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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).

AI Tool Emerges to Accelerate COVID-19 Vaccines that Battle New Virus Mutations

February 9th, 2021 Comments Off on AI Tool Emerges to Accelerate COVID-19 Vaccines that Battle New Virus Mutations
A growing list of global COVID-19 variants is prompting disease researchers to employ AI models trained using bioinformatics data to speed up vaccine development in the critical search to find improved vaccines that can effectively fight the virus mutations. ...

IBM, Palantir Partner on AI Apps in the Cloud

February 8th, 2021 Comments Off on IBM, Palantir Partner on AI Apps in the Cloud
IBM and data analytics software vendor Palantir Technologies Inc. will release a cloud data platform in March designed to deploy AI-based applications built around Watson. The service, dubbed Palantir for IBM Cloud Pak for Data, will run on Red ...

Utilities Turn to AI to Manage Assets, Field Operations

February 5th, 2021 Comments Off on Utilities Turn to AI to Manage Assets, Field Operations
Public infrastructure operators are joining a growing list of AI technology adopters as they seek to streamline operations and better manage assets. Among the latest is the El Paso, Texas, water utility, which this week announced plans to work ...

Xilinx Teams with Fujitsu on 5G O-RAN

February 4th, 2021 Comments Off on Xilinx Teams with Fujitsu on 5G O-RAN
As the first “greenfield” or new-from-the-ground-up 5G wireless networks are being built, chip makers are joining cloud vendors in accelerating the rollout of front-end radio units that comply with emerging open radio access network specs. Partners Fujitsu Ltd. and ...

AI Startup Granulate Gets $30M B Round Funding as it Gains Traction in Data Centers

February 3rd, 2021 Comments Off on AI Startup Granulate Gets $30M B Round Funding as it Gains Traction in Data Centers
Granulate Cloud Solutions, the AI-based optimization software startup, announced its second financing round in 10 months as adoption of its data center workload accelerator gains traction among enterprise customers looking to squeeze more performance out of underutilized IT infrastructure. ...

Quantum AI Consortium Grows, Seeks Open Ecosystem

February 2nd, 2021 Comments Off on Quantum AI Consortium Grows, Seeks Open Ecosystem
The emerging field of quantum-assisted AI is gathering momentum as partners take the initial steps toward developing an ecosystem based on open platforms. Furthering that progress, software and algorithm specialist Cambridge Quantum Computing and Germany’s PlanQK quantum AI research ...

World Economic Forum Tackling Ethical AI

February 1st, 2021 Comments Off on World Economic Forum Tackling Ethical AI
The World Economic Forum (WEF) is joining the expanding global efforts to forge ethical, trusted AI policies and procedures for its use across the enterprise and society. The group is aiming for that goal through the creation of working ...

Graphcore IPU Gets a Public Cloud Boost

January 29th, 2021 Comments Off on Graphcore IPU Gets a Public Cloud Boost
Graphcore, the U.K. AI chip developer, is expanding its roster of cloud partners to include Cirrascale Cloud Partners, a deep learning infrastructure specialist. The result of the collaboration is a scalable AI cloud platform dubbed Graphcloud that provides access ...

Tesla, Samsung Expected to Partner on Self-Driving 5nm Chip

January 28th, 2021 Comments Off on Tesla, Samsung Expected to Partner on Self-Driving 5nm Chip
Samsung Electronics is said to be partnering with electric vehicle leader Tesla on a leading-edge 5-nanometer chip design that would serve as the core of an emerging self-driving car capability. According to reports out of South Korea, Samsung (KRX: ...

DataCore Expands Storage Options for Customers with Caringo Deal

January 27th, 2021 Comments Off on DataCore Expands Storage Options for Customers with Caringo Deal
Fueled by enterprise deployments of hyperconverged infrastructure, the software-defined storage market is booming. That trend has prompted DataCore Software to acquire object storage specialist Caringo Inc., enabling the buyer to offer block, file and object storage as a single ...
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