Review: G Suite gets an AI boost

Google added a handful of new features to G Suite this summer, mostly AI-driven upgrades focused on collaboration. According to the company, G Suite users spend nearly three-quarters of their time creating and communicating with colleagues, so many of the recent updates are focused on helping these users save time …

Amazon launches patient data-mining service to assist docs

Amazon this week announced its latest data analytics product, one aimed at scouring unstructured data within electronic medical records (EMRs) to offer up insights that physicians can use to better treat patients. Amazon’s new Comprehend Medical AWS cloud service is a natural-language processing engine that purports to be able to …

Zoho customer service tools get AI, analytics updates

Zoho has added AI and analytics features to its CRM suite, part of a drive by the company to unify its sales, marketing and customer support apps. Zoho CRM Plus was launched in 2014, bundling nine apps into what the company describes as its customer experience platform.  [ Related: 7 …

Did IBM overhype Watson Health’s AI promise?

In recent weeks, IBM has changed leadership at its Watson Health division and  announced a new business strategy for deployment that relies on a hybrid cloud, not a  public- or private-cloud only model. Over the past year, Watson Health – particularly Watson for Oncology – has come in for criticism …

Gboard adds GIF, stickers, and emoji suggestions

It used to be just GIFs that make online text and conversations fun now that there are emojis. We’ve been using those cute smileys for years and we’ve seen different versions already. There are stickers too that help us get our message across when you run out of words or …

Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant now available on Windows 10 PCs as a standalone app

Alexa debuted on select Windows 10 laptops earlier this year – built into a range of newly launched HP, Asus, Acer and Lenovo notebooks – and is now available for download on all compatible devices. There are no PC-specific controls for Alexa at this point, but Amazon said it plans …

Samsung Galaxy S10 will also arrive with Exynos 7nm EUV chipset

The Samsung Galaxy S10 series may be more intelligent than ever. This is because the South Korean tech giant has the Exynos 9820 which is the first 7nm EUV dual-core NPU chipset. This AI chip has been designed to work with the ISP and enhance the camera of the phone. …

Galaxy S10 may deliver significant artificial intelligence gains

The Galaxy S10 will deliver improvements in several key areas including artificial intelligence. Smartphone manufacturers have even been shipping devices with dedicated co-processors to handle AI tasks. Samsung appears set to join that bandwagon with its next flagship smartphone.Previous reports have suggested that the company’s next flagship processor, which will …

IBM to move Watson Health to a hybrid cloud

After announcing plans to acquire open source software provider Red Hat this week, IBM now plans to move its Watson Health cognitive services to a hybrid cloud model. Watson, the IBM supercomputer that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze natural language and perform data analytics, has been used to identify …

MediaTek Helio P70 processor promises smarter AI, more responsive gaming

MediaTek introduced the Helio P70 last week and we know the 12nm process-based processor will be available soon. This follows the MediaTek P60 from last year. We noted earlier this chipset will help a mobile device with AI, thanks to the updated CPU and GPU. Expect improved camera features, better …