Intel buys machine learning startup Nervana

Intel is buying machine learning start-up Nervana, and it’s paying some serious money for it. According to multiple media sources, the 48-person start-up was acquired for a stunning $408 million (£312m). Nervana is an artificial intelligence company which is looking to integrate AI beyond the usual software — it wants to squeeze it into the chips themselves. And who better to team up with to achieve that goal than Intel — one of the biggest chipmakers in the world. But the deal isn’t around consumer electronics, it’s about chips in data centers. According to Intel vice president Jason Waxman, data centers and internet of things devices will operate such huge amounts of data, it will be virtually impossible for humans to use them. Beyond all of this is an interesting…


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