Artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data have been making big headlines for the last few years – and for good reason. The amount of data being generated climbs every year thanks to the estimated 20 billion connected devices we’ll see by the year 2020…which is only a little more than two years away. Fast forward to 2050 – we’re looking at one trillion connected devices and “things.”All that data – combined with advancements in processing and compute power, and cloud computing – has made artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning innovation possible. These technologies are game-changers for machine automation and productivity. We’re giving machines the ability to learn and think – just like we do as humans.The devices, cars, and systems we rely on are getting smarter – with intelligence and compute power that can analyze data and patterns to help make informed decisions that lead to tangible business outcomes. Think about the last time you shopped online and that recommendation for an additional purchase was spot on, or your favorite music app served up the right song at the right time. How’d they know? These are simple examples, but what they have in common are systems that quickly make sense of data and patterns to predict what you need and want, when you need and want it. And for enterprise organizations – that’s a huge competitive advantage when it comes to customer loyalty, engagement and satisfaction.These advancements are more than 50 years in the making, with some of the world’s brightest minds and visionaries in history – from Alan Turing to Ray Kurzweil and Stephen Hawking – pushing the limits (and philosophical debates) on what’s possible with algorithms and code.And while the thought of singularity and AI-powered humanoids is fantastic science fiction and makes for great TV and movies – what I’m most excited about is the way AI and machine learning are going to bring real business and personal value to our everyday lives right now, and in the future. By the time we hit 2030, we’ll be working alongside machines in ways we once only dreamed about. The way we learn, work, bank, commute – even how we experience the routine health check-up, all changes.“…what I’m most excited about is the way AI and machine learning are going to bring real business and personal value to our everyday lives…ShareI also spend a lot of time thinking about how we take all those AI smarts and integrate them as part of the products and services that we deliver.As a 30-year veteran, I’ve had a front-row seat to this evolution – but haven’t just watched. The collective businesses that make up Dell Technologies’ have anticipated the trends, and played a role in computing and data center innovation that now spans compute and processing, data, AI, machine learning and analytics to deliver an entire end-to-end IT infrastructure from the edge to the core to the cloud that makes Digital Transformation possible. In fact, our Products and Operations organization is the only one of its kind to look across the entire IT infrastructure and deliver the solutions and services that combined, are a game-changing force for our customers.For instance:Our infrastructure solutions are getting smarter about data by learning from data. For example, we’re bringing more autonomous storage capabilities into our SC All Flash portfolio that can quickly make a decision about how and where data should be stored and protected based on its unique characteristics – critical when you think about the huge sets of data AI and machine learning are dependent upon.We recently announced new Ready Bundles for Machine and Deep Learning to make high-performance computing (HPC) more accessible for organizations, delivering faster, better and deeper data insights that advance analytics for business intelligence.We’re collaborating with Toshiba Digital Solutions to build AI for mission-critical use cases, such as preventive maintenance, crime prevention, disaster recovery, cyber security, demand prediction and transportation quality improvement.We’re going all in on IoT with a brand new division dedicated to helping our customers maximize their opportunity in the market with services, solutions and financing options. For instance, did you ever think you could make kale taste better and grow at scale in an urban warehouse through the power of analytics? Well, that’s exactly what AeroFarms is doing with our edge computing solutions and VMware at the heart of their IT operation.We’re bringing AI-driven productivity to PC computing with Dell Precision Optimizer that uses machine learning and cognitive technologies to automatically set up the desktop experience based on what it’s learned about the usage of that workstation and the necessary performance. And it learns over time, automatically adjusting every time a user logs in – driving speed in productivity and worker satisfaction.And, we’re changing how often you have to change that laptop battery with machine learning built right into the battery pack, firing up and down based on peak usage hours and activities.Where’s all this going?Dell EMC CTO John Roese recently discussed how AI will do the thinking tasks while we humans can dedicate our brain power to more sophisticated tasks – or even earn ourselves a little more R&R to work better and smarter. We can let the machines multi-task a bit more, and we as humans can start to focus more on how to apply the learnings and data that our machine counterparts present to solve some of the biggest challenges in society – be it a more sustainable way to make plastic and keep it out of the ocean, or how to predict where natural disasters may strike next.Early signs of AI for good is what Pivotal did with their client the Circular Board – together they launched Alice – the first-ever artificial intelligence platform to connect women entrepreneurs in real time with the resources they need to scale based on start-up stage, location, industry, revenue and individual needs. As Alice populates, machine learning will allow her to predict founders’ needs to guide them to referrals, events, mentors and even access to capital.These are just a few of the ways Dell Technologies is driving the AI and machine learning evolution. And we’re just getting started. Every day we are learning new things, and with the help of our machine partners, the opportunities ahead are endless.And this is just the beginning of the conversation – we’ll be talking a lot more about how customers are using AI and machine learning in powerful yet practical ways…and not just from me, but from our CTOs and Fellows (the leading experts on this stuff :)) who are at the forefront of turning artificial intelligence into business and life intelligence.
