Tag: deep learning

Intel Capital invests $117 million in more than a dozen startups

Intel Capital today announced an investment of $117 million in 14 startups doing things like making AI inference faster, helping manufacturers deploy AI systems, building semiconductors, and creating disruptive tech beyond AI in health care and communications. The companies hail from China, Canada, Israel, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Companies supported as part […]

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Google and university researchers are using deep learning to discover exoplanets

Researchers from Google and multiple universities have discovered two new exoplanets (planets outside our solar system) using a convolutional neural network dubbed AstroNet K2. An additional 14 other objects could be also be identified as exoplanets with additional research. The announcement builds upon research released last year by Harvard University astrophysicist Andrew Vanderburg and Google AI’s […]

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Element AI launches enterprise decision-making automation tools

Element AI, a company cofounded more than two years ago by deep learning expert Yoshua Bengio, is rolling out its first publicly available products for enterprise customers today. The AI Enablement Tools and Insight Libraries help automate document reading and processing for various industries using computer vision, optical character recognition (OCR), and other techniques. Element […]

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AWS adopts Nvidia’s Tesla T4 chip for AI inference

Amazon’s AWS today announced the introduction of EC2 instances with Tesla T4 GPUs that will be available to users in the coming weeks in G4 instances. T4 will also be available through the Amazon Elastic Container service for Kubernetes. The T4 made its debut for data centers last September. The T4 uses Turing architecture and […]

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Nvidia researchers debut GauGAN, AI that creates fake landscapes that look real

Nvidia Research today unveiled GauGAN, a generative adversarial AI system that lets you create lifelike landscape images that never existed. The research and a demo of the new system were shown off today at the GPU Tech Conference (GTC) in San Jose, California. GauGAN builds upon learnings from the Pix2Pix system introduced last year that […]

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Nvidia debuts Jetson Nano for edge AI on embedded devices

Nvidia is bringing a new embedded computer to its Jetson line for developers deploying AI on the edge without an internet connection. Named the Jetson Nano, the CUDA-X computer delivers 472 GFLOP of computer power, 4GB of memory, and can operate on 5 watts of power. Jetson Nano and the Jetson Nano developer kit will […]

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GV leads $11 million round in Determined AI deep learning developer platform

Deep learning management platform Determined AI has raised a $11 million funding round led by GV formerly Google Ventures. The funding will be used to grow its market footprint and hire more engineers with knowledge of distributed system design and understanding of how to functionally build AI applications. It will also be used to bring […]

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Microsoft launches AI Business School

Microsoft today introduced the AI Business School, a series of case studies and free instructional videos made to help business executives design and successfully implement an AI strategy within their organization. The Microsoft AI Business School is born out of three years of conversations with customers and follows the launch of an AI school for […]

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Google launches TensorFlow 2.0 alpha with fewer APIs

The world’s most popular open source framework for machine learning is getting a major upgrade today with the alpha release of TensorFlow 2.0. Created by the Google Brain team, the framework is used by developers, researchers, and businesses to train and deploy machine learning models that make inferences about data. The news was announced today […]

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Intel debuts Nauta for distributed deep learning with Kubernetes

Intel today announced the open source release of Nauta, a platform for deep learning distributed across multiple servers using Kubernetes or Docker. The platform can operate with a number of popular machine learning frameworks such as MXNet, TensorFlow, and PyTorch, and uses processing systems that can work with a cluster of Intel’s Xeon CPUs. Results of […]

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Machine learning is rescuing old game textures in Zelda and Final Fantasy

The first generation of 3D video games are ugly. I think they are ugly in a charming way, but many people disagree with even that. The truth is that the Nintendo 64, PlayStation, and Saturn were like the Atari and Intellivision for 3D graphics. While modern technology has easily surpasses those hardware limitations, new processes […]

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A researcher trained AI to generate Africa masks

Artificial intelligence (AI) can generate eerily realistic faces, but what about tribal artwork? That’s the question Victor Dibia, a human-computer interaction researcher and Carnegie Mellon graduate, sought to answer with an AI system trained on a dataset of African masks. As Dibia explains in a blog post, the work was inspired by a trip to the 2018 […]

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Oculus reveals DeepFocus, an open source AI renderer for varifocal VR

When Facebook’s Oculus unit revealed a next-generation prototype VR headset called Half Dome in May, one of its signature features was a “varifocal” display system that actually moved the screens inside to mimic focus changes in the user’s eyes. Now the company has revealed DeepFocus, the software rendering system used to power the varifocus feature, […]

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Here’s how you can master the latest AI technologies

It should come as no surprise that the future belongs to Artificial Intelligence (AI). As the driving force behind everything from self-driving cars to voice recognition and targeted online marketing, AI and Deep Learning concepts stand at the center of today’s most exciting and important technologies. That means that the most lucrative and valuable careers […]

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Uber and Linux Foundation launch Horovod project for distributed deep learning

LF Deep Learning Foundation and Uber today announced the launch of Horovod, an open-source project and framework for deep learning with distributed training across multiple machines. Uber has used Horovod to support self-driving vehicles, fraud detection, and trip forecasting. Contributors to the project include Amazon, IBM, Intel and Nvidia. In addition to Uber, Alibaba, Amazon, and […]

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Andrew Ng launches AI playbook for businesses

Google Brain cofounder and former Baidu AI chief scientist Andrew Ng today announced the launch of the AI Transformation Playbook, a prescriptive guide for business leaders looking to create AI-first companies. The playbook is the latest initiative from Ng, who has been advising startups, developers, and legacy businesses on how to build successful ventures in […]

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How Apple’s HomePod uses AI and 6 mics to hear users through ambient noise

Apple’s HomePod hasn’t won much praise for the capabilities of its integrated digital assistant Siri, but it does have one undeniably impressive feature: the ability to accurately hear a user’s commands from across the room, despite interference from loud music, conversations, or television audio. As the company’s Machine Learning Journal explains today, HomePod is leveraging […]

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Linux Foundation launches Acumos platform for quick AI deployment

LF Deep Learning Foundation today announced the first publicly available release of Acumos AI, an open source framework and platform for the training and deployment of AI models. Created in March, the LF Deep Learning Foundation is part of the Linux Foundation project and supports open source projects for machine learning, deep learning, and AI. […]

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Nvidia partners with Scripps to investigate the role of AI in genomics processing and analysis

Nvidia and Scripps Research Translational Institute — a nonprofit research organization — are teaming up to develop genomics processing and analysis tools guided by artificial intelligence (AI). In the course of a partnership announced today, Nvidia data scientists will colocate with Scripps genomics experts and bioinformaticists to study health care problems “end to end.” “It’s an extraordinary time […]

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Corti heart attack detection AI can now deploy on the edge with Scandinavian design

Work is underway to deploy Corti, an AI system that detects heart attacks during emergency phone calls, and it could be coming to some of the biggest cities in Europe. Following plans announced earlier this year to roll Corti out in more cities, this summer the European Emergency Number Association (EENA), whose members include cities […]

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