Remark Holdings Receives Prestigious Artificial Intelligence Product Award from Alibaba

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 29, 2017  /PRNewswire/ — Remark Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MARK), a global digital media technology company, announced that its KanKan subsidiary’s latest product, the KanKan Heterogeneous Multi-Intelligence System (also called DeepEye) was ranked last week in the top three in Alibaba’s “Best AI Products” competition in Nanjing.  KanKan’s DeepEye was one of 15 finalists after Alibaba evaluated more than 300 companies’ products for this prestigious honor.

“We are proud and excited to receive this meaningful honor from our valued partner, Alibaba,” stated Kai-Shing Tao, Remark Holding’s Chairman and CEO.  “DeepEye allows businesses of all sizes to use AI to help their business grow.  Our product is unique in what it offers customers in terms of its technology, cost, and usage.  Research and development is the core of our company, and we will continue to improve KanKan’s existing technology and innovate new products to better serve our partners and customers as AI becomes more accepted and used.”

DeepEye is a computer vision system consisting of multiple neural processing units (NPUs) in a heterogeneous architecture in which particular AI models are selected to run on corresponding NPUs; such a structure provides the best performance, but with low power consumption.  KanKan’s versatile DeepEye system can recognize faces, people, animals and various other objects, as well as track object movement. The system can be, and has been, used in a cost-efficient manner to solve many industrial problems, including issues involving food safety, traffic control, media-content management, surveillance, and precision agriculture.

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About Remark Holdings, Inc.
Remark Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MARK) primarily focuses on the development and deployment of artificial-intelligence-based solutions for businesses and software developers in many industries.  Additionally, the company owns and operates digital media properties that deliver relevant, dynamic content. The company is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, with additional operations in Los Angeles, California and in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Hangzhou, China. For more information, please visit the company’s website at

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Remark Holdings, Inc. 
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STEMCON Invites K-12 Educators & Professionals to Share Best Practices at Annual Conference

CHICAGO, Sept. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — STEMCON is excited to announce the 5th Annual STEMCON Conference, the premier STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) professional development conference to take place in Rosemont, Ill., at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare near downtown Chicago on April 20, 2018.


STEM educators, administrators and professionals from around the nation are invited to collaborate, connect and share their best practices at STEMCON.

Registration is currently open, and the Early Bird rate at $200 will close on December 31, 2017. Please contact STEMCON directly to take advantage of the group registration rate for five or more attendees from a school or district.

STEMCON will offer keynote and breakout sessions from leaders in STEM education who are experts in evidence-based STEM teaching principles. Session topics include 21st Century Skills, Thinking Forward, Project-Based Learning, STEM Education for STEM Careers, Outdoor Learning with STEM and Diversity in STEM Education.

STEMCON also invites companies to exhibit their resources and services including coding, virtual reality, 3D printing, drones, artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. Through the vendor exhibits, attendees will be able to obtain information on resources available to STEM educators.

Four hundred STEM educators from all over the country attended the conference in 2017, and STEMCON is expecting at least 600 participants in 2018.

STEMCON is still accepting Proposals for Presentations at STEMCON 2018 with emphasis on practical, innovative presentations that display academic and professional excellence. Those interested can refer to the website for details on proposal requirements and conference tracks.

STEMCON is still also accepting Sponsorship Opportunities and Exhibitor Opportunities.

For more information, visit, or the STEMCON YouTube channel for videos.
Contact, 847-824-3380 ext. 241.


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Experience the Future of Cloud at Oracle OpenWorld 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Oracle OpenWorld  This weekend, Oracle welcomes tens of thousands of customers and partners spanning 175 countries and over 18 million live-stream viewers to Oracle OpenWorld 2017. Located at San Francisco’s newly redesigned Moscone Center, conference events will span multiple venues in the city’s downtown from October 1-5. Heralded as the industry’s most important business and technology show, Oracle OpenWorld delivers unprecedented opportunities to hear from the greatest minds across all event programming, including actor and director Joseph Gordon-Levitt, former United States Senator Barbara Boxer, Executive Consultant for the Los Angeles Clippers Jerry West, former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, and President of the Council on Foreign Relations Richard Haass.

