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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

IBM’s forecast calls for more cloud-based analytics and cognitive computing

With the whole of IBM now marching to its cognitive computing message, the company's Insight conference in Las Vegas was always going to be heavily influenced by analytics, Watson Analytics in particular. After all, it is the combination of advanced analytics – including text analytics and machine learning – in that product that is likely

By | 2016-04-07T09:46:19+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Categories: Analytics, Big data, Machine learning|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

IBM Watson adds more visual clues to analyze as it grows its user base

IBM recently provided an update on its progress with Watson Analytics - a combination of guided analytic discovery and visualization plus predictive analytics all wrapped up in a freemium pricing model. Customers of 451 Research can read my report here, but here's a couple of snippets: IBM is operating in a very crowded analytics market with a

By | 2016-04-07T09:47:00+00:00 September 4th, 2015|Categories: Analytics, Big data, Machine learning|Tags: |0 Comments