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Why Innovation Chains Require a Tech-First Approach

Jul 10, 2018 |

During the heyday of the big data hype bubble, companies would invite criticism by spending large sums on emerging tech, such as Hadoop clusters, graph databases, and streaming analytics, before they had devised solid business plans around them. Read more…

Baidu, Intel partner on AI workloads

Jul 5, 2018 |

Intel Corp. is teaming with Chinese e-commerce giant Baidu on a batch of AI projects spanning FPGA-backed workload acceleration, a deep learning framework based on Xeon scalable processors and implementation of a vision processing unit for retail applications. Read more…

NASA Lab Looks to Spur AI Development

Jun 27, 2018 |

A NASA laboratory is working with Google, Intel and other industry heavyweights to launch applied AI technologies into space.

The space agency’s Frontier Development Lab is targeting four space applications that would use AI and machine learning technologies, including improved prediction of space weather and accelerating the discovery of exoplanets. Read more…

Embedded FPGA Core Aimed at Deep Learning

Jun 25, 2018 |

Different implementations of FPGA designs continue to make inroads in the development of AI applications such as neural network processing. The latest is an embedded FPGA core unveiled this week by chip designer Flex Logix. Read more…

Machine Teaching Will Drive Crowdsourced Cognition into the AI Pipeline

Jun 25, 2018 |

Building high-quality artificial intelligence (AI) is hard work. It’s a specialized discipline that historically has required highly skilled specialists, aka data scientists.

Any time you require some highly skilled, highly paid practitioner to accomplish something of value, you’ve introduced a bottleneck into that process. Read more…

Microsoft Acquires AI Specialist Bonsai

Jun 21, 2018 |

AI services startup Bonsai has been acquired by early investor Microsoft, giving the software giant another automation tool dubbed machine teaching that abstracts machine learning steps so subject experts can train autonomous systems to accomplish specific tasks. Read more…

Power Laws and the Never-Ending Big Data Boom

Jun 20, 2018 |

We’re about a decade into the big data boom, which may seem like a lifetime for those who have worked through it. But in many ways, we’re just getting started with what big data and AI technology is capable of giving us, Forrester principal analyst Brian Hopkins said at Hortonworks DataWorks Summit yesterday. Read more…

Immuta Cashes In on Data Privacy Scramble

Jun 20, 2018 |

Immuta Inc., the data management for AI vendor, said it will use a $20 million funding round to establish a European beachhead in London as it sharpens its focus on helping enterprises develop “ethical” AI algorithms that comply with new European privacy rules as well as possible U.S. Read more…

Why Relying on Data Hygienists Is Not a Realistic Way to Ensure Bias-Free AI

Jun 19, 2018 |

There has been a lot of buzz lately around the new career paths that will crop up as artificial intelligence (AI) systems become more commonplace. In fact, Gartner predicts that, though AI will automate the jobs of 1.8 million people by 2020, AI will create 2.3 million jobs by that same year—a net increase of 500,000 jobs. Read more…

DataOps Hiring Surges Thanks to ML, Real-Time Streaming

Jun 13, 2018 |

Nearly three-quarters of companies plan to hire a data operations (DataOps) professional in 2018, according to a new survey commissioned by Nexla, which says investment and interest in machine learning, artificial intelligence, advanced and real-time analytics is driving the demand. Read more…

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