Artificial Intelligence Insights
AI. ML. DL.
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New: The OrionX Deep Dive Industry Survey is now available for purchase.
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Many of OrionX Constellation(tm) research papers are available for download. No registration or payment is required.
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The OrionX Deep Dive Industry Survey
OrionX Research has completed one the most comprehensive surveys to date of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning. With over 300 respondents in North America, representing 13 industries, our model indicates a confidence level of 95% and a margin of error of 6%. Covering 144 questions/data points, it provides a comprehensive view of what customers are doing and planning to do with AI/ML/DL.
The survey results can help you:
- Gain a thorough understanding of the state of AI/ML/DL market
- Set strategy
- Guide investments
- Validate assumptions based on industry pulse and customer sentiment
- Identify existing strengths of offerings, and areas of opportunity or concern
- Gain customer perspective to position future offerings
- Use credible and compelling content to fill gaps between product launches
The following topics are covered:
- Survey Goals
- Survey Logistics / Statistical Summary
- Respondents’ Organization
- Respondents Role in Organization
- Respondents Understanding and Involvement with AI
- Perspective on AI Taxonomy
- Current and future AI Budgets – Hardware
- Current and future AI Budgets – Software & Applications
- Current and future AI Budgets – Services, Consulting, Maintenance
- Current and future AI Budgets – Training, Staffing
- Why/How AI? Which departments are driving?
- Who are the AI Decision Makers
- Current AI Project’s Attributes
- AI Framework Ranking
- AI Visual Models
- On-premises or Cloud?
- Hardware Ranking
- Data Attributes, types, quantities
- App Development Model
- Top Challenges
- App Size and Scale
- Cluster Configurations: cluster, interconnect, node
- Selection Criteria: Key Requirements
- Selection Criteria: Vendor Requirements
- Desired Solution Attributes
This OrionX Research offering includes the slide presentation with tens of charts and a phone briefing for your team by OrionX analysts.
Our Research team is open to preparing special reports that drill down into specific aspects of this research, and the OrionX Customer Engagement team can work with you to create and execute campaigns.
Available for download
Security threats come from multiple directions, external and internal. Over the years, several approaches have been devised to protect data and/or to avoid service disruptions. In general, OrionX formulates three dimensions of cybersecurity:
- Regulate who gets in: Network Access Control
- Regulate what gets in: Malware Detection & Deep Packet Inspection
- Regulate behavior: Behavioral Analytics & Wide Packet Inspection
Blockchain, cryptocurrencies, smart contracts have emerged as unignorable technologies, with potentially far-reaching implications. The talk covered the essence of these technologies, focusing on what is real, what is a promise, impact on other key trends such as IoT, AI, and Quantum Computing, and why they might or might not deliver on their promises. Smart contracts and ICOs will be covered in a future presentation. Contact us if you’d like to request a speaker.
(This is the full slide deck supporting a keynote speech given at the Advanced Scale Forum conference in 2018.)
Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies
Report Type: Event
In this futuristic talk, we look at how information revolution is changing everything and provide a snapshot of some critical technologies that are currently driving that change: IoT, Blockchain, Quantum Computing, AI, Cybersecurity, 5G,… all resting on a foundation of Mobility, Cloud, and HPC.
This talk has evolved since 2011. Most recently, it was presented at the HPC-AI Advisory Council conference held at Stanford University in Feb-2018. A video of the talk is available on InsideHPC.com. Contact us if you’d like to request a speaker.
Critical Technologies of the Future
Report Type: Event
AI, HPC, and Grand Challenges
The intersection of HPC and AI has created a vibrant new market: “High Performance Artificial Intelligence” (HPAI).
HPAI combines HPC (numerically intensive statistical analysis and optimization) with traditional AI (search algorithms and expert systems) to profoundly impact the IT industry and customer investment priorities, to influence every aspect of human life, and to pose its own grand challenges.
The Return of Vector Processing
Digital transformation, cloud computing and application elasticity, open source software, and new app areas like AI and IoT are driving a renaissance in system architecture. This is an area of interest and research for us at OrionX.
Vector processing was an interesting topic to re-emerge recently. First during the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC), and again in various announcements in implicit and explicit ways.
