Why a Flextronics Subsidiary Just Bought a Machine Learning Startup

Why a Flextronics Subsidiary Just Bought a #MachineLearning Startup

  • The company’s trackers are designed to lower a solar project owner’s costs and boost its energy output.
  • NEXTracker has been growing rapidly since its acquisition by Flextronics, and now the company has over four gigawatts worth of its trackers operating around the world.
  • The trackers are generally used on large solar panel farms in remote locations that sell their power to utilities or large companies.
  • Electronics giant Flextronics, through its solar gear subsidiary NEXTracker, has acquired a young startup called BrightBox Technologies, which builds predictive modeling and machine learning software, the companies announced late on Monday.
  • NEXTracker will use the company’s software-and the co-founders’ brainpower-to optimize the development and operation of its solar tracking systems around the world.

It’s all about solar energy.
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Intel, Google, GE, And Samsung Among Most Active Corporate Investors In AI Startups

Intel, Google, GE, and Samsung among most active corporate investors in #AI startups

  • Google Ventures , which backed over 10 unique companies, ranked second as an active investor in AI.
  • As we earlier reported , Google is also a major acquirer of AI startups.
  • Intel Capital is the most active corporate investor on our list, having backed over a dozen separate unique AI-based companies, including healthcare startup Lumiata , machine-learning platform DataRobot , and imaging startup Perfant Technology .
  • Corporates and their venture capital groups are among the most active investors in this category ( tech corporates have also been active acquirers in the category ).
  • Our artificial intelligence category includes companies applying AI solutions to verticals like healthcare, advertising, and finance as well as those developing general-purpose AI tech.

With AI dealmaking exploding recently, corporates and their venture arms have not been left out of the rush.
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Baidu follows US tech giants and open-sources its deep learning tools

Baidu follows US tech giants and open sources its deep learning tools

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Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Amazon have all done it — and now Baidu’s doing it, too. The Chinese tech giant has open sourced one of its key machine learning tools, PaddlePaddle, offering the…
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Chip-Maker Nvidia Teams Up With Baidu to Develop an Artificially Intelligent, Self-Driving Car

Nvidia teams up with Baidu to develop artificial intelligence, self-driving car  🔓

  • BEIJING-Chip maker Nvidia Corp. and Chinese internet giant Baidu Inc. said Thursday that they are forming a partnership to develop a self-driving, artificially intelligent car.
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Chip maker Nvidia and Chinese internet giant Baidu said they are forming a partnership to develop a self-driving, artificially intelligent car.
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TensorFlow Machine Learning Framework for GPU Acceleration

Jump start your #deeplearning projects with #TensorFlow on GPUs today:

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