Global Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) Market 2018-2023: Global General AI Market will Reach $50.8 Billion by 2023 with 42% CAGR

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The “Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) Market: General Purpose Artificial Intelligence, AI Agent Platforms, and Software 2018 – 2023” report has been added to’s offering.

Also known as Artificial General Intelligence (AGI), General Purpose Artificial Intelligence represents silicon-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) that mimics human-like cognition to perform a wide variety of tasks that span beyond mere number crunching. Whereas most current AI solutions are limited in terms of the type and variety of problems that may be solved, AGI may be employed to solve many different problems including machine translation, natural language processing, logical reasoning, knowledge representation, social intelligence, and numerous others.

Unlike many early AI solutions that were designed and implemented with a narrow focus, AGI will be leveraged to solve problems in many different domains and across many different industry verticals including 3D design, transforming customer service, securing enterprise data, securing public facility and personnel, financial trading, healthcare solution, highly personalized target marketing, detecting fraud, recommendation engines, autonomous vehicles and smart mobility, online search, and many other areas. AGI is rapidly evolving in many areas. However, scalability remains a challenge until that 2023 timeframe.

Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) Market: General Purpose Artificial Intelligence, AI Agent Platforms, and Software 2018 – 2023 evaluates the Artificial General Intelligence market including leading companies, services potential, technology integration, and application ecosystem. The report also analyzes the AI agent market and the relationship between General Purpose AI with other technologies including edge computing, 5G networks, and Blockchain. The report provides forecasts for the Artificial General Intelligence market by application and industry verticals, globally and regionally. The report also estimates the AI agent driven market for software and platform globally and regionally along with AI embedded deployment forecasts for IoT devices, semiconductors, and software.

Select Findings:

  • The Healthcare sector will lead industry verticals at $8.2 billion by 2023
  • AI agent platform market represents fastest growing area for vendors
  • Edge computing, 5G, and Blockchain will all benefit greatly from general AI
  • North America will lead the general purpose AI market at $17.2 billion by 2023
  • The Global general AI market will reach $50.8 billion USD by 2023 with 42% CAGR

Key Topics Covered:

1 Executive Summary

2 Introduction
2.1 Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)
2.2 General Purpose Intelligence APIs
2.3 Strong AI and Human Level Intelligence
2.4 Emotion AI Agents
2.4.1 Facial Detection APIs
2.4.2 Text Recognition APIs
2.4.3 Speech Recognition APIs
2.5 Machine Learning and Predictive Intelligence
2.6 Ethical and Technical Consideration
2.7 Market Opportunities and Challenges

3 Technology and Application Analysis
3.1 Cognitive Computing and Swarm Intelligence
3.2 Machine Learning and Intelligence
3.2.1 Deep Learning
3.2.2 Supervised and Unsupervised Learning
3.2.3 Reinforcement Learning
3.3 Human Level AGI Tools
3.4 Simulation Human Brain
3.5 Human Factor Considerations
3.6 Machine Intelligence for Business Innovation
3.6.1 Applying Machine Learning
3.7 Enterprise Benefits
3.7.1 Virtual Assistant
3.7.2 Hardware Optimization
3.7.3 Enterprise Decision Support System
3.7.4 Biometric Solution
3.7.5 Factory Automation
3.7.6 Predictive Analytics and Pattern Recognition
3.7.7 Productivity Gain Economic Transaction Smart Machine Business Analytics Software Self Service Visual Discovery Building Security System Business Content and Robo-Boss
3.8 AI Patent and Regulatory Framework
3.9 Conversational Interface: Human + AI
3.10 Edge Computing and 5G Network
3.11 Smart Machine and Virtual Twinning
3.12 Building Automation and Smart Workplace
3.13 Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning as a Service
3.14 Enterprise Adoption and External Investment
3.15 General Purpose Applications
3.15.1 Predictive 3D Design
3.15.2 Transforming Customer Service
3.15.3 Data Security
3.15.4 Personal Security
3.15.5 Financial Trading
3.15.6 Healthcare
3.15.7 Marketing Personalization
3.15.8 Fraud Detection
3.15.9 Recommendations
3.15.10 Smart Cars
3.15.11 Online Search
3.16 General Purpose Machine Intelligence Ecosystem Analysis
3.16.1 Technology Stack
3.16.2 Application Stack

4 General Purpose AI Market Analysis and Forecasts
4.1 General AI Market Forecasts 2018 – 2023
4.2 General Purpose AI Agent Market Forecasts 2018 – 2023
4.3 AI Embedded IoT Device Deployment Forecasts 2018 – 2023
4.4 AI Embedded IoT Things Deployment 2018 – 2023
4.5 AI Embedded IoT Semiconductor Unit Shipment 2018 – 2023
4.6 AI Embedded IoT Software Unit Deployment Forecasts 2018 – 2023

