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IBM CEO Sees Amazon and Microsoft as Cloud Allies, Not Rivals

  • Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG.
  • Olivia Carville and Caroline Hyde (Bloomberg) -- In IBM’s vision of cloud computing, Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp.
  • Chief Executive Officer Ginni Rometty is betting on the hybrid cloud, which lets IBM offer services on corporate customers’ cloud-based servers as well as on third-party clouds operated by the likes of Amazon and Microsoft.
  • Armonk, New York-based IBM has gone through many transformations in its 108-year history: shifting from punched card tabulating equipment to mainframe computers and now to the cloud.
  • After struggling to keep up in the cloud market for more than a decade, IBM has switched to a hybrid cloud strategy, cementing its future with last year’s $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat, the Raleigh, North Carolina-based open source software provider.

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Oracle CEO Mark Hurd to Take Leave to Focus on Health

  • He set a goal for the company to clinch a 50% share of the cloud applications market, targeting competitors including Salesforce.com Inc., SAP SE and Workday Inc. Oracle shares declined 4% in extended trading following the announcement of Hurd’s leave of absence, and after the company reported fiscal first-quarter sales that fell short of analysts’ projections.
  • Under Catz and Hurd, Oracle has struggled to sustainably grow sales amid strong competition from cloud-computing leaders Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Corp.
  • Previously, he helmed NCR Corp., which makes store checkout machines and ATMs. In an email to employees included in the statement, Hurd said that he had confidence Catz, Ellison and the rest of the management team would do a “terrific job executing” the company’s plans during his leave.

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Machine Learning: From hype to real-world applications

  • This makes it ever more important to go beyond the hype and show how AI/ML and data analytics can be applied correctly in order to solve business relevant cases and provide real value.
  • Going beyond the hype and actually build solutions that provide real value to your business, there are several important ingredients to consider.
  • The technical aspects concering algorithms, computers and data is one thing, but in order to build good solutions you need cross-functional collaborations.
  • Initially, the predictions are just random guessing, but by showing the model a high enough number of images, and correcting it every time it makes a wrong guess, it eventually learns to extract the relevant information in order to classify them correctly.
  • The simplified view illustrated in the above figure is to make use of all available information through sensor data and uncover relationships between measured variables and production quality.

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Machine Learning: From hype to real-world applications

  • This makes it ever more important to go beyond the hype and show how AI/ML and data analytics can be applied correctly in order to solve business relevant cases and provide real value.
  • Going beyond the hype and actually build solutions that provide real value to your business, there are several important ingredients to consider.
  • The technical aspects concering algorithms, computers and data is one thing, but in order to build good solutions you need cross-functional collaborations.
  • Initially, the predictions are just random guessing, but by showing the model a high enough number of images, and correcting it every time it makes a wrong guess, it eventually learns to extract the relevant information in order to classify them correctly.
  • The simplified view illustrated in the above figure is to make use of all available information through sensor data and uncover relationships between measured variables and production quality.

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Artificial Intelligence Confronts a 'Reproducibility' Crisis

  • The networks also are growing larger and more complex, with huge data sets and massive computing arrays that make replicating and studying those models expensive, if not impossible for all but the best-funded labs.
  • The idea, Pineau says, is to encourage researchers to offer a road map for others to replicate their work.
  • Neural networks, by comparison, are finicky; getting the best results often involves tuning thousands of little knobs, what Dodge calls a form of “black magic.” Picking the best model often requires a large number of experiments.
  • Instead, the idea is to offer a road map to reach the same conclusions as the original research, especially when that involves deciding which machine-learning system is best for a particular task.

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Journey To Linux

  • The Operating system is actually GNU/ Linux (I assume you already know that) .
  • On mid of december 2010, I booted into windows for the last time as my primary OS.
  • From then on, my primary computing environment - at least on a laptop computer - was GNU/Linux.
  • First of all , Windows was/is not free, you have to throw few hundred bills just to get the windows licence which was was hard to come by for college students like me back at the time.
  • Although you could always use pirated windows and cracks which was easily available on the internet but it comes with a price.
  • Few minutes after installing the cracks, You machine would be crawling with spywares, viruses and clickjacking softwares and god knows what other things that secretly tamper with your privacy which was one of the reasons Linux best suited my needs.

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Journey To Linux

  • The Operating system is actually GNU/ Linux (I assume you already know that) .
  • On mid of december 2010, I booted into windows for the last time as my primary OS.
  • From then on, my primary computing environment - at least on a laptop computer - was GNU/Linux.
  • First of all , Windows was/is not free, you have to throw few hundred bills just to get the windows licence which was was hard to come by for college students like me back at the time.
  • Although you could always use pirated windows and cracks which was easily available on the internet but it comes with a price.
  • Few minutes after installing the cracks, You machine would be crawling with spywares, viruses and clickjacking softwares and god knows what other things that secretly tamper with your privacy which was one of the reasons Linux best suited my needs.

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ProBeat: Wolfram’s natural language understanding looks incredibly useful

  • Wolfram Research yesterday launched Wolfram Alpha Notebook Edition for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
  • The new tool combines Wolfram Alpha and Mathematica to give students (and teachers) a new way to build through whole computations.
  • But it’s the natural language understanding (NLU) examples that really caught my eye.
  • While Wolfram Alpha is already popular with students, it’s a one-shot process: math question in, computational answers out.
  • Wolfram Alpha Notebook Edition is supposed to keep you engaged by being more than just a powerful calculator.
  • Founder Stephen Wolfram believes Wolfram Alpha Notebook Edition will “streamline coursework, deepen understanding, enable new concepts to be taught, and effectively provide a course-based personal AI tutor for every student.” Wolfram gives some examples to drive this point home.
  • I wish I had Wolfram Alpha Notebook Edition as a student in university.

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