55 Articles from 2017


  • European Talent Wars: The State of European Tech Report

    The latest report published by the venture capital firm Atomico, has found that there’s a massive talent war happening across the whole of Europe. The State of European Tech report surveyed 3,500 investors, founders and members of the tech community to collect data on hiring and investments, as well as to understand current trends and attitudes. ...read more
  • Gartner's Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018

    Each year, Gartner’s top 10 technology trends for the year ahead are an interesting guideline. A couple of weeks ago, at the Gartner Symposium in Orlando, Gartner Fellow David Cearley presented the “strategic” technology trends for the upcoming year. Gartner defines “strategic” as the technologies that have the potential to be significantly disruptive in the next five years, with a focus on budgeting as well....read more
  • Salesforce states that myEinstein will allow users to build AI apps just with clicks

    Last week at the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco, Salesforce unveiled myEinstein, their machine-learning platform that they say will allow developers and admins to create custom AI apps simply with clicks. The platform is being promoted as a tool that will enable Salesforce customers to build more personalised and smarter experiences through two new services. The first service is called Einstein Bots. Einstein Bots can be trained to expand customer service workflows by automating tasks like retrieving information, while the second service Einstein Prediction Builder is a tool that allows for the automatic creation of custom AI models. These AI models will be able to predict outcomes for any object/field in Salesforce.John Ball, Salesforce’s general manager and senior VP stated that they are democratising AI by giving admins and developers the power to transform their processes and customer interactions with myEinstein....read more
  • Salesforce Pursues IoT Once More

    If predictions are right, then by 2020 there will be billions of devices part of the Internet of Things. There are a number of companies dead-set on being one of the ones that are going to make sense of the data and focus us on the information that matters. Salesforce is now one of the companies vying for it with their new release, IoT Explorer Edition.The new platform’s goal is to swoop in and remove barriers and allow companies, be they big or small to take advantage of sensor data and IoT. Salesforce has long been a company that has jumped into the latest tech fads and this includes Big Data and AI. Back in 2015 they were also one of the first few talking about IoT, announcing Salesforce IoT Cloud at the Dreamforce Conference....read more
  • 6 Myths Surrounding Artificial Intelligence

    Artificial Intelligence has long been a fascination of mankind. Now with the rapid development of capabilities within this field, it’s safe to say that as much as there are those thoroughly excited about the revolutionary impact it’ll have on our lives, there are also those that are casting a net of fear. Take Jack Ma (Alibaba founder) for example, who in June said that AI is a massive threat to jobs and he didn’t stop there, stating that he thinks it could also start WW3. The fear of job losses is prevalent in the AI conversation, a constant discussion linked to any technological advancements throughout history. Kara Swisher (Recode founder) has also agreed with Ma, telling NPR that any repetitive job is finished because it will soon be automated.While there will certainly be some jobs that’ll become obsolete, it’s hard to imagine the new roles that will emerge from this new technological revolution, but there will be new ones rest assured....read more
  • Salesforce v Dynamics 365: Pros and Cons

    There was a time just two years ago when Microsoft and Salesforce announced they would bury the hatchet and come together, thus melding the two market leaders in the world of CRM. However, obviously that didn’t happen with both sides now showing their claws, Microsoft by buying LinkedIn and Salesforce by going to the press to rant about the other. ...read more
  • Forgery Robots: AI and Identity Theft

    Artificial Intelligence is quickly becoming useful in a wide array of industries and fields. What AI can do is evolving incredibly fast on a day to day basis and while some may think that fearing the “rise of machines” is a bit over the top, the advent of artificial intelligence does indeed pose some serious concerns. Now with AI at our fingertips we can analyse massive amounts of data and information and use it to predict outcomes, but it can also be used to forge and mislead. ...read more
 

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