May 16, 2018   |   Naveen Rao

Helping Developers Make AI Real

The pace of AI developer community growth and advancement is incredible. Kaggle added more than 600,000 new users in 2017, twice as many as in 2016[1]. The Scopus database now contains more than 200,000 papers indexed with the key term “artificial intelligence.”[2] Dozens of new AI submissions are posted to each week. Driven by…

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Nov 29, 2017   |   Naveen Rao

Artificial Intelligence at the Edge

Imagine being able to… … have a camera-enabled assistant monitor your aging parents to make sure they are alert and healthy … autonomously watch for product imperfections in factories without human interference … identify and locate lost hikers by using vision-enhanced drones to automatically send help … automatically recognize your petsitter and let him or…

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Intel Nervana Chip - Machine Learning

Oct 17, 2017   |   Naveen Rao

Intel® Nervana™ Neural Network Processors (NNP) Redefine AI Silicon

As our Intel CEO Brian Krzanich discussed earlier today at Wall Street Journal’s D.Live event, Intel will soon be shipping the world’s first family of processors designed from the ground up for artificial intelligence (AI): the Intel® Nervana™ Neural Network Processor family (formerly known as “Lake Crest”). This family of processors is over 3 years…

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Jun 15, 2017   |   Naveen Rao

Comparing Dense Compute Platforms for AI

In the world of artificial intelligence, there has been a lot of talk about performance and capabilities of hardware platforms.  It is true that today’s computing power is what allowed the AI revolution to (re)happen and this is a combination of 1) increased data set sizes, and 2) high-density compute.  In this blog, I’d like…

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Aug 09, 2016   |   Naveen Rao

Intel + Nervana

Today, we’re excited to announce the planned acquisition of Nervana by Intel*.  With this acquisition, Intel is formally committing to pushing the forefront of AI technologies.  Nervana intends to continue all existing development efforts including the Nervana Neon deep learning framework, Nervana deep learning platform, and the Nervana Engine deep learning hardware.  The combination of…

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