Perfectly faked video, voice and picture evidence is coming

AI researchers for Nvidia developed an unsupervised learning method for computers which allows for changes to video content it’s fed. AI software can also generate faces for people who do not exist. Google Wavenet can generate imitated speech and there are other companies like Lyrebird which can do similar imitated speech. Star Trek DS9 had …

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Nvidia is delivering 30 TeraFLOP AI Chip Xavier to customers

With more than 9 billion transistors, Nvidia’s Xavier is the most complex system on a chip ever created, representing the work of more than 2,000 NVIDIA engineers over a four-year period, and an investment of $2 billion in research and development. NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang revealed during his CES 2018 press event that the first …

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Nvidia has GPU with Tensor cores has 9 times deep learning speed of previous Nvidia GPU

NVIDIA TITAN V is the most powerful graphics card ever created for the PC, driven by the world’s most advanced architecture—NVIDIA Volta. NVIDIA’s supercomputing GPU architecture is now here for your PC, and fueling breakthroughs in every industry. * Titan V is priced at $2,999 * specialized for AI and scientific simulation processing * 110 …

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At least 16 companies developing Deep Learning chips

There are many established and startup companies developing deep learning chips. Google and Wave Computing have working silicon and are conducting customer trials. * Wave Computing says its 3U deep learning server can train AlexNet in 40 minutes, three times faster than NVIDIA’s P100 DGX-1 server. * Wave Computing’s claim that its TPU is 1000 …

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Nvidia AI and multi-petaOps chips for class 5 automated cars within 4 years

Nvidia Corp chief executive Jensen Huang said on Thursday artificial intelligence would enable fully automated cars within 4 years, but sought to tamp down expectations for a surge in demand for its chips from cryptocurrency miners. “It will take no more than 4 years to have fully autonomous cars on the road. How long it …

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RBC Capital Markets is predicting Nvidia will make the best cryptocurrency optimized chips

Nvidia, graphic processing unit (GPU) maker, was announced as the smartest among all public and private companies by MIT because of its business savvy and innovative technologies. Nvidia is the leading provider of processing power for AI software, and its newer, AI-related businesses are growing quickly. Cryptocurrencies could be another big business for Nvidia. Nvidia …

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Update on the race to the Exaflop supercomputer

Six leading US technology companies will receive $258 million in funding from the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) as part of its new PathForward program. This money is to accelerate the research necessary to deploy the nation’s first exascale supercomputers in about 2021. The $258 million in funding will be allocated over a …

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Moore Law is Dead but GPU will get 1000X faster by 2025

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang has become the first head of a major semiconductor company to say what academics have been suggesting for some time: Moore’s Law is dead. Since 1975, the number of transistors on a chip doubled every two years. From 1965 to 1975 the number of transistors doubled every year. “Microprocessors no longer …

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Nvidia Volta GPU has over 120 Teraflops for Deep Learning and 5X power of Nvidia Pascal GPU

NVIDIA today launched Volta — the world’s most powerful GPU computing architecture, created to drive the next wave of advancement in artificial intelligence and high performance computing. The company also announced its first Volta-based processor, the NVIDIA® Tesla® V100 data center GPU, which brings extraordinary speed and scalability for AI inferencing and training, as well …

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CRISPR could make designer babies and help with many diseases and more

Jennifer Doudna, Professor of Chemistry and of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute gave a talk about CRISPR-CAS9 gene editing. She indicates towards the end of the video that using CRISPR for transhuman goals is not yet possible. However, it is on the table as a future possibility …

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