Intel acquires AI startup run by Indian-origin entrepreneur

Posted on:12 Aug 2016 09:30:09

Intel acquires AI startup run by Indian-origin entrepreneur
12 August 2016 Current Affairs GK: Tech-giant Intel today acquired California-based deep learning start-up Nervana Systems run by an Indian-origin entrepreneur, allowing the the chip maker to foray into the world of Artificial Intelligence. 

Co-founded by Naveen Rao in 2014 and headquartered in San Diego, California, Nervana has a fully-optimised software and hardware stack for deep learning. 

The US-based chip giant isn't actually saying how much it is paying, but a source with knowledge of the deal said it is valued at around USD 408 million .

Intel signed a definitive agreement to acquire Nervana Systems, a recognised leader in deep learning .

Nervana Systems is led by former Qualcomm researcher Naveen Rao, founded in 2014 and headquartered in San Diego, California, Nervana has a fully-optimised software and hardware stack for deep learning. Nervana Systems has reportedly raised $25 million in venture funding. The company also reportedly has a contract to work with In-Q-tel, the US intelligence community's venture arm. While Intel is one of the world's largest and highest valued semiconductor chip makers, based on revenue.

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