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On Sunday, Oracle CTO and Executive Chairman Larry Ellison opens the event with a special keynote showcasing all of the innovations delivered in the Oracle Cloud. Mainstage presentations will continue throughout the week, featuring Ellison, Oracle CEO Mark Hurd, and Oracle President of Product Development Thomas Kurian. Leaders from the world’s most interesting brands, including Carbon, Trek, FexEx and Gap, will join Oracle executives on stage to discuss pressing topics impacting business and technology today and in the future.

This year, Oracle OpenWorld brings innovation to learning through a new series of session formats developed in collaboration with Stanford University, as well as reimagined exhibition halls. The conference’s latest iteration of “Collective Learning” features cutting edge session designs, including: Brain Snacks, 1:1 conversations with fellow experts, and Make Your Case, hands-on workshops tackling the best Oracle case studies. Oracle OpenWorld Exchange, the conference’s redesigned exhibition hall, debuts to foster community, spark learning, promote innovation, and unite our customers, partners, and attendees.

“As we raise the curtain on Oracle OpenWorld 2017, we welcome more than 60,000 customers and partners to learn about transforming their business with Oracle Cloud,” said Judy Sim, Oracle’s Chief Marketing Officer. “The event has evolved as our customers’ needs have changed and is now one of the leading technology conferences in the world. Today, we are thrilled to bring a positive economic impact worth more than $3 billion to the City of San Francisco over the last 20 years.”

To Learn and Explore:

  • Sessions: Tap into an elite network of world-class speakers totaling 67,500+ years of industry experience. Select from 2,311 sessions presented by 3,048 customer and partner speakers, more than 523 Oracle demos and case studies showcasing emerging technology, as well as hundreds of partner and customer exhibitions.
  • Oracle Keynotes:
    • Sunday, October 1, 5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
      • Oracle CTO and Executive Chairman Larry Ellison opens the conference with an inside look at the future of Oracle Cloud and its innovation path.
      • Doug Fisher, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Software and Services Group, Intel, presents the power of data, and how data offers massive enterprise-class cloud computing opportunities.  
    • Monday, October 2, 9:00 a.m.10:15 p.m.
      • Oracle CEO Mark Hurd reveals where we are now and where we are headed in a cloud foundational world. Joining him on stage will be leaders from Oracle customers Bloom Energy, FedEx and Gap.
    • Tuesday, October 3
      • 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m. – Oracle President of Product Development Thomas Kurian and Dave Donatelli, Oracle Executive Vice President, Cloud Business Group, showcase how Oracle Cloud is harnessing the power of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, and blockchain to transform organizations of all sizes. They will be joined by Richard Noble, Director of the Bloodhound Project, an inspiring initiative that engages the next generation in science, technology, engineering and math by aiming to surpass the world land speed record.
      • 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.Larry Ellison unveils the future of databases in the cloud, including Oracle Autonomous Database, the world’s first “self-driving” database.
    • Wednesday, October 4, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
      • Oracle CEO Mark Hurd returns to the mainstage with NetSuite’s Executive Vice President of Development Evan Goldberg and special guests, to discuss the role technology plays in getting ahead of the competition.
  • Oracle’s Leader’s Circle: Connect with luminaries on industry trends, foreign affairs, economics and security at this exclusive, invitation-only executive program hosted by Oracle CEOs Safra Catz and Mark Hurd. Join Senator Barbara Boxer and Newt Gingrich, 50th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives for a provocative discussion about the future of the United States.  
  • The Innovation Studio: Experience innovations from Design Tech High School students and Oracle Education Foundation. Meet startups from Oracle’s Startup Cloud Accelerator, and talk with Oracle customers, partners, and industry business unit experts.
  • Oracle Cloud User Experience Lab: Experience hands-on demos of the latest Release 13 Oracle Cloud Applications, and learn about Oracle’s vision for the future of work, including experimental robotics, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, chatbots, and more of the emerging technology tools in the smart UX toolkit.
  • JavaOne Developer Lounge: Use Oracle Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data technologies to brew your own beer. Create your own sculptures and furniture with a 3D printer. Relive “The Matrix” and shoot your own slow motion video with 60 Raspberry Pi cameras in the BulletTime Photo Booth. Interact with a cloud chatbot robot powered by the Oracle Intelligent Bots running on Oracle Mobile Cloud Service.
  • Oracle Code Event: Join developers from around the world in this one-day event covering machine learning, chatbots, cloud, databases, programming languages, DevOps, and much more.
  • Oracle NetSuite SuiteConnect: The best of SuiteWorld comes to Oracle OpenWorld for the first time. Held on October 4, this program features NetSuite users, Oracle executives, product experts and partners.

