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Indian AI Startups Raised $836.3 Million In 2020
Despite the pandemic and the resulting lockdowns, the AI startups in India have attracted total funding of $836.3 million — the largest funding outlay in the last seven years at a 9.7% year-on-year growth — last year, a report by AIMResearch, titled Indian AI Startup Funding in 2020, showed.
The research also projects double-digit growth in the next 5-6 years, ushering in a period of consolidation and maturity of the Indian data science market.
What’s Kubernetes Got To Do With GPT-3’s Success
Microsoft backed OpenAI has delivered back to back blockbusters with GPT-3 and CLIP, DALL.E in a span of six months. However, these models are large.
“Scaling OpenAI’s infrastructure is unlike any what a typical startup does. So, even though they use familiar services like Kubernetes, the practices are unique to OpenAI. Today, many software service providers deploy Kubernetes for ease of operation but OpenAI claims to do it differently,” said OpenAI researchers.
Machine Learning, Indian Social Media’s Biggest Challenge Yet
If Whatsapp's dubious policies helped Signal, then Twitter’s selective censorship incentivised the likes of Parler and Koo. However, Twitter and Facebook are machine learning powerhouses tirelessly working on building scalable systems that can skim through petabytes of data being generated every day. The local spin-offs have their task cut out with an increasing user base.
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The Rise & Rise Of Linux Foundation
Currently, Linux Foundation is handling over 100 projects across sectors, including artificial intelligence, networking, security, and autonomous vehicles.
The organisation has further branched out into several subset foundations such as the Cloud Foundry Foundation, Open Source Security Foundation, and Cloud Native Computing Foundation.
In terms of budget and reach, Linux Foundation is far ahead of its peers, including Eclipse Foundation and Apache Software Foundation.
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GPU Industry Is Priming For A Fattening Crypto Mining Market
The demand for GPUs has certainly proved to be profitable for companies even as they face shortages. Nvidia’s Q4 2021 earnings revealed that cryptocurrency, primarily Ethereum, miners contributed between 100 to 300 million of their five billion US Dollar revenue. However, the larger consumer base is still overwhelmingly the gaming community, who have been vocally displeased about the stock shortages.
To combat the problem, Nvidia is releasing a driver update along with their new RTX 3060 GPUs, enabling the cards to automatically detect the Ethereum mining algorithm and reduce GPU capabilities by 50% when in use.
Tech Firms Are Racing To Hire AI Ethicists
In the last few years, AI ethicists have become a critical role in the AI industry, with many organisations — both big and small — looking to hire AI ethics managers to keep their data sane.
Research suggests, about 30% of large companies in the US have taken up multiple AI projects and are already building and deploying AI applications. However, most organisations don’t have a specific plan to ensure Fair AI.
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