Salesforce today is announcing the launch of its Einstein artificial intelligence AI platform that s implemented into several of the company s existing cloud services: Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Marketing Cloud, Analytics Cloud, App Cloud, Commerce Cloud, Community Cloud, and IoT Cloud.The company is also announcing the formation of Salesforce Research, a unit that will do research in deep learning, natural language processing, and computer vision that can be used to improve Salesforce products.The unit is led by Salesforce chief scientist Richard Socher, formerly cofounder and chief executive of AI startup MetaMind, which Salesforce acquired earlier this year.In a press briefing in San Francisco this week Socher declined to say how many people were part of the team, although he did say that some of Salesforce s 175 data scientists have joined the newly organized division.The product enhancements will have an impact on Salesforce s direct competitors.But the research unit s establishment will put Salesforce closer to Facebook, Google, and Microsoft when it comes to AI development.Salesforce does have lots of data, and that s an important raw material for developing, testing, and running AI.Salesforce is taking that advantage and providing services that work intelligently without complex configuration, as well as providing new predictive vision, sentiment, and modeling services that third-party developers can add to their own apps.As for Einstein s initial integrations, they are meant to assist, rather than replace, sales, service, and marketing employees who use Salesforce.
We might not have been around for its formation, but we certainly got to see its demise.Earlier this year, we bore witness to the destruction of a 4.5-billion-year-old comet.In what is being heralded as one of the sharpest, most detailed observations of a comet breaking apart, Hubble took a series of images across three days in January when 25 building-size blocks made of a mixture of ice and dust began drifting away from its parent comet, named 332P/Ikeya-Murakami.The debris created a trail around 3,000 miles long behind the comet and made for some spectacular photographs, even from 67 million miles away.But beyond making for an impressive sight, scientists note that further information on comets and how they break up could be instrumental in helping researchers better understand these extraterrestrial bodies as a whole.We know that comets sometimes disintegrate, but we don t know much about why or how they come apart, University of California, Los Angeles lead researcher David Jewitt said in a statement.
MoreBenoit Coeure, member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank ECB , gestures during the session 'The Global Economic Outlook' in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos January 24, 2015.NEW YORK Reuters - A committee of the world's major central banks said on Friday it has launched a task force to examine cyber security in cross-border banking and to ensure interbank payments are protected, confirming an earlier Reuters report."Recent incidents of cyber fraud are of significant concern for the central banking community, and we are working to make sure there are adequate checks and balances in place at each stage of the payments process," Benoit Coeure, chairman of the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures, part of the Bank for International Settlements, said in a statement.Coeure, also a European Central Bank executive board member, added it was too soon to predict the result of the work that had just begun.The Basel, Switzerland-based committee will decide how to proceed based on a review of current practices, he said.Reuters reported the formation of the task force on Thursday, noting it was prompted by the February cyber heist of $81 million from Bangladesh Bank's account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
A member of the Asari alien race in Mass Effect: Andromeda.We have noticed you are using an ad blockerTo continue providing news and award winning journalism, we rely on advertising revenue.To continue reading, please turn off your ad blocker or whitelist us.Electronic Arts has announced the formation of EA Worldwide Studios, bringing several of its development studios, including EA Mobile, Maxis and Mass Effect developer BioWare, together under one banner."EA Worldwide Studios will bring together our top creative talent in all of our great studios to work on EA's powerful brand portfolio and new IP," Wilson wrote.
Gaming publisher EA has announced some changes to its organisational structure that will see a number of its development studios brought under the single banner of EA Worldwide Studios.In a post on the company's blog, CEO Andrew Wilson said that the formation of EA Worldwide Studios would bring together the "top creative talent" in all of the company's studios "to work on EA's powerful brand portfolio and new IP."The studios involved in this reorganization include EA Mobile and Maxis led by senior VP Samantha Ryan who will also take on a leadership role in Bioware, known for its successful RPG titles Dragon Age and Mass Effect.In turn, Ryan will report to Patrick Soderlund who will head up EA Worldwide Studios itself.Further to this, the Frostbite Engine team will be moving into EA's central Technology group led by the company's CTO Ken Moss.Essentially it seems that EA is merging its console and mobile divisions and bringing Maxis into the mix.
