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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.

PayPal Feeds the DL Beast with Vault of Fraud Data

June 4th, 2019 (0)
PayPal is no stranger to fraud. As one of the Internet’s first online payment services, PayPal has been exposed to every type of wire fraud imaginable (and some beyond imagination). Sometimes the fraudsters had the upper hand, but now, ...

VC Investment in AI Slows, But Don’t Expect Another AI Winter Just Yet

May 30th, 2019 (0)
AI firms attracted a record $9.33 billion in investments from venture capital firms in 2018, nearly a 10 percent increase from 2017. So far this year, AI funding has dipped a bit, but that doesn’t mean another AI winter ...

‘Data Scientist’ Title Evolving Into New Thing

April 17th, 2019 (0)
Who is a data scientist, and what do they do? It’s a worthy question, and one that’s been asked an untold number of times over the years. But now it appears the job definition of the data scientist is ...

Data Science a New Pillar of the Scientific Method – Nvidia

March 22nd, 2019 (0)
We already knew that GPUs are useful for lots of things besides making Fortnite uncomfortably realistic. All the biggest supercomputers in the world use GPUs to accelerate math, and more recently they’ve been used to power deep neural networks ...

Intel’s Nauta, a Deep Learning Framework for Containerized Clusters

January 24th, 2019 (0)
Intel today unveiled Nauta, a new distributed computing framework for running deep learning models in Kubernetes and Docker-based environments. The chip giant says Nauta will make it easier for data scientists to develop, train, and deploy deep learning workloads ...

IBM Bolsters Storage for AI, De-Dupe and Cloud DR

May 11th, 2018 (0)
IBM made several announcements today designed to help customers get more out of their existing storage infrastructure, including IBM Storwize and FlashSystem arrays, the SAN Volume Controller (SVC) software-defined storage product, and even non-IBM arrays from Dell EMC and HPE that IBM storage software ...

DHL Using AI to Overhaul Logistics

April 21st, 2018 (0)
What do semi-autonomous truck platoons, chat-bots, and fraud detection cameras have in common? They’re all part of a big plan that DHL unveiled yesterday to remake itself with artificial intelligence. DHL is investing millions to take advantage of recent ...

Nvidia To Use Virtual Reality for Autonomous Vehicle Testing

March 28th, 2018 (0)
Nvidia today revealed how it’s planning to use virtual reality technology to accelerate the testing of autonomous vehicles. The new offering, dubbed Drive Constellation, could dramatically improve the capability to test certain driving conditions, such as snow or blinding ...

Inside JetBlue’s Silo-Busting Customer 360 Initiative

November 6th, 2017 (0)
Who are you when you fly? It may sound like a silly question, but airlines find that it’s remarkably difficult to get a clear answer in real time. It’s also at the center of a new silo-busting Customer 360 ...

Challengers Arise to S3 Storage Dominance

September 21st, 2017 (0)
When it comes to storing data, Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) is a runaway success. With trillions of files under management spanning many exabytes worth of data, S3 is the largest digital storage system in the known universe. But ...
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