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Our industry is transforming around Artificial Intelligence, IoT, and Cloud … In a way that hasn’t been seen for decades. However, the semiconductor industry needs to deliver a 1000X improvement in compute efficiency to make this possible, which is why IBM launched its Research AI Hardware Center as an effort to fuel industry innovation over the next decade. It’s a collaborative effort, where many companies can join to share the fruits of the effort.
IBM has a clear long-term roadmap for AI showing what they hope to achieve. New AI technology trends are emerging from Narrow AI to Broad AI, and need for hardware technology to transform them is urgent. The Research AI Hardware Center’s long term roadmap addresses demand of AI workloads necessary as traditional scaling slows down. This roadmap has three components covering innovation in Architecture + Packaging, Mixed Digital with todays NVM based analog, and Mixed Digital plus the ideal Analog device.
IBM believes industry collaboration and long-term strategic partnerships to bring brilliant minds together are the best approach. This will drive the industry ecosystem and develop hardware technology needed for the coming Broad AI era. They are leveraging and transforming IBM's semiconductor research facility in Albany to make this possible.
In this video, Dan Hutcheson has a conversation about this and more with Mukesh Khare, from IBM Research, where he’s Vice President in charge of driving IBM’s world-wide semiconductor and hardware research agenda. In his current role, he is responsible for developing technologies for IBM’s Enterprise Systems, Cognitive Systems and AI Hardware. Dr. Khare is also Chairman of the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) and has co-authored more than 100 research papers and holds several patents.