5 Company Analysis
5.1 IBM Corporation
5.2 Intel Corporation
5.3 Microsoft Corporation
5.4 Google Inc.
5.5 Baidu Inc.
5.7 Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)
5.8 Apple Inc.
5.9 General Electric (GE)
5.10 LG Electronics
5.11 Digital Reasoning Systems Inc.
5.12 SparkCognition Inc.
5.13 Nuance Communications Inc.
5.14 InteliWISE
5.15 Facebook Inc.
5.16 Salesforce
5.17 Amazon Inc.
5.18 SK Telecom
5.20 PointGrab Ltd.
5.21 Tellmeplus
5.22 SAS Institute Inc.
5.23 AIBrian Inc.
5.24 Brighterion Inc.
5.25 General Vision Inc.
5.26 Sentient Technologies Holdings Limited
5.27 CloudMinds
5.29 TensorFlow
5.30 Infosys Nia
5.31 Wipro HOLMES
5.32 API.AI
5.33 Premonition
5.34 Rainbird
5.35 Ayasdi
5.36 MindMeld
5.37 Vital AI
5.38 KAI
5.39 Receptiviti
5.40 Meya
5.41 DigitalGenius
5.42 GoodAI
5.43 Vicarious
5.46 Zebra Medical Vision Inc.
5.47 Fair Isaac Corporation
5.48 Bigml Inc.
5.49 AT&T Speech API
5.51 Diffbot
5.52 PredictionIO

6 Conclusions and Recommendations
6.1 Advertisers and Media Companies
6.2 Artificial Intelligence Providers
6.3 Automotive Companies
6.4 Broadband Infrastructure Providers
6.5 Communication Service Providers
6.6 Computing Companies
6.7 Data Analytics Providers
6.8 Equipment (AR, VR, and MR) Providers
6.9 Networking Equipment Providers
6.10 Networking Security Providers
6.11 Semiconductor Companies
6.12 IoT Suppliers and Service Providers
6.13 Software Providers
6.14 Smart City System Integrators
6.15 Automation System Providers
6.16 Social Media Companies
6.17 Workplace Solution Providers
6.18 Large Businesses and SMBs

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Codewise Joins World Economic Forum, CEO Robert Gryn to Speak at Summer Davos on the Risks of Bias in AI

LONDON, Aug. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Codewise, the industry’s first provider of AI-powered online ad measurement and management solutions for digital marketers and one of the fastest-growing companies in Europe, today announced that it has joined the World Economic Forum as a Forum Member. Robert Gryn, CEO and founder of Codewise, will address the most pressing issues facing the global society with the widespread introduction of Artificial Intelligence during a panel session at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions on September 19.

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During the panel discussion “Hidden in the Algorithm”, Robert Gryn will share his insights into the emerging algorithmic challenges facing our society. The panel session will be held on September 19 from 17.30 to 18:30 at the Meijiang Convention and Exhibition Center in Tianjin.

Together with Frida Polli, co-founder and CEO of Pymetrics, Inc., Joanna Bryson, Computer Science Professor at the University of Bath, and Will Knight, Senior Editor at the MIT– Technology Review, Robert Gryn will discuss how societies can mitigate the risk of algorithmic bias and discrimination in the age when algorithms power everyday digital consumption from product recommendations to credit decisions and talent recruitment.

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The Annual Meeting of the New Champions is the foremost global summit on innovation, science and technology, promoting entrepreneurship in the global public interest, and hosted by the World Economic Forum. Often referred to as “the Summer Davos,” it will be held in Tianjin, China on September 18-20, 2018.

Ahead of the discussion, Robert Gryn said: “The Annual Meeting of the New Champions is a unique event of global significance, attracting business leaders and policy-makers from all over the world, sharing their ideas thanks to the thought-provoking environment that the World Economic Forum has always provided. The importance of AI-based technologies is growing in line with the growth of our reliance on algorithm-powered decisions in all aspects of our lives. Algorithmic bias is not a science fiction concept any more – it is a very real phenomenon that is already impacting our society in profound and often harmful ways. The WEF summit in Tianjin is an excellent opportunity for world leaders to address the most urgent AI-related issues our society is facing, and identify strategies and policies that can help solve this challenge in the foreseeable future.”

“We are excited to join the World Economic Forum, the leading international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society. Codewise has amassed a wealth of expertise in a number of fields, including Artificial Intelligence and other areas of Computer Science, technological innovation, media, advertising and entrepreneurship. We are happy to contribute our energy, knowledge and experience to the cause of making our world a better, happier and safer place for ourselves and the generations to come” – said Dr. John Malatesta, President and Chief Revenue Officer at Codewise.

To learn more about the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions, please visit

About the World Economic Forum
The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. Incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in 1971 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Forum is tied to no political, partisan or national interests.

About Codewise
Founded in 2011, Codewise is the industry’s first provider of AI-powered online ad measurement and management solutions for digital marketers. In 2017 and 2018, Codewise was recognized as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in Europe, according to the Financial Times and Deloitte. Codewise’s solutions help thousands of businesses in 190 countries to track, measure, and optimize billions of dollars of advertising spend, boosting their efficiency and ROI like never before. Codewise is currently tracking over $2.5 billion of digital ad spend for some of the world’s largest brands and ad agencies, including $400 million of ad spend on Facebook. Learn more at

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TrustStamp and The Conference of Western Attorneys General Alliance Partnership Introduce Technology to Ease Data Sharing Among Law Enforcement

ATLANTA, Aug. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Attorneys General in Guanajuato, Mexico and New Mexico First to Test Proof of Concept

The Conference of Western Attorneys General Alliance Partnership and TrustStamp are proud to introduce a proof of concept model that the Attorneys General of New Mexico and Guanajuato, Mexico will pilot with the goal to aid victims of human trafficking and resolve human trafficking cases faster without breaching personally identifiable information (PII) standards.

