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Google’s new ‘data echoing’ technique speeds up AI training

Posted in Software on 15th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

Google Brain, Google’s AI research division, propose in a paper a technique called “data echoing,” which they say reduces the computation used by earlier pipeline stages by reusing intermediate outputs from these stages.

Alphabet’s Wing will kick off Helsinki drone deliveries in summer 2019

Posted in Business on 20th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

Wing says in the coming weeks it will deploy a small fleet of drones in the city’s Vuosaari district, where they’ll ferry provisions from convenience stores to homes and “multi-family housing communities.”

Google awards $25 million in global AI impact grants

Posted in Business, Software on 8th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

Google today awarded $25 million in grants to a range of organizations to help them apply machine learning to fight some of the world’s biggest challenges.

Google Cloud makes pods with 1,000 TPU chips available in public beta

Posted in Business, Online on 7th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

Liquid-cooled Cloud TPU v3 pods can deliver more than 100 petaflops of computing power. Conversely, Cloud TPU v2 pods released in alpha last year can achieve 11.5 petaflops.

Google releases AI training data set with 5 million images and 200,000 landmarks

Posted in Online, Software on 3rd May, 2019
by Alex Muller

In a significant step toward its goal of more sophisticated landmark-detecting computer vision models, Google open-sourced Google-Landmarks-v2, a new, larger landmark recognition corpus containing twice as many photos and seven times as many landmarks.