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Alex Woodie

Alex Woodie has written about IT as a technology journalist for more than a decade. He brings extensive experience from the IBM midrange marketplace, including topics such as servers, ERP applications, programming, databases, security, high availability, storage, business intelligence, cloud, and mobile enablement. He resides in the San Diego area.

Landing AI, Andrew Ng’s Computer Vision Startup, Secures $57 Million in Series A Funding

November 9th, 2021 (0)
Landing AI, the computer vision startup founded by the computer scientist Andrew Ng to use AI to modernize business process in real-world companies, today announced that it has raised $57 million in a Series A round of funding led ...

Deloitte Consulting Report Sees Expanding, Maturing AI Uses Across Enterprises

October 29th, 2021 (1)
As the rapid uptake of AI in the enterprise continues across the board, a new report by Deloitte Consulting has found that there are big differences in the results and workflows in the AI practices being explored by businesses. ...

Shortage of Chips Hurts AI, But Problems Go Deeper

October 19th, 2021 (0)
The impacts of the chip shortage can be spotted everywhere: from higher prices on home appliances to empty new car lots to higher prices for consumer devices. Processor-hungry AI applications are feeling the pinch, but according to SambaNova’s CEO, ...

Here’s How eBay Is Using Optimization Techniques to Scale AI For Its Recommendation Systems

September 15th, 2021 (0)
Getting the software right is important when developing machine learning models, such as recommendation or classification systems. But at eBay, optimizing the software to run on a particular piece of hardware using distillation and quantization techniques was absolutely essential ...

Nvidia Makes Its Enterprise AI Software Generally Available to Users

August 25th, 2021 (0)
After months in early release, Nvidia today announced the general availability of Nvidia AI Enterprise, a new software offering that’s designed to bring AI capabilities to the masses via VMware’s vSphere. The announcement also includes precertification of AI Enterprise ...

Dataiku Captures $400 Million Series E Round Funding to Grow Its Data Science and ML Platform

August 5th, 2021 (0)
Data science platform maker Dataiku has reeled in another $400 million in venture capital, giving it nearly $647 million in funding since it was founded in 2012. This latest $400 million, which comes in as a Series E Round, ...

AI Bringing New Insights to the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo

July 29th, 2021 (0)
You may not be noticing it much on your television, smartphone or tablet screens, but the TV coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics (which of course are being held in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic) are infused with ...

DataRobot’s Busy Day: Nabs $300M in Series G Funding and Acquires Algorithmia

July 27th, 2021 (0)
In a move to solidify its position in the emerging market for enterprise AI platforms, DataRobot today announced the completion of a $300 million Series G round of funding. The Boston company also announced the acquisition of MLOps provider ...

Nvidia’s Speedy New Inference Engine Keeps BERT Latency Within a Millisecond

July 21st, 2021 (0)
Disappointment abounds when your data scientists dial in the accuracy on deep learning models to a high degree but are then eventually forced to gut the model for inference because of resource constraints. Fortunately, that will not happen often ...

Enterprise AI Adoption Up Significantly Since 2020 Amid COVID-19 Challenges, Says New Appen Study

June 17th, 2021 (0)
AI budgets are up significantly over the past year as companies compete to survive and grow market share during the global pandemic, according to Appen, which published its "State of AI and Machine Learning" report this week. The study ...
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