To Support the Community and Environment:

  • Oracle Academy’s JavaOne4Kids: Designed for children ages 10-16, attendees can use Raspberry Pi and Java programming to catch escaped Pokemon; create a robot and bring it to life; make computer games using Greenfoot and Stride; among other fun activities. Oracle Academy is one of Oracle’s key investments in our collective future. In fiscal year 2016, the program impacted over 3.5 million students in 120 countries through $3.75 billion in direct and in-direct resources.
  • Plant a Billion Trees: Learn how The Nature Conservancy and Oracle Giving are helping to advance reforestation globally. As part of its participation in The Nature Conservancy’s Plant a Billion trees initiative, Oracle has already achieved 41 percent of its goal to plant one million trees.
  • Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International: Discover how Oracle Cloud is helping to save the gorillas. Get a sneak peek of an upcoming National Geographic three-part special on Dian Fossey’s life and work as a gorilla conservationist. Hear from Tara Stoinski, President, CEO and Chief Scientific Officer of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund about its 27-year partnership with Oracle, and how Oracle Cloud technology has enabled the organization to revolutionize its data management and make its database – the world’s largest, most comprehensive collection of data on a wild great ape population – available to scientists, researchers and students without charge.
  • Ride for a Reason: Support the victims of the recent hurricanes by choosing Lyft for Oracle OpenWorld transportation. Between October 1-5, five percent of the cost of rides will be donated to the American Red Cross. Enter code OOW17 using a Lyft business profile.

To Connect and Play:

  • Oracle CloudFest.17: Dance the night away with Grammy award winners The Chainsmokers and sing along with pop sensation Ellie Goulding at Oracle’s legendary customer appreciation event taking place on October 4 at AT&T Park.
  • SuiteConnect NextUp: Celebrate the day’s experiences at a special concert with Royal Machines, joined by “special guests” on October 3 at Howard Street mainstage.

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About Oracle
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About Oracle OpenWorld
Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,500 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter

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Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland and Artegic Win Prestigious Award in the Category 'Marketing Campaign of the Year'

BONN, Germany, September 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland the digital CRM technology provider artegic got the International Business Award in Gold for the TV NOW customer acquisition campaign for the best campaign of a media company. The video on demand service TV of the media has been bundling the eight free TV channels of the company since March 2016. Together with artegic, the subsidiary of Mediengruppe RTL – RTL interactive receives the “Marketing Campaign of the Year – Media Companies” award. The two companies had implemented an intensive digital customer acquisition campaign in the launch phase of TV NOW. Every year, a high profile, international jury, among others from Australia, the USA, China and South Africa, gives the International Business Award to the best marketing campaigns of the year. The International Business Award is already the fourth award for the campaign, following the German Stevie Award 2017, the Email Award 2017 and the Best Use of FastStats Award.

The core of the award-winning campaign of the RTL Mediengruppe was a multi-stage email campaign for the acquisition of new customers with partly automated multivariate tests with more than 150 communication variants. Numerous parameters identified successively the relevant criteria to customer acquisition. The goal was to inform existing email contacts about the advantages of the TV NOW Plus subscriptions and convince them of the program. The campaign introduced a new, patented solution developed by artegic for the efficient control of multivariate optimization. The method is based on artificial intelligence and uses the latest “Design of Experiment” methods.

“Direct contact with users via CRM is an important part of the success of TV NOW. From the beginning, artegic has supported us with their experience, not only in the field of expertise in digital customer communication but also with the necessary technical solution competence. The customer winning campaign of the TV NOW portal was very successful. We are delighted that this achievement is now underlined by the International Business Award “, Robert Dube, Head of Video on Demand at RTL interactive, summarized the cooperation of the TV NOW launch campaign.

“The project is a good example of how intelligent optimization can lead to very significant increases in outcome. By focusing on the most important, decisive parameters, you can reduce complexity, and get the full potential of multivariate tests. We are delighted that RTL interactive is not only a very exciting application for customer-centric CRM but also they use the latest optimization methods that will bring innovative and measurably better results for many future applications. The fact that we have now received the fourth overall award for this campaign with the International Business Award confirms that we are continuing to drive customer centrality in digital direct marketing forward by innovative methods, “said Stefan von Lieven, CEO of artegic AG.


artegic AG – Know-how and Technology for Online CRM

artegic AG supports companies in the construction of loyal and profitable B-to-B and B-to-C customer relations via online channels. Our service portfolio includes strategic consulting, technologies and business services for online CRM and dialogue marketing via email, mobile and social media.

