Google brings 45 teraflops tensor flow processors to its compute cloud

Google brings 45 teraflops tensor flow processors to its compute cloud  #ai

  • Google has developed its second-generation tensor processor—four 45-teraflops chips packed onto a 180 TFLOPS tensor processor unit (TPU) module, to be used for machine learning and artificial intelligence—and the company is bringing it to the cloud.
  • The new TPUs are optimized for both workloads, allowing the same chips to be used for both training and making inferences.
  • Quite how floating point performance maps to these integer workloads isn’t clear, and the ability to use the new TPU for training suggests that Google may be using 16-bit floating point instead.
  • But as a couple of points of comparison: AMD’s forthcoming Vega GPU should offer 13 TFLOPS of single precision, 25 TFLOPS of half-precision performance, and the machine-learning accelerators that Nvidia announced recently—the Volta GPU-based Tesla V100—can offer 15 TFLOPS single precision and 120 TFLOPS for “deep learning” workloads.
  • Microsoft has been using FPGAs for similar workloads, though, again, a performance comparison is tricky; the company has performed demonstrations of more than 1 exa-operations per second (that is, 1018 operations), though it didn’t disclose how many chips that used or the nature of each operation.

Up to 256 chips can be joined together for 11.5 petaflops of machine-learning power.
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Finding the perfect photo has never been so much fun!

Neat web tool: Search for photos by drawing them. #machinelearning

  • Select a color and size for your brush.
  • Then, Splash paint on the canvas and see matching photos appear in your search results.
  • Keep adding colors to see your results change, and adjust the category filter to see different images.

You’ve used keywords to search for images, but have you used color? With Splash, you can now browse a subset of the 500px Marketplace by getting creative with color.Mobile support coming soon
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Facebook’s AI search lets you find images by content

#facebook’s #ai search lets you find images by content

  • Facebook’s AI search lets you find images by content
  • The system will then show you all the images containing a black shirt and save you a lot of time you would have otherwise wasted trying to find the right image yourself.
  • For example, if you’re looking for a photo that isn’t tagged but you remember you were wearing a black shirt when it was taken, simply search for “black shirt photo”.
  • The new AI system uses the Lumos platform that the company built specifically for image and video understanding.
  • The best way to stay connected to the Android pulse.

Facebook has built an AI image search system that is capable of seeing and understanding the content of a photo.
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Forget keywords — this new system lets you search with rudimentary sketches

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  • Photo-based search lets you take a picture of an item and then find that particular product.
  • I would hope that within six months you’ll be able to log into a shopping site and use this technology,” Hospedales told Digital Trends.
  • Forget keywords – the new system lets you search with rudimentary sketches
  • Home > Cool Tech > Forget keywords – this new system lets you
  • While Song and his colleague Timothy Hospedales , director of QMUL’s Applied Machine Learning Lab, acknowledge that both of these search methods have their use-cases, and they think the time is right for them to be joined by sketch-based search.

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@samim: “Sketch – “System that lets you search photos with rudimentary sketches””


Researchers develop deep learning system which can recognize your sketches, and use them to search for products for you.


Forget keywords — this new system lets you search with rudimentary sketches

How Artificial Intelligence Can Boost Google’s Cloud Revenue

How #ArtificialIntelligence Can Boost Google's Cloud Revenue  #MachineLearning #DataScience

  • Google introduced TPUs to boost its artificial intelligence initiative via its cloud-based, machine-learning platform.
  • I believe Google’s cloud business will benefit the most going forward as a result of its emphasis on machine learning.
  • Google offers companies Cloud Machine Learning, a managed platform for building machine-learning models, leveraging the TensorFlow SDK.
  • Google is already applying machine learning to its search applications for improving the relevancy of search results.
  • The introduction of TPUs will take Google’s machine-learning initiative to the next level.

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@MikeTamir: “How #ArtificialIntelligence Can Boost Google’s Cloud Revenue #MachineLearning #DataScience”


Google introduced TPUs to boost its artificial intelligence initiative via its cloud-based, machine-learning platform.Its machine-learning platform will in turn


How Artificial Intelligence Can Boost Google’s Cloud Revenue

Forget keywords — this new system lets you search with rudimentary sketches

Forget keywords — this new system lets you search with rudimentary sketches

  • Photo-based search lets you take a picture of an item and then find that particular product.
  • I would hope that within six months you’ll be able to log into a shopping site and use this technology,” Hospedales told Digital Trends.
  • Forget keywords – the new system lets you search with rudimentary sketches
  • Home > Cool Tech > Forget keywords – this new system lets you
  • While Song and his colleague Timothy Hospedales , director of QMUL’s Applied Machine Learning Lab, acknowledge that both of these search methods have their use-cases, and they think the time is right for them to be joined by sketch-based search.

Read the full article, click here.


@DigitalTrends: “Forget keywords — this new system lets you search with rudimentary sketches”


Researchers develop deep learning system which can recognize your sketches, and use them to search for products for you.


Forget keywords — this new system lets you search with rudimentary sketches