The AI revolution has spawned a new chips arms race

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There’s no x86 in the AI chip market yet—”People see a gold rush; there’s no doubt.”

A lot has changed since 1918. But whether it’s a literal (like the City of London School athletics’ U12 event) or figurative (AI chip development) race, participants still very much want to win.

For years, the semiconductor world seemed to have settled into a quiet balance: Intel vanquished virtually all of the RISC processors in the server world, save IBM’s POWER line. Elsewhere AMD had self-destructed, making it pretty much an x86 world. And Nvidia, a late starter in the GPU space, previously mowed down all of it many competitors in the 1990s. Suddenly only ATI, now a part of AMD, remained. It boasted just half of Nvidia’s prior market share.

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Intel’s Make It Wearable challenge takes on the future of communication

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Wearable technology may be extending human intelligence into the next frontier of new media and intelligence. Whether we’re talking about makeup that controls drones, LED-enhanced dresses, or other wearable devices that push the boundaries of personal computing, the topic is both futuristic and vital right now. 

 

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Intel forms a special division to focus on the Internet of Things

Technology firms like Cisco and GE have created a special division to focus on the internet of things and Intel is following in their footsteps. The new IoT Solutions Group combines the Intelligent Systems Group and Wind River acquisition, and will be headed up by Doug Davis.

 

 

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Futurist at Intel shows how you’ll download and program your own robot

Jimmy, an open source robot.

If you could build your own robot, what would you have it do?  If you’re the type of person who is into building stuff and coding, you may soon get your chance to answer that question for real, courtesy of an interesting project coming from the labs of chipmaker Intel. (Video)

 

 

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Intel’s neuromorphic chip design that works more like the human brain

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Intel’s goal is to build chips that work more like the human brain.

The most extraordinary computing machine is the human brain.  It carries out tasks as a matter of routine that would fry the circuits of the most powerful supercomputers on the planet: walking, talking, recognizing, analyzing and so on.

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The Future of Gaming is in Sixty Year Old Technology

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Intel SSD technology

The future of gaming is more than 60 years old.

Back in the 1950s, researchers started playing around with a technology that would allow them to store data in a form of memory that had no moving parts. While the new tech was destined to be faster and more reliable than the giant discs used in today’s popular hard drives, it was also more expensive.

 

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What’s for Dinner? Kraft Food Kiosk Scans Your Face and Picks Your Dinner for You

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Kraft and Intel are teaming up to bring a vending machine kiosk that makes the food buying decision for you.

Dinner planning: It’s the bane of every five o’clock shopper who can’t bear to serve up frozen pizza one more night. Now, with the help of some spooky video analytics, Intel and Kraft aim to help harried shoppers come up with better–or at least different–solutions, right in their grocery aisles. (video)

 

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‘Sandy Bridge’ – 2nd Generation Intel Chip a Coup for Hollywood

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Codenamed “Sandy Bridge,” Intel’s new lineup of microchips promises the biggest-ever leap in processing power.

US chip giant Intel introduced Wednesday a speedy new generation of chips that thwart film piracy and enable quick handling of data-rich video and games.

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