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IBM increases Datacenters to enable organizations build futuristic applications leveraging IoT & AI

IBM announced the opening of four new datacenters; two in London; one in San Jose, California; and another one in Sydney, Australia. The announcement came one day after the company’s second quarter 2017 earnings report, which failed to earn good revenues. With this, IBM now has nearly 60 Datacenters, spread across 19 countries to support the global expansion of its cloud services. John Considine, General Manager for cloud infrastructure services, IBM said, “IBM operates cloud data centers in nearly every major market around the world, ensuring that our clients can keep their data local for a variety of reasons – including performance, security or regulatory requirements.” He further added, “We continue to expand our cloud capacity in response to growing demand from clients who require clou...

Google’s new project to focus on human side of AI

Google recently announced a new research initiative to study the relationship between human and artificial intelligence – People + AI Research Initiative (PAIR). PAIR aims to ensure that AI technology is beneficial for everyone and that, it is not here to replace but to augment human intelligence. The research is being led by the two data visualization experts from Google’s Brain team – Fernanda Viegas and Martin Wattenberg. The PAIR research has been divided into three broad categories depending upon the need of the user – Engineers and Researchers, which will help engineers get access to the tools and resources which they need to build any machine learning program; Domain Experts, which will evaluate the role of AI for professionals like doctors, technicians, musicians etc. who will incr...

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