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Europe embraces emerging technologies

By 2020, nearly 40 percent of European organisations plan to deploy artificial intelligence and blockchain-enabled technologies.

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Tieto joins European AI Alliance
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Tieto is one the first Nordic companies to join the European AI Alliance, a newly-formed forum for artificial intelligence (AI) stakeholders to come together to push European competitiveness on AI research and development and its impacts on industry and society.

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Blend is best

50% of consumers want blend of technology and human input in retail experience.

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DigitalBridge launches world’s first virtual interior design assistant

Tool set to significantly boost sales in the KBB sector.

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Simplifying the AI data centre?

DataDirect Networks is teaming with NVIDIA to transform data centers with storage and compute solutions that are fully integrated and optimized for AI and deep learning (DL) workloads.

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Dataiku launches the Enterprise AI Lab

Dataiku, the centralized data platform that powers self-service analytics and machine learning operationalization in businesses worldwide, has launched the Enterprise AI Lab, a new service that pushes the boundaries of innovation to promote the wider proliferation and more creative use of AI in the enterprise.

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AI-assisted predictive maintenance for petrochem plants

Hitachi has now started offering a predictive maintenance service for petrochemical plants. It makes use of artificial intelligence (AI) to automatically classify and analyze the petrochemical plant's operation status in preparation for the real-time detection of changes in conditions and abnormalities that may be signs of failure.

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Consumers confused by mobility jargon

Avis Budget Group has revealed new independent research surveying 14,000 people in 14 countries across Europe highlighting a significant knowledge gap in consumer understanding around the future of mobility, with marked differences in awareness and understanding between countries and age groups.

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Customer experience is now the top priority for quality assurance

Capgemini's World Quality Report 2018 shows that customer experience is the top priority for quality assurance activities for the very first time, with automation and AI set to accelerate in the coming years.

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AI and related technologies could create around 90 million more jobs in China

Around 26% of existing jobs in China could be automated over the next 20 years, but this is projected to be more than offset by job creation of 38%, giving an estimated net gain of 12%.

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Robot revolution promises 58 million extra jobs in next five years

Latest research from the World Economic Forum forecasts that by 2025, machines will perform more current work tasks than humans, compared to 71% being performed by humans today.

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Rob Mather, Sales Director at Power Control Ltd (PCL), offers some thoughts on the role that UPS systems have to play in helping the data centre industry reduce its carbon footprint, as well as on wider sustainability issues such as renewables, waste heat re-use, micro grids and the supply chain.
Jorn Wittendorp, Founder and CEO of Ydentic, explains how the company’s platform helps MSPs and their customers to optimise the management of workplaces, accounts, access rights and passwords from one, central location. The company is expanding from its Netherlands base, looking to develop partners in Germany, the UK and the Nordics.
Richard May, Managing Director of VirtualDCS, offers some great insights as to the challenges and opportunities for the Channel as it seeks to help its customers address their business continuity/disaster recovery needs. In a market where many continue to hold on to the ‘comfort’ of legacy applications, Richard believes that the VirtualDCS CloudCover solutions portfolio, built around the company’s longstanding partnership with Veeam, offers a great opportunity for Channel companies to make a real difference when it comes to providing optimised BC/DR.
NTT’s John Eland, talks through the company’s global data centre expansion plans, which cover the US, UK, Spain, South Africa, Malaysia and, most notably, India. John also explains how NTT’s ability to provide almost any combination of colocation, connectivity and ICT solutions required fits perfectly with customers’ hybrid IT requirements.

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