Trump expected to cut federal IT spending

President Donald Trump said this week that the federal budget is a « mess » and is promising to make it leaner. This means that federal IT spending — now at $81.6 billion — is likely to see cuts, analysts said. The Trump administration is still filling…

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Putting data into the sales process with InsideSales

InsideSales is one of an increasing number of players that aims to offer sales teams tools to make them more efficient and effective. In its case, InsideSales came about through the post-graduate research of co-founder Dave Elkington. As Elkington studied artificial intelligence, he soon came…

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Rethink’s Sawyer Robot Just Got a Whole Lot Smarter

  Rethink Robotics, pioneers in the field of collaborative industrial robotics, has made a massive upgrade to its Sawyer robots. Designed to help non-experts program routines that instruct the robot how to carry out complex tasks, the new Intera 5 software could help the company realize the…

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Socially Sensitive AI Software Coaches Call-Center Workers

  Next time you call customer support, the person on the other end of the line may be getting a little help from emotionally intelligent AI software. Recommended for You Some call-center workers are now receiving real-time coaching from software that analyzes their speech and…

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A Challenge to Analyze the World’s Most Interesting Data: The Department of Commerce Publishes its Datasets on Kaggle

Since opening up our public datasets platform in August, we’ve been amazed by the depth and breadth of projects our community has created, the thoughtful analyses shared, and the words of wisdom exchanged. This is why, when the Department of Commerce – “America’s Data Agency”…

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