With the online CRM technology ELAINE FIVE, artegic offers a unique high-performance solution for the comprehensive realisation of campaigns, as well as marketing automation based on self-sharpening analytical customer profiles. artegic received the eco Internet Award for its trend-setting implementation of data privacy requirements.

Internationally, each month, approximately 2.7 billion emails, SMS and social media messages are sent via ELAINE FIVE. As an associated company of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, artegic draws on the know-how of the latter, as well as the expertise from long-standing best practice with renowned clients, such as RTL, PAYBACK,, REWE, maxdome, Hyundai and the German Federal Ministries of Finance and Justice.

artegic is certified company-wide by TÜV Rheinland, according to the international standard for IT and Data Decurity ISO/IEC 27001.

Your contact at artegic:
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Idelic Closes a $1M Seed Financing Round for Machine Learning Trucking Safety Platform

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Idelic, a Pittsburgh-based startup in the transportation technology space, closed a $1m seed financing round led by Birchmere Ventures, with additional investment from McCune Capital and M25 Group.  In conjunction with the financing, Birchmere partner Sean Sebastian joined Idelic’s Board of Directors.

Said Mr. Sebastian, “The trucking industry is rapidly being transformed by technology ranging from autonomous vehicles to sophisticated predictive safety system analytics. Idelic’s state-of-the-art artificial intelligence technology brings an unsurpassed level of integration, sophistication, and functionality to trucking safety systems.”

Idelic uses proprietary machine learning analytics to help transportation fleets identify at-risk drivers and assign corrective action before accidents happen.  The company is collaborating with Carnegie Mellon University’s Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) program to develop these powerful algorithms that can predict which drivers are most at risk for accidents, incidents, injuries, violations, and citations.

Idelic was founded by Carnegie Mellon alumni Hayden Cardiff, Andrew Russell, and Nick Bartel as a spinout of Pittsburgh-based less-than-truckload (LTL) Carrier PITT OHIO, a company with industry-leading safety and performance records.

PITT OHIO CEO Chuck Hammel added, “This is a safety product that all safety professionals will love because of it’s functionality and predictive analysis capabilities. There is nothing like it on the market.”

Fleets today deal with safety and compliance by using complex spreadsheets and disparate third-party systems. Idelic’s safety and risk management system, SafetyBox, provides a cutting edge and comprehensive data management platform that integrates all of these systems to provide unique insights into fleet and driver data.

“Our latest machine learning algorithm predicted 90% of large truck accidents based on rich customer data.  Now we’re rolling that same model into predicting violations, incidents, injuries, and other risk metrics that cost fleets significant amounts of money each year,” said Idelic CEO Hayden Cardiff.

Nick Bartel, Idelic’s COO, sees the future of transportation safety incorporating all fleet data systems, “By uncovering new insights hidden within complex fleet data, we can positively impact all drivers out on the road.  Our goal is to not only help fleets save time, money, and the lives of their drivers, but also to help make our roads and highways safer for everyone.”

About Idelic
Idelic helps transportation fleets save time, money, and lives. By leveraging its powerful machine learning platform, comprehensive data management system, and extensive third party integrations, the company provides a custom enterprise solution for safety managers to automate compliance, predict at-risk drivers, and prescribe action before accidents happen.  More information about Idelic and SafetyBox can be found at

About Birchmere Ventures
Since 1996 Birchmere Ventures has partnered with entrepreneurs to help build high-growth technology companies.  The firm, with offices in Pittsburgh and San Francisco, has invested in many dozens of seed-stage startups, resulting in numerous IPOs and M&A transactions representing over $14b in value.  More information about Birchmere Ventures can be found at

About McCune Capital
McCune Capital is a New York-based venture capital firm, founded by Jason Cahill. Focused on seed-stage ventures disrupting transportation, energy, agriculture, and manufacturing, McCune’s portfolio currently has ten active investments. The fund’s hands-on approach, asymmetric sourcing methods, and diverse background of advisors has allowed McCune to establish themselves as a key partner in the New York seed-stage arena. More can be found at

About M25 Group
M25 Group is a Chicago-based Midwest-focused venture capital firm run by Victor Gutwein and Mike Asem. Since the fund’s inception in 2015, the firm has invested in over fifty early-stage, Midwest-based tech startups. M25’s objective, analytical model has helped support their thesis and craft an ‘index fund of Midwest startups.’ Their collaborative, forward-thinking approach and diverse investments across industries and business models throughout the region have allowed M25 to establish themselves as a key node in Midwest startup ecosystem. More can be found at

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FlashBlade wins AIconics Best Innovation in AI Hardware

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), the market’s leading independent all-flash data platform vendor for the cloud era, today announced that its FlashBlade™ array won Best Innovation in AI Hardware at AI Summit 2017.

