New Chips Propel Machine Learning

ENLARGE Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang discussing how deep learning is used to analyze faces at an event in March. Photo: Nvidia Corp. By Don Clark Don Clark The Wall Street Journal CANCEL Biography @donal888 www.facebook.com/DonClark Don.Clark@wsj.com May 22, 2016 6:47 p.m. ET 0 COMMENTS Computer users have long relied on Nvidia Corp. NVDA 1.79 % ’s technology to paint virtual worlds on the screen as they gunned down videogame enemies. Now some researchers are betting it can also help save lives—of real people. Massachusetts General Hospital recently established a center in Boston that plans to use Nvidia chips to help an artificial-intelligence system spot anomalies on CT scans and other medical images, jobs now carried out by human radiologists. The project, drawing on a database of 10 billion existing images,…


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