Facebook donates servers to speed up Artificial Intelligence research

Berlin: Facebook announced on Thursday it was donating computer servers to a number of research institutions across Europe, starting with Germany, to accelerate research efforts in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. Facebook founder and chief Mark Zuckerberg was in Berlin to receive a prize from German publisher Axel Springer and announced that the group would donate a total of 25 servers, each with eight graphics processing units (GPU), or 200 in all. Facebook said in a statement it would “work with recipients to ensure they have the software to make use of the servers and send researchers to collaborate with these institutions.” The first four servers will be donated to a laboratory at Berlin’s Technical University, where they will be used in image analysis of breast cancer and chemical…


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