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Google AI Achieves “Alien” Superhuman Mastery of Chess and Go in Mere Hours
"And it seems that Google’s subsidiary DeepMind has once again gotten one step closer to this goal with AlphaZero, their latest AI development. Their recently published pre-print research outlined how AlphaZero succeeded in handily beating one of the world’s top chess engines — after teaching itself and mastering the game in four hours and reaching a “superhuman” level of play in a mere 24 hours in not only chess but in two other different types of board games."
science  technology  top  stories  alphazero  artificial  general  intelligence  board  games  deep  neural  networks  deepmind  elmo  game  engines  gaming 
yesterday by jonerp
The Hidden 80/20 of IT Spend: Where to Mine for Savings - by @jasondbusch
"On the webinar, I’ll be sharing quite a bit more on the topic of how best to drive IT category savings, as well as picking the brains of category experts who have much deeper knowledge than I do. But for now, I’ll tease you with a few ideas below on the category savings side. (Hint: Driving IT category savings starts with the same strategies and techniques that you would apply to other areas from a strategic sourcing and category management perspective.)"
business  category  management  general  news  l2  procurement  strategy  &  planning  technology  twenties 
6 weeks ago by jonerp
How GE Digital Tackled the Stateful / Stateless Problem for Industrial IoT
"As engineers (including those at the IETF) have come to realize, persistent data will always be a necessary resource for both server-side applications and client-side apps. And the need for the Internet of Things (IoT) applications to maintain a reliable, persistent network of connected sensors and apparati, makes a stable and self-contained network state data platform vitally necessary."
events  interviews  technology  top  stories  bosh  cassandra  chef  cloud  foundry  container  storage  interface  ge  digital  predix  general  el 
october 2017 by jonerp
Why Artificial Intelligence Needs Neuroscience for Inspiration
"Yet, despite this ongoing interdisciplinary sharing, Hassabis and his colleagues assert that the rift of intelligence between human and machine still remains quite large. This gap is due to our incomplete knowledge of biological brains, the underlying mechanisms of cognition and of the nature of consciousness itself. Similarly, this disparity is also due to the fact that the complex computations that drive AI can be an inscrutable “black box” — it works, but we don’t really know why."
science  technology  top  stories  artificial  general  intelligence  deepmind  demis  hassabis  neuroscience 
august 2017 by jonerp
MIT’s New AI Data Extraction System Teaches Itself by Surfing the Web
"The new system could be a boon to accelerating research tasks that may have required more tedious, manual effort from humans previously. Not only would a system like this save time, it could also save lives: the researchers foresee that such a system could be used by healthcare providers, as a tool for aggregating patient histories under a more unified structure, which would improve the quality of care that a patient receives."
science  technology  top  stories  artificial  general  intelligence  association  for  computational  linguistics  conference  on  empirical  methods  natural  language  processing  deep  q-network  machine  learning  massachusetts  institute  of  mit  reinforcement 
january 2017 by jonerp
Google’s DeepMind AI Now Capable of ‘Deep Neural Reasoning’
"But DeepMind, Google’s artificial intelligence research lab, has now gone yet another step further. Having created the AlphaGo software that was able to master the complex board game known as Go, DeepMind has now made what they are calling a “memory-augmented neural network” that uses a kind of external “working memory” that helps it to learn how to complete complex tasks on its own, using human-inspired memory and reasoning, instead of being programmed to do so."
science  technology  top  stories  alphago  artificial  general  intelligence  deep  neural  network  differentiable  computer  google  deepmind  networks 
november 2016 by jonerp
GE Digital Provides a Report of Progress on Digital Industrial Efforts
"GE Digital executives went to great lengths to point out their belief that industrial based IoT applications and network opportunities will be a far larger market segments that consumer focused IoT applications, pegging the latter segment as greater than $225 billion by 2020. That stated, during open Q&A, executives indicated a belief the 2017-18 timeframe will be the point of industry inflection in IoT enabled efforts. From this author’s lens, that is fairly consistent with comments and observations we’ve heard from other IoT focused technology and services providers."
