT) space, making use of 5G, …

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