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Army Deploys AI for Battlefield of Things

Army Deploys AI for Battlefield of Things

Deep neural networks are being mustered by U.S. military researchers to marshal new technology forces on the ...

IoT Goes to Sea—Via Satellite

IoT Goes to Sea—Via Satellite

A planned satellite network designed to help cargo ships chart courses through new shipping lanes full of ...

AMD Epyc CPUs Available on IBM Cloud Servers

AMD Epyc CPUs Available on IBM Cloud Servers

AMD’s expanding presence in the data center and cloud computing markets took a step forward with today’s ...

Lenovo Links with Azure HCI Stack for Edge-Core-Cloud Compute, Storage

Lenovo Links with Azure HCI Stack for Edge-Core-Cloud Compute, Storage

Lenovo has linked with Microsoft to offer edge computing and storage hardware for organizations deploying Azure cloud-based ...

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April 3, 2020
Deep neural networks are being mustered by U.S. military researchers to marshal new technology forces on the Internet of Battlefield Things. U.S. Army and industry researchers said this week they have developed a “confidence metric” for assessing the reliability of AI and machine learning algorithms used in deep neural networks. The metric seeks to boost reliability by limiting predictions ... Full article
April 2, 2020
A planned satellite network designed to help cargo ships chart courses through new shipping lanes full of melting sea ice is scheduled for launch in 2022. The new research project dubbed Maritime IoT will launch a constellation of 50 small satellites based on emerging communications technology called VHF Data Exchange System, or VDES. The radio communications system connects ships ... Full article
April 1, 2020
AMD’s expanding presence in the data center and cloud computing markets took a step forward with today’s announcement that its 7nm 2nd Gen Epyc 7642 CPUs are now available on IBM Cloud bare metal servers. AMD, whose share of the data center server processor market had (pre-COVID-19) been expected by some to reach 10 percent by the end of ... Full article
March 31, 2020
Lenovo has linked with Microsoft to offer edge computing and storage hardware for organizations deploying Azure cloud-based hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) strategies. The devices, aimed at supporting IoT solutions and 5G technologies, is designed to address the increase in connected devices and the explosion of data created, analyzed, stored and managed from the edge to the core. On the compute ... Full article
March 30, 2020
AI and machine learning tools enlisted to bolster the security of enterprise infrastructure are ubiquitous. Still, a vendor survey reveals a persistent gap between deployment and working knowledge about the capabilities of automated security tools. So far, the results have been mixed. An annual threat assessment released by cybersecurity specialist Webroot reveals that expanding use of AI tools to ... Full article
March 30, 2020
Proliferation of hybrid and multi-cloud architectures has resulted in rapid and remarkable technological advances. But it has also introduced monumental, multi-faceted complexities into IT infrastructure management, including: Managing multiple on-premises, private and public cloud resources Complicated and lengthy provisioning processes for resource deployment Continually evolving challenges maintaining visibility into multi-cloud ecosystems Ongoing concerns around governance, cost control and security ... Full article
March 26, 2020
If the global economy is to recover from a pandemic that has so far killed tens of thousands while disrupting supply chains and causing widespread unemployment, the technology sector must play a key role. Investors are beginning to put more of their money where their mouth is, at least for now. This week brought a spate of sizeable venture ... Full article
March 20, 2020
Looking back at the fourth quarter of 2019, when the big economic question was how long the boom begun in 2009 would continue, there was plenty of evidence that it wouldn't end any time soon, particularly in the tech industry. In the worldwide server market, for the quarter ended Dec. 31, overall vendor revenues grew by 7.5 percent year-over-year, ... Full article
March 19, 2020
 IT has dealt with viruses for decades, but not of the pandemic variety like coronavirus. Nearly all industries will be impacted by the virus’s spread and we need to be aware of the potential IT and related business issues that could arise. Disruption to IT operations in data centers is inevitable. With travel restrictions escalating daily due to closed ... Full article
March 19, 2020
Adopters of AI in the enterprise are focusing on specific production workloads centered around supervised and deep learning while the number of organizations using AI in production or evaluating the technology jumped to 85 percent of companies polled in an annual survey. Another indication of maturing enterprise AI initiatives is a heavier emphasis on data governance, according to an ... Full article
March 17, 2020
This article is an updated version of a story first published on March 17.  In the face of a report warning that COVID-19 could kill more than 2 million Americans if social distancing and other precautions are not adopted, big tech companies are joining forces and issuing guidelines restricting employees to work at home while also putting in place ... Full article
March 17, 2020
For gamers, fighting against a global crisis is usually pure fantasy seen in a console – but now, it’s looking more like a reality. As supercomputers around the world spin up to combat the coronavirus pandemic, the crowdsourced distributed computing platform [email protected] is setting its sights on coronavirus research, spurring a global movement to commit powerful home computers and ... Full article
March 17, 2020
Data centers that support AI and ML deployments rely on Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)-based servers to power their computationally intensive architectures. Across multiple industries, expansion in GPU use is behind the over 31 percent CAGR in GPU servers projected through 2024. That means more system architects will be tasked to assure top performance and cost-efficiency from GPU systems. Yet ... Full article
March 11, 2020
IBM has upgraded its Watson AI platform to boost the ability to understand business lingo that could be used to analyze the English language text and conversations. The natural language processing capability represents the first commercialization of IBM Research’s Project Debater, billed as an AI system capable of debating humans. The tool is designed to help develop arguments that ... Full article
March 11, 2020
In the banking, financial services and insurance industries, data privacy compliance is an eternally daunting challenge, and now data management consultancy Vaco and NEC X, the "innovation accelerator" arm of NEC, have integrated AI with high performance computing to handle PII (personal identification information) operations redaction within GDPR and other data privacy workloads faced by BFSI organizations. NEC X, ... Full article
March 9, 2020
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: Tom Addis Kinetica appointed Tom Addis as chief revenue officer (CRO). Under this new role, Addis is responsible for expanding Kinetica's global sales operation and reports to CEO Paul Appleby. Addis brings 30 ... Full article
March 6, 2020
Promising Wall Street a 20 percent CAGR and an aggressive CPU-GPU product roadmap, AMD delivered a confident self-portrait at its financial analyst day in Santa Clara yesterday that’s at odds with a world economy fearful of a potential pandemic -- and also at odds with nemesis Intel, the chip industry overlord that let AMD steal a price/performance march into ... Full article
March 5, 2020
By now, most people are familiar with self-driving cars – if you’ve ridden in a newer Tesla model, you were in a rudimentary version of one already. Truly autonomous, unmanned vehicles are still in the future, with major tests underway in several large markets. But where IBM and ProMare (a marine research organization) are going, they don’t need roads. ... Full article
March 4, 2020
By its own admission, Intel’s process technology will remain a laggard for nearly two more years, not producing a 7nm CPU until late 2021, but the company expects to reestablish its process lead with a 5nm node at a later, unannounced date. That’s the message from Intel CFO George Davis, interviewed this week during the Morgan Stanley TMT Analyst ... Full article
March 2, 2020
This story includes new information since it was first published on March 2. We will continue to update the article as the status of conferences changes. Several conferences scheduled to take place in the coming weeks, including Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) and the Strata Data + AI conference, have been canceled due to fears of the COVID-19 coronavirus. ... Full article

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