The announcement comes on the heels of the Real Estate Innovation and Investment Summit in San Francisco, during which TrustStamp Co-founder Andrew Gowasack presented findings yesterday and expanded upon the cutting-edge of this technology. The application promises to have uses for not only law enforcement, but for any company dealing with confidential, secured data.

“TrustStamp’s technology ensures law enforcement, prosecutors, and victims that data sharing will remain confidential while allowing information to be obtained in accordance with the law,” said CWAG Executive Director Karen White. “We are committed to providing resources to our state Attorney General’s offices that will support investigations and prosecutions.”

“My office is extremely honored to be a part of this exciting pilot project with TrustStamp and our colleagues in Guanajuato,” said Attorney General Hector Balderas. “Public-private partnerships such as this are critical to ensuring that law enforcement has every tool available to protect children and vulnerable populations from dangerous criminals.”

The proof of concept model uses TrustStamp’s facial matching and hashing systems; investigators will be notified of “matches” without the complications of sharing PII. To further aid law enforcement, families of victims of human trafficking can submit photos via a database. The database is connected to a network, which can alert law enforcement.

While the Attorneys General in New Mexico and Guanajuato, Mexico will be first test to the technology, CWAG and TrustStamp envision this technology being rolled out to additional state Attorneys General in the future.

In the past, warrants were required before the sharing of any information which often caused delays or the need for specific legislation in certain jurisdictions. This technological solution resolves a longstanding issue for law enforcement operations when it comes to inter-jurisdictional data sharing.

Additionally, by utilizing the biometric hash, no personal information is shared, and privacy, as well as data security protocols, are maintained across jurisdictions.

TrustStamp has also patented an “evergreen” encrypted biometric hash that can be server or Blockchain based and function as a digital DNA for an individual. The hash is currently created from a still photograph or video by extrapolating measurements from a virtual 3-D mask that the TrustStamp software creates; and can evolve over time and be based on, or embed, or be a pivot point to, multiple biometric factors and other data points.

This patented hashing process allows law enforcement to compare every new biometric hash to every other hash that they have ever seen.

“By virtue of the hash, we have resolved two key issues,” said TrustStamp Co-founder Andrew Gowasack. “First, data sharing between jurisdictions—states or countries—has traditionally been limited due to issues relating to privacy. The hash allows information to be shared without disclosure of private information until such time there is a match between numeric hashes, at that time, protocols relating to subpoenas are initiated and identities can be legally identified.

“The second issue is the ability for private companies to effectively secure confidential information from hackers and other criminal elements. This new wave technology takes data security to a new level. We envision the day where users of this technology no longer have to live with the notion of determining when a data breach will occur as an inevitable event. The threat no longer exists.”

As a hash, the data can never be reverse engineered and does not constitute PII for both U.S. and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) purposes. In a time when Attorneys General are looking to a multitude of situations in addressing data privacy and cyber security, the encrypted biometric hash is one option that may protect consumers in the future.

In another move to work with state Attorneys General, TrustStamp plans to enroll staff in each U.S. state AG office in a biometrical encrypted communication systems, allowing government workers to exchange encrypted messages and files that can only be decrypted with the live facial biometrics of an authorized user. The system does not use private keys, user names or passwords removing most opportunities for compromise.   

About Trust Stamp
TrustStamp creates proprietary artificial intelligence solutions; researching and leveraging facial biometric science and wide-scale data mining to deliver insightful identity & trust predictions while identifying and defending against fraudulent identity attacks. The company utilizes the cutting-edge power and agility of GPU processing and neural-networks to process data faster and more effectively than has ever previously been possible, as well as deliver results at a disruptively low cost that allows usage across multiple industries.

About the Conference of Western Attorneys General
The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) is a bipartisan group, originally of Western states, now including most U.S. states and several other countries.  Initially organized around legal areas of interest such as water rights, Indian law, public lands, minerals and energy, CWAG has expanded to provide bipartisan discussions focusing on legal developments in emerging issues facing Attorneys General, as well as international Rule of Law programming.

CWAG’s primary focus in the United States is to provide a forum for chief legal officers of member states and jurisdictions to cultivate knowledge, cooperate on concerns and coordinate actions which improve the quality of legal services available to members. CWAG meetings and conferences vary in focus, but always include important public policy discussions.  These conferences are attended by Attorneys General and their staff from within the CWAG region, across the country and often include an international component.  CWAG’s coordination of litigation and policy information is a vital voice in the interplay among federal, state and foreign officials.


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Agile Upstream Announces New Corporate Name Change to ThoughtTrace

HOUSTON, Aug. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Agile Upstream, Inc., a leader in human-assisted artificial intelligence (AI) for the energy industry, has changed its name to ThoughtTrace, Inc. effective August 15, 2018.

