The Gestalt IT Rundown is your weekly look at the IT news of the week. We had a technical issue with the video this week, but we’ve got the latest headlines and takes for you right here anyway. This week saw a ton of AI news, a key new API for G Suite, Android Things changes, and yet another massive data breach.
Neural networks use immense datasets to train against. While these are very sophisticated, they also prove to be brittle against outliers. A recent piece by researcher Janelle Shane shows just how problematic the presence (or lack thereof) of humble sheep can prove.
A recent demo by Cambridge Consultants demonstrates how accurately an AI can extract information about users just from the sound of their voice. In this case, they’ve focused on quickly determining your English accent to help improve overall AI localization.
James Green takes his turn in the IT Origins hot seat. He reveals how he got started in IT (a career slightly delayed thanks to girls, beer, and video games), what he’s reading, how caffeine changed his life, and what tools he uses to stay organized.
In this weeks Gestalt Cloud News:
– Platform9 simplifies private cloud infrastructure
– Azure gets a win with Flipkart
– IBM launches cognitive computing for private clouds
Plus what else you could buy instead of a $9000 Intel Xeon!