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George Leopold

George Leopold has written about science and technology for more than 30 years, focusing on electronics and aerospace technology. He previously served as executive editor of Electronic Engineering Times. Leopold is the author of "Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom" (Purdue University Press, 2016).

Intel Expands AI Portfolio with SigOpt Deal

October 30th, 2020 (0)
Intel Corp. is acquiring AI optimization software vendor SigOpt, a move the chip maker said would complement its existing AI software portfolio while integrating SigOpt’s tools with its AI hardware to accelerate and scale AI software used by model ...

AT&T, IBM Extend 5G to the Edge Via OpenShift

October 29th, 2020 (0)
IBM and AT&T are building on their ongoing 5G wireless partnership by combining AT&T's (NYSE: T) next-generation wireless network with IBM's Cloud Satellite hybrid platform. The move aims to help enterprises leverage 5G for applications running in the cloud, ...

Robotics Startup Attracts Stellar Cast

October 28th, 2020 (0)
A robotics startup developing a “cognitive engine” that would allow industrial robots to operate autonomously on the factory floor announced a $15 million funding round, supplementing earlier bets by high-profile angel investors. Robot.AI said the Series A round was ...

Healthcare AI Still Dominated by Specialists

October 28th, 2020 (0)
The COVID-19 pandemic has fueled efforts to integrate artificial intelligence into the healthcare ecosystem. Those efforts have so far achieved mixed results, according to an investment survey that found AI startups with domain expertise outperforming enterprise AI leaders attempting ...

Nvidia-Arm Deal a Boon for RISC-V?

October 23rd, 2020 (0)
If and when Nvidia closes its $40 billion acquisition of Arm Ltd., the transaction could provide a boost for the competing RISC-V architecture. As regulators in the U.S., China and the European Union begin scrutinizing the impact of the ...

Fintech Is a VC Magnet

October 23rd, 2020 (0)
Billions of dollars in venture capital are flying around in search of the Next Big Thing, while most investments in technology startups likely won’t pan out. Still, investors are willing to make bets on the financial technology sector as ...

Azure Joins AWS in Space

October 21st, 2020 (0)
The public cloud competition is heading into Earth orbit. As more satellite constellations are launched to provide space-based broadband connections, public cloud vendors are ramping up plans to launch cloud computing services that circle high above our planet. Amazon ...

AI Demands Are Fueling Hardware Acceleration

October 21st, 2020 (0)
As Moore’s law chip scaling reaches the point of diminishing returns, processor architectures are evolving to accelerate everything from AI model training and inference, data centers that support those demanding workloads, and sprawling edge computing deployments as well. Those ...

Space-Based AI Sharpens Earth Observations

October 20th, 2020 (0)
There are countless eyes on the sky, but the European Space Agency (ESA) and its technology partners that include Intel Corp. claim to be the first to apply AI inference to the emerging field of hyperspectral imaging of the ...

With Optane Gaining, Intel Exits NAND Flash

October 20th, 2020 (0)
In a sign that its 3D XPoint memory technology is gaining traction, Intel Corp. is departing the NAND flash memory and storage market with the sale of its manufacturing base in China to SK Hynix of South Korea. The ...
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