Will a Lack of Ethics Doom Artificial Intelligence

Will a Lack of Ethics Doom Artificial Intelligence
by Matthew Rosenquist on 05-31-2019 at 5:00 am

If there was ever a time that ethics should be formally applied to technology, it is with the emergence of Artificial Intelligence. Yet most of the big AI companies struggle with what should seem a simple task: defining ethics for the use of their products. Without the underpinnings of a moral backbone, powerful tools often become… Read More


When Artificial Intelligence Becomes Emotionally Intelligent

When Artificial Intelligence Becomes Emotionally Intelligent
by Krishna Betai on 05-07-2019 at 12:00 pm

“AI is the biggest risk we face as a civilization.” Words from the visionary Tesla CEO, Elon Musk. After each iteration of innovation, artificial intelligence edges closer to replicating the human brain; people fear that AI would soon steal their jobs, which has already started happening in some parts of the world. Yet, humans … Read More


Blockchain and AI A Perfect Match?

Blockchain and AI A Perfect Match?
by Ahmed Banafa on 05-06-2019 at 12:00 pm

Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence are two of the hottest technology trends right now. Even though the two technologies have highly different developing parties and applications, researchers have been discussing and exploring their combination [6].

PwC predicts that by 2030 AI will add up to $15.7 trillion to the world… Read More


Spring Forward with AI

Spring Forward with AI
by Alex Tan on 03-28-2019 at 5:00 am


The euphoria of NCAA March Madness seems to spill over into the tech world. The epicenter of many tech talks this month spanning from GPU conference, OCP, SNUG to CASPA has evolved around an increased AI endorsement by many companies and its integration into many silicon driven applications. At this year CASPA Spring Symposium,… Read More


A Preview of Spring Symposium on AIoT

A Preview of Spring Symposium on AIoT
by Alex Tan on 03-05-2019 at 12:00 pm

The trend of AI augmentation into many facets of silicon based hardware applications is on the rise. During the CASPA press conference in Santa Clara last week, Silvaco CEO David Dutton and SiFive VP, GM Christopher Moezzi were present to share their insights.

Silvaco CEO David Dutton mentioned that we are in new era in which manyRead More


Mathematics are Hard – That is Why AI Needs Mathematics Hardware

Mathematics are Hard – That is Why AI Needs Mathematics Hardware
by Tom Simon on 01-29-2019 at 7:00 am

The field of artificial intelligence has relied on heavy inspiration from the world of natural intelligence, such as the human mind, to build working systems that can learn and act on new information based on that learning. In natural networks, neurons do the work, deciding when to fire based on huge numbers of inputs. The relationship… Read More


Let The AI Benchmark Wars Begin!

Let The AI Benchmark Wars Begin!
by Michael Gschwind on 01-01-2019 at 7:00 am

Why benchmark competition enables breakthrough innovation in AI. Two years ago I inadvertently started a war. And I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. While wars fought on the battle field of human misery and death never have winners, this “war” is different. It is a competition of human ingenuity to create new technologies … Read More


AI at the Edge

AI at the Edge
by Tom Dillinger on 12-20-2018 at 7:00 am

Frequent Semiwiki readers are well aware of the industry momentum behind machine learning applications. New opportunities are emerging at a rapid pace. High-level programming language semantics and compilers to capture and simulate neural network models have been developed to enhance developer productivity (link). Researchers… Read More


AI and the Domain Specific Architecture

AI and the Domain Specific Architecture
by Daniel Nenni on 10-03-2018 at 7:00 am

Last month I attended the 2018 U.S. Executive Forum where Wally Rhines was one of the keynotes. I was also lucky enough to have lunch with Wally afterwards and talk about his presentation in more detail and he sent me his slides which are attached to the end of this blog.

The nice thing about Wally’s presentations is that they are not … Read More


Cloud FPGA Optimal Design Closure, Synthesis, and Timing Using Plunify’s AI Strategies

Cloud FPGA Optimal Design Closure, Synthesis, and Timing Using Plunify’s AI Strategies
by Camille Kokozaki on 09-25-2018 at 12:00 pm

Plunify, powered by machine learning and the cloud, delivers cloud-based solutions and optimization software to enable a better quality of results, higher productivity and better efficiency for design. Plunify is a software company in the Electronic Design Market with a focus on FPGA. It was founded in 2009, has its HQ in Singapore… Read More