Advanced Computing in the Age of AI | Wednesday, June 16, 2021
To boost the performance of busy CPUs hosted by cloud service providers, Intel Corp. has launched a new line of Infrastructure Processing Units (IPUs) that take over some of a CPU’s overhead to let it do more processing for revenue-generating tasks. The IPUs are described by Intel as programmable networking devices that are designed and built to relieve CPUs ... Full article
For nearly every sector, AI and ML are not elements of a far flung future, but real tools useful to companies right now. Few industries feature more paperwork or repetitive tasks than the big two professional services — accounting and legal work — and tasks like invoice review, budgeting and compliance are particularly well-suited for AI intervention. Look to ... Full article
In this monthly feature we bring you up to date on the latest career developments in the enterprise AI community -- promotions, new hires and accolades: Sam Alkharrat, Ed Cardon, and Tod Weber C3 AI, an enterprise AI software provider, welcomed three new executives to its leadership team. Sam Alkharrat joined C3 AI as its president and chief revenue ... Full article
It has been a busy seven months for AI chip startup Mythic AI. Seven months ago, the company unveiled its first M1108 Analog Matrix Processor (AMP) for AI inferencing. Then one month ago Mythic AI announced a new $70 million Series C investment round to bring its chips to mass production and to develop its next hardware and software ... Full article
Entrepreneurs and investors regularly dismiss claims that artificial intelligence will replace people in the workplace. AI needs humans to function, they say, and AI doesn’t want to take the place of workers. This response rings hollow to critics, however, because the assumption remains that humans become an afterthought once leaders broadly deploy AI within an organization. And nobody, critics argue, ... Full article
Six months after unveiling its first M1108 Analog Matrix Processor (AMP) for AI inferencing, Mythic AI has just received a new $70 million Series C investment round to bring the chips to mass production and to develop its next hardware and software products. The new investment round, which was led by led by BlackRock and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), ... Full article
In this monthly feature we bring you up to date on the latest career developments in the enterprise AI community -- promotions, new hires and accolades: Mike Adler N-able (formerly SolarWinds MSP) appointed Mike Adler as its chief technology and product officer. Adler will be responsible for leading the N-able global technology and product organizations. He has held executive ... Full article
Nvidia GTC21 – Automated speech recognition services with improved accuracy for enterprise applications are the object of a new batch of pre-trained deep learning models and software from Nvidia aimed at interactive AI conversational services. The Jarvis translation platform announced during this week’s Nvidia GPU Technology Conference casts a wide net across different industry and domain applications. The Jarvis ... Full article
At GTC 2021, Nvidia has announced an upgraded iteration of its DGX SuperPods, calling the new offering “the first cloud-native, multi-tenant supercomputer.” The newly announced SuperPods come just two years after the first SuperPods, networked clusters of 96 DGX-2H systems that debuted as one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers in 2019. In 2020, Nvidia expanded the availability of ... Full article
It’s never been easy to detect defective welds in machinery. That’s because it is difficult to see deep inside welds to check for proper and complete bonding as metal parts are melded together with precision on factory assembly lines. But in a partnership with Intel Corp., John Deere, the makers of complex, mechanized farm tractors, combines, construction equipment, forestry ... Full article
In this monthly feature we bring you up to date on the latest career developments in the enterprise AI community -- promotions, new hires and accolades: Pascal Bornet Aera Technology, a cognitive automation company, appointed Pascal Bornet as its chief data officer. Bornet brings over 20 years of experience, including founding the artificial intelligence and automation practices for McKinsey ... Full article
The rise of precision medicine is being augmented by greater use of deep learning technologies that provide predictive analytics for earlier diagnosis of a range of debilitating diseases. The latest example comes from researchers at Michigan-based Beaumont Health who used deep learning to analyze genomic DNA. The resulting simple blood test could be used to detect earlier onset of ... Full article
With the recent release of its IBM Cloud Pak for Data, IBM is quickly expanding the tools it offers to enterprise customers that want to put their workloads onto IBM’s Cloud Satellite. The IBM Cloud Pak for Data, which became generally available to customers on March 26, is the first major add-on for Cloud Satellite since the nascent service ... Full article
AI startups based in Israel have had little difficulty raising venture funding. Some are now following the lead of their U.S. counterparts by going public. Among the first is industrial AI specialist Razor Labs, which also raised $36 million while launching an initial public offering on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, operating with the ticker symbol TASE: RZR. It ... Full article
Fueled by the need for faster life sciences and healthcare research, especially in the wake of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, IBM and the 100-year-old Cleveland Clinic are partnering to bolster the Clinic’s research capabilities by integrating a wide range of IBM’s advanced technologies in AI, quantum computing and the cloud. For the Cleveland Clinic, the 10-year partnership with IBM ... Full article
Beauty, it is said, resides in the eye of the beholder. What if that beholder is a machine learning model being trained to describe and classify fine works of art? That’s what AI researchers at Zhejiang University of Technology in China are attempting to find out by comparing the ability of different models trained on a growing list of ... Full article
As barriers to entry are lowered, more companies are looking for ways to accelerate deployment and scaling of machine learning models. That is creating demand for MLOps tools and plug-play models used to accelerate data preparation and model creation. To fill those needs enterprise AI platform vendor LogicPlum Inc. has unveiled an updated platform that automates development of time-series, ... Full article
An open-source AI initiative has come up with a prototype system in the form of a voice-activated backpack that promises to help the visually impaired perceive and navigate their surroundings. The project, which is sponsored by Intel Corp., draws not only on AI hardware and software but also on open-source development kits and critical input from potential users. Those ... Full article
Artificial Intelligence -- including its subset machine learning -- is one of the most transformative technologies to be available to businesses in decades. The emphasis it brings to data insights, the speed of delivery and the creativity that underpins it are radical. It’s a data world and we just live in it. Yet many businesses haven’t adopted machine learning ... Full article
Choosing candidates to hire or admit to a competitive university graduate program can often be a subjective exercise. Resumes, recommendations and test scores aside, evaluators often act upon gut instinct. Given that reality, the evaluation technology company Harqen.AI is rolling out an AI-enabled automation service which the company says makes better decisions about hiring and college admissions than humans. ... Full article
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