Artificial intelligence is better than humans, says IBM

Rashik Parmar, lead IBM cloud advisor, Europe
Rashik Parmar, lead IBM cloud advisor, Europe

IBM prefers artificial intelligence to humans, according to an interview published on em360tech.com, in which one of the company’s most senior executives says humans can’t see what’s right in front their faces while AI sees everything, as well as things that aren’t even there. 

Rashik Parmar, IBM’s lead cloud advisor for Europe and one of the Watson team, says algorithms are smarter than humans will ever be, and that AI can spot patterns in large-scale enterprise architecture that human beings cannot.

AI can “make connections that you wouldn’t be able to make yourself”, claims computer fanatic Parmar.

Full story at em360tech.com

SAP launches new cloud-based manufacturing solution

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Software giant SAP has launched its new Manufacturing Execution application on its Hana Enterprise Cloud, which the company says is a “fully scalable and secure private cloud service”.

SAP says the new software helps manufacturers “embrace Industry 4.0 automation” and process high volumes of data from sensors and devices from the Internet of Things in a real-time cloud delivery environment that can simplify implementation and improve time to value at lower cost.

SAP Manufacturing Execution in the cloud helps manufacturers connect, monitor and tightly control operations, says the company, adding that it facilitates Industry 4.0 strategies by “integrating with business and manufacturing processes to enable efficient, high-quality production on the shop floor”.  Continue reading SAP launches new cloud-based manufacturing solution

DataRobot surpass 110 million predictive models

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DataRobot customers have surpassed 110 million predictive models using enterprise machine learning platform

Machine learning and data science startup, DataRobot, says its customers have developed more than 110 million models using the SaaS version of the DataRobot automated machine learning platform.

The company says it serves as validation of the company’s mission to “bring automated machine learning to every corner of the enterprise” and made the announcement at the Strata + Hadoop World session, Data Science for Executives, delivered by DataRobot CEO and co-founder, Jeremy Achin.

Enterprises across every industry are embracing machine learning to remain competitive in today’s data-driven world. By allowing more professionals across an organization to use advanced algorithms to derive insights from data, machine learning is helping to alleviate issues caused by a critical shortage of data scientists. Continue reading DataRobot surpass 110 million predictive models

Don’t believe the hype: Three steps to guide the automation software decision process

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By Adam Devine, vice president of marketing, WorkFusion

In general, the decision-making process regarding enterprise software has been difficult – and made more so by the inflated promises of slick marketing. But business process automation has proven difficult in particular, and for three particular reasons.

The first is that providers over-sold the capabilities of the first generation of process automation solutions. Second, it’s problematic to do an apples-to-apples comparison of automation products because no two are exactly alike.

Finally, since most enterprise operations are in the early phase of automation adoption, case studies are hard to find. However, enterprises are finding ways to sort the wheat from the chaff and gladly adopting this technology. Below is a more detailed discussion of these challenges, along with three steps to help in that sorting process.  Continue reading Don’t believe the hype: Three steps to guide the automation software decision process

General Electric and Oracle to ‘digitally connect every industrial asset in the world’

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General Electric and Oracle have formed a strategic partnership focused on building what the companies claim will be a “first of its kind platform” for companies to “digitally connect every industrial asset in the world”. 

Through this collaboration, GE Digital and Oracle will develop and integrate complementary solutions across their product portfolios.  Continue reading General Electric and Oracle to ‘digitally connect every industrial asset in the world’

Virtual robots maker Blue Prism debuts on London stock market

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Blue Prism, a developer of enterprise robotic process automation (RPA) software, is to debut on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market, making it the first developer of software robots to trade on public markets, according to the company. 

Blue Prism says it grew 35 per cent last year and has deployments with more than 74 customers, including a number of the world’s largest banks, insurers, utilities, healthcare, telecommunications, service providers and other regulated industries.

The initial public offering (IPO) will allow Blue Prism to support its global growth plans and enhance its profile within the RPA marketplace, the company said.

“Today’s milestone follows a successful year for the company, and marks a shift in acceptance for software robots as a mainstream choice for the enterprise digital workforce,” said Alastair Bathgate, co-founder and CEO of Blue Prism.  Continue reading Virtual robots maker Blue Prism debuts on London stock market