The name change more appropriately reflects the company’s mission to empower clients to greater insight and creativity through better access to their most challenging information, while expanding into other markets such as manufacturing, logistics, and renewables.

“The name references the ability of our AI platform to read and understand text at the intent, or thought level. But, the primary purpose of the name change is intended to communicate the ability to apply context to content, to replace ambiguity with clarity, and to provide understanding even in the absence of structure,” said Nick Vandivere, CEO ThoughtTrace. “In short, the change better communicates our capabilities and value to a wider market.”

In tandem with the name change, ThoughtTrace will launch a new website and introduce an updated corporate identity that will encompass the software’s reach to existing upstream clients and broader-based industry partners.

ThoughtTrace’s flagship artificial intelligence software platform, ALI™, has seen rapid market adoption and now can comprehend over 240 provisions in lease documents, and nearly 100 provisions in general contracts.

ThoughtTrace™ will be demonstrating the ALI™ platform as an exhibiting sponsor at the upcoming TIBCO NOW Conference, September 4-6, 2018 and the Tableau Conference, October 22-25, 2018.

About ThoughtTrace:
ThoughtTrace exists to empower people and companies to greater insight and creativity through better access to their most challenging information. We help enterprises review and validate critical information in existing contracts and legal documents. Using a combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, the company’s SaaS platform ALI™ reads words, sentences, and paragraphs, just like a human does, driving better strategy, decisions, and execution. With results in minutes or hours, not weeks or months, advanced analysis and understanding is your edge. Learn more at


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Artificial Intelligence Guides Rapid Data-Driven Exploration of Changing Underwater Habitats Mapped

ASTORIA, Ore., Aug. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — A recent expedition led by Dr. Blair Thornton, holding Associate Professorships at both the University of Southampton and the Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo, demonstrated how the use of autonomous robotics and artificial intelligence at sea can dramatically accelerate the exploration and study of hard to reach deep sea ecosystems, like intermittently active methane seeps. Thanks to rapid high throughput data analysis at sea, it was possible to identify biological hotspots at the Hydrate Ridge Region off the coast of Oregon, quickly enough to survey and sample them, within days following the Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) imaging survey. The team aboard research vessel Falkor used a form of Artificial Intelligence, unsupervised clustering, to analyze AUV-acquired seafloor images and identify target areas for more detailed photogrammetric AUV surveys and focused interactive hotspot sampling with ROV SuBastian.

This project demonstrated how modern data science can greatly increase the efficiency of conventional research at sea, and improve the productivity of interactive seafloor exploration with the all too familiar “stumbling in the dark” mode. “Developing totally new operational workflows is risky, however, it is very relevant for applications such as seafloor monitoring, ecosystem survey and planning the installation and decommissioning of seafloor infrastructure,” said Thornton.

The idea behind this Adaptive Robotics mission was not to upturn the structure of how things are done at sea, but simply to remove bottlenecks in the flow of information and data-processing using computational methods and Artificial Intelligence. The algorithms used are able to rapidly produce simple summaries of observations, and form subsequent deployment plans. This way, scientists can respond to dynamic changes in the environment and target areas that will lead to the biggest operational, scientific, or environmental management gains.

More than 1.3 million seafloor images were collected and algorithmically analyzed to find biological hotspots and precisely target them for interactive sampling and observations. The initial wide-area seafloor imagery was acquired with an underwater vehicle “Ae2000f” using high-altitude 3D visual mapping cameras at underwater sites between 680 and 780 meters depth. The international team deployed multiple AUVs, developed by the University of Tokyo, which were equipped with 3D visual mapping technology developed jointly by the University of Sydney, University of Southampton, and the University of Tokyo and the Kyushu Institute of Technology as part of an international collaboration.

The conversion of the initial wide area survey imagery into three dimensional seafloor maps and habitat type summaries onboard Falkor, allowed the researchers to plan the subsequent robotic deployments to perform higher resolution visual imaging, environmental and chemical surveying, and physical sampling in areas of greatest interest, particularly at the ephemeral hotspots of biological activity that intermittently form around transitory methane seeps. Nineteen AUV deployments and fifteen ROV dives were completed in total during the expedition, including several multi-vehicle operations.

Thanks to rapid processing of data, a photogrammetric map of one of the best studied gas hydrate deposits was completed. This is believed to be the largest 3D color reconstruction of the seafloor, by area, in the world, measuring more than 118,000 square meters or 11.8 hectares, and covering a region of approximately 500 x 350 meters. While the average resolution of the maps obtained is 6 mm, the areas of most interest were mapped with resolution an order of magnitude higher, which would not have been possible without the ability to intelligently target the sites of interest with high resolution imaging surveys and process the large volumes of acquired data within hours of their acquisition at sea.

Normally, maps like this would take several months to process and only after the completion of an expedition, at which point the science team is no longer at the site, and the habitats may have already evolved or expired. Instead, the research team was able to compose the 3D maps on board of Falkor within days of the images being acquired. The composite map was used during the expedition to plan operations, including the recovery of seafloor instruments and was invaluable for revisiting specific sites, such as active bubble plumes, making the entire operation more efficient.

