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Rethinking Data for AIOps-Driven IT Operations

Apr 10, 2019 |

The rise of the hybrid enterprise is wreaking havoc on IT teams. IT service/operations management (ITSM/ITOM) is more challenging than ever, as infrastructure continues to become more complex, more involved, and more resource-intensive. Read more…

How Databricks Keeps Data Quality High with Delta

Apr 8, 2019 |

Data lakes have sprung up everywhere as organizations look for ways to store all their data. But the quality of data in those lakes has posed a major barrier to getting a return on data lake investments. Read more…

Inside IBM’s Rejiggered Watson Lineup

Apr 5, 2019 |

Think you know Watson? Think again, as IBM has made extensive changes to the lineup of AI and cognitive products and services that bears the name of its founder. Sumit Gupta, the VP of IBM’s AI, machine learning, and HPC efforts, walks Datanami through the Watson re-positioning. Read more…

Product Naming with Deep Learning

Apr 4, 2019 |

We do not usually associate artificial intelligence (AI) with creativity. Generally, AI algorithms are used to automatize repetitive tasks or predict new outcomes based on previously seen examples. The creative process can sometimes be repetitive and tedious, too. Read more…

Reshaping the Business with Imagination: Four Steps to Digital Transformation Success

Mar 29, 2019 |

Today’s business leaders would love to find themselves ahead of “the next big thing.” While it may appear that luck and the fickle winds of customer preference rule the day, there is a proven path to market leader status. Read more…

News In Brief

IBM’s Watson Retreat Highlights AI Shortcomings

Apr 22, 2019 |

Amid reports of declining sales and growing skepticism about the utility of machine learning for complex medical research, IBM will reportedly end sales of its Watson AI software used by pharmaceutical firms for new drug discovery. Read more…

Will Neural Nets Replace Science Writers?

Apr 18, 2019 |

“Researchers have developed a new representation process on the rotational unit of RUM, a recurrent memory that can be used to solve a broad spectrum of the neural revolution in natural language processing.”

The sentence above was written by a natural language processing technique known as a rotational unit of memory, or RUM. Read more…

Quobyte Plugs TensorFlow Into Scale-Out File System

Apr 16, 2019 |

Quobyte designed its file system with scalability in mind. It also designed it to handle multiple types of files and workload without burdening human administrators with extra complexity. Both of those characteristics are at play with today’s addition of a TensorFlow plug-in for machine learning workloads on the Quobyte Data Center File System. Read more…

EU Ethics Rules Seek to Balance AI Risks, Benefits

Apr 12, 2019 |

European regulators continue to take the lead on a range of critical technology policy issues spanning data privacy and, now, “trustworthy” AI.

On the heels of its sweeping General Data Protection Regulation, considered by at least one observer as “the most significant change in privacy law in decades,” the European Union this week unveiled ethics guidelines for “building trust in human-centric AI.”

First and foremost, the EU framework emphasizes human oversight of AI development: Read more…

Toward ‘Biologically Plausible’ AI

Apr 9, 2019 |

In the latest attempt at understanding the mechanism(s) by which machines learn, and AI researcher and a neuroscientist probed for similarities in the computational properties between deep neural networks and human brain. Read more…

This Just In

LevaData Delivers Global Supply Chain Insights to Lenovo

Apr 11, 2019 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 11, 2019 — LevaData, the company that delivers applied AI to transform strategic sourcing and procurement, today announced that Lenovo will launch LevaData’s cognitive sourcing platform globally to scale commodity teams, identify data-driven insights for supplier negotiations, and improve procurement agility while managing rising sources of volatility. Read more…

Next-Generation Support from SAP Leverages Machine Learning and AI to Improve Customer Experience

Apr 11, 2019 |

WALLDORF, GermanyApril 11, 2019 SAP SE today announced enhancements to its Next-Generation Support concept. These include developments to AI-driven features such as incident solution matching and real-time support resources like the Schedule an Expert and Expert Chat services. Read more…

Google Expands Its Cloud API to Help Developers Build and Deploy AI

Apr 10, 2019 |

April 10, 2019 — In a blog post today, Google announced that it is expanding the Google Cloud API to make it easier for developers to build and deploy AI. Read more…

Iron Mountain Wins Google Cloud Technology Partner of the Year – AI and Machine Learning Award

Apr 10, 2019 |

SAN FRANCISCO and BOSTONApril 10, 2019  Iron Mountain Incorporated, a global leader in storage and information management services, has announced that it won the 2018 Google Cloud Global Technology Partner of the Year for AI and Machine Learning award. Read more…

MapR to Present on Leveraging AI at Scale at O’Reilly AI Conference

Apr 9, 2019 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 9, 2019 — MapR Technologies, Inc., creator of a next-generation data platform for AI and Analytics, today announced that Jack Norris, senior vice president, data and applications, will lead a session on Unlocking AI Value at Scale, at the O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence (AI) Conference, April 15-18 at New York Hilton Midtown. Read more…

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