Global enterprises collectively spent $34.6 billion on cloud infrastructure services in Q2 2020.
Amazon Web Services retained its lead in capturing global cloud infrastructure services spend – but Google Cloud and Azure plan to respond.
Global enterprises collectively spent $34.6 billion on cloud infrastructure services in Q2 2020, marking a $3.5 billion increase from the previous quarter, according to Canalys. This represented the largest-ever quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) spending increase for the sector, though the overall growth rate continues tapering off given the overall scale of cloud spending.
Here's how the three US cloud titans performed this quarter - and where they see growth opportunities moving forward:
Amazon Web Services (AWS) maintained its position as the cloud leader with 31% share of the market in Q2 2020 — it expects to see growth as companies shift away from on-premise cloud infrastructure to reduce costs. Amazon noted in its Q2 earnings call last week that AWS customers have been aggressively looking for ways to cut expenses. It may seem counterintuitive, then, that it reported a 6% increase in AWS revenue between Q1 2020 and Q2 2020. Amazon CFO Brian Olsavsky said in the earnings call that companies were increasing AWS expenditures as a long-term substitute for on-premise infrastructure, since "on-premise infrastructure is not really flexible to go up or down, and especially in the time of sinking demand, it's a big fixed cost for them." While we think that the vast majority of companies will continue to use multicloud environments — meaning they use both on-premise and public cloud services — AWS and the other public cloud players will likely benefit from a shift toward higher utilization of public cloud services within the hybrid system.
Microsoft Azure — which is expanding its infrastructure footprint to reach a wider audience — captured 20% of the cloud infrastructure market in Q2 2020, up from 17% in the previous quarter. Microsoft Azure had the most success of any of the players in stealing market share away from competitors. The wide range of services within the Azure ecosystem undoubtedly helped attract new business — the company noted that 96% of Fortune 500 companies used the Azure Power BI service to gleam insights from internal data. To reach a wider audience, Microsoft is reinvesting in Azure to offer additional availability zones, which will help it appeal to multinational corporations looking to streamline operations across regions.
Google Cloud's share remained flat at 6%, but the company is betting on its AI services to be a source of growth. Though Google is still playing catch-up to AWS and Microsoft, it appears the company believes its AI expertise will help it catch up over the long run. Google CEO Sundar Pichai noted on the earnings call that "the longer-run opportunity of actually using AI to truly have business solutions ... for whatever industry you are in, that feels like there's a lot of potential, and we are still very early there." In a recent interview with The New York Times, Elon Musk cited Google's AI project DeepMind as his "top concern" since it "crushes all humans at all games." Whether or not DeepMind represents an existential threat to humanity, it will surely be highly sought after as a cloud service that Google can offer to enterprise customers for solving business analytics.
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Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has repeatedly said that he thinks artificial intelligence poses a threat to humanity.
Of the companies working on AI technology, Musk is most concerned by the Google-owned DeepMind project, he said in a new interview with the New York Times.
"The nature of the AI that they're building is one that crushes all humans at all games," he said. "It's basically the plotline in 'WarGames.'"
In the 1983 film "WarGames," starring Matthew Broderick, a supercomputer trained to test wartime scenarios is accidentally triggered to start a nuclear war.
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Billionaire Elon Musk has been sounding the alarm about the potentially dangerous, species-ending future of artificial intelligence for years now.
In 2016, he warned that human beings could become the equivalent of "house cats" to new AI overlords. He has since repeatedly called for regulation and caution when it comes to new AI technology.
But, of all the various AI projects currently in the works, none has Musk more worried than Google's DeepMind.
"Just the nature of the AI that they're building is one that crushes all humans at all games," Musk told the New York Times in a new interview. "I mean, it's basically the plotline in 'WarGames.'"
In "WarGames," a teenage hacker played by Matthew Broderick connects to an AI-controlled government supercomputer trained to run war simulations. In attempting to play a game titled "Global Thermonuclear War," the AI convinces government officials that a nuclear attack from the Soviet Union was imminent.
In the end (spoiler for those who haven't seen the 37-year-old movie), the computer runs enough simulations of the potential end results of global thermonuclear war that it declares no winner to be possible, and that the only way to win is to not play. The 1983 film is a direct reflection of its time and place: fear in the US of nuclear war with the Soviet Union still looming, and fear of increasingly advanced technology.
But Musk wasn't just talking about old films when he compared DeepMind to "WarGames" – he also said that AI could surpass human intelligence in the next five years, even if we don't see the impact of it immediately. "That doesn't mean that everything goes to hell in five years," he said. "It just means that things get unstable or weird."
Musk was an early investor in DeepMind, which sold to Google in 2014 for over $500 million, according to reports. Rather than seeking a return on investment, Musk said in a 2017 interview, he did it to keep an eye on burgeoning AI developments.
"It gave me more visibility into the rate at which things were improving, and I think they're really improving at an accelerating rate, far faster than people realize," he said in the 2017 interview. "Mostly because in everyday life you don't see robots walking around. Maybe your Roomba or something. But Roombas aren't going to take over the world."
But Musk thinks artificial intelligence should have a different connotation.
"I think generally people underestimate the capability of AI — they sort of think it's a smart human," Musk said in a August 2019 talk with Alibaba CEO Jack Ma at the World AI Conference in Shanghai, China. "But it's going to be much more than that. It will be much smarter than the smartest human."
Is is "hubris," he said in the Times interview this week, that keeps "very smart people" from realizing the potential dangers of AI.
"My assessment about why AI is overlooked by very smart people is that very smart people do not think a computer can ever be as smart as they are. And this is hubris and obviously false."
