Pokemon Go is officially a phenomenon, with millions of users around the world linked in to its augmented reality interface. What does it mean for the future of augmented reality in the enterprise? In this week's Searchlight, Site Editor Fran Sales
Search engine behemoth Google has already put in effort to build up its image and item recognition efforts, but this week the company made a big move: It acquired Moodstocks, a French startup that specializes image recognition based on machine learning. In
Microsoft is cutting 1,850 jobs from its struggling smartphone division. The announcement comes a week after the company sold its feature phone business to a Foxconn subsidiary.
Virtual assistants are coming of age. Viv, a new virtual assistant with advanced natural language processing skills that allow her to understand complex commands, is set to disrupt the customer experience. What does it mean for the enterprise? In
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants consumers to think of businesses as their friend. Sounds like a stretch? With the company's new "chatbots," it could soon be a reality. Facebook opened up its Messenger app to developers so they create these robots, which are powered by artificial intelligence and...
Blockchain, the distributed-ledger technology the cryptocurrency bitcoin is based on, is garnering a lot of attention. Although it isn't mainstream yet, that could change after this week's announcement that Microsoft is partnering with big banks to develop the technology.
Successfully reaping the benefits of big data remains a huge challenge for many companies. Big data projects involve not just identifying the right data analyze, but also finding the right people to implement the right technology. But as big data experts and IT leaders tell Senior News Writer...