Syntiant Core 2

(Update: my Syntiant Core 2 presentation bested Samsung and Qualcomm to win Best Product at TinyML)

One of my great professional privileges when founding Syntiant's machine learning stack has been collaborating with a team of electrical engineers in the design, development, verification, and shipping of an ultra-power efficient tensor computation core for Syntiant products. Although I resisted interviewing with Syntiant because I am not an electrical engineer, the hardware collaboration process we have developed through now two "Syntiant Cores" has borne fruit after three years of trading between machine learning requirements and silicon capabilities.

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Year in Review: My "AI Summer"

"AI winters" follow when the hype backing artificial intelligence yields to the disappointment. Typically the purveyors of AI technologies are then banished until the next spectacular advance in computing capacity. This is not a story about life during an AI winter. It is a story of my life in 2017, that could only be described as an AI Summer. But it didn't start out that way.

What follows is a partial retelling of my personal and professional pathway through the year.

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