Category: AI


Telcos are missing the AI trick

We’ve spoken about this before, but our bugbear has been renewed at The Great Telco Debate; telcos have too narrow a view on artificial intelligence (AI).

Qualcomm pumps $100mn into AI start-up fund

US mobile chip giant Qualcomm has created a $100 million investment fund to support artificial intelligence (AI) startups in an effort to put mass-market devices, rather than the cloud, at the heart of AI activity.

We’re still not using data well enough

Jamie from Telecoms.com chats to Ray from Light Reading at the Software Defined Operations and the Autonomous Network event in London. The review a panel discussion around the use of big data and conclude there’s still a fair bit of work to be done in getting the hang of it. Top marks to Ray for his command of metaphor and graphic imagery.

What to bin and what to keep; the big data conundrum

Figuring out what is valuable data and binning the rest has been a challenge for the telco industry, but here’s an interesting dilemma; how do you know the unknown value of data for the usecases of tomorrow?

Softbank is now more of a VC than a telco group

Back in 2016 when Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son announced plans for the $100 billion Vision Fund it looks like a ludicrous plan, but with such incredible growth perhaps we should ask whether Son has been missing his calling for decades.

Sky flexes its AI muscles

Artificial intelligence might be the buzz word of 2018, but few actually know what to do with the technology. That said, Sky seems to be surging ahead of the pack.

Inward application of tech explains dumb pipe rhetoric

Every telco fears the ‘dump pipe’ label and the push towards commoditisation, but perhaps this trend is being compounded by an inward looking attitude in the application of potentially revolutionary technologies.

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