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Deep Learning Reveals New Insights About People

Sep 21, 2017 |

Can a computer detect an author’s personality type, based only on a sample of his or her writing? Four researchers from Singapore and Mexico City sought to answer that question. Read more…

Apple Puts a ‘Neural Engine’ Inside the iPhone

Sep 14, 2017 |

Deep learning is integrated into Apple’s new iPhone X in a big way. In fact, the company has embedded deep learning capabilities right into the hardware with its new A11 Bionic chip, a CPU-GPU combo processor that Apple calls a “neural engine.” Read more…

Drones and GPUs Provide AI Boost for Inspection Firm

Sep 7, 2017 |

A company backed by GE’s venture capital arm is using NVidia GPUs, deep learning frameworks, and drones to automate the inspection of physical assets in the oil and gas, electrical distribution, and transportation industries. Read more…

IBM Pairs Data Science Experience with Quantum Computer

Sep 5, 2017 |

IBM Research is pairing its Jupyter-based Data Science Experience notebook environment with its cloud-based quantum computer, IBM Q, in hopes of encouraging a new class of entrepreneurial user to solve intractable problems that even exceed the capabilities of the best AI systems. Read more…

The Robo-Doctor Is [In]

Aug 30, 2017 |

The combination of deep learning algorithms and big data are having transformative impact on a range of industries, including the medical field, where AI-based physicians called Robo-doctors will eventually oversee healthcare treatment and dispense medical advice to citizens around the world. Read more…

News In Brief

Geospatial Data Research Leverages GPUs

Aug 16, 2017 |

MapD Technologies, the database and visualization specialist, said it is working with university researchers on leveraging graphics processors to advance geospatial analytics.

The San Francisco-based company is collaborating with the Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard University. Read more…

Huawei Adds MapD GPUs to Latest Servers

Aug 11, 2017 |

Data analytics and visualization specialist MapD Technologies has inked a deal with Huawei, the multinational networking and telecommunications giant, to juice the Chinese vendor’s server hardware with scalable GPU-supported analytics. Read more…

NEC Claims Vector CPU Outperforms Spark

Jul 6, 2017 |

An arms race is shaping up in the machine-learning sector with the claim by NEC Corp. that its approach based on its vector processor accelerates data processing by more than a factor of 50 compared to the Apache Spark cluster-computing framework. Read more…

Cray Brings AI and HPC Together on Flagship Supers

Jun 20, 2017 |

Cray took one more step toward the convergence of big data and high performance computing (HPC) today when it announced that it’s adding a full suite of big data and artificial intelligence software to its top-of-the-line XC Series supercomputers. Read more…

Yahoo’s Massive Hadoop Scale on Display at Dataworks Summit

Jun 16, 2017 |

Yahoo put its massive Hadoop investment on display this week at Dataworks Summit, the semi-annual big data conference that it co-hosts with Hortonworks.

While Hadoop is no longer the conference headliner that it once was, the platform is still critical for the daily operations of Yahoo, which officially became part of Verizon Communications this week when the $4.5 billion acquisition finally closed. Read more…

This Just In

In-Memory Computing Summit North America 2017 Announces Breakout Session Schedule

Sep 21, 2017 |

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Sept. 21, 2017 — GridGain Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions based on Apache Ignite, today announced the breakout session schedule for the third annual In-Memory Computing Summit North America, taking place October 24-25, 2017, at the South San Francisco Conference Center. Read more…

Rambus Announces First Functional Silicon of Server DIMM Buffer Chipset for Next-generation DDR5

Sep 20, 2017 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 20, 2017 — Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ: RMBS) today announced functional silicon of a double data rate (DDR) server DIMM (dual inline memory module) buffer chipset prototype for the next-generation DDR5 memory technology. Read more…

GridGain Systems Experts Help Businesses Harness the Power of In-Memory Computing

Sep 14, 2017 |

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Sept. 14, 2017 — GridGain Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions based on Apache Ignite, today highlighted its ongoing commitment to leadership in the in-memory computing industry. Read more…

UPMEM Announces Processing In-Memory Chip for Big Data

Sep 8, 2017 |

GRENOBLE, FranceSept. 8, 2017 — UPMEM, a fabless semiconductor startup company, announces UPMEM Processing In-Memory (PIM), the next generation hardware solution for data intensive applications in the datacenter, solving server-level efficiency and performance bottlenecks. Read more…

MapD to Collaborate with Harvard to Accelerate Research with GPUs

Aug 16, 2017 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug.16, 2017 — MapD Technologies has announced a collaboration with the Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard University (CGA) to bring the power of GPUs to geospatial analytics. Read more…