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Here’s Why Enterprise AI Is Being Drafted to Fight Stimulus Fraud

Here’s Why Enterprise AI Is Being Drafted to Fight Stimulus Fraud

Without an enterprise AI approach, prosecutors see fraud in the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program, they admit ...

AI is Key to China Infrastructure Plan, as is AI Talent

AI is Key to China Infrastructure Plan, as is AI Talent

China’s latest set of technology goals for the next decade have been assimilated into an initiative launched ...

ISC 2020: Hoefler’s Virtual Tour of ML Trends in 9 Slides

ISC 2020: Hoefler’s Virtual Tour of ML Trends in 9 Slides

The ISC20 experience this year via livestreaming and pre-recordings is interesting and perhaps a bit odd. That ...

Nvidia Unveils AI Supercomputer, Launches A100 PCIe Cards

Nvidia Unveils AI Supercomputer, Launches A100 PCIe Cards

Nvidia unveiled its Selene AI supercomputer today in tandem with the updated listing of world’s fastest computers. ...

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Legislation introduced in the U.S. House and Senate seeks to revive the U.S. semiconductor industry via a roughly $12 billion spending package and tax incentives designed to promote technology innovation across the chip ecosystem. The Senate version of the CHIPS for America Act, as in “Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors,” proposes to revive domestic chip making, fund R&D ... Full article
Without an enterprise AI approach, prosecutors see fraud in the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program, they admit there are too many scams to count, let alone stop. Organized crime is scheming to take a growing cut of the emergency spending in the CARES Act. The rules of stimulus programs are constantly changing, making it hard to know who should ... Full article
China’s latest set of technology goals for the next decade have been assimilated into an initiative launched this spring under the rubric, “new infrastructure.” Collectively, the aspirational blueprint includes 5G wireless and the Internet of Things, big data and AI as well as converged infrastructure aimed at a menu of smart applications ranging from energy and transportation to spurring ... Full article
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The ISC20 experience this year via livestreaming and pre-recordings is interesting and perhaps a bit odd. That said presenters’ efforts to condense their comments makes for economic use of your time. Torsten Hoefler’s whirlwind 12-minute tour of ML is a great example. Hoefler, leader of the planned ISC20 Machine Learning Day, does a nice job scanning a few recent ... Full article
“The probability of something good not coming out of this is zero,” said Tom Siebel, CEO of enterprise AI software provider C3.ai, which has announced the winners of its awards for COVID-19 research through the C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute (DTI). The awards – more than two dozen of them – span a wide range of COVID-19-related research topics and ... Full article
A growing list of cloud storage startups continue to emerge as enterprises struggle to get a handle on big data while seeking to move computing closer to where data resides. The latest entrant is Nebulon Inc., a Bay Area cloud-defined storage startup that emerged from stealth mode this week with an API-based approach designed to cut storage costs for ... Full article
Hewlett Packard Enterprise continues to extend its GreenLake cloud services to the network edge with the addition of faster deployments for distributed environments ranging from application containers and virtual machines to machine learning workloads and other networking deployments aimed at moving computing resources closer to data. Launched in 2017 as a consumption-based, managed service, the latest version of Greenlake ... Full article
Nvidia unveiled its Selene AI supercomputer today in tandem with the updated listing of world’s fastest computers. Nvidia also introduced the PCIe form factor of the Ampere-based A100 GPU. Nvidia’s new internal AI supercomputer, Selene, joins the upper echelon of the 55th Top500’s ranks and breaks an energy-efficiency barrier. With 27.5 double-precision Linpack petaflops, Selene landed the number seventh ... Full article
When Nvidia announced its acquisition of Mellanox, the GPU leader noted that datacenters would eventually be built like high performance computers. Hence, it’s not surprising the first fruits of Nvidia’s 2019 acquisition of the networking specialist focuses on applying AI to security and predictive maintenance applications in InfiniBand datacenters. The supercomputer datacenter “cyber-AI platform” unveiled this week is built ... Full article
While AI deployments are picking up steam, challenges to success, both technical and cultural, abound. One of the biggest challenges is the lack of alignment among the three pillars of enterprise AI success: business users who are closest to the data, data engineers charged with keeping the data pipes open, and data scientists who make AI work. This lack ... Full article
