IBM rolls out Power 10 data center centric chip

On Monday, in a significant development, International Business Machines Corp (IBM) announced a new processor for data centers that can handle three times the workload of its predecessor. IBM’s Power10 chip will be manufactured by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. The Power10 will benefit from Samsung’s 7-nanometer chip manufacturing process, which incidentally is similar to its…

AI firm SambaNova Systems raises $250M in Series C funding round

In a statement, SambaNova Systems, an artificial intelligence computing firm stated, it has raised $250 million in its latest funding round which was led by BlackRock Inc. Investors at SambaNova’s Series C funding round included the venture capital arms of both Intel Corp and Alphabet Inc, Walden International, WRVI Capital and Redline Capital. Palo Alto,…

White House unveils regulatory principles that will govern usage of AI

On Tuesday, the White House proposed regulatory principles to govern the development and use of artificial intelligence (AI) aimed at limiting authorities’ “overreach”; it also said, it wants European authorities to follow its lead and avoid aggressive approaches. Producing a fact sheet the White House said, federal agencies should “conduct risk assessment and cost-benefit analyses…

Japan’s Isuzu Motors likely to enter into alliance with Sweden’s Volvo AB

On Wednesday, Japanese truck maker Isuzu Motors disclosed, it plans on tieing up with Sweden’s Volvo AB, in order to deepen its grip on next-generation technologies including electrification and autonomous driving, Japan’s Yomiuri newspaper reported that Isuzu would be holding a news conference at 0600 GMT in Tokyo on an “alliance” without elaborating.

European Commission to decide on Nvidia’s bid to acquire Mellanox Technologies for $6.8 billion by Dec. 19

Data from the European Commission’s website shows that U.S. chipmaker Nvidia did not offer any concessions to EU antitrust regulators who are examining its $6.8 billion bid to acquire Mellanox Technologies. The European Commission is set to take a decision on Nvidia’s biggest-ever acquisition by December 19. It is to be seen whether the EC…

Goldman Sachs revisit its relationship with Chinese blacklisted AI firms

Risk consultants sees U.S. investors quietly exiting from their partnership/commitments with the affected Chinese companies. In a significant development, Goldman Sachs Group Inc has stated, it is in the process of reviewing its involvement in China’s Megvii Technology Ltd’s initial public offering (IPO) following the U.S. Commerce Department placing the artificial intelligence firm on an…

Microsoft unveils new cloud services, AI and blockchain tools

Software behemoth Microsoft Corp has unveiled artificial intelligence and blockchain driven software tools which can contribute positively for businesses. The unveiling is not limited to just software but hardware as well. It has released a developer edition of its HoloLens 2 headset as well. In a significant development, Microsoft Corp announced the release of a…

European Commission looking to set up ethical guidelines for AI

The European Commission is looking to setup ethical guidelines for artificial intelligence which should be transparent, secure, have human oversight and have reliable algorithms. They should also be subject to privacy and data protection rules. The European Commission stated, companies working with artificial intelligence need to install accountability mechanisms that prevent the misuse of AI.…

Facebook removes 2632 pages, groups and accounts citing “coordinated inauthentic behavior”

Facebook removed accounts from Russia, Kosovo, Iran, and Macedonia citing what it described as “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” On Tuesday, Facebook Inc disclosed, it has removed more accounts from Russia, Kosovo, Iran, and Macedonia citing what it described as “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” A total of 2,632 pages, groups and accounts were removed from Facebook and Instagram…