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Feeding the world with AI-driven agriculture innovation 

In the 1950s and 1960s, plant biologist Norman Borlaug famously led the “Green Revolution,” developing high-yield grains that helped drive up global food production when paired with innovations in chemical fertilizers, irrigation, and mechanized cultivation. By so doing, Borlaug and his peers helped save a billion people from starvation. However, this new form of farming...

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Smarter shopping with AI 

Data science advancements and cloud technology now make it possible for almost any company to adopt recommendation engines. Using mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) technology, recommendations can be integrated with in-store shopping, giving customers a seamless, omnichannel experience. Here’s how, along with a few tips on jump starting this technology at your business....

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Ignite 2018: cloud meets intelligent edge 

Microsoft Ignite 2018 was packed with insights on enterprise technology—current and future—with a focus on Security, Data, and AI. The intersection of the intelligent edge (the ability to analyze and act on data close to where it is captured) and cloud computing was also in the spotlight. In his keynote, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella highlighted...

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Helping data scientists help the planet 

Climate change may be the most urgent problem facing humankind. Extreme weather events—heat waves, drought, hurricanes, flooding—are causing loss of life and widespread property destruction. California endured a record-setting fire season in 2017, including the single largest wildfire in state history. That marker has already been surpassed by the Mendocino Fire this year. According to...

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The new business imperative: A unified cloud security strategy 

As more businesses begin to explore the benefits of moving on-premises data and applications to the cloud, they’re having to rethink their traditional approaches to data security. Not only are cybercriminals developing more sophisticated attacks, but the number of employees and users who can access, edit, and share data has increased the risk of breaches. In...

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