“It is quite amazing to see such large areas of the seafloor mapped visually, especially only days after the raw data was collected. It is not just the size of the map, but also the way we were able to use it to inform our decisions while still on site. This makes a real difference as the technology makes it possible to visualize wide areas at very high resolution, and also easily identify and target areas where we should collect data. This has not previously been possible,” said Thornton.


SOURCE Schmidt Ocean Institute IFA 2018 – The Leading Global Consumer Electronics Trade Fair Opens in Berlin on August 31st

BERLIN, August 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —

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The IFA in Berlin is the global leading trade fair for consumer electronics and home appliances and will take place from August 31 to September 5 at the fairgrounds of Messe Berlin.

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The worldwide leading brands will present their latest consumer electronics and household appliances products and numerous innovations making their debut at IFA will draw visitors into the exhibition halls.  From September 2 to September 5, the IFA Global Markets – Europe’s biggest B2B-Sourcing-Platform in the location “STATION-Berlin” – will complete the exhibition.

Last year’s big success – IFA NEXT 2018, the successful innovation platform for start-ups will be extended substantially. The six theme days will be dedicated to presentations, panel discussions and pitches. Innovative companies, research institutes and organizations will present their ideas for future markets.  

This year’s newcomer: Shift Automotive! The new Future Mobility Convention is a cooperation between Geneva International Motor Show, Palexpo, IFA, and Messe Berlin and will take place for the first time at IFA on September 4 and September 5. Here, it’s all about new technologies which will change mobility.

The trend in 2018: Artificial intelligence. Smart and connected products are expected to become more convenient by speech recognition. Besides, the devices are supposed to become adaptive. There will be increased focus on personal health, too. The range of products for the improvement of well-being is increasing also.

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BoxBrownie Wins Pitch Battle; KW Labs Win Hackathon at NAR’s Inaugural Investment, Opportunity & Innovation Summit

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The National Association of Realtors® announced that BoxBrownie, an on-demand photo editing service for real estate, and KW Labs, Keller Williams in-house software development arm, won the pitch battle and hackathon, respectively, at NAR’s inaugural Investment, Opportunity & Innovation Summit in San Francisco.

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Software developers, data scientists, designers, marketers and real estate professionals from across the country competed in an artificial intelligence hackathon and a startup pitch battle.

Second Century Ventures, NAR’s strategic investment arm, hosted the pitch battle between a select group of technology startups focused on real estate. Contestants presented live demos in front of venture capitalists, chief technology officers, chief information officers, technology innovators, brokers and real estate professionals to share ideas and help define the future of real estate.   

“The vision of Second Century Ventures is to define and deliver the future of the real estate industry by being a catalyst for new technologies, new opportunities, and new talent. The pitch battle and hackathon were an exercise that broadens that vision and brings the leading minds in technology, investors and Realtors® to the table to share ideas and bring the future of real estate into focus,” said NAR CEO Bob Goldberg.

The pitch battle participants were tasked with delivering a demonstration of a product that will help real estate companies, agents or consumers and outline solutions for the venture capitalists, executives and brokers in the audience. BoxBrownie received the winner-takes-all prize of $15,000. BoxBrownie’s demonstration focused on their wide range of services for Realtors® who want to showcase their products with professional photos.

KW Labs, the winner of the hackathon, built an app that allows an agent to make a video of a property on a walkthrough. While making the video, the phone will identify the type of room and features in the room, then convert to text, and create a web page with links from auto-generated images that will appear in the video.

Hackathon contestants gathered to build innovative products that leverage artificial intelligence to serve Realtors® and determine the impact on the future of real estate.

“The iOi hackathon is a cutting-edge collaborative exercise that allowed NAR to work with technology experts to examine, embrace, leverage and be part of the change that surrounds our industry. The hackathon is a piece of my larger strategy as CEO to bring tech firms that many consider to be disruptors under the tent as innovators, and turn them into advocates for our members,” said Goldberg.

Some example problems that teams explored were ways to improve how agents serve their clients, opportunities for improving home search in the real estate industry and ways agents can maximize their marketing opportunities with less effort.

Teams started building their ideas virtually on August 1 and were judged on five different criteria: use of the provided APIs, creativity, functionality, practicality and user experience. 

The hackathon data set providers included benutech, CRMLS, enodo, Foursquare, Lyrebird, MRED,, RPR, SOLARIA labs, the San Francisco Association of Realtors® and TLC engine.

The National Association of Realtors®, is America’s largest trade association, representing 1.3 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

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Nissui Pharmaceutical Launches Global Colony Counter Service

TOKYO, Aug. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Nissui Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. is carrying out the trial operation to count colonies cultured in the “simple culture medium for bacteria counting CompactDry (TM)” by using the Amazon Web Service (AWS) cloud service and artificial intelligence (AI) technology for specific overseas customers from August 2018 as part of active investment in the new developing area. “CompactDry (TM)” is a major product of inspection reagents used for food quality inspection and sanitary control of manufacturing facilities.


