Category: Technology

Intel® FPGAs Powering Real-Time AI Inferencing

Data is exploding at a massive pace across the globe and needs sophisticated algorithms, software, and powerful compute that can handle, manage, and provide real-time artificial intelligence (AI) inferencing. The tremendous growth in data and the need for better insights, has led to the rapid adoption of AI. A common approach to implement AI algorithms…

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Intel® Movidius™ Neural Compute Stick: One Year On

In the summer of 2017, I was involved in the type of project that very few get to work on during their careers: the launch of a new category of devices. While new product launches happen all the time, it’s rare to witness—let alone help launch—an entirely new type of product. The device in question…

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Warner Bros. Taps Intel AI to Connect Content and Audience

Consider the following problem. You’re looking for new approaches to marketing a beloved 90s sitcom, which has already been enormously successful in syndication and home video sales. The show produced hundreds of half-hour episodes—more than 80 hours of video altogether. How do you determine which scenes will best resonate with your target audiences? How could…

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Data Analytics and AI are Just What the Doctor Ordered

The healthcare industry is ripe for adoption of multiple aspects of artificial intelligence (AI).  In a segment with an abundance of use cases to inform AI solutions, it’s easy to see how the healthcare industry can benefit from the insights provided by AI. And the stakes are high when patient outcomes can be impacted by…

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Applying Deep Learning to Genomics Analysis

Synthetic Genomics, Incorporated (SGI) is a synthetic biology company that aims to bring genomic-driven solutions to market. They design and build biological systems and conduct interdisciplinary research by combining biology and engineering to address global sustainability problems SGI asked for Intel’s help to conduct a deep learning proof of concept that would automatically tag a…

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Our Friend the Object Store

This is your Tensorflow I/O operation: This is your Tensorflow I/O operation on S3: Any questions? … ...Oh wait, you have a ton of questions and doing this awesome thing interests you greatly? What’s going on here? Back in July 2017, Yong Tang added an S3 backend for Tensorflow’s Filesystem interface. This means almost anywhere…

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High-throughput Object Detection on Edge Platforms with FPGA

This article introduces software and deep neural network architecture (DNN) level optimizations and tweaks to achieve high throughput with deep learning based object detection applications and FPGAs on edge platforms. The ideas presented here could be generalized to speed up other compute-intensive applications on edge platforms as well. Contents Overview of Edge Platforms Introduction to…

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Amazing Inference Performance with Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors

Over the past year, Intel has focused on optimizing popular deep learning frameworks and primitives for Intel® Xeon® processors.  Now, in addition to being a common platform for inference workloads, Intel Xeon Scalable processor (formerly codename Skylake-SP) is a competitive platform for both training and inference. Previously, deep learning training and inference on CPUs took…

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