Snapdragon is twice the AI speed of its 7nm Android competitor
Published in AI


Senior director Gary Brotman dilates on future of AI

Snapdragon 855 has a joker card that brings it significantly ahead of the competition of all 7nm players in the Android market. Gary Brotman, a senior director of product management focused on AI, dropped a bomb on the competition confirming that the 4th generation AI platform from Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is twice times faster than its 7nm Android based competitor.

Nvidia Uses AI to render virtual worlds in real time
Published in Graphics


Still has a few problems

The company named after a Roman chaos daemon claims its AI models can now draw new worlds without using traditional modelling techniques or graphics rendering engines.

Turing RT cores are made for AI
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 20 November 2018 16:07

Turing RT cores are made for AI


Great that they can do Ray Tracing

Graphics experts very close to what's happening have shared an interesting thesis that helped Nvidia justify the transistors spent in Turing RT cores. It is all about AI and the next generation data workloads.

Chinese kids building AI weapons
Published in AI
Thursday, 08 November 2018 11:59

Chinese kids building AI weapons


Recruited straight from school

Some of China's smartest students have been recruited straight from high school to begin training as the world's youngest AI weapons scientists.

AI has hit a learning barrier
Published in AI
Wednesday, 07 November 2018 12:04

AI has hit a learning barrier


Computer Science boffin warns of disaster in the making

A professor of Computer Science at Portland State University has warned that machine learning algorithms don't yet understand things the way humans do -- with sometimes disastrous consequences.

20th Century Fox uses AI to judge popular movies
Published in AI


What could go wrong?

Movie studio 20th Century Fox is using AI to predict what films people will want to see.

ARM CEO sees the fifth wave of computing
Published in News
Friday, 19 October 2018 11:11

ARM CEO sees the fifth wave of computing


5G, big data and processing

Simon Seagers, ARM’s CEO talked about the 5th wave of computing and that is obviously the one that is coming after the last big leap that brought us closer to mobile and cloud mix.

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.