NASA s Curiosity rover has returned stunning photos from the lower regions of a Martian mountain.Captured by the rover s Mast Camera, the colour images reveal the Red Planet s finely layered geologic history.The photos were taken on Curiosity s month-long exploration of the Murray Buttes region of lower Mount Sharp.After Mount Sharp formed, winds deposited sand near the base, which eventually formed sandstone.Scientists believe the buttes and mesas captured by Curiosity are the eroded remnants of that formation.Ashwin Vasavada, a Curiosity project scientist at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory said:
Government plans to show more cyber-security initiative, says head of new National Cyber Security Centre, as NAO describes cabinet IT disarrayThe head of the UK s new National Cyber Security Centre NCSC has said the government is planning to take a more active role in defending the country against online attacks, as the National Audit Office NAO published a damning report indicating the disarray of current government information security efforts.Evil parliament c pisaphotography, Shutterstock 2014 If we re to maintain confidence in the digital economy, we ve got to tackle this end of the problem, Martin told the Billington Cyber Security Summit on Tuesday.He said twice as many national-security-level cyber-incidents were detected in 2015 compared with the year before, adding up to about 200 per month, while the NAO noted that the 17 largest government departments recorded 8,995 data breaches in 2014-15.While the NCSC s formation should bring together much of government s cyber expertise the NAO warned that in its view wider reforms will be necessary and currently reporting personal data breaches is chaotic with different departments mechanisms making it impossible to collect coherent data.
NASA has released a processed photograph taken of what it calls a stellar nursery found in the Large Magellanic Cloud LMC .The nursery is dubbed N159, and it is home to many colorful young stars outputting ultraviolet light that, as a result, causes the surrounding hydrogen gas to glow.Joining the hot stars and their ethereal glow are torrential stellar winds, says NASA, which are themselves etching arcs, ridges, and filaments from the various space materials found within the satellite galaxy.The photo, released by the space agency over this past weekend, was captured using the Hubble Space Telescope.The Large Magellanic Cloud is a satellite galaxy, one of many pertaining to the Milky Way.The image released by NASA shows a region spanning 150 light-years with the Papillon Nebula nestled within.
Reuters – A U.S. space probe was cleared for launch on Thursday to collect and return samples from an asteroid in hopes of learning more about the origins of life on Earth and perhaps elsewhere in the solar system, NASA said on Tuesday.A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket was scheduled to blast off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida to dispatch the robot explorer Osiris-Rex on a seven-year mission.United Launch Alliance is a partnership of Lockheed-Martin and Boeing.Osiris-Rex is headed to a 1,640-foot 500-meter wide asteroid named Bennu, which circles the sun in roughly the same orbit as Earth.Scientists estimate there is a one-in-800 chance that Bennu might actually hit Earth 166 years from now.Heating from the sun gently pushes the asteroid, and charting its path is among the goals of the $1 billion mission.The U.S. space agency also hopes Osiris-Rex will demonstrate the advanced imaging and mapping techniques needed for future science missions and for upcoming commercial asteroid-mining expeditions.Osiris-Rex is expected to reach Bennu in August 2018 and begin a two-year study of its physical features and chemical composition.The solar-powered spacecraft will then fly to Bennu s surface and extend a robot arm to collect at least 2 ounces 60 grams of what scientists hope will be carbon-rich material.We re going to asteroid Bennu because it s a time capsule from the earliest stages of solar system formation, back when our planetary system was spread across as dust grains in a swirling cloud around our growing protostar, lead researcher Dante Lauretta of the University of Arizona told a prelaunch news conference on Tuesday.Inside the developing solar system, small rocky bodies were beginning to form, many of them studded with water ice and organic materials, which are key compounds that may have made Earth habitable or even given life its start, Lauretta said.If all goes as planned, the capsule containing samples from Bennu will be jettisoned from the returning Osiris-Rex spacecraft on Sept. 24, 2023, for a parachute descent and landing at the U.S. Air Force Utah Test and Training Range.Osiris-Rex is the latest in a series of missions to asteroids that began with the 1991 flyby of asteroid Gaspra by NASA s Jupiter-bound Galileo spacecraft.Japan s Hayabusa 1 probe managed to return a few tiny grains of asteroid Itokawa to Earth in 2010, the first asteroid sample return mission.
