Seems the office and factory of the future will be a whole lot more talkative.
That’s because “listening” technology — now powering consumer services that include Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Windows Cortana — is quickly making its way into commercial applications.
To be sure, the traditional keyboard-and-mouse combo isn’t going away anytime soon. But in a growing number of instances, it will be giving way to mics and speakers.
Consider a new application being offered by U.S. Bancorp, a banking giant with assets of $464 billion.
“AI could be your next doctor,” reads the headline of an IDC press release issued earlier today.
Sound outlandish? With Intel’s new Myriad X processor, maybe not.
The Myriad X, which Intel announced last week, combines vision processing and neural computing to deliver artificial intelligence to the edge in a low-power, high-performance package.
When Intel introduced its 8th Gen Core processor family last week, one question was whether the new CPUs would help solution providers refresh customers’ older PCs.
If two new systems from Acer are any indication — both are built around the 8th Gen Intel “Coffee Lake” CPUs — then the answer is yes.
This year’s edition of IFA, the big consumer electronics show, is about to get rolling in Berlin. And PAX West, a popular gaming show, is about get started in Seattle — so popular, the organizers say it’s already sold out.
Dell and ASUS aren’t waiting for either show’s official opening on Sept. 1. They’re both already in Germany, announcing some cool gaming hardware even before the shows gets started.
The end of August is a sleepy, no-news time, right? Not any more.
HP Inc. and Dell just introduced some pretty cool systems for your customers. They include two thin clients and a rugged tablet. Here’s your solution provider’s update:
HP’s thin clients
Though thin-client technology has been around for years, now, with the growth of the cloud, they really make sense. Why provide full-fledged PCs to users who spend most of their time working with cloud-based apps and data?
Intel plans to formally introduce its 8th Generation Intel Core processors this coming Monday, Aug. 21, at 8 a.m. PT / 11 a.m. ET. The announcement, timed to coincide with the solar eclipse, will be made via a live stream on Facebook Live.
Cybersecurity spending is on the rise. So are sales of 2-in-1 devices, especially to business users, while tablet shipments continue to slide.
These are the findings of two recent reports from leading industry watchers IDC and Gartner. Here’s your solution provider’s summary:
Cybersec: spending more
The solution provider’s takeaway: Security services, especially those based in the cloud, are a good business to be in, both now and for at least the next year.
Time flies: August has already hit its midpoint, and summer will soon be over. How did that happen? Now’s the time to squeeze in that vacation you’ve been putting off. And what better way to get some guilt-free relaxation than by reading up on our industry?
Here are our recommendations for a half-dozen new books on tech that are not only informative, but also fun. Any of them should make a great addition to your summer-vacation packing list.
Microsoft and Intel just made it easier for your data-center customers to use blockchain.
Late last week Microsoft introduced what it calls the Coco Framework. It’s an enterprise blockchain framework that integrates Intel’s Software Guard Extensions (SGX) for greater security and confidentiality.
That’s a lot of money, even for Intel, which in its last fiscal year had revenue of $59.4 billion.
So why is Intel doing it?
Mainly, because Intel believes the market for autonomous vehicles will be huge. So huge, Intel doesn’t want to miss out.