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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: George Axberg VAST Data appointed George Axberg to lead the company’s data protection strategy with its global customers. Prior to joining VAST Data, Axberg spent 16 years at Dell ... Full article
Large global energy companies have a seriously challenging technology problem – due to varying compliance and data residency regulations around the world, they have business data that must be maintained in diverse ways in multiple locations. That results in critical business data being stored in separate silos, making it much harder to find needed data ... Full article
Bringing large language model (LLM) capabilities directly to enterprises to help them expand their business strategies and capabilities is the focus of Nvidia’s new NeMo Megatron large language framework and its latest customizable 530B parameter Megatron-Turing model. Unveiled Nov. 9 at the company’s fall GTC21 conference, the new Megatron framework and the model itself were ... 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: Kristina Agassi and Paul Scholey  Sisense, the AI-driven cloud platform provider for infusing analytics everywhere, appointed Kristina Agassi as its general counsel. Agassi will be responsible for overseeing Sisense’s ... Full article
Hot on the heels of recent GPT language model product news from SambaNova, Microsoft and Nvidia, China-based Inspur AI Research has announced its Yuan 1.0 language model, which has 245.7 billion parameters and has undergone training using 5TB of datasets. What makes Yuan 1.0 different, however, is that it was built from the ground up ... Full article
As IoT has soared in adoption and use, the IoT development process has stubbornly fallen behind, still requiring up to five years between a product concept and its eventual development and release on the market. That is not helping Internet of Things (IoT) device manufacturers and developers release new products, but it has been a ... Full article
Working together to bolster the security of open source software for enterprises in the U.S. and around the world, a group of technology and financial companies has amassed $10 million in new investments to raise their game, particularly in the battle against devastating supply chain cyberattacks. The money, which will come from companies including Amazon, ... 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: Beena Ammanath Beena Ammanath, executive director of the Deloitte AI Institute, joined the board of trustees at AnitaB.org, the global nonprofit company focused on intersectional gender and pay parity ... 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
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: Shekar Ayyar AI and HPC software vendor Altair has appointed Shekar Ayyar, the CEO of AdMY Technologies Inc., to its board of directors. Ayyar, a venture partner with NTTVC, ... Full article
Jim Whitehurst, the former Delta Air Lines COO who joined Red Hat in January 2008 and led the open source and Linux company as it was acquired by IBM in July of 2019, is now out at IBM. Whitehurst’s departure was one of a series of executive changes made by Big Blue on July 2 ... Full article
Tesla first made a cryptic reference to it's project Dojo, a “super-powerful training computer” for video data processing, in 2019. Later, in the summer of 2020, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted: “Tesla is developing a training computer called Dojo to process truly vast amounts of video data. It’s a beast! … A truly ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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. ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... Full article

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