Category: Automation


Intel VC arm plugs its disruptive vision

Intel has seemingly learned a lesson from the woes of stumbling giants, announcing it has invested $117 million in ‘disruptive’ start-ups at its annual VC conference.

Google weighs in with its own AI ethics ideas

Seemingly not happy to let the bureaucrats and legislators dictate the ethical landscape of artificial intelligence, Google has launched its own initiative to join the debate.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Samsung, 5G, AI and Huawei

The guys are joined by special guest Dan Warren from Samsung in this week’s pod and start by getting his take on some of the main themes of the recent MWC show. Dan is head of 5G research at Samsung and so has forgotten more than Scott at least will ever know about the subject, but at least doesn’t think he’s entirely full of sh*t on the matter. Jamie picks his brains on the importance of edge computing, while Iain introduces the topic of open source and the elephant in the room that is Huawei is never far away.

Drive.ai is on the road towards acquisition

One of the more interesting autonomous vehicle start-ups has reportedly hired investment bank Jefferies to search out a potential buyer for the firm recently valued at $200 million.

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).

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?

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.

Blockchain Set to Play Key Role in Telco Operations: Analyst

Blockchain technology is set to be used by telcos in multiple applications across all areas of operations in coming years, according to an industry analyst who has delved into the potential use of the digital ledger technology (DLT) in the space.

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