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Video: How Governments Can Get Involved in Artificial Intelligence

In this episode of Ai News, David Shaw examines the question: is Ai tangible or realistic? “Naveen believes that we have to start at the beginning, in elementary schools, and try to model curriculum with AI in mind. Just as kids learn skills like typing in school, they might also gain some guided computational skills. When it comes to STEM, more schools can try to incentivize students to excel in these fields by providing more grants and scholarships.”

Agenda Posted: ARM Research Summit Sept. 17-19

The ARM Research Summit has posted their Speaker List and Meeting Agenda. Livestreaming from event in U.K. will start on Sept. 17, 2018. “At the Arm Research Summit, academics, researchers and industry experts meet to discuss the latest developments in computing research and practical computing challenges. This year, we invite you to explore issues around creating a truly connected world, including the social, cultural and economic impact of a reality where over one trillion devices are seamlessly linked.”

Video: HPC Market Update from Hyperion Research

In this video from the HPC User Forum in Detroit, Earl Joseph from Hyperion Research presents an HPC Market Update. The company helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. “Our industry experts are the former IDC high performance computing (HPC) analyst team, which remains intact and continues all of its global activities. The group is comprised of the world’s most respected HPC industry analysts who have worked together for more than 25 years.”

Erik Brynjolfsson from MIT to Keynote SC18

Today the SC18 conference announced that Erik Brynjolfsson from MIT will deliver the keynote address on Tuesday, Nov. 13 in Dallas. “We set out to inspire our attendees with the most compelling thought leaders,” said SC18 General Chair Ralph McEldowney. “Erik’s insights and perspectives will make a weighty centerpiece for the SC18 experience. We are thrilled to welcome such an agile thinker and astute articulator of complex landscapes to our keynote stage,” McEldowney said.

Video: NVIDIA Rolls out TensorRT Hyperscale Platform and New T4 GPU for Ai Datacenters

This morning at GTC Japan, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang announced a set new products centered around Ai and accelerated computing. Targeting Hyperscale datacenters looking to run Ai workloads, NVIDIA continues to innovate Machine Learning technologies at an unprecedented pace. “There is no question that deep learning-powered AI is being deployed around the world, and we’re seeing incredible growth here,” Huang told an audience of more than 4,000 press, partners, academics and technologists gathered on the latest stop in a GTC world tour.

Architectural Considerations for AI Workloads in Technical Computing

New workloads in machine learning and analytics have placed significant burdens on traditional HPC systems. This guest post explores how HPE, Intel and WekaIO are working together to solve potential I/O bottlenecks in machine learning and AI workloads. 

Contest Winner Proposes Using AI for Earth-wide Plant and Deforestation Database

Today Intel announced Rosemarie Day as the winner of the Super Explorer Mission of the Intel AI Interplanetary Challenge to use artificial intelligence for space exploration and planetary research using Intel-optimized AI technology and frameworks. As the winner, Day will expand her space knowledge with the grand prize: lunch with celebrity science personalities Bill Nye and “Star Trek: Voyager” actor and space enthusiast Robert Picardo.

Video: Computer Vision for Autonomous Vehicles

Xiaoming Liu from Michigan State University gave this talk at the HPC User Forum in Detroit. “At Michigan State University, researchers are involved in the work that will someday make self-driving vehicles not just a reality, but commonplace. Working as part of a project known as CANVAS – Connected and Autonomous Networked Vehicles for Active Safety – the scientists are focusing much of their energy on key areas, including recognition and tracking objects such as pedestrians or other vehicles; fusion of data captured by radars and cameras; localization, mapping and advanced artificial intelligence algorithms that allow an autonomous vehicle to maneuver in its environment; and computer software to control the vehicle.”

Scale Your HPC Environment for AI Workloads

In this guest post, Intel Data Center Group’s Trish Damkroger covers how to scale your HPC environment for AI workloads. “Intel’s HPC interoperable framework assists developers with tools to modernize applications for advanced workloads and support for development languages like Python, C++, and Fortran.”

New Modular Lenovo ThinkSystem Accelerates Ai Performance

Over at the Lenovo Blog, the company has unveiled a new ThinkSystem based on a modular infrastructure targeted at Ai workloads. “By developing the ThinkSystem SR670 platform with integrated modularity, Lenovo has recognized that technologies around the CPU are evolving rapidly and driving massive performance gains for many types of workloads. System designs need to evolve to provide the capability and flexibility for customers to add more revolutionary technologies to the system faster. Customers shouldn’t be gated by a system that can’t change and grow with them as they build their intelligence platforms of the future.”