Google is working on a new image format called Pik, as evidenced by a collection of newly-uploaded files on the company’s official GitHub profile. The format, according to the project’s readme file, is a “new lossy image format for the internet.” That’s about all we know about it for the time being.
Among the early benefits of artificial intelligence systems, machine learning and natural language processing have the potential to transform customer service processes that are too often frustrating for customers and expensive for web hosts and service providers. A number of tools are currently available to enable companies to overhaul their interactions with customers contacting them for help by telephone or over the internet.
IBM launched what it calls “the next generation of the world’s most powerful transaction system,” IBM Z, on Monday. The technology is able to run more than 12 billion encrypted transactions per day and introduces an encryption engine which it says makes it possible for the first time to pervasively encrypt data from any application, cloud service, or database.