HPE Acquires Determined AI to Accelerate ML Training
Determined AI is a four-year-old company, which only brought its product to market in 2020. It specialises in machine learning (ML), with the aim of training AI models quickly and at any scale. HPE will combine Determined AI’s unique software solution with its AI and high-performance computing (HPC) offerings to enable ML engineers to easily implement and train ML models to provide faster and more accurate insights from their data in almost every industry.
“As we enter the Age of Insight, our customers recognise the need to add machine learning to deliver better and faster answers from their data,” said Justin Hotard, senior vice president and general manager, HPC and Mission Critical Solutions (MCS), HPE. “AI-powered technologies will play an increasingly critical role in turning data into readily available, actionable information to fuel this new era. Determined AI’s unique open source platform allows ML engineers to build models faster and deliver business value sooner without having to worry about the underlying infrastructure. I am pleased to welcome the world-class Determined AI team, who share our vision to make AI more accessible for our customers and users, into the HPE family.”
Delivery AI at scale
According to IDC, the accelerated AI server market, which plays an important role in providing targeted capabilities for image and data-intensive training, is expected to grow by 28% each year and reach $18bn by 2024.
The computing power of HPC is also increasingly being used to train and optimise AI models, in addition to combining with AI to augment workloads such as modeling and simulation. Intersect360 Research notes that the HPC market will grow by more than 40%, reaching almost $55bn in revenue by 2024.
“Over the last several years, building AI applications has become extremely compute, data, and communication intensive. By combining with HPE’s industry-leading HPC and AI solutions, we can accelerate our mission to build cutting edge AI applications and significantly expand our customer reach.” said Evan Sparks, CEO of Determined AI.
AI pioneer ZAC named as a Top 5 Leading Global Company
The pioneer Cognitive Explainable-Artificial Intelligence (Cognitive XAI) start-up, ZAC, offers a disruptive 3D image recognition and search platform based on Explainable-AI. Its technology, which ZAC claims beats the competition ‘hands down’, has gained recognition from an Oxford Academic paper naming it one of the Top 5 Leading Global Companies in The Fourth Industrial Revolution.
ZAC has made AI and Machine Learning (ML) breakthroughs. Using only a few training samples and an average laptop with low power CPU, ZAC has achieved complex Image Recognition.
This is a sharp contrast to the other algorithms in the industry that require thousands to billions of training samples, trained on large GPU servers.
"ZAC requires much less computing power and much less electrical power to run, which is great for mobile and edge computing, as well as the environment, with less Carbon footprint,” said Dr. Bijan Tadayon, CEO and co-founder of ZAC.
“You cannot do this with the other algorithms, such as Deep Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN) or ResNets, even with an extremely large number of training samples, on GPU servers," Tadayon explained.
Removing barriers in image recognition
Founded by three siblings, ZAC’s platform overcomes a major limitation in image recognition of consumer products.
Previous technology fails to recognise details beyond generic categories or classifications as existing AI technologies only produce a generic level of output.
With its platform ZAC “are removing today’s barriers and limitations in image recognition... We have figured out how to apply Explainable-AI to machine learning for the first time in the industry,” said Tadayon.
AI breakthrough for a variety of applications
ZAC’s revolutionary AI breakthrough in 3D image recognition mimics how humans discover, recognise and learn. It is also able to detect fine details in images from all views and angles.
Its horizontal platform features tools and APIs to enable a wide variety of applications. This means that multiple industries can take advantage of the platform’s efficient, detailed and accurate recognition and search.
The platform can be used in a variety of applications, some of which include:
- Medical imaging and diagnosis
- E-commerce and retail
- Satellite and aerial image analysis
- Facial recognition
- Imagery detection and analysis
By providing a cognitive-based image recognition that is fully scalable and faster than current technology, it is clear to see why ZAC has been named one of the Top 5 Leading Global Companies in the Fourth Industrial Revolution