Monday, April 23, 2018

Industry

Army develops face recognition technology that works in the dark

Army researchers have developed an artificial intelligence and machine learning technique that produces a visible face image from a thermal image of a person's face captured in low-light or nighttime conditions.

Ford launching GoRide non-emergency medical transportation service

Ford is launching the GoRide non-emergency medical transportation service in Southeast Michigan, covering more than 200 facilities within the Beaumont Health network.

Docker announces Enterprise Edition (EE) 2.0

Docker has announced the Enterprise Edition (EE) 2.0. The Docker Enterprise Edition 2.0 and Docker Desktop for Mac and Windows are currently available, says the company.

Toyota and Lexus to start deploying Dedicated Short-Range Communications systems on cars

Toyota and Lexus plan to start deployment of Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) systems on vehicles sold in the United States starting in 2021.

European Commission, European Investment Fund launches €2.1 billion funds-of-funds program

The European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF) have launched a Pan-European Venture Capital Funds-of-Funds program called VentureEU.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise signs MOU with Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Saudi Arabia General Investment Authority.

Automation technology company Festo investing $900 million to expand operations in Ohio

Festo will invest $90 million in an expansion of its Regional Service and Manufacturing Center in Mason, Ohio.

Apple now globally powered by 100 percent renewable energy

Its global facilities are powered with 100 percent clean energy, said Apple in a statement.

MetLife, WeSure form digital insurance partnership

Global Life and Health insurer MetLife and WeSure, digital insurance provider owned by Tencent, have inked a strategic partnership to offer insurance solutions to travelers through Tencent’s WeSure online insurance platform.

IBM to recruit 400 AI experts in France

IBM says the company is committed to recruiting 400 AI experts in France over the next two years.

Foxconn to acquire Belkin for $866 million

Foxconn, a subsidiary of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., and Belkin have signed a definitive agreement for Foxconn to acquire Belkin for approximately $866 million in cash.

Siemens increasing U.S. R&D spend by $175 million year-over-year

Siemens has increased its U.S. R&D investment by $175 million year-over-year to $1.3 billion in fiscal 2017 – a 16 percent increase – with a strong focus on digital innovation, says the company.

Cisco pledges $50 million to end homelessness in Santa Clara County

t Cisco will pledge $50 million over the next five years to help end homelessness across Santa Clara county.

Wipro opens technology center in Plano, Texas

Wipro has unveiled a Texas Technology Center in Plano. The company says it plans to ramp up its headcount in Texas to 2000, over the next few years from 1400 now.

General Dynamics, REI Systems join Homeland Security & Defense Business Council

General Dynamics Mission Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, and REI Systems have joined the Homeland Security & Defense Business Council.