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Nvidia launches EGX platform for AI processing at the edge

Early adopters of EGX include BMW group and Foxconn Nvidia has announced a new accelerated computing platform for deploying AI at the edge of the network. AI has grown into an indispensable tool for businesses of all stripes, yet the majority of these applications still sit in the core, whether that’s on-prem or in the… Read More


Driverless car fleet can reduce traffic by at least 35 percent, research suggests

Cambridge University students used scale model robotic cars to carry out their study A fleet of driverless cars working together to keep traffic moving smoothly can improve overall vehicle flow by at least 35%, a study has suggested. A team of researchers at Cambridge University programmed 16 miniature robotic cars to drive around a two-lane… Read More


Huawei launches machine learning database GaussDB

Huawei takes on Oracle, IBM and Microsoft with new cloud-based database management system powered by AI Chinese technology giant Huawei, known for its smartphones and telecommunications equipment, is making further inroads into the enterprise IT market with a database product powered by machine learning. The product will compete with popular database systems provided by IT’s… Read More


Mustafa Suleyman and Kriti Sharma among experts joining UK’s new AI Council

More than 20 experts across industry, academia and the public sector will look at how to boost AI’s positive impact on the economy The Government has confirmed the line-up of its new Artificial Intelligence (AI) Council, the independent committee that will discuss how to promote the adoption and ethical use of the technology. Co-founder of… Read More


San Francisco bans police use of facial recognition technology

The Californian city is the first in the US to outlaw the technology San Francisco officials have voted to ban the use of facial recognition software by police and other city departments. The decision by the legislative Board of Supervisors makes the Californian city the first in the US to outlaw a rapidly developing technology… Read More


British fact-checking charity secures AI grant from Google

The spread of false information online has been highlighted as an ongoing threat to society, democracy and elections A British fact-checking firm is to receive a share of 25 million dollars (£19.1 million) worth of Google investment after being chosen as a winner in an AI competition. Full Fact was named among the 20 winners… Read More


Scalable AI supercomputers now available as a service on Google Cloud

Google has assembled thousands of Tensor Processor Units (TPUs) into giant programmable supercomputers and made them available on Google Cloud Google first announced the machine learning TPUs at Google I/O in 2016, by which point they had been running in its own data centres for a year. Every year since Google has released incremental “v”… Read More


IBM’s Watson proves AI can understand the offside rule

Conversational AI powered by natural language processing is making sports analytics more accessible – at least to those who can afford it As glorious a venue as it is, Twickenham, the home of English rugby, seemed an odd place to showcase how artificial intelligence (AI) is disrupting football. Nevertheless, IBM invited analysts and reporters from the… Read More


Nvidia T4 GPUs now generally available on Google Cloud

Google Cloud has made Nvidia T4 GPUs generally available, making it the first platform to offer them globally as cloud instances Nvidia’s T4 GPUs, unveiled earlier this year, are aimed at machine learning training and inference, data analytics and graphics workloads. Google first made them available in Brazil, India, Tokyo and Singapore in January; AWS… Read More


IoT, AI and robotics to support people living with dementia

Prescription technologies could become available to dementia patients within the next decade GPs could begin prescribing a raft of new technologies tailored to people living with dementia to help them live at home for longer, researchers say. Scientists at the new £20 million Care Research & Technology Centre at Imperial College London will develop sensors,… Read More


European Commission releases 7 essential requirements for ‘trustworthy’ AI

AI industry sees new guidelines set by European Commission in attempt to enhance trust The European Commission has called for human oversight and transparency in artificial intelligence-based systems in order to ensure the technology is “trustworthy”. AI technology must also not discriminate, be fair and respect the data privacy of users if it is to… Read More


London’s FiveAI: Our driverless tech is Waymo ready than Google’s

London autonomous car firm FiveAI has begun pilots in Bromley and Croydon Supervised tests of a potential autonomous car service built by a UK-based artificial intelligence firm have begun in two London boroughs. Autonomous technology firm FiveAI has started testing five self-driving cars in Bromley and Croydon as the latest step in its plans to… Read More



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