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Facial Recognition’s Big 3: Accuracy (without Bias), Speed and Size

Facial Recognition’s Big 3: Accuracy (without Bias), Speed and Size

Having witnessed advancements in facial recognition from the start, I’ve marveled at the accumulation of use cases ...

Deep Learning Drives Global Financial Institution ‘to Gain Every Little Cent’

Deep Learning Drives Global Financial Institution ‘to Gain Every Litt...

Oh, to be a data scientist now that AI is here. Money, prestige, deference and little interference, ...

Red Hat in Middle of IBM-AT&T’s Expanded 5G, Cloud Pact

Red Hat in Middle of IBM-AT&T’s Expanded 5G, Cloud Pact

Ranked behind only the Dell-EMC and Avago-Broadcom acquisitions as the largest in the history of the technology ...

Graph Databases and Why You Should Care About Them

Graph Databases and Why You Should Care About Them

You use graph databases every day and probably don’t know it. Every time you visit LinkedIn and see ...

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Having witnessed advancements in facial recognition from the start, I’ve marveled at the accumulation of use cases as companies familiarize themselves with the technology. Facial recognition facilitates enhancements to everyday life — helping us organize our online photos, replacing badges for secure access on corporate campuses, rewarding repeat customers in retail spaces and more. On the other end of ... Full article
Oh, to be a data scientist now that AI is here. Money, prestige, deference and little interference, since few understand much of what data scientists do. Still, it isn’t all beer and skittles, they face the daily grind, too. We recently spoke (under condition of anonymity) with a data scientist at a North American financial institution, a resource-rich company ... Full article
Ranked behind only the Dell-EMC and Avago-Broadcom acquisitions as the largest in the history of the technology industry, IBM’s $34 billion blockbuster purchase of Red Hat, announced last October and closed last week, may already be paying dividends. This morning IBM and AT&T announced a multi-year alliance, and Red Hat is in the middle of it. IBM and AT&T ... Full article
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You use graph databases every day and probably don’t know it. Every time you visit LinkedIn and see first-, second-, or third-degree connections, you’re getting results from the social networking site’s professional network graph built on a graph database. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter all use graph databases and analytics to understand how users relate to each other and connect them with ... Full article
Data scientists must deliver accurate, agile insights that enhance company performance. At the same time, they face a host of technical barriers involving legacy data silos, security, data governance and a growing variety of business intelligence (BI) tools. Oddly enough, the proliferation of BI tools actually presents organizations with a challenge: each business unit may have selected and implemented ... Full article
Deep learning containers, a service recently rolled out in beta by Google, aims to help AI developers package the storage and computing dependencies required for services like its Kubernetes Engine when developers find themselves prototyping locally while using multiple cloud tools. The goal is to ensure that those dependencies are packaged correctly and consistently for use with container runtimes ... Full article
Data centers and supercomputers running AI workloads consume a lot of power, and power use causes carbon emissions. That’s generally known, but it’s not widely appreciated just how energy- and carbon-intensive AI can be. Recently, a team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst used neural network training as a case study to examine this problem – and ... Full article
Nvidia’s DGX-Ready Data Center Program, announced in January and designed to provide colo and public cloud-like options to access the company’s GPU-powered servers for AI workloads, has expanded the program beyond the U.S. and doubled the number of data center partners to 19. The company said it has added three new partners in Europe, five in Asia and two ... Full article
Results for the second round of the AI benchmarking suite known as MLPerf were published today with Google Cloud and Nvidia each picking up three wins in the at-scale division. Google for ResNet-50, Transformer and SSD; Nvidia for GNMT, Reinforcement Learning and Mask R-CNN. In total, Nvidia claimed eight new performance records, three in the at-scale category, with its ... Full article
Surprise!  Venture capital funding in AI is heating up – sorry, continuing to heat up – hitting a record high in 2018, according to GlobalData, a data and analytics company. The top 10 VC investors took part in 150 AI funding rounds, a jump of 67 percent over the 2014-2017 average, GlobalData said, with eight of the global top ... Full article
