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How Traditional Industries Are Using Machine Learning and Deep Learning to Gain Strategic Business Insights

Many enterprises are now embracing an accelerated path for accessing, and processing, and using data through machine learning. This article is part of a full report that explores trends in machine learning and deep learning.

NVIDIA to Train 100,000 Developers on Deep Learning in 2017

[GPU Technology Conference Coverage] To meet surging demand for expertise in the field of AI, NVIDIA announced that it plans to train 100,000 developers this year — a tenfold increase over 2016 — through the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute. Analyst firm IDC estimates that 80 percent of all applications will have an AI component by 2020. The NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute provides developers, data scientists and researchers with practical training on the use of the latest AI tools and technology.

Three Quarters of Fashion Retailers Will Invest in AI Over the Next 24 Months

Two separate research studies, funded by our friends Apptus and carried out by IMRG and Hive, have found that fashion retailers are planning significant investment in artificial intelligence (AI) over the next two years, as they seek to deliver the ‘real time relevant’ customer experiences that are vital to improving sales performance.

ScaleMatrix Announces GPU-as-a-Service Solution Ideal for HPC, Deep/Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence Workloads

[GPU Technology Conference Coverage] ScaleMatrix, a leading provider of customer-premise and hosted cloud services for HPC and Big Data workloads delivered on the industry’s leading Dynamic Density Control™ (DDC) enclosure platform, announced a GPU-as-a-Service solution with the dense Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) power to deliver unprecedented efficiency gains at an affordable price point for today’s demanding HPC, Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) workloads.

What Maersk’s Adoption of Microsoft Azure Means for the Future of Commercial Shipping Data

In this contributed article, technology writer and blogger Kayla Matthews discussed what cloud services means for the shipping industry, and how cloud computing could change the entire industry in the future. She takes a look at Maersk, the largest shipping company in the world, to see how the company is engaging the cloud.

5 Common Myths Around Virtualizing Big Data (Number 3 is SANdalous!)

In this contributed article, Justin Murray, Technical Marketing Manager at VMware, discusses 5 common myths around virtualizing big data. Big data burst on to the scene a little over a decade ago. Today it is not an obscure term confined to just a handful of bleeding edge companies. It is a mainstream trend that every enterprise undergoing a digital transformation journey has adopted. The technology landscape around big data has broadened dramatically.

H2O.ai Launches Digital Brain Billboard Campaign in San Jose

[GPU Technology Conference Coverage] H2O.ai, the company bringing AI to business, launched its first billboard campaign in San Jose today to explicitly call out the need for companies to adopt a “Digital Brain.” Located in San Jose at US 101 South and South of Lafayette, the billboard reads: “Where’s your digital brain?”

Intel Case Study: Speeding Up a Big Data Platform

In this technology cast study, we’ll examine MeritData, Inc., a leading big data analysis technology and service provider in China. The company’s product is called Tempo, a big data platform that has been widely used by well-known power, manufacturing, financial, and global enterprises and by cloud service providers. MeritData helps its customers explore and exploit data value―and ultimately creates value through data processing, data mining, and data visualization solutions. This is achieved through the fusion of high-performance computing (HPC) technology, leading data analysis algorithms, high-dimensional visualization, and creative data visualization language.

BOXX Expands Product Line and Services by Acquiring Cirrascale

[GPU Technology Conference Coverage] BOXX Technologies, a leading innovator of high-performance computer workstations, rendering systems, and servers, announced the acquisition of Cirrascale Corporation, a premier developer of multi-GPU servers and cloud solutions designed for deep learning infrastructure. The acquisition enables BOXX to add Cirrascale’s deep learning hardware to its line of multi-GPU solutions and solidifies BOXX as the leader in multi-GPU computer technology. Cirrascale Cloud Services, a BOXX subsidiary, will continue to expand its growing business and provide GPU-as-a-Service along with other professional services.

Interview: Jennifer Marsman, Principal Software Development Engineer at Microsoft

In this podcast interview, I caught up with Jennifer Marsman, Principal Software Development Engineer at Microsoft, to find out what it’s like to be a data scientist at Microsoft and get her take on the upward trajectory of AI and deep learning that we’re seeing in the industry today.