Artificial Intelligence

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).

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.

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.

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?

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