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Amazon eases voice app development with Alexa Conversations

AMAZON EASES VOICE APP DEVELOPMENT WITH ALEXA CONVERSATIONS

Amazon today launched Alexa Conversations, an Alexa feature that enables natural multiturn dialogue, in general availability.

TripleBlind raises $8.2 million for its encrypted data science platform

TRIPLEBLIND RAISES $8.2 MILLION FOR ITS ENCRYPTED DATA SCIENCE PLATFORM

TripleBlind raised $8.2 million for cryptology that encrypts sensitive data and algorithms for sharing without compromising privacy.

 
 
 
Cloud tech is set to soar in foreign exchange trading by 2025

CLOUD TECH IS SET TO SOAR IN FOREIGN EXCHANGE TRADING BY 2025

A bulk of the trading in the $6.6 trillion-a-day foreign exchange markets is expected to be on cloud technology by 2025.

KPMG: 79% of chip industry expects profits to grow in 2021 amid shortage

KPMG: 79% OF CHIP INDUSTRY EXPECTS PROFITS TO GROW IN 2021 AMID SHORTAGE

KPMG said the semiconductor industry grew 6.5% to $439 billion in 2020 and 79% of executives believe that profits will increase in...

 
 
 
Why IT needs to lead the next phase of data science

WHY IT NEEDS TO LEAD THE NEXT PHASE OF DATA SCIENCE

In most companies, data science is a “Wild West” of disconnected projects. With IT oversight, these investments becomes scalable, reusable.

Investments are fueling the evolution of IT services

INVESTMENTS ARE FUELING THE EVOLUTION OF IT SERVICES

IT service providers need to modernize IT platforms at a time when demand for external IT expertise is on the rise.

 
 
 
Siemens and IBM extend alliance to IoT for manufacturing

SIEMENS AND IBM EXTEND ALLIANCE TO IOT FOR MANUFACTURING

Siemens enlists IBM to build applications on private clouds it manages on behalf of manacturing companies.

AI Weekly: Biden calls for $37 billion to address chip shortage

AI WEEKLY: BIDEN CALLS FOR $37 BILLION TO ADDRESS CHIP SHORTAGE

President Biden this week signed a supply chain executive order and pledged support for $37 billion to address a semiconductor shortage.

 
 
 

CONNECTIONS AND INSPIRATIONS BETWEEN SCIENCE FICTION, TECH, AND GAMES

Dean Takahashi, Ramez Naam, and Tim Chang talk about the connections and inspirations between science fiction, tech, and games.

The DeanBeat: How non-fungible tokens will change games

THE DEANBEAT: HOW NON-FUNGIBLE TOKENS WILL CHANGE GAMES

Non-fungible tokens have taken off in sports memorabilia, and now they will invade the gaming world next.

 
 
 
Automation will drive the next U.S. manufacturing boom

AUTOMATION WILL DRIVE THE NEXT U.S. MANUFACTURING BOOM

Biden's onto something with his 'Made in America' executive order: Automation tech will be a major catalyst for economic growth.

GitHub CSO pledges more security tools, features for developers

GITHUB CSO PLEDGES MORE SECURITY TOOLS, FEATURES FOR DEVELOPERS

GitHub CSO Mike Hanley said security tools that are easy for developers to adopt and use will raise the bar for the software ecosystem.

 
 
 
Salesforce posts record sales but full-year profit forecast disappoints

SALESFORCE POSTS RECORD SALES BUT FULL-YEAR PROFIT FORECAST DISAPPOINTS

Salesforce forecast full-year profit that was below market expectations, sending the shares of the CRM company down 3.9% in extended...

Why machine learning strategies fail

WHY MACHINE LEARNING STRATEGIES FAIL

Most companies are still trying to figure out how to make AI work. A recent survey looks at some of the barriers to machine learning.

 
 
 
GitHub CSO pledges more security tools, features for developers

GITHUB CSO PLEDGES MORE SECURITY TOOLS, FEATURES FOR DEVELOPERS

GitHub CSO Mike Hanley security tools that are easy for developers to adopt and use will raise the bar for the entire software ecosystem.