asset  management  industrial  and  diversified  industry  supply  chain  internet  of  things  service  lifecycle  technology  general  electric  digital  group  efforts  predix  platform  adoption  strategy  providers  matters  blog 
june 2016 by jonerp
Workday delivers on Q4 FY2016, light for growth in FY2017 – the analysis - by @dahowlett
"Workday rounded out FY2016 in strong form, beating estimates but the guidance is light and that demands some attention."
general 
march 2016 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – Benioff takes his stand (again) + overcoming buyer distrust - by @jonerp
"In this edition: Benioff takes his stand against bigotry, this time in Georgia. Oracle cloud gets diginomica scrutiny and new research on why buyers don't trust vendor web sites. Your whiffs include Hotwire, Adam Schefter, Delicious, and Old Yeller - but not Zenefits?"
general 
march 2016 by jonerp
Splunk posts record results and aims for $1 billion revenue - by @derek_dupreez
"New CEO Douglas Merritt said that he was confident in Splunk’s long-term strategy and spoke said that the company had brought on over 600 new enterprise customers this year."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  general 
february 2016 by jonerp
Cloud platform wars – SAP Hybris Chief makes the case for YaaS - by @derek_dupreez
"Hybris’ Chief Strategy Officer Brian Walker believes YaaS may attract developers away from Salesforce, as the Hybris alternative is more open and flexible."
cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  and  architecture  general 
february 2016 by jonerp
Davos 2016 – no speed limit in pursuit of digital transformation - by @whostu
"There's a digital need and that need is speed. But how should organizations judge just how fast to drive towards digital?"
analytics  big  data  cloud  collaboration  customer  experience  general  innovation  internet  of  things  mobile  services  social 
january 2016 by jonerp
General Motors pledges $500 million to Lyft for driverless taxi research
"On Monday, General Motors and ride-sharing company Lyft announced a new partnership to develop a network of driverless taxis. GM has invested $500 million in Lyftas part of a $1 billion funding round. The partnership includes a seat for GM on Lyft’s board of directors."
cars  technica  ministry  of  innovation  autonomous  car  general  motors  gm  lyft 
january 2016 by jonerp
Netflix’ Chief Content Officer on driving digital disruption differentiators - by @whostu
"Netflix's Ted Sarandos is a digital disruptor with one of the world's biggest budgets for content."
customer  experience  general  innovation  marketing  social 
december 2015 by jonerp
Oracle OpenWorld 2015 #oow – General Motors’ crisis moment helped it drive social and CX through the business
"General Motors has had a tough few years. It's filed for bankruptcy. It's been at the centre of a scandal. But now it is trying to be more customer focused.
general 
october 2015 by jonerp
Mossberg: The Steve Jobs I Knew Isn’t in This Movie
"Steve Jobs wasn’t perfect. He was difficult. He was unnecessarily rude and brusque at times. He lied. But he also mellowed and grew as a person, and that mellowing coincided with the best part of his career. Mr. Sorkin opts to hide all of that from his audience. The best of the real Steve Jobs story begins to unfold just as the “Steve Jobs” story ends."
commentary  culture  general  media  movie 
october 2015 by jonerp
Sharing economy = end of capitalism? Not in its current form. - by @derek_dupreez
"The sharing economy, if we are talking about the likes of Uber, does not mark the end of capitalism. But could there be a role for a sharing economy network that uses co-ownership structures? Maybe."
general 
august 2015 by jonerp
Retail omni-channel focus pays off for NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson - by @whostu
"NetSuite beat Wall Street expectations yesterday. CEO Zach Nelson is upbeat about progress in the retail and omni-channel worlds."
cloud  core  apps  customer  experience  e-commerce  general  innovation  internet  of  things  marketing  retail  services 
july 2015 by jonerp
Don’t Perpetuate the Hoax of the Gartner Top 25 - by @lcecere
"There is no consideration of relative performance against peer group or evaluation of year-over-year improvement. It is a limited analysis of large companies. I hang my head in embarrassment."
