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Interview: Pamela McCorduck, AI Industry Pioneer

I recently caught up with Pamela McCorduck, AI expert, industry pioneer and author of her compelling new book “This Could Be Important: My Life and Times with the Artificial Intelligentsia,” which covers her unique experiences around AI. She has been working around the field of artificial intelligence since 1960. In the interview she offers unique insight on the evolution that developed the technology we use daily today. Pamela witnessed the first developments of AI when the impersonal machine first evoked a candid and personal response from a human and has been documenting ever since.

oneAPI: – A Unified Cross-Architecture, High Performance Programming Model Designed to Help Shape the Future of Application Development

In this article, we’ll dive into the newly announced oneAPI, a single, unified programming model that aims to simplify development across multiple architectures, such as CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs and other accelerators. The long-term journey is represented by two important first-steps – the industry initiative and the Intel beta product.

Understanding Intention: Using Content, Context, and the Crowd to Build Better Search Applications

This white paper by enterprise search specialists Lucidworks, points out that unlike consumer search, which has become a seamless part of our everyday lives, the enterprise side might as well still be running Windows 95. Imagine if Amazon, Google, or Facebook treated every user the same, regardless of who they are, where they are, what they’re searching for, and what they’ve clicked. Your users expect that same sophistication in their enterprise apps.

Heterogeneous Computing Programming: oneAPI and Data Parallel C++

Sponsored Post What you missed at the Intel Developer Conference, and how to catch-up today By James Reinders In the interests of full disclosure … I must admit that I became sold on DPC++ after Intel approached me (as a consultant – 3 years retired from Intel) asking if I’d help with a book on […]

Healthy Hives: Cloud Analytics Helps Save the World’s Bee Population

In this machine learning cast study, we describe how cloud analytics technology is being applied to the Global Hive Network, an initiative to collect billions of individual data points from around the world and analyze them to understand the honeybee population’s overall health and its relationship with environments, weather patterns, forage, diseases, parasites, predator species, and pesticides.

How Astera Labs is Revolutionizing Semiconductor Product Development—100% in the Cloud

For any established semiconductor product developer, designing a next-generation PCIe 5.0 chipset in less than a year is no small feat. For a brand-new startup with no compute infrastructure other than laptops, however, it is a huge ask. That’s why, with time being of the essence, Astera Labs decided to take a chance on the efficiencies it would gain from a 100% cloud-based approach.

Interview: Nancy Duarte, Author and CEO of Duarte, Inc.

I recently caught up with Nancy Duarte, CEO of Duarte, Inc. and author of DataStory: Explain Data and Inspire Action Through Story to discuss her views on a topic that’s critical to successful data science projects – data storytelling. Nancy has contributed her expertise to MIT and Forbes and is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review and Linkedin’s Influencer Program and can be heard on Lewis Howes, Art of Charm and Entrepreneur on Fire. She has an engaged following of 235,000+.

DAOS Delivers Exascale Performance Using HPC Storage So Fast It Requires New Units of Measurement

Forget what you previously knew about high-performance storage and file systems. New I/O models for HPC such as Distributed Asynchronous Object Storage (DAOS) have been architected from the ground up to make use of new NVM technologies such as Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory Modules (Intel Optane DCPMMs). With latencies measured in nanoseconds and bandwidth measured in tens of GB/s, new storage devices such as Intel DCPMMs redefine the measures used to describe high-performance nonvolatile storage.

StreamSets Launches StreamSets Transformer

StreamSets, Inc., provider of the DataOps platform for modern data integration, released StreamSets® Transformer, a simple-to-use, drag-and-drop UI tool to create native Apache Spark applications. Designed for a wide range of users — even those without specialized skills — StreamSets Transformer enables the creation of pipelines for performing ETL, stream processing and machine-learning operations. Now, data engineers, scientists, architects and operators gain deep visibility into the execution of Apache Spark while broadening usage across the business.

Interview: KDD2019 Co-General Chairs Ankur Teredesai & Vipin Kumar

During my trip to KDD2019 in August, I had the pleasure of sitting down to chat with the co-chairs of the conference, Ankur Teredesai and Vipin Kumar. In the interview that follows, we discuss the growth of the KDD conference over the years, and also it’s changing focus. KDD is touted as being “the premier interdisciplinary conference bringing together researchers and practitioners from data science, data mining, knowledge discovery, large-scale data analytics, and big data.”