Just as blockchain technology is being aligned with the Internetof Things (IoT), it is also increasingly being mentioned by those involved inadvancing artificial intelligence (AI). Indeed, some — including legacyinstitutions like IBM and SAP — see a future involving the convergence of all ofthese technologies. A (Relatively)Established TechnologyUnlike blockchain technology and IoT, AI — which, in onesense, is about creating computer applications that act as smart as humans — isnot a new concept.
The recent news regarding Oracle and blockchain technology is really important. In some ways, Oracle's embrace of the blockchain is more significant than IBM's big bet on the technology and Microsoft's support for it. While Oracle's blockchain ambitions were socialized over the summer via blog posts and low-key presentations, the official launch of the Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service took place at the company's annual Oracle OpenWorld conference on October 2.
As was noted in part one of this analysis , 2017 will see companies looking to implement their first live pilots of applications built on blockchain and distributed ledger technology. A big difference between a proof-of-concept and a pilot is that in the latter deployment scenario, the blockchain platform needs to be enterprise ready in terms of scalability, security and manageability.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".