Yesterday the NASA Osiris-Rex mission launched without a hitch.This mission is heading to an asteroid called Bennu with plans to take a sample of the asteroid and return it to Earth for study.Osiris-REx is an acronym, which is no surprise when you consider how famous NASA is for acronym names.The name stands for Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer.The reason the Bennu asteroid was chosen is because it and asteroids of its type are remnants from the formation of the solar system over 4.5 billion years ago.Scientists believe that asteroids of this type were the source of water and organic molecules for early Earth and other planets.
Behold N159, a turbulent stellar nursery comprised of glowing gas and dark dust.Located over 160,000 light-years away in the Large Magellanic Cloud, this type of nebula churns out some of the universe s largest stars.N159 measures about 150 light-years across and it contains an abundance of hot young stars.At the centre of this cloud is the Papillon Nebula, which as its name suggests, has a butterfly-like appearance.Astronomers refer to this particular nebula as a High-Excitating Blob HEB , and it has been linked to the early stages of massive star formation.The Papillon Nebula s shape may be formed by the outflow of gas coming from the strong stellar winds of newborn massive stars, some of which are 10 times the size of our sun.
in 2022, the measurement stations Borexino in Italy and the Comb COUNTRY of Japan accompanied by two chinese and one canadian station.With three new detectors, it should be possible to measure how much energy there is in the planet Earth's fuel tank.Like a hybrid car has our planet two sources of energy to keep the machinery up and running: the original energy from the planet's formation, and nuclear energy from natural radioactive decay.a Long time, researchers have presented different models to be calculated how much energy is inside the Earth, estimates fluctuated violently, but no actual calculation has not been an article In Scientific Reports claim now researchers at the university of Maryland, Charles university in Prague and the China geological academy to measure the amount of fuel in the Earth's fuel tank by 2025.For the new calculation, the researchers rely on to record some of the smallest particles known to man, geoneutrinor.
Behold N159, a turbulent stellar nursery comprised of glowing gas and dark dust.Located over 160,000 light-years away in the Large Magellanic Cloud, this type of nebula churns out some of the universe s largest stars.N159 measures about 150 light-years across and it contains an abundance of hot young stars.At the centre of this cloud is the Papillon Nebula, which as its name suggests, has a butterfly-like appearance.Astronomers refer to this particular nebula as a High-Excitating Blob HEB , and it has been linked to the early stages of massive star formation.The Papillon Nebula s shape may be formed by the outflow of gas coming from the strong stellar winds of newborn massive stars, some of which are 10 times the size of our sun.
the Trick is enzymes that chew apart the drugs that passed through the body.To get away läkemedelsresterna as soon as possible is important to reduce the risk of the formation of resistant bacterial strains, " says Josef Järhult, an infectious disease physician at the university hospital, and researchers on the development of resistance in bacteria and viruses.He is one of those participating in the two-month long project where ten toilets in the four departments are equipped with enzyme block.Looking closer to the visible beigebruna small pieces as encapsulated in the white plastgallret.The tvålluktande clumpy contains enzymes specifically tailored to break the five pharmaceuticals selected in the pilot project see graphics .Many drugs flowing, therefore, straight through avloppsverken and ends up in nature where they harm fish and other aquatic organisms.
The 1960s witnessed the birth of rock supergroups.And now the first smart city supergroup is launching featuring ex-rock stars of municipal U.S. government.An article on the State Scoop site reports on the formation of the CityFi consultancy by veteran leaders of such cities as Los Angeles, D.C. and Chicago.The consultancy aims to advise urban governments on the deployment of connected sensor technologies that are the bedrock of smart city initiatives.We advise cities, corporations, foundations and startups, helping them make sense of our urbanizing world, the consultancy said in an online posting last month.CityFi believes that great cities come not from monolithic projects but rather emerge from carefully-designed underlying conditions — street grids, equitable housing policies, business-friendly regulation — so that beneficial complexity can grow.
