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The Chip Shortage Seems To Be Impacting AI Workloads in the Cloud

Mar 12, 2021 |

If you’re finding it harder to get access to GPUs in the cloud to train your AI model, you’re not alone. The combination of a global chip shortage and increased demand for AI model training may be leading to longer wait times for some cloud GPU users. Read more…

Data Salaries Get a COVID Bump

Mar 11, 2021 |

Data science and application development skills centered on AI, machine learning and cloud deployments remain in high demand, pushing salaries higher in a pandemic year that strained enterprise infrastructure.

According to a salary report released by the career website Dice, average salaries for data and other technologists rose to $97,859 in 2020, a 3.6 percent annual increase. Read more…

Machine Learning-Based Real-Time Threat Detection for Banks

Mar 11, 2021 |

The business impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold worldwide for the financial services industry. The “new normal” has not only given rise to unprecedented operational challenges, but also provided fertile ground for hackers and threat actors to take advantage of increased vulnerabilities. Read more…

AI Adoption Surges During COVID-19, KPMG Finds. So Do Ethical Concerns

Mar 9, 2021 |

Real-world AI deployments surged over the past year as companies sought to remain competitive during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new study released today by KPMG. However, even as they expanded and accelerated their AI projects, organizations expressed concerns about ethics and bias, and suggested AI might be getting ahead of regulations. Read more…

DataRobot Introduces AI-Powered Anti-Pandemic Initiative ‘ContagionNET’

Mar 5, 2021 |

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are plummeting, vaccinations are ramping up, and by all appearances, the pandemic generally appears to be waning after a horrifying year. That has a lot of researchers asking a scary question: Read more…

Give Your ECommerce Operation a Data Science Boost

Mar 3, 2021 |

Many retail stores remain closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, forcing countless outlets to move their operation online, many for the first time. With eCommerce retail becoming an increasingly competitive space, data science is playing a key role in giving retailers a competitive advantage, particularly for those businesses hoping to make a longer-term investment in their online presence. Read more…

COVID Data Report Card: Mixed Results for Public Health

Feb 12, 2021 |

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the importance of “following the data” has been emphasized repeatedly, and for good reason: It provides the best chances for us to minimize the harm caused by COVID-19. Read more…

USC’s AI Framework Pushes Back Against COVID-19 Variants

Feb 9, 2021 |

Just when vaccines were approved and began to be distributed, COVID-19’s first troubling variants started to rear their ugly heads. The variants, particularly those from South Africa and the United Kingdom, possess troubling traits like higher infectiousness, higher risks of mortality and greater abilities to evade both natural antibodies and vaccines. Read more…

XPRIZE Seeks AI That Balances COVID-19 Containment, Economic Impact

Feb 5, 2021 |

Half a million dollars are up for grabs in the latest XPRIZE competition, which pits dozens of data science teams against one another to find prescriptive models that contain the spread of COVID-19 without strangling the economy. Read more…

Why Object Storage Is the Answer to AI’s Biggest Challenge

Jan 27, 2021 |

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored just how critical it is to be able to quickly analyze and interpret data — and the invaluable role that artificial intelligence and machine learning play in savvy decision-making. Read more…