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Edge AI Startup Kneron Attracts New Investors

Edge AI Startup Kneron Attracts New Investors

Kneron Inc., the AI startup specializing in “on-device” edge inferencing applications, has raised additional funding in the ...

AI-Based Cyber Defenses Secure Drones From Zero-Day Attacks

AI-Based Cyber Defenses Secure Drones From Zero-Day Attacks

Vulnerable to hacking, drones are getting another layer of defense via an AI-based cybersecurity approach that promises ...

Intel Veteran Pat Gelsinger Is Leaving VMware, Returning to Intel as CEO

Intel Veteran Pat Gelsinger Is Leaving VMware, Returning to Intel as CEO

The Intel board of directors has appointed a new CEO. Intel alum Pat Gelsinger is leaving his ...

Google, Nokia Partnering to Create Cloud-Native 5G Wireless Services for the Edge

Google, Nokia Partnering to Create Cloud-Native 5G Wireless Services for th...

Google Cloud and Nokia will collaborate to help telecom carriers upgrade core network infrastructure with cloud-native 5G ...

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January 20, 2021
Kneron Inc., the AI startup specializing in “on-device” edge inferencing applications, has raised additional funding in the form of investments by Taiwanese manufacturing powerhouses Foxconn and Winbond. San Diego-based Kneron said Tuesday (Jan. 20) it will work with Foxconn to develop AI platforms for Industry 4.0 and automotive applications. Foxconn’s MIH electronic vehicle platform will serve as the basis ... Full article
January 19, 2021
Vulnerable to hacking, drones are getting another layer of defense via an AI-based cybersecurity approach that promises to shield the flying edge devices from zero-day attacks. SparkCognition, an industrial AI specialist, said this week the SkyGrid unit it formed with Boeing Co. has developed an AI-based cyber defense for drones that would detect attacks during flights, allowing operators to ... Full article
January 14, 2021
Google Cloud and Nokia will collaborate to help telecom carriers upgrade core network infrastructure with cloud-native 5G wireless services. The capabilities could be used to extend 5G bandwidth to the network edge. The partners said Thursday (Jan. 14) the cloud-native 5G edge services would be built around Google’s Anthos cloud services platform along with the cloud provider’s AI, machine ... Full article
January 12, 2021
Intel Corp. used this week’s virtual CES 2021 event to reassert its dominance of the data center with the formal roll out of its next-generation server chip, the 10nm Xeon Scalable processor that targets AI and HPC workloads. The third-generation “Ice Lake” family is Intel’s first at the 10nm process node, incorporating a new core architecture that incorporates more ... Full article
January 11, 2021
A dispute over Chinese regulatory approval of its acquisition of Acacia Communications Inc. prompted Cisco Systems to seek a court order compelling the optical component maker to move ahead with the $2.8 billion transaction. Acacia said Monday (Jan. 11) it has filed a counterclaim. Cisco announced its acquisition of Acacia in July 2019. Acacia asserted late last week it ... Full article
January 8, 2021
Addressing power constraints for “always-on” edge devices, the latest neural processor from Syntiant Corp. is designed to run multiple applications simultaneously while limiting energy budgets. The custom AI silicon startup said this week its second-generation neural decision processor is aimed at low-power audio and sensor processing tasks. Those include beamforming, echo-cancellation, noise suppression and speech enhancement, among others. The ... Full article
December 21, 2020
AI adoption inside U.S. companies  is soaring, with a recent PwC study concluding that 86 percent of 1,032 IT respondents believe that AI will be a mainstream technology for their companies in 2021. The problem, though, is that under closer inspection, some AI is nothing more than marketing hype once you look under the hood. AI is used nowadays ... Full article
December 16, 2020
Grafana Labs, developer of a popular open source tool for visualizing logs and metrics, joins a growing list of Amazon Web Services partners, allowing AWS customer to run Grafana’s dashboards natively as a managed service. In a related move, AWS also this week unveiled a managed service for Prometheus, the machine data storage and monitoring platform for cloud-native deployments. The ... Full article
December 16, 2020
Finding ways to bring AI more deeply into the business worlds of fintech, technology and academia is the mission of the new National Council for Artificial Intelligence (NCAI). Bolstered by members so far including Microsoft, Visa, Mastercard, Nasdaq, the Brookings Institution, SUNY, and the University of Central Florida, the group aims to find ways to inspire and promote AI ... Full article
