In the news this week: NVIDIA announces a GPU-accelerated application framework for conversational AI services, online training providers add new AI programs, and more.
Keeping pace with news and developments in the real-time analytics market can be a daunting task. We want to help by providing a summary of some of the items our staff came across each week. Here is a short list of some news from this week:
NVIDIA had myriad announcements. To start, it announced the release of NVIDIA Jarvis, a GPU-accelerated application framework that allows companies to use video and speech data to build state-of-the-art conversational AI services customized for their own industry, products, and customers. Applications built with Jarvis can take advantage of the new NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPU for AI computing and the latest optimizations in NVIDIA TensorRT for inference. Using the solutions, it’s possible to run an entire multimodal application, using the most powerful vision and speech models, faster than the 300-millisecond threshold for real-time interactions.
Also, NVIDIA and a slew of companies made partnership announcements in support of the NVIDIA DGX-Ready Software program. The program delivers enterprise-grade solutions that increase data science productivity, accelerate AI workflows, and improve accessibility and utilization of AI infrastructure. Among the many companies becoming certified program partners or joining the program are Core Scientific, Allegro AI, and Iguazio.
Additional NVIDIA-related news included:
- GIGABYTE, a supplier of high-performance computing (HPC) systems, disclosed four NVIDIA HGX A100 platforms under development. These platforms will be available with NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs. NVIDIA A100 is the first elastic, multi-instance GPU that unifies training, inference, HPC, and analytics.
- Oracle is bringing the newly announced NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPU to its Oracle Gen 2 Cloud regions. When running on Oracle Cloud, the new A100 GPUs will help businesses unlock more value from their data and innovate faster, enabling important breakthroughs such as testing and developing new medications, building safer airplanes, and quickly sourcing natural resources.
- DDN announced support for NVIDIA DGX A100 systems in its A3I solutions. DGX A100 is a 5-petaflops AI system that consolidates the power and capabilities into a single flexible platform. A3I combines DDN storage, DGX A100 systems, and NVIDIA Mellanox high-speed networking to supply optimized compute and I/O based on common principles of parallelism, performance, and scale.
Now on to non-NVIDIA news for the week.
Automation Anywhere announced the availability of RPA software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings for its cloud-native, web-based digital workforce platform, which helps organizations adopt cloud intelligent automation in a return-to-office or remote work environment.
Udacity launched its AI for Healthcare Nanodegree program. The project-based courses are taught by industry-leading AI and healthcare experts and designed to provide learners with the practical experience and resources needed to work and advance in the healthcare field. Read more about this in our article on this program here.
GreyCampus, a global online training provider, announced a collaboration with IBM to launch the Certificate Program in Data Science (PGPDS) and Certificate Program in Artificial Intelligence (PGPAI). Designed for working professionals and graduates, the programs combine IBM’s advanced online labs and course content along with GreyCampus’s streamlined training delivery and expert instructors. Key features of these programs include interactive live classes from practicing experts, hands-on labs, 24/7 access to teaching assistants, online resources, Capstone projects, and globally recognized certificates.
ThoughtSpot announced it has deepened its partnership with Wipro Limited. As a part of this alliance, Wipro will offer search and AI-driven analytics to joint customers worldwide. This alliance will help businesses unlock value from their data, leveraging ThoughtSpot’s search and AI-driven analytics platform. With ThoughtSpot’s search-driven analytics, businesses can analyze unlimited data and get immediate answers to most complex questions with a simple search.
Foxconn is joining Socionext and Hailo to launch an AI processing solution for video analytics at the edge. Foxconn has combined its high-density, fan-less, and highly efficient edge computing solution, BOXiedge, with Socionext’s high-efficiency parallel processor “SynQuacer” SC2A11, and the Hailo-8 deep learning processor. The new combination provides energy efficiency for standalone AI inference nodes, benefiting applications including smart cities, smart medical, smart retail, and industrial IoT.
Honeywell announced a new temperature monitoring solution that incorporates advanced, infrared imaging technology, and artificial intelligence algorithms to conduct non-invasive, preliminary screening of personnel entering a facility. The Honeywell ThermoRebellion temperature monitoring solution can be rapidly deployed at the entryway of a factory, airport, distribution center, stadium, or other commercial buildings to quickly and efficiently identify whether personnel exhibit an elevated facial temperature. As individuals pass in front of a high-resolution, thermal imaging camera, their skin temperature is automatically detected within two seconds and displayed on an accompanying monitor.
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