Introducing the AI chip leading the world in precision scaling

Digital AI Cores

Self-driving cars, text to speech, artificial intelligence (AI) services and delivery drones — just a few obvious applications of AI. To keep fueling the AI gold rush, we’ve been improving the very heart of AI hardware technology: digital AI cores that power deep learning, the key enabler of artificial intelligence. At IBM Research, we’ve been making strides in adapting to workload complexities of AI systems while streamlining and accelerating performance…

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AI Virtualization and Orchestration Startup Run: AI Captures $30M in Series B Funding

AI Stack of the Future

Upstart AI vendor Run:AI dove into AI by creating Kubernetes-based software to help customers get more production out of their existing AI infrastructure investments. Run:AI’s software is an orchestration and virtualization layer that pools together compute resources so they can be instantly allocated on demand as needed.

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U.S. leads world in AI, but here comes China

USA China Race

The United States is maintaining its early lead over China and the European Union in development and application of artificial intelligence technology, according to a new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF). But while the Americans’ lead is still substantial today, China is poised to close the gap, while the EU is largely failing to keep up, the report found.

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Nvidia unveils Certified Server Program offering Pre-Built Servers for AI applications

Nvidia Certified Support

Nvidia today launched a certified systems program in which participating vendors can offer Nvidia-certified servers with up to eight A100 GPUs. Separate support contracts directly from Nvidia for the certified systems are also available. Besides the obvious marketing motives, Nvidia says the pre-tested systems and contract support should boost confidence and ease deployment for those taking the AI plunge. Nvidia-certified systems would be able to run Nvidia’s NGC catalog of AI workflows and tools.

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$400M in C2 funding raised by automotive AI Chip vendor Horizon Robotics

Horizon Robotics, a Chinese automotive AI chip startup that is developing specialized, complex chips for use in autonomous vehicles, has raised another $400 million in its latest C2 round of funding. That’s on top of $150 million in C2 funding that it secured earlier in December, according to the company, bringing its total C2 funding so far to $550 million. Horizon Robotics had announced late in 2020 that it was pursuing a total of $700 million in C2 round funding.

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South Korea wants to develop 50 types of AI chips by 2030

South Korea has set itself the ambitious national target of developing 50 types of AI chips within the next decade. The country’s ICT ministry made the announcement this week as South Korea positions itself to move beyond its historic foothold in memory chips into artificial intelligence semiconductors. South Korea is investing heavily in AI; especially…

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