Using AI and other tech to see off competition
Australia's second-biggest grocery chain Coles revealed its intention to cut A$1 billion in costs through more deliberate use of technology. It reflects the new imperative for supermarkets looking to stay competitive amidst pressure from deep discounters and online retailers.
7nm first adaptive compute platform
Xilinx has confirmed that the Versal, product developed under Everest condemned was taped out last year, and today the company has confirmed that the first tier-one customers are getting the first Versal AI core products.
For super fast AIs
Renesas has announced it has developed an AI accelerator that performs CNN (convolutional neural network) processing at high speeds and low power.
Habana Gaudi is four times faster than GPU based systems
Israeli AI processor outfit Habana Labs has created an AI training chip which it says works four times faster than systems built around the same number of GPUs.
What could go wrong?
A British artificial intelligence company has designed AI agents which have taught themselves Quake III Arena, and became so good they consistently beat human beings.
7nm data center GPU confirmed
Intel has provided a financial analyst community update about its 10nm and, it even mentioned 7nm for 2021, touching beyond that. The first 7nm from Intel seems to be a 7nm general purpose GPU.
Making them easier for businesses
Software King of the world Microsoft announced new tools for software makers aimed at making technologies such as AI and blockchain easier for businesses to use.
CEO Victor Peng made the difference
Xilinx announced that at the end of its fiscal year 2019 the company reached record revenues of $3.06 billion for the fiscal year 2019, up 24 percent from the previous fiscal year. The three pillar strategy is playing out, with the data center first but it is clear that the company has AI, networking and 5G well embedded in its roadmap.
GTI AI technology to your SoC
Gyrfalcon Technology is a chip innovator targeting the industry densest AI inference accelerators on a custom SoC design. Now it's opened to IP licensing modem for greater customization for AI chips from edge to cloud. The company own the IP making it more attractive that some of the other players in the market.
Series of products in 2020
Last week Qualcomm announced a Cloud AI 100 data accelerator targeting future AI loads in big data centers. Facebook and Microsoft seem to be interested as they presented at the Qualcomm AI events in San Francisco.