Pure Storage Wins AIconics Award

Optimized and self tuned for any workload powered by unstructured data,FlashBlade provides the fast, highly scalable and effortlessly simple storage infrastructure required by data-intensive analytics such as artificial intelligence, deep learning and machine learning.

“While the conversation around AI and ML solutions tends to focus on analytics software, a new, comprehensive set of purpose-built infrastructure software and hardware support is essential to capitalize on the AI revolution,” said Par Botes, VP of Product, Pure Storage. “With processing power at both the GPU and storage layer a prerequisite of any AI advancement, it is imperative to recognize the framework on which nearly all AI functionality is conducted.”

The AIconics are the world’s only independently-judged awards celebrating Artificial Intelligence for business. The winners were announced during a ceremony at AI Summit in San Francisco on Wednesday, September 27. This year’s awards were the most competitive yet, with more than 300 entries across all categories.

For more information on FlashBlade for AI, visit us on the web.

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About Pure Storage
Pure Storage (NYSE:PSTG) helps companies push the boundaries of what’s possible. Pure’s end-to-end data platform – including FlashArray, FlashBlade and our converged offering with Cisco, FlashStack – is powered by innovative software that’s cloud-connected for management from anywhere on a mobile device and supported by the Evergreen business model. The company’s all-flash based technology, combined with its customer-friendly business model, drives business and IT transformation with solutions that are effortless, efficient and evergreen. With Pure’s industry leading Satmetrix-certified NPS score of 83.7, Pure customers are some of the happiest in the world, and include organizations of all sizes, across an ever-expanding range of industries.

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IDC MarketScape for All-Flash Arrays

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Meet The Future Here – The Rocket of 2017 Canton Tower Science & Technology Conference Is Ready to Launch

GUANGZHOU, China, Sept. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The countdown has begun for the launch of 2017 Canton Tower Science & Technology Conference. With a gathering of 100 + elites at home and abroad, 1 main forum & 13 parallel forums, the gluttonous feast of capital and technology, 2017 Canton Tower Science & Technology Conference, is waiting for you at Four Seasons Hotel, Guangzhou in 15 days.

Canton Tower Science & Technology Conference is developed from AndroidWorld Global Developers Conference and has been held for five sessions from 2012 to 2016 before by International Data Group (IDG). As a world-renowned professional brand event, Recalling 2016 Canton Tower Science & Technology Conference, there were a total of more than 100 experts and industrial celebrities as speakers, more than 50 well-known investors participating in project docking, over 8000 developers, the elites from the Internet industry  technical experts and opinion leaders from all over the world gathering here to share the latest experience and insight of science and technology and practice, and more than 300 domestic and foreign media participating in the report, which made the conference become a far-reaching annual event last year. This year, the Conference organizes some abundant activities, including 1 main forum and 13 parallel forums, a Think Tank Private Session, as well as an Appreciation Dinner and an awards ceremony themed with Canton Tower the Best 2017, and so on. The VR interaction experience zone and the exhibition zone for displaying cutting-edge technology of various kinds of industries are also set up on the scene. The 2017 Canton Tower Science & Technology Conference is ready to go.

ST Greats Converge upon AI

The moment when the robot AlphaGo beat the world champion Go player KeJie, artificial intelligence shocked the world once again. After 60 years of evolution, artificial intelligence has developed into a new stage, known as “the New Generation of AI”. To seize the major strategic opportunities to develop the AI industry and construct the first-mover advantage of AI development, our country in July has issued the New Generation of AIDevelopment Plan (shorted as AI Development Plan), indicating the arrival of AI era. In view of industrial insiders, AI in the future will be involved in smart city, intelligent transportation, medical, education and other fields, forming a picture that has a comprehensive impact on the development of human society. Just as AI Development Plan reads, the rapid development of AI will profoundly change the human social life and the world. With a more mature development of AI technology, a new digital business format or business model will be spawned and digital transformation will achieve a new leap from quantitative change to qualitative change.

