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Study: One in Four Local Companies Engaged with AI Technology

San Diego industries that are embracing artificial intelligence (AI) support an estimated 175,680 jobs and $33.3 billion in annual gross regional product, according to a study released by San Diego Regional EDC. Underwritten by Booz Allen Hamilton, “Measuring the Future: AI and San Diego’s Economy” is the first in a series of reports that will identify key industries and clusters where AI and machine learning (ML) have been implemented, and ultimately quantify the impacts of these technologies on San Diego’s regional economy.

New Research from TrueCue Reveals Majority of Local Authorities are Providing Incoherent Data Analytics Training for Staff

Despite 93% of local authorities stating they use data analytics across their organisation, new research from UK-based TrueCue, the analytics products and services brand, suggests an overwhelming majority (97%) only provide training for staff “as and when needed.” The findings were part of an investigation to assess the data analytics maturity of local authorities across the UK.

Data Gravity Intensity Expected to More Than Double Annually for the Financial Services, Manufacturing and Insurance Industries through 2024

Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, has published version 1.5 of its Data Gravity Index DGx™, expanding the scope of the study from the 21 initial metros in version 1.0 to encompass 53 global metros and assessing the intensity and gravitational force of enterprise data growth on 23 distinct global industries.

Comparative Testing of GPU Servers with New NVIDIA RTX30 Video Cards in AI/ML Tasks

In early September 2020, NVIDIA debuted its second generation GeForce RTX 30 family of graphics cards, the Ampere RTX architecture. NVIDIA broke with tradition when its new generations of cards were sold more expensive than their predecessors, which means that the cost of training models has remained more or less the same.

Data Platforms – A journey. The Yesteryears, Today, and What Lies Ahead

In this contributed article, Darshan Rawal, Founder and CEO of Isima, explains how the data ecosystem has exploded in the last decade to deal with multi-structured data sources. But the fundamental architecture of using queues, caches, and batches to support Enterprise Data Warehousing and BI hasn’t. This article looks at the architectural styles of the three eras of data management – pre-big data, the open-source revolution, and the cloud-native version. It will be a dive into trade-offs of each and what lies ahead. You’ll get a techno-strategic best practices of architecting data platforms as they pave the path to recovery for your organization.

Penguin Computing Announces OriginAI Powered by WekaIO

Penguin Computing, a division of SMART Global Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGH) and a leader in high-performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence (AI), and enterprise data center solutions, announced that it has partnered with WekaIO™ (Weka) to provide NVIDIA GPU-Powered OriginAI, a comprehensive, end-to-end solution for data center AI that maximizes the performance and utility of high-value AI systems.

USGIF White Paper: Geospatial Intelligence & AI/ML Progress During a Pandemic

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) published a white paper on a topic impacting the intelligence community (IC) and more specifically, the GEOINT community; Geospatial Intelligence & AI/ML Progress During a Pandemic.

StradVision Offers ADAS Features

StradVision is an industry pioneer in vision processing technology, whose work will provide the software that allows Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) in Autonomous Vehicles to reach the next level of safety, accuracy and driver convenience, and help usher in the era of the fully autonomous vehicle.

Why Humans Still Need to be Involved in Language-Based AI

In this contributed article, Christine Maroti, AI Research Engineer at Unbabel, believes that humans still need to be in the loop in most practical AI applications, especially in nuanced areas such as language. Despite the hype, these algorithms still have major flaws. Machines still fall short of understanding the meaning and intent behind human conversation. Not to mention, ethical concerns such as bias in AI still are far from a solution.

insideBIGDATA Latest News – 11/10/2020

In this regular column, we’ll bring you all the latest industry news centered around our main topics of focus: big data, data science, machine learning, AI, and deep learning. Our industry is constantly accelerating with new products and services being announced everyday. Fortunately, we’re in close touch with vendors from this vast ecosystem, so we’re in a unique position to inform you about all that’s new and exciting. Our massive industry database is growing all the time so stay tuned for the latest news items describing technology that may make you and your organization more competitive.