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.

Dell Boomi powers 2018’s top enterprise technology IPOs

Eight of the ten enterprise technology Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) in the first half of the year were their customers or partners, says Dell Boomi. These companies include DocuSign, Dropbox, Pivotal, Zuora and Ceridian.

Foxconn gifts $100 million to UW–Madison

Foxconn and its chairman and founder Terry Gou have announced plans to invest $100 million in engineering and innovation research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

IDC report identifies three stages in process automation

IDC has a new report on the intelligent automation value chain, which identifies three stages in the intelligent automation value chain: Basic Automation, Machine Augmented Decision Making, Autonomous Decision Making.