Data & AI

Data & AI

Microsoft makes Infer.NET machine learning framework open source

Microsoft has made its cross-platform framework for model-based machine learning, Infer.NET, available on GitHub under the permissive MIT license for free use in commercial applications. The...

Iron Ox launches world’s first fully-autonomous farm

Californian robotics company Iron Ox claims to be ‘reinventing farming from the ground up’, as it unveils an autonomous indoor farm that leverages the...

World Space Week: How satellites, data analytics are saving the planet

UPDATED 5 OCTOBER World Space Week began on Thursday 4 October – a global series of events hosted by the United Nations. This year’s theme:...

Insurance: InsurTech collaboration is key to the future

Insurance companies are increasingly seizing the opportunities presented by InsurTech disruptors, rather than warning against the challenges they pose. The shift has seen an increase...

Q&A: How automation will reshape workforces, with GE Digital’s Deborah Sherry

What will automation and AI really mean for the UK’s workforce? Will it result in a net gain or loss of jobs? What will...

Scientists develop A.I. to predict why children do badly at school

Researchers have used machine learning to more accurately identify children with learning difficulties who, until now, have either been misdiagnosed, or have gone under...

Health tech: UK announces Digital Health Catalyst competition winners

A number of breakthrough technologies to revolutionise UK healthcare are a step closer to becoming reality this morning following a national competition, according to...

IBM launches Watson IoT services for agriculture, industry, supply chain

Controlling and scaling massive Internet of Things (IoT) installations is difficult, especially in asset-rich organisations, such as industrial and manufacturing companies. More, with each connected...

Google at bay: CEO Sundar Pichai faces his US government accusers

Updated 4 October Internet of Business says Google turned 20 this month, but its CEO was not celebrating on 28 September, as he found himself facing...

Alibaba launches robo-porter, Japan hires disabled people to operate robots

There's plenty of debate surrounding the impact that robotics and artificial intelligence will have on the job sector. Among reams of recent reports, the...

The Future of Work: Youth sceptical of A.I., ‘work as a...

SPECIAL REPORT Chris Middleton looks at a new report on the future of work, and finds troubling gaps between the promise of AI and...

IoT retail: Snap, Amazon join forces on ubiquitous mobile shopping

NEWSBYTE Snap and Amazon have announced a visual shopping partnership, which brings a future of ubiquitous retail one step closer. Following the deal, Snapchat users...