Cloud servers can be thought of humanity’s first truly global infrastructure given they act as the bedrock for executing artificial intelligence (AI), or so went the argument in a November edition of The Economist.

According to market intelligence provider IDC’s “Data Age 2025” White Paper, published in 2018, the public cloud – cloud services such as AI tools offered across multiple customers by a single provider –  will account for 26% of the world’s digitally-stored information by 2025, double the share in 2016.

Around 30% of the global datasphere is expected to be generated in realtime. This would potentially be absorbed for deep learning training or inference.

These may seem like abstract figures, but…

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