Huawei launches world’s most powerful AI processor; Nasscom announces 25 winners for tech design awards

Huawei launches world’s most powerful AI processor; Nasscom announces 25 winners for tech design awards
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23 Aug, 2019

Huawei claims to have launched the world’s most powerful artificial intelligence (AI) processor. IT industry body Nasscom presented 25 design awards to companies, students, NGOs and startups

Huawei launches world’s most powerful AI processor

Shenzhen-based telecommunication equipment and technology company Huawei announced the launch of Ascend 910, which it claims to be the world’s most powerful AI processor.

Huawei also launched an AI-computing framework called Mindspore. 

Mindspore is an AI computing framework, which supports the development of AI applications in a variety of scenarios. Computing frameworks serve as platforms for application development. 

Huawei said the Mindspore platform will be available on open-source in the first quarter of 2020.     

The company said the combination of Ascend 910 and MindSpore is twice as fast at training AI models than other devices, which use TensorFlow, a machine learning (ML)-powered software platform. 

The Ascend 910 processor is the latest addition to Huawei’s line of Ascend-Max chipsets. 

Huawei said it plans to continue investing in AI-driven processors to perform tasks such as edge computing, autonomous driving and training. 

Nasscom announces 25 winners for tech design awards

IT industry lobby National Association of Software and Service Companies (Nasscom) awarded 25 companies, students, non-governmental organisations and startups its design awards. The ceremony was conducted on the sidelines of the third edition of the Design4India design summit in Bengaluru. 

The theme underlying this edition explored designs that harness frontier technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, extended reality, virtual reality and blockchain.

The 25 winners were narrowed down from 160 applications Nasscom received for the awards. 

Design4India is a platform launched by Nasscom in 2016 to bring together stakeholders in the design and technology ecosystem to encourage adoption of innovative software design at scale.

TCS to impart new-age skills to students

IT services and consulting firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) said it has commenced the registration process for TCS iON IntelliGem.

The programme comprises of a series of tests to select students on skills pertinent in five areas, namely creativity and innovation, communication, financial literacy, universal values and global citizenship.

The best-performing students will be awarded cash prizes among other things.