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

Feb 8, 2021 |

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. Read more…

Nature Index Provides AI-Generated Academic Article Summaries

Dec 16, 2020 |

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. Read more…

Googlers Speak Out on the Scourge of ML Underspecification

Dec 4, 2020 |

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 real-world applications. Read more…

Python Attracts Rookies as Well as Pros

Oct 30, 2020 |

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, according to an analysis of Google and YouTube searches. Read more…

Busted: Google Remains Atop List of GDPR Fines

Mar 10, 2020 |

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 (NASDAQ: Read more…

Google Launches TensorFlow Quantum

Mar 9, 2020 |

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 computing, where computers are able to manipulate multiple qubits, compared to the binary bits that regular computers can use. Read more…

Air Force AI Plan Treats Data as ‘Strategic’

Oct 3, 2019 |

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. Read more…

GitHub Hardens Supply Chain with a Query Engine

Sep 20, 2019 |

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 vulnerabilities. Read more…

Funders Target Flexible Graph Databases

Jul 31, 2019 |

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 A funding round on Wednesday (July 31) led by Redpoint Ventures. Read more…

Quobyte Plugs TensorFlow Into Scale-Out File System

Apr 16, 2019 |

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 are at play with today’s addition of a TensorFlow plug-in for machine learning workloads on the Quobyte Data Center File System. Read more…

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