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Jumio Picks Up Three Cybersecurity Excellence Awards

Jumio Picks Up Three Cybersecurity Excellence Awards

Jumio has once again walked away with an armful of prizes at the Cybersecurity Excellence Awards. The company took home a total of three awards, including a gold medal for AI Security and a silver medal for Fraud Prevention. It also took home a second gold medal in the Fastest Growing Company category for companies…

HONOR Unveils New Smartphones, Laptops, and IoT Devices

HONOR Unveils New Smartphones, Laptops, and IoT Devices

HONOR has updated its product lineup with a slew of new IoT devices. The new offerings include smartphones, laptops, and wearables. The highlights are the new HONOR 9X Pro and View 30 Pro smartphones. The former is built with the Kirin 810 AI Chipset and comes equipped with a 48MP Triple Camera and a 6.59″…

Cerence Cognitive Arbiter Guides Voice Requests to the Right Virtual Assistant

Cerence Cognitive Arbiter Guides Voice Requests to the Right Virtual Assistant

Cerence has released a new Cognitive Arbiter that was built to improve the interoperability of virtual assistants and other voice-based services. In plain terms, that means that the Arbiter will eliminate confusion in an environment in which multiple virtual assistants are active at the same time, as is the case when people bring a smartphone…

Syniverse Upgrades Message Filter with RealNetworks’ Language Processing Tech

Syniverse Upgrades Message Filter with RealNetworks’ Language Processing Tech

Syniverse has partnered with RealNetworks in an effort to provide mobile network operators and internet service providers with better messaging filters. To do so, Syniverse will integrate RealNetworks’ Kontxt solution into its existing Syniverse Messaging Clarity platform. Messaging Clarity is an end-to-end visibility solution that analyzes incoming messages and sorts them into categories. It is…

Ericsson Adds Two New Offerings to Network Services Portfolio

Ericsson Adds Two New Offerings to Network Services Portfolio

Ericsson is expanding its Network Services portfolio with two new offerings that are designed to improve user experiences and facilitate the creation of secure IoT networks. Both services leverage advancements in AI, automation, and predictive analytics to help network operators process a higher volume of data while preparing them for the incoming 5G ecosystem. So…

New Report Forecasts $30.5 Billion Market for Digital Identity Solutions

New Report Forecasts $30.5 Billion Market for Digital Identity Solutions

MarketsandMarkets has released a new report that predicts that the market for Digital Identity Solutions will more than double between 2019 and 2024. The market will display a CAGR of 17.3 percent and climb from $13.7 billion to $30.5 billion in that forecast window. The firm credited much of that growth to the rising demand for more…

Arm Releases Two New Processors to Encourage IoT Development

Arm Releases Two New Processors to Encourage IoT Development

Arm is hoping to fuel IoT and AI development with a pair of new processors. The new offerings include the Cortex-M55 processor and the Ethos-U55 Neural Processing Unit (NPU), the latter of which is being described as the industry’s first microNPU. The new hardware will make it easier for developers to release new devices with…

Cerence Issues First Quarterly Results as Independent Company

Cerence Issues First Quarterly Results as Independent Company

Cerence has officially revealed the results of its first fiscal quarter as an independent company, after the automotive AI specialist split off from Nuance Communications last October. In a report comparing the first quarter of Cerence’s 2020 fiscal year to its performance from the same period a year ago – when it was still the…

Samsung and PWC Team Up to Promote Business Automation Technology

Samsung and PWC Team Up to Promote Business Automation Technology

Samsung SDS and PwC Consulting are teaming up to promote digital transformation at the corporate level. To that end, the two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to offer joint AI and consulting services to enterprises that are looking to update their technological capabilities.   The MoU specifically concerns Samsung’s Brity Works platform,…

Hitachi Teams Up with VietCredit to Automate Loan Process in Vietnam

Hitachi Teams Up with VietCredit to Automate Loan Process in Vietnam

Hitachi is teaming up with the VietCredit Finance Company to explore the potential for digital financial services in Vietnam. The companies are specifically hoping to use AI to automate key pieces of the personal loan applications process, allowing the financial institution to turn those applications around more quickly. To that end, Hitachi and VietCredit will…

