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Faster Interconnects and Switches to Help Relieve Data Bottlenecks

Nvidia’s new Blackwell architecture may have stolen the show this week at the GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, California. But an emerging bottleneck at the network layer threatens to make bigger and brawnier pro Read more…

Stonebraker Seeks to Invert the Computing Paradigm with DBOS

In the current tech paradigm, databases run on top of operating systems. But what if that stack was inverted, with an operating system running on top of the database? That’s the idea behind database guru Mike Stonebrak Read more…

How HP Was Able to Leapfrog Other PC/Workstation OEMs to Launch its AI Solution

This month, HP stunned the market with the most powerful line of AI-enabled PCs and workstations yet to be created, catching the other OEMs, which have been more tentative and less complete, by surprise. I was at the lau Read more…

Anthropic in Talks with Menlo Ventures to Raise $750M

Another influx of cash might be on the horizon for Anthropic. The OpenAI competitor is hoping to raise $750 million in a new round of funding, according to Bloomberg and originally reported by The Information. The AI Read more…

Patterns of Progress: Andrew Ng Eyes a Revolution in Computer Vision

Andrew Ng sees a pattern in AI. The visionary computer scientist recently gave a keynote address at the AI Hardware Summit where he predicted a forthcoming revolution in computer vision that could radically transform how Read more…

News In Brief

Redis Acquires Speedb, Expanding Its Data Platform Capabilities Beyond DRAM

In a strategic move to cater to the escalating demands of real-time and generative AI applications, Redis has announced the acquisition of data storage engine Speedb. This acquisition will boost Redis's capabilities in d Read more…

Anthropic in Talks with Menlo Ventures to Raise $750M

Another influx of cash might be on the horizon for Anthropic. The OpenAI competitor is hoping to raise $750 million in a new round of funding, according to Bloomberg and originally reported by The Information. The AI Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: August 2023 Edition

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details Read more…

IBM’s New Geospatial AI Model on Hugging Face Harnesses NASA Data for Climate Science

IBM recently announced its watsonx.ai geospatial foundation model for Earth observation is now available on Hugging Face, the popular open source machine learning platform and community. The HLS Geospatial Foundation Read more…

Proactive CIOs Embrace Generative AI Despite Risks: MIT and Databricks Report

A new report from MIT Technology Review Insights and Databricks found the most proactive CIOs are decisively embracing generative AI as part of an enterprise-wide strategy, despite its risks. “The Great Acceleration Read more…

This Just In

CARTO Introduces AI Agents to Expand Access to Spatial Analytics

Jul 17, 2024 |

SAN FRANCISCO, July 17, 2024 — CARTO, the cloud-native spatial analysis platform, today announced the launch of CARTO AI Agents in private preview, the industry-leading AI tool that combines geospatial technology with AI. Read more…

Aporia Guardrails Outperforms NeMo, GPT-4o, and GPT 3.5 in AI Hallucination Detection and Latency

Jul 17, 2024 |

SAN FRANCISCO, July 17, 2024 — Aporia, a leading AI control platform, today released its 2024 Guardrails Benchmark report, highlighting the exceptional performance of Aporia in achieving industry-leading recall rates and markedly lower latency when compared with NVIDIA NeMo, GPT-4o, and GPT 3.5. Read more…

Micron Introduces MRDIMMs to Future-Proof Compute Systems with DDR5 Tech

Jul 16, 2024 |

BOISE, Idaho, July 16, 2024 — Micron Technology, Inc. today announced it is now sampling its multiplexed rank dual inline memory module (MRDIMMs). The MRDIMMs will enable Micron customers to run increasingly demanding workloads and obtain maximum value out of their compute infrastructure. Read more…

Exa Raises $22M to Build the Search Engine for AI

Jul 16, 2024 |

SAN FRANCISCO, July 16, 2024 — Exa, an AI research lab redesigning search for the AI age, announced $22M in seed and Series A funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, with participation from NVentures, NVIDIA’s venture capital arm, and Y Combinator. Read more…

Esri Partners with Microsoft to Provide Spatial Analytics in Microsoft Fabric

Jul 15, 2024 |

REDLANDS, Calif., July 15, 2024 — At its 44th annual User Conference, Esri announced an expanded collaboration with Microsoft to integrate spatial analytics technology with Fabric, Microsoft’s unified analytics SaaS platform. Read more…

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