Based on this great background, the theme of this Conference as “In Fact, We Are All Artificial Intelligence”, directly hits the industry’s most cutting-edge technology and deeply reflects the trends of the times and industries. The Conference builds up an equal and open business communication platform for ST manufacturers, specialists, scientific research institutions and business users to discuss about advanced technology, providing more insiders with the opportunities of exploring and seeking for joint development and win-win cooperation and accelerating the comprehensive development of artificial intelligence. The Conference will widely invite business leaders, government important officials, representatives of top capital institutions, representatives of innovation and entrepreneurship and well-known scholars, including Hugo Shong, the Global Chairman of IDG Capital; Terry Gou, Chairman of Foxconn Technology Group; Shoucheng Zhang, American Chinese scientist and academician of US National Academy of Sciences; Risto K. Siilasmaa,Chairman of Nokia and member of  the Advisory Committee of Tsinghua SEM;Peter Marx, Senior Project Vice President of GE Digital; James Shen,Global Vice President of Qualcomm andGeneral Manager of Qualcomm Ventures, China; Wang Pei, Associate Professor of Department of Computer and InformationSciences at Temple University, US; Joe Weinman, the father of “Cloudonomics” and new economy strategist; Piero Scaruffi, founder of Silicon Valley Artificial Intelligence Research Institute and founder and full-time instructor of Training Camp; Jianwei Zhang, Director of Institute of Multi – modal Technology in Department of Information Science at University of Hamburg, Germany and academician of German Academy of Sciences, Hamburg; Xu Zhou, Vice President of IDG, Asia; Xu Yong, CEO of AC Accelerator; Chwee Kan Chua, Vice President of IDC Big Data Analysis and Director of Global Research Department of Artificial Intelligence; Hsiao-Chuan, CEO of Sogou; Owen Chan, Chairman of the Board of Directors ofCisco, China; Wang Yang , President of Cybernaut; Qu Haiying, CPO of PING AN TECHNOLOGY; Du Lan, Senior Vice President of IFLYTEK; Yun Shu, well-known national security researcher and CTO of Motto IN; Xu Hua, Vice President of Hujiang; Zhong Hong, Executive Director of X-lab Health Innovation Center at Tsinghua University; Sun Yuchen, founder of Peiwo APP; Wan Xvcheng, founder and CEO of SEE; Lin Fan, founder and CEO of Maimai; GuoJia, Vice President of Qingting FM; Lu Cheng, CEO of Laolusay; Chen Bo, the well-known advertiser and founder of WeChat official account of “the City” and “Crow” and so on. You will enjoy their extraordinary wisdom and charm as this is a brainstorming feast, discussing the upcoming AI era, the new development of mankind and a brand-new future.

Cutting- edge Topic & Eye-opening ST

In addition to the main forum, this Conference also organizes 13 parallel forums, covering 13 themes such as intelligent medical, creativity education, industrial design, financial technology, innovation and entrepreneurship, paid knowledge and content entrepreneurship, sports industry, Internet +, intelligent manufacturing, artificial intelligence + manufacturing, consumer upgrading, enterprise services, etc., which brings together the hottest industrial themes and the most forefront trends.

Better Science and Technology, Better health: Internet + Intelligent Medical Industry Forum will explore how enterprises enhance industrial applications and business models, as well as how intelligent medical innovation balances the relationship between hospital and doctors.

In Science and Technology Alters Our Future Analysis Forum of Informationization Education Trend, we will see which enterprise will do better in integrating networked education with education + Internet.

Beauty of Science and Technology: Special Forum for Creating AI Good Products and AI + Industrial Design Creativity will display how industrial design and technology are closely integrated.

Science and Technology in Better Faith: Financial Technology Development Summit will give you an in-depth understanding of what Fintech has a special significance for Chinese enterprises.

In “The Great Wall” of Science and Technology: Network and Computer Security Technology Forum, the white hats will come to the forum with fantastic stories of fighting with the black hat.

New Forces of Science and Technology: The 6th China Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition (Guangzhou, Guangdong Division) and the 2nd Yangcheng “Kechuang Cup” Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition Awards will announce the innovative business models.

Gentleness of Science and Technology: Analysis Forum of Paid Knowledge and Content Entrepreneurship will show how the bubble in the field of hot content business occurs.

