What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)?
Artificial Intelligence is a collection of advanced technologies that allows machines to sense, comprehend, act and learn.
It is set to transform business in ways we’ve not seen since the Industrial Revolution; fundamentally reinventing how businesses run, compete and thrive. When implemented holistically, these technologies help improve productivity and lower costs, unlocking more creative jobs and creating new growth opportunities.
FUELING INDUSTRY GROWTH
AI has the potential to fundamentally increase industry growth. Information and Communication, Retail, Manufacturing and Financial Services are the sectors that will enjoy most of the benefits from AI.
To help organizations prepare their AI strategies to lead in the new, consider how to:
- AI strategy must be implemented and embraced broadly, not just by the executive leadership team to ensure you will receive most value from AI.
- Create new education and training programs for employees to fully benefit from machine and human intelligence.
- Add a chief data officer to the executive team and create an all-inclusive data and AI strategy for the entire company and get employees engaged.
- Make sure you manage and invest in humans while supervising AI.
- Create an open culture to cultivate trust, openness and transparency that supports human and machine relationships.
- Move forward beyond old automation strategies and start using self-learning and self-governing AI for competitive business advantage.
- Implement a data infrastructure which is not only speedy enough to facilitate real time AI initiatives, but also with the right centrally managed, enterprise security and compliance that addresses the risk of today’s interconnected world.
- Use multi cloud strategy as a standard in designing your digital business strategy.
- Combine external (social) data in the cloud with AI capabilities to create new and disruptive business opportunities.
- Ensure you start working with new methods to fully measure the “Return on Artificial Intelligence”.
POWERED BY PARALLEL TECHNOLOGIES
AI is powered by massively parallel technologies, like deep learning and GPUs. Legacy storage systems were built on decades-old building blocks, designed in the serial era. Modern storage needs to be architected from the ground-up to be massively parallel for AI.
Designing modern world data infrastructures, requires you to think different. In the cloud era in which AI, Big Data and Analytics can provide a tremendous boost to your business, be sure that impact on your IT operations, could be great! We must ensure that we can provide instant response to business request, lowest latency when accessing data, and always on availability. But we also need to be able to grow fast, without disruption op operations, provide 7x4x365 operations, in a global economy.
HOW THE RIGHT DATA INFRASTRUCTURE CAN HELP
This means we really need to architect for the unknow in modern data. FlashBlade is the industry’s first dynamic data hub purpose-built for modern analytics, offering real-time response for any unstructured data, with cloud-like agility. FlashBlade is massively parallel at its core, and delivers unprecedented performance and simplicity for data scientists and engineers. From small, metadata-heavy workloads to random, large file accesses, it is architected for the unknown – whatever your next big data initiative may be.
Get started or get scaling, faster, with a software distribution for machine learning running on the Enterprise Platform for AI: IBM Power Systems. PowerAI makes deep learning, machine learning, and AI more accessible and more performant. By combining this software platform for deep learning with IBM Power Systems, enterprises can rapidly deploy a fully optimized and supported platform for machine learning with blazing performance. The PowerAI platform includes the most popular machine learning frameworks and their dependencies, and it is built for easy and rapid deployment. PowerAI requires installation on IBM Power Systems S822LC for HPC server infrastructure.
Add Pure Power by storing your AI data on all-flash arrays to ensure with proven 99.9999% availability over two years and the industry’s most granular and comprehensive data reduction. Pure Storage FlashArray delivers the speed, resiliency, and simplicity of all-flash storage at a price point below that of spinning disk. Take advantage of IBM PowerAI while leveraging the low latency, high IOPS, and throughput of FlashArray. Forget about performance challenges – you’ll get high availability to match that of your AI and Big Data solutions, consistent sub-ms latency (even through maintenance and upgrades).
FLASHBLADE: DYNAMIC DATA HUB BUILT FOR TODAY’S HADOOP AND SPARK WORKLOADS
While “legacy” disk drive based architecture was appropriate for the old world of analytics, modern data requires a new class of scaleout storage – a data hub built for unstructured workloads with cloud service-like agility and simplicity.
FlashBlade is a revolutionary scale-out data platform, designed by Pure’s world-class engineers with a mission to build a new kind of storage system purpose-built for the massively parallel needs of AI. They challenged every legacy approach in order to build scale-out storage that is not only multi-PB big, but also super-fast and simple to deploy and use. In the end, what we’ve engineered reflects the soul of deep learning.
A deep neural network is a massively parallel model, with millions to billions of neurons loosely connected together to solve a single problem. A GPU is a massively parallel processor built with thousands of loosely coupled compute cores to deliver 10x to 100x increase in performance over a CPU. FlashBlade, powered by Purity software, is also a massively parallel platform capable of delivering high performance access to billions of objects and files for 10s of thousands of clients in parallel.
Any AI platform must be massively parallel at the core of its design
The power of Watson is at your fingertips
With Watson on Bluemix, you have access to the widest range of cognitive technologies available today to quickly and securely build smart applications. From analyzing images and video to understanding sentiment, keywords and entities from text, IBM Watson services enable cognitive within your applications.
Watson is so much more when it comes to cognitive computing. Natural Language Understanding, Visual Recognition, and Discovery reveal insights from unstructured data capable of reinventing operations and transforming industries.
Put the power of cognitive computing to work with solutions for asset and facilities management, retail, product development, manufacturing, electronics, automotive and insurance.
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