Huawei opens AI lab in Singapore

Huawei Technologies has opened a lab in Singapore to provide a testbed for artificial intelligence (AI) development projects, offering access to its cloud and ModelArts AI platforms, amongst others. Located at its local office in Changi Business Park, the facility also runs on a 5G network and includes training sessions and workshops.  Huawei said Friday the lab offered proof-of-concepts, free trials, and offline AI development kits to facilitate research and…

November 22, 2019
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WhatsApp banned nearly half a million accounts during Brazilian elections

Messaging app WhatsApp reported banning more than 400,000 accounts that breached its terms of service in Brazil during last year’s general elections. The information was disclosed by the company in a document submitted to authorities to support an investigation into the spread of misinformation during the presidential campaign. According to the company, the accounts were banned between August 15 and October 28, 2018. In its still unknown which candidates would…

November 20, 2019
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RPA and AI help ADP work smarter and faster

As one of the largest providers of human capital management (HCM) solutions in the world, ADP is basing its digital transformation on working smarter and faster, and eliminating steps for its more than 810,000 clients. Vipul Nagrath, who has been CIO at ADP since 2015, discusses how he is changing the culture of IT to bring intelligent automation to the $14 billion global technology company. Martha Heller: What does “digital”…

November 20, 2019
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Here’s how Microsoft is looking to make search smarter and more natural

Credit: Microsoft microsoft ignite 2019 Microsoft is continuing to evolve its unified Microsoft Search service. The latest pieces it is integrating into Microsoft Search involve its ‘Project Turing’ deep-learning work, as well as advances it is making around semantic meaning and intent. Microsoft Search, for those needing a quick refresher, is the name Microsoft uses to refer to its unified search experience designed to work in Windows, Office, Bing and…

November 19, 2019
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NVIDIA GPUs now work with Arm processors, Magnum open source I/O accelerates data workloads for AI

NVIDIA made a number of important announcements today at SC19. First, NVIDIA introduced a reference design platform that enables companies to quickly build GPU-accelerated Arm-based servers, driving a new era of high performance computing for a growing range of applications in science and industry. Second, it introduced NVIDIA Magnum IO, a suite of software to help data scientists and AI and high performance computing researchers process massive amounts of data…

November 19, 2019
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IDG Contributor Network: Intel flexes AI processing muscle

Cloud and datacenter architects searching for new ways to pack more artificial intelligence horsepower into already constrained spaces will want to take a close look at Intel’s new Nervana Neural Network Processors. Depending on the application, the processors may offer four times the performance or one-fifth the power draw as commercially available alternatives. The new processors are Intel’s first ASIC offerings tailored specifically for deep learning workloads. The company announced…

November 18, 2019
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The Importance of the Network in Detecting Incidents in Critical Infrastructure

As we saw in my last blog, the network plays a key role in defending critical infrastructure and IoT. The devices that we are connecting drive our business, enabling us to make smarter decisions and gain greater efficiency through digitization. But how do we ensure those connected devices are acting as intended? From an industrial operations perspective, we need to know that plant operations are nominal, irrespective of cyber threat. The network…

November 18, 2019
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HPE unveils revamped HPC portfolio with Cray technology

Six months after its $1.3 billion acquisition of Cray for its high-performance computing (HPC) technology, HPE is unveiling a newly-revamped portfolio that combines HPE and Cray technology to support HPC, AI and analytics workloads. The intent, HPE says, is to offer customers an end-to-end portfolio of services, software, compute, interconnect and storage capabilities for HPC and AI workloads — delivered on premise or as a service.  Cray is one of…

November 18, 2019
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