Science and Technology in Sports Style: Special Forum for Internet + Sports Industry will demonstrate that the future development direction of the sports industry will be the integration of resources.

Better Science and Technology, Better Entrepreneurship: “Data Value Leading to Business Revolution, Explore Win-win Development” Internet+ China Service Trade Conference, Guangzhou Summit will attract directors of the well-known enterprises and innovative start-up companies, and online personal practitioners nationwide.

Science and Technology Tide: Global VR / AR and Pan Entertainment Industry Development Summit will witness how VR technology and professional film and television production perfectly combine together and how AI will get a foothold on pan-entertainment and the market.

New Energy of Science and Technology: Summit of Innovative Application of AI in Conventional Industries will witness the road of AI + manufacturing.

New Retail of Science and Technology: Analysis Forum of Scenario Trends in Consumption Upgrading Erais to discuss about the new development of consumer scenarios.

New Service of Science and Technology: Special Forum for Professional Efficiency Improvement & Enterprise Services will offer a glimpse of knowledge of enterprise services.

It is foreseeable that the 2017 Canton Tower Science & Technology Conference will lead us to Meet Future Here and experience the charm of future science and technology through the tide of artificial intelligence!

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Cognitive AI Leader Beyond Limits Expands into Healthcare Space with New Head of Health Tech

GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Beyond Limits (BL), an artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive computing company, today announced it has appointed Dr. Manikanda Arunachalam, Cardiologist and Venture Capital specialist, as its Senior Vice President for Corporate Development and Investments. Dr. Mani will lead Beyond Limits as it expands and adapts its technology for the healthcare and health tech space, bringing truly cognitive AI solutions to the sector via its Life Sciences platform.

“Beyond Limits’ Life Sciences platform provides transformative value proposition to diverse stakeholders in the healthcare industry that could improve clinical outcomes, optimize costs and build sustainable business models,” said Dr. Mani. “Beyond Limits Life Sciences will be an ideal partner for health systems, care plans, CRO’s, genomics companies and many other providers in digital health and healthcare Internet of Things.”

Dr. Mani is a multi-disciplinary professional with expertise in venture capital and private equity, specializing in medical devices, genomics, digital health and healthcare IOT. He is a partner in DS Investments, where he focuses on healthcare technology investments. In addition, he serves on the board of HD Medical Group and is a Strategic Advisor to Guardant Health. Prior to joining Beyond Limits, Dr. Mani served on the Board of Directors at the KEF Company, overseeing its multi-million dollar healthcare investment portfolio. In addition, Dr. Mani has served in key strategic and management roles at Capricorn Healthcare and Special Opportunities Fund, Motherhood India, and Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices.

Dr. Mani began his career as a Cardiologist and was one of the pioneers in conducting multinational clinical trials through his work as an investigator for Eli Lilly, Servier, and Covance. He holds an MD from the prestigious Madras Medical College and an MBA in Finance and Strategy from the Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania, where he also completed his Fellowship in Cardiology.

AJ Abdallat, CEO of Beyond Limits, said “Beyond Limits’ fast, agile, and cognitive AI technology is an ideal partner for the healthcare industry, where it can be adapted to numerous roles including patient care, data security, and automation of medical devices. With his combined strengths in business development and health technology, as well as strong clinical experience, Dr. Mani is the perfect person to lead our team as we expand into the healthcare space.”

Launched in 2014, Beyond Limits is a leader in AI and cognitive computing and was created to commercialize cutting edge IP developed by the team after over 20 years of success supporting NASA and the space program. With technologies proven in the unknown and extreme environment of space, Beyond Limits adapts and delivers AI software capable of tackling complex industrial and enterprise challenges with the benefits of mechanical automation and human-like reasoning. Beyond Limits recently announced a Series B investment with BP Ventures for $20 million.

About Beyond Limits  

Beyond Limits is transforming proven space and defense technologies from NASA and the U.S. Department of Defense into innovative solutions to address large and emerging markets. These technologies were developed at Caltech/Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) over the last two decades and were funded by NASA and the Department of Defense to address their complex and far-reaching problems. Beyond Limits leverages this existing R&D investment along with many of its own technologies to produce commercial products and solutions that are capable of addressing the emerging problems of AI today and beyond. For more information, please visit our website at

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CentSai and Rikai Labs Partner to Improve Financial Literacy in China

NEW YORK and SHANGHAI, Sept. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CentSai, an online financial wellness community, and RIKAI Labs, China’s leading chatbot platform, today announced a partnership aimed at improving financial literacy in China. Under the terms of the partnership, RIKAI Labs will use CentSai‘s engaging educational content to enhance its award-winning financial literacy chatbot, called “FinBot.” CentSai‘s content is expected to launch in China in the fourth quarter of 2017.

