Chipmaker finds a way into lucrative advanced driver assistance systems market
An Intel senior executive has written a blog about how the company has bought its way into what is now one of the fastest-growing segments of the global auto technology market – advanced driver assistance systems.
Outspoken American talk show host Alex Jones has been on a verbal rampage against what he calls “anti-human robots” in the hands of the “technocracy” – a mysterious cabal secretly controlling society.
In his latest tirade against what he has dubbed a “breakaway civilisation” of elite groups bent on enslaving the rest of humanity, the influential commentator says the present political and economic situation on Earth is equivalent to an “alien invasion”.
An interesting possibility, nay probability… no, delete that… It’s an absolute certainty that robots will soon join the stage with the biggest stars in entertainment and the creative arts if the current trend of accelerated advancement in artificial intelligence continues.
That’s not really a surprise when you consider that a young Ray Kurzweil showed how a computer program could “write” music way back in the 1960s, and the tune wasn’t too bad either.
And radio stations have long been using computers to help them choose what music to play. That’s not to say today’s DJs have nothing to do, that’s just the way it is.
Kuka, one of the world’s biggest industrial robotics companies, is to develop a smart manufacturing platform in collaboration with Chinese communications giant Huawei.
Kuka and Huawei signed a deal to develop what could be a global network – built on the industrial internet of things – to enable the connection of robots across many factories. The companies say they plan to integrate artificial intelligence and deep learning into the system.
In the new manufacturing era, robots will play an increasingly important role in helping manufacturing businesses remain agile and drive growth, say the two companies.
The creator of the artificial intelligence AlphaGo computer software, which beat the world’s best Go player – Lee Seedol – 4-1 last week, has spoken of what the development means to him, saying that trouncing humanity is more than just a game.
Demis Hassabis, CEO and founder of DeepMind, says the “man versus machine showdown” was a vindication of the years spent developing a virtual robot which would be superior to humans, so they can take over the world and solve all known and unknown problems.
Writing on Google’s blog, Hassabis says: “Our public test of AlphaGo … was about more than winning at Go. We founded DeepMind in 2010 to create general-purpose artificial intelligence (AI) that can learn on its own – and, eventually, be used as a tool to help society solve some of its biggest and most pressing problems, from climate change to disease diagnosis.”
After releasing its deep learning or machine learning library TensorFlow as open source software a few months ago, Google has now followed up by open sourcing TensorFlow Serving, which the company says makes it easier to take models into production.
Noah Fiedel, Google software engineer, writes on his blog: “TensorFlow Serving makes the process of taking a model into production easier and faster.
“It allows you to safely deploy new models and run experiments while keeping the same server architecture and APIs.”
TensorFlow Serving is written in C++ and supports Linux. Fidel says the software requires minimal overhead. “In our benchmarks we recoded approximately 100,000 queries per second per core on a 16 vCPU Intel Xeon E5 2.6 GHz machine, excluding gRPC and the TensorFlow inference processing time.”
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