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May 2, 2019

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10 years in: What's next for blockchain?

You've seen how powerful blockchain technology can be, but fundamental challenges still stand in the way of world-changing applications. Join us at Business of Blockchain to learn which projects and ideas have staying power.

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Intelligent Machines

Drones that perch like birds could go on much longer flights

A simple gripping mechanism allows unmanned aerial vehicles to save energy by resting on ledges and poles.

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The man behind that Apollo boot print

Lunar soil expert David Carrier is to thank for the iconic photo of some of the first steps on the moon.

Intelligent Machines

The man who helped invent virtual assistants thinks they’re doomed without a new AI approach

Boris Katz has spent his career trying to help machines master language. He believes that current AI techniques aren’t enough to make Siri or Alexa truly smart.

Features

View from the Marketplace

For data-savvy marketers, there’s a new keyword: Intent

As more companies look to machine learning for insights, marketers need to use new tools and technology to engage potential customers at the right time and place.

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The state of artificial intelligence

AI technologies are coming into mainstream business usage—but a host of challenges remains. An interactive infographic illustrates the opportunities and the hurdles.

In association with Oracle, Intel

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From innovation to monetization: The economics of data-driven transformation

Used strategically, an organization’s data gains value over time. But to unlock its potential requires first establishing the right technical and cultural foundations.

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