Apple Releases Artificial Intelligence Paper


At the Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) conference earlier this month, Russ Salakhutdinov of Apple showed a slide that Apple would initiate to publish research papers. The previous ban on publishing research papers by Apple meant that less researchers in the cutting edge of AI research would work for the company. AI researchers present at the conference were blown away by the design and the type face of the slide, more than the announcement.

Barely a month has gone by, and Apple has already published its first research paper. The paper is published on Arxiv, and demonstrates a unique approach to quickly train machines. Machine learning approaches for machine vision use big databanks of real images, which need the features of the images to be mapped. This is an expensive and time consuming process. An alternate method is to train computers on generated images, the features of which can be effortlessly tagged.

Plan Your Vacations with Google Trips App


Google claims that its next mobile app will just make planning vacations easy. Aptly named, the Trips app will be made available for both Android and iOS.

The app is being described as a travel guide and itinerary maker that will pull up all the information like flight itineraries, hotel reservations and so on from your Gmail. You just need to tell the app, where you have to go, download the guide for offline use and it will start planning.

Oracle Predicts: 80% Global IT Spending Will Be On Cloud


Oracle Corp has predicted a sharp drop in the traditional IT spending of businesses across the globe over the next decade, making way for cloud services and leaving more room for innovation than hardware and software maintenance. The forecast comes even as Oracle Corp has acquired a US-based cloud security start-up founded by two techies of Indian origin, Rohit Gupta and Ganesh Kirti.

“By 2025, 80 percent of IT budgets will be spent on cloud, and not on traditional IT. Almost all of the new applications will be on SaaS (Software as a Service) applications by 2025,” Oracle Corp CEO Mark V. Hurd told reporters here. “The spending on cloud infrastructure will continue to accelerate. It will not again be linear. It will be geometric in terms of the speed by which it will move,” Hurd said at the Oracle OpenWorld 2016 Conference here.

The Complete Guide To Data Warehousing and Big Data at Oracle OpenWorld 2016

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Oracle Unveils Breakthrough Solutions to Help Streamline Cloud Adoption in India

Oracle unveils service to simplify cloud adoption in India

Oracle CloudWorld, the company introduced Oracle Cloud at Customer in India, a new suite of offerings that remove some of the biggest challenges organizations face when transitioning to the cloud. Oracle Cloud at Customer provides Chief Information Officers (CIOs) with new choices in where they deploy their enterprise software and a natural path to easily move business critical applications from on-premise to the cloud.

“While organizations in India are eager to move their enterprise workloads to the public cloud, many have been constrained by business, legislative and regulatory requirements,” Shawn Price, Oracle’s senior vice president of cloud, said in a statement.