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    AI in the Data Center – News of the Week, 7/14/17

    Posted by Anthea Strezze on Jul 14, 2017 9:17:00 AM
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    dreamstime_xxl_17352152_crop-300px.jpgWhat does AI have to do with networks and data centers? Expanding applications of AI – from analyzing big data to automating processes – will contribute to the growing demand for data center resources. Hopefully, AI and machine learning will also contribute to the solutions, from security and efficiency to managing dynamic network infrastructures.

    AI Will Require All Kinds of Data Centers

    Datacenter Dynamics | This video interview with Henry Wong of E3HS IT Consulting provides an interesting overview of the potential provided by intersections of hybrid cloud, compute and automation with all kinds of data centers, from edge to core. He also predicts a future of highly distributed, hierarchical structures networking those data centers together, integrated with new technologies like 5G, with AI helping to manage the explosion of data as well as contribute to it.

    Machine Learning is the New Normal

    Datacenter Dynamics | Peter Judge reports on the many advancements in AI and machine learning touted by the speakers at DCD’s recent Webscale event. Some of the ideas to keep an eye out for in the near future: AI systems embedded in specialized hardware and AI-driven network optimization. One of the biggest challenges? Quality of data.

    AI’s Success Relies on Solving Healthcare’s Data Problem

    Fierce Healthcare | Speaking of quality of data, Evan Sweeney digs into the problem of using AI to solve diagnostic healthcare questions. While reading x-rays and other diagnostic tests might be easy for AI to take on, more complex conditions – and patients with multiple conditions affecting their health, are further off. Part of the problem is how to grant AI programs access to a broader range of data – medical histories and even social services information on the environment affecting a patient’s health. The big quandary, of course, is not technical but ethical - how to balance individual privacy against the potential benefits of AI-guided diagnostics.

    While today’s roundup was all about AI and machine learning, I also want to invite you to join us for next week’s joint webinar presented by Fiber Mountain and Legrand hosted by Cabling Installation & Maintenance: “Managed and Dynamic Connectivity in the Network’s Physical Layer” – July 20, 2017 at 1:00pm EDT!

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    Topics: data center, Iot, AI