AN UNBEATEN 84-run partnership for the sixth wicket between Adam Ball and wicketkeeper Adam Rouse sealed a four-wicket win for Kent Spitfires on Tuesday night, after Calum Haggett (4-59) and Imran Qayyum (3-42) had restricted Windward Islands Volcanoes to 241 for 9.Having been put in to bat, Windward Islands Volcanoes were struggling at 91 for 5, with Haggett and Qayyum having taken four of the five wickets at this stage.Sunil Ambris’ 69-ball 50 – his third fifty-plus score in four matches – pushed the score to 241 with help from the lower order, particularly Windwards captain Liam Sebastien (32), seamer Kyle Mayers (37 not out) and Darren Sammy (23).Kent captain Sam Northeast’s 49 and his 60-run partnership for the second wicket with opener Sean Dickson (36) stabilised Kent quickly after the fall of Daniel Bell-Drummond.Volcanoes staged a fightback in the middle overs, claiming three wickets for 18 runs at one stage but Ball and Rouse squashed the opposition’s chances with a rapid partnership that came off 74 balls. Ball was unbeaten on 40 off 46, while Rouse scored 36 off 37 as Kent reached the target with 23 balls to spare.WINDWARD ISLANDS VOLCANOEST. Theophile c Thomas b Qayyum 17J. Charles c & b Haggett 17D. Smith c wkp. Rouse b Haggett 0A. Fletcher c Blake b Gidman 33S. Ambris c Ball b Qayyum 50K. Hodge c wkp. Rouse b Qayyum 7L. Sebastien c Qayyum b Stevens 32D. Sammy c Ball b Haggett 23K. Mayers not out 37S. Shillingford c Bell-Drummond b Haggett 6D. Johnson not out 6Extras: (b-4, lb-1, w-7, nb-1) 13Total: (9 wkts, 50 overs) 241Fall of wickets: 1-28, 2-28, 3-64, 4-75, 5-91, 6-159, 7-180, 8-194, 9-230.Bowling: Thomas 10-1-48-0 (w-4), Haggett 10-2-59-4 (nb-1), Stevens 10-0-52-1 (w-3), Gidman 10-1-35-1, Qayyum 10-1-42-3.KENT SPITFIRESD. Bell-Drummond lbw b Johnson 7S. Dickson b Mayers 36S. Northeast lbw b Shillingford 49D. Stevens c D Sammy b Hodge 21W. Gidman b Hodge 19A. Blake b Shillingford 8A. Ball not out 40A. Rouse not out 36Extras: (b-4, lb-4, w-13, pen. 5) 26Total: (6 wkts, 46.1 overs) 242Fall of wickets: 1-14, 2-74, 3-113, 4-140, 5-151, 6-158.Bowling: Hodge 10-0-41-2 (w-1), Johnson 6.1-0-33-1 (w-1), Mayers 9-1-51-2 (w-2), Sammy 3-0-18-0 (w-1), Sebastien 8-049-0 (w-3), Shillingford 10-0-36-2 (w-5).Points: Kent 4, Volcanoes 0.
