Vendor Roundup: July 2018
Hi. I’m not dead yet. Just on hiatus from writing due to the demands of my day job.
Thought I’d restart this vendor news roundup, on a monthly cadence. Hard news about vendors in the AI/ML/DL space: product enhancements, major reference customers, major partnerships, acquisitions, and funding rounds. No planted articles. Press releases stripped of hype.
Amazon Machine Learning
- Announces BYO streaming algorithms for Sagemaker. AWS also announces several new ML customers, including Celgene, Formula 1, and MLB
- Announces Anaconda Enterprise Release 5.2. Key bits: support for GPU clusters, Dask enhancements.
- Acquires Nexosis.
Google Cloud Platform
- Announces partnership with H2O.ai. Key bits: H2O-3 and Driverless AI now available in Google Cloud Platform Marketplace; H2O Sparkling Water to integrate with Google Cloud DataProc; Driverless AI will ingest small packets of data from BigQuery.
- Announces beta availability for three services under the AutoML brand: natural language processing, translation, and image recognition.
- Announces global expansion. Key bits: new hire in London and a new office in Prague. Also announces additional investments from Barclays and CreditEase.
- STAT, a property of Boston Globe Media, reports that IBM Watson recommended unsafe and incorrect cancer treatments. The story cites internal documents from IBM Watson Health. The issues surfaced from a project at Memorial Sloan Kettering.
- Accenture acquires Kogentix.
- Announces SAS Viya 3.4. New bits include LIME plots in Visual Data Mining, PI tagging for GDPR compliance, ability to score Python code in Model Manager.