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Six Skills Separating Intelligent AI from Basic Automation

Six Skills Separating Intelligent AI from Basic Automation

Managing the modern customer experience today means most businesses are implementing, or at least investigating, an automated, ...

Cloud Comfort Level is Growing, Survey Finds

Cloud Comfort Level is Growing, Survey Finds

The majority of enterprise applications are developed and deployed in the cloud, concludes a semi-annual survey on ...

IBM Seeks Transparency into AI Decision Making

IBM Seeks Transparency into AI Decision Making

Among the stumbling blocks to AI adoption is lack of transparency, understanding, and therefore trust in how ...

CFD on ORNL’s Titan Models Cleaner, High-Mileage ‘Opposed Piston’ Engine

CFD on ORNL’s Titan Models Cleaner, High-Mileage ‘Opposed Piston’ Eng...

Pinnacle Engines is out to substantially improve vehicle gasoline efficiency and cut greenhouse gas emissions with a ...

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Managing the modern customer experience today means most businesses are implementing, or at least investigating, an automated, digital, workforce. Since coming to market almost a decade ago, RPA (robotic process automation) has become more than just the automation of repetitive tasks and legacy applications. An enterprise-level RPA platform supercharges digital transformation by acting as the processing constant between the ... Full article
Just in time for the holidays, cloud rivals are fighting like cats and dogs over one of the biggest ever federal IT contracts. The battle lines for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract shifted to federal court with Oracle’s early December lawsuit and JEDI frontrunner Amazon Web Services’ countermove to join the Defense Department as a co-defendant in the ... Full article
The majority of enterprise applications are developed and deployed in the cloud, concludes a semi-annual survey on cloud adoption. Cloud Foundry Foundation reported that more than 50 percent of companies it surveyed are developing at least 60 percent of their applications on cloud platform. That total is up sharply—13 percent—from the group’s last survey released in March. The poll ... Full article
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Among the stumbling blocks to AI adoption is lack of transparency, understanding, and therefore trust in how machines actually make decisions. How and why AI arrived at an answer or recommendation is something that, as of today, machine learning models can’t provide, researchers say. IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced this week it is addressing that and other gaps in AI ... Full article
Pinnacle Engines is out to substantially improve vehicle gasoline efficiency and cut greenhouse gas emissions with a new motor based on an “opposed piston” design that the company hopes will be widely adopted while the global small vehicle industry transitions to a non-fossil fuel future, decades away. To speed up work on its design – formally called a four-stroke, ... Full article
Seven months after the launch of its AI benchmarking suite, the MLPerf consortium is releasing the first round of results based on submissions from Nvidia, Google and Intel. Of the seven benchmarks encompassed in version v0.5 of the would-be benchmarking standard, Nvidia announced that it captured the lead spot in six. Separately, Google (which led the creation of the ... Full article
Supermicro, the subject of media reports (including ours) two months ago alleging that spies in China hacked Supermicro servers widely distributed throughout the U.S. technology supply chain, has followed up its initial vehement denials with a letter sent yesterday to customers stating a third party investigations firm had “found absolutely no evidence of malicious hardware on our motherboards.” The ... Full article
For several years now the big cloud providers – Amazon, Microsoft Azure, Google, et al – have been transforming from technology consumers into technology creators in hardware and software. The most recent example being Amazon’s announcement two weeks ago that it had developed its own Arm-based chips (Graviton) and was using them in select instances. Yesterday, the New York ... Full article
Large government contract awards invariably draw protests from losing bidders hoping to gum up the works and perhaps gain a piece of the action on appeal. The Defense Department’s huge cloud contract has taken these legal maneuverings to a new level with several pre-award protests and now a federal lawsuit filed by Oracle alleging that Pentagon officials are violating ... Full article
IBM and Nvidia today announced a new turnkey AI solution that combines IBM Spectrum Scale scale-out file storage with Nvidia’s GPU-based DGX-1 AI server to provide what the companies call “the highest performance in any tested converged system” while supporting data science practices and AI data pipelines (data prep- training- inference- archive) in which data volumes continually grow. Called ... Full article
