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Cerebras Claims Record for Largest AI Models Trained on a Single Device

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 22, 2022 — AI computing company Cerebras Systems today announced that  a single Cerebras CS-2 system is able to train models with up to 20 billion parameters on – something not possible on any other single device, according to the company. By enabling a single CS-2 to train these models, Cerebras said […]

Sentient AI? Google Suspends Engineer over Claims the LaMDA Chatbot Is a Person with Rights

It’s often said AI is overhyped, but even so, some claims can get you in trouble. That’s the irony of a situation Google finds itself in. The company has suspended one its software engineers who claimed  its natural language processing chatbot, LaMDA, is “sentient.” There are several surprising elements here. One is the commentary from the Google engineer that LaMDA is a person with rights. Another is the astonishing dialogue he reported to have had with LaMDA. Take for example the insights LaMDA rattled off on “Les Miserables”: Lemoine: Okay, what about “Les Miserables”? Have you read that one? LaMDA: Yes, I have read Les Misérables. I really enjoyed it.
Lemoine: What are some of your favorite themes in the book? LaMDA: I liked the themes of justice and injustice, of compassion, and God, redemption and self-sacrifice….

Quantinuum Updates to Quantum Natural Language Processing Toolkit lambeq

OXFORD, UK — MARCH 29, 2022 — The quantum natural language processing team at Quantinuum, an integrated quantum computing company, has released an update to its open-source Python library and toolkit, lambeq (pronounced “lambek”). lambeq converts  natural language sentence into a quantum circuit, ready to be realised on a quantum computer. The new release has […]

Cerebras and nference Launch NLP Collaboration

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – High performance AI compute company Cerebras Systems and nference, an AI-driven health technology company, today announced a collaboration to accelerate natural language processing (NLP) for biomedical research and development by orders of magnitude with a Cerebras CS-2 system installed at the nference headquarters in Cambridge, Mass. The vast amounts of health data that […]

Cambridge Quantum Releases Quantum NLP Toolkit and Library

CAMBRIDGE, UK — Cambridge Quantum today announced the release of what it said is the world’s first toolkit and library for Quantum Natural Language Processing (QNLP). The toolkit is called lambeq, named after the late mathematician and linguist Joachim Lambek. CQ said lambeq converts sentences into a quantum circuit and is designed to accelerate the development […]

AI Demand Pushes against Skills Shortage, Lack of IT Infrastructure – IBM

As with other areas of the economy (chips, workforce), demand isn’t the problem in the AI market, it’s supply: supply of knowledge and skills, and supply of technology. IBM this morning released the results of its Global AI Adoption Index 2021 study, which the company said shows that business adoption of AI slowed over the […]

EPCC Selects Cerebras Systems AI Supercomputer

Los Altos, Calif. & Edinburgh, UK — Cerebras Systems, the high performance artificial intelligence (AI) compute company, and EPCC, the supercomputing centre at the University of Edinburgh, today announced the selection of what Cerebras said is the world’s fastest AI computer, the Cerebras CS-1, for EPCC’s new international data facility for the Edinburgh and southeastern […]

Cambridge Quantum Computing Appoints Oxford Professor Bob Coecke as Chief Scientist

Cambridge, UK, Jan. 6, 2021 – Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC), a global leader in quantum computing software and algorithms, has announced the appointment of Oxford University Professor Bob Coecke as its chief scientist. Coecke who has previously served as senior scientific advisor to CQC with a focus on developing a Quantum Natural Language Processing (QNLP) capability, […]

Cambridge Quantum Reports Progress toward ‘Meaning Aware’ NLP

UK-based Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC), a quantum software and algorithm specialist, today released researcher papers on its use of quantum computing to develop intuitive, “meaning-aware” natural language processing (QNLP).

A focal point of artificial intelligence inquiry, NLP that is contextual, that comprehends emotion, nuance, even humor, is NLP’s most advanced and challenging form.