Nothing can stop the Cloud! As we all bounce back from the pandemic, we are not losing our focus on the key agent of change affecting the Cloud industry: artificial intelligence and its profound interrelation with Cloud computing is too important to ignore. The theme for CloudFest 2021 is The Intelligent Cloud. At CloudFest 2019 we explored hyperscale enablement, and now we explore how AI can maximize the interoperability that this allows—while also helping us better and more quickly understand a changing world
The moment has arrived, as well: The overall cloud market is well over $250b and growing at 32% annually. AI is small but growing part of this, comprising $202.5 million in 2015 and forecast to reach $11.1 billion by 2024.
By far, the greatest danger of Artificial Intelligence is that people conclude too early that they understand it.
Eliezer Yudkowsky, co-founder, Machine Intelligence Research Institute
Humans have always been fascinated by their own minds: the mysteries and potential waiting to be unlocked. We’ve been attempting to nail AI for over 60 years so far, but other technological building blocks had to first be arranged—each a milestone in its own right—in order to get us to where we are today, and where we’re poised to reach tomorrow. The amount of processing power and the speed of data throughput required for high-performance artificial intelligence place functional AI squarely in the Cloud’s wheelhouse.
From March 20-25, executives, decision-makers, and innovators in the Cloud will gather to explore the practicalities of innovating, applying, and leveraging AI:
At CloudFest you’ll see the test attacks carried out against the DNS. In confronting internet-crippling level threats, we ask ourselves: What can take down the internet? Can AI stop it? Can we stop it without AI? We will also explore keeping bad actors out, immediately identifying and stopping abuse, and how the pandemic has shaped infrastructure-level threats.
AI Driven Uptime
CloudFest will explore how AI can help route around problems. Humans are not good at proactive predictive analysis for things like traffic spikes. It’s an inherent human limitation: nobody has the cognitive bandwidth to manage hyperscale uptime manually! While the internet was made for pandemic-level crises, how can AI help keep it useful and productive for global daily use under extreme load?
Sales and Marketing
CloudFest will shine a light on using AI for account-based marketing. CloudFest 2021 will show how ISVs can implement algorithms and AI agents to help their customers make better decisions. Pre-existing tools built on machine learning are already pretty good, but how can you position AI as a product component—and make it live up to the hype?
AI enablement is quickly becoming table stakes as an inevitable step in the Cloud’s evolution. Very few companies can achieve this on their own, so you as a Service Provider fulfill a crucial role in the Cloud ecosystem by helping your customers evolve. This isn’t just about profit, but actively modernizing the internet in ways that are immediately helpful—and useful in the long-term. You can enable your customers to save huge sums of money with relatively small investments, and the economic effect is a big rock dropped into a small pond.
AI and The Human Brain
Can you think of some stressful times recently? Maybe one or two, right? Machines can actually teach us a lot about mindfulness. The general idea of meditation is processing the information thrown at you so you can deal with life. You’re essentially managing a DDOS attack on an hourly basis, and mindfulness helps you process everything the world throws at you. So we’re doing mindfulness meditation on AI, which itself is a sort of mindfulness exercise with huge deluges of data.
If you can’t give me poetry, can’t you give me poetical science?
Ada Lovelace, mathematician, writer, author of the first computer algorithm
AI Meets Human Intelligence at CloudFest 2021
The evolution of artificial intelligence impacts everyone in the world, directly or indirectly, whether they realize it or not. You can’t stop it—but you can help shape it. If your business works in the Cloud, join us at CloudFest 2021, March 20-25 at Europa-Park in Rust, Germany.
From scale and uptime to security and even morality, let’s explore AI as an industry, and figure out how to use these powerful tools to make the world a better place. Unearth new insights, meet new partners, and help determine the future of how we interact.CHECK OUT THE CLOUDFEST WEBSITE