Author Archives: GilPress

About GilPress

I launched the Big Data conversation; writing, research, marketing services; https://whatsthebigdata.com/ & http://infostory.com/

AI by the numbers, May 2019

AI optimists drive enterprise adoption US federal government contract obligations and AI-related investments grew almost 75% to nearly $700 million between fiscal 2016 and 2018 [Federal News Network]. 85% of US CEOs and business leaders are AI optimists; 87% are … Continue reading

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AI by the numbers, April 2019

Enterprise adoption and attitudes: Some progress, some FOMO 25% of businesses surveyed have implemented cognitive technologies such as AI or machine learning, either as pilot projects or as long-term strategies; 41% are using Robotic Process Automation (RPA) extensively or across … Continue reading

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Why Israel is the leader of the $100B medical marijuana market

Opening the CannaTech conference earlier this month, former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak quipped that Israel is now the “land of milk, honey and cannabis.” Given the recent performance of the cannabis-related stocks traded on the Tel-Aviv stock exchange (Barak is Chairman … Continue reading

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Deep Learning Algorithms from Zebra Medical Vision Provide Accurate and Timely Interpretation of Medical Images

“The past fifty years,” says Dr. Eric Topol in Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Medicine Human Again, “have introduced important changes to radiology. As the medium moved from analog to digital… the whole process, extending from films to … Continue reading

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OurCrowd, most active Israeli venture investor, leads a restructuring of startup funding

The venture capital industry is under attack. Prominent VC firm Andreessen Horowitz is “blowing up the venture capital model,” transforming itself into a “financial adviser” so it can beat “antiquated rules about what is and isn’t a ‘venture capital’ investment.” … Continue reading

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Ranking of Social Networking Sites, January 2018

Source: Statista

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How to Make Smart Cities Cybrsecurity Resilient

By 2050, about 70% of the world’s population is expected to live in cities. Using the Internet of Things, analyzing lots of data, putting more services online—all herald the digital transformation of cities. Becoming digital, however, means a new life … Continue reading

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