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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

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

Equivio deal is classic Microsoft – good enough eDiscovery & info governance

So the long-rumoured acquisition of Equivio by Microsoft has finally been confirmed. It the comparatively small world of eDiscovery it caused quite a lot of navel-gazing when news first emerged in October 2014. The price is apparently somewhere in the $150m-$200m, which is chump change to Microsoft but a nice return for Equivio's investors and management - a

Enterprise search being turned inside out, upside down

The business case for enterprise search is clear, so why is adoption so relatively low? A recently-published survey by AIIM (to which 415 AIIM members responded) found 71 percent of businesses surveyed saying search is vital or essential to them, but only 18 percent of them have cross-repository search capabilities. And given these are members of AIIM, so have