Distributed Computing for AI: A Status Report

An update on the central role of distributed computing in modern AI. By Ben Lorica and Kenn So. In our previous post we introduced a class of AI startups (“pegacorns”) that have at least $100 million in annual revenue. Many of the AI pegacorns sell applications rather than infrastructure, and many of their founders citedContinue reading “Distributed Computing for AI: A Status Report”

Most State-Of-The-Art AI Systems Are Trained With Extra Data

According to the 2022 AI Index Report, nine state-of-the-art AI systems out of the ten benchmarks they tested against are trained with extra data. By Ben Lorica. Stanford’s AI Index Report has just come out – one of my favorite annual reads. This report tracks several metrics including performance on machine learning benchmarks, volume ofContinue reading “Most State-Of-The-Art AI Systems Are Trained With Extra Data”

Supercharging Your Data and AI Platforms

Subscribe • Previous Issues Data Management Trends You Need to Know Intel Capital’s Assaf Araki and I both focus on data, analytics, and machine learning, thus we regularly hear pitches from startups building new data management solutions. Data management is a broad area that includes solutions for different workloads, data types, and use cases.  Our post listsContinue reading “Supercharging Your Data and AI Platforms”

Ratio of Data Scientists to Data Engineers

As companies get more proficient in using data and AI to drive decision making and operations, team members with disparate backgrounds – analysts, product mangers, decision makers – begin using data on a regular basis. But when they’re first starting out, the requisite data may not be in place, and data processing and analysis tendContinue reading “Ratio of Data Scientists to Data Engineers”

Data Remains the Key Challenge In Computer Vision Projects

Datagen recently surveyed about 300 professionals in computer vision about the value of data. The survey comes at a time of renewed focus on the importance of tools for helping ML teams address data related challenges. Data-centric AI represents a recent shift among researchers, away from focusing on models and toward the underlying data used inContinue reading “Data Remains the Key Challenge In Computer Vision Projects”

One Simple Graphic: Interest in MLOps is surging

The overall job market in the U.S. has recovered from the depths of the pandemic. In the area of “machine learning”, demand for MLOps talent appears to be growing rapidly. This could be an early indicator that machine learning and AI initiatives are beginning to graduate from R&D projects and prototypes, into production systems: RelatedContinue reading “One Simple Graphic: Interest in MLOps is surging”

Applications of Reinforcement Learning: Recent examples from large US companies

When I wrote about enterprise applications of reinforcement learning (RL) a little over a year ago, I cited a few examples of applications for recommenders and personalization systems. At the time, the examples I listed came from large technology companies, specifically Netflix, JD, Facebook, and YouTube, as only large companies tended to have the resourcesContinue reading “Applications of Reinforcement Learning: Recent examples from large US companies”