Intel snaps up Nervana for a crash course on deep learning

The startup’s technology will help Intel catch up in AI, one analyst says Intel’s Diane Bryant, executive vice president and general manager of the Data Center Group, with Nervana cofounders Naveen Rao, Arjun Bansal and Amir Khosrowshaki and Intel vice president Jason Waxman. Credit: Intel Intel is buying deep-learning startup Nervana Systems in a deal that could help it make up for lost ground in the increasingly hot area of artificial intelligence. Founded in 2014, California-based Nervana offers a hosted platform for deep learning that’s optimized “from algorithms down to silicon” to solve machine-learning problems, the startup says. Businesses can use its Nervana cloud service to build and deploy applications that make use of deep learning, a branch of AI used for tasks like image recognition and uncovering patterns in large…


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