ABB investing $150 million in new China robotics factory; where robots make robots

ABB is investing $150 million in Shanghai, China to build an automated and flexible robotics factory; where robots make robots. The factory is expected to begin operating by the end of 2020.

Micron Foundation announces $1 million grant for AI research

The Micron Foundation has announced a $1 million grant for universities and nonprofit organizations to conduct research into how artificial intelligence (AI) can improve lives. 

Facebook was hacked. 50 million accounts affected.

Facebook says it was hacked, and 50 million user accounts have been affected.

UK Met Office starts using Cray Urika-XC AI and analytics

The Met Office, the United Kingdom’s National Weather Service, has expanded its Cray XC40 supercomputer with artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics capabilities.

Raytheon expands cybersecurity customer base in the Middle East

Raytheon has been awarded a multi-year contract with a new government customer in the Middle East North Africa region, the company said in a statement. 

Alibaba A.I. Labs launches hospitality robot

Alibaba A.I. Labs, the department leading consumer AI product development at Alibaba, is launching service robots for the hospitality sector starting in October. 

Alibaba Cloud to work with Kenyan ministry to support wildlife protection project

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud-computing arm of Alibaba Group, and the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife of the Republic of Kenya have agreed to explore a collaboration to deploy Alibaba Cloud’s technology to support the Kenya Wildlife Protection Project. 

Virtual reality, RFID, partnership with Facebook: Macy’s goes high tech

Macy’s is enlisting the help of technology to enhance its omnichannel customer experience.

Machines will do more tasks than humans by 2025, but expect 58 million net...

The world is going through a workplace revolution that will bring a seismic shift in the way humans work alongside machines and algorithms, according to new research by the World Economic Forum.

ABFRL expands existing relationship with IBM

Indian fashion and lifestyle company Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd. (ABFRL), has expanded its existing relationship with IBM.

City of Stockholm selects MobileIron threat defense

The city of Stockholm has selected MobileIron Threat Defense, the company said in a statement.

DARPA investing $2billion in advanced artificial intelligence projects

DARPA has announced a multi-year investment of more than $2 billion in new and existing programs, called the 'AI Next' campaign.

Sprint, Ericsson working on IoT-dedicated core and operating system

Sprint and Ericsson have inked a global relationship to build a distributed and virtualized core network dedicated specifically to IoT (Internet of Things), in addition to an IoT operating system.   

Electrolux expands smart appliances collaboration with Google

Electrolux is expanding its collaboration with Google by integrating connected kitchen products in Europe with the Google Assistant.

IDC: Smartphone shipments forecast to return to growth

While the worldwide smartphone market is expected to decline again in 2018, IDC says it believes the market will experience low single-digit growth from 2019 through the end of its forecast in 2022.