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The five upstarts that are leading the AI and machine learning revolution ZDNet

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In the past few years, the market for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies has gained strong momentum. "Salesforce is making use of customer data including emails within Salesforce, activity data from tools such as Chatter, as well as external sources like social media and signals from IoT devices to train its machine-learning models, which can in turn drive features within applications, such as predicting churn, predicting close rates and real-time personalized marketing," said 451 Research's Patience. The company is no stranger to new tech trends, but it has recently made a strong pivot to invest heavily in chips made specifically for AI and machine learning applications. How machine learning and AI will'save the entire security industry' (TechRepublic) The 7 biggest myths about artificial intelligence (TechRepublic) Google DeepMind wins again: AI trounces human expert in lip-reading face-off (ZDNet) Microsoft's AI can now understand speech better than humans (TechRepublic) Microsoft's AI can now understand speech better than humans (TechRepublic)


The five upstarts that are leading the AI and machine learning revolution ZDNet

#artificialintelligence

In the past few years, the market for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies has gained strong momentum. "Salesforce is making use of customer data including emails within Salesforce, activity data from tools such as Chatter, as well as external sources like social media and signals from IoT devices to train its machine-learning models, which can in turn drive features within applications, such as predicting churn, predicting close rates and real-time personalized marketing," said 451 Research's Patience. The company is no stranger to new tech trends, but it has recently made a strong pivot to invest heavily in chips made specifically for AI and machine learning applications. How machine learning and AI will'save the entire security industry' (TechRepublic) The 7 biggest myths about artificial intelligence (TechRepublic) Google DeepMind wins again: AI trounces human expert in lip-reading face-off (ZDNet) Microsoft's AI can now understand speech better than humans (TechRepublic) Microsoft's AI can now understand speech better than humans (TechRepublic)


Baidu posts third-quarter profit just shy of 3b yuan

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Baidu has released its third-quarter financial results, announcing an operating profit of 2.787 billion yuan, up 11 percent year on year. The Chinese search engine giant reported total revenue of 18.253 billion yuan for the third quarter of 2016, with online marketing revenues decreasing by 6.7 percent over last year to come in at 16.49 billion yuan. The partnership combines Nvidia's self-driving computing platform with Baidu's cloud and mapping technology to develop an algorithm-based operating system capable of powering complex navigation systems in autonomous vehicles. In the three months to September 30, 2016, Baidu spent 2.614 billion yuan on research and development.


Cirrascale Expands Multi-GPU Cloud Service Offerings

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Cirrascale Corporation, a premier developer of server and cloud solutions enabling GPU-driven deep learning infrastructure, has announced the future availability of the IBM Power Systems S822LC for HPC in multiple configurations for its GPU-as-a-Service cloud platform. "With the Cirrascale cloud platform, powered by Pascal-based NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPU accelerators and NVLink, scientists and HPC users can deploy scalable compute resources on demand that deliver a dramatic boost in throughput for deep learning workloads." Customers interested in renting time can visit www.gpuasaservice.com Cirrascale Corporation is a premier developer of hardware and cloud-based solutions enabling GPU-driven deep learning infrastructure. The company sells hardware solutions to large-scale deep learning infrastructure operators, hosting and cloud service providers, and HPC users.


Why Intel is seeking Nervana: the chip giant needs help in AI

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Earlier this year, Nervana Systems CEO Naveen Rao was asked what would happen if Intel began attacking the fast-growing market for chips designed specifically for running "deep learning" software. The current market share leader is Nvidia, the leading maker of graphics processing chips used in game consoles and PCs. Since researchers discovered the chips' aptitude for running neural networks, Nvidia has built software to help deep-learning experts use the chips--and it has developed aggressive sales and marketing programs to lock in a big lead. But although graphics chips are much more efficient at running deep-learning software than Intel's conventional CPUs, chips specifically designed for the task should be even more efficient.