The Joker Movie Might Actually Win Best Picture

With Joker stunning everyone by winning the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, it’s now a legitimate contender in the race for Best Picture at the Oscars. Now that the summer movie season is in the rearview mirror, attention has turned to the awards race and which films are legitimate contenders this year. The fall brings about several […]

Rubrik Finalizes Funding and Achieves Unicorn Status with Valuation – Cloud Computing Today

Cloud data backup and recovery startup Rubrik has announced the finalization of $180M in funding led by Institutional Venture Partners with additional participation from Lightspeed Venture Partners and Greylock Partners. Rubrik delivers backup and recovery software that runs on both on-premise IT infrastructures as well as public clouds such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft […]

OVH Finalizes Acquisition of VMware vCloud Air Business – Cloud Computing Today

OVH has finalized the acquisition of VMware vCloud Air’s business and specifically, vCloud Air customers, support team and data center and customer operations. VMware vCloud Air will now be branded “VMware vCloud Air Powered by OVH” and continue to provide services related to its three core offerings, namely, disaster recovery, data center replacement and data […]

3 Questions: The social implications and responsibilities of computing

Since February, five working groups have been generating ideas about the form and content of the new MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing. That includes the Working Group on Social Implications and Responsibilities of Computing, co-chaired by Melissa Nobles, the Kenan Sahin Dean of the MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences and […]

Bonsai Launches Early Access Program to Deepen Customer Engagement with Bonsai’s Artificial Intelligence App Development Platform

Bonsai, an innovator in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies, recently revealed details of the Bonsai Early Access Program that provides customers with training, consultative support and collaborative design and development for customer-specific AI applications. Bonsai absolves customers of the complexity specific to building AI apps using Google’s TensorFlow or APIs to platforms such as IBM Watson […]

Teaching language models grammar really does make them smarter

Voice assistants like Siri and Alexa can tell the weather and crack a good joke, but any 8-year-old can carry on a better conversation. The deep learning models that power Siri and Alexa learn to understand our commands by picking out patterns in sequences of words and phrases. Their narrow, statistical understanding of language stands […]

Datos IO’s RecoverX 2.0 Delivers Data Backup and Recovery and Workload Migration Functionality for Hybrid Cloud Environments

Datos IO recently announced the release of RecoverX 2.0, a data management platform designed for the cloud that enhances the ability of customers to deliver data protection solutions as well as workload migration functionality, operational monitoring and enterprise policy management. RecoverX 2.0 expands the purview of Datos IO’s backup and recovery solutions from non-relational databases […]

Q&A: Phillip Isola on the art and science of generative models

If you’ve ever wondered what a loaf of bread would look like as a cat, edges2cats is for you. The program that turns sketches into images of cats is one of many whimsical creations inspired by Phillip Isola’s image-to-image translation software released in the early days of generative adversarial networks, or GANs. In a 2016 paper, Isola and his colleagues […]

CrateDB 2.0 Adds Clustering Upgrades and SQL Enhancements to Its Database Solution for IoT and Machine Data – Cloud Computing Today

On May 16, Crate.io announced the availability of CrateDB 2.0, an open source SQL database that specializes in IoT and machine data. The innovation of CrateDB consists in leveraging SQL to aggregate and perform real-time analytics on IoT and machine data instead of the NoSQL databases commonly used in the industry for related use cases. […]

Cracking open the black box of automated machine learning

Researchers from MIT and elsewhere have developed an interactive tool that, for the first time, lets users see and control how automated machine-learning systems work. The aim is to build confidence in these systems and find ways to improve them. Designing a machine-learning model for a certain task — such as image classification, disease diagnoses, […]

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