Cerence Sets Dates for Q1 Results, Special Investor Event

Cerence Sets Dates for Q1 Results, Special Investor Event

Cerence has set a date for the publication of its first quarter results: February 11, 2020. The results will be issued at 7:00 a.m. EST, 4:00 a.m. PST. The corporate update will cover the first quarter of Cerence’s fiscal year, with Q1 having ended December 31, 2019. As such, it will cover the company’s first…

Mastercard Makes Strategic Trust Stamp Investment

Mastercard Makes Strategic Trust Stamp Investment

Mastercard has further solidified its relationship with Trust Stamp after formally making a strategic investment in the company. Based out of the Georgia Institute of Technology, Trust Stamp went through Mastercard’s Start Path accelerator back in 2018, and later collaborated with Mastercard on an AI-based authentication solution that does not rely on Personally Identifiable Information.…

AKA and Softbank Partnership to Bring AI Robot to Classrooms

AKA and Softbank Partnership to Bring AI Robot to Classrooms

Artificial Intelligence company AKA has announced a partnership with SoftBank Robotics China that will help to bring Pepper the robot to English classrooms in China. SoftBank’s Pepper is already one of the most popular interactive Artificial Intelligence-powered robots in the world. With more than 10,000 units sold worldwide, Pepper can be found in its capacity…

NEC to Showcase New 5G Offerings at MWC Barcelona

NEC to Showcase New 5G Offerings at MWC Barcelona

NEC will be looking to generate new 5G business opportunities when it heads to February’s MWC event in Barcelona. The company will be showcasing a slew of new products and services based on 5G technology, all of which is part of a broader Smart Connectivity theme. The offerings are part of a comprehensive 5G ecosystem…

New Nokia 2.3 Smartphone will Help You Put Your Best Face Forward

New Nokia 2.3 Smartphone will Help You Put Your Best Face Forward

HMD Global has announced that its new Nokia 2.3 smartphone is now available for pre-order in the United States. The Android 10 device offers a 6.2″ HD+ screen and a 13MP/2MP dual camera with a “Recommended Shot” feature that will automatically take a few additional photos before and after the camera shudder is pressed. The…

INTERVIEW: Pablo de la Riva, Founder & CEO, buguroo

INTERVIEW: Pablo de la Riva, Founder & CEO, buguroo

With financial services, retail, and various other sectors increasingly focused on digital security, one of the most notable solutions providers of the past year is Madrid-based buguroo. The company raised a stunning $11 million in Series A funding in November, and is seeing growing activity across its multiple offices in Europe, North America, and South…

Frost & Sullivan Forecasts Rise of Branded In-Car Digital Assistants

Frost & Sullivan Forecasts Rise of Branded In-Car Digital Assistants

Frost & Sullivan is predicting that digital assistants will become an increasingly important component of automotive branding in the next five years. Digital assistants allow drivers to control various navigation, safety, and entertainment features with simple voice commands to minimize the number of distractions they face while on the road. They also provide an opportunity…

Turkcell Lays Out AI Principles

Turkcell Lays Out AI Principles

Turkcell, Turkey’s leading mobile phone operator, has announced the creation of its own Artificial Intelligence (AI) Principles, guidelines aimed at committing it to the ethical and responsible use of AI technologies, making it the first company in Turkey to do so. At a press conference held by the company at its Istanbul headquarters, Turkcell revealed…

Facebook Releases Open Source Speech Recognition Platform

Facebook Releases Open Source Speech Recognition Platform

Facebook has announced that it will be making its wav2letter@anywhere online speech recognition framework more readily available as an open source platform. The framework was developed by Facebook AI Research (FAIR), which claims that it has created the fastest open source automatic speech recognition (ASR) platform currently on the market. “The system has almost three…

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