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Intel, MediaTek Prep a 5G Modem

Intel, MediaTek Prep a 5G Modem

Asia remains the locus for 5G development and deployment, with wireless carriers deploying based stations by the ...

Syntiant, AI Chip Specialist, Raises Funds, Ramps Production

Syntiant, AI Chip Specialist, Raises Funds, Ramps Production

Syntiant Corp., the “neural decision processor” startup, announced completion of another funding round this week along with ...

Arm, Vodafone Demo Virtual Telco Platform

Arm, Vodafone Demo Virtual Telco Platform

The telecommunications sector is embracing enterprise technologies such as server virtualization via an emerging deployment model dubbed ...

Nvidia Said to Be Close on Arm Deal

Nvidia Said to Be Close on Arm Deal

GPU leader Nvidia Corp. is in talks to buy U.K. chip designer Arm from parent company Softbank, ...

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August 6, 2020
Asia remains the locus for 5G development and deployment, with wireless carriers deploying based stations by the hundreds of thousands and the number of 5G networks deployed around the world approaching 100, according to wireless industry estimates. Connecting devices to those high-bandwidth, low-latency networks is the focus of a partnership between Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) and Taiwan’s MediaTek Inc. ... Full article
August 5, 2020
Syntiant Corp., the “neural decision processor” startup, announced completion of another funding round this week along with the shipment of more than 1 million low-power edge AI chips. The three-year-old startup based in Irvine, Calif., said Tuesday (Aug. 4) its Series C funding round generated $35 million, raising its venture capital total to just over $65 million, according to ... Full article
August 5, 2020
The telecommunications sector is embracing enterprise technologies such as server virtualization via an emerging deployment model dubbed universal CPE, for customer premises equipment. CPE generally includes on-premise equipment such as routers, network switches and base stations as well as software-defined wide-area networks and Ethernet access devices. For network vendors, universal CPE and related virtual networking appliances are an emerging ... Full article
August 3, 2020
AWS re:Invent has been re-imagined as a free, three-week virtual conference taking place in early December, Amazon Web Services announced last week, as the fall lineup of physical tech conferences continues to dwindle as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and online offerings continue to grow. When the novel coronavirus reared its ugly head earlier this year, wiping out ... Full article
August 3, 2020
GPU leader Nvidia Corp. is in talks to buy U.K. chip designer Arm from parent company Softbank, according to several reports over the weekend. If consummated, analysts said the acquisition would cement Nvidia’s status as a full-service chip vendor controlling its destiny while challenging chip rival Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC). The Financial Times reported the parties are considering a ... Full article
July 31, 2020
As expected, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) applications are already having an impact on society. Many industries that we tap into daily—such as banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI), and digitized health care—can benefit from AI and ML applications to help them optimize mission-critical operations and execute functions in real time. The BFSI sector is an early ... Full article
July 29, 2020
The automotive industry finds strong use cases for supercomputers, which can help industrial designers do everything from optimizing engines and aerodynamics to running virtual crash tests. Now, German automotive manufacturer Continental is announcing a new leap forward with the debut of the fastest known supercomputer in the automotive industry. The new supercomputer (as-yet unnamed) is built from more than ... Full article
July 29, 2020
Recurrent neural networks (RNNs) have shown phenomenal success in several sequence learning tasks such as machine translation, language processing, image captioning, scene labeling, action recognition, time-series forecasting, and music generation. No doubt, CNNs are the most popular neural networks, but RNNs are no less important. This fact is evident from the fact that in 2016 and 2020, RNNs accounted ... Full article
July 28, 2020
The conventional wisdom holds that Internet of Things and data analytics applications are driving the steady shift of server deployments to the networks. Certainly, the overriding requirement is placing processing horsepower closer to edge devices and end users. It turns out that the forecast doubling of edge server deployments over the next several years is instead being driven by ... Full article
July 24, 2020
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has had a massive impact on the way companies do business, and it goes without saying that the technology is here to stay. An article from Forbes stated that Gartner predicts the business value created by AI will reach $3.9 trillion dollars in 2022. Meanwhile, IDC forecasts worldwide spending on cognitive and AI systems will reach ... Full article
July 22, 2020
A proposed U.S. Digital Service Academy would create an AI software repository to support R&D while training the next generation of AI developers. According to recommendations released this week by a government commission, the proposed coding academy seeks to fill the growing AI talent gap by enlisting students who would also serve as federal employees. The accredited, degree-granting U.S. ... Full article
July 17, 2020
The Internet of Things (IoT) is projected to comprise nearly 30 billion connected devices by 2023. These IoT devices create and transfer massive amounts of data over the network. But how do data owners derive intelligence from the data being transferred? That’s where AIoT comes in, the combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and IoT. AIoT adds intelligent processing to ... Full article
July 16, 2020
Responding to what they say is a wave of pandemic-driven automation, IBM and Verizon have announced an Internet of Things partnership that combines IBM’s AI, hybrid cloud and asset management tools with the wireless carrier’s 5G and edge computing technologies. The partners said this week they will collaborate to deploy 5G wireless and edge computing for IoT and future ... Full article
July 15, 2020
An international effort to promote ethical AI development is gaining momentum with the launch of an online forum where participants can contribute to a United Nations’ effort to global standards for developing ethical AI applications. The U.N. Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is debating draft recommendations on AI ethics that will be submitted for adoption in November 2021. ... Full article
July 15, 2020
British hardware designer Graphcore, which emerged from stealth in 2016 to launch its first-generation Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU), has announced its next-generation IPU platform: the IPU-Machine M2000. With the new M2000, Graphcore promises “greater processing power, more memory and built-in scalability for handling extremely large machine intelligence workloads.” The platform – which is available to preorder today – will ... Full article
July 15, 2020
As more companies roll out digital infrastructure, they are ingesting greater volumes of data that can be used by business analysts to gauge customer intent and boost transactions. Complexity and lack of data scientists have made that transition harder for mid-size firms looking to monetize “dark” data. Machine learning vendors are therefore automating key aspects of data science workflows ... Full article
July 14, 2020
If you’re in the market for analytics or machine learning software, you may want to keep your eyes on Altair Engineering. Best known for its product simulation and computer aided engineering software, Altair has quietly assembled an impressive big data platform that extends from data preparation and business intelligence to streaming analytics and AutoML. Altair Engineering traces its roots ... Full article
July 10, 2020
Software-defined storage and virtualized servers have become key building blocks of hyperconverged IT infrastructure running on commodity equipment. VMware (NYSE: VMW) and its majority shareholder, Dell Technologies (NYSE: DELL), are among the leaders in the emerging HCI sector, with other infrastructure and networking vendors challenging for a piece of an $11 billion market that is expected to grow to ... Full article
July 8, 2020
In this monthly feature we bring you up to date on the latest career developments in the enterprise AI community -- promotions, new hires and accolades: Dan Fairfax StorCentric appointed Dan Fairfax to its board of advisors. Fairfax has held executive roles at Brocade Communications Systems. He also serves on the board of directors at Super Micro Computer, Saama ... Full article
July 7, 2020
On the heels of the Nvidia’s Ampere A100 GPU launch in May, Google Cloud is announcing alpha availability of the A100 “Accelerator Optimized” VM A2 instance family on Google Compute Engine. The instances are powered by the HGX A100 16-GPU platform, which combines two HGX A100 8-GPU baseboards using an NVSwitch interconnect. The new instance family targets machine learning ... Full article

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