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AI won't save you from a move to cloud computing

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A new survey on data center staffing sponsored by the Uptime Institute indicates the skills shortages continue, and survey participants do not expect artificial intelligence (AI) to reduce skills requirements anytime soon. About 50% of the enterprise data center managers and operators surveyed claim to have difficulty finding skilled candidates, which is up from 38% in 2018. There could be a light at the end of the tunnel: Three out of four respondents believe AI-based technology will reduce their data center staffing needs at some point. However, they feel this shift is more than five years away. Let's look at what's happening right now.


Google Cloud, Hologic use AI tools to fight cervical cancer

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Google Cloud and medical technology vendor Hologic, a women's health specialist, are working together on a new AI algorithmic approach to diagnosing cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women. The World Health Organization (WHO) has targeted the disease for eradication. Hologic, based in Marlborough, Mass., in 2020 introduced its Genius Digital Diagnostic system, a digital cytology platform that combines advanced volumetric medical imaging technology and AI algorithms to help researchers identify abnormal cells in cervical and other cancers in women. Toward the WHO's ambitious goal, Google Cloud and Hologic in February 2021 unveiled a multiyear strategic collaboration based on integrating Google Cloud's machine learning (ML) technologies with Hologic's Genius system to significantly improve cervical cancer screening.


Getting the most from your data-driven transformation: 10 key principles

MIT Technology Review

The importance of data to today's businesses can't be overstated. Studies show data-driven companies are 58% more likely to beat revenue goals than non-data-driven companies and 162% more likely to significantly outperform laggards. Data analytics are helping nearly half of all companies make better decisions about everything, from the products they deliver to the markets they target. Data is becoming critical in every industry, whether it's helping farms increase the value of the crops they produce or fundamentally changing the game of basketball. Used optimally, data is nothing less than a critically important asset. Problem is, it's not always easy to put data to work. The Seagate Rethink Data report, with research and analysis by IDC, found that only 32% of the data available to enterprises is ever used and the remaining 68% goes unleveraged.


IBM and Deloitte Launch Offering for AI in Hybrid Cloud Environments - insideHPC

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NEW YORK AND ARMONK, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2021 – IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Deloitte today announced a new offering--DAPPER, an AI-enabled managed analytics solution. The solution reinforces the two organizations' 21-year global alliance--which helps organizations accelerate the adoption of hybrid cloud and AI across the enterprise--and 10 years of experience implementing the Deloitte Analytics Platform. DAPPER's end-to-end capabilities will allow organizations to gain confidence in the insights that their data provides via a secured, simple to consume managed service offering that aims to resolve the challenges of adopting AI. Relevant and actionable data can catapult companies to success in today's competitive, insights-driven business environment. Clients across industries report they are struggling to accelerate the value of AI and analytics--due to lack of trust in data, domain expertise, and the resources to create a solution that can work across business environments--while simultaneously meeting strict security and compliance requirements.


Wendy's Envisions AI-Rich Apps With New Google Cloud Deal

WSJ.com: WSJD - Technology

Kevin Vasconi, the Dublin, Ohio, company's chief information officer, said he wants to put to work a vast store of customer data gathered during the coronavirus pandemic, when many outlets began to expand ordering and pickup services, creating online apps for car-side drop-offs and home deliveries. At the height of the pandemic last year, Wendy's saw a 15% increase in app downloads in the U.S. between July and October. "Let's take all the great innovation that happened during Covid and figure out the next steps," Mr. Vasconi said. He expects to begin rolling out new digitally-enhanced customer services in the next few months, if not sooner, he said. The Morning Download delivers daily insights and news on business technology from the CIO Journal team.


#cloudcomputing_2021-10-11_07-26-57.xlsx

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The graph represents a network of 1,263 Twitter users whose tweets in the requested range contained "#cloudcomputing", or who were replied to or mentioned in those tweets. The network was obtained from the NodeXL Graph Server on Monday, 11 October 2021 at 14:39 UTC. The requested start date was Monday, 11 October 2021 at 00:01 UTC and the maximum number of days (going backward) was 14. The maximum number of tweets collected was 7,500. The tweets in the network were tweeted over the 2-day, 23-hour, 26-minute period from Friday, 08 October 2021 at 00:29 UTC to Sunday, 10 October 2021 at 23:56 UTC.


Senior Data Scientist at JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

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J.P. Morgan Asset and Wealth Management is a leading asset manager of choice for institutions, financial intermediaries and individual investors, worldwide. With a heritage of more than two centuries, a broad range of core and alternative strategies, and investment professionals operating in every major world market, we offer investment experience and insight that few other firms can match. Clear focus on managing client assets and delivering strong risk-adjusted returns. More than 650 investment professionals providing over 200 different strategies spanning the full spectrum of asset classes, including equity, fixed income, cash liquidity, currency, real estate, hedge funds and private equity. Responsibilities: * Collaborate with the banking business to deliver machine learning solutions.


AI Career Notes: October 2021 Edition

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Beena Ammanath, executive director of the Deloitte AI Institute, joined the board of trustees at AnitaB.org, the global nonprofit company focused on intersectional gender and pay parity in tech. Ammanath has held leadership positions at HPE, GE, Thomson Reuters, British Telecom and Bank of America and is the founder of the nonprofit organization Humans For AI. "I'm honored to join the distinguished executives and leaders on the AnitaB.org Board of Trustees," said Ammanath. "Throughout my career, I have been passionate about supporting the development of women leaders in the field of technology and I look forward to working with my fellow board members to advance the important work of AnitaB.org." StorMagic, a storage and security products provider, appointed Danial Beer as its chief executive officer. Beer brings more than 25 years of senior management experience in the global software industry. Beer previously held positions as CEO of GFI Software, COO of YOUI Labs Inc., and executive director of both the performance management and M&A divisions of IBM.


GitHub - replicate/keepsake: Version control for machine learning

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Keepsake is a Python library that uploads files and metadata (like hyperparameters) to Amazon S3 or Google Cloud Storage. You can get the data back out using the command-line interface or a notebook. Then Keepsake will start tracking everything: code, hyperparameters, training data, weights, metrics, Python dependencies, and so on. Your experiments are all in one place, with filter and sort. Because the data's stored on S3, you can even see experiments that were run on other machines.


Artificial Intelligence: Week #40

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Want to learn more about machine learning and computer vision? I teach practical hands-on workshops every month! See upcoming events at plainsight.ai/events. Listen to Plainsight's CEO, Carlos Anchia and Google Cloud Developer Advocate, Priyanka Vergadia discuss the architecture of Plainsight's vision AI Platform on Google Cloud Marketplace and how no-code machine learning solutions are making artificial intelligence accessible to more industries.