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Roundup Here’s a summary of what’s been going on in the world of machine-learning, beyond what we’ve already covered, to kick start your week…

Google ramping up AI chips: It looks like Google have hired a bunch of new chip engineers in India to crank up its efforts for building hardware for AI and mobile phone applications.

The team is, apparently, made up of 16 engineers and four recruiters, according to some good ol’ LinkedIn stalking by Reuters. Some of them have been snagged from other companies like Intel, Qualcomm, Broadcomm and Nvidia.

Google’s chips, like its Tensor Processing Units (TPUs), are used to accelerate the training and inference of deep learning models over the cloud. It also has a couple of designs for its Pixel smartphones, like the Pixel Visual Core for image processing and the Titan M chip to bolster security.

The new recruits will test different possible chip designs, before the blueprints are shipped off to a manufacturer.

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