IT

Like many in Silicon Valley, technology entrepreneur Bryan Johnson sees a future in which intelligent machines can do things like drive cars on their own and anticipate our needs before we ask. What’s uncommon is how Johnson wants to respond: find a way to supercharge...

Oracle Corporation may well be the single most important technology firm for businesses. Over 300,000 companies around the world use its database, and 100,000 customers have purchased its business applications. Even companies gunning for Oracle — like Amazon, Google and Salesforce — have used Oracle’s...

Sales of traditional slates continue to slip as the more productive detachable form factor finds favor with business users, according to an IDC report. Android slates dominated tablet shipments during the second quarter, but IDC expressed concerns about the platform's future in the enterprise....

The shift in IT spending from traditional hardware and software to cloud computing will continue over the next five years. IT spending is undergoing a shift from traditional sources, such as direct server and software license purchases, into public cloud computing. The amount of money IT...

Retailer Macys is the most recent beneficiary of IBM's AI Watson cognitive computing capabilities. Google's AI investment pays off in energy savings. The search giant introduces a couple of new machine learning APIs. SaaS-based enterprise applications upstart Workday has made a new acquisition in the...

Cognitive computing means giving computers the ability to work out complex problems for themselves. Just like humans, cognitive computers benefit greatly from experience, learning better ways to solve problems with each encounter. When a traditional system of rules finds a task impossible, cognitive computing sees...

How do humans interpret and understand art? The nature of artistic style, seemingly abstract and intuitive, is the subject of ongoing debate within art history and the philosophy of art. When we talk about paintings, artistic style can refer to image features like the brushstrokes, contour...