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AI Career Notes: December 2019 Edition

AI Career Notes: December 2019 Edition

In this monthly feature, we'll keep you up to date on the latest career developments in the ...

Hyped on the Hype Cycle: Take These Steps Before Adopting Emerging Tech

Hyped on the Hype Cycle: Take These Steps Before Adopting Emerging Tech

Hype happens like a virus: We’re suddenly jammed into our seats and told to watch a new ...

AWS’s Web-based IDE for ML Development: SageMaker Studio

AWS’s Web-based IDE for ML Development: SageMaker Studio

AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, Oracle – they’ll all vying to become the dominant force of ...

New Chips from AWS: Arm-based General Purpose and ML Inference

New Chips from AWS: Arm-based General Purpose and ML Inference

The “x86 Big Bang,” in which market dominance of the venerable Intel CPU has exploded into fragments ...

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An infrastructure vendor zeroing in on AI and machine learning workloads has added GPU support to a Kubernetes-based appliance designed to handle those emerging applications in containers while adding GPU horsepower to scale in-house workloads to the cloud. Diamanti, a five-year-old startup that recently closed a $35 million funding round, unveiled this week what it claims is the first ... Full article
Hype happens like a virus: We’re suddenly jammed into our seats and told to watch a new movie. Then afterward — often as soon as the lights go up — we become ourselves again and the virus is gone. Most of the time, hype is harmless: We’ve wasted time and a few dollars, but we’ll recover soon. But hype ... Full article
Pausing at the end of 2019 to take stock of where enterprise AI stands, a new business model floated over the last year encourages distributed model training through the sharing of data. Depending on the project, the critical question raised by the emerging AI model dubbed “federated learning” is whether corporate rivals would ever be willing to share data? ... Full article
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Open source software development is thriving, but a growing number of developers worry that momentum cannot be sustained as large corporations continue snapping up startups that helped fuel the movement. A report released this week also revealed concerns about a lack of diversity within the open source community. While an annual survey on the state of open source development ... Full article
AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, Oracle – they’ll all vying to become the dominant force of gravity in the public cloud services market, and among the most fiercely fought over areas of cloud leadership is AI/machine learning enablement. Given that AI’s TAM is roughly ∞* and that the FAANGs are out ahead of everyone on AI expertise, it ... Full article
Datacenter construction is booming in the second half of 2019 as cloud providers and co-location service providers embrace common platforms that scale to accommodate data-driven applications and services. IHS Markit reports that 9.9 million square feet of datacenter capacity is currently under construction and is expected to come online by the end of the year. The construction boom is ... Full article
Medical applications are emerging as an attractive market for AI developers pitching machine learning solutions that reduce time spent on administrative tasks by physicians while also meeting strict regulatory requirements for patient privacy. This week, for example, Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) added a secure learning tool to its Clara AI platform aimed at medical imaging. Amazon followed with a speech recognition ... Full article
The “x86 Big Bang,” in which market dominance of the venerable Intel CPU has exploded into fragments of processor options suited to varying workloads, has now encompassed CPUs offered by the leading public cloud services provider, AWS, which today announced it has further invested in its Graviton Arm-based chip for general purpose, scale-out workloads, including containerized microservices, web servers ... Full article
Ali Ghodsi might have one of the best jobs in technology right now. As the CEO of Databricks, Ghodsi just completed an oversubscribed $400 million round of funding that gave the company a $6.2 billion valuation. Better still, Ghodsi never once had to break out the pitch stick. “It was the easiest fund raise I’ve ever done,” he said. ... Full article
Successfully operationalizing machine learning models in production environments can be incredibly difficult, as the industry has already seen. In fact, Gartner has predicted 85 percent of AI projects in the next few years will fail to produce results. So how do you set your AI projects up for success? ML implementation requires a unique approach that is a complete ... Full article
AI technologies incorporated into diagnostic imaging tools have proven useful in eliminating confirmation bias, often outperforming human clinicians who may bring their own prejudices. Another issue slowing progress is the need for machine learning frameworks that can access patient data without violating strict privacy regulations. Hence, chip vendors such as Nvidia have promoted new AI-powered tools for healthcare in ... Full article
“One of the things we are witnessing is the compute requirement for (AI) training jobs is doubling every three-and-a-half months. So we were very impressed with Moore’s Law doubling every 18 months, right? This thing is doubling every three and a half months. Obviously, it’s unsustainable. If we keep at that rate for sustained periods of time, we will ... Full article
When computers were introduced to businesses in the 1950s and 60s, some people looked at them in fear. “They will replace us all,” they cried. Today, the computer industry is a pillar of our economy, employing millions and propelling society forward. Ironically, some of the same people who have made billions in those industries are warning us that “we ... Full article
IBM is known for making big bets. Summit supercomputer – a big win. Red Hat acquisition – looking like a big win. OpenPOWER and Power processors – jury’s out. At SC19, long-time IBM’er Dave Turek, vice president technical computing OpenPOWER, sketched out a different kind of bet for Big Blue – a small ball strategy, if you’ll forgive the ... Full article
IT administrators have complained in recent industry surveys that infrastructure complexity is forcing them to spend more time monitoring systems. Many are looking to outsource monitoring tasks. Among the tradeoffs as emerging tools like the Kubernetes cluster orchestrator begin to scale are ever-greater monitoring requirements. As enterprises go all-in with the Kubernetes deployments, infrastructure monitoring has emerged as the ... Full article
Growing concerns about AI replacing workers is being offset by a cottage industry of startups providing entry-level employment in developing countries to tag, label and otherwise prepare data used to train AI models. Demand for those data sets is, of course, soaring. Among the startups is CloudFactory, which employs workers around the world on “virtual assembly lines” to meet ... Full article
Three major forces – AI, cloud and exascale – are combining to raise the HPC industry to heights exceeding expectations. According to market study results released this week by Hyperion Research at SC19 in Denver, HPC server sales in the first half of the year totaled $6.7 billion, while 2018 sales grew 15 percent overall, totaling $13.7 billion. Growth ... Full article
The wholesale lift and shift of enterprise applications and databases from on-premise datacenters to the cloud is being driven by considerations such as improved network bandwidth, scaling ability, higher availability and the rise of cloud-native applications. Another unexpected reason, according to a vendor IT infrastructure management survey released this week, is improved cloud security, a consideration cited by more ... Full article
This article is an update to a story published earlier today. Rajeeb Hazra, corporate VP of Intel’s Data Center Group and GM for the Enterprise and Government Group, is retiring after more than 24 years at the company. At this writing, his successor is unknown. An earlier story on this site cited unnamed sources who said that Trish Damkroger, ... Full article
Public cloud vendors continue to expand options offered to enterprise customers looking for a painless way to migrate more workloads to the cloud via VMware tools while preserving their investment in existing IT infrastructure. In July, Google announced another in a series of cloud partnerships, this one with startup Cloud Simple that allowed enterprises to move “priority” VMware workloads ... Full article
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The recent acquisitions of Tableau by Salesforce for $15.7 billion and Looker by Google for $2.6 billion reinforce the notion that data is the ...
NEW YORK, N.Y., September 11, 2019 – The HPC & AI on Wall Street: New York 2019 conference will kick off today at the ...
SAN DIEGO, Calif., September 11, 2019 – Tabor Communications Inc. (TCI), publishers of HPCwire, Datanami and EnterpriseAI, and BluSky have announced the dates for ...
SUNNYVALE CA and YOKNEAM, Israel, September 11, 2019 - Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for data center ...
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