If You Think Intel Is Dead Money, Think Again

Did Intel Just Throw In the Towel? #BigData #DeepLearning #MachineLearning #DataScience #AI

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If You Think Intel Is Dead Money, Think Again, Stocks: INTC, release date:Jan 22, 2017
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Intel Bets Big on Deep Learning: Lays Out Artificial Intelligence Roadmap

Intel Bets Big on #DeepLearning: Lays Out Artificial Intelligence Roadmap


  • Nervana’s technology will be a PCIe add-in card expected to hit be out sometime around the first half of 2017, codenamed Lake Crest and incorporates HBM technology that is directly targeting current GPU solutions.
  • Saffron Technology is a North Carolina company founded in 1990 and whose natural Intelligence platform is utilized by thousands of companies around the world including the US Defense Department.
  • Together with Saffron’s cognitive computing technology which Intel acquired last year , the company expects to be a leader in deep learning development.
  • Intel is also in the process of acquiring Movidius, a visual sensing company, whose technologies should fit perfectly well with Intel’s deep learning efforts.
  • With Nervana’s technology, Intel is expecting to produce “a breakthrough 100-fold increase in performance in the next three years to train complex neural networks” , says Intel CEO Bryan Krzanich in a recent editorial .

A few short months ago, Intel acquired Nervana Systems for 400 million dollars with the intention of using the technology they developed in order to be competitive in the deep learning market currently dominated by GPU-based solutions from NVIDIA. Artificial Intelligence is a big market for Intel and the company sees it as a pivotal ground that they must put a stake in or risk falling behind like they did on the mobile front.
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Intel acquires deep learning startup Nervana for more than $350 million

Intel acquires deep learning startup Nervana  by @jordannovet

  • Nervana was one of my five deep learning startups to watch in 2015 .
  • Nervana open-sourced its Neon deep learning software last year.
  • While Intel has a running business in high-performance computing (HPC), it has taken a back seat to Nvidia, another HPC supplier, when it comes to creating chips for deep learning, a trendy type of artificial intelligence that involves training artificial neural networks on lots of data and then getting them to make inferences on new data.
  • It’s unclear if Google has joined with Intel in that affair.
  • Today’s deal follows Salesforce’s acquisition of MetaMind , another prominent deep learning startup.

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Chipmaker Intel today announced that it has acquired Nervana, a startup that has been developing artificial intelligence software and hardware. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but a source familiar with the matter told VentureBeat Intel paid more than $350 million.

Intel acquires deep learning startup Nervana for more than $350 million