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5G Mobile Tech Highlights Cisco Internet Report

Blazing mobile connectivity speeds provided by next-gen 5G technology -- up to 13x more than today's average -- are highlighted in Cisco's big new Annual Internet Report, which also warns of bigger and more frequent distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.

EU Proposes Strict Regulations for AI

The European Union this week unveiled its first proposed regulations for artificial intelligence technology, along with a strategy for handling personal digital data.

Google Optical Sensor Algorithm Helps Robots See Clear Objects

Google's AI group collaborated with researchers at Columbia University and computer vision company Synthesis AI to create ClearGrasp, a machine learning algorithm capable of estimating accurate 3-D data of transparent objects.

Eclipse Foundation and IOTA Launch Working Group for Open Source Distributed Ledger Tech

The Eclipse Foundation has partnered with the IOTA Foundation to form a new Eclipse working group to promote IOTA's open source distributed ledger technology, called the Tangle.

New Arm 'AI Anywhere' Chips Boost IoT, Edge Performance

Chip designer Arm just announced two new processors with the potential to push AI into billions of small, power-and-memory-constrained devices.

Google's Meena: 'Most Human' Chatbot

Researchers in the Google Brain group have been working overtime to develop chatbot software that produces truly human interactions with users. They may have turned a corner with their new Meena end-to-end-trained neural conversational model.

France's Orange Picks Nokia and Ericsson to Deploy Its 5G

French telecoms giant Orange will be working with mobile networking equipment supplies Nokia and Ericsson to deploy its 5G network.

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Study: Quantum Computing 'Noise' Useful for Sustainable Energy

Scientists from IBM Research and the University of Notre Dame have shown that the environmental "noise" that destroys the fragile quantum state of qubits, and typically impedes quantum computer use, can actually be an advantage over classical computing in chemical simulations.

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Iridium's AWS-Backed IoT Satellite Network Goes Live

Satellite network provider Iridium and Amazon Web Services have announced the launch of their collaborative IoT network, Iridium CloudConnect, after a delay of several months.

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Stanford Report Distills the Global Impact of AI and Machine Learning

The HAI also created the Global AI Vibrancy Tool, which compares the global activities of the different countries covered.

New Trust Protocol Combines Crypto with Blockchains

Cybersecurity and IoT company WISeKey this week announced the formation of a new independent, not-for-profit membership organization focused on establishing a new trust protocol for the Internet.

Scientist Use AI To Assemble Frog Cells into a 'Programmable Organism'

A team of biologists and roboticists has created what is being described as "an entirely new life form" by assembling living cells scraped from African frog embryos into millimeter-wide "xenobots."

Robot Maker Launches Open Source App Templates for Devs

Misty Robotics, creator of the Misty platform robot, recently announced the availability of new Misty as Concierge application templates for its Misty II machine.

HPE and Cumulus Bolster Datacenters for AI, IoT and 5G

In a bid to deliver "a flexible networking fabric that is predictable, scalable and reliable," Hewlett-Packard Enterprise's StoreFabric M-Series Ethernet Switches will now run Cumulus Networks' Linux OS and NetQ management software.

Qualcomm Blends AI and Silicon for New Autonomous Driving Platform

Qualcomm wowed CES attendees with its new Snapdragon Ride Platform, an autonomous driving solution that combines the Snapdragon family of automotive systems-on-chip (SoCs) with a purpose-built software stack.

Humanoid Chatbots Take the Stage at CES 2020

One of the buzziest announcements at this year's Consumer Electronics Show was Samsung's much anticipated Neon project, which generates realistic, human-like digital avatars.

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Intel Unveils Cryogenic Control Chip for Quantum Computing

Intel Labs, the research arm of Intel Corporation, has unveiled a first-of-its-kind cryogenic control chip designed to speed development of full-stack quantum computing systems.

AT&T and Microsoft Team Up on Azure Services Using 5G and Edge Computing

Microsoft and AT&T offered an update on their 5G partnership late last month with the aim of using edge computing capabilities to "drive enterprise capabilities" for businesses around the world.

PennyLane Open Source QML Creator Gets DARPA Grant

Xanadu, which is the developer of the open source PennyLane quantum machine learning (QML) software, recently received a grant from Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to continue its research in the QML space.

Education, Diversification Key for Blockchain's Future

Once business people from CEOs to developers and IT professionals have a better understanding of blockchain, it will open the way to greater adoption.