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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
Nvidia GTC21 – Here at Nvidia’s virtual spring GPU Technology Conference (GTC) this week Nvidia had big news about its two new AI-targeted GPUs and its all-new Grace data center CPU. But the company also made a myriad of other announcements about new products and services, from the combined use of AI and 5G to autonomous vehicle technologies, cybersecurity ... Full article
Now that Dell Technologies announced its plans to spin off its VMware unit as a move to reduce Dell’s heavy debt load by almost $10 billion, a seemingly unrelated recent move by Intel is now making the spinoff potentially even more interesting. Back in January, Pat Gelsinger, the CEO of VMware at the time, announced he was leaving the ... Full article
With a fresh war chest of $676 million in its latest Series D funding round, AI platform vendor SambaNova Systems now intends to grow its workforce by 40 percent by the end of 2021 and put AI market leader Nvidia directly in its crosshairs. That’s the central mission laid out for the company by Rodrigo Liang, co-founder and CEO ... Full article
At GTC 2021, Nvidia has announced an upgraded iteration of its DGX SuperPods, calling the new offering “the first cloud-native, multi-tenant supercomputer.” The newly announced SuperPods come just two years after the first SuperPods, networked clusters of 96 DGX-2H systems that debuted as one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers in 2019. In 2020, Nvidia expanded the availability of ... Full article
Nvidia GTC21 – With a goal of bringing easier AI to the enterprise, Nvidia is releasing two new AI-targeted GPUs and a line of Nvidia-certified servers from partner manufacturers that are built to run the Nvidia AI Enterprise software suite out of the box. Details of the new products were unveiled April 12 (Monday) by Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang ... Full article
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 12, 2021 -- Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT), a global data center solution provider, today announced a new addition to its broad portfolio of NVIDIA-Certified Systems with its QuantaGrid D43N-3U. This server \complements QCT’s existing high-performance QuantaGrid and QuantaPlex family of servers, while enabling customers the ability to leverage the latest next-generation NVIDIA Tensor Core GPUs ... Full article
Update: the LIVE Nvidia keynote is over now, but you can watch the on-demand, recording below. And read our live coverage at EnterpriseAI.news.  Join EnterpriseAI this morning at 8:30 AM PT, Monday April 12 to see the Nvidia GTC21 keynote from Nvidia’s CEO, Jensen Huang, livestreamed in its entirety. Hosted by EnterpriseAI.news, you can click to join the Huang ... Full article
The wait is over. Intel officially launched its 10nm datacenter CPU lineup on April 6 (Tuesday), delivering its more powerful and flexible third-generation Intel Xeon Scalable "Ice Lake" processors to waiting partners, OEM builders and customers. With up to 40 “Sunny Cove” cores per processor, built-in acceleration and new instructions, the Ice Lake-SP platform offers a significant performance boost ... Full article
Fresh from Intel’s launch of the company’s latest third-generation Xeon Scalable “Ice Lake” processors on April 6 (Tuesday), Intel server partners Cisco, Dell EMC, HPE and Lenovo simultaneously unveiled their first server models built around the latest chips. And though arch-rival AMD may have won the first round of the latest global chip fight by unveiling its latest next-generation ... 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
Geoff Tate, CEO and cofounder of Flex Logix Technologies, told us several years back that edge AI inferencing would be the embedded FPGA vendor’s biggest market through about 2023. Among the reasons was the crying need for an affordable inference engine that could also handle a range of applications as data processing and storage shifts from cloud data centers ... Full article
California continues to prepare for another round of wildfires by deploying AI-based early-warning systems designed to spot outbreaks before they become infernos. Sonoma County is the latest to adopt AI technology in the Golden State’s ongoing efforts to monitor and prevent the spread of deadly wildfires that have previously scorched entire towns. County officials announced this week they have ... Full article
Eight months after making its Nvidia A100 A2 VM cloud services available on Google Cloud as a beta service for customers, Google Cloud has announced that they are now generally available. Google Cloud’s move follows its cloud rivals Oracle and Amazon Web Services (AWS), which made their Nvidia A100 GPU-based cloud instances generally available in September 2020 and November ... Full article

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