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Eye On A.I.

Eye on A.I. tracks new developments in artificial intelligence research, hosted by longtime New York Times journalist Craig S. Smith. In each episode, Craig will discuss aspects of AI with some of the people making a difference in the space, putting incremental advances into a broader context. AI is about to change your world, so pay attention.

Sep 6, 2023

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On Episode #137 of Eye on AI, we dive deep into the world of data storage and its connection to AI. Join host Craig Smith as we unravel valuable insights shared by Raul Martynek, CEO of Data Bank, and explore the evolving landscape of data centers and their pivotal role in powering AI-driven innovations.

In this episode we discuss the history and significance of data centers, from their humble beginnings to their crucial role in today's data-driven world. Uncover how AI is driving the surging demand for data center capacity and the challenges the industry faces, including the impact of inflation and supply chain disruptions.

We talk about China's ambitious plans to bolster its semiconductor industry and its implications for data center growth. We also delve into the critical issue of power consumption driven by AI and its effects on global power grids

Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on the future of data centers and its synergy with AI.


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(00:00) Preview and Introduction

(01:43) Netsuite by Oracle

(06:10) Growing Demands for Data Centers

(12:35) Data Centres Before AI

(24:08) Industry Challenges and Market Trends

(29:20) AI’s Impact on Power Consumption 

(36:00) Future of Databank

(40:20) AIs Impact on Data Centers

(44:34) Podcast Wrap-Up and Netsuite by Oracle