An incredible 19,000 light years away, in the Sagittarius constellation, lies a brilliant star cluster unlike any other.A new analysis indicates that Terzan 5 is a fossil relic from the formation of the Milky Way — and it could help us piece together our cosmic origin story.For 40 years, Terzan 5 was taken for a globular cluster, a brilliant region of gravitationally bound space that packs thousands of stars into the distance between our Sun and Alpha Centauri.But after scouring data on this patch of sky collected with the European Southern Observatory s Very Large Telescope and space-based companions, an Italian-led team of astronomers has learned it s like no globular cluster ever studied before.Globular clusters are ancient — nearly as old as the galaxy itself — and their stars tend to form in a single, brief burst of cosmic time.The dominant population formed some 12 billion years ago, consistent with the age of most known globular clusters.
As Tesla founder Elon Musk promises to change the world, starting with giant battery factory in the Nevada desert, investors from Toronto to Tokyo are quietly developing the next-generation technologies that may actually get him there.Trouble is, they re not the solution to all needs.As well as the environmental impact of mining lithium, which has been blamed for starving flamingos in northern Chile, batteries lose their charge over time.They can balance minute-to-minute shifts in supply.We re going to need a whole range of solutions to keep the lights on, said Michael Liebreich, founder of Bloomberg New Energy Finance.If your problem is that the sun doesn t shine in winter, are you really going to buy a battery, charge it once a year during summer and use it once a year in winter?Just as refrigeration changed the way we handled food in the 20th century, energy storage will give grid operators and rooftop-solar consumers flexibility about when to use the power they produce -- reducing the number of big power plants the world needs.Here's the leading energy storage projects on the drawing board that go beyond lithium-ion batteries:Long before batteries, electricity was stored through plants that pump water uphill to a reservoir and release it through turbines when it s needed.
Dell EMC held a Q A today as it closed the biggest merger in the history of the technology industry.Present during the Q A were Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO of Dell Technologies, Tom Sweet CFO, David Goulden Infrastructure Group CEO, Howard Elias President Dell EMC Services and IT, Jeremy Burton CMO Dell, Stella Lowe SVP Global Communications Dell.IDG India, asking about HPE splitting up, competitors.Goulden: Can t comment on rumours about other companies but can tell you that I think formation of Dell Tech is a landscape changing event, if you think about the other companies out there, they are in one form or another reacting to what we have done, I think that forms their strategy, we have stated for a long time that scale matters.The ability to invest for the long term matters, breadth and go to market reach matters as well.Virtustream public cloud destination for mission critical public cloud apps, VMware also has this and relationship with IBM.
Between Hillary Clinton s cough and the constant stream of diarrhea forever dripping from the mouth of Donald Trump, the 2016 presidential election seems to out-crazy itself each and every day.Today is no different, with news coming straight out of Morton County, North Dakota: Jill Stein broke the law, and Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier intends on making the Green Party presidential candidate pay for her alleged crimes.Earlier this afternoon the Morton County State s Attorney s office issued warrants for the arrest of both Jill Stein and her running mate, Ajamu Baraka, on criminal trespass and criminal mischief charges, according to a press release emailed to Gizmodo by the Attorney s office.Earlier, the Bismarck Tribune reported that Dr. Stein was part of a 150-200 person demonstration at the site this weekend.The DAPL is a $3.8 billion project, intended to transport crude oil from Montana and North Dakota s Bakken Formation to oil refineries in the Gulf Coast.Reuters reports Saturday s protests were prompted by the pipeline company bulldozing sacred tribal sites whose locations had been identified in court documents filed on Friday.
Just because Ceres is a dwarf planet doesn't mean that it has nothing of interest on its surface.As scientists have studied Ceres we have found that it may have ice deposits in its permanently shadowed regions.We have also learned that it has salt, mountains, and shiny craters on its surface.NASA has now offered up an image that shows a massive ice volcano sitting on the surface of the dwarf planet.Ceres has its own NASA spacecraft in orbit called Dawn and it sent back the image of the giant ice volcano, which is about half the height of Mount Everest here on Earth.That makes the volcano about 13,000-feet and it has been dubbed Ahuna Mons.