Facebook Twitter Google+ After winning five of its first six matches, Syracuse has dropped its first two in Atlantic Coast Conference play.The 59th-ranked Orange (5-3, 0-2 ACC) couldn’t keep up with No. 7 Virginia (7-2, 1-0) in a 6-1 loss at the Boar’s Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Virginia.Syracuse began the day by losing the doubles section as their experimental mix-and-match doubles pairings could not capture the point. The pairings had been working as Syracuse had won the doubles point in the past three matches.The team of sophomore Rhiann Newborn and senior Amanda Rodgers fell 8-2 to Virginia’s Danielle Collins and Stephanie Nauta.Virginia cinched the point when senior Breanna Bachini and freshman Nicole Mitchell lost to Maci Epstein and Marie Faure 8-3.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU’s top pair, senior Komal Safdar and sophomore Valeria Salazar, trailed UVA’s Cassie Mercer and Skylar Morton 7-5 when officials suspended play.Syracuse had no greater chance in the singles portion of the match as the Cavaliers dominated. Faure beat Mitchell 6-1, 6-1 and Nauta topped Salazar 6-3, 6-3 to push the match to its brink.Virginia completed the push over the hill and captured the win when Collins, the 42nd-rankedsingles player nationally, defeated Rodgers 7-5, 6-3.The lone victory of Syracuse’s came from Bachini as she outlasted Mercer in a marathon match of 3-6, 7-5, 15-13.Newborn (5-2) suffered her second loss of the season as Morton took a crucial third set in a 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 match.SU dropped to 2-2 against ranked opponents this season, losing to Virginia and then-No. 7 Alabama while beating then-No. 35 Princeton and then-No. 39 South Florida.Syracuse will play at Notre Dame on Friday in South Bend, Indiana at 3:30 p.m.Compiled by Sam Fortier, staff writer, [email protected] Comments Published on February 21, 2015 at 3:33 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @Sam4TR
Arsenal, Basel, Austria Vienna, Schalke and Steaua Bucharest are all through to the Champions League, after scaling the two leg qualifying hurdle.Aaron Ramsey was the star for Arsenal with a brace in their 2-0 victory over Fenerbahce, though qualification was already in the bag after a 3-0 away win.On targetBasel also swept through 6-2 on aggregate past Bulgarians Ludogorets.Italian Federico Piovaccari was on target yet again for Steaua Bucharest, as a 2-2 draw away to Legia Warsaw put them through on away goals, 3-3 on aggregate.Austria Vienna were surprise qualifiers for the group phase, squeezing through 4-3 on aggregate despite a 3-2 home defeat against Dinamo Zagreb.Decisive Bundesliga side Schalke 04 also scraped through 4-3 on aggregate against Greek team PAOK.The first leg ended 1-1 in Germany, but 19-year-old Julian Draxler was decisive in Athens with a goal and an assist for Hungarian international Adam Szalai’s brace.Play-offsThe 3-2 away victory was sealed in stoppages despite a double PAOK comeback on the night.The Champions League play-offs continue on Wednesday with Milan v PSV, Zenit v Pacos Ferreira, Maribor v Plzen, Celtic v Shakhter and Real Sociedad v Lyon.
Sead Kolašinac, a national football team player of BiH, received another recognition for great performances in Schalke.The BiH defense player was chosen for the best team of the 11th round of Bundesliga on the official webpage of Bundesliga.“Except for doing a great job in defense, Kolašinac assisted in the guest victory of Schalke over Wolfsburh (0:1), when he played over Goretzka amazingly,” it was written in explanation on Bundesliga’s official webpage.Apart from the BiH defense player, the ideal team of the round consists of Kessler (Koln), Orban (RB Leipzig), Bungert (Mainz), Risse (Koln), Malli (Mainz), Gotze (Dortmund), Forsberg (RB Leipzig), Aubameyang (Dortmund), Modeste (Koln), and Hartmann (Ingolstadt).(Source: faktor.ba)
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Diane and Jeff Pust“The market is red hot,” says Van Dorm Realty owner Jeff Pust.“It’s enjoyable to be in this kind of a market when it’s been in the doldrums for the past five years,” he continues.With more than 25 years of experience in the local real estate market, Jeff and Diane Pust have seen the market pendulum swing many times.Pust is optimistic that the market is on the upswing, noting many factors such as properties moving quickly and easier financing.“Buyers are finding best value properties and racing to them,” describes Pust.He also notes that the summer season is when more properties move in Thurston County. “Kids are out of school and the days are longer. Families have more time to house hunt,” he adds.For home owners considering selling their home, this may be a good time to consult with a real estate professional at Van Dorm Realty.“Homes have appreciated in value,” says Pust. “At some price points, you may be able to list your home and not have any competition on the market.”Pust also notes that if you are considering moving up to a larger home that this is prime time.“Take advantage of the low interest rates and find something to move up to before prices really start to escalate,” Pust encourages.Van Dorm Realty’s real estate brokers are educated in properties in our community. They can help home buyers find their dream home or sellers market their property to get the best value.Van Dorm Realty1530 Black Lake Blvd SW, Suite FOlympia, WA 98502360.943.3800