OpenAI debuts DALL-E for generating images from text

OpenAI today debuted two multimodal AI systems that combine computer vision and NLP, like DALL-E, a system that generates images from text. For example, the photo above for this story was generated from the text prompt “an illustration of a baby daikon radish in a tutu walking a dog.” DALL-E uses a 12-billion parameter version […]

Quest Software acquires data governance company erwin

Global systems management, data protection and security software company Quest Software has announced it is acquiring erwin for its data modeling, data governance, and business process modeling solutions. According to Quest, this acquisition will help users to reap the benefits from all of their data as well as drive significant data initiatives.  “Data-centric projects are […]

Iboss raises $145 million as pandemic and WFH push security to the cloud

Iboss announced today that the company has raised a $145 million round of venture capital as the rapid evolution toward remote workforces has placed a new urgency around adopting cloud-based security. Based in Boston, Iboss offers a secure access services edge (or SASE) service, a red-hot market that barely existed several years ago. SASE platforms […]

Nintendo couldn’t let go of Luigi’s Mansion 3 developer Next Level Games

Nintendo announced overnight that it is acquiring Luigi’s Mansion 3 developer Next Level Games. The Vancouver-based studio will join Nintendo’s first-party teams like Retro Studios and Nintendo Software Technology as a wholly owned subsidiary. The deal should close in March for an undisclosed sum. So did the recent deluge of acquisitions push Nintendo to make […]

Social Data Offers Huge Dividends for B2B Data-Driven Marketing

We recently talked about the benefits of using big data in marketing. We even discussed some tools that leverage big data to get more value out of marketing strategies. For B2B sales and marketing teams, few metaphors are as powerful as the sales funnel. It’s a near-supernatural, multi-layered vortex that pulls in leads from the […]

This avocado armchair could be the future of AI

For all GPT-3’s flair, its output can feel untethered from reality, as if it doesn’t know what it’s talking about. That’s because it doesn’t. By grounding text in images, researchers at OpenAI and elsewhere are trying to give language models a better grasp of the everyday concepts that humans use to make sense of things. […]

Python named TIOBE’s programming language of 2020

Python has once again been named the TIOBE Index programming language of the year. This is the fourth time it has been declared the programming language of the year. TIOBE Index awards the programming language of the year to the language with the most popularity. Over the last year, Python has seen a 2.01% uptake […]

Bitcoin emergence as 'digital gold' could lift price to $146,000, says JPM

LONDON (Reuters) – Digital currency bitcoin has emerged as a rival to gold and could trade as high as $146,000 if it becomes established as a safe-haven asset, investment bank JPMorgan (JPM) said on Tuesday. Interest in the world’s biggest cryptocurrency has soared this year, with investors viewing bitcoin as a hedge against inflation and […]