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George Leopold

George Leopold has written about science and technology for more than 30 years, focusing on electronics and aerospace technology. He previously served as executive editor of Electronic Engineering Times. Leopold is the author of "Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom" (Purdue University Press, 2016).

Enterprise Embrace of Open Source Quickens

April 19th, 2019 (0)
There’s been much fretting among open-source developers over the past year as software giants like IBM and Microsoft have snapped up key pieces of that vibrant community. Widely seen as operating from the premise of enlightened self-interest while tapping sources ...

‘Secret’ Azure Cloud Advances as JEDI Looms

April 18th, 2019 (0)
Just in time to take on cloud rival Amazon Web Services for a huge Pentagon cloud contract, Microsoft announced new Azure cloud regions and expanded DoD certifications that would allow it to handle government data classified as secret. Microsoft ...

MIPS-Based Platform Targets AI App Developers

April 17th, 2019 (0)
High-end computing platforms are emerging to support AI applications like inferencing and training so-called edge applications ranging from IoT networks to autonomous vehicles. The latest entry comes from Wave Computing, which released a MIPS-based 64-bit AI platform this week. ...

Intel Buys FPGA Vision Specialist

April 16th, 2019 (0)
Chip maker Intel has extended its reach into the FPGA arena with the acquisition of Omnitek, a U.K.-based developer of intellectual property cores used to combine FPGAs with AI and vision applications. Omnitek, Basingstoke, U.K., specializes in soft IP ...

EU Promotes ‘Human-Centric’ AI

April 15th, 2019 (0)
European regulators continue to take the lead on a range of critical technology policy issues spanning data privacy and, now, “trustworthy” AI. On the heels of its sweeping General Data Protection Regulation, considered by at least one observer as “the ...

AWS, Microsoft are Final JEDI Competitors

April 11th, 2019 (0)
Amazon Web Services and Microsoft will compete for a massive Defense Department cloud contract after a Pentagon probe dismissed protesters’ conflict-of-interest allegations. The decision first reported by Bloomberg effectively eliminates protesters IBM and Oracle from competing for the $10 billion ...

Intel, Lenovo Partner with Google on Anthos Cloud

April 10th, 2019 (0)
Google is filling out its roster of hardware partners for its new cloud services platform called Anthos as its pushes home-grown technologies like its Kubernetes cluster orchestrator across hybrid and cloud-native deployments. Anthos, formerly Google’s cloud services platform, combines ...

Nvidia Doubles Down on Medical AI

April 8th, 2019 (0)
Nvidia is collaborating with medical groups to push GPU-powered AI tools into clinical settings, including radiology and drug discovery. The GPU leader said Monday (April 8) it will collaborate with the American College of Radiology (ACR) to provide clinicians ...

Intel Builds AI Use Cases for Optane Persistent Memory

April 5th, 2019 (0)
Intel offered a list of use cases for its Optane DC persistent memory technology during a company event this week, including Twitter’s effort to scale its Hadoop clusters using Optane and SAP HANA’s database improvements focused on applications like ...

Ethical Dispute Ends Google’s AI Ethics Panel

April 5th, 2019 (0)
An ethical debate over membership on Google’s AI ethics advisory board has shut down the controversial panel before it ever convened. Google also lost a top AI researcher to rival Apple. Announced last week, Google confirmed to the web ...
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