When you browse through your Instagram feed on your smartphone, not only does the app’s algorithms are figuring out what you like but also what you would like to see next and how to curate your feed better. While it can be a bit scary to think that such Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms are learning what we like or dislike, avoiding it is next to impossible. However, for those who dare to grow and keep up with the changing times, there’s no better time to be alive.
Banking on the skyrocketing needs to handle intensive computing by systems worldwide, Alibaba has introduced a new Hanguang 800 AI inference chip. The new processor is the company’s first chip to utilise the company’s self-developed hardware framework and algorithms, and it apparently speeds up ML tasks on the company’s platform by a factor of 12. Here’s what you need to know.