Intel today unveiled its third-generation Scalable Xeon processor family (codenamed Cooper Lake) for four- and eight-socket servers, aimed at AI and analytics workloads running in the datacenter. In total, 11 new SKUs were announced with between 16-28 cores, up to 3.1 Ghz base clock (up to 4.3 Ghz with Turbo Boost), and support for up to six memory channels. ... Full article
Intel today introduced its first AI-optimized FPGA – the Stratix 10 NX – which features expanded AI Tensor blocks (30 multipliers and 30 accumulators), integrated HBM memory, and high bandwidth networking. The new chip continues leveraging Intel’s chiplet architecture and the FPGA portion of the chip is fabbed using Intel’s 14nm technology. Intel reports the new FPGA will deliver ... Full article
Intel Corp. remains persistent in upgrading its Optane persistent memory series.?The chip maker (NASDAQ: INTC) said this week its second generation Optane series is tuned to the latest version of its Xeon Scalable processors (codenamed Cooper Lake), and boosts memory bandwidth by an average of 25 percent. The combination is aimed at four- and eight-socket servers supporting applications such ... Full article
Amazon Web Services added to its Snow family of data migration and edge devices this week with the introduction of a secure edge computing and data transfer device dubbed Snowcone. The 4.5-pound device that includes 8 terabytes of usable storage targets the growing number of edge computing use cases in which space, power and cooling are limited. The 9- ... Full article
Among the growing number of cloud infrastructure vulnerabilities are the legacy enterprise and contact center communication links that cloud security vendors insist are susceptible to Zero-Day and other network attacks. In its ongoing effort to differentiate its cloud services, Oracle this week introduced a “communications security shield” within its cloud infrastructure that uses AI and real-time enforcement capabilities. The ... Full article
Long-time HPC storage technology leader DDN unveiled a new strategy today replete with a new logo, refreshed website, and two distinct business units, DDN, serving its traditional HPC plus AI base, and Tintri, serving traditional enterprise and virtualized/cloud environments. The rebranding has been two years in the making during which DDN made key acquisitions and set out to expand ... Full article
A new open source library for training machine learning models is billed as rivaling the performance of AI models trained with established libraries like TensorFlow, especially models running on a mobile device. NeoML, described as a “cross-platform machine learning framework” supporting deep learning and ML algorithms, was launched this week on GitHub by ABBYY. The Bay Area enterprise software ... Full article
Infrastructure vendors are increasingly turning their attention to hyper-storage systems enterprise customers require to organize and leverage mountains of unstructured data. Comes now the latest offering from Dell Technologies (NYSE: DELL) that meshes hardware and software-defined storage designed to help manage file and object data stored either on-premises, in public clouds or the network edge. The hybrid storage framework ... Full article
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the general availability of sixth-generation Amazon EC2 C6g and R6g instances powered by Arm-based AWS Graviton2 processors. The new instances are available starting today in a variety of sizes across four regions alongside the general-purpose M6g, which became available last month. The 7nm Graviton2 processors, which utilize 64-bit Arm Neoverse N1 cores and ... Full article
As the Kubernetes cluster orchestrator moves deeper into enterprise infrastructure, cyber criminals continue to probe for weaknesses, frequently targeting application container image repositories. The latest onslaught involves misconfigured Kubeflow machine learning clusters running in the Microsoft Azure cloud. The company said crypto-currency miners succeeded in deploying a malicious Kubeflow image via an exposed Kubernetes dashboard. It then spread from ... Full article
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AMD today announced three new SKUs based on the 7nm second-generation Epyc “Rome” platform aimed at commercial high-demand workloads as well as hyperconverged infrastructure ...
Proliferation of hybrid and multi-cloud architectures has resulted in rapid and remarkable technological advances. But it has also introduced monumental, multi-faceted complexities into IT ...
OTTAWA, Ontario, June 25, 2020?–?Corsa Security announced it has secured an additional $7 million in funding from Roadmap Capital. The funds will be used ...
TOKYO, March 30, 2020 -- Fujitsu announced that it will launch a new company combining its divisions in charge of business with local government, ...
March 30, 2020 -- Lunit, a medical AI software company that develops AI-powered analysis of lung diseases via chest x-ray images, today announced that ...