Embold: Static Code Analyzer uses AI to help Developers analyze and improve their code

Embold is a simple but efficient AI-based static code analyzer that can help developers analyze and improve their code. The feature that truly makes it stand apart is its ability to analyze source code across four dimensions: code issues, design issues, metrics and duplication, and surface issues that impact stability, robustness, security, and maintainability.

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Apple’s MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini get M1 chips with 16 AI cores

In addition to announcing the release of macOS Big Sur and formally revealing its first Mac-specific M1 chips, Apple today unveiled the first Mac computers that will use its new software and hardware: M1-powered versions of the 13-inch MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini. Each of the machines will be using the M1 chip to deliver performance roughly three times the prior comparable Intel model, with AI performance that will be upwards of 11 times faster thanks to a new 16-core Neural Engine.

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Intel to acquire SigOpt, an AI Hyperparameter Optimization Platform

Intel has confirmed that it is buying SigOpt Inc., an artificial intelligence startup developing software platforms to optimize AI models. Several private firms and research groups such as OpenAI use these software platforms to boost their AI models’ performance.

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Intel acquires AI software optimization platform SigOpt

Intel today announced it will acquire SigOpt, a San Francisco-based startup developing a platform to optimize AI software models. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close this quarter, weren’t disclosed, but Intel says it plans to use SigOpt’s technologies across its hardware products to accelerate, amplify, and scale AI software tools for developers.

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Intel revenues drop 4% to $18.3 billion for Q3 2020 as competition heats up

Intel reported earnings that matched Wall Street’s expectations during what was another tumultuous quarter for the world economy. For the third quarter ended September 30, the big PC chipmaker posted non-GAAP earnings per share (EPS) of $1.11 a share on revenue of $18.3 billion, compared with non-GAAP EPS of $1.42 a share on revenue of $19.2 billion a year earlier.

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The real business risks of ignoring diversity, equity, and inclusion in your AI strategy

Over the past few months, racially motivated violence across America has reawakened the world to the ongoing need to pursue racial justice in every arena. The technology industry especially has historically been slow in efforts to promote equality in the workforce — and the danger there is multiplied by the rise in machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI), arguably the most powerful, wide-reaching enterprise technologies today.

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Intel, Ubotica, and the ESA launch the first AI satellite

Intel, Ubotica, and the European Space Agency (ESA) have launched the first AI satellite into Earth’s orbit. The PhiSat-1 satellite is about the size of a cereal box and was ejected from a rocket’s dispenser alongside 45 other satellites. The rocket launched from Guiana Space Centre on September 2nd. Intel has integrated its Movidius Myriad…

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Nuvia raises $240 million to design Arm-based CPUs for datacenters

Chip startup Nuvia has raised $240 million to design Arm-based processors for datacenters in a bid to balance energy efficiency and high performance. The funding is huge for a company that was formed just 18 months ago, but it’s a sign of how big a bet Nuvia is making as it challenges rivals in the datacenter.

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If Nvidia buys Arm, how open will it remain?

SoftBank took Arm private in 2016 for $32 billion. At the time, SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son said he was preparing for the Singularity, the predicted day when AI collectively becomes more intelligent than human beings. But SoftBank has run into a cash crunch as it is losing billions of dollars during the pandemic and bad bets on Uber and WeWork.

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Intel details robotic assistive arm for wheelchair users

Intel today detailed a collaboration with Accenture and the ALYN Woldenberg Family Hospital (the Neuro-Biomorphic Engineering Lab at the Open University of Israel), to develop a wheelchair-mounted robotic arm that helps people with spinal injuries perform daily tasks.

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Silicon Valley execs and Pentagon AI Chief talk AI at the edge

Silicon Valley execs and Pentagon AI chief talk AI at the edge

When considering transformational ways to use computer vision on the edge in devices like robots, drones, cameras, and other devices, Booz Allen Hamilton VP Josh Sullivan advises caution, urging people to take security seriously on what’s become a whole new attack vector.

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Intel VP: AI-aided defect detection is a killer app for industrial IoT

Intel VP: AI-aided defect detection is a killer app for industrial IoT

The conversation highlighted a particularly compelling emergent use case: hugely improved product defect detection that promises to improve the reliability of everything from computer screens to cars.

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National University of Singapore used Intel neuromorphic chip to develop touch-sensing robotic ‘skin’

National University of Singapore used Intel neuromorphic chip to develop touch-sensing robotic ‘skin’

Asynchronous Coded Electronic Skin (ACES) — can detect touches more than 1,000 times faster than the human nervous system and identify the shape, texture, and hardness of objects within 10 milliseconds.

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