Nvidia and the University of Florida Team up to Build 700-petaflop AI Supercomputer

Nvidia | July 21, 2020

Nvidia and the University of Florida (UF) today announced plans to build the fastest AI supercomputer in academia. By enhancing the capabilities of UF’s existing HiPerGator supercomputer with the DGX SuperPod architecture, Nvidia claims the system which it expects will be up and running by early 2021 will deliver 700 petaflops (one quadrillion floating point operations per second) of performance.
Some researchers within the AI community believe that capable computers, in conjunction with reinforcement learning and other techniques, can achieve paradigm-shifting AI advances. A paper recently published by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, Underwood International College, and the University of Brasilia found that deep learning improvements have been “strongly reliant” on increases in compute. And in 2018, OpenAI researchers released an analysis showing that from 2012 to 2018, the amount of compute used in the largest AI training runs grew more than 300,000 times with a 3.5-month doubling time, far exceeding the pace of Moore’s law.

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Commerce.AI Expands Platform Availability With Launch Into Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Commerce.AI | December 18, 2021

Microsoft Azure customers worldwide now gain access to Commerce.AI, giving companies and their teams an easy way to leverage the power of unstructured data to build next-generation customer experiences. Commerce.AI, a leading CX AI platform, announced today that it is available in Microsoft Azure Marketplace and on Microsoft Business Apps Store. This digital catalog with listings from independent software vendors makes it easy to find, buy and deploy software. This availability opens the door for Microsoft Azure customers worldwide to seamlessly deploy Commerce.AI's tools, integrations and visual interface to process unstructured data - such as text, voice & video - and extract insights in real-time. The accelerated purchasing process ensures fast time-to-value for customers leveraging Commerce.AI solutions. Commerce.AI's data platform and solutions include: 55,000 industry-specific AI models - turnkey data models for business needs 100+ data integrations - direct access to public and private data sources Data visualization and reports - insights delivered in multiple formats Voice survey capability - real-time customer feedback and insights Additionally, customers benefit from continuous data integrations, as Commerce.AI software is constantly optimized, providing automatic access to new data sources that enable competitive advantage. Expanding Commerce.AI platform with availability on Azure Marketplace gives us a huge opportunity to reach out to customers interested in staying ahead of the curve." Andy Pandharikar, CEO and Founder of Commerce.AI. Commerce.AI is used by leading Fortune 500 organizations, including Unilever, Suzuki, Coca-Cola, and Netgear, making it one of the most powerful CX AI platforms in use today. About Commerce.AI Commerce.AI helps activate unstructured data to build next-gen customer experiences. Their unique technology, which is powered by thousands of pre-built machine learning models, processes and extracts business insights from voice, chat, text and video data. Leveraging 100+ data integrations, Commerce.AI helps enterprises unlock opportunities across all stages of the customer experience - from consumer to customer to client. Commerce.AI was founded by MIT and Stanford Ph.D. teams whose previous company was acquired by Walmart as part of a $16 billion deal.

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Pure Storage to Announce Second Quarter Fiscal 2021 Financial Results

Pure Storage | August 04, 2020

Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), the IT pioneer that delivers storage as-a-service in a multi-cloud world, today announced it will host a conference call on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. PT to discuss its financial results for the fiscal second quarter ended August 2, 2020. This conference call will be held following the release of Pure Storage’s financial results.A live audio broadcast of the conference call will be available at the Pure Storage Investor Relations website at investor.purestorage.com. A replay will be available following the call on the Pure Storage Investor Relations website or for two weeks at (800) 585-8367 (or 416-621-4642 for international callers) with passcode 6089753.

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ViaMichelin Awards TomTom New Global Deal

TomTom | July 08, 2020

TomTom (TOM2), the location technology specialist, today announced an extension of its global deal to provide maps and traffic data to Michelin Travel Partner. TomTom will continue to power ViaMichelin, Michelin Travel Partner’s world-renowned digital travel service, and several of the brand’s printed products, including travel guides. ViaMichelin is a mobile app and web-based platform which provides online mapping, navigation, road traffic services and tourist information. TomTom’s maps and real-time traffic service provide highly detailed location content, critical to location-aware digital applications like ViaMichelin. “We are pleased to extend our collaboration with Michelin Travel Partner and continue to support ViaMichelin’s one hundred million users worldwide,” said Anders Truelsen, Managing Director, TomTom Enterprise.

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Kira Systems' Response to COVID-19

Kira Systems | March 13, 2020

Kira Systems understands that the coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting everyone around the world. In the interests of our customers, our staff, their families and their communities, we have taken a number of steps to do our part in reducing the risk associated with this outbreak and ensuring we can continue to service our customers through this challenging time

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