Secure IoT is the superset trend in tech, the ultimate hashtag soup, here’s why
There are more Things than anything else! And they’re going online in droves, adding capability but also vulnerability, and making the Secure Internet of Things (IoT), the super set of the technology trends. Secure IoT is the place with the most interdisciplinary, and therefore, the most difficult challenges. If you believe, as you should, that […]
Epic AI Survey Completed: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning
We are very pleased to announce the completion of our “epic” AI survey. Here is the press release that we issued this morning: ORIONX RESEARCH ANNOUNCES SURVEY RESULTS REVEALING CUSTOMERS’ ADOPTION OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI), MACHINE LEARNING (ML) AND DEEP LEARNING (DL) MENLO PARK, Calif., August 30, 2017 – OrionX Research today announced the availability […]
New podcast for big ideas in tech
Here at OrionX.net, our research agenda is driven by the latest developments in technology. We are also fortunate to work with many tech leaders in nearly every part of the “stack”, from chips to apps, who are driving the development of such technologies. In recent years, we have had projects in Cryptocurrencies, IoT, AI, Cybersecurity, […]
The rise of AI marks an end to CPU dominated computing
Just as Intel, the king of CPUs and the very bloodstream of computing announced that it is ending its Intel Developer Forum (IDF) annual event, this week in San Jose, NVIDIA, the king of GPUs and the fuel of Artificial Intelligence is holding its biggest GPU Technology Conference (GTC) annual event yet. Coincidence? Hardly. With […]
Top-10 Data Center Predictions for 2017
A variation of this article was originally published in The Register, “Wow, what an incredible 12 months: 2017’s data center year in review”, Feb 6, 2017. The data center market is hot, especially now that we are getting a raft of new stuff, from promising non-Intel chips and system architectures to power and cooling optimizations […]
Deep Learning & Pieces of Eight
What does a Spanish silver dollar have to do with Deep Learning? It’s a question of standards and required precision.The widely used Spanish coin was introduced at the end of the 16th century as Spain exploited the vast riches of New World silver. It was denominated as 8 Reales. Because of its standard characteristics it […]
The Return of Vector Processing
Vector processing was an unexpected topic to emerge from the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC)held last week. On the Monday of the conference, a new leader on the TOP500 list was announced. The Sunway TaihuLight system uses a new processor architecture that is Single-Instruction-Multiple-Data (SIMD) with a pipeline that can do eight 64-bit floating-point calculations per […]
What is the use of quantum computing without pictures or conversations?
The world of quantum computing frequently seems as bizarre as the alternate realities created in Lewis Carroll’s masterpieces “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking-Glass”. Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) was a well-respected mathematician and logician in addition to being a photographer and enigmatic author. Has quantum computing’s time actually come or are we just […]
Dan Olds Joins OrionX
Dan Olds, who founded Gabriel Consulting Group more than a decade ago, has joined OrionX. An important part of the OrionX magic is the ability to understand technologies, the competitive landscape, and customer needs. We put a lot of effort into that. That is what clients need to connect products to customers, and to meet […]
IoT: The Ultimate Convergence
The Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace is expected to run into the trillions of dollars during the next 5 years. Gartner estimates 6.4 billion devices will be part of the Internet of Things this year. And they project $3 trillion of endpoint spending by the year 2020. In our 2016 predictions blog, we said “If you […]
OrionX 2016 Technology Issues and Predictions
Here at OrionX.net, we are fortunate to work with tech leaders across several industries and geographies, serving markets in Mobile, Social, Cloud, and Big Data (including Analytics, Cognitive Computing, IoT, Machine Learning, Semantic Web, etc.), and focused on pretty much every part of the “stack”, from chips to apps and everything in between. Doing this […]
BigRules of BigData
Data is good. Big Data is bigger, but what does it take to make it better? All else being equal, it’s better to have data and dismiss it than not have it and miss out. No data, and you’re driving blind. But too much data, and you might as well be driving blind. Sensory overload! […]
Big Data and HPC: Convergence? (Part 2 of 2)
Last week, in Part 1 of this two-part blog, we looked at trends in Big Data and analytics, and started to touch on the relationship with HPC (High Performance Computing). In this week’s blog we take a look at the usage of Big Data in HPC and what commercial and HPC Big Data environments have in […]
Big Data meets HPC: Convergence? (Part 1 of 2)
Data volumes, velocity, and variety are increasing as consumer devices become more powerful. PCs, smart phones and tablets are the instrumentation, along with the business applications that continually capture user input, usage patterns and transactions. As devices become more powerful each year (each few months!) the generated volumes of data and the speed of data […]
Peter ffoulkes Joins OrionX
Today, OrionX is celebrating another great milestone as we welcome a new partner to our team! Peter ffoulkes, who was most recently Research Director at 451 Research is joining OrionX. Thanks to the support of all of you, our clients, our colleagues, our community, OrionX is poised to continue to raise the bar for Strategy, […]