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Poly Adds Two Zoom-Certified Devices To Its Video Conferencing Portfolio

This week at Zoom’s Zoomtopia event, Poly announced two Zoom-certified additions to its family of video conferencing solutions, the Poly Studio X70 (new) and the Poly Studio E70 (newly certified). Zoomtopia is Zoom’s annual video conferencing event, where it announced new innovations in the video call solution space. Earlier this year, Poly announced a suite of new …

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IBM Telum- A New Chapter In Vertically Integrated Chip Technology

Today at the IEEE’s Hot Chips 33 conference, IBM presented a preview of IBM Telum, the next-generation processor for IBM z and LinuxONE systems, planned for the first half of 2022. Immediately I was intrigued by the name change from the rather drab sequence of z14, z15 to “Telum.” The highlights announced were the expected increases in performance, …

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Dell Ultrasharp 4K Webcam Review- Ahead Of The Game In Webcam Technology

I have written a fair amount on work from home (WFH) and digital transformation solutions, services, and products over the past year and a half due to the pandemic. Webcams for PCs have become an essential product for those working from home or engaged in hybrid work. It is one of those features that OEMs …

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Tennis Is Now On The Cloud And Powered By Applied AI, And This Is How Roland-Garros Did It

The 2021 Parisian Grand Slam, officially known as Roland-Garros after the French aviator, has enabled fans, players, coaches, broadcasters, journalists, and organizers of the tournament to experience the game with a new set of immersive and intelligent tools. In partnership with the French Tennis Federation and Infosys, the duo leveraged applied artificial intelligence, 3D, and …

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Oracle Updates Fusion Cloud ERP And EPM, Racking Up New Customers In The Process

The great thing about the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model is that the innovation keeps rolling with updates delivered quarterly in the cloud to every customer. This latest quarterly update from Oracle is very consistent with previous updates: new integrations across the suite, machine learning features and user experience enhancements.  I have been following the progress of Oracle Fusion …

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IBM CodeNet: Artificial Intelligence That Can Program Computers And Solve A $100 Billion Legacy Code Problem

Computer scientists have long toyed with the idea of creating computers that could write programs for other computers. Artificial intelligence is an obvious technology for the task. It has been previously used for programming on a small scale but unfortunately the results have been limited. Artificial intelligence is one of our most powerful and versatile …

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The Finnish Post Reinvents Itself With New Technologies Including Robotic Process Automation And Gamification

The Finnish Postal Service, known locally as the Posti Group, is one of the oldest companies in Finland. A few years ago, Posti realized the traditional postal and letter business was declining rapidly while parcel volumes were increasing. To remain competitive, Posti Group needed to fundamentally change the way it operated, replacing legacy systems and …

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Google’s Data Cloud Summit Serves Up A Breadth Of New Capabilities

I mentioned in my preview of the Google Data Cloud Summit this week that I was expecting some exciting technology announcements for AI, machine learning, data management, and analytics. Google did not disappoint in that department.  The Google Cloud stated mission is to accelerate every organization’s ability to transform through data-powered innovation. A theme that should come as …

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IBM Think 2021- All In On Hybrid Cloud And AI

IBM is in the middle of a company transformation. With CEO Arvind Krishna and President Jim Whitehurst at the helm for a year, the company is going all-in on the cloud with its Red Hat and other investments and getting in a better posture for growth and focus with its recent Kyndryl spin-out. At the …

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NVIDIA Crushes Latest Artificial Intelligence Benchmarking Tests

In its third round of submissions, MLCommons released results for MLPerf Inference v1.0.  MLPerf is a set of standard AI inference benchmarking tests using seven different applications. These seven tests include a range of workloads that include computer vision, medical imaging, recommender systems, speech recognition, and natural language processing. MLPerf benchmarking measures how fast a trained neural …

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NVIDIA Announces Technology For Training Giant Artificial Intelligence Models

NVIDIA GTC is the premier annual conference for developers, scientists, and businesses interested in machine learning or artificial intelligence. According to NVIDIA CEO and founder Jensen Huang, over 100,000 attended this year’s virtual event. Following tradition, NVIDIA made GTC 2021 a stage for many significant ML, AI, networking, and data center announcements. One of Huang’s most …

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Synaptics Unsheathes New Katana Low Power Edge AI Platform

While many eyes, including mine, were on CES this week, today, I wanted to talk about a tech announcement that may have flown under the radar in the run-up to the holidays. I’ve been following Synaptics for some time now and watched it progress from Synaptics 1.0 (PC trackpads, etc.) to 2.0 (mobile, fingerprint readers) …

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AI Cambrian Explosion: 2021 Predictions

For the last two years, in January, I have published my predictions about the new AI silicon I expect in the coming year. Like the weatherman, I’ve gotten some details wrong but I’ve been reasonably accurate, at least directionally. So, here we go again with a look at likely 2021 advancements and possible failures. I …

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Graphcore Raises Yet Another Round

One would think, or hope, that a startup shipping its second-generation AI chips and software stack would be content to have over $200M in the bank to fund future development and market penetration. For UK AI startup Graphcore, that is a lot of money. When you are a darling in a fast-growing land grab, though, …

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AI Is More Than A Buzzword And Being Deployed Now On Ships And Golf Carts

More than ever, organizations are adopting artificial intelligence (AI) to bring efficiency, productivity gains, and a return on investment. In these uncertain times, AI is a powerful differentiator for companies of all sizes to transform digitally. In recent years, the cloud has become integral in advancing AI as vendors offering years of research and tools …

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Never Heard Of Silicon Lifecycle Management? Join The Club.

Product Lifecycle Management offerings have helped companies manage their product lifecycles for decades, reducing costs, improving quality and making customers happy. Surprisingly, though, such a process is not in place for the silicon chips used in almost everything these days. While the semiconductor industry has matured on many fronts, producing vast quantities of faster, cheaper …

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Amazon AWS Ramps New Hardware For AI

AWS’s annual re:Invent conference this year included big news from CEO Andy Jassy and AI VP Swami Sivasubramanian. AWS launched two new hardware platforms for AI and significantly expanded its SageMaker software to simplify running AI models on AWS at maximum performance. When I look at the breadth of AI software, the depth of AI …

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AI Is More Than A Buzzword And Being Deployed Now On Ships And Golf Carts

More than ever, organizations are adopting artificial intelligence (AI) to bring efficiency, productivity gains, and a return on investment. In these uncertain times, AI is a powerful differentiator for companies of all sizes to transform digitally. In recent years, the cloud has become integral in advancing AI as vendors offering years of research and tools …

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The Cambrian AI Explosion Ramps Up

There’s been a lot of news lately on the AI chip front, so I wanted to share a short synopsis of what has been happening for anyone who may be distracted by the holidays. I will flesh these stories out further before my annual Cambrian AI Explosion blog in January here on Forbes.  Let’s start with the …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Qualcomm: A New Force In Cloud AI

Qualcomm announced the first shipments of the Cloud AI 100 family of products, thus entering the data center, cloud edge, edge appliance and 5G infrastructure markets for accelerated artificial intelligence (AI) processing. Qualcomm has demonstrated its AI and power-efficiency capabilities for many years with the Snapdragon family of SoCs for mobile, networking and embedded markets. …

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