I think we’re all familiar with the old riddle joke that starts with the question, “Why did the chicken cross the road?” and ends with the answer, “To get to the other side!” This is one of the things we seem to learn by some form of sociological osmosis without ever being able to recall where we first heard it.
According to … Read More → "Is the Future of AI Sparse?"
Way back in the mists of time we used to call 2020, the guys and gals at Synopsys launched DSO.ai (Design Space Optimization AI), which they described as being “The industry’s first autonomous artificial intelligence (AI) application for chip design.”
As they said at that time, “DSO.ai searches for optimization targets in very large solution spaces of chip design, utilizing reinforcement … Read More → "100+ AI-Designed SoCs and Counting!"
In my previous column, we discussed how the year 2030 seems set to be an exciting time to be in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) space (where no one can hear you scream). For example, in addition to the industrial IoT (IIoT) we also have the artificial intelligence of things (AIoT).
“What’s the AIoT when it’s at home?” I hear … Read More → "Mind-Boggling Neuromorphic Brain Chips (Part 2)"
I can’t help myself. I keep thinking about the 1961 musical Stop the World—I Want to Get Off. After opening in Manchester, England, the show transferred to the West End, London, where it ran for 485 performances.
It’s not that the plot of this extravaganza has anything to do with what we are talking about here. It’s just that … Read More → "Mind-Boggling Neuromorphic Brain Chips (Part 1)"
My university degree was what they call a co-op course in the USA. Standing for “cooperative education,” this refers to a program that balances classroom theory with periods of practical, hands-on experience. There were two types of such courses in the UK. One type was called a “thin sandwich” because it involved short alternating 6-week periods in and out of college. The other type, which I … Read More → "XMOS: Using RISC-V to Define SoCs in Software"
A few days ago as I pen these words, I was happily ensconced in my comfy command chair in the Pleasure Dome (my office) when I received an auto-generated email saying I’d been tagged in a post on LinkedIn. I immediately bounced over to take a look (ever hopeful to discover that a long-lost relative had bequeathed me a fortune) and was transported back in time by what I found there (cue “traveling back in time” music and visual effects). … Read More → "Helping Sandia National Laboratories Reach Nirvana"