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A Wave of Purpose-Built AI Hardware Is Building

May 15, 2018 |

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 of new processors and processing architectures, including Wave Computing, which claims its soon-to-be-launched processor will dramatically lower the barrier of entry for running artificial intelligence workloads. Read more…

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

Apr 24, 2018 |

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

Jan 22, 2018 |

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 cloud has become a centralizing force, especially when it comes to storing and processing large amounts of data. Read more…

Microsoft Chases General AI with New Research Group

Jul 12, 2017 |

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 Grail. Read more…

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

May 19, 2017 |

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. Read more…

Google Buys Data Science Competition Site Kaggle

Mar 9, 2017 |Google has acquired Kaggle, a company that hosts data science competitions, the Web giant confirmed yesterday. Founded in 2010, Kaggle has hosted thousands of competitions pitting data scientists against one another in a race to elegantly solve tough machine learning challenges. More than 800,000 people have participated in Kaggle challenges, making it by far the biggest data science competition site. Read more…

Why Deep Learning, and Why Now

Jan 30, 2017 |

Deep learning is all the rage today, as companies across industries seek to use advanced computational techniques to find useful information hidden across huge swaths of data. While the field of artificial intelligence is decades old, breakthroughs in the field of artificial neural networks are driving the explosion of deep learning. Read more…

Tracking the Ever-Shifting Big Data Bottleneck

Aug 31, 2016 |

Bottlenecks are a fact of life in IT. No matter how fast you build something, somebody will find a way to max it out. While the performance headroom has been elevated dramatically since Hadoop introduced distributed computing to the commodity masses, the bottleneck has shifted, but it hasn’t disappeared. Read more…

AI to Surpass Human Perception in 5 to 10 Years, Zuckerberg Says

Apr 29, 2016 |

Machine learning-powered artificial intelligence will match and exceed human capabilities in the areas of computer vision and speech recognition within five to 10 years, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg predicted this week. Read more…

Apache Beam’s Ambitious Goal: Unify Big Data Development

Apr 22, 2016 |

If you’re tired of using multiple technologies to accomplish various big data tasks, you may want to consider Apache Beam, a new distributed processing tool from Google that’s now incubating at the ASF. Read more…

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