The tricky part of artificial intelligence is the word
"artificial." Typically, the word refers to something man-made, but
the artificial in AI describes intelligence and learning that is
machine-made. What's straightforward is that machine-made
intelligence and learning deliver tremendous benefits for a wide
variety of mechanical and digital devices, businesses, and, yes,
The July/August 2016 Oracle Magazine cover feature, "AI,"
focuses on how Oracle is building artificial intelligence and
machine learning into multiple products and services to serve the
businesses that serve real people. And this issue's interview, "IoT
at Work," continues the machines-for-people conversation,
describing Oracle's IoT strategy and key features of Oracle
Internet of Things Cloud Service.
In our hands-on technology coverage, Oracle Magazine
columnists describe how people can use today's machines to build
mobile applications with Oracle Mobile Cloud Service and Oracle
Application Express. Still more tech columns in this issue teach
SQL basics, how to write in a read-only database, and how to use
PL/SQL set operators.
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