Simple culture medium for bacteria counting CompactDry (TM)

CompactDry (TM) is a dry and simple culture medium culturing with only 1mL of sample solution without requiring the preparation of culture medium. Given the circumstances, the company has established the global service of colony counter “@BactLAB (TM)” by improving the added value of products, with the aim to reduce the workload of food hygiene management, improve and network the QC and QA for suppliers, manufacturing sites and the company’s headquarters. This service can make it possible for you to achieve the centralized QC/QA management.

Global service of colony counter (@BactLAB (TM)): You can use an APP to easily count the number of bacteria (colonies) cultured in CompactDry (TM) by using smartphones.


After registering as a member on the APP or service web, users can photograph colonies cultured in CompactDry (TM) via a smartphone or PC, upload the photo, and then confirm colony counting several seconds later.

* This service is only provided for overseas customers.
* The counting result may have a deviation of around 8%, subject to the image resolution.
* Even if the colony count is “0”, the result does not indicate “negative”.

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Voice over 5G (Vo5G) Market, 2018-2023: North America will Lead the Market – Asia Pacific and Europe will Grow at 77.7% and 69.3% CAGR Respectively

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The “Voice over 5G (Vo5G) Market: Smart Phones, Wearable Technology, IoT, Virtual Reality, Robotics, and Teleoperation 2018 – 2023” report has been added to’s offering.

This report evaluates the Vo5G market including companies, technologies, strategies, and solutions. The report assesses the market potential and outlook for many Vo5G supported applications and services including enhancements to existing solutions as well as completely new user experiences and use case scenarios. It also evaluates how 5G will support various next generation immersive apps and services such as Virtual Reality. The report includes detailed Vo5G market forecasts for all major equipment, application, and industry segments for the 2018 to 2023 period.

Fifth Generation (5G) cellular will enable many new advanced functions such as significantly greater capacity, dramatically lower latency, and optimized support for Internet of Things (IoT) networks. This will support enhanced mobile broadband, ultra-reliable communications, and massive IoT deployment. 5G will also introduce the ability to implement network slicing for dynamic network allocation, enforceable SLA/QoE, and network as a service. It will also represent a flexible and economically viable alternative to fixed network back-haul as well as an alternative to WiFi.

Despite the industry emphasis on many new data-related capabilities materializing with 5G, voice will remain a critical function, but will diminish in importance as a stand-alone service. While 5G will support Ultra High Definition (UHD) audio communications, streaming video and ultra-clear voice communication are not anticipated to be the most important overall economic impacts of the technology. Instead, the main value proposition will be Voice over 5G (Vo5G) embedded with many advanced applications and services including Unified Communications (UC), Real-time Communications (including WebRTC), Telepresence, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality (VR), and Mixed Reality, tele-robotics control, and various IoT enabled applications and services.

The Vo5G market will inherently support voice/audio as a key component of communications for a wide variety of apps and services for many consumer, enterprise, and industrial solutions. Vo5G market evolution will involve a few important considerations in terms of network topology, equipment and software upgrades and integration. Most options involve evolution from Voice over LTE (VoLTE) to Voice over New Radio (VoNR) as 5G will be based on new RF via millimeter wave propagation.

While each of these architectures has unique challenges, all of them require network readiness of IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) within the carrier’s network. In addition, each migration path will lead to substantially enhanced voice capabilities via enhanced LTE and VoNR solutions. This will lead to important advances for integrated UHD voice communications as well as next generation voice-based user interfaces in support of immersive technologies and IoT enabled apps and services. Vo5G will also replace VoLTE as a preferred method of vocal/auditory communication as well as act as the input medium for a wide variety of user interfaces, many of which currently rely upon WiFi.

Key Findings:

  • Vo5G will be an essential component for next generation apps and services
  • North America will be the largest Vo5G regional market through 2023 at $29.1 billion
  • Asia Pacific and Europe will grow at 77.7% and 69.3% CAGR respectively through 2023
  • Vo5G will transform virtual reality to become a viable anytime, anywhere telepresence solution
  • Vo5G will be the catalyst for a major shift away from smartphones as the primary consumer device

Report Benefits:

  • Vo5G market forecasts 2018 to 2023
  • Understand the evolution of VoLTE to Vo5G via VoNR
  • Understand the importance of IMS to relative to Vo5G
  • Identify the market drivers for Vo5G enabled apps and services
  • Identify high revenue Vo5G applications and services by industry
  • Learn how 5G benefits Virtual Reality and other immersive technologies

Target Audience:

  • Network management companies
  • Communications service providers
  • Application and service developers
  • Broadband equipment manufacturers
  • Research and development organizations

Key Topics Covered:

1. Introduction
1.1 What is Vo5G?
1.2 Vo5G Standardization
1.3 Vo5G to Accelerate 5G Development
1.4 Voice Solution to Drive 5G Commercialization
1.5 5G Enabling Device to Accelerate Vo5G
1.6 Service Assurance will be a Key Challenge

2. Technology and Market Analysis
2.1 5G NR Infrastructure
2.1.1 5G Base Station
2.1.2 Small Cell
2.1.3 Macro Cell
2.1.4 Baseband Units and RF Units
2.1.5 Remote Radio Heads
2.1.6 Distributed Antenna System (DAS)
2.2 IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)
2.3 Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and IMS Functions Network for Vo5G
2.4 EPS and RAT Fall Back Multicarrier Network Solution
2.5 Artificial Intelligence to Enhance Functional Intelligence
2.6 HPC to Enhance Computing Performance
2.7 5G Security to Protect Data, Communication, and Network

