Micron to invest $100 million in AI companies
Published in AI
Thursday, 11 October 2018 11:54

Micron to invest $100 million in AI companies


Going towards start-ups

Micron Technology has announced it will invest up to $100 million in startups working on artificial intelligence technologies for use in self-driving vehicles, factory automation and other growing fields.

Xilinx announced PCIe Alveo AI accelerator
Published in AI
Wednesday, 03 October 2018 19:55

Xilinx announced PCIe Alveo AI accelerator


Data center beat Nvidia Volta on latency and inference  

The Xilinx CEO has just introduced a new product category called the Alveo PCIe based hardware accelerator that will challenge machine learning data center compute accelerators. It has dramatically better latency compared to Nvidia or AMD's GPU based solution, it's claimed.

Xilinx codename Everest is Versal
Published in AI
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 17:58

Xilinx codename Everest is Versal


Swiss knife for heterogeneous AI, cloud, 5G

The wait is finally over, what Victor Peng the CEO of Xilinx announced as the Everest, will now be branded as the Versal. This is shaping up to look like the Swiss knife of heterogeneous computing, addressing some key markets including AI, cloud, network infrastructure, 5G, automotive, and much more.

IBM cloud looks for AI bias
Published in AI
Friday, 28 September 2018 11:24

IBM cloud looks for AI bias


More transparency

IBM is now offering a cloud-based service designed to detect bias in AI and bring transparency to how AI-powered systems make decisions.

Alibaba develops AI inference chip
Published in IoT
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 12:01

Alibaba develops AI inference chip


Out next year

Alibaba will set up a dedicated chip subsidiary and aims to launch its first self-developed AI inference chip in the second half of 2019 that could be used for autonomous driving, smart cities and logistics.

AI may face public backlash
Published in AI
Thursday, 13 September 2018 11:27

AI may face public backlash


British Science Association predicts a few luddite mobs

The United Kingdom might drift back to the days of the Luddite riots as the public gets really hacked off with AI, warned the British Science Association

What is artificial intelligence?
Published in Reviews
Monday, 27 August 2018 13:11

What is artificial intelligence?


Opinion: Mike Magee digs beneath the surface

Every day, all over the world, numerous politicians gab on and on about artificial intelligence (AI). But what is AI?

SK Telecom deploys Xilinx FPGAs for AI
Published in AI
Sunday, 19 August 2018 12:41

SK Telecom deploys Xilinx FPGAs for AI


5X performance and 16X performance per watt over GPU

SK Telecom is definitely a forward-looking company and will be one of the first companies to trial and start 5G. It is not wasting time when it comes to speech recognition and AI as SK Telecom has announced the first commercial adoption of FPGA accelerators from Xilinx in the AI domain for large-scale data centers in South Korea.

Xilinx acquired DeePhi Tech for AI and ML
Published in AI
Wednesday, 18 July 2018 12:35

Xilinx acquired DeePhi Tech for AI and ML


Accelerate data center and intelligent edge

Xilinx is getting big on intelligence and adaptive computing and the company just announced that it acquired DeePhi Technology Co., Ltd (DeePhi Tech) company specializes in machine learning, deep compression pruning, and system-level optimization for neural networks. Let’s just sum this up and say that it is good at AI and ML.

Google's controversial human sounding AI is being tested for call centres
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AI Duplex might have a job

Google's controversial AI Duplex, which it first demonstrated to the public at its developer conference in May is being tested for use in call centres.