Google Cloud’s Knative initiative launched in July is expanding to include an updated version of Google’s first commercial Knative offering along with a batch of new distributions based on serverless computing framework. Knative is a Kubernetes-based platform for building and managing serverless workloads in which cloud infrastructure acts as a server for managing the allocation of computing and storage resources. ... Full article
Retailers who have embraced digital disruption and transformed their businesses know two hard truths: consumer expectations can rise quickly; and no seller is safe. Thanks to the “Amazon Effect,” consumers now believe that benefits like expedited, on-demand deliveries are the baseline for any online retailer. Consumers want more product choices, at a lower cost, delivered faster, with full transparency, ... Full article
Call it a corollary to Murphy’s Law: When a system is most in demand, when end users are most dependent on the system performing as required, when it’s crunch time – that’s when the system is most likely to blow up. Or make you wait in line to use it. They know this at Mellanox as well as anyone. ... Full article
A new project launched this week by the Linux Foundation is designed to provide standard tools for complying with the terms of open-source code licenses. The goal of the Automated Compliance Tooling (ACT) initiative is “to consolidate investment in, and increase interoperability and usability of, open source compliance tooling, which helps organizations manage compliance obligations,” the foundation said Thursday ... Full article
2018 has been a rough one for Intel, abuse has been heaped on the company for its dilatory delivery of a 10nm process technology – first slated for 2016, now for late 2019. This writer and fellow “knights of the keyboard” (as baseball immortal Ted Williams referred to the press), along with Wall Street analysts, have drilled “Chipzilla” for ... Full article
Networking vendors are steadily adding new services to the emerging Istio service mesh used to link Kubernetes-based application components. That latest approach called a “universal service mesh” seeks to move beyond containers to include monolithic applications running on virtual machines and bare metal as well as micro-services infrastructure. Avi Networks this week unveiled new “gateway services” to the Istio ... Full article
A security flaw discovered in the de facto standard Kubernetes cloud container orchestrator allowed unauthorized users access to Kubernetes clusters and the data they contain. The “privilege escalation vulnerability” announced Monday (Dec. 3) by developers affects versions 1.0 and higher of the Kubernetes orchestrator along with Red Hat OpenShift container platform. Red Hat rated the vulnerability as “critical,” denoting ... Full article
AI may be on the cusp of combatting two menaces of American life: mass shootings and terrorism. Two start-ups have technologies under development designed to spot the bad guys, and bad cargo, before they can cause harm. Liberty Defense Technologies is combining radio frequency scanning with real time image processing to detect a gun, or guns, carried near a ... Full article
Docker is expanding its collaboration with Microsoft to include an “application bundle” specification for packaging and running cloud-native applications. The collaboration coincides with the application container specialist’s release of a “desktop” for speeding deployment of distributed apps in production. The new Cloud Native Application Bundle (CNAB) spec seeks to unify management of distributed applications using different tools running on-premise ... Full article
Pundits trumpet AI as the future for U.S. employment, but new research indicates AI's prevalence on the job is already here. How do we know? Because workers told us. Data based on a survey of U.S. workers in June indicates more than 32 percent are already exposed to some form of AI in their jobs. And not surprisingly this ... Full article
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WARREN, New Jersey, LONDON and BANGALORE, India, Dec. 18, 2018 -- Mindtree , a global technology services and digital transformation company, announced today that, following a ...
As the Internet of Things matures, IoT application development is moving center stage with frameworks designed to accelerate deployment of devices along with platforms ...
SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 20, 2018 -- Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions and green computing technology, ...
Sept. 20, 2018 -- ŠKODA AUTO is expanding the data centre at its headquarters in Mladá Boleslav into the largest privately owned computing and ...
PITTSBURGH, Sept. 18, 2018 -- From innovative fluids meshing technology to improved workflows for safety analysis to an innovative system coupling engine, the newly released ANSYS ...
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