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DHL Using AI to Overhaul Logistics

DHL Using AI to Overhaul Logistics

What do semi-autonomous truck platoons, chat-bots, and fraud detection cameras have in common? They’re all part of ...

Serverless Computing: Big Potential – with a Few ‘If’s’

Serverless Computing: Big Potential – with a Few ‘If’s’

Serverless computing has become one of enterprise technology’s hottest buzzwords, even though the term is a bit ...

VMware Sharpens Focus on Hybrid Cloud

VMware Sharpens Focus on Hybrid Cloud

VMware this week takes the wraps off the latest versions of its server virtualization and software-defined storage ...

A Cloud-Based Marketplace Designed to Ease FPGA Workload Acceleration

A Cloud-Based Marketplace Designed to Ease FPGA Workload Acceleration

A French “acceleration-as-a-service” company has joined the array of companies forming partnerships and ecosystems that push FPGA ...

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April 21, 2018(0)
What do semi-autonomous truck platoons, chat-bots, and fraud detection cameras have in common? They’re all part of a big plan that DHL unveiled yesterday to remake itself with artificial intelligence. DHL is investing millions to take advantage of recent advances in machine learning that could help it optimize its sprawling $60-billion delivery service, which touches nearly every country in ... Full article
April 17, 2018(0)
Serverless computing has become one of enterprise technology’s hottest buzzwords, even though the term is a bit of a misnomer. No, servers aren’t going away. But serverless computing, also known as Function as a Service (FaaS), represents a dramatic change in how applications are run. Despite the increased agility that today’s heavily containerized environment has given developers, they also ... Full article
April 17, 2018(0)
VMware this week takes the wraps off the latest versions of its server virtualization and software-defined storage platforms with an emphasis on hybrid cloud deployments, broader application support and—in the case of its vSphere platform—a three-fold reduction in memory usage and resulting performance gains via the introduction of a persistent memory feature. The latest versions of VMware’s (NYSE: VMW) ... Full article
April 11, 2018(0)
In the wake of winning a major deal with 3M, C3 IoT – the IoT analytics company with hundreds of millions of sensors under management – has announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft intended to accelerate enterprise AI and IoT application development with Azure as a preferred cloud provider. Workloads will include predictive maintenance, dynamic inventory optimization, precision healthcare ... Full article
April 11, 2018(0)
 The rapid emergence of heterogeneous, accelerated computing in the advanced scale computing market took a step forward this week with two significant announcements designed to broaden adoption of lightning-quick FPGAs within mainstream x86 computing infrastructures. The news comes on the heels of the stir created last month by growing market traction for IBM’s Power9 chip and OpenPower platform, tightly ... Full article
April 10, 2018(0)
Enterprise software and infrastructure services continue to fuel the growth of global IT spending to levels not seen in a decade, according a new spending forecast. Gartner Inc. report this week that macroeconomic factors such as a weak U.S. dollar along with robust telecommunications spending have boosted its quarterly forecast for IT spending growth to 6.2 percent, the highest ... Full article
April 9, 2018(0)
Pending European data privacy rules that also address “automated decision-making” are increasingly seen as having a broad impact on enterprise deployment of AI applications, prompting a U.S.-based group to predict the rules will stymie development within the European Union. The Center for Data Innovation warned that provisions targeting AI technology within the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) would ... Full article
April 9, 2018(0)
Fears about automation, its transformation of the workplace and effects on employment date back several decades. Fast forward to rapid recent advances in automation technologies, including AI, autonomous systems and robotics, and concerns are being raised anew — and with new urgency. However, the reality is that the technology will continue to evolve, as will our collective understanding of ... Full article
April 6, 2018(0)
Emerging serverless frameworks that dispense with server management to run cloud-native workloads continue to gain traction in the enterprise while at the same time drawing scrutiny from security specialists who report a growing number of vulnerabilities as serverless applications are rolled out. An audit released this week by an Israeli security company found that roughly one in five serverless ... Full article
