Intel boosts AI inferencing for developers with OpenVINO 2022.1

Intel has unveiled a major new version of OpenVINO to boost AI inferencing performance for developers.

Hundreds of thousands of developers have used OpenVINO to deploy AI workloads at the edge. Features added to OpenVINO 2022.1 are based on three-and-a-half years of developer feedback, according to Intel. 

Adam Burns, VP of OpenVINO Developer Tools in the Network and Edge Group at Intel, said:

“The latest release of OpenVINO 2022.1 builds on more than...

DeepMind AlphaCode rivals the abilities of human programmers

DeepMind’s AI coder AlphaCode has proven capable of rivalling the abilities of a standard human programmer.

The company selected 10 contests that were hosted on Codeforces – a programming competition platform with thousands of participants – to evaluate the performance of AlphaCode.

Below is an example of a problem #AlphaCode can successfully solve, using the exact information seen on @codeforces, & the program that #AlphaCode writes.By...

Meta claims its new AI supercomputer will set records

Meta (formerly Facebook) has unveiled an AI supercomputer that it claims will be the world’s fastest.

The supercomputer is called the AI Research SuperCluster (RSC) and is yet to be fully complete. However, Meta’s researchers have already begun using it for training large natural language processing (NLP) and computer vision models.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZnykn1tDSE

RSC is set to be fully built in mid-2022. Meta says that it will be the fastest in the...

OpenAI now allows developers to customise GPT-3 models

OpenAI is making it easy for developers to “fine-tune” GPT-3, enabling custom models for their applications.

The company says that existing datasets of “virtually any shape and size” can be used for custom models.

A single command in the OpenAI command-line tool, alongside a user-provided file, is all that it takes to begin training. The custom GPT-3 model will then be available for use in OpenAI’s API immediately.

One customer says that it was...

Meta releases PyTorch Live for creating mobile ML demos ‘in minutes’

Meta has announced PyTorch Live, a library of tools designed to make it easy to create on-device mobile ML demos “in minutes”.

PyTorch Live was unveiled during PyTorch Developer Day and enables anyone to build mobile ML demo apps using JavaScript, the world’s most popular programming language.

https://twitter.com/PyTorch/status/1466121890791972869

While on-device AI demos cannot currently be shared, Meta says that functionality is on the way. Developers can...

OpenAI removes GPT-3 API waitlist and opens applications for all developers

OpenAI has removed the waitlist to access its GPT-3 API which means any developer can apply to get started.

The AI giant unveiled GPT-3 in May last year to a mixed reception. Few doubted GPT-3’s impressive ability to generate text similar to a human writer, but many expressed concerns about the societal impact.

Fake news and propaganda are already difficult to counter even when it’s being generated in relatively limited amounts by human writers. The ability for...

GTC 2021: Nvidia debuts accelerated computing libraries, partners with Google, IBM, and others to speed up quantum research

Nvidia has unveiled 65 new and updated software development kits at GTC 2021, alongside a partnership with industry leaders to speed up quantum research.

The company’s roster of accelerated computing kits now exceeds 150 and supports the almost three million developers in NVIDIA’s Developer Program.

Four of the major new SDKs are:

ReOpt – Automatically optimises logistical processes using advanced, parallel algorithms. This includes vehicle routes, warehouse...

Experts debate whether GitHub’s latest AI tool violates copyright law

GitHub’s impressive new code-assisting AI tool called Copilot is receiving both praise and criticism.

Copilot draws context from the code that a developer is working on and can suggest entire lines or functions. The system, from OpenAI, claims to be “significantly more capable than GPT-3” in generating code and can help even veteran programmers to discover new APIs or ways to solve problems.

Critics claim the system is using copyrighted code that GitHub then plans...

GitHub releases an AI-powered copilot to help improve code

GitHub is helping developers to speed up and clean up their code with a new AI-powered tool that it calls Copilot.

GitHub Copilot uses an AI system from OpenAI known as OpenAI Codex. The system claims to have a broad knowledge of how people use code and claims to be “significantly more capable than GPT-3” in generating code.

By drawing context from the code that a developer is working on, the system is able to suggest entire lines or...

Google launches fully managed cloud ML platform Vertex AI

Google Cloud has launched Vertex AI, a fully managed cloud platform that simplifies the deployment and maintenance of machine learning models.

Vertex was announced during this year’s virtual I/O developer conference and somewhat breaks from Google’s tradition of using its keynote to focus more on updates to its mobile and web development solutions. Google announcing the platform during the keynote shows how important the company believes it to be for a wide range of...