uncategorized  astra  zeneca  eastman  chemical  gartner  top  25  general  mills  inbev  miss  america  novo  nordisk  supply  chain  metrics  that  matter  chains  to  admire 
july 2015 by jonerp
Cloud ERP means no budget storm in Port Coquitlam - by @jtwentyman
"City in British Columbia abandons legacy ERP in favour of Unit4 for finance, payroll and HR."
analytics  cloud  core  apps  general  hcm 
june 2015 by jonerp
Post USA Freedom Act, what next for privacy and surveillance? - by @dahowlett
"Now that the NSA's mass surveillance powers have effectively been neutered, what next for privacy?"
general  privacy  data  protection  regulation 
june 2015 by jonerp
Pondering S/4 HANA business case realities - by @jonerp
"During the long weekend, I revisited my S/4 HANA business case research. Here's my current take on SAP business case realities, filtered through ASUG/Sapphire Now"
general  HANA  SAP 
may 2015 by jonerp
Block, Keith Block – licensed to sell Salesforce (1/2) - by @whostu
"The Salesforce World Tour hit London this week. diginomica sat down with President Keith Block to chew the fat, but not before he'd done a tuxedo-clad opening keynote."
analytics  cloud  collaboration  core  apps  customer  experience  general  hcm  innovation  marketing 
may 2015 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – SageForce, talent (mis)management and Scrummy edition - by @jonerp
"A cheeky weekly review of which articles hit (or didn't) - on diginomica and beyond - the SageForce, talent (mis)management and Scrummy edition - with a dash of insightful use cases and snarky bits"
general  hits  and  misses  hot  topics 
may 2015 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – SuiteWorld and #SapphireNow + ASUG edition - by @jonerp
A roundup of a nutty week - diginomica goes bi-coastal... "A cheeky weekly review of which articles hit (or didn't) - on diginomica and beyond - with a heavy dose of delightful context from NetSuite's SuiteWorld and SAP's Sapphire Now + ASUG events. Plus: filters and ignorance-as-a-service"
general  hits  and  misses  hot  topics 
may 2015 by jonerp
SuiteWorld – pizzas, surfboards and the e-commerce Holy Grail - by @whostu #nsw15
"NetSuite pursues the Holy Grail of in-store and online with SuiteCommerce InStore as Billabong and Domino's sign up to the e-commerce push."
cloud  customer  experience  e-commerce  general  innovation  retail 
may 2015 by jonerp
Is tech pressure on Indiana’s bigots charter paying off? - by @whostu
"The technology industry's contempt for Indiana's legalised discrimination law seems to be having an effect and drawing a line in the sand. But it's going to be a long fight."
cloud  customer  experience  general 
march 2015 by jonerp
Unacceptable 2 – the video of the speech that kicked off a week of upheaval in government - by @whostu IT
"As we wait for more information from GDS and CCS on the presence of Agile services on the Digital Marketplace, check out the video of the speech that kicked off another debate on their respective roles."
digital  by  default  g-cloud  general  government  regulation  public  sector  clouds 
february 2015 by jonerp
Outsourcing RIP. Long live cloud services-on-steroids - by @martinbanks001
"As the new IBM/SoftLayer London datacenter gets down to business it shows that large enterprises may now be ready to not only accept that cloud services work but frees them up to invest in more valuable projects than just keeping the IT lights on."
cloud  general  infrastructure  mobile  security 
february 2015 by jonerp
Five big themes driving enterprise data and app development in 2015 - by @quentinwall
Quentin makes fun of others' generic predictions and goes into his own.... " I talk with a lot of enterprise customers who are trying to get to the next level of what they should focus on, and how to invest time, resources, and investments. Here are five of the top themes beneath the big themes that I hear from customers all the time."
enterprise  general  mobile  platforms  technology  your  pov  2015  theme  big  data  cloud  identity 
january 2015 by jonerp

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