Google’s new TPUs are here to accelerate AI training

Google has made another leap forward in the realm of machine learning hardware. The tech giant has begun deploying the second version of its Tensor Processing Unit, a specialized chip meant to accelerate machine learning applications, company CEO Sundar Pichai announced on Wednesday.

The new Cloud TPU sports several improvements over its predecessor. Most notably, it supports training machine learning algorithms in addition to processing the results from existing models. Each chip can provide 180 teraflops of processing for those tasks. Google is also able to network the chips together in sets of what are called TPU Pods that allow even greater computational gains.

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The Future of Work: It’s Already Here… And Not As Scary As You Think

I recently had the opportunity to speak at the Singularity University Summit in San Francisco on The Future of Work. After months of research on the topic, reading dozens of books and articles on AI, robotics, and economics, I came to a simple conclusion: the future of work is already here. And we all have to deal with it.


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Q&A: Is there anyone else in here who likes to read the adult animated magazine Heavy Metal?

Question by .: Is there anyone else in here who likes to read the adult animated magazine Heavy Metal?
I especially like to read the Requiem Vampire Stories in this awesome magazine. I’ve been addicted to this magazine ever since I was a teenager. Do you like the Requiem Vampire stories? Also, I wonder how long the artist who creates this particular story will continue doing it?

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Answer by wonder dog
This may not have anything to do with anything – not sure – but if you like that sort of artwork you might or might not know that the catalyst for it was the animated movie, HEAVY METAL, that came out in ’81. The artwork was more basic, perhaps, but nonetheless intriguing and did get that whole ball rolling. And Lord knows some of the music was cool, mainly Don Felder’s “Heavy Metal,” particularly when played loudly. Though Sammy Hagar’s song of the same title, that was also in the movie, was nothing to sneeze at. I sometimes play both on a radio show I co-host. God’s speed, my child.

Wonder Dog, awaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (loud wind noises through my red cape as I disappear behind a cloud)

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