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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).

Oracle Extends Cloud Automation to Comms Security

June 17th, 2020 Comments Off on Oracle Extends Cloud Automation to Comms Security
Among the growing number of cloud infrastructure vulnerabilities are the legacy enterprise and contact center communication links that cloud security vendors insist are susceptible to Zero-Day and other network attacks. In its ongoing effort to differentiate its cloud services, ...

NeoML Released as TensorFlow Alternative

June 16th, 2020 Comments Off on NeoML Released as TensorFlow Alternative
A new open source library for training machine learning models is billed as rivaling the performance of AI models trained with established libraries like TensorFlow, especially models running on a mobile device. NeoML, described as a “cross-platform machine learning ...

Dell EMC Looks to Scale File, Object Storage

June 16th, 2020 Comments Off on Dell EMC Looks to Scale File, Object Storage
Infrastructure vendors are increasingly turning their attention to hyper-storage systems enterprise customers require to organize and leverage mountains of unstructured data. Comes now the latest offering from Dell Technologies (NYSE: DELL) that meshes hardware and software-defined storage designed to ...

Crypto-Jackers Target Exposed Kubernetes Workloads

June 12th, 2020 Comments Off on Crypto-Jackers Target Exposed Kubernetes Workloads
As the Kubernetes cluster orchestrator moves deeper into enterprise infrastructure, cyber criminals continue to probe for weaknesses, frequently targeting application container image repositories. The latest onslaught involves misconfigured Kubeflow machine learning clusters running in the Microsoft Azure cloud. The ...

AI Comes to Factory Quality Control

June 11th, 2020 Comments Off on AI Comes to Factory Quality Control
Among the challenges of “re-shoring” manufacturing from China are the vagaries of consumer demand. For example, demand during the pandemic for personal protection gear and toilet paper has far outstripped supplies. Previously, North American manufactures would spend heavily to ...

IBM Halts Facial Recognition Sales

June 10th, 2020 Comments Off on IBM Halts Facial Recognition Sales
In a nod to the national discussion on racial equality and law enforcement, IBM CEO Arvind Krishna this week said the company will no longer sell facial recognition technology. He also called for greater transparency in use of body ...

DataRobot Partners With Boston Consulting on AI Deployments

June 9th, 2020 Comments Off on DataRobot Partners With Boston Consulting on AI Deployments
DataRobot, the automated machine learning software vendor, continued its string of acquisitions this week with a deal to buy Boston Consulting Group’s AI technology platform. The companies also announced a strategic partnership that would combine consulting services with DataRobot’s ...

DARPA Stress Tests its Hardware-Centric Security Approach

June 8th, 2020 Comments Off on DARPA Stress Tests its Hardware-Centric Security Approach
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency launched a cyber security effort several years back designed to replace commonly used security patches for software applications with the ability to spot hardware vulnerabilities at their source. Researchers working under the initiative, ...

Qeexo Takes ‘TinyML’ to AWS Cloud

June 8th, 2020 Comments Off on Qeexo Takes ‘TinyML’ to AWS Cloud
Qeexo, the Carnegie Mellon University spinoff, is expanding public cloud access to its automated machine learning platform as it pushes its no-code “TinyML” approach to the network edge. The company this week announced general availability of its AutoML platform ...

Anaconda, IBM Expand Open AI Collaboration

June 4th, 2020 Comments Off on Anaconda, IBM Expand Open AI Collaboration
IBM will integrate Anaconda’s Python-based data science platform into its Watson Studio and Cloud Pak data offerings as a way to advance open source AI development. Watson Studio, IBM’s data prep and model building platform, will in turn be ...
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