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HPC & AI on Wall Street: Covering the High Performance FinTech Landscape

HPC & AI on Wall Street, one of the most important annual fintech conferences of the year, will take place next week at the Roosevelt Hotel, 45 E 45th St, New York City on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 11 and 12. The Read more…

Power Couple: IBM Joins PowerAI Hardware with Watson; Launches Multi-Hybrid AI Services

As IBM kicked off its annual Thinkconference, a high-production extravaganza this week in San Francisco, the company this morning made a series of AI-related announcements, including the merging of its PowerAI integrate Read more…

Data Science in a Box: Tools Attack Critical Skills Shortage

Instrumental to advanced analytics and machine learning, data scientists must have command of a kitchen sink of tasks:  collecting, preparing and organizing large data sets in a variety of formats; developing and testin Read more…

Nvidia Platform Pushes GPUs into Machine Learning, High Performance Data Analytics

GPU leader Nvidia, generally associated with deep learning, autonomous vehicles and other higher-end AI-related workloads (and gaming, of course), is mounting an open source end-to-end GPU acceleration platform and ecosy Read more…

AI Definitions: Machine Learning vs. Deep Learning vs. Cognitive Computing vs. Robotics vs. Strong AI….

AI is the compelling topic of tech conversations du jour, yet within these conversations confusion often reigns – confusion caused by loose use of AI terminology. The problem is that AI comes in a variety of forms, Read more…

Top Big Data, AI, and HPC Quotes of 2017

It’s been a fascinating year in advanced scale computing, much of that fascination focused on AI (broadly defined), now firmly established as the leitmotif of the high performance computing sector. Another big theme of Read more…

Putin: Who Controls AI “Will Be Ruler of the World”

AI alarmism took on a geopolitical cast today as Russian President Vladimir Putin asserted that whoever is first to build breakthrough artificial intelligence technology will have world domination. According to a stor Read more…

Pushing the Scale of Deep Learning at ISC

Deep learning is the latest and most compelling technology strategy to take aim at the decades-old “drowning in data/starving for insight” problem. But contrary to the commonly held notion, deep learning is more than Read more…

Digital Psychometrics and its Discontents: Online Behavior for Psychological Analytics

Occasionally we hear about predictive data modeling aimed at gaining psychological insight that at first blush seems – even to tech sophisticates who pooh-pooh AI alarmism – like a primitive version of something unse Read more…

Automation of Automation: IBM PowerAI Tools Aim to Ease Deep Learning Data Prep, Shorten Training

A new set of GPU-powered AI software announced by IBM today brings automation to many of the tedious, time consuming and complex aspects of AI project on-ramping while reducing deep learning training times, according to Read more…

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