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IBM Reportedly Looking to Sell its Unprofitable Watson Health Business

IBM Reportedly Looking to Sell its Unprofitable Watson Health Business

IBM’s Watson Health business brings in $1 billion a year in revenue, but because the unit still ...

As Insurtech Sector Embraces AI, Startup Zelros Attracts Another $11M in Funding

As Insurtech Sector Embraces AI, Startup Zelros Attracts Another $11M in Fu...

Among the financial sectors embracing AI technology is the insurance industry, which is looking for more personal ...

ENIAC at 75: Celebrating the World’s First Supercomputer

ENIAC at 75: Celebrating the World’s First Supercomputer

With little fanfare, today’s computer revolution was arguably born and announced through a small, innocuous, two-column story ...

Microsoft, HPE Bringing AI, Edge, Cloud to Earth Orbit in Preparation for Mars Missions

Microsoft, HPE Bringing AI, Edge, Cloud to Earth Orbit in Preparation for M...

The International Space Station will soon get a delivery of powerful AI, edge and cloud computing tools ...

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February 25, 2021
Among the financial sectors embracing AI technology is the insurance industry, which is looking for more personal and efficient ways to promote its products and services while streamlining underwriting and other data-heavy functions. Investors sense an opportunity in leveraging AI to finetune the insurance business through the use of technology in what is being called the insurtech sector. This ... Full article
February 11, 2021
With the overriding goal of reducing hardware errors and instability caused by environment noise, quantum computing software startup Q-CTRL has unveiled an AI-based toolset billed as enabling quantum computers to “self-tune” for noise and error suppression. The tools use AI agents to execute algorithms with fewer errors, ultimately boosting the performance of quantum computers for potential enterprise users. The ... Full article
February 8, 2021
IBM and data analytics software vendor Palantir Technologies Inc. will release a cloud data platform in March designed to deploy AI-based applications built around Watson. The service, dubbed Palantir for IBM Cloud Pak for Data, will run on Red Hat OpenShift, enabling hybrid cloud deployments, the partners said Monday (Feb. 8). It also integrates Palantir’s Foundry operations platform designed to integrate ... Full article
February 3, 2021
As Jeff Bezos prepares to give up Amazon’s CEO seat to become the company’s executive chair in the third quarter of 2021, the big question now being asked is what will the market-dominating cloud and online retailer look like under incoming CEO, Andy Jassy? Bezos, 57, announced his intentions Feb. 2 (Tuesday) as Amazon unveiled its fourth quarter financial ... Full article
February 3, 2021
Granulate Cloud Solutions, the AI-based optimization software startup, announced its second financing round in 10 months as adoption of its data center workload accelerator gains traction among enterprise customers looking to squeeze more performance out of underutilized IT infrastructure. Tel Aviv-based Granulate announced a $30 million funding round on Wednesday (Feb. 3), raising its venture total through two rounds ... Full article
January 27, 2021
Fueled by enterprise deployments of hyperconverged infrastructure, the software-defined storage market is booming. That trend has prompted DataCore Software to acquire object storage specialist Caringo Inc., enabling the buyer to offer block, file and object storage as a single package. DataCore said its deal for Caringo closed on Jan. 15. Other terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Caringo has ... Full article
January 22, 2021
Five weeks after angering much of the CentOS Linux developer community by unveiling controversial changes to the no-cost CentOS operating system, Red Hat has unveiled alternatives for affected users that give them several options for using existing Red Hat products. But for many users of CentOS Linux, the Red Hat options won’t solve the huge problems that were created ... Full article
January 21, 2021
Google’s AI ethics mess continues to spread, with reports this week that the company is investigating a second AI ethicist for scanning company files in search of examples of discriminatory treatment of ousted Google researcher Timnit Gebru. Gebru was forced out of her position on Google’s AI ethics team in December following a dispute over attaching the company’s name ... Full article
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 11, 2021
Red Hat is bringing deeper security capabilities to its popular Red Hat OpenShift enterprise Kubernetes platform through the acquisition of container and Kubernetes security vendor StackRox. The deal is the latest part of Red Hat’s road map to deliver a single, holistic platform that enables customers to build, deploy and securely run nearly any application across hybrid clouds, according ... Full article
January 6, 2021
A pair of neural networks unleashed by GPT-3 developer OpenAI use text in the form of image captions as a way of generating images, a predictive approach that developers said will help AI systems better understand language by providing context for deciphering the meaning of words, phrases and sentences. The two models, an offshoot of OpenAI’s third-generation language generator, ... Full article
January 4, 2021
A proposed expansion in facial recognition technology use by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency to screen foreign travelers coming in or out of the United States is being heavily criticized by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which argues that the tighter rules disproportionally harm immigrants and people of color. The proposed rule, which would vastly ... Full article
December 22, 2020
As companies approach their 2021 business planning after the current tumultuous, pandemic-decimated year, it might be a wise idea to use plenty of care when using 2020 business data to make any kinds of projections for the new year. That's the recommendation from data intelligence vendor, Alation, which recently conducted its second State of Data Culture survey in 2020 ... Full article
December 18, 2020
DeepMind requires deep pockets. Reports surfaced this week that the London-based AI lab acquired in 2014 by Google parent Alphabet for about $600 million lost a staggering $649 million in the last year. The Financial Times and other media outlets also reported Thursday (Dec. 17) that Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOGL) has written off roughly $1.5 billion in debt associated with ... Full article
December 18, 2020
Nvidia is making it easier for AWS cloud customers to find and integrate Nvidia software applications into their AI and deep learning projects through an all-new, all-in-one “storefront” in the AWS Marketplace. The storefront, which initially contains 21 applications from the Nvidia GPU Cloud (NGC) software application catalog, is designed to bring Nvidia applications right to AWS so users ... Full article
December 17, 2020
The Pentagon’s premiere R&D agency is expanding an initiative designed to provide technology startups with broader access to semiconductor and other intellectual property in hopes of stimulating innovation. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency said this week it has recruited two additional corporate partners to provide access to IP. Verific Design Automation and CEVA Inc. have signed on to ... Full article
December 16, 2020
AWS re:Invent 2020—For a long time, it has been serious challenge for IT teams to adequately stress-test cloud applications to find and fix their weaknesses, especially at scale. But at this year’s AWS re:Invent 2020 conference, vice president and CTO Dr. Werner Vogels unveiled Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) coming new tool, the AWS Fault Injection Simulator, which aims to ... Full article
December 16, 2020
Nvidia spotlighted an AI inference accelerator, emerging optical interconnects and a new programming framework designed to scale GPU performance during this week’s GTC China virtual event. In a keynote, Bill Dally, Nvidia’s chief scientist, said the MAGNet inference accelerator achieved 100 tera-operations per watt in a simulation. Nvidia is also working with university researchers on GPU optical interconnects as ... 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
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

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