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Google unveils super-resolution 'zoom-and-enhance' tech

Posted on 02/08 20:35 in Shows | 0

In real life, various techniques have been used to restore detail to images, but so far they have tended to work with what’s there.Called super resolution, the goal is to create or restore detail in an image in the process of increasing its resolution.

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How a poker-playing AI could help prevent your next bout of the flu

Posted on 02/09 17:21 in Shows | 0

You’d be forgiven for finding little exceptional about the latest defeat of an arsenal of poker champions by the computer algorithm Libratus in Pittsburgh last week.Peel back a layer though, and the most recent AI victory is as disturbing as it is compelling.

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IBM is bringing machine learning to a mainframe near you

Posted on 02/16 17:11 in Shows | 0

Modern machine learning — often just referred to as “AI” — has largely been the province of specially trained computer scientists who traffic in exotic modeling frameworks and graduate level math.First, by providing a simplified experience for data modeling and model deployment, it aims to bring those tasks within reach of domain experts already employed by enterprise customers.

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Google's dedicated TensorFlow processor, or TPU, crushes Intel, Nvidia in inference workloads

Posted on 04/06 16:13 in Shows | 0

Several years ago, Google began working on its own custom software for machine learning and artificial intelligence workloads, dubbed TensorFlow.Now, Google has released some performance data for their TPU and how it compares to Intel’s Haswell CPUs and Nvidia’s K80 (Kepler-based) data center dual GPU.

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Nvidia claims Pascal GPUs would challenge Google's TensorFlow TPU in updated benchmarks

Posted on 04/10 21:17 in Shows | 0

Last week, we covered Google’s internal benchmarks of its own TPU, or tensor processing unit.Here’s Nvidia: Nvidia’s claim that the TPU has 13x the performance of K80 is provisionally true, but there’s a snag.

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Why the Surge in Violence Against Robots Matters

Posted on 05/05 03:24 in Shows | 0

In the midst of fulminating about an approaching robot apocalypse, a strange and disturbing counter trend is taking place: the rise of violence against robots.Only more recently have robots found themselves performing jobs in the public eye — jobs like delivering pizza and patrolling malls.

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Nvidia Goes All in for AI With New Volta Architecture

Posted on 05/10 22:02 in Shows | 0

SAN JOSE, CA–A first-time attendee to Nvidia’s flagship GTC conference this week could be forgiven for thinking Nvidia was an AI company.The capstone was the announcement of Nvidia’s new Volta architecture and V100 chip.

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Cray Announces New, AI-Focused Supercomputers

Posted on 05/11 15:55 in Shows | 0

the CS-Storm 500GT supports up to 8x 450W or 10x 400W accelerators, including Nvidia’s Tesla P40 or P100 GPU accelerators.Add-in boards like Intel’s Knights Landing and FPGAs built by Nallatech are also supported in this system, which uses PCI Express for its peripheral interconnect.

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Deep Learning, AI Could One Day Assist in Spotting Cancer

Posted on 05/12 16:53 in Shows | 0

A year ago, the Office of the Vice President started the Cancer Moonshot.The Data Science Bowl is one such program, and awarding its prize is a critical milestone in support of the Cancer Moonshot.

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AMD's New Epyc Server Brand to Take on Deep Learning

Posted on 05/17 15:20 in Shows | 0

We’ve known the codename for AMD’s Ryzen server CPUs, Naples, but the company unveiled the actual brand name today.Henceforth, AMD’s server CPUs will be sold under the Epyc brand.

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Google Takes a Swipe at Nvidia With Learning-Capable Cloud TPU

Posted on 05/18 14:04 in Shows | 0

At 180 teraflops, Google’s Cloud TPU packs more punch, at least by that one measure, than the Volta-powered Tesla V100 at 120 teraflops (trillion floating point operations per second).One drawback, though, is that the Google TPUs currently only support TensorFlow and Google’s tools.

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How to Apply Artificial Intelligence to the HIV/AIDS Pandemic

Posted on 06/12 16:01 in Shows | 0

Now imagine an AI capable of deep learning — one specifically built for medicine, programmed for diagnostics.Group M is just one type of the “first” strain (HIV-1) responsible for the human AIDS pandemic.

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Depressed or Suicidal? AI Algorithm Detects What’s Hidden Beneath the Smile

Posted on 06/15 19:28 in Shows | 0

But when it comes to telling the difference between a person who is suicidal and one who is merely depressed, the signs are much more subtle.To tease out the differences, the researchers looked at a handful of facial gestures displayed by three groups of people – those with suicidal ideation, depressed patients, and a medical control group.

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IBM, US Air Force Are Building a Neuromorphic Supercomputer

Posted on 06/26 15:57 in Shows | 0

The new supercomputer will consist of 64 million neurons and 16 billion synapses, while using just 10W of wall power.Superficially, the two seem similar — brains, like CPUs, receive inputs, perform calculations based on those inputs, and then return a result.

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Google's DeepMind Teaches AI to Navigate a Parkour Course

Posted on 07/12 21:38 in Shows | 0

Google began as a search and advertising company, but its behind-the-scenes efforts have increasingly veered into machine learning and AI.The search giant’s acquisition of DeepMind several years ago boosted its AI research into overdrive, and now we’re beginning to see the benefit in Google’s products.

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Fujitsu Enters Deep Learning, AI Markets With Custom Architecture

Posted on 07/20 21:53 in Shows | 0

For the past few years, the battle over AI, deep learning, and other HPC (High-Performance Computing) workloads has been mostly a two-horse race.Tofu2 would seem to be the much better choice, but Fujitsu hasn’t clarified that point yet.

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Microsoft, Facebook Unveil Open Standard for AI, Deep Learning Networks

Posted on 09/11 15:33 in Shows | 0

As AI and deep learning have gone mainstream, a wide range of companies have announced they’ll bring compatible products to market.But the software that runs on deep learning and AI-specific hardware is still typically a custom solution developed by individual companies.

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What to Expect From Apple's Neural Engine in the A11 Bionic SoC

Posted on 09/14 16:50 in Shows | 0

There are multiple types of machine learning.Facial recognition is a major research area for deep learning, machine learning, and AI.

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Tesla Working With AMD on Self-Driving Car Processor

Posted on 09/21 14:35 in Shows | 0

A self-driving vehicle win with a company as prominent as Tesla wouldn’t do much for AMD’s bottom line at this point, given Tesla’s low yearly volume, but it’s a potent PR win.One is that whatever AMD is building for Tesla is entirely separate from the technology Nvidia provides, and that the company intends to use both firms.

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