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Israel’s position at cutting edge of global tech is at risk due to talent shortage

(Reuters) — When Alexey Chalimov founded software design firm Eastern Peak in Israel four years ago he knew he would not find the developers he needed at home. He went to Ukraine and hired 120 people to develop mobile apps and web platforms for international clients and smaller Israeli startups. “I worked for years in…

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The U.S. is slowly submitting to the EU’s 2018 privacy law

GUEST: Figure this one out: Just shy of 100 percent of U.S.-based privacy professionals believe the importance and complexity of managing privacy in their organizations is increasing. Similar numbers (97 percent!) acknowledge they will increase their investment in managing privacy. Yet fully 61 percent of these same professionals acknowledge they have done little to prepare…

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AI is still several breakthroughs away from reality

While the growth of deep neural networks has helped propel the field of machine learning to new heights, there’s still a long road ahead of us when it comes to creating artificial intelligence. That’s the message from a panel of leading machine learning and AI experts who spoke at the Association for Computing Machinery’s Turing…

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4 steps to overcoming the cloud services challenge of shadow IT

SPONSORED: Presented by IBM A recent report by Skyhigh Networks stated that the average organization used a whopping 1,427 cloud services in Q3 of 2016 , representing a 23.7 percent growth over the same quarter in the previous year. These numbers clearly illustrate the extent of the shadow IT problem. Cloud services provide several advantages…

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Microsoft Teams gets School Data Sync, OneNote class notebooks, education apps, and assignment management

Microsoft today updated Microsoft Teams with four classroom features “designed to help schools achieve more together.” The new functionality, previously limited to a select few in private preview, is now available to all Office 365 for Education customers worldwide (in 181 markets and 25 languages) across Windows desktops, Macs, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and the…

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Algorithmia raises $10.5 million from Google’s new AI fund and others

Algorithmia, a startup that provides a platform for simplifying the use of machine learning in production, has raised a $10.5 million series A round led by Google. The raise confirms the existence of Google’s rumored artificial intelligence fund . Anna Patterson, the tech giant’s vice president of engineering for AI, will join Algorithmia’s board as…

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Salesforce’s chief scientist says AI winters are over

While there’s concerning hype about artificial intelligence in the market today, Salesforce’s chief scientist says that researchers don’t have to fear that interest in in the field will disappear again. “At the same time, I don’t think there will be an ‘AI winter’ again, where hype cycles happen and there’s no more funding, and so…

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Microsoft says its AI took a data scientist’s job

Much of the conversation about machine learning taking jobs focuses on the future, but Microsoft boasted its cloud service has already managed to claim one human’s position. The Custom Decision Service, which the company introduced at its Build conference last month, took over at one of Microsoft’s customers, according to Jennifer Chayes, a distinguished scientist at…

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Stripe refocuses European effort with 6 new markets and expanded payments platform

Stripe  has announced a handful of tidbits that underscore the fast-growing fintech startup’s aspirations in Europe. Thus far, Stripe has only been fully available to businesses in the U.K., Ireland, Denmark, France, Spain, Norway, Finland, and Sweden. But as of this week, another six markets have been added to the mix: Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Austria,…

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GE Ventures leads $10 million investment in Nuvolo’s asset management service

Nuvolo , which provides software to help health care providers, life sciences organizations, and pharmaceutical manufacturers better manage their assets, today announced funding of $10 million, led by GE Ventures. Existing investors New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and ServiceNow Ventures also joined. “The largest investment in health care is in medical equipment and facilities,” wrote Nuvolo…