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Intel announces availability of Loihi neuromorphic chip for compute-intensive AI

The company has also combined 64 Loihis into a powerful neuromorphic system Intel has made its neuromorphic chip Loihi available to the research community two years after the specialised semiconductor was unveiled. Loihi’s architecture is inspired by the properties of biological brains and can process information up to 1,000 faster and 10,000 times more efficiently… Read More


Volkswagen and Ford team up for $7bn Argo AI deal

Tie-up allows both automakers to integrate Argo AI’s self-driving system into their own vehicles at scale Ford and Volkswagen have announced they are investing $7bn in autonomous vehicle platform company Argo AI, with a view for both manufacturers to use the company’s self-driving tech in upcoming vehicles released in US and Europe. As part of… Read More


Nvidia and Google are still kings of AI hardware

Nvidia and Google are producing some of the world’s fastest hardware for training machine learning models The latest AI hardware from Nvidia and Google have set new records for the time taken to train machine learning models, according to new AI benchmarking results from the MLPerf consortium. MLPerf is a benchmarking suite that measures the… Read More


Jaguar Land Rover developing AI mood detection to reduce driver stress

New system adjusts cabin features such as heating and ventilation in response to facial expressions British car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover is working an AI system that can to detect a driver’s mood and adjust the car’s environment to reduce stress. The firm has developed a mood detection system, using a driver-facing camera and biometric… Read More


Half of organisations have incorporated ethics into AI strategy

Trust, bias and ethics have become a central component of AI strategy, according to new IDC report A new IDC report has shed light on the importance of ethics to the AI strategies of organisations as they ramp up use of the technology. According to the report, that surveyed almost 2,500 organisations worldwide, two-thirds of… Read More


Lettuce-picking robot could plug agriculture labour gaps

New Vegebot could help plug agriculture labour gaps, claim researchers Engineers have developed a vegetable-picking robot to complete the challenging task of harvesting lettuces. The prototype Vegebot, developed by a team at Cambridge University, is nowhere near as fast or efficient as a human worker at picking iceberg lettuces. But research published in The Journal… Read More


Over a third of people ‘would prefer fast response from chatbot about finances’

Some 35 percent of financial services customers would prefer a fast response from a chatbot to waiting for a human, Pinsent Masons and Innovate Finance said More than a third of financial services customers would prefer an instant response from a chatbot to waiting to speak to a human, a survey suggests. Some 35 percent… Read More


Google launches containers for machine learning applications, three months after AWS did the same

AWS released containers for machine learning applications in March Google Cloud Platform (GCP) has launched Deep Learning Containers, portable and consistent environments for developing, testing and deploying machine learning applications. The docker images, released in beta, work on cloud, on-premises, and across GCP products and services, including Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), AI Platform, Cloud Run,… Read More


Boeing to work on flying taxis with US firm Kitty Hawk

Kitty Hawk is backed by Google co-founder Larry Page Aerospace firm Boeing has announced plans to work on self-flying taxis with an American start-up backed by Google co-founder Larry Page. The company will collaborate with Kitty Hawk on future efforts to advance safe urban air mobility, with a focus on providing its aerospace expertise to… Read More


Training AI models comes at ‘substantial cost’ to environment

Training AI is one of the most energy-intensive workloads, and it is still largely executed on-premise  Researchers at the University of Amherst have claimed that AI model training can produce over five times more carbon dioxide than a car does in a lifetime. In a paper, the researchers looked at the financial and environmental costs… Read More


Cisco laces network with more AI and machine learning

Analytics and automation to help IT teams understand network behaviour and pre-emptively prevent issues Cisco has released a series of software updates that will see AI and machine learning capabilities become more deeply embedded into the network. The central idea is that new analytics and automation features will provide IT teams with tailored insights and… Read More


New conversion degree courses ‘will help boost diversity in AI tech roles’

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport said more than £18 million will be invested in new degree courses and online training tools New conversion degree courses in artificial intelligence and data science will help boost diversity in the technology sector and help “upskill” adults, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)… Read More



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