November 24, 2014 – The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) recently awarded Image Matters LLC a contract to address some of the agency’s most pressing challenges through its Accelerating Map of the World Initiative. This initiative will deliver innovative solutions that expedite and strengthen the agency’s Map of the World (MoW). MoW is foundational to the Intelligence Community’s object-based production environment. MoW will provide easy access to an expanded web of integrated intelligence (content within context), grounded by authoritative geospatial features, for everyday decision makers, operational users, and intelligence analysts. Read more
According to a new article out of the University of Southampton, “Professor Dame Wendy Hall has been named as a founding member of a new International Council on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (iCAIR). Dame Wendy joins leading researchers and innovators from the world’s best universities, companies and organisations to pioneer the new iCAIR council that has just been launched in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Council was inspired by the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics and will offer advice on the best ways to use robotics and artificial intelligence to improve people’s lives.” Read more
Sprylogics Signs Partnership With iHeartMedia To Promote Its “Breaking Sports” App Through FOX Sports Radio Network
Sprylogics International Corp. (“Sprylogics” or the “Company”) (SPY), a technology provider of local mobile search, semantic search and messaging solutions for consumers and businesses, announced today a partnership with iHeartMedia, the leading media company in America with a greater reach in the U.S. than any other radio or television outlet, to launch Sprylogic’s ground-breaking new app, Breaking Sports, through iHeartMedia’s FOX Sports Radio Network. Read more
Barry Roche of the Irish Times recently wrote, “Taoiseach [the Irish term for ‘Prime Minister’] Enda Kenny will today launch a €5 million technology centre in Cork designed to create new business opportunities for Irish financial services and technology companies through addressing governance and compliance issues. The Governance, Risk and Compliance Technology Centre (GRCTC) is the latest addition to the network of 15 Technology centres in Ireland and will carry out R&D on semantic technologies which encode meanings separately from data and content files.” Read more
webLyzard reports, “Following a presentation by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, the White House has just released the Climate Resilience Toolkit, a new decision support initiative that makes use of the innovative text analysis and knowledge visualization services of webLyzard technology. The Toolkit provides expert knowledge and a suite of analytic components to help citizens and communities manage climate-related risks and opportunities. The webLyzard platform allows users to identify the most relevant online content across all agencies of the U.S. Global Change Research Program as well as regional climate science centers. The development of the Toolkit was led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which has been using webLyzard’s web intelligence technologies for more than six years.” Read more
The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 15 Years of Open Source Innovation and Community Leadership
Budapest, Hungary, Nov. 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — At ApacheCon Europe, members of the Apache community commemorated The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)’s fifteenth anniversary and congratulated the people, projects, initiatives, and organizations that played a role in its success.
Recognized as the leader in community-led Open Source software development, the ASF was established to shepherd, develop, and incubate Open Source innovations “The Apache Way”. Reflections on achievements over the past 15 years include: Read more
PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwired – Nov. 17, 2014) – Expert System (EXSY), the leader in semantic technology, announced today the availability of the Cogito API. As a fully configured API series, Cogito API transforms a business’ ability to organize, link, find and understand unstructured information within corporate intelligence, CRM, human resources, data management, knowledge management and social media monitoring applications.
Using Cogito API, the topics, concepts, entities, relationships and sentiment expressed in any massive collection of text can be analyzed and understood; the data output is returned in a UTF-8 JSON or XML format and made instantly ready to use in enterprise solutions ranging from customer care, sentiment analysis and advanced business intelligence. Read more
November 17, 2014 — Ontotext, a leading provider of core semantic technology and text mining solutions, has announced the expansion of sales, marketing and alliances efforts in North America. This effort began with the hiring of Tony Agresta as Senior VP of Worldwide Sales & Marketing earlier this year. Over the summer, Brad Bogle was hired as Director of Marketing for Ontotext worldwide and more recently, Tom Endyke joined Ontotext USA as the Director of Solutions Architecture.
“We are very pleased to have Tony, Tom and Brad representing Ontotext in the USA,” said Atanas Kiryakov, Executive Director and CEO of Ontotext. Read more
The Cornell Chronicle reports that “AOL, the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech and New York City officials have announced the creation of the Connected Experiences Laboratory, or ConnX, aimed at exploring new technologies at the forefront of the digital age. Announced Nov. 12, an AOL gift will fund a four-year partnership between New York City-based AOL and Cornell Tech. The collaboration will extend to the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Cornell’s partner in the Jacobs Institute, with part of the gift supporting activities at the Technion in coordination with AOL Israel.” Read more