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Take Your Business Use Cases to the Next Level with AI & ML

Industry leader, TIBCO released insights from a survey “CXO Innovation Survey” that polled 600+ c-suite executives about the key AI/ML use cases that are being used in businesses today. According to the survey, data security is considered the top AI/ML use case among c-suite executives. Included are the top rated AI and ML use cases.

Accelerating Training for AI Deep Learning Networks with “Chunking”

At the International Conference on Learning Representations on May 6, IBM Research will share a deeper look around how chunk-based accumulation can speed the training for deep learning networks used for artificial intelligence (AI).

Databricks Open Sources Delta Lake for Data Lake Reliability

Databricks, a leader in Unified Analytics and founded by the original creators of Apache Spark™, announced a new open source project called Delta Lake to deliver reliability to data lakes. Delta Lake is the first production-ready open source technology to provide data lake reliability for both batch and streaming data. This new open source project will enable organizations to transform their existing messy data lakes into clean Delta Lakes with high quality data, thereby accelerating their data and machine learning initiatives.

Intel IT Serves Up Innovative Applications of AI, Analytics and Collaboration

One telling sign that AI industry leading companies truly believe in the technologies they promoting across the globe is how much they’re using these same technologies internally. An excellent case-in-point is Intel IT, the IT services arm of giant Intel Corp.

Teradata Expands As-a-Service Offerings for Vantage

Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the Pervasive Data Intelligence company, announced three new offerings for its Teradata Vantage platform, reflecting Teradata’s commitment to offering as-a-service capabilities to meet the needs of their customers. These capabilities provide choice and flexibility for customers operating on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, private cloud or hybrid cloud environments.

The Power of Crunching Big Data Effectively

In this contributed article, Lex Boost, CEO of Leaseweb USA, points out that according to an Accenture study, 79% of enterprise executives agree that companies not embracing big data will lose their competitive edge. Considering that data creation is on track to grow 10-fold by 2025, it’s crucial for companies to be able to process it more quickly, and meaningfully.

SAS Announces $1 Billion Investment in AI at #GTC19

SAS, driving the future of analytics, is investing $1 billion in AI over the next three years through software innovation, education, expert services and more. The commitment builds on SAS’ already strong foundation in AI which includes advanced analytics, machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing (NLP) and computer vision. Educational programs and expert services will equip business leaders and data scientists for the future of AI, with the technology, skills and support they need to transform their organizations.

How to Get to the Data-Enabled Data Center

Despite their many promising benefits, advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Deep Learning (DL) are creating some of the most challenging workloads in modern computing history and put significant strain on the underlying I/O, storage, compute and network. An AI-enabled data center must be able to concurrently and efficiently service the entire spectrum of activities involved in the AI and DL process, including data ingest, training and inference.

AI Plays Important Roles at 3 Leading Companies

Today we conclude the insideBIGDATA Executive Round Up, our annual feature showcasing the insights of thought leaders on the state of the big data industry, and where it is headed. In today’s discussion, our panel of experienced big data executives – Ayush Parashar, Co-founder and Vice President of Engineering for Unifi Software, Robert Lee, Vice President & Chief Architect, Pure Storage, Inc., and Oliver Schabenberger, COO & CTO at SAS – discusses the most important role AI plays for their company’s mission statement, and how that role will be cultivated in 2019?

Tableau Releases Ask Data, A New and Intuitive Way to Analyze Data With Natural Language

Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA), a leading analytics platform, announced the general availability of Ask Data, which leverages the power of natural language processing to enable people to ask data questions in plain language and instantly get a visual response right in Tableau. This patent pending capability makes it easier for anyone, regardless of skill set, to engage deeply with data and produce analytical insights they can share with others without having to do any setup or programming.