Category: AI


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.

Google adds some Pixels

Internet giant Google ramped up its involvement in the consumer hardware space with the launch of new Pixel branded smartphones and tablets as well as a home hub.

Google resists the dark side of the force

Google has decided not to compete for a lucrative Pentagon cloud-computing contract, worth up to $10 billion, stating the project might conflict with its corporate values or AI principles.

DT searches for fibre efficiency with Fraunhofer AI

Sometimes there are stories which come along and prove stereotypes can be true. In the search for efficiency, Deutsche Telekom is turning to artificial intelligence to help with its fibre rollout plans.

Ovum Digital Futures 2018: Telefónica

At the recent Ovum Digital Futures event we spoke to Chema Alonso from Telefónica about artificial intelligence and how he is using it both inside the company and for consumer products.

US contemplates its own version of GDPR

The U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration has started a 30-day public hearing process to gather comments on its policy options towards consumer privacy protection.

HPE attempts to put positive spin on AI job losses

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has released new research which states redundancies are okay because more jobs will be created. But, how many of these new jobs will be offered to those shivering in the dole queue?

The Telecoms.com Podcast: AI, UIs and WTF

Another special episode this week as Scott and Wei visit the Ovum Digital Futures summit and are joined by Analyst Ed Barton. They have the bright idea of starting the recording outside, which not only results in a regrettable amount of wind noise but also tiresome bureaucratic interference (after 10 minutes), both of which are resolved by a move inside. In keeping with the theme of the event the three of them discuss trends in media consumption, the role of artificial intelligence in consumer tech and whether the voice user interface is useful.

Polls

Should privacy be treated as a right to protect stringently, or a commodity for users to trade for benefits?

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