Podcast: Network Virtualization & Protein Bars

Lightrading | September 16, 2019

Almost everything in the next-generation telecoms world depends on network virtualization and SDN.5G, network slicing, cloud-native deployment, SD-WAN and other key technologies transforming service provider networks all require network virtualization and software-defined networking as foundational technology to go. To learn more about these crucial technologies, we're packing our bags for Dallas, for our cleverly named Network Virtualization and SDN Americas conference Tuesday through Thursday. Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser took a break from her last-minute organizational efforts to talk with me about the current state of network virtualization and SDN. Also: Kelsey explains why she always wants to talk about protein bars.

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Modern society runs on data [Economist2017]. Modern artificial intelligence (AI) extracts value from data. More data means more accurate AI models [Banko2001] [Halevy2009], which in turn means more benefits to society and business. The greatest beneficiaries are companies that have both vast data and internal AI expertise, like Google and Facebook. In contrast, AI startups have amazing algorithms but are starving for data; and typical enterprises are drowning in data but have less AI expertise. The power of both data and AI—and therefore society—is in the hands of few.

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Modern society runs on data [Economist2017]. Modern artificial intelligence (AI) extracts value from data. More data means more accurate AI models [Banko2001] [Halevy2009], which in turn means more benefits to society and business. The greatest beneficiaries are companies that have both vast data and internal AI expertise, like Google and Facebook. In contrast, AI startups have amazing algorithms but are starving for data; and typical enterprises are drowning in data but have less AI expertise. The power of both data and AI—and therefore society—is in the hands of few.

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