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Propelling Deep Learning at Scale at Baidu AI Lab

Researchers from Baidu’s Silicon Valley AI Lab (SVAIL) have adapted a well-known HPC communication technique to boost the speed and scale of their neural network training and now they ...Full Article

Shared Economy Start-up Uses AI-based Compatibility Testing for Online Rental Marketplace

Seeking the next big idea in the “shared economy” pioneered by Uber and Airbnb – while also incorporating compatibility matching capabilities of dating and social media sites – an ...Full Article

Intel Details AI Hardware Strategy for Post-GPU Age

Last week at SC16, Intel revealed its product roadmap for embedding its processors with key capabilities and attributes needed to take artificial intelligence (AI) to the next level. It also ...Full Article

IBM Eyes Enterprise Workloads With PowerAI

Last year at SC15, IBM offered its vision of an accelerator-assisted computing paradigm enabled by the OpenPOWER ecosystem of diverse partners and focused on cognitive computing as the key ...Full Article

HPC Meets AI and Creates New Grand Challenges

The intersection of HPC and AI is creating a vibrant new market: “High Performance Artificial Intelligence” (HPAI) that is fueling the growth of AI platforms and products. After decades ...Full Article

Passing Go: Augmented Intelligence and the Improvement, Not Replacement, of Us

Recently I had an interesting exchange about the rise of artificial intelligence and its implications. The discussion was centered around Google's AI-fueled AlphaGo program, which trounced Lee Sedol, the ...Full Article

IDC: Searching for Dark Energy in the HPC Universe

Editor’s Note: In this guest commentary, Bob Sorensen, research vice president in IDC's High Performance Computing group, argues that high performance computing is undergoing basic changes in how we should ...Full Article

Tech Mergers Tick Up in Q3

Technology merger and acquisition activity picked up during the third quarter, led by SoftBank Group's blockbuster deal in July to acquire U.K. processor intellectual property vendor ARM Ltd. immediately ...Full Article

Microsoft Eyes AI Supercomputer on Azure

Microsoft is jumping on the artificial intelligence bandwagon with the formation of a new research group that will seek to make the technology more accessible via its Azure cloud ...Full Article

Intel Buys Vision Chip Developer Movidius

Intel Corp. is acquiring low-power machine vision specialist Movidius in a bid to bolster its embedded visual computing capabilities. Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) announced Tuesday (Sept. 6) it was buying ...Full Article
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