Advanced Computing in the Age of AI|Monday, March 1, 2021
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How AutoML is Democratizing Data Science — And What That Means For Data Scientists

How AutoML is Democratizing Data Science — And What That Means For Data S...

“Data scientist” has been one of the most in-demand job titles of the past decade. But in ...

IBM Reportedly Looking to Sell its Unprofitable Watson Health Business

IBM Reportedly Looking to Sell its Unprofitable Watson Health Business

IBM’s Watson Health business brings in $1 billion a year in revenue, but because the unit still ...

As Insurtech Sector Embraces AI, Startup Zelros Attracts Another $11M in Funding

As Insurtech Sector Embraces AI, Startup Zelros Attracts Another $11M in Fu...

Among the financial sectors embracing AI technology is the insurance industry, which is looking for more personal ...

Xilinx Brings ‘Unique’ Composability and Flexibility to its New Alveo SN1000 SmartNIC

Xilinx Brings ‘Unique’ Composability and Flexibility to its New...

FPGA vendor Xilinx has debuted its latest SmartNIC model, the Alveo SN1000, with integrated “composability” features that ...

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“Data scientist” has been one of the most in-demand job titles of the past decade. But in another 10 years, that role will look very different, thanks to technologies such as automated machine learning, or AutoML. New technologies are already helping to reduce the need for organizations to build AI and ML models from scratch — a traditional data ... Full article
IBM’s Watson Health business brings in $1 billion a year in revenue, but because the unit still isn’t profitable, Big Blue is reportedly looking to sell it to focus its operations and sights on the lucrative cloud computing market. The company’s potential interest in selling Watson Health, which was first reported by The Wall Street Journal on Feb. 18, ... Full article
Among the financial sectors embracing AI technology is the insurance industry, which is looking for more personal and efficient ways to promote its products and services while streamlining underwriting and other data-heavy functions. Investors sense an opportunity in leveraging AI to finetune the insurance business through the use of technology in what is being called the insurtech sector. This ... Full article
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FPGA vendor Xilinx has debuted its latest SmartNIC model, the Alveo SN1000, with integrated “composability” features that allow enterprise users to add their own custom networking functions to supplement its built-in networking. By providing deep flexibility and customization, the Alveo SN1000 gives customers, including hyperscalers, cloud users and a wide range of enterprise users, tools that will give them ... Full article
Financial platforms that often serve as harbingers for enterprise technology adoption are rapidly embracing AI-based components to help manage a wide range of investments in the fintech sector. Venture firms have noticed, providing new funding to startups such as FundGuard, developers of an AI-based software-as-a-service platform (SaaS) for investment and asset management. As part of that trend, New York- ... Full article
As it continues to pivot to the cloud, IBM has unveiled a new Power-based private cloud rack product line that is also porting Red Hat OpenShift capabilities to its Power products. The moves for the Power-microprocessor-based products are part of a realignment with IBM's corporate-wide strategy, which iappears to be de-emphasizing HPC to target more traditional enterprise and cloud/hybrid ... Full article
IBM has released details of a prototype AI chip geared toward low-precision training and inference across different AI model types while retaining model quality within AI applications. In a paper delivered during this year’s International Solid-State Circuits Virtual Conference, IBM also touted its AI chip based on 7nm process technology as the first energy-efficient device “at the vanguard of ... Full article
The Pentagon is signaling it may embrace a multi-cloud strategy long favored by commercial users seeking to avoid vendor lock-in. With its Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract award stalled by litigation, Defense Department IT planners informed Congress it may be prepared to move on. In an undated information paper, JEDI program managers noted upcoming court rulings related to ... Full article
After its ambitious Feb. 18 landing on Mars, NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover is already getting critical help from the multiple onboard AI systems that are designed to guide its two-year exploratory mission on the red planet. Perseverance successfully completed its 293-million-mile voyage from Earth to Mars and landed safely on the Martian surface at 3:55 p.m. EST Thursday. That ... Full article
