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Accelerating the field of conversational artificial intelligence (AI)

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At the core of stakes we have: the ability to build socialbots that can acquire knowledge and opinions from the web, and express them in context just as a human would in everyday conversations. The development of technologies for social conversation.
We also have great ideas for leveraging real-world conversational AI technologies like Alexa to create software that can converse as engagingly as humans.
In effect, Amazon announced the Alexa Prize, an annual university competition dedicated to accelerating the field of conversational artificial intelligence (AI). The goal of the inaugural competition is to build a “socialbot” on Alexa that will converse with people about popular topics and news events. The team with the highest-performing socialbot will win a $500,000 prize. Additionally, a prize of $1 million will be awarded to the winning team’s university if their socialbot achieves the grand challenge of conversing coherently and engagingly with humans for 20 minutes.

Compact, user-friendly collaborative robots in our digital world

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When it comes to Collaborative robots, I see the ability to enabling robots and humans to work safely side-by-side without any fences, while increasing production efficiency and quality.
In effect, Collaborative robots (cobots) optimize product quality and automate repetitive tasks. Cobots can redeploy human creativity. At the core of stakes we have: ease-of-use and ease of integration.
According to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) compact, user-friendly collaborative robots are expected to drive the automation market. 
Its recent report predicts the worldwide annual sales of industrial robots to increase by at least 13% on average per year from 2017 to 2019. 
Industries predicted by IFR to adopt cobots at an increasing rate include automotive, the plastics industry, electronics assembly and the machine tool industry.
The Americas region is expected to see strong continued cobot growth according to the IFR report. However, China is predicted to remain the main driver of robo…

Micro-marketing is disrupting the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) industry

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I agree with Moira Smalley, analyst for Nucleus on the fact that, although marketing is just one part of the core CRM, vendors enabling micro-marketing, equipping non-marketers with tools to help them manage the ground-level, tactic aspects of marketing are increasingly differentiating themselves positively in the industry.

Here is why the CRM industry remains highly competitive

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It is increasingly obvious that, Salesforce and Oracle lead the CRM industry in functionality and usability; while Microsoft and others are paving their path. 
The CRM industry remains highly competitive, as vendors race to add more value through richer functionality and better usability. 
At the same time, they are seeking to accelerate deployment while reducing risk. CRM Leaders are increasingly adding vertical functionality as well to drive faster time to value for key industries.

The three legs of the CRM stool at the core stakes

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I can observe that, in its 2H 2016 CRM Value Matrix, Nucleus Research sees a move toward making core service, sales and marketing features more widely available across the organization. This in turn is helping to break down silos by giving more users within the business access to all three areas, which leads to better customer experiences. 
In fact, service, sales and marketing are increasingly seen as the three legs of the CRM stool; so that, leading vendors are helping businesses reach across the three areas and quickly align to new trends such as micro-marketing and a new view on the sales funnel.

Samsung Electronics + SAP on in-memory technology development

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Stakes around in-memory technology are becoming crucial in data processing so that, the technology is the core of the SAP HANA platform.
Based on this reality, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and SAP SE will conduct R&D for memory solutions to be used in next-generation in-memory computing. 
The two companies will focus on in-memory technology development that enables faster data processing and more insightful analyses of rapidly increasing amounts of data. 
In terms of business, the two companies intend to lead the push for more advanced global in-memory market offerings by conducting cutting-edge research of next-generation DRAM for customer solutions and working together on their commercialization.

Key trends fueling the global Internet of things (IoT) telecom services market

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It is interesting to see that, due to a number of factors, including the rising penetration of smart connected devices, the adoption of cloud and the demand for smart network bandwidth management and automation on communication operations, the global Internet of things (IoT) telecom services market is anticipated to grow at the rapid pace.
According to Research and Markets, the market has generated the revenue of 2.90 Billion in 2016 and is anticipated to reach up to $18 Billion by 2022. 
The firm also revealed that, North America is anticipated to account for the largest market share in the Internet of things telecom services market, followed by Europe, Owing to rising adoption of smart connected devices and technologies and telcos promoting over-the-top content applications.

Advanced Malware Sandbox evolved to evade traditional security tools

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State-sponsored Malwares and sophisticated Cyber attacks are invading our digital lives with daunting consequences. Day after day several attacks are reported across the world.
Traditional security tools that rely on simple signature-matching for detection are now outdated and ineffective. 
However, beyond a set of challenges, sandbox analysis technologies have proven to be a more reliable and accurate approach to detect and block new and advanced (elusive and evasive) malware. 
As a result, the advanced malware sandbox market has grown precipitously in recent years.