Databricks fires up runtime 5.0 for Apache Spark 2.4.0

Databricks has announced support for Apache Spark 2.4.0, the open source cluster framework first developed by its own CTO, Matei Zaharia. Spark 2.4.0 was released...

Microsoft chatbot guidelines aim to keep talk online, on pizza,...

Microsoft has launched a top ten of guidelines for building a chatbot, so that developers don’t get themselves into trouble by creating online personas...

Google’s Bert slashes NLP tuning times, gets open-sourced

Google has promised to slash the time you need to train a question/answer system to as little as 30 minutes by opensourcing its pre-training...

Further AWS Lambda execution time extensions in the pipeline

AWS is examining further extending the execution timeout on its Lambda service, on the assumption that companies will increasingly use the serverless architecture for...

Mesosphere plots to bring order to hybrid cloud, machine learning

Mesosphere shot a slew of new products into orbit today, hitting a brace of buzzwords on the way with fresh offerings for Kubernetes and...

Red Hat Certifies Linux for NVIDIA AI Boxes

Red Hat cozied up even further with NVIDIA yesterday, certifying its Enterprise Linux platform on the GPU vendor's DGX-1 machine learning boxes. The announcement makes...

MCubed: Keynote speakers ask the really big issues on AI

AI has a habit of forcing even the most blinkered techie to ask themselves some of the big questions: what is intelligence; and if...

NVIDIA goes higher, faster, RAPIDS for Machine Learning

NVIDIA has shot out RAPIDS, a suite of GPU-accelerated data analytics and machine learning libraries, into the open source world. Though the project relies on...

MLflow heads towards Kubernetes, Windows support in v1.0 drive

MLflow should get Kubernetes and Windows support before it hits v1.0 sometime in the first half of next year, the founders of the open...

MLflow picks up support for R as it hits v0.7

RStudio has thrown its weight behind MLflow, the multi-cloud Machine Learning framework launched by the creators of Apache Spark back in June. Databricks CTO and...