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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
If you are an AI technology leader and you often don't have answers on how AI makes decisions within your company's operations, you are not alone. Nearly two-thirds of C-level AI leaders can’t explain how specific AI model decisions or predictions are made, according to a new survey on AI ethics by credit report and analytics software vendor, FICO, ... Full article
MICROSOFT BUILD 2021 – Eight months after licensing the GPT-3 natural language AI model from OpenAI last September, Microsoft is integrating the language generator into its Microsoft Power Apps software to make it easier for enterprise workers to build no-code applications. The news, which was announced May 25 (Tuesday) at the virtual Microsoft Build 2021 conference, marks the first ... Full article
GOOGLE I/O 2021 – Google CEO Sundar Pichai spoke for only one minute and 42 seconds about the company’s latest TPU v4 Tensor Processing Units during his keynote at the Google I/O virtual conference this week, but it may have been the most important and awaited news from the event. With the new TPUs, which are powered by Google’s ... 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
Torch.AI is bringing in $27 million in state tax incentives from Kansas to expand its operations in a suburb of Kansas City. The fresh cash influx comes less than two months after the company secured $30 million in new Series A funding that is also aimed at growing its business. The $27 million tax incentive package was awarded by ... Full article
DELL TECHNOLOGIES WORLD 2020 – Eight months after announcing in September 2020 that Dell Technologies would make all of its IT products and services available through as-a-service offerings in the future, the company today (May 5) unveiled the first part of that strategy by introducing the general availability of its APEX data storage as-a-service option. Fueled by demand from ... Full article
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is announcing a new public-private partnership aimed squarely at the development of next-generation technologies: the Resilient & Intelligent NextG Systems (RINGS) program. RINGS will focus on accelerating research in the areas of wireless and mobile communication, networking, sensing, computing systems and global-scale services. “ systems are future versions of today’s cellular, Wi-Fi and satellite ... Full article
Software-defined storage vendor Excelero has been helping customers share NVMe storage across networks both on-premises or in private clouds for years, but now, for the first time, the company is bringing its NVMesh storage to the Microsoft Azure public cloud. For Excelero, the move follows a growing number of customer requests to bring their I/O intensive workloads including AI, ... Full article
RED HAT SUMMIT 2021 – Change has always been constant for Red Hat as the Linux and open source powerhouse in the marketplace. Since its founding in 1993 with Red Hat Linux, it has over the years matured as an open source company, then as an even more specialized enterprise Linux and enterprise open source company. But over the ... Full article
AI is already being used in early testing to detect the first glimmers of deadly wildfires in California, which each year destroy billions of dollars in property, kill innocent victims in their wake and leave communities devastated. But although wildfire detection is a start, it still doesn’t go far enough, says AI expert and futurist Neil Sahota. Instead, what ... Full article
Data annotation and labeling startup Scale AI is taking in another $325 million in new investment, this time through a Series E round. The San Francisco-based company, which was founded in 2016, works to help enterprises annotate or label their stores of data so it can be used more effectively to drive business growth while using their data resources ... 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
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
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
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
AI developers have been steadily segmenting the booming financial services technology sector with new tools aimed at automating business processes. Among the latest examples are fintech startups applying AI to the drafting and analysis of business contracts, a software service known as contract lifecycle management (CLM). A recent entry, Toronto-based Arteria AI Inc., announced an early funding round this ... Full article

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