3. Ecosystem and Value Chain Analysis
3.1 Real Time Voice and Video Communication
3.2 Mobile VoIP
3.3 SMS and USSD Solution
3.4 IoT Modular Solution
3.5 Mobile AR and VR
3.5.1 360 video VR experience will Play Pivotal Role
3.5.2 Real Time VR will Kick Off the Market
3.5.3 Allowing Full HD Streaming and 4K Video for VR
3.5.4 Vo5G to Take Haptic Experience Mainstream in VR Application
3.5.5 Vo5G to Allow Telecom Operators Playing Pivotal Role into VR Ecosystem
3.5.6 5G to Support Drone and Telerobotic into VR Ecosystem
3.5.7 Chip Manufacturer to Play Important Role
3.6 Automated Assistant Apps and Devices
3.7 Edge Processing for Voice Over WiFi
3.8 Enabling Network Data Analytics
3.9 CPaaS and UCaaS
3.10 Vo5G Trial and Development
3.11 Vo5G Value Chain Analysis
3.11.1 5G NR Infrastructure Providers
3.11.2 VoLTE and IMS Infrastructure Suppliers
3.11.3 Enabling Technology Providers
3.11.4 5G Device OEMs
3.11.5 Deployment and Test, Roaming, and Billing Service Providers
3.11.6 Mobile Operators

4. Company Analysis
4.1 CISCO Systems Inc.
4.2 Nokia Networks
4.3 Ericsson AB
4.4 Qualcomm Incorporated
4.5 Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.
4.6 Intel Corporation
4.7 AT&T Inc.
4.8 SK Telecom Telecom Co. Ltd.
4.9 Verizon Communications
4.10 China Mobile
4.11 NTT Docomo Inc.
4.12 Vodafone
4.13 Other Companies
4.13.1 Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
4.13.2 LG Electronics Inc.
4.13.3 T-Mobile US Inc.
4.13.4 KT Corporation
4.13.5 NEC Corporation
4.13.6 Fujitsu Ltd.
4.13.7 ZTE Corporation
4.13.8 Deutsche Telekom AG
4.13.9 Broadcom Corporation
4.13.10 LG Uplus Corp.
4.13.11 SingTel
4.13.12 Telefonica
4.13.13 HPE
4.13.14 VMware Inc.
4.13.15 MediaTek Inc.
4.13.16 Juniper Networks, Inc.
4.13.17 Analog Devices Inc.
4.13.18 MACOM Technology
4.13.19 Orange SA
4.13.20 Cavium
4.13.21 Qorvo Inc.

5. Vo5G Market Analysis and Forecasts 2018 – 2023
5.1 Global Vo5G Market 2018 – 2023
5.1.1 Total Vo5G Ecosystem Market
5.1.2 Vo5G Market by Technology Vo5G Market by Infrastructure Type Vo5G Market by VoNR Infrastructure Type Vo5G Market by IMS Functions Solution Type Vo5G Market by Device Type Vo5G Market by Wearable Device Type Vo5G Market by Application Type Vo5G Market by IoT Application Type Vo5G Application Market by Edge Processing
5.1.3 Vo5G Market by Communication Solution Type
5.1.4 Artificial Intelligence Market in Vo5G AI Market in Vo5G by Segment AI Market in Vo5G by Technology
5.1.5 Data Analytics Market in Vo5G Data Analytics Market in Vo5G by Segment
5.1.6 High Performance Computing Market in Vo5G High Performance Computing Market in Vo5G by Segment
5.1.7 Smart Security Market in Vo5G Smart Security Market in Vo5G by Segment Smart Security Market in Vo5G by Solution Type
5.2 Regional Vo5G Market Forecast 2018 – 2023
5.2.1 Vo5G Ecosystem Market by Region
5.2.2 North America Vo5G Ecosystem Market by Technology, Communication, Emerging Technology, and Leading Country
5.2.3 Europe Vo5G Ecosystem Market by Technology, Communication, Emerging Technology, and Leading Country
5.2.4 Asia Pacific Vo5G Ecosystem Market by Technology, Communication, Emerging Technology, and Leading Country
5.2.5 Middle East and Africa Vo5G Ecosystem Market by Technology, Communication, Emerging Technology, and Leading Country
5.2.6 Latin America Vo5G Ecosystem Market by Technology, Communication, Emerging Technology, and Leading Country
5.3 Vo5G Subscription 2018 – 2023
5.3.1 Global Total Subscription
5.3.2 Vo5G Subscription by Connection Type
5.3.3 Vo5G Subscription by IoT Connection
5.3.4 Vo5G Subscription by Region

