Artificial Intelligence

Should Engineering Education be Reimagined Around AI?

Traditional electronic engineering degrees should be reimagined to embrace AI and machine learning, according to a prominent UK academic. Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and ARM Professor of Computer Engineering at Southampton University, proposed a new type of engineering degree which focuses on “engineering in the era of AI”. Speaking at…

Countering Drones with Animal-Inspired Robots, Acoustic Sensors, AI and More

The UK Ministry of Defence’s innovation hub, the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), has awarded a total of £2m to 18 separate projects that aim to develop new capabilities to detect, disrupt and defeat the hostile and malicious use of drones. The contracts are the result of the Countering Drones competition launched earlier this year.…

European Processor Initiative Announces Common Platform For HPC

As part of Europe’s multi-pronged approach to address research into and development of high performance computing (HPC) and data infrastructure with supporting innovation ecosystem, the European Processor Initiative (EPI) has completed its first anniversary with details of a new common platform for heterogenous compute environments. The EPI’s objective is to design and implement a roadmap…

Startup Launches Its First Low Latency Edge AI Chip

GrAI Matter Labs (GML), a startup from Paris, has announced its first artificial intelligence (AI) processor for ultra-low latency and low power processing at the edge, which expects to start sampling this quarter. The GrAI One chip, based on its NeuronFlow technology, drastically reduces application latency according to the company; it reduces the end-to-end latencies…

AI will Become Standard Feature in Smartphone SoCs

According to a new report from French analyst house Yole Développement, AI acceleration will soon become an expected feature in smartphone application processors. However, the analysts also identified the technology’s impact on the smart home ecosystem as a fast-growing market. The report, “Artificial Intelligence Computing for Consumer,” estimates the market for AI computing hardware for…

Neuromorphic Revolution to Start in 2024

Deep learning is “not actually learning,” said Mike Davies, head of Intel’s neuromorphic computing unit at this year’s International Solid State Circuits Conference. His words revived the neuromorphic debate through the AI community at a time when data bandwidth constraints and computational requirements escalate.  2024 is expected to be the start of the neuromorphic revolution,…

AnotherBrain Raises €19m To Speed Up Organic AI Chip

Paris based artificial intelligence startup AnotherBrain has raised another €19 million in funding to accelerate development of its current software-based ‘organic AI’ solution into a frugal and efficient ASIC. The company claims its organic AI is a fundamentally different way of doing AI, close to how the human brain works, and goes beyond current mainstream…

China Sees U.S. Ahead in AI

While some engineers — and politicians — in the U.S. express concerns that China is getting ahead of them in AI, engineers in China appear to have similar concerns about their U.S. counterparts. A look at the most popular AI stories in our sister publication EE Times China in the period from Nov. 25, 2018,…

It’s Still Early Days for AI

“We need to get to real AI because most of today’s systems don’t have the common sense of a house cat!” The keynoter’s words drew chuckles from an audience of 3,000 engineers who have seen the demos of systems recognizing photos of felines. There’s plenty of room for skepticism about AI. Ironically, the speaker in…