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George Leopold

George Leopold has written about science and technology for more than 30 years, focusing on electronics and aerospace technology. He previously served as executive editor of Electronic Engineering Times. Leopold is the author of "Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom" (Purdue University Press, 2016).

Startup Pulumi Rolls Cloud-Native Tools

October 23rd, 2018 (0)
A new programming platform designed to accelerate cloud-native application development is jumping on the multi-cloud bandwagon to deploy code quickly to the cloud in order to deliver container and serverless applications. Pulumi Corp., which was launched in June by ...

DARPA Looks to Bring ‘Common Sense’ to AI

October 22nd, 2018 (0)
The Pentagon’s top research agency is focusing its considerable AI efforts on the interim stage of machine intelligence between “narrow” and “general” AI. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which announced a multi-year $2 billion “AI Next” “campaign ...

‘AI Camera’ Combines Machine Vision, Deep Learning

October 19th, 2018 (0)
Is it any wonder there are cameras everywhere imaging nearly everything? One reason is chip scaling, with key components from semiconductor makers allowing equipment manufacturers to fabricate quarter-size cameras that are becoming ubiquitous in agricultural, automotive and industrial markets. ...

IBM, Lenovo Bring Watson to Call Centers

October 18th, 2018 (0)
IBM and Lenovo continue to expand their ongoing relationship beyond computing to include the automation of mundane but revenue-saving call centers and other customer support services. While the enterprise applications covered in the agreement are decidedly back-office, the estimated ...

Xilinx Moves FPGAs Deeper into Datacenters

October 17th, 2018 (0)
Three Chinese infrastructure vendors are embracing FPGA technology as a way of accelerating datacenter workloads. FPGA specialist Xilinx Inc. announced during a developer forum in Beijing this week that Alibaba Cloud, Huawei and server vendor Inspur are rolling out ...

IBM Opens Up with Multi-Cloud Manager, AI Tools

October 16th, 2018 (0)
With upwards of 85 percent of companies using more than one cloud provider, the shift to multi-cloud deployments driven by emerging open-source platforms has prompted infrastructure vendors to begin offering management tools for migrating and integrating private and public ...

Manufacturing Effort Focuses on Human-Machine Interface

October 15th, 2018 (0)
The rush to automate manufacturing has revealed some unintended consequences as market pressures and assembly line realities underscore the fact that, sometimes, machines simply cannot replace humans when making things. That reality was highlighted earlier this year when electric ...

Google Drops Bid, IBM Protests DoD Cloud Contract

October 11th, 2018 (0)
The jockeying over a massive U.S. military cloud contract reached a fever pitch this week as one prominent contender dropped out while another filed a legal protest aimed at heading off a sole-source contract award for cloud services worth ...

Nvidia, Oracle Expand Cloud GPU Ties for AI, HPC

October 11th, 2018 (0)
Oracle is collaborating with Nvidia to bring the GPU leader’s unified AI and HPC platform to the public cloud for accelerating analytics and machine learning workloads. The move makes Oracle the first public cloud vendor to support Nvidia’s HGX-2 ...

App Developer Netlify Looks Beyond Web Servers

October 9th, 2018 (0)
The enterprise shift away from web server applications towards APIs and microservices is spawning new platforms where web applications are developed on networks rather than servers requiring more management while presenting scaling challenges. The move to replace web servers ...
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