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Predix Developer Kits coming soon | #PredixTransform

Predix Developer Kits coming soon | #PredixTransform

With 1,700 attendees at the first-ever GE Predix Transform conference, it is clear that developer interest is high in Predix, GE’s industrial operating platform. In response, GE Digital is releasing Predix Developer Kits, which will enable both developers and customers alike to quickly get started creating applications on the Predix platform. Lizzy Li, innovation services program manager at GE Digital, and Michael Williams, innovation services lead engineer at GE Digital, sat down with Jeff Frick (@JeffFrick), host of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, during GE Predix Transform 2016 at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. They discussed the new kits and how they are... more »
Oil and gas industry seeks stable, secure operating platform | #PredixTransform

Oil and gas industry seeks stable, secure operating platform | #PredixTransform

While most industrial markets enjoy relative stability and can depend on the normal indicators to drive business, the oil and gas industry is not so lucky. A unique set of challenges combined with inhospitable environments and shaky economics makes managing profitability in this sector tricky. In response, GE's Predix industrial operating platform is tempering many of these problems by giving companies the tools they need to manage these issues in real time. Matthias Heilmann, chief digital officer of GE Oil & Gas, spoke to Jeff Frick (@JeffFrick), host of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, during GE Predix Transform 2016 being held at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. They discussed... more »
CuratedAI is a literary magazine written by robots

CuratedAI is a literary magazine written by robots

Robots are already replacing millions of jobs across the world, and now it looks like the poets and authors might be next. This week, CuratedAI launched as a new literary magazine "by machines, for people" that showcases poetry written by artificial intelligences. The new publication is open to anyone who creates software that writes poetry and short stories, with the only condition being that the written work must be solely created by the machine. Like any form of art, poetry is generally meant to convey a deeper meaning than what is first apparent, but is a machine capable of this type of... more »
Disney patent would track park goers by their shoes

Disney patent would track park goers by their shoes

The Walt Disney Company's theme parks see tens of millions of visitors each year, and keeping track of all of those people once they are inside the park is almost impossible. However, according to a patent application filed by the company, Disney may have found a novel—and slightly creepy—way to identify and monitor its visitors: taking pictures of their feet. In its application, Disney outlines what it calls "a system and method for creating a customized guest experience at an amusement park." A visitor would step up to a scanner that would then take an image of that person's feet use that information... more »
Computers may understand you better thanks to new MIT database

Computers may understand you better thanks to new MIT database

Computers are already getting pretty good at deciphering human speech thanks to advancements in natural language processing (NLP), but so far most of these programs have been trained to understand native speakers talking in their own languages. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) want to change that, and today they announced that they have just completed the first major database of non-native English. “English is the most used language on the Internet, with over 1 billion speakers,” said Yevgeni Berzak, an MIT graduate student who headed up the project. “Most of the people who speak English in the world or produce English... more »
Talend exec says IPO sets stage for next round of growth

Talend exec says IPO sets stage for next round of growth

Now that it’s a public company, Talend SA (Nasdaq: TLND) will focus on strengthening its balance sheet, filling in gaps in its portfolio through acquisitions and doubling down on what the company believes will be an explosive market for data integration software, according to the company’s chief marketing officer. Just hours after joining other talent executives to ring the opening bell at the Nasdaq stock market, Ashley Stirrup (right, @astirrup) told SiliconANGLE that the company plans to remain focused on its core data integration business, despite the fact that the market is crowded with more than two dozen competitors. “The incumbent vendors... more »
The essential role of developers to the IoT community | #PredixTransform

The essential role of developers to the IoT community | #PredixTransform

In only its very first year, General Electric's (GE's) Predix Transform 2016 conference seems to be the place to be for anyone in the software development community interested in becoming part of the company's burgeoning Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Predix platform. Gene Kim, coauthor of The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win, sat down with Jeff Frick (@JeffFrick), host of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, at GE Predix Transform 2016 at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Frick talked with Kim about how DevOps and the mobilization of developers is fundamental to GE's rapidly growing IIoT community. Predix brings together diverse software... more »
How will digitization change the way industries operate? | #PredixTransform

How will digitization change the way industries operate? | #PredixTransform

IoT is rapidly spinning out to larger uses in industries old and new. Some that have operated on the same fundamentals for decades are now looking at major changes enabled by digitized innovation. Some contend that industries will see improvements from operations to economics. Greg Petroff, Chief Experience Officer at GE Software and executive director of platform evangelism for GE Predix, said that what Predix represents is "cloud all the way to the edge." He told Jeff Frick (@JeffFrick), cohost of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, during the GE Predix Transform event that interoperability and the desire to see their operations on a single pane of glass... more »
DOT CDO: Open Data Policy is a team sport | #GuestOfTheWeek

DOT CDO: Open Data Policy is a team sport | #GuestOfTheWeek

The transportation systems across the United States collect a vast amount of data -- from the roadways to the railways, as well as air traffic and anything that travels. The federal government is collecting this data to improve travel safety and efficiency for citizens nationwide. Daniel Morgan, Chief Data Officer (CDO) at the US Department of Transportation (DOT), is the first CDO working for a cabinet agency, and he is leading the charge to make government data safe, useful and valuable. Stu Miniman (@stu) and Paul Gillin (@pgillin), cohosts of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, talked to Morgan at the MIT... more »
The edge or the cloud? Where should analytics be and when? | #PredixTransform

The edge or the cloud? Where should analytics be and when? | #PredixTransform

Laypeople may hear Internet of Things (IoT) and think of a sensor that collects data and sends it back to a cloud or on-prem data center for analytics. The reality is much more complex. IoT developers' work involves the delicate balance between the edge and the cloud, which varies from task to task and industry to industry. With IoT for large industries, important functions, personnel safety and capital depend on the right edge-to-cloud balance. "Industry IoT is a problem by itself. It's a different scale," said Hima Mukkamala, head of Engineering, Predix, at GE Software, making a comparison to consumer IoT. He... more »
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