Advanced Computing in the Age of AI | Friday, January 21, 2022
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As 2022 begins, the progress and continuing evolution of AI is in full swing across the worlds of industry, manufacturing, retail, banking and finance, healthcare and medicine and an expanding range of other fields. In our first roundup of 2022 enterprise AI predictions from IT leaders, which was published Jan. 7, we received a wide ... Full article
GPU-maker Nvidia is broadening its enterprise software portfolio by buying HPC cluster management company Bright Computing for an undisclosed sum. Unlike Nvidia’s ongoing effort to purchase semiconductor IP company Arm Ltd., which has been stymied by regulatory challenges in the U.S., Europe and the U.K., the Bright deal is a straightforward acquisition that aims to expand ... Full article
In this monthly feature we bring you up to date on the latest career developments in the enterprise AI community – promotions, new hires and accolades: Rob Beard Micron Technology, Inc., a memory and storage vendor, welcomed Rob Beard as its senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. Beard will be responsible for leading ... Full article
The global use and further development of AI continued to grow in 2021 as enterprises found more ways to deploy it and developers discovered new ways to capture its possibilities for business users. So, what might 2022 bring for AI and a wide range of related IT fields from MLOps to security, cloud and edge ... Full article
Rumors about the possible sale of the allegedly underperforming IBM Watson Health unit are garnering headlines for the second time since February 2021, even as IBM continues to remain silent on the topic. In a Jan. 5 story, Axiom reported that IBM has “resurrected its sales process” for the Watson Health unit, citing unidentified persons ... Full article
Fully autonomous self-driving cars are not yet on our nation’s roadways, but later this year a limited number of U.S. farmers will be able to start operating fully-autonomous John Deere tractors in their fields, allowing farmers to get their work done without having to be sitting inside the tractor’s cabin. The new capabilities were unveiled ... Full article
The global energy system is in transition – from renewable energy generation to electric vehicles – and this is leading to an increasingly diverse, integrated and electrified power network. But it comes at a cost – to reach that goal of greater global energy sustainability, some $1.3 trillion in clean power generation investments are necessary ... Full article
The internet of things and AI are groundbreaking business technologies on their own, but when they are combined, their benefits are magnified for enterprise users. IoT connects devices together, giving and receiving signals like a nervous system, while AI acts as a brain, receiving data, processing it and using it to make informed decisions that ... Full article
The term “metaverse” certainly got more attention in October when social media company Facebook changed its corporate name to Meta. The renaming was done, the company said, to focus its work on bringing the metaverse to life so it can help people connect, find communities and grow businesses. “The metaverse will feel like a hybrid ... Full article
From the still-menacing COVID-19 pandemic to new virus variants and overwhelmed hospitals, to extreme weather events, continuing global supply chain issues and a world clamoring for some semblance of recovery and normalcy, 2021 sure has been exhausting. It was a turbulent year in the world of AI as well, with a constant string of eye-opening ... Full article
Even as the COVID-19 pandemic created worldwide uncertainty in markets including semiconductors, food, vehicles and building materials, financial investments in artificial intelligence (AI) companies continued to grow. New research from CB Insights shows that the sector is shattering funding records in 2021, bringing in $38 billion in new investment funding to AI companies in just ... Full article
Nvidia and energy meter software vendor Utilidata are collaborating to make regional electrical grids smarter and more energy-efficient by developing special software-defined smart grid chips that aim to dramatically upgrade the nation’s power-distribution system. The chips, which will powered by Nvidia’s AI platform, will be embedded in smart meters to enhance grid resiliency and integrate ... Full article
As more companies use conversational AI bots as a front line of customer service for consumers, the experience can typically be either helpful or maddening. Ganesh Gopalan, the CEO and co-founder of conversational AI vendor, told EnterpriseAI that he understands those reactions, but insists that in another two to three years, conversational AI bots ... Full article
OpenAI’s GPT-3 natural language model just got faster and less expensive to use, thanks to a new API feature that integrates fine-tuning so users can customize their models to produce better results from their workloads. By harnessing automated fine-tuning into the API, developers can now create versions of GPT-3 tailored for their enterprise applications. Developers ... Full article
In this monthly feature we bring you up to date on the latest career developments in the enterprise AI community – promotions, new hires and accolades: George Axberg VAST Data appointed George Axberg to lead the company’s data protection strategy with its global customers. Prior to joining VAST Data, Axberg spent 16 years at Dell ... Full article
Enterprise AI vendor C3 AI announced the receipt of a $500 million AI modeling and simulation software agreement with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) that aims to help the military accelerate its use of AI in the nation’s defense. For C3 AI, the five-year deal could not have come at a better time as ... Full article
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