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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).

Energy Project Leverages AI for 3D Manufacturing

January 23rd, 2020 (0)
A federal energy research initiative is gaining momentum with the release of a contract award aimed at using supercomputing to harness 3D printing technology that would boost the performance of power generators. Partners GE Research, PARC, the Xerox research ...

VMware Buys Network Analytics Vendor

January 22nd, 2020 (0)
VMware is acquiring network analytics startup Nyansa Inc., expanding its network and security tool chest to include a “self-healing” network capability. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. VMware (NYSE: VMW) said it expects the deal to close ...

New Wave of Fintech Automation Tools Arrives

January 21st, 2020 (0)
AI market analysts reckon the financial services sector is among those ripest for task automation in areas like regulatory compliance and other manual processes that previously required deep domain knowledge. In response, new AI tools are emerging to help ...

Survey: AI Must Be a ‘Strategic Lever’

January 17th, 2020 (0)
Hyper-scalers are racing to deploy AI technologies. Meanwhile, other sectors such as finance, healthcare and transportation ramping up AI initiatives are confronting challenges while considering precisely where automation technologies fit into individual company strategies. That along with lingering concerns ...

Container Storage Link Adds Persistence in a Flash

January 16th, 2020 (0)
As application containers took off in the mid-2010s, persistent storage emerged as a key barrier to adoption. With containers now entering the mainstream for handling machine and deep learning applications, more vendors are focusing on storage interfaces that can ...

Google Acquires No-Code Platform

January 15th, 2020 (0)
Google Cloud bolstered its enterprise DevOps portfolio this week with its acquisition of AppSheet, a no-code application development platform. Terms of the deal including the purchase price were not disclosed. No-code platforms allow “citizen developers” and other business users ...

Insilico, Pfizer Join AI Forces on Drug Discovery

January 15th, 2020 (0)
Previous attempts to apply AI to drug discovery have yielded mixed results. For example, IBM ended sales last year of its Watson AI software used by pharmaceutical firms for new drug discovery. Alternative approaches have since emerged. Insilico Medicine, ...

Quantum Computing, ML Drive 2019 Patent Awards

January 14th, 2020 (0)
The dizzying pace of technology innovation often fueled by the growing availability of computing horsepower is underscored by the race to develop unique designs and application that can be patented. Among the goals of many of the companies we ...

The Rush to 5G Begins, Driven by IoT

January 13th, 2020 (0)
The number of 5G wireless connections is forecast to soar 150 percent over the next five years as infrastructure rollouts gather momentum for connecting sensors and other edge devices. The forecast released this week by Juniper Research estimates the ...

Cumulus Networks, HPE Team on Open Net Storage

January 8th, 2020 (0)
The shift to open networking platforms is getting another boost with a partnership between software vendor Cumulus Networks and Hewlett Packard Enterprise to provide storage networking frameworks in datacenters. The partners said this week that HPE’s (NYSE: HPE) StoreFabric ...
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