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Field Report: KDD 2019

As a very long time member of the ACM and their SIGKDD group, I’d always wanted to attend a KDD conference (first one occurred in 1995). This year I received a gracious invitation to attend KDD2019 in Anchorage, Alaska, August 4-8. It satisfied two of my bucket list items: witnessing a KDD first-hand and also […]

Data Centers Get a Performance Boost From FPGAs

With the advent of next generation workloads, such as Big Data and streaming analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), genomics, and network security, CPUs are seeing different data types, mixtures of file sizes, and new algorithms with different processing requirements. Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Bill Mannel explores how as big data continues to explode, data centers are benefitting from a relatively new type of offload accelerator: FPGAs.

The AI Opportunity

The tremendous growth in compute power and explosion of data is leading every industry to seek AI-based solutions. In this Tech.Decoded video, “The AI Opportunity – Episode 1: The Compute Power Difference,” Vice President of Intel Architecture and AI expert Wei Li shares his views on the opportunities and challenges in AI for software developers, how Intel is supporting their efforts, and where we’re heading next.

Fast-track Application Performance and Development with Intel® Performance Libraries

Intel continues its strident efforts to refine libraries optimized to yield the utmost performance from Intel® processors. The Intel® Performance Libraries provide a large collection of prebuilt and tested, performance-optimized functions to developers. By utilizing these libraries, developers can reduce the costs and time associated with software development and maintenance, and focus efforts on their own application code.

Why You Need a Modern Infrastructure to Accelerate AI and ML Workloads

Recent years have seen a boom in the generation of data from a variety of sources: connected devices, IoT, analytics, healthcare, smartphones, and much more. This data management problem is particularly acute in the areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) workloads. This guest article from WekaIO highlights why focusing on optimizing infrastructure can spur machine learning workloads and AI success.

How Hadoop Can Help Your Business Manage Big Data

Hadoop. Once largely unknown, hit the scene in part due to the explosion of unstructured data. Download the new white paper, “Making the Most of Your Investment in Hadoop,” through which SQREAM explores an approach to Hadoop that aims to help businesses reduce time-to-insight, increase productivity, empower data teams for better decision making, and increase revenue.

AI for Legalese

Have you ever signed a lengthy legal contract you didn’t fully read? Or have you every read a contract you didn’t fully understand? Contract review is a time-consuming and labor-intensive process for everyone concerned — including contract attorneys. Help is on the way. IBM researchers are exploring ways for AI to make tedious tasks like contract review easier, faster, and more accurate.

Supercharge Data Science Applications with the Intel® Distribution for Python

Intel® Distribution for Python is a distribution of commonly used packages for computation and data intensive domains, such as scientific and engineering computing, big data, and data science. With Intel® Distribution for Python you can supercharge Python applications and speed up core computational packages with this performance-oriented distribution. Professionals who can gain advantage with this product include: machine learning developers, data scientists, numerical and scientific computing developers, and HPC developers.

Organizations Must Address Ethics in AI to Gain Public’s Trust and Loyalty

The ethical use of AI is becoming fundamental to winning people’s trust, a new study from the Capgemini Research Institute has found. As organizations progress to harness the benefits of AI, consumers, employees and citizens are watching closely and are ready to reward or punish behavior. Those surveyed said that they would be more loyal to, purchase more from, or be an advocate for organizations whose AI interactions are deemed ethical.

Using Converged HPC Clusters to Combine HPC, AI, and HPDA Workloads

Many organizations follow an old trend to adopt AI and HPDA as distinct entities which leads to underutilization of their clusters. To avoid this, clusters can be converged to save (or potentially eliminate) capital expenditures and reduce OPEX costs. This sponsored post from Intel’s Esther Baldwin, AI Strategist, explores how organizations are using converged HPC to combine HPC, AI, and HPDA workloads.