One Simple Graphic: companies that offer deep neural network accelerators

In 2018, I sat down and listed companies (mainly based in the US and China) that were offering specialized hardware for deep learning. There were plenty of startups in the hardware space at that time but things have changed and that particular list is a bit outdated. Many companies have pivoted, or gone bust, orContinue reading “One Simple Graphic: companies that offer deep neural network accelerators”

One Simple Chart: what technologies are most important to large banks

As someone who speaks with many technology startups in the software space, I know how important the financial services sector can be to software companies. Companies in this sector have significant technology budgets and increasing competition from fintech startups has accelerated their adoption of new technologies. More financial companies are using cloud platforms and machineContinue reading “One Simple Chart: what technologies are most important to large banks”

One Simple Chart: how open source projects interact with users

Core members of an open source projects make an effort to interact with users through a variety of means. They give talks at local events (now moved online), they answer questions online, and they resolve issues identified by users (using tools like GitHub). As far as answering questions from users, over the past couple ofContinue reading “One Simple Chart: how open source projects interact with users”

One Simple Chart: the number of cloud native developers worldwide

I recently came across a developer survey (The State of Cloud Native Development) from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and /Data, focused on estimating the number of cloud native developers worldwide. CNCF defines cloud native technologies as follows: Cloud native technologies empower organizations to build and run scalable applications in modern, dynamic environments such as public,Continue reading “One Simple Chart: the number of cloud native developers worldwide”

One Simple Chart: where do consumers prefer AI data be processed

With machine learning and AI being embedded in a growing number of products and systems, privacy and security become central for users and companies. Every company now has a Privacy Policy to comply with regulations like GDPR and CCPA. And in the not-so-distant future, companies will have teams focused on managing risks stemming from dataContinue reading “One Simple Chart: where do consumers prefer AI data be processed”

One Simple Chart: which sectors are using reinforcement learning

Interest in reinforcement learning has grown steadily over the last decade. In a recent post, I described emerging applications of RL in recommendation and personalization systems, and in business simulation and optimization. In this post, I wanted to examine which industry sectors have been mentioning reinforcement learning in their job postings. Let’s place demand forContinue reading “One Simple Chart: which sectors are using reinforcement learning”

One Simple Chart: Technology Adoption in the U.S.

I just came across a new paper that analyzes results from the 2018 Annual Business Survey, a study conducted by the US Census Bureau in partnership with the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics. This survey was conducted over the second of half of 2018, and while the data is over a year old,Continue reading “One Simple Chart: Technology Adoption in the U.S.”

One Simple Chart: Computational Limits of Deep Learning

While deep learning proceeds to set records across a variety of tasks and benchmarks, the amount of computing power needed is becoming prohibitive. A recent paper – “The Computational Limits of Deep Learning” – from M.I.T., Yonsei University, and the University of Brasilia, estimates of the amount of computation, economic costs, and environmental impact thatContinue reading “One Simple Chart: Computational Limits of Deep Learning”

One Simple Chart: job postings that mention “serverless”

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One Simple Chart: skills gap in data science

NLP in industry survey: We want to find out how people are using NLP, what tools they are using, and what challenges they face. Please take 5 minutes to fill out our survey and pass it along to your friends and colleagues. There are many interesting bits in the recent survey from Anaconda (“The StateContinue reading “One Simple Chart: skills gap in data science”