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Microsoft’s need to make its voice louder in conversational AI drives Semantic Machines buy

Microsoft's need to make its voice louder in conversational artificial intelligence (AI) has driven its acquisition of Semantic Machines, announced this week. Semantic Machines focuses on understanding conversations, not just phrases, to support full conversations in voice or text. It has speech recognition technology and natural language generation (NLG) technology to communicate with the user

By | 2018-05-22T15:17:01+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Categories: AI, Deep learning, M&A, Machine learning|Tags: , |0 Comments

At 451, we’ve got AI & machine learning covered

I started covering machine learning in earnest at 451 Research way back in 2001, focusing initially on machine learning-driven text analytics used for national security applications. Most of the companies I covered back then are gone via acquisition or expiration, but there are now orders of magnitude more to cover. I cannot list all the companies

By | 2018-05-09T16:24:29+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Categories: AI, Machine learning|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Current & Future State of AI & Machine Learning

My new report from 451 Research - 'The Current and Future State of AI and Machine Learning' brings together the key points about AI & ML I've been writing, speaking to clients and presenting about for the past two years. If you agree that technology adoption - like so many other trends - takes the form

By | 2018-04-16T02:29:40+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Categories: AI, Machine learning, Vertical markets|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

India’s visible infrastructure – connecting the unconnected

I spent last week in India, first at Nasscom Indian Leadership Forum (ILF), in Hyderabad which was this year combined with the World Congress on IT (WCIT) and then a couple of days in Mumbai including visiting the TiE Global Summit. India is going through massive change while maintaining strong economic growth. Just this week India has overtaken China

By | 2018-03-02T07:36:28+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Categories: Digital transformation, India, Machine learning|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Where is the AI Capital of the World?

It's common for politicians and business leaders to proclaim that their country is, or is going to be - the market leader in this or that. The US is famous for more or less every city claiming to be 'The [fill in the blank] Capital of the World'. The latest innovation to be the subject of such

By | 2018-02-08T12:49:21+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Categories: AI, Machine learning|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

AI World roundup

I just got back from a productive three days at AI World in Boston this week. Those are some quick thoughts as I work on a more thorough report for 451 Research clients. About 2,200 people gathered to hear about use cases, technology and business models for AI/machine learning (ML). It was a diverse group at least

By | 2018-02-08T12:38:12+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Categories: AI, Conferences, Deep learning, Machine learning|Tags: , |0 Comments

Healthcare IT is hard – even with AI & machine learning – but we should pursue it

Healthcare IT is hard. I bring this up as the drumbeat of negative press about IBM Watson has been getting louder recently, especially around healthcare. And now comes this comprehensive report from STAT News - a well-respected source in the health sector - on IBM's efforts with Watson for Oncology. The report outlines the struggles clinicians have

By | 2018-02-08T12:38:51+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Analytics, Big data, Healthcare IT, Machine learning|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Digital transformation: the what, the why and the how

My company - 451 Research - defines Digital Transformation as the result of IT innovation that is aligned with and driven by a well-planned business strategy, with the goal of transforming: how organizations serve customers, employees and partners support continuous improvement in business operations disrupt existing businesses and markets invent new businesses and business models

Salesforce reaches 50th software release & touts machine-learning

As it readies the 50th release of its software suite, Salesforce says it is on course to be the fastest technology company to reach $10bn in revenue. It is slated to reach just north of $8bn in the current fiscal year, which runs through January 31, 2017. Its European business is thriving, according to the

What’s driving machine learning, and where is it taking us?

Of all the places to try out machine learning, the legal market would probably not be the logical choice, given its reputation as a laggard in technology adoption. But about five years ago, machine learning was given a go – in the form of something called predictive coding in a certain area of legal software

By | 2016-04-07T09:45:49+00:00 April 7th, 2016|Categories: Analytics, Big data, eDiscovery, Machine learning|Tags: , |0 Comments