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Posts from Date:   2018-7

Google’s New Partner Program Wants to Democratize AI with an Oligopoly

by Werner Goertz  |  July 26, 2018

Google’s Partner Program Has Its Heart In The Right Place, But Its Legs Are Running In the Wrong Direction At Google Next 2018, Google announced a new partner marketing program, “Google Cloud Partner Advantage”. Nina Harding, Global Director of Partner Programs & Strategy, announced some lofty goals: – 100% of sales deals are to have […]

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Is Google poised to own global IoT endpoints?

by Werner Goertz  |  July 25, 2018

I have argued[1] that compute platforms (x86, ARM) were designed for requirements of historical workload categories (PC computing, mobile device processing, respectively). Neither the legacy ISAs (Instruction Set Architectures) nor corresponding microarchitectures (Intel Atom, ARM Cortex, etc.) were developed with AI and ML workloads in mind. AI processing today, whether based on gate arrays, GPUs […]

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