Read the full New York Times interview right here.SEE ALSO: Elon Musk finally took the wraps off his new brain microchip company that plans to connect people's brains to the internet by next year
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Applications interact with each other through a number of APIs, legacy systems, and an increase in complexity from one day to the next.However, the increased complexity leads to a fair share of challenges that can be overcome by machine-based intelligence.As software development life cycles become more complex as day and delivery time decreases, testers need to provide feedback and evaluation to development teams promptly.Given the breakneck pace of new software and product launches, there is no way to test soberly and rigorously in this day and age.To Know More: How Much Does It Cost To Make A Mobile App 2020Releases that happen once a month are now done on a weekly basis and updates are a factor almost every day.After observing the hierarchy of controls, testers can create a technical map, looking at the AI Graphical User Interface (GUI) to obtain labels for various controls.Since testing is about verification of results, access to many areas of test data is essential.Interestingly, Google DeepMind has created an AI program that uses deep reinforcement learning to play video games, thereby generating a lot of test data.Below the line, the Artificial Intelligence test site will be able to track users who are doing exploratory testing, to evaluate and identify applications being tested using the human brain.By automating repetitive test cases and manual testing, testers can focus more on making data-driven connections and decisions.Finally, the limited time to test risk-based automation is a critical factor when it comes to helping users decide which tests to run to get the greatest coverage.
Researchers from Harvard University and MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab have released Clevrer, a data set for evaluating AI models’ ability to recognize causal relationships and carry out reasoning.A paper sharing initial findings about the CoLlision Events for Video REpresentation and Reasoning (Clevrer) data set was published this week at the entirely digital International Conference of Representation Learning (ICLR).Clevrer builds on Clevr, a data set released in 2016 by a team from Stanford University and Facebook AI Research, including ImageNet creator Dr. Fei-Fei Li, for analyzing the visual reasoning abilities of neural networks.Clevrer cocreators like Chuang Gan of MIT-IBM Watson Lab and Pushmeet Kohli of Deepmind introduced Neuro-Symbolic Concept Learner (NS-DR), a neuralsymbolic model applied to Clevr at ICLR one year ago.“We present a systematic study of temporal and causal reasoning in videos.This profound and challenging problem deeply rooted to the fundamentals of human intelligence has just begun to be studied with ‘modern’ AI tools,” the paper reads.“Our newly introduced Clevrer data set and the NS-DR model are preliminary steps toward this direction.”The data set includes 20,000 synthetic videos of colliding objects on a tabletop created with the Bullet physics simulator, together with a natural language data set of questions and answers about objects in videos.The more than 300,000 questions and answers are categorized as descriptive, explanatory, predictive, and counterfactual.MIT-IBM Watson Lab director David Cox told VentureBeat in an interview that he believes the data set can make progress toward creating hybrid AI that combines neural networks and symbolic AI.
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Graphcore, a U.K.-based company developing accelerators for AI workloads, this morning announced a milestone: Its Intelligence Processing Units (IPUs) have launched on Azure.It marks the first time a large-scale cloud vendor — Microsoft — has made publicly available Graphcore’s chips.IPUs on Azure are open for customer sign-up, Graphcore says, with access prioritized for those “focused on pushing the boundaries of [natural language processing]” and “developing new breakthroughs in machine intelligence.”By way of refresher, Graphcore — which was founded in 2016 by Simon Knowles and Nigel Toon — has raised $310 million to date from Robert Bosch Venture Capital, Samsung, Dell Technologies Capital, Amadeus Capital Partners, C4 Ventures, Draper Esprit, Foundation Capital, Pitango Capital, and AI luminaries Arm cofounder Hermann Hauser and DeepMind cofounder Demis Hassabis at a $1.5 billion valuation.Over this period, the Microsoft team, led by Marc Tremblay, distinguished engineer, has been developing systems for Azure and has been enhancing advanced machine vision and natural language processing models on IPUs,” said Toon.“We have been working extensively with a number of leading early-access customers and partners for some time to ensure that [these products are] ready for general release.”
Following a controversial data-sharing project within the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK, the search engine giant has partnered with the second-largest health system in the United States, St Louis-based Ascension, to collect and analyze the health records of millions of patients.According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, which claims to have seen confidential internal documents confirming the move, Google already has the personal health information of millions of Americans across 21 states in a database.The project is codenamed Project Nightingale and according to the WSJ, over 150 Google employees have access to the records of tens of millions of patients.But Google is relying on a legal justification that says hospitals (under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) are allowed to share data without telling patients if that data is used to “only to help the covered entity carry out its health care functions.”Google is using the data - which covers everything from lab results to doctor diagnoses to hospitalization records and connects it to patient names and their dates of birth - to develop new software that purports to use artificial intelligence and machine learning to provide valuable insights into health issues and even predict future health issues for individuals.The whole approach may seem oddly familiar to Reg readers: we have extensively covered an almost identical scheme in the UK called DeepMind in which Google was found to be storing and analyzing data on over a million patients following a data-sharing agreement with the Royal Free Hospital.
AlphaStar, an artificial intelligence program powered by Google’s DeepMind, was present at BlizzCon 2019, with the goal of beating any human that tried to go up against it in StarCraft II.Blizzard set up computers at the Blizzard Arcade section of BlizzCon 2019, which ran from November 1 to November 2 at the Anaheim Convention Center, for attendees to try to beat AlphaStar.The catch, however, was that the A.I.program is nearly impossible to beat at the real-time strategy game.AlphaStar has achieved grandmaster status in StarCraft II for all three races of Terran, Protoss, and Zerg, which means that it is capable of beating 99.8% of all ranked human players.Making the feat even more impressive is that the A.I.