Diminishing returns on costly data center investments—facilities already bulging at the seams—are engendering novel architectures for storing data. Early prototypes such as Microsoft’s submersible data center address cooling requirements and reliability issues. Still, the ongoing problem is scale, and finding disruptive ways of securely storing and accessing exabytes of data without breaking the bank. A New York-based startup has ... Full article
AI deployments are steadily migrating to retail applications as commercial brands seek to get a better handle on supply chains along with marketing and sales. Increased demand for embedded AI software used to guide those decisions is on the rise, benefitting early movers offering automation tools designed to inform decisions on logistics and marketing. Among them is U.K.-based Peak ... Full article
As NASA’s latest Mars rover, Perseverance, prepares to land on the Martian surface Feb. 18 (Thursday) after a seven-month flight to the red planet, the use of AI will quickly become an important part of the rover’s mission once it begins to traverse the landscape. As Perseverance jumps into its goal of searching for traces of microscopic life on ... Full article
Sunlight, the U.K.-based specialist in virtualizing data-intensive applications, announced Nvidia GPU support for its “lightweight” hypervisor designed to boost the performance of edge AI deployments. GPU support for its NexVisor platform would provide “near bare-metal” performance in support of data pipelines currently constrained by legacy virtualization tools and cloud infrastructure, the company said. Those constraints are magnified for data-intensive ... Full article
The U.S. Defense Department and Globalfoundries are expanding their semiconductor manufacturing partnership by certifying the foundry’s most advanced fab complies with U.S. export controls intended to secure the chip manufacturing supply chain. The DoD partnership reflects greater capacity utilization as Globalfoundries and other manufacturers are meanwhile scrambling to meet surging demand in the middle of a global chip shortage. ... Full article
With little fanfare, today’s computer revolution was arguably born and announced through a small, innocuous, two-column story at the bottom of the front page of The New York Times on Feb. 15, 1946. In that story and others, the previously classified project, ENIAC, formally known as the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer and as the world’s first vacuum tube, ... Full article
Amid pandemic-related supply chain disruptions, chip makers are urging the Biden administration to include funding and tax incentives aimed at boosting semiconductor manufacturing and research in its economic recovery and infrastructure initiatives. In a letter released Thursday (Feb. 11), the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) urged the White House to implement and fund chip R&D initiatives contained in the fiscal ... Full article
The International Space Station will soon get a delivery of powerful AI, edge and cloud computing tools from HPE and Microsoft Azure to expand technology experiments aimed at preparing NASA for launching future crewed exploratory missions to Mars. The new equipment and software, including HPE’s specialized, second-generation Spaceborne Computer-2 (SBC-2), will mark the first time that broad AI and ... Full article
With the overriding goal of reducing hardware errors and instability caused by environment noise, quantum computing software startup Q-CTRL has unveiled an AI-based toolset billed as enabling quantum computers to “self-tune” for noise and error suppression. The tools use AI agents to execute algorithms with fewer errors, ultimately boosting the performance of quantum computers for potential enterprise users. The ... Full article
So many industry predictions for how AI use in business will change and grow in 2021 have come in to EnterpriseAI that we didn’t have room to share them all in our first predictions story on Feb. 1. Now we are expanding that bounty of AI predictions riches with a second installment of 2021 predictions from our AI experts ... Full article
A growing list of global COVID-19 variants is prompting disease researchers to employ AI models trained using bioinformatics data to speed up vaccine development in the critical search to find improved vaccines that can effectively fight the virus mutations. In a paper published in the journal Scientific Reports, researchers from the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering ... Full article
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BOSTON, Dec. 1, 2020 -- Wasabi, a hot cloud storage company, today announced a new technology alliance partnership with Tintri, a provider of Intelligent Infrastructure ...
PARIS, Dec. 1, 2020 -- Yseop, a pioneer in Natural Language Generation (NLG) and a leading AI software company, today announced the launch of ...
LONDON, Dec. 1, 2020 -- Kao Data, a specialist developer and operator of advanced, carrier neutral data centres for high performance colocation, has today ...
ARMONK, N.Y., March 1, 2021 -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that its hybrid cloud services are now generally available in any environment -- ...
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