April 5, 2018(0)
GitLab, the open-source DevOps platform, is collaborating with Google Cloud to assist developers struggling to deploy the popular but complex Kubernetes cluster orchestrator. GitLab said this week it will offer native integration of it code collaboration platform with the Google Kubernetes Engine. The integration is designed to ease deployment of Kubernetes clusters, enabling DevOps teams to spin up a ... Full article
April 4, 2018(0)
C3 IoT continued its impressive record of customer wins with today’s announcement that the company has landed a multi-year contract with 3M (NYSE:MMM) to deliver AI-based applications, starting with predictive healthcare and supply chain analytics and expanding to additional lines of business globally, according to the companies. The news from global diversified manufacturer 3M ($32 billion in revenues, 91,000 ... Full article
March 29, 2018(0)
We have seen the future, it was on display at Nvidia’s GTC 2018 conference in San Jose this week, and if this stuff works*, man, the future will be interesting: 50,000-square-foot retail stores with few employees and no exasperating checkout lines – you walk in, pick out what you want, and leave. using the signals from our central nervous ... Full article
March 28, 2018(0)
Oracle Corp. released the first of what it says will be a string of cloud platform services based on machine learning that are designed to differentiate the cloud upstart from public cloud giant Amazon Web Services (NASDAQ: AMZN). Larry Ellison, Oracle’s CTO and board chairman, wasted no time during a company event this week laying out “our strategy versus ... Full article
March 28, 2018(0)
Nvidia today revealed how it’s planning to use virtual reality technology to accelerate the testing of autonomous vehicles. The new offering, dubbed Drive Constellation, could dramatically improve the capability to test certain driving conditions, such as snow or blinding light, that can be hard to get in the real world. “I think the challenge that real world testing has ... Full article
March 27, 2018(0)
Nvidia upped the ante on GPU acceleration for deep learning with the latest release of inferencing engine that supports a range of machine intelligence applications running in datacenters as well as emerging automotive and robotics applications. Along with a new version of its TensorRT inference software integrated with Google’s TensorFlow framework, Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) also announced a partnership with ... Full article
March 24, 2018(0)
For unalloyed venality, human trafficking has metastasized into one of the most horrific organized crimes against humanity since the Holocaust. It’s estimated that 40 million people, 80 percent of them girls and women, are currently ensnared in a nightmare of abduction, forced labor, sex work and, incredibly, the removal of organs for sale and transplant. Trafficking happens in the ... Full article
March 23, 2018(0)
HPC cloud specialist Nimbix this week announced the addition of IBM’s Power9 technology to the Nimbix cloud starting with an early access “gated program” available now to be followed by broader access in the spring. Timing of the announcement coincided with IBM Think 2018 Conference being held in Las Vegas and Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) scheduled for next ... Full article
March 23, 2018(0)
 When ‘Willy the Wonder-Chicken’ defeated famed behavior psychologist B.F. Skinner at Tic-Tac-Toe in 19791, who would’ve imagined tomorrow’s McNugget would become a foot soldier in the battle between artificial intelligence and carnival barkers. Today, we suffer a never-ending stream of pseudo-tech articles predicting either an AI-induced dystopia or dismissing AI as a cyber parlor trick. Despite the hype, AI ... Full article
March 15, 2018(0)
There’s a data dilemma in the world today. To provide the best and most personalized services to clients and to get the best analytic insights, companies need more data than ever before. Yet to comply with ever-increasing privacy regulations, they need to shed excess data and limit its use. Take the financial services industry. From SEC 17a-4 to FINRA, ... Full article
March 11, 2018(0)
AI and autonomous vehicles are en route to consigning human-based heavy machinery operation, trucking, package delivery, rail transport and bus and taxi driving to the dustbin of history, but until that happens, another futuristic technology, brain-machine interface (BMI), is literally tapping into the brains of equipment operators and drivers to detect when they are losing concentration or dozing off, ... Full article

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