As GPU leader Nvidia closes its $6.9 billion acquisition of Mellanox Technologies announced earlier this year, the HPC network interconnect specialist’s venture arm remains active, investing in two storage startups. Mellanox Capital did not disclose the amounts of its investments in storage startups CNEX Labs and Pliops, but did announced strategic partnerships with both companies. Pliops, which is developing a storage ... Full article
Going all-in on its bet that enterprises are poised to move mission- critical workloads across hybrid clouds, IBM finally announced the closing of its blockbuster deal to acquire open source software leader Red Hat for $34 billion. The transaction announced last October shook up the cutthroat hybrid cloud market. The lengthy gestation period for completing the debt-financed acquisition had some ... Full article
In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments fin the enterprise AI community -- promotions, new hires and accolades. We'll update the listing each month. Here's the AI career news for early July: Tom Ellery DataDirect Networks has announced that Tom Ellery has been appointed to general manager and senior vice president of field operations for ... Full article
Applied Materials, the $17 billion Santa Clara-based materials engineering company for the semiconductor industry, today announced manufacturing systems enabling new memory technologies to be deposited “with atomic-level precision” within chips. “Today’s high-volume memory technologies including DRAM, SRAM and flash were invented decades ago and have become ubiquitous in digital devices and systems,” said the company. “New memories – notably ... Full article
As data scientists and software developers sort through the plethora of tools and APIs ranging from Python to Apache Spark, automation schemes are emerging to help programmers navigate those tools and the accompanying infrastructure that machine learning and other apps run on. Among them is an emerging “programming-by-example” approach based on the Pandas library. The framework allows AI and ... Full article
AI is like the world, you can’t get around it – you’ve got to take it on. Numerous studies point to higher profits and productivity at companies that adopt machine and deep learning, and most companies have AI projects underway. Business leaders frozen in AI FUD are on borrowed time: eventually, they’ll be at a major competitive disadvantage. But ... Full article
People will do anything for their pets – this is something businesses bank on. Pets are family, after all, and in the U.S. alone there are 85 million families with pets, so it’s no surprise the pet industry is getting smarter about helping pet owners monitor and entertain their furry friends. Cheaper and better microcontrollers mean almost anything can ... Full article
When and where to leverage emerging quantum computing technology for enterprise applications is the framework embodied in a recent U.S. patent awarded to Accenture. U.S. Patent No. 10,275,721 announced this week is the business consultant’s (NYSE: ACN) second covering quantum computing technology. The latest describes a method for using machine learning to determine when best to use quantum or ... Full article
Powered by Atos BullSequana S x86-based HPC servers, Oracle users can soon run database workloads in conjunction with the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). The news, announced by Atos in Paris, furthers Atos’ partnership with Google Cloud with two high-performance colo “extensions” of GCP data centers in Frankfurt, Germany, and Ashburn, VA. According to Atos and Google Cloud, the two ... Full article
A pillar of Intel’s emerging AI product portfolio, its upcoming Nervana Neural Network Processor for training (NNP-T), will be a collaborative development effort joining Intel with Baidu, the Beijing-based AI and internet company referred to as “the Google of China,” with 2018 revenues of more than $100 billion. Announced today at the Baidu Create conference in Beijing, Intel’s Naveen Rao, corporate ... Full article
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More so than with most acquisitions of this kind, HPE’s purchase of Cray for $1.3 billion, announced last week, seems to have elements of ...
Data centers and supercomputers running AI workloads consume a lot of power, and power use causes carbon emissions. That’s generally known, but it’s not ...
Having witnessed advancements in facial recognition from the start, I’ve marveled at the accumulation of use cases as companies familiarize themselves with the technology. ...
SAN FRANCISCO, April 23, 2019 -- Splice Machine, the first and only operational artificial intelligence (AI) data platform, has announced that its founder and CEO, Monte Zweben, ...
NEW YORK CITY, April 23, 2019 -- Conga, a leader in end-to-end Digital Document Transformation, today announced the release of Conga AI Analyze, a new product ...
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