This Week in Technology Innovation and Trends

We haven’t reached widespread adoption of AI in enterprises yet, but it’s coming. More enterprises have adopted stream processing, though, because it can enable a variety of mission-critical use cases. A new AI algorithm could help detect Alzheimer’s disease early. A new report explains why a number of factors determine whether you need cloud or on-premise solutions for AI and HPC. And Intel showcased cool mini-boots, 5G innovations, and more at ISSCC.

Are We There Yet? The Road to Enterprise AI Adoption

Ah, the favorite question of kids on road trips: “Are we there yet?” But people are also asking this question about the journey to AI in the enterprise. AI is projected to have a $13 trillion impact on the economy by 2030, but companies still find this a challenging tech to use. Getting on board will require some pragmatic steps—and maybe distracting the impatient people with a Game Boy and snacks.

Reacting to Data in Real Time: How to Set the Tone for Enterprise Success

Big companies like Google, Facebook, and Netflix—plus many other enterprises—are already taking advantage of real-time data processing with stream processing, which processes data in motion. There are real reasons enterprises should consider investing in this type of technology (and not just because the cool kids are doing it). It enables mission-critical use cases across industries.

Training Artificial Intelligence to Predict Alzheimer’s Disease

Detecting Alzheimer’s disease early is tricky, and early treatment yields the best outcomes. To tackle this conundrum, a team of Canadian researchers developed an algorithm based on facial recognition software that can detect signs of mild cognitive impairment. And in tests, the algorithm predicted with up to 97 percent accuracy which cases would progress to Alzheimer’s.

Key Considerations for AI and HPC in the Cloud or On-Premise

Cloud or on-premise … cloud or on-premise … It’s an ongoing debate for many organizations. To get to the bottom of what you actually need, consider your workloads and the characteristics of your company. Then think about your long-term plans for AI/HPC and the size of your operations. There’s no one right answer, but according to this new Moor Insights & Strategy report, there’s likely a best answer for you.

Intel Shows Collaborative Mini-Bots, 5G Innovations, and Brain-Inspired Computers at ISSCC

If you missed the International Solid-State Circuits Conference, don’t panic. We have a recap of key Intel presentations and demonstrations, including an autonomous and collaborative mini-robot system, new memory/storage solutions, and 5G innovations—all of which could help enable real-time, low-energy computation.