Neuralink will share progress on linking human brains with AI next month

Elon Musk's startup Neuralink says it will share progress next month on the company's mission to link human brains with AI.

Musk made the announcement of the announcement on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1281123131281666048

When Musk appeared on Joe Rogan’s podcast in September 2018, the CEO told Rogan that Neuralink’s long-term goal is to enable human brains to be “symbiotic with AI”, adding that the company would have “something...

NVIDIA’s AI-focused Ampere GPUs are now available in Google Cloud

Google Cloud users can now harness the power of NVIDIA’s Ampere GPUs for their AI workloads.

The specific GPU added to Google Cloud is the NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core which was announced just last month. NVIDIA says the A100 “has come to the cloud faster than any NVIDIA GPU in history.”

NVIDIA claims the A100 boosts training and inference performance by up to 20x over its predecessors. Large AI models like BERT can be trained in just 37 minutes on a cluster of 1,024...

Humans are still beating AIs at drone racing, for now

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While AIs are increasingly beating us mere mortals at many things, racing drones is something we still have the upper hand at.

The Drone Racing League (DRL) orchestrated its first AI racing competitions this year, with the final of a four-part series held in Texas earlier this month. The races aim to advance the development and testing of fully autonomous drone technologies for real-world applications including disaster relief, search and rescue missions, and space...

Wyze is ‘temporarily’ axing its AI-powered person detection

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Security camera maker Wyze will "temporarily" remove its AI-powered person detection feature. 

Wyze's partner for the feature, Xnor.ai, made the decision to terminate their agreement.

In a post on its forums, Wyze explained its agreement with Xnor.ai included a clause allowing the contract to be terminated “at any moment without reason.”

A reason for the abrupt contract termination has not been provided. AI News has reached out to Xnor.ai for comment but...

LG ThinQ: Our experience with AI so far and what’s next for the industry

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AI News spoke with LG corporate vice president Samuel Chang about ThinQ, the company’s brand for products and services incorporating AI.

Chang played a major role in this year’s AI & Big Data Expo in Santa Clara last week, taking part in both a solo presentation on “Process Automation from IoT Data” and a panel discussion on “Data and the Customer”.

Following the event, AI News decided to catch up with Chang to discuss LG’s current experience in...

Nvidia comes out on top in first MLPerf inference benchmarks

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The first benchmark results from the MLPerf consortium have been released and Nvidia is a clear winner for inference performance.

For those unaware, inference takes a deep learning model and processes incoming data however it’s been trained to.

MLPerf is a consortium which aims to provide “fair and useful” standardised benchmarks for inference performance. MLPerf can be thought of as doing for inference what SPEC does for benchmarking CPUs and general system...

Report: AI may increase sales of home security systems

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When home security systems were first introduced, they seemed to be pretty much revolutionary in terms of technology. However, today hundreds of companies are offering their own version of DIY security systems that can easily be bought from chain hardware stores. Thanks to millions of American consumers for adopting the technology who are responsible for the expansion of the residential security segment in the country. The growth in this vertical seems so positive that Parks Associates is...

Alibaba unveils Hanguang 800 AI inference chip to speed-up ML tasks

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Alibaba Group has introduced its first AI inference chip called ‘Hanguang 800’ which performs machine-learning tasks efficiently and quickly.

The neural processing unit is already being used to power features on Alibaba’s e-commerce sites, including product search and personalised recommendations. The Hanguang 800 will be made available to Alibaba Cloud customers at a later stage.

According to Alibaba, its ecommerce website Taobao previously took an hour to...

Huawei debuts the Kirin 990 as the world’s first SoC with AI and SA 5G

During an opening keynote at IFA Berlin, Huawei CEO Richard Yu debuted the Kirin 990 as the world's first SoC with AI and SA 5G capabilities.

“The Kirin 990 has been fully upgraded in terms of performance and power efficiency, AI computing, and ISP, extending mobile phone experiences to a new level," says Yu.

Huawei's new SoC is the first to pack a dual-core NPU built on the Da Vinci architecture, which comprises of large NPU cores and "tiny" NPU cores. The idea is...

Messe Berlin CEO: If you woke up in five years, you’d struggle to recognise devices due to emerging tech like AI

During a keynote session at this year's IFA in Berlin, Messe Berlin CEO Dr Christian Goke shared his view of emerging technologies like AI and 5G and their impact.

Goke believes technologies such as AI will be so transformative in the next five years, if you fell asleep today – and woke up in 2025 – you'd struggle to recognise electronic devices.

"The Americans among us, you all know the fairytale story of a man in the 18th century who falls asleep under a tree and...