Google’s Edge TPU Machine Learning Chip Helps In Automating Quality Control For IoT Applications

  The pioneer in the internet-related services and products: Google has unveiled a new tensor processing unit (TPU) called Edge TPU at the Google Cloud Next conference in San Francisco. The novel chip is designed to run TensorFlow Lite machine learning models on the Internet of Things-based (IoT-based) devices.     Two years ago, Google launched its TPU, a specialized chip that performs simplified tasks of artificial intelligence (AI). However, the newly-launched Edge TPU is carefully designed to carry out the so-called “inference tasks”, which is the part of machine…

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Bitcoin Miners snapped up 3 Million GPU’s last year

Over three million Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) have been sold to bitcoin and other cryptocurrency miners last year, Jon Peddie Research announced in its latest report, with total sales of video cards reaching $776 million. The market research firm does not expect prices to go down in the near future.     The study covers data from the top three producers of GPUs – AMD, Nvidia, and Intel. Recently, Advanced Micro Devices acknowledged shortages of its Radeon cards because of their use in mining applications.   AMD’s main competitor, Nvidia,…

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Intel hid chip flaws for more than 6 months

In letters sent to lawmakers it was revealed that Intel did not inform U.S. cybersecurity officials of the so-called Meltdown and Spectre chip security flaws until they leaked to the public, six months after Alphabet notified the chipmaker of the problems.     Intel said it did not think the flaws needed to be shared with U.S. authorities as hackers had not exploited the vulnerabilities but current and former U.S. government officials have raised concerns that the government was not informed of the flaws before they became public because the…

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