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insideBIGDATA Latest News – 6/14/2022

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.

End-to-End Automation – The Key to Optimize and Transform IT

In the past several years, assisting new business models through use of advancing new technologies helped reveal IT as a strategic function in the enterprise as opposed to an ordinary operational area. This process, however, came at a distinct organizational cost – additional workload to existing IT teams. We’re seeing substantial increases in IT operational activities due to extra service requests, cyberattacks and demand for new digital services.

Video Highlights: How to Optimize Deep Learning Models for Production

In the video presentation embedded below, our friends over at Neural Magic present a compelling workshop: How to Optimize Deep Learning Models for Production. After watching this video, you’ll be able to optimize your NLP and/or computer vision model, apply your own data with a few lines of code, and deploy it on commodity CPUs at GPU-level speeds.

Video Highlights: Data Theory in the World Seminar: How Data Drives Business Decisions

I was pleased to learn that my alma mater UCLA has taken a very innovative direction by creating a new Data Theory undergraduate major, a collaboration of the Mathematics and Statistics departments. The video presentation below is a recent panel discussion that explains the genesis of the new major “Data Theory in the World Seminar: How Data Drives Business Decisions.”

More Than 60% of Companies Are Only Experimenting with AI, Creating Significant Opportunities for Value on their Journey to AI Maturity, Accenture Research Finds

“The Art of AI Maturity: Advancing from Practice to Performance” uncovers strategies for AI success through a holistic framework, which includes a new index to express company AI maturity on a 0-100 scale. According to the research, AI maturity is the degree to which organizations outperform their peers in a combination of AI-related foundational and differentiating capabilities. These capabilities include the technology – data, AI, cloud – as well as organizational strategy, Responsible AI, C-suite sponsorship, talent and culture.

CogniFiber Hits Landmark Interface Speed, Enabling 5X Faster AI Computing Than the Leading Photonics Solution

CogniFiber, a deep technology company revolutionizing photonic computing, announced an interface data injection landmark in its product integration tests. CogniFiber’s approach implements direct analog neuromorphic photonic computing (“pure-photonics”), removing all bottlenecks from AI inference so that the task speed is limited only by the input clock.

Pure Storage Redefines AI-Ready Infrastructure, Speeds Time to Insights with AIRI//S Built on NVIDIA DGX Systems

Pure Storage® (NYSE: PSTG), the IT pioneer that delivers advanced data storage technology and services, announced AIRI®//S, the next generation of its complete AI-ready infrastructure, developed by Pure Storage and NVIDIA. AIRI//S provides enterprises a simple, on-demand infrastructure that accelerates AI initiatives at any scale. 

How to Navigate AI Change Management Like a Boss

In this contributed article, Katie Wrenn and Ernest Sohn from Booz Allen, discusses five key steps in getting a change management plan started for AI solutions in an enterprise. When your organization faces large-scale change, the only way forward is to manage it, and this is particularly true in an evolving and complex area like AI.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 6/4/2022

Above the Trend Line: your industry rumor central is a recurring feature of insideBIGDATA. In this column, we present a variety of short time-critical news items grouped by category such as M&A activity, people movements, funding news, financial results, industry alignments, customer wins, rumors and general scuttlebutt floating around the big data, data science and machine learning industries including behind-the-scenes anecdotes and curious buzz.

TOP 10 insideBIGDATA Articles for May 2022

In this continuing regular feature, we give all our valued readers a monthly heads-up for the top 10 most viewed articles appearing on insideBIGDATA. Over the past several months, we’ve heard from many of our followers that this feature will enable them to catch up with important news and features flowing across our many channels.