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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Powering new Chips with Better Algorithms

A continued race between hardware and software ...

We Need Next Generation Algorithms To Harness The Power Of Today's AI Chips
 by Greg Diamos is the Head of Systems Research at Baidu Silicon Valley AI Lab.

At the GTC technology conference this year, NVIDIA launched their latest and most advanced GPU called Volta. At the center of this chip is Tensor Core, an Artificial Intelligence accelerator that that is poised to usher in the next phase of AI applications. However, our current AI algorithms are not fully utilizing this accelerator, and for us to achieve another major breakthrough in AI, we need to change our software. ... " 

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