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Data Plane Offering Marks New Phase for Hortonworks

Sep 25, 2017 |

The new Data Plane Service (DPS) that Hortonworks unveiled today at the Strata Data Conference marks the start of a new phase for the publicly traded company, according to Arun Murthy, chief product officer and co-founder of the company. Read more…

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…

News In Brief

What AI Taketh, It Could Also Create

Nov 13, 2017 |

AI in general and cognitive technologies specifically are seen by a majority of enterprises not as a job killer but rather as a business imperative through which any job losses could be offset by a retooling of the digital workforce, a new survey finds. Read more…

Investors Accelerating Driverless Car Development

Nov 9, 2017 |

Optimus Ride, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology AI spinoff developing fully autonomous vehicles, continues to attract venture funding as it applies machine learning, computer vision and mapping techniques to the problem a safe, driverless cars. Read more…

Algorithms Go to War

Nov 6, 2017 |

There are few enterprises accumulating more sensor and video data than the U.S. Department of Defense. For analysts, that means sitting for hours each day in front of screens observing full-motion video and other reconnaissance data to spot threats. Read more…

Inference Emerges As Next AI Challenge

Nov 2, 2017 |

As developers flock to artificial intelligence frameworks in response to the explosion of intelligence machines, training deep learning models has emerged as a priority along with synching them to a growing list of neural and other network designs. Read more…

H2O Ups AI Ante Via Nvidia GPU Integration

Oct 2, 2017 |

H2O.ai, the machine-learning specialist that unveiled its “Driverless AI” platform this past summer, is upgrading the system via integration with GPU specialist Nvidia’s AI development system.

The Mountain View, Calif., company said last week it has integrated its AI platform designed to address the shortage of data scientists with Nvidia’s DGX platform. Read more…

This Just In

Sequoia Backs Graphcore as the Future of Artificial Intelligence Processors

Nov 13, 2017 |

BRISTOL, England, Nov. 13, 2017 — Graphcore has today announced a $50 million Series C funding round by Sequoia Capital as the machine intelligence company prepares to ship its first Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU) products to early access customers at the start of 2018. Read more…

FlashBlade Wins AIconics Best Innovation in AI Hardware

Sep 29, 2017 |

SAN FRANCISCOSept. 29, 2017 — Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), the market’s leading independent all-flash data platform vendor for the cloud era, today announced that its FlashBlade array won Best Innovation in AI Hardware at AI Summit 2017. Read more…

World’s Largest Server Companies Announce NVIDIA Volta Systems Supercharged for AI

Sep 27, 2017 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 27, 2017 — NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) and its systems partners Dell EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM and Supermicro today unveiled more than 10 servers featuring NVIDIA Volta architecture-based Tesla V100 GPU accelerators — Read more…

Supermicro Introduces Portfolio of GPU Optimized systems for NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs

Sep 27, 2017 |

SAN JOSE, CaliforniaSept. 27, 2017 — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a leader in enterprise computing, storage, and networking solutions and green computing technology, today announced support for NVIDIA Tesla V100 PCI-E and V100 SXM2 GPUs on its industry leading portfolio of GPU server platforms. Read more…

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…