Containerization in 2020: Guide to portable modern apps

The concept of the containers in computing emerged with companies need to serve their applications consistently and efficiently across a multitude of hardware and software stack. Modern technology companies make extensive use of containerization to be able to run their applications on different infrastructure (hardware or software) to

  • serve different customer groups
  • run their applications on a variety of platforms for different use cases like IoT
  • be infrastructure agnostic. Infrastructure agnostic companies can change their infrastructure with limited configuration to take advantage of different architectures for cost or other optimization reasons. This limits vendor lock-in.

What is containerization?

Containerization aims to enable applications to run consistently across different systems and infrastructures and minimize sources of error and inefficiency. Modern businesses rely on different on-premise platforms and private, hybrid and public cloud infrastructure. To enable consistent and efficient operations across these diverse infrastructure, they rely on containerization. Read more

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Explainable AI (XAI) in 2020: Guide to enterprise-ready AI

According to PwC’s report on XAI, AI has a $15.7 trillion of opportunity by 2030. However, as AI tools become more advanced, more computations are done in a “black box” that humans can hardly comprehend. This lack of explainability is unable to satisfy the need for transparency, trust, and a good understanding of expected business outcomes. Explainability is key to enterprise adoption of AI because people don’t easily trust a machine’s recommendations that they don’t thoroughly understand. Read more

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Recruiting AI in 2020: Guide to augmenting the hiring team

One of the biggest challenges that HR professionals are facing is finding the right talent. Recruitment teams spend time on partially automatable tasks such as resume screening, interview scheduling and interviewing. By using the latest advances in artificial intelligence, businesses can reduce the load of HR professionals and increase hiring effectiveness.

What is AI recruiting?

AI recruiting is applying machine learning on the recruiting related big data to improve the recruiting process of the organization. AI in recruitment is designed to reduce the time spent on repetitive, high volume tasks through automation. Read more

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AI chips in 2020: Guide to cost-efficient AI training & inference

In last decade, machine learning, especially deep neural networks have played a critical role in the emergence of commercial AI applications. Deep neural networks were successfully implemented in early 2010s thanks to the increased computational capacity of modern computing hardware. AI hardware is a new generation of hardware custom built for machine learning applications.

As the artificial intelligence and its applications become more widespread, the race to develop cheaper and faster chips is likely to accelerate among tech giants. Companies can either rent these hardware on the cloud from cloud service providers like Amazon AWS’ Sagemaker service or buy their hardware. Own hardware can result in lower costs if utilization can be kept high. If not, companies are better off relying on the cloud vendors.  Read more

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IoT platforms of 2020: In-depth guide on platform capabilities

IoT platforms facilitate scalable deployment of IoT sensors as they provide a platform for securely managing and analyzing their IoT devices and data. Important features of an IoT platform include data management, analytics, application development, interoperability, device management and security.

What is an IoT platform?

IoT platforms are middleware that integrates applications and hardware while providing an environment for data analytics. These platforms transfer information between two IoT layers: hardware and applications. They transmit data from a variety of hardware to the cloud to make it useful for applications while transferring commands from applications to hardware. Read more

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