Advanced Computing in the Age of AI | Sunday, September 26, 2021
Even as natural language processing (NLP) budgets are continuing to grow within many enterprises, the technology still needs critical refinements that will bolster its accuracy and make it easier to use by non-data scientists for a wide range of business projects. Those are some of the conclusions of a new global online study of the ... Full article
Nvidia again dominated the latest round of MLPerf inference benchmark (v 1.1) results when they were unveiled Sept. 23 (Thursday), sweeping the top spots in the closed data center and edge categories. And in an interesting show of progress, Intel demonstrated x86 competence for inferencing and Arm chips even showed up in the data center ... Full article
AI usage inside enterprises often starts out slowly, from conceptual stages to pilots to testing and eventual deployment. But as those ground-breaking projects mature and more AI uses are discovered and encouraged, companies must constantly re-evaluate their strategies and look to accelerate their AI deployments to keep pace and aim for bigger goals. That’s the ... Full article
Though IT hiring is showing signs of rebounding in the wake of the still-lingering COVID-19 pandemic, finding qualified candidates with high-demand open source skills continues to be a huge challenge for many enterprises around the world. That is one of the frustrations repeatedly being heard from hiring managers everywhere, according to the latest 2021 Open ... Full article
Since 1965, Moore’s law – engineer Gordon Moore’s astute observation that the number of transistors on chips will double each year to keep up with the needs of technology – has remained true. At one point, Moore’s law was adjusted to the number of transistors doubling every 18 months as they got smaller and smaller ... Full article
AI algorithms have made tremendous progress in making many computational processes more efficient, but “efficiency” isn’t always the name of the game for the AI industry itself. Famously, a team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst concluded that – at least as of a few years ago – a single training run for ... Full article
Five months ago, when Cerebras Systems debuted its second-generation wafer-scale silicon system (CS-2), co-founder and CEO Andrew Feldman hinted of the company’s coming cloud plans, and now those plans have come to fruition. Today, Cerebras and Cirrascale Cloud Services are launching the Cerebras Cloud @ Cirrascale platform, providing access to Cerebras’ CS-2 Wafer-Scale Engine (WSE) ... Full article
Just before the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020, GigaIO introduced its Universal Composable Fabric technology, which allows enterprises to bring together any HPC and AI resources and integrate them with networking, storage, memory and specialized accelerators into a single-system cluster fabric. And while installations of its fabric, called FabreX, stalled a bit at the ... Full article
Getting the software right is important when developing machine learning models, such as recommendation or classification systems. But at eBay, optimizing the software to run on a particular piece of hardware using distillation and quantization techniques was absolutely essential to ensure scalability. eBay’s head of machine learning and NLP Selcuk Kopru described how the company ... Full article
Using drones, aerial images from airplanes and 360-degree cameras mounted on construction site hard hats worn by workers, AI is being integrated in an ever-widening range of roles in the construction industry, from apartment building projects to road building and more. It is all part of the constantly evolving expansion of AI use cases in ... Full article
With official support for a stable CentOS 8 Linux operating system set to end Dec. 31 from Red Hat, dedicated, long-time enterprise users of the OS have been scrambling to determine what to do to keep their critical IT infrastructures up and running safely after the deadline passes. For enterprise users that are not yet ... Full article
An artificial intelligence system may technologically be able to “invent” things, but then such a system cannot literally be named as an “inventor” on an official patent application to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. That is the recent decision of a federal district court judge who ruled in a case filed by Stephen L. ... Full article
As the U.S. Internal Revenue Service processes hundreds of millions of tax returns for individuals and businesses each year, there is much more to the task than just calculating taxes, refunds and balances that are due. Also critical to the process is an elaborate system to fight tax fraud by uncovering and analyzing irregular patterns ... 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: Nicolas Alberga Itential, providers of network and cloud automation software solutions, appointed Nicolas Alberga as its chief financial officer.  Alberga brings more than 20 years of experience as a ... Full article
Organizations are always fighting to operationalize their machine learning models and get them into production to help their businesses. Data scientists build machine learning models, but they are typically unaware of the production aspects of deploying or scoring those models. They usually refrain from touching production in case something goes wrong. It is also typically ... Full article
For the first time, FedEx Ground is using AI-enabled robotic arms in some of its package sorting facilities to increase the number of tougher-to-handle small packages that can be sorted and routed every hour, while also allowing hard-to-find workers to focus on more important tasks. The shipping company has been using two robotic arm systems ... Full article
Using AI, IBM Watson and hybrid cloud, IBM is expanding the real-time data insights available to fans of the US Open Tennis tournament so they can get even deeper, match-by-match details on their favorite players and rounds as the event unfolds. IBM has been working with the US Open and its host, the United States ... Full article
Vic.ai, a four-year-old enterprise accounting software company that uses AI to intelligently learn from user inputs and a customer’s historical accounting data, has secured another $50 million in Series B funding from its investors. The latest cash infusion will be used to grow its customer base for its enterprise product and add new capabilities for ... Full article
As the head of enterprise computing for Nvidia, Manuvir Das works with his team daily to help enterprises explore AI technologies and find new ways to use them in their businesses. Das is the GPU maker’s point person and public face when it comes to AI in the enterprise, speaking regularly at Nvidia’s GTC conferences ... Full article
As the number of industries integrating artificial intelligence (AI) into their operations continues to grow, more organizations are scrutinizing their AI system design workflows, including the roles of modeling and data. Within the workflows, organizations are finding and confirming that starting with good data plays the largest role in producing accurate insights. That is because ... Full article
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