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Kim Hart May 18, 2017
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An 18-wheeler is the fastest way to ship data to the cloud

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The fastest way to send ever-increasing quantities of data to the cloud isn't via an internet connection — it's actually much faster to transmit it by an 18-wheel truck, WIRED reports.

Why it matters: The next computing frontiers, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, not only require a ton of data to work, their processes also create hoards of new data that have to be stored somewhere. While broadband connections are getting faster, they still don't have the capacity (in most cases) to efficiently beam terabytes of data to the cloud.