Invests in CognitiveScale, AEye, Element AI
R. Colin Johnson, EETimes
6/23/2017 06:01 PM EDT
LAKE WALES, Fla. — Last year, Intel Corp. acquired neural-network hardware maker Nervana and built Nervana’s chip, integrating it with Intel’s own on-processor deep-learning and artificial-intelligence (AI) capabilities. This month, Intel Capital invested in AI startups CognitiveScale, Aeye Inc., and Element AI. At the ISC High Performance conferencethis week. Intel fellow Pradeep Dubey outlined the big picture for Intel’s growing AI portfolio.
Intel is investing in AI startups, acquiring others, and blending the mix with its own AI expertise to ensure a leadership position in machine learning, deep learning, and brainlike neural networks based on its AI hardware and software. The company is aiming at all applicable industries, from drug screening with the Xeon Phi to software-defined visualization with its graphics hardware, Dubey said. Intel is also re-architecting its Xeon family for AI by including Altera’s field-programmable gate arrays on chip, he said.
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