HPE CEO: Reason For Acquiring Cray – The Data Around Us is Exploding

HPE announces intent to acquire Cray. “The main reason why we decided to pursue this acquisition is that the data around us is exploding,” Says HPE CEO Antonio Neri. “That data has value and the need to process that data faster continues to grow.”

Carbon Black Uses AI to Analyze 500 Billion Daily Security Events, Says CEO

“Carbon Black is analyzing 500 billion security events across the globe every single day,” says Carbon Black CEO Patrick Morley. “Of course, you can’t do that with people. We certainly leverage the compute capability of the cloud. Then we apply AI and machine learning models to that.”

How WeWork is Using Technology to Revolutionize Office Space Worldwide

“We open 15 to 20 buildings a month,” says WeWork CTO Shiva Rajaraman. “Anything we can use to automate or augment a person through machine learning we’re taking all that data in one central place and starting to create an engine around that. That’s key to successful scaling today.”

Machine Learning Should Be Used to Deliver Great Brand Experiences, Says PagerDuty CEO

PagerDuty is really about making sure that our users understand that this could be a good thing, being woken up in the middle of the night if it’s for the right problem. It’s a way that can help you deliver a much better experience for your customers.

Toyota P4 Concept Car Introduced with Guardian Technology – May Save Lives by Ten-Fold

Toyota has introduced the hybrid P4 concept car that includes increased accident protection that is much “smarter” than its predecessor. Toyota says that with greater computing power, its systems can operate more machine learning algorithms in parallel for faster learning.

SAP Massively Going for Expansion Into Multi-Cloud World, Says CTO

“We’re massively going for the expansion into this multi-cloud world,” says Björn Goerke, SAP CTO & President of the SAP Cloud Platform. “We strongly believe that the world will remain hybrid for a number of years and we’re going in that same direction with the SAP Cloud Platform.”

How Pandora Uses AI To Power Music Discovery

Pandora is considered the world’s most powerful music discovery platform, using algorithms to determine which music to play to a subscriber at any given time. The question is how do they do it so successfully?

Rand Hindi: Human-Like Artificial Intelligence is Never Going to Exist

Dr. Rand Hindi says that without emotional intelligence machines will never be able to obtain human-like artificial intelligence. Reminiscent of Star Trek Next Generation, Hindi says that most decisions humans make are actually emotionally driven and machines don’t have an emotional IQ.

How LinkedIn is Using Machine Learning to Determine Skills

One of the more interesting reveals that Dan Francis, Senior Product Manager for LinkedIn Talent Insights, provided in a recent talk about the Talent Insights tool is how LinkedIn is using machine learning to determine skills of people.

AWS CEO Announces Textract to Extract Data Without Machine Learning Skills

AWS CEO Andy Jassy announced Amazon Textract at the AWS re:Invent 2018 conference. Textract allows AWS customers to automatically extract formatted data from documents without losing the structure of the data. Best of all, there are no machine learning skills required to use Textract.