According to a 2015 Standard & Poor’s report, 72 percent of Chinese adults lack basic financial knowledge. To address this, RIKAI Labs developed “FinBot,” a chatbot friend powered by artificial intelligence (AI). FinBot teaches basic financial concepts through friendly conversations with users incorporating multimedia and social elements to increase engagement. This creates a dialogue providing social, actionable and customized financial information to individuals. Users access FinBot through  WeChat, China’s largest messaging app with 963 million users.*

With 30 professional writers and 90 financial experts in the U.S., CentSai‘s content teaches personal finance concepts in a fun, approachable way. Users spend over 10 minutes on CentSai on average, triple the time for its larger industry competitors, according Alexa data. CentSai content includes topics ranging from saving and budgeting to building credit and investing money, among other financial “life stages.” CentSai also delves into money issues often considered controversial.

The partnership with RIKAI Labs is the first time CentSai‘s content will be distributed outside the U.S. CentSai establishing its presence in China by offering this underserved market fun financial content, including articles, games and quizzes.

“We are excited to partner with RIKAI Labs to develop FinBot and offer a user-friendly financial education to millions in China,” said Arindam Nag, co-founder and CEO of CentSai. “This partnership marks our first step into China and we are dedicated to helping our Chinese audience improve their financial wellness.”

“China is the second-largest economy in the world, with the largest financially illiterate population,” said Eric Song, Director, China Market, CentSai. “The financial system is becoming more complicated than ever with the rapid growth of financial technologies. With the combination of creative content and cutting-edge technology, CentSai and RIKAI are committed to the same mission, and we encourage other companies to join us — to help people improve their financial know-how anywhere, anytime.”

“We are inventing the new two-way medium of chatbots,” said David “DC” Collier, CEO, RIKAI Labs. “Our custom platform allows us to develop conversational chatbots that are educational and entertaining. And best of all, this doesn’t require anything from the users — FinBot will immediately be available to all of WeChat’s audience of one billion people.”

*According to WeChat owner Tencent’s most recent half-year earnings report, WeChat has approximately 963 million users both inside and outside of China.

About CentSai
CentSai‘s mission is to make learning personal finance skills approachable and fun for young Americans through every stage of life. CentSai provides financial wellness education through its two platforms — CentSai, which serves millennials and Gen X-ers, and CentSai Adulting, which serves teens. Both platforms spread invaluable personal finance information through storytelling in blogs, videos, expert commentary, Q&As, podcasts, and more.

About RIKAI Labs
RIKAI Labs produces educational and engaging chatbots, delivered over WeChat. Using a mix of artificial intelligence and their custom in-house authoring tools, RIKAI has developed chatbots that helps a business-to-consumer (B2C) organization to magnify its engagement with customers.

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LONDON, September 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

The Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Automation Network (AIIA) has launched the AI Network Podcast – a new series delivering cutting-edge insights from leading figures in the world of AI.

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The weekly episodes, hosted by presenter Seth Adler, provide a pithy, sharp and entertaining peek into this fast-growing sector through the personal experiences of senior execs that are driving extraordinary change within their organizations.

The AI Network podcasts offer a unique perspective into “how executives have realized the knowledge and insights they apply to their business today,” says Adler, who hosts parent-company IQPC’s global podcast series B2BiQ.

Interviewees on the AI Network podcasts ranges from execs at Fortune 500 companies to innovators at AI start-ups providing listeners on-the-go access to actionable business insights at any time of their choosing.

Guests to date have included Googles Frank Keunel, ANZ Banks Huw Pattinson and Discoverys Cindy Gallagher.
You can find AI Network’s podcasts via our website or directly through the podcast app on iTunes or Google play. Click here to listen to our latest podcast.
The AI Network podcast is available for download via iTunes or Google Play, or as part of IQPC’s global podcast series, B2BiQ.
The Artificial Intelligence & Intelligent Automation Network is a new thought leadership community by IQPC Digital geared towards building the intelligent enterprise.  

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