February 28, 2017

The Cognitive Era to Change the World

February 21, 2017 Rich Ord

“The transformational nature of artificial intelligence requires new metrics of success for our profession,” says Guru Banavar who is responsible for advancing the next generation of cognitive technologies and solutions with IBM’s global scientific ecosystem including academia, government agencies and other partners. “It is no longer enough to advance the […]

Microsoft CEO: How Can We Democratize Access to AI Technology?

January 19, 2017 Rich Ord

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, recently was interviewed by Ludwig Siegele of The Economist about the future of AI (artificial intelligence) at the DLD in Munich, Germany where he spoke about the need to democratize the technology so that it is part of every company and every product. Here’s an […]

Dutifully, I Opened the Incident Channel on Slack…

December 27, 2016 Rich Ord

The Google Cloud Team posted a fun poem for all of us techno nerds. “2016 is winding down, and we wanted to take this chance to thank you, our loyal readers, and wish you happy holidays,” wrote Alex Barrett, Editor of the Google Cloud Platform Blog. “As a little gift to […]

Tech Firms Including Google, Uber and Facebook Send Trump Their Wish List

November 15, 2016 Rich Ord

Michael Beckerman, President & CEO at Internet Association which represents big internet focused tech companies such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, Uber, Netflix, Twitter, Lyft, PayPal, Salesforce, Rackspace and many more, sent a congratulations letter to the Trump transition team today. In it they sought to inform Trump how important the […]

Ballmer Takes Credit for Microsoft’s Move to the Cloud

November 8, 2016 Rich Ord

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer recently told Bloomberg that current CEO Satya Nadella is taking Microsoft “to infinity and beyond.” In the interview with Emily Chang, Ballmer reflected on his relationship with Bill Gates and defended his role in the success of Microsoft saying, “I take great satisfaction in the […]

Microsoft Builds Supercomputer in the Cloud

October 18, 2016 Rich Ord

A group of Microsoft engineers have built an artificial intelligence technique called deep neural networks that will be deployed on Catapult by the end of 2016 to power Bing search results. They say that this AI supercomputer in the cloud will increase the speed and efficiency of Microsoft’s data centers […]

The Salesforce Platform Embraces Artificial Technology

September 20, 2016 Rich Ord

In a major initiative that has been in the works for two years, Salesforce is integrating artificial intelligence into all of its CRM cloud platforms. It enables any business to use clicks or code to build AI-powered apps that get smarter with every interaction. Their AI system learns from all […]

Google Says its Cloud Platform is Uniquely Secure

August 30, 2016 Rich Ord

Neal Mueller, Security and Networking lead for Google Cloud, recently was interviewed about security and other important aspects of using the Google Cloud Platform to host websites, online retailers and other data intensive applications. Should I move our online applications to the cloud and is it secure? We get that […]

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