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AMD Recruits Intel, IBM Execs; Pending Layoffs Reported at Intel Data Center Group

AMD Recruits Intel, IBM Execs; Pending Layoffs Reported at Intel Data Cente...

 AMD has raided Intel and IBM for new senior managers, one of whom will replace an AMD ...

Survey: AI Must Be a ‘Strategic Lever’

Survey: AI Must Be a ‘Strategic Lever’

Hyper-scalers are racing to deploy AI technologies. Meanwhile, other sectors such as finance, healthcare and transportation ramping ...

China’s Coming Crypto Yuan and the Digital Disruption of Banking, for Starters

China’s Coming Crypto Yuan and the Digital Disruption of Banking, for Sta...

Even as China signed an agreement with the U.S. this week billed as a step toward reducing ...

Quantum Computing, ML Drive 2019 Patent Awards

Quantum Computing, ML Drive 2019 Patent Awards

The dizzying pace of technology innovation often fueled by the growing availability of computing horsepower is underscored ...

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January 17, 2020
 AMD has raided Intel and IBM for new senior managers, one of whom will replace an AMD executive exec who has played a prominent role during the company’s recharged effort to win the hearts and minds of the data center server processor market. In addition, a news report stated that up to 30 percent of employees in Intel’s Data ... Full article
January 17, 2020
Hyper-scalers are racing to deploy AI technologies. Meanwhile, other sectors such as finance, healthcare and transportation ramping up AI initiatives are confronting challenges while considering precisely where automation technologies fit into individual company strategies. That along with lingering concerns about AI hype are among the key conclusions of the latest enterprise AI survey, this one released this week by ... Full article
January 16, 2020
Even as China signed an agreement with the U.S. this week billed as a step toward reducing trade tensions, it’s unlikely the signing ceremony heralds a new era of détente between the two economic, military and technological superpowers. Assuming the agreement brings calm to the US-China trade war, the geopolitical clash will continue by other means. One area of ... Full article
January 14, 2020
The dizzying pace of technology innovation often fueled by the growing availability of computing horsepower is underscored by the race to develop unique designs and application that can be patented. Among the goals of many of the companies we track is building up their intellectual property portfolios to provide a steady stream of licensing revenue when markets turn south. ... Full article
January 13, 2020
Artificial intelligence was on the tip of the tongue this week at CES, the annual technology extravaganza formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show. From Samsung’s Neon avatars and LG’s smart washing machine, to Intel’s Tiger Lake processors and the gun-detecting PATSCAN, AI seemed to be everywhere. Samsung’s research subsidiary, STAR Labs, unveiled its latest AI project, called Neon. ... Full article
January 13, 2020
According to Accenture, 77 percent of smart devices include at least one AI feature. It is anticipated that by 2025 the global AI market will reach $60 billion. The growth of AI has created greater demand for this technology from consumers and organizations alike. Both are embracing AI technology and driving further innovation with their adoption. There is a ... Full article
January 9, 2020
When it comes to new technology, it’s been said government initially stays uninvolved – then gets too involved. The White House’s guidelines for federal agencies on AI regulations, issued this week, can be viewed as a government still in the uninvolved stage. If companies pouring billions into AI look to the guidelines for insight regarding federal regulatory guardrails, they’ll ... Full article
January 8, 2020
 Advances in AI and cloud technologies are helping health and pharmaceutical companies improve services, but they come with regulatory challenges. Let’s look at how smart companies are leveraging smart tech to gain a competitive advantage, and stay on the right side of the law, in 2020. We tend to think of technological advancements arising in response to needs, such ... Full article
December 23, 2019
U.S. chipmaker Nvidia has been granted unconditional approval by the European Union to acquire Israel networking company Mellanox Technologies, clearing a hurdle for the $6.8 billion deal, announced in March. The EU approval went through without Nvidia having to offer concessions. The European Commission concluded that “the proposed acquisition would raise no competition concerns, because the companies mainly supply complementary ... Full article
December 20, 2019
One decade passes away, another decade comes – and it makes people think. For starters, we think about what to call the decade coming to end: the “twenty-teens”, “twenty-tens”? Awkward to refer to, it's harder to classify. The 1920s were "Roaring," but how do you label a decade as polarized as our politics: globalism and nationalism, free trade and ... Full article
December 20, 2019
The U.S. Energy Department’s research arm is leveraging machine learning technologies to simplify the design process for energy systems ranging from photovoltaics and wind turbines to aircraft engine compressors. The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E, last month announced 23 research contracts totaling $15 million to incorporate machine learning into energy product designs. The first-phase contracts are part of ... Full article
December 18, 2019
Nvidia launched a raft of new autonomous driving- and conversational AI-related products today at its GTC China Conference, along with a strategic relationship with Didi Chuxing (DiDi), a mobile transportation platform. The company introduced Drive AGX Orin, which Nvidia said is an advanced, software-defined platform for autonomous vehicles (AVs) and robots. Powered by a new SoC called Orin, the ... Full article
December 16, 2019
We all know today’s IT infrastructures are incredibly complex, and the expected increase in application demands and data growth will only exacerbate that complexity. It’s also fair to say that this trend is irreversible. This phenomenon is a natural outcome of forces such as the massive growth of e-commerce and associated customer expectations, hybrid-cloud adoption, an increasingly mobile workforce and ... Full article
December 12, 2019
While developers are moving up the machine-learning learning curve, a vendor survey finds they still have a way to go in scaling ML deployments. Algorithmia’s annual survey of the state of enterprise machine learning technology released on Thursday (Dec. 12) did find an uptick in machine learning deployments over the past year. A modest 22 percent of companies surveyed ... Full article
December 12, 2019
Change within Intel’s upper management – and to its company mission – has continued as a published report has disclosed that chip technology heavyweight Gary Patton, GlobalFoundries’ CTO and R&D SVP as well as former IBM VP of semiconductor R&D, has joined Intel as corporate VP and GM of design enablement. He will report to CTO Michael Mayberry. The ... Full article
December 11, 2019
A wholesale shift is underway to agile IT microservices as enterprises look to stay a step ahead of emerging business models along with the distributed applications and services that are driving a broad-based digital transformation. A key to that transition is adoption of AI technologies and the deployment of machine learning tools in the workplace. That combination has spawned ... Full article
December 10, 2019
Designed to push the frontiers of computing chip and systems performance optimized for AI workloads, an 8 petaflop IBM Power9-based supercomputer has been unveiled in upstate New York that will be used by IBM data and computer scientists, by academic researchers and by industrial and commercial end-users. Installed at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Center for Computational Innovations (CCI), the ... Full article
December 9, 2019
In this monthly feature, we'll keep you up to date on the latest career developments in the enterprise A.I. community -- promotions, new hires, and accolades. Here's the A.I. career news for early December: Ari Berman BioTeam, Inc. promoted Ari Berman to chief executive officer. In his new role, Berman will expand the company's reach into the scientific and ... Full article
December 9, 2019
Hype happens like a virus: We’re suddenly jammed into our seats and told to watch a new movie. Then afterward — often as soon as the lights go up — we become ourselves again and the virus is gone. Most of the time, hype is harmless: We’ve wasted time and a few dollars, but we’ll recover soon. But hype ... Full article
December 4, 2019
Medical applications are emerging as an attractive market for AI developers pitching machine learning solutions that reduce time spent on administrative tasks by physicians while also meeting strict regulatory requirements for patient privacy. This week, for example, Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) added a secure learning tool to its Clara AI platform aimed at medical imaging. Amazon followed with a speech recognition ... Full article

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