Industry Updates

DARPA awards Penn State $900,000 to teach computers to be creative

Researchers from Penn State have received $900,000 from DARPA to teach computers how to generate original design ideas.

Element AI, SK Telecom, Hyundai, Hanwha create $45 million global AI fund

Element AI has established a joint $45 million fund with Korean conglomerates SK Telecom, Hyundai, and Hanwha.

Qualcomm board unanimously rejects Broadcom’s proposal

Qualcomm announced that its board of directors unanimously rejected the unsolicited proposal announced by Broadcom on November 6, 2017. “It is the board’s unanimous belief...

Former Secret Service agent sentenced in bitcoin money laundering scheme

A former U.S. Secret Service Special Agent, who had been a member of the Baltimore Silk Road Task Force, was sentenced to prison on...

IBM announces advances to quantum computing systems

IBM announced two quantum processor upgrades for its Q early-access commercial systems, an initiative to build commercially available universal quantum computing systems for business and...

TIO Networks suspends operations, says PayPal

PayPal announced that TIO Networks (TIO), a publicly traded company PayPal acquired in July 2017, has suspended operations. This suspension of services is a...

Broadcom proposes to acquire Qualcomm for $130 bn

In an unsolicited bid, Broadcom has offered to buy Qualcomm for roughly $130 billion. Hock Tan, president and CEO of Broadcom, said in a statement,...

IBM expands Watson Data Platform

IBM has announced new offerings to its Watson Data Platform, including data cataloging and data refining. The offerings bring together datasets that live in different formats...

Linux Foundation to launch Project Acumos – open source AI platform, marketplace

The Linux Foundation, along with founding organizations AT&T and Tech Mahindra, has started working on the Acumos Project. The Acumos Project aims to make artificial...

Saudi Arabia first country to grant a robot citizenship

Sophia a humanoid robot built by Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics, was granted citizenship by Saudi Arabia on Wednesday; the first country in the world to...

HPE launches new artificial intelligence capabilities

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is launching purpose-built artificial intelligence (AI) platforms and services capabilities, with an initial focus on deep learning. The company is announcing...

The Linux Foundation releases annual kernel development report

The Linux Foundation has released its 2017 Linux Kernel Development Report. This year's paper covers work completed through Linux kernel 4.13, with an emphasis...

Samsung introduces integrated secure element solution for IoT

Samsung has introduced its integrated Secure Element (SE) solution for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, that the company says offer a turn-key service for...

Amazon’s biggest wind farm yet is now running

Amazon announced that its largest wind farm yet—Amazon Wind Farm Texas—is now up and running, adding more than 1,000,000 MWh of clean energy to...

Ubuntu 17.10 released

Canonical announced the release of Ubuntu 17.10 featuring a new GNOME desktop on Wayland, and new versions of KDE, MATE and Budgie. On the...