“Chinese tech giant Baidu has unseated Google for No. 2 in the smart speaker market worldwide, according to research firm Canalys. Baidu, which makes speakers that it sells only in China, had a 17.3% market share of shipments in the second quarter, ahead of Google, which had a 16.7% share.
Overall, smart speaker shipments grew 55% in the second quarter compared with the same quarter a year earlier. Manufacturers shipped over 26 million of them during that time versus 16.8 million in the year-ago quarter.”
“Forecasting events at scale given a set of variables is a capability most companies would find useful, for obvious reasons. Fortunately for them, Amazon’s made the science of prediction more accessible with a fully managed service called Forecast, which uses AI and machine learning to deliver highly accurate forecasts. It’s now generally available through Amazon Web Services.”