For the past 15 years, Nuance has been the largest independent speech recognition vendor servicing healthcare and enterprise customer service markets. With this acquisition, Microsoft gets serious healthcare chops, an arsenal of conversational AI assets (including voice biometrics), digital customer service technologies, and other assets like vehicle telematics and dictation.
The social media platform has launched a new initiative to evaluate its AI systems and better inform users.
MyInvenio's platform finds the best business processes to automate with AI.
A new survey illustrates broad acceptance for robots in retail, including these crucial tasks.
Google is also encouraging users to set up "routines" with Google Assistant, which perform multiple actions with a single command.
While the results and view of the economy are always the headliner from these two giant banks, there were multiple technology nuggets to ponder.
Visible spectrum technologies can't tackle terrain. This new sensor could help.
SambaNova added $676 million in venture money to build out its Dataflow SaaS service for training deep learning neural networks.
"Those who continue to be resistant don't recognize the value in AI."
The plan outlines the framework for fostering research and development in the field and driving AI innovation to solve the country's key challenges.
As societies reemerge from lockdown, customer and employee experiences will become a digital/in-person hybrid largely enabled by workflow automation. Given their proximity to changing customer needs, service teams provide a window into how workflow automation can unlock transformation across the business.
Microsoft just made its second biggest acquisition in corporate history with Nuance Communications. How does Nuance compare and contrast with the nearly 80 other acquisitions made during Satya Nadella's tenure as CEO?
"Nvidia is now a three-chip company," CEO Jensen Huang said, referring to the new "Grace" CPU for giant-scale AI and HPC workloads.
According to Cloudera, the integration will accelerate data pipelines and make it easier to add machine learning workflows to processes.
Nuance's technology uses voice recognition, AI and natural language processing to streamline healthcare processes. Nuance will bolster Microsoft's Cloud for Healthcare significantly.
From home working to a mounting data-breach crisis and onto ethical use of AI, here's the facts and figures from the past month in technology news.
The Nvidia Jetson Nano 2GB Developer Kit is an AI computer designed for manufacturers, students and embedded developers. The kit enables you to create parallel artificial intelligence frameworks like image classification or speech processing on an easy-to-use platform running on as little as 5 watts.
Microsoft has added a slew of new data lake features to Synapse Analytics, based on Apache Spark. It also integrates Azure Data Factory, Power BI and Azure Machine Learning. These features are still in public preview, but that's good enough for us to take a visual tour of what's new.
From emerging technologies to consumer confidence and onto remote-working tech, here's the charts that matter from the past month in news.
Modern requirements for machine learning models include both high predictive performance and model interpretability. A team of experts in explainable AI highlights pitfalls to avoid when addressing model interpretation, and discusses open issues for further research. Images created by Cristoph Molnar: https://twitter.com/ChristophMolnar/status/1281272026192326656
The AAEON BOXER-8120AI equipped with NVIDIA Jetson TX2 can be hooked up to thermal and CCTV cameras and can be used to monitor entrances and other areas with high-volume foot traffic.
The spread of COVID-19 has a small silver lining: highlighting how innovative humankind can be under pressure. Here are our favorite examples.
A timeline of Google Maps through the years since it was launched in 2005.
We have the technology. We can build it. We can make it better, smaller, and more plastic than the prototype demo. But we can be demo accurate, too. Our windows are as shattered as our souls.
A sneak peak into the lab where the sole purpose is to get things to break.
All the data that matters to you from the past month in technology news.
Every night is fright night with what can happen once these scary technologies take hold in ways that you may not have imagined.
A tour through some of most popular - and most unusual - Windows devices of the last two decades, from Tablet PCs to the Surface Duo.
All the facts and figures that matter to you and your business from the past month in technology news.
CBD Expo at the Miami Beach Convention Center has come and gone. Here are the best products and solutions for the hemp industry we saw at the show.
Country's e-government platform SingPass gets its first brand makeover since its launch 18 years ago, boasting access to 1,400 services offered by more than 340 organisations from both private and public sectors.
The firm's Digital Farmhand robot has been deployed in six farms across Australia, with plans to deliver another 10 to market.
Daphné Leprince-Ringuet says as AI systems take hold in the workplace, laws are failing to keep up with the pace of change -- and employees are at risk of losing out. Read more: https://zd.net/3wRf47S
Tonya Hall talks to Theodore "Teddy" Tzaneto, deputy operations lead for NASA's Mars Ingenuity helicopter, about the historical mission.
Peter Reinhardt, whose customer data platform Segment was acquired by Twilio, explains to ZDNet why the enterprise needs developers to help create customer engagement.
The researchers were initially testing the properties of silver.
The ChildStory Mobile will give caseworkers access to real-time information on-the-go.
More than 204 businesses in the trial have registered and started using the new app, with over 29,000 customers having checked in.
The finding follows a study by Monash University, Deakin University, and McLean Care.
ZDNet catches up with Katia Walsh, chief strategy and AI officer at Levi Strauss, about building an AI team, spreading knowledge about machine learning, and the intersection of algorithms, creativity, retail, and fashion. Read more: https://zd.net/2NQKWYu
The trial is expected to help save local residents a three-hour trip to their nearest pharmacy.
Chinese tech giant opens DigiX Lab that it says will provide mobile developers access to various resources, including Huawei Mobile Services' core kits and artificial intelligence technologies.
The airline believes it will "streamline health verification" when international travel resumes.
Its first such site outside the US, the Singapore hub is the result of a three-year $50 million investment that kicked off in 2019 and focuses on R&D work in digital transformation technologies, including edge computing, cybersecurity, and data analytics.
The state-owned entity is leveraging sensor data and machine learning to understand how customers are using electricity, now and into the future.
Dragon NaturallySpeaking 9 is the best tool available for dictating text and commanding a Web browser by voice, despite the gradual adjustments needed to conform to your personal manner of speaking.