U.K. competition regulator to probe Nvidia’s $40 billion Arm takeover

(Reuters) — Britain’s competition regulator said on Wednesday it would start an investigation into Nvidia Corp’s $40 billion deal to buy UK-based chip designer Arm Holdings. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it was “likely to consider whether, following the takeover, Arm has an incentive to withdraw, raise prices or reduce the quality of its IP licensing services to Nvidia’s rivals.”

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AI jobs in 2021: here are some key trends

There’s no doubt about it – Artificial Intelligence has been a bit of a buzzword this year. Artificial intelligence has been established as the main driver of emerging technologies such as big data, robotics, and the IoT. So, what do the next 12 months look like for AI?
As a result of the global pandemic, consumer trends have changed significantly, which has resulted in some notable trends in the world of AI for 2021…

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Nvidia’s Inception program tracks 7,000 AI startups, up 25% in a year

Nvidia’s Inception program is tracking more than 7,000 AI startups, up 25% in a year. That’s a lot of growth for AI companies in a very tough year.
Nvidia business development VP Jeff Herbst said in a blog post that crisis breeds opportunity and that AI startups are stepping up with AI, machine learning, and data science to help address the worldwide emergency of the pandemic.

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Autodesk acquires Spacemaker for $240 million to boost AI development for designers

Autodesk today announced that it has acquired Oslo-based Spacemaker for $240 million. While Autodesk CEO Andrew Anagnost said he’s excited about the potential for Spacemaker to aid urban planning, he also believes the startup’s underlying technology will help catalyze AI development across his company.

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