Google is giving a cluster of 1,000 Cloud TPUs to researchers for free

Google is giving a cluster of 1,000 Cloud TPUs to researchers for free

  • At the end of Google I/O, the company unveiled a new program to give researchers access to the company’s most advanced machine learning technologies for free.
  • The TensorFlow Research Cloud program, as it will be called, will be application based and open to anyone conducting research, rather than just members of academia.
  • If accepted, researchers will get access to a cluster of 1,000 Cloud TPUs for training and inference.
  • If that level of openness isn’t your cup of tea, Google is also planning to launch a Cloud TPU Alpha program for internal, private sector, work.
  • The application for the program isn’t open yet, but Google is directing interested parties to fill out a form indicating interest.

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Accelerating open machine learning research with Cloud TPUs

  • Our goal is to ensure that the most promising researchers in the world have access to enough compute power to imagine, implement, and publish the next wave of ML breakthroughs.
  • We’re setting up a program to accept applications for access to the TensorFlow Research Cloud and will evaluate applications on a rolling basis.
  • The program will be highly selective since demand for ML compute is overwhelming, but we specifically encourage individuals with a wide range of backgrounds, affiliations, and interests to apply.
  • The program will start small and scale up.

Researchers need enormous computational resources to train the machine learning models that have delivered
recent advances in medical imaging, speech recognition, game playing, and many other domains. The TensorFlow
Research Cloud is a cluster of 1,000 Cloud TPUs that provides the machine learning research community with
a total of 180 petaflops of raw compute power — at no charge — to support the next wave of breakthroughs.
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AI as the new UI – Accenture Tech Vision

#AI will help companies improve the experience and outcome for every interaction. @Accenture

  • Moving beyond a back-end tool for the enterprise, artificial intelligence (AI) is taking on more sophisticated roles within technology interfaces.
  • From autonomous driving vehicles that use computer vision, to live translations made possible by machine learning, AI is making every interface both simple and smart–and setting a high bar for how future experiences will work.
  • AI is poised to act as the face of a company’s digital brand and a key differentiator – and become a core competency demanding of C-level investment and strategy.

See how Artificial Intelligence plays a wide range of increasingly sophisticated roles in creating better customer interactions at the user interface (UI).
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The Future of FinTech, Adena Friedman at Goldman Sachs

The Future of #FinTech - perspective from Goldman Sachs

#AI #blockchain #cloud

  • Some of that evolution should occur as a private company and some can and should occur as a public company.”
  • Finally she noted how to take risks in leadership: “When you’re in a business and you’re running a business, you should make sure you know as much as you can.
  • To disrupt an industry, you need dynamic resources — People, products and services as ambitious as you are.
  • But if I were to pick the one technology that I think will change the industry the most, it’s definitely machine intelligence.”
  • In a wide-ranging interview, Nasdaq’s CEO discusses FinTech, blockchain, private companies and more.

In a wide-ranging interview, Nasdaq’s CEO discusses FinTech, blockchain, private companies and more.
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AI as the new UI – Accenture Tech Vision

#TechVision2017 trend 1: #AI is about to become your company's digital spokesperson.

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  • Deploy AI well across company interfaces, and customers no longer need to understand complicated technology to use it: they can simply talk to, gesture at, or touch the AI that controls it.
  • AI is the new UI: Experience Above All
  • Moving beyond a back-end tool for the enterprise, artificial intelligence (AI) is taking on more sophisticated roles within technology interfaces.

See how Artificial Intelligence plays a wide range of increasingly sophisticated roles in creating better customer interactions at the user interface (UI).
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Notable Fundraising Highlights of Machine Learning Startups in 2016

Notable Fundraising Highlights of #MachineLearning Startups in 2016

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  • 2016 has been a prolific year for Machine Learning/AI companies in all fronts.
  • In the post I have tried to capture some notable funding rounds and acquisitions of Machine Learning (ML) startups that took place last year.
  • Deep Learning (DL) companies that can help their clients run more successful marketing campaigns are highly valued.

2016 has been a prolific year for Machine Learning/AI companies in all fronts. In this post I have tried to capture some notable funding rounds and acquisition…
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Chatbots as your Doctors – Chatbot News Daily

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⏹️ #chatbots as your Doctors #AI #HealthTech #Robots #fintech ⏩

  • With the help of Health Chatbots patients may receive immediate treatment and doesn’t need to wait till the appointment with the doctors.
  • For these kind of situations where a bot can easily guide the patient how to treat the disease which can be cured without visiting the doctor and also suggest when is the right time to visit the doctor.
  • HealthTap Bot allows the end users to ask question any time and receive immediate responses from the doctors free of cost.
  • Professional team delivering enterprise software solutions – Bot development, big data analytics, web & mobile apps, and Salesforce.
  • The impersonal nature of a bot could act as a benefit in certain situations, where an actual Doctor is not needed.

From all the fields that Artificial Intelligence will disrupt in coming years, HealthCare may see the highest paradigm shift. Artificial Intelligence’s influence in HealthCare industry will be wide…
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