In order for artificial intelligence to live up to its potential, it needs a new generation of computer systems. Currently, the technology is pushing the boundaries of the industry's existing hardware systems as users find more way to incorporate it. To advance AI, IBM has worked across its systems, research and watson divisions to take a fresh approach to the technology, requiring significant changes in the fundamentals of systems and computing design.
With support from New York State, SUNY Polytechnic Institute and the founding partnership members, IBM announced its plan to create a global research hub to develop next-generation AI hardware and expand their joint research efforts in nanotechnology. The IBM Research AI Hardware Center will be the nucleus of a new ecosystem of research and commercial partners collaborating with IBM researchers to further accelerate the development of AI-optimized hardware innovations.
The center will continue its efforts with its partnerships, as it seen as key to advancing hardware and software innovation.
In a blog post, IBM says that it will advance plans with SUNY Polytechnic Institute host in Albany to provide expanded infrastructure support and collaborations, and with neighboring Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Center for Computational Innovations (CCI) for academic collaborations in AI and computation. Through the center, partners will advance a range of technologies from chip level devices, materials and architecture, to the software supporting AI workloads.
The IBM Research AI Hardware Center will enable IBM and its partner ecosystem to overcome current machine-learning limitations through approaches that include computing. According to the blog post, the technologies will help pave a path to improve AI performance efficiency over the next decade.
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