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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).

Accenture Looks to Mix, Match Quantum, Digital Computing

July 3rd, 2019 Comments Off on Accenture Looks to Mix, Match Quantum, Digital Computing
When and where to leverage emerging quantum computing technology for enterprise applications is the framework embodied in a recent U.S. patent awarded to Accenture. U.S. Patent No. 10,275,721 announced this week is the business consultant’s (NYSE: ACN) second covering ...

AI Job Postings Drop, Applicants in Short Supply

July 1st, 2019 Comments Off on AI Job Postings Drop, Applicants in Short Supply
The AI boom may be peaking—at least for developers and the companies seeking to hire them. The slowdown reflects misgivings about how the technology may be applied as well the lag time in training new AI developers. According to ...

Blockchain Interoperability Remains Elusive

June 28th, 2019 Comments Off on Blockchain Interoperability Remains Elusive
Early adopters of blockchain technology, particularly financial institutions that are among the first to wring out the distributed, encrypted and immutable ledgers, are being force to analyze data offline, not “on-chain.” The primary reason is a paucity of standard ...

Cloudian, Seagate Partner on AI Cloud Storage

June 25th, 2019 Comments Off on Cloudian, Seagate Partner on AI Cloud Storage
Data storage technology vendors Cloudian and Seagate Technology are teaming on a private cloud storage platform aimed at AI and network edge workloads. The storage partners said they are delivering exabyte scale private cloud storage with much greater densities ...

Vulnerabilities Surface as Kubernetes is Upgraded

June 24th, 2019 Comments Off on Vulnerabilities Surface as Kubernetes is Upgraded
The second release this year of the upgraded Kubernetes cluster orchestrator includes no less than 26 enhancements, including three deemed to be “stable.” Meanwhile, another security issue has turned up in a Kubernetes interface used to run commands against ...

Adobe Trains Neural Nets to Spot Fakes

June 21st, 2019 Comments Off on Adobe Trains Neural Nets to Spot Fakes
The folks who transformed digital imagery nearly three decades ago with the introduction of Adobe Photoshop are now using deep neural networks to help detect doctored faces and other faked imagery. Add newer social media technologies to the mix, ...

AI Failure: Machine Translation for Localization

June 20th, 2019 Comments Off on AI Failure: Machine Translation for Localization
Neural machine translation is a natural AI application that would allow users to localize systems by automating content translation into as many as 72 languages. Despite the AI-powered technique’s promise for adapting international brands to local markets, a survey ...

IBM Claims No. 1 Commercial Supercomputer with Total Oil & Gas System

June 19th, 2019 Comments Off on IBM Claims No. 1 Commercial Supercomputer with Total Oil & Gas System
IBM can now boast not only the two most powerful supercomputers in the world, it also has claimed the top spot for a supercomputer used in a commercial setting. The Pangea III, which leverages IBM's Power9 CPU-GPU architecture, will ...

NetApp Stresses Consistency in Hybrid Deployments

June 18th, 2019 Comments Off on NetApp Stresses Consistency in Hybrid Deployments
Cloud providers seeking to cash in on the accelerating shift to hybrid and multi-cloud deployments are emphasizing their ability to provide consistent performance across in-house and public cloud installations. That feature, for example, allows developers to migrate and access ...

HPE Expands GreenLake Service

June 18th, 2019 Comments Off on HPE Expands GreenLake Service
Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which launched its GreenLake hybrid cloud initiative in 2017 as a pay-as-you-go automated service, said it is expanding that cloud services strategy with new tools along with partnerships with Google Cloud and datacenter specialists CyrusOne and ...
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