Monday, June 17, 2019

Four Surprising Ways Inference Is Putting AI into Action

From voice assistants like Alexa and Google Maps navigation to Bing’s conversational search, AI has become a part of daily life for many. These tasks are performing deep learning inference, which might be thought of as AI put into action. The deep learning neural networks that power AI are trained on massive amounts of data. Putting this training to work in the digital world — to recognize spoken words, images or street signs, or to suggest the shirt you might want to buy or the next movie to watch — is inferencing. And the breadth of inference applications on GPUs may surprise you. It’s pervasive in everything from the lumber industry to research that delves into reading ancient Japanese texts.