Intel, Google, Microsoft, and others launch Confidential Computing Consortium for data security

Major tech companies including Alibaba, Arm, Baidu, IBM, Intel, Google Cloud, Microsoft, and Red Hat today announced intent to form the Confidential Computing Consortium to improve security for data in use. Established by...

Databricks launches AutoML Toolkit for model building and deployment

Databricks today introduced its AutoML Toolkit, an automated end-to-end machine learning service made to accommodate developers with a range of experience. Available from Databricks Labs, the AutoML Toolkit can automate things like hyperparameter tuning,...

Reputation.com raises $30 million to help businesses manage their online presence

Reputation.com (formerly ReputationDefender) is a Redwood City, California-based company that provides solutions for tracking and improving online reviews and local search visibility for businesses. Today, Reputation revealed it has secured $30 million in...

Google open-sources gesture tracking AI for mobile devices

Real-time hand shape and motion trackers are an invaluable part of sign language recognition and gesture control systems, not to mention a number of augmented reality experiences. But they’re often hobbled by occlusion...

Tech giants despise politics? Hardly – they are in the thick of it and...

If there was one thing that united the founders of today’s tech giants in their early days it was contempt for politics, manifested as suspicion of government and a pathological aversion to regulation...

WeWork IPO filing hypes transformative workplace potential to rationalize massive losses

Now that coworking startup WeWork has made its IPO filing public, the company faces the burden of convincing investors to look past its gaping losses to see its revolutionary workplace potential. “Our space-as-a-service offering...

Alegion raises $12 million for data annotation

Alegion, an Austin, Texas-based provider of labeling and annotation services for enterprise data science teams, today announced that it has secured $12 million in series A funding contributed by RHS Investments. Founder and...

How to do real-time analytics across historical and live data

Today’s analytical requirements are putting unprecedented pressures on existing data infrastructures. Performing real-time analytics across operational and stored data is typically critical to success but always challenging to implement.Consider an airline that wants...

Nvidia trains world’s largest Transformer-based language model

Nvidia today announced that it has trained the world’s largest language model, just the latest in a series of updates the GPU maker has aimed at advancing conversational AI. To achieve this feat, Nvidia...

Google’s next antitrust headache could be its AI-driven job search

Google has hailed the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning to bring greater efficiencies to job hunting. But the tools the company has created have put it in the crosshairs of rival...

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