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Facial Recognition’s Big 3: Accuracy (without Bias), Speed and Size

Facial Recognition’s Big 3: Accuracy (without Bias), Speed and Size

Having witnessed advancements in facial recognition from the start, I’ve marveled at the accumulation of use cases ...

Applied Materials Embedding New Memory Technologies in Chips

Applied Materials Embedding New Memory Technologies in Chips

Applied Materials, the $17 billion Santa Clara-based materials engineering company for the semiconductor industry, today announced manufacturing ...

IoT Is Coming to Your Pets

IoT Is Coming to Your Pets

People will do anything for their pets – this is something businesses bank on. Pets are family, ...

Cloudian, Seagate Partner on AI Cloud Storage

Cloudian, Seagate Partner on AI Cloud Storage

Data storage technology vendors Cloudian and Seagate Technology are teaming on a private cloud storage platform aimed ...

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July 19, 2019
Having witnessed advancements in facial recognition from the start, I’ve marveled at the accumulation of use cases as companies familiarize themselves with the technology. Facial recognition facilitates enhancements to everyday life — helping us organize our online photos, replacing badges for secure access on corporate campuses, rewarding repeat customers in retail spaces and more. On the other end of ... Full article
July 16, 2019
Ranked behind only the Dell-EMC and Avago-Broadcom acquisitions as the largest in the history of the technology industry, IBM’s $34 billion blockbuster purchase of Red Hat, announced last October and closed last week, may already be paying dividends. This morning IBM and AT&T announced a multi-year alliance, and Red Hat is in the middle of it. IBM and AT&T ... Full article
July 9, 2019
Applied Materials, the $17 billion Santa Clara-based materials engineering company for the semiconductor industry, today announced manufacturing systems enabling new memory technologies to be deposited “with atomic-level precision” within chips. “Today’s high-volume memory technologies including DRAM, SRAM and flash were invented decades ago and have become ubiquitous in digital devices and systems,” said the company. “New memories – notably ... Full article
July 5, 2019
People will do anything for their pets – this is something businesses bank on. Pets are family, after all, and in the U.S. alone there are 85 million families with pets, so it’s no surprise the pet industry is getting smarter about helping pet owners monitor and entertain their furry friends. Cheaper and better microcontrollers mean almost anything can ... Full article
July 1, 2019
With all the breakthroughs in AI in recent years, it’s hard to fathom why an AI Winter would happen. But it’s actually a matter of debate at the moment, with many sounding like the Starks of Winterfell in their certainty that winter is indeed coming. For example, noted AI Scientist Filip Piekniewski believes another winter is not only inevitable ... Full article
June 25, 2019
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 in a system aimed at “capacity-intensive” workloads requiring tens of petabytes of storage. Cloudian specializes in object storage platforms while ... Full article
June 18, 2019
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 Equinix. Among the goals is extending those services from the datacenter to the cloud and out to new edge services. ... Full article
June 11, 2019
Deep learning is still a stick-figure emulation of human learning. DL can be trained to a supercharged IQ based on an astounding amount of information, enabling it to execute some tasks beyond human capability. But deep learning has a learning disability. People learn continually (it’s hoped) – every day, in real time. But deep learning is typically based on ... Full article
June 7, 2019
Investors are zeroing in on the open standard RISC-V instruction set architecture and the processor intellectual property being developed by a batch of high-flying chip startups. Last fall, Esperanto Technologies announced a $58 million funding round. The chip IP vendor is incorporating more than 1,000 RISC-V cores onto a single 7-nm chip. Data storage specialist Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) is ... Full article
June 4, 2019
Infineon Technologies’ acquisition of Silicon Valley mainstay Cypress Semiconductor Corp. underscores what increasingly looks like the end of an era for high-flying U.S. chip makers that have seen their fortunes dim as semiconductor manufacturing shifts to Asia and the pace of industry consolidation quickens. The $10.1 billion cash deal announced over the weekend would make Munich-based Infineon the leading ... Full article
May 28, 2019
Nvidia is putting a combination of its GPU processors and AI software stack out at the edge within a scalable compute platform designed to enable low latency edge AI “to perceive, understand and act in real time on continuous streaming data between 5G base stations,” according to the company. Announced at Computex in Taipei, Nvidia’s new EGX was created ... Full article
May 21, 2019
Hardware vendors are betting the transition to 5G wireless networks supporting myriad connected consumer and industrial devices also will accelerate the shift to heavy-duty bare-metal servers as a way to provision cloud-native tools like the Kubernetes cluster orchestrator. The expansion of the Kubernetes ecosystem as a de facto standard for managing application containers is reflected in adoption of the ... Full article
May 16, 2019
Edge computing is emerging as the killer app for AI and ML, with staggering growth predictions. Projections indicate there will be more than 50 billion internet-connected objects and devices by 2020, representing an $11 trillion market opportunity, across all major verticals combined. The global autonomous vehicle market alone is expected to surpass $50 billion this year, and $550 billion ... Full article
May 14, 2019
There is no shortage of processing architectures emerging to accelerate deep learning workloads, with two more options emerging this week to challenge GPU leader Nvidia. First, Intel researchers claimed a new deep learning record for image classification on the ResNet-50 convolutional neural network. Separately, Israeli AI chip startup Hailo.ai released a new deep learning processor on Tuesday (May 14) ... Full article
May 10, 2019
SAP continues to push its flagship HANA in-memory database platform higher into the cloud with a range of new analytics, cloud storage, AI and robotic process automation features aimed down-market beyond big companies and “complex scenarios.” As SAP (NYSE: SAP) points HANA toward a mass market, “We want to see all industries in the cloud, the public cloud ... Full article
May 6, 2019
As the volume and velocity of data grows exponentially, storage vendors are increasingly promoting NVM Express as a device interface for accessing non-volatile storage media. Enterprise storage vendors such as Western Digital describe the challenge this way: transforming the currently two-lane country road based on conventional serial-attached hard drives “to a fast, 12-lane divided highway driven by NVMe.” Extending ... Full article
May 1, 2019
Riddle: It’s arguably the most powerful thing in the world and becoming more so, it’s everywhere yet we can’t see it. Answer: Data. That is: AI data. Here at Dell Technologies World in Las Vegas, CEO Michael Dell stated it this way: “We’re codifying the world, we’re creating a digital twin of reality, an alternate universe that is rich ... Full article
May 1, 2019
The rise of application containers has touched off a debate about whether containers will eventually replace virtual machines. For a number of reasons, most notably security, probably not. At least not anytime soon. What’s striking is how similar the container and VM camps sound in promoting their latest platforms. This week, Docker unveiled the latest enterprise version of its ... Full article
April 30, 2019
The intelligent edge has gained much buzz recently, including interesting comments from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella during a keynote at Mobile World Congress. But as IoT devices and applications become more advanced, producing more data and demanding greater speed and power, the need arises for a more efficient edge computing approach. Consider a common IoT product, such as a ... Full article
April 30, 2019
Dell EMC has launched a thoroughbred machine learning server for the data center and at the edge, its most powerful in the company’s line of AI servers, with four, eight or 10 Nvidia Tesla V100 GPUs (14 single-precision teraflops or 112 mixed-precision "AI" teraflops per processor) and up to eight NVMe local storage drives. In short: a lot of ... Full article

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