AI/MACHINE LEARNING

Google AI researchers find strange new reason to play Jeopardy!

More Google When IBM’s Watson computer beat two world champions at the game show Jeopardy! in 2011, it was a moment to marvel at how a machine could take comprehend the language of a question and could mine its vast…

Nvidia Platform Pushes GPUs into Machine Learning, High Performance Data Analytics

Shutterstock 583242211 GPU leader Nvidia, generally associated with deep learning, autonomous vehicles and other higher-end AI-related workloads (and gaming, of course), is mounting a platform and ecosystem directed at machine learning and data analytics, domains heretofore within the CPU realm.…

Pure Storage, Veritas partner on holistic data management

Veritas and Pure Storage announced Tuesday they’re partnering to provide holistic data protection and management for Pure Storage’s FlashArray and FlashBlade portfolios. The partnership will enable organizations to bring together workloads from different sources to get the most value out…

Spray-on antennas will revolutionize the Internet of Things

In what could be a giant leap for Internet of Things (IoT) form factors, scientists say they have invented a spray-on antenna. And the bug-spray-like application will outperform traditional metal antennas, they claim. If it indeed does outperform traditional antennas,…

Inspur Goes for the Golden Hyperscale/AI Ring

Inspur San Jose Motherboard Inspur, the no. 3 server vendor in the world (Gartner) is taking aim at the biggest, shiniest golden ring in the entire data center server marketplace: hyperscale and AI infrastructure for tier one social media and…

Cybersecurity start-up Darktrace raises $50 million and is now worth $1.65 billion

British cybersecurity start-up Darktrace has raised $50 million in a funding round that values the firm at $1.65 billion. The investment, announced on Thursday, was led by European private equity firm Vitruvian Partners and includes backing from existing investors KKR…

AMD announces dual Radeon GPU for data centers

At VMworld 2018, chipmaker AMD revealed a new flagship dual-GPU for data center visualization workloads, the Radeon Pro V340, set to release in the fourth quarter of 2018. AMD also announced that it would be turning to TSMC for all its…

DeepMind AI bots tell Google to literally chill out: Software takes control of server cooling

Oh good, we’re out of the board games phase, then DeepMind’s artificially intelligent algorithms are directly controlling the cooling systems within Google’s data centers to improve efficiency. Google’s vast warehouses are filled with hundreds of thousands of heat-generating servers, chugging…

Intel Updates For AI: $1B Now, More Growth Ahead

Intel held a full day event last week to lay out its strategy and products for growth in the datacenter. Senior executives took the opportunity to talk about CPUs, ASICs, FPGAs, memory, and networking, while sprinkling in a healthy dose…

How Intel and Montefiore Medical Center use AI to improve patient outcomes

Health care is complicated, but Intel thinks AI has the potential to revolutionize it. A prime example is Montefiore, a health system located in the Bronx. Physicians there use a machine learning framework called PALM, which is running on Intel…