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Machine learning gets down to business

Machine learning proves its worth to business

AI on the verge: Early adopters reap business benefits, as machine learning nears the mainstream

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Watson could keep business and world leaders from looking like idiots

Columnist Rob Enderle writes that an AI system like IBM’s Watson could help assure that U.S. Presidents and CEOs apply the hard-learned lessons of their predecessors to cut down on failures and repeat successes.

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Trump budget would fund border wall, but slash science and research

President Donald Trump's federal budget outline represents a major shift in U.S. priorities by boosting defense spending while cutting science and research.

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Spy agency, DOE, see China nearing supercomputing leadership

China's computing efforts are a threat to U.S. national security and may undermine profitable parts of the U.S. economy, a new report warns.

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With quantum computers here, developers seek uses

After decades of research, the first quantum computers are now up and running. The question now is: what do we do with them?

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IBM's new Q program to include a 50-qubit quantum computer

A new services program called Q at IBM will be remarkable: in a few years it will have a quantum computer with more than 50 qubits, which should push conventional computers one step closer to the trash heap.

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IBM’s Watson teams up with its SIEM platform for smarter, faster event detection

IBM’s Watson supercomputer can now consult with the company’s security information and event management (SIEM) platform to deliver well researched responses to security events and do so much faster than a person.

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D-Wave doubles down on its qubits

The new 2,000-qubit system has twice the number of qubits as D-Wave's previous system.

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D-Wave's $15 million quantum computer runs a staggering 2,000 qubits

For D-Wave, the path to quantum computer being widely accepted is much like that of today's computers. The first chips came more than 30 years ago, and the software started maturing with Microsoft's Basic.

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Trump likely to see the birth of an exascale system

An exascale supercomputer will likely be delivered somewhere in the world before Trump's first term ends. This may be a Sputnik moment for the new administration.

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China reminds Trump that supercomputing is a race

China said it plans to develop a prototype of an exascale supercomputer by the end of this year, tweaking an exascale delivery date that's already well ahead of the U.S.

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Best of Digital Storm's big, bad builds at CES 2017

Up close and personal with Digital Storm's Aventum 3, Bolt X, and Project Modena.

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Man vs. A.I. machine in Texas Hold'em matchup

Four of the world's best professional poker players are about to take on an artificial intelligence system in what's being called an "epic rematch" to find out if machines can outplay humans.

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Snapshot: NASA’s “Human Computers” and the Hidden Figures movie story

The film Hidden Figures details an inspiring story about three particular African-American women mathematicians who were highly indispensable to the achievement of early spaceflight. The movie also involves some cool old mainframes...

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ARM tackles server compatibility issues with Allinea acquisition

ARM has a big problem -- it rules in smartphones and tablets but hasn't broken into servers and supercomputers. ARM servers are devalued partly because many applications don't run work with the chips.

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NASA embraces IBM’s Watson for future space, aerospace technology development

IBM and NASA have had one of the longest, most successful relationships in the high-tech world and it looks like the future holds much the same.

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Rick Perry, climate change skeptic, soon to oversee U.S. supercomputing

President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for energy secretary does not believe in climate change and has called for the abolishing the department he will run.

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Japan plans superefficient supercomputer by 2017

Japan plans to build a super-efficient computer that could vault it to the top of the world's supercomputer rankings by the end of next year.

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