Microsoft and partners lay superfast subsea cable across Atlantic

 

There’s not many things more fascinating in today’s high-tech world than subsea cables.

In and of themselves, in principle, they’re just cables. But also in and of themselves they are highly sophisticated and powerful pieces of equipment.

And the sheer magnitude of the engineering involved in laying them undersea across oceans and connecting continents is arguably a wonder of the modern world.  Continue reading Microsoft and partners lay superfast subsea cable across Atlantic

Nvidia profits from growing market for artificial intelligence systems

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Facebook’s open sourced AI hardware project, Big Sur

Chipmaker Nvidia claims it has earned record-breaking revenues in the last quarter thanks to its achievements in a range of newfangled technologies, such as driverless cars and deep learning.

Jen-Hsun Huang, co-founder and chief executive officer of Nvidia, says: “Nvidia is at the center of four exciting growth opportunities – PC gaming, VR, deep learning, and self-driving cars.

“We are especially excited about deep learning, a breakthrough in artificial intelligence algorithms that takes advantage of our GPU’s ability to process data simultaneously. Continue reading Nvidia profits from growing market for artificial intelligence systems