AI

SAS exposes the contradictions in Analytics and the true nature of AI

By |2018-12-03T11:46:07+00:008 November 2018|Analysis, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence|

At its AX (Analytics Experience) event in Milan, the focus of SAS was on data and AI. Unsurprisingly, SAS delivered research it had commissioned that reinforced the importance of analytics – notably that: 72% of respondents recognised the benefits of analytics Only 39% use it to inform strategy (with 35% using analytics for tactical projects [...]

AI in the docks: Are the believers forgetting something?

By |2018-06-09T16:06:46+00:009 June 2018|Analysis, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence|

A hot topic in technology right now is Artificial Intelligence (AI). Many will have seen Google's recent Duplex demo or the work that IBM has been doing in healthcare. Vendor keynotes have been packed with AI capabilities and customer success stories. However, there are some other stories that should sound a note of caution, and [...]

IBM announces its annual 5 in 5 predictions: But how viable are its bets?

By |2018-03-21T13:51:54+00:0021 March 2018|Analysis, Vendor Analysis|

At IBM THINK 2018 in Las Vegas on 19th March, IBM has highlighted five future technologies it is working on. All of these technologies started life in IBM research labs. It is likely that IBM will seek to commercialise some of these itself and with the help of specialist partners. What is interesting about this [...]

Foundations fit for the digital economy

By |2018-03-08T14:42:26+00:008 March 2018|Analysis, Digital Transformation|

“What’s at stake in the digital economy?” Tough question, right? Tough enough to keep you up at night? Maybe not. One thing is for certain, the answer will be different, depending on who you are asking. In truth, there is collective fear across industries of being outsmarted and outplayed by a more nimble, innovative bright [...]

A reality for Artificial Intelligence (AI) at HIMSS 18

By |2018-03-08T08:08:06+00:007 March 2018|Analysis, Healthcare|

AI’s conundrum: Is it just correlation or cause? We need to know this. If we know what determines a condition, we will be in a better position to treat and prevent sicknesses. But how can we know? By interpreting the increasing body of data, concludes Lynda Chin in her keynote address at the AI and [...]

Why cores, memory and GPUs matter in an Artificial Intelligence (AI) world

By |2017-12-14T13:12:18+00:008 December 2017|Analysis, Cloud, POWER, Vendor Analysis|

IBM delivered the first of its POWER9 units to the Oak Ridge National Laboratories back in July 2017. This is a deployment that will take several months to complete. It also began deploying units to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory at the end of October 2017. These two announcements mean that customers and that includes [...]

Why two heads are better than one for IBM and Salesforce in AI

By |2017-03-09T13:23:11+00:009 March 2017|Analysis, Analytics, Partner Ecosystems, Software Development|

On Monday 6th March 2017, IBM and Salesforce announced they will form a strategic partnership centred on their Artificial Intelligent (AI) and cognitive computing products: IBM Watson and Salesforce Einstein. While many of the details around the integration are unclear this is neither a one sided, nor a Marketing announcement.  A strategic relationship for strategic [...]