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Google’s ‘Breakthrough’ LaMDA Promises to Elevate the Common Chatbot

Many of Google’s language processing efforts – like BERT and, more recently, MUM – are focused on returning search queries. But as Google moves more toward Assistant – and search queries in general become more de Read more…

Google’s ‘MUM’ Search AI Aims to Move Beyond Simple Answers

Google’s current search answers may seem complex compared to a few years ago, but to hear the search giant talk about it, this is just the beginning – and there’s a long, long way to go. Now, Google is introducing Read more…

Google’s New Switch Transformer Model Achieves 1.6 Trillion Parameters, Efficiency Gains

Last year, OpenAI wowed the world with its eerily human language generator, GPT-3. The autoregressive model stood at a then-staggering 175 billion parameters, ten times higher than its predecessors. Now, Google is upping Read more…

Nature Index Provides AI-Generated Academic Article Summaries

When publishing an article in a major journal, researchers jump through a near-endless series of hoops to ensure the rigor of their research and the article’s conformity with the style of the journal. The most accessib Read more…

Googlers Speak Out on the Scourge of ML Underspecification

A few days ago, 40 authors (all but a handful hailing from Google) published a 59-page paper. The topic at hand: why so many machine learning models, borne out by internal testing, proceed to then fail spectacularly in r Read more…

Python Attracts Rookies as Well as Pros

It is no secret that the Python programming language is peaking in popularity among data scientists. Now, would-be coders are increasingly trying to “self-master” the big data framework via online tutorials, accordin Read more…

Busted: Google Remains Atop List of GDPR Fines

If the best way to get someone’s notice is to hit them in the pocketbook, then European regulators have the full attention of data giants like Google. The €50 million ($56 million) fine levied against Google (NASD Read more…

Google Launches TensorFlow Quantum

The worlds of quantum computing and machine learning are coming together with TensorFlow Quantum (TFQ), a new library unveiled today by Google. Google has been one of the leaders in the emerging field of quantum compu Read more…

Air Force AI Plan Treats Data as ‘Strategic’

The U.S. military’s approach to AI is equal parts offense and defense, acknowledging that primary adversary China could also weaponize the technology as a form of asymmetrical warfare in which U.S. military superiority Read more…

GitHub Hardens Supply Chain with a Query Engine

The GitHub code repository hosting service has moved to shore up its supply chain with a deal to acquire Semmle, creator of a semantic code analysis engine that allows developers to scan large codebases for vulnerabiliti Read more…

Funders Target Flexible Graph Databases

The graph database ecosystem continues to expand with new venture funding for Dgraph Labs Inc., a transactional and distributed graph database startup. The San Francisco-based startup announced an $11.5 million Series Read more…

Quobyte Plugs TensorFlow Into Scale-Out File System

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 ar Read more…

Google Cloud Unveils Slew of New Data Management and Analytics Services

Google today unveiled a handful of new cloud services designed to simplify common tasks in the data analytics workflow, including a beta of a new data integration and ETL service called Cloud Data Fusion, the capability Read more…

Data Privacy Day Shines Spotlight on Analytics, Looming Regs

How will you mark Data Privacy Day? There are some people who might take to the streets in protest of data abuses, and they would be justified in doing so. But others will use today's unofficial holiday to highlight a po Read more…

As Cloud Grows, Is Resistance to AWS Futile?

If you're looking to build a big data application in 2019, it would be foolish not to check out what Amazon Web Services can offer. Whether you're looking for Hadoop-style processing, graph and time-series databases, or Read more…

A Wave of Purpose-Built AI Hardware Is Building

Google last week unveiled the third version of its Tensor Processing Unit (TPU), which is designed to accelerate deep learning workloads developed in its TensorFlow environment. But that's just the start of a groundswell Read more…

Google’s BigQuery Gaining Steam As Cloud Warehouse Wars Heat Up

Amazon Redshift may dominate the nascent cloud data warehouse category, but anecdotal evidence suggests Google BigQuery is catching on quickly – and offerings from Microsoft, SnowFlake, and others aren't far behind. Read more…

Cloud Looms As Answer to All Things Analytic

Think this whole cloud thing is just a passing fad? That view may have been permissible 10 years ago. But as organizations try to put their IT goals in clearer focus for 2018, it's becoming increasingly evident that the Read more…

Microsoft Chases General AI with New Research Group

Microsoft today unveiled Microsoft Research AI, a new research and incubation hub that's slated to take on some of artificial intelligence's biggest challenges, including the creation of a general AI, the field's Holy Gr Read more…

Google/ASF Tackle Big Computing Trade-Offs with Apache Beam 2.0

Trade-offs are a part of life, in personal matters as well as in computers. You typically cannot have something built quickly, built inexpensively, and built well. Pick two, as your grandfather would tell you. But appare Read more…

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