6. Conclusions and Recommendations
6.1 Advertisers and Media Companies
6.2 Artificial Intelligence Providers
6.3 Automotive Companies
6.4 Broadband Infrastructure Providers
6.5 Communication Service Providers
6.6 Computing Companies
6.7 Data Analytics Providers
6.8 Equipment (AR, VR, and MR) Providers
6.9 Networking Equipment Providers
6.10 Networking Security Providers
6.11 Semiconductor Companies
6.12 IoT Suppliers and Service Providers
6.13 Software Providers
6.14 Smart City System Integrators
6.15 Automation System Providers
6.16 Social Media Companies
6.17 Workplace Solution Providers
6.18 Enterprises and Governments
6.19 Telecom Operators

7. Appendix: 5G and Virtual Reality
7.1 VR Evolution
7.2 5G Promises to VR Application
7.2.1 Wireless Network Requirement Parameters for VR
7.2.2 Capacitive Sensing and Touch Sensor Technology
7.3 Proliferation of Full Feature Device and Mixed Reality
7.4 Emergence of Eyewear VR Devices
7.5 VR to be Immersive Social Communication Platform
7.6 360 video VR experience will Play Pivotal Role
7.7 Real Time VR will Kick-off the Market
7.8 5G to Allow Full HD Streaming and 4K Video for VR
7.9 5G to Take Haptic Experience Mainstream in VR Application
7.10 5G to allow Network Operators to Play Pivotal Role into VR Ecosystem
7.11 5G to Support Drone and Telerobotic into VR Ecosystem
7.12 Chip Manufacturer to Play Important Role
7.13 Increasing role of VR Service Players
7.14 Wide Adoption of VR Applications in Diverse Sectors
7.15 Virtual Privacy and Criminality will be New Battle Ground
7.16 VR Ecosystem in Post-5G Era

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The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) Announces Agenda for National Conference 2018

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), the nation’s leading nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange and a statutory advisor to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), today announced the WEDI National Conference 2018 will be held this October 15-18 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va. Headlining the event will be several health care and policy thought-leaders including Dr. Donald Rucker, national coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), who will offer insights on administrative health IT policies as well as address patient matching and administrative simplification.

Hundreds of industry stakeholders across health IT – including payers, providers, government regulators and vendors – will gather during the three-day event to network and collaborate in sessions focusing on value-based care, administrative simplification, patient matching, data exchange, claims attachments, prior authorization, telehealth, artificial intelligence and blockchain.

“WEDI conferences offer attendees in-depth, educational sessions that raise awareness on key industry issues as well as deliver access to best practices and insights on the latest trends in healthcare information technology,” said Charles W. Stellar, president and CEO of WEDI. “Our National Conference will provide the setting for these high-level discussions with top thought leaders that continue to shape our industry. I’m looking forward to gathering with colleagues in Arlington as we continue WEDI’s mission to improve health information exchange by enhancing quality of care, improving efficiency and reducing cost.”

Beyond general sessions featuring some of the top influencers in healthcare, the WEDI National Conference will offer attendees dozens of breakout sessions and educational workshops lead by industry thought-leaders, including:

  • The Mission Continues – Controlling the Total Cost of Care – David Muhlestein, PhD, JD
  • Deploying AI in Healthcare; The Importance of Data Interoperability, Quality and Monitoring – Dr. John Fahrenbach, University of Chicago Medicine
  • Avoiding the Blindspot; Potential Solutions to Patient Matching – Eric Heflin, Sequoia Project
  • Accelerating the Movement; How Do We Turn the Corner on Value Based Care? – Dr. Jack Lewin, National Coalition on Healthcare

Additional session topics that will be idea-focused, foster learning and provoke collaboration, include:

  • Real-World Look at Blockchain, It’s Here to Stay
  • Putting Artificial Intelligence to Use in Healthcare
  • Federal Outlook on Healthcare
  • Telehealth Panel: Beyond the Doctor’s Office
  • “FHIR”-side Chat; A Multi-Stakeholder Discussion on The Future of FHIR
  • Telehealth in Action; An Interactive Journey with Telehealth
  • Leveraging Clinical EMR data to Reshape Healthcare; A Case Study
  • Working Together to Find an Answer; A Multi-Stakeholder Look at Patient Matching

The National Conference will kick-off with WEDI workgroup meetings taking place on Monday, October 15. Typically reserved for current workgroup members, the meetings at the National Conference will be open to non-members who will be provided with a unique opportunity to discuss emerging developments in the industry with WEDI workgroups including the Prior Authorization Subworkgroup, the Attachment Subworkgroup, the Remittance Advice & Payment Subworkgroup, the Eligibility & Benefits Subworkgroup and the Provider Information Workgroup.

A complete conference agenda is available and updated regularly on the WEDI website. The conference is open to all interested healthcare stakeholders across provider, payer, vendor and government entities. Both WEDI members and non-members can register online for the conference with group and early registration discounts available through September 15.

About WEDI
The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) is the leading authority on the use of health IT to improve healthcare information exchange to enhance the quality of care, improve efficiency, and reduce costs of our nation’s healthcare system. WEDI was formed in 1991 by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) and was designated in the 1996 HIPAA legislation as an advisor to HHS. WEDI’s membership includes a broad coalition of organizations, including: hospitals, providers, health plans, vendors, government agencies, consumers, not-for-profit organizations, and standards development organizations. To learn more, visit and connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.



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