Biden should double down on Trump's policy of promoting AI within government

BIDEN SHOULD DOUBLE DOWN ON TRUMP'S POLICY OF PROMOTING AI WITHIN GOVERNMENT

The current administration should not only maintain the policy of promoting government use of AI, it should make it a priority.

 
 
 
Oddworld: Soulstorm coming to PlayStation on April 6

ODDWORLD: SOULSTORM COMING TO PLAYSTATION ON APRIL 6

The long wait for Oddworld: Soulstorm is over soon, as Oddworld Inhabitants said the game is coming on April 6 on the PlayStation platform.

NortonLifeLock's AI-powered smartphone app blurs out sensitive information in photos

NORTONLIFELOCK'S AI-POWERED SMARTPHONE APP BLURS OUT SENSITIVE INFORMATION IN PHOTOS

With some regularity, sensitive information finds its way into smartphones and other mobile devices. Much of it comes from the estimated...

 
 
 
Hyas raises $16 million to accelerate cyberattack intercept technology

HYAS RAISES $16 MILLION TO ACCELERATE CYBERATTACK INTERCEPT TECHNOLOGY

Hyas has raised a $16 million round to accelerate sales and marketing of its threat detection service and continue product development.

January AI raises $8.8 million for AI that helps people manage their diabetes

JANUARY AI RAISES $8.8 MILLION FOR AI THAT HELPS PEOPLE MANAGE THEIR DIABETES

January AI, which leverages machine learning algorithms to help patients manage diabetes, has raised $8.8 million.

 
 
 



Senate confirms Cardona as Education secretary

Senate confirms Cardona as Education secretary

The Senate confirmed Miguel Cardona to lead the Education Department on Monday, adding to President Joe Biden's Cabinet a key official who will help lead the administration's... Read more ...

Johnson & Johnson's newly-approved Covid vaccine met with pushback as...

Johnson & Johnson's newly-approved Covid vaccine met with pushback as Catholic diocese condemns it for ‘ties to abortion cells'

As Johnson & Johnson rolls out its freshly approved Covid-19 vaccine in the US, it faces a religious controversy as the Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans has labeled it... Read more ...

Hawks fire Lloyd Pierce; will Nate McMillan replace him as head coach?

Hawks fire Lloyd Pierce; will Nate McMillan replace him as head coach?

Atlanta announced Monday night that it has fired Pierce amid a rough stretch in which the team lost 12 of its last 17 games. Read more ...

California serial killer Roger Reece Kibbe slain in prison

California serial killer Roger Reece Kibbe slain in prison

A serial killer dubbed the “I-5 Strangler” was reportedly slain at the California state prison where he was serving multiple life sentences. A corrections officer at Mule Creek... Read more ...

Cuomo accuser encourages others to come forward

Cuomo accuser encourages others to come forward

ALBANY, N.Y. - One of the former aides to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo who has accused him of sexual harassment is encouraging others to come forward if they've had similar... Read more ...

Georgia House Passes Elections Bill That Would Limit Absentee And Early Voting

Georgia House Passes Elections Bill That Would Limit Absentee And Early Voting

The Republican bill would enact more restrictions for absentee voting and cut back on weekend early voting hours favored by larger counties, among other changes. (Image credit... Read more ...

Minneapolis scraps plan to hire influencers to spin George Floyd murder trial

Minneapolis scraps plan to hire influencers to spin George Floyd murder trial

Minneapolis city officials said Monday they've ditched plans to hire social media influencers to spin news from the upcoming murder trial of ex-cop Derek Chauvin in George... Read more ...

Comic-Con to remain virtual in 2021, cites financial strain

Comic-Con to remain virtual in 2021, cites financial strain

The San Diego Comic-Con will remain virtual for the July event, but organizers are planning for a smaller-scale gathering later this year. Read more ...

Single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will arrive in Mass. next week

Single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will arrive in Mass. next week

Gov. Charlie Baker says the initial supply will be limited, but will go directly to pharmacies and other vaccination sites. Read more ...

Johnson & Johnson official on vaccine distribution

Johnson & Johnson official on vaccine distribution

Johnson & Johnson has started shipping out nearly 4 million doses of its newly authorized, one-shot COVID-19 vaccine. Read more ...