Intel acquisition portends importance of artificial intelligence

Cloud computing and big data analytics will usher in artificial intelligence era This week Intel announced a “definitive agreement” to buy San Diego-based Nervana Systems, which specializes in deep learning, an artificial intelligence technique meant to create machine learning that mirrors human thought. This is the latest in a series of major companies purchasing smaller startups focused on some aspect of furthering artificial intelligence. Diane Bryant, Intel EVP and GM of the Data Center Group, explained the confluence of cloud, big data and AI. “Thanks to the pervasive reach of cloud computing, the ever decreasing cost of compute enabled by Moore’s Law, and the increasing availability of connectivity, these connected devices are generating millions of terabytes of data every single day. The ability to analyze and derive value from that…


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