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Intel Acquires Model Optimizer SigOpt

Oct 29, 2020 |

Intel Corp. is acquiring AI optimization software vendor SigOpt, a move the chip maker said would complement its existing AI software portfolio while integrating SigOpt’s tools with its AI hardware to accelerate and scale AI software used by model developers. Read more…

DARPA Chip Effort Advances AI Hardware

Aug 21, 2020 |

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Electronics Resurgence Initiative (ERI) includes development efforts aimed at AI hardware components needed to provide the computational horsepower for accelerating the movement of big data used in emerging machine learning applications. Read more…

In-Q-Tel Enlists Deepgram for Speech Recognition

Jun 4, 2020 |

Deepgram, the speech recognition vendor, has signed on with the investment arm of the U.S. intelligence community.

The Bay Area startup said Thursday (June 4) is has inked a strategic investment agreement with In-Q-Tel. Read more…

SigOpt Within In-Q-Tel’s Parameters

Feb 13, 2018 |

It’s no secret that America’s spies are collecting massive amounts of data. And now that In-Q-Tel, the venture capital arm of the nation’s intelligence agencies, has taken a stake in hyperparameter optimization startup SigOpt, they’ll have one more tool for building accurate machine learning models based on that data. Read more…

Investors Bullish on GPU-Based Database Startup

Mar 29, 2017 |

MapD Technologies, the big data analytics platform startup developing a parallel SQL database that runs on GPUs, has more than doubled its venture-funding total with the close of its latest investment round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA). Read more…

Why America’s Spy Agencies Are Investing In MapD

Oct 20, 2016 |

In-Q-Tel, the venture arm of American spy agencies, announced yesterday that it has invested in MapD. Why are the nation’s spooks interested in MapD Technologies, which develops a parallel SQL database that runs on GPUs? Read more…

CIA Investor Targets Analytics

Sep 8, 2016 |

The CIA’s investment arm continues to back emerging analytics vendors, this time targeting visual analytics specialist Zoomdata Inc. in a technology development agreement that follows the roll out of the company’s big data platform to U.S. Read more…

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