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Intel’s AI Lab Presents Several Ground-breaking Research Papers

Researchers at Intel’s AI Lab recently presented several compelling research papers at the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) (June 10-15) and the Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) June 16-20.

Addressing Governmental Challenges when Engaging AI, ML and Data Analytics

Gartner recently stated that all industries and levels of government agree the top three game-changing technologies today are AI/machine learning, data analytics/predictive analytics and cloud technologies. However, there are some primary sticking points when it comes to innovation in these areas. Government organizations continue to encounter challenges when trying to pursue these initiatives due to complex security and compliance requirements, poor scalability of legacy IT infrastructure, and perceived risks associated with cloud and IT modernization efforts. How can these challenges be addressed?

The Future of Open Source Big Data Platforms

Three well-funded startups – Cloudera Inc., Hortonworks Inc., and MapR Technologies Inc. — emerged a decade ago to commercialize products and services in the open-source ecosystem around Hadoop, a popular software framework for processing huge amounts of data. The hype peaked in early 2014 when Cloudera raised a massive $900 million funding round, valuing it […]

Interview: Atif Kureishy, Global VP, Emerging Practices at Teradata

I recently caught up with Atif Kureishy, Global VP of Emerging Practices at Teradata, during the 2019 edition of the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference, to get a deep dive update for how Teradata is advancing into the fields of AI and deep learning. He also speaks about the ways Teradata and NVIDIA are accelerating time to value for enterprise AI environments and gathering financial services insights from GPUs.

Informatica Announces Enterprise Data Catalog Integrations With Microsoft, Tableau, and Databricks

Informatica, the enterprise cloud data management leader, announced the industry’s most comprehensive enterprise-scale intelligent data catalog, enhanced with technology innovations and tight strategic-partner integrations. The Informatica® Enterprise Data Catalog (EDC) creates a “catalog of catalogs” with AI-driven data discovery across multi-cloud and hybrid environments, providing broad metadata connectivity to support organizations in driving their data-driven digital transformations.

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.