Category: Artificial intelligence

Cisco to buy BabbleLabs

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Cisco has announced its intent to acquire BabbleLabs whose noise supression solution leverages artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to distinguish human speech from unwanted noise.

iKala raises US$17m for global expansion

Taiwan-headquartered iKala has raised US$17 million in Series B funding to support in global expansion drive. This latest round of funding is led by Wistron Digital Technology Holding Company, Wistron Corporation’s wholly-owned subsidiary which focuses on digital technology industries and software application related investments.

Australia startup Abyss Solutions helps keep oil rig operators afloat

Built into the sea, it is no wonder that corrosion is a common problem for offshore oil and gas platforms. In fact, it is a serious problem that can lead to structural damage and accidents, resulting in loss of lives, productivity and business.

Singapore startup JobForesight launches career advice app for students in China

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How’s this for a global collaboration? A Singapore startup, supported by a university in Britain, develops a career advice app for students in China. That’s what JobForesight has done, thanks to the Oxford University Innovation programme.

Mercedes to make next-gen perpetually ungradeable vehicles

Mercedes-Benz CEO Ola Källenius (top) and NVIDIA Founder and CEO Jensen Huang at a live media event.Mercedes-Benz aims to herald a new era of software-defined, intelligent vehicles from 2024. In a collaboration with NVIDIA, the German carmaker will be producing next generation perpetually ungradeable vehicles.

Huawei announces next-gen OceanStor Pacific Series

Zhou: Mass data will play an increasingly important role in enterprise digital transformation.Huawei has launched the next-generation of its OceanStor Pacific Series mass storage system that delivers efficient, cost-effective, and reliable services for AI, HPC, videos, and other mass data scenarios.

Chulalongkorn Uni strides towards Thailand 4.0 innovations

Photo by Franck V. on UnsplashIndochina is certainly becoming a happening place for innovations. Just a week after Vietnam’s VinAI announced that it was using the new NVIDIA DGX A100 for natural language processing research, Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University is now turning to the same system to power its Thailand 4.0 innovations.

VinAI invests in NVIDIA DGX A100 for NLP research

Natural language processing (NLP) requires loads of computing power so research lab VinAI has turned to the new NVIDIA DGX A100 system — making it the first in Vietnam and one of the first in Southeast Asia to deploy the newly-launched GPU-accelerated data centre in a box.

China AI startup fights COVID-19 with lung analysis tool

GPU-powered Lung Doc is used by 30 hospitals in China.Shukun Technology was busy improving its AI-powered platform to diagnose heart disease and strokes when COVID-19 struck. The China AI startup quickly switched gear to develop a system that analyses chest CT scans to help speed up diagnoses of COVID-19 patients.

Wave Computing crashes into Chapter 11

Photo by Emiliano Arano from PexelsIs this a sign of things to come in the tech industry? Wave Computing has filed for Chapter 11. And it’s a company that’s focused on artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning, an area that is still very much the flavour of the month.

NVIDIA CEO to deliver GTC 2020 keynote on May 14

Huang to make announcements in keynote address.If things had gone as originally planned, NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) would have been done and dusted by now. But the coronavirus has forced the conference to go digital with NVIDIA Founder and Chief Executive Officer Jensen Huang set to deliver his keynote address on May 14, 9pm (Singapore time).