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Apple’s Acquisition of Xnor.ai Aims to Deliver TinyML to Edge Devices

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Bringing Xnor.ai into its product portfolio provides Apple with an edge app development tool geared for a wide range of programmers, not just those who are knowledgeable about AI, DL, and ML. Xnor.ai’s SDK allows programmers to easily drop AI-centric code and data libraries into device-based apps. The tool provides a unified abstraction layer for building, compilation, and training of edge AI models that frees developers from having to worry about target-device CPUs and AI accelerators. Beyond that, let’s take a look at what we think is on the horizon for Apple on the acquisition front.

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CES 2020: Making Sense of the Glut of Innovation on Display

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AI was both a big “winner” and a big “loser” at CES 2020 this week. A winner because just about every vendor’s messaging touted AI as a key feature, but there are a few key reasons that that trend could be troublesome—and brands should take note. My prediction is that AI, though it will remain a core solution capability in coming years, will be a less salient feature in next year’s vendor messaging surrounding CES. Instead, we’ll be immersed in 5G mania. Here’s more on that front.

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NVIDIA Is Poised to Dominate the AI Inferencing Chipset Market through 2021

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NVIDIA continues to flex its technical muscle in Artificial Intelligence (AI) to seize new opportunities in the fast-growing chipset market. Long known as the powerhouse of AI “training” solutions, the company has recently been pushing into the adjacent—and potentially much larger—market for AI “inferencing” products. What does that mean for the future of the AI wars? Let’s take a look.