Artificial Intelligence: The Next Era of Compute

The Latest News in AI

We follow all the moves made by the leaders and challengers in AI semis and services. Here are recent announcements that caught our eye:

The IBM Research AI Hardware Center: Solid Progress, Aggressive Goals Read more>>
NVIDIA Again Claims The Title For The Fastest AI; Competitors Disagree Read more>>
NVIDIA Is Not A Chip Company. It’s A Platform Company. Read more>>
AMD Launches New GPU And EPYC CPU Right Across NVIDIA’s Bow Read more>>
IBM Research and NeuReality Announce Partnership For AI Read more>>
Untether AI Touts “At-Memory” Architecture, Promising Efficiency And Performance At The Edge Read more>>

Cambrian AI Visions: Meet the Leaders

Karl Freund with Cambrian AI sits down with key newsmakers and influencers in the world of AI.
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explore the explosion

What’s with the “Cambrian-AI” theme?

A few years ago, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang used the term “Cambrian Explosion” to refer to the rapid growth in AI models. I think the term is appropriate to both AI software models and the specialized hardware that accelerates AI. I began publishing an annual blog in January 2019, summarizing the year’s innovations and forecasting what we expect for the coming year. But I am getting ahead of the story…