Posts Tagged 'Acquisition'

Under Micro Focus, formerly HPE Autonomy Assets Face Uncertain Future In Cognitive Computing

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The announcement that HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise) has spun out most of its software assets to UK-based Micro Focus International plc indicates that the company is adopting a strategy of retreat from the fast-moving but nascent field of cognitive computing.

Micro Focus has had a successful run up on the London Stock Exchange since the beginning of the year. On the news of the deal, the stock value spiked: it is now up 45% year-to-date. While this should be good news ...

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Health at Watson Analyst Day

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It was apparent at the Watson Analyst Day on May 23rd that IBM’s message has been refined over the five years since Jeopardy, and that it has begun to gel. Just as we in the Cognitive Computing Consortium have moved from a vague understanding that we were dealing with a fundamentally new phase in technology, so too has IBM’s understanding of what cognitive computing is, and what it’s good for become much more solid.

A core point of emphasis from IBM ...

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Intel Acquires Saffron

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Intel took the still-uncharacteristic (for a chipmaker) step of acquiring pure-play cognitive software maker Saffron. The vision of “baking AI onto chips” is as old as the field itself (note Symbolics, Thinking Machines and other AI hardware failures from the 1980s). But the devil is in the details. Intel apparently believes the Saffron team can help get it right this time.

Read More at Wired

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Apple AI Acquisition Spree

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Apple spent the past week acquiring Perceptio and UK-based VocalIQ, two startups working to commercialize software in the areas of image recognition and speech recognition, respectively. Some speculate that the company is hoping to catch up with (or leapfrog) the work being done in these areas at Google, Microsoft, and Facebook.

Read More at Business Insider

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