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Amazon and Microsoft Ramp Up their AI Efforts

Amazon and Microsoft Ramp Up their AI Efforts

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In recent years, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft have shifted to more of a focus on artificial intelligence (AI), and as a result, have vastly increased their investment in the implementation and advancement of AI over their fleets of online products and services. Recently, at Sydney’s Microsoft Summit (16-17 November 2017), Microsoft announced that they haveĀ stepped up their investment in the AI arena by releasing and showcasing new tools to enhance human and organisational capabilities. These tools include Visual Studio Tools for AI, Azure IoT Edge, Microsoft Translator, and Seeing AI. The reasoning that Microsoft gave to justify their focus is that the popularity of AI has been steadily increasing, which can be attributed to three main factors: cloud computing, powerful algorithms, and multitudes of data. Amazon, on the other…

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AI in the Cloud Market: AWS & Microsoft Lend a Big Hand

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Artificial intelligence (or AI) doesn’t necessarily play a big role in the current cloud hosting market, but Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft are looking to change that. AI is starting to grow at an alarming rate and may be a significant role-player in the near future. According to Bernie Trudel, chairman of the Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA), AI “will become the killer application that will drive cloud computing forward”. He continues to mention that, although AI only accounts for 1% of the today’s global cloud computing market, its overall IT market share is growing at 52%, and its expected to rapidly grow to 10% of cloud revenue by 2025. Trudel made notable that, although the big players in the cloud game are currently offering AI capabilities, the cloud-based…

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Stay-at-home servers

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So this is a bit old, but it’s been kicking around my bag of links for a little while. Who said Microsoft didn’t know how to have a little fun? You can even get a deadtree copy from Amazon. If that doesn’t do it for you, there’s apparently PDFs to be had as well.

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My mind, consider it blown

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Good lord, people put up with this crap? http://blog.bitquabit.com/2009/06/12/zombie-operating-systems-and-aspnet-mvc/ If you’re lazy and hate reading, you can go jump have this takeaway snippet: And that is why, in 2009, when developing in Microsoft .NET 3.5 for ASP.NET MVC 1.0 on a Windows 7 system, you cannot include: /comd(..*)? /lptd(..*)? /con(..*)? /aux(..*)? /prn(..*)? /nul(..*)? in any of your routes. On the upside, I guess this means you can get the Windows equivalent of running a bare cat on linux with TYPE CON…

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Patch Tuesday again

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If you’re one of our dedicated server customers, you’ve got the option of a paid support package, the choices being Anchor Secure and Anchor Complete. Whatever you choose (or if you decide you don’t need one), we just hope it’s the right one for you. One of the services we provide with a support package is keeping your system up to date. For Linux machines this means installing updated packages as they’re released, and for Windows this means staying on top of Windows Update. We can do a lot of this without you ever noticing, but Windows Updates almost always require a reboot of the machine, which we schedule with our customers by email. This brings us to an amusing little snippet from one of our customers. Anchor: We’re going…

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