Friday, July 12, 2019

Walmart, NVIDIA Discuss How They’re Working Together

Walmart’s the biggest retailer on Earth. It’s also one of the most competitive technology companies around. Two of its sharpest tech tools: NVIDIA GPUs and RAPIDS data science software. Speaking at the VentureBeat Transform conference in San Francisco on Thursday, Walmart Chief Data Officer Bill Groves discussed Walmart’s data processing and machine learning ecosystem. “The paradigm has flipped, now we have things available to us that we never had,” Groves said in a conversation with Josh Patterson, NVIDIA’s general manager for data science, noting that, in the past, data scientists didn’t have access to the computing power to put ideas like neural networks to work.