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Mar 01, 2018   |   Nagib Hakim

Solving Out of This World Challenges with NASA FDL

For most people, “outside the box” doesn’t mean “out of this world”. However, NASA and Intel data scientists are using out-of-the-box thinking to jointly tackle extraterrestrial problems. Space exploration requires new ways of thinking; even simple tasks can present a dizzying array of challenges. That’s why NASA developed their Frontier Development Lab (FDL), an AI…

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Dec 21, 2017   |   Intel AI

2017: What a Wonderful Year for AI

As 2017 draws to a close, we’d like to reflect on a momentous year for the Intel AI team.  Our artificial intelligence strategy is to help ensure that every data scientist, developer and practitioner has access to the best platform and easiest starting point to solve the problem being tackled. This year, we made significant…

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Dec 05, 2017   |   Arjun Bansal

Checking in with the Intel® AI Lab

Intel’s Artificial Intelligence Products Group has had a busy year. Last month, we announced the year-end  availability of the Intel Nervana™ Neural Network Processor, the first in a family of processors designed from the ground up for AI workloads. A few days later, we released the Reinforcement Learning Coach, an open source research framework for training…

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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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Oct 31, 2017   |   Shashi Jain, Katie Fritsch

A Summer of Space Exploration with Intel and NASA

This summer, Intel has been collaborating with the NASA Frontier Development Lab (FDL) , an AI R&D accelerator targeting knowledge gaps useful to the space program. The NASA FDL, hosted at the SETI Institute, was established to apply AI to five specific challenges in areas relevant to the space program: Planetary Defense (defending the Earth…

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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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Intel Joins ONNX

Oct 10, 2017   |   Jason Knight

Intel Joins Open Neural Network Exchange Ecosystem to Expand Developer Choice in Deep Learning Frameworks

As part of Intel’s commitment to furthering artificial intelligence across the industry, Intel announced that it is joining Microsoft*, Facebook*, and others to participate in the Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX) project. By joining the project, we plan to further expand the choices developers have on top of frameworks powered by the Intel® Nervana™ Graph…

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Sep 18, 2017   |   Scott Apeland

Intel® AI DevCloud

Today at The AI Conference in San Francisco we announced the Intel AI DevCloud, a cloud hosted hardware and software platform available to developers, researchers and startups to learn, sandbox and get started on their Artificial Intelligence projects. Intel® Academy members can gain free access to the DevCloud powered by Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors for…

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Intel Nervana

Aug 07, 2017   |   Kyle Ambert

Convolutional Neural Networks, Part 1: Historical Significance

Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) are one of the more popular techniques used in image recognition and computer vision systems today, and they're historically significant in the field of data science. However, they can be one of the most misunderstood tools in the data science tool chest. Here, I’ll provide sufficient historical context for understanding why…

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Frontier Development Lab

Jul 31, 2017   |   Shashi Jain, Katie Fritsch

Prospecting for Space Resources with Intel® Nervana™

We live in an exciting time for commercial space exploration. Every week, we see exciting leaps forward: reusable rockets, plans to mine the moon, and missions to colonize Mars. Sound like science fiction? It’s not. A little-known NASA program is there to accelerate the pace of that innovation. The NASA Frontier Development Laboratory (FDL), run…

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