This Week in Analytics & AI News

Intel technology was on everyone’s mind at Amazon’s re:MARS conference in Las Vegas. Not long after in Frankfurt, Germany, Intel and others gathered at ISC19 to discuss the convergence of AI and HPC workloads. The Dell EMC Ready Solution for AI portfolio now includes an Intel solution. Intel AI’s Naveen Rao talks about the importance of creating in intentional future for AI. And Intel keeps the AI conversation going at the AI Policy World Tour’s stop in Ottawa, Canada.

AI Driving a Digital Transformation Across Industry

Amazon’s re:MARS conference (MARS = Machine Learning, Automation, Robotics, and Space) is just as cool as it sounds. Among this year’s topics of discussion were GE Healthcare’s use of Intel processors and the Intel Distribution of OpenVINO toolkit to implement AI algorithms for enhanced medical imaging, as well as the use of OpenVINO by manufacturers to imbue robotics with visual intelligence.

Intel’s Data-Centric Portfolio Accelerates Convergence of HPC and AI Workloads

We’ve said it before and we’ll keep saying it as long as the world runs on data (so forever): the bigger the data deluge, the greater the need for computing power, the narrower the memory/storage bottleneck. At ISC19, Intel demonstrated how its data-centric portfolio addresses the unique challenges of HPC systems by bringing together HPC data analytics and AI acceleration into a single computing environment.

Slashing the Costs of AI Projects With a New Platform

The goal: Capitalize on the business value of AI and deep learning. The problem(s): Cutting through the complexity of building computing environments from scratch, piecing together disparate frameworks and management tools, then struggling with scalability issues. The answer: the new Deep Learning with Intel solution in the Dell EMC Ready Solutions for AI portfolio.

Unintended Consequences: The Power of Unintentional Technology Implementations

Powered by AI, industrial agriculture of the future could end world hunger without reaching for the Brawndo (it’s got electrolytes—it’s what plants crave). This is one of several intended positive outcomes for machine learning and AI. But with transformative tech comes unintended consequences. Intel’s Naveen Rao explains the importance of creating an intentional future for AI.

Intel’s AI Policy Vision Helps Governments Realize AI’s Tremendous Opportunities

To maximize AI’s potential, stakeholders all over the globe need to understand the technology, talk about how it will impact society, and address its myriad concerns. That’s just what’s happening at the AI Policy World Tour. Intel was at the tour’s Canada stop to discuss how partnering with governments around the world and organizations like the OGP keeps Intel smack-dab in the middle of the dialogue.