Nvidia Wants to Use AI to Enhance Games, Improve Ray Tracing

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Nvidia’s show at SIGGRAPH this year centers around AI and how AI processing can benefit gamers and gaming as well as professional users.

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Fujitsu Enters Deep Learning, AI Markets With Custom Architecture

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Fujitsu is throwing its own hat into the ring with deep learning and AI processing cores coming to market in 2018.

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VA Gives Thumbs Up to Commercial IT Software


A U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs decision to pursue a new direction in processing health records has created a highly visible endorsement of the use of commercial off-the-shelf information technology by federal agencies. President Trump cited the VA’s action as an example of the administration’s commitment to vastly improve federal IT management. The VA earlier this month awarded an EHR contract to Cerner to develop an EHR system for the department. The Cerner program will replace the existing VA patient data system, known as “VistA.”

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IBM, US Air Force Are Building a Neuromorphic Supercomputer

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IBM and the US Air Force are teaming up to build a massive supercomputer. The new system should be capable of processing data more like the human brain does, while simultaneously pairing that capability with more conventional CPUs.

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Google’s dedicated TensorFlow processor, or TPU, crushes Intel, Nvidia in inference workloads

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Google has revealed new benchmark results for its custom TensorFlow processing unit, or TPU. In inference workloads, the company’s ASIC positively smokes hardware from Intel, Nvidia.

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ARM guns for high-performance computing with its new vector instruction set

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ARM has unveiled a new, highly flexible type of vector processing instruction that it plans to debut in HPC markets and businesses.

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Apple Pay dominates merchant mindshare for contactless payments, survey finds

Article Image A new poll of merchant processing partners has found that Apple Pay is by far the most desired tap-to-pay method, easily exceeding demand for rival services like Android Pay, PayPal and Samsung Pay.

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Apple enhances Siri team with purchase of VocalIQ, a car-focused British speech tech firm

Article Image Natural language processing firm VocalIQ, a U.K. company with a particular interest in voice control within automobiles, has reportedly been acquired by Apple, in a likely attempt to bolster its voice-driven personal assistant Siri.

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Apple supplier NXP to merge with rival Freescale Semiconductor in $11.8B deal

Dutch chipmaker NXP — which provides near-field communications and motion processing hardware for Apple — announced on Monday that it would spend $11.8 billion to acquire rival firm Freescale Semiconductor, a seminal semiconductor manufacturer and itself a longtime Apple supplier.



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