Watson is the powerful supercomputer designed by IBM that in 2011 became famous for defeating two television quizzes Jeopardy contestants. Since then, the system of artificial intelligence has been used in different sectors in particular in the medical field, insurance and legal. The next work of Watson will be a customer service agent. IBM will develop a new tool called Ask Watson with whom the partner companies can implement a computerized system that answers customer questions.
Watson is able to respond to questions formulated with natural language and therefore is a candidate to replace a human operator. According to Forbes in the United States will spend more than 112 billion dollars for software and call center staff. However, about 50% of calls per year remain unresolved. In the coming months, IBM will Ask Watson to some selected customers (ANZ Bank, Nielsen, Celcom, IHS and Royal Bank of Canada) who will offer a customer care service via web chat email, SMS and smartphone apps. Each customer will own interface and optionally add a speech-recognition technology. Continue reading
From the stage of the Microsoft campus, were officially removed the veils to new Xbox. Will Xbox One and was presented by Don Mattrick, along with the new Kinect and the new controller through which you can play and control content. Unlike Sony did with the PS4, the Redmond company has unveiled the design: an elegant black box with 16: 9 aspect ratios will be available to the public “by the end of the year.
For Microsoft’s home entertainment center is still the TV and Xbox one will integrate well with the main broadcasting can receive TV signals via cable, DSL, satellite and fiber but please check compatibility specifications from country to country. The company therefore speaks of an “All in One” can provide instant access to a variety of content dedicated to entertainment. Continue reading
Announced the winners of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair scientific competition involving high school students from around the world to win the $ 75,000 first prize, the Gordon e. Moore Award, it was Ionut Budisteanu from Romania, with the plan for the creation of unaffordable car that you drive alone through the use of an advanced artificial intelligence.
Tan explained that his research addresses an important global problem. In 2004 accidents have resulted in 2.5 million deaths worldwide and 87% of accidents are caused by driver error. With 3D radar and cameras, Iftikhar has created a concrete project for an autonomously controlled car can detect lanes and sidewalks, together with the real-time position of the car, at a cost of only $ 4,000. Continue reading
There is still no official announcement, but the deal seems to have done Tumblr would buy Yahoo for $ 1.1 billion. After a long series of disposals and cuts, short, Marissa Mayer would have the green light to approve the acquisition of the majority group in recent years: a return to the purchases in short, to revive a group that according to some internal reports first asked to return to be “cool”. From Sunnyvale at the commandment only tight-lipped, however, the approval of the Board of Director would have already taken place: there is only the official announcement on the details of the transaction.
The nature of the acquisition, the hypothesis which had emerged from a few days now, it’s all based on advertising: Yahoo brings home a group that display the ads could generate strong revenues and sales structure of Sunnyvale will thus have a new important asset to make available to its customers. Tumblr, a rising star (that established for its peculiarities of publishing) you may also complete the puzzle company Yahoo, adding a gusset able to integrate with other properties in search of new synergies (Flickr in the first place). Continue reading
It was May 18, 2012 when Facebook made its debut on Nasdaq. One year, with the lowest point reached in September when the actions of social networks were exchanged for just $ 17, compared to 38 on the first day. The goal of this year was the same for Mark Zuckerberg: convince shareholders that his creation would produce revenue. And this lens would be finally achieved.
Is the Wall Street Journal, from the top of its Blazon that last year allowed him to nip the landing on the stock exchange to promote the social as shown in the first three months Facebook has raised its profits, boosted the mobile segment and increased by 30% advertising revenue? The stock price after the first few months of roller coaster has stabilized between 25 and 28 dollars. In short the worst is over. Continue reading
The 16 GB version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 lets the user only 8.82 GB free for saving documents videos and music. About 45% of the space is occupied by the operating system and many pre-installed software. After the criticism received by consumers the Korean manufacturer has announced that in the future you will deploy a software update that will increase the free space. The announcement of the Galaxy S4 “Google Editions” opens the door to an alternative solution.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is sold in three variations, respectively, with an internal memory of 16 32 and 64 GB. The cheapest model is available but only 55% of the total space. The Korean company had initially defended his choice saying that this was the right compromise to provide users with “powerful”. The smartphone features a micro SD slot that supports cards with capacities up to 64 GB, but you can’t install apps on external memory. Compared to S3, the Galaxy system software occupies nearly 1 GB. Continue reading
Google and NASA, in partnership with a consortium of universities announced the opening of Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab located at the Ames Research Center of the U.S. Space Agency. The laboratory will be put at the disposal of researchers industry and Government to develop technologies in the field intelligence. To achieve the objective will be used a super quantum computer the D-Wave Two produced by D-Wave Systems.
The quantum computation quantum computing can solve several problems impossible to deal with traditional computers including the weather the search for the cure for a disease or developing mathematical models for machine learning (machine learning). Google has invested a lot of resources in this sector with the aim of improving its web search technologies and voice recognition. NASA instead applies the results of research to the simulation of the atmosphere of planets, collisions between galaxies and the analysis of the enormous amounts of data from a space mission. Continue reading
App Store has finally reached 50 billion downloads and Apple publishes a nice thank you on his official website. It may have been disappointed so many punters, convinced that the figure would be reached during the course of the last weekend but finally the finish line has been cut. It is not yet known at least at the time of this writing the name of the user who downloaded the app fortunate thus winning an iTunes Gift Card worth $ 10,000, and even the list of the next 50 users all rewarded with $ 500 in each download. On the official website, the company has released an explaining how the winners will be announced very soon.
Apple wanted to thank all our loyal customers with an image, or a screenshot of the Paper on iPad with just the words “thank you.” And a thank you will come perhaps by the developers, who ecosystem web log bitten apple have found a method of gain and growth, as yet not equally possible in the competition. Continue reading
After months of rumors and no confirmation from Microsoft today Tami Reller, CFO and CMO of the Windows division announced that the official name of Windows is Windows 8.1 Blue. The revelation was made by Microsoft executive at the conference JP Morgan’s Media & Telecom, during which it was also announced that the Windows Store there are over 70,000 apps. A public preview of the update will be distributed in late June to Build 2013.
In about a month, so users will be able to see for themselves if Windows 8.1 is an improvement over Windows 8. The feedback received from both consumers and producers of PC and tablet were examined carefully by Microsoft and will now respond with facts. Continue reading
The fingerprint reader is supposed to represent the novelty of greater importance in the next iPhone 5S a technology that can increase safety and to say goodbye to the inclusion of passwords the highlights of the IOC PayPal Michael Barrett. In the present age we often find ourselves in the face of attacks hackers and crackers, this is because according to PayPal the passwords have become obsolete.
Even greater problem when you consider that users most often use the same credentials for most of the account holders. During a recent interview, Barrett explained that “users choose weak passwords and use everywhere. This has the effect of considerably reducing the security of their account more secure the safety of the least safe place visited on the Internet. Continue reading