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Amazon unleashes Q, an AI assistant for the workplace

Enlarge / The Amazon Q logo. reader comments 84 with On Tuesday, Amazon unveiled Amazon Q, an AI chatbot similar to ChatGPT that is tailored for corporate environments. Developed by Amazon Web Services (AWS), Q is designed to assist employees with tasks like summarizing documents, managing internal support tickets, and providing policy guidance, differentiating itself… Read More »

How we host Ars, the finale and the 64-bit future

Aurich Lawson | Getty Images reader comments 28 with Hosting Ars View more stories Greetings, dear readers, and congratulations—we’ve reached the end of our four-part series on how Ars Technica is hosted in the cloud, and it has been a journey. We’ve gone through our infrastructure, our application stack, and our CI/CD strategy (that’s “continuous… Read More »

Hosting Ars, part three: CI/CD, or how I learned to stop worrying and love DevOps

Enlarge / DevOps, DevOps, DevOps! ArtemisDiana / Getty Images reader comments 19 with Hosting Ars View more stories One of the most important things to happen in the evolution of development over the past many years is the widespread adoption of continuous integration and continuous deployment, or CI/CD. (Sometimes the “CD” stands for “continuous delivery,”… Read More »

How we host Ars Technica in the cloud, part two: The software

Enlarge / Welcome aboard the orbital HQ, readers! Aurich Lawson | Getty Images reader comments 3 with Hosting Ars View more stories Welcome back to our series on how Ars Technica is hosted and run! Last week, in part one, we cracked open the (virtual) doors to peek inside the Ars (virtual) data center. We… Read More »

Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure face antitrust probe

reader comments 45 with Share this story The UK’s communications watchdog has called for a probe into Microsoft and Amazon’s dominance of the country’s cloud computing market in the latest challenge to the tech giants from global regulators. Ofcom said on Wednesday it was “particularly concerned” by the practices of Amazon Web Services and Microsoft,… Read More »

Microsoft EU cloud revisions just so happen to exclude Google, Amazon

Enlarge / Microsoft says its latest cloud licensing terms are meant to give customers more flexibility and cost control—just not on Amazon, Google, or Alibaba servers. Getty Images reader comments 34 with 28 posters participating Share this story Facing European antitrust scrutiny, Microsoft has made it easier to virtualize its software on non-Microsoft cloud infrastructure—just… Read More »

Machine learning, concluded: Did the “no-code” tools beat manual analysis?

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson | Getty Images) I am not a data scientist. And while I know my way around a Jupyter notebook and have written a good amount of Python code, I do not profess to be anything close to a machine learning expert. So when I performed the first part of our no-code/low-code… Read More »

Setting our heart-attack-predicting AI loose with “no-code” tools

Enlarge / Ahhh, the easy button! (credit: Aurich Lawson | Getty Images) This is the second episode in our exploration of “no-code” machine learning. In our first article, we laid out our problem set and discussed the data we would use to test whether a highly automated ML tool designed for business analysts could return… Read More »

No code, no problem—we try to beat an AI at its own game with new tools

Enlarge / Is our machine learning yet? Over the past year, machine learning and artificial intelligence technology have made significant strides. Specialized algorithms, including OpenAI’s DALL-E, have demonstrated the ability to generate images based on text prompts with increasing canniness. Natural language processing (NLP) systems have grown closer to approximating human writing and text. And… Read More »