December 15, 2020
AI vendors are rolling out a steady stream of edge processing platforms spanning everything from multicore systems-on-chips to analog approaches that seek to imbue sensors with greater intelligence while reducing power consumption in always-on devices. Along with lower latency, smart edge deployments require low-power AI processing via a variety of hardware and optimized software frameworks. A pair of approaches ... Full article
December 11, 2020
Since its start as a beta project two years ago, Azure Digital Twins was designed as a tool to help enterprises digitally build virtual physical environments for product modeling and related critical business projects. Now Azure Digital Twins has matured to be generally available as a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering to enterprises in Azure, where they can bring together data ... Full article
December 11, 2020
As AI moves inexorably to the edge, placing machine learning models closer to where data is generated, more tools are emerging to enable ML operations needed for AI-based application development. Some are code-free software platforms that allow developers to drag-and-drop when deploying AI apps. Google led the way in 2018 with its AutoML service. Others are following with open-source ... Full article
December 10, 2020
Greater access to big data and HPC resources are enabling enterprise use of emerging AI tools and machine learning models to help protect corporate networks and secure enterprise applications. Cyber experts at this week’s Society of HPC Professionals annual meeting said those automation tools are improving as data analytics platforms scan billions of network signals to detect and block ... Full article
December 3, 2020
Nutanix introduced a series of upgrades this week that include cloud tiering of object storage, promoted as a way of leveraging public cloud infrastructure while improving data management across different clouds. The upgrades are a response to the growing number of enterprise customers adopting multi-cloud strategies as they extend workloads like cloud databases to the network edge. Nutanix said ... Full article
December 3, 2020
Lenovo’s Data Center Group seeks to unify data from edge to cloud via new data management software, an all-flash storage array that supports object storage as well as AI-driven storage management and a data fabric geared toward data analytics. The data management suite is among the latest offered by infrastructure vendors who are targeting the growing volumes of data ... Full article
November 27, 2020
Gen X, Y, and Z get all the attention but what we need to talk about in IT is Gen S: Generation Scale-Out. Times have changed. The enterprise technology stack of 10 years ago, when VMs and block-based Storage Area Networks (SANs) ran SQL databases and bolted-on data services like backups, is hardly recognizable today. Nothing was abstracted from ... Full article
November 25, 2020
With some 80 AI chip vendors and startups in the marketplace, every company says they have a better idea when it comes to building AI chips for a wide range of industries and uses. For SimpleMachines, a three-year-old fab-less AI chip designer that's taking on chip giants like Nvidia and Marvell (as well as a wide-open field of startups ... Full article
November 20, 2020
Development and deployment of AI-based sensors has been rising steadily over the last several years as advancements in machine learning and computer vision allow early adopters to gather and analyze more data from AI sensors added to existing hardware. A market forecast released this week by Lux Research also lists natural language processing as a key automation technology to ... Full article
November 19, 2020
The convergence of cloud computing and high-bandwidth telecommunication networks has spawned an industry group to begin forging best practices for using cloud-native frameworks in telecom while defining cloud-native network functions. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) announced the network functions conformance initiative during this week’s KubeCon event. The new CNCF working group will focus on cloud-based network functions practices ... Full article
November 18, 2020
SC20—Before the COVID-19 pandemic essentially stopped the world in its tracks in March, the global HPC server market was expected to grow from $13.7 billion in 2019 to $14.5 billion in 2020, according to estimates from Hyperion Research. Things since then have certainly changed, with Hyperion’s latest November forecast calling for global HPC server revenue for 2020 of $11.9 ... Full article

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